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Three of the most polluted streets in London are in Westminster. Data from King’s College London put the Strand, Marylebone Road and Oxford Street in the top 10 for N02 air pollution, a toxic gas which is estimated to kill thousands each year and air quality is an important health and wellbeing issue for residents across Westminster. If Westminster Labour wins on May 3rd we are determined create a cleaner, greener city with action to improve air quality central to our plans.Read more
It has been an ongoing struggle for local residents to get Westminster Council to listen to their demands for safer streets, with Westminster Conservatives rejecting pleas for the introduction of 20mph zones on residential streets for many years, while our neighbouring boroughs all took this important step.Read more
We, Pancho Lewis, Patrick Lilley and Caroline Saville, West End Labour candidates, continue to oppose the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street because residents’ concerns have not been answered by Westminster Council’s leaders, by Transport for London (TfL) nor by the Mayor of London.Read more
After decades of the Conservatives taking Westminster for granted, residents have a real chance to change the future of this city. Years of Conservative cuts have taken their toll on local services, particularly for the most vulnerable. The Conservatives have put the needs of developers above the needs of the vast majority of local residents. For generations they have failed to build the Council (social rent) and lower (intermediate) rent homes that Westminster needs to give the City a viable future.Read more
Following the announcement of the latest consultation returns on the Oxford Street project, Labour’s Business and Public Realm spokesperson, Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg said:
“The consultation results show that TfL and Westminster City Council still have a big job to do to demonstrate that the proposals will have local benefits. Around half of local residents are opposed to the proposals, with the other half in support (with or without concerns). We have four major concerns and call on TfL and Westminster Council to show ((a) how any additional vehicular traffic will be kept out of residential streets; (b) how air pollution levels will be reduced in residential streets; (c) how the needs of the disabled and elderly will be provided for and (d) how Oxford Street will be managed 24/7 to ensure the safety and security of residents, shoppers and visitors”
“We will keep campaigning to get the best deal for local residents and businesses”
Labour’s candidates for the West End Ward, Patrick Lilley, Pancho Lewis and Caroline Saville said:
“As West End ward candidates, we’ve spoken to many residents on the doorstep about plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street. It is clear there are very strong concerns about the proposals. TfL and Westminster Council would do well not to underestimate the real anxieties and concerns that residents have expressed. The well-being of residents needs to be at the absolute forefront of any plans put forward – otherwise we will not support pedestrianisation.”
Labour have hit out at Tory delays to plans to roll-out secure cycle hangars across Westminster. Secure bike storage is an essential part of supporting cyclists in an area where living space is at a premium and Westminster lags far behind many neighbouring boroughs who have installed hundreds of secure hangers to support their residents.Read more