Bayswater residents are concerned about new plans to sell off Prince’s Square Gardens, for over £5 million, which might see them no longer able to use the space.
There is considerable concern amongst the 300 local residents who currently use the beautiful square that could be captured to become an oligarch’s private garden or be turned into a venue for noisy functions and corporate events.
Labour is calling on the Council to support the residents’ legal fight to continue to be able to use the square in the future. Westminster must also look at options around taking the square into Council ownership, looking at the models of St Stephen’s Gardens and Porchester Square Gardens if public money is used to secure the future of Prince’s Square.
Bayswater Labour Councillor Maggie Carman said “it is important to recognise the careful stewardship, hours of voluntary work and generous donations by Prince’s Square residents that have made this beautifully landscaped and well preserved central London square that the owners are now trying to profit from.”
“ I have asked the Leader of the Council to explore options, including purchasing PSG to open it up to the public and maintain it.”