You can read about the history of the Millbank Estate here
Gordon Hospital, Vauxhall Bridge Road
Westminster Labour is deeply concerned that Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) is seeking to permanently close and not replace the Gordon Hospital, near Vincent Square in South Westminster creating a severe shortage of inpatient community mental health beds across Westminster and surrounding boroughs. The Gordon had been temporarily closed due to pressures of managing Covid-19 in the building, but it seems that CNWL’s proposed long-term solution is to provide no beds in Westminster at all rather than attempting to replace or improve it.
We are taking up this issue with Transport for London:
“The bus-stop outside 53 Millbank has been ‘temporarily’ moved to an island to leave space for a cycle lane (although some cyclists still use the car lane). We reported the danger for bus passengers attempting to reach the island by crossing the cycle lane, but it seems that this isolated bus stop is now being used by drug dealers,The police have already descended on it once and dispersed the drug dealers. The old bus stop was on the pavement and faced the house. The new one is on an island and faces across the river.”
A few days later, residents told us:
“I was out early this morning and noticed that the 87 bus-stop has been moved back onto the pavement to its original position”