VINCENT SQUARE WARD LABOUR ACTION REPORT – September 2021
Gordon Hospital, Vincent Square
We are very concerned that the local NHS Trust is seeking to permanently close the Gordon Hospital in Vincent Square. This will create a severe shortage of community mental health beds in Westminster. The Gordon has been temporarily closed due to pressures of managing Covid-19 in an older building but it seems that the Trust’s proposed long-term solution is to provide no mental health beds in Westminster at all.
We are helping a resident in Gainsborough House with a long-standing housing issue.
We are helping residents of Vincent House who say:
“We are having terrible trouble with Ashburnham Mews. There is a side gate which is adjacent to Vincent House which are our flats. The gate is supposed to be permanently locked and not used by the public, only for services. The gate is broken and is constantly clanging, more than that, the flats are being rented out for all night parties, so we have a train of young men arriving at all hours of the night with back packs on.”
We have asked the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team and Short-Stay lettings Team to investigate and take the appropriate action.
Abbey Orchard Estate
Following our enquiries about long-term scaffolding on the Abbey Orchard Estate, Peabody have told us that “all external works have been completed and the scaffold has since been struck and the area cleared”.Residents say, “Many thanks for clarifying and sorting out our scaffolding issue.”