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Wilton Place/Lowndes Square

We have asked the Council to investigate this issue:

“Over the past 18 months, the works carried out to completely knock down the whole block of buildings (excluding the facade) from the corner of Wilton Place to the corner of Lowndes Square is rapidly making my house unliveable.When they start piling, it’s as if I’m living in an earthquake zone.And the dust- I literally hoover and wash the terrace daily.But it’s unthinkable to go and sit out there, opposite an open building site under clouds and clouds of dust.

The air quality is beyond appalling.It’s truly toxic. I can’t rent or sell under these circumstances.Surely, builders aren’t allowed to create this much filthy pollution in a residential area?It’s truly disgraceful.We are used to a bit of pollution and noise but this is at a whole other level.” 

Ebury Bridge Road/Saint Barnabas Street

We have asked the Council to investigate this issue:

“I’d like to raise the issue of the nuisance caused by the Belgravia Garage on the corner of Ebury Bridge Road/St Barnabas street.  The site is used as a hand car wash and all the dirt from washing the cars is allowed to flow from the garage forecourt on to the road and pavement on St Barnabas street, none of the water is recycled or collected.  Furthermore, the employees throw the litter from inside the cars that they valet on to the forecourt floor and allow this then to be the blown away by the wind to litter the general area. If you walk along the pavement you will often receive a light spraying of dirty water coming the noisy hand jet washers that they are using to spray the cars.”

Belgravia Police Station

The Conservatives are trying to blame the Mayor for the threatened closure of Belgravia Police Station. But the reason is that the Mayor’s funding for the police has been slashed by the Tory government – forcing the Met Police to find more than £600m of savings.

By contrast, the Mayor has committed an extra £60m to help reduce the impact of these cuts. And Westminster Labour is committed to protecting residents against crime and antisocial behaviour by fighting Tory police cuts and investing in the Council’s community protection work.

Don’t be fooled by the Westminster Conservatives. When it comes to Belgravia Police Station, the people they should be pointing a finger at is their own government.

You can read more about the government cuts to the Met Police and the Mayor’s response here: london.gov.uk/…/…/mayor-provides-additional-60m-for-policing

And another 25 more ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’

We have issued a new dossier of another 25 more ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’ this year, following our first report in January 2018, which included 20 Nightmare Stories, and our second report in March with details of 25 more Nightmare Stories.

Once again, we have had reports from tenants and leaseholders living right across Westminster – from Pimlico to Paddington, from the West End to Westbourne – all expressing anger at the incompetent and heartless way in which City West Homes treats its 22,000 tenants and leaseholders.

Service standards have deteriorated badly following Conservative council cuts to the housing management budget, the closure of local estate offices and the bungled introduction of a new call centre and repairs contract.

In 2018, it is hard to believe the almost Dickensian situation some people have to live in and which is summed up by this report about a 70 year old woman in Dowland Street, Queen’s Park who “has been without electricity for 6 weeks. Contractors turn up and never finish the job. She is now lighting her flat with candles.”

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