Councillors Andrea Mann and Shamim Alukder
Councillors Andrea Mann and Shamim Alukder

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From Councillor Shamim Talukder and Councillor Andrea Mann – Working for Churchill Ward residents and taking action on local issues

Coleshill and Lumley Flats major works – We have been supporting residents through the current and upcoming major works, taking up both individual and communal issues with Peabody – such as security (eg ensuring all scaffolding is lit and alarmed, and that contractors are not leaving ladders against scaffolding at night). We have also been supporting residents on anti-social behaviour issues (working with Peabody and the police) and also on their calls for improved windows in many flats, to help combat heat loss, noise and pollution.

Nine Elms-Pimlico Bridge – We continue to stand up for Pimlico residents and oppose the recently unveiled ‘preferred option’ of Wandsworth Council to situate the north-side landing point of the proposed Nine Elms-Pimlico Bridge in the heart of Churchill Ward despite the concerns and objections raised by local residents, Westminster Councillors and the Mayor of London. You can read our full response here. If you wish to object to Wandsworth Council’s proposals, we recommend emailing the Leader of Wandsworth Council, Ravi Govindia, at rgovindia@wandsworth.gov.uk.

New surgery location at St Barnabas ChurchIn order to be even more available to residents in the Belgravia part of our ward, we are now alternating the location of our monthly councillors’ surgeries between Churchill Gardens Residents Hall and St Barnabas Church Hall, St Barnabas Street SW1W 8PF. Our surgeries take place on the second Thursday of every month, 7-8pm – the first at St Barnabas is on Thursday 14th February (full 2019 surgery dates here). Please come along and meet us at a surgery if you have an issue or concern we can help with; no appointment is necessary.

Ebury Bridge Estate and neighbourhood – We have been taking up many casework issues resulting from the regeneration of Ebury Bridge Estate. We have also been ensuring that local resident groups – such as the Belgravia Residents’ Association and Westmoreland Triangle Residents’ Association – are fully consulted with on the plans for the estate. If you are a local resident affected by the regeneration and have any concerns or issues you want to raise with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

New weekly Citizens Advice service in Churchill Ward – As a result of our work, a new Citizens Advice service has come to our ward. ‘Advice Shop’ is a drop-in advice service held every Thursday 10am-12pm at Churchill Gardens Residents Hall – offering help and advice on a whole range of issues, including housing, benefits, employment, legal advice and more. There’s no need to make an appointment, simply come along. Read more about the Advice Shop here.

Pimlico Road Farmers Market – We’re delighted the Saturday Pimlico Road Farmers Market, a wonderful asset to our local community, had its request to extend its trading hours until 2pm approved by the Council, with permission to operate for 5 years. We’re also pleased that a compromise was reached on its new set-up time (7.30am) in order to balance the needs of both traders and residents.

C10 bus route and works on Lupus Street – We have been pressuring the Council and TfL to solve issues arising from the Cadent gas works on Lupus Street, including the unacceptable diversion of both the C10 and 360 bus routes – so vital to many Churchill residents, especially the elderly and vulnerable – from that stretch of road. As a result of our complaints, two extra temporary stops have now been added for the C10 route (including one on Ebury Bridge Road). We will continue to take up traffic issues, and press for a replacement bus service to be put in place along Lupus Street, while these works continue.

Chelsea Barracks development – We have raised local residents’ concerns about dust, noise and light pollution from the site with the Council and continue to closely monitor the development’s progress. If you have any issues you would like to raise on your behalf concerning the Chelsea Barracks development, please don’t hesitate to contact us via one of the ways listed below.

Working closely with the local police – We attend regular ward panel meetings with local police officers and residents, and keep in constant contact with PC John Donaldson and his team on instances of local crime and anti-social behaviour. We’re proud that Churchill is a low-crime ward compared with others in the borough, and will always continue to work extremely closely with our brilliant local police team.

Casework issues – In addition to the above, we continue to take up daily casework on behalf of residents: repairs and other housing issues, ASB, traffic problems, benefits advice and much more. Please contact us via one of the ways listed below if we can help you in any way.

Contact us / Get our latest news updates

Email: stalukder@westminster.gov.uk and amann@westminster.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 7641 4299

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChurchillCouncillors

Twitter: @shtalukder and @andreamann

Website: www.churchilllabour.co.uk

Monthly surgeries: Second Thursday of every month, 7-8pm. The venue alternates monthly between Churchill Gardens Residents Hall and St Barnabas Church Hall. See our website for full details of dates and location.

Email Action Reports: To be added to our emailing list for our seasonal Action Reports, with news of the work we are doing in Churchill Ward, email info@churchilllabour.co.uk

Councillors’ Newsletter: Read our Winter 2018/19 newsletter online here

 

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