News from Church Street Labour Councillors Matt Noble, Aicha Less and Aziz Toki
Church Street masterplan
The deadline for comments on the Church Street masterplan has been extended to 30th April following representations from Councillor Aicha Less
Eden House, Church Street
We have reported the poor state of the entrance to Eden House to the Housing Department and asked for action to be taken.
We have asked the Housing Department to investigate the poor condition of the roof of Blackwater House where water is not draining away from the flat roof above the shops.
Wandle House, Penfold Street
We asked City West Homes to take urgent action to remove a tree in a garden at Wandle House, Penfold Street which was leaning dangerously following the recent high winds.
We asked the Council to move the bus stand directly outside the entrance to the Little Elves Nursery on Hayes Place, at the corner of Lisson Grove.
We are pleased that, following our enquiries, the Council has now moved the bus stand away from the nursery entrance on Hayes Place.
We are assisting private tenants in Bell Street who are having difficulties with their landlord.
Energy Efficiency assistance
Residents on low incomes can get help to improve energy efficiency in their homes. Some householders in older properties and those on benefits or low incomes may qualify for extra financial assistance through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), further details are available at https://www.westminster.gov.uk/find-a-home-energy-grant
If residents meet any of the following criteria they can be signposted to the SHINE London fuel poverty referral network, who provide free energy advice via their helpline. SHINE accepts self-referrals and third party referrals for households of any tenure. Referrals can be made to SHINE services for households with an income below £16,190 or where a household’s member falls under a SHINE target group:
Has a disability
• Has a long-term health conditions worsened by the cold
• Is a child under 15
• Is an adult over 60
Residents can contact SHINE via: 0300 555 0195 / CONTACT@SHINE-LONDON.ORG.UK. Alternatively, contact Heat London on 020 8037 6050 – https://www.heat.london/ – to see if you are eligible for any support.
Electric charging points
You can request an electric charging point near you. The Council has a new scheme to install electric charging points in lamp posts across the city. If you own or plan to buy an electric vehicle you can apply to have a charger installed in your road. The council plans to install over 100 new lamp post charging points across the city. The charging points can be installed in just 20 minutes. Priority will be given to those who already own electric vehicles.
Ultra Low Emission Zone
To help improve air quality, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in central London from 8 April 2019, covering the same area as the Congestion Charge. Most vehicles including cars and vans will need to meet the ULEZ standards or be liable for a daily charge to drive in the area. The Mayor of London has launched a new vehicle scrappage scheme to help small businesses. Eligible micro businesses and charities can apply for funds to scrap up to three vehicles that do not meet the new criteria.