St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street
The essential, long-delayed redevelopment of St Mary’s hospital is stuck on hold despite the state of its old buildings and the government must now act. You can read Karen Buck MP’s speech from a recent debate on the NHS in North West London.
Praed Street taxis
The press has reported on Labour’s campaign to stop taxis parking on double yellow lines outside Paddington Station:
“Black cab drivers are “polluting” a Paddington street with diesel fumes by idling in an “illegal” taxi rank, residents say. Locals say cabbies queue every day along Praed Street to pick up customers outside Paddington tube station, St Mary’s Hospital and the Hilton Hotel. Both sides of the “narrow” road have double yellow lines, and the upset neighbours accuse Westminster City Council of turning a blind eye. However the council said it has increased parking marshal patrols and the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) said creating a formal taxi rank would solve the problem.”
Paddington Walk development
Leaseholders living in the Paddington Walk development have been forced to pay out millions of pounds to remove dangerous Grenfell-style cladding despite no work starting on the block.