Paddington Station
Paddington Station

Paddington Walk/Montgomery House

We are continuing to press European Land, the freeholder of Montgomery House and the Paddington Walk development to apply for the recently-announced Government funds to pay for the re-cladding works.

Bishop’s Bridge Road/Harrow Road

We have asked the Road Safety Team to investigate these issues”

“Iwrite in relation to the two zebra crossings on Bishops Bridge Road/Harrow Road (near to the Travis Perkins site) which are extremely dangerous for pedestrians to cross. For some reason unknown to me the cars are reluctant to stop on the crossings and I have had a few near misses over the years.  Marylebone boys school opened in September 2018 and I really think that improvements (Pelican crossing) should be made, in order to protect local residents and the children in the area.

On a slightly different matter- the taxis outside Montgomery House forming a taxi queue over Bishops Bridge Road towards Paddington station is dangerous and not good for the environment. Their illegal parking is making it difficult for us to cross the road.”

Praed Street taxis – Update

We have received the following update from the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heid Alexander:

I completely agree that taxis and private hire vehicles illegally blocking this section of Praed Street is totally unacceptable. I did ask Transport for London (TfL) to follow this up, and they have confirmed that they take a zero-tolerance approach to drivers using this area as a rank.

To ensure this type of behaviour is properly prevented, greater powers and additional enforcement methods need to be used. TfL is working with Westminster City Council to see how their more extensive parking enforcement powers can be better used, and will be asking them to consider a yellow box junction at the site. “

In addition, the Council’s Parking Team tells us:

“Praed Street is already subject to increased marshal visits, on a daily basis, during controlled hours.  Between 13 May 2019 and 18 May 2019 alone there was 270 enforcement visits by the marshals; 222 recorded instances where motorists were educated on inappropriate practices and 23 PCNs were issued during this timeframe.”

Youth Service Cuts

The press has interviewed former Stowe Centre youth leader, Michael Dipple on the impact of cuts to local youth services:

https://www.westminsterlabour.org.uk/westminster-news/2019/05/21/impact-of-youth-service-cuts-in-westminster/

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