Little Venice Ward Labour Action Team
Little Venice Ward Labour Action Team

The Warrington, Sutherland Avenue 

The Warrington has been given planning permission to open the terrace above the front door, to be accessed by a new door from the first floor restaurant.

Little Venice Boxing Club 

A great article in the press about the Boxing Club at Little Venice Sports Club, afree club is run by local police officer Paul Reading, a former professional heavyweight boxer. He is described by Karen Buck MP as “a legend” and has worked in the area for 11 years. It is believed to be the first boxing club in London run by the police and he is there twice a week to help children get fit, pick up new skills and make friends.

https://www.mylondon.news/news/local-news/meet-boxing-legend-giving-kids-16662730

Clarendon Terrace 

The police have appealed for information about £100,000 antiques theft from a lock-up garage on Clarendon Terrace.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/thief-carries-out-100k-raid-on-garage-full-of-family-s-antiques-a4203101.html

Parsons House North

Work has finally started on the new homes on the car park next to Parsons House. This is a Council development – 41 flats will be for sale and only 19 for rent.

https://www.housingtoday.co.uk/news/westminster-car-park-site-turned-into-60-new-homes/5101280.article

Crompton Street

We have asked the Council to replace the missing street sign on the corner of Crompton Street and Maida Vale.

Paddington Green Police Station 

We have asked the Council to remove graffiti from the former police station.

Loss of Trees

We are concerned about the number of trees being chopped down in the Little Venice area. The latest tree to go was in Maida Avenue, on top of ones on Warwick Avenue, Formosa Street and Park Place Villas in the past year.

Tackling knife crime 

Queen’s Park Councillor Hamza Taouzzale was one of a group of young people who called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take urgent action to tackle the knife crime crisis and make it a “top priority”. Delivering a letter to Downing Street on Thursday 8thAugust, which was signed by more than 100 young people, Hamza and his colleagues also presented a 12-point manifesto on what they think would make the streets safer.

In the letter, they said: “More and more of our generation are still dying. More needs to be done, as soon as possible. As Prime Minister we need you to make this problem your top priority.”The manifesto includes calls to tackle what the group believe are underlying causes of violent crime, such as lack of housing, youth services and jobs, as well as a bid for more community police officers to build relationships in neighbourhoods.

Official figures show knife crime in England and Wales hit a record high in 2018/19, up 8% on the previous year. For more information visit www.preventknifecrime.co.uk

https://www.westminsterlabour.org.uk/westminster-news/2019/08/09/young-campaigners-urge-prime-minister-to-make-tackling-knife-crime-top-priority/

Tenancy fraud

The Council’s Anti-Fraud Team has recovered four properties which have since been allocated to people in genuine need of support and assistance.

If you have any concerns regarding fraud, please contact the fraud hotline 020 7361 2777, or send details by email to the shared service mailbox address investigations@rbkc.gov.uk

Please be assured, all information is held in strictest confidence. 

Homelessness 

Westminster City Council is consulting on its homelessness strategy. Details and feedback survey here: http://bit.ly/2YDnPQD Have a read and make your views known.

Refuse collection and Recycling collection times

You can check when refuse and recycling is collected from your street here http://transact.westminster.gov.uk/env/streetsearch.aspx

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