We are supporting the Holcroft Court Residents’ Association who say:
“The WCC service management structure is not fit for purpose for Holcroft Court. This is evidenced in the WCC neglect of duty and failure of management service provision to include estates, facilities, anti-social behaviour, general housing management support and customer services. This results in significant damage to homes plus emotional and financial costs to the leaseholders, tenants and the taxpayer.
Holcroft Court residents need significantly improved service management across the board to include confirmed estate preventative works, appropriate urgency and management for leaks/repairs and improved communications with all residents.
A meeting is requested with our local Councillor, WCC Director, all Senior service management to include estates, repairs, customer service and housing, resident liaison officer, Chair and Vice chair of the Residents Association”
Marylebone High Street
We asked the Council to investigate this issue:
“A beggar is playing the accordion morning and afternoon and sometimes evenings by Waitrose; the problem its he plays terrible and only knows one song. It’s a mental torture to have to hear him all day playing badly the same song Xmas song. I am going out of my mind. Please please, help, I am going insane, one day two maybe but everyday its really trying sanity.”
We have welcomed the new that the police have seized 30 rogue pedicabs fitted with adapted motors to make them go faster during an operation in the West End. Officers were deployed to Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street, and Covent Garden over the weekend. Drivers have been accused of ignoring the rules of the road and posing a risk to pedestrians. More than 50 pedicabs were inspected, with 30 being taken off the streets after being classified as motor vehicles.
Also welcomed is reports that police have arrested more than 20 people in a clampdown on brazen West End drug dealing. Crime figures showed drugs offences in the area soared by up to 38 per cent in a year. Met Police detectives moved quickly to remove those suspected of supplying in the Cambridge Circus and Soho areas, hoping to reduce violent crime linked with drugs and improve the area for locals and businesses. Of the 21 people arrested last week, 20 have been charged.
Westminster Council wants people to help it improve air quality by reporting drivers running their engines when parked but does not know where the worst offenders are located, according to a Freedom of Information request made by a Fitzrovia resident. You can read more here: