We have again asked the Parking Team to take action against the constant Taxi engine idling along Harewood Avenue:
“Taxis in the semi-permanent queue that stretches from Marylebone Station up to Rossmore Road have always left their engines running, and many still do. This is better/worse depending on the time of day, but all too often there is an unbroken line crawling up to the station with engines puffing away. These are a constant cause of danger as, with parking on both sides of the road + a line of taxis, there is hardly room for two-way traffic to flow. Getting out of the Blandford Estate by car is often quite terrifying. An accident is waiting to happen.”
We have asked the Street Cleaning Team to investigate this issue:
“Every day there are plastic bags dumped on the pavement outside the Blandford Estate. Some come from our residents, some from the opposite side of the road. But without cameras to record these culprits there is no way of identifying them. Notices by the gates and delivered to the flats have no effect.”
Chapel Street/Edgware Road
We have asked Streetlink to assist the people sleeping on the street by Edgware Road Station.
“There is a gentleman who seems to live in the bus shelter in Chapel Street and others who live in a nearby doorway, close to Edgware Road tube station. Can anything be done to find them somewhere more humane.”
Cato Street Conspiracy 200th Anniversary Event
A community event will mark 200 years since the Cato Street Conspiracy plot to murder the Prime Minister and his cabinet was discovered there. The event will recreate an 1820s street scene outside the house where the conspirators were arrested. Performers in period dress will take Cato Street back to 1820. An authentic vintage horse-drawn tram will be giving rides around the block. There will be traditional food and drinks available from a street vendor and Regency-era children’s games on the street.
A recording will tell the story of the Cato Street Conspiracy outside the house where the conspirators met and the plot was foiled, which bears a blue plaque. History boards will give the background to the plot and display drawings, images and contemporary newspaper reports. This event on Cato Street is free. Watch for updates online: hdra.xyz/catostreetconspiracy
The free admission anniversary event has been organised by local resident, Caroline Friedman of Harrowby and District Residents Associationand supported by Marble Arch London BID as well as local businesses and retailers.
Marylebone Road/Lisson Grove
We have asked the Council to fix the street lights on this junction which had not been working for over a week. It is very dark and dangerous at this busy junction.
Edgware Road junctions
Works to make Edgware Road Junctions safer started at Harrow Road on 6 January 2020. Changes to Edgware Road junctions between Marylebone Flyover and Marble Arch will reduce road danger and make it easier and safer to walk in the area for everyone who lives, works and visits here.
Transport for London have split the work into phases during which temporary changes will be made to existing crossings and the road network. Construction work will take place between 8am and 6pm, 7 days a week and aims to complete by 18 April, as follows:
• Junction of Harrow Road and Edgware Road start 6 January (to 18 April)
• Junction of Edgware Road and Seymour Street start 13 January (to 28 February)
• Junction of Edgware Road, Old Marylebone Road and Sussex Gardens start 13 January (to 15 March)
• Junction of Edgware Road, Upper Berkeley Street and Connaught Street start 27 January (to 15 March)
• Junction of Edgware Road, Chapel and Praed Street start 10 February (to 28 March)
• Junction of Edgware Road, George Street and Kendal Street start 10 February (to 28 March)
Read the full scheme details for the junctions from Praed Street to Seymour Street here.