We have arranged for the Refuse Collection Team to inspect a regular rubbish dumping ‘hot spot’ with local residents to work out away to deter those responsible. Residents say:
“It has for pretty much the past 3 or 4 years.There have been 3 rubbish tips in Cleveland Terrace since the beginning ofDecember. I phoned the environmental line concerning this. One tip was onlypartially cleared. I still have notreceived a satisfactory reply as to why the signs so very very close toproper large black bins continue to encourage this tipping.The signs are misleading and should perhaps be removed? The tips are noteven cleared according to the schedule.”
Montgomery House – parking
We are continuing to urge the Council to review residents’ parking arrangements in the Montgomery House area. Residents say:
“Why can Westminster Council not make some of the excessive number of pay and display parking bays dual parking therefore available for both residents & visitors, which would accommodate everyone. Why do we need taxi rank bays outside the M&S building whilst the taxi drivers have total disregard for anyone and continually use the Harrow Road in front of Montgomery House as a taxi rank? Many of my neighbours feel very stressed and let down by the lack of interest from the Council.”
The Parking Team say:
“TfL have been asked to review their Taxi rank provision at this location and, if possible, the Council will look to convert this space to residents use only. “
Olympia Estates Ltd, a letting agent based in Star Street, has been fined £25,000 for illegally operating two properties, following a long-running investigation by the Council’s Housing Standards Taskforce. The two properties in Star Street were required to be licensed as they met the requirement of five people living in a shared property.Some of the rooms were undersized and one of the properties had a gas leak, which required the attention of the gas supply regulators.
The company was ordered by a tribunal to pay a Civil Penalty Notice of £15,000 regarding one of the properties. With the second property, the agent settled with the council outside the tribunal for the sum of £10,000. A further £5,000 was awarded to the council at a separate hearing brought by the Trading Standards team as the company had also broken consumer law by failing to display full details of its agent fees on its website.
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.