Samaritan Hospital – update
Following our enquiries, the Planning Department tells us:
“Warning letters were sent to the NHS Trust regarding this matter but no response was received. I telephoned the Head of Estates Operations at the NHS Trust today and sent him copies of the original letters and photographs of the building as seen in street view. The City Council’s Historic records shows that he has in the past arranged for vegetation to be removed from the building and for the removal of security shutters which were installed externally to the windows. I have also requested that they carry out a detailed survey of the building and the rear elevation.I will update you further when I hear back from the Head of Estates Operations.”
We have asked the Council to investigate this issue:
“Allsop Arms, Gloucester Place – they have tables on the pavement surrounded by a railing – lately this seems to have moved more into the pavement. Unfortunately, this is right outside the airport bus stop, so leaves only a tiny space for pedestrians. I believe that this area has illegally moved further into the street to give them more space, particularly when there are football matches being shown which attracts a large crowd!”
We have urged Westminster Council to take very strong action against the fly-tippers responsible for dumping rubbish across the pavement outside The Landward block of flats on Harrowby Street, Marylebone. We have called on the Council to issue the maximum fines and to ‘name and shame’ those responsible for this serious example of anti-social behaviour.
We have asked the Council to check the refuse collections displayed on the Council’s website as residents say the times displayed are incorrect.
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