MARYLEBONE LABOUR ACTION REPORT – July 2020
News from the Marylebone Labour Action Team
West End Recovery Plans
Councillor Pancho Lewis, Labour Councillor for West End Ward, has welcomed plans being brought forward to support businesses in the West End but, at the same time, has raised a number of important concerns.
And Councillor Geoff Barraclough adds his ideas
Local groups have expressed concerns about the new legislation which is being rushed through Parliament which they say “threatens to turn streets into ‘large outside bars’”
Residents raised this issue with us:
“I feel it necessary to raise a complaint regarding the condition of both the paving stones and the re-surfaced roads following works by Conway, who as you know, have large contracts in this particular area.
Some of their work is up to scratch but their lack of clearing up and tidying the areas once works are completed, is almost non-existent. I’m happy to send some photographic examples if you require them. Conway’s standards have definitely dropped throughout the West End of late, and I would appreciate you looking into it on my behalf.”
We took this up with the Council’s Highway team who replied:
“We have discussed this issue with our contractor who then immediately cleaned up the area where the works were located.We have highlighted our disappointment this was not done at the time and have reiterated the importance that jobs are completed to the highest standard, which includes the final clean up. Our contractors have confirmed they are in complete agreement and have reminded their teams that all jobs should be cleaned up fully before leaving site
Councillor Pancho Lewis has started a petition calling for action to clamp down on pedicabs
You can sign the petition calling on the Government to keeps it promise to regulate and control pedicabs here: https://bit.ly/petition-pedicabs
For details of how to get help from the Westminster Foodbank or to donate and volunteer, go to https://www.westminsterchapel.org.uk/ministries/foodbank/
Currently offering home delivery only. Referral required (see link for organisations that can refer). Donations accepted Monday and Thursday 9am-4pm (email in advance).
Lewis Baston writes about the empty plinth in Cavendish Square
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg has written about the 1945 Election campaign in St Marylebone