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St John's Wood Labour Action Team

News from the St John’s Wood Labour Action Team

Dear Resident,

We are living in very difficult times and, along with Karen Buck MP, we are doing all we can to help the local community and individual residents and their families.

Please let us know if we can be of help or assistance on any local issues.

WARD NEWS AND ACTION 

St John’s Wood High Street

We have asked the Council to consider the following suggestion from a local resident:

“On the St John’s Wood High St point, can we ask you to help promote a middle way? Restricting the speed of traffic and making the High St one way has been a blessing, but pedestrianising the street completely won’t help the recovery as many people who come to spend money come by car.  I think the answer is to tweak the current arrangements with a few more parking spaces restored but also to make the one-way arrangement, the wider pavements and the outdoor dining areas permanent, albeit with nicer street furniture.”

Circus Road

We have asked the Highways Team to investigate UKPN road works on Circus Road outside Tesco which resulted in no spaces for delivery vehicles to park.

Cycle hangars 

We are calling on the Council to speed up the expansion of cycle hangars in residential areas and to increase the number of Santander Cycle docking stations in North Westminster. 

https://www.westminsterlabour.org.uk/westminster-news/2020/05/25/westminster-labour-call-for-more-cycle-hangers-and-santander-docking-stations/

North Paddington Foodbank

If you can help the foodbank or are in need of emergency support please see the information here: https://www.npfoodbank.org.uk/

https://www.westminsterlabour.org.uk/westminster-news/2020/03/29/westminster-labour-councillors-back-the-north-paddington-foodbank-with-20k-grant/

Bus and Tube fares

We have started a petition to call for the reinstatement of free travel for under 18s https://action.labour.org.uk/page/s/keep-free-travel 

Transport for London Travel App 

Transport for London has launched a new travel app, TfL Go, to help everyone get around London. The app is now available to download for Apple devices and can help you to plan your journeys and follow the safer travel guidance. An Android version will be released in Autumn 2020 and TfL continue sharing data with other travel apps.

For every station TfL is sharing real-time train times, plus peak travel times for the busiest stations, to help you travel during quieter times. As well as the fastest public transport routes, the app offers alternative routes to give you more travel options and provides walking and cycling routes to consider for all or part of your journey.

TfL Go features the latest service status for all Tube, Tram, London Overground and TfL Rail lines. Real time bus arrivals will also be added later. With step free mode you can customise the map to show step free access to train and platform, and plan journeys accordingly. New information on toilet availability, platform access and lift status will also be added in the coming months.

If you have an Apple device, you can download the app from the Apple App store.  If you need larger type, use your phone in landscape mode, or make use of iOS’s VoiceOver capability. You can send your feedback about the app to tflappfeedback@tfl.gov.uk

Voting by post

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting. You can use this form to apply to vote

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/sites/default/files/postal-vote-application-form.pdf

You can email your completed form to electoralservices@westminster.gov.uk    or post it to Electoral Services, Westminster City Council, 14th Floor City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP.

‘Westminster Extra’

You can now read the ‘Westminster Extra’ online

https://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&pubid=09649383-4dbb-4a3d-b164-9d26398578f3

Refuse collection and Recycling collection times

Recycling bags can be ordered from https://webforms.westminster.gov.uk/order-recycling-bags/

Bags will be delivered within approximately 48 hours of order.

You can check when refuse and recycling is collected from your street here http://transact.westminster.gov.uk/env/streetsearch.aspx

The doorstep recycling service concentrates on the recyclable materials most commonly produced by houses so that these can be easily separated into the different material types.  The link below summarises what can be put in recycling bags

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/what-can-i-recycle-home#can-recycle

Lots of other materials can be recycled but not through the doorstep collection service. The A-Z list below gives details of what and where items can be recycled or re-used:

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/a-z-recycling

Also, here are details of 9 companies that reward you for donating unwanted things, from H&M to M&S https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/worklife/g15049323/brands-reward-throwing-things-away/

Report It

You can report dumped rubbish, potholes, uneven pavements and other hazards to the Council’s ‘Report It’ service  https://www.westminster.gov.uk/report-it

You can register here https://www.fixmystreet.com/alert for alerts of everything reported in your area (just use your post code and it will offer you the option). 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) UPDATE 

For the latest information, visit the following:

Health advice
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Westminster Council’s advice and response website:
https://www.westminster.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information

Westminster Connects COVID-19 phone line – 020 7641 1222

Beware the Coronavirus scammers

https://www.westminsterlabour.org.uk/westminster-news/2020/03/27/beware-the-coronavirus-scammers/

What you say

“Thank you as ever for your efforts.” 

Please let us know if we can be of help or assistance on any local issues.

Keep well, take care and look after yourselves and your neighbours.

Regards

 

Hussain Ahmed, Janet Seale and Liam Taggart,

Your St John’s Wood Labour Action Team

regentsparklabour@gmail.com

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