Edgware Road begging
We have asked the Council to investigate this continuing issue:
“I often go to the Waitrose on Edgware Road opposite the Water Gardens, at 8am on Saturdays. On the west side of the road is an encampment, or rather two, who start packing up just before 8am. There must be 10 or 12 of them sleeping rough. They are clearly a gang as I encounter them begging along different stretches of Edgware Road.
These are not homeless people, but a gang. I watched one of them carry a mattress down Burwood Place, turn left into Park West Place and dump it on the corner. I challenged him as he returned, but he ignored me. I’ve twice seen one of the women walk down Burwood Place and turn right into Norfolk Crescent and dumping something behind a wall.
This has been going on all year, and probably longer. Apart from the fact that they are probably up to no good, they put people off donating to the genuinely homeless people who lie in doorways along Edgware Road. There must be hygiene issues too. I am no xenophobe, but don’t understand how these gangs can get away with anti-social behaviour over many months.”
Water Gardens, Hyde Park Estate
We are pleased that the Water Gardens on the Hyde Park Estate have now been registered as Grade II listed.
We continue to support the Paddington Walk leaseholders and their campaign to end the cladding scandal. It is time for the Government to keep their promise to leaseholders and provide the necessary financial help.
Montgomery House, Paddington Basin
Following our enquiries to the Parking Team about confusing parking bay markings, the Parking Team tell us “it is agreed that the bays markings are not clearly defined and work will now be undertaken to correct these as soon as possible. Both PCNs have now been cancelled”.