Councillors Matt Noble, Aicha Less and Aziz Toki (pictured pre-covid)
Councillors Matt Noble, Aicha Less and Aziz Toki (pictured pre-covid)


News from your Church Street Labour Councillors Aicha Less, Matt Noble and Aziz Toki

Dear Resident,

We hope you are well.

With the number of people getting vaccinated increasing every day and the number of people testing positive for coronavirus decreasing, we hope that we will soon be through the pandemic. Along with Karen Buck MP, we are doing all we can to help the local community and individual residents and their families.

Below are some of the Church Street issues we have been taking up recently, many as a result of residents’ responses to our regular newsletters. Let us know if we can take up a local issue in your area.

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Greenside Community Centre

We are concerned at the rumours that the Council has agreed to allow the Greenside centre to continue to be used for Covid-19 testing until October and are seeking urgent clarification on this. We believe that as we exit lockdown and as venues re-open safely, this space should be given back to the community for their groups and activities to use.

Tackling youth violence

The Met Police have begun an initiative called ‘Hard Calls Save Lives’, including the stories of the families of victims. More can be found here or by searching using the tag #HardCallsSaveLives on Facebook.

We held a recent meeting with representatives from the local Police team and there are initiatives in the pipeline which residents will be able to get involved in.


Consultation on the Council’s plans for sites A, B and C of the Master Plan closed at the end of March. We are continuing to have regular discussions with Council officers on these plans, and expect to see changes made in response to residents’ and other local groups’ concerns about issues such as building height, density and space provided to the library. There will be a second round of consultation in the summer so please look out for this and make your opinions heard.

Housing issues

  • Hardwick House – We have asked the Housing Team to investigate water leakage in to a flat in Hardwick House
  • Church Street – We have asked the Housing Team to investigate water leakage in to a flat in Street
  • Mallory Street – We have asked the Housing Team to investigate a broken boiler that needs to be repaired in Mallory Street.
  • Wycombe House – We are helping a family in Wycombe House with a number of housing issues.

Former Paddington Green Police Station

A planning application has now been submitted and you can make comments on line at using reference 21/02193/FULL

Voting by post

It is much easier, quicker and safer to vote by post.

You can use this form to apply for a postal vote

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

North Paddington Foodbank

If you can help the foodbank or are in need of emergency support please see the information here:

Blood Donors 

The NHS Blood and Transplant service is appealing for donations from people who have recovered from coronavirus to help save lives as London moves from “medium” to “high” alert. Donating blood plasma is a simple procedure and very similar to giving a normal blood donation but the red blood cells are returned to the patient and the process takes a little longer.

The nearest donor centre is at 26 Margaret Street, Fitzrovia. W1. Anyone who has had coronavirus, either a test result or the symptoms, can offer to donate by calling 0300 123 23 23 or visiting to arrange an appointment to donate.

Survey of Residents’ Views

We want to know what you think the Council’s priorities should be over the coming years. Please let us know by completing this short survey so we can take action on your priorities. Thank you

‘Westminster Extra’

You can read the ‘Westminster Extra’ online

Refuse collection and Recycling collection times

Recycling bags can be ordered from

Bags will be delivered within approximately 48 hours of order.

You can check when refuse and recycling is collected from your street here

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

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:

Report It

You can report rubbish dumping, graffiti, broken street lights and more at

Coronavirus (Covid-19) UPDATE

There is a COVID-19 testing and vaccination outreach session at Church Street Market at pitches 534, 535 and 536 on Thursday 20th May between 10am and 6pm.

Dispelling the vaccination myths

Here is the link to a video featuring Black and Minority Ethnic celebrities dispelling myths about the vaccine and encouraging people to have the vaccination

Interactive Map

You can see the latest data for your area here

Health advice

Westminster Council’s advice and response website:

Westminster Connects COVID-19 phone line – 020 7641 1222

Beware the Coronavirus scammers

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Keep well, take care and look after yourself and your neighbours in these difficult times.


Councillors Aicha Less, Matt Noble and Aziz Toki

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