Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square

Coburg Close 

Following our enquiries to L&Q on behalf of residents about the outstanding repairs and other issues, L&Q say:

“I am very pleased to advise that Coburg Close has been assigned for planned works in this financial year. The works that will be completed are cyclical decorations Internal and external, renewed timber windows and an asbestos survey. It is accepted that there have been many issues related to the need for these cyclical maintenance works to take place and the effect the delays have had upon the residents.

For some time now there has been an issue with youths and rough sleepers entering the Close. In previous resident meetings we have advised all residents to report drug and criminal activity on the estate and in the car park to the police as this regularly occurs outside of working hours. The side gate in situ is an older wrought iron gate which is listed. We are therefore checking to see how we may be able to change this to a standard security gate and whether planning would permit this.”

St James’s Park 

We have contacted The Royal Parks about this issue: 

“I yearn for the ‘good old days’ (pre 2012 Olympics) when many people would spend a pleasant hour or so in St James’s Park listening to a Brass Band or Concert Band. The ‘tent’ over the Band Rotunda area, just near the Blue Bridge, was removed as part of preparing the area for the Olympics beach volleyball and we were promised everything would be returned… but it wasn’t. Can this lovely feature of our parks in summer be reinstated?”

The Royal Parks say:

“We do not have a permeant bandstand in St James’s Park. Since 2012 we have had the bandstand cover out with bands playing, since Covid the bands were cancel but we do hope to restart band playing again in 2022 all being well.”

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Westminster Reference Library, St Martin’s Street

We have asked the Head of Libraries about this issue: “Westminster Reference Library no longer has a printer that computer users can use. Westminster is the capital city of the capital of the United Kingdom. This deficit is not appropriate.”

We are pleased to say that the printer has been fixed and is now working.

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