Hallfield Major Works Phase 3
We are pleased that the Major Works on the Hallfield are now finally picking up pace after years of mismanagement under the previous administration. The council held two meetings with residents at Winchester, Worcester and Lynton blocks on 26 June and 3 July who will be part of the Phase 3 works. The section 20 notices are currently being prepared by our leasehold team and will be issued shortly to leaseholders.
Queensway Cyclist Pavement Parking and Riding
Our City Inspectors have been monitoring the situation, parking marshals have begun more stringent enforcement (rather than soft actions) as they now have body worn cameras and our Police team are also proactive in issuing Section 59 warnings to any driver / cyclist witnessed going over the pavement. This, in combination with the talks we’ve been leading with the delivery companies (Uber Eats et al), has resulted in a marked improvement, but we’ll continue to monitor the situation.
Hallfield Estate Anti-Social Behaviour
We share resident concerns about anti-social behaviour on the Estate. We are aware of an incident, being investigated by police, in which a resident was injured. The council is taking this seriously and taking targeted action against disruptive tenants. In terms of other actions:
Housing security patrols have been visiting Hallfield estate on a nightly basis since December 2022.
Also on our request, the Police have increased patrols and have actioned two weekend operations based on the intelligence we have provided to them.
An EVA (Environmental Visual Audit) was completed by the Police on 30 May 2023 at our request and there are recommendations within the report to design out crime, there are some suggestions around structural changes which are currently being discussed with the Major Works team.
A CCTV camera has been requested to be put outside Exeter house, this is currently at planning approval stage as Hallfield is a listed site.
Hallfield Estate Rough Sleeping
We are also aware of persistent rough sleepers under the stairwell of Pickering House. To prevent this proposed new doors to the stairwell are with our Major Works Team who are currently liaising with residents on the design and installation schedule.
Cleveland Gardens Cycle Hanger
Cllr Ormsby met with several residents from Cleveland Gardens who were concerned about the proposal to install a new cycle hanger outside 8 Cleveland Gardens. There were several concerns including the proximity to residential properties and concerns around losing parking spaces used by blue badge holders. Given this feedback, the council have descoped this location as a proposed one for a cycle hanger.
Craven Hill Gardens
Fair access to Craven Hill Gardens has been a long-standing issue, which has been further exacerbated given the disrepair the garden has now fallen into. The council is in direct talks with the owners to discuss a new proposal and more information will be shared with residents shortly.
Free IT Support Session
We were delighted, with the support of Paddington Partnership and volunteers from Vodafone, to host another free IT Support drop-in on the Hallfield Estate. We had several happy customers and the next session will be held on the 28th September 2-4pm in Pickering House on the Hallfield Estate.
Football Association Green Plaque
Following Cllr Jude’s letter to CEO of The Football Association in June, asking them to support a Westminster Green Plaque at their headquarters at either 22 Lancaster Gate or 15-17 Lancaster Gate, to commemorate this history on the 160th anniversary of The FA’s founding this October, we are pleased to confirm that The FA are supporting our initiative. We have begun the process with the Council to move the application forward, and hope to have confirmation on this shortly.
We fixed a broken information stand on the intersection between Craven Road and Gloucester Terrace.
We were pleased to speak to dozens of our wonderful Lancaster Gate residents over the last few weeks, including a resident engagement session on Craven Terrace / Road / Hill and Lancaster Mews.