Queensway Christmas Light Switch-on – 28th November

The Bayswater and Lancaster Gate councillors have once again approved funding for Christmas lights this year. They will be turned on by the Lord Mayor on November 28th on the northern end of Queensway. We’ll start gathering for carols being sung by the choir from St James and St John CE Primary School, led by Fr Owen Dobson, at 5:45pm, and there will be mulled wine. It would be great to see as many local residents there as possible!


Hallfield Estate Green Flag Raising Ceremony – 30th November

As mentioned in our last newsletter, the team that looks after the Hallfield Estate green areas have been awarded a prestigious Green Flag accreditation to recognise their hard work. This is alongside a Heritage Award for the site. Some residents may have noticed the flag is now on site, and we have organised a formal flag raising ceremony that will take place on Thursday 30th November at 2pm, where the flag will be officially raised outside of Newbury House. Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Liza Begum, and others will be in attendance. There will be light refreshments in Pickering Hall afterwards for any residents that wish to join.


Deep Clean Schedule

The council will be continuing its deep clean programme throughout winter. Throughout November, December and January expect to see streets across Bayswater and Lancaster Gate deep cleaning, including Moscow Road, Westbourne Grove, Craven Road, Craven Terrace, Queensway, Bishops Bridge Road and more.


Remembrance Weekend

We were honoured to attend both the Westminster Abbey Service and Lancaster Gate Remembrance service to mark Remembrance Sunday. It was a particularly special privilege to host the Lord Mayor, councillors and friends in Lancaster Gate, and connect with so many residents after the afternoon tea afterwards. We want to thank everyone for the efforts in organising such meaningful and poignant events to bring the community together to mark our respects.

South East Bayswater Residents’ Association (SEBRA) AGM

Both your Lancaster Gate and Bayswater councillors were delighted to attend the recent SEBRA AGM in Porchester Hall, which was the first in-person SEBRA AGM with a Labour council and eight Labour councillors in the local area. The night was a great opportunity to catch up with residents, and to hear questions about ongoing local issues in the area – which we are already following up on. We thank John Zamit and the whole SEBRA team for organising such a successful event.

Pickering Mews and Mangio Tutti Restaurant


We received several reports of anti-social behaviour and suspected drug misuse and criminal activity. The local Safer Neighbourhood Team and City Inspectors are increasing their patrols in this area. Mangio Tutti has closed after an inspection by Environmental Health officers.


Gloucester Terrace Speeding


Residents in the Gloucester Terrace area say that cars travelling towards the Westway and Ranelagh Bridge regularly speed way beyond the 20mph limit, endangering pedestrians and other drivers.  We have asked the Metropolitan Police if it would be possible to locate traffic cameras in the area to catch drivers who are travelling in excess of the speed limit.


Turning Point


We recently visited the social enterprise and registered charity, Turning Point, who have a base at 209A Harrow Road, just outside the Bayswater boundary.  They provide free and non-judgemental support for individuals who may have issues with drugs or alcohol. Find out more at https://www.turning-point.co.uk/ or phone 0207 287 8743


The Redan


We had a site visit and saw plans for the redevelopment of the Redan public house site on Bishops Bridge Road.  There are plans for a pub/restaurant on the ground and basement floors and four family size flats to be built above. The listed exterior will be be retained.


Orsett Terrace


We have received reports regarding delays to the roll out of fibre optic broadband in Orsett Terrace and surrounding streets despite the area having been dug up a number of times by G Network. We have asked the Head of Smart Delivery at the council to investigate.


Hereford Road

We are helping a resident with an issue relating to the proposed installation of French windows in a Grade II property.


Ledbury Road


We have asked highways officers to look into addressing the bottleneck problem on the northern end of the road (near Westbourne Park Road). We have also asked officers to look into creating a zebra crossing at the southern end by Westbourne Grove. These changes are however complicated by the fact that the road is technically the responsibility of Kensington & Chelsea and not Westminster.

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