News from your Westminster Labour Councillors
Thank you from your new Labour councillors!
On 5th May we were elected Councillors for Pimlico South ward – many thanks to everyone who supported us. In the coming weeks we will be continuing to meet with local community groups and residents, as well as touring the ward with officers to focus on the issues that matter to you.
Save the 24 Bus Route!
The government’s cuts to Transport for London’s funding and demands that they reduce the size of our bus network mean that a dozen bus routes in Westminster may be axed – including the 24. This is London’s oldest continuous route and a lifeline for residents in Pimlico – we’re campaigning to ensure it’s protected. Help us out by the signing the petition!
NEWS, CASEWORK AND ACTION
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ACTION IN YOUR STREET
Abbots Manor – we asked the Council’s repairs team to ensure the roof door in Fonthill House was kept secured by contractors.
Churchill Gardens signs – we have raised residents’ concerns about new signage on Gilbert and Sullivan blocks and the impact on the listed building status.
Tachbrook Estate lift – raising residents concerns about the lift in Abbots House and asking for this to be repaired.
Claverton Street has works scheduled to take place in July/August this year along with resurfacing works to St Georges Square.
Environmental and Other Issues
Pimlico Gardens/ Dog park – we have asked for the current plans to be paused so residents can be fully consulted on plans.
Winchester Street – we asked the Council to repair a missing paving slab.
Tescos Lupus Street – we’ve asked officers to investigate late night deliveries and parking issues caused by deliveries.
Claverton Street clothes recycling banks – we are working with officers to deal with the regular dumping of clothes next to the bins.
Grosvenor Road roadworks – we’re raising residents’ concerns from the Tachbrook Estate about noise from the works early in the morning with TfL.
Churchill Gardens benches – we have been speaking to officers about the return of the benches and will be bringing up residents’ concerns about anti-social behaviour with the police and council officers.
Platinum Jubilee celebrations
We were delighted to join residents celebrating across Pimlico South for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We attended parties in Churchill Gardens, Peabody Avenue and Westmoreland Triangle to talk to residents and join in the celebrations.
Working with the Police and Council officers
We recently completed a walk around the ward with the police and council officers looking at a range of issues affecting residents, including rough sleeping, drug use and anti-social behaviour.
We met residents to discuss issues with the benches in Churchill Gardens Square and will be taking this up with the police and housing officers to ensure there is a solution that works for everyone. We also asked the police about anti-social behaviour in the bike shed of the Tachbrook Estate and more CCTV in Churchill Gardens, which they’re looking into.
Further ward works with officers are planned in the coming weeks to look at issues in the ward and residents’ concerns. If you have a concern about anti-social behaviour or any other issue then please do get in touch with us.
Mary Smith’s Pantry
Pimlico South’s Labour Councillors Liza Begum, Robert Eagleton and Jason Williams have prioritised support for Mary Smith’s Pantry and are working with the Council to find it a new home. Work is continuing and we will keep you updated.
Your Pimlico South Councillors
- Cllr Jason Williams
- Cllr Liza Begum
- Cllr Robert Eagleton