We have been helping a number of residents dealing with complex neighbour noise issues.
We have been assisting residents with issues relating to the lift replacement and helping residents with leaks.
Brindley Estate Network Homes
At the Network Homes blocks on the Brindley Estate, residents have asked for help with a large amount of what appears to be unused medication dumped in the basement. Westminster Council’s city inspectors are investigating; we have also alerted Network Homes and asked them to improve their performance for residents.
We recognise resident frustration with dumped rubbish in the area between Blomfield Mews and Warwick Crescent. We have been assured that action is being taken to remove the rubbish and secure the site but we have insisted that the council develops a longer-term management plan for the area now it is no longer being used for redevelopment.
We have worked with residents to get dumped rubbish on Canal and Rivers Trust land near Westbourne Green successfully removed.
Westbourne Labour Councillors have worked with local residents to fix a security door not closing properly.
Waste Action Squad
Westminster City Council’s new waste action squad visited Westbourne ward at the end of April providing support and advice at locations across Westbourne
Over the last two months we have had graffiti removed from the railway bridge panels opposite Westbourne Park Tube, from the walls of Westbourne Park tube, the Bus Shelter and BT phone box outside Oldbury House, the hoardings outside Brinklow House and the Veolia Depot
Great Western Road
We worked with residents to stop Conways blocking out an unnecessary number of parking spaces for an extended period.
Westbourne Labour Councillors reported a missing manhole cover on Bourne Terrace which was replaced.
George Lowe Court
We are working to support residents who are dealing with issues around poor service, repairs cancellation and heating costs at the Notting Hill Genesis managed block. We have also successfully requested the council’s parking team to expand the use of double yellow lines around the exit to the block to make it easier to see oncoming traffic.
Notting Hill Genesis
Ward councillors and officers supporting them continue to raise issues affecting local tenants and leaseholders of this Housing Association at monthly meetings. If you have a problem that has not been resolved we would like to hear from you.
We have dealt with several instances when parking bays have been suspended, but no work was being done.We are grateful to residents who have alerted us to this issue. Please keep us informed of any other instances where parking bays are suspended for no apparent reason
Football Sessions Saved
We intervened to ensure that the football club run by longstanding local PCSO is able to continue.
Windsor Gardens Dumping
Residents of Windsor Gardens off the Harrow Road have alerted us to someone who appears to be regularly dumping mattresses on the estate. Council officers are on the case and trying to identify the culprit.
We have helped a resident who found that a floodlight from a neighbouring property was shining brightly into their bedroom all night. Council officers spoke to the managers of the property who agreed to install new lights and have also had them fitted with a sensor so they only come on when an intruder triggers them.
We’re happy to report that the bin store in Dixon Butler Mews which was closed up, so the bins had to be left out in the yard next to residents’ flats, has been reopened after councillors intervened on behalf of residents.
When planning permission to redevelop Taxi House was granted, it included several community initiatives and the developers are required to set up a Steering Group to discuss them. The development has taken longer to start but the Steering Group is now ready to meet and will hold its first meeting shortly.
We continue to work on other issues for individual constituents, including issues about the council chasing council tax debts that are not owed, disability adaptations, tracing leaks, rehousing for local residents, structural repairs to leasehold homes, persistent noise issues, redecorations following water damage, and poor treatment by the local NHS. Overall the vast majority of cases we deal with relate to housing or homelessness.