Archive for April 2012

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London Marathon

Yesterday I completed the London Marathon 2012 in an official time of 04:32:45. This was the hardest physical challenge that I have ever faced and I am glad the I achieved it.

I would like to say a huge thank you to everybody for their kind and generous donations and also to those who were at the race supporting me. I have raised (and am still receiving) a very respectable amount of money for such a worthy charity.

London Marathon

Final preparations for my first marathon this Sunday are almost complete. I am both nervous and excited and hope that I will not get completely washed away. 

If you would like to track me during the London marathon, please visit My marathon number is 27930.

West End Residents Better Off With Boris by £165

Today Boris John has set out the next stage of his election manifesto, ahead of the London elections on May 3rd.

Residents in the West Wend Ward, throughout Westminster and London for that matter will be delighted to know that the Mayor has topped his delivered promise freeze Council tax over the last 4 years (with a cut this year), with a pledge to cut the Mayoral share of Council tax by 10% over the next 4 years if reflected.

This pledge could be worth £165.91 to the average (band D) household and will see council tax after a second 4 year term 20% lower in real terms than it is today. This is further to the 16% fall in council Tax under Boris since 2008.

The savings will be funded by a further £1.5bn in savings from wasteful spending across City Hall.

Boris said: “My priorities over the last four years have been cutting waste and bureaucracy at City Hall and ensuring London taxpayer money is put where you want to see it spent. Every pound of Londoners’ money is precious, and should be spent in a clear, open and honest way on their priorities – creating jobs and making London safer.”

When I was elected the entire City Hall budget was in chaos. My determination to end the waste and mismanagement of the previous Mayor has freed up the money to pay for a strong plan for London’s future and we are putting that money where Londoners want to see it spent - in spite of the very difficult financial circumstances.

I want to continue taking London forward, to deliver even greater value and even more transparency for Londoners.

Read the latest chapter of my manifesto, Cutting waste and council tax,

This is great news for West End residents and marks a clear choice between Boris and Ken on May 3rd. The choice at this election is between taking London backwards to the years of waste and division or to go forward with Boris’ plan to cut council tax, cut waste, and make sure that every penny of public money is spent on Londoners' priorities to make London the best big city to live in.

Fitzroy Place

Please find attached this month’s newsletter informing our neighbours of the development activities taking place at Fitzroy Place.

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Although Centre Point is just outside West End Ward on the London Borough of Camden side it is very much a part of the redevelopment of the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail interchange station and the over station developments which will rise above them.

Westminster is working with Camden to coordinate the work particularly in respect of the Public Realm treatments to provide improved public space on both sides of the boarder.

The owners of Centre Point Tower are proposing to undertake works and have set up a Public Exhibition. A copy of the invitation to that exhibition is attached below.

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Local Police Update: April 2012

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Don’t Miss Out - 7 Days Left To Register To Vote

Today marks a key milestone in the London election campaign. Voters in the Capital have just 7 days left to make sure they are register to vote on May 3rd.

If you’ve not already done so, you can download a voter registration form from – make sure it reaches your local authority by 12 noon on April 18th.

The result of the election battle between Boris and Ken will be crucial in shaping London over the next 4 years and securing the economic recovery, register to vote and make sure your voice is heard!

The choice on May 3rd is a clear one, between Ken’s unfunded spending spree, or Boris Johnson’s credible 9 point plan to keep London moving forward.

Already, Ken Livingstone has made at least £2.7billion worth of unfunded promises while campaigning to be Mayor. London cannot afford another 4 years of Ken.

To fund his 24 campaign promises, Ken would need to increase his share of council tax by £348 for a band D property over four years, and increase congestion charge by 42.1%. London cannot afford another 4 years of Ken.

Register to vote today, and make it count on May 3rd by backing Boris’s Greater London Plan:

Cutting waste at City Hall – freeing up £3.5 billion for services
Putting £445 back in your pocket by freezing the Mayoral share of council tax
Creating 200,000 new jobs over the next four years
Making our streets and homes safer with 1,000 more police on the beat
Restoring 300 acres of green space and planting 20,000 street trees
Investing £221 million to transform local high streets, supporting small businesses
Ensuring a true Olympic legacy – 11,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs
Reducing Tube delays 30% by 2015. Building Crossrail and orbital rail to link our suburbs. Extending the Bike Hire scheme.
Securing a better deal for London from No 10

Block W4 Project Update: April 2012 Newsletter

Please see the latest Newsletter below.

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