Archive for October 2014

Are you aged between 16 - 34? This could be for you...

Are you aged between 16 - 34? BBC3's Free Speech programme is offering young Londoners the chance to question the Deputy Prime Minister in front of a live studio audience. 

This is a great opportunity for young people from across the West End ward to raise questions and issues at the top of Government. 

The topics for the show are chosen by the audience with plenty of ways for people to get involved in the show, by submitting a question in advance, on the night, as well as through the show's Facebook page or through the application form. The audience drives the agenda so whatever issues the audience wants to discuss will form the basis of the discussion with Nick Clegg.

The application is open to people from across London and is broadcast live from York Hall, 5 Old Ford Rd, London E2 9PJ  at 8pm on 4th November.

I would encourage anyone interested in applying to be an audience member, you can apply at

As always, if you have any questions or issues about Westminster City Council or the West End, you can always get in touch with me directly via the contact page on this site.

Dlyan Thomas - Festival Weekend

This weekend will see a festival taking place in Fitzrovia to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas's life and work.

Please see the attached leaflet below, or visit the website at, to view all the events taking place and to purchase tickets.

Dlyan Thomas festival.pdf

Fitzroy Place

Please see attached this month's Fitzroy Place newsletter.


Soho Arts Fair

On Saturday 11 October the Art Alive Trust will be holding the Soho Arts Fair.

There will be live music performances and many other activities throughout the day. Make sure pay a visit to support your local community.

Please see the leaflet below for further information about the event:

Soho Arts Fair flyer.pdf

Recruiting: Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant – Commercial/Political

Salary: Competitive, according to experience

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to stating salary expectations and notice period with current employer.

Overview of role
Challenging and fulfilling role working across a busy commercial office providing executive support to Managing Director with wide ranging political interests as elected councillor.

Working in a small team, based in the West End, you will work flexibly across the property business while providing political support.

You will be self-motivated and have a keen attention to detail, willingness to learn, and strong team ethic.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing a full range of secretarial and administrative support, including: telephone and visitor enquiries, responding to email and letters, efficient data and file management, and management of diary commitments.
  • Providing support for practical management of mixed commercial and residential property portfolio, including facilitating tenancy changes, statutory compliance, and oversight of maintenance and repair obligations via in-house and external teams.
  • Drafting correspondence and reports; set up and maintain spreadsheets and undertake research. Dealing with all correspondence in a sensitive and confidential manner and ensuring all records are kept or destroyed in accordance with data protection principles.
  • To liaise with relevant groups/personnel both for Westminster City Council and MOPAC commitments, including liaison with outside organisations and the general public.
  • Liaising with agents, tenants and third parties to ensure efficient management of property portfolio
  • Provision of secretarial services and support to special interest groups as required.
  • To create and maintain databases, archives and records
  • Competent use of IT including Microsoft Office package, email and internet including website and social media (blog, twitter, etc).