Archive for August 2016

#NightTube Launch this Friday

This Friday, 19th, the first stage of the Night Tube is due to launch.

As many will be aware, Friday will see the launch of services on the Central and Victoria lines, with services on other lines following in the autumn.

Transport for London have been in communication with residents living near tube stations that will be part of Friday's launch, and I would like to extend this information to all residents.

If you have any concerns or issues with the Night Tube, such as disturbance from noise, please contact the Customer Service centre on 0343 222 1234. Alternatively you could visit or write to: TfL Customer Services, 4th Floor, 14 Pier Walk, London, SE10 0ES 

The Night Tube will be a great addition to London's international appeal, and to its economy, but as a councillor my first concern has to be for the area and residents that I represent on Westminster City Council.

My Huffington Post blog, published towards the end of last year, outlines my thoughts about the Night Tube. You can view that here.

Work taking place at 90-104 #BerwickStreet this week

Below is an outline of the work taking place this week at 90-104 Berwick Street.

The contractors will continue to remove all equipment and materials off site, and road sweepers are booked in at 3pm on Wednesday and Friday.

The remaining demolition is limited to additional works instructed within the basement, and the palisade fencing installation was due to begin today.

Congratulations to everyone at @Yard_Soho

Congratulations to everyone involved at The Yard, who have successfully campaigned to keep the bar open, after both recent appeals by the landlord were refused.

@Grosvenor_LDN film festival moves to #BrownHartGardens this week

The Grosvenor Film Festival continues this week, with Brown Hart Gardens playing host to the next set of screenings.

The festival began in July with screenings in Grosvenor Square, and this next set in Brown Hart Gardens will see four films on offer.

For more information, and to buy tickets, visit

#Soho Drugs Survey

The Soho Safer Neighbourhoods team are conducting a survey to gain a better insight into the reality of drug use and dealing, from the perspective of the residents, employees and businesses in Soho.  

There are only 10 questions and a link to the survey can be found here: