Archive for 2017

Bond Street Eastern Ticket Hall Update

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Crossrail’s contractor for the Bond Street project has released an update on the work at the eastern ticket hall site.

Construction continues and a full update can be viewed online here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


October Update for 90-104 Berwick Street

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Interserve Construction, the company carrying out the work at 90-104 Berwick Street, have released their October newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.



Westminster Open Forum Meeting on 18th October

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Residents are invited to attend the next Westminster Open Forum Meeting, which will be held on 18th October.

It will be held at Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Ave, London SW1P 1QW.

The meeting will give residents an opportunity to raise their issues and concerns through a question and answer session.

Doors will open at 6.30pm for a prompt start at 7pm and the meeting will close at 8pm.

You can also submit your questions online in advance of the meeting. 

For more information you can visit the Westminster Council website here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


Public exhibition on the redevelopment of 54 & 55-57 Great Marlborough Street

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A public exhibition looking at the proposals for the redevelopment of 54 and 55-57 Great Marlborough Street is taking place on Thursday 19th October.

The event will run from 4pm to 8pm and will be held at St Anne's Church Hall, Dean Street. 

For more information about the event you can view the flyer here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.




Apply for a ticket for the Westminster Tea Dance by 20th October

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Applications for the Westminster Tea Dance are now open.

The event, which will be held on 10th December, will take place in the Great Room at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.

There will be live music, a full afternoon tea courtesy of Grosvenor House and performances from local performers. 

It will start at 2pm and end at 4.30pm.

There are 1,000 tickets available and if there are more applications than available spaces there will be a draw to determine who is allocated a ticket.

If you know someone who lives in Westminster and you think would appreciate an afternoon at the Tea Dance, please share this with them. You can accompany them if they need assistance to come along.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20th October, and for more information you can visit the website here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.



Working to improve access to ultrafast broadband

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As Westminster City Council’s Lead Member for Broadband I have been working with council officers, residents, businesses and other stakeholders to improve connectivity in the West End and across Westminster. BT Openreach are slowly upgrading some of their cabinets but new suppliers are filling the gap.

In West End Ward G-Networks have now installed fibre in Brook St, Savile Row, Harley St, Berwick St, and Bond St and are rolling out 4 streets a week. Community Fibre will be providing service to all the City West Homes blocks and the Grosvenor Estate have ambitious plans to fibre up their entire estate. Other initiative are being encouraged.

To help this process for small businesses the Council launched the Connect Westminster Scheme, which will provide businesses across the city with the opportunity to receive up to £2,000 worth of vouchers to put towards an ultrafast connection.

The initial stage of the scheme has been a great success and we hope to see further progress as businesses and local residents start to benefit. We are committed to increasing the provision of cost-effective ultrafast broadband by working with broadband providers to improve connectivity, as part of our ‘City for All’ priority.

Over recent months I have also raised the issue of broadband and connectivity with the Greater London Authority, appearing before the London Assembly’s Regeneration Committee on March 1st.


In a recent “Broad-bad” report our area came 635th out of 650 constituencies nationally, and I have made it clear to the current providers that this is not good enough and that residents and businesses deserve better. Our work to bring other suppliers into the market is already producing improvements and we hope this continues.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


Providing an update on how to report local anti social behaviour

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My colleagues and I have been engaging with local residents, officers and the police to deal with the issue of anti social behaviour across the West End.

Previously the local police, alongside council officers, had been holding monthly anti social behaviour surgeries, but after assessing their success a different approach has been agreed upon.

By changing the approach it is hoped that more residents will be able to benefit from the service and that the anti social behaviour being reported can be dealt with in a more effective way.”

Instead of the surgeries residents will be seen in person by a member of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team or can email in their issues to the relevant officers.

To find out who your local team are visit https://www.met.police.uk/your-area/ and enter your postcode.

Additionally, the Neighbourhood Problem Solving Co-ordinator for Soho, the West End and Chinatown, Klaudija Green, can be emailed on kgreen1@westminster.gov.uk.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


September's Community Newsletter for 1-3 Grosvenor Square

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McGee, the company behind the work at 1-3 Grosvenor Square, have released their September newsletter.

You can view the newsletter here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.






Bond Street Community Liaison Panel: 12th October

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Residents and businesses affected by the Crossrail works at Bond Street Station are invited to come to the next Bond Street Community Liaison Panel meeting, being held on 12th October.

The meeting starts at 6.30pm, and for more information please email me on jglanz@westminster.gov.uk

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


Walker's Court September Update

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Blenheim House Construction, the company carrying out the improvements at Walker's Court, have released their September newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.



September Update for 90-104 Berwick Street

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Interserve Construction, the company carrying out the work at 90-104 Berwick Street, have released their September newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.





Shaping the future of Grosvenor Square

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The team at Grosvenor have launched a campaign entitled Shaping The Square.

They want to hear any ideas you might have for Grosvenor Square as part of their consultation process.

For more information about the Shaping The Square consultation you can visit the website here and to submit your thoughts get in touch with the team: estate.vision@grosvenor.com

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.




Bond Street Eastern Ticket Hall Update

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Crossrail’s contractor for the Bond Street project has released an update on the work at the eastern ticket hall site.

Construction continues and a full update can be viewed online here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


August update for 90-104 Berwick Street

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Interserve Construction, the company carrying out the work at 90-104 Berwick Street, have released their August newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.




Soho ASB Team and Surgery

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Council officers are working with organisations including the Met Police, CityWest Homes and Safer West End to provide residents with new opportunities to have their concerns looked into.

The Soho anti-social behaviour walk-in surgery takes place on the first Tuesday of each month, at St. Anne’s Church, Dean Street, between 6pm and 7.30pm.

The next surgery will be held on 5th September due to officer’s annual leave in August.

There is also a number to get in touch with the Soho Neighbourhood Team. It should not be used as a replacement for 101 or 999, but can be used for getting information to the local team.

The number is 07785401452. 

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


Find out more about the Fitzrovia Centre

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The Fitzrovia Centre, based in Foley Street, runs a number of different events and activities including health and fitness classes and learning opportunities for children and adults.

If you would like to find out more about the Centre, along with any events they are running, visit their website here, or sign up for their regular updates here

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


Summer in the City Events

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Summer in the City is back, and there are lots of events being run across Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster.

There are over 1,000 events being run as part of the programme, including cycling tours and nature trails.


If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.


Crossrail Update For Bond Street Western Ticket Hall

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Crossrail’s contractor for the Bond Street project has released an update on the work at the western ticket hall site.

Construction of the ticket hall continues, and a full update can be viewed online here.


If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.





SMEs In Westminster To Receive Support With Their Broadband Connections

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SMEs within Westminster and the West End Partnership will have the chance to access support from the Council, and its partners, towards the cost of their broadband connections.

The scheme, which will see funding up to a maximum of £2,000 provided to SMEs, will be launching in early August.

If you are an SME that would like to register your interest in the scheme you can email connectapplications@westminster.gov.uk.

For more information visit the Council website here.

If you would like to find out about more events going on around Westminster, or about my activities as a Councillor for West End Ward, please sign up for my email updates here.