Archive for October 2019

Apply for a primary school place for entry in September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, they will be starting Reception in primary school from September 2020.

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2020.

For more information, and to start the process of applying, click here.

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Apply for a secondary school place for entry in September 2020

If your child is in Year 6 of primary school, you will need to be thinking about which secondary schools you would like to apply to for your child to start their secondary education from September 2020.

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you will need to apply for a secondary school place by 31 October 2019.

For more information, and to start the process of applying, click here.

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Westminster City Council 20mph Consultation

Westminster City Council wants your thoughts on the proposal to have 20mph speed limits across Westminster.

You can find out more here and submit your views by visiting the survey here.

The consultation will close on Tuesday 10th December. 

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Working To Deal With Beggars and Rough Sleeping Constructively

Begging and rough sleeping are a huge issue in our area, and my colleagues and I have been working to deal with these issues constructively.

Physical barriers have been erected to stop items being stored on top of the caretakers shed in Cavendish Square, and the police are dealing with those beggars that are part of organised crime.

All the local benches have now been screwed down as well, so they can’t be moved around, and they have also had divisions added to them so people are unable to sleep on them.

It is very important that residents and others give to charity as opposed to the individuals so that services can be made available for all those who need them.

Westminster City Council spends over £7m per year on rough sleeping – more than any other council in the country. Of course, it’s a bigger issue here, too, with people from all over the UK, mainland Europe and beyond, finding themselves sleeping rough.

To find out more about what is being done to deal with rough sleeping you can visit my article here.

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