Supporting our EU residents

We value our EU residents and the diversity of Bayswater. As Brexit approaches, Westminster City Council is hosting a joint event with the Home Office to support local residents and inform them of their rights.  Th next forum will be held at 18.00-20.00, 21st Jan at Porchester Hall.  Register to attend here.

In addition, we have set up a service run by Citizens Advice Westminster to support EU nationals. For further details visit the website or call 0300 330 9011 on Tuesday and Thursday between 11.00 and 14.00

City West Homes Tenants and Leaseholders Consultancy

Westminster City Council is holding a number of face to face meetings with leaseholders and tenants in 2019 to hear your views. Residents can ether complete a survey (details to follow) or attend one of the below events:

17:00 – 19:00, 7th February, Warwick Community Hall, 300 Harrow Road, W2 5HG

17:00 – 19:00, 11th February, Porchester Hall (your councillors will attend this session)

15:00 – 17:00, 13th February, Pickering Hall, Pickering House, Hallfield Estate, W2 6HF

In addition, Westminster City Council will hold a local Open Events allowing residents to meet all organisations that provide services:

15:00 – 19:00, 24th January, Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5HG

Christmas and New Year Recycling and Waste Collection

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Tuesday 25th December

There will be no household waste or recycling collections on Xmas day. 

Wed 26th December

Household waste and recycling collections will take place as normal.

Saturday 29th December

An additional household recycling collection service is being provided on this day for streets not having a recycling collection on Xmas Day. All streets that ‘missed’ a waste collection on Xmas Day are scheduled to have a collection on Friday 28th Dec.

Tuesday 1st January

Recycling collections will take place as normal on Tuesday 1st Jan.  Some streets will not receive their regular Tuesday waste collection on New Year’s Day but this will be collected on Wednesday 2nd Jan. Street specific information is available via: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling

Xmas Tree Recycling

Twenty six nominated Xmas tree drop off points will be available city-wide between Saturday 29th December and Sunday 13th January 2019. Opening hours are 8am to 8pm unless they are in parks, which close at 4.30pm.  Drop off points can be checked at: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling

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Stop the Royal Oak Coach Station

Transport for London (TfL) has been told by the Mayor of London to identify a new location for the Victoria Coach Station when the building lease expires and Crossrail 2 begins work.  We understand that the only location TfL is considering is a strip of land along the railway tracks by Royal Oak, where TfL propose to build a coach station and then luxury tower blocks above , polluting our neighbourhood and blighting our landscape.

Councillors Richard Elcho and Emily Payne call on residents to stand against this threat to our area:

  • In 2014 over 14 million passengers travelled through Victoria Coach Station. Royal Oak and Bayswater do not have the necessary infrastructure to cope with this extra number of people.  TfL is proposing to overload the existing transport infrastructure rather than funding the necessary onward travel in a more suitable location. Our Underground, buses and roads will not be able to cope with the proposed number of daily visitors
  • Royal Oak is a residential area and a Coach Station would irredeemably damage the local environment. We pride ourselves on our diverse community, our long standing, multi-generation families, our high streets and our primary schools.  Re-locating London’s Coach Station will irreparably impact the nature of Bayswater as well as threaten our high streets
  • Coach Stations are sadly accompanied by Anti-Social Behaviour issues, our police are already stretched, and our community will suffer the negative impact from this development
  • Marylebone Road, leading to the A40, is the most polluted road in London adding a coach station would exacerbate the problem of air pollution. We are already located between the A40 and the Bayswater Road, this will suffocate our green streets, our young families and our schools
  • We do not believe the site is suitable in size, access roads or location, a coach station should be located outside of central London
  • We understand that there has been little enthusiasm from developers for the residential tower blocks due to questions about viability. We do not need an empty luxury tower block.  These proposed tower blocks will probably breach Westminster City Council’s City Plan, created to protect and preserve our neighbourhoods

For full details click here  and to sign our petition click here.

Please use our contact page to let us know if you would like to get involved.

 

Internationalal Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today is international eliminate violence against women day, if you or someone you know is a victim you can find help here.  In case of emergency always ring the police on 999.  Violence and sexual assault is Bayswater’s primary or secondary biggest issue according to quarterly Met Police statistics.   However, the vast majority of these are happening behind closed doors in the home.

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