• 10/01/2021

    Birds of a feather in Central London

    In recent times it has become not unusual to see seagulls and parakeets in the sky’s of Central London feeding off the goodies available. In Hyd...
  • 02/03/2018

    Ruined skyline of Little Venice

    With the Brunel Building & Dudley Tower going up in Paddington Basin, it is becoming quite apparent what the visual impact is going to be in Littl...
  • 07/09/2017

    Garden Bridge – A bridge to far fo...

    A full investigation is required to find out why so much public money was wasted and make sure it never happens again but while the Garden Bridge is d...

New dawn beckons for Labour in City of Westminster

After a hard day knocking up residents in Little Venice Ward on polling day, l went to the count in Vincent Square to see the results of the Local Elections…

Was the control panel switched on?

  The headline of the Westminster Extra on the “floods – next time switch on the pumps” makes us wonder whether the Maida Vale Floods alleviation Scheme was even switched on…

Update – Derelict telephone boxes in W9

  We have managed to get moved one of the derelict telephone kiosks at Warrington Gardens,W9 but there are still a number of red telephones boxes in W9 – Shirland…

Cycle hangars in Westminster

A great report on London’s Cycle Hangars by Fare City shows how the City of Westminsters hangars compare with other London boroughs. In a nutshell, Westminster has 137 cycle hangars…

Defending the Bakerloo line in W9

Since last November we have heard a lot about a potential 9 per cent reduction in Tube services due to the reduced funding from Central government to TfL. And we…

Houseboats – saving a way of life along the canals of Little Venice

Last Saturday l joined a demo of hundreds of house boaters organised by National Barge Travellers Association ( NBTA London branch ) in front of the Canal & Rivers Trust…

Money laundering in @CityWestminster #Londongrad

London is the global hub of money laundering, with 28 percent of it centred in the City of Westminster alone according to Transparency International UK. They found 2,189 companies registered…

Traffic noise – number one problem along Maida Vale?

During my time at the London Assembly, one of the major issues was Heathrow Airport and its environmental impact. While some would emphasis its CO2 emissions and air pollution impact…

Worst Police Commissioner of the Metropolis?

Well before #partygate, Cressida Dick was being considered the worst Police Commissioner of the metropolis in living memory – and for very good reasons as well. This is not surprisingly…

Bell Street shop fronts need sorting out

Bell Street in Church St Ward is the forgotten street between Edgware Rd and Marylebone station, where we could do with some of the shop fronts being sorted out through…