Category Archives: News

Time for Workplace Parking Levy in Central London?

With the GLA precept in the our Council Tax expected to increase by almost another 10 per cent this year during a cost of living crisis, you would think that…

Happy 160th birthday Tube but…..

Happy birthday greetings are certainly due to the Tube system in London started 160 years ago between Paddington and Farringdon to connect up GWR Paddington Railway Station to Central London…

The day Pele came to Paddington

With the recent passing of Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento), like many of the boys l grew up with, in the neighbourhood immediately remembered the day, the king of the…

Victory Day for Bangladesh – Lest we forget

It was good to commemorate those that made the ultimate sacrifice in the liberation of Bangladesh, the unfinished business of partition in 1947,  just over 50 years ago. I have…

Edgware Rd bus cuts

Thankfully the rerouting of the 205 was saved in the recent prospective cuts to bus routes in Central London, permitting integrated transport links to be maintained between bus, rail and tube…

Bangladeshis in England & Wales @Census2021

  With the ethnic make up results of the Census in 2021 now available, we can now look at the figures for the size of the Bangladeshi community in England…

Brent or Camden – which would you prefer to be in with?

So which parliamentary seat would you like to be in with Brent or Camden?  Its a question many residents in Little Venice, Maida Vale and Church St in the City…

Chainsaw massacre of trees in W9 – whats going on?

At the risk of sounding like a tree hugger, l have noticed a number of fully matured trees which have been chopped down in W9, particularly in Little Venice. The…

Speeding fines & legalities of it all

  After attempting unsuccessfully to get information during the Spring about the number of fines made since the council put a 20 mph speed limit on the streets of Westminster,…

Hire bike parking problems

  I have issued a number of twitters of the incredible parking of hire bike riders on the streets of Central London, with out to much thought of pedestrians and…