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…

Road safety improvements @CityWestminster

Road safety in the Central London borough of the City of Westminster will be improved vastly in 2022 with two initiatives. Firstly TfL’s 20 mile a hour limit on red…

Pollarding in W9 too extreme?

Is such extreme pollarding justified at all in W9? When you look at the skyline of Little Venice & Maida Vale it can be quite shocking to see our trees…

Costly Marble Arch Mound fiasco

As the fiasco of #MarbleArchMound closes today we should not forget @CityWestminster spent £6 million on this project with some 250,000 visitors. Thats is £24 per visitor paid via council…

London’s part in the Liberation of Bangladesh

Fifty years ago, London played a key role in the formation of the state of Bangladesh and in a recent walking tour of three key London sites during the Liberation…

Derelict telephone kiosks in Little Venice

In Little Venice,W9 we have a number of derelict red telephone boxes in the neighbourhood, that desperately need repairing – on the corner of Formosa St and Bristol Gardens, on…