Pages tagged "Community and Leisure"

Labour will develop a community plaque scheme to remember local legends

Westminster Labour will support community groups and heritage campaigners by cutting the cost of commemorative plaques. The current Westminster Green Plaque scheme is focused primarily at property developers and major landlords with a £3,500 per plaque cost prohibitive to all but the wealthiest.

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Westminster Labour calls for Council action to support the Windrush Generation

Westminster is proud to be home to some of London’s longest established British African-Caribbean communities. Given the deep concern felt by many older residents of the ‘Windrush Generation’ as a result of the policies of the current Government Labour believes it is vital that the Westminster Council does what it can to support our community.

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Labour will help those most in need by improving support services and stopping bailiffs

Westminster Labour know how difficult life has been for so many in our community over recent years due the impact of Conservative cuts to public services and social security against a backdrop of a decade of stagnant wage growth that has hit lower and middle income families hardest.

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Westminster Labour pledges action to support Syrian refugees

Labour is calling on the Westminster council to move further and faster to help assist Syrian refugees. If elected to run the council on May 3rd it will ensure that more is done to help assist those fleeing the brutal conflict.

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Westminster Labour's 2018 Council Election Manifesto


After decades of the Conservatives taking Westminster for granted, residents have a real chance to change the future of this city. Years of Conservative cuts have taken their toll on local services, particularly for the most vulnerable. The Conservatives have put the needs of developers above the needs of the vast majority of local residents. For generations they have failed to build the Council (social rent) and lower (intermediate) rent homes that Westminster needs to give the City a viable future.

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Labour would use the Council’s planning powers to help protect Soho and Chinatown

Labour is deeply concerned that some of Westminster’s most iconic areas are under threat and that action needs to be taken by the council to help protect them. Soho has fallen victim to over-development, pressures from Crossrail, rising rents and the encroachment of global high street. If action is not taken now to save it, what makes these areas unique may be lost for ever. Similarly Chinatown is facing similar encroachment and pressure from rising rents.

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Community and Leisure

Westminster’s communities are feeling the pressure of years of cuts that have dramatically reduced the services available to them. Labour is committed to supporting all Westminster’s communities, but particularly to ensuring that the most vulnerable in our society get the support they need. We will work close with local people so that the council can better identify their priorities at this time of bitter Tory Austerity.

Labour joins campaign to save The Roadhouse in Covent Garden

We (the Labour Council Candidates for St James' ward) are opposing the Capital & Counties (Capco) planning application for The Roadhouse premises at 35 The Piazza, WC2. In a letter to the Council’s Director of Planning, John Walker, we say:

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Westminster Labour calls on the Council to stop dragging its feet on cycle hangers

Labour have hit out at Tory delays to plans to roll-out secure cycle hangars across Westminster. Secure bike storage is an essential part of supporting cyclists in an area where living space is at a premium and Westminster lags far behind many neighbouring boroughs who have installed hundreds of secure hangers to support their residents.

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