Julia has lived in Bryanston and Dorset Square Ward for nine very happy years. She is a keen Conservative community activist, most recently taking the lead in obtaining the changes wanted by Residents to proposals for the redevelopment of Marylebone Old Town Hall. She continues to purse the Residents' interests in ongoing meeting with the developers (Wates) and The London Business School. Julia has had an international career, first in educational publishing, then as a self-employed writer and specialist lecturer on English Language Teaching. Briefly a resident in the Ward from 1980 - 1982, she chose to move back here after her husband's death, because she wanted to settle in a proper residental neighbourhood, with everything that entails. As far as Julia is concerned, that means speaking up for the locality, in all its diversity.
Cllr Richard Beddoe
Richard is a lawyer specialising in child protection. He was delighted to lead the formation of a specialist domestic violence court at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Marylebone Road. Richard continues to serve as a Governor of St Mary’s Bryanston Square Primary School and as President of the Westminster St John Ambulance Unit based on York Street. Richard sits on Planning and is committed to preserving and enhancing the unique cityscape of Westminster.
Cllr Adnan Mohammed
Adnan lives in Bryanston and Dorset Square. His interest in the area and serving the community developed with working as a volunteer for a cancer research charity. His background is a law degree with post-graduate work at University College London in International Law and Legal and Political Philosophy. He currently works in banking as a shipping restructuring specialist as well as being on the Bank’s Supervisory Board. He is a playing member of the MCC and, and as a teenager, played for Essex U 15-19s.
We continue to dedicate spending to increase the planning enforcement officers who check on short lets (less than 90 days without planning permission) in response to the impact these make on long term residents in our ward.
Success on a major pedestrian safety scheme in Harewood Avenue. A zebra crossing will be installed near Hayes Place which will benefit residents of Portman Gate and the Blandford Estate, as well as staff and pupils of St Edward’s RC Primary School.
Obtained Anti-Social Behaviour Orders against four individuals were part of a core group of rough sleepers who have been known to bed down in the Bryanston & Dorset Square ward for the last 18 months.