Bayswater

About the ward 

Bayswater is on the western edge of the City of Westminster. It is bordered to the north by Wesbourne, Lancaster Gate to the south and Hyde Park to the east. The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea borders Bayswater to the west.

The ward is currently represented by two Conservative councillors; Richard Elcho and Emily Payne, as well as a Labour Councillor. 

Richard and Emily host a monthly surgery on the second Tuesday of every month Paddington Library, Porchester Rd, London, W2 5HS.

No appointment necessary.

You can also follow Richard and Emily on Instagram here 

To find out more about them, you can visit their respective pages by clicking on the links below.

Campaigns

People

Richard Elcho

Richard Elcho has lived in Bayswater for nearly thirty years.  As a result, Richard knows our area very well, is deeply attached to it, and is keen to protect its heritage. Richard works as a lawyer in the Employment Tribunal where he helps workers to enforce their rights.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne has spent most of her life living in Bayswater. She is a local school governor and works as a project manager.

News

News in brief from Bayswater

Planning is already under way for the Notting Hill Carnival and we have met with the events team and successfully advocated for the addition of more loos across the wider Bayswater area which should ease the impact on local people.

Organised Begging in Bayswater

Organised begging by a gang of Roma continues to be a concern across Bayswater and the wider Westminster. We have been repeatedly escalating this issue to the Council who have initiated their response programme. This has recently included a series of ongoing targeted joint operations, involving t

Organised Begging in Bayswater

Organised begging by a gang of Roma continues to be a concern across Bayswater and the wider Westminster. We have been repeatedly escalating this issue to the Council who have initiated their response programme. This has recently included a series of ongoing targeted joint operations, involving t

Bayswater Bin Update

We have been focusing on the fly tipping around the Big Black Bins in Bayswater and have had a series of ongoing initiatives since January. We have successfully managed to stop local restaurants illegally dumping commercial waste in the bins at Leinster Square, have reduced fly tipping around Wes

Local crime in Bayswater

Local crime has become an issue with a spate of burglaries throughout the area. This falls under the remit of the police but we have been advocating hard on your behalf. Cllr Richard Elcho convened a meeting between residents of Orsett Terrace, Westminster Housing and the local police. 

Housing for All

Westminster needs more homes, this is why your Conservative run council has an ambitious plan to build 2000 new homes in our city.