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

An New, easier to use Website

Since the election residents have been telling us about the frustrations they have with the Council’s website and online services. We agreed with them and dedicated an entire cabinet portfolio to improving our online offer.

On your bike!

We want to make Westminster one of the most cycle friendly parts of the capital. Not only is it good for your heath, getting pollutant traffic off our streets is one of the main ways we’re going to improve air quality.

Dockless bikes across Westminster

Dockless bikes such as Lime Bike, Mobike and oBike, not to be confused with the ‘Boris Bikes’ can often be seen left on our streets. Although Westminster promotes active and sustainable journeys and encourages people to walk and cycle, it has not given these multiple dockless cycle hire operators

Reporting suspicious behaviour to the police

We are often asked by residents about the best way to report suspicious behaviour to the Police. We have consulted them and been told that if a crime is in the process of taking place then you should ring ‘999’. If the offence has happened, then you should ring ‘101’. 

Electric vehicles and car sharing

Given the increased media attention to environmental issues, we are frequently asked about what WCC is doing to help. We have a range of initiatives including providing more electric vehicle charging points than any other London borough.

Marking Dementia Week

The number of people living with dementia is increasing year upon year and we must do more as a nation to make our most vulnerable citizens and their families feel safe and cherished.

Clean Air for All

Air quality is just as much of a priority for you as it is for us - this is why it is at the top of our agenda for Westminster.

Idling vehicles are some of the worst offenders when it comes to dirtying the air we breathe, so Westminster Conservatives are cracking down on them hard.

The Westminster Mile

For second year running, the Westminster Mile was largest one-mile run in the world. More than 11,000 people ran the one-mile stretch including many of your local Conservative councillors.