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 thirty years.  As a result, Richard knows Bayswater 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 has lived in Bayswater for most of her life .  She was elected as a councillor in May 2018.  Emily is a local school governor and works as a consultant. 

News

Westminster City Council launch information page for Coronavirus

Westminster City Council has launched an advice and information page for Coronavirus. The page, which will be updated to reflect events, includes updates to Council Services, links to healthcare advice and information about how people can help. You can reach the page here .

Westminster City Council’s Vision for All

On 5 March 2020, Rachael Robathan, Leader of Westminster City Council, presented the Council’s vision for managing the immediate challenges to our great city, pledging a carbon-neutral green city with technology at its core and a multi-billion-pound investment for renewal at its heart.

Last Chance to have your say: Air Quality Consultation

Following the declaration of a Climate Emergency, Westminster City Council has set out an Air Quality Action Plan to tackle air pollution in our city. Approximately 250,000 people call Westminster their home, and another 1 million visit every day.

Bayswater Planning Update

We are happy to report that the plans for a towering eyesore at 5 King Street have been rejected by the council, these have been referred to the Mayor of London who we hope will endorse the Council’s decision.

Policing in Bayswater

Policing and safety are a concern and we started off the year with reports of a number of alarming incidences. Policing and security is the responsibility of the police but we can liaise on your behalf. 

Dockless Bikes - New byelaw

Whilst  your Councillors are very supportive of cycling, we have received numerous complaints of Lime Bikes, Mobikes etc "abandoned" on the highway, very often on a narrow pavement causing an obstruction making it difficult for pedestrians to pass; particularly those in a wheelchair or children i