Lancaster Gate

About the ward 

Lancaster Gate lies in the west of Westminster. It is bordered to the north east by Hyde Park, to the south east by Knightsbridge and Belgravia and to the north west by Bayswater. The borough of Kensington and Chelsea is to the west.

The ward is currently represented by three Conservative councillors Margot Bright, Susie Burbridge and Andrew Smith. 

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

People

Susie Burbridge

Susie was elected as a councillor in 1998 whilst continuing to work in Parliament. She grew up in Yorkshire with her six brothers and sisters and left for London at the age of 24 to open a travel business. She is very much a family person with a son and daughter.

Andrew Smith

Andrew was elected as a Councillor in Lancaster Gate in 2008; since his election he has worked to improve the environment of Lancaster Gate, supported residents to deliver sensitive development in the area and stood up for the interests of CityWest Homes residents.

Margot Bright

Margot has lived in Westminster for over 30 years. During that time, she has been an active within the community as a long-standing member local residents’ associations; SEBRA and BRA. Margot has also sat on the Safer Neighbourhoods Panel and serves as a trustee of Paddington Charities.

News

The chancellor’s measures are ‘putting bread on the table’

The following article, written by Westminster City Council Leader Rachael Robathan, originally published by themj.co.uk

Up and down the town centres of the country, we felt the tectonic plates move on Saturday as, after four months of being cooped up, people finally got to go out.

Mental Health Guide

The Mental Health Foundation is hosting Mental Health Week, on the theme of Kindness.

Working Together through lockdown

Taking advantage of the absence of traffic and pedestrians during lockdown, the Queensway street works made terrific progress. The wide new pavements will enable proper social distancing when people return to the high street as restrictions are lifted.

New Community Protection Zone

A new Community Protection Zone has just gone live on and around Queensway and Inverness Terrace to help police tackle the sharp increase in antisocial behaviour there during lockdown, and ban persistent troublemakers from the area.

75th Anniversary of VE Day

This week, the Union Flag will fly outside Westminster City Hall to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday.

Refurbishment of Laptops, and Family-Activity Packs

The Conservative-controlled Westminster City Council has arranged for the refurbishment of two hundred decommissioned Council laptops. The laptops have been distributed to help vulnerable families hitherto without computers.