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 and has 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

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.

Summer treats for Lancaster Gate

This year we have funded our usual hanging baskets plus some extra ones in Craven Road, leading visitors towards the shops on Craven Terrace.

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

Lessons from the SWAT team in Lancaster Gate

The council’s Street Waste Action Team (SWAT) spent several weeks in the ward during April and May, focusing on public education and enforcement against fly-tipping.

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’. 

Whiteleys demolition noise

A large number of local people, across a wide area, have been reporting a mysterious tapping and banging noise ‘like a washing machine on spin cycle’, starting at 8am and ending by 6.30pm.

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.