Little Venice

About the ward

Little Venice is located in the north east of Westminster. The ward is bordered by Church Street and Abbey Road to the east. Maida Vale to the north, Westbourne and Hyde Park to the south. Little Venice also contains the triangular body of water formed by the Regent's and Grand Union Canals, once a pivotol intersection in London transportation.

The ward is currently represented by three Conservative councillors; Melvin Caplan, Lorraine Dean and Matthew Green. 

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

People

Melvyn Caplan

Melvyn has been a councillor for Little Venice Ward since 1990 and has lived in the area for more than 30 years.  He is currently Deputy Leader of the council and Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration.  He is a former leader of the council and has held a number of other Cabinet ro

Lorraine Dean

Lorraine has lived in Little Venice since 1983 and ran a family electronics business on Edgware Road for 17 years. She now works locally at the City of Westminster college as a teaching assistant to young disabled adults.

Matthew Green

Cllr Green was elected to the council, representing Little Venice ward, in May 2018. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in French and Russian, he spent a number of years in diplomatic postings in Japan and Ukraine.

News

Mental Health Guide

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

Two new cycle hangars in our Ward

Two new bike hangars have been installed in Little Venice ward. There is now bicycle storage on the Warwick Avenue central island and a second bike hangar has been installed on Sutherland Avenue. Each cycle hangar provides protected parking for six bikes.

Parsons North Housing Development Tops Out

Little Venice ward councillors Melvyn Caplan and Matthew Green were joined by the Leader of Westminster Council, Cllr Rachael Robathan, for the topping out ceremony of Parsons North on Edgware Road. The new building is now at its full height!

Little Venice Connects

As we have already reported, your local councillors have been working with the Paddington Waterways and Maida Vale Society and the Council’s Westminster Connects service to provide meals donated by Clifton Road businesses Raoul’s and Cook Maida Vale to our hardworking NHS staff at St.

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.

Warwick Avenue Canal Bridge Refurbishment

We are pleased to report that the two sides of the bridge on Warwick Avenue over the canal have both been repaired and are now been repainted. Significant structural repairs were needed following a vehicle damaging the bridge and this has now been completed.