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 chairman of the Housing and Finance policy and scrutiny committee.

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

Matthew moved into the area five years ago and has been a community activist since then. He works as a consultant and covers areas including LGBT and gender equality.

News

Parsons House North Development

Little Venice Councillors Melvyn Caplan, Lorraine Dean and Matthew Green joined Cabinet Member Rachael Robathan and the contractor Osborne’s for the ground-breaking on this site in late August. 

Westminster-Wide 20mph speed limit

Conservative run Westminster is making our roads safer and greener by planning to introduce a City-wide 20mph speed limit. ​

This week, the Council launched a consultation on implementing a 20mph speed limit to cover the entirety of Westminster. ​

Council Trials Electric Bin Lorries

In a London-first, Conservative-led Westminster City Council is trialling two electric powered waste collection vehicles over the next two years.

Combating anti-social behaviour in Fleming Court

After a long campaign that started at the end of 2018, your Little Venice councillors have been successful in getting a door entry and security gate scheme brought forward for Fleming Court.

Warrington Pub update

Cllr Caplan spoke at the planning committee at the end of July regarding the application for a balcony to be installed at the Warrington Pub.

Bike hanger installed in Little Venice

The first bike hanger in Little Venice Ward has been installed in Sutherland Avenue. You can apply for a place for your bicycle here. If the hangar proves popular with residents, additional locations will be considered.