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

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 .

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.

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

Harrow Road and Edgware Road works

Transport for London has begun work on the Harrow Road and Edgware Road junction, including - in spite of your Little Venice councillors’ objections - banning the left turn from Harrow Road to Edgware Road northbound.

Fleming Court - security works to begin

Your Little Venice councillors have been working with residents of Fleming Court to design an appropriate scheme that will protect local people in their homes and ensure that anti-social behaviour incidents will no longer happen in the courtyard.

5 Kingdom Street - planning application rejected

As we have previously advised, we have been campaigning against the proposal to erect a 19-storey office building at this site in Paddington Basin, currently the location of Pergola Paddington.

Air Quality Action!

Your local councillors arranged for an Air Quality Action Day in the West End on 20th January and were joined by local residents and workers to assist Westminster Council’s  air quality marshals to speak with drivers about the harmful effects of engine idling.