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

More double yellow lines installed in Little Venice

As previously reported, we are now seeing the final batch of new double yellow lines being introduced following requests from local residents who have had access to their homes blocked by cars parked on single yellow lines.

Council implements leafing clearing plan

You may have noticed that our trees have started to shed their leaves. From 5th November, Westminster City County began implementing its ‘Leafing Plan’.

New parking bays for Paddington Green

We are very much aware of the pressures on car parking in the ward and are constantly looking out for ways in which we can create additional spaces to help residents. The western arm of Paddington Green (behind St. Mary’s Church) has, until recently, been for motorcycle parking only.

Armistice Remembrance

The weekend of 9th – 11th November saw Westminster Council commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. As a Council, we work very closely with the Armed Forces supporting a number of initiatives.

Funding available for projects in Little Venice

Each year, our ward is given an allocation of funds to spend on local projects. We look to support primarily one-off projects that will benefit significant numbers of people within Little Venice ward. 

Stuart Tower yellow lines installed

We received a number of requests from Stuart Tower residents who have had difficulties with cars blocking the entrances to the car park.