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

Road resurfacing across the Ward

Howley Place and Park Place Villas (between Maida Avenue and St. Mary’s Terrace) were resurfaced at the end of February. We also arranged for a section of Warwick Avenue between Clifton Villas and Formosa Street to be resurfaced.

Improving recycling rates and combating fly-tipping

For many residents who live in flats, the big black bins that are located around Little Venice ward are an essential part of their daily lives. Because of the high level of demand, these bins are emptied three times a day, seven days a week.

Westminster Matters: Leader's Update March 2019

Westminster Matters: An update from Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader of Westminster City Council

It has been an incredibly busy time since I last updated you on the work of Conservative-run Westminster City Council.

A supporting hand for those sleeping on the streets

Sadly we continue to see an increase in the number of rough sleepers on our streets. Westminster attracts more than the next four boroughs combined. Being the “capital of the capital” has always meant more people bedding down on our streets.

Meetings with Narrow Boat owners

Following a series of break-ins to a number of narrow boats on the Little Venice canal, Cllr Caplan organised a meeting with the local police and the Canal and River Trust. This was preceded by a walkabout along the canal to review the security of the site. 

Ark Paddington Green planning application

A significant planning application has been submitted to construct a new building at the Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy in order to increase the number of pupils.