We recognise the difficulty the lock down has had on individuals and families with the advice to stay at home. This has not been made easier by the Government’s position that construction can continue and in our part of the City there have been a number of sites where works have indeed continued
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.
Taking advantage of the absence of traffic and pedestrians during lockdown, the Queensway street works made terrific progress. The wide new pavements will enable proper social distancing when people return to the high street as restrictions are lifted.
A new Community Protection Zone has just gone live on and around Queensway and Inverness Terrace to help police tackle the sharp increase in antisocial behaviour there during lockdown, and ban persistent troublemakers from the area.
Many of our local businesses have had to make significant changes in the way they trade during the COVID-19 crisis. We have seen restaurants turn to takeaway and delivery, pubs turning to wine shops and the rise of "farm shops" which sell high-quality local produce.
We are all aware of the continuing difficult period that is being experienced by everyone across Westminster. I want to assure you that your local councillors will continue to provide whatever support or advice is needed in the coming weeks.
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.
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