Local News

Turning on our Christmas Lights!

For the first time this year, we are delighted to be able to welcome everyone to an event for the whole local community including children on Wednesday 4th December at 6.00pm.

You are invited to enjoy the Christmas-tree lights being switched on outside St Mary’s Church, Wyndham Place.

Big black bins – magnets for anti-social behaviour? Take them away

In some parts of our Vincent Square neighbourhood, such as the Cathedral Piazza and Carey Place, big black bins have become magnets for antisocial behaviour and drug dealing. Our excellent local police team have been working on these problems too, with arrests.

Christmas Tree Lights – Strutton Ground, Wednesday 4th December at 3.45pm

As your Councillors, we are delighted to be supporting the St James’s ward Christmas tree this year. The tree will be at its usual place in Strutton Ground, close to the junction with Old Pye Street and Vic. 

Once again, we will be joined by the choir of St Matthew’s Primary School.  

Air Quality Action Day came to NW8

Your councillors arranged for an Air Quality Action Day to be held in St John’s Wood on 14th November and were joined by local people and air quality marshals who engaged with drivers about the harmful effects of engine idling.

Protecting residents amenity from alfresco dinner

A recent planning application to place tables and chairs outside The Gate restaurant on Allitsen Road creating an afresco dining experience was withdrawn by the applicant following strong opposition from local residents. 

Tackling abuse of short-term letting

We know that most homeowners who let on a nightly basis do so within the law and maintain excellent standards. However, we also know short-term letting can cause problems for local people.

William Court Planning Application

After a lengthy round of applications, hearings, re-applications and more hearings, consent was eventually agreed for the Developer to proceed with a much-reduced project that we hope will not harm residents' quality of life or access to light. 

Knightsbridge Heritage Features Revamped

One of the key issues highlighted by local people in the recent Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan was the importance of the heritage features in the area.