Over the summer months, Hyde Park ward always has an influx of tourists and the numbers and economic wealth in the area can attract unwelcome activity. Your Councillors have worked with partners to take action against anti social behaviour.
There is now a dedicated WCC Inspector for Edgware Road, to make sure that rules are being respected. He will work with our own Ward Inspector, as well as the new Marble Arch BID patrol team and the police.
As well as the recent cafe premises inspection, where cash and illegal tobacco for shisha was seized, and police enquiries continue, planning and licensing enforcement has ensured that other premises stick to agreed hours of operation. In one case, where this was not happening, a licence was revoked.
The "super cars" which are being parked illegally in our ward are being ticketed regularly by Marshals. Westminster has not been towing away or clamping for many years now as it is not cost-effective. However, a fine (or many) does not deter some owners of these cars, so alternative means of ensuring consideration for neighbours are being explored.