Christabel Flight

Christabel Flight was elected to represent Warwick Ward in May 2006. She has held the following roles: acting as Westminster's Older Peoples Champion, editor of Westminster Plus for Westminster's 25,000 freedom pass holders.

Prior to her election as Lord Mayor, she also served as Deputy Cabinet Member of Adults and Public Heath in addition to sitting on the Planning Applications Committee.

As a Councillor Christabel created the annual Christmas Tea Dance (held at the Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane), it is a free event for 1000 Westminster residents aged 65+ and provides the opportunity for people to forge new friendships.

Christabel also initiated the Sir Simon Milton Foundation in memory of her mentor. In 2012 she helped the foundation launch Silver Sunday, a day to combat loneliness and isolation. From its origins in Westminster, on the first Sunday of October every year, Silver Sunday is now nationwide with over 1000 events taking place in 2018. 

Christabel has also been instrumental in helping to raise funds for the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College (UTC) which will provide an academic education for 550 students aged 14-18 in adition to specialist training in Engineering. The newly, purpose built, UTC opened in September 2017 in Pimlico.

Christabel served as Lord Mayor of Westminster between 2015 - 2016.

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Email: warwick@westminsterconservatives.com

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News

The chancellor’s measures are ‘putting bread on the table’

The following article, written by Westminster City Council Leader Rachael Robathan, originally published by themj.co.uk

Up and down the town centres of the country, we felt the tectonic plates move on Saturday as, after four months of being cooped up, people finally got to go out.

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour in Pimlico

Gillingham Row behind the Queen Mother Centre has been a focal point for drug-related anti-social behaviour. To overcome this, Westminster City Council has installed railings along the length of Gillingham Row behind the QM to prevent unauthorised access. 

Don’t be a crime victim!

It is unfortunate but inevitable that malevolent actors find new opportunities in Covid-19, to scam vulnerable people who may be thrown off-guard by these exceptional circumstances. Please be aware that it is now even more important than ever to watch out for the techniques used by scammers.

Mental Health Guide

The Mental Health Foundation is hosting Mental Health Week, on the theme of Kindness.

75th Anniversary of VE Day

This week, the Union Flag will fly outside Westminster City Hall to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday.

Refurbishment of Laptops, and Family-Activity Packs

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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