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.

Telephone: 020 7730 8181

Email: warwick@westminsterconservatives.com

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News

Dockless Bikes - New byelaw

Whilst  your Councillors are very supportive of cycling, we have received numerous complaints of Lime Bikes, Mobikes etc "abandoned" on the highway, very often on a narrow pavement causing an obstruction making it difficult for pedestrians to pass; particularly those in a wheelchair or children i

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.

Another successful Silver Sunday!

The brainchild of Warwick Ward Councillor, Christabel Flight, Silver Sunday is a day of fun and free events for older people held on the first Sunday of October every year. Cllr Flight started the special day seven years ago and now runs it through The Sir Simon Milton Foundation.

20mph speed limit: have your say!

Westminster has begun a consultation on extending the 20mph zone that had been successfully trialled around schools in the Little Venice area and other parts of Westminster.

SWAT comes to Pimlico!

Local Pimlico Warwick Councillors have secured a group of specially trained officers to undertake a targeted operation in the area to tackle the growing issue of fly tipping, particularly around the big black bins.

Pimlico Tube Noise Update

Track grinding has already begun

TfL agrees slow down night tube trains to 30mph

TfL has started its long overdue maintenance of the Victoria Line to reduce tube noise.

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Ian Adams

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Nickie Aiken

Nickie Aiken has lived in the Warwick ward for over 20 years, and is married with two children both of whom attended the local church primary school before going onto secondary education. 

Barbara Arzymanow

Barbara has lived in Westminster for over 35 years and knows that a strong voice can make a difference. Having retired from a business career she plans to dedicate herself full-time to being a community champion liaising with residents and the wealth of organisations representing them.

Tim Barnes

Having moved to the area around Fitzrovia while a student at UCL, Tim now lives in Soho. 

Richard Beddoe

Richard Beddoe is a lawyer specialising in child protection.  He was delighted to lead the formation of a specialist domestic violence court at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Marylebone Road. 

Iain Bott

Iain Bott was elected to the council in a by-election in 2013, and works as a dentist in the Marylebone High Street Ward.

Margot Bright

Margot has lived in Westminster for over 30 years. During that time, she has been an active within the community as a long-standing member local residents’ associations; SEBRA and BRA. Margot has also sat on the Safer Neighbourhoods Panel and serves as a trustee of Paddington Charities.

Susie Burbridge

Susie was elected as a councillor in 1998 whilst continuing to work in Parliament. She grew up in Yorkshire with her six brothers and sisters and left for London at the age of 24 to open a travel business. She is very much a family person and has a son and daughter.

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.