Matthew Green

Cllr Green was elected to the council, representing Little Venice ward, in May 2018. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in French and Russian, he spent a number of years in diplomatic postings in Japan and Ukraine. He has also worked in the European Parliament in Brussels and for one of London's former MEPs. At present, he works as a communications consultant, specialising in public sector communications, especially related to employment policy and foreign affairs. He has lived in Westminster since 2013 and is currently a governor of the United Colleges Group, one of the largest providers of further education in London. He has previously held the post of Deputy Cabinet Member for Place Shaping and Planning and also served as the council's EU Residents' Champion. 

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Email: littlevenice@westminsterconservatives.com

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New Pedestrian Refuge Installed

Your Little Venice councillors are delighted that a new pedestrian refuge has been installed at the junction of Randolph Avenue and Randolph Crescent. This is a major junction with significant pedestrian footfall.

Randolph Avenue Fly Tipping Cleared

Fly tipping and waste being inconsiderately dumped is something that we all feel strongly about. Fly tipping at a private car park at the junction of Randolph Avenue and Clifton Road has been a persistent problem.

Illegal Edgware Road Shisha Café Halted

We work very closely with our local Little Venice neighbourhood police team and we were pleased that last week, an unauthorised shisha café operating out of the back of a restaurant on Edgware Road was visited and the operation closed.

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.

Two new cycle hangars in our Ward

Two new bike hangars have been installed in Little Venice ward. There is now bicycle storage on the Warwick Avenue central island and a second bike hangar has been installed on Sutherland Avenue. Each cycle hangar provides protected parking for six bikes.

Parsons North Housing Development Tops Out

Little Venice ward councillors Melvyn Caplan and Matthew Green were joined by the Leader of Westminster Council, Cllr Rachael Robathan, for the topping out ceremony of Parsons North on Edgware Road. The new building is now at its full height!

Little Venice Connects

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.

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Ian Adams

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Barbara Arzymanow

Barbara has lived in Westminster for over 35 years and knows how much difference a strong voice can make. As a Ward Councillor she has worked residents and many organisations on issues associated with air-quality, public protection, public realm and planning.

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 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 with 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 Deputy Leader of the council and Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration.  He is a former leader of the council and has held a number of other Cabinet ro

Danny Chalkley

Danny Chalkley has represented Vincent Square Ward since 2002. He has worked persistently to address many local problems and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the area. He has served as a Cabinet Member for many years and sat on numerous committees.