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. A former leader of the council, he spent 25 years of his working career as an executive at IBM and now spends the majority of his week on council activity. He also serves on the neighbourhood police committee. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym and watching most sports.

Telephone: 020 7289 9929

Email: littlevenice@westminsterconservatives.com

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News

Road resurfacing across the Ward

Howley Place and Park Place Villas (between Maida Avenue and St. Mary’s Terrace) were resurfaced at the end of February. We also arranged for a section of Warwick Avenue between Clifton Villas and Formosa Street to be resurfaced.

Improving recycling rates and combating fly-tipping

For many residents who live in flats, the big black bins that are located around Little Venice ward are an essential part of their daily lives. Because of the high level of demand, these bins are emptied three times a day, seven days a week.

Westminster Matters: Leader's Update March 2019

Westminster Matters: An update from Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader of Westminster City Council

It has been an incredibly busy time since I last updated you on the work of Conservative-run Westminster City Council.

A supporting hand for those sleeping on the streets

Sadly we continue to see an increase in the number of rough sleepers on our streets. Westminster attracts more than the next four boroughs combined. Being the “capital of the capital” has always meant more people bedding down on our streets.

Meetings with Narrow Boat owners

Following a series of break-ins to a number of narrow boats on the Little Venice canal, Cllr Caplan organised a meeting with the local police and the Canal and River Trust. This was preceded by a walkabout along the canal to review the security of the site. 

Ark Paddington Green planning application

A significant planning application has been submitted to construct a new building at the Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy in order to increase the number of pupils.

Should we introduce more 20 mph zones in Little Venice Ward?

There is some evidence from elsewhere in the UK that a lower speed limit only changes behaviour if it is done in selected areas as opposed to across entire districts, which is why initially Westminster has introduced 20 mph zones mostly around schools as opposed to across the whole city.