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

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.

More double yellow lines installed in Little Venice

As previously reported, we are now seeing the final batch of new double yellow lines being introduced following requests from local residents who have had access to their homes blocked by cars parked on single yellow lines.

Council implements leafing clearing plan

You may have noticed that our trees have started to shed their leaves. From 5th November, Westminster City County began implementing its ‘Leafing Plan’.

New parking bays for Paddington Green

We are very much aware of the pressures on car parking in the ward and are constantly looking out for ways in which we can create additional spaces to help residents. The western arm of Paddington Green (behind St. Mary’s Church) has, until recently, been for motorcycle parking only.