Vincent Square

About the ward 

Vincent Square Ward covers an area of central London that is bordered by the River Thames to the south, the Palace of Westminster and St. James's to the east, Victoria Station to the north and Pimlico to the west. The ward includes Westminster Cathedral, the Victorian mansion blocks of Ashley Gardens and Edwin Lutyen's social housing around Page Street. Vincent Square itself is one of London's largest squares and at 13 acres, is the largest privately owned square in the city (it provides playing fields for nearby Westminster School) and is also home to the Royal Horticultural Society. The ward is socially very diverse and, amongst many other groups, has a vibrant Bangladeshi community.

The ward is currently represented by three Conservative councillors; Danny Chalkley, David Harvey and Selina Short.

To find out more about them, you can visit their respective pages by clicking on the links below.

People

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. 

David Harvey

David lives in Vincent Square Ward. Elected in 2010, he works to make life better for local residents and businesses and to preserve our area’s distinct character. He always pushes for Council services to be high quality, value for money and helpful.

Selina Short

Selina has lived in Vincent Square ward for 17 years.  She works in Parliament, supporting MPs in dealing with issues raised by their constituents. Selina is keen to make a difference locally by working on solutions to local issues from rough sleeping and housing to traffic management.

News

Getting black bins the Piazza

Local community groups have asked if we can run a trial removing the big black bins from Ashley Place by the Cathedral Piazza. Conservative Councillors Chalkley, Harvey and Short have direct experience of how they are used to disguise serious antisocial behaviour.

Local policing in Vincent Square

None of us were happy about the spike in rough sleeping and associated antisocial behaviour, soup runs and drug-crime around Christmas, near the Cathedral and beyond.

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.

Victoria Tower Gardens

You may be aware of the proposals to locate a new Holocaust Museum within Victoria Tower Gardens which offer iconic views of River Thames and provide much valued and well used outside space for residents living in Vincent Square Ward.

Protecting the Vincent Square Neighbourhood

“Protecting the Vincent Square neighbourhood from unneighbourly planning applications big or small, is a major part of the job of your local Conservative councillors” says Councillor Selina Short.

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’.