West End

About the ward 

West End Ward covers the iconic areas of Mayfair, Soho, Fitzrovia and East Marylebone. Along Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street and the surrounding areas, it includes some of Britain’s busiest shopping streets and is home to large numbers of theatres, entertainment and cultural venue. A significant proportion of the area affected by current plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street which runs through the ward. The ward also contains Bond Street tube station, which will be on the new Elizabeth line when in opens in December 2018.

Many of London’s top creative industries, including Savile Row, the post-production facilities in Soho and art galleries and auctioneers are situated within the ward. It is one of the world’s most vibrant areas, with millions of visitors a year, and a vibrant and diverse economy including many evening and night-time venues.

The ward is currently represented by two Conservative councillors; Tim Barnes and Jonathan Glanz, and a Labour Councillor. 

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

People

Jonathan Glanz

Jonathan Glanz has lived and worked in the West End for many years. 

He was Chairman of the Marylebone Association and within the Council has served as a Cabinet Member for Housing and Property and Deputy Cabinet Member for Parking. 

Tim Barnes

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

News

The chancellor’s measures are ‘putting bread on the table’

The following article, written by Westminster City Council Leader Rachael Robathan, originally published by themj.co.uk

Up and down the town centres of the country, we felt the tectonic plates move on Saturday as, after four months of being cooped up, people finally got to go out.

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.

75th Anniversary of VE Day

This week, the Union Flag will fly outside Westminster City Hall to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday.

Refurbishment of Laptops, and Family-Activity Packs

The Conservative-controlled Westminster City Council has arranged for the refurbishment of two hundred decommissioned Council laptops. The laptops have been distributed to help vulnerable families hitherto without computers.