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  • Tachbrook Councillors help halt Sainsbury's library plans

    By westminstersw at 15:11 on 14/12/13
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    Resolute action by Tachbrook Ward councillors has halted Sainsbury's bid to turn the old library in Rampayne Street into a supermarket. Although a small number of people had welcomed this application many more were concerned at the prospect, concerns that were shared by the ward councillors.  Sainsbury's intention had been to open from 7am to 11pm 364 days a year, so there would have been early morning deliveries and late...
  • Tachbrook Councillors push for community use for old library

    By westminstersw at 15:58 on 03/12/13
    News from Westminster Conservatives  The new library on the corner of Lupus and Claverton Streets has been well received by users. But there is less happiness about the future of the old library building in Rampayne Street. It has been marketed by the Council for some time now, and the only serious bid received has come from Sainsbury's who want to open a store in the building.  Sainsbury's has been told that it will be...
  • Direct debit campaign prize money won by Kensington resident.

    By londononline at 13:35 on 30/08/13
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    Local authorities across London participated in offering a prize to encourage direct debit payments. The prize of £25,000 has been won North Kensington council tax payer in a London-wide campaign created by Bacs Payment Schemes (Bacs), the not-for-profit organisation behind Direct Debit.  The local authorities taking part in this year's campaign included Barnet, Brent, City of...
  • Thames Water price rise makes a splash!

    By londononline at 15:57 on 21/08/13
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    Westminster Labour Councillors have appealed to  OFWAT, the water regulator, urging them to reject Thames Water's application to increase prices  above inflation next year.  Thames Water wants bills to rise by  8% for 2014/15, on top of the 3% above inflation, they have already increased household bills by, between 2010 and 2015.  With profits last year  of £549 million how can they justify inflation...
  • Westminster Council acts to preserve skyline

    By londononline at 21:53 on 20/08/13
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    Lambeth Council supports replacing Elizabeth House in York Road  with two new blocks designed by Sir David Chipperfield. Westminster CIty Council does not.   The new 29-storey tower threatens to destroy iconic  views of the Palace of Westminster from Parliament Square. Both Westminster City Council and English Heritage oppose the scheme.  London's skyline has been under attack for many years from high-rise...

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