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Category: Local

  • February 6, 2013

    Metropolitan Police Service

    Mark made the following contribution to a debate in Westminster Hall on the Metropolitan Police Service: Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate Mr Thomas on securing this important debate. Ten short days ago, my constituency was home to an appalling tragedy. A 16-year-old boy, Hani El Kheir, was brutally murdered in the street. Walking along Lupus […]
  • January 31, 2013

    Pimlico Community Meeting

    There will be a community meeting held at Churchill Gardens Hall, 6.30pm next Thursday (7 February) regarding the dreadful events on Sunday night that led to the death of young Pimlico resident, Hani El-Kheir. I shall be attending along with the police and council representatives. I have also tweeted the details but my team and […]
  • January 30, 2013

    Proposed closure of Westminster fire station

    Mark and Westminster City Council have been concerned by the Mayor of London’s plans to close Westminster fire station in Greycoat Place, Victoria. As Mark understands it, the justification put forward for closing these fire stations in large part relies on the fact that fires are rarer in modern buildings. However, as 75% of Westminster is a conservation […]
  • January 28, 2013

    Stabbing on Lupus Street, Pimlico

    Along with local constituents, Mark was deeply shocked to learn of the stabbing of a teenage boy that took place last night on Lupus Street, Pimlico. Police were called to the scene at 18.50 however the sixteen year-old boy, a local constituent and Pimlico Academy student, sadly died at 20.45 in a south London hospital. […]
  • January 22, 2013

    Visit to the Fleet Sewer

    As a guest of Thames Water, Mark descended into the 150 year old Fleet Sewer which covers the River Fleet and is one of London’s largest lost rivers running from Hampstead Heath to Blackfriars.   The sewer was built to enclose the Fleet after parliament relaxed the controls on the disposal of human waste into […]
  • January 14, 2013

    Mark visits Maggie’s Centre

    This morning Mark visited Charing Cross Hospital to see how London’s first Maggie’s Centre is helping those in the capital who have been diagnosed with cancer. Maggie’s Centres aim to empower people living with cancer by bringing together professional help and communities of support. The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 after cancer sufferer, […]
  • December 5, 2012

    Gangs and Youth Violence (2011 Riots)

    Mark made the following contribution to a Westminster Hall debate tabled by Westminster North MP, Karen Buck, on gang and youth violence.  Mark Field (Cities of London and Westminster, Conservative) I congratulate my constituency neighbour, Ms Buck on securing this important debate. Although I have some sympathy with her view that it is a shame that these issues are not […]
  • October 30, 2012

    Paddington Rotary Club

    Mark spoke to the Paddington Rotary Club about a range of local issues. Below are his notes from the event, including an update on the future of hospitals in this part of London.  Situation on St Mary’s –          From next April new Commissioning Boards come into play that will be run by local GPs. The […]
  • September 12, 2012

    Visit to the InterContinental London Westminster

    I was very pleased to visit InterContinental’s newest hotel yesterday which is nearing the end of its £150 million transformation in the Westminster segment of my constituency. This considerable investment underlines InterContinental’s long term confidence in Westminster as a place to conduct business. The hotel is set to be the first InterContinental to have opened […]
  • July 16, 2012

    Concerts in Hyde Park

    Every year the programme of concerts in Hyde Park provokes a string of emails and letters to me from residents disturbed by noise and general disruption. In this Olympic year, the number of events has increased and their impact, added to dreadful summer weather, has given our glorious Park a pummelling. Last summer, I tabled a debate in the House of Commons to outline my concerns about commercialisation of the Parks, set out my opposition to the transfer...