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Category: Local

  • February 23, 2013

    The deeper discontent beneath the mansion tax debate

    ‘It’s like the Harrods sale!’ exclaimed Rob Tincknell in January. As Chief Executive of the Battersea Power Station Development Company, it was no surprise that he greeted the stampede to secure new Battersea homes with elation. More than £600 million worth of prime London properties – three quarters of the 800 homes on site – […]
  • February 19, 2013

    Your Choice – Tackling Youth Violence

    Find out how Westminster City Council are tackling youth violence in Pimlico – Saturday 23 February, 11am-4pm Johnson’s Place, opposite Coleridge House, Churchill Gardens Drop in and speak to the council about what they are doing in your area Meet young people who are taking positive action to help others their age choose the right path Join in […]
  • 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 […]