Archive for Tag: Parking

How to Cure your own meat at Mount Street Deli

Tuesday 13 November at 6pm Learn the art of home-curing with Adam Coghlin. One of the city’s leading ‘Young British Foodies’ (YBFs) Adam is an authority on home-curing and smoking different meats and fish and will be teaching guests how to do this easily at home. Just in time for making gifts for Christmas. Tickets […]

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Westminster’s West End parking plan scrapped

Westminster Council has announced it will scrap a plan to charge for evenings and Sunday parking in the West End. The new levy of up to £4.40 per hour was to run until midnight, Monday-to-Saturday and on Sunday afternoons. The move had provoked widespread opposition with protest groups claiming it was aimed at raising revenue […]

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Westminster drops off-peak parking charges

Westminster Council has scrapped plans for evening and weekend parking charges in the West End, admitting defeat in a political battle that united business leaders, night workers, clergymen and actors against one of the country’s most powerful local authorities. Critics had claimed the proposals to charge as much as £4.40 an hour for street parking […]

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Parking and Portillo… the failures that blot hedge fund tycoon’s career

Colin Barrow’s political career will be best remembered for two spectacular failures. In 2001 he lent his palatial Westminster town house – the former residence of the Bishop of London – to Michael Portillo to use as a campaign headquarters for the former defence secretary’s doomed tilt at the Tory party leadership. A decade later […]

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Residents declare victory in war on ‘nightlife tax’

Colin Barrow’s resignation was declared a “victory” by campaigners against Westminster’s proposed parking charges – who demanded his successor ditch the plan for good. Tessa Jowell, shadow minister for London and the Olympics and MP for Dulwich and West Norwood “Colin Barrow’s resignation is the result of the sustained campaign against his undemocratic and high-handed […]

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