The Exchange Meeting review
Thank you to our members and partners that attended yesterday’s engaging Exchange meeting, a special thanks to Le Méridien for hosting.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 9 October.
Please see below a review of the key discussion points and actions:
Rachel Peacock, Senior Marketing Manager:
- Rachel shared the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) 2019 video and gave a summary of the engagement for the festival. Contact Rachel here to find out how you can get involved with LFA 2020.
- Afternoon tea week is commencing on the 12 August, there will be a lot of promotion and media involved, including partnering with TimeOut London.
Joe Lister, Dedicated Ward Officer:
- Joe reported that theft from motor vehicles peaked in July, but is now down by 30%.
- The police have seen a rise of organised sex workers in Berkeley Street, brothels in Mayfair and St James’s remain a target area for the police.
- Crime in the area is under reported, please call 101 or report it online here.
Tony Nash, My Local Bobby (MLB):
- Tony introduced the organisation and reported on problems such as pick pockets, theft and table surfing that have been seen in the area.
- The MLB team are supporting the police, to help deter anti-social behaviour in the area.
- Please use your radio if you need to contact the MLB team.
Adem Kubilay, Westminster Commercial Waste Services (with Veolia):
- Adem summarised the Waste Matters project recognising the need to educate businesses in the area on waste behaviours.
- The results for the project are due later this month and will also be replicated in Leicester Square.
Sam Pieters, Westminster City Inspector:
- Sam provided an update on his work in the area including Waste Matters, managing street kiosks, licensing and begging.
- Businesses can email City Inspectors here, or via the street management team.
Other discussion points: