issue of temporary licences to ice cream sellers for five locations in the borough for fixed sites. The aim it says is to

achieve improved air quality and reduced emissions from engine idling, high levels of hygiene; clearly advertised pricing; the inclusion of healthier options such as frozen yogurt or fruit, and to promote safety for both ice cream sellers and residents. A counci l spokesman

said: “We hope to support ice cream sellers onto the scheme, for the benef i t of t h ems e l v e s , t h e ir customers, local residents and businesses. I would encourage everyone who is interested to take part in the engagement and let us know your thoughts on our plans.” The five sites identified for

the trial are; Camden High Street (Outside JD sports), Albert Terrace (Park side); Downshire Hill junction with East Heath Road; Russell Square junction with Woburn Place and Neal St reet pedestrian area (Outside Urban Outfitters).

One step closer to Church Street enhancement

Over a thousand new homes are one step closer in Church Street Westminster following a consultation asking the local community for their views. Under the plans Church

Street will see brand new health and wellbeing facilities

and green areas. The regeneration programme also offers support for local businesses and market traders who will benef i t from the arrival of many new punters, alongside an employment service for residents. Cllr Rachael Robathan

said: “We’ ve l i s tened and taken the advice of our res ident s in t hi s consultation. We will now draw up more detai led designs for the preferred par t ial redevelopment option, which residents will again have a chance to feedback on.” The next steps are to

further develop the designs for new homes on the three sites which sit alongside the historic Church Street market. As well as creating 1,167 new homes, the market will be rejuvenated with better access for shoppers and bet ter faci l i t ies for traders. At leas t 622 of the

homes – just over half – will be affordable, but the council’s ambi t ion is to go much further to create opportunities for people to stay in the neighbourhood. The exact numbers may change sl ight ly as the designs develop. The designs for all of the

sites will be discussed with the communi ty over the summer to make plans suit the needs of the people who live in the ward.

Dipper ditched due to Market Traders

When I was a youngster visiting London the warning to watch out for pick-pockets was given often and sternly – indeed there were warning notices liberally sprinkled around the capitals streets. Candidly for years I haven’t

give the ‘dippers’ a thought but clearly they’re still about at least on Portobello. Or were – until they were recently barred. It all centres on an incident

in April last when local Safer Neighbourhood Of ficers spot ted two individuals acting suspiciously outside Gail’s Café. They appeared to be paying a lot of attention to shoppers and thei r belongings rather than the market itself. The individuals were identified as potential pickpockets. The two were stopped and

searched and one had a smart phone on their person which did not belong to them. Investigations following the arrest indicated that the individual in question had been a menace on the market for some time. Officers attended court

on the 4th June 2019 where the individual in question was found guilty and issued with an order banning from attending Portobello Market and indeed the whole of the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for the following 18 months. Por to b e l l o Ma r ke t s


proposals that will transform the top of the town, bringing increased foot fall, more at t ract ive open space, improved parking and quality new homes. At the same t ime, the

masterplan puts forward ideas for the long-term future of the Town Hall building (as high end hotel) and the Watford Museum and Heritage service (with a new, modern Museum building in the cultural hub area). Phase 2 of the masterplan

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Ma n ag e r Ni c k K a s i c commented: “Thanks to stallholders and other market affiliates willing to come forward, statements were collected to explain the effects of pickpockets on stallholders, shoppers and the reputation of Portobello Market itself. “These statements were

vital and played most heavily with the courts when deciding to issue the banning order. Thank you to all stallholders for reporting crimes and, importantly, willing to make statements and if necessary

stand up in cour t . This particular thief will not be visiting our market anytime soon.”

Watford market

enhancement in the wind Wat ford Counc i l ha s published plans to regenerate and enhance the stretch of the town centre that runs from the ring road flyover to the Town Hall and surrounding area. The plans, known as the

Wat ford High Street and Cultural Hub masterplan, set out an exciting range of

looks at improving Watford Market , bringing empty buildings around The Parade area back into use and redeveloping nearby streets while phase 3 concentrates on reconnecting the High Street and the Town Hall area by introducing a new surface level pedestrian crossing at the top of Rickmansworth Road. Mayor of Watford, Peter

Taylor said: “In Watford, we have a vibrant and busy town centre. However, we have to keep improving it to make sure this continues for years to come. I have already received a lot of feedback on the proposals in the masterplan and would encourage everyone to get involved and share their views. This is a really important project for the town. What people tell us will shape the final plans so we can get this right for Watford and for our residents and businesses.”

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