Local Conservative Spokesperson Councillor Lindsey Hall has led a campaign to get some of Westminster's local pubs such as The Star, The Clifton and The Truscott Arms registered as assets of community value to give these important social hubs legal protection from change of use or demolition. Residents will have heard about the illegal demolition of The Carlton Tavern Pub in Maida Vale without warning. Conservative led Westminster City Council stood shoulder to shoulder with residents – demanding the Carlton Tavern is rebuilt ‘brick-by-brick’ within 18 months. Conservative Councillor Robert Davis, Deputy Leader of the Council said "We cannot live in a city where unruly developers can just knock down buildings as and when they please” adding “Westminster is home to the West End, not the Wild West." Westminster Conservatives will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the developers are held to account.
We want your views on protecting local pubs
The Chippenham Hotel, Shirland Road was bought by the same company as The Carlton Tavern last August leading to some concern from local residents.
Local Conservative Spokesperson Councillor Lindsey Hall said “We would like to get your views on the future of The Chippenham Hotel. They have closed the pub, and setup a temporary shop in the bar, and an application is in progress to redevelop the top floors of the building adding an extra ten rooms, residents are rightly concerned that the owners of The Chippenham Hotel may have ulterior motives for the future of the building”.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and ensure that we get the best outcome for residents, we want your views to be heard so please take the time to complete the following survey on the future of pubs in our area by visiting www.lindseyhall.co.uk/pubs”.