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Police Liaison - Six Month Report

Despite the repeated warnings of potential terrorist activity in Westminster and the recent appearance of five individuals at Westminster Magistrates Court on terrorist charges, it is pleasing to be able to report that reported crime in Westminster overall is down by 14.2% over the past 12 months. Even better statistics are shown for theft against the person (down by 32.7% over the past 12 months) and mobile phone thefts (down by 42%).

However, there are still too many reported crimes in our areas and mostly these are opportunistic crimes arising, dare I say it, from carelessness of the owners for their properties.

In our 3 areas there were 420 reported crimes in August 2014 (448 in 2013) shared between Bryanston & Dorset Square, Cavendish Square & Oxford Market and Marylebone High Street. Theft from vehicles halved between August 2013 and August 2014 with Marylebone High Street’s reducing from 20 to 7 crimes. Drivers parking their cars in Manchester Square seemingly no longer advertise their shopping in distinctive yellow bags on the rear seats.

Residential burglary actually increased, particularly in Bryanston & Dorset Square and Cavendish Square & Oxford Market, during August 2014. Was the cause the hot summery weather with windows and doors left open? Who was it who said, ‘Keep a look out, there is a thief about?’

Non residential burglary in August 2013 and August 2014 was constant in Bryanston & Dorset Square; fairly constant in Marylebone High Street but reduced in Cavendish Square & Oxford Market. This group includes theft in bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and the like. When will lessons be learnt that we, and we alone, are responsible for our property at all times?

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Marble Arch Tower Plans - A demoralising blow

Marble Arch Tower Plans - A demoralising blow

Every now and again, in our work for the Association, the Planning Sub-committee receives a demoralising blow which leads to a fair amount of soul-searching and contemplation among those of us who put in the effort to comment on the many applications we receive, meet with developers, liaise with the Council etc.

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Planning Application Responses October 2014

Planning Application Responses October 2014

Here are the responses from The Association Planning sub-committee for planning applications in the Marylebone Area for the month of October, 2014.

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Marylebone Road: Green Light for TfL Funded “Wonderpass”

The Baker Street Quarter (bakerstreetquarter.co.uk) have reported in their latest newsletter that the "bleak" underpass running under the Marylebone Road just outside Baker Street Station will be transformed into a "Wonderpass".

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Marylebone Traffic Management Update

Marylebone Traffic Management Update

Here are the updates to Traffic issues in Marylebone which have been raised by The Association.

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Marylebone Association - 7 new business members join The Association

We would like to welcome seven new business members to The Association. Our business member's section continues to grow with local businesses realising the benefits and importance of joining the Marylebone community. If you are interested in understanding more about what the Association has to offer, please contact me via the contact page on this web site.

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