Vincent Square

About the ward 

Vincent Square Ward covers an area of central London that is bordered by the River Thames to the south, the Palace of Westminster and St. James's to the east, Victoria Station to the north and Pimlico to the west. The ward includes Westminster Cathedral, the Victorian mansion blocks of Ashley Gardens and Edwin Lutyen's social housing around Page Street. Vincent Square itself is one of London's largest squares and at 13 acres, is the largest privately owned square in the city (it provides playing fields for nearby Westminster School) and is also home to the Royal Horticultural Society. The ward is socially very diverse and, amongst many other groups, has a vibrant Bangladeshi community.

The ward is currently represented by three Conservative councillors; Danny Chalkley, David Harvey and Selina Short.

To find out more about them, you can visit their respective pages by clicking on the links below.

People

Danny Chalkley

Danny Chalkley has represented Vincent Square Ward since 2002. He has worked persistently to address many local problems and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the area. He has served as a Cabinet Member for many years and sat on numerous committees. 

David Harvey

David lives in Vincent Square Ward. Elected in 2010, he works to make life better for local residents and businesses and to preserve our area’s distinct character. He always pushes for Council services to be high quality, value for money and helpful.

Selina Short

Selina has lived in Vincent Square ward for 17 years.  She works in Parliament, supporting MPs in dealing with issues raised by their constituents. Selina is keen to make a difference locally by working on solutions to local issues from rough sleeping and housing to traffic management.

News

Electric vehicles and car sharing

Given the increased media attention to environmental issues, we are frequently asked about what WCC is doing to help. We have a range of initiatives including providing more electric vehicle charging points than any other London borough.

Marking Dementia Week

The number of people living with dementia is increasing year upon year and we must do more as a nation to make our most vulnerable citizens and their families feel safe and cherished.

Clean Air for All

Air quality is just as much of a priority for you as it is for us - this is why it is at the top of our agenda for Westminster.

Idling vehicles are some of the worst offenders when it comes to dirtying the air we breathe, so Westminster Conservatives are cracking down on them hard.

The Westminster Mile

For second year running, the Westminster Mile was largest one-mile run in the world. More than 11,000 people ran the one-mile stretch including many of your local Conservative councillors.

Greening of Victoria Street

A survey of Victoria Street took placeto identify potential tree planting sites. The survey shows that the footways are full of electricity cables which makes it difficult to plant trees. 

Electric vehicles and car sharing

The Council has launched two new flexible vehicle sharing schemes with ZipCar and DriveNow which will help reduce the number of cars on our roads. A flexible vehicle sharing scheme allows users to hire vehicles and to leave them in different on-street locations within Westminster and other partic

Rough sleeping around Westminster Cathedral Piazza

Many of you attended the meeting about anti-social behaviour and rough sleeping around the Piazza last month. Thank you. Cheap drugs and anti-social behaviour continue to be big causes of concern. We are holding another public meeting in June.