Labour councillors in Westminster want local government to have the power to stop noisy demolition and construction work during lockdown

Construction workers on site.

Labour councillors in Westminster have called on the government to give local councils the power to stop non-urgent, noisy demolition and construction work during lockdown. "In recent weeks, many residents across the City of Westminster have written to their elected representatives -- Councillors and MPs -- to raise concerns about often non-urgent noisy construction works …

Westminster council censures sports bar after complaints of noise nuisance

Front of building.

Westminster council has cut back the opening hours of a sports bar in Cleveland Street after examining complaints from residents about noise nuisance. The council's licensing sub-committee conducted a formal review of the premises licence of the JetLag Sports Bar in December. The committee concluded that while the premises was not badly run it did …