|Trevor Pears: Maybe Charity Starts In Notting Hill|
"Peers Group is buying up the whole of Notting Hill Gate around the underground station and they will knock it down and redevelop the whole area.
The Council needs to keep a close eye on this and make sure that they are on the side of residents and don't get too "developer friendly".
Cllr Ahern is on point duty for this one. He is in charge of planning and has told friends that the Council has been far too developer friendly in recent years.
The menace Cllr Campion has been running around "consulting" for the last two years on the council's grand "vision" for Notting Hill Gate. This is one weasel who needs to be watched closely by the Dame"
Locals say they are boosting rents to retailers- with the usual dire consequences to local shops.
Here is the irony....Trevor Pears backed Cameron's leadership campaign to the tune of £20,000.
Cameron has also backed Mary Portas and her plans to save small retailers.
One of her 'planks' was to persuade landlords not to strangle struggling retailers with huge rent increases and to reduce parking charges; an idea persistently ignored by RBK&C and other councils.
Pears Group is valued at over £1 billion: it can afford to be generous.
Maybe it needs to remind itself of it's own corporate responsibility statement....
"At the core of the Group’s philosophy is a recognition of its responsibility to our tenants, employees and society generally."
And perhaps the Prime Minister should have a quiet word with his friends, the Pears family: after all, he was once resident of Notting Hill.
But perhaps the Pears family could look to the example of the benevolent de Walden family.
When Hugh Seaborn was CEO he took particular trouble over the small, independent retailers. It paid off. That is why Marylebone High Street is a pleasure to walk down.
And that is why Seaborn bodes well for Cadogan.
Local Resident, Sophie Gunther writes...
Please would you sign the petition and share this information to support our local pharmacy!
We are losing all our local shops – the fishmonger has gone, WHSmith has gone, Oddbins has gone and now both Tylers and our chemist Calder are under threat from ever increasing rent hikes from the landlord, the Pears Group, who owns this whole area.
We need to “live local” and support our local retailers. Please act to help keep our shops that support our valued community.
Thank you in advance.
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