Ceety o Wastmeenster

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Ceety o Wastmeenster
Lunnon burgh, Ceety
Palace o Wastmeenster
Coat of arms of Ceety o Wastmeenster
Coat of arms
Official logo of Ceety o Wastmeenster
Cooncil logo
Wastmeenster shown athin Greater Lunnon
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra Ingland
Region Lunnon
Ceremonial coonty Greater Lunnon
Status Lunnon burgh, Ceety
Admin HQ Ceety Haw, Victoria Street
Incorporatit 1 Aprile 1965
Government
 • Type Lunnon borough cooncil
 • Body Wastmeenster Ceety Cooncil
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • Laird Mayor Cllr Susie Burbridge
 • MPs Karen Buck (Lab)
Mark Field (Con)
 • Lunnon Assembly Kit Malthouse (Con) AM for Wast Central
 • EU Parliament Lunnon
Area
 • Total 8.29 sq mi (21.48 km2)
Area rank 318t (o 326)
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 253,100
 • Rank 51st (o 326)
 • Density 31,000/sq mi (12,000/km2)
 • Ethnicity[1] 49.0% White Breetish
2.8% White Erse
19.4% Ither White
0.8% White & Black Caribbean
0.7% White & Black African
1.5% White & Asie
1.4% Ither Mixed
4.8% Indie
1.4% Pakistani
2.3% Bangladeshi
2.1% Ither Asie
2.5% Black Caribbean
3.4% Black African
0.7% Ither Black
3.2% Cheenese
4.1% Ither
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcodes

NW , SW

, WC
Area code(s) 020
Polis force Metropolitan Polis
Website [[1] www.westminster.gov.uk/%20]]

The Ceety o Wastmeenster (Inglis: City of Westminster) is a Lunnon burgh occupyin hintle o the central aurie o Lunnon, Ingland, includin maist of the Wast End. It is locatit tae the wast o an adjoinin the auncient Ceety o Lunnon, directly tae the east o the Ryal Burgh o Kensington an Chelsea, an its soothren bundary is the River Thames. It is an Inner Lunnon borough an wis creatit in 1965 when Greater Lunnon wis established. At its creation Wastmeenster wis awairdit ceety status, which haed been previously held bi the smawer Metropolitan Burgh o Wastmeenster. Aside frae a number o lairge pairks an open spaces, the population density o the destrict is heich. Mony steids commonly associatit wi Lunnon are locatit in the borough, includin Buckingham Palace, the Hooses o Parliament, an 10 Downing Street. The ceety is dividit intae a number o localities includin the auncient poleetical destrict o Wastmeenster aroond the Palace o Wastmeenster; the shoppin auries aroond Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly an Bond Street; an the nicht time entertainment destrict o Soho. Hintle o the ceety is residential, an in 2008 it wis estimatit tae hae a population o 236,000. The local authority is Wastmeenster Ceety Cooncil.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1965 the Ceety o Wastmeenster wis creatit frae the umwhile aurie o the metropolitan burghs o St Marylebone, Paddington, an the smawer Metropolitan Burgh o Wastmeenster. The earlier Wastmeenster metropolitan burgh wis itsel the result o an amalgamation in 1900.

Demography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2001 census, the ceety haed a population o 181,279. Wastmeenster Ceety Cooncil unnerteuk several studies, supportit bi baith poleetical pairties on the cooncil, that indicatit that this figur wis too law. The Office for National Statistics eventually addit 17,500 fowk tae Wastmeenster's population, increasin its grant frae the Breetish govrenment. The offeecial population is nou 198,779, but some estimates put it at 220,000. Approximately 71% o the population is White (Breetish: 49.0%, Erse: 2.0%, an Ither White: 19.0%), 16% are o ony Asie ethnicity, 7% Black, 6% Mixed, an 4% belang tae ither racial groups. Aboot 35% o hoosehaulds are occupeed bi their awners.

Governance[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is dividit intae 20 wards, each electin 3 cooncillors. Wastmeenster Ceety Cooncil is currently composed o 48 Conservative Pairty members an 12 Labour Pairty members.[2][3]

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ceety o Wastmeenster covers aw or pairt o the follaein auries o Lunnon:

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ceety o Wastmeenster is hame tae a lairge number o companies. Mony leadin global corporations hae chosen tae locate their global or European heidquarters in the Ceety o Wastmeenster. Mayfair an St. James's athin the Ceety o Wastmeenster an aw hae a lairge concentration o hedge fund an private equity funds. The Wast End is kent as the Theatre Destrict an is hame tae mony o the leadin performin airts businesses. Soho an its adjoinin auries hoose a concentration o media an creative companies. Oxford Street is ane o the leadin shoppin destinations in the warld. The leet o companies includes

BP heid office in St. James's, Ceety o Wastmeenster

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Lunnon is locatit in Wastmeenster.[9][30]

Companies that previously haed their heid offices in the Ceety o Wastmeenster include British Aircraft Corporation,[9][31] British Midland (Portland House),[32] British United Airways,[33] British Mediterranean Airways,[34] Cadbury,[35] Diageo,[36] BAA Limited,[9][37][38] Lloyd International Airways,[39] an P&O Princess Cruises.[40]

Landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wastmeenster contains mony o the maist famous steids in Lunnon. Some o the popular tourist steids are Buckingham Palace, Palace o Wastmeenster (Hooses o Parliament) an Big Ben an nearbi Wastmeenster Abbey.

Pairks an open spaces[eedit | eedit soorce]

These include Green Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park an St. James's Park. In addition tae pairks an open spaces athin the burggh, the Ceety awns an maintains East Finchley Cemetery an crematorium in the Lunnon Burgh o Barnet.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Brigs[eedit | eedit soorce]

These include Chelsea Bridge, Hungerford Bridge, Grosvenor Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge, Waterloo Bridge an Westminster Bridge.

National Rail stations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Stations include: Lunnon Charing Cross, Lunnon Marylebone, Lunnon Paddington an Lunnon Victoria these are aw main Lunnon termini stations.

London Underground[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ceety o Wastmeenster is served bi 27 tube stations, an 10 o the 11 Unnergrund lines (the Waterloo an City line is the exception).

Electric chairgin points[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wastmeenster Ceety Cooncil nou haes electric vehicle chairgin points in 15 locations through the ceety (13 caur pairks an twa on-street points). Uisers pay an annual fee tae cover admeenistration costs tae register an uise the points.[41]

Road[eedit | eedit soorce]

Motorcyclists are subject tae a motorcycle pairkin chairge that haes caused protest in the borough.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

LSE's Old Building entrance

Westminster Children's Services operates mony community primary and secondary schools. In addition, several voluntary-aidit Kirk o Ingland (CE), Roman Catholic (RC), an Christian non-denominational (ND) schuils are in the ceety.[42]

Universities an colleges[eedit | eedit soorce]

Public libraries[eedit | eedit soorce]

Charing Cross Library

The London Library, an independent lendin library, is locatit at 14 St. James Square in the Ceety o Wastmeenster.[9][43]

The ceety operates ane reference library, the Westminster Reference Library.[44] City-operated public lending libraries in Westminster include the Charing Cross Library,[45] the Church Street Library,[46] the Maida Vale Library,[47] the Marylebone Library,[48] the Mayfair Library,[49] the Paddington Library,[50] the Pimlico Library,[51] the Queen's Park Library,[52] St. James's Library,[53] St. John's Wood Library,[54] an the Victoria Library.[55] In addition the ceety haes twa specialist libraries, the Westminster Music Library, the lairgest muisic library in the Unitit Kinrick,[56] an the Westminster Chinese Library in the Charing Cross Library.[57]

Banksy an offeecial policy towards graffiti[eedit | eedit soorce]

One nation under CCTV.[58]

In April 2008 the street airtist Banksy creatit a wirk "One Nation Under CCTV" on the side o the Newman Street Royal Mail biggin in Soho, apparently accomplished bi erectin scaffauldin owernicht unner the direct observation o a CCTV camera. The wirk wis described bi the Daily Mail as "his biggest wirk yet in central Lunnon".[59] Wastmeenster Ceety Cooncil statit in October 2008 that the wirk wad be paintit ower as it is graffiti. The cooncil explained that it wad remuive ony graffiti, regardless o the reputation o its creator, an specifically statit that Banksy "haes nae mair richt tae paint graffiti than a child". Robert Davis, the chairman o the cooncil plannin committee tauld The Times newspaper: "If we condone this then we might as well say that any kid with a spray can is producing art". The wirk wis paintit ower in Aprile 2009.[60][61]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

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