Many thanks to all the residents who took part in our survey on Westminster City Council's plans to support al fresco dining in Soho. The survey shows that most residents support the initiative to open up streets to attract more custom in the short term, but there is far less support for permanent street closures.

Residents expressed specific concerns about:

  • The impact of increased noise levels, especially during the night
  • Access issues in local streets for wheelchair users
  • Emergency services being able to reach people’s homes

In response we have written to Westminster City Council to share our residents' feedback and to ask for a meeting to discuss ways in which Soho Housing can play a part in future decision making and ensure our residents’ voices are heard.