Proposed redevelopment of garages at Blomfield Mews

October 17th, 2018

Information drop-in sessions at The Electric Barge, adjacent to Sheldon Square, London, W2 6NA

Map of where the consultation is


Tuesday 6th November,
from 4pm to 7pm
and
Thursday 8th November
from 4pm to 7pm


Westminster City Council (WCC) and its partner Westminster Community Homes (WCH) are holding a public consultation for the conversion of the garages at Blomfield Mews into new homes.
Following the extremely helpful feedback we received on the previous proposal, the design team has spent quite some time working through the comments in a lot of detail, alongside feedback from the planning officer. We have made changes to the scheme accordingly in order to best respond to the concerns raised and welcome your comments on our revised proposal.
You are invited you to one of our information drop-in sessions being held on Tuesday 6th November from 4pm to 7pm, and Wednesday 8th November from 4pm to 7pm where we will be able to provide you with more details about the proposals, answer any questions you may have and hear your views on the plans.
The drop-in sessions will take place at The Electric Barge, adjacent to Sheldon Square, London, W2 6NA (please see map). WCC staff and members of the design team including architects Curious will be there to talk you through the proposed designs and listen to your feedback.
If you would like any further information or have any questions about these proposals ahead of this drop-in event, please contact the project team at blomfield@londoncommunications.co.uk. Information from the drop-in session will also be available online at www.BlomfieldMewsConsultation.co.uk.
If you are unable to attend one of the information drop-in sessions but would like time to speak with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the contact details provided above.

Cycle Smarter with Open Age

April 7th, 2018

Cycle Smarter leaflet

Elections 2017

July 27th, 2017

Westbourne Forum Committee Meeting

Westbourne Forum exists to promote and improve the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Westbourne and to influence planning and development of the neighbourhood.

We strive to be representative and accountable to everyone who lives, works, studies or has an active interest in Westbourne.

On the 7th October we will be holding elections for the management committee.

If you are interested in applying to become a Forum committee member please download the .pdf, fill out the application form, then send it to us by the 31st August 2017.

The Westbourne Forum has served Westbourne for 12 years

People from across different parts of the ward have engaged with each other on common issues and in building a stronger sense of community, including organising the annual Westbourne Summer Festival.

Image from Westbourne Forum Election leaflet / form 1 Image from Westbourne Forum Election leaflet / form 2 Image from Westbourne Forum Election leaflet / form 3 Image from Westbourne Forum Election leaflet / form 4

Under the Localism Act 2012, local communities are encouraged to have a Forum designated by the local Council, to enter into dialogue with the Council, particularly for matters of local planning.

Westbourne Forum gained its’ designation from Westminster City Council in 2015.

Over the last year we have been continuing to consult with local people to develop a neighbourhood plan in line with the needs of local people. The plan will set out principles and criteria to inform planning and development in order to promote:

  • a good mix of facilities and amenities, including those that bring people together and foster community
  • an attractive character and identity
  • a more healthy environment
  • a good quality physical environment
  • a low carbon footprint
  • local employment and enterprise
  • good place to live for people of different ages, ethnic & cultural groups

The plan will need to be agreed by a public vote, to be recognised by Westminster City Council, which we aim to do in 2018.

So we are looking for local people who are committed to supporting the work of the forum in building a stronger community and with influencing local planning and development.

Is that you?

If so, please download and fill out the form, then send it to.

Westbourne Forum, Stowe Centre,
258 Harrow Rd, London, W2 5ES

by the 31st August.

Alternatively email the requested details ( or scan the form and send the file ) to the Forum Secretary.

We will not be able to accept any applications after this date.

The elections will be held at the Stowe Centre
from 2-5pm on 7th October 2017.

A New Community Resource at Westbourne Park Baptist Church

April 25th, 2017

Westbourne Park Baptist Church - Architect's Visualisation

The building work is progressing well at Westbourne Park Baptist Church and we are so looking forward to returning to the new building (illustrated above) in the Autumn of 2018.

We are also looking forward to welcoming back many of the previous people and organisations who used the building before and hope to welcome many new people and groups.

Paddington children’s library will be re-provided in an attractive, and well-lit space. Westbourne Park Family Centre will return from its dispersed venues and continue to run early years stay and play, children’s out of school clubs and youth projects. With the new income generated by bookings we also hope to expand this charity work to address some of the growing social needs.

The building will have a large reception area where people can meet and have refreshments before or after attending activities, meetings or the children’s library.

In the building, there will be a large hall that can seat 300 people with full PA and Video projection support, a sports hall that can seat 150 with a large kitchen to serve both areas. There will also be 4 offices, and 4 other rooms seating 15-50 people. There will be different rates of booking for business, community and partners.

The new building is funded through our partnership with Dolphin Living who will provide 32 ( 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats ) that will be rented out at an affordable rate see www.dolphinliving.com for details.

If you have any questions please contact Geoff Biggs, email: geoffbiggs@westbourneparkfamilycentre.org.uk or come and visit us when we are open and find out more.