Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

Proposed redevelopment of garages at Blomfield Mews

Wednesday, 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.

Westminster Fairer Housing Conference on 11th April 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Westminster Fairer Housing Conference

Date:

April 11th 2017, 7pm-10pm. (doors from 6.30pm)

Venue:

Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES. (near Royal Oak tube)

Speakers include:

  • Karen Buck MP, Westminster North
  • Tom Copley AM, Labour GLA Housing Spokesperson
  • Joanna Kennedy, former Chief Executive of Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K)
  • Steve Hilditch, Red Brick Blog
  • Heather Spur, Policy and Campaigns, Shelter
  • Genesis Residents
  • Andy Watson, Chief Executive, Walterton and Elgin Community Homes (WECH)
  • Cllr Adam Hug, Leader, Westminster Labour Group
  • Cllr Tim Roca, Labour Shadow Cabinet Member for Housing

Further speakers to be confirmed shortly!

The Westminster Fairer Housing Conference, supported by Karen Buck MP and Westminster Labour Group, is a public meeting for anyone interested in the finding out about how to tackle the housing crisis in Westminster and beyond.

The event will look the lack of social and genuinely affordable house building, Westminster’s unfair homelessness policies, the pressures facing truly independent resident representation, the closure of estate offices, what government policy means for rents and repairs, the lack of proper regulation on standards and rents in the private rented sector and lots of other housing issues that matter to local people.

The event is free and open to all.

Refreshments will be served

Bone Health with Open Age

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Bone Health Poster (all centres)

Open Age’s Osteo Blast is an 8 week strengthening and weight bearing exercise programme to improve bone health.

You will learn the types of exercises that can improve bone density and how you can improve your lifestyle to minimise fracture risk. Open Age’s Osteo Blasts programme is suitable for Over 50’s living in Westminster who have/at risk of osteoporosis. This includes: osteopenia, osteoarthritis, family history, recent fracture, and poor lifestyle.

There are three classes held across the week to choose from. Class locations are Seymour Leisure Centre, Warwick Community Centre and The Abbey Centre.

To enquire about your eligibility and receive a starter pack call Shanie on 0208 962 4537 or email spage@openage.org.uk

Experiments in Funny

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Interested in world-leading science? Want to discover what scientists actually do? … and have fun? When? Workshops - February 2017 & Event - March 2017 Where? St. Mary’s Campus & Canal Café Theatre, Paddington LoL-LaB experiments in funny You will work closely with Imperial College London scientists and an expert comedian in workshops to create inspiring, light-hearted, plain-speaking talks about science for an evening event in a Paddington venue Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed as well as your time in accordance with our Rewards, Payment & Recognition Guidance. INTERESTED? Contact: Dr Nathan Green nathan.green@imperial.ac.uk 020 7594 5782 We want you to be a part of our creative team

Community Champions land in Westbourne!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Community Champions event in Edward Wilson Primary SchoolIt’s only two months in but our fresh, passionate team of newly recruited volunteer Champions have been getting stuck in to improve health and wellbeing of residents in Westbourne. The Champions have been very busy visiting and finding out about local services, attending excellent training and planning a range of events for the upcoming months. The cheerful team also had fun at their first event – a pop up stall Edward Wilson Primary School, where they gave out healthy smoothies and introduced the project to the parents and pupils.

If this sounds interesting to you, we are looking for passionate residents from Westbourne who are interested in becoming Champions! We ask for 3-4 hours a week. With lots of ideas to get working on, like setting up health walks, as well as planning big events like our Christmas Tea for Elderly residents and a health fair in January, you will gain lots of experience, receive great training, make a difference and have lots of fun! Call Carolyn on 0207 266 8254 or email on Carolyn@pdt.org.uk
for more information.

Thanks!
Carolyn