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Laughter is in the air this spring! At the Westbourne Meet-Up this month!!!

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
When? Tuesday 4th March
Time? 6.00 – 8.30pm
Where? The Stowe Centre,
258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES

The December Westbourne Meet-Up – was simply wacky, fun and very Christmassy! Hosted by Paddington Development Trust and The Westbourne Forum. Residents of all ages gathered over some mince pies, mulled wine, and food and discussed key issues in the area with updates from the community. They also had the chance to enjoy a special performance from STUART FROBISHER – Singing songs like you’ve never heard before, including our very own song dedicated to Westbourne Green. Written, composed and played for the very first time at the Meet-Up!

Don’t miss this months’s event, as we have plenty in store for you! Free food, drink, and some soup! Local news, socialising and participate with Kalpana Doshi – a trained laughter Yoga leader. Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where you laugh for no reason. Laugh your heart out and feel HAPPY & ENERGISED!

YOU WILL BE IN STICHES BY THE END OF THE NIGHT! Come along and feel young again, It’s definitely one not to be missed!

Kalpana-Doshi-eventIt’s an open event and all are welcome, so please pass this invitation to your friends and neighbours. We look forward to seeing you on 4th March. RSVP is not required but will help us to get an idea of how many to cater for.

I look forward to an evening of fun and laughter. Just make sure you come prepared to laugh your heart out!

Westbourne designated as a Neighbourhood Area

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Westbourne has now been officially designated as a new Neighbourhood Area within the City of Westminster.

In January Westminster Council’s cabinet approved the application made in 2012 by Westbourne Forum.

This is the first step of three in line with new powers provided by government for local people to play an active and formal role in shaping planning priorities for their neighbourhoods.

Step two involves recognition as the official Neighbourhood Forum for the area. Over the last 10 years working on behalf of local people, Westbourne Forum has built up knowledge and a track record, and is now seeking support to add this new responsibility to its established role in the community. It plans to submit an application to the council before the summer. Signatories to the Forum’s application will be recognised as founding members of the new neighbourhood forum.

Then comes the third and most important step – the production of a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

The boundary of the new Westbourne neighbourhood area, shown on the map below, largely follows the boundary of the ward, though it does include Westbourne Terrace Road (in the east), or Wessex Gardens Estate (in the west).

If you are interested in finding out more about Westbourne Forum’s application, please get in touch

Westbourne Designation Map

It’s going to be Wacky, Christmassy Fun! At the Westbourne Meet-Up this month!!!

Friday, December 6th, 2013
When? Wednesday 11th December
Time? 6.00 – 8.30pm
Where? The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road

September Westbourne Meet Up– was simply magical! Hosted by Paddington Development Trust and The Westbourne Forum. Residents of all ages gathered over food and drink and discussed key issues in the area with updates from the community. They also had the chance to enjoy a special magic show put on by the Magic Circle.

Don’t miss this months’s event, as we have plenty in store for you! Free food, drink, and some mince pies! Local news, socialising and live performance from STUART FROBISHER – Sing songs like you’ve never heard before! Including songs about apple tree seed, hope for the future, living the moment and arguing. Yes, arguing! EVERY MINUTE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. It’s definitely one not to be missed.

Just make sure you come prepared to laugh your heart out! If we don’t see you, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year from Paddington Development Trust and Westbourne Forum.

Last week’s Westbourne Meet-Up…

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Make sure you don’t miss the next one in November!

Westbourne Meet-Up September 2013 collage

There’s something magical about this month’s Westbourne Meet-Up

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

top hat and cane picture

When? Wednesday, 18th September
Time? 18.30 – 21.00
Where? The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road

July saw a gathering of local residents for the first ever Westbourne Meet Up – an evening of local updates, socialising, music and entertainment hosted by Paddington Development Trust and The Westbourne Forum.

Residents of all ages gathered over free food and drink and discussed key issues in the area with information from Westbourne Forum and updates from Vital Regeneration on the Westbourne Green Masterplan, as well as discussion on proposed plans from Thames Water. They also had the chance to enjoy a special performance from a folk duo, Benny and the Cheesegrinder.

Don’t miss this month’s event, as we’ve got plenty in store for you! Local news, socialising with your neighbours, food & drink and magic! A member of the Magic Circle will put on a show specially for the Westbourners. You can’t miss it!

Neighbourhood Plan – thinking ahead

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

In line with new opportunities for communities provided by the government, next year the Forum aims to create a neighbourhood plan for Westbourne. If approved neighbourhood plans will have to be taken into account when decisions are made about planning issues in the neighbourhood (though they could not trump national or local authority strategies).

Westbourne continues to be a focus for change and development, and a neighbourhood plan would be especially relevant for us here. Westbourne Forum is starting to think about a plan for Westbourne, and hosting a first discussion about what this might look like. If you’re interested, please come along on Monday 4 November, 6.30 pm (venue to be confirmed).

Westbourne Meet-Ups

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Date: Wednesday 24th July, 6.30pm-9pm  Venue: The Stowe Centre foyer, 258 Harrow Road W2 5ES  What’s on: Local news, plenty of socialising, free food & drink and… special performance from Benny and The Cheesegrinder – fusion of folk music from all around Europe!Westbourne Forum and Paddington Development Trust would like to cordially invite you to the first ever Westbourne Meet-Up, which will be taking place on Wednesday 24th July from 6.30 pm in the foyer at the Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road W2 5ES.

These social events will be taking place on a bi-monthly basis to help people keep in touch, meet new neighbours and get involved in their local area, with a touch of free culture!

What to expect?

  • Plenty of information about what’s going on in your neighbourhood, with updates about the regeneration, Crossrail, and other local matters
  • A chance to meet your neighbours in a social and informal environment over FREE food and drink
  • An evening of art and culture – with new and quirky performances, screenings and exhibitions

July Meet-Up: Local news, plenty of socialising, free food & drink and… special performance from Benny and The Cheesegrinder – fusion of folk music from all around Europe!

Please RSVP: Email Monika@pdt.org.uk or phone: 020 7641 6449.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 24th!

Introducing Westbourne Forum

Monday, July 15th, 2013

What we do

Since its launch in 2004, Westbourne Forum has been dedicated to making Westbourne a better place to live, work and visit.

Bringing people together

Every year the Forum organises the Westbourne Summer Festival on Westbourne Green.

Tug of War - Westbourne Festival, Westbourne Green.It’s a joint production, with a host of local volunteers and organisations working together to make it happen. The Festival is part of what we do to help build a stronger community.

Getting things done

Westbourne Parade after shopfront, pavement and street furniture improvement scheme.The Forum supports projects geared to the needs of local people, like Step Up 2 Fitness, exercise sessions for women run by a local resident and Forum member.

St Mary Magdalene Canal View of improvementsWe helped with improvements in 2011 to the shopping parade opposite Westminster Academy, and we’re involved in plans for a new arts and heritage centre at St Mary Magdalene’s Church.

Speaking up for Westbourne

The Forum is guided by people who live or work in the area – people with an understanding of how Westbourne ticks, and a commitment to the common interest. We seek to influence the decision-makers, like Westminster City Council – and to give a voice to local needs.

Westbourne Forum Committee Meeting

A plan for the future

In line with new opportunities for communities provided by the government, next year the Forum aims to create a neighbourhood plan for Westbourne. We’ll want to draw on your ideas and local knowledge in thinking about the sort of place Westbourne could and should be, well into the future.

Sun, Sand and Success at Westbourne Summer Festival

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The Beach at the Westbourne Summer Festival 2013With temperatures of 30 degrees, ice cream at the ready and a real, yes real sandy beach, the Westbourne Summer Festival held on Sunday 7th July, was an event enjoyed by many members of the local community.

The afternoon hosted by Chris Paradox brought together a number of organisations such as Westbourne Family Centre and Westminster Adult Education Services who pitched information stalls whilst children enjoyed face painting and time in the bouncy castle during an afternoon of entertainment and fun for all the family.

The festival also saw a host of local talent take to the stage from the likes of youth choir Lyric Voices to rock n’ roll from bands Scud Penguin and Crash Report who brought the afternoon to a close in style. The talent didn’t end there though, as the festival also had amazing food on offer from the classics of burgers and ice cream (not together obviously!) from JS catering to the exotic flavours of West African Cuisine.

All in all, the event which saw Westbourne Green transformed into ‘Costa Del Westbourne’ for the day was a great success, bringing a variety of fun filled activities to the area and a real feel -good factor to the local community.

Find us on Twitter!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Follow us on Twitter @LovePaddington, to be the first one to find out what we’ve got in store for you on 7th of July at Westbourne Summer Festival 2013.

Over the next few weeks, we will be gradually revealing the acts that will be performing on the stage. And not just that! We will also be posting about the brilliant attractions, workshops and the beach decorations that will  be appearing at the festival.

Get involved and find out everything through our Twitter page.