Posts Tagged ‘westbourne forum’

Westbourne Summer Festival 2014

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Westbourne Festival Summer 2013The Westbourne Summer Festival is back on Sunday 22nd of June 1pm – 5pm.

After last summer’s beach party, we are moving even closer to the water for this year’s day of fun.

Since Westbourne Green is currently occupied by the Thames Water’s works, the festival will be taking place next to the canal.

Local resident Sara Hamid has been appointed as a Events Coordinator by Paddington Development Trust, and will be very busy over the next months to ensure this year’s festival will be one to remember. Sarah will be working alongside local residents and community organization, as well as City West Homes.

Expect plenty of fun activities for the whole family, sport activities, bouncy castle, musical performances and plenty more!

Decision time!!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

It’s not every day you get to decide the future of your neighbourhood!

Westbourne will be voting at the end of June on the most important changes to the neighbourhood since the Warwick and Brindley estates were built 50 years ago.

Westminster Council’s plans aim to deliver new housing, new community facilities, upgraded parks and open spaces, and changes to improve the Westbourne stretch of the Harrow Road.

The council has promised that it really is a decision for residents. If residents vote no, the plans won’t go ahead. If they vote yes, work will begin on the real detail, and change will follow.

Look out for the vote information coming through your door, and at the Vital Regeneration office at 284 Harrow Road.

WHATEVER YOUR OPINION, MAKE SURE YOU VOTE!!!

For more information call Vital Regeneration on 020 7245 2861.

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).