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For the past 20 years International Students House has hosted a Christmas lunch for local Senior citizens who live in the local area and are supported by Age UK and other organisations. This year the lunch will be held on Saturday 6th December; our caterers supply the Christmas Dinner and the ISH student residents and I provide the service, drinks and fun.
We are in the process of raising funds to provide gifts and prizes for the seniors who will be our guests. Last year we hosted 150 Senior’s and raised over £1000 for their gifts and entertainment.... Last modified on Continue reading
Following the Marylebone Forum’s formal application for designation as a neighbourhood forum, Westminster City Council have informed the Forum that they will undertake the 'period for representations’ from Wednesday 26th November 2014 until Wednesday 21st January 2015. This is an eight week period (rather than the normal six weeks) to take into account the Christmas holiday period.
The application will be published on the City Council’s website and the City Council will also be writing to various organisations within Westminster and, in particular, within the Marylebone area, to inform them of the application and to allow representations to be made.... Last modified on Continue reading
Do you use Westminster’s public parks and open spaces? Do you think they could be improved?
Let us know by completing a short Open Spaces survey at Westminster Open Spaces Survey
Westminster City Council is updating its strategy for parks and open spaces in the borough, to make sure they continue to benefit the whole community.
Environmental charity Groundwork London has been commissioned to find out how Westminster’s open spaces are being used and get people’s views on how they can be improved.
In response to our article (Fibre Optic Broadband fails to materialise in Marylebone), we have received some interesting information from an Association member who has contacted BT about the lack of progress in bringing fibre optic broadband into his area in Marylebone. The response from BT includes the following:
"For your information you're one of 58 street cabinets served off MARYLEBONE exchange. We plan to cover 13 of those from our own investment as they fulfil the technical and commercial criteria (payback in less than c13 years), unfortunately yours is not one of them because it is relatively small so the payback is too long to be commercially viable.... Last modified on Continue reading
Here are the responses from The Association Planning sub-committee for planning applications in the Marylebone Area for the month of October, 2014.
8-15 WELBECK WAY
14/09225/FULL/TP/1941 Removal of existing roof access stair enclosure and replacement with new access roof-light and extension to existing handrail at roof level.
The Baker Street Quarter (bakerstreetquarter.co.uk) have reported in their latest newsletter that the "bleak" underpass running under the Marylebone Road just outside Baker Street Station will be transformed into a "Wonderpass".
The following is quoted from their newsletter:... Last modified on Continue reading