Launch of CIL Funds Consultation

Marylebone Forum has developed a short survey about allocation of CIL funds, to be launched at Marylebone Christmas Lights Switch On. If you live, work or study here, have your say on local priorities to spend £670k CIL funds. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tax that local authorities charge developers for infrastructure needs arising from new developments. As a designated Forum, Marylebone Forum has an advisory role to Westminster City Council on the allocation of 15% of CIL funds in Marylebone. To date, £4.5m has been collected from new developments, so the Forum can advise on the allocation of £670k towards local projects (which must meet WCC criteria for funding). The Forum has launched a short online survey to understand community priorities. The survey will run online for 12 weeks from 14 November. Hard copies are available – please use the Contact page to request. The Forum will be circulating the survey through local amenity societies, business groups, places of worship, schools etc to encourage the widest local participation possible. Please complete the survey and encourage your colleagues and neighbours to do so...

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WCC City Plan launched

The long-awaited WCC City Plan has been launched for consultation. Marylebone Forum Committee will meet on 6 Dec to review contents to see what opportunities will exist for our own neighbourhood planning policies. WCC consultation closes on Dec 21. Please do have a look at the City Plan at www.westminster.gov.uk/cityplan2040. You can respond directly to WCC at planningpolicy@westminster.gov.uk, or share your thoughts by contacting Marylebone Forum at...

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WCC plans for Oxford St launched

Following WCC’s change of policy over the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street, after responding to concerns about the impact on the wider area, WCC launch their new strategy for the area. Marylebone Forum will meet on 6 Dec to review and respond. WCC consultation closes on 16 December. Please have a look at the plans at  www.osd.london which includes a survey for your thoughts and...

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Marylebone Forum to resume

Marylebone Forum is to resume, in anticipation of the publication of the new Westminster City Plan, expected September 2018. The next Forum Committee meeting will take place in late September, to discuss our response to the policies in the new draft WCC City Plan, which will determine what opportunities will be available for our own Neighbourhood Plan...

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AGM Notice – 17th April 2018

Dear Marylebone Resident/ Worker/ Local Business/Forum Member, You are cordially invited to attend the AGM of the Marylebone Forum which will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 17th in the Crypt of the St. Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LT. The AGM meeting has been re-scheduled due to the severe weather on February 28th that resulted in very low attendance. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect your Forum Committee members and Officers and to inform you about the progress the Forum Committee has made to date and more importantly to hear from you! It will provide an opportunity for you to hear about the Mayor’s plan for Oxford Street and other is- sues that will affect greater Marylebone. It will also provide an opportunity to engage directly with Committee members and to ask questions about the Forum and matters arising. We welcome applications for positions on the Forum Committee. All nominations should be sent to me at: kcthedean@gmail.com before April 9th 2018. Marylebone Forum Ltd AGM 18 Agenda Proposed Marylebone Forum Ltd Committee 2018/19 Please come and support your Forum, and encourage others who live or work in the area to do so as well. Best regards, Kevin Coyne Chairman Marylebone Neighbourhood Forum...

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Marylebone Forum on hold pending new City Plan

The Marylebone Forum Committee has taken the decision to put on hold its work towards the development of our Neighbourhood Plan. This means that there will be no formal Committee activity on the Plan until further notice. The Committee will remain in place as will all the officers and we still would like to hold an AGM in January 2018 although the date is yet to be decided. This decision has been taken on the recommendation of our planning consultants, rCOH, and for a number of reasons. It was announced on 16th June that Westminster City Council is to undertake a full review of its City Plan, at present scheduled for adoption in Autumn 2018; the Mayor is also in the process of revising the London Plan. Our Plan would need to be in general conformity with the strategic policies of both, as these would prevail over any Neighbourhood Plan in case of conflict. It therefore makes sense to delay our planning activities until more is known about the scope and content of both. Further, disappointingly, and in spite of our best endeavours, we have not been entirely successful in fully engaging the business and resident community in this project, and this is crucial for the successful development of the Plan. It has therefore become evident that we will require professional input and assistance to get to grips with other ways of achieving fuller community engagement. This would however require further funding, and we will need to explore ways of obtaining this. Individual members of the Committee will however continue to work on current issues that concern our members....

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Get involved and have your say…

The Marylebone Forum is developing a Neighbourhood Plan which will be adopted into Planning Policy by Westminster City Council.  Get involved and have your say… Two engagement events are being held: Tuesday, 6th June 2017,  4pm – 8pm at St Marylebone School 6th Form Centre, Blandford Street Sunday, 18th June 2017, 11am – 5.30pm at Marylebone Forum Stall at the Marylebone Summer...

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Marylebone Forum AGM Report – January 2017

The Marylebone Forum AGM was held at the Marylebone Parish Church on the 26th January 2017 and commenced at 7.10 pm with an attendance of approximately 80 people. Proceedings were opened by Kevin Coyne as Forum Chairman. The Chairman welcomed everyone and gave a brief outline of progress to date and the items on the evening’s agenda. He also welcomed Rachael Ferry-Jones, Principal Policy officer at Westminster Council with responsibility for Neighbourhood Planning, and thanked her for attending. Ward Councillor for Bryanston and Dorset Square, Julia Alexander was also in attendance, and apologies were received from Councillor Jonathan Glanz, West End Ward. Thanks were given to Steven Evans Rector of Marylebone Parish Church for the use of the Church and supply of refreshments. The election of the Forum Committee then followed. The nominees for both the resident and non-resident constituency were proposed, seconded and duly elected to serve on the Committee for the year to come. The Committee aims to achieve an equal balance between residents and non-residents as set out under the terms of its articles of association and members were informed that there were two vacancies to be filled on the residential side and that the Committee was always actively looking for more volunteers to serve on the Committee, or indeed, in other roles on the Forum. Members Elected for the Year 2017/18 are listed below: RESIDENT 1 Sheila D’Souza 2 Amanda Feeny 3 Ian Macpherson 4 Richard Lovell 5 Michael Bolt 6 Tim Carnegie 7 Steven Dollond 8 Sarah Buttleman 9 Stephen Quinn 10 Yael Saunders 11 Vacancy 12 Vacancy NON RESIDENT 1 Kevin Coyne 2...

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AGM 2017 – Marylebone Neighbourhood Forum

You are cordially invited to attend the AGM of the Marylebone Forum which will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday 26th January 2017 at the St. Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LT. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect your Forum Committee members and Officers and to inform you about the progress the Forum Committee has made to date and more importantly to hear from you! It will provide an opportunity for each sub-group convenor to report on their areas of concern and interest and accomplishments so far as we move to the development of a Neighbourhood Plan. It will also provide an opportunity to engage directly with Committee members and to ask questions about the Forum and Committee progress. It will also give you the chance to consider recommendations to improve the overall function of the Forum Committee and to join the Forum if you have not already done so. We welcome applications for positions on the Forum Committee. All nominations should be sent to me at : kcthedean@gmail.com before January 12th 2017. Please come and support your Forum, and encourage others who live or work in the area to do so as well. Tea and coffee ,provided by the church, will be available on arrival. Best regards, Kevin Coyne Chairman Marylebone Neighbourhood Forum AGM MEETING OF MARYLEBONE FORUM 7:00 pm St. Marylebone Parish Church AGENDA 1. Apologies 2. Welcome and Introduction ( 5 min ) 3. Election of Forum Committee ( 5 min ) 4. Election of Forum Officers ( 5 min ) • Chairman • Secretary • Treasurer 5. Reports from...

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