Marylebone Forum AGM 16 Nov 2020

Date:  Monday 16 November 2020 Time: 6.30pm Venue: Virtual meeting (a link will be sent to attendees seven days prior to the event) You are cordially invited to attend the AGM of The Marylebone Forum, postponed from May, and for the first time, entirely online. Come along to hear from the current Committee about progress made since May 2019 on our Neighbourhood Plan and the first successful CIL funding applications for local projects, totalling £240k. Come and share your thoughts on proposed changes to planning legislation (the Government’s White Paper) and ideas for local projects to support with CIL funding. We look forward to seeing you there.  RSVP – email...

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Marylebone CIL funding news

26 November 2019  Seymour Leisure Centre members of the Forum committee attended a Stakeholders’ update meeting with the Council, outlining the exciting refurbishment plans for the centre. Next update expected in March/April 2020, following Council discussions on funding. 17 January 2020  CIL funding update Westminster Council have confirmed that St Marylebone parish church application for £100k CIL funds has been approved! This is the very first application for neighbourhood CIL funding in Marylebone, and we look forward to next steps… 17 January 2020 West London Mission Members of the Forum committee met at West London Mission on Seymour Place, for tour and discussion about future plans for the centre and its work tackling homelessness.  13 Feb 2020 CIL application update Marylebone Forum has received a new application for CIL funding from St Marylebone parish church. Forum committee will meet to assess in...

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City Council opens process to apply for Neighbourhood CIL funding

Westminster City Council has issued detailed guidance and an application process, for Neighbourhood CIL funds. Applications for funding for local projects are being invited through neighbourhood forums, and there will be 2 rounds of applications per year. Deadline for this first round is July 24th. If you have a project to nominate for CIL funding, please complete the Neighbourhood CIL Application Form and email it to contact@maryleboneforum.org. Cllr Beddoe...

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2019 AGM: 6.30pm on Wed 8 May

The 2019 AGM of the Marylebone Forum will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 8 May, at St Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LT. The meeting is open to all who live, work or study (or have a child at school) in Marylebone. Membership forms to join the Forum will be available at the entrance. Marylebone Forum AGM 8 May 2019...

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Forum responds to WCC consultations

The end of December marked not only Christmas, but also the end of three major Westminster Council consultation periods. The Forum Committee discussed our responses in detail during December, and responses were sent into the consultations on the draft City Plan, and new proposals for the Oxford Street district and Edgware Road. Read our response in full click here: Marylebone Forum City Plan response 18 Dec 2018 Marylebone Forum Oxford Street response 15 Dec 2018 Marylebone Forum Edgware Road response 18 Dec 2018...

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Launch of CIL Funds Survey

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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