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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Marylebone Forum Open Meeting – 10th October 2016

An Open Meeting of the Marylebone Forum will take place at 7:00 pm on 10th October 2016 at the St. Marylebone Parish Church, 17 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LT. The purpose of the meeting is 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-committee chair 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. Please come and support your Forum, and encourage others who live or work in the area to do so as well.   OPEN MEETING OF MARYLEBONE FORUM 7:00 pm Monday October 10th 2016 AGENDA Apologies Welcome and Introduction Report of Marylebone Fayre Engagement Reports from Sub-Groups Design and Conservation Parking Special Policy Areas Lifetime Neighbourhood Air Quality The Public Realm and Transport Governance Committee Proposals Action item Forum Committee Reports Finance and Funding Questions Engagement with Committee Members   Under item 5 Governance Committee Proposals, Forum members will be asked to consider the following motions concerning the membership of the Forum and the present Articles of Association: 5.1 To consider a motion from the Forum Committee to enrol all signed up members of the Marylebone Forum as members of the Marylebone Forum...

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The Marylebone Forum AGM 2016

The first Annual General Meeting of the Forum took place at International Students House on Thursday 28th January 2016. The primary purpose of the meeting was to elect the Forum Committee to manage the creation of a neighbourhood plan on behalf of members, residents, businesses and the working population of Marylebone. In excess of one hundred members attended for what proved to be a lively and occasionally acrimonious discussion which highlighted matters of concern to members. The meeting commenced with a brief review by Kevin Coyne (Acting Chair) of the original thinking behind the formation of the Forum and a description of the three years of work which had been necessary to achieve designation. The election of the Committee followed. As there were 20 candidates for a maximum of 26 positions on the committee it was agreed (after some debate on the subject) that the resident and non resident candidates should be proposed as panels. Both groups were adopted by a substantial majority. The following committee members were proposed and confirmed by a majority show of hands: Resident: Amanda Feeny Tim Carnegie Hugh Small Steven Dollond Sarah Hume Sheila deSouza Michael Bolt Richard Lovell Mike Wood Stephen Quinn Non Resident: Simon Loomes – Portman Estate Kay Buxton – Marble Arch London (BID) Andrew Wilson – Howard de Walden Estate Canon Rev Stephen Evans – Faith Groups Kevin Coyne – Educational establishments Steven Medway – New West End Company  (BID) Michael Meadows – British Land Penny Alexander – Baker St Quarter (BID) Matthew Rivett – Oriental Club Kerstin Bowers – Ridgeford Properties The following Officers were proposed and confirmed by a...

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Marylebone Forum AGM – January 2016

We hope to see a good turnout of all our Forum members at the first Marylebone Forum AGM. It is being held on January 28th at 7.00pm at International Students House 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PW. The Forum Committee will be elected at this meeting and Tony Burton, founder of Civic Voice and neighbourhood forum planning consultant, will talk on the concept of the Forum and the powers available to it. Following this neighbourhood planning experts rCOH will detail the results of their initial plan scoping exercise for Marylebone undertaken on behalf of the Forum and be inviting the participants to comment and put forward their ideas for the...

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rCOH Workshop Notes

rCOH – specialists in the field of neighbourhood planning, held a planning scoping exercise with members of the Forum in November 2015. Notes of the conclusions on how a neighbourhood plan could work for Marylebone are available...

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Nominations for election as Committee Representative for the Marylebone Forum

Reminder – the deadline for Nominations for Committee Representatives to sit on the Marylebone Forum is the 28th December. Anyone interested please complete this APPLICATION FORM detailing what aspect of the community you feel that would be able to represent on the Forum, together with a photo. We will be putting all nominations up on the website in early January. For further details on what acting as a committee member would entail please click...

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Marylebone Forum Now Designated

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Marylebone Forum has now received it’s official designation as the neighbourhood forum for the Marylebone area, the official letter from Westminster Council can be seen by clicking here. This means that we can now start the real business of the Forum, the development of a neighbourhood plan for the area. We need to first draw up a programme to help us achieve this and explore avenues of funding for it. We will need help and support to get this done. If you would like to get involved and help us please get in touch with me. We will be starting the process now and have arranged an AGM for 7:00pm on Thursday, January 28th 2016 at International Students House when we will elect the Committee members and report on our progress to date as well as get your ideas on how to proceed. Please put this date in your diary, further details to follow. Should you wish to be nominated as a Committee Member for election at the AGM, please send a statement of interest to: Marylebone Forum c/o International Students House 229 Great Portland Street London W1W5PN e-mail: kcthedean@gmail.com Please send your letter of interest no later than 28th December...

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