The health and wellbeing of those who live and work locally are critical to creating neighbourhood cohesion and enhancing the area’s thriving community spirit.
We are particularly supportive of infrastructure projects and initiatives that offer support to families and individuals in the community who are less advantaged. Recently supported applications include the refurbishment of science labs at St Marylebone CE School, the restoration of the St Marylebone parish church building and roof as well as the Church’s wider Changing Lives project (see below).
We are developing Neighbourhood Plan policies that support mental and physical wellbeing for all in the community with a focus on encouraging outdoor and recreation activities. Policies currently under consideration include enhancing the provision of play space and supporting major developments that incorporate new or improved play space. The policies also tie in with those on the theme of Sustainability (as set out on our Sustainability priority page here)
Find out more about the Marylebone Neighbourhood Plan here.
We supported an application for CIL funding submitted by St Marylebone parish church for their Changing Lives project, incorporating significant refurbishment to the church building alongside a variety of community engagement initiatives. This has included a creative heritage-based learning programme of inspiring new community education projects, drawing from the 900-year history of Marylebone and its residents as well as the active participation of over 240 volunteers, apprentices and local school and university students to help them gain valuable employment-enhancing skills.
For more information, visit www.stmarylebonechanginglives.org