Marylebone Forum calls for hybrid trains to be a priority

The Marylebone Forum has written to The Hon Chris Heaton-Harris, MP and Minister of State at the Department for Transport, to raise concerns about the pollution caused by diesel trains at Marylebone Station, and to call for the introduction of cleaner hybrid trains to be a priority when the new rail franchise is awarded later this year. Read the letter...

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‘Make It Marylebone’ film launched

Baker Street Quarter Partnership launched its ‘Make It Marylebone’ campaign this week with this film celebrating some of the wonderful things that this area has to offer.Created in partnership with students at University of Westminster, the film showcases the area’s beautiful gardens and variety of independent shops and eateries, reminding those that haven’t been here for a while of all there is on...

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Edgware Road Insight Study: Final Report

Following a successful application for neighbourhood CIL funding, both through Marylebone and Hyde Park Paddington Forums, Marble Arch London BID commissioned an Edgware Road Insights Study in August 2020. The primary aim of the study was to establish an evidence base for future planning policy and infrastructure interventions. Pragma, with Gerald Eve were appointed to carry out the Study, which was completed in July 2021. Read the Edgware Road Insight Study: Final...

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Marylebone Forum AGM 14 Dec 2020

Date:  Monday 14 December 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.  Marylebone Forum AGM 14 Dec 2020 Agenda 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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