Bryanston and Dorset Square

Welcome to Bryanston and Dorset Square! Bryanston and Dorset Square is situated near the centre of Westminster, bordering Marylebone to the east, Hyde Park and Hyde Park ward to the south and west and Church Street and Regent's Park to the north.

The ward is characterised by Georgian terraced buildings, attractive garden squares and distinctive mansion blocks. It is predominantly residential, but bordered by major thoroughfares, Edgware Road, Oxford Street, Gloucester Place, all with a buzz of activity. Marylebone Station, a significant transport hub, lies in the north of the ward.

If you have a story or know any local history about Bryanston and Dorset Square, or if you have recently found a hidden gem, share with your neighbours in the 'your stories' tab below!

Welcome to Bryanston and Dorset Square! Bryanston and Dorset Square is situated near the centre of Westminster, bordering Marylebone to the east, Hyde Park and Hyde Park ward to the south and west and Church Street and Regent's Park to the north.

The ward is characterised by Georgian terraced buildings, attractive garden squares and distinctive mansion blocks. It is predominantly residential, but bordered by major thoroughfares, Edgware Road, Oxford Street, Gloucester Place, all with a buzz of activity. Marylebone Station, a significant transport hub, lies in the north of the ward.

If you have a story or know any local history about Bryanston and Dorset Square, or if you have recently found a hidden gem, share with your neighbours in the 'your stories' tab below!

  • Your Priorities for Bryanston and Dorset Square

    by Catherine, over 3 years ago

    Have you got an idea that could improve your local area? Is there a big issue you think we should all be talking about? What would make you more proud of the area you live or work in?

    We want to hear about your priorities so we can work together to achieve something great for your area.

    For example, if a priority is helping adults and young people into work, we can discuss together how to make services more visible in your area. If a priority is improved environment (plants, art, seating), residents and ward councillors can discuss the use of ward budgets. If a priority is to support and provide social activities for elderly people, we could take ideas forward together.

    Start the right conversations by clicking here and and letting us know what your top three priorities are and why.

    Have you got an idea that could improve your local area? Is there a big issue you think we should all be talking about? What would make you more proud of the area you live or work in?

    We want to hear about your priorities so we can work together to achieve something great for your area.

    For example, if a priority is helping adults and young people into work, we can discuss together how to make services more visible in your area. If a priority is improved environment (plants, art, seating), residents and ward councillors can discuss the use of ward budgets. If a priority is to support and provide social activities for elderly people, we could take ideas forward together.

    Start the right conversations by clicking here and and letting us know what your top three priorities are and why.

  • Ward Budget Projects in Bryanston and Dorset Square

    by Catherine, over 3 years ago

    Ward budgets are a dedicated and flexible resource with which to address specific local issues and priorities.

    Local councillors have been given an annual budget since April 2008 to spend on local projects in their wards, from 1 April 2014 this is £46,000 per ward per year. The budgets are intended to enable councillors to address local issues and priorities that matter most to residents. This could range from improving the local environment with new trees, flowers or improved paving, to purchasing new equipment for the local sports club, or funding activities for older residents.

    See below for recent projects.

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    Ward budgets are a dedicated and flexible resource with which to address specific local issues and priorities.

    Local councillors have been given an annual budget since April 2008 to spend on local projects in their wards, from 1 April 2014 this is £46,000 per ward per year. The budgets are intended to enable councillors to address local issues and priorities that matter most to residents. This could range from improving the local environment with new trees, flowers or improved paving, to purchasing new equipment for the local sports club, or funding activities for older residents.

    See below for recent projects.


    Continuing from 2014-15


    Short Term Lets Planning Enforcement Officer

    Provider: Planning Enforcement; Contribution: £24,200

    As illegal short term letting has been identified as an issue in their wards, the Bryanston & Dorset Square, Hyde Park and Lancaster Gate Councillors are funding two Short Term Lets Planning Enforcement Officers in their wards for a year.


    Cirque de Soleil

    Provider: St Edward’s PS; Contribution: £1,600

    Pupils learned more about engineering through workshops organised by the world-famous Cirque de Soleil.


    Various Projects

    Provider: Fourth Feathers; Contribution: £4,701.06

    Together with the Church Street Councillors, members for Bryanston & Dorset Square have funded Work Experience, School Holiday and Accreditation Schemes at the Fourth Feathers Youth Club.


    Toddler Groups at the Centre

    Provider: St Mary’s; Contribution: £4,000

    Toddler Groups will continue to take place at St Mary’s thanks to support from the ward budget.


    Go Green

    Provider: St Edward’s Primary School; Contribution: £1,000

    Following the school’s initiative to create more green space and flora in the playground, a longer term plan was discussed to ‘green’ the rest of the playground. Both the Church Street and Bryanston & Dorset Square councillors have contributed £1,000 to this project.


    Marylebone Neighbourhood Forum

    Provider: Marylebone Neighbourhood Forum; Contribution: £2,000

    To help the Marylebone Neighbourhood Forum to establish itself as part of the neighbourhood plan for the area, councillors have made a contribution to the group’s running costs.


    2015-16


    Fourth Feathers TV

    Provider: St. Edward's Primary School; Contribution: £2,639.75

    Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn about film making thanks to funding from the ward budgets.


    Breathe Easy

    Provider: Breathe Easy; Contribution: £210

    Specialist tutor-led singing sessions for residents with respiratory issues has been funded through the ward budget


    Summer Fete

    Provider: St Edward’s Primary School; Contribution: £1,460

    Thanks to funding from both Bryanston & Dorset Square and Church Street wards, pupils, parents and teachers enjoyed a successful summer fete.


    For more information on these projects please contact Joe Penny at jpenny@westminster.gov.uk