Hyde Park

Welcome to Hyde Park! Hyde Park ward is situated near the centre of Westminster, bordered by Hyde Park itself to the south, Marylebone to the east, Little Venice and Westbourne to the north and Bayswater and Lancaster Gate to the east.

The ward is home to the Brunel-designed Paddington Station, the terminus for commuter services to the west of England. A major project called Paddington Waterside aims to regenerate former railway and canal land between 1998 and 2018, and the area is seeing many new developments. Hyde Park (one of the five Royal Parks) itself is not located in Hyde Park ward (it is in Knightsbridge and Belgravia) but is nonetheless a green district of London with several garden squares.

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

Welcome to Hyde Park! Hyde Park ward is situated near the centre of Westminster, bordered by Hyde Park itself to the south, Marylebone to the east, Little Venice and Westbourne to the north and Bayswater and Lancaster Gate to the east.

The ward is home to the Brunel-designed Paddington Station, the terminus for commuter services to the west of England. A major project called Paddington Waterside aims to regenerate former railway and canal land between 1998 and 2018, and the area is seeing many new developments. Hyde Park (one of the five Royal Parks) itself is not located in Hyde Park ward (it is in Knightsbridge and Belgravia) but is nonetheless a green district of London with several garden squares.

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

  • Your Priorities for Hyde Park

    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 Hyde Park

    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.


    2015-16


    Breathe Easy

    Provider: Breathe Easy; Contribution: £210

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


    Wilde Plaque

    Provider: Oscance; Contribution: £200

    To commemorate the wedding of Oscar Wilde and Constance Lloyd at St James’s church in the ward, a contribution has been made to a plaque.



    For more information on these projects please contact Daniella Bonfanti at dbonfanti@westminster.gov.uk