Lancaster Gate

Welcome to Lancaster Gate! Lancaster Gate is located on the western side of Westminster bordered by Hyde Park and Hyde Park ward to the south and west and Bayswater ward to the north.

Bayswater (located in Lancaster Gate ward) has a diverse, and dynamic local population and a high concentration of hotels. The ward is home to a range of apartment blocks with long streets of stucco design buildings, to apartments from the inter-war period and more recent developments such as the
650-unit Hallfield Estate. Queensway and Westbourne Grove are its busiest main streets.

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

Welcome to Lancaster Gate! Lancaster Gate is located on the western side of Westminster bordered by Hyde Park and Hyde Park ward to the south and west and Bayswater ward to the north.

Bayswater (located in Lancaster Gate ward) has a diverse, and dynamic local population and a high concentration of hotels. The ward is home to a range of apartment blocks with long streets of stucco design buildings, to apartments from the inter-war period and more recent developments such as the
650-unit Hallfield Estate. Queensway and Westbourne Grove are its busiest main streets.

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

  • Your Priorities for Lancaster Gate

    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 Lancaster Gate

    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


    Lunch Club for older residents 2014-15 (COMPLETE)

    Provider: Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES); Cost: £5,118.00

    Lancaster Gate-rs +70 Lunch Club has received funding from the Lancaster Gate Ward Budget. Starting in September and running until April 2015, the group will meet fortnightly on a Thursday in Pickering Hall on the Hallfield Estate. For more information, please contact Cathy Williams in the Bayswater Estate Office on cwilliams@cwh.org.uk.


    Short Term Lets Planning Enforcement Officer

    Provider: Planning Enforcement; Contribution: £16,000

    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


    Trips on the Floating Classroom (COMPLETED)

    Provider: Beauchamp Lodge Settlement; Contribution: £3,045

    Pupils of Hallfield Primary Schools benefited from various classes on the waterways through Paddington.


    Summer Hanging Baskets

    Provider: Windowflowers; Cost: £894.60

    On Leinster and Craven Terraces, summer hanging baskets have been paid for out of the ward budget.


    Afternoon Tea

    Provider: Lancaster London and Players’ Theatre; Contribution: £4,202

    Following the success of last year’s event, the Lancaster Gate councillors, with the support of the Lancaster London Hotel and the Players’ Music Theatre are hosting another Afternoon Tea Show. This event will take place on Sunday 25th October and is open to anyone aged 65 and over from the ward.


    Summer Youth Programme

    Provider: Sports Unit; Cost £5,193.19

    Local young people were provided with a range of activities over the summer holidays as well as transportation.



    For more information on these projects please contact Janis Best at jbest@westminster.gov.uk