Tachbrook

Welcome to Tachbrook! Tachbrook is situated on the southern border of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames. The ward is surounded by Vincent Square to the east, Warwick to the north and Churchill to the west.

The ward hosts Pimlico School and Dolphin Square, a block of private flats built between 1935 and 1937. At one time, the huge development was home to more than 70 MPs, and at least 10 Lords. Pimlico is known for its grand garden squares and impressive Regency architecture. The largely residential neighbourhood encompasses a broad cross section of people, with its vibrant and varied amenities ranging from the shops and facilities of Tachbrook Street to the boutiques of Moreton Street.

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

Welcome to Tachbrook! Tachbrook is situated on the southern border of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames. The ward is surounded by Vincent Square to the east, Warwick to the north and Churchill to the west.

The ward hosts Pimlico School and Dolphin Square, a block of private flats built between 1935 and 1937. At one time, the huge development was home to more than 70 MPs, and at least 10 Lords. Pimlico is known for its grand garden squares and impressive Regency architecture. The largely residential neighbourhood encompasses a broad cross section of people, with its vibrant and varied amenities ranging from the shops and facilities of Tachbrook Street to the boutiques of Moreton Street.

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

  • Your Priorities for Tachbrook

    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 Tachbrook

    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


    Upper Deckers Programme

    Provider: UpperDeckers; Contribution: £3,704

    Funds are supporting a programme offering a weekly three hour session of water sports for the over at the Base. The aim is to involve the participants in healthy, sporting and social activities and her by empowering them to become more active, healthy and involved in their local community.


    South Westminster Community Choir Contribution

    Provider: South Westminster Community Choir; Contribution: £4,899.60

    Alongside the St James’, Vincent Square and Warwick wards, funding has been allocated to ensure the continuation of the community choir.


    Pimlico Picassos

    Provider: CityWest Homes; Cost: £1,500

    The ward budget has contributed towards the cost of an art group for local people in the ward.


    2015-16


    South West Fest 2015 Contribution (COMPLETE)

    Provider: South West Fest Committee; Cost: £2,000

    The funds were used for the Pimlico Proms as part of this year’s festival. The Proms are a special open-air concert to launch the celebrations in St George’s Square, with a firework finale. For more information on the Festival please visit www.southwestfest.org.uk.


    Kung Fu Classes

    Provider: Community Protection team; Cost: £5,845.70

    Building on the success of these classes in the previous year funding has been provided to keep the classes going until March 2016. The classes are held each Friday night between 5.45-8.45pm in the Tachbrook Community Centre, under Malcolmson House.


    Community Development Project

    Provider: Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust; Contribution: £1,682.50

    The community development project will provide information and advice surgeries for residents in South Westminster. These will provide a wide range of information including housing, welfare benefits, immigration and education.


    Citizenship and Supplementary Classes

    Provider: Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust; Contribution: £374

    The supplementary classes are for young people aged 7 to 16 years, who come from the South Westminster area and who come from low income families. The classes provide help and support in core subjects, such as, Science, Maths and English as well as citizenship studies.


    Community trip

    Provider: Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust; Contribution: £1,424.50

    Trip for families and children to enhance community relations and encourage children to be adventurous, curious and open-minded learning more about other people and cultures.


    Cultural events

    Provider: Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust; Contribution: £2,019

    Events will take place in July 2015 and March 2016. A mixture of dance and cultural performance will be arranged and the events will be open to the whole community to encourage cohesion.


    Bar refurbishment

    Provider: Lillington and Longmoore Gardens Residents’ Association; Cost: £900

    Funds were used to finish the refurbishment in the bar in order that the space can be used by the whole community.


    Breathe Easy

    Provider: Breathe Easy; Contribution: £500

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


    UpperDeckers Programme 2015-16

    Provider: UpperDeckers; Contribution: £4,786.50

    Funds are supporting a programme offering a weekly three hour session of water sports for the over at the Base. The aim is to involve the participants in healthy, sporting and social activities and her by empowering them to become more active, healthy and involved in their local community.


    Hanging baskets on Tachbrook Market (COMPLETE)

    Provider: WindowFlowers; Contribution: £842.50

    Tachbrook and Warwick ward have funded hanging baskets across the market for one year.


    Westminster Senior Citizens Forum (COMPLETE)

    Provider: City Hall caterers; Cost: £67.50

    Funds for refreshments at a meeting of the WSCF.


    Family Activity Days

    Provider: Westminster Boating Base; Contribution: £5,000

    The ward budget has contributed towards the cost of a four day event (3 – 6 August) open to the community and targeted at local Westminster families to promote the activities available at Westminster Boating Base.



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