Vincent Square

Welcome to Vincent Square! Vincent Square is situated in the south of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames. The ward is surrounding by St. James' to the north-east and Warwick and Tachbrook to the west.

At the heart of the Vincent Square ward is a 13 acre grass-covered square owned by Westminster School but there is a lot more to discover. Next to the Thames, Millbank is home to the Tate Britain, the highly regarded Millbank Estate (residential) and a number of television channels. The area also includes bustling Victoria Street to the north, Westminster Cathedral, the Royal Horticultural Hall, the Victorian mansion blocks of Ashley Gardens and Edwin Lutyen’s social housing around Page Street.

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

Welcome to Vincent Square! Vincent Square is situated in the south of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames. The ward is surrounding by St. James' to the north-east and Warwick and Tachbrook to the west.

At the heart of the Vincent Square ward is a 13 acre grass-covered square owned by Westminster School but there is a lot more to discover. Next to the Thames, Millbank is home to the Tate Britain, the highly regarded Millbank Estate (residential) and a number of television channels. The area also includes bustling Victoria Street to the north, Westminster Cathedral, the Royal Horticultural Hall, the Victorian mansion blocks of Ashley Gardens and Edwin Lutyen’s social housing around Page Street.

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

  • In it to win it - Grosvenor Estate

    over 2 years ago
    Grosvenor recycle cheque bag logo square

    Residents of Grosvenor Estate recently won £1000 for their community by increasing their recycling under the councils new 'In It To Win It' scheme.

    Residents from the estate voted to use the money for new planting around the playground area.

    For more information about the In It To Win It' scheme please click here.

    Residents of Grosvenor Estate recently won £1000 for their community by increasing their recycling under the councils new 'In It To Win It' scheme.

    Residents from the estate voted to use the money for new planting around the playground area.

    For more information about the In It To Win It' scheme please click here.

  • In it to win it - Grosvenor Estate

    almost 3 years ago
    Grosvenor recycle cheque bag logo square

    Congratulations! Grosvenor estate is one of the first estates to receive a prize under the recycling reward scheme “In it to win it”. Residents from Grosvenor Estate have increased their recycling and reduced their rubbish in order to win receive a prize.

    Grosvenor has been awarded £1,000 to be spent on the community. Thank you for increasing your recycling!

    As a resident of Grosvenor estate you can now vote for what the money is spent on, the options are:

    • New planting around the playground area
    • Compost for residents to grow vegetables and new raised beds between Dukes and Princess Mary...

    Congratulations! Grosvenor estate is one of the first estates to receive a prize under the recycling reward scheme “In it to win it”. Residents from Grosvenor Estate have increased their recycling and reduced their rubbish in order to win receive a prize.

    Grosvenor has been awarded £1,000 to be spent on the community. Thank you for increasing your recycling!

    As a resident of Grosvenor estate you can now vote for what the money is spent on, the options are:

    • New planting around the playground area
    • Compost for residents to grow vegetables and new raised beds between Dukes and Princess Mary House

    You can vote online here or in person at the estate office.
    Voting closes on Friday 11 March so make sure you vote before then!

    You’ll now start working towards your next reward to win even more for the estate. So please keep recycling and encouraging your neighbours to do the same. You can suggest what you would like future rewards to be spent on here.

    If you live on another estate visit the webpage to find out more about the rewards, see if you are included and how other estates are doing.

    Information about what can and can’t be recycled can be found here and more information about the 'In it to win it’ recycling reward scheme can be found here.

  • Your Priorities for Vincent 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...

    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 Vincent 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.

    ...

    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


    Hide Tower Neighbourhood Watch

    Provider: Hide Tower Neighbourhood Watch; Cost: £900

    Ward budget funding was allocated to the Hide Tower Neighbourhood Watch to continue their scheme.


    South Westminster Community Choir Contribution

    Provider: South Westminster Community Choir; Contribution: £1,000

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


    2015-16


    In-Deep Breakfast Club

    Provider: In-Deep; Cost: £4,560

    The funding will enable In-Deep to continue to provide the Friday breakfast for the local older community, each week.


    South West Fest 2015 Contribution

    Provider: South West Fest Committee; Cost: £1,500

    The funds were used for various family activities and this year’s Festival. For more information on the Festival please visit www.southwestfest.org.uk.


    Ambrosden Avenue Hanging Baskets

    Provider: Ashley Gardens Residents’ Association; Cost: £536.76

    In association with the local residents association hanging basket have been installed along Ambrosden Avenue.


    Hanging Baskets across the ward (COMPLETE)

    Provider: Windowflowers; Cost: £8,557.20

    Hanging baskets have been installed across the ward for 2015-16


    Community Development Project

    Provider: Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust; Contribution: £2,788

    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: £2,176

    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.


    Hide Tower Neighbourhood Watch

    Provider: Hide Tower Neighbourhood Watch; Cost: £450

    Ward budget funding was allocated to the Hide Tower Neighbourhood Watch to continue their scheme into 2015-16.


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