Bayswater

Welcome to Bayswater! Bayswater is on the eastern border of Westminster, bordering Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to the east. It is bordered to the north by Westbourne, Hyde Park ward at its most eastern point and Lancaster Gate to the south.

Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas. Largely residential, the ward has a diverse local population. The ward has attractive green streets and garden squares lined with Victorian stucco terraces. Westbourne Grove, the main road at the southern edge of the ward, hosts a number of shops and restaurants.

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

Welcome to Bayswater! Bayswater is on the eastern border of Westminster, bordering Notting Hill in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to the east. It is bordered to the north by Westbourne, Hyde Park ward at its most eastern point and Lancaster Gate to the south.

Bayswater is one of London's most cosmopolitan areas. Largely residential, the ward has a diverse local population. The ward has attractive green streets and garden squares lined with Victorian stucco terraces. Westbourne Grove, the main road at the southern edge of the ward, hosts a number of shops and restaurants.

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

  • Your Priorities for Bayswater

    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 Bayswater

    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.


    Summer and Winter Hanging Baskets (COMPLETE)

    Provider: Windowflowers; Contribution: £2,139.30

    For the enjoyment of all residents and visitors to the ward in both summer and winter,, hanging baskets have been funded by the ward budget.


    Trips on the Floating Classroom

    Provider: Beauchamp Lodge Settlement; Contribution: £10,150

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


    Youth Project

    Provider: Westbourne Park Family Centre; Contribution: £9,999

    Funding will ensure the valuable youth provision at the centre continues for another year.



    Basement Planning Enforcement Officer

    Provider: Planning Enforcement; Contribution: £12,500

    To ensure that all basement extensions in the wards are compliant with planning permission and it’s laws and regulations, the Bayswater ward councillors, alongside colleagues in Abbey Road, have extended the contract of a Senior Planning Enforcement Officer to specifically tackle this issue.


    Various Activities

    Provider: Paddington Library; Contribution: £2,700.60

    The Bayswater Councillors have once again elected to support the local library by funding additional power sockets for computers and WWI Centenary Events.


    Climbing Frame

    Provider: St. Stephen's Primary School; contribution: £2,360

    Pupils at the primary school will have a new climbing frame in the playground for the autumn tern.


    Afternoon Tea Show

    Provider: Lancaster London and Players’ Theatre; Contribution: £840.32

    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.



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