Church Street

Welcome to Church Street! Church Street is situated towards the north of Westminster, surrounded by Regent's Park to the north east, Bryanston and Dorset Square to the south and Hyde Park and Little Venice to the west.

Church Street ward is a mainly residential neighbourhood with one of the highest concentrations of social housing in Westminster, currently undergoing a substantial renewal programme. At the heart of the ward is a thriving street market on Church Street itself and at the east end of Church Street is an established antique sector.

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

Welcome to Church Street! Church Street is situated towards the north of Westminster, surrounded by Regent's Park to the north east, Bryanston and Dorset Square to the south and Hyde Park and Little Venice to the west.

Church Street ward is a mainly residential neighbourhood with one of the highest concentrations of social housing in Westminster, currently undergoing a substantial renewal programme. At the heart of the ward is a thriving street market on Church Street itself and at the east end of Church Street is an established antique sector.

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

  • Your Priorities for Church Street

    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 Church Street

    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 a selection...

    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 a selection of recent projects.


    2015-16


    Church Street Community Singers

    Provider: Church Street Community Singers; Contribution: £3,705

    The Church Street Ward Members have continued to support the choir and the money is used for rent, a conductor and improved publicity efforts.


    Church Street Community Notice Boards 2014/2015

    Provider: Paddington Development Trust; Cost: £1,584

    The Paddington Development Trust will provide notice boards to keep residents of Church Street up-to-date with events and news in their area.


    Jewellery Workshops

    Provider: Christ Church Bentinck Primary School; Cost: £2,000

    Funds are supporting a series of Jewellery making workshops for the children of Christ Church Bentinck Primary School. The objective is for the pupils to learn how to design and make decorative craft items they will use and to learn about the variety of arts and crafts resources and materials, as well as for the pupil’s creative imaginative and motor skills to be improved and enhanced.


    Councillor’s Surgery Poster for Notice Boards

    Provider: Westminster City Council; Contribution: £14.40

    The councillors have spent a small portion on the budget for printing councillor surgery posters to make the community aware of the resource available to them.


    Supplementary Arabic Classes

    Provider: Gateway Primary School; Contribution: £3,500

    Pupils were able to learn more about Arabic culture and language.


    Cirque de Soleil

    Provider: Gateway PS; Contribution: £2,960

    Pupils learned more about engineering through workshops organised by the world-famous Cirque de Soleil.


    Learning through London

    Provider: WAES; Contribution: £500

    St Edward’s PS pupils and families benefited from English language trips to galleries and museums in London.


    Various Projects

    Provider: Fourth Feathers; Contribution: £5,201.57

    Together with the Bryanston & Dorset Square Councillors, Church Street members for have funded Work Experience, School Holiday and Accreditation Schemes at the Fourth Feathers Youth Club.


    Winning Women Westminster

    Provider: CityWest Leisure; Contribution: £640

    This sports programme for young women aims to encourage exercise while improving self-esteem and confidence.


    Go Green

    Provider: St Edward’s Primary School; Contribution: £1,000

    Following the school’s initiative to create more green space and flora in the playground, a longer term plan was discussed to ‘green’ the rest of the playground. Both the Church Street and Bryanston & Dorset Square councillors have contributed £1,000 to this project.


    Sparkle Time

    Provider: Zodiac Arts Contribution: £4,397.50

    This project focuses on health care, sports and recreation, physical and mental wellbeing the over 65s in the Harrow Road Ward.


    North Paddington Food Bank

    Provider: North Paddington Food Bank: £915.92

    The money from the Ward Budget will be used to hire a dedicated support worker for the North Paddington Food Bank. This will ensure a smooth and efficient running of the food bank, which supports residents from the Church Street, Harrow Road, Queen’s Park and Westbourne Wards.


    Church Street Community Singers Piano

    Provider: Church Street Community Singers: £250

    The money from the Ward Budget will be used to purchase a piano for the Church Street Singers, who do about 4 concerts a year for the tenants and the Hub participants. The piano also is portable, so they can take to the other events in the neighbourhood.


    Money Matters

    Provider: A2Dominion: £6,232

    This project provides a weekly drop in service at Church Street Library. The project aims to support local residents by providing free and impartial advice on housing, debt, benefits and other issues.

    Yoga for Women

    Provider: The Cockpit: £1,810

    This project focuses on providing subsidised yoga classes for Women in Church Street and neighbouring wards. The Project aims to tackle some of the health inequalities in the Church Street ward and attract marginalised women in the Community.


    For more information on these projects please contact Lexi Cotoulas at lcotoulas@westminster.gov.uk