Churchill

Welcome to Churchill! Churchill is situated in the most south westernly corner of Westminster bordered by the River Thames to the south, Chelsea to the west, Knightsbridge and Belgravia to the north and Warwick and Tachbrook to the east.

Alongside white stucco villas designed by Thomas Cubitt, the ward is also home to the expansive Churchill Gardens Estate which was a pioneering design of mixed development and is now a
conservation area.

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

Welcome to Churchill! Churchill is situated in the most south westernly corner of Westminster bordered by the River Thames to the south, Chelsea to the west, Knightsbridge and Belgravia to the north and Warwick and Tachbrook to the east.

Alongside white stucco villas designed by Thomas Cubitt, the ward is also home to the expansive Churchill Gardens Estate which was a pioneering design of mixed development and is now a
conservation area.

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

  • Your Priorities for Churchill

    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 Churchill

    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


    UpperDeckers Programme 2014-15

    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.


    Golden Oldies Christmas Trip to Eastbourne, WW1 Sing Along Event and Children’s Halloween party

    Provider: Churchill Gardens Residents’ Association; Cost: £1,950

    Older residents of the Churchill Gardens Estate will be able to go to Eastbourne on a coach trip. The WW1 sing along event will provide an opportunity for the participants to have a social afternoon with remembrance of the centenary and singing old WW1 tunes. The Halloween party will provide a joyous celebration for the Children living in Churchill Gardens.


    Sew Stylish

    Provider: The Abbey Centre; Contribution: £1,065

    Together with St James’ and Warwick ward members, the councillors are contributing to the costs of a Sewing course provided on a weekly basis at the Abbey Centre. A professional tailor will teach local people sewing skills, including how to repair and make alterations to garments and the project is aimed at benefitting members of the community on low household incomes.


    2015-16


    SouthWestFest 2015 contribution (COMPLETE)

    Provider: SouthWest Fest; Cost: £2,000

    The funds were used for the SouthWest Festival 2015 which collectively brings together more than 9,000 people through a series of events over the summer in South Westminster. This year the festival has had active involvement from of a number of groups in Churchill Gardens Ward and key events have taken place in the area. For more information on the Festival please visit www.southwestfest.org.uk.


    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


    Breathe Easy

    Provider: Breathe Easy; Contribution: £175

    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.


    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.


    South Westminster Advice Plus Pilot 2015

    Provider: A2Dominion; Contribution: £9,996

    The project aims to establish a new multi-agency Advice Plus Service at St Gabriel’s Hall, based on the Beethoven Centre model. The pilot will focus on supporting residents from the Churchill Ward of Westminster and South Westminster in general. The project will assist with issues such as financial hardship and housing issues.



    For more information on these projects please contact Joseph Penny at jpenny@westminster.gov.uk