Harrow Road

Welcome to Harrow Road! Harrow Road is situated in the north east of Westminster bordering Queen's Park and the London Borough of Brent to the north and the northern tip of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to the west. Harrow Road borders Maida Vale and Westbourne to the east and south respectively.

Harrow Road, this ward's namesake, is an ancient route running from Paddington to Harrow. The section within the City of Westminster is a bustling shopping street with mainly independent retailers serving the diverse population of the ward. The rest of the ward is mostly residential, with 3-4 storey terraced homes, many of which are converted into apartments. Paddington Academy, in the East of the ward, was opened by The Princess Royal in 2009.

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

Welcome to Harrow Road! Harrow Road is situated in the north east of Westminster bordering Queen's Park and the London Borough of Brent to the north and the northern tip of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to the west. Harrow Road borders Maida Vale and Westbourne to the east and south respectively.

Harrow Road, this ward's namesake, is an ancient route running from Paddington to Harrow. The section within the City of Westminster is a bustling shopping street with mainly independent retailers serving the diverse population of the ward. The rest of the ward is mostly residential, with 3-4 storey terraced homes, many of which are converted into apartments. Paddington Academy, in the East of the ward, was opened by The Princess Royal in 2009.

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

  • Your Priorities for Harrow Road

    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 Harrow Road

    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.


    2015-16


    Cookery Classes on a Budget

    Provider: Westminster Drug Project; Cost: £1,967.90

    The ward budget has funded a cookery course project provided by Westminster Drug Project. The course is aimed at delivering cooking lessons to people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Sessions will cover a range of topics from food preparation and cooking techniques to food safety and hygiene as well as budgeting and nutrition awareness.


    Complementary Therapies programme 2014-15

    Provider: Munro Health Co-operative; Contribution; £3,701.50

    A contribution towards the continuation of the Complementary Therapies programme also funded by Queen’s Park ward to promote good health and well-being at a community level by offering a variety of complementary treatments to local groups or individuals who would not usually be able to afford it.


    Black History Month

    Provider: The Avenues; Contribution: £604.40

    Together with the Queen’s Park and Westbourne Councillors, Harrow Road ward members supported the Avenue’s programme of events for Black History Month.


    All Sing! Community Choir

    Provider: All Sing!; Cost: £4,050

    Thanks to continued support from the Harrow Road, Queen’s Park and Westbourne councillors, the All Sing! Community choir continues to bring together singers from the three wards.


    London Breakdance Challenge 2014

    Provider: Paddington Arts; Cost: £1,250

    Young people in the area were encouraged to participate in the London Breakdance Challenge 2014 while others gained digital skills as they live streamed the event.


    Christmas Lights 2014

    Provider: Abraxus and Collier & Company; Cost: £3,701.24

    The ward budget was used to contribute towards festive lights in the ward.


    Maida Hill Market

    Provider: WCC Built Environment; Contribution: £5,500

    The Harrow Road Ward Councillors have agreed to utilise some of their Ward Budget to allow the market to continue until the end November 2015 so it is given a reasonable opportunity to establish itself.


    Neighbourcare Christmas Lunch

    Provider: Neighbourcare Contribution: £81.90

    Thanks to the contribution from the ward budget, older residents of the ward were provided with a lunch on Christmas Day.


    Christmas Ceremony

    Provider: Maida Hill Café; Cost: £104.30

    Ward budget funds were put towards refreshments for the Community Christmas Ceremony.


    Time Credits Project

    Provider: Paddington Development trust (PDT) Contribution: £984

    The Harrow Road ward councillors have contributed to the running of this volunteering programme. The Time Credits project helps local people to secure "rewards" in return for their volunteering efforts.


    Paddington Festival Co-ordinator

    Provider: Communications Team Contribution: £1,728

    The Harrow Road councillors contributed towards the delivery of the Paddington Festival helping to fund the production of programmes, posters and other publicity materials.


    Dance and Steelpan project

    Provider: Paddington Arts Contribution: £600

    The Harrow Road councillors contributed towards the delivery of the Dance and Steelpan Christmas Show.


    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.


    Dutch Pot

    Provider: Dutch Pot Lunch and Social Club Contribution: £3,000

    The Dutch Pot social club provides opportunities for older people to meet regularly and share their interests.


    Music for Change

    Provider: Creative Futures: £1,996

    The project will deliver numerous workshops, lead my professional Musicians. The workshops will lead up to some live performances for the groups. The project aims to enrich pre-school age children’s musical experience and target specific behaviour development.


    Elderly Day Out

    Provider: Ernest Harriss House: £2,850

    The project will provide numerous days out for the elderly residents of Ernest Harris House. The project aims to improve to tackle social exclusion, loneliness and promote well-being amongst the elderly.


    Paddington’s Got Talent

    Provider: Paddington Arts: £532

    The project aims to build upon Paddington Arts past experiences and work amongst young people to develop their artistic ambitions.


    Queen’s Park Film Festival 2015

    Provider: A2Dominion: £951.75

    The project aims to bring together all sections of the local community, both adult and children. The project will also gauge responses from this event, with the view to setting up a long term film viewing project for the local community, and as a lead up to the Queens Park Festival.


    Cooking Classes on a Budget

    Provider: Westminster Drug Project: £3,205.40

    This is a cookery course project, aimed at delivering cooking lessons to people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The project aims to teach users better cooking skills, budget management techniques and increased knowledge of nutrition.


    Provision of Complimentary Therapies

    Provider: Munro Health Co-operative: £3,299

    This project aims to help relieve chronic pain and promote the well-being of residents over the age of 60 years old, in the Queen’s Park and Harrow Road wards.


    The Library Film Project

    Provider: Queen’s Park Library: £700

    This project aims to provide free and accessible film events for children, families and young people by showing popular films during school holidays, weekends and after school. A key benefit to the local community is the offer of free events in a safe environment.


    Planting Bulbs on the Lydford Estate

    Provider: Lydford Estate Residents Association: £123.50

    The project will hold a planting day and a junior planting day. The project aims to improve the greenery of the area ad educate local residents/children about gardening.



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