Little Venice

Welcome to Little Venice! Little Venice ward is situated in the centre of the north of Westminster bordered by Maida Vale to the north, Westbourne to the west, Hyde Park to the south and Church Street and Regent's Park to the east.

Little Venice is a tranquil canal area, home to waterside cafes and pubs. Little Venice's name was first coined by Byron and Browning due to its famous waterways, with the name being more formally adopted in the 1940s. The area built up gradually from the second quarter of the 19th century, with terraces and pairs of three-storey stuccoed houses.

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

Welcome to Little Venice! Little Venice ward is situated in the centre of the north of Westminster bordered by Maida Vale to the north, Westbourne to the west, Hyde Park to the south and Church Street and Regent's Park to the east.

Little Venice is a tranquil canal area, home to waterside cafes and pubs. Little Venice's name was first coined by Byron and Browning due to its famous waterways, with the name being more formally adopted in the 1940s. The area built up gradually from the second quarter of the 19th century, with terraces and pairs of three-storey stuccoed houses.

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

  • Your Priorities for Little Venice

    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 Little Venice

    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.


    2015-16


    Additional Recycling Collections

    Provider: Waste and Recycling Services; Cost: £29,884

    In response to the priority of improving the local environment and encouraging recycling, the ward budget has covered the costs of additional weekly recycling collections in the ward from April 2015 until March 2016.


    Hanging Baskets (COMPLETE)

    Provider: Windowflowers: Cost: £12,835.80

    Hanging baskets have been installed across the ward and will be maintained until April 2016.


    Little Venice Music Festival

    Provider: Little Venice Music Festival Cost: £200

    Ward budget contribution towards the thirteenth annual Little Venice Music Festival.


    Football sessions: Winter pitch hire

    Provider: CWH/London Tigers Cost; £700

    This will fund the hire of indoor pitches so that xx can continue throughout the winter months.


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



    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


    Additional Recycling Collections

    Provider: Waste and Recycling Services; Cost: £29,884

    In response to the priority of improving the local environment and encouraging recycling, the ward budget has covered the costs of additional weekly recycling collections in the ward from April 2015 until March 2016.


    Hanging Baskets (COMPLETE)

    Provider: Windowflowers: Cost: £12,835.80

    Hanging baskets have been installed across the ward and will be maintained until April 2016.


    Little Venice Music Festival

    Provider: Little Venice Music Festival Cost: £200

    Ward budget contribution towards the thirteenth annual Little Venice Music Festival.


    Football sessions: Winter pitch hire

    Provider: CWH/London Tigers Cost; £700

    This will fund the hire of indoor pitches so that xx can continue throughout the winter months.


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