Maida Vale

Welcome to Maida Vale! Maida Vale is situated on the northern border of Westminster neighbouring the London Borough of Brent. To the east the ward borders St. John's Wood in Abbey Road ward, Little Venice to the south and Harrow Road to the west.

Paddington Recreation Ground (known as Paddington Rec) is at the heart of Maida Vale ward, providing sporting facilities and open space for all. The rest of the ward is mostly residential and affluent, with many large late Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats and wide streets. The BBC Maida Vale Studios are located here.

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

Welcome to Maida Vale! Maida Vale is situated on the northern border of Westminster neighbouring the London Borough of Brent. To the east the ward borders St. John's Wood in Abbey Road ward, Little Venice to the south and Harrow Road to the west.

Paddington Recreation Ground (known as Paddington Rec) is at the heart of Maida Vale ward, providing sporting facilities and open space for all. The rest of the ward is mostly residential and affluent, with many large late Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats and wide streets. The BBC Maida Vale Studios are located here.

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

  • In It To Win It - Carlton Vale Estate

    over 2 years ago
    Grosvenor recycle cheque bag logo square

    Residents of Carlton Vale Estate recently won £500 for their community by increasing their recycling under the councils new 'In It To Win It' scheme.

    Residents from the estate voted to use the money for energy saving light bulbs which are available from the TMO offices on a first come first serve basis.

    For more information about the In It To Win It' scheme please click here.


    Residents of Carlton Vale Estate recently won £500 for their community by increasing their recycling under the councils new 'In It To Win It' scheme.

    Residents from the estate voted to use the money for energy saving light bulbs which are available from the TMO offices on a first come first serve basis.

    For more information about the In It To Win It' scheme please click here.


  • 'In it to win it! - Carlton Vale

    almost 3 years ago
    Grosvenor recycle cheque bag logo square

    Carlton Vale estate is one of the first estates to receive a prize under the recycling reward scheme “In it to win it”. Residents from Carlton Vale have increased their recycling and reduced their rubbish win receive a prize.

    Carlton Vale has been awarded £500 to be spent on the community.

    If you are a resident of Carlton Vale estate you can now vote for what the money is spent on, the options are:

    • New planting by the recycling bins at the entrance to Paddington Rec
    • Energy saving light bulbs, to be picked up by residents from the TMO offices...

    Carlton Vale estate is one of the first estates to receive a prize under the recycling reward scheme “In it to win it”. Residents from Carlton Vale have increased their recycling and reduced their rubbish win receive a prize.

    Carlton Vale has been awarded £500 to be spent on the community.

    If you are a resident of Carlton Vale estate you can now vote for what the money is spent on, the options are:

    • New planting by the recycling bins at the entrance to Paddington Rec
    • Energy saving light bulbs, to be picked up by residents from the TMO offices (first come first served)

    You can vote online here or in person at your Tenant Management Office.
    Voting closes on Friday 11 March so make sure you vote before then!

    Carlton Vale includes:

    • Helmsdale House
    • Invergarry House
    • Keith House
    • Melrose House
    • Peebles House
    • Renfrew House
    • Strome House
    • Thurso House
    • Torridon House

    Carlton Vale will now start working towards your next reward to win even more for the estate. So please keep recycling and encouraging your neighbours to do the same. You can suggest what you would like future rewards to be spent on here.

    If you live on another estate visit the webpage to find out more about the rewards, see if you are included and how other estates are doing.

    Information about what can and can’t be recycled can be found here and more information about the ‘In it to win it’ recycling reward scheme can be found here.

  • Your Priorities for Maida Vale

    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 Maida Vale

    by Catherine, over 3 years ago

    Ward budgetsWard 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...

    Ward budgetsWard 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


    North Paddington Youth Club Workshops and Art Space

    Provider: North Paddington Youth Club; Cost: £3,783.98

    The ward budget has funded a series of workshops to look at gang culture, drugs and alcohol, education crime and sexual health. The funding will also be used to purchase equipment for art activities.


    Hanging Baskets (COMPLETE)

    Provider: Windowflowers; Cost: £8,882.10

    Summer hanging baskets have been installed across the ward and will be maintained until September 2015.


    Improvements to Paddington Recreation Ground (COMPLETE)

    Provider: Sports and Leisure Cost: £15,000

    The Maida Vale ward councillors have contributed to the improvement of the Carlton Entrance of Paddington Recreation Ground (PRG), including the installation of a new lightning scheme and bespoke signage.


    North Paddington Youth Club Summer Activities

    Provider: North Paddington Youth Club; Cost: £5,473.30

    The ward budget has funded three off-site activities and a residential trip as part of the holiday programme provided by NPYC.


    Essendine Primary Sayers Croft Trip

    Provider: Essendine Primary; Cost: £3,596.75

    Year 6 pupils spent two nights at Sayers Croft, where they took part in a range of activities designed to increase their understanding of the natural world.


    Singing to Breathe

    Provider: Breathe Easy Cost; £245

    Weekly classes at Ada Court for people suffering from respiratory conditions, this project have been funded by wards across the borough.



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