Warwick

Welcome to Warwick! Warwick is situated in the south of Westminster, surrounded by Knightsbridge and Belgravia and St. James' to the north, Vincent Square to the east, Tachbrook to the south and Churchill to the south west.

Victoria Station is located in the west of the ward and is one of the busiest transport interchanges in London. The area around Victoria consists predominantly of commercial property and private and social housing, with retail uses along the main streets. The area is currently undergoing a transformation on a large scale, with many new buildings and improvements to the station underway.

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

Welcome to Warwick! Warwick is situated in the south of Westminster, surrounded by Knightsbridge and Belgravia and St. James' to the north, Vincent Square to the east, Tachbrook to the south and Churchill to the south west.

Victoria Station is located in the west of the ward and is one of the busiest transport interchanges in London. The area around Victoria consists predominantly of commercial property and private and social housing, with retail uses along the main streets. The area is currently undergoing a transformation on a large scale, with many new buildings and improvements to the station underway.

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

  • Your Priorities for Warwick

    by Catherine, about 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 Warwick

    by Catherine, about 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....

    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

    Provider: UpperDeckers; Contribution: £3,704

    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.


    South Westminster Community Choir Contribution

    Provider: South Westminster Community Choir; Contribution: £2,449.80

    Alongside the St James’s, Tachbrook and Vincent Square wards, funding has been allocated to ensure the continuation of the community choir.


    Grandparent Carers Support Group Pimlico

    Provider: Grans of Pimlico; Cost: £300

    The ward budget has contributed towards the costs of running a 2 hour support group once a month for the organisation at the Lillington and Longmoore Gardens Resident Association Community Hall until the end of November.


    Sew Stylish

    Provider: The Abbey Centre; Contribution: £1,056

    Together with Churchill and St James’ 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 to 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 income.


    2015-16


    Warwick Way Hanging Baskets (COMPLETED)

    Provider: Windowflowers; Cost: £10,221.10

    Hanging Baskets have been installed on all columns on Warwick Way until May 2016.


    SouthWestFest 2015 Contribution (COMPLETED)

    Provider: SouthWest Fest; Cost: £2,000

    The funds were used to support the Gala Day at the Festival. For more information on the Festival please visit www.southwestfest.org.uk


    Churton and Charlwood Hanging basket brackets (COMPLETED)

    Provider: WindowFlowers; Cost: £396

    Funds provided brackets for hanging baskets for the Residents’ Association.


    Holy Apostles Boxing Club

    Provider: Holy Apostles Church; Cost: £1,830

    Funding has been provided for another year for the Boxing Club. The club runs from Holy Apostles Church on a weekly basis and is open to young people between the ages of 7 and 18 years old


    Community Development Project

    Provider: Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust; Contribution: £1,000

    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.


    Community trip

    Provider: Westminster Bangladeshi Welfare Trust; Contribution: £300

    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: £700

    Events will take place in July 2015 and March 2016. A mixture of dance and cultural performance will be arranged and the events will be open to the whole community to encourage cohesion.


    Trip for older people

    Provider: CityWest Homes; Cost: £695

    The residents of Glastonbury House will be taken on a coach trip during the summer months.


    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.


    Breathe Easy

    Provider: Breathe Easy; Contribution: £210

    Specialist tutor-lead singing sessions for residents with respiratory issues has been funded through the ward budget.


    Breaking Barriers

    Provider: Metropolitan Police; Cost: £200

    Breaking Barriers sees children from the Caxton Youth Centre and older people from the Pullen Centre meet with the local Safer Neighbourhood Team to do some activities at New Scotland Yard. The interaction ensures that the relationships between these two groups and the Police are strengthened.



    For more information on these projects please contact Janis Best at jbest@westminster.gov.uk