Views from The Chairman

News and views from The Marylebone Association Chairman

Michael is chairman of the Marylebone Association.

A Low Emissions Neighbourhood for Marylebone

Poor air quality in Marylebone is a major and rising concern. The area suffers from regular beaches of EU limits, with implications for the health of those all that live, visit and work here. 

Various key stakeholders in Marylebone, together with Westminster Council, have now come together to apply for something called a Low Emissions Neighbourhood (LEN) for Marylebone. If we achieve LEN status we will get one million pounds funding to implement proposals to tackle air quality. 

The LEN Bid process therefore offers us the chance to help improve matters. It would put additional resources into the area to enable behavioural and place changes. Equally importantly through, if we were to get a LEN, it should become more difficult for schemes to be introduced in surrounding areas that result in traffic displacement into Marylebone. The Marylebone LEN Funding Bid was submitted in April 2016 and we should be notified of the outcome sometime during the Summer.

See below for the Marylebone LEN Funding Bid Summary 

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Could you help The Marylebone Association?

Could you help The Marylebone Association?

I am not sure how many of our readers are aware that everyone involved in running the Marylebone Association is a volunteer. This includes all members of the Committee and our other support helpers. Together, they deal with all the various aspects of the Association’s work on behalf of our members and the Marylebone community.

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Paddington Tower – Westminster’s Official Announcement

Paddington Tower – Westminster’s Official Announcement

Scrapped for now but will be back in revised form soon ! - Go to www.westminster.gov.uk/paddington-place-redevelopment to see Westminster Council’s full announcement. 

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Area Forums, Open Forums and Neighbourhood Forums - a Brief Guide

We are a little concerned that the multiplication of the use of bodies incorporating "Forum" in their title may be causing confusion and can only hope that the explanation below on the present state of play with Forums (or Fora, as latinists may prefer) will not serve to muddy the waters further.

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