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Montagu Garden Square Gates Vandalised

We have heard that the recently installed gate entry system to the Montagu Sqaure Garden has be vandalised. This is the latest in number of petty crimes in the area. There have been a number of incidents of cars being broken into in and around the Square. If you have any information about this incident or others, please contact the Garden Square Clerk. See letter below.Dear Local Resident,You will be aware of the recently installed entry system to the Garden. Since its installation there ha...
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Planned re-development of Marylebone Library Cancelled

The proposed redevelopment of Marylebone Library on Luxborough Street will no longer go ahead. Below is a letter from Mike ClarkeDirector of Libraries and Archives, Westminster City Council explaining the decision.Dear Library MemberI am writing to let you know that the proposed redevelopment of Marylebone Library on Luxborough Street will no longer go ahead. This difficult decision was taken following a substantial increase of £6 million in development costs. The council remains commi...
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Save The Swan and Edgar Pub - Public Enquiry against change of use

Save The Swan and Edgar Pub - Public Enquiry against change of use

For those of you still interested in what is happening to the former pub in Linhope St known as the Swan and Edgar and latterly The Feathers, here is some information. After two failed change of usage attempts, two failed appeals and a failed attempt to have the asset of community value listing removed by the developer, Westminster council have called for a public enquiry.

Westminster planning will be supported at the hearing by a barrister, Westminster licensing, building regs and Fleurets (business property experts).The evidence points to the developers losing this public enquiry and then they cannot apply for change of usage again. Below is the information on times and location of the hearing should you wish to attend.

All are welcome and a show of support could help the case.


TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
The Feathers, 43 Linhope Street, LONDON, NW1 6HL

Appellant’s Name:

Montagu One Limited (on behalf of Mr Peter Siebenborn)
Appeal Reference No:
APP/X5990/W/15/3024042
Time:10.00 AM
Date: 14th June 2016 for 6 days
Venue: Rooms 1A, B and C, 17th Floor, City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP

A public inquiry will be held by the Planning Inspectorate into a planning appeal at this site, the date and venue have now been fixed as above.

Anyone wishing to view the evidence prepared should phone the Appeals Officer on the above number to check the information is available before visiting City Hall.

The appeal follows refusal of planning permission by the City Council.

Interested persons may attend if they wish, (personally, or through a representative), and at the Inspector’s discretion, give their views.

Guidance on this appeal procedure is available by going to www.planningportal.gov.uk/pcs and clicking on ‘Guidance on the appeal process’. Alternatively, please contact Planning Appeals using the details above.

When made, the decision will be published on the Planning Portal.

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New single organisation formed to run the Royal Parks

New single organisation formed to run the Royal Parks

A new single organisation to run the Royal Parks has been announced. Please find below a letter from Andrew Scattergood, CEO The Royal Parks with more details.

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Agatha Kalisperas Director of the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone Honoured

Agatha Kalisperas Director of the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone Honoured

Our warmest congratulations to Agatha Kalisperas, Director of the Hellenic Centre, who was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List for “services to the Greek community in London”.  Since arriving in 1997, the Centre has flourished under her Directorship, providing cultural events to the Greek, Greek Cypriot and the wider community.  Agatha was a school governor for several years and has been a Magistrate (JP) for 21 years.

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A visit to the West London Day Centre Marylebone

A visit to the West London Day Centre Marylebone

In the heart of Marylebone, the West London Day Centre provides a broad spectrum of services for rough sleepers in the Westminster area. We recently visited the the Centre to meet the staff and volunteers to see for ourselves the way in which this extraordinary organisation works.

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