NBIM and British Land want to refurbish and redevelop part of the site that forms a 1970s office and retail building in Oxford Street, to provide additional and more efficient office floorspace whilst retaining circa 60% of the existing structure. They say that: "the proposals will also introduce a new high-quality façade, reconnecting the building to the surrounding area. At the same time, the entrance to the Bond Street station and retail outlets in the first, ground and basement floors will remain open while any development is taking place. We are keen to hear your feedback which will help to shape our proposals before we return for a further round of consultation in the autumn."
The first round of consultations will run from Tuesday 18th August to Friday 11thSeptember. https://westoneconsultation.co.uk/have-your-say/
Chandos House is a Grade I listed building and is currently empty after the Royal Society of Medicine vacated the property in June 2020. The owner has identified an opportunity to ensure long-term investment in Chandos House and has so far discussed these with Westminster City Council and Historic England.
Key to this will be the introduction of The John Collection, a collection of of memorabilia relating to Battle of Britain aircrew which includes medals, logbooks and photographs. It is the leading such collection worldwide.
As is the case with so many museums, delivering this vision is reliant on cross-subsidy. In this instance this is achievable by housing other activities at lower ground, second and third floors, which are the least sensitive parts of the building with respect to heritage. This will include office space at lower ground level and a cosmetic clinic to the second and third floors.
The proposals to achieve this have been carefully designed to have as little impact as possible on the historic fabric of the building.
This online consultation aims to ensure the local community is able to have their say in advance of a planning application being submitted to Westminster City Council.
You can view our online exhibition boards detailing the proposals by clicking the link below.
Once you have viewed the boards, please let us have your feedback by clicking the ‘Have Your Say’ tab below.
Virtual exhibition for the emerging ideas for the proposed extensive refurbishment of Marylebone House, 129 -137 Marylebone Road, NW1.
Following meetings with a number of our neighbours in recent weeks, this first stage of consultation is taking place ‘at-a-distance’ in light of government guidelines around social distancing. Using a range of different feedback tools, we are committed to engaging widely and making sure everyone has an opportunity to have their say in a way that suits them.
You can provide your feedback on the information set out in these boards by clicking on the ‘Feedback Form’ on the ‘Have Your Say’ section on our website. You can also provide your feedback via post. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange a virtual presentation with a member of the project team, please contact us at email@example.com
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THE NEXT ERA OF ENTERPRISE
From Illness to Wellness: A New Era of Health
Thursday 30th of April, 12pm via Zoom
Even before the outbreak of Covid-19, our society has become more health aware than ever before. While the pharmaceutical industry's growth is declining, medical cannabis, and other natural and alternative remedies and practices are skyrocketing. Join Clemens Böninger, co-founder of TheDrug.Store, for a discussion on the future of health, and learn how his business not only pioneered the niche of premium CBD products but evolved into a holistic physical and mental health online platform.
Monday 11th May, 6pm – 7pm via Zoom
Have you got what it takes? Our popular pitching event ‘Crocodile Lair’ is back. The Startup Funding Club is a leading early-stage investment firm providing seed capital and support to promising British companies. Join the award-winning Angel Network and Seed Investment Fund for an evening of innovation and meet disruptive companies pitching for investment.
Why We Don’t Think
The Way We Think We Think
Behavioural Economics and its Power
Webinar with Anthony Tasgal
Wednesday 13th May, 7pm – 8pm via Zoom
All business depends on selling or marketing to human beings. Anything that helps us better understand how and why people buy things must, therefore, improve our chances of commercial success. Behavioural Economics [aka “nudge theory”] offers a new model for understanding the basis of human behavioural change, and this webinar will introduce you to some of the key concepts and practices. And have some fun on the way uncovering your own unconscious biases…..
Join Trainer, Strategist, Lecturer and Author, Anthony ‘Tas’ Tasgal, and learn how to see emotions in a new light, apply them to create distinctiveness and cut through for your brands and comms. Discover how to apply the insights of priming, social norms, heuristics [mental shortcuts] and re-framing to change how you see your marketing, sales, positioning and communications.
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Soul Sundays – Sundays 10am, weekly throughout May
Soothe Your Soul and Nurture Your Mind.
Experience a Sound Healing Meditation with our In-House Meditation Mentor Elizabeth Martin.
We all need peace, we all need to feel safe, we all need connection. In these unprecedented times experience these tranquil sessions will bring your energy into balance and harmony. Boost your immune system and gently sink into the comfort of stillness.
Meditation has been scientifically proven to improve your health, boost your immune system, increase your vitality, flood your mind with an oxytocin lift and protect your energy against negativity. Sound Healing regulates your heart rate, balances your central nervous system, reduces anxiety and lifts your vibration
Stress Detox – Thursdays 8am throughout May
Join our weekly only sessions with meditation expert Elizabeth Martin to relieve stress in these unprecedented times.
Experience gentle mindfulness and meditation techniques you can use every day to find your inner peace. Feel nurtured and soothed with increased energy, reduce anxiety, improve your wellbeing and feel supported. Give your immune system a gentle boost and experience a Soul Radiance Sound Healing Meditation.
Love in Lockdown with the Millionaire Matchmaker
The Dos and Don’ts of Online Dating
DATE: Thu 30th April 2020
TIME: 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Feeling overwhelmed by the world of internet dating? Love it or hate it, people are using apps and online dating platforms more than ever before. Whilst we keep wondering why we haven’t heard back from that recent match and find ourselves deleting the app once again, why give up on the chance to find love (or adventure) online altogether? Join us as the team of the infamous Millionaire Matchmaker will reveal the Dos and Don’ts of online dating. Learn where you might have made mistakes in the past and where you might be making mistakes now. This is a fun high energy interactive session that we focus on:
There will also be time for a Q&A where the host will answer any questions you may have on dating, love or relationships. Questions can be asked anonymously to the host only via the chat function.
Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with Joanna
DATE: Mon 4th May 2020
TIME: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Focus your mind and build strength and flexibility in this Dynamic Vinyasa yoga session with our Home Grown Yoga Teacher Joanna Voudouris. Using movement and breath in sync to flow from one posture to another, build strength and flexibility. Connect body and mind by linking the movement to your breath, allowing you to forget about everything else and focus on your practice, looking inward. Whether you are advanced in Yoga or a complete novice, Joanna will lead the class so that everyone can take part at their level.
Sleep and Mental Resilience with Peak Health
DATE: Tue 5th May 2020
TIME: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Are you struggling to sleep and lacking concentration during the day? Our diet has a profound impact on our quality of sleep as well as our concentration levels and productivity. Join us as Peak Health consultant and nutritionist Sarah Carolides discusses blood-sugar balance, looking after your gut, the gut-brain axis, and how these two subjects can impact your sleep quality, sleep effectiveness, mental clarity, and resilience to daily stressors.
Palm Reading with the Fun Fortune Teller
DATE: Thu 7th May 2020
Join Amelie Appleby, the Fun Fortune Teller, for a light-hearted Q&A about her unique experiences as a quirky Comedy Psychic Entertainer.
Amelie will show you how to do a mini palm reading on yourself and others, share secrets and stories from her intriguing adventures and answer your burning questions on fortune telling.
Palm reading, or Palmistry, is the art using the palms of the hands to learn more about a person or tell their future. While it has roots deep within India’s past, the practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations.
Are you affected by Coronavirus ?
Do you have a problem getting out, or are you having to self isolate?
If so and you need some assistance - we have a number of local volunteers who are here to help
Our volunteers can email or phone to check what is needed- maybe help with a little extra shopping alongside their own, collect a prescription or post letters etc. Or if you would just like to have someone to chat with on the phone - we can arrange this also contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have access to email, phone and leave a message on 07950 472916 with your phone number and we will get back to you
Please see the following message sent to our members about our AGM.
MA Message April 2020.pdf
Message from the WLM:
Please help WLM to support homeless people and vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WLM is facing a triple blow of reduced income, increased costs and very vulnerable residents. We need emergency support to continue supporting people in our care during these extremely challenging and unprecedented times.
We closed our Night Shelter for rough sleepers at WLM Seymour Place to avoid increasing the spread of disease and moved the service users from there and elsewhere into hotels and bedsits. We continue to support them, remotely, to move forward in their lives but many are now destitute and requiring emergency food vouchers. Our WLM Seymour Place premises have been transformed into a Homelessness Workers Clinic by the NHS, with teams who are supporting homeless people working from there.
In our residential projects and care homes, we house some very vulnerable people whose potential susceptibility to this pandemic means we have to do all we can to support them to isolate and keep them safe. Many suffered trauma in the past and have underlying health conditions. Others were in the midst of a crisis before COVID-19 and this situation has compounded that. They are struggling to understand what is happening, are deeply anxious and at risk of self-harm.
WLM’s CEO, Roger Clark, says:
“The COVID-19 virus has made it incredibly challenging for WLM to fulfil its mission of empowering people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma to make positive changes in their lives. Our costs are sky-rocketing as we staff and manage infection control in our crucial residential services. Any donations that we receive at this time will be very gratefully received as they will help us to keep people engaged and safe”.
We all remain vigilant and are sticking with the plan to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents and staff by ensuring that we limit unnecessary access to our services to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are actively engaging with partners and commissioners to make sure that our services are at the forefront of their minds and we are constantly undertaking deep cleans in our WLM residential premises.
We are incurring spiralling additional costs and our fundraising challenge grows daily. None of our premises can operate as normal and we expect this situation to continue for many months.
Your financial contribution will help us keep our homeless service users and vulnerable residents occupied, supported and safe from COVID-19. Please donate at:
The owners of 308-318 Oxford Street are pleased to be bringing forward proposals which will enhance, support and ‘future proof’ this important building on one of the world’s most famous streets. On their consultation website you will be able to view the proposals, ask questions to the project team and give your feedback.
Listed below, are the dedicated hours for each supermarket which has at least one branch in Westminster. In addition many of our independent traders are providing support for vulnerable groups.
•Co-op - All stores have a dedicated shopping hour for those at higher risk and the people who care for them. Check with local store for details.
•Marks and Spencer - Reserving the first hour of trade every Monday and Thursday, as a special shopping hour for more vulnerable and elderly customers to help them get the food and products they need. For NHS and emergency service workers, have access to the reserved first hour of trading on Tuesday and Friday for them to shop.
•Sainsbury’s - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all supermarket stores will dedicate 8am - 9am to serving elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers. Every Monday to Saturday will dedicate 7:30am - 8am for NHS and Social Care workers (ID required).
•Tesco - Introducing a priority shopping hour every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9am - 10am for vulnerable and elderly customers (not available in Express stores). Every Sunday, all Tesco stores (except Express) will prioritise a browsing hour before checkouts open for NHS workers.
•Waitrose - The first opening hour in Waitrose supermarkets will be dedicated to elderly and vulnerable shoppers, as well as those who look after them.
A NOTICE FROM WAITROSE
Waitrose Branch in Marylebone High Street is open (which is experiencing long queues due to limited numbers permitted in store)
John Lewis has temporarily closed but, the Food-hall and Customer Collection (for JohnLewis.com orders) is still open as usual with slightly reduced hours,. They are as follows:-
MONDAY - SATURDAY 10AM - 6PM (with the first hour dedicated to our elderly and vulnerable customers and NHS workers)
SUNDAY 12PM - 6PM
The Marylebone Association
229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN