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  • Wed, April 29, 2020 10:02 PM | Anonymous

    Please see the following message sent to our members about our AGM.

    MA Message April 2020.pdf

  • Wed, April 29, 2020 9:59 PM | Anonymous

    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:


  • Tue, April 07, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    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.

  • Sun, March 29, 2020 7:57 PM | Anonymous

    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.


    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

  • Thu, March 19, 2020 3:51 PM | Anonymous

    As everyone is by now aware Coronavirus (Covid 19) is causing major disruption to the lives of increasing numbers of people in our area and this can, at least for the moment, only be expected to get worse. The important thing is that we all continue to act together as a community. We are in contact with Westminster Council and will relay any specific advice for the area as and when we get it. WCC has lots of up-to-date information on their website regarding the latest national and local situation and we would encourage everyone to keep themselves informed by regularly checking these pages and sharing the information with friends family and other networks.

    Meanwhile we are in the process of setting up a group for Marylebone that can offer practical help to those that have to self isolate at this difficult time, we will seek to do this with particular emphasis on the many who fall into the over 70s category. We have already had a number of people volunteer to help with this but we will need more, if you are interested please contact us at: covid19@marylebone.org

    Marylebone is a great community and we are sure that any offers of neighbourliness would be much appreciated by those who are housebound, those who may be fearful that they may not be able to cope with everything by themselves, or those who just need a cheerful chat on the phone. Our volunteers would check round to see if all is well, and offer to do a little extra shopping alongside their own, collect a prescription or post letters etc. There will also be other groups in our area offering help. We will keep members informed of these as and when we hear about them.

    We have registered our group with Westminster Council to give it greater prominence but meanwhile anyone who feels they need help can contact us at: covid19@marylebone.org

  • Mon, March 02, 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The application by the Firehouse Hotel for planning consent for 20 tables and 40 chairs on the paved area outside the old firehouse on Chiltern Street has proved very contentious. The Firehouse have obtained much support for this but to the Association's knowledge, the great majority of those who live in the immediate vicinity are opposed. They are concerned with the further noise disturbance that they fear this will bring, and the residents after all, were there prior to the hotel’s opening in 2013. For this and other reasons the Marylebone Association has indicated its opposition to the use of this area for outside seating.

    The Firehouse has now submitted changes to the application to Westminster City Council , these include:

    • Reduction of hours to 9am to 8pm daily - a reduction from 8am to 11pm daily.
    • Reduction in tables and chairs to 10 tables and 20 chairs - half of previously proposed.
    • Removal of outside heaters. 

    The Operations Management Plan has also been updated and submitted to WCC. 

    As a result the statutory consultation period will be further extended. Letters are being hand delivered by the Firehouse Hotel to 1,500 properties in the area with this information. (link to letter) 

  • Sun, February 23, 2020 2:30 PM | Anonymous

  • Mon, December 16, 2019 11:16 AM | Anonymous

    Thames Water will be undertaking works to relocate a fire hydrant on Moxon Street next month. This will involve a strip of the road being dug up on Moxon Street, at the northern end of Aybrook Street. 

    The works will start on Monday 20th January and will last for seven days until Sunday 26th January.

    Vehicles will therefore be unable to access Moxon Street from Aybrook Street whilst the works are taking place for one week in January. Vehicles attempting to access Moxon Street from Blandford Street will be redirected to use Marylebone High Street. Likewise, vehicles moving south on Ashland Place will be redirected via Ossington Buildings in order to access Moxon Street. These redirections are shown on the attached map – the exact location of the works are highlighted in purple.

  • Fri, September 06, 2019 10:38 AM | Anonymous

    Marylebone Association has responded to the Westminster City Council's consultation on their City Plan to 2040

  • Wed, July 03, 2019 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    Marylebone High Street (Paddington Street / Devonshire Street) expected closure till November

    No sooner do we finally get to the end of the Baker Street 2 Way roadworks than we are faced with a summer of road closures on Marylebone High Street. 

    Roadworks to implement the Marylebone Low Emissions Neighbourhood Scheme are expected at the north end of the High Street until November 2019. The works will be particularly disruptive for south and west bound traffic. As TfL would say - "plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey."

    What you can expect: queued traffic on Beaumont Street, Devonshire Street, New Cavendish Street and Upper Wimpole Street/Devonshire Place. 

    For a three week period access to Paddington Street from the High Street will also be subject to a full road closure. Details of the works planned can be found on the diagram below. 

    In summary, the works include the reconstruction of the footway and carriageway resurfacing, installation of new zebra crossings and sustainable drainage pits. Some footways will be temporarily closed during the works and pedestrians will be redirected onto temporary footways on the carriageway, which will be protected by barriers. Pedestrian access to all shops and buildings, we are told, will be maintained at all times.

    We understand that the current road closure on Paddington Street will be lifted on Thursday and two way traffic restored. 

    This Saturday Nottingham Street is closed for a crane movement and Pride will impact Portland Place. Please don't be tempted by rat-running in Devonshire Place Mews there is a camera to prevent right turns onto Marylebone High Street.

    Finally, a reminder that Hinde Street, off Manchester Square, remains closed until 19 July 2019 and there are roadworks on Manchester Street until the end of August to install a new raised zebra crossing facility, including a footway buildout.

    If you have any queries about the works or would like to sign up to the LEN/Conway mailing list to be kept informed of progress, please email robert.burton@fmconway.co.uk and copy: MaryleboneLEN@wsp.com and us at: traffic@marylebone.org

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