Westminster Council is expanding its provision of sports for vulnerable young people as part of its Olympic legacy, broadening its offer to include free activities like parkour, street dance and cheerleading.
The ‘Positive Futures’ sports programme, aimed at providing free and affordable sports for local youngsters identified as being ‘at risk’, was discussed at a meeting of Westminster’s Children’s and Community Services Policy and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday evening (19 September).
Proposals to deliver a £17 million leisure centre and a new small sports facility for Queens Park residents have gone to the next stage after being approved by Westminster City Council.
The plan revolves around creating a major new sports and leisure centre through a consolidation of two facilities - Moberly Sports Centre and Jubilee Sports Centre. The two existing centres are within 0.6 miles of each other and research into customer use shows many users are already willing to travel to both facilities.
The government’s principle vehicles for creating and promoting growth throughout England should be given greater powers and freedoms if they are to be successful succeed in kick-starting economic growth.
A twelve point plan to revitalise Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and help them deliver local growth on the ground was launched this evening (Tuesday) at a cross-party event held by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Local Growth.
Residents in the north-east of Westminster will have the chance to meet gangs workers, police and other professionals to find out how gangs and youth violence are being tackled in their neighbourhood this month.
Westminster City Council will run its second Your Choice: Your Community event from 21-22 September, visiting Lisson Green and Warwick estates in the Your Choice bus.
One week on, and the success of the Paralympic Games should help people recognise the problems that disabled motorists and pedestrians face, says Westminster City Council ahead of a renewed fraud crackdown.
During the 11 days of the games, the council gave out warning notes instead of parking tickets to cars parked in disabled bays. Now the council is announcing a tougher stance than ever on deliberate fraudulent use of disabled badges.