Organisations from designated neighbourhood areas can submit an application to be a neighbourhood forum.
Download the neighbourhood forum application form (PDF, 915KB) to apply, and return it to the address on the bottom of the form.
If you have problems accessing the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a copy.
Alternatively, a form containing the following information is required:
i) it has been established for the express purpose of promoting or improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of an area that consists of or includes the neighbourhood area concerned
ii) there are at least 21 members who live in the area, work in the area or are an elected member for any part of the area
iii) the area is not governed by a parish council.
We'll publish valid applications as soon as possible online and by other methods to make sure it's brought to the attention of people who live, work or carry on business in designated area.
We are required to publish valid applications for at least 6 weeks to allow representations to be made. After this, we’ll decide whether to designate your neighbourhood forum.
Factors affecting decision:
The decision will be published online and by other methods to ensure that the application is brought to the attention of people who live, work or carry on business in designated area. Once a neighbourhood forum is designated no other organisation or body may be designated for that neighbourhood area until that designation expires or is withdrawn.
Once an area is designated as a ‘neighbourhood area’ an organisation can submit an application to be a neighbourhood forum for that area.
Status of neighbourhood forum applications in Westminster:
|Neighbourhood forum||Neighbourhood forum application documents||Designation date|
|Belgravia||Belgravia application||8 October 2014|
|Church Street Ward||Church street application||25 July 2014|
|Churchill Gardens||Churchill gardens application||9 October- Churchill Gardens decision|
|Fitzrovia (West)||Fitzrovia (West) application||5 February 2015|
|Hyde Park and Paddington||
9 June 2017- Hyde Park and Paddington decision
|Knightsbridge||Knightsbridge application||21 July 2015 - Knightsbridge decision|
|Maida Hill||Maida Hill application||7 September 2015 - Maida Hill decision|
|Marylebone||Marylebone application||7 September 2015 - Marylebone decision|
10 January 2014 - Mayfair decision
The council is inviting comments on the re-designation. A decision will be then made by the council and publicised.
|Notting Hill East||Notting Hill East application||8 October 2014|
|Pimlico||Pimlico application||9 October 2015 - Pimlico decision|
|Soho||Soho application||25 July 2014 - Soho decision|
|St. James's||St. James's application||5 February 2015|
|St. John's Wood||St, John's Wood application||9 June 2016 - St. John's Wood decision|
|Victoria||Victoria application||21 July 2015 - Victoria decision|
|Westbourne||Westbourne application||25 July 2014 - Westbourne decision|
The Queens Park Community Council as a parish council are a body with authority to act on behalf of the community, to undertake neighbourhood planning and develop a neighbourhood plan.
If you're interested in neighbourhood planning, please email your name, address with postcode to email@example.com.