The Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Area was designated by the City of Westminster in March 2014 following a joint application by the Hyde Park Estate Association, PaddingtonNow Business Improvement District and The Paddington Partnership in April 2013.
We have since taken the next step of successfully establishing a Neighbourhood Forum under the Localism Act. We envisage a vibrant, well-balanced community of established and new residents and businesses in the Hyde Park and Paddington Area.
The Neighbourhood has been designated as a business area and the Neighbourhood Forum is therefore a working combination of the Hyde Park Estate Association, PaddingtonNow BID and The Paddington Partnership, representing those who live and work in the area. Marble Arch London BID, which was created in 2016, has also joined the Forum.
The Forum will balance the interests of long-established communities with those in the Paddington Opportunity Area and represent the gateway to central London. High streets such as Praed Street, Edgware Road and Connaught Village provide important retail and leisure hubs.
We plan to work closely with residents, businesses, landlords and statutory agencies in the area to maximise the opportunities arising from development proposals, transport enhancements such as Crossrail and investment. We will do this whilst protecting the area’s rich heritage.
The Forum will work within the following key six themes: