Bryanston & Dorset Square

About our ward 

Bryanston & Dorset Square stretches from Edgware Road (West) to Gloucester Place (East) and Oxford Street (South) to Rossmore Road (North) with Westminster Council House at Marylebone Road. We have a small but very enthusiastic committee including the older and younger generations, professionals and pensioners, together with three experienced councillors. We hold regular social events such as the Annual Garden Party and the Hollowe'en Party where guest speakers are well known politicians, including our local MP, Mark Field. We campaign on both national and local issues throughout the year.

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Our local team

Chairman: Dan Hunt

Vice Chairman: Ann Marie Johnson and Michael Mohammed

Hon Secretary: 

Councillors: Barbara Arzymanow, Richard Beddoe & Eoghain Murphy 

People

Richard Beddoe

Richard Beddoe is a lawyer specialising in child protection.  He was delighted to lead the formation of a specialist domestic violence court at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Marylebone Road.  Richard continues to serve as a Governor of St Mary’s Bryanston Square Primary School and as Presi

Barbara Arzymanow

Barbara has lived in Westminster for over 35 years and knows that a strong voice can make a difference. Having retired from a business career she plans to dedicate herself full-time to being a community champion liaising with residents and the wealth of organisations representing them.

Eoghain Murphy

Since settling in Marylebone 15 years ago, Eoghain Murphy has immersed himself in local life, developing a deep affection for the area and its communities.

News

Lighting in Bryanston & Dorset Square

As part of the Council’s annual Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) programme for the coming financial year 2019/20, your Councillors have successfully lobbied for street lighting to be upgraded at the following locations.
 

Rough sleeping and policing

A number of local people have been sending in pictures of beggars along Melcombe Street and Melcombe Place between Marylebone and Baker Street Stations which your Councillors have been passing onto our Council problem solvers and the dedicated Ward Police officers.

Westminster Matters: Leader's Update March 2019

Westminster Matters: An update from Cllr Nickie Aiken, Leader of Westminster City Council

It has been an incredibly busy time since I last updated you on the work of Conservative-run Westminster City Council.

A supporting hand for those sleeping on the streets

Sadly we continue to see an increase in the number of rough sleepers on our streets. Westminster attracts more than the next four boroughs combined. Being the “capital of the capital” has always meant more people bedding down on our streets.

Councils given powers to block new phone boxes

Westminster already has about 1,000 phone boxes and last year conducted a survey into those around Oxford Street and Marble Arch, finding many neglected, out of service and/or disused.

Baker Street two way goes live

The Baker Street Two Way Scheme went live on Sunday 24th February. Councillors with past and present members of the Marylebone Association and St Marylebone Society gathered to watch traffic flow northwards along Baker Street for the first time in many decades. 

More trees for Bryanston and Dorset Square

Your Conservative Councillors recognise the importance of trees in enhancing residents’ wellbeing and have secured funding for the planting of 30 additional trees across the Ward, located as shown on this interactive map generated on Google Maps. This will be in addition to plantings already incl