Westminster’s recognised amenity societies make an invaluable contribution to planning across the City, providing comments on several thousand planning applications every year on behalf of local communities.
The Westminster Amenity Societies Forum (WASF) represents the views and interests of all the officially recognised amenity/civic societies in Westminster and their members on issues that are important to those who work and live in Westminster. The Forum’s main focus is on Planning, Development Management, Heritage, Transport, Environment, and Open Spaces.
What we do
- Traffic & City Management
- Social Events
- Mounting campaigns on important issues.
- Submitting written responses to consultations
18 Amenity Societies are currently formally recognised by the Council for the purposes of consultation on planning applications within their designated areas. There are also a number of ‘semi-recognised’ societies. These groups have fewer members or cover smaller areas usually within an area already covered by a recognised amenity society.
Recognised Amenity Societies in Westminster
Bayswater Residents Association
Belgravia Residents Association
Covent Garden Community Association
Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association
Hyde Park Estate Association
Residents Society of Mayfair and St. James’s
St. John’s Wood Society
St. Marylebone Society
South East Bayswater Residents Association
Thorney Island Society & Friends of St James’s Park & Green Park
Semi-Recognised Amenity Societies
Cathedral Area Residents Group
Harrowby & District Residents’ Association