ActiveWestminster Awards 2023 – Shortlisted Finalists

The Active Westminster Awards 2023 - Shortlisted Finalists

The ActiveWestminster Awards 2023 recognise those who change lives through their outstanding contribution to physical activity, leisure and sport.

We received over 300 nominations from residents for the awards, only possible thanks to everyone who took the time to recognise the hard work of inspiring people and organisations across Westminster.

The shortlisted finalists have been invited to the awards ceremony taking place on Friday 17 November at Porchester Hall where the winners will walk away with some great prizes donated by our sponsors.

This year’s shortlisted finalists

Inclusive Award

Paul Davis - Pro Touch Soccer Academy

One Westminster Learning Disability Volunteering Project

Queen Mother Sports Centre

Rewarding and Celebrating Diversity Award

Caxton Youth Organisation


Aimee Pickering

Change4Life Award

Renegades Netball Club

London Capital FC

Aya Kassem - Hurdles2Hoops

OneYou Award

Paula Andrea - Fun4Over50's


Tess Jelen - Breath Easy; Fit for Life

Active Place or Space Award

Moberly Sports Centre

The Porchester Centre

Paddington Recreation Ground

Queen Mother Leisure Centre

PE & School Sports Award

St Marys Bryanston Square

Queens College Preparatory School

St Augustine's High School

Club or Coach of the Year Award

Chelsea & Westminster Swim Club

Connor Bagenal

Francis Almeida; Green House Sports

Sports Personality of the Year

Felix Thomis

Edward Whittles

Niloufar Rezaei

The Lord Mayor of Westminster Unsung Hero Award, In memory of Mariam Sabir

Charlotte Thomas - Rowe - Hurdles2Hoops

Abdul Aziz Toki

Yunus Ahmed

Good luck to all the finalists and thank you again to everyone who submitted a nomination.

For more information, please visit the main ActiveWestminster Awards page on the Westminster website.

Marshall Street Pool now open as the technical issues with the low temperatures have been resolved.

Pool closure at Marshall Street Leisure Centre & Spa

Following yesterday’s pool closure, we can now confirm that the pool is open once again and ready for users to enjoy some swimming.

25 Oct 2022 Update

Please be aware the pool has been temporarily closed due to low temperatures.

Engineers are looking into it and Everyone Active hopes to have this issue resolved as soon as possible.

For any information or updates, please visit Marshall Street Leisure Centre & Spa | Gym & Swim | Everyone Active

ActiveComunities Survey 2022 is now open!

ActiveCommunities 2022 survey is now LIVE!

ActiveWestminster successfully launched the first boroughwide ActiveCommunities survey in 2021…now, it’s back for a second year and growing stronger!

The 2022 ActiveCommunities survey is a great chance for you to share your experience in physical activity, barriers for participation and community wellbeing. If you are over the age of 16 and live, work, study or regularly visit Westminster, we want to hear from you!

By taking part in this survey, you will help us to better understand how Westminster communities engage in physical activity including levels of activity, use of facilities and active travel and barriers to participation. This will help us to direct resources, open up opportunities and inform new initiatives providing support tailored to individual and community needs, helping Westminster to be active and stay active.

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Everyone who completes the survey can enter into an exciting prize draw for your chance to win a selection of Amazon gift vouchers and redeemable prizes across our leisure centres!

Click the link below to complete the survey online or request paper copies of the survey by emailing active@westminster.gov.uk

Help Westminster to be active and stay active!

Update on the Transforming Seymour Leisure Centre project

Update on the Transforming Seymour Leisure Centre Project

For more information and to keep up to date on the Seymour Leisure Centre development please visit the Transforming the Seymour Centre webpage.

Seymour Centre latest designs are now available

Westminster City Council is proposing to transform the Grade II listed Seymour Centre by remodelling the building and improving the leisure and sports facilities, as well as bringing in Council uses, and other community spaces.

You can now register to see the developed designs at one of our in-person
or online events:

In person events

  • Tuesday 4 October, 2–5pm in 35 Church Street, NW8 8EU
  • Wednesday 5 October, 4–7pm in 35 Church Street, NW8 8EU
  • Thursday 6 October, 2–5pm in Seymour Leisure Centre, Studio 1, W1H 5TJ
  • Saturday 8 October, 1–4pm in Seymour Leisure Centre, Sports Hall, W1H 5TJ

Public webinars

  • Wednesday 28 September, 6–7pm, via Zoom
  • Thursday 29 September, 12–1pm, via Zoom

Have a look at the poster providing information on attending the events to see the new developed designs.

Update on the Transforming Seymour Leisure Centre project

Update on the Transforming Seymour Leisure Centre project

For more information and to keep up to date on the Seymour Leisure Centre development please visit the Transforming the Seymour Centre web-page

In 2019, Westminster City Council conducted a joint consultation regarding a potential
CycloPlay facility and Bark Park dog exercise area located at Paddington Recreation

Whilst initial consultation responses provided positive sentiment in favour of the proposed development, a review of feedback provided by residents through a variety of other sources led to the decision not to proceed with the proposed CycloPlay development.

In lieu of the proposed Bark Park development, work to refurbish the existing dog exercise areas off the Carlton Gate and Morshead Road entrances were given the green light and secured funding over the winter. Works to improve each area commenced in January and February 2022.

All participants who took the time to get involved in the consultation process and wanted to be informed of the outcome of the consultation have been contacted.

ActiveWestminster is commited to providing facilities that enable all sections of our community to be active and the council has outlined its commitment to the Mayor of London’s ‘Vision for Cycling’ in its Cycle Strategy.