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Welcome to the first newsletter of 2021. Please be aware that there are Covid-19 restrictions in London and these are likely to change. Follow the latest NHS advice, and the latest Government advice. Visit Camden Council's coronavirus web page or Westminster Council's coronavirus web page for the latest local information.
Please stay safe, and keep your distance from others when you are out. And remember to wear a face covering when you are visiting shops and other public places. Please be kind to and respectful of those who are working to serve the public during this difficult time.
The centre of London is very quiet so, if you are able to, get out to enjoy a walk or a cycle ride, and explore our beautiful and historic city. Take hand sanitiser and keep a face covering handy. Otherwise, stay at home.
We hope 2021 eventually brings everyone peace, good health, and happiness.
The first six months of 2021 — and quite possibly longer — will be a very difficult time for everyone, and production of a printed newspaper will be challenging.
Producing a 16 page paper is a team effort and requires a lot of communication between our editors, proofreaders, and contributors, who are all volunteers. Which is obviously not easy under the current circumstances.
The last two printed, quarterly issues of Fitzrovia News have been a paltry two-sides of an A4 sheet in black and white. But that didn’t stop our small group of dedicated volunteer contributors from continuing to submit news reports, features, and photographs for publication on our website.
We hope to produce our usual full colour paper for our March edition (deadline 6pm, 5 February) which will be available, along with the Camden New Journal and Westminster Extra, from outside the Fitzrovia Centre at 2 Foley Street. Wish us luck.
Please join us for an editorial and social meeting on Zoom at 7pm, Tuesday 5 January 2021 07:00 PM (London time) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86189092103?pwd=T2pOakNNU1NUZ1JkazZYRkdtdml0dz09
Meeting ID: 861 8909 2103 ; Passcode: 2f4c5B
Our team of volunteer contributors will continue to bring you news reports and features, and this email newsletter will be published at least once a month. Please email us at email@example.com if you want to get in touch. In the meantime, please find the latest news, features, and planning and licensing applications below.
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