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In this issue: important information on the coronavirus pandemic, editorial meeting on Zoom, the latest news, news from elsewhere, planning and licensing applications.
 

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic


Please follow the latest NHS advice. If you live or work in the London Borough of Camden please visit Camden Council's coronavirus web page. If you live or work in the City of Westminster please see Westminster Council's coronavirus web page. If you are a private renter, please read the latest Renters' Rights London newsletter for important information. 


Editorial meeting on Zoom


We are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Fitzrovia News editorial meeting
Time: May 4, 2020 07:00 PM London. The meeting will end at 7.40 PM. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/99946246106

Meeting ID: 999 4624 6106


The latest news on our website...
 

Developer of underground hotel is ‘abusing planning system’ to increase number of rooms – and Camden Council is letting them get away with it, say neighbours


The developer of an underground hotel in Great Russell Street has taken the first step in seeking planning permission to squeeze an additional 42 guest bedrooms into the former car park four and five storeys beneath street level, in a move the Bloomsbury Association says is an “abuse of the planning system”. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/04/22/developer-of-underground-hotel-is-abusing-planning-system-to-increase-number-of-rooms-and-camden-council-is-letting-them-get-away-with-it-say-neighbours/

 

Pedicab Bill postponed until Parliament begins debating members bills again



 

Nickie Aiken’s Bill to regulate pedicabs in London, due to be presented on Tuesday 21 April when Parliament opened, had to be postponed due to MPs having to take time to debate setting up a “virtual Parliament”. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/04/21/pedicab-bill-postponed-until-parliament-begins-debating-members-bills-again/


Planning and licensing applications



Licensing application: Riding House Cafe, 43 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PQ https://fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/04/24/licensing-application-riding-house-cafe-43-great-titchfield-street-london-w1w-7pq/

Planning application: 112A Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NP https://fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/04/09/planning-application-112a-great-russell-street-london-wc1b-3np/

There will be a full list of planning and licensing applications in our next newsletter.


Fitzrovia News printed newspaper


Due to most premises being shut the latest printed issue of Fitzrovia News (March) is only available from the following location:
  • Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL.
All our printed papers are available to view online and download here: https://archive.fitzrovia.org.uk/

The deadline for the next paper is 6pm Friday 15 May 2020.

Please also see the Camden New Journal and the West End Extra for the latest news. Both these papers are available every Friday from outside Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street.
 
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