In this issue: important information on the coronavirus pandemic, a call for safer streets for social distancing in Fitzrovia after lockdown is eased, 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.
The latest news on our website...
Field maple trees flourish on Goodge Street
Branches of field maple (Acer campestre) trees reach across Goodge Street to touch each other. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/05/16/field-maple-trees-flourish-on-goodge-street/
Help us improve the streets for walking and cycling in Fitzrovia West
A group of residents in City of Westminster want the council to make our streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists and help maintain social distancing ahead of any lockdown being eased. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/05/15/help-us-improve-the-streets-for-walking-and-cycling-in-fitzrovia-west/
We need Camden to make good on its promise for safer streets in Fitzrovia
Camden Council is asking people living in the borough to put forward their ideas for making our streets better for safe travel by walking, cycling and social distancing. In some parts of the borough they have already made improvements. Now it’s our turn. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/05/14/we-need-camden-to-make-good-on-its-promise-for-safer-streets-in-fitzrovia/
Westminster council will be ‘more ambitious in its commitments to reduce air pollution’
While often (sometimes unfairly) seen as the rotten borough with regard to taking action to clean up its air, Westminster Council has now decided to “be more ambitious in its commitments to reduce air pollution”. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/05/16/westminster-council-will-be-more-ambitious-in-its-commitments-to-reduce-air-pollution/
The New West End Company wants more car parking and no road charges
Plans released by the largest commercial group in the West End to steer a path to recovery when the lockdown is eased show it to be completely out of touch with the stark reality facing London. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/05/16/the-new-west-end-company-wants-more-car-parking-and-no-road-charges/
Planning and licensing applications
Planning application: Food Kiosk (Class A1) in Oxford Market, at the southern end of Great Titchfield street, London W1W 8AP https://fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/05/16/planning-application-food-kiosk-class-a1-in-oxford-market-at-the-southern-end-of-great-titchfield-street-london-w1w-8ap/
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/
We will have a full list of planning and licensing applications in the next email 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:
All our printed papers are available to view online and download here: https://archive.fitzrovia.org.uk/
- Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL.
The next printed paper is due out on Tuesday 2 June. This will be paid for out of our reserves as we are not able to take adverts due to the Covid-19 crisis. It may not be possible to print our planned September issue. We will however continue to produce this email newsletter and publish the paper online.
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.