In this issue: editorial and social (distancing) meeting, important information on the coronavirus pandemic, the latest on our website, and planning and licensing applications.
Editorial and social meeting
Please join us tonight (Tuesday 4 August) at 7.30pm at The former Middlesex Hospital Chapel (now called The Fitzrovia Chapel at 2 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF) for an editorial and social-distance meeting. Please wear a face covering and respect social distance. Meet some neighbours and discuss the latest happenings in the neighbourhood and help contribute to the autumn printed newspaper.
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic
Please follow the latest NHS advice, and the latest Government 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 Renters' Rights London website for important information.
The latest on our website...
Camden gives the go-ahead for Fitzrovia ‘streateries’ but says reducing through motor traffic ‘will be especially complicated’
Camden council has given the go ahead in principle for on-street car parking spaces in some streets in Fitzrovia to be replaced with “cattle pens” to enable outdoor eating and drinking to support the neighbourhood’s increasingly desperate restaurant, cafe and pub trade. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/03/camden-gives-the-go-ahead-for-fitzrovia-streateries-but-says-reducing-through-motor-traffic-will-be-especially-complicated/
‘End of lockdown party’ goes on through early hours on Sunday morning until the police arrive
Police officers and an ambulance crew attended a large and noisy “end of lockdown party” at a short-let apartment in Fitzrovia on the morning of Sunday 5 July after someone was taken ill. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/07/05/end-of-lockdown-party-goes-on-through-early-hours-on-sunday-morning-until-the-police-arrive/
Soho Parish School faces funding challenge
The Westminster Extra reports that Soho Parish School, which is attended by many children from Fitzrovia, is facing a financial crisis to support the educational needs of its pupils due to fundraising events being cancelled because of Covid-19. Read it here https://edition.pagesuite.com/html5/reader/get_clipping.aspx?edid=ccdfb13a-200a-4eba-961d-798b635ca4a5&pnum=2×tamp=20200804110652392
Planning and licensing applications
Camden: There were 31 planning applications (including pavement licences for cafes and restaurants) registered by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward during July 2020. https://fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/04/planning-applications-in-bloomsbury-and-fitzrovia-july-2020/
Westminster: There were 19 planning applications validated by Westminster council in Fitzrovia during July 2020. https://fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/04/planning-applications-in-fitzrovia-west-july-2020/
Fitzrovia News printed newspaper
Due to most premises having restrictions the latest printed issue of Fitzrovia News is only available from the following location:
All (well... most) of our printed newspapers are available to view online and download here: https://archive.fitzrovia.org.uk/
- Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL.
The next printed newspaper is due out in September. The deadline for articles is 6pm 14 August 2020.
Please also see the Camden New Journal and the West End Extra for the latest news across Camden and Westminster. Both these papers are available every Friday from outside Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street.