In this issue: important information on the coronavirus pandemic, editorial meeting, the latest news, licensing applications, next printed newspaper.
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic
New restrictions came into force on Thursday 5 November. Please follow the latest NHS advice, and the latest Government advice. Please visit Camden Council's coronavirus web page or Westminster Council's coronavirus web page.
Editorial and social meeting
Join us on Zoom for a virtual editorial and social meeting at 7pm Tuesday 1 December 2020. Meet your neighbours and help us plan the next quarterly printed newspaper.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 844 7704 9061
Great Portland Street post office to remain ‘crown’ branch after franchise plan put on hold
Workers at the Great Portland Street post office broke into a round of applause at a meeting this month after receiving news that plans to privatise their branch and run it as a franchise had been dropped. https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/25/great-portland-street-post-office-to-remain-crown-branch-after-franchise-plan-put-on-hold/
Residents in shared-ownership homes offered pay-off to settle dispute over problems with badly designed flats
Residents embroiled in a two-year battle with their housing association A2 Dominion over design and maintenance problems at their new homes at Rathbone Square were offered a lump sum to shut up, stop complaining, and engage their own contractor to carry out repairs. https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/30/residents-in-shared-ownership-homes-offered-pay-off-to-settle-dispute-over-problems-with-badly-designed-flats/
Community Christmas dinner to be delivered to people’s homes
The regular Fitzrovia community Christmas dinner won’t be happening at Fitzroy Square this year due to Covid-19 but will instead be delivered by volunteer couriers to people’s homes. https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/20/community-christmas-dinner-to-be-delivered-to-peoples-homes/
Camden to create additional cycling contraflows in Fitzrovia streets
Camden Council is creating a number of cycle contraflows in streets either side of Tottenham Court Road to allow people cycling to move more easily through the area. https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/24/camden-to-create-additional-cycling-contraflows-in-fitzrovia-streets/
Loquat winter flowers bring fragrant blossom to public park
If you take a wander through Crabtree Fields public park at the moment you may be lucky enough to smell the fragrant blossom of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica). https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/26/loquat-winter-flowers-bring-fragrant-blossom-to-public-park/
Anthony Hill, who has died aged 90, was a singular, but not solitary, figure in the art world. An artist under two names, and a mathematician and writer under more than one alias, he was a member of the constructionist group of geometrical abstract artists that emerged in Britain in the mid-1950s, and was its leading theoretician. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/nov/19/anthony-hill-obituary
Licensing applications under consultation
Licensing application: Ground Floor, 20 Hanway Street, London W1T 1UG https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/19/licensing-application-ground-floor-20-hanway-street-london-w1t-1ug/
Licensing application: 114 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 5AQ https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/24/licensing-application-114-tottenham-court-road-london-w1t-5aq/
Licensing application: 22 Foley Street, London W1W 6DT https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/27/licensing-application-22-foley-street-london-w1w-6dt/
Licensing application: 226 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QP https://fitzrovianews.com/2020/11/27/licensing-application-226-great-portland-street-london-w1w-5qp/
There will be a full list of the planning applications for November published in our next email newsletter.
We hope to produce a 16 page tabloid in glorious colour in December. Email editorial to firstname.lastname@example.org please.
Due to most premises having restrictions the current 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.fitzrovianews.com/
- Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL.
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.