In this issue: editorial and social (distancing) meeting, important information on the coronavirus pandemic, and latest news
Editorial and social meeting
Please join us on Tuesday 1 September 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 future editorial for the 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 news...
Tributes left on pavement in memory of murdered teenager
Flowers, photographs, candles, and messages have been left in tribute to a young man who died after being stabbed in Market Place, Fitzrovia near Oxford Street on 8 August. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/25/tributes-left-on-pavement-in-memory-of-murdered-teenager/
Architects declare it’s business-as-usual at Tottenham Court Road redevelopment site
You would think that having declared a climate emergency and made a commitment to refurbish rather than demolish buildings, architects designing a building on Tottenham Court Road would be proposing a state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly refit. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/24/architects-declare-its-business-as-usual-at-tottenham-court-road-redevelopment-site/
Cleveland and Warren ‘streateries’ and ‘boozeries’ approved by Camden
Camden Council has approved plans for “streateries” and “boozeries” in Cleveland Street and Warren Street to help the hospitality trade during Covid-19 restrictions. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/27/cleveland-and-warren-streateries-and-boozeries-approved-by-camden/
Camden hands idverde the contract to create a new park at Alfred Place
Camden Council has awarded the contract to create a new public open space in Fitzrovia to its parks maintenance contractor idverde. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/28/camden-hands-idverde-the-contract-to-create-a-new-park-at-alfred-place/
Second World War POW cartoons on display for first time in new exhibition
The Cartoon Museum is hosting an online exhibition of prisoner of war cartoons to commemorate the 75th anniversary this month of the Victory over Japan, and which ended the Second World War. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/17/second-world-war-pow-cartoons-on-display-for-first-time-in-new-exhibition/
RCA photography students display work at Fitzrovia galleries after degree show is cancelled
Graduating students from the Royal College of Art MA photography course will display their work at four Fitzrovia galleries this month in place of their usual degree show which had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. https://news.fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/14/rca-photography-students-display-work-at-fitzrovia-galleries-after-degree-show-is-cancelled/
St Giles Hotel Ltd, 12 Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3GH https://fitzrovia.org.uk/2020/08/27/licensing-application-st-giles-hotel-ltd-12-bedford-avenue-london-wc1b-3gh/
There will be a full list of planning applications for August in our next email newsletter.
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.
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.