Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association is taking part in the very first Big Give Charities Raffle and we hope you will support us — and be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes!
- 1st prize – £2,000 cash, or a luxury holiday for two
- 2nd prize – £1,000 cash
- 3rd prize – £500 cash
- 10 x runners’ up prizes of £50
The draw will be made on Friday 9th August 2013.
Tickets cost just £1 (min. 10 tickets) and we shall receive 96p for each ticket bought, with the other 4p going towards the administration costs. A fantastic way to support us and to win great prizes!
To buy your tickets on behalf of Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, please click here.
There are only a limited number of tickets available and every charity registered on the Big Give can sell tickets to their supporters – and the charity selling the most tickets will win £500! By entering the raffle, you can help us get closer to this goal and also be in with a chance of winning one of those great prizes.
Thanks you for your support…and good luck!
Full details of the raffle and terms and conditions here.
Children from All Souls Church of England Primary School came to Fitzrovia Court this week to put on a singing performance to entertain older people living in Fitzrovia. Children have been performing a regularly sing-song, organised by Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association’s Older Fitzrovia project at Westminster Council’s sheltered housing site in Carburton Street for the past four years.
We’ve made some changes to our website ahead of our move to new premises and in readiness for events in June.
We have expanded our About Fitzrovia London page to give a summary of the history of the area and its people. No doubt we’ll re-write it again and again. And we’ve added some details of the Fitzrovia Festival events to be held on Saturday 22 June.
Our move to new premises is likely to take place within the next two weeks. Because of this we will have to close for a week while we move everything and connect the telephones and internet.
Our new address will be 5A Goodge Place, London W1T 4SD but our email and telephone number will be the same. Our new office is much smaller than our existing one but we hope we can squeeze everything in. Wish us luck.
We are currently finalising plans for the Fitzrovia Festival 2013 which will be held from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 22 June. This will be the 40th anniversary of the Festival which was first held 2 June 1973.
There will be a number of small events to celebrate the life and history of the neighbourhood. Our new premises at 5A Goodge Place, London W1T 4SD will be open with a photographic exhibition and refreshments. There will be books about Fitzrovia to browse or buy and we will lead a guided walk around the neighbourhood.
More details to follow. fitzroviafestival.org.uk
There were 30 planning application validated by Westminster Council in our area during April 2013. Continue reading
The Bar Council have produce a booklet A Guide to Representing Yourself in Court to help those who have to go to court without a lawyer, following the recent cuts to the legal aid budget.
The 70 page guide is written in relatively plain English and is essential reading for anyone dealing with the law from personal injury, employment, housing, property and debt. There is information about where you can still get free advice and for what area of law, and there is a useful section on public law and judicial review.
More details are available from the Bar Council website where a copy of the booklet is available to download.
So, Spring has finally sprung…and the FNA is finally moving! Apologies for no newsletter last month, the place we thought we were going to in February fell through. We were lucky and another place came up straight away – 5a Goodge Place W1T 4SD. We should be actually going in early May. Our phone numbers will stay the same. Tuesday Advice sessions at FNA will be affected but everything else will remain in place. Continue reading
It was a 40 years ago last month that Tower, a community newspaper produced entirely by volunteers, rolled off the presses and was delivered to homes in our neighbourhood which some people at that time referred to as “Towerland” after the Post Office Tower, now the BT Tower. 40 years later we are celebrating by putting every one of those newspapers online in our own community newspaper archive. Continue reading
We have a number of community websites each producing content to inform and entertain people living in Fitzrovia, raise awareness of the neighbourhood’s heritage as well as foster a sense of community.
The domain name fitzrovia.org.uk hosts our main site and we have a number of sub-domains hosting sites with distinct functions. There are four websites:
- Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association — fitzrovia.org.uk :: This site describes briefly the entire work of the charity through a number of static pages and blog posts. The charity also has a presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
- Fitzrovia News — news.fitzrovia.org.uk :: This is the site of our community newspaper and it is the most well-known of our websites. It contains news and features about all aspects of Fitzrovia life and reports on other community organisations in Fitzrovia. It is read by residents, people working in Fitzrovia, as well as those living abroad. It is produced by a team of editors and many contributors. Fitzrovia News has established a large Twitter following and a growing amount of followers on Facebook and Google+.
- Fitzrovia Community Newspaper Archive — archive.fitzrovia.org.uk :: This site will eventually contain an archive of every single one of our printed community newspapers — Tower, Fitzrovia Neighbourhood News, and Fitzrovia News — published since March 1973.
- Fitzrovia Discussion Forum and Message Board — forum.fitzrovia.org.uk :: This is a new site we are developing to provide an online meeting place to have discussions and post messages. We also hope to be able to gather information and crowd-source news and views to improve what we do, in particular the production of Fitzrovia News. We are hoping to get a handful of regular contributors who will go on to moderate the site.