Live or work in Fitzrovia? Have your say on the transformation of Oxford Street

Westminster Council and Transport for London are asking for people’s views on changes to Oxford Street that could mean all motor traffic and pedal cycles could be banned from the shopping street.

Shoppers, taxis and buses at Oxford Circus.

If the plans go ahead, taxis, buses and delivery vehicles could be re-routed through side streets and parallel roads in Fitzrovia. This will increase traffic congestion and pollution in our neighbourhood and make walking and cycling here more hazardous.

You can stop this from happening by telling Westminster Council and TfL you do not support the plans.  Continue reading

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Our response to ‘Have your say on the transformation of Oxford Street’

Westminster Council and Transport for London are asking for people’s views on changes to Oxford Street that could mean all motor traffic and pedal cycles could be banned from the shopping street. (See https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/oxford-street/consultation/)

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association made the following response:  Continue reading

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Our response to ‘changes to the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone’

The Mayor of London is seeking views on changes to the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone. The proposals are to:

Introduce ULEZ (and the residents’ sunset period) 17 months earlier in central London; and Strengthen the emissions standard to also cover Particulate Matter (PM) emissions from diesel vehicles.

(See the consultation here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/environment/air-quality-consultation-phase-2/)

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association made the following response:  Continue reading

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Our response to ‘Improving air quality: national plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities’

The UK Government, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are seeking views on a revised Plan to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide around roads within the shortest possible time — the most immediate air quality challenge. (See the consultation here: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/airquality/air-quality-plan-for-tackling-nitrogen-dioxide/)

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association has responded to this consultation by adopting the response recommended by Healthy Air, the campaign formed by Client Earth and other organisations concerned about air pollution and the health of people in the UK.

This is our response:  Continue reading

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Westminster planning applications in Fitzrovia, May 2017

City of Westminster bin.

There were 41 planning applications in Fitzrovia validated by Westminster City Council in May 2017.

To view the applications and make a comment, select the link from the summaries below: Continue reading

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Camden planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, May 2017

Camden bin.

There were 35 planning application registered by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward in May 2017.

To view the applications and make comments, download the monthly list: bloomsbury-planning-may-2017.

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Consultation on traffic management in Bolsover Street, Clipstone Street and Hallam Street

Map of traffic management area.

Westminster City Council proposes to revise the existing parking facilities in
Bolsover Street, Clipstone Street and Hallam Street as follows:  Continue reading

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Licensing application: 4 Windmill Street, London W1T 2HZ

Shopfront at 4 Windmill Street.

A licensing application has been submitted to Camden Council for premises at:

Tombo, 4 Windmill Street, London W1T 2HZ. Continue reading

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Planning application: 23 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NG

Lady of the night at window.

A planning application has been submitted to Westminster City Council for the “Reinstatement of the central window on the front elevation at third floor level” at 23 Rathbone Street London W1T 1NG.

The application site is the Newman Arms public house and the proposal would mean the loss of a painting depicting an old fashioned prostitute at the window.

The application has been made by Shaftesbury CL Ltd. Full details are on the council’s planning portal.

17/04486/FULL | Reinstatement of the central window on the front elevation at third floor level. | 23 Rathbone Street London W1T 1NG.

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Our women’s art group work in partnership for London pop art exhibition

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association’s women’s art group will join other community organisations this summer in putting on a display of community pop art at the British Museum.

Women creating panel for art installation.

Fitzrovia women working on the panel for the partnership art project at the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre.

The Fitzrovia women used our Neighbourhood Centre in Tottenham Street to create a textile panel for London Pop, a collaborative art installation and a response to American Dream: pop to the Present, a major exhibition which has been on show at the British Museum since March.  Continue reading

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