Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association annual review 2013

Introduction We recently submitted our accounts and other paperwork to Companies House and the Charity Commission for the financial year 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013. You can view these by searching for charity number 1111649 on the Charity Commission website, and by searching for company number 01673259 on the Companies House website. Below …

Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia planning applications in December 2013

Camden Council registered 39 planning applications in Bloomsbury ward from 28 November to 28 December 2013. To view the applications see bloomsbury-planning-applications-december-2013 (pdf). Residents are encouraged to sign up for email alerts about planning and licensing from Camden Council. Current licence applications under consultation can be viewed here. Camden is also carrying out a survey of the …

Hampers, Christmas closure, New Year opening and events

Sir Robert McAlpine the construction company building Fitzroy Place are sponsoring Christmas hampers for Fitzrovia's pensioners again this year, as part of our Older Fitzrovia project. If you are a pensioner living in Fitzrovia or know of a neighbour or friend who would like to receive one, please contact Barb Jacobson either by emailing barb@fitzrovia.org.uk …

Our view of the current neighbourhood area applications

Our trustees would like to make it clear that we are not supporting any neighbourhood area application in or around Fitzrovia. This is not because we object but rather we would rather remain neutral and not get involved with neighbourhood planning in either Camden or Westminster for the time being.  We have written to both …

Westminster Council planning officer recommending “refuse permission” for 23 flats on Newman Street

A Westminster Council planning officer is recommending refusal of an application to convert an office block at 50-57 Newman to 23 flats and extensions to the building.  The officer in a report to be presented to council's planning committee on Tuesday 10 December recommends refuse permission because of "absence of on-site affordable housing contrary to …

Westminster planning applications in Fitzrovia November 2013

There were 41 planning applications made in the Fitzrovia part of City of Westminster during November 2013, according to westminster.gov.uk/planning  Installation of an external air conditioning unit at rear second floor level.St Georges House 14-17 Wells Street London W1T 3PDRef. No: 13/05435/FULL | Received: Fri 07 Jun 2013 | Validated: Fri 01 Nov 2013 | Status: Pending Consideration Samples of facing …

The change from incapacity benefit to Employment Support Allowance has meant an increase in our caseload

Despite what people may have heard about the new welfare reforms being delayed by computer problems, the government has brought in most of the new restrictions plus a vicious sanctioning regime well in advance.  The change from incapacity benefit to 'Employment Support Allowance' for many long-term sick and disabled and has meant an increase in …