Westminster planning applications in Fitzrovia, May 2018

City of Westminster bin.

There were 43 planning application validated by Westminster council during May 2018.

To view the applications and make a comment use the links from the summary list below.  Continue reading

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, May 2018

Camden bin.

There were 32 planning applications registered by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward during May 2018.

To view the applications and make a comment, download the summary list (pdf): bloomsbury-planning-may-2018.

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Annual General Meeting 2018

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association will hold its annual general meeting 2018 on Monday 18 June 2018: 6.30pm for 6:45pm start at Sainsbury Wellcome Centre lecture theatre, 25 Howland Street, London W1T 4JG.

Everyone who lives of works in Fitzrovia is invited to come along for a short meeting which will be followed by food and drinks. If you are new to Fitzrovia it is an ideal opportunity to meet your neighbours and find out more about this very special central London neighbourhood.

Agenda: FNA_AGM_AGENDA_2018.

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Older Fitzrovia Newsletter, June 2018

Wildflower plugs in tray.

Friends of Fitzrovia Parks have started a gardening club which meets 8am each Saturday at Whitfield Gardens on the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Tottenham Street. Join them for an hour of gardening, or to cheer them on! Training given, no experience necessary. More info: https://fitzroviaparks.org.uk/2018/05/01/join-our-saturday-morning-gardening-club-this-summer/

Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece at the British Museum, free tickets available for a 2nd community view on Saturday 30 June. Please call me on 020 7580 4576 to reserve a place.

Let’s Sing! (11-12pm, term time only) & Knit, Natter and all crafts between (2-3pm) on Mondays, at Fitzrovia Court, 24 Carburton Street W1W 5AS. Run by Open Age. (£2)

Massage Alan Wysman, a local resident who is a trained acupuncturist and masseur, is offering massages free of charge. Wednesdays 2-3.30 at Fitzrovia Court. If you’re interested, please get in touch with me on 020 7580 4576 to book.

Tea and Cakes on a Sunday will be on 17 June at Honey & Co, 25a Warren St W1T 5LZ – Itamar and the staff look forward to welcoming you for their lovely tea and cakes! Free.

All Souls Clubhouse Wednesday lunches: pre-lunch tea & coffee 10:45am, lunch at 12.30, afterwards there is usually some entertainment on hand (£4.50). 6 June Bingo; 13 June Recycling workshop; 20 June Life coach session; 27 June A visit to Fitzrovia Chapel, formerly Middlesex Hospital Chapel. For further info please get in touch with Sally on 07773 257122 or email: sally.jacobs-black@allsouls.org

Regent Street Cinema has doubled its Wednesday Film Classics matinee times to 12pm and 3.30pm – both are only £1.75 for all 55 and over. The first screening includes a live organ interlude before the show and dancing after! 6 June Finding Your Feet; 13 June Love Me Tender; 20 June A Man for All Seasons; 27 June Summer Holiday. More info: 020 7911 5050https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/matinee-classics/

North London Cares offers a wide range of free activities for people over 65. If you would like them to send you their monthly newsletter (also available by post) please ring them on 0207 118 3838 or you can email roxanne.rustem@northlondoncares.org.uk

Fitzrovia Centre 2 Foley Street W1W 6DL 020 7580 8680 Fitness programme for over 55s. Term-time only.

Tuesdays:                         Zumba dance (mixed): 9.15-10am (£2)

            Zumba Gold for older adults: 11-12am (£1)

Wednesdays:        Tai chi (mixed age): 2-3pm (£2)

Thursdays:            Legs, bums and tums fitness (mixed age): 9.15-10am (£2)

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Older Fitzrovia Newsletter, May 2018

Please note that many of the activities listed are not organised by us; please call the numbers listed with the item for more information.  Continue reading

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Licensing application: Ben’s House, 64 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DP

Camden bin.

An application has been made to Camden Council for a major variation of the existing licence for the following premises:

Ben’s House
64 Grafton Way London W1T 5DP
Premises – Major Variation of Licence
Ward: Bloomsbury
Ozone Investment Holding Limited
Status: Under Consultation
Last date for consultation: 14/05/2018

The application seeks to amend and revise existing conditions to the licence. See full details and make a comment.

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Licensing application: Lore of the Land (previously the Lukin), 4 Conway Street, London W1T 6BB

Camden bin.

Camden Council has received a licence application for the following premises

Address: Lore of the Land (previously the Lukin), 4 Conway Street, London W1T 6BB
Applicant: Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail Limited
Last date for consultation: 29/05/2018
Application reference: APP\PREMISES-NEW\089244

Existing public house which is to be refurbished. The toilets on the ground floor are to be relocated to the basement to make room to add a disabled toilet on the ground floor. The first floor is to be refurbished and the cooking facilities are to be extended and a food servery pass introduced to replace the existing bar servery. The proposal is then to add a second floor to the existing pub which will be used for the service of both food and/or drink. Further customer toilets are then to be added to the third floor. The premises will continue to operate as a public house which serves food. The activities being applied for are the same as permitted by the current licence. The hours being applied for are framework which are longer than those currently permitted. The intention would be to surrender the current licence upon completion of the works linked to this application.

See full details of application and make a representation.

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Westminster planning applications in Fitzrovia, April 2018

City of Westminster bin.

There were 33 planning applications validated by Westminster Council in Fitzrovia during April 2018.

To view the applications, see the summary list below. Continue reading

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, April 2018

Camden bin.

There were 20 planning applications registered by Camden Council in Bloomsbury ward during April 2018.

To view a summary of the applications and see the details, download the list (pdf): bloomsbury-planning-april-2018.

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The challenge of creating and maintaining wildlife-friendly inner city parks

Whitfield Gardens.

Wildlife friendly parks and open spaces are important for biodiversity and provide places for people to sit and relax. They are also vital to combat global warming and prevent water run-off after heavy rain.

But creating and maintaining these spaces is difficult in an inner city environment where parks and open spaces are often intensively used and abused.

This event will be a guided walk to visit two very small public open spaces in Fitzrovia with a talk to explore the possibilities and also the threats that these spaces face.

Meet 11am Saturday 21 July 2018, Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX. Free event part of London National Park City Week 2018.


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