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School street scheme in Fitzrovia ‘increases road danger and air pollution’

Children arrive on the first day of the winter term at All Schools Primary School with the new pedestrian and cycle zone in operation between 8.30 and 5.30pm Monday to Friday during school the school terms. Photo: Fitzrovia News. A new road scheme created by Conservative Westminster Council has increased road danger and air pollution […]

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Contractors for Charlotte Street restaurant used crane in children’s playground without permission

Contractors working for Lisboeta restaurant set up an unauthorised builders’ yard and crane in the children’s playground at Crabtree Fields. Contractors working on a new restaurant in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia drove a crane and hauled plant equipment through a children’s playground in a public park without permission, hoping they could get away with it. On […]

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Face coverings are still required on TfL services

Passengers wearing masks leave Goodge Street Station. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Londoners will still be required to wear masks on TfL services despite the easing of Plan B restrictions, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that working from home guidance would end immediately while remaining restrictions would be […]

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Licensing application: 52-53 Eastcastle Street

52-53 Eastcastle Street. Whistle Punks has applied to vary the premises licence. Photo: Fitzrovia News Whistle Punks UK Limited has applied to Westminster Council for a variation of the premises licence at the ground floor and basement of 52-53 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia. The application is to reduce the terminal hours of licensable activities and to […]

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Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, January 2022

Westminster Council has validated six planning applications so far during January in Fitzrovia West. (The list will be updated after the end of the month.) Among the list of applications are plans for a roof extension at a fourth-floor level, rear extension at first floor level, and other alterations including air conditioning and ventilation at […]

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Oxford Street officer was paid more than Westminster Council chief executive

Senior council officer salaries are published by Westminster Council. Image: Westminster Council. The “Oxford Street District” programme director was the council’s highest paid employee, Westminster Council documents have revealed. Elad Eisenstein was paid a £220,000 salary, even higher than the chief executive of the council who has a £217,545 salary. Eisenstein’s role was to work with […]

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Exhibition celebrates the life of artist and performer Leigh Bowery

Leigh Bowery in November 1994. Photo: Mike Owen. The Fitzrovia Chapel starts off 2022 with a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of the performance artist, club promoter and fashion designer Leigh Bowery. Spanning the world of art, fashion, and music, Bowery pushed his body through ever more extreme creations, designed to shock and […]

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Licensing application: The Collective Bedford Square Partnership, 14 Bedford Square

14 Bedford Square. An application has been made for a premises licence to cover the lower ground floor. An application has been made to Camden Council for a new premises licence at 14 Bedford Square in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia. Fourteen Bedford Square Ltd is seeking permission for a number of licensable activities within the lower […]

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia, December 2021

Camden Council registered 22 planning applications during December 2021 in Bloomsbury ward. Among the monthly list are a number of applications for pavement licences to enable outside eating and drinking at Goodge Street, Store Street, Charlotte Street, Charlotte Place, and Warren Street; tree pruning at Ridgmount Gardens; a roof extension at 25 Goodge Street, and […]