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Fitzrovia business group to hold ballot for another five-year BID term

The Fitzrovia Partnership promises a cleaner Fitzrovia. Photo: Fitzrovia News. The Fitzrovia Partnership will hold a ballot in July to secure another five-year term for its business improvement district, backed by a business plan that presents more-of-the-same and little in the way of change or imagination. Ballot papers will be sent out this month to […]

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London is being ‘hollowed out’ by short-term holiday lets – Nickie Aiken MP

Short-term letting has created problems of noise nuisance and dumping of rubbish, says Nickie Aiken MP. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Playing Monopoly may be the only way to buy a house in Central London, an MP has warned. Cities of London and Westminster MP Nickie Aiken has cautioned London is being “hollowed out” by short-term holiday […]

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Undercover reporter investigates private health company running GP surgeries

The New Cavendish Street building where Operose Health is based. Photo: Fitzrovia News. BBC’s Panorama has broadcast its investigation into Britain’s biggest GP network, US-owned Operose Health, part of Centene Corporation. Operose runs 70 surgeries from Leeds to London and more than half a million registered NHS patients. It is based in New Cavendish Street, […]

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Planning applications in Fitzrovia West, June 2022

Westminster Council validated 13 planning applications in the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association amenity society area during June 2022. Included among the monthly list is an application for: alterations at 214 Oxford Street, and 93 Mortimer Street; a roof extension at Malvern House 15-16 Nassau Street; roof alterations at 29 Foley Street; air conditioning units at 12 […]

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Planning applications in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia East, June 2022

Camden Council registered 38 planning applications in Bloomsbury ward, which includes Fitzrovia East, during June 2022. Among the monthly list is: an extension at second and fourth floor levels to Central London Police Station 16-24 Whitfield Street; variation of conditions applied to planning permission at 67 Whitfield Street, and 74A Charlotte Street; a pavement licence […]

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Mayor of London wants you to have your say on short-term lettings

The number of homes rented out to tourists and business visitors in London is increasing as the capital recovers from the pandemic. Homeowners and landlords rent out rooms and entire homes through platforms like Airbnb, Booking.com and SpareRoom. These short-term lettings often have a very negative impact on London neighbourhoods like Fitzrovia. They can turn […]

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Heal’s plans expansion into vacant Habitat space in refurbished building

The former Habitat retail space is to become part of an expanded Heal’s store. Photo: Fitzrovia News. The home furnishing store Heal’s plans to takeover the neighbouring shop space vacated by Habitat on Tottenham Court Road after a major refurbishment of the building is complete, according to a planning application lodged with Camden Council. The […]

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Illegal parking hampers cycle improvement schemes in Fitzrovia

Cycling contraflows on an additional six streets have been made permanent. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Camden Council has given the go ahead to make permanent additional contraflow cycling schemes in Fitzrovia streets, but has been unable to deliver a section of the route due to continued breaches of controlled parking. The contraflow schemes are at Bedford […]

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Fitzrovia Centre puts ‘community’ back into the heart of its name

Community matters. Staff and participants at Fitzrovia Community Centre invite everyone to a tenth anniversary celebration. Photo: Fitzrovia News. Fitzrovia Community Centre in Foley Street will celebrate its tenth anniversary this month and has given itself a birthday makeover by putting the word “community” back into its official name, as well as giving itself a […]