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Fitzrovia – Fairy lights are being removed from Fitzrovia trees

Lights installed in trees in the Charlotte Street conservation area were tonight (Sunday 7 March 2010) being taken down by contractors after a campaign by local residents to have them removed succeeded. Fitzrovia News previously reported that the lights had been installed in a conservation area without public consultation and without advice from Camden Council’s […]

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Fitzrovia – Garden allotments on Middlesex Hospital site in jeopardy

Kaupthing have confirmed they intend to sell the former Middlesex Hospital site and are no longer prepared to go ahead with allowing temporary allotments to be created. Documents were sent out last week to allotment stakeholders confirming that the community project would not go ahead. However, when the company were made aware of the strength […]

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Fitzrovia – Stanhope may bid for former Middlesex hospital site when it goes on market

Stanhope may bid for the former Middlesex hospital site when it goes on the market. Former Middlesex hospital site in London back on market – Property Week In the meantime Stanhope have agreed with residents in Fitzrovia to allow temporary allotments on the site subject to planning permission being granted by Westminster City Council. See […]

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Fitzrovia – Don’t get me wrong: Simon Silver of Derwent London plc talks to Fitzrovia News

By News Reporters In November 2009 Derwent London plc announced plans to redevelop some of their properties in Fitzrovia. They received a lot of positive media coverage and Fitzrovia News ran a critical article in our December issue (115) on pages 6 and 7. In February of this year Simon Silver, a director and head […]

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Fitzrovia – Pigeons will now enjoy lights at Whitfield Gardens

Camden council chose to ignore objections from residents and installed Christmas lights in the badly neglected Whitfield Gardens. Friends of the Opens Spaces Fitzrovia have been campaigning to get Camden council to make repairs to the cracked paving stones, remove graffiti,  and deal with the pigeon and rat problem at the Gardens. The Friends group […]

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Fitzrovia – Heavy lorries will join buses on diversion

Lorries servicing the Crossrail development at Tottenham Court Road will join buses on diversion travelling through Fitzrovia’s streets at a rate of four to five per hour during the construction works. The announcement was made by Transport for London (TfL) at a November meeting with residents. Residents were also told that all the east bound […]

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Fitzrovia – Hospital amputates affordable housing from workhouse site

By News Reporters Residents are angry about the lack of affordable housing being proposed on the former hospital and Victorian workhouse site in Cleveland Street and overdevelopment in a conservation area. Residents were invited to view an exhibition in November where summary plans were displayed. University College London Hospital NHS Trust who own the site […]