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Fitzrovia – Skip wagon collides with police car

100_0641.jpg Originally uploaded by fitzrovianews A skip wagon collecting waste material from works at Crabtree Fields open space collided with a police car parked outside the British Transport Police station in Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia this morning. No-one was hurt in the collision and police are still investigating. Witnesses said they heard a lot of shouting […]

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Fitzrovia – Spring sun-seeker on Charlotte Street

Since the demolition of the Middlesex Hospital, the streets surrounding the site have benefited from extra daylight. A tree on the corner of Tottenham Street and Charlotte Street has over time twisted slightly northwest, and reached over towards where the hospital once stood to take advantage of the afternoon light. In midsummer, Tottenham Street is […]

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Fitzrovia – Gardeners condemn Kaupthing’s icy response

Fitzrovians condemned Kaupthing the owners of the former Middlesex Hospital site after they announced on Monday 8 March that they would not be allowing temporary gardens to go ahead. Kaupthing cited legal reasons for not continuing with the project. A statement from Kaupthing issued through their public relations team to Fitzrovia News said: “Following a […]

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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 […]