Westminster council to hold online event to discuss plans to create a ‘greener and cleaner’ city

Residents will have the opportunity this month to quiz the leader of Westminster council and cabinet members on the council's plans to create a greener and cleaner city. The online event will discuss plans for a greener and cleaner city. The "Open Forum" online event will give people the chance to talk directly to elected …

Westminster council will be ‘more ambitious in its commitments to reduce air pollution’

Air Quality Action Plan front cover.

While often (sometimes unfairly) seen as the rotten borough with regard to taking action to clean up its air, Westminster Council has now decided to "be more ambitious in its commitments to reduce air pollution". Fitzrovia News understand that reports put before the council's cabinet on Monday 11 May have been approved, paving the way …

Exhibition and final say on draft neighbourhood plan for Fitzrovia West

Illustration of Fitzrovia West.

Local residents and business people are invited to view and comment on a draft neighbourhood plan for Fitzrovia West at a public exhibition on Monday. The planning document -- which will guide land development and environmental improvements -- was first published in February and this will be the last chance to shape the Fitzrovia West …

Camden and Mayor’s traffic scheme risks health of hundreds of residents at Fitzrovia council block

Road signs on street corner.

The health of hundreds of residents in a council block in Fitzrovia is being put at risk because their street has been left out of the Mayor of London's new Ultra Low Emission Zone and will have increased motor traffic from a new road scheme designed by Camden Council. Residents living at 30-40 Grafton Way …

Monitoring of air pollution in Fitzrovia to begin in August

View of Fitzrovia.

Recording of the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in Fitzrovia's streets will start in August as part of a borough-wide project funded by Camden council. Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association will be run the project for six months recording NO2 levels at four sites in the Camden part of Fitzrovia. The work will be done by volunteers. …

Diesel parking charges increase in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Hyde Park zones

Map of parking zone f.

A 50 percent surcharge will apply to drivers of pre-2015 diesel vehicles paying to park in Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Hyde Park zones from today (Monday 26 June 2017) as part of Westminster council's Low Emission Neighbourhood initiative. The hourly charge for pre-2015 diesel vehicles will be £7.35 and all other vehicles will continue to be …

Fitzrovia charity calls for tough action on air pollution in central London

Cyclist, taxi and bus on Oxford Street.

A Fitzrovia charity has called on the Mayor of London to take tougher action to combat air pollution in central London by restricting motor vehicles on high pollution days. The Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, which campaigns on behalf of the 8,000 residents in the central London district, says "the Mayor must restrict motor traffic movement in …

Most London hospitals are smothered in illegally high levels of air pollution

Grphic showing NHS health centres.

More than half of London’s NHS hospitals and health centres are smothered in air pollution that is above legal limits, says a new report published by King’s College London and the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. The report states that University College Hospital in Fitzrovia is surrounded by air that is double the legal …