By Max Neufeld
It is unfortunate that in their newsletter Bloomsbury ward councillors found it necessary to claim credit for the idea to turn Alfred Place into an open space.
For the record, the Charlotte Street Association initiated the proposal for an Area Action Plan for Fitzrovia and as part of the ongoing development of that plan identified Alfred Place and Mortimer Market as suitable locations to turn surplus road space into public open space.
We are pleased that our councillors support the proposal. We will only achieve real gains in Fitzrovia through close collaboration between community groups and councillors.
We now look to members to carry forward the proposal for Alfred Place and similar for early implementation for which if successful they will get well deserved credit and the appreciation of the community.
So let’s work together to make these proposals a reality. Let Alfred Place bloom!
Max Neufeld is secretary of the Charlotte Street Association.