By News Reporters
The Fitzrovia Partnership has announced that it will include representatives from residents and small businesses in the newly created Fitzrovia Business Improvement District (BID). The move comes after a meeting in the summer with the BID company, residents representatives and Camden Council where including the wider community was discussed. At a public meeting in September residents and small businesses also asked to be represented.
Lee Lyons of The Fitzrovia Partnership told Fitzrovia News: “The new articles of association have been agreed and will be adopted at the first meeting of the Board as part of the newly constituted BID company. They provide for two representatives from the residential community and two representatives from small businesses.”
A new company The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Improvement District Ltd was created at the beginning of October to include the new company structure.
The Fitzrovia Partnership and Camden Council had been criticised for not consulting residents and small businesses over the creation of a BID in Fitzrovia. Local resident and author Griff Rhys Jones had also spoken out about the plans for a new commercial district in the neighbourhood. His views were widely commended by residents in Fitzrovia and there is strong support for including residents and small businesses in the BID.
Those interested in being involved in the BID should contact The Fitzrovia Partnership by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org