Field maple trees flourish on Goodge Street

Field maple trees on street.

Branches of field maple (Acer campestre) trees reach across Goodge Street to touch each other. They were planted by Camden Council when the pavements in Goodge Street were widened earlier this century. The Council had not intended to plant any trees as part of the Street improvements. Their existence is due to our then Cllr Penny …

Architects and engineers can play their part against climate change and habitat loss

Placards in a window.

Friday's climate strike saw thousands of adults join the movement started by young people  taking action against climate change and species extinction. These included many architects and engineers in Fitzrovia. "More than 100 assembled outside London’s Building Centre before going on to a rally in Westminster, while outside the capital, architects took part in protests …

Camden Council continue to ignore our pleas to only carry out hedge cutting in the autumn and winter to protect wildlife

Workers cutting hedges.

We've asked time and time again for Camden Council to only carry out hedge cutting with machinery during the autumn and winter months to protect wildlife. Yet despite our efforts we continue to be ignored by a council that seems to be hell bent on carrying out work just to spite us. They did it …

Parks group plans summer wildflower display in Whitfield Gardens

Boxes of wildflower seeds.

The Friends of Fitzrovia Parks will be holding a wildflower planting day in Whitfield Gardens on Saturday morning. Collections of native wildflowers will give an attractive display this summer and will help boost the populations of butterflies, bees, and birds. Seeds supplied free by Kew Gardens will be sown in specially prepared parts of the gardens …