Camden criticised over mural restoration contract

Cherry picker on open space.

Camden Council has been criticised for its choice of contractor to undertake the restoration of the Fitzrovia Mural and the way it handled the competitive tendering process. Kristina O'Donnell, whose father and uncle are depicted in the mural, says she is "heartbroken by the decision" to award the contract to Global Street Art to restore …

Drivers advised to avoid area around Tottenham Court Road because of resurfacing of Gower Street

Diversion sign with arrow.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area around Tottenham Court Road due to the resurfacing works that are being carried out on Gower Street from today until Sunday 8 March, and Bloomsbury Street until Sunday 30 March. Camden Council says that it will "begin the resurfacing work on Gower Street, Bloomsbury Street and around …

Greenery at public open space will be slashed under refurbishment plans

Camden Council has signed off plans that will see greenery cut back at Whitfield Gardens public open space in what the local authority says is an effort to save money on maintenance and stamp out public nuisance. It is only eight years since Whitfield Gardens on Tottenham Court Road was last refurbished but everything apart …

Designs for Alfred Place and Whitfield Gardens go on public display

Glossy image of proposed park.

Camden Council has published landscape designs for a new public park at Alfred Place, a redesign for the existing Whitfield Gardens, and is seeking comments on the proposals this summer. The scheme is part of a £35 million transformation of the Tottenham Court Road area -- "the biggest Camden council-led transport scheme the borough has …

Residents invited to discuss West End Project and rough sleeping

Motor traffic on Tottenham Court Road at night.

Camden's Bloomsbury ward councillors have invited residents in Fitzrovia to attend a public meeting this week to discuss plans for Tottenham Court Road and concerns about people sleeping on the streets. In an email to residents councillors Adam Harrison, Sabrina Francis and Rishi Madlani say they will give an update on these two issues. The West End Project -- …

Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street could return to two-way traffic

Road and construction site.

Camden Council will next week present its plans for the Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street area. “Public consultation on the West End project will take place from Monday 9 June 2014 until Friday 18 July 2014”, says the Council. “The West End Project will transform the Tottenham Court Road area making the area safer and …