Camden and Westminster councils appeal for volunteers as they announce some services need to change

Stay at home.

The leaders of both local councils serving Fitzrovia have appealed for volunteers and have announced that many services they offer will need to change in response the the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Cllr Rachael Robathan, leader, Westminster City Council, wrote to community organisations to say: "We have contingency plans in place to keep essential services running …

Women’s group gather evidence for ‘safe zone’ around Whitfield Street health centre

Man standing outside women's clinic.

A group campaigning for an end to the harassment of pregnant people outside abortion clinics nationwide is gathering evidence in order to create a safe zone around a health centre in Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia. Many residents and workers in Fitzrovia would have noticed the sometimes large numbers of people holding a "vigil" opposite the Central …

Pedestrian crossing on Tottenham Court Road has become a collision hot spot

Dried blood on pavement.

A light-controlled crossing on Tottenham Court Road has become a collision hot spot after three pedestrians were seriously injured after being struck by buses in almost identical circumstances. Since April emergency services and collision investigators have attended the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Torrington Place on three separate occasions. On the morning of Tuesday …

The final days of Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre

Street view of Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre.

The Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre will close its doors in June for the last time after five decades of delivering a housing and welfare advice service and numerous community projects from the Tottenham Street building. Camden Council, which owns the site and needs to carry out repairs and plans to redevelop the listed Georgian building, has …

Residents in affordable housing at Rathbone Square complain of poor quality materials and design

Front of building.

Great Portland Estates may have been awarded "Property Developer of the Year" but people living in "affordable" homes at its Rathbone Square site in Fitzrovia are struggling to live in poorly designed flats and are watching their bathrooms fall apart mere weeks after they moved in. Residents complain of high service charges, incompetent management, rotting …

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 …