Residents and business asked to say ‘no’ to Oxford Street plans

Buses and taxis on Oxford Street.

Better Oxford Street, the campaign formed by the amenity societies in Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho (and backed by Fitzrovia News) is asking residents and local business to say “no” in the current consultation on plans for the "transformation" of Oxford Street. The mayor of London and Westminster Council want to push ahead with pedestrianising …

Westminster Council to create “partnership” to manage the West End

By News Reporters Westminster City Council is to create a new partnership to manage the West End following recommendations by the West End Commission which published its report last Tuesday. Westminster Council has now made an inital response to the Commission's findings and have published a timetable to implement the recommendations made in the report.  The West End Commission …

Free parking in Mayfair is an anti-social illusion

By Ron Whelan Using a vehicle in Mayfair, or bringing one into the area, by definition creates a cost to the local community. This cost is partly environmental, through the added pollution and congestion created, and partly economic, through the added costs for highway maintenance. The existence of these costs is undeniable. The question is …