Free summer picnic event at The Warren

Part of poster for summer picnic.

Camden based charity Fitzrovia Youth in Action will be holding a free summer picnic this Saturday at The Warren open space in Whitfield Place. "Organised by a group of young people, the picnic event will feature a free BBQ, bouncy castle, outdoor games, live performances and more," says Fitzrovia Youth in Action. FYA are also using …

‘FIFA approved’ 5-a-side pitch draws a crowd of supporters and opponents

Astro Turf pitch.

A new playing surface at a sports pitch in Fitzrovia will revitalise the public open space says a youth charity but opponents say that football is being favoured over other sports and local children's playtime at the ground is being cut. Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) has taken over the management of The Warren sports pitch under a license from Camden …

Local youth charity celebrates coming of age with street party

Fitzrovia street party poster.

Local charity Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) will celebrate 18 years of work with young people by holding a free street party and community dinner this Saturday. The event will take place at The Warren playground at the north end of Whitfield Street and is being organised and hosted by young people. "The event is expected …

Local charity is awarded £100,000 towards new youth club

Young men playing football on 5-aside pitch.

Plans by a local charity to create a new youth club for hundreds of young people were given a boost this month with a £100,000 grant. Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) were awarded the money by LandAid, the property industry charity. In making the grant LandAid recognised the need to fund youth activities because, despite the neighbourhood …

Three sites will deliver affordable housing in Fitzrovia

Front of residential building.

After all the demolition and building work, Fitzrovia will finally benefit from some much-needed affordable housing. Three sites are either completed or nearing completion at Fitzroy Place, Ogle Street, and Whitfield Place. Together they will deliver a total of 88 affordable homes of which 62 will be for social rent. Octavia Housing will manage 54 …

Refurbishment of Warren open space finally completed

Playground and open space.

Works to improve The Warren open space at the north end of Whitfield Street have this week been completed with a newly refurbished public area, toddler play space and multi-use games pitch. The works were due to be completed in the early summer, however difficulties were encountered due to a large amount of reinforced concrete being …

Refurbishment of Warren open space gets underway

Plans showing open space refurbishment.

Work is expected to start today on a major refurbishment of The Warren open space and playground at the north end of Whitfield Street. Camden Council say that the works will take around seven weeks during which the area will be closed to the public. The works are due to be completed by the start of …