Archive for November 2011

Oxford Street/Berwick Street – Redevelopment Proposals

One of the proposals to redevelop along East Oxford Street has now reached the point of Public Consultation and the developers are undertaking an exhibition for 149-151 Oxford Street and 59 Berwick Street.

The exhibitions will be taking place at St Annes, Soho, 55 Dean Street on Monday 5th December from 4pm to 6:30pm and again on Tuesday 6th December between 3pm to 6:30pm.

It is important that local businesses and residents have the opportunity to participate in the consultation at this stage as well as when the matter goes for formal consideration on its planning application.

Images of what is proposed are attached and full details can be seen at the exhibition or obtained from the developers.

BBC - Portland Place Redevelopment Progress Update

In less than 60 days, the first BBC staff will begin to move into Phase Two of the Broadcasting House development. Please see the November 2011 Newsletter below for further information.

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Oxford Street – Bond Street – Utility Delays

London Underground have now officially confirmed what we all feared that the time required to move the large water mains means that work will not, as had been anticipated, be finished during November or indeed prior to Christmas. This means that there will be a period during which works will not take place over Christmas and New Year and works will be carried out for a period of, currently estimated at 13 weeks in 2012.

This is disappointing because it will continue to adversely affect the businesses and residents in the area.

Although everybody understands that the diversions are both required and are a complex piece of engineering it is disappointing that we could not have had more notice of the problem which must have been apparent for some time.

I attach an official update from London Underground to whom I have expressed my concerns.

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Mayfair - Oxford Street - Park House Redevelopment

Quick progress is being made on the redevelopment of Park House. Please see the latest newsletter for up to date information and pictures.

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Back Boris 2012 - Canvassing

With less than six months to go to the Mayoral Elections canvassing has started in earnest to ensure Boris' re-election.

i was out and about colleagues from CLWCA and beyond canvassing in Pimlico as part of the Back Boris 2012 campaign.

Crossrail - Construction of grout shafts starts in Soho Square

After false starts and delays in getting works underway consent has now been granted from Westminster City Council to proceed with the grout shaft works in Soho Square. Please see the Information Sheet below for further details.

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Crossrail - November 2011 Bulletin

Please see below the November 2011Crossrail Bulletin for all the latest news and information.

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Trenchard House - Public Exhibition

After many years of laying empty Tenchard House is now to be redeveloped to provide much needed housing in Soho.

A Public Exhibition to show the current proposal is being prepared and anticipation of a planning application being lodged later in the year.

I would urge you to go along to the exhibition to see what is proposed so that your comments can be included in the formulation of ideas for this important site.

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Piccadilly Two Way Traffic Scheme

A £14 million scheme to help ease traffic congestion was unveiled yesterday on the southern border of West End Ward which I am delighted to see it restored to two way working after 40 years. It was opened by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson who is pictured with Colin Barrow (Leader of the Council) and Roger Bright (from the Crown Estate).

The Dog Factor

I recently attended the 'Dog Factor' organised by both CityWest Homes in and local residents in Queen's Park.

The show featured a variety of dogs in the categories Pup Idol, I Love My Staffi, Best Rescue Dog, Miss Diva, Best Senior Citizen, Best Socialised Dog/ Owner and the grand finale, 'The Dog Factor'.

It was a successful community event and the show was also used to promote responsible dog ownership in the Queens Park Area.