Archive for November 2013

W4 Development Newsletter

Please find attached the final newsletter of 2013 for the W4 development.

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St. Nicholas Eve event at Grosvenor Chapel

Please see the poster below for the St. Nicholas Eve event at Grosvenor Chapel on December 5:

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Fitzroy Place Newsletter

Please see below the Fitzroy Place November Newsletter detailing all the coming months’ activities:

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Sewer Work in Oxford Street

Please see below an activity notification delivered today, detailing forthcoming works for the Bond Street Station Upgrade.

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Wrap up London - this weekend

Hands on London have launched their annual ‘Wrap Up London’ campaign, which aims to collect old and unwanted coats to distribute to people across London who need them the most. 

If you have an old coat that you no longer want or need, please do consider donating it at tube stations across London this week.  

You can donate a coat to someone in need at any one of our Wrap up London tube stations between 13th and 15th November, 7am – 11am. 
Your unwanted coat will be distributed to one of a number of organisations, working with vulnerable people across London.  This year the campaign are aiming to distribute over 10,000 coats to over 100 charitable organisations across Greater London. 

You can help keep London warm by donating at any of the following underground stations:

Kings Cross
Charing Cross
London Bridge
Liverpool Street
Baker Street
Canary Wharf
Highbury and Islington

Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On

New West End Company announced last week that Jessie J will switch on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights on Tuesday 12 November. The event, hosted by Selfridges, will also feature Conor Maynard and X-Factor winner James Arthur. The event will start from 5pm and will be hosted by Capital FM presenters Lisa Snowdon and Dave Berry.

Oxford Street will be closed to traffic on Tuesday 12 November from Oxford Circus to Portman Street from 4pm - 8pm in order to guarantee the safety of the public. A number of roads in the immediate area will also be closed, please CLICK HERE to find out more.

Buses will be diverted between 3.45pm - 8pm on Tuesday 12 November. Please see the document below to view the bus diversions.

Please plan your journeys to and from Oxford Street on Tuesday 12 November around these closures and diversions. The London Underground will be operating a normal service throughout the traffic free event.


Christmas lights on Regent Street

Christmas lights on Regent Street has been a London tradition since 1948, when the Regent Street Association first decorated the street with Christmas trees, the lacing of the street with lights marks the official countdown to Christmas day. On Saturday 9 November will see the street light up for Christmas, after a traffic-free day of entertainment and shopping.

This year, the lights will be switched on by actor Ty Burrell and Hollywood film director Rob Minkoff. Live performances from Eliza Doolittle, Leona Lewis and other artists will also be taking place throughout the evening. A fashion show along the street at 3pm, featuring many of the famous Regent Street fashion brands, will also be held.

This year's Christmas lights will be themed around the brand new DreamWorks animation film Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Deputy Mayor to launch Business Crime Strategy at MOPAC Challenge - 26 November


On 26 November at 10.30am, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime will be launching a public consultation on the MOPAC Business Crime Strategy to drive down offending and increase businesses confidence in the police. This strategy will help achieve the Mayor’s vision for London to be the safest and best big city in the world by protecting business communities that are the beating heart of a thriving and prosperous UK.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held in Committee Room 4 at City Hall and webcast live here.

The MOPAC business crime strategy will focus on the ‘3 Ps’ of Partnerships – establishing better police-business relationships to coordinate local responses to crime, Problems – tackling key crimes like cyber-crime and fraud that affect both businesses and individuals, and Prevention – driving economic growth and identifying opportunities to design-out crime earlier in the planning of new developments.

Key speakers at MOPAC Challenge will include a large central London Business Improvement District, the retailers Next, the Federation of Small Businesses, Westfield Shopping Centres, the Metropolitan Police, the City of London Police, and the National Crime Agency.

A transcript of the last Challenge meeting can be found here.

Safer Cycling Awareness Event

Crossrail is holding a Safer Cycling Awareness Event on the corner of Grosvenor Square and North Audley Street on Wednesday 13 November 2013 from 7:30 am to 10am. There will be an opportunity to have a free bike check and bike security registration.

Please see the Crossrail Safer Cycling Awareness Event poster below to share with colleagues, family and friends to raise awareness of how to remain safe while cycling on London’s roads.

This event is being supported by Constain Skanska Joint Venture and the Metropolitan Police.

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