Archive for July 2014

WATCH: New BBC series on Crossrail

The BBC has aired two episodes of a new series on the ongoing Crossrail project which will run through the heart of London. The series takes an up-close look at the project and the 10,000 strong team of engineers working on the project which will connect East and West London through Bond Street in the West End.

The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, 1. Urban Heart Surgery:
The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, 2. Tunnels Under the Thames:

Crossrail - Hanover Square Ticket Hall Excavation Update

Please see below the latest information sheet, which provides an update about the excavation works at the eastern ticket hall on Hanover Square.


Fitzroy Place Newsletter

Please see the latest newsletter below for further information on the project:


Soho Square General Practice

NHS England will be holding two drop-in sessions on 22nd July 2014. This is a great opportunity to voice your concerns and thoughts as this will provide feedback on the options for the future of the GP services you currently receive at this practice.

Please see the poster below for further information on the drop-in sessions.

Bond Street Station Western Ticket Hall and Tunnelling Update

Please see the latest information sheet below which provides an update about the works at the western ticket hall on Davies Street and the upcoming tunneling works for the escalator barrel and cross passages.


FitzWest Neighbourhood Forum Meeting Tonight

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum Meeting meeting takes place tonight and discussion topics will include the following

  • Pressure for Development in the area, including Crossrail.
  • The Local Economy, including the role of small businesses in the area.
  • Environmental Issues, including air quality, noise, street maintenance and refuse.
  • The Local Environment, including open space, leisure facilities and greening issues. 
  • Traffic and Transport, including Tottenham Court Road.
  • Residential Issues, including cost and provision of housing.
  • Licencing and the night time economy.
  • Approaches to the development of the Neighbourhood Plan, including consultation with Forum members. 
The meeting starts at 6:30pm and is being held at 115 New Cavendish Street. this is a great opportunity to come along and give us your views.

Crossrail - Emergency Repair Works

As part of the work to build Crossrail's new Tottenham Court Road station, it has become necessary to allow UK Power Network (UKPN) to carry out some emergency repair work to replace their faulty cables at the western ticket hall site.

Please see the Information Sheet below for further details:


MOPAC Update: Mayor hosts summit as London turns a corner on gangs


Freedom to love, not to hate

I am proud to say that our capital is home to one of the largest and most visible LGBT populations in the world, and this month I had the honour of speaking at Pride in London and unveiling our first rainbow crossing on behalf of the Mayor.
However, some people are still targeted by criminals just because of who they are. It's wrong, and that's why MOPAC is consulting on a new Hate Crime Reduction Strategy.
Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime


Mayor hosts summit as London turns a corner on gangs

London is a safe city, and is getting safer. At a major international summit at City Hall the Mayor said: 'London has turned a corner with gang crime and serious youth violence down in the capital but I recognise we have more to do. This is about taking a nose to tail approach... working to ensure they are not drawn into gang culture in the first place'.

£125 million raised from Met estate sales to reinvest in policing

The sale of 32 buildings that were no longer operationally required raised £124.5m against an original target of £40 million and delivered full year savings of £12.5m in running costs -- enough to pay for the employment of over 200 police officers annually. 700 residential units have been created on former police sites, supporting over 2,000 jobs.

Get involved

MOPAC Challenge - 14 July

You are invited to attend MOPAC Challenge, where our panel will be joined by partners and experts to consider how the Metropolitan Police Service's recruitment practices can be improved to build a force that looks more like London.

Hate Crime Reduction Strategy

That London is one of the most diverse cities in the world is cause for great celebration, and we must continue to confront discrimination head on. MOPAC is consulting on a new Hate Crime Reduction Strategy, to stop further victimisation.


MOPAC Annual Report 2013/14

With 120 fewer victims of crime every day and savings made of £240 million in 2013/14, we have laid the foundations to reduce crime and boost confidence, whilst cutting costs. MOPAC's annual report outlines the progress we have made to date.

Speech: 'Principles for Policing'

Speaking at the ACPO conference on 18th June, Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing And Crime, outlined how the police can adapt to the  new challenges they face, setting out five 'Principles for Policing in Austerity'.