Archive for 2017

Shaping the future of Grosvenor Square

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The team at Grosvenor have launched a campaign entitled Shaping The Square.

They want to hear any ideas you might have for Grosvenor Square as part of their consultation process.

For more information about the Shaping The Square consultation you can visit the website here and to submit your thoughts get in touch with the team: estate.vision@grosvenor.com

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Bond Street Eastern Ticket Hall Update

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Crossrail’s contractor for the Bond Street project has released an update on the work at the eastern ticket hall site.

Construction continues and a full update can be viewed online here.

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August update for 90-104 Berwick Street

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Interserve Construction, the company carrying out the work at 90-104 Berwick Street, have released their August newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

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Soho ASB Team and Surgery

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Council officers are working with organisations including the Met Police, CityWest Homes and Safer West End to provide residents with new opportunities to have their concerns looked into.

The Soho anti-social behaviour walk-in surgery takes place on the first Tuesday of each month, at St. Anne’s Church, Dean Street, between 6pm and 7.30pm.

The next surgery will be held on 5th September due to officer’s annual leave in August.

There is also a number to get in touch with the Soho Neighbourhood Team. It should not be used as a replacement for 101 or 999, but can be used for getting information to the local team.

The number is 07785401452. 

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Find out more about the Fitzrovia Centre

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The Fitzrovia Centre, based in Foley Street, runs a number of different events and activities including health and fitness classes and learning opportunities for children and adults.

If you would like to find out more about the Centre, along with any events they are running, visit their website here, or sign up for their regular updates here

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Summer in the City Events

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Summer in the City is back, and there are lots of events being run across Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster.

There are over 1,000 events being run as part of the programme, including cycling tours and nature trails.


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Crossrail Update For Bond Street Western Ticket Hall

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Crossrail’s contractor for the Bond Street project has released an update on the work at the western ticket hall site.

Construction of the ticket hall continues, and a full update can be viewed online here.


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SMEs In Westminster To Receive Support With Their Broadband Connections

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SMEs within Westminster and the West End Partnership will have the chance to access support from the Council, and its partners, towards the cost of their broadband connections.

The scheme, which will see funding up to a maximum of £2,000 provided to SMEs, will be launching in early August.

If you are an SME that would like to register your interest in the scheme you can email connectapplications@westminster.gov.uk.

For more information visit the Council website here.

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Consultation on the Mayfair Neighbourhood Plan

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The Mayfair Neighbourhood Forum has launched a consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan.

The plan seeks to articulate policies with which future development in Mayfair should comply.

As part of the consultation there are permanent exhibitions where copies of the plan are available to read.

There is one at Gieves and Hawkes, 1 Savile Row, W1S 3JR, and another at The Mayfair Library, 25 South Audley Street, W1K 2PB.

The consultation will end on Tuesday 1st August.

You can find out more information by visiting the website here.

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Soho Village Fete- 2nd July

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The annual Soho Village Fete is due to be held on Sunday 2nd July.

It will be held at St Anne's Church Garden's, on Wardour Street, from 12pm to 6pm.

For more information about the event click here.

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Soho Neighbourhood Forum AGM: 5th July

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The Soho Neighbourhood Forum are holding their Annual General Meeting on 5th July, from 6pm-8pm.

The meeting will take place at the NHS Soho Walk in Community Centre, 1 Frith Street.

For more information about the meeting, and how you can get involved in the Forum, click here.

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Walker's Court June Update

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Blenheim House Construction, the company carrying out the improvements at Walker's Court, have released their June newsletter, outlining their progress.

You can view the newsletter here.

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Register your interest for #MyWestminster on 18th June

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The first #MyWestminster Day is taking place on Sunday 18th June at Paddington Recreation Ground, with a programme of free events and family friendly activities.

Among other things, there will be entertainment from live acts and a food tent.For more information click here

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Have your say on the transformation of Oxford Street

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Transport for London (TfL) are currently undertaking a consultation about the transformation of Oxford Street, and they want your views.

Westminster City Council and TfL are working together to improve the area, and want to hear from as many people as possible who live, work, run a business, or visit the area.

While views are sought for the whole area, this initial consultation is mainly focussed around the section of Oxford Street from Orchard Street to Oxford Circus.

The deadline for submissions is 18th June 2017. To find out more and have your say please click here.

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Have your say on the progress of the Soho Neighbourhood Plan

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Residents are invited to have their say on the progress of the Soho Neighbourhood Plan.

The Soho Neighbourhood Forum has set up a short survey for residents and businesses to submit their views.

The deadline for responses is Wednesday 31st May 2017, and you can find out more here.

To pick up a paper version of the survey please visit House of St Barnabas at 1 Greek Street.

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Submit your feedback on the proposals for Hanover Square

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Following last week’s public briefings relating to the proposals for the Hanover Square public realm, residents are invited to submit their feedback.

Please fill in this survey to submit your thoughts.

The deadline to respond to the survey is this Thursday, 11th May.


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Register to vote in the General Election

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Don't miss your chance to register to vote in the General Election on Thursday June 8th.

You can register to vote until Monday 22nd May.


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Sign Up For The Westminster Mile

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The Vitality Westminster Mile will be held on Sunday 28th May.

There will be a series of races throughout the day, and entry is open until 5pm on 8th May.

For more information about the event, and to sign up to enter, click here.

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Hanover Square Public Briefings

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As part of the improvements to the public realm at Hanover Square there will be briefing sessions on 25th and 27th April, at 9.30am and 1.30pm.

They will be held at The Salvation Army, Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ.

You can register your attendance and confirm which session you would like to attend by emailing hanoversquare@wspgroup.com

Presentation materials will be on display at the venue between 9am and 4pm on both days as well.

If you would like further information about the improvements please look at the leaflet here.

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Road Closures as part of the London Marathon

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There are due to be a number of road closures as part of the London Marathon on 23rd April.

As part of increased security measures there will road closures throughout the weekend up until Monday.

The main areas affected will include Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, Parliament Square, Birdcage Walk and The Mall.

Access to the affected roads for businesses and residents in the areas will be through alternative routes, but it is likely that these road networks will be busier than normal.


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