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September 15, 2014 - Greening Business programme – Exclusive offer for Camden based SMEs


A free workshop run by the expert consultants from Groundwork London, to help small businesses in Camden begin the process of identifying how they can save money and win new business by becoming greener.

September 5, 2014 - A safer future for your pension savings


ShareAction is a not-for-profit organisation which encourages the investment industry to recognise social and environmental issues as having potential impacts on shareholder value and our wellbeing. We are working with businesses and charities from across the capital to transform our pension funds into climate-credible investors, prepared for the uncertain times ahead and protecting our long-term savings.

September 4, 2014 - Clean Air and a Sustainable Fitzrovia – what matters to you?


The BID has recently been engaging with members about our Clean Air programme to make positive change in Fitzrovia and to derive some next step recommendations, during the course of your 1-2-1 sessions with our Air Quality Ambassador.

- Providing a Safer Work Place – Free Training Course for your staff

Save Lives at Work - SEP14

The Fitzrovia Business Crime Partnership would like to invite you to a FREE Emergency First Aid at Work training course, on Wednesday 24 September.

August 26, 2014 - Save money and improve the environement for FREE

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Camden Council have an exclusive offer on the 23rd September for a fantastic FREE introductory workshop, tailored to help small businesses in Camden begin the process of identifying how they can save money and win new business by becoming greener.

August 22, 2014 - The Life and Times of Fitzrovia

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Whilst contending ourselves with assessing Camden’s plans for the forthcoming West End Project and other major regeneration works such as Crossrail, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to cast our minds back to the Fitzrovia of yesteryear.

August 1, 2014 - New business support programme launched by UCL


ID Member UCL are opening applications for the successful Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.

- Get ready for Prudential RideLondon, 9-10 August


The world’s largest cycling festival, Prudential RideLondon, returns to the Capital on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August.

- Crossrail exhibition comes to Fitzrovia

Crossrail Report

The Places & Spaces exhibition incorporates the proposed urban realms and developments outside stations along the Crossrail route. The route will run across 40 stations with 10 new stations and upgrades to several other existing ones.

- HS2 for Camden and potential impact for Fitzrovia

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The Fitzrovia Partnership attended a recent London First event in July, where Baroness Valentine interviewed Sir David Higgins on the current state of play of HS2.

July 30, 2014 - Doolittle performs at Argos Tottenham Court Road Opening

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Singer Eliza Doolittle has performed at the opening of Argos’ new digital store at Tottenham Court Road

July 29, 2014 - Mayor calls on EU and Government to do more to help improve air quality


London Mayor Boris Johnson wants the new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to be introduced by 2020, he told a packed City Hall on 29 July.

- Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK, Vigil & Protest – TODAY (29 July)

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There is a planned protest and vigil about the actions of Israel in Gaza which will take place this evening, Tuesday 29th July 2014, between 17:00hrs and 19:00hrs in Richmond Terrace, opposite Downing Street.

July 17, 2014 - Mayor puts high streets at the heart of plans for new jobs and growth

Another 155,000 new homes and hundreds of thousands of new jobs could be delivered in and around the capital’s town centres, according to a major new action plan to boost London ‘s high streets released by the Mayor today (17 July).

June 27, 2014 - Argos launches new digital store on Tottenham Court Road

Argos has launched a new digital store on Tottenham Court Road in London, which it hopes will provide a more efficient customer experience.

June 16, 2014 - Free environmental support for Fitzrovia’s small businesses with the Greening Business programme

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EVENT – JUNE 26: Are you a small to medium sized business who employs fewer than 250 employees? Would you like 12 hours of completely free fully funded one-to-one environmental support from nationally renowned environmental consultants?

June 13, 2014 - Green Infrastructure Audit to benefit Fitzrovia


The BID has commissioned Arup to conduct a Green Infrastructure Audit (GIA) this summer.

- New Mayor & Cabinet for Camden

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Lazzaro Pietragnoli (Lab) has been nominated as the new Mayor for Camden, with Council Leader Sarah Hayward announcing her new cabinet.

June 12, 2014 - Major refurbishment will make Euston escalators more reliable for customers


The refurbishment of two escalators at London Underground’s Euston station will start from Thursday 10 July, ensuring more reliable service for customers in coming years as the Tube carries ever more passengers.

June 9, 2014 - Crossrail 2 announced and out for consulation


Crossrail 2 is a proposed new rail line between south west and north east London which would ease commuter overcrowding and stimulate new development opportunities along the route. Transport for London (TfL) has today (June 9) formally launched a consultation into Crossrail 2.

June 2, 2014 - Camden’s Local Election – Results

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Camden Council remains a Labour stronghold. View the list of who’s in and out, here.

May 28, 2014 - The West End Project – transforming the Tottenham Court Road area

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Public consultation on the West End project will take place from Monday 9 June 2014 until Friday 18 July 2014. Book your place today!

April 30, 2014 - Briefing: Ministerial Written Statement, Betting shops and gambling

The government have today announced that they will consult on proposals for a smaller planning use class containing betting shops. This smaller use class will mean that in future where it is proposed to convert a bank, building society or estate agents into a betting shop it would require a planning application.

April 29, 2014 - Annual May Day March and Rally, Thursday 1st May 2014

The London May Day Organising Committee (LMDOC) are holding their annual march from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square. This will take place from 1200 – 1800 and anticipated attendance is approximately 5,000 people.

- Tube Strikes – Today (30/04/14 @17:00)


TFL are currently operating Tube services on all 11 London Underground lines, more than yesterday at this time, and they are nearly all serving zone 1 stations. The exception is the Piccadilly Line which remains closed and will be reviewed later today. WARREN STREET REMAINS CLOSED.

April 25, 2014 - New Fire Brigade Union Strike Dates Announced


The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced three further strike dates next week.

- Tube Strikes from Monday 28th April


Two strikes have been called, one 48 hours and one 72 hours, at London Underground which will affect services from:

21:0hrs on Monday 28 April and throughout the whole of Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 April
21:00hrs on Monday 5 May and throughout the whole of Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 May.

April 24, 2014 - Warren Street – closed for good, thanks to the BID

Following a year long Government backed pilot scheme, Camden council has approved plans to permanently close Warren Street to traffic.

In early April, The Fitzrovia Partnership undertook a consultation exercise with local traders and residents to determine whether or not the street should be unnavigable to permanent traffic.

- Reduce the strength – feeling the benefits

Reduce the Strength

Reduce The Strength was set up to encourage local off-licences and supermarkets to stop selling low cost, super strength lager, cider, and beer’s with an alcohol volume of 6.5% or more.

- Cleaner Air for Fitzrovia – your feedback so far

With high levels of pollution hitting the headlines in recent weeks, The Fitzrovia Partnership is working hard to lower the levels of pollution in the area.

During the past month, our Clean Air Ambassador, Keith Cotton, has visited a 23 BID members in order to inform you on the current issues that are facing Fitzrovia and London, and to capture your thoughts on what you would like to see happen to change the situation.

- Showcasing Tottenham Court Road to the national audience

The Fitzrovia Partnership showcased London’s Capital of Homeware, Tottenham Court Road at this year’s Ideal Home Show, as we highlighted in previous editions.

A big thank you goes to all of the BID retailers who took part and donated prizes- BoConcept, Dreams, Dwell, Hammonds, Heal & Son, Highly Sprung, Lombok, Multiyork, Paolo Marchetti Interiors, Currys/PC World, and West Elm.

- BID hosts Norwegian ‘ATCM’ & Government

Earlier this month, The Fitzrovia Partnership hosted a visit from eight representatives from The Norwegian Association of Town Centre Management (NSU), and representatives of the Norwegian Government.

- FYA Insight programme review – programme conclusion

During 2013-2014, the Fitzrovia Partnership supported Fitzrovia Youth in Action’s (FYA) Insight programme in delivering high quality, valuable work experience placements and mentoring to young people in Camden. The Partnership provided £15,000 funding to support 20 young people to develop their employability skills through work placements and employability skills workshops.

March 6, 2014 - FREE courses for BID Members during 2014


The Fitzrovia Partnership are providing a number of training courses for all members to take part in for FREE. These will vary from Counter Terrorist training sessions (Project Argus) and workshops to to healthy lifestyle opportunities. BOOK NOW.

- PPL to visit Fitzrovia businesses this spring


As the UK’s music industry continues to grow and develop licensing revenues, music licensing company PPL has introduced two Business Relationship Executives (BREs) to the region – Kirsty Tavakoly and Tracey-Anne Baskerville – to raise awareness of the numerous benefits that playing recorded music can bring to London and Fitzrovia’s businesses.

March 3, 2014 - Clean Air for Fitzrovia – our new campaign


Air quality in Fitzrovia is amongst the worst in London and has a significant impact on the health of those working, visiting and living in the area. Whereas in the 60s, the smog was visible, today it is invisible – misleading us all into thinking there is no problem, or not being aware at all. So we’ve now got a new Clean Air Ambassador to help us change things.

February 17, 2014 - What happened after the 2013 Fitzrovia Business Crime Survey?


Following on from the Business Crime Survey that was completed in September 2013, which saw 40% of respondents suggest that more crime prevention advice and workshops would reduce crime levels in Fitzrovia, the Partnership have been discussing issues with business on a regular basis, both at the Crime Partnership meeting and on a 1-2-1 basis.

February 11, 2014 - Latest Tube update – 11/02/2014, 14:00


Following constructive talks at ACAS earlier today, we can confirm the suspension of this week’s Tube strike planned by the RMT and TSSA unions.

- Latest Tube update – 11/02/14, 10am


Talks are continuing at ACAS this morning with the RMT and TSSA unions to avert the planned strike action and we will let you know outcome of the negotiations as soon as possible. Click on the link above to access the latest Tube news from The Fitzrovia Partnership.

February 7, 2014 - Latest Tube update – 7/02/14


All stations in Fitzrovia are now open once more. There is likely to be some delays to services, but all lines are now back up and running. Please allow plenty of time to travel home today.

February 6, 2014 - New Marketing & Communications Manager joins the team

Shanta Bhagwandin

Shanta Bhagwandin joins the team from Kingston First BID, where as Events Manager, she was responsible for writing and delivering a creative events and marketing strategy that was able to increase footfall that delivered a positive profile of the Town Centre.

- Latest Tube Update – 08:30, 06/02/14



February 5, 2014 - Latest Tube update – 05/02/14


TfL are currently operating train services on 8 out of 11 London Underground lines despite the strike action called by the leaderships of the RMT and TSSA unions. This, along with a range of other transport options, is keeping London moving and open for business today. WARREN STREET, GOODGE STREET, and BAKERLOO line ARE ALL CLOSED.

- Love@Fitzrovia – Great Valentine’s offers

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Want to take advantage of some hot new offers for you and your loved one this Valentine’s?

February 3, 2014 - Tube Update – 04/02/2014


Should the RMT and TSSA strike action go ahead, London Underground will keep as many stations open and run as many trains as possible. Services will be affected from 21:30hrs on Tuesday 4 February (TONIGHT) so customers are asked to try to complete journeys as early as possible this evening. If your Oyster card needs topping up, it may help to do this in advance of the industrial action starting. Please visit this page and TFL’s official website for updated information.

January 28, 2014 - New Crossrail report released from Arup and The Fitzrovia Partnership

Crossrail Report

Crossrail may handle a quarter of a billion visitors in Central London every year by 2026, according to the latest research conducted by world-leading engineering firm Arup.

The report, entitled ‘The impact of Crossrail on visitor numbers in Central London’, has identified that Crossrail could well deliver significantly more passengers to the heart of the capital than previously estimated.

- We’ve Reduced the Strength this January

Reduce the Strength

Reduce the Strength is a pilot initiative for the south of Camden which involves all licence holders of Supermarkets and Off Licences voluntarily removing the opportunity to sell super strength lagers and ciders in Fitzrovia and surrounding areas.

The Metropolitan Police, NHS Foundation Trust, Camden Council, and The Fitzrovia Partnership are working together in an effort to end the sale of this kind of alcohol, which has serious effects on consumers and communities.

- Cleaner Air for Fitzrovia

Clean Air

Air quality in Fitzrovia is amongst the worst in London and has a significant impact on the health of those working, visiting and living in the area. Whereas in the 60s, the smog was visible, today it is much worse and is invisible – misleading us all into thinking there is no problem, or not being aware at all.

- Use the BID to help minimise costs with our S@vings programme – and feel the results

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As a levy paying business, you have the opportunity to have your existing energy contracts reviewed by your Fitzrovia Partnership BID savings team.

They will ensure that you are on the right contract and obtaining the very best market rates. If you are not, then your BID savings team will do all the work for you to ensure that everything is in place to counter the effect of the UK wide energy price increases. To date, Members have saved over £137,000.

- New Fitzrovia Business Crime Partnership makes a difference – please take part

This month, the BID’s Fitzrovia Business Crime Partnership, which has been established for local businesses to identify and share information and pictures of known criminals operating in the area, is now hosting its latest steering group meeting next month.

The initiative, with the support of the Ambassadors, Neighbourhood Policing Team and Camden Business Against Crime,will begin with a steering group that will meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues and see where resources would be best used.

January 18, 2014 - New Close the Door campaign launched by Camden Council


The Close the Door campaign works to stop shops wasting energy by keeping their doors open when using heating or air-conditioning. It is a business-friendly, non-profit organisation who’s admin staff and campaigners work on a voluntary basis. The campaign is active in cities around the country and works nationally with head offices of the chains.

January 5, 2014 - New Close the Door campaign launched by Camden


Camden has been in discussions with the Close the Door Campaign and plans to work with them to undertake an audit of the incidence of doors being left open by retailers on some of our more polluted streets and areas. The audit will also include some initial engagement to ascertain levels of interest in the Campaign.

December 23, 2013 - Christmas@Fitzrovia lights up the area

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The festive period may now be a distant memory, but our Christmas @Fitzrovia promotion will certainly carry a long legacy.

The well received Christmas @Fitzrovia newspaper was packed full of fantastic gifts, offers and festive ideas available across the area, including Tottenham Court Road, such as at the street’s flagship store Heal’s and Paperchase. In our Eat @Fitzrovia section, BID Members such as Pied a Terre and Pescatori showcased some of the more unusual Christmas dinners that were on offer at the world renowned Charlotte Street. Our 30,000 copies were snapped up before the end of the campaign, with a record number finding their way into local offices, homes and eager visitors.

December 18, 2013 - Wondering what to do with your leftover Christmas tree? – Let the BID help!

Christmas Tree removal

The Fitzrovia Partnership has an innovative and FREE Recycling service for our Members.

Together with our partners Paper Round, and as part of our commitment to an ethical collection service, we will come and collect your used Christmas tree – whether from your office, retail unit, or restaurant – free of charge in January(terms and conditions apply*).

December 17, 2013 - Made in Fitzrovia


Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Christmas @Fitzrovia newspaper!

You can read about some of the fantastic gifts, offers and festive ideas available at Tottenham Court Road, such as at the street’s flagship store Heal’s (pictured here with Director James Thompson and our newspaper) and at the world renowned Charlotte Street. So, there is no need to panic if you have left everything to the last minute!

December 4, 2013 - Help spread some Christmas cheer with Fitzrovia Partnership

UCLH Charities

Following on from the successful Christmas lights switch-on for Fitzrovia, The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Improvement District and University College London Hospital (UCLH) are today launching a gift appeal and calling on local businesses and the community to make a difference this Christmas by spreading some festive cheer, raising a smile and ensuring that the many children who are receiving treatment at the UCLH over the festive period, don’t miss out.

November 26, 2013 - Fitzrovia dazzles with showcase of Christmas decoration

Christmas Lights

Fitzrovia, welcomes its first ever set of Christmas lights and decorations to its vibrant streets thanks to local businesses and The Fitzrovia Partnership.

Last week the decorations were officially unveiled and for the next six weeks the public will be able to enjoy a host of festive decorations, which will include a dazzling display of white chandelier style lights, winter themed decoration and two full sized Christmas trees at Whitfield Gardens and the corner of UCLH, decorated in bright and warm baubles and tinsel.

November 21, 2013 - Fitzrovia Christmas Lights are switched on today!

Christmas Lights

On Thursday 21 November, local traders and residents welcomed the BID’s first ever set of Christmas lights and decorations to our vibrant streets thanks to The Fitzrovia Partnership and you, our Members.

November 1, 2013 - Welcome to The Fitzrovia Partnership

The Fitzrovia Partnership

The Fitzrovia Partnership works on behalf of all the businesses to promote Fitzrovia as the Homeware Capital for London and the West End’s Food & Drink Quarter.