Mayor confirms second year of fares freeze on our services The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed that our fares will again be frozen in 2018. Around four million journeys a day across London already benefit from the fares freeze, which will remain in place until 2020. He also announced that the unlimited one-hour […]
The Council is reviewing its Camden Planning Guidance (CPG) documents, which provide detailed advice and guidance on how we apply our planning policies.
The FitzPark monitoring report has highlighted the overwhelming postitive impact the parklet has had on the local environment.
Better Health for all Londoners consultation runs until 30 November 2017.
The campaign will be focussing on fly tipping (in its various forms) from the single black bag dumped on the corner of the road to the large scale house clearance dumped in the back of a carpark area.
The Bank of England’s new Banknote Checking Scheme was launched on 10 October. The Scheme is aimed at retailers and businesses and promotes banknote checking at point of sale through targeted training. Its objective is to reduce the number of counterfeit notes being accepted and to reduce losses to businesses.
TfL want to create a better environment, address poor air quality, support a cultural heartland and thriving business district and deliver improved neighbourhoods for residents.
The T-Charge is an additional £10 daily charge which will apply if you drive an older vehicle that doesn’t meet minimum exhaust emissions standards in the central London Congestion Charge zone, from 07:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. It will come into effect on 23 October 2017.
The Tube strike, set for Thursday 5 October, has been suspended.
Transport for London (TfL) has informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence for London.
As a first step to making this happen, the Mayor has announced a new £9 million Greener City Fund for London to create and improve green spaces. Local groups can apply for the first £1m of grants to plant neighbourhood trees and maintain green community areas.
FitzPark has been awarded runner-up for Best Business Garden in the Camden in Bloom 2017 awards.
As the year goes on, more will be seen as buildings come to life, including the black stone walls of Tottenham Court Road station’s western ticket hall. View full details on the latest Cross Rail update.
There has been a recent increase in the use of corrosive substances such as acids and alkalis being used to attack victims. Ensure your business and staff are aware of the advice and first aid practices.
Recent Metropolitan Police Figures do not represent the impact that antisocial behaviour and crime are having on businesses and the local community here in Fitzrovia.
The Fitzrovia Partnership has been representing business for approaching 10 years and our track record of developing the area for the better has earned us a reputation as a credible contributor to the success of the district.
Camden Council is changing the way they measure the number of people sleeping rough in the borough.
From 5 to 28 August platforms 1-10 at London Waterloo, the UK’s busiest station, will be closed so work can start to extend platforms for longer trains.
The new polymer £10 note featuring the renowned author Jane Austen was unveiled on 18 July, with the new note issued in September.
Your business can now order the updated Bank of England training materials. Retailers and businesses are encouraged to share the new materials with staff and train them on the new security features.
In this year’s budget, the Government announced £300M in extra funding designed to support those facing the steepest increases in business rates following the 2017 revaluation. Camden would like to consult with your businesses on developing a new business rates relief scheme for revaluation support.
FitzPark launches Wednesday July 12 as a relaxation green space for workers and residents to enjoy the outside.
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) have released a series of short films to help keep holiday makers safe this summer.
From Monday, 04 September 2017 until October 2018 maintenance repairs on the lifts at Goodge Street Underground Station mean that it will be exit only.
The opening date of the brand new pop-up park has been confirmed for Tuesday, 11 July launching on Windmill Street.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have launched a ‘Voice Your Concerns’ function on their website so that people can report local concerns to their Safer Neighborhood Team.
There are a number of events taking place in central London that may cause some disruption due to the number of people attending and some road closures being in place. The main events taking place will be a Changing of the Guard and the State Opening of Parliament. See road closures between 0630 and 1400 hours.
Permitted development rights allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application. An Article 4 Direction removes permitted development rights for a specific property or area, which means a planning application will be required. The Council has made three Article 4 Directions. These directions are currently in their notification period, with Representations in respect of the Direction able to be made until 15 June 2017 (inclusive).
The Crossrail project is now 83 per cent complete. The programme is continuing with construction of stations progressing well across the route. View the latest details on the project time line, Tottenham Court Road and Central London stations updates, the new virtual tour and more.
Camden Council has developed principles for a plan to guide development around and above Euston station, and they want to know what you think.
At the recent Camden Business Sustainability Awards businesses were recognised and celebrated for leading the way in achieving environmental sustainability for the good of Camden and the wider community.
TfL recently reviewed and consulted on proposals for a number of bus routes into the West End and adjacent areas, with over 3,4000 responses received that has led to introducing changes from summer 2017.
Join businesses, public and third sector organisations across the borough, and receive support from Camden Climate Change Alliance with sustainable services and products.
Today, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced bold plans to make the most-polluting vehicles pay a daily charge to enter central London from 08 April 2019 to help combat the Capital’s toxic air crisis. This is subject to a public consultation starting 04 April and running until 25 June.
If you’d like to spend your lunchtime improving local air quality, talking to people about how air pollution affects health, and playing giant air quality snakes and ladders games, please sign up to come along to our event. Here’s what will happen before and during the event.
The awards aims to recognise, inspire and encourage businesses in the borough to go beyond corporate responsibility compliance. It will feature eight categories including themes such as energy efficiency, air quality, procurement, water management, biodiversity and employee engagement.
Businesses from the Fitzrovia Partnership are invited to take part in an interactive careers event at The 52 Club taking place between 10.00 – 13.00 this spring to give local young people a better understanding of the world of work. Barclays, David Miller Architects, Goodman Jones, McDonalds amongst others, have already signed up for the event […]
A planned strike will affect Central and Waterloo & City line services from 23.30, Tuesday 21 February, and all day, Wednesday 22 February. See the latest on what’s affected, and options to get around London.
Be a winner – take advantge of one-day-only discounts at some of Fitzrovia’s premier homeware retailers
The Fitzrovia Partnershp has a mission to improve air quality in Fitzrovia and know that by using a single supplier for recycling and general waste services, we can help reduce the amount of commercial vehicles on our roads.
The onset of 2017 sees the advancement of many of the developments in the Fitzrovia area.
The West End Project will begin the relocation of the 8 heritage street lights, 4 on either side of the road outside the Heal’s building at 196 Tottenham Court Road, with the works due to commence in February 2017.
The Fitzrovia Partnership attended the London Underground Round Table briefing which sets out the priorities for the next 5 years relating to the investment, station and line works for London Underground.
The Elizabeth line, currently being constructed by Crossrail, will transform travel across London, boosting the economy by billions of pounds.
Responding to requests from members The Fitzrovia Partnership has made an application to see Goodge Street station frontage improved to create a fitting entrance for the thriving business, visitor and residential communities in Fitzrovia.
Camden Police and Islington Police are beginning a three month trial of merging the two boroughs
TfL are holding the first in a series of consultations on proposals to implement a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The DVS aims to address the issue of HGV and vulnerable road user safety in London.
Camden would like to hear from you the businesses in the area on its budget proposals for 2017/18
The Ambassador Service contribute to the deterring of crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. Working closely with Camden Council and the Police, we ensure that Fitzrovia is a safe place to work and visit.
The Fitzrovia Partnership continues to look at new ways to reduce traffic congestion to help improve air quality in Fitzrovia.
The Fitzrovia Partnership meets on a monthly basis with the Camden Project Manager Kevin Stears responsible for delivering the West End Project. Read about the main points following the December meeting.
The Partnership wants to ensure that our members can reach the relevant team member and/or our partners during the festive period.
Our S@vings Scheme has seen us identify, assist and provide more that £1M in savings for our members and with new services such as our Business Rates Analysis we are offering increased opportunities to reduce your bottom line
With initiaves that aim to inform and lead on improved local air quality, reduce waste, conslidate frieght and green our public spaces we are doing more than ever.
From the newly introduced Festival of Furniture to the ever growing Feast@Fitzrovia and our many Christmas activies, we give you a round up of EnjoyFitzrovia’s year.
The Operations Team continue to deliver ongoing initaives that seek to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour and improve our public spaces.
Retailers and businesses will be much busier than usual over the festive period and often employ temporary staff, so there is an increased risk of counterfeit banknotes being passed.
With up to 80% pf cyber attacks beeing preventable and in a bid to become one of the “safest places in the world to do business” the chancellor Philip Hammond has launched the Governments new five year National Cyber Security Strategy
The Night Tube launches on the Northern line via Embankment on Friday, 18 November, and will be running all night on Fridays and Saturdays.
Funded by The Fitzrovia Partnership and facilitated by The Ahead Partnership ‘Make The Grade’ is teaming up with Barclays and Camden based school Acland Burghley in delivering The Partnership’s first Employment Skills Workshop on 15 December 2016.
The Fitzrovia Partnership seeks to actively support emerging business’ in Fitzrovia, and is happy to announce it has secured FREE work stations for start-ups.
First Mile, on behalf of The Partnership, will be in the area from Friday, 04 November next to engage with members regarding the switch to the waste and recycling consolidation scheme.
Receive free email and text message alerts for emergencies in Camden
The Partnership has produced a short survey to help provide you, our members, with an easy, straight forward method of informing us of your business priorities.
The Fitzrovia Partnership, with BNP Paribas Real Estate, are providing assistance to members for the forthcoming business rates changes.
Camden would like your opinion on whether to keep the current layout (with improvements such as wider pavements and stepped cycle tracks) or to remove it completely and return the street to its former, pre-trial layout
The Partnership held a business breakfast dedicated to information, discussion and action on air quality improvement in Fitzrovia on 14 September.
Find out more about the partnership work done and role of Camden’s street outreach service the Camden Safer Streets Team for those on the streets of Fitzrovia.
Can you spot a fraudulent note? View the Bank of England’s list of features to look out for to ensure your business and staff are best prepared.
See how the Mayor’s new measures are set to improve services and improve air quality in relation to Taxi and Private Hire.
View the services details to find out how your business and staff can benefit from the expansion.
Set to take place between 01 October and 30 December, planned works will see the bridge closed to all vehicles, including bicycles while major essential maintenance is carried out on the 122 year old structure.
We continue to work with The West End Project Team to ensure timely delivery of the Project and communications for you as members.
If you’re a retailer and would like to participate in a dedicated recruitment drive to help you find your Seasonal Team and save money on recruitment costs at your busiest time of year – this event could be for you!
A new way to order your office supplies, with FitzOffice Supplies. We’ll save you money and you’ll help save our local environment.
Grab your copy of our guide to greener cycling routes in and around Fitzrovia.
Please follow this link for information that we have received regarding the events in Russel Square on 03 August 2016.
The programme provides opportunities for you and your employees in the Fitzrovia area to volunteer and develop key skills in their careers. Through building partnerships with leading schools, your business is able to directly harness and help develop the talent of students as the emerging workforce.
On Monday 01 August 2016 Detective Superintendent Dave Roney spoke to Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) Industry Sector Leeds about the current threat from international terrorism in the United Kingdom.
The West End Project works have commenced with initial works taking place in Gower Street.
Find out how you can contribute to the variety of meetings hosted and attended by The Partnership each month.
As investments into the area continue to grow Fitzrovia’s streetscape is ever changing, playing host to multiple large redevelopments and construction works in the coming months.
Our programme of cleansing continues to enhance the public spaces for those who live, work and visit the area.
Feast@Fitzrovia, the Partnership’s campaign to promote the food and drink offer on Charlotte Street and surrounding streets, showcased the area’s best and brightest culinary offerings to those who live, work and play in Fitrovia.
Camden Council and Project Dirt are calling for businesses who are championing gardening, environmental or sustainability projects that make Camden a greener place to be.
We have teamed up with Zipcar to offer members a free Zipcar Business account for one year for July 2016-June 2017.
Have you say before the consultation closes on Sunday, 24 July.
Camden Council’s Community Safety Service are holding a public consultation focusing on safety, a key concern for the public and businesses alike.
The Fitzrovia Partnership continue to work with the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association on a voluntary agreement managing the way that the fund raisers operate in the area.
As one of London Underground’s major schemes in the £2bn Station Capacity Programme, The Partnership is working with TfL to keep members updated on the continuing works to Tottenhan Court Road Station.
Last month the Partnership launched FitzOffice Supplies, a new service that enables ALL members to make some significant financial savings on their stationery needs – whilst helping to reduce the number of delivery vehicles in the area and therefore improving local air quality.
Take a look at the great rewards you, as a local, could benefit from.
The Partnership is creating a Business Crime Reduction Partnership representing member businesses operating in Fitzrovia and its environs – FITZBAC.
The Partnership is now promoting offers from your business to those who work in member businesses in the area.
The Fitzrovia Partnership is offering members a business rates service, providing initial analysis of your business’ current liability.
The Fitzrovia Partnership will be hosting a Project Griffin seminar for members on 16 May 2016, led by Camden Borough Counter Terrorism Operation Team.
TfL is advising customers who use Euston Underground station that the refurbishment of four escalators will begin from mid-April.
To assist with ongoing contingency planning for your business The Fitzrovia Partnership would like to make available the Metropolitan Police Servce’s self-accreditation survey tool for small businesses to address security, crime prevention and online risks.
The National Sustainable City Awards are given to organisations which have demonstrated excellence in sustainable development.
Let our Savings team help you beat the recent increase to taxi fares and tariffs.
TfL have published travel advice to help Londoners get around, should planned strike action on the Piccadilly line take place this week.
The Partnership’s is trialing the UK’s first Air Purification Units as part of our commitment to improving air quality in Fitzrovia.
FitzFix offers members the perfect, one-stop solution for everything from small one off handyman jobs and maintenance tasks to full fit-outs and everything in between.
Camden Council have announced a revised Local Plan and they are asking for your views. Have your say on jobs, air quality, development rights and the local economy.
Come raise a glass with fellow members and the team and our latest members, Percy & Founders. Mix and mingle over nibbles and drinks in their fantastic space in Fitzroy Place.
TfL are undertaking a comprehensive improvement programme across London’s transport network, including the modernisation of the Tube, with planned rail track closures. Access the latest updates for you and your staff.
TfL is seeking your views on their initial ideas to change the King’s Cross gyratory, with your views helping to inform the designs they take forward.
Our programme of cleansing resumed in January and continues into February taking place each week, with over 800 Sq mtrs cleansed to date.
The Operations Team continue to work towards an increased improvement in the way that our streets are managed.
The Fitzrovia Partnership has teamed up with The First Mile to offer our members an enhanced waste management and recycling service.
Members had many opportunities to be Festive in Fitzrovia during Christmas 2015, we provide a full round up of season’s activities.
The Fitzrovia Partnership is happy to promote the opportunity for businesses and individuals to sponsor a cultural project here in the heart of Fitzrovia and to the chance to find out about exciting legacy projects planned in the area.
The Partnership offers it’s members the opportunity to receive and contribute to weekly and monthly Footfall and Sales Reporting
We are actively working towards an increased improvement in the way that our streets are managed.
Businesses have until 04 February 2016 to make comments and request further information on or request a meeting to discuss the budget proposals in Camden’s Revenue Estimates and Council Tax report.
The reopening of the Central Line at Tottenham Court Road Station has brought significant improved footfall and opportunity to the area.
The Fitzrovia Partnership encourages its members to continue to report rough sleepers and anti-social behaviour in Fitzrovia to ensure vulnerable individuals receive the best help available.
The latest street works planned for Fitzrovia and how you may be affected
This week sees the Central Line Service resume and a new glass tube entrance for Tottenham Court Road, as the upgrade reaches a new milestone.
We are actively working towards an increased improvement in the way that our streets are managed.
The Fitzrovia Partnership Savings Team exists to save each and every Partnership member both time and money. We also help to reduce your environmental impact and will support every business member by looking after all of the behind the scenes work that is required when comparing market prices for commodity services.
Following our recent Restaurant and Evening economy Sub-Group you asked that we help promote those of you who are opening on New Year’s Eve. We listened and are running a campaign based collectively on promoting some great offers provided from all for all!
At the recent Annual British BIDs conference, The Fitzrovia Partnership was awarded the Industry Accreditation Award for Best Practice in BID management.
The Partnership will be operating to it’s standard hours in the run up to Christmas, with a skeletal staff presence between Christmas and New Year.
Come raise a glass this festive season with fellow members and the team as we celebrate 2015!
The police and security services are working hard to protect the public and businesses from terrorism and this week gives us an opportunity to remind communities about this threat and help them to take the necessary steps to stay safe. The launch this week outlines the current threat and what is being done to tackle it.
Staying informed in the Christmas trading period.
Staying prepared for demonstrations and events in central London.
TfL joined The Fitzrovia Partnership members for a Breakfast Briefing on the developments at Tottenham Court Road Station.
In the run up to Christmas The Fitzrovia Partnership are responding to our members wishes to see a more visible police presence in Tottenham Court Road to address anti-social behaviour, theft and begging and to reduce any fear of crime by funding additional officers to patrol in Tottenham Court Road in uniform.
We are actively working towards an increased improvement in the way that our streets are managed.
Do you want the chance to sing on Tottenham Court Road to help us spread the Christmas cheer in Fitzrovia?
The week commencing 02 November sees demonstrations taking place on the streets of Central London on 04 and 05 November 2015.
Our newest service, Merchant Fees, promises no hassle and huge savings to Partnership members.
The Fitzrovia Partnership will be helping to brighten the lives of the children who will be spending Christmas in hospital at University College London Hospital.
The Fitzrovia Partnership can help you take advantage of the government’s offer on Broadband Connection vouchers worth up to £3,000 to increase your band width or upgrade your broadband.
September saw a well received return to our B2B Members Events.
We are pleased to be hosting a Breakfast Briefing to inform our members of the developments at Tottenham Court Road Station.
With the nights drawing in, we turn our attention to helping you prepare for the Festive Season!
With the growth of The Fitzrovia Partnership’s Operations Team the benefit to you, our members, also grows in service provision.
We invite you to join your fellow Members, Barclays’ Fraud Awareness team and the Metropolitan Police to hear about how you can protect yourself against rising banking fraud.
Crime levels in the Bloomsbury area since August 2014 have shown a peak in March 2015 of 527 total crimes reported. This has now reduced to 408 total crimes reported in July 2015.
Working in partnership with Camden Council we have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a street cleansing service which is additional to the services provided by Camden Council.
Join us for drinks and canapes at Forge & Co’s latest location at Heals.
We said farewell to Tony Garratt on Friday 22 August 2015 and hello to Theresa O’Connell and reported nearly 70 issues affecting our area.
The Fitzrovia Partnership team has produced a handy Contact Information Card for members.
Members have the opportunity to save up to 50% off energy bills this winter.
MUJI Tottenham Court Road will reopen this Friday 4th September!
A Fitzrovia institution is celebrating 60 years of love for pasta and all things Italian, Spaghetti House marks its 60th birthday this September with some very special treats.
Save on stylish Italian furniture and accessories at Calligaris Flagship Store on Tottenham Court Road in September.
Crime is decreasing in the Fitzrovia Area, but theft of personal property continues to be an issue in the area.
The UK current threat level remains as SEVERE
The Fitzrovia Partnership is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Street Ambassador, Theresa O’Connell.
Certain Tube trade unions have announced strike action for this week. If the strikes go ahead, Tube services will be severely affected from tomorrow, Tuesday 25 until Friday 28 August.
With the growing need for improvements to Transport facilities throughout London please see below for some key changes due in the next month.
In June we welcomed Wojciech Wojteczek to the team as our Street Ambassador with the responsibility of working in partnership with our members, Camden Council and the local community to keep out streets clean and tidy. To advise businesses on how to dispose of waste and to raise concerns with the council with a view […]
There are currently a total of 38 live businesses participating in The Partnership’s loyalty scheme, with recently new businesses joining all the time, our most recent include Radiance Beauty on Charlotte Place and Yumchaa on Tottenham Street.
Since October 2014, we have saved nearly £10,000 for just 19 members on pest control alone! That’s a lot of unhappy mice, bugs and pigeons being evacuated from the area, but lots of happy businesses!
The Challenge aimed to encourage more Londoners to cycle, no matter their cycling ability, to influence keen cyclists to encourage new cyclists to try cycling.
Thursday, 03 September is Cycle to Work Day. To help mark the day, we will be hosting our next FitzCycle Day to encourage and support those already cycling in Fitzrovia and promoting the benefits of cycling to not-yet-cyclists.
Find out how you and your colleagues can help prevent theft Issues in the area.
The annual NLA Awards commend projects of the highest architectural and design quality. This year, Partnership member Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios won 2 awards!
Konditor & Cook – Summer Cake Fete at Goodge Street
In the month of June The Fitzrovia Partnership welcomed its latest addition to the team Street Ambassador, Wojciech Wojteczek. This role brings with it a focus on an added extra shine to the public realm by helping businesses present their waste in a tidy fashion and clearing up any missed or dropped litter.
Aimed at boosting trade and showcasing the vibrant mix of food and drink on offer in area, Feast@Fitzrovia that took place between 29 June – 5 July.
The Fitzrovia Partnership held another successful FitzCycle event in Whitfield Gardens on 18th June. The FitzCycle events are aimed at improving cycle safety and promoting a healthy lifestyle
The Fitzrovia Partnership’s efforts in reducing Co2 emissions were recognized for the 3rd consectutive year.
In response to comments from our members, The Fitzrovia Partnerhsip implements Public Fund Raisers Voluntary Agreement
Fitzrovian businesses honored for contributions to the community and in making Fitzrovia a cleaner and greener place to work and live.
The Fitzrovia Partnership is proud to announce it is an official London Cycle Challenge co-promoter. Join fellow Members in taking part in the Challenge 2015.
The Fitzrovia Partnership is pleased to again team up with Camden Council, Dr Bike, TfL and Fitness First to bring you and your cycling colleagues another FitzCycle event. This event is aimed at supporting those already cycling in Fitzrovia and promoting the benefits to non-cyclists.
Come and join your fellow BID Members for an evening of cycling themed fun on the sun bathed roof terrace at MWB!
With Summer finally upon us, pick up your copy of the Summer@Fitzrovia Newspaper to discover all Fitzrovia’s has to offer for Al Fresco living and the inside story from businesses that help make the area so great.
The Fitzrovia Partnership’s makes national headlines this month with it’s Green Infrastructure Audit.
The Fitzrovia Partnership promotes Tottenham Court Road as the UK’s homeware destination at Ideal Home Show 2015
The BID hosted an event to inform Fitzrovia-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) about the newly revised and Government-funded Growth Accelerator programme.
The Fitzrovia area benefits increase with our loyalty card scheme, Swipii. Sign up today!
Want to know how to make positive changes to your direct environment?
FREE Tasting for Members – Sample their legendary burgers, lava grilled sandwiches, homemade salad and much more.
Sign up and join Living Streets campaign which promotes walking for all
Staff at The Fitzrovia Partnership are taking part in the London Cycle Challenge. Why not get involved, you and your team could win prizes! The London Cycle Challenge is a fun and free competition to see which organisations can get the most people riding a bike. Members from your business can ride anywhere, anytime during the 3 […]
Travel updates and advise for Members from TfL as part of their increased communications support
In the month of March The Fitzrovia Partnership reported over 76 street management issues to the Metropolitan Police and Camden Council, of which 20 were of beggars operating outside business premises, 15 instances of fly tipping and 4 faults to the highways. The Partnership monitors these reports to ensure that issues are resolved, working with […]
Interiors, homeware, technology and Tottenham Court Road! The BID were the only stand at the show to promote a whole destination! We wanted to let everyone know about the 21 fabulous brands found on the street.
In March, local businesses in Fitzrovia pledged to make a difference by taking action to improve air quality in London at an event hosted by The Fitzrovia Partnership.
The Fitzrovia Partnership has worked with the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association to agree a voluntary agreement to manage the way that the fund raisers operate in the area.
The Fitzrovia Partnership and Growth Accelerator bring you a Breakfast Event planned for 30th April 08:30 – 10:00, sponsored by Barclays.
Camden Climate Change Alliance offer Members a workshop on Carbon Foot-printing for Energy and Cost Savings
Members receive special discounts on office space, meeting rooms and virtual offices
Join our free tour to discover some of Fitzrovia’s most celebrated literary figures and the places where they loved to think and drink.
For the latest street works planned for Fitzrovia and how you may be affected.
Tottenham Court Road goes to the Ideal Home Show. Come and visit stand L832 where we will be giving you the chance to win a prize of your choice from one of thirteen homeware brands found on the street.
Date for your diary – With the UK remaining on High Terror Alert, the BID has responded to members’ need to remain informed with a dedicated members’ seminar as part of The City of London’s Project Griffin Counter Terrorism project.
The Fitzrovia Partnership Business Watch Meetings, hosted by Business Against Crime (CBAC) and The Fitzrovia Partnership and held monthly, are an opportunity to introduce our local Police and Council officers to our business members allowing crime and anti-social behaviour, crime trends, suspects and crime prevention to be discussed.
Find out more on how Camden’s bespoke apprenticeship recruitment service that is FREE and easy to use, can enable your businesses to shape its future workforce in a way which benefits everyone and learn about the supporting £3,000 grant available here.
Don’t miss out – Between January and June 2015, the government are administering grants of £3,000 for London-based employers of 249 staff or fewer if they choose to recruit an apprentice aged 16-24.
Local award winning Architecture Practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios present the exhibition Art, Architecture and The Observatory. Material Research & Collaboration in Practice.
Looking to help welcome new members to your team or bring colleagues together. Join our FREE walks exploring Fitzrovia, a unique area with a colourful and rich history.
Find out about the increased places your trusty wheels can be securely parked In Fitzrovia thanks to the efforts of our Ambassador Team and Camden Council…
If so, you could get up to £3,000 towards high-speed broadband connection with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), usually of 30Mbits.s or more, helping your business keep pace with today’s demands.
Find details on how to apply…
The BID is partnering with Women Like Us, to offer a FREE recruitment service putting you in touch with local candidates with the right skills and qualifications for your vacancy.
Your search ends here…
Show how much you care this Valentine’s Day with our guide to the best offers to treat that special someone….
Last year’s Ideal Home Show attracted 300,000 visitors and with a move to Olympia London, and an extended show running from 20 March to 6 April, this year is set to really bring in the crowds.
See what’s in store with The Fitzrovia Partnership….
Cabinet approve the West End Partnership papers, taking the project to the next stage in transforming the Tottenham Court Road area in time for the opening of Crossrail.
View the summarised proposals….
The Camden Climate Change Alliance is hosting an event that will bring together businesses, schools and community groups who want to work collaboratively to explore and develop low carbon energy projects in Camden.
A range of specialists will be showcasing just how green energy can strengthen your core business operations whilst offering financial and carbon benefits.
Following on from the success of 2014’s safe and secure training sessions, the BID’s 2015 training programme has been extended. The increased calendar of courses aims to ensure your training needs are met across a wide spectrum of business areas.
Participating Members feel the benefits of the BIDs S@vings Scheme. View details of the latest results and find out about newly added services, FitzInsure, FitzSecure and FitzTraining here.
See how your business can benefit from this high profile project, designed to open up apprenticeships to mature candidates with children, which aims to focus on allowing employers to access this often untapped pool of talent.
Find out how The Fitzrovia Partnership helps deliver festivity to area through events, entertainment, and promotion whilst supporting the childern’s ward of UCLH.
FREE evening literary walks on offer in Fitzrovia for all BID Members! Discover the area’s fascinating heritage, whilst stopping at some of its most interesting establishments. View dates and details here!
BID Members ensure their businesses meet requirements in First Aid, Health & Safety and Fire Safety by taking advantage of the BID’s FREE Training Sessions., with a joint savings of £10,000.
The success of our training scheme to date has led to further courses being rolled out in 2015. To see details of the member benefits recently received and our new courses click here.
Now in its second year, the Camden Business Awards provide Camden-based businesses of any size, in all sectors, a fantastic opportunity to receive well deserved recognition and engage with businesses in the area.
The Fitzrovia Partnership is proudly sponsoring the Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Sustainability Award, as part of Camden’s recognition of the great work our local business community is involved in.
Enter your business now!
The BID has delivered a Green Infrastructure Audit (GIA) to designed to establish Fitzrovia as one of the greenest BIDs in London.
Thank you to all those who were able to join us in our latest Networking event celebrating the Launch of the ‘Dylan Thomas In Fitzrovia Festival’. See if you can spot yourself in the gallery that captured a truly great night!
Fitzrovia Lights up this Christmas season with a number of festive events. Culminating in a late night shopping experience and The @FitzroviaFestive Pop-Up outside the Building Centre on Thursday 27 November 12 – 8pm.
Air Quality has a significant impact on the health of those working, living and visiting Fitzrovia. The BID is aiming to improve this Fitzrovia, one of London’s most challenged areas.
Many businesses are put off tendering by the jargon, the bureaucracy, and the long processes; often they cannot even find suitable opportunities to bid for.
The workshop is an introduction for both businesses new to tendering and those who have had some previous success but now want to develop their skills by learning the tricks of successful bid writing.
Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia, is a festival to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, one of our greatest poets.
The wide ranging festival packed with events including, performances, film, exhibitions, music and of course poetry!
The launch will take place on Monday 20 October at the Building Centre, Store Street from 6pm – FOR MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY.
View the Fitzrovia Christmas Lights, the schedule of events, and see how you can benefit from and participate in this year’s activities including:
Festive Window Display Competition
Late Night Shopping Event
One Day Outdoor Christmas Market
The Autumn edition of the Fitzrovia Newspaper is now available!
The Fitzrovia Business Crime Partnership would like to invite you to a FREE Fire Safety Level 2 training course, Tuesday 4th November.
This qualification is ideal for anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any workplace. The HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety is accredited and recognised internationally and has been developed to protect customers, staff, brand reputation and profits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The BID has commissioned Arup to conduct a Green Infrastructure Audit (GIA) this summer.
Lazzaro Pietragnoli (Lab) has been nominated as the new Mayor for Camden, with Council Leader Sarah Hayward announcing her new cabinet.
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.
Camden Council remains a Labour stronghold. View the list of who’s in and out, here.
Public consultation on the West End project will take place from Monday 9 June 2014 until Friday 18 July 2014. Book your place today!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*).
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.
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.
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.