West End Project – October 2021

Pocket Parks More pocket parks are coming to the area. Pocket Park construction is due to start this month, on two locations sharing junctions with Tottenham Court Road, Capper Street and Bedford Avenue. Work is beginning on Monday 25 October on Capper Street to add paving, seating, planters and trees, finishing in November. Bedford Avenue […]

Latest Crossrail update

Trial Running Crossrail continues to make progress with trial running taking place with 12 trains per hour to test reliability and flush out any issues and identify bugs to fix. The aim at this final complex stage is to ensure the trains are completely safe to run before opening. Trial Operations These operations include exercises […]

TfL congestion charge consultation – until 6 October

TfL have proposed changes to the congestion charge to get rid of evening charges to support London’s hospitality, culture and night-time businesses. Last year TfL made temporary changes to the charge in response to the effects of the pandemic including operating daily until 22:00. The proposals are: A daily charge of £15 Reducing the hours […]

Camden streateries: Have your say

Share your views on the Camden streateries including Charlotte Street, Warren Street, Cleveland Street and Goodge Street in Fitzrovia. Streateries are car free dining space outside restaurants, cafes and other businesses to place tables and chairs protected by barriers. They were installed to boost hospitality businesses and provide more socially distanced dining options. Camden would […]

Camden Council submits Article 4 direction to withdraw permitted development rights

Camden council has issued an Article 4 Direction to protect commercial, business and services uses (Use Class E) in the borough from the new Permitted Development Right. Article 4 directions are usually made when the character of an area of acknowledged importance would be threatened. A new Permitted Development Right is coming into effect from […]

Latest West End Project update: July 2021

Key points Areas of Tottenham Court Road are now restricted to buses and cyclists only on Mondays – Saturdays 8am-7pm, this is a permanent change. Resurfacing work on Grafton Way postponed due to staff isolating. St Giles update: grills, uplighters and stainless steel planters being installed. Drainage facilities to be installed so more trees can […]

Crossrail 14 July update: now trialling 12 trains per hour

Crossrail will begin trials of 12 trains per hour as part of its testing phase, which began in May. Work was paused for a few weeks for works to catchup and be finished on other stations. This is a major milestone towards completion of Crossrail which has been hit with many delays and funding shortages. […]

TfL Consultation: Lower speed limits to 20mph in Westminster

TfL are asking for your views on the next stage of lowering speed limits on the remaining roads in Westminster from March 2022, part of the broader plan to make London roads safer. Currently, speeds are being lowered across London to prevent death and serious injury from road accidents. Plans have been devised to determine […]

TfL’s 1.7billion Works For London programme

TfL’s new Works for London programme has been devised to make the capitals roads safer, greener and more efficient, by working with and bringing together three infrastructure companies in charge of highways and maintenance for roads, bus and street assets. These companies also install cycle lanes, cycle tracks and cycle stands and play a large […]

Restoring the Fitzrovia Mural

View the fantastic video which charts the progress of the restoration of Fitzrovia’s beloved mural. Part of the West End Project and funded by Camden Council, the company behind the restoration, Global Street Art, show the intricate details to bring the mural back to its former glory.Watch the video