Greening Project for Fitzwest – Please complete consultation survey

Greening Project for Fitzwest – Please complete consultation survey

After consulting previously with residents and businesses, we identified various locations which either have a lot of pavement space or are prone to rubbish dumping – or both!  The idea is to position planters in these locations to brighten up and green our streets – but also we hope to deter dumping.  We have funding that we successfully applied for from Tesco.  The disruption of Covid has meant all plans were put on hold, but now we are keen to use the money to improve the area. Please let us know your thoughts.

 

 

Westminster Council have agreed in principle to the locations, so this is about making sure that residents and businesses know what is going on and have had a chance to have their say.  Can you help?  We are also looking for anyone who would be able to help maintain the planters, e.g. by watering, particularly in the summer.

We are very much hoping that this will lead to further greening projects as there have been many locations suggested by residents and businesses.

Click on this link here to fill out the survey: Fitzwest Greening Project 2021 Survey

 

REFERENDUM RESULTS – FITZROVIA WEST VOTES YES

We are delighted to announce that following the referendum on Thursday 2nd September a majority of residents and businesses in the area have voted YES to the question:

“Do you want Westminster City Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Fitzrovia West to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

This means the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Plan has been adopted.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Plan. It has been over six years in the making and many residents and businesses have contributed ideas and support. So now the FitzWest Forum will continue to make sure the Plan is followed and to help Fitzrovia West thrive as an area where people want to live and work. If you would like to be involved in making this happen and to have influence and have your opinions heard then please get in touch (info@fitzwest.org) and join the Executive of the FitzWest Forum. We would love to welcome you!

Full details of results from Westminster Council here: Referendum Results

Key results:

Residential Referendum:

YES: 236 (79.9%)

NO: 62 (20.8%)

Business Referendum

YES: 26 (86.67%)

NO: 4 (13.33%)

VOTE YES TODAY FOR THE FITZWEST NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

VOTE YES TODAY FOR THE FITZWEST NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Please remember to vote today. Polls open until 10pm at the Fitzrovia Centre on Foley Street.

A YES vote means that local residents and businesses get a say in planning applications in the Fitzrovia West area. The Plan is a series of policies that have been created with input from residents and businesses over the last 6 years. These policies will influence development for the better in this area and make sure local people have input to planning decisions.

You can see the plan here: Neighbourhood Plan

Fitzrovia West goes to the polls on 2nd September 2021

Fitzrovia West goes to the polls on 2nd September 2021

Less than a week until referendum day

Please remember to vote YES at Fitzrovia Community Centre on Foley Street.

If you have a postal vote – post it today or you can deliver it in person to the Fitzrovia Community Centre on 2nd September.

Your time has come to vote in a referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan. Everyone registered to vote will be able to say whether they want the plan to influence planning decisions and create an improved environment for all those living in, working in and visiting the area.

One of the main functions of the Forum is to prepare a neighbourhood plan. This sets out a series of policies explaining how we’d like to see the area develop over the next 20 years. The plan has been based on extensive consultation and we work closely with community groups, statutory bodies and business organisations such as the New West End Company. The draft plan has been approved by an independent Examiner who has agreed it fits with other plans prepared by Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London.

You can see the plan here: Neighbourhood Plan

Vote YES on 2nd September to agree the plan.

 

Referendum on Neighbourhood Plan – deadline for businesses to register approaching

Your time has come to vote in a referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan on 2nd September 2021. Everyone registered to vote will be able to say whether they want the plan to influence planning decisions and create an improved environment for all those living in, working in and visiting the area. All businesses in the neighbourhood which pay business rates will also get a vote.

DEADLINE FOR BUSINESSES TO REGISTER IS 17TH AUGUST.

If you haven’t received your letter from WCC inviting you to register, then contact Kealy.Peachey@civica.co.uk who will issue you with a registration form. Don’t delay! Do it now or you will miss your chance to vote.

The Fitzrovia Centre in Foley Street will be the polling station but residents can also apply for a postal vote through this link:

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/about-council/democracy/postal-and-proxy-voting

One of the main functions of the Forum is to prepare a neighbourhood plan. This sets out a series of policies explaining how we’d like to see the area develop over the next 20 years. The plan has been based on extensive consultation and we work closely with community groups, statutory bodies and business organisations such as the New West End Company. The draft plan has been approved by an independent Examiner who has agreed it fits with other plans prepared by Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London.

You can see the plan here: Neighbourhood Plan

Vote YES on 2nd September to agree the plan.