We want to make sure the FitzWest Forum is representative of all businesses and residents

We’re keen to ensure that our membership and Executive are fully representative of local residents and workers, since at least 35% of the population is of non-white ethnic origin. So we’re actively seeking new members and particularly to engage people from non-white ethnic groups and younger people.

As part of this aim, we have delivered leaflets to all residents and businesses in the FitzWest area inviting them to the Join the FitzWest Neighbourhood Forum and come to the next Annual Meeting on 17 September 2020 which will be run on Zoom this year.

Please share your ideas on how we could broaden our membership to make it more representative of the FitzWest population by emailing info@fitzwest.org or commenting on this post.

If you are already a member, you could help by spreading the news about the FitzWest Forum to your neighbours and colleagues. Membership is free to local residents and businesses.

The FitzWest Forum is for people concerned about: housing; traffic and deliveries, space for small businesses; the need for more play space and green space; the environment and air quality. The Forum aims to address all these issues and represents those living and working on the Westminster side of Fitzrovia. The Annual Meeting will  report on progress and discuss how to improve the area. A speaker will talk about how to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

If you would like to join the Annual Meeting on 17 September by Zoom please let us know by emailing info@fitzwest.org.

The consultation period for our neighbourhood plan was completed in August and it is now being examined by an independent expert.

Details of the plan are here:

Neighbourhood Plan Documents

 

The agenda for the next meeting will be on our website www.fitzwest.org.  For all other enquiries please email info@fitzwest.org.

Make sure your voice is heard.

Invitation to FitzWest Neighbourhood Forum Annual General Meeting

THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2020 6-8PM

IMPORTANT: UNFORTUNATELY THIS MEETING HAS TO BE HELD BY ZOOM. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST EMAIL US AT INFO@FITZWEST.ORG BY 4PM ON WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER AND WE WILL SEND YOU THE NECESSARY LINK, PASSWORD AND DOCUMENTS.

AGENDA

6.00pm         ​​Welcome, report on recent work and invitation to join.

6.15pm         ​​Minutes of last AGM

6.20pm​​         Update on the Neighbourhood Plan. Nick Bailey. Q&A.

6.30pm         Guest speaker. Chris Martin from Urban Movement: Creating a low traffic neighbourhood in Fitzrovia West. Q&A.

7.10pm          Elections to the Executive. Three members of the Executive will be standing down and presenting themselves for re-election: Gwilym Harbottle, Ian Johnstone and Chris Shaw

7.20pm          Presentation of accounts. Yoram Blumann.

7.25pm          AOB and further Q&A.

8.00pm          Ends

 

AGM and Exhibition 13th May 2019

AGM and Exhibition 13th May 2019

 

The  FitzWest Neighbourhood Forum AGM and exhibition were held on 13th May 2019 at the Sainsbury’s  Wellcome Centre, who kindly provided the venue and refreshments for the evening.

Please click on the links below for more information about the AGM and the presentations.

And remember to fill out the survey if you have not done so already. Click here for survey.

 

REMINDER OF EXHIBITION ON THE DRAFT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN AND FITZWEST FORUM AGM – MONDAY 13 MAY 2019

Please come to our Exhibition and AGM on 13 May 2019 at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street: https://www.sainsburywellcome.org/web/content/contact-us.

The Exhibition: from 2.30pm (note the new start time)

We’ll be presenting the latest Draft Neighbourhood Plan,(https://fitzwest.org/draft-plan/) some of our local greening projects including developments on Riding House Street and proposals for Market Place and suggestions about how to spend local CIL money (for CIL see the link below). 

The Plan will help shape Fitzwest’s built environment and urban realm. This is your last chance to influence the draft before it goes out to formal consultation, so please comment if you can. 

Members of the Executive will be available to answer questions and you will be able to express your views via a questionnaire. If you can’t come please answer the questionnaire (on the website soon). All views expressed will be carefully considered and our responses will be recorded in a consultation document.

The AGM: from 6pm

6.00pm         Welcome. Report on our recent work and invitation to join (you need to be a member to take part in the AGM – if you know anyone who would like to join please feel free to forward this email and draw their attention to “How to join the Forum” below). 

6.15pm          Latest Draft Neighbourhood Plan(https://fitzwest.org/draft-plan/). Summary of key points and procedure going forward. Q&A. We will be inviting all 6 local ward councillors and relevant Westminster Council officers.

Lucas van der Steen WCC liaison Neighbourhood Planning will be there to answer questions.

6.30pm         Air Quality. Adam Webber from Westminster City Council on how the council is aiming to improve local air quality. Q&A.

7.10pm          Elections to the Executive. The Executive manages the day to day activity of Forum under the direction of you, the members. Any member can stand, so feel free to do so. If you send us a brief bio. in advance of the meeting we’ll circulate it. Three members of the Executive will be standing down and presenting themselves for re-election: Nick Bailey, Sharon Banoff and Barbara Corr. 

7.20                Presentation of accounts.

7.25                AOB and further opportunity for Q&A

7.45                Refreshments

 

We look forward to seeing you on 13 May.

 

How to join the Forum

Membership is free and is open to anyone who lives, works in or runs a business in the Neighbourhood Area (see the map at https://fitzwest.org/fitzwest-area-map/).

People can join at the Exhibition/AGM or online at any time: https://fitzwest.org/become-a-member/.

Links

Website: https://fitzwest.org/

CIL: https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200126/applications/70/community_infrastructure_levy

Notes of the last AGM:
https://fitzwest.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/FitzWest_AGM_minutes_0618-final.pdf

Details of Executive Members: https://fitzwest.org/meeting-notes/executive/

Constitution: https://fitzwest.org/about-2/constitution/

 

The FitzWest Exhibition

The FitzWest Exhibition

On Monday 11th January 2016

Getty Image Gallery

46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX

Between 11.00am and 8.00pm

We look forward to seeing everyone at the exhibition which will;

  1. Introduce newbies to the Neighbourhood Plan Process
  2. Outline what has happened so far
  3. Present the findings of our consultations, in particular the issues you told us were important
  4. Present the solutions and policies that might provide options for dealing with the important issues
  5. Seek your views and ideas
  6. Present a road map of what happens next

In addition we shall be holding a briefing for  press, politicians, landowners, business  and developers who have an interest in the area.  If you know someone who you feel should be invited to the briefing please send us their details via our email info@fitzwest.org

We are grateful to the management of the Getty Image Gallery for their support.

Those who attend will be able to pick up a free three D map of the area drawn especially for us by the artist Lydia Bevan.

© Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum Committee

© Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum Map Drawn by Lydia Bevan Hand Drawn Maps

Keep The Date Free

Keep The Date Free

We are holding another exhibition on Monday 11th January 2016, at the Getty Gallery Eastcastle Street from 11.00am to 8.00pm, where our draft policies and priorities will be exhibited.  Keep the date free in your diary.  We’d like as many people as possible to come along and give us their views.

More information will be published here soon.