INVITATION TO AGM OF FITZWEST FORUM THURSDAY 8TH JULY 2021 6-8PM

Dear Member

Please join us for the AGM which, due to the ongoing restrictions, will be held via Zoom.

Your attendance at the AGM is particularly important this year as we will be discussing the forthcoming referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan. There will be information available about the Plan and the referendum.

If you wish to attend, please email us at info@fitzwest.org by 4pm on Wednesday 7th July and we will send you the necessary link, password and documents.

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

 

Important – please support the re-designation of the Forum – deadline 13th January 2020

Please allow the Forum to continue to work towards developing the Neighbourhood Plan and support the re-designation before the 13 January 2020 deadline – the current designation expires on 05 February 2020.

We would ask you all to support the re-designation and to  encourage all local residents and businesses to do so which they can do by sending an email to neighbourhoodplanning@westminster.gov.uk or in writing to:

Neighbourhood Planning, Policy and ProjectWestminster City Council City Hall,

17th Floor 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP

Here is an extract of the email from the Neighbourhood Planning Team at Westminster Council:

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum designation expires on 5 February 2020. The forum has applied to the council to formally renew its designation in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 the Localism Act 2011 and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

The Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum is required to demonstrate that their written constitution describes the purpose, membership rules and how officers are elected. The legislation states that Forums should have at least 21 members who either live or work in the in the neighbourhood area. No change to the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Area boundary is proposed and remains identical to the boundary that was designated in March 2014.

Copies of the application documents can be viewed on the Council’s website at https://www.westminster.gov.uk/neighbourhood-forums. Hard copies will also be made available for inspection during normal opening hours at the Council’s offices at City Hall 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP.

Representations on this application should be received by no later than 5pm on Monday 13 January 2020. They can be made by email to neighbourhoodplanning@westminster.gov.uk or in writing to:

Neighbourhood Planning, Policy and Projects

Westminster City Council City Hall,

17th Floor 64 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QP

Recent Developments

We had a good response to the questionnaire and exhibition held on 13 May 2019 and the link below summarises all the responses to the questionnaire:

Results from FitzWest Neighbourhood Questionnaire

Other documents relating to the AGM can be viewed here:

We have also carried out a full consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan which you can find with supporting documents by following this link to the website:

We now intend to seek a ‘health check’ to ensure we meet all the requirements and will then formally submit the Plan and supporting documents to Westminster City Council.

Please get in touch if you have any further comments at info@fitzwest.org

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.