Have your say – Secure Bike Storage and Alfresco Dining Scheme Extension

12 November, 2020 | Cycling, Dining

Secure Bicycle Storage in Fitzrovia


Secure Bicycle Storage

The results of the bicycle storage consultation by Westminster Council are now available. Read the full details here:  Secure Cycle Storage Report. As well as the existing bike hangar in Bolsover Street, there are now plans for three bike hangars in the Clipstone/Great Titchfield Street area and one in Clipstone Street, (all Marylebone High Street Ward).

We have suggested to WCC that there may well be demand for secure bike storage in West End Ward area of FitzWest e.g. Riding House Street, Langham Street, Hanson Street and Gosfield Street. The  council is seeking an indication of the level of demand from bicycle owners. Apparently WCC identify suitable locations first and then consult residents within a 25 metre radius. So if you live on one of these roads, or anywhere else in the area that you think would benefit from secure bicycle storage then email your request to the Council:  cycling@westminster.gov.uk

Alfresco Dining Scheme Extension


Westminster Council initiated the alfresco dining scheme through the summer period, but are now asking for proposals from businesses in specific areas who wish to continue further, up to March 2021. Local hospitality businesses in Great Titchfield Street and Langham Street are seeking  support for a continuation of the existing arrangements for outdoor dining (a) until March 2021 and (b) permanently thereafter.

The FitzWest Forum Executive agreed we  should support a continuation of the present arrangements until the end of March 2021 provided that (i) activities should cease by 10pm; (ii) no audible music outside the premises; (iii) business owners should be asked to work on the design of their spaces.

WCC are keen to hear from residents, community groups and businesses so if you support the scheme or have any feedback then write to the Council at movementstrategy@westminster.gov.uk  They are looking for feedback as soon as possible.