FN Newsletter 04-08-2023
Celebrating 50 years...
This summer we are marking a half-century of local goings-on with a new publication. Fitzrovia News: Celebrating 50 Years — a 60 page book — is available from outside Fitzrovia Community Centre in Foley Street and you can read it online. A big thanks to my colleagues Nick Bailey and Sue Blundell for trawling through the hefty archive to select the stories, to Westminster City Council for paying for it, and to Drew de Soto of Navig8 for producing it.
Fitzrovia News editors, contributors, and readers will be meeting between 1.15pm and 2pm at the King and Queen pub on the corner of Foley Street and Cleveland Street, during the Fitzrovia Fete 2023 on Sunday 13 August. Please join us. At the Fete there will be a special appearance by Pollock’s Toy Museum.
Benches are being removed from Whitfield Street outside Crabtree Fields and — rather alarmingly — Camden Council are considering a redesign of the park.
If you are still short of ideas for your children this summer our list of sources of activities might help.
Covid-19 remains a major threat, and long Covid is a global public health crisis. Please follow NHS advice to avoid catching and spreading the virus. Vaccination information is on Camden’s website and Westminster’s website.
Our next email newsletter and a printed news-sheet will be out in early September. If you want to get in touch with us to tell us what you think of our reporting, have a question, or would like to contribute to Fitzrovia News please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the summer!
— Linus Rees, editor
The latest on our website
Two benches sited outside Crabtree Fields park in Whitfield Street will be removed this week after Camden Council received complaints about incidents of anti social behaviour at the public open space.
Our next printed newspaper will be available in early September from outside Fitzrovia Community Centre, 2 Foley Street, along with the weekly Camden New Journal and the Westminster Extra. See the newspaper archive for back issues of Fitzrovia News.