Archive for December 2010
The New Year begins with the closure of Davies Street and traffic diversions for South Molton Street and Stratford Place. Please see the information sheet below which provides important information on the works taking place and how it could disrupt your travel.
Davies Street closure - traffic diversions for South Molton Street and Stratford Place -
The work of the Westminster licensing enforcement team on behalf of residents continued last week. The team has been to inspect the premises listed below:
Major progress can be seen on the re-construction of Park House. Please see the Decemeber 2010 Newsletter which provides detailed information on the works that have taken place over the last month.
Park House Newsletter December 2010 -
|Hog In The Pound|
Hog in the Pound, South Molton Street, W1
Premises queue & smokers had no order, blocking entire pavement & causing problems to traffic in the area. The team spoke to the DPS who appreciated the point made & agreed to rectify immediately.
Observation of premises to see how the queue was being managed. Extremely orderly, well managed queue & smoking area.
The Shaftesbury, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1
|Cirque De Soir|
Evening works will be taking place at Hanover Square on the 15th December 2010. This will be followed by the same works being carried out on the 21st December 2010 at Davies Street. For further information on what to expect, please see the information sheet below.
Evening works at Hanover Square and Davies Street sites -
This means that the local residents and community that have experienced the development can now look forward to less dust and more peace and tranquillity as the remaining works, which are an extensive internal fit-out are confined to the interior.
In terms of the public access to the building the final work on the huge art work entitled The World which fills the space in the cyclorama and under the bridge to Hallam Street is very nearly complete.
|Highlighted - The Former Middlesex Hospital Site|
The plans will include a mix of open market residential apartments, affordable homes, retail, Grade A commercial space and amenity for local occupiers including a health centre and an education facility.
To view the press release for further information please follow this link.
Weekends of the 11th/12th and 18th/19th December 2010 will see changes to the site hoarding and the removal of traffic lights on Davies Street. This is in preperation for the closure of Davies Street in the New Year.
For further information on the works please see the information sheet displayed below.
Site hoarding changes and removal of traffic lights on Davies Street -
|The Golden Lion|
McDonalds - 291B Oxford Street: Full inspection of late night refreshment premises. Premises fully compliant with licence conditions and were promoting the licensing objectives.
Café Libre - 22 Great Marlborough Street: Visit following invalidation of TEN to provide licensable activities between terminal hour of 00:00 and 02:00. Premises closed at time of visit and last customers leaving. Manager confirmed TEN not to be used.
Movida - 8 Argyll Street: Joint visit with Metropolitan Police. Welfare check and met with Head of Security (Profile Protection Security). Observations on outside area, strong presence of SIA who were managing the patrons in queue/smoking area.
Amalfi Restaurant - 29 Old Compton Street: Visit to meet new DPS. Not there at time of visit, but spoke with assistant manager. General advice given re: licensing objectives.
|British Luxury Club|
The transformation of Bond Street Station is well under way. Demolition works, road closures and bus route alterations have been taking place since the end of November 2010 and will be lasting throughout 2011. The information provided from Crossrail below includes current updates and what to expect in the future.
Transforming Bond Street station Autumn 2010 -
Westminster would be interested to hear your views on this parking review. You can see the reviews at https://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/transportandstreets/parking/review-of-parking-policies/ and also by clicking here. Please make your comments.
This is a matter which will really affect the West End and the more comments that are made the more the views of those living and working in the West End can be included.
The work site surrounding Hanover Square is being extended. There will be major changes to the traffic flow for both vehicular traffic and for pedestrians. The information sheet below provides important updates that are useful to residents, pedestrians and vehicle users who use the area.
Hanover Square changeover - 5th December 2010 -