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Olympics Travel 2012 - Wednesday 1 August

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Here is your daily travel information update for tomorrow, Wednesday 1 August.

Yesterday was the first working day of the Games; thank you for avoiding the busy parts of the transport network at the busiest times. The public transport network remains busy. Please continue to plan ahead and to avoid driving in central London, on or around the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and venues.

London has a lot to offer during the Games; make the most of the Live Sites, free concerts, theatres, restaurants, shops and attractions on offer in the West End and across town. Plan your travel at GetAheadoftheGames.com

Live Sites will be in operation tomorrow. Hyde Park live site can be reached via Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park stations. Please note that Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch stations are now exit only from 10:00 - 22:00 daily, until Sunday 12 August.

Olympic Road Cycling Time Trials are also taking place tomorrow, starting and finishing at Hampton Court Palace, via East Molesey, West Molesey, Thames Ditton, Esher, Whiteley Village, Hinchley Wood, Surbiton, Kingston, Hampton Wick and Teddington. This will affect roads in and around Hampton Court and Surrey. There will be road closures and restrictions along the race route which will be put in place from 05:30 until late afternoon/early evening or when it is safe to reopen.
Games venues for tomorrow
The following Games venues will be in operation tomorrow:

Earls Court
ExCeL
Horse Guards Parade
Lord’s Cricket Ground
North Greenwich Arena
Olympic Park
Royal Artillery Barracks
Wembley Arena
Wembley Stadium
Wimbledon
Roads
Please avoid driving into central London, on and around the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and near Games venues and live sites throughout the Games. Roads within central London and inner London between the North Circular and the South Circular are also affected. Drivers using the roads in these parts of London or the A2, A3, A4, A12, A13 and A40 should be prepared for significant delays.

The ORN is now in operation and being enforced from 06:00 to 00:00. This also includes 30 miles of ’Games Lanes’ for the use of athletes, officials and the world’s media to get them to their events on time. Games Lanes are being operated flexibly and being opened to regular traffic when they are less busy. A network of 150 Variable Message Signs along the route will advise motorists when Games Lanes are open to regular traffic. To watch a short video explaining how the Olympic Route Network and Games Lanes work, please click here

For a map of tomorrow’s roads hotspots and day by day information for each day of the Games, please click here

Roads in and around the following areas will be the busiest tomorrow and should be avoided if possible:

A4 Corridor (Earls Court)
Shepherd’s Bush Roundabout to Fulham Broadway, Turnham Green and Knightsbridge

A40/A406 (Wembley Stadium and Arena)
Neasden to Acton and Hanger Lane

Chelsea and Wandsworth (Wimbledon)
Putney Heath to Vauxhall, including Wandsworth town centre, Battersea and southern parts of Fulham and Chelsea

Blackwall Tunnel (Greenwich and Royal Artillery Barracks)
All approaches of the Blackwall Tunnel

Greenwich town centre (Greenwich Park)

Stratford (Olympic Park)

St John’s Wood (Lord’s Cricket Ground)
Public Transport
The following bus routes will be affected by tomorrow’s road events:
33, 85, 111, 216, 281, 285, 371, 411, 465, 481, K1, K2, K3, K4, R68, X26

For a map of tomorrow’s hotspot stations and day by day information for each day of the Games, please click here

We expect the following sections of lines, in both directions, to be the busiest tomorrow. Please avoid these if you can:
Central line
Between Chancery Lane and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Bank, Bond Street, Chancery Lane, Holborn and St. Paul’s
District line
Between Earl’s Court and Southfields
Busiest station(s): Fulham Broadway
If you want to avoid the queues at Stratford, consider using West Ham for the Olympic Park; this is a short walk and is clearly signposted
Jubilee line
Between Wembley Park and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Bond Street and London Bridge
If you want to avoid the queues at Stratford, consider using West Ham for the Olympic Park; this is a short walk and is clearly signposted
Metropolitan line
Between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Wembley Park
Busiest station(s): King’s Cross St. Pancras
Northern line
Between London Bridge and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Busiest station(s): Euston, King’s Cross St. Pancras and London Bridge
Piccadilly line
Between Holborn and Earl’s Court
Busiest station(s): Holborn and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Docklands Light Railway
Between Canning Town and Prince Regent
Busiest station(s): Bank
For full details online of:
We are working to both deliver a great Games and to keep London moving. Thank you in advance for your help with this.

London 2012 Travel Update

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Here is your daily travel information update for tomorrow, Tuesday 31 July.

The Olympic Route Network (ORN) is in operation for most days of the Games. Tomorrow, it will be serving venues in Wembley, Wimbledon, Greenwich, ExCeL, Olympic Park and Royal Artillery Barracks. It will also be in operation to Lee Valley, Eton Dorney and Weymouth.

Olympic Football is taking place at Wembley Stadium tomorrow; roads in and around the area will be exceptionally busy during the afternoon and evening. The Jubilee and Metropolitan lines will be extremely busy between central London and Wembley from 17:00 – 19:30. Baker Street, King’s Cross St. Pancras and Green Park stations are expected to be very busy.

Beach Volleyball is taking place at Horse Guards Parade tomorrow. On each day this event takes place, Embankment station will be exceptionally busy.
Games venues for tomorrow
The following Games venues will be in operation tomorrow:

Earls Court
ExCeL
Greenwich Park
Horse Guards Parade
Lord’s Cricket Ground
North Greenwich Arena
Olympic Park
Royal Artillery Barracks
Wembley Arena
Wembley Stadium
Wimbledon
Roads
Please avoid driving into central London, on and around the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and near Games venues and live sites throughout the Games. Roads within central London and inner London between the North Circular and the South Circular are also affected. Drivers using the roads in these parts of London or the A2, A3, A4, A12, A13 and A40 should be prepared for significant delays.

The ORN is now in operation and being enforced from 06:00 to 00:00. This also includes 30 miles of ’Games Lanes’ for the use of athletes, officials and the world’s media to get them to their events on time. Games Lanes are being operated flexibly and being opened to regular traffic when they are less busy. A network of 150 Variable Message Signs along the route will advise motorists when Games Lanes are open to regular traffic.To watch a short video explaining how the Olympic Route Network and Games Lanes work, please click here

For a map of tomorrow’s roads hotspots and day by day information for each day of the Games, please click here

Roads in and around the following areas will be the busiest tomorrow and should be avoided if possible:

A4 Corridor (Earls Court)
Shepherd’s Bush Roundabout to Fulham Broadway, Turnham Green and Knightsbridge

A40/A406 (Wembley Stadium and Arena)
Neasden to Acton and Hanger Lane

Chelsea and Wandsworth (Wimbledon)
Putney Heath to Vauxhall, including Wandsworth town centre, Battersea and southern parts of Fulham and Chelsea

Blackwall Tunnel (Greenwich and Royal Artillery Barracks)
All approaches to the Blackwall Tunnel

Greenwich town centre (Greenwich Park)

Stratford (Olympic Park)

St John’s Wood (Lord’s Cricket Ground)
Public Transport
Many bus routes are on diversion. To check whether your bus is affected, please visit tfl.gov.uk/2012buses

For a map of tomorrow’s hotspot stations and day by day information for each day of the Games, please click here

We expect the following sections of lines, in both directions, to be the busiest tomorrow. Please avoid these if you can:
Central line
Between Chancery Lane and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Bank, Bond Street, Chancery Lane, Holborn and St. Paul’s
District line
Between Earl’s Court and Southfields
Busiest station(s): Fulham Broadway and Kensington (Olympia)
If you want to avoid the queues at Stratford, consider using West Ham for the Olympic Park; this is a short walk and is clearly signposted
Jubilee line
Between Wembley Park and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Baker Street, Bond Street, Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Waterloo
If you want to avoid the queues at Stratford, consider using West Ham for the Olympic Park; this is a short walk and is clearly signposted
Metropolitan line
Between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Wembley Park
Busiest station(s): King’s Cross St. Pancras
Northern line
Between London Bridge and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Busiest station(s): Bank, Clapham North, Euston, King’s Cross St. Pancras, London Bridge and Old Street
Piccadilly line
Between Holborn and Earl’s Court
Busiest station(s): Holborn and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Docklands Light Railway
Between Canning Town and Prince Regent
Busiest station(s): Bank and Canary Wharf
For full details online of:

Berwick Street Market

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Please see below an article from the Market Times that came out this month about the development of Berwick Street Market.
 
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Free Olympics Events in London

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Ahead of the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday evening, if you've not been lucky enough to get a ticket to the stadium, here are just a few of the many free-to-attend events during the next two weeks.

The African & Caribbean Business Expo is the biggest business-focused event taking place during the London 2012 Games. The event takes place at the prestigious Grosvenor Hotel in Park Lane.

If you would like to come along to the Expo as an individual, rather than as an organisation, please click here for your complimentary visitors pass to the Expo.

Kenya House

Kenyan cuisine and hospitality from 26th July through to 12th August from 8am to 5pm at Kenya House. Meet Kenya athletes, including the great marathon runners, enjoy complimentary food and drinks and watch the games on giant screens in the heart of the Olympic Parks in East London. Entrance is free.

Venue: Kenya House, 29-35 West Ham Lane, Stratford, London E15 4PH

Jamaica House 2012 at the North Greenwich (O2) Arena - a series of Trade and Investment Days on the  5th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th  August, 2012.  For further information on these events and to register to attend any one of the Trade and Investment Days, please click the invitation below, or the link to the website (www.tradeandinvestjamaica.org/jamaicahouse).

Unable to attend a Trade and Investment Day? Any time during the period August 3 -12, between 4.00pm and midnight you will be able to enjoy Jamaican entertainment, world class hospitality and watch the games on giant screens. Entrance is free.

Fitzroy Place - Newsletter

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Please see attached the July newsletter for Fitzroy Place which details recent and forthcoming site activities.
 
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Have your say on policing in London

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Public consultation is important to informing the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) about what London wants from its police service. This questionnaire is to help the MOPAC and MPS decide London's policing priorities. Your views will also be used to inform other MOPAC and MPS work to help us improve London's policing services.

Please follow this link to the questionnaire.

Crossrail - Transforming Bond Street Station

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Please find attached the Bond Street Summer 2012 Newsletter.
 
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Block W4 Project Update

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Please see the latest Newsletter below to see the latest news and progress.
 
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World Pride 2012 - A Safe and Successful Pride

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This weekend will be very busy in the West End. As we gear up to the Olympics and tourists flock to the Capital, London will be staging World Pride in partnership with London Pride on Saturday 7th July.



The organisers of World Pride 2012, Pride London, together with the Metropolitan Police, Westminster City Council and the Greater London Authority have issued guidance to help ensure a safe event for residents and visitors:

World Pride celebrations will go ahead this Saturday 7th July on a smaller scale than originally planned. Everyone wants to see a safe, enjoyable event, which is why it is starting and finishing earlier than in previous years.

Anyone joining the procession should be in Portman Square by 10am and be ready to set off at 11am. In the interest of safety, there will be no floats or vehicles in the procession.

The celebration in Trafalgar Square will finish at 6pm. As with other large scale events, access will be restricted if it reaches capacity.

There are also no planned street events in Soho and people should not go there expecting open air entertainment. Normal licensing will be in place and bars are expected to be extremely crowded, with limited capacity.

People are urged to follow the advice being given to ensure a safe and successful Pride.

Mount Street Gardens Summer Fair

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The annual Mount Street Gardens summer fair is going to be the biggest ever. There will be lots to do, lots for children, delicious food and amazing entertainment - think of a village fete in the heart of Mayfair and come and take part.


If you cannot attend there are a few things that you might be able to do to help raise lots of money:
  • Donate a bottle of wine, or spirits, for the Bottle Tombola
  • Collect up your bric-a-brac and unwanted presents for our White Elephant stall (ideally bring things in to the Office by Friday, 6 July)
  • Make a cake for the 'Olympic Cake Competition' - all cakes will be sold after the event and funds go back to the Chapel