Archive for June 2014
As part of the station upgrade at Bond Street, from Monday 30th June Jubilee line train will not be stopping at Bond Street Station until December.
This is part of a new phase of improvement works started in late April which will provide greater capacity at the station, step-free access from street to platform and an interchange with the new Crossrail station which
will be completed in 2018.
The information leaflet below provides further details
Bond Street Station Upgrade
Update from Mike Dunn at Mayfair Local:
To most of us, the UK planning system is a dark art. However, thanks to the Localism Act 2011, local neighbourhoods now have the power to strip away all of that ‘mystery’, and create local planning policies that can make a very real difference to their communities. This new power to create neighbourhood plans is the most fundamental change to planning policy making for a generation. It’s finally given local communities a seat in the front, alongside the local planning authority, to drive forward planning policy on a wide range of issues (see below).
To this end we have appointed Tibbalds Planning consultants who will help us undertake a study phase, collecting the views and opinions of local people on the place they would like Mayfair to be. This will then be used to develop a Neighbourhood Plan setting out how we safeguard Mayfair’s special character whilst building long-term vitality. The plan will influence across a spectrum of issues including development, conservation and public space whilst also expressing a view on matters such as licencing, air quality and traffic management.
The Neighbourhood Plan will cost in the region of £100,000 to prepare and implement. Therefore we need your help:
1. Join the forum and work with us in creating a shared vision for Mayfair.
2. Support the future success of Mayfair through making a contribution to the Neighbourhood Plan.
Joining the Forum gives members the ability to influence the future of Mayfair. This will be achieved through helping to create a Plan that reflects local needs. Once adopted the Plan will have statutory status giving local residents and businesses real power in shaping the development of our neighbourhood.
Mayfair Local is also a forum for a shared agenda on non-planning issues where businesses and residents will implement ideas to drive long term success and community vitality.
Details regarding membership can be found on the website at www.mayfairlocal.com/join. For corporate membership please go to www.mayfairlocal.com/join/business.
All members will receive regular updates of the forum’s progress and activities, including how to get involved in preparing the plan. In the meantime, we would also love to hear from you, so please feel free to email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we try to answer any questions you may have.
To find out more, please come and see us at Summer in the Square in Grosvenor Square on 17th,18th and 19th July. You will have the chance to sign up, as well as share with us your views on how we can make Mayfair amazing.
TFL have announced that following public consultation last year, they are proposing some variations to the potential route of Crossrail 2.
Transport for London and Network Rail are seeking your views on the revised proposals.
Crossrail 2 is the proposed high‑frequency rail line which would provide improved connections and more transport options through London and into Surrey and Hertfordshire.
For details and to share your views, please visit the tfl Crossrail 2 website
This consultation will run until Friday 25 July 2014.
On Sunday 22 June a summer fair hosted by The Friends of St George's School (Hanover Square), The Grosvenor Chapel, St Georges Church (Hanover Square) and the Mayfair Library will be taking place between 12 - 4pm in Mount Street Gardens.
The fair will include Children's activities, Stalls, Food and Drink (BBQ), music and much more. Entry is free to the event and all proceeds go to acquiring IT equipment for the pupils of St George's.
Please see and share the poster below - Everyone is welcome!
On 16 June Laing O’Rourke will commence working alongside the current contractor, Bam Ferrovial Kier, at the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail Project. This is part of a two stage handover process with Laing O’Rourke taking over as the main contractor at the Western Ticket Hall at this time.
Please see the latest information sheet below for further details:
On Bank Holiday Monday a group of over 100 young people gave up their Bank Holiday and started work at 6:30am in order to help clean up the streets and other parts of Soho.
Organised by Lanre Olagoke and badged as the Big Soho Clean Up, the young people worked with Veolia, Westminster’s street cleaning contractors at various locations. I was at St Anne’s Church where we worked together to tidy up the gardens, spring clean, sweep up and plant some new flowering plants for the summer.
In spite of the inclement weather a huge amount was achieved and the contribution was acknowledged by the distribution of certificates of achievement in the evening at a ceremony at which Patti Boulaye sang.
I would like to express my thanks and admiration not only to all the young people but also to Lanre and Veolia and others who supported the Big Soho Clean Up. It made a noticeable difference and I hope will become a regular event.