Fitzovia Community Centre Launched – Commemorative Tree Planted on Berners Street

Fitzrovia locals recently celebrated two positive developments in the neighbourhood.  The first good news was the opening of the Fitzrovia Community Centre — a new hub for local activities with an emphasis on increasing social cohesion.  The second news item was the good progress being made with the Fitzrovia Forest – a project to plant street trees across the neighbourhood.  approximately 140 new trees have now been planted on area streets since the project’s launch.

Mark Field MP and Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr. Dr.Nemeth plant the Ceremonial Tree on Berners Street

Mark Field MP and Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr. Dr. Cyril Nemeth plant the ceremonial tee on Berners Street on 15 June 2012 in celebration of the opening of the Fitzrovia Community Centre

Commemorative Plaque for the opening of the Fitzrovia Community Centre on Berners Street in July 2012

Both successes were celebrated with the ceremonial opening of the Centre and tree planting on Berners Street  by Cllr Dr Cyril Nemeth, Deputy Mayor, City of Westminster and Mark Field MP for the Cities of London and Westminster.   Edward Turner, chair of the new Fitzrovia Community Centre, along with many well wishers were present at the ceremony.

Moy Scott, Vice Chairman of the Westminster Tree Trust, spoke to the gathering of local residents and school children and remarked that the Trust’s had ambitions to plant over 220 trees here.

Fitzrovia Forest Area of Interest 2012-3 — Big Tree Plant

We are optimistic that this Fitzrovia Forest target may be reached; especially now that a grant from the Big Tree Plant campaign has been received and other financial contributions have been confirmed.

Fitzrovia Forest / East Marylebone Trees — 2012 Update

Great Titchfield Street - 18 trees planted

Berners Street - 21 trees planted

Cleveland Street 3 trees planted

Carburton Street- ~16 trees planted

Bolsover Street- 48 trees planted

Clipstone Street -14 trees planted

Total:   140 trees planted

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