News / Events
Our rolling page of News and Events
(including those over the past year – most recent first).
ANNUAL CAROL SERVICE & CHRISTMAS RECEPTION
Monday 10th December 2018. 6.30pm at St. Paul’s Church, Covent Garden.
The most convivial event in the Covent Garden calendar!
Everyone is welcome, of any faith or none, as we celebrate Christmas with carols, readings, music, food and drink at this beautiful church in the heart of our neighbourhood.
Guest performers this year include Royal Opera House soloists, St. Clement Danes school choir, and our very own international soprano Alison Pearce.
Their lovely bouquets are donated by Blooming Good Scents florists at Chancery Lane, which has always been run by Covent Gardeners.
Please plan to stay on to chat with friends old and new, and to meet your neighbours over fizz and other drinks – with a light buffet kindly sponsored by ‘Covent Garden London’.
The service starts at 6.30pm, and the reception at about 7.30pm.
Please print off a small poster for your building – click here.
Or there is a more ink-intensive, bright design from St. Paul’s – click here.
Let us know if you need posters delivered – printed with compliments by Fastflow in Bedfordbury.
Public meeting with senior police and local authority representatives on Tuesday 20th November at 6.30pm.
Please join the ‘Community Conversation’ on crime, anti-social behaviour and community safety in the St. Giles/Seven Dials/Covent Garden area. The meeting is open to residents and businesses.
Senior Police, council Cabinet members, Councillors and senior council officers from both Camden and Westminster will be there, because, as we know, many of the issues are cross-border in nature. Some of the large businesses that have local operations and are badly affected will also be sending senior representatives.
It may be tempting to look back on the many meetings, police drop-in events and discussions that we have all attended in the recent past and ask “what good have they done?”. But this one should be very different because the attendees from Camden and Westminster have the authority to make a difference. This is the first cross-border public meeting on the topic for almost 20 years, so it is high-profile. And the last one did lead to significant change for a long time. Here at CGCA we have been working with others for over a year to push for another. The Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick, even visited the area to see things for herself last week. So we hope that things are now coming to a head.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th November 2018 from 6.30 to 8.30pm.
The venue is Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.
Camden and Westminster already know that drug related anti-social behaviour is a significant concern. But this is an opportunity to make sure that everyone at the most senior levels is fully aware of its true impact on the community and about other issues in our area. It is also an opportunity for us to understand what is already being done, and what is planned to be done about them. We need to discuss what can be done differently and more effectively by residents, businesses, Council and Police working together because the current system is not working for us.
If you have any questions specifically about the meeting please contact Camden Community Safety team, who are organising the meeting. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or they can be contacted via the Camden switchboard on 020 7974 4444.
We hope to see you there.
In November 2018 a series of commemorative events across the UK will mark 100 years since Armistice.
Capco Covent Garden is planning to commemorate the Armistice by exploring the role played by the local community and would like your help in gathering information relating to the community’s contribution to the war effort.
This could be the story of your family from the Covent Garden area who took part in the war effort, either as a serviceman or back home, or the role of local services (such as nursing hospitals) – and, of course, the Market itself.
We would like to ensure that we are preserving for future generations the role that the people and place of Covent Garden played in the First World War.
Please get in touch with Debi Doy on 020 7395 2758 or email email@example.com
Phoenix Garden is back – and looking amazing!
Come along to one of the FREE Arts & Crafts sessions in the new building this Autumn. The flier is on the right with all the details.
The building is gorgeous, and available for hire to support the work of the garden – a lot of which is done by volunteers.
Or just pop in to enjoy our peaceful, green oasis in the middle of the craziness of the West End. It is open every day from 8.30am to 6.00pm.
Please consider becoming a Friend of The Phoenix Garden at http://www.thephoenixgarden.org/membership-signup/
Public exhibition scheduled for public realm improvements
Capco Covent Garden is working with Westminster City Council to bring forward proposals to enhance the public realm in Covent Garden. These proposals include a package of measures to improve vehicle flow, prioritise pedestrians on Henrietta Street for part of the day, and improve air quality.
The proposals would also see a reversal of vehicle flow along Maiden Lane, improvements to the potential public realm enhancements in Henrietta Street, Maiden Lane, James Street and Russell Street, better co-ordinated freight and waste servicing, and enhanced safety.
Subject to feedback, the proposed changes to Henrietta Street would be introduced for an initial 18-month trial period.
Capco is keen to share these plans with local residents and businesses and is holding a public exhibition, where you will have the opportunity to review the proposals and meet representatives from Capco Covent Garden, BDP Architects, WSP transport engineers and Westminster City Council.
The public exhibition will be held at the ground floor of 29 King Street, WC2 on:
- Thursday 21st September from 3pm to 6pm
- Friday 29th September from 9am to 12pm
- Tuesday 3rd October from 5pm to 8pm
DISCOUNT & OFFERS SCHEME FOR LOCALS
The ‘I Love Covent Garden’ discount scheme benefits residents and people who work locally.
This offers real, straightforward discounts and offers at various shops and eateries. Some give a whopping 25% off.
Sign up, and browse the current offers, by clicking on the ‘I LOVE COVENT GARDEN’ image…
If you have an old rewards scheme card, you can continue to use it – or pick up a new one at a the Information Office in The Market Building once you have signed up and had confirmation.