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Working in Partnership

Princess Anne admiring Monmouth Street multi coloured dressed setts 2008 Princess Anne admiring Monmouth Street multi coloured dressed setts 2008

Covent Garden has a long history of working in partnership with key stakeholders – residents, businesses, the voluntary and statutory sectors. The famous Covent Garden Plan was drawn up via the Covent Garden Forum of Representatives – 30+ residents and businesses, elected bi-annually, working with the Greater London Council. Similarly, the very successful Seven Dials Housing Action Area Committee (1977-1984) was comprised of six residents and six businesses, working with an outstanding group of Camden officers. We have continued that fruitful tradition. Getting proposals implemented depends upon the support of major freeholders and the local authorities and on the long-term commitment of a tenacious and pro-active champion – the Trust.

 

  

(L) The Trust’s Environment Group discussing Camden’s proposals for Monmouth Street. (R) A presentation from Chris Mason (Westminster City Council - Policy Manager City Schemes) on surface treatments & front areas also attended by a number of Camden officers from various departments. Meeting rooms kindly provided by the Radisson and Firmdale Hotel groups.

 

  

(L) Westminster’s Covent Garden Area 3 Group links Seven Dials and Covent Garden and has representatives from The Trust, Camden, Westminster, Shaftesbury PLC, the Covent Garden Community Association, the Mercers’ Company and local residents. (R) Part of a large public meeting organised by the Trust to discuss traffic management issues in and around Seven Dials, and how to reduce through traffic to assist with pedestrian movement. Chaired by the late Francis Golding (R).

 

  

(L) The Trust’s People’s Plaques’ Group, comprising local residents and representatives from Shaftesbury PLC considering candidates for plaques and design options prepared by trustee Paul Draper. (R) The Lighting Group, comprising trustees, officers from Camden and Westminster and Shaftesbury PLC, assessing the manufactured façade Lantern.