16 Jan 2018.

The WECN met to discuss the proposed pedestrianisation of Oxford Street and the frustratingly negative response from the authorities to our combined (WECN) and individual groups opinions to this scheme.

Please visit our 'Better Oxford Street' website to see all our extensive comunications on this subject and WHY we overwhelmingly oppose this scheme.



West End Project

We are currently actively involved in discussions with the West End Project about proposed changes to traffic flow and bus routes in Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road/ Gower Street and surrounds. 

This is an ongoing project and will take us past the opening of the Elizabeth Line in Dec 2018.


10 February 2016.

The group met in Soho to discuss the relevance of the WECN in relation to The West End Partnership and the emergence of Neighbourhood Forum's - which cover most of the geographic areas that our member groups represent - and how we might engage better with these organisations. 

Cocerns were raised that many in the resident community felt their concerns were not give weight they deserved within the West End Partnership and these concerns will be brought to the attention of that partnership. 

It was unanimously felt that this network has an important part to play in ensuring that the views of the resident community are heard and that the WECN should better make its voice heard.

Items discussed relating to the West End Partnership included:

  • The structure of new sub-groups
  • Key projects
  • Lobbying activities
  • WECN representation

General discussion continued on:

  • Street fouling and WC provision
  • Night tube
  • Busking
  • Pedicabs
  • Social housing
  • Links with neighbourhood forums
  • Enforcement BID's
  • Licensing 


West End Project (Camden area) Jan 2015.

Our members from Covent Garden and Bloomsbury delivered a deputation to Camden Council on 21/1/2015 voicing our concerns relating to the impact on traffic congestion, especially to the South of the project area because we do not believe that the modelling which has been done adequately reflects the likely outcome. The full deputation statement can be read HERE

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c/o 68 Dean Street