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Portman Square Fountain - Restoration Starts

Portman Square Fountain - Restoration Starts

Restoration work of the historic drinking fountain and memorial on Portman Square has been started. The fountain has stood on the site since 1887 when it was generously donated by Lady Hamilton through the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. Now, when half of Britain’s water fountains are no longer in use, The Portman Estate is funding this restoration to bring back clean drinking water, help reduce waste and revitalise a piece of Marylebone’s history. More information here

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The Marble Arch Business Improvement District Launched

The Marble Arch Business Improvement District Launched

 The Marble Arch Business Improvement District has been launched after businesses in the area voted for the programme which will see c.£2.5m invested over five years. Businesses voted in February 2016 to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) for the Marble Arch area, with 78% voting in favour, rising to 88% by rateable value. Turnout was 60%. The result of the ballot was declared by City of Westminster’s Returning Officer on Friday 26 February.

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New single organisation formed to run the Royal Parks

New single organisation formed to run the Royal Parks

A new single organisation to run the Royal Parks has been announced. Please find below a letter from Andrew Scattergood, CEO The Royal Parks with more details.

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The London Ripieno Society choir is recruiting new members

The London Ripieno Society choir is recruiting new members

The London Ripieno Society choir is planning this year to record works of Geoffrey Hanson, the Music Director, and therefore needs to recruit a few more members. No audition. Singing tuition before each rehearsal on Wednesday evenings in Montagu Square.

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Tesco Express in Marylebone High Street to close

Tesco Express in Marylebone High Street to close

The Tesco Express branch in Marylebone High Street which opened in 2003 will close early next month. The High Street store, which employs 36 staff, will shut its doors for good on March 12. Tesco say a rise in rent was behind its decision. Tesco's other stores in Marylebone, George Street and Baker Street are not effected as far as we are aware.

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Agatha Kalisperas Director of the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone Honoured

Agatha Kalisperas Director of the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone Honoured

Our warmest congratulations to Agatha Kalisperas, Director of the Hellenic Centre, who was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List for “services to the Greek community in London”.  Since arriving in 1997, the Centre has flourished under her Directorship, providing cultural events to the Greek, Greek Cypriot and the wider community.  Agatha was a school governor for several years and has been a Magistrate (JP) for 21 years.

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Windsor Castle Pub in Marylebone to close
04 April 2017
Any news on what is happening? I've worked in the area for 25 years and spent many happy nights in t...
Windsor Castle Pub in Marylebone to close
22 March 2017
I am very upset about this too. I live right next door to the Windsor Castle and felt that pub made ...
The Future of Oxford Street - Your Views Please
12 February 2017
Dear Paul Whenever Oxford Street has part or all of it closed and traffic is on diversion, traffic...

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