We are delighted that SAVE Britain’s Heritage has been successful in securing the listing of the Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London’s West End. The decision by Historic England, follows a high profile campaign by SAVE and the Cinemas Theatre Association to save the building from major demolition.
John Adam Street
We have asked the Council to investigate this issue:
“I have informed the local authority on two occasions now with regard to the dangers and health and safety issues regarding the paving alongside The Little Adelphi building adjacent to The RSA building and opposite the Adelphi office block.Paving is now separating considerably between the slabs and away from the kerbstones.in addition a number of slabs now rock under your feet especially directly outside the main entrance to The Little Adelphi.
After my initial communication the response said that the matter did not at the time warrant any remedial work.Now the unevenness has become very apparent. Slabs continue to move gaps have enlarged and the danger made more obvious.This area is now clearly a trip hazard.I have not had a response to my second communication. Could you please intervene in this matter to ensure that all parties are made aware of the significant deterioration and consequent increase in health and safety risk.”
Vic Keegan tells the story of the Royal Aquarium, the largest lost building in central London. Opened in 1876, it was inspired by the 1851 Crystal Palace in Hyde Park and almost as big, stretching from the edge of Parliament Square right down one side of Tothill Street to Dartmouth Street, near St James’s Park station.
Helicopters – what you say
“I support the police use of helicopters but I do not believe their current use is proportionate. I live very close to Leicester Square. Whenever there is a film premiere there is usually a police helicopter circling overhead interfering with the television reception. They have been known to film famous people and put the image on twitter. The helicopters are in use even in the early hours of the morning. I am not objecting to their use but they should be used sparingly. “