The London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA) was founded in August 1978. It forged stronger links with Westminster City Council, the Police and the community outside Soho. Originally, the LCCA served both the business and community of the Chinese living and working within Chinatown. However, in 1979 the LCCA established the Chinese Community Centre to deal with community issues.
Today, the LCCA is a not for profit organisation. Its stated aims were and still are to enhance the area, improve the quality of life of the Chinatown community by responding to the needs of business and residents in London Chinatown as well as the many people who visit the area every year by working closely with partner organisations such as Westminster City Council, the Metropolitan Police, Prince’s Charities Foundation China and the Mayor of London as well as the Chinese Embassy.
The LCCA organises events to promote London Chinatown and to attract more visitors to the area. Since the 1980s it has organized the annual Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown and since 2002, the event has been held in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and London Chinatown. The event has grown from being a small community event to a major free public event that attracts Chinese people, Londoners and tourists to London. The event attracts over 300,000 people and has become an established London-wide event. It is a great advert for the Chinese community and Chinese culture. It also brings together the diverse Chinese population* in London and worldwide.
www.thelondonchinatown.org.uk - 45099 - London Chinatown Chinese Association