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The West Norwood and Tulse Hill Business Improvement District (BID) is set to be voted on next month by local businesses in the area. Known as ‘Station to Station’ the project it is an association of businesses between Tulse Hill and West Norwood Station that will have the power to promote businesses, invest in common services and help shape the area more generally to make it more friendly for everyone who uses local shops and businesses.
The BID will now need to be formally constituted which involves all local businesses voting in a referendum on constituting a BID which will be held via a postal vote over the next month.
If you need any details about this or are a local business that has not yet got involved – get in touch we would love to help.
The BID hosted an impressive fashion show at the Portcio Gallery recently show casing local fashion designs and using local models. Station to Staion launched their manifesto which included aims to ring in more customers locally, and to make the area greener. It was a glamorous showcase for business, entrepreneurship and creativity in the Norwood community.
This is just the start. Lt’s hope that in the coming months this is the springboard for future events.
West Norwood and Tulse Hill are undergoing a programme of change from street and park improvements to research and development around key business and industrial areas.
For more information about the Lambeth West Norwood Tusle Hill regeneration developments please visit the link as the information page has undergone a refresh and is now up and running. It’s complete with up to date information about the Visioning project and developing Business Improvement District (BID).
‘West Norwood and Tulse Hill need your thoughts – what you love about it and what should be improved. You might live here, work here or come to shop or socialise. Whatever your connection, we want your opinion.
Many changes and improvements have happened since the 2009 Masterplan and we want you to work with us and build on that further. Our interactive map is designed to continue the conversation. Your comments will help Lambeth Council and its partners to create a vision for the area that best reflects your needs and will also help the council to plan for future improvements and investment.
We’ll be hosting public events, workshops and exhibitions during the Spring and Summer 2016 to discuss people’s views, issues raised, suggested solutions and what people want for their community and neighbourhood. Details will be published online and via local print and social media nearer the time’.
The West Norwood Business Association are working together with us and the consultancy group the Means to form a Business Improvement District (BID).
A BID is an area where businesses work together in a community and pay a levy that can then be used to invest in the area, making a real difference to the community. The prospective BID area encompasses the wider area of West Norwood including Tulse Hill.
Lambeth has successful BID’s in Streatham, Brixton and Clapham and we are hoping to make West Norwood as successful as these areas. Already many local shops and businesses have participated in forming the steering group and the BID is set to launch later on this year.
In May 2014 we committed to working with local businesses to improve our local town centre. We have been working with businesses to take the necessary steps to become a Business Improvement District. The Means were recenty appointed by local businesses to take this work forward in West Norwood and Tulse Hill and the first steering group meeting last month resulted in lots of positive conversation about the issues the BID could tackle.
If you own or work at a local business, we would love to have your input. Our next West Norwood and Tulse Hill steering group meeting will
be held on:
Wednesday 30th September 2015, 6-7.30pm at
Portico Gallery Knights Hall 23a Knights Hill SE27 0HS