We had a packed meeting with traders and local residents last week to discuss the potential disruption from Thames Water mains replacements, and to develop a collective community response.
We covered concerns including interruption to business and loss of footfall, transport disruption, congestion, accessibility for older and less able residents, parking, impact on side roads, emergency services, business deliveries, risk of water disruption and ensuring the Feast can continue uninterrupted.
Next steps – we are seeking a meeting urgently with Thames Water to raise the concerns and will continue to involve residents, businesses and Station to Station (the BID). As soon as we have an update, we will circulate it and organise further public meetings.
Station to Station Business Improvement District is dedicated to making West Norwood and Tulse Hill a great place to live, work and play. It will also work to draw visitors and businesses from across London to the area.
The BID is run by a number of local businesses and will be managed by an appointed, dedicated BID manager. Our theme groups focus on raising the profile of the area, growing your businesses and making sure the public realm is one of the best in Lambeth.
In July 2016 the BID achieved a successful ballot result on with over 75% of business who voted, voting yes! And now, they are calling our for Volunteer Ambassadors.
Do you care about local businesses? Do you want to see Tulse Hill & West Norwood improve?
Become a Volunteer Ambassador for Station to Station Business Improvement District for West Norwood and Tulse Hill. Build relationships with local businesses. Attend events. Keep updated with local projects and more…
To participate please let us know more about you http://bit.ly/joinvass (open to businesses and residents that care about the area). Apply now!
For more information email email@example.com
We are delighted to share that yesterday the businesses in West Norwood and Tulse Hill voted to form a Business Improvement District (BID). The vote was 76% in favour of the Station to Station project which encompasses over 300 businesses.
A BID is a not-for-profit collective of local businesses, enabling business to come together and collectively lobby for improvements, contribute to and spend a shared fund as well as take the lead in shaping the community to allow local businesses to thrive.
There are currently over 47 BIDs in London and in Lambeth there are BIDs in Vauxhall, Brixton, Streatham and Clapham. Improving the business community is a priority for us as your local Labour councillors. We campaigned for investment in local businesses and for the development of a BID as candidates in 2014 and have been working hard on delivering it since.
Cllr Fred Cowell as the West Norwood Neighbourhood Lead has been working really hard with local businesses and the Means consultancy, along with many other hard working volunteers from the business community, to make this happen. It has been hugely valuable to have a local neighbourhood lead councillor to drive this forward and ensure momentum. For example, in April the BID steering group were able to launch a fashion show in at the Portico Gallery, showcasing designs made in Norwood.
We are looking forward to working with the BID when it starts in work in September and hope to see many more successes in the future.