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Early April 2017 will see the launch of the STAR CARD, an entirely new rewards card, set up by WeAreWaterloo and South Bank BID, which is exclusively for people that live, work and study in Waterloo and South Bank. The STAR CARD will unlock a myriad of offers from local businesses, from food & drink discounts to access to special events and art...
Lower Marsh
We learned much at the Local Data Company’s 15th Retail and Leisure Summit yesterday on what is happening on high streets up and down Britain
LDC - with whom WeAreWaterloo are working to look at our own high streets - do vital work to measure footfall and vacancy rates, using academic partners to analyse data to extrapolate long term trends.   So what did we find out?  My main takeaways were: For the first...
Waterloo hoarding
WeAreWaterloo is looking for a full-time Marketing and Communications Manager to help the BID celebrate and promote Waterloo as a great place to live, work and study
This is an exciting and varied role that requires both a wide range of marketing and communications skills and a passion for London and its developing neighbourhoods.  You will be contributing your communications expertise on all our projects, events and messaging...
Vaulty Towers
A new, eccentrically colourful bar and events space for Waterloo
Brought to you by the team at The Vaults, Vaulty Towers is a brand new bar and events space in the centre of Waterloo. Not only does this new hangout have a glorious drinks and food menu, but it is also adorned with the wonderful props, sets and weird things from past Vault's productions - there's plenty to look at! Oh, and they have a resident kitten. We...
Lambeth North
Passengers using Lambeth North underground station are set to benefit from easier journeys as the station re-opens with new lifts today
The new lifts have replaced nearly 30 year old lifts that were failing regularly and causing disruption to customers. While this work has been taking place, TfL has taken the opportunity to install new ticket gates to reduce congestion at busy times. Lighting has also been replaced and the ticket...
Have you found out yet what your rates bill is going to be in April?
The VOA has published a relatively accurate summary of what every business in the country will be paying (click on the link here), but a number of our members haven’t checked yet. The BID’s first briefing of the year was held in WeAreWaterloo’s new space, Build Studios, which will operate as an affordable office for businesses in the built environment sector,...
Waterloo has got everything you need to enjoy the perfect Valentine’s Day – from gifts to cards to theatres and bars, as well as tables for two at a wonderful array of restaurants.
Pick up the perfect card Mailboxes Etc. on Lower Marsh have a brilliant little selection of cards featuring artwork and designs by a range of artists. Pop to Paperchase in Waterloo Station, a haven for stationery lovers and great for small gifts...
BID launch
WeAreWaterloo is planning a range of activities in 2017/18 which meet the strategic aims of our five-year business plan.
Alongside the existing programmes of making improvements to the public realm, providing waste and recycling services, promoting the area and providing opportunities for businesses to connect, we are also proposing: Free training courses for you and your staff A ‘rewards card’ for local workers, residents...
WeAreWaterloo has published an impact report setting out how the recalculation of rateable values could affect the area.
Rates were last revalued in 2010 and the government delayed the latest round due to economic uncertainty.  However on 30 September the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) published the new rateable values of every non-domestic property in England, and Waterloo businesses can check their new values here.  The...
Great British High Street Awards
Representatives from WeAreWaterloo and local residents attend the Great British High Street Award finals held at Lancaster House
The awards ceremony held at Lancaster House on Monday 12th December saw competitors from all over the UK arrive to applaud the winners of all categories. The announcement comes after two months of ongoing campaigning led by WeAreWaterloo, local businesses and residents. Support in the community...
Located just a short walk from Waterloo and Elephant...
Food bank
London South Bank University (LSBU) joined other local businesses this Christmas in an area wide project gathering donations for the local Foodbank
The University, along with a number of other businesses in the Waterloo area including offices and shops, gathered donations throughout December, which were then collected voluntarily by local catering company Eden Caterers ahead of Christmas. Nathan Jones, the Foodbank Manager,...
No idling
Vehicle Idling Action is a London-wide, education and behaviour change campaign to help reduce localised air pollution caused by motorists who leave their engines running when stationary
Twelve local authorities are running monthly Idling Action Events until March 2017, with teams of local volunteers and project staff working to educate both motorists and pedestrians. The campaign is funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality...
News about the scheme from Employ SE1 Coordinator, Sonia Martin, and Introducing the new, user-friendly website
As EmploySE1 celebrates its 6th year in business providing a unique, free recruitment service to local businesses within the three BID areas, Better Bankside, Team London Bridge and We Are Waterloo, we felt this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce our new, interactive and user friendly EmploySE1 website. With...
The Christmas party season is just around the corner and this year, Crussh is here for those mornings after!
Introducing Crussh's Hangover Hero Super Smoothie, guaranteed to get you back to your best and ready for round 2! This hydrating smoothie contains raw beetroot – rich in nutrients and stimulates the liver’s detoxification process, fresh ginger – to soothe the digestive system and fight nausea, bananas – great for...