By using Waste Management Service, First Mile, our BID members have managed to make valuable changes to the environment
Recycle Now's Recycle Week 2018 is the national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by Government, managed by WRAP and used locally by over 90% of English authorities. One of WeAreWaterloo's services open to all BID members is a free and discounted waste and recycling scheme, via First Mile....
Plans for a second entrance to Southwark Underground Station and Waterloo East in Greet Street have been revived by Transport for London
From 2002 to 2017, daily entries and exits have doubled every five years and TfL predicts that the number of customers will increase significantly in the next 20 years. TfL says that the proposed entrance on Greet Street, at the corner of Wootton Street, will ensure the station is able to manage...
From backstage tours at Young Vic to cake and ping pong at Rock Townsend, don't miss Open House 2018
Across Waterloo, a variety of BID members are getting involved in this year's Open House London (22-23 September), a concept that gives free access to some of London's best buildings. Take a look at our round-up below and plan your weekend around Open House in SE1 this weekend:    Nagan Johnson...
Local sustainable catering business, Eden Caterers, has been shortlisted for a Value Natural Resources Award, and Business of the Year in the Food Made Good Awards 2018
Following on from the recent announcement of Eden being shortlisted for a Value Natural Resources Award, we can now reveal that Eden Caterers has also been shortlisted for the Business of the Year Award in the Food Made Good Awards 2018.  Operations Director...
We are now halfway through WeAreWaterloo’s third term; your feedback will help us design a better programme when it comes to the fourth term BID proposal
We very much hope that we have been able to offer value to your business thus far during our third term, whether it’s free training at the Waterloo Summer School, discounts through the STAR Card, events on Lower Marsh Market, topical briefings, networking or free recycling. We...
WeAreWaterloo hosted a Crime and Security Forum in July to explore the impact of crime to businesses in the BID area.
In order to explore the impact of crime to businesses in the BID area, WeAreWaterloo hosted a Crime and Security Forum at 1901 Arts Club on Wednesday 25th July. The Crime and Security Forum’s agenda included discussion on WeAreWaterloo’s crime priorities - anti-social behaviour, terrorism, perception of crime, and...
SEEDS2 Intro video
SEEDS2 Intro video
InSpire is one of EmploySE1’s partner agencies who recruit young Southwark residents to work with local businesses through the Southwark Employment and Enterprise Development Scheme (SEEDS2); we met with InSpire's Tarina Evans to discuss the benefits of working with Employ SE1, and how the scheme can help local businesses
Recruitment can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Ben Stephenson, the CEO of WeAreWaterloo, echoes...
Lower Marsh-based business, Lucky 23, bring a splash of colour to Lower Marsh
Lower Marsh is in the throes of significant development at the moment, as three new hotels were consented by Lambeth Council last year. Although the BID has no influence over the planning process other than presenting members’ concerns to Lambeth, when development occurs WeAreWaterloo works with developers to try and ensure disruption is controlled...
A Lifetime in Art will be on display 24 June-September 2018 at 12-23 in The Three Stags.
The Three Stags will be transformed into a living, breathing art show and sustainability installation. A Lifetime in Art provides an excellent platform for the public to debate and discuss sustainability and other key issues concerning the British public today. One installation will focus on the topic of ocean plastics and the...
Visit Planets to feel magic, the mystic and jollity through engagement with dance, poetry, music, film, theatre, science, fashion, art, and design.
Morley's former Director of Music, Gustav Holst, composed the orchestral piece The Planets a century ago. This year, the Festival of Arts and Culture includes two performances of Holst's orchestral suite as well as a exhibitions inspired by the solar system. As The Planets associated...
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played in Russia 14 June-15 July. Luckily, you wont need to leave Waterloo to see the games live!
With the World Cup tournament starting in a week, it's good to start planning where to watch all the games. The 2018 FIFA World Cup, held between 14 June-15 July, will be the 21st FIFA World Cup. 32 men's national teams will play 64 matches at 12 venues in 11 Russian cities, with the final...
During London Festival of Architecture and Waterloo Food Month, the LFA Community Pavilion at Granby Place will act as a space for existing groups to congregate and individuals to form new connections.
As part of this year's London Festival of Architecture (LFA), Collective Works have co-designed a pavilion with Ongéan for Granby Place, which will act as an inclusive temporary space that will be used for a range of activities and...
Free Training at Waterloo Summer School, 2 July – 13 July 2018
After the success of last year’s Summer School, WeAreWaterloo is running another programme of training sessions for members that you and your staff can access absolutely free.  Classes take place in the area and are aimed at local businesses who want to develop skills in their staff but don’t have much of a training budget or the capacity to train staff in-...
The Waterloo Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, based in and around St John's Waterloo, in the heart of London.
The Waterloo Festival is an annual summer festival of arts and inspiration, held in and around St John's Waterloo. It celebrates arts, music, ideas and new talent in a beautiful setting in the beating heart of London. The theme for 2018 is "Transforming Minds". Festival Diary Thursday 7 June, 6pm,...
Introducing Lower Marsh legend, Jane Gibberd
To celebrate Local and Community History Month, we sat down with former Lower Marsh book shop owner (now Coleman Coffee Roasters) Jane Gibberd. Still trading, Jane can be found selling books on Lower Marsh Market on Saturdays. Find out what it was like to work on Lower Marsh in the ’70s, which celebs were regulars and why kindness has a home in Waterloo… “When we first...

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