Recycling
Following close competition, we are delighted to announce that WeAreWaterloo has appointed our existing contractors, First Mile, to deliver the new contract for this BID term.
First Mile took over the contract in 2012 and since then has introduced mixed recycling as well as removing all wheeled bins from the streets. Tonnage collected has grown hugely with 5600 tonnes collected over the previous contract term. We will continue to...
Waterloo tube
Extended services for commuters will benefit the local night time economy and increase accessibility to Waterloo at weekends
The Night Tube’s positive impact on London’s economy is already being seen with footfall increases in Oxford Street and the West End over the last few weekends. The 7th October will see the Jubilee Night Tube commence, bringing with it a number of positive changes to Waterloo's weekend market. By...
Take your pick from talks, exhibitions, performances, and more, telling the Great Fire's stories big and small
To commemorate 350 years since the Great Fire of London, there will be various events including London's Burning, a festival of arts and ideas produced by Artichoke, from 30th August-4th September. Download the full programme here.
building
The capital's largest festival of architecture and design takes place on 17th-18th September
Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital's building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London's splendid buildings to the general public who don't otherwise have access. This was seen as a way of helping the wider community to become...
mr skates
Find out more about Mr & Mrs Skates, who trade every week at the Saturday Flea Market on Lower Marsh.
Name of the business: Mr & Mrs Skates   Why did you decide to set up a market business? We have always been into vintage. I seek out clothes and accessories and Johnny is a record collector and DJ. We previously did boot sales. Johhnny say Lower Marsh Market in passing and enquired about a stall. We have since...
bermondsey hive
Dale Gibson, an urban beekeeper, will be at this month's Make, Do, and Mend Yourself workshop. Here we find out more about the apiary on Bermondsey Street.
Tell us a bit about Bermondsey Street Bees. First and foremost, we keep healthy, happy bees. We are advocates of the Slow Food movement and are active proponents of sustainable beekeeping in London. Commercially, we specialise in providing exceptional honey for chefs and...
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An annual week of activities and events that highlight the importance and value of inclusion in the workplace across the UK.
National Inclusion Week is an annual campaign run by Inclusive Employers to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion in the workplace and the business benefits to having an inclusive workforce. This year, the activities will run from 25th September-2nd October and the concept is Everyday Inclusion,...
Build Studios
UK's first built environment co-working hub on track to open this October
Build Studios, the first co-working and events space aimed specifically at those working across the built environment will offer members the opportunity to collaborate with others in the sector – to grow their business, meet with clients, pitch for work, develop skills and knowledge, and socialise in a central London setting, just five minutes’ walk from...
Business Solutions Centre
LSBU's Business students to offer a free drop-in service to local businesses
The Student Advisors, who will be based at the Business Solutions Centre, Clarnece Centre for Enterprise, 126 London Road, will be able to help your business in a range of areas, including: Small business accounting marketing and social media IT solutions Each session will be staffed by Student Advisors who have been through a...
Audience
We Are Waterloo and South Bank BIDs hosted a briefing for businesses to discuss the impact of the EU Referendum result
37 local businesses from the Waterloo and South Bank BID areas gathered at the Union Jack Club for an informative event discussing the impact of the UK leaving the EU. Dr Swati Dhingra, professor of economics at LSE, examined the possible financial effects of Brexit on SMEs and micro-businesses. It was apparent that...
We Are Waterloo joined forces with the Lambeth BIDs this weekend at the Lambeth Country Show
We attended Lambeth Country Show last weekend alongside the South Bank and Clapham BIDs at a stall representing all 8 Lambeth BIDs.  We were there to inform Lambeth locals, as well as visitors to the Fair what a BID does, and how it is run. We wanted to promote what is taking place in Waterloo, and let people know what...
Inclusive Employers
Inclusive Employers are the UK's first and leading membership organisation for employers in all sectors looking to build inclusive workplaces.
At Inclusive Employers, they provide bespoke initiatives to help build inclusive cultures, which includes: Membership Consultancy sessions Training packages Membership Inclusive Employers have created the resources and networks to support you in developing your...
Traffic
Has your business considered consolidating your deliveries?
As well as benefits to you as a business with fewer deliveries and reduced congestion, there is also a vital contribution to be made in terms of improving London’s air quality. Air quality in London continues to exceed objective limit values and causes the health of our residents and visitors to suffer as a result. The main source of air pollution is road traffic; with...
London Vegetable Orchestra performance
London Vegetable Orchestra performance
#WaterlooFoodFestival kicked off with a street party along Lower Marsh
With over 30 food stalls, live DJs and bands, the London Vegetable Orchestra, a pesto-making workshop, a maki-rolling contest, House of Vans t-shirt printing and much more, there was something for everyone at last night's launch for Waterloo Food Festival. Lower Marsh was filled with over 1500 street party revellers and families making...
Floral ride
Look out for a moving garden on the streets of Lambeth as two floral rides pedal to the popular Lambeth Country Show between 11.30am and 1pm on Sunday 17th July
Better still, decorate your bike with locally grown flowers or plants and join in one of the rides from the north or south of the borough!  One ride will set off from Lower Marsh at 11.30am via Myatt’s Fields and Loughborough Junction to the Show at Brockwell...

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