Waterloo Carnival 4
Support Waterloo's much-loved annual, community event and become a sponsor
The Waterloo Carnival is an annual summer intergenerational event, aiming to build community, encourage creativity, include those who are more isolated (elderly and those out of work or education), and bring positive engagement in the local community. The 2017 event takes place on Friday 14th July. It comprises of a fantastic carnival procession that moves...
The Cut
Following on from the successful campaign to reduce business rates for Waterloo businesses, there is now another opportunity for the hardest hit to pay less
Business rate bills landed with our members over the past few weeks and for many the rises were not anticipated. Bills will continue to rise for the next five years, as the transitional relief applied is reduced each year. And appealing business rate valuations is less simple...
SC launch
Local workers, residents and students can now enjoy a myriad of unique local offers and discounts with the introduction of a rewards card for Waterloo and South bank
Both BIDs, who have a combined business membership of almost 600, have collaborated on the delivery of the STAR CARD rewards scheme to ensure that workers, residents and students can access to the local retail offer. The scheme was also developed to help South Bank and...
South Bank and Waterloo
The South Bank Community Chest is an initiative funded by the London Eye s106 in partnership with the Visitor Management Group and WaCoCo, making £57,500 available to South Bank and Waterloo community and voluntary groups
This year the South Bank Community Chest is providing grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to eligible groups. In 2016, 9 projects were awarded funding which engaged at least 300 children and young people,...
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...
Arts & Culture | Food & Drink | Retail | Health & Wellbeing | Events | Attractions
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...
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,...