Lagniappe
A Trinidad and Tobago inspired food stall on Lower Marsh Market
Why did you decide to start a street food business? I love feeding people and wanted to take that passion a step further. Having a market stall is such a great way to be flexible and diverse in your cooking and working in a market has a buzz like nothing else. What’s the best thing about being a market trader? Interacting with all kinds of people! There is always...
Lower Marsh
This week, Waterloo lost one of its last remaining dry cleaners, another in a recent set of closures on Lower Marsh. Lower Marsh has been known for decades as an important retail and market street providing for the shopping needs of the local resident population.
As its value as a central London location has risen, landowner developers have shown new interest and now three hotel schemes have been given planning consent on the...
London Doctors Clinic
London Doctors Clinic is a convenient and affordable private London GP practice providing GP Services exactly when and where you need it. We found out a little bit more about the clinic in a brief Q...
Recycling
WeAreWaterloo offers a free recycling service to members through our contractors First Mile
The number of members taking up free recycling service has been increasing and with limits to the BIDs budget we are now no longer able to offer this service on an unlimited basis. In addition, the levels of sack contamination and overuse of cardboard stickers have been increasing and we have been working with members to try to improve...
Food Month
Announcing a whole month of exclusive events, masterclasses and demonstrations in Waterloo this July
This July London’s Waterloo celebrates a month of food with a packed programme of exciting events hosted by the area’s vibrant mix of food and drink venues. Waterloo’s top chefs, foodies and baristas will be revealing their secrets and techniques in a month of exclusive masterclasses, demos, talks, workshops and tasting sessions....
Apprenticeships Levy
What you need to know - a Q&A by London South Bank University
The apprenticeship levy is here. As of early April, UK employers with a PAYE bill over £3 million must pay 0.5% of their annual payroll into the levy which can be used to pay for apprenticeships. London South Bank University put together this very quick overview for you to cover the basics. If you still have questions or you'd like free help and advice on how to...
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...
STAR CARD
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,...

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