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Business boost for West Norwood and Tulse Hill

West Norwood and Tulse Hill is set to be an even better place for business after a vote to set up a new Business Improvement District (BID). It brings the number of BIDs across Lambeth to seven.

The Station to Station Business Improvement District will provide a range of services to boost local businesses including promoting the area as a great place to shop and work and managing it to look welcoming and inviting to everyone who lives, works and visits.

Led by the Station to Station Steering Group, a group of 18 businesses representing different interests in both West Norwood and Tulse Hill, the BID development has been supported and funded by Lambeth Council and the GLA’s BID Development Fund.

Nick Bright, Chair of the Steering Group and centre manager of Parkhall Business Centre, part of Workspace Group, said:

“We are delighted that West Norwood and Tulse Hill businesses have shown their overwhelming support for the BID.  Now we look forward to working with businesses of all type and sectors to ensure West Norwood and Tulse Hill continue to thrive.  The BID will not only give us the opportunity to start new and exciting projects, but give businesses in West Norwood and Tulse Hill a strong voice in matters which are important to us”

Lambeth Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Business and Culture said:

“Congratulations to all the businesses and stakeholders who have worked together over the past year to achieve this result which is very positive news for businesses in West Norwood and Tulse Hill. The Station to Station BID will give local businesses an important voice and an organisation dedicated to improving trading conditions in the area.”

The new Station to Station BID will officially start work on 1st October 2016. More information about the Station to Station BID Steering Group can be found at http://www.stationtostation.london

The Station to Station Business Improvement District ballot took place between 28th June and 27th July 2016. The result was announced on Wednesday 27th July by Lambeth Electoral Services who carried out the ballot. 77% of businesses voted in favour (76% of rateable value). The turnout was 36%.
There are already 6 BIDs in Lambeth, 51 in London and 227 in the UK.

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