££ for Your Views; Bethnal Green’s markets

By   September 11, 2017

As part of our work with Tower Hamlets, we’re gathering some thoughts on the current offer from markets in Bethnal Green Town Centre. This survey takes about 3 minutes to complete and will help to shape next steps for our markets.

If you fill out this survey and leave us your email address, not only will you be kept up to date with news from The Green, you’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win one of 3 £50 vouchers at a retailer of your choice.

The Green will meet next on Tuesday 26th September at 6pm at Oxford House – this will be a markets special, looking at responses to the survey and further debating what we want from our markets.

Please email bethnal.green@oxfordhouse.org.uk if you have any questions on anything you’ve read here, and please let us know if you’ll be joining us on the 26th.

Project Griffin Counter Terrorism Workshops for Licenced Premises

By   August 9, 2017

Tower Hamlets invites all licensed premises that are either part of the Best Bar None Scheme, or are considering it, to take part in free counter terrorism workshops presented by the Metropolitan Police as part of Project Griffin.

These workshops will be generously hosted by Best Bar None venues across the borough.

Below are a list of dates, venues and number of places available. Places are strictly limited, so please email Vincent.Fajilagmago@towerhamlets.gov.uk to book your place today.

Project Griffin is the national counter terrorism awareness initiative for business produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism

• 10am Tuesday 15th August 2017
Holiday Inn – London Whitechapel, 5 Cavell St, Whitechapel, London E1 2HP
3 places remaining
• 2pm Tuesday 15th August 2017
Holiday Inn – London Whitechapel, 5 Cavell St, Whitechapel, London E1 2HP
2 places remaining
• 10am Tuesday 22nd  August 2017
Hilton London Canary Wharf, Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH
20 places available
• 2pm Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Hilton London Canary Wharf, Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH
20 places available
• 10am Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Hilton London Canary Wharf, Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH
20 places available
• 2pm Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Hilton London Canary Wharf, Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH
20 places available

Bethnal Green Forum Meeting

By   August 8, 2017

On July 26th the Bethnal Green Business Forum got back together at Oxford House. It’d been a number of months since the forum had met, as we had been waiting for the signed off Tower Hamlets Town Centre Strategy to be shared with us. Now that we have that, from now up until 2022, the ambition is for the forum to play a key role in the implementation of the strategy as it unfolds, ensuring it works as hard as possible for everyone here in Bethnal Green. Oxford House will play a key role here, providing a bridge between the forum & the Borough.

At July’s meeting, the forum discussed some key ambitions from the strategy, which are listed below;

(i) Improve the existing retail offer
(ii) Develop management & leadership opportunities
(iii) Implement marketing & promotion to generate footfall; & support inward investment
(iv) Improve facilities, public realm & litter management
(v) Improve operation & sustainability of street markets
(vi) Reduce anti-social behaviour in the Town Centre

Oxford House is very keen to widen the forum, broadening representation, including people who are not just representing the business landscape in Bethnal Green, but young people, the elderly & all residents of the area. The Bethnal Green Business Forum will now therefore be known as the Bethnal Green Forum.

We will be sharing a short questionnaire in the coming days, to give you a chance to share your views on how Bethnal Green Town Centre is working for you at the moment. We’re really looking forward to receiving your results from this, as these will form part of the discussion at an inaugural Bethnal Green Forum meeting in mid-September