Creating a Fairer Westminster

Westminster City Council has published its delivery plan for a fairer Westminster for building a city that supports and celebrates all of its communities. For businesses, it contains actions to support high streets and provide more seating and wide pavements and measures to tackle carbon emissions and improve the resilience of the city. Once we […]

Support schemes for businesses

Could your business benefit from a smart meter? Smart meters are the next generation of meters being rolled out to small businesses across Westminster. Through accurate data, they put an end to estimated bills and give you more control over your business’s energy spend. The City Council has put together a step-by-step guide on how […]

Energy saving for Westminster businesses

If you are concerned about your energy costs, Westminster Council is still running their free  Energy saving for Westminster businesses | Westminster City Council Business Energy Audit scheme can help you make the best decisions to save on your energy usage. Not only can it save you money abut can also make your workplace more […]

Night Safety in Westminster

Night time safety, especially for women, will be a key action for us in our BID Proposal and we will roll out training and promote the Council’s support for businesses once we are formally established. In the meantime, please do register staff to attend our next Welfare and Vulnerability event and if your business is […]

Council reaches £1 million milestone in Oxford Street raids

Over £1M of illegal and counterfeit goods have now been seized by Westminster City Council since they started the crackdown on US Candy Stores along Oxford Street just over a year ago. Following this, Cllr. Adam Hug remarked that in addition to these efforts, the Council is still pursuing £9M in unpaid business rates. Read […]

Greening Westminster projects

Westminster Council is inviting applications for its Greening Fund from organisation such as Business Improvements Districts and Neighbourhood Forums. The aim of the grants programme is to improve and increase Westminster’s green infrastructure and open spaces which are particularly lacking in Fitzrovia. Please do email us with any suggestions and we will work with the […]

Council calls for harsher fines for irresponsible dockless bike parking

Westminster City Council is calling for the ability to issue larger fines for leaving dockless hire bikes in the middle of the pavement. If using these bikes, such as Tier, Lime, Human Forest and Dott, Please check the operator’s smartphone app and their geofenced maps to see where the cycles can be parked safely. Read […]

Westminster Council tries using AI to tackle fly-tipping issues

Three separate hotspot areas are now being monitored and AI is then used to track vehicle registration plates and issue fines as needed. Westminster Labour councillor Paul Dimoldenberg stated, “The council was determined to “get tough” and “issue fines” to people who were making “a complete mess” of streets in central London” Read the full […]

Ubitricity is rolling out ‘Smart Charging’ in Westminster

Smart charging allows EV users to plug in at their usual time but schedule their charge to start after peak hours, when energy prices are cheaper. Westminster City Council is planning to increase the number of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points in Westminster to over 2,000 charging points, the most in the country. The Council […]