Thank you to everyone that attended The Exchange @ Piccadilly & St James’s on Tuesday this week. If you didn’t make the meeting, you missed a good discussion with lots of views and ideas shared by members and partners.
Highlights from the meeting can be seen below, with a number of calls to action to get involved across the key issues facing the Piccadilly and St James’s area:
- Commercial burglary – Our guest speakers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) gave their advice following a rise in commercial burglary. Advice covered topics including tailgating, individuals falsely wearing high-vis vests as a cover, and the use of Smart Water in our area. If you would like to find out more or liaise with the MPS please contact our corporate affairs team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rough sleepers; begging – Begging is illegal, therefore the formal Police advice is not to give money to beggars. Heart of London in partnership with Connections St Martins and Westminster City Council are addressing the street population in our area through dedicated outreach programmes. With the support from Cllr Mark Shearer, we are investigating the use of TAP LONDON to provide an alternative solution to support homelessness charities, whilst also focusing on re-educating the public. Further information to be released when an update is available, however if you would like to find out more from Westminster City Council, please contact our corporate affairs team on email@example.com.
- NFL Kickoff on Piccadilly is happening on Saturday 8 September. The Piccadilly site plan is available for you to view. Click here to find out more.
- Clean air and West End Waste; ULEZ – Correct waste presentation is not just about clean streets and presentable businesses, but also relates to clean air. The ULEZ is due to come into effect in 2019 which will affect your suppliers and deliveries. Click here to view our response to the government on waste and freight consolidation.
Progress on the discussion points will be shared by your Area Manager, Christina Wells in the coming weeks. Updates will then inform the agenda for our next Exchange meeting.
Soapbox – your area, your meeting
If your business would like to raise a particular issue at the next Exchange meeting, or for any other area related queries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.