Hainault Business Park gets SmartWater Crime Prevention

Hainault Business Park sends warning to
would-be burglars at SmartWater launch

07:00 14 October 2016

Hainault Business Park members with Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal, Insp Lee Canter of the Metropolitan Police and Alan Given of SmartWater Technology.

Hainault Business Park members with Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal,
Insp Lee Canter of the Metropolitan Police and Alan Given of SmartWater Technology.

One of the borough’s most innovative business parks has become the first in the UK to utilise cutting-edge forensic technology to prevent burglaries in its area.

SmartWater use a traceable liquid, invisible to the naked eye but detectable by specialist equipment, that can be used to prove people have handled stolen goods – the company, founded by an ex-police officer – also regularly employ intelligence-led tactics to combat crime in areas they protect.

The business park’s chairman, Chris Wyles, said: “As the first BID industrial park in the UK with this deterrent, our aim is simple – to protect our park and to make it as safe as possible for our members, staff and visitors.

“We are very confident that criminals know all too well the power of the SmartWater deterrent, will take note and not risk entering our members’ premises.

Hainault Business Park has long been a pioneer when it came to ways to protect industrial estates – in 2004 the site installed CCTV cameras across the site, and two years ago an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system was installed on all the roads leading into and out of the area, further increasing security.

Speaking at the launch, council leader Cllr Jas Athwal said: “Business is going to be the lifeblood for council finances in the future and we need our businesses thriving.

“I think we need to do more of this – generally when we talk about businesses in the borough doing something for the first time we talk about Hainault Business Park, and long may that continue.

The park’s manager Jim Ridley was also full of praise for the help businesses have recently received from the local authority.

Ten years ago we had no rapport with the council or the police and as a businessman I felt totally alone, spending millions of pounds on business rates but having no support.

“Now that has changed and we have far better communication, so the council and the police deserve thanks for that.

To date, 14,000 homes in Redbridge have received SmartWater home protection packs, and after a year the reduction in burglaries in protected areas is around 45 per cent, slightly above the London-wide average of 36pc.

The SmartWater scheme at Hainault Business Park has been sponsored by Secom, who hosted the launch; Natwest and BT local business.

TFL | Road Traffic Freight Bulletin, Nov 16

Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.

Click here to download the latest commercial drivers bulletin for full details

Special note: Yesterday’s tram incident
At around 06:15 yesterday, a tram derailed near the Sandilands tram stop in Croydon. The A232 Addiscombe Road is closed in both directions between Park Hill Road and Shirley Road. A signed diversion route is in place. Roads in the area will be much busier than usual so please allow more time for your journey. For full details and alternative travel options, please visit tfl.gov.uk/tram-incident

The Lord Mayor’s Show and Remembrance Sunday
From 07:00 until the end of the day on Saturday, there will be extensive road closures in the City and central London for the Lord Mayor’s Show. Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges will be closed at various times.

Some roads in Westminster will be closed to traffic from just after midnight until 17:30 for Remembrance Sunday events. If you can, please consider re-timing your deliveries or seek alternative routes where possible and allow more time for your journey. For full details about the road closures, please visit tfl.gov.uk/weekend-travel

From 16:00 until 23:30 on Friday 11, and from 16:00 until 23:45 on Tuesday 15 November, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to events.

Central London
From 05:00 on Saturday 12 until 05:00 on Monday 14 November, there are lane restrictions on Edgware Road southbound and Marble Arch. This is for junction improvement works.

From midday until 19:00 on Saturday 12 November, roads in the area will be busier than usual, including A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station, and around the stadium. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the event. This is for an event.

From 10:00 until 17:00 on Sunday 13 November, roads in the area will be closed, including Westfield Avenue, Loop Road and Montfichet Road and surrounding roads will be busier than usual. This is for an event.

From 10:00 until 12:30 on Sunday 13 November, there will be delays to traffic on New King’s Road and Putney Bridge Approach. This is for a parade.

Shepherd’s Bush
From 10:30 until 12:30 on Sunday 13 November, there will be delays to traffic on Sulgrave Road, Shepherd’s Bush Road/Green, Uxbridge Road and Westwick Gardens. This is for a parade.

For the latest status update on road travel this weekend, please click here

If you have any queries, require further clarification or wish to unsubscribe from these bulletins, please email freight@tfl.gov.uk

Week About Work Hosted by Little Heath School

Little Heath School in Redbridge to invite you to participate at their ‘week about work’ event.  The event will culminate into a celebratory Assembly on Friday 18th November 2016 and we would be honoured if you were able to join us and hear the young people present about their dream jobs and their activities throughout the week.

You are invited to join us at 12.30 for a tour of the school
(Hainault Road, Essex, RM6 5 RX)
and light lunch with the Assembly ending at 2.30.

We hope you do find it possible to join us.

We look forward to meeting you on the 18th November 2016.

Little Heath School
Hainault Road, Essex, RM6 5RX

RSVPs should be sent to Christine Burke at the school.

The Business Show 2016

News from CBL…Tuesday 1st November 2016

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City Business Library will be exhibiting at The Business Show at Olympia, London, on 17th & 18th November!

The Business Show is only weeks away, bringing together the brightest entrepreneurs and inspirational global business leaders under one roof. Do not miss your opportunity to grow your business and register now!

Click here to register for your free ticket today.

All seminars are on a first come first served basis where you can learn from speakers like former and current BBC Dragons Hilary Devey and Touker Suleyman.  Crystal Palace FC Owner Steve Parish and Google’s Head of Marketing Raja Saggi will also be inspiring the 25,000 visitors.

Places are almost fully booked across 90% of the 170 interactive masterclasses including Google’s Digital Garage where they will be offering free digital training. You can view and book everything online ordownload the brand new Business Show App on your mobile device to plan your day, book your tickets and masterclasses, view the 250 seminars and favourite any of the 350 exhibitors you would like to meet.

Register for your complimentary ticket here.

Finally, if you’ve ever thought about setting up or expanding abroad then make sure you visit Going Global, a mini exhibition taking place within The Business Show for anyone looking to run a business overseas.

City Business Library will be at stand 540 – we hope to see you there!

There are a handful of stands left at this year’s show, contact Nick Woore on 0117 929 6083 or emailnick.woore@prysmgroup.co.uk for more information.

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Please accept my apologies for the cancellation of the breakfast meeting at Redbridge College on Tuesday 25th October 2016.

The Chamber has agreed to make way on this occasion, as the College has organised an international event which means that there will be no room for our normal meeting due to a misunderstanding about a long standing Chamber booking.
The Chamber deeply regrets any inconvenience and disappointment that you may experience and we also apologise to our speaker, Olive Hamilton-Andrews. We will reschedule Olive in the new year.

Again, please accept my regret that this meeting is cancelled.

On a more positive note, there are two occasions to which you may look forward. Mike Gapes will be the guest speaker at our November breakfast meeting on 29th November. The Chamber is organising a Chamber Christmas Dinner on Tuesday 13th December, so please put this date in your diary: we intend to have an even better occasion than last year, which was a huge success! Anyone who wishes to contribute a raffle prize, please let me know.

Yours truly

Geoff Hill

Invitation from Wes Streeting and Mike Gape

As an employers in Redbridge, to invite you to

the Living Wage Breakfast

on Friday 4th November, 8.00—9.00am
 a venue in Woodford.

Held as part of National Living Wage Week, the event is intended to encourage discussion of the Living Wage in the Redbridge area amongst a group of local employers — some of whom already pay their employees the Living Wage.

It will provide a valuable opportunity to hear first-hand how paying the Living Wage is good for business, good for employees, and good for society, and to discuss the challenges some businesses face when asked to pay higher wages to their staff.

We would be delighted if you would be able to join us at the Breakfast.

You can RSVP by emailing tom.almond@parliament.uk or
calling 0207 219 0906.

Seeking your workplace’s views on proposals to tackle air quality in London


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the second phase of consultation on proposals to improve air quality in London.

illustration700x350Earlier this year, the Mayor received a positive response from thousands of Londoners who gave their views on a number of initiatives to improve the quality of the air and the health of Londoners. We are now seeking views on the Emissions Surcharge proposal and options for enhancing the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

The Emissions Surcharge
We would now like your views on the proposal to introduce a new Emissions Surcharge (also known as the T-charge) in 2017.  This would be a £10 daily charge for cars, vans, minibuses and heavy vehicles driving in Central London that do not meet the emissions standards.  It’s mostly for vehicles registered in 2005 and older and would be in addition to the Congestion Charge.

This is a formal Variation Order consultation on the introduction of the Emissions Surcharge.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
This is a separate scheme that will operate 24/7 and introduce stricter emissions standards for vehicles.  We are also seeking your views on the following ideas:

  • Bringing forward the introduction of the ULEZ in Central London to 2019.  This is currently planned to be introduced in 2020;
  • Extending the ULEZ from Central London up to the North and South Circular roads for all vehicles in 2019 or later; and
  • Extending the ULEZ from Central London to Londonwide for heavy vehicles (heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), buses and coaches) in 2019 or later.

Please visit our website tfl.gov.uk/airquality-consultation for further detailed information about our proposals to improve air quality.

To provide your views, please complete the online survey on our website or alternatively email us directly at airqualityconsultation@tfl.gov.uk

The consultation ends on 18 December 2016.

Starting Out Free Course from UEL & Birkbeck Universities

Starting Out is a free, short course offered by the University of East London and Birkbeck, University of London.

The course develops knowledge and skills to enable adults return to education with confidence.

The Starting Out course runs on five Wednesdays starting on 2 November 2016.

Wed 2 November Educational opportunities

10:00–12.30 pm
Including pre-entry programmes that enable you to progress to university study & how to apply

Wed 9 November Funding university study

10:00–12.00 noon Understanding the fees system

Wed 16 November Study skills

10:00–12.00 noon How to become an effective learner

Wed 23 November Mini lectures

10:00–12.00 noon Taster sessions from a range of UEL and Birkbeck courses

Wed 30 November Mini Lectures

10:00–12.30 pm Taster sessions from a range of UEL and Birkbeck courses

The course will be based at University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Road, E15 1NF

Students are expected to attend all five sessions. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss their plans with an adviser.

If you have further questions about Starting Out or university study, please visit the Information, Advice and Guidance team at University Square Stratford or phone us on 020 8223 4354.

Book a place via Eventbrite:



Licensing schemes for private rented properties in Redbridge

Redbridge Council is currently consulting on proposals to introduce two licensing schemes for private rented properties. Selective Licensing requires properties rented to single family households in specified wards to be licensed. Licensing aims to protect tenants by improving housing standards and the management of private rented accommodation and reducing anti-social behaviour.

The first scheme includes properties in Valentines and Clementswood wards. The second scheme includes the wards; Goodmayes, Snaresbrook, Newbury, Cranbrook, Chadwell, Aldborough, Loxford, Roding, Mayfield, Seven Kings, Fairlop and Church End.

We are keen to consult widely and ensure that residents, business, landlords, etc. get to have a say on the proposals.
We are grateful for any assistance you can provide in publicising the consultation amongst the business community.

For further information on Selective Licensing and to complete the Questionnaire, please visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/prslicensing

The consultation closes 16 October.

Free Business Start-Up Event

FREE Business Start-up event in association with NatWest and StartUp Britain

Tuesday 18 October 2016
Guildhall Yard
9am to 2pm

As part of our commitment to support enterprise and entrepreneurship in the City and wider London, City of London Corporation are delighted to announce the arrival of the StartUp Britain bus in the Guildhall Yard.

City Business Library has partnered with NatWest and StartUp Britain to bring you a wealth of business start-up advice and support. The event welcomes anyone who is thinking or planning to start their own business.

There will be a variety of business support organisations, entrepreneurs and business start-up specialists available on the day to help you start your business venture.
  • City Business Library
  • NatWest
  • StartUp Britain
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • School for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Bathtub 2 Boardroom
  • London Small Business Centre
  • The Accelerator Network
  • Business for London Consotium
  • Startup Direct
To register please go to
https://businessstartup1810.eventbrite.co.uk Find this event at the
Guildhall Yard (EC2V 5AE)