enthusiasm to invite women from as many walks of life as possible, and I am very encouraged that we have exceeded our target of 100 women, and that we are announcing the news ahead of International Women’s Day. “I hope that our new

Freemen enjoy attending their ceremonies at Guildhall and will take pride in their Freedom, which is one of our most historic and celebrated traditions.”

More waste transfer prosecutions

Two Barking and Dagenham businesses have been fined a total of £2,230 for failing to provide records that showed how they disposed of their waste. This time it was Mr Saju

Miah a motor spares dealer and Kingly Pizza & Kebab Limited at 90 Wood Lane, Dagenham who were unable to produce Waste Transfer Notes for inspection. Businesses must keep

copies of their Waste Transfer Notes for up to two years to prove they are lawfully disposing of their waste. After failing to pay a fixed

penalty notice of £300 Mr Miah was summonsed to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court where he was handed a £200 fine, a £30 victim surcharge and £354 costs. At the same sitting Kingly Pizza & Kebab Limited received a £1,000 fine, a £100 victim surcharge and £546 costs.

After the prosecutions

a council spokesperson commented: “These two cases clearly show that businesses in our borough who fail to comply with the law on waste management will face heavy fines. “The council takes a strong

view on any business that will not act according to the laws and importantly cannot produce Waste Transfer Notes for any kind of waste on demand. “Businesses operating

in Barking and Dagenham must ensure that they lawfully dispose of their waste – they are responsible for ensuring that the person who takes away their waste is authorised to do so and they must keep records.”

Croydon high streets conference

Croydon Council has part- nered with SaveTheHigh- to host a free con- ference this week to help sup- port high street businesses across the borough. Indepe ndent c a f e s ,

shopkeeper s, salons, restaurants, pop ups, boutiques and other high street businesses, as well as local community champions from across the borough were invited to the event. Matters covered included

insight into what works across the high street today and what support is available for high street businesses and communities across Croydon.

In addition two panels of

independent businesses and community champions shared their top tips for local marketing, keeping customers loyal, keeping costs down, growing overall footfall to their high street and more. In f o rma t i o n a b o u t

the suppor t avai lable for b u s i n e s s e s a n d communi t ies across the borough, an opportunity for those attending to have their say, some useful networking and free breakfast/lunch were also a tempting reason to pop along. Welcoming the conference

Councillor Manju Shahul- Hameed, cabinet member for economy and jobs said: “Our high street businesses are one of the reasons why our borough is so diverse. “This f ree conference

will offer vital support and advice, from those who are continuing to succeed in an ever-changing economic climate. This conference a l so a l ign s wi t h our ambitions to set up business partnerships in our district centres. “I would encourage our

independent businesses to sign up as soon as they can so they can hear from and network with others in their sector, which I hope will help our wonderful high streets as vibrant as they can be.”,

which launched in 2016, is an industry-wide movement


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on a mission to support every high street business and community nationwide. Alongside their national High Street Advisory Board (made up of more than 200 independent businesses and more than 50 experts), as well as partners in both public and private sectors and loc al communi t y champions nat ionwide; Sa v eT h e H i g h S tr ee t . org is running a series of programmes focused on making it easier to succeed on the high street. Al e x S c h l a g m a n ,

Fou ndi ng Par t n e r o f SaveTheHighStreet .org, said: “We are pleased to be working with Croydon

Cou n c i l t o s u p p o r t independent businesses, local champions and other high street stakeholders across the borough. “It is in everyone’s interest

that our high streets are filled with successful independent businesses and community leaders.”

London Markets

Programmed Expenditure Approved

The Mayors of f ice has approved a budget of £125,345 for the development and implementation of a range of projects related to suppor t the London Street and Covered Markets programme

Up to £45,0 0 0 from

London’s Street and Covered Markets programme will be used to support the delivery of the 10th International Market Conference, which the Mayor of London will host. A further £25,000 from the

London Growth Hub budget wil l suppor t a business supp o r t p r o g r amme (Tomor row’s Market) to nur ture and train a new cohort of traders into the markets sector. The remaining funds will

be set against three other work strands to suppor t the delivery of the London’s Street and Covered Markets programme.


At CASTLE COMBE RACE CIRCUIT, WILTSHIRE SN14 7EY. 18th & 19th MAY 2019 ENTRIES FROM TRADE STANDS and STALLHOLDERS WELCOME This is a long established event and is looking to increase the Trade Stand area. Hard standing and grass pitches available, good hard access to Site. The Site has a Permanent Bar, Catering and Toilet Facilities. NEW EXHIBITORS ALSO WELCOME!

Contact: Mr D Marsh 01454 294 117 @castlecombesteamrally

@cc_steamrally castlecombesteamrally


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