CLEANER, GREENER TOWN

Ensuring that Hammersmith is a cleaner, greener place to work, live and visit is of the upmost importance to the BID. We believe that an increased focus on the sustainability of the town centre will boost its impact on the perception of the area.

Businesses have told us that they wish to be further informed about local developments, waste reduction, air quality initiatives, smarter travel and greening projects. We are committed to:

  • Providing and develop the BID’s free recycling scheme
  • Driving forward the Hammersmith Flyunder initiative
  • Representing business views on area developments at the Transport Forum
  • Targeting suitable areas for additional cleansing and greening
  • Sustaining the BID’s vision for changing the future look and feel of the Town Centre

KEY PROPOSALS

• Improving air quality through green initiatives such as green corridors and pocket parks in an effort to reduce pollution

• Enhancing the town's green infrastructure through extra greening and additional flowering

• Providing a recyling service that reflects the changing needs of our businesses

• Encouraging safer cycling by maintaining and regularly offering Dr Bike and pop-up bike repair shops

• Installing Christmas lighting and offering more opportunities for local sponsorship

• Supporting key initiatives and other public realm improvments which could reshape Hammersmith

• Backing visionary local groups such as West London Link Design

 

• Providing Transport Forums to inform and encourage businesses about sustainable transport methods, in partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London

• Maintaining hanging baskets throughout the area to offset the grey dominance of the gyratory

• Encouraging click & collect and looking at consolidated freight deliveries to help reduce the number of vehicles and lower carbon footprint in the area

• Persuading and encouraging businesses to reduce amount of printer material

• Continuing with car club membership for businesses

• Monitoring cleanliness of the area through BID Ambassador

Monitoring

The BID will monitor its Cleaner, Greener Town targets through:

• Monthly recycling usage reports

• Yearly waste and CO2 saving certificates

• Environmental area audits

• BID ambassador walkabouts and grot spot checks

• Fast time reporting on environmental issues

• Regular business and visitor surveys

• Feedback collected from businesses and event attendees

RECYCLING

Your business can save money by reducing, reusing and recycling its waste with the BID.

All Levy-Payers are eligible to join HammersmithLondon’s recycling service, run in conjunction with First Mile. Sign up and we will distribute plastic sacks to your office which you can pop all your recycling waste into.

WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE ?

Businesses must have some sort of recycling agreement in place, prompting them to ensure that they do recycle material from their business premises.

It is no longer enough to just have a waste transfer note showing the suitable collection and disposal of your business waste. Working with the BID and First Mile can easily solve this issue as we offer free recycling to BID levy payers that will be more than enough to successfully adhere to the legislation.

First Mile also offer free stationary collections, toner collections, fluorescent tubes and light bulbs and will soon offer textile and fabric recycling.

WHAT GOES INTO THE SACK?

Well, just about everything:

• Copier paper - white or coloured • Card - white or coloured • Leaflets • Brochures, magazines, newspapers • Junk mail • Business directories, including yellow Pages • Envelopes, including ‘window’ envelopes • Drinks cans and food tins • Glass bottles & jars ( no more than 10% per sack ) • tetrapak • Cardboard ( for large boxes please flat pack and attach a HammersmithLondon sack ) • Plastic bottles, films & carrier bags

For more information call matthew John on 020 3362 4626 or email m.john@hammersmithlondon.co.uk

Click here to read the BID's monthly Recycling Reports.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

 

Each year Hammersmith comes alive with festive cheer thanks to the Christmas lights that line the streets around the town centre.

For the past 10 years, the festive lighting in Hammersmith has been funded for by the BID and is an integral part of the Christmas campaign to bring people into the area.

As part of HammersmithLondon’s offer we also supply the 25ft high tree in Lyric Square.

TRANSPORT FORUM

 

The BID is fully committed to providing local employees with all the latest information about travel, new infrastructure projects & transport issues affecting the area.

Hammersmith is set to transform over the next few years as bold new developments are built and the transport infrastructure dramatically improved.

Held once a quarter, the Transport Forum is open to all levy-payers and provides a platform for the BID, Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Transport for London to update Hammersmith businesses on the latest transport news. If you would like to attend the next forum, email L.Caruso@hammersmithlondon.co.uk

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