Since the events on 3 June 2017 we have been keeping our business members updated as we receive relevant information. We have listed some useful resources below:
Trader Support Fund
As you are probably aware, Borough Market, Better Bankside and United St Saviour’s Charity have set up a Trader Support Fund for local businesses and individuals suffering financial hardship as a result of the attacks of 3 June 2017. Contributions to this fund have been received from the founder members and many other local businesses and residents. A representative committee has been set up to award and monitor the funds.
Donations can be made via justgiving.com/loveborough. We thank our member businesses and individuals who have already made contributions.
Automatic rate relief from Southwark Council
Southwark Council has applied a one month discount on business rates for local businesses who were in occupation of a premises within the inner cordon area following the London Bridge attacks.
Revised bills have been issued, if you believe you should be entitled to relief but have not received a new invoice you can call the business rates team on 0207 525 5505 for an assessment with a senior officer.
See more on Southwark Council's website.
We are working with the London Growth Hub to provide advice to businesses affected by the recent incidents. You can:
Receive up to three hours of free one-to-one mentoring support through the London Growth Hub’s ‘Start, Scale, Grow’ project. To book please call 08456 099 991 or email info [at] nwes.org.uk mentioning ‘Borough Market’.
Search for business support through the London Growth Hub’s online portal at growthhub.london. The portal brings together the capital's vast business support offer into a single online resource and includes a searchable database of nearly 400 business support schemes and nearly 300 business support events across the capital, many of which are free to access.
The London Growth Hub is delivered by the LEAP which is the local enterprise partnership for London. Chaired by the Mayor of London, the LEAP is the body through which the Mayoralty works with London's boroughs and business to take a strategic view of the regeneration, employment and skills agenda for London.
The Home Office has a dedicated website linked to this attack with information for guidance on support services available for victims, witnesses, family members and those affected.
Victim Support is currently operating its 24/7 support line, offering emotional and practical support for anyone affected by the attack. The number is 0808 168 9111 and is free to call.
Southwark Cathedral clergy are also offering to visit and have conversations of support with people in the local community, including employees. They are well trained in providing pastoral care. If you would like to speak with them please don't hesitate to contact Canon Michael Rawson on michael.rawson [at] southwark.anglican.org or 020 7367 6706.
UK charity Mind offers support resources for those looking to encourage someone else to seek help, for people supporting someone with post-traumatic stress disorder and a resource to understand and support people with anxiety and panic attacks.
The British Red Cross has launched a new UK Solidarity Fund to help the victims of terror anywhere in the UK. Donate here.
If there is anything else we can do to help, please don't hesitate to contact the Better Bankside team on 020 7928 3998 or email //response [at] betterbankside.co.uk">response [at] betterbankside.co.uk. If we can’t help directly we would be pleased to help identify what could be explored.