Copy
June 2016 newsletter     
View this email in your browser

Dear Stratford Original members,

Despite what the weather has been of late, summer is well and truly here - which means lots of news and activities for Stratford Town Centre. See below for just some updates and ways for you to get involved. Remember to keep an eye on our website and Twitter feed for even more updates.
 
Have a great weekend,
The Stratford Original Team
Stratford Gyratory update
Great news - the BID has secured funding to deliver a public realm improvement strategy as part of Newham Council’s Stratford gyratory work. We are currently identifying a number of imrpovements across the BID area and are working with the gyratory team at Newham Council to push these ideas forward. 
 
In related news, The Stratford Gyratory team will be running drop in sessions next week and would like to invite you to come along on one of the dates below:-
  • Monday 20th June 2016 between 13.30 – 16.30
  • Tuesday 21st June 2016 between 10.00 – 13.00
Both sessions will be held at Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London E16 2QU. Once you arrive at the offices, you will need to report to reception and ask for Smitha Sujith or Paul Gannon respectively.
 
These sessions will be an opportunity for you to see the final option for the gyratory. Members of the team will be available throughout the sessions to answer any questions. Please note, this will be the last session where any design changes can be discussed before the scheme goes out to public consultation in summer 2016.
Business networking event
 
Stratford Original is pleased to jointly host an open networking event with Newham Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday 23 August from 17:30 – 19:30 at the Holiday Inn Express on Stratford High Street. It will be a  great opportunity to meet with other businesses and make new contacts. Food and drink will be provided. To register, email John James at secretary@newhamchamber.com
Tramway Avenue Pocket Park lunchtime greening session 

Last year, Tramway Avenue was transformed from a neglected and under-used area into a new green community space. Stratford Original is involved in helping keep this green oasis going and would like to invite you to come along to help. At the session, you will be lead by an expert gardener to:-
  • Take part in planting, gardening and watering
  • Set up a community book swap space
  • Give your ideas for the next session
Date: Friday, 15 July 2016
Time: 1 – 2pm for gardening and greening 
           3 - 4pm for community book swap set up
Feel free to drop in at a time that suits you best.

Meeting Place: Where Tramway Avenue meets West Ham Lane outside of Peppers Café. 

For more information contact Danielle Johnson on 07734939370 or  danielle.johnson@groundwork.org.uk
Get involved in a theme group

We are always looking for members to join our working groups to share ideas and help deliver projects. Interested? Contact us on info@startfordoriginal.com or call 0208 555 7065
  • Promoting Stratford - next meeting on 9th August 2016 from 10:30am - 12:00pm at Newtec
  • Safer and welcoming - keep an eye on our website and Twitter for updates on the next meeting
Public realm updates

Creative Wayfinding
We have appointed Thomas Matthews to deliver the creative wayfinding project for the BID  and the strategy for this will be delivered over the summer. The creative wayfinding project aims at increasing the visibility and awareness of the diversity of offer in Stratford Town Centre and will help to orient visitors. 
 

Green Infrastructure audit
The results of the green infrastructure audit will be ready at the end of July and will be available for members to view on our website. The audit will help Stratford Original identify the quantity and quality of vegetated cover in the BID area, including open spaces, green walls, green roofs and trees. The audit will also highlight opportunities to increase planting and green space across the town centre. 
 

Stratford set to benefit from night tube service this summer


The Mayor of London has announced that the first all-night Tube services will run from 19 August on the Central and Victoria lines. The Night Tube will mean 24-hour weekend services for the first time in London’s history.
 
The start of Night Tube services on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines will follow in two separate phases later in the autumn. To meet the expected demand for Night Tube services, there will be six trains per hour through central London on all Night Tube lines between 0030 and 0530. This will rise to eight trains per hour on the Northern line to meet demand at busy stations between Leicester Square and Camden Town.

Stay up to date by visiting www.tfl.gov.uk/nighttube  
update subscription preferences | contact us on info@stratfordoriginal.com
or 0208 555 7065