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08/02/2016 in angel.london Brighter Older people

 WE’RE THE BID THAT CARES

We might be the smallest BID in London but we’ve got a big profile. Our work improving the Angel is attracting more and more attention. We are delighted to have been chosen by The Greater London Authority as the very…

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11/05/2016 in angel.london Brighter Charity Entertainment Older people Uncategorised

A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW…

The trouble with doing your absolute best is that it’s almost impossible to top. Well…after five of our pubs cooked and delivered the most splendid three-course feast for war veterans’ VE Day celebrations in 2015, we’re asking all of you,…

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24/01/2017 in angel.london Cleaner Council Recycling

Angel Ambassadors

We’ve had calls already – do the new evening recycling times mean you won’t see anything of the popular recycling boys?  Not a bit of it – in fact, you’ll see more of Rhys, Damion, Sam and Ash. By negotiating…

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02/03/2017 in angel.london Council

angel.london BUSINESSSES TAKE PETITION TO THE TREASURY

angel.london businesses have marched to Downing Street to hand in a 12,600-strong petition from businesses and residents all over Islington calling on the government to stop its proposed hike in business rates. Many shops and restaurants at the Angel are…

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05/09/2016 in angel.london Brighter

Angel’s in the pink

Aren’t they bloomin’ lovely? The sun’s out and so are our flower baskets – making the Angel look the sunny cheery optimistic place we love. The flowers are funded by angel.london with contributions from generous local landlords. They are one…

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24/05/2017 in angel.london Brighter

Angel’s blooming!

The BBC’s Gardeners World star Joe Swift helped launch the 2017 London in Bloom competition at the Business Design Centre recently and we’re hoping the Angel can rake in some awards this year. And we need your help. In order…

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29/03/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london CCTV Safer Uncategorised

Attend our anti-terror training session

In view of this week’s attack in Westminster, Met Police counter-terror experts are offering another chance to attend a training session especially designed to make sure businesses are prepared for any major incidents at the Angel. It’s at the VUE…

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08/02/2016 in angel.london Cleaner Recycling

B**P!

If you’re startled by a noise in the street that isn’t quite table etiquette, you could be next to one of our new Belly Bins announcing it’s full – and hassling the waste team to come and empty it. By…

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11/05/2016 in angel.london Cleaner Recycling

BETTER AIR

We’ve already made great progress towards cleaner air – by signing up 270 BID businesses to our Angel-wide free recycling we’re reducing waste-related traffic by six lorries a day. That means less pollution and less congestion. We are keeping an…

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19/06/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

Book a counter-terror training session for your business

As we continue to be vigilant in the face of attacks on our communities, we would like to offer all angel.london businesses exclusive bespoke training from our counter-terror police team. Officers will visit your business and deliver the Met’s Project…

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24/05/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

Book your police security training session NOW

The recent Angel Police Team training at the Vue cinema was so popular that we’re offering bespoke sessions at your premises tailored to suit your business. Can you easily spot shoplifters? What do you do if you see one stealing…

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14/03/2017 in angel.london Brighter Uncategorised

Brexit networking event

How could Brexit affect your business? How will it affect employment legislation? What effect will it have on current Health & safety requirements? How easy will it be to recruit EU workers? We are pleased to invite you to join…

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09/12/2016 in angel.london Brighter Cleaner Entertainment Safer Uncategorised

Business (as best) as usual

A high-viz jacket is never far away but we’re delighted to welcome shoppers and diners back to Camden Passage. And we’d like to say a BIG thank you to all the businesses and organisations who have rolled up their sleeves…

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21/06/2017 in angel.london Brighter Charity Council Older people Safer

Businesses proud to support Armed Forces Day

Everyone joined our local war veterans celebrating Armed Forces Day recently on Islington Green. And not only were we delighted to support it, but enormously proud that angel.london businesses once again came up trumps with generous donations to enhance the…

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08/02/2016 in Angel Police Team angel.london Entertainment Safer

CHEERS TO OUR PUBWATCH

We know our angel.london PubWatch is good, but it’s great to hear it called the best in London. Islington’s Licensing officer Kevin Blenkinsopp said recently that according to the Met, we’re the ‘model PubWatch group for London.’  Representing all the…

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17/05/2017 in angel.london Council Uncategorised

Continuing our campaign against business rate rises

We continue to be concerned about the impact of the 2017 business rates re-valuation that has placed a disproportionate burden on many of our small businesses, pubs and live venues. We feel the Chancellor’s March budget will have little effect…

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23/05/2017 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

Counter-terror training for the entertainment industry

In view of the terrible incidents in London and Manchester we are urging all businesses to sign up for our next counter-terror awareness event to keep you up-to-date with the latest intelligence and developments. It’s at 9am on June 16…

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18/11/2015 in angel.london

DERWENT APPRENTICE GOES FULL-TIME

City Gateway apprentice Amaruf Miah, 21, from East London was taken on by Derwent London to train with facilities manager Graham Jones after the developer pledged to provide a 12-month building management apprenticeship in The Standard’s Ladder for London campaign….

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05/09/2016 in angel.london Uncategorised

EARN MONEY AS A PARCEL COLLECTION POINT

Are you a small Angel business who wants to engage more customers and generate extra money at the same time? How about becoming a HubBox Collect Point for local shoppers ordering from the internet? It means residents can collect their…

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13/11/2015 in angel.london Brighter Tfl

ENDURING POWER OF LANDMARKS

It’s (more or less) official – the lovely turretty Co-op bank building and its beautiful but grafittii-ed neighbour the former Angel Picture Theatre have been saved from the wreckers ball. TfL have re-located their Crossrail2 focus to the other side…

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08/02/2016 in angel.london Entertainment

ENTREE MARCO PIERRE WHITE

Entree Marco Pierre White…     PIC/flyer As well as being able to eat your way around the globe at the Angel, you can now dine out on the cuisine of of a number of celebrity chefs right on your…

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05/09/2016 in angel.london

Extending the BID

Businesses outside the BID area are regularly asking if they can be part of it and benefit from our services so we have decided to extend the area at re-election, which is the only chance to change the boundary. In…

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16/11/2016 in angel.london Tfl

Extra Parking is live

Extended parking hours in Upper Street are now live…and we’ve spent years campaigning for them so please go and park there, and tell all your customers. We have secured Three-hour extension to all bays heading north – 7am-4pm Three-hour extension…

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05/09/2016 in angel.london Brighter Older people Uncategorised

Flowers coffee and cakes to thank our Armed Forces

The sun shone, the community turned out, and businesses showed their appreciation at the borough’s Armed Forces Day on Islington Green. Two angel.london businesses responded to our appeal for support and did themselves proud. “We are eager to be part…

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24/01/2017 in angel.london Safer

Help a heart

Have you got a defibrillator on your premises? We want the Angel to be as safe as it can be and are making an audit of all the resources here so we can direct people where to go in an…

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17/05/2017 in angel.london Safer Uncategorised

Help a heart?

Have you got a defibrillator? In trying to make the Angel safe we need to know where we can direct people in an emergency. It would be good if we could list all defibs in the area and hopefully save…

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28/09/2016 in angel.london Council

HERE’S GOOD NEWS ABOUT PARKING…

We’ve campaigned for extra parking and loading time in Upper Street – and they’ve just gone live! After requests from angel.london businesses, we lobbied TfL to support our local economy by allowing more time for deliveries, and more opportunities for…

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23/03/2016 in angel.london Architecture Brighter Uncategorised

HOW WILL KING’S CROSS AFFECT US?

How will King’s Cross affect us? Many of you asked for this – so Anna Strongman, Director of developers Argent came to talk to everyone about what’s happening at King’s Cross and how we can benefit? It was generously and…

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12/11/2015 in angel.london Swipii

IT’S A QUESTION OF LOYALTY

So if you’re not one of the 3,500 Angel people busy swiping your Angel Swipii card at lunchtime and stacking up the loyalty points, then why not? Email us for a stack of cards for everyone in your office and…

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06/02/2017 in angel.london Council Uncategorised

Love our local shops? Sign up NOW to keep business rates down

This weekend is your last chance to support our campaign asking the Government to freeze their planned business rate rise. We have put our petition in local shops along Upper Street and Camden Passage and will be collecting everything in…

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14/06/2017 in angel.london Cleaner

Make it a clean air day every day

It might have been National Clear Air Day on June 15 but we’re working with Cross River Partnership to urge everyone to spend time EVERY DAY thinking about doing your bit to clean up our air. When did you last…

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28/06/2017 in angel.london Cleaner

Next meetings with Thames Water

July 12 6.30pm public meeting at the Business Design Centre – it’s important that as many people as possible go along to speak to Sarah McMath, the new Managing Director of Wholesale Water at Thames Water.

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03/07/2017 in angel.london Cleaner Recycling

Now we even collect your unwanted white goods

We’ve just added white goods to the list of things you no longer need that we can collect for free. This is in addition to the six recycling services we already offer – paper, cardboard, plastics, printer cartridges, furniture swap…

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13/11/2015 in angel.london Council

PARKING PLANS PROVOKE A POWERFUL RESPONSE

We are delighted to confirm that after HUGE opposition from businesses and residents at the Angel, the council have scrapped their plans to extend parking charges to seven days here. They have reported that 76% of people responding to their…

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14/03/2017 in angel.london Cleaner Recycling

RECYCLING REMINDER

New recycling Our new recycling service is a month old and we hope everyone is familiar with the evening times. Our recycling boys are going out every day checking if anyone has mistakenly put their stuff out and reminding them…

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17/05/2017 in angel.london Uncategorised

Roadworks caused loss of business?

A number of businesses have already reported that footfall and trade figures are down since the work started. If this is affecting you, we have agreed a process with Thames so you can make a claim. Contact us for details…

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30/08/2017 in angel.london Brighter Entertainment

Sign up for our mouth-wateringly good lunchtime walks

How can we get everyone working at Angel fitter, more engaged with the area, meeting other businesses, and improve air quality all at the same time? Lunchtime walks, of course. We’ve teamed up with Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association to…

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04/10/2016 in angel.london Cleaner Recycling

SMART BUSINESS SAVERS

Whoever you are, whatever your business, our six free recycling services can save you money. It saves many smart businesses far more than they pay in BID levy. Here’s the proof – we’ve made all these annual savings for your…

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24/05/2017 in angel.london Uncategorised

So how IS the Angel doing?

We’ve commissioned a survey of businesses at Angel to find out more about you. We want to identify how the area is performing, find out what’s important to you and what you think of us (don’t worry – it’s confidential)….

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30/08/2017 in angel.london Cleaner

Spraying spree

Vandals defaced a number of Upper Street businesses with graffiti recently which we cleaned off the next morning. Don’t forget this service is still FREE to all angel.london members. Says Carrie at Knight Frank: “Thanks for a fantastic response. The…

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08/02/2016 in Angel Police Team angel.london Safer

THE UK’S FIRST ANTI-TERROR PHONE WARNING SYSTEM

We’ve set up the first WhatsApp safety messaging group as the quickest and simplest way to alert you if there’s a terrorist attack. We’re determined that every angel.london member is told immediately about incidents so you can ensure the safety…

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05/10/2016 in angel.london Cleaner Recycling

THERE’S GOOD RECYCLING, AND THERE’S THIS…

There’s good recycling, and there’s this…  ..it’s been driving us and Upper Street businesses crazy for well over a year now – who’s been regularly dumping cans of used cooking oil overnight in St Albans Place? Some mornings, several times…

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13/11/2015 in angel.london Brighter Entertainment

THERE’S A TWINKLE IN THE AIR….IT’S THE ANGEL CHRISTMAS LIST

December 4-20 10am-6pm Angel Christmas Market, Islington Green  Back by popular demand, angel.london & Clever Creations present the Angel’s most vibrant and festive outdoor Christmas Market for two whole weeks on Islington Green. Stocked with top quality, hand-picked, must-see designers & exhibitors…

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05/10/2016 in angel.london Cleaner Recycling

THREE INTO TWO

You might be wondering why you haven’t seen Damion (left) from our recycling team for a while? Well, don’t worry, he hasn’t moved on. In fact, he hasn’t moved anywhere – he’s laid up with a broken leg. Both Rhys…

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11/05/2016 in angel.london

VOTE YES TO RE-ELECT US

We can’t quite believe it but it’s almost five years since businesses elected us for our second term as the Angel’s business improvement district. And now we are asking you to vote again so we can continue bringing benefits to…

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08/02/2016 in Angel Police Team angel.london CCTV Safer

WATCH YOUR CCTV!  

A sharp-eyed pub manager helped Angel Police Team catch a regular bag thief by watching her CCTV.  After studying the pub’s footage when a customer reported her bag stolen, the Steam Passage duty manager memorised the face and was surprised…

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28/10/2016 in angel.london Awards Brighter

WE HAVE BEEN RESOUNDINGLY RE-ELECTED BY 86% OF BUSINESS VOTERS!

It’s the best news. We have been resoundingly re-elected to manage the Angel for another five years by 86% of businesses who voted YES. We have secured the support of 93% of the amount of rateable value. Says angel.london CEO…

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12/11/2015 in angel.london

WE’RE THE IN CROWD

It seems that angel.london is THE business improvement district to be in. A number of businesses just outside the BID are now paying to become voluntary members. They’re keen to be part of our cohesive business community and want to…

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21/03/2016 in angel.london Charity Recycling Uncategorised

WE’VE GONE INTO THE FURNITURE BUSINESS

We’re delighted lots of Angel office workers will have turned up to work and found new desks, chairs and cabinets over the past few weeks, all courtesy of the Business Design Centre. The exhibition centre recently donated excellent quality but…

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07/02/2017 in angel.london Charity Council Older people

We’ve secured cash to open doors for pensioners’ project

As part of angel.london’s commitment to being London’s most age-friendly town centre we have secured  a donation to make it easier for pensioners to get into a day centre – quite literally! The once-automatic doors at Claremont Project on White…

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04/10/2016 in angel.london Brighter Entertainment

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

It’s what you, our members, think of us that counts most – but these are some of the things other people say 2016 endorsed by Mayor of London Saddiq Khan for reducing crime, creating a better place to live and…

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08/02/2016 in angel.london Brighter Entertainment

WHO’S HERE, HOW AND WHY?

Did you know there are 60,000 people a day using Angel tube and Thursday is our new Friday? Always on the lookout for ways we can help boost your business we commissioned a footfall survey recently to identify our busiest…

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