Unibail-Rodamco Westfield’s (URW) has shared development plans for new public spaces, potential areas for sport and student homes using space available on their Car Park CA. There is a public exhibition and a consultation survey which live until March 2024.
16 February 2024



Please click on the link below to view the recent changes to HMRC.
16 February 2024



The Mayor has announced histronic changes for each for the overground network. There is six new names and colours as a change for each of the lines. This change will make the network easier for customers to navigate while celebrating London’s diverse culture and history.

Each route will be represented by a new line name and colour on the Tube map, on train line diagrams, at stations and on digital journey planning tools, such as TfL Go. The much-loved orange roundel will continue to be used across the London Overground network.

Stakeholders, customers, historians, industry experts and communities have played a key role in suggesting the new names through independent engagement which took place ahead of the decision on the final six names. This was key for the Mayor, as London’s diverse history and culture have always played a significant role in shaping the city and it was important for the line names, which will be used for years to come, to reflect this.

The new line names are:

· The Lioness line: Euston to Watford Junction. The Lioness line, which runs through Wembley, honours the historic achievements and lasting legacy created by the England women’s football team that continues to inspire and empower the next generation of women and girls in sport. It will be yellow parallel lines on the map.

· The Mildmay line: Stratford to Richmond/Clapham Junction. The Mildmay line, which runs through Hoxton, honours the small charitable hospital in Shoreditch that has cared for all Londoners over many years, notably its pivotal role in the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, which made it the valued and respected place it is for the LGBTQ+ community today. It will be blue parallel lines on the map.

· The Windrush line: Highbury & Islington to Clapham Junction/New Cross/Crystal Palace/West Croydon. The Windrush line runs through areas with strong ties to Caribbean communities today, such as Dalston Junction, Peckham Rye and West Croydon and honours the Windrush generation who continue to shape and enrich London’s cultural and social identity today. It will be red parallel lines on the map.

· The Weaver line: Liverpool Street to Cheshunt/Enfield Town/Chingford. The Weaver line runs through Liverpool Street, Spitalfields, Bethnal Green and Hackney - areas of London known for their textile trade, shaped over the centuries by diverse migrant communities and individuals. It will be maroon parallel lines on the map.

· The Suffragette line: Gospel Oak to Barking Riverside. The Suffragette line celebrates how the working-class movement in the East End, fought for votes for woman and paved the way for women’s rights. The line runs to Barking, home of the longest surviving Suffragette Annie Huggett, who died at 103. It will be green parallel lines on the map.

· The Liberty line: Romford to Upminster. The Liberty line celebrates the freedom that is a defining feature of London and references the historical independence of the people of Havering, through which it runs. It will be grey parallel lines on the map.

We will now start the process of rebranding the line names across London’s transport network with the full roll out expected to be completed in one go by the end of the year. This includes an updated Tube map, a refreshed London Overground network map and a number of on-network assets including way finding signage at all 113 stations. Additional maps will also be updated including the step-free Tube map, Rail & Tube map, large print and black and white Tube map for those with visual impairments.
16 February 2024



It is with sadness that we learn about the sudden closure of the Stratford Market Village, a cherished part of Stratford Centre. Market Village plays an integral role in our community, offering a diverse array of goods, fostering local entrepreneurship, and creating a unique atmosphere for our town centre.

We are working closely with the London Borough of Newham to understand the evolving situation and more importantly, provide support and assistance to the traders.

Gianluca Rizzo, Stratford Original BID Managers, stated ‘this news caught us by surprise, Stratford Village is such an important economic, cultural and social hub of activity locally. We are in touch with some traders and representatives from Newham to provide assistance’.

Stratford Market Village hosts over 60 unique traders and it has been trading over 30 years in Stratford.
16 January 2024



The enchanting glow of the newly installed tree lights now illuminates six plane trees along Broadway, creating a festive ambiance in perfect harmony with the holiday season.
15 December 2023



Exciting news for cyclists in Stratford! Our newly installed bike pumps can now be found at two additional convenient locations, namely in Stratford Broadway and Burford Road. This expansion comes as part of our ongoing commitment to support and facilitate the needs of our thriving cycling community. With these accessible pump stations, we aim to provide cyclists with enhanced convenience and accessibility, ensuring smooth rides and hassle-free cycling experiences for all enthusiasts in the area.
20 October 2023



On the 21st of September, an engaging screening event of 'Beyond the Market' took place, featuring the premiere of their latest film 'Rebirth.' The night was highlighted by the showcasing of compelling short pieces created by talented young local residents as part of the 'Newham through your eyes' open call. As proud sponsors of the event, we were delighted to witness the impressive turnout, reflecting the community's strong support for artistic endeavors and local talent.
19 October 2023



We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for everyones attendance at the recent Stratford Developments Networking event. Your presence and active participation contributed significantly to the overall success and vibrancy of the event.

We would also like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our presenters,

Hugh McEwen - Director, Office S&M Architects

Tristan Stout - Senior Development Manager, Ballymore

Ian Fergusson - Planning Director, Dominus

Asif uz Zaman - Senior Design and Planning Manager, UNITE Students

Matt Griffiths-Rimmer - Communications and Impact Director, Hadley Property Group

whose insightful contributions and engaging presentations added immense value to the discussions. The event aimed to create a platform for fostering meaningful connections and sharing innovative ideas.

For more information about the proposed and ongoing developments in Stratford, please visit our dedicated platform following the link: https://stratfordoriginal.com/stratford-future
19 October 2023



As the sun sets on a wonderful summer day, we want to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to each and every one of you who made our Summer Get Together a memorable and joyous occasion!

We also want to give a HUGE thank you to Moxy hotel for sponsoring this event and for all their help!
10 October 2023



We are delighted to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who joined us for our Autumn Breakfast Networking Event. Your presence and participation made this event a resounding success, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome!

A special thank you goes out to our distinguished panel of experts who shared their insights and knowledge on the pressing issue of cybercrime. Their expertise illuminated the importance of cybersecurity in today's digital age and provided valuable takeaways for us all.

Key Highlights from the Event:

Networking: Our Autumn Breakfast Networking Event provided a fantastic platform for connecting and collaborating with fellow professionals. We hope you were able to forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

Informative Panel Discussion: The cybercrime panel discussion was both enlightening and thought-provoking. We appreciate the panelists for their invaluable contributions to the event.

Warm Atmosphere: The spirit of camaraderie and support within our community was palpable. Your enthusiasm and engagement added a touch of magic to the morning.

New Opportunities: We trust that you left the event with fresh insights, ideas, and opportunities for growth, both professionally and personally.

As we transition into the autumn season, we look forward to the continued growth and success of our community. Your presence at events like these reinforces the bonds that make our [organization/company] family so special.

If you missed any part of the event or wish to revisit the discussions, we will be sharing a recap and resources from the cybercrime panel in our upcoming newsletter. Stay tuned for more details!

Once again, thank you for being a part of our Autumn Breakfast Networking Event. Your support and engagement mean the world to us, and we look forward to many more fruitful collaborations in the future.
10 October 2023