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FREE energy efficiency support for businesses

Could your business do with lower energy bills? Are you throwing away valuable resources? Would you like to find out more about ways you can reduce your waste, save yourself some money and help the environment too?

Help is at hand! Lambeth council are looking to support Small and Medium size enterprises (SMEs) to do just that.

The service is FREE and is delivered by a team of business advisers who visit your business and carry out an energy and waste audit. The project is tailored to each individual business needs and help is provided also with drawing up an action plan.

SMEs in Lambeth qualify for this support, and if your business is within the Low Carbon Zone (map here) an additional £500 grant may also be available to help you implement any energy efficiency measures.

If you are interested, get in touch with Jeremy Keates, Enterprise Officer – jkeates@lambeth.gov.uk. Tel 020 7926 2702.

But do not hesitate, as this project will wrap up at the end of March.

Your vote is needed!

Brixton Reuse Centre (BRC) – a community space for repair, reuse and re-skilling – has been shortlisted for £100K of funding from Lambeth’s “Your Choice” public voting project.

About BRC

Brixton Reuse Centre (BRC) will transform a disused garage block near Loughborough Junction into a mini trading estate where waste items will be repaired and remanufactured into new products. BRC will bring new life to 200 tonnes of waste materials each year, including furniture, bikes, wood, tools, musical instruments, computers, textiles and more. The project will provide training and volunteering opportunities and green jobs – equipping local people with skills for a low carbon economy.

For more information visit our website: http://remadeinbrixton.wordpress.com/brixton-reuse-centre/ where you can watch a 2 minute video about the project.

We are calling for your support to encourage as many Lambeth residents as possible to vote for our project! If you live or go to school in Lambeth please vote for BRC or forward this email on to anyone you know who may like to support this project.

The deadline is 1 December.

Please support this amazing initiative and help us transform a derelict space into a creative and entrepreneurial hub for us all to enjoy.  Please circulate to all your networks.

Thank you.

B£ launches very own reusable cup!

The B£ Reusable Cup

We are very proud to have now launched our very own B£ reusable cup!

Designed and manufactured by KeepCup, light, sleek and environmentally friendly, this is the first barista standard reusable cup.

Not only you will be able to use our B£ cup in Brixton and get a lovely discount, but you can literally use it in any other coffee place you fancy, and help reduce the amount of packaging going to landfill.

The following cafes in Brixton are offering a discount to B£ cup users – please check in store for details:

Cafe Tana, 96 Brixton Hill, SW2 1QN

C@fe Brixton, 8 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PD

Cafe Viva, Brixton Station Road, SW9

Cafe Sitifis, 11 Rushcroft Road, off Coldharbour Lane, SW2 1JS

Rosie’s cafe, 14E Market Row, Brixton Market, SW9

Wild Caper, 11-13 Market Row, Electric Lane, SW9 8LB

Rahel Cafe & Bar, 16 Acre Lane, SW2 5SG

Azmarino Cafe, 2 Atlantic Road, SW9 8HY

Opus Cafe, 89 Acre Lane, SW2 5TN

Bellantoni’s, 81 Fifth Avenue, Granville Arcade, SW9 8PS

Duck Egg Cafe, 424 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LF

Also, keep an eye out for ‘Use your B£ cup here‘ posters, which will alert you to any new coffee places on the scheme.

The B£ cup makes a stylish and handy gift, it comes in three colour combinations (see picture), and is available from the Community Shop (Unit 6, First Avenue, Granville Arcade, Brixton Market, SW9 8PR), as well as: C@fe Brixton, Wild Caper, Rosie’s cafeCafe Sitifs, Viva Cafe (next door to Brixton Recreation Centre), Bellantoni’sAzmarino CafeOpus Cafe, and Duck Egg Cafe.

Yours for B£6 or £6.50.