HELP DESIGN ENTERPRISE HUBS IN LEWISHAM / TAKE-AWAY OWNER HIT WITH £6,000 FINE
HELP DESIGN ENTERPRISE HUBS IN LEWISHAM
If you work in the digital media, creative, business or social enterprise sectors then Lewisham council would like to hear from you.
They are looking for people to help design new enterprise hubs due to open in Catford, Deptford and Ladywell in early 2016.
“We want to talk to you and other local entrepreneurs and small businesses to get a better insight into what space, services and facilities you need” said a Lewisham spokesperson.
The council has appointed Studio TILT, an industry leader in co-working and innovative workplace design, to help develop the hubs. A free co-design workshop will be held in the Old Town Hall, Catford SE6 4RU on Wednesday 10 June from 5–8pm.
During the evening you can:
view the space in the Town Hall where the Catford Enterprise Hub will be located
find out more about the emerging plans for the enterprise hubs in Ladywell and Deptford
network with other local entreprenuers
meet the team behind the project
“We are excited to be developing this new generation of spaces where people can work, meet, connect and scale their businesses and we really hope you will take this opportunity to help shape their design” the spokesperson added.
“You can arrive at any time in the evening between 5–6.45pm on the night.”Refreshments will be provided and it should also be a great opportunity to network with other local businesses.”
To read more about the enterprise hubs and / or to register your free place please go to lewisham.gov news (Source: Lewisham council press release.)
TAKE-AWAY OWNER HIT WITH £6,000 FINE
Food and grease on the walls, floors and work surfaces of a Brixton take-away’s kitchen were discovered by Lambeth council during an inspection which revealed “a serious risk to customers health” say the council.
It was also found that food was not adequately refrigerated and there was a potential danger from cross contamination, a council spokesperson added.
“The grim discoveries have resulted in the business owner pleading guilty to a series of charges prior to appearing at Camberwell Green magistrates’ court.”
Lambeth’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods Cllr Jane Edbrooke said: “The place was filthy and the fact that one of the freezers used to store food on the premises had a door which had come away from its hinges and had dirty, broken seals should have obviously set alarms bells off to staff.
“It was clear that the kitchen had not been cleaned properly for far too long and was served by defective equipment., all of which suggested neglect by the business operator.
“Lambeth council works hard to support business and job creation in the borough. “But when business people act irresponsibly in this way we will not hesitate to step in and protect the public.
“I’m glad that in this case the owner acknowledged his poor practise by pleading guilty in court and has pledged to clean up his act.”
The owner pleaded guilty to a number of charges under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, including operating an unregistered food business and failing to ensure that raw food was kept in such a way as to avoid contamination.
The bench gave him credit for his early guilty plea, but still fined him £6,000 as well as ordering him to pay a £75 victim surcharge and costs of £945, leaving him £7,020 to pay in total.
The take-away was first inspected on 6 January, 2014. Hygiene improvement notices and a schedule of work was left with an employee in the premise to improve conditions at the kitchen
Food inspectors returned on 24 February, 2014 where they found that conditions had not improved.
Lambeth council officers will continue to monitor the premises to ensure food hygiene standards are maintained, said a council spokesperson. (Source: Lambeth council press release.)