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London Borough of Waltham Forest

London Borough of Waltham Forest provides advice, support and information to startups and established firms in the borough.

Business support

Waltham Forest Council lists the business support services available to startups and small firms in the borough.
Tel: 020 8496 3000
Email: business.growth@walthamforest.gov.uk
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/business-advice

Waltham Forest Council provides advice and guidance on business continuity planning.
Tel: 020 8496 4293
Email: business.continuity@walthamforest.gov.uk
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/business-continuity-emergencies

Business premises

London Borough of Waltham Forest provides information about council-owned premises available to rent or buy.
Tel: 020 8496 8077
Email: propertyenquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/commercial-property-let

Libraries

Waltham Forest libraries are a good source of information for startups and small business owners.
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/service-categories/libraries

Trading licences

The local licensing team provides information about how to apply for various trading licences.
Tel: 020 8496 3000
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/service-categories/licences-and-street-trading

Business rates

London Borough of Waltham Forest is responsible for collecting business rates and dealing with any related queries.
Tel: 020 8496 3000
Email: businessrates@walthamforest.gov.uk
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/service-categories/business-rates

Procurement

Waltham Forest Council provides information to help business owners bid for public sector tenders.
Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/doing-business-council

Emergency contacts

Waltham Forest Council provides an out-of-hours service for emergencies such as:

  • Collapsed or unsafe buildings or structures
  • Emergency repairs to council-owned property
  • Street or pavement issues such as traffic lights, streetlights or blocked drains
  • Extreme weather

Website: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/contact-waltham-forest-council

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