The creation of this forum was prompted by one of our businesses asking 'where can I get my boiler fixed?'.
When I, as a local resident, have a query of this kind, there is really only one place to look! It is a source of some pride that we have what must be the best community website in London.
So we beat a path to James' door, and this new forum is the result. Its 'agenda' will no doubt shape itself. But we would encourage businesses, and users of businesses - whether in the Bankside area or beyond - to share their questions and their concerns, however lofty, however mundane. And, on a personal note, I hope that the esteemed users of the other London-SE1 fora will give the businesses the benefit of their knowledge where possible.
One announcement - at the beginning of April we will be launching the new Better Bankside website which, alongside a link to this forum, will include a directory of more than 300 businesses which are either members of Better Bankside or of its Business Club. So look out for that.