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Night Time Enterprise Zone (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

How will you be evaluating whether the pilot of the first Night Time Enterprise Zone was successful and what are the key measures of success?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The aims of the Night Time Enterprise Zone pilot project are to revive London’s high streets with increased activity after 6pm; give Londoners better access to their city after 6pm and support good work standards for night workers. This pilot will take place on Walthamstow High Street.

The London Borough of Waltham Forest has designed pilot activities to meet these aims including establishing a new fund to help business and community groups host events after 6pm and offering entrepreneurs low-cost and flexible business spaces to hire in the evenings. Waltham Forest will evaluate this pilot activity and produce a final report, action plan and case studies. This learning will be shared with the Night Time Borough Champions network, supporting boroughs with the development of their Night Time Strategies.

Key performance indicators set out in the grant funding agreement between the GLA and the London Borough of Waltham Forest include: