1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting & AGM – Thursday 2nd March 7pm. Please find below the notes from our meeting on 2nd March which was also our AGM. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 6th April - Venue TBC. There will be opportunity to discuss the Bakerloo Line extension at the next WS meeting as a TfL representative is coming to discuss questions that people have about the Bakerloo Line extension and how it will impact on the Walworth area.
All of the comments that the WS submitted in relation to the E&C Shopping Centre Planning Application (16/AP/4458) appear in the file below.
2. Walworth Society AGM 2017 - Reports.
Please find the 3 reports associated with the WSAGM below:
1. Treasurer's Report: The 2016/17 Annual Accounts.
2. The Chair's Report of Activities in 2016.
3. WS Committee Meeting Minutes (Meeting Weds 22nd February) includes agreement of the 2016/17 accounts and AGM reports.
3. Community Growing in Walworth.
A special meeting, March 23, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm, to discuss interest in community growing and how it can be supported across the Walworth area. The meeting is organised by the Walworth Community Action Network and will be held at the Pullens Centre, Crampton St, SE17 3LH.
Full details from: http://www.southwarkcan.org/walworth_can_meeting_march
For more info contact: Robert Jamieson · email@example.com · 020 7358 7019
4. Manor Place Terrace & Braganza St Workshop - Consultation Event.
The display boards from the consultation event can be seen at:
It is likely that Southwark Council will soon submit both as planning applications.
The Walworth Society is pleased to announce that we will bringing back to life the old Walworth Festival as a major event in Walworth for 2017. We will be creating four street based festivals in across four Saturdays in June along with a package of local events to promote the heritage, creativity and diversity of the Walworth area.
Backed by the Southwark Council High Street Challenge our project will revive the historic Walworth Festival which was a firm favourite in the calendar up to the early 1980s.
Each of the four Saturdays events will have a different theme that highlights the cultural diversity of the Walworth area and each will promote the area as a destination to spend leisure and shopping time along the historic Walworth Rd.
Four different streets off the Walworth Road will be closed for the day and animated with local performers, music, history, local business and artisans. It will be an opportunity for people to come together and find out what is happening in the Walworth area and for traders/artisans to promote their talents and sell their produce/products.
The Festival is a chance to highlight the creativity of the local community and its businesses and signpost the people to all the wonderful events, heritage, arts, businesses and cultural diversity we have in Walworth. In the longer-term we are hoping that these events in 2017 will be a springboard for an annual Walworth Festival where the community new and old can come together to promote the area to a London-wide audience.
So how can you get involved in this exciting project? We are looking for anyone who has a business or someone who would like to try out selling crafts on a stall. Space will be provided for free. Also, are you a budding entertainer and you would like to highlight your creative skills on the stage? Have you got any ideas of the types of things you would like to see at the festival? Do you have a community event you would like to publicise or would you like to tell people about the work that your community group does? If the answer is YES, your community and the Walworth Festival needs YOU!
Contact - John Whelan (Walworth Festival Project Manager) - 07535413884 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 2nd February 7pm. Minutes of our February 2nd meeting below. Our next meeting is on March 2nd and will also be our AGM.
2. New Southwark Plan - Area Visions and Site Allocations.
The next stage of the New Southwark Plan - the area visions and proposed site allocations - has just been published. One of the Southwark Council Planning Policy team will be coming to a future WS meeting to discuss the issues as they affect the Walworth area but if you would like to look at the document it can be downloaded from:
The section on the proposed development sites in Walworth starts at page 176. See also Chatelaine House on the W Rd on page 126.
3. Manor Place Terrace & Braganza St Workshop - Consultation Event.
The final consultation event ahead of a planning application being submitted for the Manor Place Terrace and the Braganza St Workshop sites is being held at the Penrose TRA Hall, Penrose Grove SE17 3EA on Thursday 23rd February from 5.30pm to 7pm.
4. East Street Heritage Tour - Film!
Many thanks to Mike Kear for his fabulous film of the Animated Heritage Tour of East Street as part of the Southwark Council High Street Challenge Round 4 from last June. If you would like to watch it please go to:
5. The Changing Face of Camberwell - BfI film from 1963
Thanks to Ian Redding of Community Southwark for telling us about this film - mostly about Camberwell but images of the developing Burgess Park and the Surrey Canal as was.
6. Event to Support Migrants in the UK.
Info about an event on February 20th from the organisers:
Flashmob At Elephant And Castle Shopping Centre- 11am February 20th 2017
We are calling on all south London communities to come together in celebration of people who have chosen to make this country their home.
We want to show them that they are welcome and valued here and we want you to join us!
All nations, cultures and professions are welcome, so dance in your nurses uniform, dance in your suit- just join the party and dance for freedom and tolerance.
Everyone is invited and it will take only fifteen minutes of your day!
We're looking for dancers and musicians to lead this mob! If this sounds like fun, get in touch with us on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/groups/OneDayWithoutUsLondon/
Or on Twitter;