Community Asset Walkabouts

Thanks to everyone who came along to our 3 walkabouts in each of the Walworth Wards. We had a fantastic turnout with well over 50 people taking part altogether.  We were looking at 3 different types of things in the areas that we visited:

1. Buildings (private or publicly owned) or open spaces that can qualify as community assets (linked to the new Localism Act 2011).

 2. Historic buildings that are in need of protection (ties in with the forthcoming Southwark Council consultation about the Local List of historic buildings).

3. Green/Open Spaces that are currently unprotected (ties in with the Southwark Council Open Spaces Strategy consultation).

We also looked at a number of places that are highlighted as development sites in the Elephant & Castle Supplementary Planning Document.

Although we did not manage to look at everything in each ward, we have got some really useful results from the process and the results from each ward can be seen in the downloadable documents below. Please say if there are things that are missing and we will of course add them to the reports.

We will be using this work over the next 6 months in our work with Southwark Council. Thanks again to everyone who took part. Below are some photos of the walkabouts.








Special Walworth Society General Meeting

There will be a special general meeting to discuss the E&C Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which will direct the development of our area over the next 10 years or so. We will have a presentation by the Planning Policy team from Southwark Council. Please do come along; everyone is welcome.

The agenda for the meeting is:


1. Welcome, introductions & apologies.
2. Minutes of committee meeting held on 19th December.


3. Elephant & Castle SPD on the future of our area:


a) Introduction – SPD overview.


b) Supporting local communities.


c) Protecting and preserving the architectural heritage.


d) Protecting and improving green spaces and promoting links between them.


e) Responding to the SPD (deadline 7th Feb).


4. Campaigns: Manor Place Terrace & Kennedy’s Update.


5. Publicity & promotion (website/social media) – logos etc.


6. AOB.


Details: Monday 30th January 7pm to 9pm. Venue: Consultation Hub at 182-184 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JJ.

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