Walworth Society - Latest News & October Meeting

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 7pm. Please find the notes from the meeting below. We apologise that these are action points only rather than full meeting minutes.


Our next meeting will be 7pm Thursday 7th November at the Art Academy 155 W Rd.

Walworth Low Emission Neighbourhood - Online Consultation.

As you may know, Southwark Council has been awarded £1 million to tackle air pollution problems along the Walworth Road in the Mayor of London funded Walworth Low Emission Neighbourhood project. Southwark’s investigation into traffic/transport-related issues across the Walworth area has just begun and there are opportunities to highlight problems and changes that you would like to see on this Commonplace map:


It is quite easy to make comments on it. The aim of this map-based work is to provide a base of understanding of the changes that are needed across the Walworth area. Please do have your say!

Walworth History Festival 2019 - 12th to 20th October.

Our latest flyer for the festival which starts on 12th October

Under The Knife - A film about the future of the NHS: Free Film Screening

News from WS member Steve Lancashire:

"This important film - Under the Knife - is having its Southwark premiere at the Bermondsey Kino in Bermondsey Square on Monday 14th October at 6pm".

Tickets are free and you can get them on this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/under-the-knife-film-screening-qa-tickets-72525793601

The Posh Club Returns!

Duckie are bringing back another 8 weeks of The Posh Club to the Elephant & Castle. The Posh Club is now being held at The Siobhan Davies Studios, 85 St George's Road, SE1 6ER. For news and info contact the email address below or azara@theposhclub.co.uk

Walworth Library & Southwark Heritage Centre

News from Southwark Council about the online consultation on the new Walworth Library and Southwark Heritage Centre. This online concept design consultation is now open.

"Southwark Council with AOC Architects and Lendlease are continuing to work on the new library and heritage centre in Walworth and here is another opportunity for you to see the current concept designs.

The online consultation is now live so please circulate the link to your friends, family and networks so they can see the ideas and have their say.

Thanks to those that made it along to the 'Chalk and talk' event yesterday – we had a lot of great conversations, received some superb ideas and input and look to expand this over the next few weeks."

You can keep up to date with the project and its progress on www.southwark.gov.uk/wl&shc

Image of the new space below (photo: Diana Cochrane)

Knife Crime Seminar - Wednesday 16th October 6.30-9.00pm

From WS Member Mark Webb, news of a seminar looking at ways to address and reduce knife crime. Speakers will include Sara Hyde who is an expert on childhood trauma; Lou Edminson from The Blue Elephant talking about youth drama as an anti-knife crime medium. Twilight Bay is an internationally known speaker from the US and a gang expert. Mark himself will talk about Now, Then and The Future of Knife Crime. The invitation is below:


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