Walworth Society - November Meeting & Other News

Updated: Nov 16, 2019

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 7th November 2019 at 7pm. Please find the notes from the meeting below. Many thanks to Shelagh Kavanagh for these.


The presentation about the Walworth Low Emission Neighbourhood from Richard Wells of Southwark Council can be downloaded from:


The presentation from Sophy Tayler from the SE5 Forum for Camberwell on the Southwark Supertram can be downloaded from:


We will not be holding a meeting in December so our next meeting will be Thursday 9th January 2020 (2nd Thursday in Jan as many people are away the first Thursday our usual meeting date).

2. Foodbanks in Walworth - Volunteers Wanted

Call for volunteers from WS member Laura Gordon:

Central Southwark Community Hub is a charity that runs a food bank, community cafe, gives support with benefits, and provides holiday clubs to those in need. The food bank needs volunteers to help at any of its four hubs in Southwark, two of them being in Walworth (one by Amelia St and one in St Paul's Lorrimore Square).

Volunteers will be giving out food parcels, having a chat with the people that come in and signposting them for further support where needed.

To volunteer for this vital service, please email felicia.boshorin@cschub.co.uk.

3. Walworth Low Emission Neighbourhood - Do Comment

Do keep your comments coming on the map. We have Richard Wells from Southwark Council coming to talk about the project at our 7th Nov meeting.

The latest update about the project from Southwark Council can be seen below:

Our online consultation has been running for four weeks so far and over 500 people have visited the website, leaving many contributions that you can see on the online map. 72% of people responding so far have said they are supportive of measures to stop traffic making short-cuts between the Old Kent Road area and the Kennington area. This will be an essential part of the strategy to improve local air quality, create a safer and more pleasant environment for local people.

We held our first community event last week at East Street Market and the response was very positive: there is an appetite for changing the local environment: less through traffic - better bus journeys - safer walking and cycling - more attractive shopping and leisure. We'll be out again on Walworth Road on Friday 22nd November in the afternoon.

We need to hear from many more of you - especially younger people, older people and members of minority communities.

This is an important opportunity to influence the quality of life in Walworth, which impacts all who live and work in the area. Please go online and respond to the really simple survey - it is at https://ourhealthywalworthmap.commonplace.is

The project website (to keep up to date on progress etc) is:


4. Bakerloo Line Extension - Latest Consultation

The latest TfL consultation about the proposed Bakerloo Line Extension can be found at:


It runs until 22nd December.

5. Southwark Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) - News

News from WS Member Steve Lancashire...

1. Petition. The 999 Call/KONP petition


2. Website. There is a fuller page on our 999 website now

999 Website Page - http://bit.ly/StopDeviousMergers

6. Walworth History Festival - Thanks to all!

Thanks to everyone who made the festival such a success and especially everyone who came along, undertook research and volunteered. We had over 800 visitors and a huge number of positive comments about the content of the festival and all the events that went on. Below is a very small selection of photos from the festival (in chronological order-ish!).

There are loads more on our Twitter site: https://twitter.com/WalworthSociety

NB The Festival Lives on! Members of the Walworth Book Group are planning to meet at the Electric Elephant Cafe on Tuesday 26th November at 7pm.


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