1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 6th April 7pm.
Please find below the notes from our meeting on 6th April. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 11th May (second Thursday of the month rather than the usual first) - Venue: St Peter's Church, Liverpool Grove SE17 (entrance up the main steps).
2. Planning Applications: Manor Place Terrace and Braganza St Workshops.
The planning applications are now live for these two long awaited developments.
Their numbers are:
Manor Place Terrace 17/AP/0907
Braganza Street Workshops 17/AP/0964
They can be accessed via:
Visualisation of Manor Place Terrace
3. Growfest 2017. Free Community Growing & Gardening in Southwark Day - Glengall Wharf Saturday 6th May 11am to 4pm.
Full details: www.burgessparkfoodproject.org.uk
4. Boundary Commission for England (BCE) - What Parliamentary Constituency will Walworth be in?
The BCE is currently working on the constituencies for England for 2020 onwards. There have been suggestions that Walworth could be divided into three constituencies (from the current two). We have made representations that that would not be good for our area and, if of interest, these can be seen in the file below.
5. Funding Opportunities - a. Elephant and Castle Community Fund.
After a gap of a year the E&C CF is open again for grants (of between £500 to £5,000). For details of how to apply see:
b. Aylesbury Community Grant
Grant info from Notting Hill. There are three weeks left to get applications in for The Aylesbury Community Grant. Closing date Friday 28th April. Local Grants available for up to £500 and £1500. At least 75% of those benefitting from the Grant (ie. participants or beneficiaries) must be from the Aylesbury estate. Contact Becky Williams 0203 815 2164, 07584 281137, firstname.lastname@example.org
6. New Southwark Plan – Site Allocations & Area Visions.
Please find below the comments that the WS submitted following our discussion of the proposed site allocations and area visions for Walworth and the E&C at the last meeting.
7. Elephant Park - Exhibition of Next Phase.
Lendlease will be having a stall from 6:30pm at the start of the next meeting to talk about MP3, the next phase of Elephant Park. This phase includes two plots between New Kent Road and the new Park, H4 and H5.
H4 has been recently submitted for planning approval and Lendlease will be able to answer questions related to the application. Plot H5 is currently under designed development and Lendlease would like to hear thoughts on the emerging proposals.
8. Protecting Southwark's Pubs.
We have mentioned before that Southwark Council is proposing to give greater protection to Southwark's pubs through an Article 4 direction which removes permitted development rights for the change of use, demolition or alteration of pubs and requires planning permission for any proposed changes to the pubs that are identified in the Article 4 Directions.
If you would like to comment on this proposal (we have said that we are really supportive), that can be done at the consultation page:
or by emailing:
Any comments need to be in by 27th April.
People were interested in the full list of SE17 pubs that feature in this Article 4 Direction and they are:
Open Pubs. Article 4 relating to Change of Use and Alteration only:
The Beehive, 60-62 Carter Street
Red Lion 407 Walworth Road
The Tankard 178 Walworth Road
Queen Elizabeth 42 Merrow Street
Article 4 relating to Change of Use, Demolition and Alteration:
Huntsman & Hounds 70 Elsted Street
The Gladstone 24-26 King And Queen Street
The Good Intent 24 East Street
Canterbury Arms 2-4 Maddock Way
The Royal British Legion 34-40 Braganza Street
Sir Robert Peel 7 Langdale Close
The Hour Glass 131 Beaconsfield Road
CLOSED PUBS. Article 4 relating to Change of Use, Demolition and Alteration:
Rose & Crown (due to reopen) 96 Rodney Road
Masons Arms 109 East Street
Article 4 relating to Change of Use and Alteration only:
Liam Ogs 374 Walworth Road (Banana's Bar)
Duke Of Sutherland 51 Lorrimore Road (now housing!!)
Article 4 relating to Demolition and Alteration only:
The Bell 51 East Street
Hampton Court Palace 35 Hampton Street
The full list of the pubs in Southwark being considered for protection can be seen at: http://bit.ly/2pxLl0j
Great to see the magnificent Masons Arms on East St on the list.
The Walworth Town Hall building was badly damaged in a fire in 2013 and the damage caused meant that the Newington Library could also no longer be used. For the last four years the library has had a temporary home at The Artworks at the Elephant and Southwark Council has maintained the Town Hall in a condition that can allow it to be brought back into use in due course.
In 2015, plans were created for the comprehensive redevelopment of the two buildings (bit.ly/2kjjl0p). The Council has now paused these plans as they are costed at around £40 million, almost £20 million more than they had originally budgeted.
The Walworth Society and local Councillors feel that we now need to find out more about what people think about the services that the Walworth area needs, how they value the Town Hall building and what should happen to it. To find this out we have created a short survey for people to fill in.
The survey is completely confidential. We will feedback your responses and the findings through Spring and Summer 2017 via Walworth Society meetings and our regular mailings. Please note that the questions do not represent our views. We are just trying to find out what people think!
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.