Happy New Year from the Walworth Society and all the very best for 2018.
1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting. Notes from the meeting are below. Next month's meeting is Thursday 1st February when we will hear from Gillian King Southwark Council's Archaeologist who has spearheaded the successful bid with Historic England for the Walworth Heritage Action Zone. For more info on that see: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/news/2017/dec/walworth-awarded-heritage-action-zone-status-to-revive-its-historic-heart
2. Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council Meeting.
Important CC meeting on Tuesday 9th January at St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove, London, SE17 2HH from 6.30pm.
Part One of the meeting at 6.30pm deals with funding decisions about Cleaner Greener Safer, Highways Capital Investment and Community Infrastructure Project List (CIPL).
Part Two from 7pm focuses on the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre application and a discussion of the issues relating to it. The full agenda can be seen at:
3. Walworth Happenings - Impromptu at Louie Louie.
Details below about the latest in the Walworth Happenings series of events. This time contemporary music at Louie Louie - Thursday 25th Jan from 8pm.
4. Alberta Estate Tree Planting Event - Sunday 14th January from 10.45am. Invitation from the Alberta TRA...
You are cordially invited to join the Alberta Fruit Commons and the Alberta Tenants and Residents Association for a celebratory tree planting followed by refreshments.
Meet at the corner of Berryfield Rd SE17 from 10.45am
11.00 - How to plant a fruit tree.
11.30 - Planting of apple trees and blackberry bushes
12:30 - Soup and hot spiced apple juice (at the Alberta TRA Hall)
Wassailing is an ancient custom intended to bring life to the orchard in the depths of winter. The word ‘wassail’ comes from the Old English “Waes hael” meaning “Good Health!”. The custom has many local variations, but generally includes making noise to awaken the trees and frighten away evil spirits. The Wassail is also the name for a large bowl of the hot spiced drink which is shared.
The Alberta Fruit Commons is a community growing project initiated by local residents to plant and care for fruit trees, growing and sharing fruit with neighbours.
5. News from The Friends of Nursery Row Park of activities planned for 2018.
"Our sincere thanks to everyone for your support this year - our tenth year as a group looking after Nursery Row Park - it's really appreciated. A quick summary of some highlights of 2017 is on our website here: https://www.nurseryrowpark.org.uk/2017/12/review-of-nursery-row-park-in-2017/
News of an important meeting organised by the Peckham Heritage Regeneration Partnership that focuses on heritage protection in Southwark with speakers including Simon Bevan, Southwark Council's Director of Planning.
PUBLIC MEETING TUESDAY 23rd JANUARY 7-9pm. Refreshments and information from 6.30pm at All Saints Hall, Blenheim Grove, Peckham.