1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting and Annual General Meeting – Thursday 1st March 7pm. Please find the notes from the March meeting which was also our AGM below.

Next month's meeting is Thursday 5th April - 7pm 155 Walworth Road.

The minutes of the 22nd Feb WS Committee Meeting appear below.

2. The Walworth Society AGM - Associated Papers.

Because of the proposed changes to the structure and governance of the society (12c above), there are a number of papers relating to the AGM over and above the standard reports.

2018 AGM Papers.

1. The Chair's report for activities in 2017 is below

2. The Treasurer's Report of accounts for the 2017 year is below

3. Proposed amendments to the structure and governance of the Walworth Society. The growth in our range of activities and the income that we receive coupled with discussions with funders have led us to feel that we need to become more professional and formal in the way that we are structured and in our financial governance.

We have been keen though not to lose the spontaneity and lightness on our feet that we have enjoyed to date. As a result, the Executive Committee is a) proposing that we move to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with wider membership and b) to strengthen our financial governance.

As a result we would like to put to the AGM the following draft constitution for the Walworth Society as a CIO with voting members for its consideration. There are a number of points of potential variation from the existing WS adopted constitution and those are highlighted in yellow in the pdf below. The proposals for improved financial governance appear in the minutes of the 22nd February Committee Meeting which are attached above.

Draft Proposed Walworth Society Constitution as a CIO with voting/wider members below.

For information, the current adopted constitution is below.


3. Donations Sought in aid of women & children fleeing domestic abuse in Southwark.

One of our Walworth Councillors, Samantha Jury-Dada is organising donations for women and children fleeing domestic violence. If you can help with any of the items shown below please do drop them off to Inspire at the times shown. Sam would like to send a big thanks to Inspire for all their help!!


4. Save The Cinema Museum. There is lots going on in the campaign to Save The Cinema Museum.
Come along to our meeting on Thursady to hear more plus:

1. If you have not already done so, do sign the amazing petition on Change.org - help them reach the target of 35,000 signatures!



5. Walworth Happenings: Cabaret Dada Friday 6th April

An evening of surreal Cabaret as part of the Walworth Happenings series; from 7pm on Friday 6th April at the Former Newington Library, 155 Walworth Road,SE17 1RS. Tickets are free from:



6. Elephant Atlas – Invitation to WS Members.
An exhibition at the LCC inspired by the Cuming Collection.  If you would like to go along to the launch event on Thursday 22nd March, please register at:

7. Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council Meeting - Monday 19th March 6.30pm

Invitation from Southwark Council to the forthcoming Borough, Bankside and Walworth Community Council meeting on Monday 19 March 2018. 6.30pm, at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral, Lambeth Road SE1 7HY.  At the meeting Councillors will announce the Neighbourhoods Fund decisions for 2018/19.



(Feb18) Walworth HAZ - An introduction. We are delighted that Walworth has been designated as Inner London's first Heritage Action Zone and we are grateful to the work of the Southwark Council Officers and Councillors who put our area forward to Historic England and worked really hard to press the case for it amongst lots of interest and competition from across the London boroughs. We are also grateful to a number of partner organisations who worked with Southwark on the bid including the London Southbank University, Creation Trust and the Cuming Museum all of whom will be part of the group of local organisations that will work on the HAZ in the years to come.


The HAZ will consist of a range of projects that look to improve a) the fabric and appearance of historic buildings across Walworth and the Walworth Road Conservation Area in particular, b) help us understand more about the history of the area through research project and c) celebrate this history and help communicate it to a wider audience in Walworth, Southwark and across London. The HAZ is due to last for up to 5 years and we thought it would help to create a section of the website that could summarise what is going on and what is involved.

Documents. So to get the ball rolling we have included here:

1) The press release that announces that Walworth has been designated as a HAZ (excerpts below)

2) The final bid that went into Historic England from Southwark Counccil and which was in major part put together by Gillian King the Senior Planner Archaeology at Southwark Council (attached below).

3) A pdf of Gillian's presentation to the Walworth Society at our meeting on 1st Feb 2018 (attached below - cover image below).


1) The Press Release and excerpts from it that describe the HAZ



The five-year Walworth HAZ scheme - run by Southwark Council and Historic England will explore the many stories and layers of history which help make Walworth special and offers exceptional opportunities to work with a wide range of community, educational and business partners to generate local improvements and an appreciation of the area’s historic and cultural character.

The vision of Southwark Council and its partners, made up of community groups, the local university, local historians and archaeologists, as well as the principal developers working in the area, is to rediscover, celebrate and enjoy Walworth as a historic urban village, a civic town, and as a vibrant place of character where people want to live, work and explore.

The scheme is being led by Southwark Council and will help to restore Walworth’s historic character, boost understanding and enjoyment, and create jobs. 
The detailed delivery plan for the Heritage Action Zone will now be prepared for delivery from spring 2018 onwards, and will identify any grant-funding to be provided by Historic England.

Cllr Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes at Southwark Council, said:  “We’re delighted that Walworth has been chosen as one of the country’s Heritage Action Zones by Historic England. In Southwark we take our duty as custodians of the borough’s rich, varied and important heritage very seriously.

“We are excited to be part of this national initiative and looking forward to working with the Walworth Society – who have done so much already for the area - and Historic England to ensure that Walworth’s rich cultural character and heritage is protected and celebrated for current and future generations.”

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 1st February 7pm. The notes from our meeting are attached below. The presentation about the Walworth Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) is attached below and also appears in our new section of the website about the HAZ. Our next meeting will be our 2018 Annual General Meeting and will be held at 7pm on Thursday 1st March at the former Newington Library building. The

2. Fund Raising Event for Inspire - Friday 2nd February. News from Inspire.

"The Indulgent Sugar Plum, our resident bakers, cafe tenants and Extreme Cake Makers series 2 stars, invite you to the first Cake and Champagne night in aid of InSpire!


The event will be Friday 2nd Feb from 7pm -til late - £5 on the door, with a complimentary wine and cake bite.
Please come and enjoy cake, champagne, art exhibition and music in aid of the amazing and important work of InSpire.
For those of you that like to shop the unique POP Market will showcase local craftspeople.
Please spread the word and pass on the invite for this fantastic night.
Thank you for your support. See you on the 2nd."


3. Return of the Posh Club. News from the Posh Club.

The Posh Club returns to north Southwark for 10 Monday afternoons between 5th February and 9th April 2018.


It’s a really special, joyous, daytime cabaret, high tea and social event for people aged 60+ (and carers). See this short film and the flyer attached.


Tickets are £5 for people aged 60 plus and includes all food, drink, entertainment, free raffle with prizes. To book phone 07848 816 842 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Club takes place at The Vic Watson Conference Centre, Clubland, Walworth Methodist Church Hall, 54 Camberwell Road, London SE5 0EW.


4. HACAN South East meeting: Tuesday 30th January 2018, 7.30pm at Kennington Park Community Centre. News from HACAN SE.
The next HACAN South East meeting will take place on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at the Kennington Park Community Centre (KPCC), 7.30 - 9pm.

The agenda includes:

  • Heathrow's Public Consultation, launched 17 January 2018 and closing 28 March 2018.  If you have not (yet) been leafleted about this you can request a copy by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and by telephone: 0800 307 7996.  Further information is available online: www.heathrowconsultation.com. We will have copies at the meeting.
  • Counting Planes: the survey on flight arrivals to Heathrow carried out last November to which many of you contributed; how it will be used.
  • Invitation to GLA to meet Keith Prince, Transport Committee Chair, to discuss London City Airport and the effects on residents of flight arrivals: Thursday 1 February, 2 - 3.15pm at City Hall, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • HACAN South East has come about through Plane Hell's campaigning and petitioning on a number of 'asks': do these ally with your own priorities?
  • Management Committee.  We are a small light-touch, collaborative team with infrequent meetings.  Would you like to play a part and, if so, in what capacity?
  • 2 further meetings are planned: Tuesdays 13 March (possible) and 22 May (definite) for your diaries, 7.30pm at KPCC.

We welcome input from those not able to attend the meeting.  Please do email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


5. Cabaret Rinse. News of more dates from Cabaret Rinse at the Elephant - February to April.

"Cabaret Rinse is the latest cabaret night to hit Walworth, featuring top acts from the world of alternative comedy and new variety, pot noodles and a free interactive raffle.

This month's line up includes Malcolm Hardee award winning character comic Candy Gigi, and from the hit variety show Slightly Fat Features the absurdist clown and action painter Jon Hicks.

It's your cabaret so come along to The Artworks on Elephant Road, Friday Feb 9th, show starts 7:30pm, bar opens 7:00pm, tickets £9 on the door £7 in advance from www.cabaretrinse.co.uk plus concessions."