Walworth Society – Latest News inc Walworth Times & AGM

1. Walworth Times. We are really grateful to so many people for a fabulous evening at the Coronet Theatre last Tuesday which was enjoyed by an audience of more than 200 local people. The evening was a fantastic telling of the history of Walworth animated by The People’s Company and Imagine That and directed by John Whelan. A big thank you to the Coronet Theatre for hosting the evening so generously. There was dancing from Carnaval del Pueblo and drumming from Uncle Aug and a game show that was won by the WS Vice-Chair Norma Lawrence!


There was an exhibition of the superb model of the Walworth Road and its history which had been created by the children of St Joseph’s School with help from Harriet Hill and Jerry Flynn.


The whole event was sponsored by the Southwark Council Neighbourhoods Fund and we were delighted to welcome Neil Coyle MP.


As soon as it is ready we will send out a short film of the evening.  


2. WS February Meeting & 2016 AGM7pmThursday 4th February 2016.Please find the notes from our February meeting and AGM below. Our aim is for our March meeting to be a public meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Town Hall and Library and the enomrmous increase in costs that Southwark are facing and the options that now exist. More details to follow again as soon as they are known.


The Chair’s Report, the Financial Report (thanks to Jay Hayter) and the minutes of the 20th January Committee Meeting (thanks to Marek Drewicz) appear below.


 3. Friends of NurseryRowPark – Urban Orchard Project: Sat 6th Feb.


News from the Friends of NRP. We are delighted that the Urban Orchard Project will be leading a workday in our Community Orchard on Saturday 6th February between 10:30 and 14:30 - we will be pruning (and learning about pruning) our many fruit trees, as well as clearing scrub, litter picking and tidying. We would love to see you there - the activity is most suitable for adults, but children are welcome and we will provide equipment; please just come prepared to get a bit dirty! You are welcome for all or part of the workday.



4. Number 42 Bus Route – thanks to Ben Adams for spotting this.


TfL are currently undertaking a consultation on improvements to the number 42 bus route. This includes the use of double rather than single decker buses.


The consultation closes on Sunday 6th March. The link for this is:




5. Applying for Grants


A really helpful resource on funding support for community groups in Southwark borough from the United St Saviours Charity has just been updated.


It can be downloaded at:




OR a hard copy can be ordered from




Scroll to the bottom of the page - Free guide to funding support in Southwark


6. Walworth Allotment Association Planting Day Sunday 20th March, Fielding Street. 

News from the Walworth Allotment Association - Planting Day Sunday 20th March, Fielding Street. A day of fun for all the family, planting wildlife plants around the site. Light refreshments available. Bring your garden fork and trowel! 11am-4pm.

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