Walworth Town Hall Survey

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.

As it is not clear how Southwark Council are going to fund this amount, it has decided to bring the Newington Library building (which was largely undamaged in the fire) back into temporary/meanwhile use for a minimum of 2 years while it considers how best to proceed with the badly damaged Town Hall building.

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.
It should not take more than a couple of minutes to complete and can be found at:

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!

Many thanks for completing the survey.

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