Manor Place Terrace (161–179 Manor Place SE17) - Demolition Threat

UPDATE 3rd July.

Manor Place Terrace

We had a fantastic hearing at the Borough Bankside and Walworth Community Council meeting last where we were allowed to make a deputation. Really strong support from local people and Councillors alike. We now now have almost 300 petition signatures. Below is the schedule for the rest of this week:

Tuesday 3rd July. Walworth Society Meeting at The Hub 182 - 184 Walworth Road SE17 1JJ. Meeting starts 7pm. Focus is on the campaign to save the Terrace, our Action Day on Friday and the plan of campaign between now and the Cabinet decision on July 17th. PLEASE COME ALONG IF YOU CAN.

Wednesday 4th July. Walworth Society Deputation to the full Southwark Council meeting. The meeting is being held at Southwark College, Bermondsey Centre, Keetons Road, London, SE16 4EE and starts at 7pm.

Friday 6th July. Day at the Terrace. Talking to people as they go to work and come home, delivering leaflets in the local area and gaining petition signatures. If you have an hour or two to help that would be fantastic. We will be at the letter box by the terrace from early on Friday. Do come and help.

Manor Place Terrace (161–179 Manor Place SE17)-Demolition Threat Continues

UPDATE 5th July.

Apart from tomorrow the key date in the diary is the Cabinet meeting on July 17th which we think starts at 4pm at Southwark Council Offices in Tooley St where the fate of the terrace will be effectively decided. We are being allowed to take a deputation and we really really need loads of support in person. Please put this time and date in your diary if you can.
1. Day of Action - Friday 6th July
Runs nominally from 7am to 7pm outside 161-179 Manor Place SE17. Do come along for as much time as you can spare. Any queries contact number throughout Friday is 07931-389746.
Two key times – Around 12 noon photographer from South London Press. We understand that around 4pm the Leader of Southwark Council Councillor Peter John and the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Community Safety Councillor Richard Livingstone plan to drop round to talk about the development. Please be there then if you can at either of these times.
We will try and do the following:
1. Talk to people as they go to work and come home and go past throughout the day.
2. Get petition signatures from people who pass.
3. Deliver leaflets and get petition signatures from homes in the local area.
4. Have a space where people can write about their memories of the terrace when it was a hub for the local area.
5. Have a space where people can write/sketch about how they would like the terrace to be redeveloped/look.
Does anybody have any photos of the terrace in better times – Southwark News would like to use some photos in a feature on its history.
NB The weather forecast is rubbish so we will try to get hold of a gazebo/similar to stay a bit dry!
2. The week so far.
Monday – Great reception for our campaign at the Borough Bankside and Walworth Community Council meeting from well over 100 local people and local area Councillors.
Tuesday – Meeting of the Walworth Society – great turnout and planning for Friday.
Wednesday – Deputation to Southwark’s Full Council meeting. Once again we were given a very fair hearing from Councillors with supportive questions and comments.
Thursday - Great support again in this week’s Southwark News with another editorial and feature on page 6.
We now have more than 300 online petition signatures and are aiming for 1,000+ by the Cabinet meeting on July 17th. Below is the text of the deputation which we made to the Full Council 
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