October Meeting & Lots of Other News

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 6th October 7pm. Please find below the notes from our meeting on 6th October. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 3rd November and features presentations on the improvements to East Street by East Walworth Councillor Rebecca Lury and Lendlease presenting on their early ideas for the next phase of their development (MP3) which will incorporate frontage along the New Kent Road.

2. MacMillan Tea/Coffee Morning: Saturday 1st October (11am to 2pm) Royal British Legion 34-40 Braganza Street SE17 3RJ. Everyone is invited to the MacMillan Tea Party at the RBL Braganza St for tea/coffee morning - everyone brings a cake and the cakes are sold with all the proceeds going to the Macmillan Nurses to fund their work. Free tea and coffee!


3. Carnaval del Pueblo - Latin American Spanish Language Classes.
A new venture from CdP offering Latin American Spanish Language classes. For details see flyer below:


4. Celebration of Black History Month - Free African Drumming & Dance Workshops.

This Saturday 1st October - 4pm to 6pm Pembroke House, 80 Tatum St SE17 1QR.


5. Southwark Better Streets - Ideas for Improving Your Street.

If you would like support and help in making improvements to the street you live on the Southwark Better Streets project could be of interest.

6. Berkeley Homes Redevelopment at Malt Street (off Old Kent Road) - Consultation Info.

A chance to see the latest proposals being put forward for Malt Street (a large site just east of Glengall Wharf Road/Glengall Wharf Garden). The exhibition offers an opportunity to give thoughts and feedback on the proposals.

2 Sessions. 1) Thursday 29 September 2pm to 8pm and 2) Saturday 1 October 9.30am to 12.30pm - Both events will be held at the Unwin and Friary Estate Tenants' and Residents' Hall, Frensham Street, Off Peckham Park Road SE15 6TH.


7. Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council Meeting - Weds 5th October 7pm.

Full details below:


 8. What Walworth Wants.

Over the past year, WeMadeThat have been working on a project on behalf of Southwark Council and the GLA to identify possible improvements to East St and the market from the Walworth Road to the Old Kent Road (plus the link north to the Bricklayers Arms Roundabout). Cllr Rebecca Lury will present how some of these proposed changes maybe implemented at our Nov 3 meeting and the full document of the ideas that people had put forward can be seen at:



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Walworth Society - September Meeting & Other Events/News

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting – Thursday 1st September.

Please find attached below the notes from last Thursday's meeting. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 6th October and features presentations on the improvements to East Street, Reuben Powell speaking about the work of Hotel Elephant & the new artists' studios on Spare St and news on the future of the Sorting Office in Crampton St.

2. Southwark Council High Street Challenge – Free West Walworth Tour Saturday 10th September 10am to 12 noon (and then on to the Pasley Park Fete in the afternoon).
The latest in the series of free tours which will the story of the Walworth area by recreating scenes from history using live actors. This tour offers many new insights about the history, heritage, culture and the diversity of the West Walworth area in a free 2 hour walking tour. Starts at Kennington Tube Station at 10am and ends in Pasley Park at 12 noon to co-incide with the start of the annual Pasley Park Fete in the afternoon.
Meet Kennington Tube Station 10am.
Tickets from Eventbrite - FREE
If you had any time to help marshal the tour (2 hours max.), please can you e-mail John Whelan on: whelanjohnwalworth@gmail.com

Full Details of PP Fete:

Walworth Road Tour - Sat 20th August

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain for the Walworth Road tour on Sat 20th August. Below are a couple of pictures from the tour.

(Photos by Diana Cochrane)
3. Charlie Chaplin Play. Cinema Museum - Dates in September

News of a play about the life of Charlie Chaplin running in September at the Cinema Museum in Dugard Way SE11 4TH. There is a special offer for WS members for the 10th September performance of a free souvenir programme (if you book via the Crowdpatch (ticketing site) rewards page).

Full details of the play at: http://www.thelittletramp.org.uk/

Ticketing info and times at:



The play is set in 1959. Charles Chaplin is 70 years old, talking across the years to the young Charlie - the Little Tramp who was never allowed to speak in the silent movies.


4. Burgess Park West Planning Application.

Southwark Council have now put in the planning application for their proposed changes to the south-west corner of the park including Rust Square.

If you would like to see the plans or comment on them visit:


Comments can be made via:


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