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.

Walworth Society AGM 2017 & Other News

1. Walworth Society Monthly Meeting & AGM – Thursday 2nd March 7pm. Please find below the notes from our meeting on 2nd March which was also our AGM. Our next meeting is 7pm Thursday 6th April - Venue TBC. There will be opportunity to discuss the Bakerloo Line extension at the next WS meeting as a TfL representative is coming to discuss questions that people have about the Bakerloo Line extension and how it will impact on the Walworth area.

All of the comments that the WS submitted in relation to the E&C Shopping Centre Planning Application (16/AP/4458) appear in the file below.

2. Walworth Society AGM 2017 - Reports.

Please find the 3 reports associated with the WSAGM below:

1. Treasurer's Report: The 2016/17 Annual Accounts.

2. The Chair's Report of Activities in 2016.

3. WS Committee Meeting Minutes (Meeting Weds 22nd February) includes agreement of the 2016/17 accounts and AGM reports.


3. Community Growing in Walworth.

A special meeting, March 23, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm, to discuss interest in community growing and how it can be supported across the Walworth area. The meeting is organised by the Walworth Community Action Network and will be held at the Pullens Centre, Crampton St, SE17 3LH.

Full details from: http://www.southwarkcan.org/walworth_can_meeting_march

For more info contact: Robert Jamieson · robert@communitysouthwark.org · 020 7358 7019


4. Manor Place Terrace & Braganza St Workshop - Consultation Event.

The display boards from the consultation event can be seen at:

Braganza St
Manor Place

It is likely that Southwark Council will soon submit both as planning applications.



Additional information