Walworth Society – Latest News, Activities and Events (w/c 19th Oct)

  1. Walworth Society meeting and minutes.
  2. Walworth Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Public Meetings – 21st October.
  3. St Peter’s Church Shelter Bombing Anniversary Talk – Weds 28th October 7pm.
  4. People’s Company Online – Lockdown Bingo! Screen Combat and lots more!
  5. Walworth Society Website – Help Wanted.
  6. Black History Month October 2020 – Events.
  7. Micro-Grants from the African Health Policy Network.
  8. Community Arts Survey.
  9. Local Councillors Update.
  10. Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group Contact Details.

1. Walworth Society General Meeting – Thursday 22nd October at 7pm.

Our next general meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd October starting at 7pm. To join Zoom meeting, use link http://bit.ly/WSOct15 or go to Zoom and use Meeting ID: 891 1671 0889 Passcode: 401264. Or follow live on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheWalworthSociety


  1. Welcome, apologies and introductions.
  2. Minutes of our 17th September meeting and matters arising.
  3. Walworth Town Hall – planning application.
  4. Beehive PH – Asset of Community Value application.
  5. WS – 2021 major projects.
  6. WS website.
  7. Other current issues.
  8. AOB.

Please find the minutes from our 17th September meeting by clicking here. Many thanks to Shelagh for taking the notes.

2. Walworth Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Public Meetings – 21st October.

News from Councillors about a public meeting.

On 21st October, there are going to be two online meetings 13.00 – 14.30 and 18.30-20.00 for residents to feed in on how the schemes are operating so far and ask questions. Please do attend if you can and share this information widely.

You can register and find out more information here via the Walworth commonplace page. Also, below is a flyer with the information and an updated map showing the changes.

We know there are differing views about the scheme and we’re hopeful the meetings on 21st will be a forum for everyone to express their views, so we can make the necessary changes to the measures in order to get the best outcome.

We are encouraged that so far almost everyone we’ve spoken to supports the aims of the measures – reduced car usage, improved air quality, promotion of walking and cycling. We want to get this scheme right so it delivers those benefits and works for residents.

Best Alice and James (Newington Ward)

…and the latest map of the project is shown below:

3. St Peter’s Church Shelter Bombing Anniversary talk – Weds 28th October 7pm.

History Talk: The St Peter’s Church Shelter Bombing 1940. Hear the story of how 60 people lost their life when two bombs hit the shelter in St Peter’s crypt on 28th October 1940. Neil Crossfield gives the 80th anniversary talk of this tragic but little known event. Join on Zoom with meeting id 848 4237 3081 passcode 336159.

4. People’s Company Online – Lockdown Bingo, Screen Combat Taster Class and lots more!

Lockdown Bingo is back, Wednesday 7-8pm 21st and 28th. Eyes down with John and Mike at https://madlyconceived.co.uk/bingo/

Screen Combat taster class 7-8pm Saturday November 7th. Explore on screen combat techniques with Rachele Fregonese, join Zoom workshop with id 868 5323 5751 meeting id 600704

Plus coming up tomorrow Monday 19th October is the online school disco and singalong. The link is:


PLUS Ghost stories, poems, virtual bobbing, prizes for best costume. A safe at home event for Halloween on 1st November from 8-9 pm:

5. Walworth Society Website – Help Wanted.

The Walworth Society is looking for a website designer to create a WordPress website. The website designer must have experience of creating and updating a WordPress site. If you are interested, we do have some funding to support any work that is done.

The Walworth Society is looking for a website designer to create a WordPress website. The website designer must have experience of creating and updating a WordPress site. If you are interested, we do have some funding to support any work that is done.

The requirements:

1. To create a site that improves the organisation’s communication of its main activities and showcases the range of members and participant communities.

2. To move the website over from its current Wix platform to WordPress.

3. To ensure that the site is smartphone, pc and Apple friendly.

4. To develop a portal to consist of pages/tabs:


A Home landing page with some basic information about the Walworth Society


To gives users a link to upcoming activities and blog updates  


To view past and current WS heritage festivals, projects and partnership initiatives 


Contact and newsletter sign-up

5. To enable the easy uploading of jpeg/png; pdf; wav/mp3; and link to other relevant materials.

If you are interested, do drop us a line at either post@walworthsociety.co.uk OR jeremyleach@posteo.net

6. Black History Month October 2020 – Events.

1. Events Listed by Southwark Council. Check out what’s on for Black History Month

There’s a variety of online and Covid-secure offline activities happening for Black History Month.

See all our Black History Month listings.

2. Bizzie Bodies project.

7. Micro-Grants from the African Health Policy Network.

News from Keisha Simms at TSIP (www.tsip.co.uk). The African Health Policy Network is offering micro-grants to BAME-led organisations – more info here

8. Community Arts Survey.

Message: Dear Walworth Society I’m a local resident, a mum and a theatre artist and I volunteer on the Pelier TRA. I have received some arts council funding to find out what creative activities people might want in our local community. Asking ‘What work would you like to see, do or make for yourself or for your children?’

Its a really simple form and takes 5 mins. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8HP359Q I’m keen for this to reach as many people as possible so please do fill it out yourself and please could you share with your networks and on Twitter? Thank you for any help that you can give, Anna.

9. Local Councillors Update – Cllrs Alice Macdonald and James Coldwell (Newington ward).

COVID: as you will be aware cases are rising. London remains on the Government’s ‘areas of concern’ watch list with infection rates rising across all boroughs. Whilst there is no clarity about when local restrictions will be introducedthe Mayor of London has issued a statement  to warn Londoners that additional restrictions soon are highly likely and that all Londoners should strictly follow the rules and guidance in place  and also take all sensible precautions to protect themselves  and slow the spread of the virus.  

Self-isolation payments: Southwark is on schedule to begin administering self-isolation support payments on the 12 October (in line with the Govt announcement). Individuals who are eligible prior to that date will be able to make a backdated claim. The scheme will run until 31 January 2021.  Full information on the application process can be found here. If the resident cannot apply online they can call 020 7525 2434 option 5 where an officer will help the customer to complete the form  

New leader and cabinet changes: Cllr Kieron Williams was recently elected as the new leader of Southwark Council. There have been a number of changes at cabinet too. Full list here. I was also really excited to be appointed Cabinet member for Communities and Equalities.  

Arts and culture: Finally Anna Morrissey who is a resident in Newington works in theatre and has received some support from Arts Council England to explore the possibility of generating cultural and creative opportunities in our local area.  She’d be very grateful if you could fill in this short survey and share it more widely to see what the interest and appetite is –  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8HP359Q

10. Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group Contact Details.

Southwark Council is able to support with groceries for people in need. Please contact the Council’s Covid 19 helpline, click here.

Newington Mutual Aid group: Apply to join WhatsApp grouphttps://chat.whatsapp.com/DFyrDOrkPFeJR7ehOlFjds email: newingtonma@gmail.com

Faraday Mutual Aid Group: Apply to join WhatsApp group https://forms.gle/yQL1rX7ctj8DJn1CA
Or phone 07981 292734. Also information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/630834007765764

North Walworth Mutual Aid Group: Email northwalworthmutualaid@outlook.com
Or phone 07934 719 492 or 07385 793 112

Elephant & Castle Mutual Aid group. contact https://chat.whatsapp.com/H9saN1Zt2llGLEw8FfkXAn.

Run an Errand The idea is that runners and cyclists are wanting to get outdoors, and there are a group for people most in need who are not able to do so. Join or find help at https://run-an-errand.com/

Next Door Walworth help map https://nextdoor.co.uk/help_map/?is=note1+  links to offers of help from local residents and business

Southwark Mutual Aid Group, details on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/833177740485170/

National Mutual Aid Group website at https://covidmutualaid.org/get-involved/.

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