Walworth Society – Latest Walworth News (w/c 14 June)

1. Walworth Society General Meeting 

The notes of our meeting on 17th June can be found here

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday July 22nd 2021 7pm on Zoom.

2. Covid Civic Awards.

A message from the Southwark Mayor’s office: ‘With Southwark Civic Award for Courage During the COVID-19 Crisis scheme, the key words are ‘active citizenship’ and ‘exceptional achievement’. We want to hear of individuals, projects, organisations and businesses worthy of being singled out and publicly recognised for their generous use of time, ideas, energy and resources for the betterment of others during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We are also looking for shining examples of civic mindedness, personal courage, or service to family or community that is above and beyond the ordinary. We want the recipients of these awards to know that the difference they have made to the lives of others, or indeed the life of the borough, is recognised at the highest level. Examples may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Outstanding personal service to the community.
  • A community organisation or individual that has improved the lives of many.
  • A project or event that has helped to improve cultural links with communities to ensure support for everyone during the pandemic.
  • An act of personal courage, bravery or generosity.
  • Bringing people together to organise support for vulnerable residents in Southwark.’

Awards will be presented at a civic celebration at Southwark Cathedral. Online nominations can be submitted: www.southwark.gov.uk/civicawards. COVID Awards enquiry line on 020 7525 7303 or email mayors.office@southwark.gov.uk

Closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday 16 July 2021. Copy of nomination form click here.

3. Our Healthy Walworth – Streetspace Review: Registration launch

News from Southwark Council

“Southwark is committed to making the borough cleaner, safer and greener for all. To help accomplish this, some adaptations to local Walworth roads were put in place to encourage active travel around the area. These were introduced in 2020 as experimental traffic management orders (ETMOs) and, as these were experimental measures, Southwark will begin an eight-week consultation with the Walworth community in July 2021 to gather local people’s views on them. We are asking the Walworth community to get involved and have your say.
Newsletters will be arriving on doorsteps of Walworth residents detailing how you can get involved in the consultation process and we encourage you to register your interest in taking part.”
You can register your interest to take part in the consultation here:


4. Kaleidoscope Festival Booking Form.

If you or your organisation would like to have a stall at the Kaleidoscope Festival Africa Day to be held on 11th September the booking form can be had by clicking here. For more information contact John Whelan at whelanjohnwalworth@gmail.com.

5.  Elephant Park Planning Application – 21/AP/1819

News of a planning application for the H1 development site (at the northern end of the Walworth Road at its junction with Elephant Road) in Elephant Park from Lendlease:

“We have now submitted a planning application for the H1 (offices) development at Elephant Park. Please  click here to see how you can find out more about our proposals, as well as details of two pop-up events we will be hosting to exhibit our plans to you and the community.

We will also be holding an outdoor pop-up exhibition on Sayer Street on Wednesday 16 June (4-7pm) and Thursday 17 June (11am – 2pm) to show the community the final designs. You will find us at the northern end of Sayer Street where it meets Deacon Street. There is no need to book.’

For details of planning application click here or see pdf here.

6. Pullens Yards Event Friday 25th June 5-9pm.

Message from Louisa at the Electric Elephant Cafe, Iliffe Yard, Crampton Street: ‘Come and hang out in the yards, have a gander at a few studios which will be open.

We’re having an al fresco art exhibition and doing a bar. We want to make this a monthly event so let’s make the first one a success and build it from that!

Please bring your friends, and share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.’

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