UPCOMING CAN ACTIVITIES:
Borough, Bankside and Walworth currently share a Community Council area in the north of Southwark Borough. Each is a mix of very different areas and communities, with very different histories which contribute to the localities that they are today.
Taken together, the community council area has the highest proportion of 16-24 year olds in the borough at 18%.
Whilst 51% of residents are White (lower than the borough average of 54%), there are huge contrasts between Cathedrals ward at 61.6% and Faraday ward at 39.3%.
Black/African/Caribbean/Black British residents represent only 16% of the population in Cathedrals Ward but over 40% in Faraday ward.
The proportion of people living in flats and apartments across the area, at 86% is the highest in Southwark.
The proportion of those in social rented properties across the Community Council is the highest in Southwark at 52%.
Home ownership across the Community Council is the lowest in the borough at 22%.
Southwark Council has prepared profiles for each Community Council area based on the 2011 census: here is the profile for Borough, Bankside and Walworth.
in 2011, the housing stock breakdown in Borough and Bankside was as follows:
Total Households: 6198
Owned: 1488 - (24.01%)
Social Rent: 2653 - (42.8%)
Private Rent: 1778 - (28.69%)
Rent Free: 139 - (2.24%)
Shared Ownership: 140 - (2.26%)
Total Households: 6235
Owned: 1332 - (21.36%)
Social Rent: 2700 - (43.3%)
Private Rent: 1852 - (29.7%)
Rent Free: 83 - (1.33%)
Shared Ownership: 268 - (4.3%)
HOW CAN WE HELP? IF...
- you have an idea for something you want to develop in your community;
- you want to know more about issues, activities, groups and networks in your area; or
- you are concerned about issues affecting your community;
then contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND NEWS FOR Borough and Bankside:
The following websites have great information about upcoming events in Borough and Bankside:
Southwark Council's "In My Area" website pages provide access to neighbourhood newsletters, local activities, meeting and consultations, and other associated local information.
Notes from Previous Meetings
Local partner groups and people engaged in CAN development discussions so far:
- Age UK Lewisham and Southwark
- Better Bankside
- Blackfriars Settlement
- Bankside Residents Forum
- Coin Street Community Builders
- Cooltan Arts
- Latin American Multicultural Group
- LiberATE CIC
- LSBorough & Scovell TRA
- Mobile Gardeners CIC
- Newington TRA
- Pembroke House
- Plan ZHEROES
- Queensborough Community Centre
- Rockingham Estate TRA
- Southwark Law Centre
- United St. Saviour’s
- Pauline Bonner, your local Community Council Development Officer
Your local councilors
The London Borough of Southwark is made up of 21 wards. Three councillors are elected from each ward, making a total of 63 councillors. The Labour party currently has 48 councillors, the Liberal Democrat party has 13 and the Conservative party has two.
These are the elected representatives that represent the people of Borough and Bankside. Get in touch with them if you have an issue that is affecting you or the area you live in. Some of them are even nice!
Further web resources: