UPCOMING CAN ACTIVITIES:
Camberwell is one of the smaller Community Council areas yet its communities differ considerably from the less advantaged Brunswick and Camberwell Green wards towards the north and the more affluent area of South Camberwell that borders Dulwich.
- The average proportion of Camberwell residents that are white is 47% (compared to the borough’s 54%).
- Conversely, the average proportion of Camberwell residents that are Black/African/Caribbean /Black British is 35% (compared to the borough average of 27%).
- Social rented properties at 50% is already one of the highest proportions in the borough, but in Camberwell Green reaches 64%.
- More than 87% of residents in Camberwell Green live in flats and apartments, levels of benefit claimants in the ward are close to 18%, and the economically inactive represent almost 33%; all amongst the highest in the borough.
Southwark Council has prepared profiles for each Community Council area based on the 2011 census: here is the profile for Camberwell.
in 2011, the housing stock breakdown in Camberwell was as follows:
Total Households: 6214
Owned: 953 - (15.37%)
Social Rent: 3,944 - (63.47%)
Private Rent: 1,149 - (18.49%)
Rent Free: 69 - (1.11%)
Shared Ownership: 99 - (1.59%)
Total Households: 5,097
Owned: 2,025 - (39.73%)
Social Rent: 1,934 - (37.94%)
Private Rent: 1,032 - (20.25%)
Rent Free: 53 - (1.04%)
Shared Ownership: 53 - (1.04%)
Total Households: 5,263
Owned: 1,586 - (30.13%)
Social Rent: 2,450 - (46.57%)
Private Rent: 1,080 - (20.52%)
Rent Free: 57 - (1.08%)
Shared Ownership: 90 - (1.71%)
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 Camberwell:
The following websites have great information about upcoming events in Camberwell:
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:
- Creation Trust
- SE5 Forum
- Cambridge House
- ATD Fourth World
- Friends of Burgess Park
- Alzheimers Society
- Thamesreach Employment Academy
- St Giles Church
- Camberwell After School Project
- Salvation Army, Camberwell
- Southwark Pensioners Centre
- Grace Semakula, 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 Camberwell. 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:
- SE5 Forum
- Streetlife Camberwell
- Community Southwark Website - Community Premises in Camberwell
- Community Southwark Directory of local communitygroups