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.
For the purposes of developing Community Action Networks, Walworth has less in common with Borough and Bankside and is expected to have its own separate local networks. A number of these differences are illustrated below.
Whereas Borough and Bankside are increasingly seeing the impact of regeneration and investment, given their close proximity to the City of London; this is in distinct contrast to Walworth with its many deprived areas including post-war "sink" estates which are now being replaced as part of longer-term regeneration plans:
- Faraday ward in South Walworth has only 13.7% of 16-24 year olds amongst its population: this contrasts to the proportion for the whole Community Council area which is at 18%.
- Whilst 39.3% of residents in Faraday ward are White (lower than the borough average of 54%), this is in huge contrast with Cathedrals ward at 61.6%.
- Conversely, Black/African/Caribbean/Black British residents represent over 40% in Faraday ward, but only 16% of the population in Cathedrals Ward.
- The proportion of people living 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%, a reflection of the increasingly high price of property nearer to Central London.
Southwark Council has prepared profiles for each Community Council area based on the 2011 census: here is the profile for Borough, Bankside and Walworth.
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 Walworth:
Keep an eye on this section for upcoming events and news in your area.
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:
- Latin American Multicultural Group
- LiberATE CIC
- Newington TRA
- Paxton Green Time Bank
- Rockingham Estate TRA
Your Local Councillors
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 Walworth. 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: