Borough and Bankside

Upcoming CAN Activities:

Book your place at the next Borough and Bankside CAN meeting here.

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%)

Upcoming News and Events 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:

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:



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    commented on Borough and Bankside 2016-10-13 12:49:31 +0100
    A reminder that our final round of 2016/17 Community Engagement Programme small grant funding closes at noon on Friday 16th December 2016. Groups that haven’t already applied in 2016/17 may apply for community events, projects and activities starting from February 2017 that:

    1) bring large numbers of people in our area of benefit, North Southwark & Bermondsey, together and that give local residents skills, pride and the chance to shine.

    2) can be scaled up, or replicated, across neighbourhoods in North Southwark and Bermondsey, learning from what works.

    3) operate successfully elsewhere but can demonstrate that they can operate in North Southwark and Bermondsey, in partnership with community groups that are established in our area of benefit.

    Groups can apply for up to £5,000, although the average small grant awarded in 2015 was around £2,400 and requests must demonstrate good value. Applications must be made using the Charity’s Community Engagement Programme small grant application form. The application pack is available on our website.

    However, groups are strongly advised to contact United St Saviour’s by email or by phone to discuss and develop their idea or proposal in advance of submitting an application.

    Many thanks

    Matthew Allgood
    Community Engagement Grants Manager
    United St Saviour’s Charity
    020 3141 3431