Upcoming CAN Activities:

Book your place at the next Rotherhithe CAN meeting here. 

Bermondsey and Rotherhithe share a Community Council area within Southwark. Both are areas of the borough that have seen huge amounts of change in recent years although each has very different communities.

  • Together, Bermondsey & Rotherhithe have the highest proportion of both 25-29 year olds and 30-34 year olds in the borough at 16% and 13% respectively; peaking in Rotherhithe's Surrey Docks ward at 18.9% and 18.2%.


  • Their proportion of White residents at 63% is above the borough average (of 54%).
  • The proportion of Asian/Asian British at 12% is above the borough and national average, but the proportion of Black/African/Caribbean/Black British residents at 17% is below the borough average of 27%.


Surrey Docks ward continues to contrast with other parts of the borough:

  • Only 20.6% of people in Surrey Docks are economically inactive, compared to an average of 25% across the community council area and a borough average of 27%.
  • Only 8.3% in Surrey Docks are benefits claimants, compared to a community council area average of 13%.
  • Only 24% in Surrey Docks are living in socially rented accommodation, whilst home ownership levels at 40% are among 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 Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.

Upcoming events and news for Rotherhithe

The following websites have great information about upcoming events in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe:

Southwark Council's "In My Area" website pages provide access to neighbourhood newsletter, local activities, meetings and consultations, and other associated local information.

Canada Water Masterplan Consultation - There are big changes planned for the Canada water area. Find out about the Canada Water Master plan here.

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 Rotherhithe. 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!



Surrey Docks:

Further web resources



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    commented on Rotherhithe 2016-10-13 12:50:14 +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