Upcoming CAN Activities:

Book your place at the next Walworth 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.

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.

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
  • Rockingham Estate TRA
  • Pauline Bonner, your local Community Council Development Officer

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!

 East Walworth:



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    commented on Walworth 2016-10-13 12:51:43 +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 (note this includes East Walworth ward but not Faraday ward) 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