Southwark Living Streets – January 2016 Meeting & News

A. SLS January 2016 Meeting. Please find the notes of our Jan 21st meeting below. Our next meeting is Thursday 18th Feb (Royal Oak PH, Tabard St) and starts at 7pm. We are really pleased to welcome PCSO Lauren Revell who will talk about the Community Road Watch speed enforcement scheme that is now up and running in Southwark.


B. New Southwark Plan


The Preferred Options of the New Southwark Plan can be downloaded from:


There are mentions of walking and the Low Line at sections DM44 and 45.


C. Old Kent Road Community Forum.


The latest meeting of the OKR Community Forum which is part of the conversation about OKR Area Action Plan is being held at Walworth Academy on Thursday 28th January from 6.30pm to 9.00pm (meeting starts at 7.00pm).


The full details can be found at:


D. A forthcoming event from OKR People that may be of interest – the poster promoting the event is below:
Come along and see this exhibition of research CASS students have completed on the elements of the community that is encompassed in the new Opportunity Area around the Old Kent Road. Discuss with the students, hear their views on how the area might change and identify those things you want to keep as part of conserving the existing community. This is an interesting piece of work that will get you thinking and help you understand the business, retail, restaurants, green spaces and varied housing that makes up this vibrant part of London.

The exhibition will be inspiration in thinking about ways forward on how to engage with the Council and developers, as well as provide invaluable data for funding applications.









Exhibition times: Friday 29th Jan 12-8pm and Saturday 30th 12-8pm

Presentation times: Friday, 29th Jan 12noon and 6pm.

Location: Ground Floor, Mardyke House Crosslet Street London SE17 1HH

Southwark Living Streets – Xmas Event

Many thanks to everyone who came along to our Xmas event at the Mayflower PH on December 17th.


Southwark Living Streets – November News

  1. SLS November Meeting – Thurs 19th November (7pm start)


Please find the notes from the meeting below.




  1. New Southwark Plan


The just published Preferred Option of the New Southwark Plan can be downloaded from:


There are a limited number of mentions of walking and the Low Line at sections DM44 and 45.


  1. Westminster Bridge South – Consultation


Not quite in Southwark but interesting plans with potentially significant benefits for pedestrians (as well as cyclists) for Westminster Bridge South at:

Copenhagen Style Crossings

We really like the crossovers that have been created by TfL as part of the CS7 improvement works at Kennington which give far clearer prioirity to pedestrians.


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Southwark Living Streets – October News

  1. SLS October Meeting.


Please find the notes of the October meeting below. Our next meeting is Thursday 19th November at the Royal Oak PH, 44 Tabard St London SE1 4JU. The meeting starts at 7pm.



  1. Cleaner Greener Safer Funding 16/17


The application for the CGS funding bids can be downloaded and completed at:


  1. Peckham Pedestrian Town Centre Safety Project


The initial consultation form for this major pedestrian safety initiative from TfL and Southwark Council can be completed at:


It takes about 5 minutes to fill in. Please do take part in this if you have time as it is the start of a potentially London wide approach to improving pedestrian safety and walking conditions in town centres.


  1. Cycling Consultations


Southwark Council are consulting (until 1st November) on a route from Blackfriars Rd to Tower Bridge Road (known as the Jubilee Cycle Grid Route). This is really worth taking a few minutes to look at and complete as these proposals have the potential to deliver a number of improvements that we have campaigned for over the years as well as a large number of other benefits for pedestrians (slower vehicle speeds, greening and road closures).


The consultation can be found at


This being looked at in 4 sections by Southwark:

September Meeting (17th Sept 7pm) – Southwark Council Walking Strategy

Please find the notes from our September meeting in the file below.


Our next meeting will be held at the Royal Oak PH on Thursday 15th OCtober.


If you have a spare minute do have a look at the link below which shows the impact that pro-people improvements can make to cities around the world. It is all pictures!

Southwark Living Streets – July News

1. July Meeting – Thursday 16th July.


Our July meeting this Thursday will centre on a walkabout in Bankside and the Bankside Green Walk. We will start at 6pm at the Better Bankside Offices at 18 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0FD for us all to do the Bankside Green Walk and then off to a local pub for a very informal pre-summer meeting and chat. Many thanks to Val Beirne from Better Bankside for a great walk on the 16th.






2. Old Kent Road Community Forum – focus on road safety, walking and cycling.


Old Kent Road Community Forum Meeting Monday 27th July 2015; 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Address – Christ Church 676-680 Old Kent Rd, London SE15 2RJ.


Do come along if you can – the four so far have been really good with a mix of presentations and workshops and discussion. This time the focus is on walking and cycling and road safety so there should be quite a lot to say about these in and around the OKR!


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