Southwark Living Streets – June 2018 Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 14th June at 7pm.

The venue:

Amigo’s Bar and Restaurant

25 – 27 Bagshot Street SE17 2QW

The agenda and venue details are below:


and below are the notes of our meeting held on 17th May 2018




Southwark Living Streets – May 2018 Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 17th May at 7pm.

The venue:  (see map below) Amigo’s Bar and restaurant, 25 – 27 Bagshot Street, SE17 2QW

The venue is fully accessible.

They sell wine and beer, and also do food and snacks.

Bicycle friendly.

If you need help finding the venue phone Pete on 07949-787664


Agenda to include:

Play streets in East Dulwich. Peter

General Data Protection Regulations. Jeremy

Meeting venues.

Around the Borough.




Southwark Living Streets Meeting – Thursday March 15th 2018

Please find the details of our meeting this Thursday below along with the notes from our February meeting. The meeting will be held at Mardyke House, Crosslet St, SE17 1HH and will start at 7pm.

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Southwark Living Streets Meeting – Thursday 18th January – 7pm

Info about this Thursday’s meeting – 7pm Mardyke House Tenants Hall Mardyke House, Crosslet Street, SE17 1HH.

Agenda includes – Dulwich Traffic Management Study  and issues from around the Borough.


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TfL Consultation – Marshalsea Road/Borough High Street

TfL are currently consulting on changes to the junction outside Borough Tube Station:

The scheme finally delivers the long awaited and long promised green-man crossing between St George the Martyr Church and Brandon House on the north-east side of the junction but does little to improve pedestrian and cycling safety and seems far from the goals of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and the creation of Healthy Streets.


If you have a minute, we would be grateful if you could make these points about the scheme in the online survey at the bottom of the consultation page:

1) The creation of a formal crossing on the north-eastern arm of the junction is welcome but overall the scheme proposed is not compliant with the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets and fails to put those on foot and those who are cycling first.

2) We object to the creation of and retention of staggered crossings for pedestrians. The promised improvements for pedestrians have been sacrificed to keep vehicle flows through the junction as high as possible.

3) Improvements are needed for pedestrians outside Borough Tube Station. This is an extremely cluttered location and more space is needed for the large numbers of pedestrians which use this space every day. The left turn lane into Marshalsea Road could be reduced in size/removed to create more space for pedestrians.

4) The conditions for people cycling are poor and not are improved sufficiently by the proposed scheme. Lead-in lanes to the Advanced Stop Lines are needed and the risks from traffic turning left across the large numbers of people cycling north and south through the junction need to be addressed.

5) A 20mph speed limit is needed throughout this area and the road needs to be designed to ensure compliance with the lower limit.

The full and detailed consultation response is:


Thanks for all your help with this. The deadline foor comments is 11th December

The proposed layout of the junction is shown below:



Southwark Living Streets Meeting Thurs 19th October, 7pm Mardyke House Tenants Hall

Next Meeting of Southwark Living Streets is on THURSDAY  19th October, 7pm


Venue:  Mardyke House Tenants Hall, Mardyke House, Crosslet Street SE17 1HH (see map below)


Venue is fully accessible.   Please bring your own drinks.


Buses to the venue

42 and 21 from the South

All buses from E&C (except 1 & 188)

168, 172, 363, 415, 453, 53, 63 from  the East


Agenda to include:


·      Reps from Southwark Cyclists will be joining the discussion  on issues of mutual interest

·      Continue discussion on Healthy Streets and agree on Streets to audit

·      Effects of Cycle Super Highway 4 on pedestrians. TfL consultation

·      Christmas celebration

·      Reports from around the Borough

·      AOB



Notes from the September Meeting 21st September 2017


Present: Peter Wright, Lorraine Hilton,  Alastair Hanton, Craig Stansfield, Christine

Barbara Pattinson, Erina Rayner, Clare Armstrong, Janet Morris,  Bill Jackson

Apologies: Jeremy Leach, Euan & Annie Wingfield

1.     Presentation by Janet Morris, chair of STAMP (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership) re the Shad Thames traffic survey on how delivering and servicing in the area affects noise, pollution and safety. Two surveys took place: residents (100 responses) and businesses (20) and CCTV observed.
LB Southwark paid for consultants Steer Davis Gleave to produce a report with recommendations. This may include consolidations centres for deliveries and working with businesses to reduce number of refuse/recycling companies (currently 11 different collecting companies used by 20 businesses). Also, need for behavioural change by residents re deliveries.
Janet to forward draft report and info re 5/10 St Saviours Dock meeting to Erina fro distribution.

2.     Healthy Streets – the group looked at the suggestions of signs or evidence of healthy streets (list the group had previously suggested) and assigned them to the 10 Indicators of a Healthy Streets.
Next step – to take the list to a local street and test it.
List of  streets to be agreed.

3.     Camberwell Grove Street Party went very well.
Bridge is still closed and consultation on this will take place October / November. Concern expressed that a traffic management strategy for the area is needed.
Noted that permission for road closures for street parties is coming through very slowly – Peter W to contact Ian Wingfield to ask him to investigate and improve.


4.     Camberwell.
The wrong street has finally been corrected.
Town Centre scheme – looks as if LBS may agree to unsatisfactory TfL scheme.

5.     Borough – Erina’s Twitter campaign re A-boards and bins continues. Next step: to get TfL to remove temporary road signs where redundant.

6.     Harper Road – now 1 year since major changes at E & C – group is monitoring changes on Harper Road.

7.     Twitter – 1800 followers of SLS Twitter.

8.     Cycle Hoop – visit to this small business (also produces “park-etts”) in SE26 27/9/17 at 5pm with Alastair.

9.     Road maintenance – new scheme similar to Cleaner Greener Safer starting up: local residents will suggest roads needing attention to Community Council who will hold roads maintenance budget for area.
Unclear whether this is for basic maintenance or improvements.

Southwark Living Streets – September Meeting

The September SLS meeting will be held at Hotel Elephant on Thursday 21st September (7pm to 9pm). Please do come along – everyone is very welcome. The venue: Hotel Elephant, 1-5 Spare Street, London, SE17 3EP. The venue is fully accessible.
There is a café/bar for drinks and light snacks.

Agenda to include.
Speaker(s): Janet Morris – STAMP traffic survey
Continue discussion of Healthy Streets.
Reports from around the Borough