Southwark Living Streets – June 2017 Meeting

Thursday 15th June 7pm.

Meet at: Social Life, 12a Peacock Yard, Iliffe Street, London, SE17 3LH. The venue is not accessible (1st floor up steep stairs).

We are meeting at Social Life so that we can look at their exhibition and chat about their work.

7.00 Introduction to Social Life

7.30 Walk around area.

8.00 SLS meeting – continue Health Streets discussion


Social Life say:

How we feel in a location is an incredible asset to understand the places we live in, however this is often overlooked. We would like to invite you on a walk looking at the psychology of streets and urban spaces in Newington Ward.

We would like to share our thoughts with Southwark Living Streets to discuss why we think psycho-geography matters.

This walk will be part of a broader research project into the feelings of places in collaboration with Colin Ellard and the Urban Realities Laboratory.




AOB: Discuss sharing the running of SLS. We need a note-taker and venue organiser. These can be shared roles.



Action Points from meeting May 2017

Present: Peter Wright (Chair), Lorraine Hilton, Christine Sheard, Alastair Hanton, Jeremy Leach, Dean Chandler, Erina Rayner, Clare Armstrong, Terry Hanafin, Euan Wingfield, Annie Wingfield, Craig Stansfield, Ewan Oliver (Lendlease), Ciron Edwards (Iceni), Pete Wood, Barbara Pattinson.


Presentation by Ciron Edwards, and Ewan Oliver of LendLease giving an update on the Elephant Park. In particular the design of Ash Avenue as a pedestrian/cycling way. They are seeking 6 car parking spaces for 384 residential properties.

The group went to the opening of the Newington Estate lighting installed as part of Walk Elephant.

We then held a discussion on the 10 indicators of the Health Streets initiative.


  1. Cyclehoop. Visit to Cyclehoop HQ in Forest Hill organised by Alastair. Lorraine, Erina and Barbara keen to go.
  2. London Play. Nine schools signed up and one event has already been held. Meeting agreed unanimously to donate £1,000 of the £2,000 gift from Open Streets for toys to support the London Play events.
  3. Peter to circulate response to the Canada Water consultation from SLS.

April 2017 Meeting

The next meeting is on the 20th April at 7pm.

Royal Oak, Tabard Street (for this month only) 44 Tabard St, London SE1 4JU

Agenda to include.

  1. Speaker:  Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist – Transport & Public Realm, Transport for London / Greater London Authority

– to talk about the 10 Indicators for a health street.

Discussion to identifying what we consider are the key factors that make a Healthy Street. Draw up an audit sheet.

  1. Reports from around the Borough.
  2. AOB

The notes from March meeting are in the file below:



March 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 16th March at 7pm and the agenda will include:

Speaker:  Janet Morris – St Saviours Dock Bridge and on the Shad Thames Streets Project and traffic consolidation study.

Discussion on priorities for action as a group.  Ideas to choose from: Green links, Healthy streets, Air quality, Kerbside Strategy

AOB  – Play Streets, Brandon House Crossing

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.

St Thomas St – Street Audit by Southwark Living Streets

To support the work of the St Thomas St Working Party which is looking into the future role of St Thomas St as the redevelopment of London Bridge Station comes to an end, Southwark Living Streets conducted a street audit to look at the quality of the environment now and forward to the time in 2018 when large numbers of pedestrians start to use the area in 2018.

As well as the analysis of the area, recommendations are made as to how the role and layout of the street might change in the longer term.

The report can be downloaded below




February 2017 Meeting

Please find the meeting notes from our Thursday 16th February meeting below:


Our next meeting is March 16tth and the venue is: Hotel Elephant, 1-5 Spare Street, London, SE17 3EP


January 2017 Meeting

Please find the meeting notes from our January meeting below.


Southwark Living Streets – October Meeting

Please find the notes of our October meeting below.



Our November meeting will be held on Thursday 17th November at 7pm at the Royal Oak PH, 44 Tabard St, London SE1 4JU.