Public Consultation on Police Front Office closures

Public Consultation on Police Front Office closures

Don’t forget to HAVE YOUR SAY in the Public Consultation on Police Front Office closures. Deadline for responses is 5:30pm on Friday 6 October 2017.

1.    You can visit the website at– access and see the draft strategy & online survey; or

2.    Email: uk; or

3.    Write to: Public Access Consultation, MOPAC, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA.

Please note that this applies  borough-wide.

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Help out at the Harvest Festival – Myatt’s Park

Help out at the Harvest Festival – Myatt’s Park

We need a hand at our Harvest Festival, 2-6pm Sunday 24 September, setting up marquees, stewarding, litter picking and baking cakes for the cake stall.

Contact Tori Great music, nature-inspired fun and lovely food – including our famour bake off. Bring your entry to the cake stall by 2.30pm. 

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Vote for Myatt’s Park

Vote for Myatt’s Park

Please support the park by voting in the Green Flag Awards People’s Choice and help by spreading the word to all your friends, family and fellow park fans.
It only takes one click to and you don’t need to register. But be quick – voting closes 30 September.

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Governance Made Easy

Governance Made Easy (Lambeth)


Spend an invigorating half-day getting up to date with the roles and responsibilities of those in governance/trustee positions.
Community Southwark workshops are ideal for those new to trusteeship or simply looking for a refresher. Using games, exercises, peer learning and lectures, we provide the key information and space to think about the key governance issues affecting your organisation.

We will explore roles and responsibilities, duties and liabilities, the Code of Good Governance and where to get quick support.
By the end of the course, you will be able to up-date the rest of your board and carry out your duties with confidence.

Date and Time
Thu 12 October 2017, 10:00 – 15:00 BST

Location: TBC

Register HERE.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who:

• Trustees/Management Committee members of charities and charitable incorporated organisations or charitable companies
• Those wishing to become trustees/management committee members
• Staff members who support trustees/management committee members

Course content
• What is a trustee/management committee member
• What is Governance
• Who can be a trustee management committee member
• Roles and Responsibilities
• Duties of trustees/management committee members
• Liabilities and risk
• Code of Good Governance
• Further support

On completion of this Governance Made Easy workshop participants will be able to:

• Identify and explain their role as Trustees within the sector
• Identify legal and best practice trustee responsibilities
• Describe the boundaries between staff and trustees, operational and strategic
• Demonstrate an understanding of conflict of interest, conflict management and the difference between personal and organisational views
• Demonstrate a greater confidence in their ability to be an effective trustee

FREE to groups based in and/or working in the Borough of Lambeth

Please note that there is a £25 fee payable for non-attendance unless 3 working days’ notice of cancellation has been given. If three of our training courses are missed without prior notice, you will not be able to participate in any sessions for the remainder of the annual training and events

Please see Terms and Conditions before booking your place

What is included?

• Course Workbook
• Refreshments
• Certificate of training course attendance if required

Lunch is not provided for this course. Ideally, please bring a sandwich or something with you so that we can chat during this time.

We offer bespoke training and consultancy for organisations wishing to undergo a tailor-made programme specific to their requirements. For more information please call 020 7358 7020.

Training Provider
Community Southwark, Development Team

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Draft Southwark Mental Health Strategy out for consultation

Draft Southwark Mental Health Strategy out for consultation

Since October 2016, NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southwark Council have been working with NHS organisations, the voluntary and community sector, users of services, carers, and local residents to develop Southwark’s mental health and wellbeing strategy.

The CCG and Council have been talking about what is important, what services need to be in place, whether there are any gaps, and what works well and what needs improving.

They want to improve mental health and wellbeing by getting the most from every pound spent on health and care in Southwark. The strategy is the start of a process to consider how best to spend the available money in this area.

The CCG and Council are keen to learn what you think about the steps that are being proposed to improve mental health care in Southwark.

In summary the vision is to:

/ Support everyone in Southwark to live healthy, happy and longer lives;
/ Stop people from becoming unwell where possible;
/ Support more people in the community and at home;
/ Work together to share the money that is available across health and care in Southwark; and
/ Give people the skills they need to stay well and support one another.

In order to achieve this, the CCG and Council think that the focus should be on:

01 Prevention of poor health and promotion of wellbeing
02 Community based care and activating communities
03 Improving clinical and care services
04 Improving recovery
05 Improving quality and outcomes
Clink here to access the full consultation and the summary of the draft strategy and to give your views through the online survey. The consultation closes on 10 September 2017.

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Camberwell Grove Railway Bridge

Camberwell Grove Railway Bridge Consultation

Information available HERE.

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Safety improvements at the Camberwell Green junction

Safety improvements at the Camberwell Green junction

TFL have been working in partnership with Southwark Council to deliver safety improvements at the Camberwell Green junction because its recent collision history ranks it as a priority for improvement.

Their plans aim to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists in the short-term as we continue to work with Southwark Council and the local community to develop more transformative proposals. Their designs are coordinated with Southwark Council’s other plans for the area, including ‘pocket places’ on side streets.

For more information and to submit your questions and comments, please follow this link:

Question and comments deadline is 3rd September, 2017.

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Free website design for Southwark charities

Free website design for Southwark charities

London College of Communication (LCC) is offering free website design and build to 15 charities in Southwark.

Does your charity tackle disadvantage and make a positive difference to the lives of people living and working in Southwark? Will a new website help you increase your impact?

If so LCC will match you with a trained student designer. The designer will work with you to design and build a simple modern new website. We can replace your existing website or create something brand new.

LCC will pay the students for their work so the web design will be free for participating charities. You will need to set aside time during September and October to work with your designer.

How to apply for this?
Apply by completing the online form here. The deadline for applications is 09:00 Tuesday 29 August 2017.

LCC will shortlist applications by 4 September 2017. They will speak to shortlisted charities about your requirements before offering a place. 

Any queries?
If you have any questions please contact Matt Guy, Partnerships Manager at London College of Communication on

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Volunteer Advisor role with Community Southwark

Volunteer Advisor role with Community Southwark

People volunteer for many different reasons – to make new friends, to learn new skills, to feel connected in their community or to gain work experience to name just a few. Southwark is home to over 1500 registered charities and over 2000 Community Groups, many of whom are looking for volunteer support to enhance and continue their services.

One of Community Southwark’s many roles is to match local people to find local volunteering opportunities through our Volunteering Advice Service.

Here, during 30 minute appointments, people can receive advice and suggestions on what type of volunteering role might be right for them, in terms of their interests and availability.

We are looking for volunteers to help us grow this service and help more local people find pathways into volunteering. If you are interested in giving information and advice and enjoy working 1-2-1 with different people, then read this role description and get in touch.

How to apply?
To apply, please email: for an application form.

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Camberwell Station Great Cake Event: Saturday 5th August, Brunswick Park Fete 1pm – 4pm

Camberwell Station Great Cake Event: Saturday 5th August, Brunswick Park Fete 1pm – 4pm

Camberwell Station – The sweetest new railway station in South London? Today a cake, tomorrow a reality. Join campaigners decorating a huge cake with the Camberwell Station logo. Facebook or tweet your photo – we’ll be sending a slice of the action to TfL and Sadiq Khan – and also sharing with at least a trainload of local supporters on the day.
Sign the petition, find out more and get involved at:

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Friends of Brunswick Park Community summer fete

Friends of Brunswick Park Community summer fete

Saturday 5th August
1pm – 4pm
Brunswick Park, SE5 Camberwell

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Would you like to star in the Southwark’s next recycling campaign?

Would you like to star in the Southwark’s next recycling campaign?

We are looking for residents who would like to feature in a waste and recycling photography shoot on Tuesday 1 August. The photographs will be used for future campaigns and leaflets that may be distributed throughout the borough.

All participants will receive a £30 multi-store gift voucher that can be used in over 130 high street stores such as John Lewis, B&Q, Argos, Topshop and Mothercare. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by adult and will receive a £10 voucher.

Above is an example of a previous campaign which featured Southwark residents.

To take part you must be available on Tuesday 1 August 2017 between the hours of 9am and 5pm. The shoot will take place in and around the Denmark Hill area.

To help us ensure that the campaign is representative of the Southwark community please could you respond with your:

– age
– gender
– ethnicity
– occupation
– email address
– telephone number

Places are limited so please respond by email to by 5pm on Tuesday 25 July 2017.

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