How well do you know Camberwell? Question 2

The answer to last weeks’ question was Southwark Town Hall !

Question 2 – name this local school in Camberwell.

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How well do you know Camberwell? Question 1

At our SE5 Forum Christmas Party, we held a competition, called “How well do you know Camberwell?”, and we thought we would share this on our website.

We will be showing an image of a building or something of interest in Camberwell and asking one question each week.

The answer will be published the following week, along with the next question. No prizes, just a bit of fun!

This also highlights some of the many amazing and iconic buildings we have in SE5!

Question 1 – what was the function of this art deco building from 1965-2013?


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A New Year Message from the Chair, Barbara Pattinson, SE5 Forum for Camberwell

Dear SE5 Forum Members

On our first ‘real’ day back I would like to wish you all  a Happy New Year and all good wishes for a peaceful and prosperous 2018.

It is the board’s intention this year to review recent work and map out plans to focus our energies in a clear and transparent manner informed by our constitution.

With this in mind I thought it might be helpful here to share with you our aims and objectives as enshrined in our constitution.


  1. To promote the development and improvement of Camberwell
  2. To raise the profile of Camberwell as a place in which people can live and work.
  3. To provide a cross-borough forum in which residents, organisations, groups and service providers can share expertise and information and work together in Camberwell SE5 to improve the local area.
  4. To encourage service providers in Lambeth and Southwark to work more closely together, better co-ordinate their activities and increase funding for SE5.
  5. To act as a representative consultative body for the local are
  6. To secure additional resources and funding in order to address these aims.


  1. In furtherance of these aims, the Forum will:
  2. Co-ordinate regular meetings of Forum members.
  3. Identify issues of local concern that affect the quality of local life.
  4. Prioritise these issues and seek ways, together with partner agencies, to address them.
  5. Celebrate and support the area’s diverse community with full regard to age, ethnic origin, religion, sex or disability by facilitating communications and networks.

We are ambitious for Camberwell which is defined as the postal district of SE5 that lies across the boundary between the London Boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth.

We look to you to help by sharing information and expertise so if you have ideas or information that could help improve Camberwell I look forward to hearing from you.

Let us all work together to make 2018 the best year yet for Camberwell!

With all good wishes

Barbara Pattinson


SE5 Forum for Camberwell

Working for a Better Camberwell

020 7274 8045

07758 449 162

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Free Event – Carols in the Wildlife Garden

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Saturday Bookstall in aid of Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers at the Copleston Centre on 13th January from 10.30 to 12.30

The first bookstall of 2018 is on tomorrow!

As always there will be a great selection of books, cds and DVDs, as well as delicious homemade cakes, Fairtrade coffee and good company.

The money raised can help people who have lost their home and country, and often friends and family as well.

The supporters are very generous and it is good to be involved in something positive which helps others, so why not pop along?

You might find that elisive, ideal early stock filler as Christmas gets closer and closer.

Doors open at 10.30 am & the event continues until 12.30 pm.

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Community Soup Making & Planting!

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SE5 Forum for Camberwell Christmas Party

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Camberwell Community Council Meeting, 14 November 2017

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A Wild Musical Halloween

A Wild Musical Halloween

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Storm Brian

Due to the impending “Storm Brian” due tomorrow, the SE5 Forum stall at The Farmer’s Market on Camberwell Green will not be present.

If “Storm Brian” decides to take a different route, then the team will evaluate in the morning, so watch this space….!

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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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London Welcome Project

London Welcome Project

The London Welcome Project is a social centre for refugees and asylum seekers,  who are hosting a fundraiser quiz and raffle at the Crooked Well on 18th October.

The Facebook event is here:

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