The Southwark Neighbourhood Watch Association, together with Swedish community safety app Trygve, are pioneering a new, digital method of local engagement to connect communities within the London borough of Southwark.

Trygve is a free app that provides a specially designed digital platform where users can collaborate, empowering community members to support each other and work together to solve local issues and combat crime.

Marcus Suitor, Secretary of Southwark Neighbourhood Watch Association said “Trygve is a terrific app that’s free and will surely benefit everyone in the area.”

“We are hoping it enhances communication between members, but also encourages the younger members of the borough to play more of an active role in Neighbourhood Watch. We hope everyone who lives and works in Southwark gets involved.”

The app features an interactive map where users can see and share local incidents and information. Users are able to communicate with each other and contribute to posted events, capturing ground-level intelligence in real time. There is also a personal safety alarm built into the app that alerts other users when triggered.

Trygve is hugely successful in Sweden and is now available in the UK, free of charge. It is available on iOS through the App Store and Android through Google Play. There is also a computer version of the app for non-smartphone users.

“This is such an interesting project for Trygve, where we are gaining an insight on how communities in very large and complex cities can band together and utilize each other more,” Sheona Urquhart Trygve UK Manager said.

“We are aiming for a very big and positive culture shift where members of the community feel they can turn to each other and trust each other more.”

Everyone in the Southwark area is encouraged to take part. The Southwark Neighbourhood Watch Association has already created groups in the app that community members can join.

Visit to get started.


Trygve: Sheona Urquhart

0203 868 2289

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Communities are built on shared experiences and ideas. If you have an idea for a project that will bring local people together, support community development and improve opportunities in your neighbourhood this is an ideal time to make it happen, with help from the Neighbourhoods Fund.

More information available HERE.

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Saturday 24th September 1-5pm Corn Dollies and Chutney Making

Help us to chop up our harvest to make chutney. Bring any spare fruit or vegetables to add to the pot and take a jar of chutney home with you (bring a jar too). Make a corn dolly while you’re waiting. Plenty of space to play around. Tea, coffee and home made cake. A free event for adults, families and accompanied children.

Donations welcome.

For more info, visit our website:


Mother Goose Wildlife Garden
65 Greendale
Greendale Fields
Off Wanley Road
SE5 8JZ (Sat Nav postcode: SE5 8AT)

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Heads up! Grab your FREE family ticket to the Big Park Sleepover!

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign at Spacehive, the Big Park Sleepover 2016 is on!

This free event includes a fire workshop, cooked dinner, story telling before bedtime and breakfast the next day. We’ll have lots of activities including foraging and cooking, bushcraft, plant art, and circus skills as well as lots of games and fun. Bedtime is 10pm and we will ask all participants to strictly respect the curfew.

The Big Sleepover is a joint project between Father Nature and Myatt’s Fields Park Project (MFPP), with support from the London Regiment & Army Cadet Force who will provide stewards, overnight patrols and camping equipment.

As this is a family event no single adults (over 16 years) will be eligible, and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Half the places are reserved for low income/unwaged families who will be provided with camping equipment if needed. All Lambeth & local Southwark residents are welcome. 
Book tickets online for the Sleepover at Myatt’s Fields Park on Sunday 28th – Monday 29th August via the Father Nature website or the Myatt’s Fields Park website:

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Saturday 20th Agust
1pm – 4pm
Brunswick Park, SE5

Free city farm / Free bouncy castle / Free face painting / Free crafts stall / Traditional games / Great raffle prizes / Treasure hunt / Food and drink

All welcome!

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5th July: Camberwell Community Action Network Meeting

Dear Friends and fellow Community Participators!

I thought I’d take the opportunity to remind you all about Camberwell Community Action Network meeting that is coming up next week.

It is a great opportunity to share with like-minded people the issues that you are concerned about so why not come along next Tuesday the 5th of July?

The meeting is at Cambridge House and will start at 6pm and finish at 8pm.

To RSVP to the meetings simply click here.

If you haven’t signed up to the Southwark CAN website you can make it up to us by taking a mere 30 seconds to do so! The sign up page is here.

Community Action Network meetings are very much your space to talk about the issues that are affecting you in your area – no stuffiness or formality! We want to make the connections and offer the support needed so that people can shape the places that they live and work in.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,


Robert Jamieson | Community Engagement Officer | Community Southwark | 1 Addington Square, London, SE5 0HF | t: 020 7358 7019 

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Eid festival 2016

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Open Air Eid Event Promoting Southwark Unity


Giant family fun fair

Womens zone

Children activities

World food court

Bouncy castle

Tuesday 5th or Wednesday 6th of July

Burgess park


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