The bridge is considered unsafe for vehicular traffic. Work on repairs is unlikely to begin before April 2017.

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Southwark Council is delighted to announce that its annual free fireworks extravaganza, now in its 13th year, will be back once again on Saturday 5 November at Southwark Park.

The event, named by as one of the best displays in the capital, is one of the few free displays taking place in London on the night itself.

Due to its huge popularity in recent years, the event will be ticketed once again to help control numbers and ensure everyone can enjoy the event safely. Tickets are free and will be released to local residents on the 3 October 2016 before going on general release one week later.

Anyone planning to attend the fireworks event in Southwark Park should ensure they get their free tickets in advance, and be aware that local routes to the park will be very busy on the night. Travel should be planned in advance to make sure they arrive at the park in good time.

Gates will open at 5pm, with food, drink, children’s funfair and entertainment available till 8.30pm.

Last entry to the park will be at 6.30pm so please arrive in good time.

Tweet your best photos using the hashtag #southwarkfireworks to @SouthwarkEvents

Tickets are available to Southwark residents from Monday 3 October at 10am.

Tickets can be booked here:

Tickets are available for to non-Southwark residents from Monday 10 October at 10am.

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11 Oct 11am-1pm: Marking Places – Launch Event

Join us at our studio for a heritage talk about the North Camberwell Radical Club that once stood on the site of Burgess Park and tell us about the places in the park you’d like to see remembered.

We’ll be running workshops designing and making commemorative plaques and markers for three sites in the park. Workshops are on: Tuesday 28th October; 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th November from 11-1pm at our studio, and then on Tuesday 17th, 24th, 31st January; 7th, 21st, 28th February at Waterside Care Home. 

RSVP by email to us here at

View archive images and listen to oral histories from our Place to Remember project here

Art In The Park,
Chumleigh Gardens,
Chumleigh Street,
Burgess Park,
London SE5 0RJ 

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Tea dance at Longfield Hall

Tea dance at Longfield Hall

Tea dance at Longfield Hall

Free Raffle / Refreshments / Dance

Wednesday 19 October 1.30 – 3.30 pm.
Longfield Hall (near Myatt’s Fields Park)
50 Knatchbull Road, Camberwell SE5 9QY
T: 020 7978 9153

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Community Planting Day

Community Planting Day at the Ram & Wolf Sculpture beds at the junction of Champion Hill & Grove Lane – Camberwell

Our ‘Community Planting Day’ will be held on Saturday 15th October 2016 between 10am to 1pm at the raised planters.

Southwark Council’s Gardening Team will be preparing the beds for the planting day as well as starting to plant up one of the planting beds on Friday 14th Oct and will continue working with the community on the Saturday 15th Oct morning, finishing off any further work in the afternoon.

Please do dress in suitable footwear and clothing for the weather on the day. Some tools will be provided but if you have small hand tools please do bring them along.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting me on my details below, and I look forward to meeting you on the day.

Andy Newman
Project Manager, Cleaner Greener Safer
Road Safety and Community Projects
Tel: 020 7525 3667

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Saturday 19 November, doors 7pm
St Giles’ Church, Cmaberwell SE5

Buy your ticket here:

Set at the height of roaring 1920’s London, Blackmail tells the story of Alice White (Anna Ondra), the daughter of a Chelsea shopkeeper. After dinner ends in a quarrel with her boyfriend, Scotland Yard detective Frank Webber (John Longden), Alice finds herself at the centre of her very own crime scene. But with her boyfriend on the case, will Alice’s secret stay hidden and does anyone else know about the events of that fateful night..?

St Giles’ organist Ashley Valentine will be accompanying the film on piano with songs by Camberwell Community Choir and a live jazz band. There’ll be a bar and 1920’s costumes are encouraged! Families are welcome although the film is rated PG with a running time of 80mins + 20 minute interval. 
Tickets bought online at will have spaces reserved in church but we are unable to reserve any other tickets in advance. 
Tickets on the door will be on a first come, first served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Stephen Bourne’s book launch

Stephen Bourne’s new book Evelyn Dove – Britain’s Black Cabaret Queen

Please come & celebrate the publication of Stephen Bourne’s new book Evelyn Dove – Britain’s Black Cabaret Queen at 6pm on Friday 14th October at Camberwell Library, Camberwell Green SE5. 
Tickets only free event.

Advance booking is essential available: HERE

or contact
If you are unable to come there will be opportunities to attend future Evelyn Dove talks & book signing events at the Royal Academy of Music (26 October 6.30pm) and National Portrait Gallery (3 November 1.15pm) (£3 admission £2 concessions).


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Maudsley Learning at Work: Mental Health Matters

Maudsley Learning at Work: Mental Health Matters

30% of employees would consider leaving their job if they didn’t feel cared for by their employer1

Taking care of your people is at the heart of creating a great place to work, where people are appreciated, engaged, productive and thriving. Where they actually want to work. At Maudsley Learning at Work we are seeing progressive employers considering their employees mental wellbeing in addition to their physical health. Providing training to your employees to help them understand, manage and promote mental health as part of a healthy, stigma-free workplace will improve employee engagement, productivity and ultimately benefit the bottom line.

In this newsletter we will hear from training and clinical experts in mental health on their insights on how and why an employer should focus on creating a mentally healthy workplace.

To find out more about Maudsley Learning at Work and how we can help your workplace, visit

or contact the Maudsley Learning at Work team.

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Can you make Southwark CLEANer, greener or safer?

Cleaner Greener Safer Application

Have an idea for community garden? Does a playground or sports facility near you need a new lease of life? From new lighting to cycle lockers, park benches to outdoor classrooms,the 2017/18 Cleaner Greener Safer programme could make your idea a reality.

Do you have an idea for a neglected space in your neighbourhood? Could new planting, lighting or a lick of paint create a welcoming community space?

Do you have an idea to improve an outdoor space and help people become healthier? Do you want to refurbish a local play area, revitalise a sports facility, or create a food-growing area?

Apply to the 2017/18 Cleaner Greener Safer programme.

Visit for more information, or pick up a form at your local library, one stop shop or leisure centre.

Closing date for applications is Monday 31 October 2016.

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Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers


Meet our neighbours

12 Oct 8-9:30pm at St. Barnabas Centre Carlton Ave SE21 7DG

More information available here:

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Save our parks

Save our parks

Britain’s parks are at risk. There’s no legal responsibility to look after them and squeezed budgets mean our local green spaces – from playgrounds, to the park you relax in on your lunch break – don’t have the money they need. We could end up being forced to pay to use our parks – or lose them altogether.

A group of MPs are looking into the crisis right now. They’re thinking of making protecting parks a legal requirement, and they’ll advise the government on what to do. A huge petition, signed by all of us, will prove how much we love our parks. It could convince the MPs to come up with a water-tight plan for protecting them.

Can you sign the petition now and demand that looking after our parks is made a legal requirement by the government? It only takes 30 seconds to add your name:

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Next meeting of Camberwell Community Council

Next meeting of Camberwell Community Council, Wednesday 21 September 2016.

Focus on:


Wednesday 21 September 2016, 7pm.

Employment Academy,

29 Peckham Road, SE5 8UA

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