Invitation to participate in the Future High Streets Forum Focus Group on Local Partnerships

Invitation to participate in the Future High Streets Forum Focus Group on Local Partnerships


University College London has been commissioned by the Future High Streets Forum to help build an understanding of the views and experiences of people working with local partnerships in running their local town centres.

SE5Forum has been identified as having a wealth of knowledge and experience of working within a successful local partnership and we are keen to learn more about how your partnerships operates, what you see as the key opportunities for your local area and to hear about the barriers that are limiting what you are able to take forward and how these barriers could be overcome.

The focus group will take place on:
Friday 8th July 2016, 14:00 – 16:30
Room 101, Development Planning Unit
University College London
34 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9EZ

What we learn from the focus group will be used to develop a wider survey of local partnerships. The findings of both the focus groups and survey will then be used to develop good practice of local partnerships, identify ways in which town centres and high streets can be improved and will aid the Government in formulating and delivering policies that will support local areas in the longer run.

We are anticipating that people at the focus group will be drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including town centre managers, local authorities, businesses and services as well as those from the voluntary sector. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Spaces in the focus group are limited to confirm your place please contact the session facilitator Dr Margarethe Theseira via email or call her on 07795 616892

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Camberwell Community Action Network meeting

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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Camberwell police officers joined forces with Southwark Council to remove 40 vehicles for traffic infringements on a congested residential street.

Camberwell police officers joined forces with Southwark Council to remove 40 vehicles for traffic infringements on a congested residential street.
Southwark Council parking officers led the double-day of joint-enforcement action on Camberwell Station Road earlier this month.
The Camberwell Green Safer Neighbourhood Team also provided seven officers and one sergeant to ensure the operation was carried out safely and efficiently.
Camberwell Green’s dedicated ward officer, PC Mark McKay, said: “Residents had raised concerns with myself about vehicles in this road causing a nuisance for residents through various traffic violations.
“As a result, working with our partners at Southwark Council to support joint-enforcement in this area is now a ward priority for Camberwell Green.
“I’m delighted to say that through our joint efforts we have made a positive impact on the area, with 40 vehicles removed.
“We will also be monitoring the situation in the road in the coming weeks and acting on information passed to us.
“Finally, I would like to thank members of the community who raise this important issue with us.”
Camberwell Green SNT can be contacted by emailing

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Southwark Eid Festival

Eid festival 2016

Southwark Eid Festival

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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SE5 Forum AGM

10 YEARS working together for a better Camberwell

4th July, 6:30 -9 pm

Cambridge House 131-139 Camberwell Road, SE5 0HF

See map here

All Welcome!


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Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

It is almost a tradition here at SDCAS that some of our clients, volunteers and patrons are running as a team in the 10k London Vitality Run to raise money for the Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers.

Due to funding cuts (through which we lost £38,000) we are this year even more reliable on private donations and sponsoring events like the run. Our target for the run is £ 3,000 so we were wondering if one of you would like to join our team of runners this year as we still have one free place? And it would be amazing if you could help our runners to raise money for the Day Centre!

Please see the link to our JustGiving webpage below, where people can easily donate online.

Our JustGiving link for the donation webpage for the run is:

Many thanks,

Jonas Wessendorf Volunteer Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

Please support our 10k runners with a donation on:

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CoolTan Arts CoolWalks – Freedom


Friday, 29th April, 2016, 11 am

CoolTan Arts CoolWalks invites you to join us on a free guided walk around Camberwell and beyond to learn about the area’s links to freedom fighters of the past.  Learn new things, make friends, get fit and have fun.  Whether you know the area or not, CoolWalks encourages shared experience – add your local knowledge or discover something new!

Start at Camberwell’s New Library (48 Camberwell Green SE5 7AL ) at 11am and finishes at the Camberwell Green about 90minutes later.

The walk is approximately 2 ½ miles and we would ask participants to wear sensible walking footwear and weather appropriate clothing.  Participants can leave at any-time.

If you have any queries or would like any further information, please check the blog or contact Robert on 020 7701 2696, or via email or tweet @CoolWalks.

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The King’s College Alzheimer’s Disease Open day

The King’s College Alzheimer’s Research UK network will be holding our annual open day for the public on Friday the 3rd of June this year. This is a free event aimed at carers and people interested in learning more about dementia and its prevention. There will be talks by researchers, followed by an interactive session and a general Q+A. The event will be held in the Ortus centre on the Denmark hill campus (next to Denmark hill train station).

We are looking for people interested in participating in our Alzheimer’s Disease Open Day. Maybe someone from your community would like to take part in it?

If you like to apply for ticket, email the information required to

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Refugee Crisis

When & where?

SATURDAY 7 MAY 1.00 -6.30pm
Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham SE15 3SN — behind the Bussey Building on Rye Lane

The terrible scenes from places such as Calais, Lesvos and the Macedonian border show the extent of the worsening refugee crisis. It’s a global crisis – is there a solution? And what can we do here?

Join us to discuss the truth behind the headlines; hear about the work of refugee community organisations in Southwark; find out how you can give your support locally.
Special guest speakers
Films and slideshows
“How you can help” forum
Music, dance and food by local refugee and migrant groups

Entrance fee: £3 waged, free for unwaged. Proceeds to refugee community organisations.

Supporting organisations:
Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers
Southwark Refugee & Migrant Project
Southwark Refugee Communities Forum
Southwark Law Centre
Forum for Equalities and Human Rights in Southwark
Southwark Citizens Advice Bureau Services
Southwark Council
Southwark Hate Crime Network

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Camberwell Free Film Festival

 This is the festival’s fourth year and we’ve 16 free events over 11 days at venues in SE5 including Longfield Hall, Joiner’s Arms, Crooked Well, Camberwell Arms, Institute of Psychiatry and William Booth College and many more. No ticket required for any of the event – it’s first come first served so arrive a little early to be sure of a seat. Look forward to seeing you there.

For more Information please visit:


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Camberwell CAN Meeting

Camberwell CAN Meeting

Community Action Southwark
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (BST)
London , United Kingdom

This meeting will bring together community groups and active individuals from the Camberwell area to share information and news, discuss local issues and identify areas where social action can be supported. 


3:00 – 3:15 – Welcome and Updates

3:15 – 4:15 – Issue Focus and Discussion

4:15 – 4:45 – Opportunities for Social Action

4:45 – 5:00 – News sharing

Camberwell CAN Meeting
Community Action Southwark
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 from 15:00 to 17:00 (BST)
London , United Kingdom

Ticket Information:


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