Come along to our SE5 Forum AGM and join the Camberwell discussion – Wed 18 October 6.30pm.

Are you interested in Camberwell now and in the future? 

Will Southwark Council’s new priorities for 2030 help Camberwell?
Come and have your say!

Everyone is welcome to join SE5 Forum’s AGM 2023 on Wednesday 18th October 6.30pm at United Reformed Church Camberwell, Love Walk, SE5 8AE.

• Hear from Southwark Council’s CEO Althea Loderick on how Southwark Council can support Camberwell’s future and join the Q&A discussion.

• Find out what SE5 Forum achieved last year in local partnership – from free wellbeing events, getting street clutter removed, focusing on green spaces of Camberwell and supporting local shops. 

We are asking residents, local voluntary groups, TRAs, businesses, and more, to come and have your say on what you want to see done in Camberwell. 


Click here to download the papers:
Annual Report 22-23
Board Member Nominations & Statements
Minutes 2022

Join us to make a better Camberwell? 
Would you like to join SE5 Forum as a volunteer and make Camberwell a better place to live, work and visit?

We are recruiting new board members for our next AGM and would love to welcome you!

Please contact us at to find out more or register your interest! See details below or download the flyer here.

Camberwell Talks: Black football pioneer 
We’d love you to join us for the next Camberwell Talk:

• The Jack Leslie Campaign: Story of a black football pioneerby Camberwell author & producer Matt Tiller is on Monday 6th November, 7pm @ The Crypt, St. Giles’ Church, Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8RB. 

Matt Tiller’s new book The Lion Who Never Roared tells the story of one of Britain’s first black professional footballers, Jack Leslie. Matt will also talk about his own journey as co-founder of the Jack Leslie Campaign to properly recognise and celebrate this British football pioneer. 


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SE5 Forum launches free Christmas Community Kitchen
Camberwell Green – Saturday 10 December 12-2pm

Santa is coming to the Saturday market at Camberwell Green bringing a free Caribbean lunch, free treats and Xmas decoration workshops for kids, choirs and a tree of wishes….

SE5 Forum is launching a free Festive Community Kitchen on Camberwell Green on Saturday 10 December in partnership with local food bank Spring Community Hub and Southwark Pensioners

The free Christmas Community Kitchen will offer: 

• A free Caribbean lunch for all

• Pop-up Pantry – five items for free 

• Free Activities for Kids – making Christmas decorations, decorating gingerbread, making treats

• Meet Santa and get a free stocking filler 

• Add your wish to the Tree of Wishes

• Pick up no cook/low cook recipes

• Community Stall with festive gifts and info about local food charities, warm spaces and cost of living crisis support 

• Free festive music from local choirs Cambria Choir, Camberwell Choir School and Give a Song (featured on BBC One)

Come down and find out about or support your local food banks and pantries.

Marie Staunton, Secretary of SE5 Forum for Camberwell says: “Local groups have come together to celebrate Christmas for everyone in our community. The Camberwell Saturday market will bring free festive cheer with a free Caribbean lunch, music and Xmas workshops. But we are in the middle of a cost of living crisis, so will also give out information about access to food and warm spaces this difficult winter. And by creating more awareness, we will help local food charities fundraise for badly needed Christmas hampers for families and the elderly.”* 

This festive special Community Kitchen follows on from SE5 Forum’s two successful summer Community Kitchens this year. It aims to create awareness of the food banks and pantries in the area and destigmatise food insecurity. All three Community Kitchens have been funded by a grant from Southwark Council’s Neighbourhoods Fund.

Thanks to our partners Spring Community Hub and Southwark Pensioners, and support from Healthy Living Platform, Cambria Choir, Camberwell Community School Choir, Give a Song, University of Arts London (UAL), Good Gym, the Urban Farmers Market and volunteers. 

*NOTE: A Christmas hamper for a family costs £50 and £30 for an elderly person.


Spring Community Hub: can be dropped off at: Spring Community Hub, 1 Wilson Road, Modular Building, London, SE5 8LU. Monday – Friday, 10am to 2pm.

Southwark Pensioners Centre –

Healthy Living Platform –

Cambria Choir –

Camberwell Community School Choir –

Give a Song –

University of the Arts London (UAL) –

Good Gym –

Urban Farmers Market

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