Was it WILBERFORCE or WILL-BY-FORCE? That is the question! Trailblazing family historian and author Paul Crooks captivates his audience with his account of how he traced two of his African forebears. They were captured of the West Coast of Africa and enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago. When researching his ancestry, … Continue reading A Black and British History: The Jamaican Slaves Who Abolished Slavery
Community Southwark are delighted to announce the new Southwark CAN website! This website will provide a new and integrated online experience of community action in the London borough of Southwark.
This meeting, held at Kingswood Community Shop, had 3 local topics to cover: What’s happening in Kingswood over the coming months? What is the long-term plan for Kingswood? How can we enable better communication and consultation for residents on things that affect us? Plus a discussion around the ways we can work together to guard … Continue reading Kingswood Network Meeting 21/02/18 Notes
Esther is a Peckham resident and the Planning Caseworker at Southwark Law Centre. She is a very keen cyclist and can often be found cycling around South London, as well as venturing further afield into Kent and Surrey on the weekends.
It has finally arrived. After years of work, various different versions, thousands of comments from the public, and (probably not enough) consultation events, the final version of the New Southwark Plan has been published!
Attendees Jean Halden – Christ Church East Dulwich / Breathe Easy ChoirLilian Bartholomew – Southwark Pensioners Action Group (SPAG)Wendy Jackson – Civic GlueCllr Jane Lyons – Village Ward CouncillorFrancis Bernstein – Crystal Palace Neighbourhood ForumGiles Gibson – Herne Hill ForumMarianne Kavanagh – Dulwich Village Neighbourhood ForumIan McInnes – Dulwich SocietyH Dowling – SE21 Resident Fitzroy Lewis … Continue reading Dulwich CAN 7/11/2017 Meeting Notes
Attendees Tina Thorpe – Mount Adon Park Residents Catrin Waugh – Local Resident / Link Age Southwark / Dulwich Almshouses Marilyn Carnegie – Local Resident / KETRA / Kingswood Shop / Time Bank Nina Kennedy – KETRA Rebecca Knowles – Kingswood Community Shop Jenny Park – Paxton Green Time Bank Francis Bernstein – Crystal Palace Neighbourhood Forum Cllr Catherine Rose – College … Continue reading Dulwich CAN 13/07/2017 Meeting Notes
Sixty-five potential locations for over 40,000 homes, infrastructure, schools and businesses have been earmarked by Southwark council.
Part of our work here at Southwark CAN is to try and inspire people to get more involved in their local community. What better way to do so than to highlight the role that individuals can play in enhancing the world around them, and the day to day lives of their neighbours and friends?
This was the 4th meeting of the Dulwich CAN. We had a good mix of people from various organisations across Dulwich including some that hadn’t previously been involved in a CAN meeting. We have tried to capture the issues raised in the conversations, and to provide links to the projects and resources discussed in the … Continue reading Dulwich CAN 10/11/2016 Meeting Notes