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Borough, Bankside and Walworth currently share a Community Council area in the north of Southwark Borough. Each is a mix of very different areas and communities, with very different histories which contribute to the localities that they are today.
- Taken together, the community council area has the highest proportion of 16-24 year olds in the borough at 18%
- Whilst 51% of residents are White (lower than the borough average of 54%), there are huge contrasts between Cathedrals ward at 61.6% and Faraday ward at 39.3%.
- Black/African/Caribbean/Black British residents represent only 16% of the population in Cathedrals Ward but over 40% in Faraday ward.
- The proportion of people living in flats and apartments across the area, at 86% is the highest in Southwark
- The proportion of those in social rented properties across the Community Council is the highest in Southwark at 52%
- Home ownership across the Community Council is the lowest in the borough at 22%,
Southwark Council has prepared profiles for each Community Council area based on the 2011 census: here is the profile for Borough, Bankside and Walworth.
How CAN we help? If...
- you have an idea for something you want to develop in your community;
- you want to know more about issues, activities, groups and networks in your area; or
- you are concerned about issues affecting your community;
then contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Upcoming events and news for Borough, Bankside and Walworth:
you can find out about upcoming events here:
Southwark Council's "In My Area" website pages provide access to neighbourhood newsletter, local activities, meetings and consultations, and other associated local information.
Upcoming CAN Activities:
To find out about your next local Community Action Network Meeting visit: http://www.southwarkcan.org/come_along
Engaging with the Council and other public and statutory sector bodies:
You can find more details of your local Councillors here
Initial discussions with local partners and people have identified a number of issues of concern to local people and their communities, including:
- Building affordable housing, and maintaining the quality of existing housing stock;
- Improving the public transport links; traffic levels, roads and poor air quality; and the safety of cyclists;
- Community Infrastructure Levy, how it is used by the Council for the benefit of the community, and the involvement of the community in decisions about it;
- Health and Social Care issues, and particularly the community provision of health services.
Local partner groups and people engaged in CAN development discussions so far:
- Age UK
- Better Bankside
- Blackfriars Settlement
- Coin Street Community Builders
- Cooltan Arts
- Latin American Multicultural Group
- LiberATE CIC
- Mobile Gardeners CIC
- Newington TRA
- Pembroke House
- Rockingham Estate TRA
- Southwark Law Centre
- Pauline Bonner, your local Community Council Development Officer