Community Magazine for Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Issue 7

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Welcome to the seventh edition of your Community Magazine. Over 5,000 copies are being delivered to local households, businesses and organisations. We very much hope you enjoy the first issue of 2020.

This issue’s cover shows how the local area is blessed with an array of blue plaques commemorating people, places and events that have helped to make this area so special. However, there are notable people who have not been recognized. On page 23 we invite you to nominate people who should be recognized with a blue plaque of their own.

The photograph opposite is the exterior of the new pavilion in Southwark Park. This amazing building was only completed recently and is now open with a café for all of us to enjoy; see pages four and ve for more details of this splendid new addition to the area.

The focus of this issue is to highlight what’s happening in the local and wider area. As you’ll see there are lots of great things happening in this historic part of London. For this issue we invited the Museum of London to share with you all that is on o er for the local community to explore especially for our young people.

There is more news about a new landscape and play proposal for George Row. See page 21 for how you can give your opinion. Please get involved, as this is a once in a generation opportunity to make e orts to improve our area.

The ‘super-sewer’ works at Chambers Wharf are continuing in earnest with the tunnel’s very deep shaft almost complete. On page 14
there is more information from Tideway and on page 15 details of how the community can access their million pounds worth of funds. Residents living right next to this ve-year project are feeling most of its impact. If you feel a ected by the tunnelling works then you can get help and advice from Jackie Christie, who has been appointed

by the Council to help residents who feel adversely a ected by the works on Chambers Street, see page 14 for more details.

In 2020 this area will be commemorating the sailing of the May ower, from the Thames, 400 years ago when Captain Christopher Jones carried people to the ‘New World’. We are hoping to publish a dedicated brochure for this important anniversary but this is dependent on raising su cient funds. If any local organisation would like to get involved then do get in contact.

In the spring edition, we’ll focus on the people who live in the area. If you’d like to be included in the next issue please get in touch. We’re especially interested to hear from residents and businesses that can share some history of the area. We welcome your feedback about your Community Magazine and on page 23 we give more details of how you can share your thoughts.

Best wishes for 2020 from the Editorial & Design Team.

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