Outdoor events policy review: shape how Southwark Council manage events

The following information about the Borough of Southwark Outdoor Events Policy Review is available on the council’s website and replicate here to reach out more people to complete the consultation online. Please contact Southwark Council or Southwark Presents if you have further questions.

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Southwark Council’s cultural strategy.

Outdoor events form an important part of Southwark Council’s cultural strategy. The strategy outlines our commitment to  support the long term ambition of Southwark being the first choice for people to live, work, study and visit.  In delivering the strategy, we manage over 160 outdoor events each year in our parks, squares, walkways and streets.


  • process applications
  • advise event organisers
  • scrutinise plans
  • consult with local stakeholders and partner agencies; and
  • monitor events as they take place 

Our outdoor events policy plays an important role in setting out the way we run events role and work with people. 

We also fund an annual programme of free community events contributing to a vibrant Southwark. Such as:

  • Camberwell Fair
  • Bermondsey Carnival
  • East Dulwich Christmas Cracker,
  • Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival and the
  • annual firework display

After reduced funding from central government, we face challenges with continued investment with our events programme.  Last year, the council allowed two major commercial events to take place. The income generated from these events allowed for the continued support of our annual free events.

The consultation online

If you choose to respond you will be giving us permission to process your personal data and you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing the consultation contact address. Your personal information will only be used by our Events and Community Engagement teams to process your responses to this survey, and will be securely destroyed after 2 years, however we may keep the anonymised responses to inform other work across the council.

If you are concerned about how the council uses your personal data or would like to enquire about the personal information we hold on you, please contact us via dpo@southwark.gov.uk or on 020 7525 5000. More information about your rights is available on our website through our Corporate Privacy Notice, or via the Information Commissioner (www.ico.org.uk)”

Why We Are Consulting

Please spare a few minutes to give us your views by the closing date, 26 April 2019.

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