Visit www.southwarkcan.org to sign up and find out about your next CAN meeting!
The localities of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe form one Community Council area within Southwark.
- Together they have the highest proportion of both 25-29 year olds and 30-34 year olds in the borough
- 63% of residents are White in this area which is above the borough average of 54%
- The proportion of Asian/Asian British at 12% across the whole Community Council is above the borough and national average: the proportion of Black/African/Caribbean/Black British residents at 17% is below the borough average of 27%.
- There are clear contrasts between South Bermondsey and neighbouring and more affluent Surrey Docks ward:
- In South Bermondsey 32.2% of residents are economically inactive (20.6% in Surrey Docks),
- 16.7% of residents in South Bermondsey are benefit claimants (only 8.3% in Surrey Docks)
- 52% in social rented accommodation in S.Bermondsey compared to 24% in Surrey Docks.
Southwark Council has prepared profiles for each Community Council area based on the 2011 census: here is the profile for Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.
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 Bermondsey:
The following websites have great information about upcoming events in Bermondsey:
Southwark Council's "In My Area" website pages provide access to neighbourhood newsletters, local activities, meeting and consultations, and other associated local information.
Upcoming CAN Activities:
Visit the SouthwarkCAN website to find out when your next local meeting is: 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 Councilors here.
Initial discussions with local partners and people have identified issues of concern to local people and their communities, including:
- Planning and developments, and people being aware of and engaged in discussion about their areas;
- Affordable housing, the complexity of landlords in social and private rented sectors
- Traffic, congestion and effects of air pollution;
- Lack of provision for young people, spaces that they can “hang out” in; and drugs & drug awareness;
- People who are isolated, vulnerable, and who don’t know where to go to get help and support;
- There is also sometimes a lack of awareness amongst some of opportunities for long established communities to develop.
Local partner groups and people engaged in CAN development discussions so far:
- Albion Street Community Charity
- Bede House Association
- Bermondsey Street Area Partnership
- Friends of Galleywall Nature Reserve
- Jacob’s Island Residents Assoc
- Riverside Ward Safer Neighbourhoods Panel
- Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Choral Society Community Choir
- Stevenson Crescent TRA
- Tissiba and Haddonfield TRA