Bermondsey CAN

Bermondsey CAN
Bermondsey CAN

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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:
  1. In South Bermondsey 32.2% of residents are economically inactive (20.6% in Surrey Docks),
  2. 16.7% of residents in South Bermondsey are benefit claimants (only 8.3% in Surrey Docks)
  3. 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  .

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:

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:

Further web resources: