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The London Borough of Southwark in south London forms part of Inner London and is connected by bridges across the River Thames to the City of London. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. All districts of the area are within the London postal district. It is governed by Southwark London Borough Council.

The part of the South Bank within the borough is home to London Bridge terminus station and the attractions of The Shard, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe and Borough Market that are the largest of the venues in Southwark to draw domestic and international tourism. Dulwich is home to the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Imperial War Museum is in Elephant and Castle. W

Southwark community action[edit | edit source]

Communities online[edit | edit source]

Bellenden Residents' Group - Peckham Residents' Network

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Community Action Southwark, umbrella organisation (or Council for Voluntary Service) for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark - Peckham Voluntary Sector Forum

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Commonplace Peckham Rye - Peckham Rye CoDesign - People's Republic of Southwark - Pocket Places Peckham

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Community Cycleworks, not for profit organisation that runs build-a-bike courses, bikefix, and road and mountain biking rideouts, for young people in the London Borough of Southwark and beyond - Southwark Cyclists

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Glengall Wharf Garden - Surrey Docks Farm - Walworth Garden Farm

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Friends of Goose Green - Friends of Peckham Rye Park - Parks and open spaces on - Peckham Coal Line (secure link not found 11:25, 18 February 2021 (UTC)), Grass roots initiative to create an urban park using disused space between Queens Road Peckham and Rye Lane. - Wikipedia: Southwark parks and open spaces, Bankside Open Spaces Trust

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Southwark Living Streets

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Elephant and Castle Urban Forest - Video: Elephant and Castle Urban Forest, September 2011

Resources[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Heart of the Elephant and Castle Urban Forest Map, Maps, open data and activism on the Heygate estate, Tom Chance's blog, April 19, 2011

Visions[edit | edit source]

Peckham Vision

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Borough Market to phase out plastic bottle sales with free fountains, Aug 23 [1]


Fossil Free Southwark: Our Story, Dec 14 [2]

Southwark pension fund to shed fossil fuel investments, Dec 14 [3]


Why comparisons with the Highline are a double-edged sword... September 12 [4]


The planning points 4, February 1 [5]


London Development Agency to provide £4 million to the Bankside Urban Forest - a programme of works to improve public space in the Bankside area from the riverside to the Elephant & Castle, [6] March 10


Clinton praise for London project, [7] May 19

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Save Southwark Woods


FossilFreeSouthwark on twitter


External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Guardian
  3. IPE
  4. (secure link not found 11:25, 18 February 2021 (UTC))
  6. london-se1
  7. BBC news