A wide range of individuals and organisations were asked to help produce the masterplan, with the aim of building a broad based, effective partnership that could help turn the vision into reality.
As a first step, the project team carried out a series of face to face and telephone interviews with interested parties, including:
- local community groups
- officers and elected members from Southwark Council
- business representatives
Events including an action-planning day at the Salmon youth centre and a community workshop at the Salvation Army were well attended, following publicity in the local press as well as leaflet and poster campaigns.
A project office was set up on Spa Road to provide a focal point for community interest, with local people encouraged to drop in and learn more about the project.
Work to involve stakeholders also featured a roving exhibition, leaflets distributed to residents with pre-paid reply slips, and door-to-door interviews with council tenants to gauge their views on housing plans.
Local people have played a key role in shaping the overall direction and aim of the regeneration.
Today, residents, community groups, retailers, business organisations and others can still have a say in how individual sites are developed, not just through the planning process but also as part of more tailored consultation work.
In this way, they're continuing to influence the developments that matter to them, as and when they happen.
There are a number of community organisations working to help regenerate Bermondsey Spa.
Bermondsey Community Council
Tel: 020 7525 7187
London, SE5 8UB
Southwark Irish Pensioners Project
Tel: 020 7394 4878
Evelyn Coyle House
49a Grange Walk
London, SE1 3DY
Bermondsey St James Church
Tel: 020 7021 0411
Beormund Community Centre
Tel: 020 7237 9313
177 Abbey Street
London, SE1 2AN
Offers regular activities including an elderly lunch club
Bede House Association
Tel: 020 7237 0860
361 Southwark Park Road
Offers advice, information and support
Time and Talents
Tel: 020 7231 7845
The Old Mortuary
St Marychurch Street, SE16 4JE
Offers activities for older people, social support and befriending service
Downside Fisher Youth Club
Tel: 020 7407 0093
Druid Street, SE1 2EZ
The Oxford & Bermondsey Club
Tel: 020 7231 9249
3 Webb Street, SE1 4RP
Tel: 020 7740 0880
Tel: 0800 052 0540
146 St James Road, SE1 5BW
How to get involved
Consultation and community groups
Bermondsey Spa residents and other stakeholders can still influence developments at individual sites by commenting on planning applications and taking part in targeted consultation exercises as and when they happen.
You can also get involved by joining a local community group, or even setting up your own project to help regenerate your neighbourhood.
Comment on a planning application
You can view copies of planning applications at our offices.
160 Tooley Street
London SE1 2TZ
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
Take part in a consultation exercise
To find out if there's a consultation exercise going on at a site near you, contact:
Bermondsey Spa Team
Tel: 020 7525 5348
160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TZ
Join a community group
You can get directly involved in the regeneration by taking part in one of the many community projects that are underway in the area. For more details on groups that are working near you, visit the local organisations section.
Start your own project
If there's a project related to the regeneration that you'd like to get off the ground, funding is available through Hyde Housing Association's Bermondsey Spa Community Chest. This fund is designed to encourage local people to get actively involved in regenerating their own areas.
To find out more about the Community Chest fund, contact Jean Douglas at the Hyde Group on 020 8297 7574.
Page last updated: 08 August 2023