Canada Water Campaign
Bulletin No. 10 Report
End October 2000 After the General Meeting on 11th September
We had to build an organisation
Get involved with the "Area Management Schemes"
Put the boot in as regards maintenance of the waterside
areas and parks
Report back on consultation processes
Time has passed
There are no issues that need feedback from a large
public meeting at the moment
The General Meeting gave us some guidelines on what we
had to do
So lets examine progress
The original Draft Development Framework ("DDF")
plans have been "Set Aside"
Councillors - Stephanie Elsy and Steven Lancashire and a
team of Council Officers all agreed this
But then the Southwark News kept printing stories that
development would be based on the original DDF
We got very angry - it seems that one senior official was
ignoring his bosses.
But we have confirmation of sorts that the DDF is dead.
So weve won then?
Not yet we havent!!
All it means is that the Council has committed to a
process of consultation.
There are still people in the Council that think that
high density development is needed and who would be
prepared to concrete over Canada Water.
So we have to make sure that consultation happens.
When people are consulted we want to make sure that the
right questions are asked to get fair feedback
And then we have to argue for the sort of development
that we want.
And throughout all this we have to keep your support
and involvement So Whats Going on What is CWC up to
Lots first the headings, then the detail
Influencing the Councilss "Waterfront"
newsletter and "MORI" poll
Negotiations on the consultation process.
Meeting the owners of Surrey Quays shopping centre.
Distributing an information leaflet of our own via Simon
Hughes MP (CWC remains apolitical but accepts free
Setting up an office at "Time and Talents"
Agreeing a budget, finance policy and procedures
Starting an appeal for cash donations
The Waterfront News Letter
At the 6
th July meeting at the Holiday Inn
Southwark committed to providing a newsletter in early
Autumn. CWC was approached to ask whether we wanted a mention in
the Newsletter. We said we wanted to know what was being
said before CWCs name could be used.
During discussions on 4
th September we asked
how the Newsletter was proceeding. - It transpired that
the initial draft was based on the DDF Uproar from
CWC!!!!!!! We persuaded Southwark to redraft and to send the redraft
to CWC for comments.
CWC has now commented and we are awaiting the final proof
before it gets posted to everybody on the peninsula.
The Mori Poll
There havent been many recent surveys of the
population of Rotherhithe.
So nobody knows what the population mix is!
To start to improve their understanding of the area
Southwark intends to survey approx 400 residents
CWC is concerned in the sense that we need to know the
brief for the survey, where sample studies are
undertaken, how results are presented and interpreted.
CWC continues to be actively involved.
The Consultation Process
A draft paper was produced by Southwark.
This was sent to CWC for comments
After careful consideration it has been returned to
Southwark many detailed CWC comments
We now await finalisation of the paper
It is likely that there will be a consultative forum,
comprising local organisations (CWC would be one) charged
with responsibility for ensuring that the final plans are
what residents really want.
The "Shopping Centres" Meeting
Surrey Quays is leased from the London Borough of
Southwark by Shopping Centres Limited, a joint venture of
Slough Estates and Tesco.
CWC was invited to meet senior management of Shopping
Centres Limited and did so on 17
th October A report on that meeting will be posted on the Website.
Continuing dialogue is anticipated.
Simon Hughess Newsletter
Simon Hughes does an annual report to all residents in
He has offered to insert a separate information leaflet
drafted by CWC to help local people be aware of what is
We accepted the offer, whilst emphasising the apolitical
nature of CWC
CWC Office Organisation
With well over 400 supporters listed there is a
formidable challenge in managing CWC.
An embryonic office organisation has been set up at Time
We have a computer, printer and hope to sort out a modem
But managing all the correspondence, mailshots &
general admin takes time and costs money. Hence our
appeal for volunteers and cash
CWC - our needs
People that can spare time to handle
administration and other organisational needs (posting
And your continuing support
I hope this helps any queries please
contact either the office at
& Talents or CWC direct via Email.
Please give as much as you can to help protect
and enhance the character of our area £5 would be great
or even a little bit more if you can manage it.
Donation Box will be kept for receiving
donations whether by hand or by post (cash and cheques)
at CWCs Campaign Office (c/o Time &
Talents Association, The Old Mortuary, St. Marychurch
Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4JE).
All cheques, preferably crossed, for
the benefit of CWC should be made payable to Time
& Talents Association (CWC).
David Brunskill, 1 November 2000
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