We were told not to have another meeting until necessary
To get involved with the "Area Management Schemes"
Try to improve maintenance of the waterside areas and
Report back on consultation processes
So why is a meeting so important? (We
hope the formal bits arent too boring)
We now need a formal constitution
A new committee has to be put in place in line with the
We must select representatives to the new Canada Water
Support is needed to press Southwark for the
administrative support for future consultation
The Canada Water Campaign "Vision" needs
Whats been going on
in the meantime
Lets have a look at the position of the Canada Water
The negotiations for the new Canada Water Forum
What will the community be doing
And how will Canada Water Campaign relate to it.
And what we mean by Vision
The Canada Water Campaign
With nearly 500 members and "outreach" to over
5000 households though tenants and residents
organisations and the voluntary sector.
Creaking at the seams organisationally.
But acknowledged as the "glue" keeping
community activity going.
Supporting all members of the community Group on the
Changing in character
What has CWC been up to First
the headlines then the detail
Satisfactory outcome to developing a Canada Water
Included in all aspects of the "MORI" Poll"
Did not achieve adequate consultation as regards
appointment of a community liaison worker.
But acknowledgement that the community needs
administrative support to manage the consultation process
We discussed, negotiated, publicised (to anyone who would
listen) a community vision for Canada Water
The Canada Water Consultative Forum
Negotiated from terms of reference drafted by Canada
Canada Water Campaign has handled all aspects of
Community Group representation.
And has been involved in negotiating the process for
involving Local Business and Youth.
Canada Water Consultative
- 4 Council
- 4 Landowners
- 2 Local Business (To be elected 29 March)
- 2 Youth (Structure not yet determined)
- *2 Voluntary Sector (Ian Owers and Conrad
- *2 Tenants reps Gary Glover and
- *2 Private Sector Jo Dawson and Danny
- *1 Faith Group -
- *3 Canada Water Campaign
* The "Community Group"
The MORI POLL
There werent any recent surveys of the population
To start to improve their understanding of the area
Southwark paid for a "MORI" poll
CWC was involved in all aspects of the survey.
And a CWC member spent a day with the MORI poll team
including being involved in sample interviews.
Community Liaison and Support
We welcome Pasquale Rosenbloom who has been appointed to
support community involvement in at Bermondsey Spa and
Canada Water. But the community had NO role in her
We consider that resources allocated to community
consultation are currently inadequate especially
when compared with the Elephant Link developments.
We need, urgently, an additional worker to manage
administration of the community group and to work out
what resources will be required over the course of Canada
That worker should be paid for by the Council, appointed
by the community and work for community interests.
And Finally the Vision
The Canada Water Campaign is committed to the following:
Sensitive development of the Canada Water
area preserving natural attraction to wildlife
whilst acting as a waterside village centre and a
focus for the community.
Welcoming development which will enhance the
Canada Water areas attraction as a pleasant
residential area close to the centre of London
with well maintained parks, water features,
gardens and community facilities for young and
Supporting development directed towards a
safer community and at social inclusion of areas
adjacent to Canada Water, in particular those
surrounding Albion Street and Lower Road.
Promoting creation of the infrastructure
which will reduce local traffic congestion and
improve access to the Canada Water area.
Rejecting high density town centre or
intensive high rise office development proposals
which would adversely impact on the above.
And why the Vision is so important
There are continual pressures for high density
We want this community vision to be noted by the
And then adopted by Southwark.
THE COMMUNITY VISION
IS POSITIVE AND
IN LINE WITH THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY
So what next?
Planning for Real Exercises
A design competition
Some probably difficult compromises with
the competing needs of community and development profit
But hopefully real involvement
And a satisfactory outcome for the community
And the future of Canada Water Campaign
With the new structures in place the character of the
campaign will change
But there will be a role in helping the community
And building on the success we have had in getting the
community voice heard.