Thursday 13 October 2011 11.17am
@jamesup Our area stretches right the way down to the Bricklayers Arms so we are very much <b>NOT</b> the Bermondsey Street
planning forum (I live right the far end of the patch from Bermondsey Street
, for example).
My (personal) view is that the big push on development will be at the South end of the patch - most of the riverside has been done now (with Potters Fields on the way) and Bermondsey Street
already has a lot of protection through 'conservation area' status. For me, I'm more worried about what's going to happen to a disused site right next to my flat and other bits of green space around m
To make things easier - a map of our area is on our website http://yourbermondsey.org/?page_id=11
if that helps
As to what's in a name.... there's already been a discussion in the forum about the merits of calling the area Bermondsey http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/138348/138355
To be honest, we're stuck with the name now as this is what the Government called us when we were awarded frontrunner status
- we were always just the 'Neighbourhood Forum'.
I think the name may have orginally have been given the name Bermondsey in some paperwork (the council maybe?) to differentiate ourselves from the other Neighbourhood Planning group working in Bankside.
However if a group of people in the area east of Tower Bridge Road
want to set up their own Neighbourhood Forum then we'd be happy to share our experiences and work with them to get them going.