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Save Carter Place Garden - Walworth Rd

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Friday 22 October 2010 5.20pm
Carter Place Garden - the only green space on the Walworth Rd is under threat of development.

The space in front of Carter Place Police Station on the Walworth Road has been a garden ever since the land was enclosed. It is unique in being the only green space along the Walworth Rd that has never been developed.

The garden won many prizes, was a source of local pride and was even visited by HM the Queen Mother.

When the local police moved from the site, the garden was bought by a developer and they have been trying to build on it ever since. Local people and Councillors have successfully fought this so far, but we are now coming to the showdown to try to avoid our garden being obliterated under a massive and completely inappropriate development of shops and flats.

We have an alternative. Help us to get the site protected so that it remains as a garden for the people of Walworth and Southwark to enjoy once again.

Here are some ways you can help.

1. Sign The Petition.

Please sign our petition at:

2. Fight the Planning Application.

Email an objection to the Council - all the details you need are here at:

(see Point 2 - Fight The Planning Application.)

3. Come and help us hand out leaflets and get names for our petition. If you have any time just drop me a line - we would be really grateful for your help.

Either email Jeremy Leach (Save Carter Place Garden Campaign) at
or phone me on 020-7252-5331

Many thanks for your support.
Sunday 24 October 2010 8.13pm
i agree that a garden would be far nicer than what looks like quite a plain and ugly development - but don't see what you can do? Buy it off them?

my experience of southwark planning means you won't get a decision for about 118 years - and if you get it more quickly then it probably means the case officer has been buttered up!

ps love the token inclusion of 'solar roof panels' in the plans
Tuesday 26 October 2010 1.00pm
Maybe a something could be put up to commerate all the beatings that were handed out by the bar stewards who worked at the local nick to practically anyone who had the misfortune to find themslves there.
Monday 8 November 2010 1.04pm
It would be terrible if Walworth Road lost its last bit of green space. This space has been a garden since the 18th century and should be protected as an important element of what makes Walworth distinct from other generic high streets. It would be of much more value to local people as a nice civic amenity space than it would as inevitably yet another Pawn Shop, Takeaway or Bookies with (eventually) empty flats above it.

Wouldn't it be fantastic if the council could turn its attention, just for a second, away from the new-build regeneration and think a little bit about the context of local character, history and identity. Surely one can successfully complement the other.
Tuesday 9 November 2010 12.34am
MPD, you used 'council' and 'think' in one sentence. it just does not happen :)

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