Stakeholder Group Meeting (AGM) – Tuesday 15 May 2018
Our fourth Annual General Meeting was once again hosted by Conran & Partners in their beautiful offices on Shad Thames. We were joined by nearly 30 stakeholders including local residents and businesses; Hamish McCallum (one of our three re-elected North Bermondsey councillors); Michael Tsoukaris, Group Manager, Design and Conservation at Southwark Council; and Jack Skillen, Placeshaping Director at Team London Bridge.
Michael reported on the constructive partnership that has been established between the Council and STAMP since the Shad Thames Management Plan was formally adopted by Southwark in 2014. He reiterated his belief that by continuing to work together in this positive manner, even more could be done to improve and celebrate the area.
Jack Skillen from Team London Bridge updated the group on current developments in the London Bridge area, including the London Bridge Culture Strategy and clean air initiatives. He also outlined the ways that Team London Bridge and STAMP collaborate, with good outcomes on shared interests.
Since this was our AGM, STAMP chair Janet Morris circulated an Annual Review outlining the many activities that had taken place over the last 12 months. STAMP officers were appointed for the coming year and brief updates were also given on on-going projects including the Shad Thames Delivery and Servicing Partnership; the (already popular) zigzag bench on Butler’s Wharf Jetty; Friends of Butlers Wharf Riverside; St Saviours Dock Bridge repair; The Dixon Hotel (Magistrates Court site); Shad Thames Pumping Station; Courage Yard; and 28 Shad Thames (the ex-Design Museum site).
STAMP continues to attract new stakeholders and we are grateful for the valuable contributions from residents and businesses on a range of issues and through in-kind contributions. With four years of hard work under our belt, we can clearly see the positive impact we are having on the Shad Thames area.
Celebration of Butlers Wharf Riverside improvements – Saturday 17 March at Blueprint Café
On a very cold morning, we met at Blueprint Café to celebrate what we’ve been doing to improve Butlers Wharf jetty, from St Saviour’s Dock footbridge to Maggie Blake’s Cause. Warmed by our hosts’ generous hospitality, we admired the new zigzag bench installed on the recently-cleaned jetty. The bench, funded by Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer fund, is already a great attraction on the riverside pathway.
We also launched Friends of Butlers Wharf Riverside, a new initiative led by local resident Emma Sanderson-Nash. If you are interested in getting involved, please email email@example.com.
Shad Thames Trail
We’ve just reprinted an updated version of our popular guide Shad Thames Trail. You can download a copy on the Resources page below, or email us with your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post you a printed copy.
Shad Thames Trial
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