Stakeholder Group Meeting (AGM) –Thursday 1 June 2017

June 21, 2017 4:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Our third Stakeholder Group Annual General Meeting was once again hosted by Conran & Partners in their beautiful offices on Shad Thames.  We were joined by a range of local residents and local businesses, as well as Hamish McCallum, one of our three elected Riverside councillors; Alistair Huggett, Planning Project Manager from Southwark Council; and Jack Skillen, Placeshaping Director at Team London Bridge.

Alistair Huggett reported that the unique STAMP partnership between the Council and local stakeholders was proving invaluable for the Council when working in Shad Thames.  Alistair also gave updates on specific developments currently underway, including the New Southwark Plan (on which STAMP has commented); St Saviour’s Dock Bridge (feasibility study in progress); Shad Thames Streets Project (details being worked on before a draft plan goes to public consultation); and review of the STAMP Management Plan in the next year or so.

Since this was our AGM, Janet Morris as chair produced 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 given on current on-going projects including the Shad Thames Delivery and Servicing Study (supported by TfL and Southwark Council); Butler’s Wharf Jetty working group; Magistrates Court hotel development (to be called The Dixon); Shad Thames Pumping Station; Courage Yard refurbishment; and the ex-Design Museum site. We also heard about the latest Team London Bridge initiatives and two Shad Thames greening projects on which we are now moving forward – the green wall on Lafone Street and the zig-zag bench on Butlers Wharf jetty. Jon Byers also reported on a new business initiative: Shad Thames Marketplace, a newsletter which would be circulated to all Stakeholders.

Our Stakeholder Group continues to grow and we are grateful for the valuable contributions from local residents and businesses on a range of issues. As a result of everyone’s efforts and our constructive partnership with the Council, we are beginning to make a real difference in the area.

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