OLD BERMONDSEY VILLAGE

OBV

NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM

Wednesday 23 July at 6:00 – 8:00 pm,
Venue: Tabard community hall, Hankey Place SE1 4LR

AGENDA AND MINUTES
1. Progress of our current forum application towards the agreed recognition by the Council of
OBVNF.
2. Our new website under the OldBermondseyForum.org and the open questionnaire featured
there.
3. Publicity and promotion following designation decision.
4. Funding application to www.mycommunity.org.uk, as suggested by DCLG
5. Structure of a Neighbourhood Plan for our area.
Attendance details:
Attendee

Organisation

Attendance

1

Alan Carruthers

BVAG

Present

2

Amy Carruthers

OBVNF, BVAG

Present

3

Andrew Berton

BVAG

Present

5

Catrine Ballie

BVAG

Present

6

Clare Birks

Present

7

Nadia Broccardo

Bermondsey Street Area
Partnership
Team London Bridge

8

James Tillyard

BVAG

Present

9

Jennie Howells

BVAG

Present

10

Rahid Khan

BVAG

Present

11

Ravi Bhaskaran

BVAG

Present

12

Russell Gray

BVAG

Present

Present

6.00pm

Introduction and welcome
Minutes:
The meeting was Chaired by Amy Carruthers who welcomed the gathering.

6.30pm

OBVNF Forum application
Minutes:
Briefing on the council’s IDM on the neighbourhood forum application;
Decision due to be made by 27th July as informed by Juliet Seymour of Southwark council.
Some concerns on the length of the forum’s name and desire to shorten to

OBVNF

14 CRUCIFIX LANE

LONDON

SE1 3JW

T: 02073780707

OLD BERMONDSEY VILLAGE

OBV

NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM

6.40pm

Old Bermondsey Forum (OBF) for ease of use.
OBVNF website
Minutes:
Discussion on possibilities to improve website. Suggestion about using a map allowing
people to comment on the map what they like and what they don’t like about the area’.

6.50pm

Publicity and promotion
Minutes:
Juliet Seymour of Southwark has agreed to send out OBF’s promotion leaflets along with
the New Southwark Plan’s ‘area vision’ informal consultation – due to run from October
to February. Leaflet matter and design to be discussed in future meetings.

7.00pm

Funding application
Minutes:
The first step of applying to mycommunity.org.uk is to express interest for a funding. We
have now received a direct link to apply for the funding. Link is forwarded to the Chair
for allocation to a member to collect the relevant information necessary to complete the
process. It is agreed that the process is probably not very friendly/ straight forward and
the funding/grant itself comes with several limitations and time constraints.

7:15pm

Structure of a Neighbourhood Plan
Minutes:
Discussion on various issues faced by residents and businesses in the area. The Chair
took note of the issues raised and concluded that they needed to be defined under
broader headings more in line with the Southwark Plan. The headings, issues and draft
questionnaire will be sent in forthcoming OBF mailouts to all email subscribers (in excess
of 700 people).

8.00pm

Meeting agendas resolved. Agendas and other possible venues for next meeting discussed.

OBVNF

14 CRUCIFIX LANE

LONDON

SE1 3JW

T: 02073780707

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