**Scroll down to see the minutes from our 2019 AGM.**
All filming in Southwark is arranged through a company called FilmFixer, acting on behalf of the Council - https://southwarkfilmoffice.co.uk/.
FilmFixer work with the Council and liaise with local residents. They apply to a set of guidelines when agreeing filming.
During the recent large-scale filming on Shad Thames a number of issues arose during the day and evening that impacted negatively on residents. This has resulted in the need to review filming guidelines to safeguard residents interests during any future filming in the area. STRA will work with FilmFixer, local Councillors and residents during this review and consult with network members.
The review took place 22 Nov. Update here from Adele Morris:
"Quick update - will send more details later.
After much deliberation and agreement with the police, the licence was not revoked. However, there were very stringent conditions added to the licence - the most significant of which is that they are not allowed to have any events until they have double glazed the windows! Which they won’t be able to do very quickly...
They do have a right to appeal, which they may or may not win.
Cllr Adele Morris
Borough and Bankside Ward
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Regeneration
Vice Chair of Licensing Committee
Deputy Chair, LGA Environment, Economy Housing and Transport Board"
A meeting took place on 12 September with our local Councillor to discuss the planning application for Tower Bridge Court.
A note of the meeting is in the document opposite.
An Action Group has been formed by the Courage Yard Residents and Leaseholders Association.
Their purpose is to encourage objection to aspects of the proposed redevelopment of 224-226 Tower Bridge Road, a building known as Tower Bridge Court, situated on the east side of Tower Bridge Road, immediately south of Tower Bridge.
The redevelopment plans have been validated by Southwark Planning and placed on their website around 11th July for public comment under reference 19/AP/1975 here.
More details are in the documents opposite.
We held our Annual General Meeting on Wed 23 October in Room G02, Council Offices, Tooley Street, London SE1.
This year, we put the emphasis of the meeting on allowing plenty of time for network members to talk with STRA and our local Councillors.
Thanks to everyone who attended.
The minutes of the meeting are opposite.
STRA Core Group Roles
Chair - Nick Napier
Vice Chair - Andrew McKelvie
Secretary (and member of Potters Fields Park Trust) -
Treasurer - Julian Griffiths-Searle
Communications Officer - Kathleen Ehrlich
If you are troubled by noise
nuisance, the document opposite gives some advice from our local Councillors.
In addition it always helps to log your issue with STRA - just click here for more details.
A new restaurant called Legare is opening in the old Watch House premises on Shad Thames.
Licensing application is here and you can make comments online:
And there are press releases here:
And join in the discussion here https://www.facebook.com/groups/shadthames/
There was a Public Meeting about 'Boys on Bikes' on Tuesday 20th August, 7.30pm at Southwark Council, 160 Tooley St SE1 2HZ. There were representatives from the Police and Southwark Council and a good number of concerned local residents.
Thanks to Cllrs Anood Al-Samerai, Eliza Mann and Hamish McCallum for organising.
There will be a follow-up meeting in the next couple of month. Details will be posted when available.
Join our Facebook page, Our Shad Thames, to join in the conversation and see up to date news and comments - https://www.facebook.com/groups/shadthames/
The application for a change of use for the Circle Store from Class A1 (Shops) to Class B1 (Business) has now been withdrawn, following comments from residents, local Councillors and businesses.
In order for the Police to have an accurate picture of anti-social behaviour in our local area, please use the link below for reporting anything you see:
At the STRA AGM a question was asked about what can be done about helicopter noise in the area.
Anood, our local Councillor, contacted Caroline Pidgeon at the GLA, and received the following reply. Anood will follow up in the New Year.
You will see from the links below that this is a problem that is receiving London-wide attention.
"Caroline will indeed ask some Mayoral Questions in the New Year, however in the meantime I thought this information from her website might be useful.
Caroline also asked a couple of written Mayoral Questions back in September. I thought they might be useful.
I also enclose a written Parliamentary Question asked by Tom Brake:
Office of Caroline Pidgeon AM
Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA
Tel: 020 7983 4336
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