22 Shad Thames Redevelopment

09 September


Property developers Lateral have released a notice about their proposed redevelopment of the Conran & Partners building at 22 Shad Thames. 


A PDF of the mailing can be found below, but the copy is lightly printed, so you may find it difficult to read. Here are the highlights:

  • The developers propose adding three additional stories to the existing building. 
  • Additionally, they propose a side extension that they show as fitting in between the streetscape and the existing buildings. 
  • The windows on the southern facade on the building will be replaced solid wall. 
  • The underground parking will be converted to cycle parking. 
  • The building will remain predominantly commercial.

Lateral have indicated that they welcome comments and questions. They have provided the following contact information:


Phone: 0800 121 4890

Email: enquiries@consultcommunications.co.uk


STRA has requested a meeting with the developers to learn more about their plans. We will keep residents apprised of anything we learn.


Lateral Development Proposal, 22 Shad Thames
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Butler’s Wharf Riverside Trust Design Competition

27 August 2020

BWRT have announced the results of the competition which can be found here:




The finalists have a deadline of 11 September to submit their final design proposals. These will then be displayed in an online exhibition on the Festival's website and residents will have the chance to vote on their favourite designs from 15-25 September.


STRA is pleased to support this effort to bring real change to the Butler's Wharf jetty, a space about which many residents have voiced concerns in recent years. The jetty's value to our community as a peaceful, open space has never been more apparent than during the months of lockdown we've all just experienced. 


STRA has supported BWRT in principle and through financial contributions since its inception. The launch of the design competition is an important step forward for this project. 


You can also follow BWRT on Twitter (@bwriverside) and on Instagram (@butlerswharfriverside) and visit their website: www.butlerswharfriverside.org 

Tower Bridge Court Construction Update

St John's Churchyard Re-opens Following Upgrade Works


St John’s Churchyard has re-opened following a programme of upgrade works to the Park, carried out by Potters Fields Park Management Trust.


Full details along with images can be found here:



Opening Up After Lockdown - July 2020

News and details of local Shad Thames businesses and restaurants that are opening up from 4 July are listed in the document opposite, or click this link.


Thanks to STAMP for compiling this information.

News; Businesses and Restaurants Opening - 4 July 2020
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Ocean Diva Objection Kit

The members of Living Bankside (www.livingbankside.org), an independent group representing residents of Bankside, Borough, and greater SE1, has published a kit for anyone wanting to enter an objection to the updated planning application for Swan Lane Pier and the Ocean Diva, a large party boat which would operate from the pier and accommodate up to 1000 guests, with the attendant possible issues around noise and pollution.  


You can download the kit here:


Ocean Diva Objection kit June 2020.pdf
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To read more about the history of Swan Pier Ocean Diva, these articles might be useful:


The Guardian: Is London ready for its biggest party boat ever?


Southwark News: Mayor knocks back pier plans


The Telegraph: Giant luxury event boat 'Ocean Diva' makes waves over 'pollution' and 'disturbance' on Thames

Fundraising campaign



As of 21 July we are delighted to say we have received £1,330 in donations from Shad Thames residents'.  A big thank you to everyone who has contributed.


We have also released further funds to local organisations - see here.


STRA has launched a fundraising campaign to assist struggling local organisations impacted by Covid-19.


Who we help


The Shad Thames Residents’ Association has served the Shad Thames community for the past 20 years. During that time, we have funded many community initiatives and local organisations on your behalf, using monies we receive each year for the filming that takes place in our area.


In the face of the current crisis, we chose to donate almost all of the funds we had at our disposal to worthy local organisations that needed our help to continue their good works. These include the Manna Society, Southwark Foodbank, SE1 our local news website and the Compass School Southwark Hardship Fund. You can find more details about these donations here: https://www.shadthames.org/what-we-fund/


How you can help - make a donation


Now our funds are running short. For the first time in our history, we are reaching out to the Shad Thames community to ask for your help so that as a community we might continue to support key local organisations which serve the most vulnerable amongst us. Our hope is to be able to make small and quick donations, as they are required. To that end, we have created a Shad Thames Just Giving Page with a target to raise £10,000. For accountability and security reasons, the donation page is setup in the name of our Treasurer, Julian Griffiths-Searle.


We understand these are difficult financial times for everyone but if all of us in the Shad Thames area are able to give a small sum, we could easily raise this amount.


The money we collect will then be used for the benefit of both local organisations and the wider SE1 community, based on STRA’s support for the following programmes which help:


Vulnerable homeless people

Struggling families and single parents

Disadvantaged pupils and students

At risk community-based organisations


Our criteria for choosing an organisation can be found on our website here.


We very much hope you will able to help us and our community during this challenging time, and we can collectively show our support for our neighbours and fellow residents in our local area and the wider Southwark SE1 community.


Best wishes,


Chair STRA

Shad Thames Community Support Group

Shad Thames Community Support Group
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A Note From the STRA Core Group

**Update 20 March 2020**


We have made donations to three organisations in our wider SE1 Community. See here for details.




 Dear Neighbours:


In these uncertain times, it is important that we find ways to support one another and look out for those amongst us who may be in need of help.


In the coming days, STRA will remain in touch with our councillors and will pass on any information we receive from them and the Council.


We have also collected some links that may prove helpful to those who are looking for more information about the local response to COVID-19 or want to find ways to help:


As we all adjust to a new reality, this is a good time to check in with any neighbours you think might be in need of assistance.


Finally, If you would like to be in touch with us, please find us on Twitter (@ShadThamesRA) or at our shared Facebook page (facebook.com/ourshadthames), or reach out via email (info@shadthames.org).



The STRA Core Group

STRA AGM - October 2019

Football Village, Potters Fields Park Euro 2020

This event is now postponed.

Filming on Shad Thames - Friday 22 November

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.


What to do with a noise complaint

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.

What to do with a noise complaint.pdf
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Facebook Group - 'Our Shad Thames'

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/

Reporting anti-social behaviour


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:



Helicopter noise

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:
http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-09-15/46592 "
Mark Morris
Office of Caroline Pidgeon AM
Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA
Tel: 020 7983 4336
Mob: 07917214788
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