**Minutes of the STRA AGM 2020 are here. **
The Greater London Authority will host a football festival on Potters Fields Park as part of the UEFA European Championships in June and July. The event will run from 11 June to 11 July. Set up is scheduled to start on 5 June and breakdown will continue through 15 July.
Some information about the festival:
Should you experience any issues during the festival, you can contact the organisers by email or phone:
Email: email@example.com (it may take up to 24 hours to receive a reply)
Phone: 0203 475 3875. The phone line will be open between 8:00-20:00 from 5-10 June, 8:00-23:00 from 11 June-11 July and 8:00-20:00 from 12-15 July.
ADDITIONALLY: on Sunday, 13 June, Tower Bridge will be hosting a separate UEFA event, meaning that Tower Bridge Road will be closed to vehicles from Tooley Street to East Smithfield.
You can find more information about the festival on the GLA website.
Download the letter sent to residents by the GLA here:
This multiple choice form (link below) generates an email that arrives in your inbox. You need to forward the email to Southwark and the LPHA (email addresses provided in the form). The information is automatically uploaded to a spreadsheet so we can keep track of the most problematic boats.
Boats that conceal their names can be identified using the MarineTraffic app. The current most problematic boat is the River Room, which is recently renamed and shows up on the app as ‘Harmony’.
The link to the form is here:
The email to use if you have a question is firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 140 people participated in the April public meeting convened by STRA and Councillors Hamish McCallum and Humaira Ali to discuss anti-social behaviour in the area with representatives of the Met Police Southwark Council, More London, Potters Fields Park, and Team London Bridge (please find minutes from that meeting attached to the item directly below this one).
In a follow-up call on 3 June, those same stakeholders reported on the steps that have been taken to help alleviate this behaviour. The police, the Park and the Council have all provided extra security over the last two months, which has resulted in a reduction in ASB. Other steps include extra cleaning, bins, lights, CCTV, and signage in the area. Stakeholders reported a rise in ASB across the borough in recent months.
In addition, both the Park and More London reported that as part of the summer programming they have planned, they will both be providing additional temporary toilets for the summer months, hopefully improving conditions for Shad Thames residents and businesses.
The police continue to urge residents to report anti-social behaviour by calling 999 while the behaviour is in progress or 101 after the fact.
There will be another check-in later this summer to be sure that the situation remains stable.
This meeting took place with around 147 people joining the Zoom call.
The purpose of the meeting was to give area residents and business owners a chance to hear from the Police, Council officers, and representatives of More London, Potters Fields Park, and the local business district about the actions they are taking in response to the events of last weekend and their plans for the reopening of licensed premises like pubs and bars. It was also an opportunity for residents and businesses to share their experiences and ask questions.
The meeting was chaired by Councillors Humaira Ali and Hamish McCallum.
The speakers were:
Southwark Council – Jackie McGeever, Manager Southwark Anti-Social Behaviour Unit
Met Police – Inspector Tom Cornish, Neighbourhood inspector at @MPSSouthwark
Potters Fields – Sheila Benjamin, Chief Executive, Potters Fields Park Trust
More London – Magnus MacAulay, Estate Director, London Bridge City
Team London Bridge – Nadia Broccardo, Executive Director at London Bridge Business Improvement District
STRA would like to thank all the participants for their time and contribution to the discussion.
A summary of the questions that were posted during the meeting, along with answers from contributors will be compiled and distributed to all the attendees in the coming weeks.
Minutes from the meeting can be downloaded here:
Update 2 June
The project is nearing completion and local residents will shortly be reviewing the installation and updating the Council on any issues they identify.
Update 15 April
While there is currently no firm completion date, all electrical (supply cable) issues that have plagued this area for years are being addressed and this is slowing the progress. The Council team stress that when finished the work will be completed to a high standard and will give many years of faultless performance.
Update 4 March
There is now temporary lighting in place in Shad Thames. Please note that this lighting is very bright, with a colour rating of around 4.5-5k. The planned permanent lighting will have a colour temperature of 3k, soft warm light.
The Council has begun work on upgrading the whole street lighting network in the Shad Thames area. This is a strand of the wider Streets Project that has been in the works since 2017. (The project is on hold during the Covid pandemic).
The current lighting, which has reached the end of its life, will be upgraded or replaced with more sustainable and efficient systems which will reduce carbon emissions and save on energy and maintenance costs. The project is still scheduled to complete by the end of March 2021. Here is the Council’s latest update.
During the build temporary lighting may be installed so as to make sure the area is well lit and safe for movement. This will be used sparingly and for the shortest time possible.
3 December 2020
The Tide Line – an evocative landscape designed by Ludwig Willis Architects with Structure Workshop and Howard Miller Landscape and Design – has been revealed as the winning concept in the LFA and Butler’s Wharf Riverside Trust’s ‘Reimagining Butler’s Wharf’ competition.
Full details here:
STRA has supported BWRT in principle and through financial contributions since its inception. The announcement of the winner is a major step forward for this project.
You can also follow BWRT on Twitter (@bwriverside) and on Instagram (@butlerswharfriverside) and visit their website: www.butlerswharfriverside.org
STRA held a meeting regarding EWS1 regulations on 12 November. A note of the meeting is opposite.
At the Council Assembly Ordinary Meeting Wednesday 25 November 202 07.00 pm there was the following motion:
MOTION FROM COUNCILLOR HUMAIRA ALI (Seconded by Councillor Graham Neale)
End our cladding, external wall fire review formEWS1 and snagging scandal
Following the meeting Cll Humaira Ali tweeted:
The Government clarified the EWS1 Regulations on 21 November. See the press release below.
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.
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/
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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