Partnership and Community
There are over 12,000 residents in South Bank and this number is growing. We work with a wide range of partners to ensure residents can have their say about local issues and we involve them directly in regenerating their area.
South Bank Partnership
The South Bank Partnership, co-chaired by Kate Hoey MP and Neil Coyle MP, oversees and coordinates regeneration in the South Bank. The Partnership brings together major South Bank stakeholders from South Bank Employers’ Group, other community stakeholders, representatives of the Mayor’s agencies and cabinet members and senior officers of Southwark and Lambeth Councils.
The Partnership periodically publishes a South Bank Manifesto and Action Plan which sets out a consensus on the priorities for the South Bank neighbourhood and how the benefits of its success can be spread to other parts of the two boroughs.
Please click here to download the latest edition of the South Bank Manifesto 2014.
Employability Working Group
The South Bank Partnership has recently focused on the area’s prospects for growth and in particular the work of larger employers to provide employment opportunities locally. A mapping exercise was undertaken which documented the different approaches employers are taking and some of the barriers they have encountered. Following this exercise, a working group was set up to develop a collective programme.
The South Bank Employability Working Group was set up in 2013 to consider approaches to the employment of young people in Lambeth and Southwark. It is chaired by Michael Simmons, Director of Strategic Stakeholder Engagement at London South Bank University.
South Bank Forum
NEXT FORUM MEETING:
We are pleased to announce the date of the next South Bank Forum will be Thursday 16 March, from 7pm until 9pm, at the Coin Street neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9NH. We look forward to seeing you there. Download the agenda here.
South Bank Forum is run by SBEG on behalf of the South Bank Partnership, allowing local residents to express their views, influence decisions about their neighbourhood and ensure decision-makers fully understand the community’s priorities. The Forum meets three to four times a year and is chaired by local MPs – Kate Hoey (Vauxhall) and Neil Coyle (Bermondsey and Old Southwark). Topics and debates in recent meetings have included:
- Talks on Hungerford Car Park, national film centre and jubilee gardens extension
- Talks from major developers including Elizabeth House and Shell/Braeburn
- Talks on major public realm schemes including changes to road layouts and transport infrastructure
South Bank Forum dates are announced around a month in advance on twitter @southbankforum and the SE1 Website and SBEG website. You can also sign up to the Forum mailing list to receive updates by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org