A kind of guest-post, this; it was left as a comment on an earlier post…
Hi. I’m one of the owners of the Sun and Doves. Got here through inspecting web reviews on Google. i’m on holiday at the moment and when I get back to Camberwell probably won’t have time to follow up with Camberwellonline properly (rent review coming up, lot of time taken up with that).
Would anyone taking part in Camberwell like to take an interest in SE5 Forum for Camberwell? It’s a community group I’ve been stting up with a few others who are really fed up with Camberwell not moving along (a la Brixton, Peckham, East Dulwich & so) and we want to bang local authority heads together to help make Camberwell be more functional, have a focus and heart that’s not just based around the few pubs some people have had the nerve to set up locally. Better shopping, better facilities — a one stop shop for SE5 people to come to to find out what’s really happening in the area instead of relying on rumours all the time (St George PLC, Camberwell garage, leisure centre et al).
We need a representative committee to generate ideas, vision and objectives (a development trust? Wind farm behind Sainsbury’s or on Burgess Park or maybe a local green power CHP network (King’s might be interested in buying)). Money’s been raised already (for a website, logo, letterheads and so on and for minute taking and distribution and refreshments at meetings), more can be raised, anythings possible — it would be around three hours a month max and we’ll find and raise funds for an administrator to carry out the committees’ wishes.
If interested, get in touch and let’s talk! firstname.lastname@example.org