Thursday, November 13, 2008

Camberwell Community Council and the Arts, SE5 Forum and Knife Crime and the mysterious Hibs slump goes on!!

I attended the Camberwell Community Council Meeting last night at the Synergy Centre which focussed on the Arts in Camberwell and how they could be developed and play a key role in the Regeneration of Camberwell.
It was a really positive meeting with lots of good initiatives outlined and evidence of clear cooperative working between the main players, Camberwell College of Art, Camberwell Arts, CoolTan Arts and the South London Gallery all now working togther under the banner of "Creative Camberwell".
This is all very positve and timely as we seek some key funding for the area and we agreed to fed all the comments from last night through to the current Camberwell Scrutiny process.
Other interesting news was to hear that the Camberwell College of Art are very interested in the Council complex of offices which are soon to be disposed of as everyone moves to the "Tooley Street Titanic" and it would be really fantastic to have those buildings retained for an educational and community use rather than the sites be flogged off for more flats!

Tonight I am attending an SE5 Forum Meeting on Knife Crime which should be very interesting and useful for me on the back of the recent BBC programme that I was involved in on Tuesday! With a number of serious incidents in camberwell in recent months and the knife death of a young man from Camberwell last week (although it took place in Wandsworth!) has raised concerns locally, even although all of these deaths have been gang and drug related rather than more generally there was a fatlal shooting in Walworth during the summer based on mistaken identity so it does happen and it needs to be tackled!
It should be an interesting discussion?

I am off to Bath very early Monday morning for the first of a double header of visits to run some courses at The University of Bath. I have never been to Bath so am looking forward to it even though it means getting up at 4.30am for the next couple of Mondays! !!

Another shocking Hibs performance to report with a 2-o defeat to Dundee united at Tannadice last night!
After some good performances and defeats to Celitc and Rangers a couple of really poor performances and two more defeats with a slide all the way down the table form 3rd spot last month!!
The fans are unhappy and Mixu is a bit perplexed but serious improvement needed for Saturday and a tricky home game against Aberdeen!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

now that your "Back in Edinburgh" any chance of you staying there?so we can elect a local resident who actually lives in southwark, you see when labor had control of southwark,you were no different or better than the shower of libs and tories we have now,just a bunch of wasters thats all your lot are.

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