Building a stronger neighbourhood together
The last year has reminded us once again of the incredible things we can achieve when we mobilise as a neighbourhood.
Through Covid, hundreds of volunteers came through our emergency distribution hub and delivered more than 40,000 food parcels to neighbours across Walworth.
The effort was gigantic and collective. We’d like to share what we’ve learned from it with everyone, and dream about what else we could do together to make our neighbourhood stronger.
Join us for this conversation at our Annual General Meeting – at 6pm on Tuesday 19 October, hosted at the Walworth Living Room.
At an AGM, we report to our board about our impact and funding. We believe meetings like this should be open to everyone.
If you know more about what we’re doing, and how we’re funded, we can make more projects and ideas happen together in Walworth and further afield.
At Pembroke House there’s nothing that we do alone.
Our emergency Food Hub took off because of the people who gave their time and the partners who brought their tools to this collective effort.
And its success was down to a combination of goods and resources from wider initiatives (such as the 240 tonnes of food donated by the surplus redistribution charity FareShare) with the knowledge and agility of local organisations (helping us get those supplies to the people who needed them most).
Over the past year we’ve seen that, to tackle our greatest challenges effectively, it’s crucial to find new ways for local and wider initiatives to work together.
So at Pembroke House’s AGM, we’ll bring together a panel of partners who work in different sectors and at different scales: whether at the local level, across the neighbourhood, borough-wide, or further afield.
We’ll discuss how we can build on the unprecedented collaboration and partnership-working from Covid times as we work together for stronger, more equal neighbourhoods.
Speakers will include:
- Lindon Rankin (Founder of Melanin Health & Wellness)
- Nicola Noble (Co-Head of Surrey Square Primary School)
- Alice Macdonald (Cabinet Member for Equalities, Neighbourhoods and Leisure at Southwark Council)
- and Ayesha Hameed (Senior Community Engagement Coordinator at the Greater London Authority)
This will be the first in-person event at the Walworth Living Room, our new community space, since the pandemic began.
We look forward to welcoming you to look back on the past year and to look forward, with hope, to the future.