local issues

In North Bermondsey, we're campaigning on the following priorities:

RV1 Bus service

The RV1 bus service was suddenly halved without any consultation and next to no warning. Not only is this the only service that connects Covent Garden, London Eye, South Bank, Tate Modern, the Globe, Borough Market, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, it’s also one of the few zero-emissions routes in London. It’s also obvious that the sudden drop in passenger numbers has been down to the diversions around London Bridge, which are temporary.

Traffic on Jamaica Road

Jamaica Road has been one of the most congested roads in the country for years. Liberal Democrat Councillors have made progress with new yellow boxes at junctions and a wider entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel. However, there is more work to be done and we are fighting to ensure that plans for a Cycle Superhighway actually reduce congestion and invest in further improvements to the roundabout.

Biscuit Factory

Local councillors are working closely with residents to make sure that this large development (over 1,300 new flats) actually benefits existing residents and creates a city that works for all. We are concerned about heights and impact on local infrastructure. Our biggest concern is that the current proposals do not provide enough genuinely affordable homes – less than even the council’s policy of 35%. We will continue to fight to make sure that new flats are genuinely affordable and that existing local residents are prioritised.

Bike Hire

While all other Inner London boroughs have invested in TfL’s Bike hire scheme, Southwark Council hasn’t. This has held back transport infrastructure and progress on cutting air pollution. A glance at the map shows how far behind Southwark is compared to others. Back our campaign to ‘Fill the Gap’!