Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
The planning application has now been submitted and is currently out to public consultation until Thursday 12th August 2009. Full details of the proposals are available on the Council’s website, using Application Number: 09/AP/1207 at: http://planningonline.southwarksites.com/planningonline2/.
The application will then be considered for approval by the Planning Committee on Tuesday 8th September 2009.
As you know, the Government funding has to be spent in this financial year and achieving planning approval in September is crucial to meet this deadline. If the money is not used within the time frame, then it will be lost to the project.
Our recommendation is that you have a look at the plans and if there is anything on which you seek clarification (for example the exact layout of the changing rooms) then please contact Lewis Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not wait until 8 September to have a look at the plans!
The Camberwell Baths Campaign will be making more detailed observations on the plans, as will the Camberwell Society.
Achieving planning approval is the final hurdle before work can actually start on refurbishment of the Baths. It has taken a long time to reach this point so I hope you can take the time to review the proposals so that restoration of Camberwell Baths will start this autumn.
Finally, there will be an open day on Saturday 12th September 2009 where residents and users can view the final plans and programme of works. Once we have the details of this day we will circulate them.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
- Southwark Council £1.5 million
- Free Swimming £1.45 million
- Youth Capital Fund £ 0.5 million
- Heritage Lottery Fund £ 0.5 million
- S106 and Other Grants £ 0.5 million
Monday, 20 April 2009
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
64 GROVE LANE SE5
The future of Camberwell Baths is now secure, so come and hear about what the plans are for the building!
We will hear the latest news direct from
Councillor Lewis Robinson
(Executive Member, Culture, Leisure and Sport)
Harriet Harman MP
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
I have just been given the exciting news that Camberwell Baths has been successful in the recent funding bid from the Free Swimming fund! We were given the largest award in England, at £1.45m.
Enormous thanks to all of you who have marched, written letters, turned up and swum on a freezing cold January morning and generally refused to take no for an answer! It's been a long hard slog, but I hope you agree that it was worth persisting.
There are too many people to thank individually, but special notes of thanks to Cllr Robinson for taking on the challenge of prioritising Camberwell, and reviving what had seemed to many to be a hopeless case; to Tim Clee, the officer who put together the winning bid; to Dora Dixon- Fyles who fixed the crucial meeting with Harriet Harman in December; and to Harriet Harman for making sure that the Dept of Culture Media and Sport knew about Camberwell' s needs.
So well done to everyone. We will keep you in touch with next actions, and will fix up a public meeting where you can see the plans and hear about the funding.
On behalf of Helen Owen, Secretary, Camberwell Baths Campaign.
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
The next step is the application for capital modernization funding grant of £1.5m from the national swimming pool fund (see below for the full update on action).
DCMS Free Swimming Programme Background
* Southwark has signed up to deliver free swimming for over 60’s and under 16’s. This will be grant funded by the DCMS in 2009/10 & 2010/11.
* An Incentive Capital Payment of £81k has granted which will be used for project development
* By signing up to deliver free swimming, the council is eligible to submit a further funding application for a capital upgrade and modernisation project to support the delivery of free swimming the DCMS Free Swimming Capital Modernisation Fund - £25m available nationally 2009/10
* Camberwell Baths has been identified as Priority Project for this funding
* A £4.5M proposal has been drawn up which will secure long term future of the facility.
* A Stage 1 application was submitted in October 2008 (£1.5m)
* December 2008 we were informed that our Stage 1 application had been successful
* We have now been encouraged to Stage 2 with a deadline for submission of 2nd March 2009