The parliamentary constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark incorporates the communities of Borough, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Newington and Walworth.
The area is a vital mix of old and new, encompassing the historical Borough of Southwark opposite the City and site of the Globe Theatre, as well as reconstructred docklands stretching all the way along the river to Surrey Quays and long established communities in the Old Kent Road and Walworth Roads. We are home to a hugely diverse population of residents from across the world and each year attract millions of visitors to the Tate Modern, Imperial War Museum, Design Museum and the river. Lots of young people come to live and study each year in the Borough and many others move here each year to work. Those young people are strongly represented amongst our members.
Bermondsey and Old Southwark has huge potential but also many challenges. BOSCA is determined to help our local community reach its potential and meets its challenges.
CONSERVATIVES WINNING HERE
At the general election in May 2010 we saw a 4.1% swing to our candidate, Loanna Morrison, in Bermondsey and Old Southwark. Nationally, The Conservatives took 97 seats and are back in government again for the first time since 1997.
BOSCA MEMBERS AND OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
We have several hundred local members, of whom 80% are under the age of 35. Our vitality and commitment has allowed us to mount active campaigns on issues of concern to local people. Key concerns for our members and activists are:
CHALLENGING LABOUR CUTS - We are determined to ensure that budget cuts implemented by Southwark's Labour administration do not damage front line services. Identifiying and dealing with waste and inefficiency rather than reducing essential services are the best ways of managing Southwark's budget. If you have any thoughts or concerns about how Southwark's budget is being managed or about the impact of the Labour administrations programme of cuts please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org.
REDUCING CRIME - Along with Mayor Boris Johnson we continue to campaign to keep our streets and homes safe. Policing needs to be managed effectively and your concerns about crime and policing are vitally important. If you have concerns about crime in your local area then please let us know by emailing, email@example.com
NEW DEVELOPMENTS - As the economy emerges from the recession Southwark will once more become a focus of interest for property developers. We want to ensure that new developments are of good quality and deliver benefits to local residents. BOSCA working with our local Conservative Councillors are keen to hear your views about any developments proposed for your local area.
In addition to recent campaigns the Association hosts a wide variety of events across the constituency and beyond. Recent visitors include David Cameron MP; Iain Duncan-Smith MP; Alan Duncan MP; Syed Kamall MEP; Oliver Heald MP and Liam Fox MP.
To join us, or to find out more about our plans for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, please see the CONTACT page or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attached below is BOSCA's Strategic Plan 2014-2018.