The SoWN Summer Party 2015 was kindly hosted by the BFI, where the 140 members were treated to a screening of vintage film and documentary clips about the South Bank & Waterloo area with live interpretation from the BFIs Head Curator Robin Baker.
SoWN’s Chair John Langley gave a speech thanking members for their kind support of the neighbourhood forum over the last year, and welcoming new members. With over 500 members, the neighbourhood forum is one of the largest in the country and John reminded those at the party that large numbers are likely to improve the neighbourhood plan;s chances at the referendum, which we hope will be held early in 2016.
John Langley, Chair, addressing summer party
The screening was followed by wine and canapes courtesy of the BFI and SoWN and an opportunity for local people to become acquainted. Thanks also go to the members of the steering group who wore badges and answered the questions of new members about the content and ambition of the neighbourhood plan.
The South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan is currently being drafted and local people will have a chance to comment on it then.
SoWN would like to thank Claire O’Brien of the BFI for organising the Summer Party.