Bermondsey Street Permanent Measures

Closed 27 Jan 2023

Opened 2 Dec 2022


Tell us what you think

In 2020 the council implemented temporary measures on Bermondsey Street to create space for social distancing, improve facilities for walking and cycling in the area and to reduce the amount of cut-through traffic. At the beginning of 2022, these measures were made permanent with a commitment to review the measures and replace them with better materials.

These measures will be introduced in two phases with phase one focusing on widening the pavements and a trial that replaces the bollards in the middle of Bermondsey Street with an automated number plate recognition (ANPR) camera to enable the street to be opened up to the Emergency Services. 

We would like to hear your thoughts on the proposed measures on Bermondsey Street and how you think they could be improved. As part of this consultation we would also like to hear from businesses on their servicing requirements, including the times that they are most likely to receive deliveries and what kind of vehicles they use. This is to inform the next phase of improvements, which will look to reduce the amount of through traffic in the area. 

We will host one public meeting as part of this consultation, which will be attended by council officers and your ward councillors. We will also visit businesses to ask for more information on their deliveries and servicing requirements. 

*We have added an extra drop-in session for residents - come and meet us on 16th January 7-8pm at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove, London SE1 3TD*

The proposals can be viewed in the additional documents section.

Why your views matter

We retained the closure on Bermondsey Street based on your feedback and would like to again call on you to give us your thoughts on our proposals and how we can improve your experience of Bermondsey Street. 

Please share this link with your friends, family and contacts – the more people we hear from, the better informed our decisions will be. In particular, we often don’t hear from as many people in our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities as we need to, which means it is harder to fairly represent the whole of Southwark. Help us to do better.


  • Drop in event

    From 12 Dec 2022 at 17:30 to 12 Dec 2022 at 19:00

    Drop by at our event to speak to officers about the proposals.
    160 Tooley Street
    TS Conference Room G02B

  • Drop in 2 - Bermondsey Village Hall

    From 16 Jan 2023 at 19:00 to 16 Jan 2023 at 20:00

    A second opportunity to meet with officers and discuss the proposals - at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove, London SE1 3TD


  • London Bridge & West Bermondsey


  • All residents
  • Disabled people
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Businesses


  • Community Safety
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Transport