Made in Bermondsey is the name for the upcoming regeneration programme to revitalise the Blue. A community campaign was successful in securing the £2m capital funding from the Mayor of London. Over the past 2 months we have been gathering input from our consultation and now we have put all the suggestions together and we want to hear what you think; good or bad, before moving forward.

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* 1. Local people have suggested lots of improvements for the Blue and here are the main ones. Which improvements would you like to see at the Blue?

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1. A1, B1, B2, B6: Improved signage and wayfinding to the Blue from surrounding areas, including new maps, sign posts and murals
2. A2: Improvements to cycling including new bike racks in Market Place, Santander Cycles cycle hire scheme, improvements to cycle paths
3. A3: Create safer crossing with traffic lights at the junction of St James’ Road and Blue Anchor Lane, closing Blue Anchor Lane to traffic at the northern end
4. A4, C8: Create a new walking route shortcut through railway arches in Bombay Street between the Biscuit Factory and Market Place at the Blue
5. A5: Promote the Blue’s rich local manufacturing history with murals and artworks to brighten up grot spots
6. B3: Revitalise the High Street by providing our independent shops with a makeover to help them combat the growing threat of online shopping and big supermarkets
7. B4, B5, C10, C11, C12: Provide better facilities on the Blue Market to enable its growth and attract new traders and a wider offer
8. 2.5: Extend the market stalls into Southwark Park Road for special events at weekends and restrict traffic
9. B7: Add greening and landscaping e.g. new trees on Blue Anchor Lane
10. B8, B9, B10: Improvements to the library to provide better visibility and access from Blue Anchor Lane
11. B11: Provision of paying public toilets or community scheme for free use of toilets inside local buildings
12. B12: Bring Pop Up shops to empty units to provide affordable trading space to encourage start up businesses
13. B13: A community pub selling locally brewed beers from the Bermondsey Beer Mile
14: B14: Reviving the community football pitch on Alexis Street with a new playing surface and other facilities for the kids
15. B15: Improvements to other community buildings including a lift for the youth club building, new furniture for the TRA Hall, a makeover for Big Local Works
16. C1, C6, C9: The lion as a landmark: moving the Bermondsey Lion to a different location such as on top of buildings where it can be seen from the train and surrounding streets, near a sign saying THE BLUE, or to Shuttleworth Park. Replace with iconic market structure and water fountain.
17. C2: A symbolic Market Place clock incorporating staircase to the TRA hall
18. C3, C4: A new landscaped space and events space at rear of Market Place with more seating

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* 2. Finally: what would you like to see in the famous Thorowgoods building?

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* 3. And one last thing please (optional)

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Thank you so much for having your say on the Blue.

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10 Market Place SE16 3UQ

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