Peter Baffoe

Peter_profile_pic_cropped.JPGI’m Peter, and I am Southwark born and bred. I work as a community development officer for a small charity based in Bermondsey. I’m husband to Winnie and we have three “adorable” children. 

Having grown up in the borough, through my work in a local charity and role as governor at a Southwark primary school I see the impact of decisions made by the government and local council to the vulnerable, young and old. 

I have witnessed the positive development in Southwark, but more sustainable and equitable approaches are required in matters  which impact our communities such as housing, employment, education, recreation and the environment. 

Latest news featuring Peter Baffoe

As previously reported by Green News, local Green activist Peter Baffoe has been pushing Southwark Council for action on Victory Community Park’s unsafe bridge. The council have now safely sealed off the structure. Peter adds: “They’re now at least talking about allocating the repair budget to bring the bridge back into safe use.”  

After the 2014 local elections, Southwark's Labour-run council promised they would build 1,500 new council homes by the end of 2018. Now Councillor Mark Williams, lead for regeneration and new homes, has admitted "we will not be meeting this target".

Peter_Baffoe_housing.jpgOnly 400 new homes will have been built - less than one-third of the local Labour promise. Southwark Labour's 2014 manifesto had promised 11,000 new homes, but it didn't say how long they would need to meet this pledge. It has since emerged that the Labour-dominated Council's official homebuilding targets stretch to the year 2043 - 25 years away from now.

Elephant___Castle_stock_image.jpgSouthwark Council is due to decide on Tuesday 16th January on permission for demolition and redevelopment of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, plus the London College of Communication (LCC) site. If permission is granted, property company Delancey plans to begin demolition work in September 2019.

200 objections have been lodged by the local community to Delancey’s current redevelopment plans. The Green Party’s submissions highlighted numerous features which many local people find unacceptable:

Peter at the Victory Park boardwalkPart of the only proper pedestrian route through Victory Community Park will remain sealed out of use until 2019, Southwark Council has admitted in an answer to Green activist Peter Baffoe.

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  • Sidney Gasa
    endorsed 2018-03-30 21:45:49 +0100
    Peter is an amazing person, incredible father and husband. His passion for others is remarkable.