Southwark is one of the thirty two boroughs of the City of London and is made up of eight very distinctive neighbourhoods that extend along the river Thames down into South East London. Founded in 880 by King Alfred, Southwark is London’s most historic borough, encompassing some of London’s top attractions, creative hotspots, scenic villages and acclaimed green spaces such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tate Modern art gallery and the famous Borough Market.
It is categorised as both an ‘Inner London’ and ‘Central London’ borough and as such features many of the characteristics of urban, inner city areas including high population density, ethnic diversity, and significant contrasts of wealth and poverty. Although Southwark is the tenth smallest borough in London, it has the tenth largest population with over 300,000 people. In that way, the London borough of Southwark is the ninth most densely populated area in England and Wales and its population is expected to continue to grow further in the next years.
In Southwark, the WeGovNow platform is used to test more current and efficient methods of engagement with its residents, aiming at reaching a wider audience and becoming more representative of its community. During the piloting phase of the project, the London Borough of Southwark explores the WeGovNow platform for the following core purposes:
Visit the Southwark pilot platform here.