South Bank & Bankside
Over the last two decades a remarkable network has developed of organisations and individuals with an interest in the future of London’s South Bank.
Many local resident community groups have their roots in the 1970s. The South Bank Employers’ Group started meeting in 1990 and brings together 18 major organisations – Shell, IBM, ITV, King’s College London, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity, London South Bank University, Ernst & Young, Network Rail, Chelsfield Plc, British Rail Board (Residuary), Southbank Centre, National Theatre, British Film Institute, Whitbread Plc, London Development Agency, London Eye … and, of course, Coin Street Community Builders.
South Bank Partnership, formed in 1995, brings together members of the Employers’ Group, the leaderships of Lambeth and Southwark Councils, local ward councillors, regional bodies such as the London Development Agency and Transport for London, and a number of other service agencies. It is co-chaired by two local Members of Parliament, Kate Hoey and Simon Hughes. The MPs and ward councillors also host a quarterly meeting of the South Bank Forum to which all local households are invited.