The Blue Bermondsey Business Improvement District, local landowner Grosvenor and the London Borough of Southwark have launched a new online survey map which asks local businesses, residents and visitors for their views on the neighbourhood and its future development.

Accessible at, all you have to do is click on any location on the area map, add your comments and select what you would like to see more of in the Blue Bermondsey area.

BID manager and local businessman Russell Dryden said: “The appeal of the Commonplace survey is that it is so easy to use and will give all in the neighbourhood an opportunity to air their views.

“We can then use this vital input to assist local businesses in improving business growth to create more employment opportunities and working with the council to influence future planning, will contribute to making our area more prosperous for all.”

Katherine Rodgers of Grosvenor said: “We know that being new to Bermondsey means we have a lot to learn, and so we’re looking forward to hearing what the community loves, likes or even dislikes about the area to help inform what we do here.”

South Bermondsey councillor Leo Pollak added: “We are all excited to see this unique survey up and running.

“Unlike other consultations, everyone’s comments and ideas can be seen and the input collected will influence the future direction of the BID, as well as the council’s approach to the high street and market place, so it’s important we all have our say.

“I would encourage everyone who cares about the future of our area to add their comments and to encourage their friends and neighbours to do so as well.”

To add your comments, or simply see what others are saying about the Blue Bermondsey neighbourhood, visit

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