WaCoCo promotes the social and economic wellbeing of the people Waterloo by supporting the sustainability and effectiveness of local community and voluntary organisations through drawing in funding, encouraging local partnerships and networks, and increasing their voice on local issues.

Local Events

  • A fundraiser for the Oasis UK's new youth hub, based in the newly-acquired site near the Millennium Green, is being held at Oasis UK's Waterloo Farm on the evening of Fri 15 September.  The ticket includes a barbecue, live jazz, and a fully-licenced bar, barn doors opening at 6pm

    Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mayor-of-lambeths-fundraiser-for-oasis-hu...

  • Blackfriars Settlement have put together a day-long programme of activities aimed at getting older people to learn about and try healthy living - with healthy foods and realistic exercise sessions (including chair yoga).

    It is all free-to-attend and offered with no need to pre-book at the Settlement's Rushworth Street building.


  • Community Southwark are offering Lambeth group members a free half-day workshop on charity governance.  It takes place on Thur 12 October and is billed as being a great opportunity to fill new, or potential, Board or Committee members with confidence, or – for ‘mature students’ – to hear about changes and updates in the field:

    This workshop is aimed at anyone who: 

    • Trustees/Management Committee members of charities and charitable incorporated organisations or charitable companies 
    • Those wishing to become trustees/management committee members 
    • Staff members who support trustees/management committee members

    Course content 
    • What is a trustee/management committee member 
    • What is Governance 
    • Who can be a trustee management committee member 
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Duties of trustees/management committee members 
    • Liabilities and risk 
    • Code of Good Governance 
    • Further support
    Places can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/governance-made-easy-lambeth-tickets-3591...

    For more information, call 020 7358 7020.

  • Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre launched a month of health and wellbeing activities with a tai chi session on its terrace.  Other events in August are listed on its website.



  • Every Thursday in August, between 11am and 1pm, people who were evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, will be at the Imperial War Museum to share their memories with visitors.

    There will be no charge and no need to pre-book.


  • St John's Waterloo's Canon and a large number of groups and individuals who work at the site are appealing urgently to their congregation and visitors to the the Church - whether for services, musical performances or to buy from the shop or forecourt food stalls - as well as visitors to the businesses in the Crypt and The Bridge scheme for their help.

    They fear that latest TfL's plans to redevelop the IMAX roundabout site - whilst being community-enhancing and exciting - will, if vehicle access to their site is removed, blight many of their operations.  Amongst others, would-be visitors with mobility difficulties might be deterred from visiting, traders in the forecourt and organisations in the Crypt would be inconvenienced and wedding and funeral parties would be unable to access the front of St John's by vehicle, bringing gardening equipment into the Churchyard would be more difficult and access for students to programmes at The Bridge would be less convenient.

    They are asking for as much support as possible for their request to TfL that it revises this latest plan, reverting to the original one which kept the all-important vehicle access.

    There is the chance to view the plans in the Church on 26 July, from 10am - 7pm and speak to TfL representatives who will be present.  The exhibition will remain on display until Sat 29 July.  Also, there is an online survey for commenting on the IMAX Roundabout revision plans which is open until 20 August.  It is at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/waterloo-roundabout/consultation/...


  • Blackfriars Settlement provides space and other support for a graphic design agency which acts as a trainer and employer to designers who have experienced mental health problems.

    The agency, Art2Print, has a team is made up of a professional graphic designer overseeing designers recruited from its mental health and well-being service.  The work experience it offers acts as a pathway to recovery and allows the team to use and improve their skills.

    You can see examples of their work on the Art2Print website. To find out more about Art2Print call Bill Stewart or Michael Obaowo on 020 7928 9521 or e-mail  a2print@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk


  • Johanna Primary is collecting Tesco and Sainsbury's school promotional vouchers to buy new playground and classroom resources for our pupils. Please drop any unwanted ones into the school, or call Lucia on 0207 928 5814 and she will arrange collection