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Southwark takes the silver for Green Flag parks and green spaces in England

Green Flag Award

28 July 2015

This year, 23 green spaces in Southwark were given the prestigious Green Flag Award for proven excellence in the management of parks and green spaces.

Brand new library announced as part of Aylesbury regeneration

Proposed Aylesbury library The benefits of regeneration continue on the Aylesbury estate in Southwark as the council announces proposals to create a brand-new library and community hub at the centre of the development.

23 July 2015

More Aylesbury Estate news.

Southwark Council to introduce private sector housing licensing scheme

Southwark council logo Plans to introduce new licensing schemes in parts of Southwark have been confirmed by the council.

23 July 2015

More Housing news.

New Wi-Fi service launched at Nunhead Library

Minister visits library with councillor Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey MP has visited Nunhead Library to announce its inclusion in a new initiative to bring free wi-fi to the local community.

22 July 2015

More Libraries news.

'Bag' to the future - A new life for your old carrier bags

Bags The lifecycle of a bag in Southwark is changing; all plastic bags brought to the Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) will now be recycled back into new bags to distribute to Southwark residents.

15 July 2015

More Environment news.

Leading drama school coming to Peckham

Southwark Council logo A prestigious theatre school could be re-locating to Peckham as part of proposals to transform the library square.

14 July 2015

More Education and learning news.

A fresh start for further education in Southwark

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has written to the Further Education Commissioner, proposing a radical takeover of the borough’s further education for the benefit of Southwark students.

9 July 2015

More Education and learning news.

Ready, set, read! It's the Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Summer Reading Challenge Southwark libraries are looking for record breakers when the annual Summer Reading Challenge returns this weekend.

7 July 2015

More Libraries news.

Bermondsey Carnival welcomes it biggest ever crowd

Bermondsey Carnival 2015 12,000 people attended Bermondsey Carnival on Saturday to see an array of performances at Southwark Park in the beautiful sunshine.

7 July 2015

More Leisure and culture news.

Southwark shines at London Youth Games 2015

London Youth Games Southwark’s young sports teams have shone once again at the annual London Youth Games this weekend – taking home three overall titles.

7 July 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Bringing Blackfriars to life: Southwark Presents Blackfriars Stories

Southwark Presents There will be a series of four different outdoor events for everyone to come and see that explore the character and diversity of the area as creative 'stories' unfold.

7 July 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Nunhead family are first winners of Southwark Smart Savers prize draw

Smart Savers winners A Nunhead family have become the proud owners of a brand new iPad mini, after becoming the first winners of the Southwark Smart Savers prize draw.

3 July 2015

More Children and families news.

Tunisia attacks: books of condolence

Southwark Council logo There was a national minute’s silence held at noon on 3 July in memory of those who died in the Tunisia attacks a week ago.

3 July 2015

More Community and living news.

Don’t forget London in the devolution debate: Are councils better placed than government to get people into work?

Community Budget Event The leaders of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark councils have called on government to devolve more powers to local government in London, claiming that London has been left out of recent discussions.

1 July 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Summer safety service available for vulnerable residents as temperatures rise

Heatwave Hot and humid weather is being forecast for this week so Southwark Council is reminding residents to stay safe in the sun and watch out for friends, neighbours and family who might be affected.

30 June 2015

More Health and social care news.

Bespoke beauty boulevard in pipeline for Peckham

Southwark Council logo Grungy garages are set to make way for a Peckham pop-up beauty boulevard as part of Southwark Council’s Pocket Places programme.

29 June 2015

More Regeneration news.

Burst water main in Kennington

Southwark Council Latest information about the burst water main in Kennington.

29 June 2015

More Environment news.

Southwark teams up with Millwall FC for Men’s Health Week 2015

Men's health Southwark Council teamed up with Millwall FC for National Men’s Health Week 2015 to offer complimentary tickets to selected Millwall FC home match to men who signed up for a free NHS Health Check.

24 June 2015

More Health and social care news.

Benhill Road Nature Garden reopens

Benhill Gardens Local residents celebrated the reopening of the Benhill Road Nature Garden on Tuesday 16 June following its fantastic transformation.

24 June 2015

More Environment news.

Southwark celebrates 8,000 books donated to reuse charity

St Francis school Southwark Council and its recycling and waste partner, Veolia, are celebrating a fantastic 8000 books donated by local residents to the charity READ International since the scheme started a year ago.

23 June 2015

More Recycling and waste news.

Council calls time on plans for historic local pubs

Southwark council logo Southwark Council has announced it has formally listed two local pubs as assets of community value.

23 June 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Countdown to Bermondsey Carnival

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Bermondsey Carnival is only two weeks away as it returns this summer on Saturday 4 July with Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel headlining this fantastic Southwark festival.

19 June 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Successful digital entrepreneur Mark Attwood invites Southwark's young people to a free workshop

SEEDS Entrepreneur Mark Attwood will be holding a free transformational workshop in partnership with the SEEDS project, Inspire and The What If Academy on Wednesday 24 June.

16 June 2015

More Children and families news.

Views sought on changes to adult social care contributions

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council is asking local people for their views on proposals to change the way adult social care is paid for locally.

16 June 2015

More Community and living news.

Building a future workforce – council to create £1m construction skills centre

Southwark council logo Southwark Council is paving the way to create a borough of builders ready to work on a range of construction sites all over London, the country and even the world.

16 June 2015

More Education and learning news.

Southwark Council gains international recognition for Age Friendly policies

Southwark council logo Southwark is the first borough in London to be officially recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as part of its Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.

12 June 2015

More Community and living news.

Parking permits go digital in Southwark

Southwark Council logo Southwark residents who live in the 20 controlled parking zones will now be able to conveniently purchase and activate parking sessions for their visitors via the web, SMS or telephone.

11 June 2015

More Parking news.

Benhill Road Nature Garden to reopen

Benhill Gardens Come and get up close with nature this summer at the new and improved Benhill Road Nature Garden, Camberwell, SE5.

10 June 2015

More Environment news.

BMX Nationals head to Southwark for the first time

Burgess Park BMX This June, the much anticipated National BMX Championships will be coming to Southwark’s very own world-class BMX track in Burgess Park.

5 June 2015

More Burgess Park news.

Sun to lead circular economy in Southwark

Solar panels The sun's power will now play a direct role in recycling the borough’s waste and saving energy thanks to 2,500 solar panels installed on the roof of the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility.

3 June 2015

More Environment news.

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