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Remember, remember you need a ticket on the 5th November


5 October 2015

Southwark Council is urging people to apply for free tickets if they want to enjoy Southwark’s annual firework night spectacular on 5th November.

Improvement works begin at Camberwell Green

Southwark Council logo Camberwell Green is set for full refurbishment with plans to create a new play area, plant more trees and wildflowers, increase green space, improve lighting and build a new market square.

29 September 2015

More Regeneration news.

Southwark apprentice wins award

Eriksa Grudinskyte A former Southwark Council apprentice, who now manages a team of eight in the council, has won the ‘Best progression’ award at the 2015 London Borough Apprenticeship Awards.

29 September 2015

More Apprenticeships news.

Southern Exposure Film Fund open for autumn 2015

Southern Exposure The Southern Exposure Film Fund (SEFF) is open for South London’s next generation of filmmakers.

25 September 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Help keep Southwark housing waiting list updated

Southwark Council logo To help ensure the council’s housing waiting list is kept up-to-date, Southwark Council is calling on applicants to complete their re-registration form as soon as possible.

24 September 2015

More Housing news.

Council’s vision for cycling receives award

Cycling in the city Southwark’s ambitious Cycling Strategy has been awarded at the first ever Cycling Planning Awards, winning the prize for best cycling network strategy.

22 September 2015

More Cycling news.

Council Tax single person discounts to be checked

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council will be reviewing discounts awarded to single occupants of homes in the borough.

21 September 2015

More Council tax news.

London Premiere of 'Landfill Harmonic' at Southwark recycling site

Landfill Harmonic The Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility will host the London Premiere screening of the documentary film 'Landfill Harmonic' on 10 September.

10 September 2015

More Leisure and culture news.

Refugee crisis - a message from Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council

Southwark Council logo The refugee crisis across Europe has shocked and distressed us all, and Southwark was among the first councils to publicly state that we will welcome refugees to our borough.

10 September 2015

More Community and living news.

Council set to complete Tate Modern investment with additional £1m

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council is set to pledge the final £1 million needed to secure the extension of the Tate Modern as part of its wider regeneration of the borough.

9 September 2015

More Regeneration news.

There’s no business like show business!

The Old Vic This Autumn, Southwark Council is teaming up with The Old Vic Theatre to give new opportunities to young people in the borough for them to gain an insight into the world of arts and culture.

8 September 2015

More Education and learning news.

Workout while watching your child play

Southwark Council logo New outdoor gym equipment at Pynners Playing Fields in Southwark will give spectators the chance to have a workout of their own.

8 September 2015

More Children and families news.

Still time to sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge The sunshine might be wavering but there’s still time left for children to brighten up their long summer break by signing up to Southwark libraries’ free Summer Reading Challenge.

28 August 2015

More Libraries news.

Council to mark World Peace Day with Southwark Peace Breakfast

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council will the mark UN International Day of Peace with its biennial Southwark Peace Breakfast.

26 August 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Gone in 20 Minutes coming to Blackfriars

Gone in 20 Mins Gone in 20 Minutes (Gi20) will be coming to Blackfriars on Friday 28 August bringing a cultural thrill to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend.

21 August 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Southwark schools see another fantastic rise in GCSE results

Southwark Council logo Provisional results from Southwark’s secondary schools show that this year 68 per cent of Southwark GCSE pupils achieved five or more A* to C including English and maths.

21 August 2015

More Education and learning news.

Record number attend the Elephant and the Nun festival 2015

Elephant and Nun Over 12,000 people attended The Elephant and the Nun festival 2015 on Saturday.

17 August 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Southwark students celebrate as borough sees another rise in results

Southwark Council logo Southwark schools are this week celebrating excellent A Level results once again.

14 August 2015

More Education and learning news.

Elephant & Castle Community Fund celebrates biggest year so far

Mouth That Roars The winners of the Elephant & Castle Community Fund, created by Lendlease in partnership with Southwark Council, have now been announced.

14 August 2015

More Community and living news.

Boroughs step up efforts to keep illegal tobacco out of their communities

Counterfeit Cigarettes A new campaign to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco has been launched this week by the South East London Illegal Tobacco Network.

11 August 2015

More Business news.

eBooks and eAudiobooks coming to Southwark Libraries

eBooks coming soon to Southwark libraries There are now more ways to enjoy books from Southwark Libraries with the arrival of a new eBooks and eAudiobooks service.

10 August 2015

More Libraries news.

Countdown to Elephant and the Nun Festival 2015

The Elephant and The Nun The Elephant and the Nun festival returns to Southwark this Saturday 15 August, from 12pm to 8pm in Burgess Park, SE5.

10 August 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Kids Company

Southwark council logo BBC’s Newsnight last night (Thursday 6 August) reported on allegations surrounding drug use and abuse at the charity Kids Company, which has now closed.

7 August 2015

More Community and living news.

Plaza Latina to bring Latin action to East Street Market this summer

Plaza Latina Spice up your summer this August and head to East Street Market for a special South American experience at Plaza Latina.

5 August 2015

More Markets and street trading news.

Southwark Council responds to claims the FE Commissioner has rejected its plans for further education in the borough

Southwark logo Southwark Council Leader, Cllr Peter John, has come out fighting in response to claims the FE Commissioner has rejected the council’s radical plans to demerge Lewisham and Southwark College .

4 August 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Peckham’s famous multi-storey car park set to be cultural hot spot

Southwark Council logo Organisations, businesses and individuals are being invited to pitch their ideas to turn Peckham’s multi-storey car park into a hot spot for creative and cultural industries.

3 August 2015

More Arts in Southwark news.

Get ready for family fun at the Elephant and the Nun Festival 2015

The Elephant and The Nun The Elephant and the Nun festival returns this August with a jam packed programme of wonderful and eccentric entertainment for all to see.

3 August 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Trader sentenced over 82,000 counterfeit tobacco haul

Counterfeit Cigarettes A trader who was caught selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco in East Street Market has been sentenced to a maximum of 12 months (suspended for two years).

31 July 2015

More Trading standards news.

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

Green Flag Award 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.

28 July 2015

More Parks and open spaces news.

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.

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