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Viability assessments must be published in Southwark – consultation launched

Southwark Council

24 November 2015

Developers of all major sites in Southwark must deliver 35 per cent affordable housing or publish a viability assessment setting out why they cannot achieve this, the council has announced.

Peckham Palms - a new hair and beauty oasis

Hairdressers The hair and beauty shops around the Peckham Rye station square are set to move to a specially designed, palm-tree themed, beauty boulevard.

20 November 2015

More Regeneration news.

National health checks invite language to change following London council study

Southwark Council Take up of life-saving cardiovascular risk (health) checks could soon be on the rise nationally thanks to work done by a local council.

19 November 2015

More Health and social care news.

Building the best – Council launches design guide to ensure quality homes

Southwark Council A London council is continuing to lead the way in creating new council homes by launching its own design guide.

18 November 2015

More Housing news.

Council sets terms for Canada Water development

Southwark Council Southwark Council has laid out how it will achieve its vision for Canada Water, with thousands of new homes, including council homes, a thriving new town centre and state-of-the-art leisure centre.

18 November 2015

More Regeneration news.

Southwark schools take another step forward

Southwark Council Southwark schools have shown they are striding ahead of the pack, as this year’s provisional GCSE results show improvement across the board.

17 November 2015

More Education and learning news.

Businesses lead the way by adopting the Southwark Apprenticeship Standard

Amy Hulme - Living Wage Foundation Thirteen businesses have signed up to the Southwark Apprenticeship Standard, which sets the bar for high-quality apprenticeships offering the London Living Wage.

17 November 2015

More Business news.

Southwark Council clamp down on irresponsible businesses

Southwark Council The managers of the Walworth Road branch of Subway and the owner of KHF chicken shop on Peckham High Street have been prosecuted for illegal dumping commercial waste on the streets of Southwark.

16 November 2015

More Business news.

Historic gardens and statue ‘re-opens’ after re-vamp

Queen Elizabeth Gardens A small but historic part of Southwark was officially ‘re-opened’ following a major refurbishment yesterday.

13 November 2015

More Parks and open spaces news.

Convicted fraudster made to serve additional jail time after failing to pay back confiscation order

Southwark Council A fraudster, who was brought to justice by Southwark Council in one the country’s largest housing fraud cases, will be made to serve a further two years in prison.

10 November 2015

More ILATCH news.

Tennis legend Greg Rusedski opens new courts at Southwark Park

Greg Rusedski at Southwark Park British tennis star Greg Rusedski, today (9 November), unveiled Southwark Council's brand new tennis courts at Southwark Park.

9 November 2015

More Leisure and culture news.

Creative community take on Peckham’s car park

Southwark Council Southwark Council is pleased to announce that Pop Community Ltd have been selected to act as interim manager of the council’s multi-storey car park in Peckham for the next five years.

6 November 2015

More Regeneration news.

New library will give a helping hand in the future of local children and residents

Camberwell Library Today (Wednesday 4 November) the new Camberwell Library opened its doors to the public for the very first time.

4 November 2015

More Libraries news.

New community nursery opens at Lorrimore Square

Nursery Last Friday (30 October) Southwark Council’s cabinet member for children and schools, Cllr Victoria Mills, spoke at the opening of a brand new community nursery at Lorrimore Square.

2 November 2015

More Education and learning news.

New website launches to close in on criminal subletting in Southwark

iLatch In a bid to clamp down on fraudulent landlords, London’s biggest social landlord, Southwark Council, has launched a new anti-fraud tool to prevent illegal subletting.

2 November 2015

More Housing news.

Southwark launches new Pause service for local women

Southwark Council Pause Southwark launches today as part of the national Pause programme.

30 October 2015

More Children and families news.

First look at proposed new Station Square in Peckham

Station Square The planning application for the new-look square and shopping area at Peckham Rye station has now been submitted to the council.

29 October 2015

More Peckham Programme news.

Launch of Neighbourhoods Fund 2016-17

Southwark Council logo This year’s Neighbourhoods Fund applications open on 2 November 2015, with £630,000 available for community-led projects from across the borough.

29 October 2015

More Neighbourhoods Fund news.

Council issues warning on fake penalty notices

Southwark logo Southwark Council has been made aware of a new scam where drivers are being issued with fake penalty notices.

28 October 2015

More Parking news.

Southwark Council announces its support for the Peckham Coal Line with £10,000 contribution

Southwark Council Southwark Council has offered its backing to the Peckham Coal Line, with a £10,000 contribution to the project.

23 October 2015

More Regeneration news.

Brand new library plans take next step on Aylesbury

Southwark Council Southwark’s Cabinet members have given the go-ahead for their development partners to submit a planning application for a brand-new library and community hub at the centre of the Aylesbury.

23 October 2015

More Regeneration news.

Elephant and Castle pub saved as owners announce new tenants

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council is pleased to confirm that it is working with the Antic Collective to bring the famous Elephant & Castle pub back into use.

23 October 2015

More Regeneration news.

Free fruit for all

Free fruit Last September, Southwark Council rolled out its offer of free fruit for primary school pupils aged 7-11 years old and pledged to have all schools on board by the end of the academic year.

20 October 2015

More Education and learning news.

Thames Water to contribute an extra £200,000 to Herne Hill community fund

Herne Hill flooding August 2013 Thames Water have agreed to contribute an extra £200,000 to the community fund set up by Southwark Council in the immediate aftermath of the Herne Hill flood in 2013.

9 October 2015

More Regeneration news.

Lendlease get go ahead for Elephant energy hub

Southwark Council Lendlease has announced that it has been granted permission for a new Energy Hub that will deliver net zero-carbon, affordable heat and hot water to residents and businesses across Elephant Park.

8 October 2015

More Regeneration news.

Southwark congratulates the scholarship recipients of 2015

Southwark Council logo As universities up and down the country welcome new first year students, Southwark is congratulating the 11 recipients of its council scholarship scheme as they too embark on new university journeys.

8 October 2015

More Southwark scholarship scheme 2015 news.

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

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

5 October 2015

More Festivals and events news.

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.

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