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Council seeks views on Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library options after refurb costs rise

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11 February 2016

Southwark Council is going back out to get public opinion on the future of Walworth Town Hall after proposals to turn it into a community hub almost double the cost of refurbishment.

Tower Bridge 'no idling' scheme launches

Anti idling Drivers using Tower Bridge are being encouraged to stop idling and switch their engines off when the bridge is opening to help lower emissions and boost air quality.

11 February 2016

More Environment news.

Up to £1000 EnviroGrant fund available in 2016

Envirogrant The Southwark EnviroGrant scheme relaunches for its sixth year, offering community groups and schools the opportunity to be awarded up to £1000 for environmental projects that enrich the local area.

11 February 2016

More Environment news.

Re-‘cycling’ project funded through council’s community grants

Bike Project A ground-breaking scheme to give second hand bikes to refugees is one of several projects that will be funded through Southwark Council’s Community Capacity annual grants programme this year.

11 February 2016

More Community and living news.

Southwark Council is first in London to offer free swim and gym to all residents

People running on treadmills From this July all Southwark residents will be able to swim and use the gym for free at all Southwark leisure centres all day on Fridays and from 2pm on weekends.

10 February 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Council gives £10 vouchers to more Southwark Smart Savers

Southwark Smart Savers After the successful launch of the scheme last year, our Smart Savers scheme is now open again for all year six primary school children living in Southwark.

8 February 2016

More Children and families news.

£400 cashback scheme for Londoners

Boiler London Mayor Boris Johnson has just announced the capital’s first boiler replacement scheme.

4 February 2016

More Housing news.

Southwark’s housing heroes get their time in the limelight

Housing Heroes Southwark Council started a competition in 2013 to find the people who have dedicated their lives to helping others on its housing estates and in its communities.

2 February 2016

More Housing news.

Young Consumer of the Year competition

Young Consumers St Saviour's and St Olave's School will represent Southwark at the London final of the Young Consumers of the Year competition.

1 February 2016

More Education and learning news.

Imposed rent decreases to affect council housing budgets

Southwark Council logo In December, the cabinet agreed to consult on an indicative budget for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA), based on the 1 per cent rent cut that government has imposed on all social landlords.

27 January 2016

More Housing news.

The Castle Centre to open in April 2016

Castle Entrance Southwark Council have confirmed The Castle Centre is to open to the public in April this year.

25 January 2016

More Regeneration news.

Camberwell Old Cemetery works

Southwark Council logo Works to prepare Camberwell Old Cemetery for potential new burial space have started today.

25 January 2016

More Regeneration news.

Canada Water library is named second busiest library in London for a second year

Canada Water Library Canada Water Library has been deemed the second busiest library in London and ranks 16th nationally with over 346,640 books loaned in 2014/15 alone.

22 January 2016

More Libraries news.

Council appoints independent chair for Peckham heritage project

Claire Hegarty Southwark Council is pleased to announce it has appointed architect Claire Hegarty as the independent chair of a new partnership body aiming to conserve some of Peckham’s most historic buildings.

20 January 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Southwark newborns to receive free books thanks to Dolly Parton

Imagination Library In a scheme for Southwark supported by the Dollywood Foundation and DialAFlight, children living in the borough born between December 2015 and December 2016 will be eligible for free books.

15 January 2016

More Children and families news.

Deadline for primary school applications is fast approaching as new school prepares to welcome pupils in September

Galleywall School The clock is counting down to the primary school application deadline, with just a few days left to apply for a primary school place in September 2016.

7 January 2016

More Education and learning news.

Southwark launches new integrated service for people experiencing drug and alcohol problems

Southwark Council After a competitive procurement process, Lifeline Project Ltd has been commissioned by Southwark Council to provide adult substance use services in Southwark from 4 January 2016.

7 January 2016

More Health and social care news.

Bungled building work and dodgy doors discovered during housing checks

Housing Southwark Council has been carrying out one of the largest tenancy check exercises in the country over the past three years.

6 January 2016

More Housing news.

Cllr Peter John awarded OBE in New Year Honours

Peter John Leader of Southwark Council Cllr Peter John has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year Honours.

31 December 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Stay safe

Run Hide Tell The National Counter Terrorism Security Office have launched their 'Stay Safe' campaign, advising the general public on the actions to take in the event of a firearms or weapons attack.

22 December 2015

More Community and living news.

Devolution in action: London councils set up joint decision-making body

Sir steve bullock cllr peter john cllr lib peck In a historic step towards genuine joint working, three London councils have held the first meeting of the Better Placed Joint Committee on skills and employment.

18 December 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Home for Christmas – tenants move into some of the first new council homes in Southwark

New homes Some of the first tenants are now moving into their brand new council homes in Bermondsey – just in time for Christmas.

18 December 2015

More Housing news.

Southwark Council welcomes proposals to support regeneration of the Old Kent Road

Berkeley Berkeley Homes has recently acquired three industrial sites close to the Old Kent Road.

16 December 2015

More Regeneration news.

Merry Christmas from Southwark Council

(L - R) Makishah Ferrell, Khadija Ali, Cllr Peter John, Ryan Hoang, Shafi Islam, Jada Lu and Enzo Portalenoi De Freita Wishing all our residents a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

15 December 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark Council objects to Silvertown Tunnel plans

Southwark Council Southwark Council has formally objected to plans for a new river crossing between Greenwich Peninsula and Silvertown.

15 December 2015

More Regeneration news.

Keeping warm this winter when the temperatures drop

Southwark Council We may not have seen the worst of the winter weather yet this year but we're once again reminding residents to watch out for older and vulnerable members of their community.

14 December 2015

More Health and social care news.

Council offers financial 'diagnosis' to GP patients

Southwark Council logo An innovative pilot to help Southwark residents stay out of debt has been launched this week by Southwark Council in partnership with the NHS.

11 December 2015

More Health and social care news.

Noisy Camberwell neighbour made to pay

Southwark Council A local resident has been fined £2,000 for causing persistent noise disturbances to resident in Camberwell.

8 December 2015

More Community and living news.

Sniffing out illegal tobacco

Tobacco dogs Residents and shoppers in Southwark had the chance to meet the specially trained dogs that are helping the council detect illegal tobacco in the area.

8 December 2015

More Trading standards news.

Southwark recycling rate named best in inner city London

Recycling Recycling rates in Southwark are now the best in inner city London, according to figures released by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) this week.

4 December 2015

More Environment news.

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