Due to a fire in Walworth Town Hall on Monday 25 March, the Walworth One Stop Shop, Cuming Museum and Newington Library are closed. Alternative locations are now available for many affected services.
23 May 2013
Southwark Council has won The Cliff Nicholson Award 2013 for innovation and excellence in public service audit.
Southwark Council has launched a new campaign to encourage people to come forward if they suspect an older person is experiencing abuse.
24 May 2013
Pupils from Crawford Primary School in Camberwell have been pulling together to help support other children in the borough who are looking to be adopted.
23 May 2013
More Adoption news.
Southwark's Council Assembly confirmed on Wednesday evening that four military units and regiments will be awarded the Freedom of the Borough.
23 May 2013
Southwark Council has pledged £55,000 to continue funding the Alzheimer Society’s dementia cafe in South Bermondsey for another year - part of its commitment to supporting people living with dementia.
23 May 2013
This week Southwark Council has played host to the 'Empowerment through Art: Photography and Latin American Migrants Girls in London' exhibition.
17 May 2013
More Leisure and culture news.
The rich and unique heritage of Southwark’s largest park will be celebrated this Saturday as the May Fair festival returns to Burgess Park.
16 May 2013
More Environment news.
Southwark's libraries and leisure centres are putting on a range of free activities to keep children entertained over the May half term holidays (Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May).
16 May 2013
Southwark Council is reminding the minority of tenants that damage their property, that they will be expected to pay for the repairs.
15 May 2013
More Have your say news.
In a report to its Cabinet, Southwark Council has set out its planned responses to the coroner's recommendations following the inquests into the deaths of six people at Lakanal House in 2009.
14 May 2013
Southwark Council is calling for potential foster carers to come forward and help find homes for the hundreds of children who need them.
14 May 2013
More Fostering news.
Southwark Council has shown its commitment to helping local people learn new skills and get back into work, by announcing two measures to limit the cost of adult learning.
13 May 2013
Southwark council is encouraging people to get out and enjoy some of the borough’s 130 parks and open spaces to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13 to 19).
10 May 2013
Disabled people living in Southwark will be able to roll over unused credit on their Taxicard from June 1 as the council takes on board requests from users.
10 May 2013
With warmer weather and a series of national walking weeks planned, May is the perfect time for people to take to the streets and explore Southwark by foot.
9 May 2013
More Sports and Leisure news.
Southwark Council has approved plans for a substantial redevelopment in Bermondsey, on the site of the old Peek Frean biscuit factory.
9 May 2013
More Regeneration news.
The council has recently taken on 21 new apprentices to improve its housing customer services.
2 May 2013
Southwark Council has been awarded £906,000 from the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to continue its work to tackle specific areas of crime prevention.
30 April 2013
The latest stage of a major new cycling and walking network in Southwark has been unveiled.
26 April 2013
Young people in Southwark are being given the opportunity to develop event management skills by taking part in one of the borough’s biggest festivals this summer.
25 April 2013
Latest information regarding the fire at Walworth Town Hall.
24 April 2013
A woman who fraudulently claimed £50,000 in housing and council tax benefit despite having £477,000 in savings, has been jailed for six months.
23 April 2013
More Advice and benefits news.
Southwark Council has promised to investigate how it can further support the borough's home care workers as part of its work with Unison on an Ethical Home Care Charter.
22 April 2013
There may not be a Jubilee weekend or Olympics this year but Southwark Council is still encouraging communities to take to the streets for a party this summer.
17 April 2013
Southwark Council is buying out a long-term contract with Anchor Homes, in a move that will save the council around £12m over the next 12 years, while continuing to provide the same quality of service to all care-home residents, who will continue to benefit from the new facilities brought in as part of the original deal.
16 April 2013
More My support choices news.
A business in London’s most iconic new building is paying no business rates due to delays at the Valuation Office Agency, Southwark Council has revealed.
12 April 2013
More Business news.
Southwark council tenants are getting their repairs completed first time, appointments are being kept and tenants are more satisfied with the repairs service, according to the latest figures.
11 April 2013
More Housing news.
Book Aid International and Southwark libraries present four very different authors in conversation about the love of reading.
5 April 2013
More What's on news.
Southwark residents have the chance to have their say on the future of council housing in the borough, at consultation events across the borough.
4 April 2013
Southwark Council, Age UK and a range of other organisations have teamed up to offer a one step scheme to spot and support potentially vulnerable people in their homes.
3 April 2013
More Living at home news.
Southwark Council has rounded off National Apprenticeship Week (March 11-15) with a special graduation and award ceremony for 38 of its current apprentices.
15 March 2013
More Jobs and careers news.
As part of national Share the Care week (March 18 to 22) Southwark Council is calling for people to sign up to its Family Link scheme and help out a family caring for a disabled child.
15 March 2013
A group of green-fingered pupils from nearby Cobourg primary school and Sacred Heart secondary school swapped the classroom for an alfresco lesson planting real trees in Burgess Park.
31 January 2013
One of Southwark's most well-known streets looks set for a major revamp as Southwark Council agrees to move forward with plans for the area.
13 December 2012
Demolition is now underway of the old Elephant and Castle Leisure centre, which marks another major step towards the £1.5bn regeneration of the area.
6 December 2012
More Council plan news.
As part of this weekend's Scandinavian Market festivities the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Althea Smith, and cabinet member Cllr Barrie Hargrove, officially opened the new Irwell Garden Space.
26 November 2012
More Grants and funding news.
Thousands of shoppers enjoyed the festive atmosphere at the Scandinavian Christmas Market outside the Finnish and Norwegian Churches in Albion Street, Rotherhithe, this weekend (23 to 25 November).
26 November 2012
Southwark Council is preparing to work alongside local primary schools to develop a multi-million pound investment programme.
21 November 2012
More School admissions news.
Searches for healthy activities in Southwark on the Get Active London website have doubled in the months between June and October as the borough felt the inspiring effects of the London 2012 Olympics.
9 November 2012
More London 2012 news.
Thousands of children across Southwark spent the summer with their nose in a book as part of the national Summer Reading challenge.
5 November 2012
More Libraries news.
Local residents, community and voluntary groups are planning projects to benefit their communities, following the announcement of community council funding worth £122,000 on 1 November 2012.
2 November 2012
More In my area news.
Hundreds of carers from around Southwark joined together this week to celebrate National Carers’ Week.
22 June 2012
Southwark Council is set to transform its Youth Service to ensure it reaches more young people in the borough.
18 April 2012
More Get involved news.
Southwark Council has scooped a prestigious national award for its excellent management, leadership, training and development of staff.
16 April 2012
Southwark Council and its partners have contracted Solace Women's Aid to provide a new borough-wide service called Southwark Advocacy and Support Services (SASS).
2 April 2012
The council is to ask residents what artwork should replace the Barbara Hepworth sculpture that was stolen by suspected scrap metal thieves last year.
5 March 2012
More Consultations news.
Southwark has elected 18 young people to become Southwark youth councillors.
1 March 2012
More Partnerships news.
The vast majority of reception and year one pupils in Southwark are taking advantage of the council's pioneering free health healthy school meals (FHSM) programme, it was revealed today.
29 February 2012
More School management news.
The Southwark Resource Centre which has been designed to help and support disabled people officially opened its doors to the public this week.
22 February 2012
A Southwark school is no longer in special measures after staff and governors worked tirelessly to help it improve.
16 February 2012
The consultation period for the Elephant and Castle Supplementary Planning Document closed on 7 February.
7 February 2012
More Planning policy news.
A Southwark Council social worker has been named as the country's best social worker at a top industry awards ceremony.
20 December 2011
More Licences news.
The last remaining relative of Dr Alfred Salter - one of Britain's great social reformers whose statue was stolen by metal thieves - today issued an urgent appeal for its safe return.
2 December 2011
Peckham car parks will be free to all visitors from this weekend until New Year’s Eve, and weekend parking is now free in the council’s car park near East Street.
1 December 2011
More Parking news.
The next stage of the Peckham and Nunhead Area Action Plan is being prepared for February 2012.
4 November 2011
More Current news.
All of Southwark Council's libraries are to remain open, a report recommends today.
11 October 2011
More Area action plans news.
Southwark’s Health Factor comes to an end with over 75km run, 35 km walked, 1,200 metres swum, and hundreds of people inspired to live healthier lives
Thirteen Southwark residents who took park in the council’s Health Factor this summer have crossed the finish line, notching up an impressive array of achievements.
9 September 2011
More Community sport news.
Chris Brown was elected as a councillor for Peckham ward on Thursday 7 July 2011.
7 July 2011
More Elections news.
Over 200 primary school students and teachers attended an awards ceremony at City Hall to celebrate Southwark’s schools Eco Oscars in March 2011.
21 March 2011
Southwark Council is looking at the possibility of heating nearly three thousand homes across five estates using waste energy from a nearby energy plant.
27 January 2011
A pioneering scheme to reuse unwanted furniture, run by Southwark Council, the British Heart Foundation and Veolia Environmental Services, has raised £12,000 in its first year.
24 January 2011
More Recycling and waste news.
Southwark has missed out on more than £50m in funding after the last census in 2001 failed to count vast numbers of the population. Southwark has urged residents to make sure they are counted.
20 January 2011
The Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Tayo Situ, will lead civic and diplomatic dignitaries, as well as members of the community, in an act of remembrance for Holocaust Memorial Day.
19 January 2011
Council says pay your rent or you could lose your home
3 December 2010