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Southwark's parks ranked top in South London

Green Flag Award

31 July 2014

Southwark is now home to the most Green Flag awarded parks in South London and the third most in London.

First Southwark university scholarship students graduate

Southwark Council Southwark councillors have congratulated six of the borough's first scholarship students from 2011 as they marked completing their degrees.

29 July 2014

More Education and learning news.

Council introduces Digital Champions as part of plans to get more people online

Southwark Council With an estimated 50,000 people in the borough lacking internet skills like opening emails or searching online, the council is working with partners to improve digital access to jobs and services.

29 July 2014

More Business news.

Southwark celebrates Eid in Burgess Park

Burgess Park Eid This year's Eid celebrations took place yesterday in Burgess Park, marking the end the holy month of Ramadan.

29 July 2014

More Community and living news.

Canada Water Library celebrates its millionth loan

Canada Water Library millionth loan Last weekend Canada Water Library celebrated its one millionth loan since the library opened in November 2011.

29 July 2014

More Libraries news.

Council welcomes new Director of Children’s and Adults Services

David quirke thornton Southwark Council is pleased to announce it has appointed David Quirke-Thornton as its new Director of Children’s and Adults Services.

28 July 2014

More Children and families news.

National Theatre's Watch This Space comes to Southwark

Watch This Space The Watch This Space Festival from the National Theatre is on tour this summer in Southwark, packed with a great mix of weird and wonderful free outdoor entertainment sure to be somewhere near you.

28 July 2014

More Festivals and events news.

Homelessness prevention: Southwark Council tackles issues for most vulnerable

Southwark Council Southwark Council is set to agree a new protocol to help those most vulnerable to becoming homeless in the borough.

25 July 2014

More Health and social care news.

Response to reports concerning 20mph limit and cyclists

Southwark Council The council's response to reports concerning plans for a 20mph limit and how it would effect cyclists.

24 July 2014

More Transport and streets news.

School's out for summer but lots going on in Southwark

Summer Reading challenge results 2013 There's a huge number of things to do in Southwark this summer, including activities such as Music Bus, London youth sports day, BMX coaching sessions and Y-volunteer placement opportunities.

24 July 2014

More Leisure and culture news.

Council in Government pilot to support those hardest hit by welfare reform

Southwark Council From June 2012 to November 2013, Southwark Council took part in a pilot scheme in order to test Universal Credit and the impact of welfare changes.

23 July 2014

More Advice and benefits news.

Ever wondered exactly what councils spend your money on?

Southwark Council Read the council’s capital outturn report and find out. From waste and recycling to libraries and leisure, the scale of the council's capital programme is immense.

22 July 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark first council in country to commit to care worker contracts

Southwark Council Tackling the negative impact of zero hour contracts and introducing occupational sick pay are just some of the measures Southwark Council is planning to introduce through its own Ethical Care Charter.

22 July 2014

More Health and social care news.

Southwark Council reminding residents to enjoy the sunshine and stay safe during hot weather

Sunshine As the MET office predicts another rise in temperatures towards the end of the week, Southwark Council is continuing to ensure our more vulnerable residents are safe and well in the heat.

21 July 2014

More Health and social care news.

Minister visits the council residents taking control of their homes

Visit from Communities Minister Last week Communities Minister Stephen Williams MP visited Leathermarket JMB, one of Southwark Council's most successful tenant management organisations (TMOs).

18 July 2014

More Housing news.

Elephant Park comes to life

Elephant Park Construction of one of the largest new estates in London will soon be underway as a long lease is granted for the development of Elephant Park, part of the regeneration of Elephant and Castle.

18 July 2014

More Regeneration news.

Southwark housing scheme wins national design award

Royal Road A new housing scheme that forms part of Southwark Council’s Heygate replacement programme has won a prestigious design award.

17 July 2014

More Housing news.

Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP sets out Childcare Commission plans at Council Assembly

School children Last night (16 July) at Council Assembly Dame Tessa Jowell MP launched the first stages of the Childcare Commission – Southwark's joint venture with neighbouring council Lambeth.

17 July 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Here's how Southwark Council will deliver thousands of new council homes

Southwark Council At Southwark Council's cabinet meeting on Tuesday 22 July, the cabinet is set to discuss how the council will deliver thousands of brand new council homes.

16 July 2014

More Housing news.

Southwark Council set to sign up to new option for future debt management

Southwark Council This week Southwark Council is set to formally agree to sign up to a new form of investment as an option to secure its borrowing and debt management in future years.

15 July 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Cabinet approves Fairer Future promises

Fairer future Southwark Council’s Cabinet has approved the Council’s Fairer Future vision as well as endorsing a new set of promises and commitments to local people over the next four years.

14 July 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Bermondsey businesses vote Yes to Blue BID

Southwark Council Businesses in Bermondsey have overwhelmingly voted yes to create a new Business Improvement District (BID) around the historic Blue.

9 July 2014

More Business news.

Industrial action - Thursday 10 July

Southwark Council Some services and schools in Southwark may be affected by industrial action on Thursday 10 July.

9 July 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Another fantastic year at the London Youth Games

Youth Games 2014 After a final weekend of thrilling competition, Southwark overall secured 11th place in the final points tally to round off a great season in the 2014 Balfour Beatty London Youth Games.

8 July 2014

More Sports and Leisure news.

Southwark Council apprentice reaches finals of national competition

Southwark Council For the third year in a row one of Southwark Council's apprentices has beaten off competition from hundreds of entrants to be short-listed for a prestigious award.

8 July 2014

More Business news.

Southwark Splash 2014 presents The Bloodless Giant

The Bloodless Giant Southwark Splash is an annual extravaganza filled with a fantastic variety of music, dance, poetry and animation.

2 July 2014

More Festivals and events news.

Football's coming home – Fisher FC to return to Bermondsey

Fisher FC The council's plannning committee has agreed that the derelict former Surrey Docks stadium will make way for a new public park and a new astroturf football facility on Salter Road.

2 July 2014

More Leisure and culture news.

Southwark rolls out greener and safer recycling trucks

Recycling fleet This month sees the roll out of a brand new fleet of eco friendly collection vehicles complete with improved road safety features.

2 July 2014

More Recycling and waste news.

Southwark Council embarks on long term cycling vision with Dutch and Danish experts

cycling Southwark Council has become the first London council to work with Dutch and Danish cycling experts in a council-wide commitment to improving cycling in the borough.

30 June 2014

More Cycling news.

Southwark Council explains the responsibilities of being a housing tenant

Southwark Council Southwark Council, in partnership with Southwark Citizen Advice Bureaux Services (CABx), held a highly successful tenant training event this month, attended by over 40 households.

27 June 2014

More Housing news.

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