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Southwark steps up to launch free swim and gym

People running on treadmills

28 July 2016

This Friday, Southwark will become the first council in London to roll out a free swim and gym programme to all residents in a bid to tackle obesity and make it easier for people to get active.

Businesses recognise the advantages of paying a living wage, report finds

Southwark Council The benefits of a real living wage are understood by businesses and employees, but wider implementation requires a genuine dialogue between policymakers and business, a new report has found.

28 July 2016

More Business news.

Southwark celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl

Big Friendly Read This year Southwark is celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl through its annual Summer Reading Challenge.

25 July 2016

More Libraries news.

Plans submitted for brand new library, community hub and public square on Aylesbury estate

Aylesbury plans Plans have been submitted to create a brand new library and community hub at the heart of the Aylesbury neighbourhood.

22 July 2016

More Regeneration news.

More than 100 new council homes set for completion this summer in Southwark

Southwark Council Over 100 new council homes will be completed over the next couple of months as Southwark Council continues its ambitious council home-building programme.

20 July 2016

More Housing news.

Update on historic water charges and refunds for council tenants

Southwark Council This week, the majority of eligible, current tenants received a refund for a proportion of the water charges they paid between April 2001 and July 2013.

19 July 2016

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark Council pledges £10,000 to help get Peckham Lido project off the ground

Southwark Council Southwark Council has pledged £10,000 to help local campaigners bring a lido back to Peckham Rye.

15 July 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Londoners invited to steer future of one of city’s most famous roads

Southwark Council Proposals to change the face of one of London’s most famous thoroughfares have gone out for public consultation – and people are being encouraged to get involved.

14 July 2016

More Regeneration news.

Southwark supports Food Safety Week

Food safety week 2016 Southwark Council is supporting this year’s Food Safety Week (4-10 July) and encouraging residents to waste less food by making more use of their freezers.

7 July 2016

More Health and social care news.

Help shape the new burial site at Camberwell New Cemetery

Southwark Council Southwark Council seeks the views of local residents to help shape plans to create burial spaces in an unused part of Camberwell New Cemetery.

6 July 2016

More Deaths, funerals and cremations news.

Council confirms commitment to South Dock Marina with revised development

Southwark Council Southwark Council has emphasised its commitment to not only preserving but enhancing the South Dock Marina boat yard in Rotherhithe as it revises plans for new homes in the area.

6 July 2016

More Regeneration news.

Registration opens for London’s first borough-wide free swim and gym scheme

People running on treadmills Southwark Council is delighted to announce that all Southwark residents are now able to register to swim and use the gym for free on Fridays, and from 2pm at weekends.

6 July 2016

More Sports and Leisure news.

Raising the aspirations of Southwark’s school children

Southwark Council Eleven year olds in Southwark were given a head start in planning for their future, at Southwark Council’s first careers fair for primary school children on Wednesday 29 June.

5 July 2016

More Education and learning news.

Southwark Eid Festival 2016 - 6 July 2016 at Burgess Park

Burgess park Southwark Eid festival Southwark Eid is a free, family festival open to all and marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

5 July 2016

More Community and living news.

Southwark Council’s response to Sisters Uncut claims

Southwark Council The safety of residents is a top priority for the council and we take domestic abuse extremely seriously.

29 June 2016

More Health and social care news.

Southwark’s response to the EU referendum result

Peter John and EU flag In Southwark, 73 per cent of people voted to remain in the EU, in contrast to the national picture.

24 June 2016

More Council and democracy news.

Former Mayor of Southwark Sam King passes away aged 90

Sam King MBE Sam King MBE, former Mayor of Southwark, has died at the age of 90.

17 June 2016

More Council and democracy news.

BMX Nationals return to Southwark

Burgess Park BMX track This June, some of the country's best BMX riders will be warming up fans of the sport for the Rio Olympics at the annual National BMX Championships, which will be returning to the Burgess Park track.

16 June 2016

More Sports and Leisure news.

Remembering the victims of the Orlando attack

Orlando shootings - flag at half mast Southwark Council is flying the LGBT flag at half mast today to remember those who lost their lives in Orlando this weekend.

13 June 2016

More Community and living news.

Hotel Elephant finds permanent homes for artists and creatives

Hotel Elephant Hotel Elephant and Southwark Council are delighted to announce the launch of Spare Street – a new street dedicated to creative enterprise.

9 June 2016

More Regeneration news.

Council takes steps to protect over 800 of London’s railway arches from housing development

Southwark Council A London council has taken the unique step to place a planning restriction on miles of railway arches to try and prevent them being turned into housing.

9 June 2016

More Regeneration news.

Honey bees move into Southwark’s waste site

Bees Six beehives have been installed at the Southwark recycling and waste facility to increase biodiversity at the site and positively impact the local environment.

8 June 2016

More Environment news.

Council unveils ambitious proposals to change the face of the Old Kent Road

Southwark Council Up to 20,000 new homes, 5,000 additional jobs, new schools, new parks and two underground stations are just some of the proposals being put forward by the council as part of their regeneration plans.

8 June 2016

More Regeneration news.

Southwark Poetry and Music festival announces exciting line-up

Rhyme and Reason This June, Southwark Council welcomes a whole host of familiar faces to perform in its biggest annual poetry and music festival yet.

7 June 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Council seeks managers to make Peckham the beauty hot spot of London

Southwark Council A London council is looking for an organisation to run a brand new, bespoke beauty boulevard and make it the number one spot for afro-Caribbean hair and beauty in the capital.

6 June 2016

More Regeneration news.

Bermondsey brings back the 80s with headliner Paul Young

Paul Young This year’s Bermondsey Carnival will be a summer festival like no other, as it welcomes 80s icon Paul Young to the stage.

1 June 2016

More Festivals and events news.

Southwark marks its Dementia Friendly status

Dementia Awareness Week In November 2014, Southwark Council agreed to formally sign up to join the National Dementia Declaration and move towards making Southwark a dementia friendly community.

20 May 2016

More Health and social care news.

Welcome to The Castle

The Castle Leisure Centre Today, (Friday 20 May) Cllr Peter John will officially open Elephant and Castle’s new leisure centre The Castle.

20 May 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

London invited to celebrate Peckham’s creative community this autumn

Southwark Council Peckham is emerging as the heart of London’s creative scene, attracting artists, musicians and performers from all over the city with its unique culture and vibrancy.

19 May 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Southwark Council cabinet changes and new Mayor announced

Southwark Council Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, has announced changes to Southwark’s cabinet for the coming year.

14 May 2016

More Council and democracy news.

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