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Council commits to low-carbon investment

Southwark Council has taken its first step as part of the commitment to cut its investments in fossil fuels. At the meeting of the Pensions Advisory Panel on 9 January 2018, the council agreed to move £150m into the Blackrock Low Carbon Target Equity Fund.

Southwark Council cracks down on fly tippers

Southwark Council is cracking down on fly tipping and recently added ZA Afro Foods Ltd, of 80 Rye Lane, Peckham, to their list of successful prosecutions.

Statement on Elephant and Castle shopping centre

At their meeting on Tuesday, 16 January, the council’s planning committee voted against approving the proposals to redevelop the Elephant and Castle shopping centre.

The front line of homelessness: delegates meet to tackle the housing crisis

The announcement of the new housing and homelessness minister, Heather Wheeler MP, this week comes as councils collate annual data which has shown a sharp rise in homelessness over the past years, adding to a national housing crisis.

Southwark tenant starts New Year with £1,000 prize draw

One lucky Southwark tenant has won £1,000 after taking part in an annual council housing survey.

Garages set to be transformed into new shopping arcade for Elephant and Castle

Un-used garages beneath a council housing block at Elephant and Castle could soon become a shiny new shopping area if council plans go ahead.

Make a healthy start to the New Year

Have you vowed to lose weight this year? Or are you planning on eating healthier? What about smoking, will you be going smoke free in 2018? Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be, there is support available to help you succeed and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Southwark Council publishes draft 2018/2019 budget and responds to Draft Local Government Settlement

The updated budget proposals significantly reduce the budget gap to £5.6m from the £16-£19m gap presented to the council’s cabinet in July 2017.

Southwark Council names rogue landlords and agents for the GLA’s new checker

Southwark Council is one of the first six London councils to have named and shamed rogue landlords and agents, for City Hall’s new Landlord and Agent Checker, which is launching today (19 December).

Council asks residents for their views on intermediate rent scheme

At the cabinet meeting earlier this week, Southwark Council agreed to ask residents for their thoughts on an intermediate rent scheme in the borough.