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Newington Temporary Library opens to the public

Newington Temporary Library

30 September 2014

Today (30 September) Southwark Councillor Dora Dixon-Dyle welcomed the first visitors to Newington Temporary Library.

Nursery Row Park raises its Green Flag

Nursery Row Park raises its Green Flag Nursery Row Park celebrated its Green Flag Award win on Saturday afternoon with a flag raising event during its annual Apple Day celebrations.

30 September 2014

More Parks and open spaces news.

Southwark set to save more lives than ever this Stoptober

Stoptober Smokers in Southwark are being encouraged to sign up to this year's Stoptober campaign, as the Stoptober roadshow holds London's only launch event for 2014 in Southwark's own Peckham Square.

30 September 2014

More Health and social care news.

New path opens on Brenchley Gardens

New path opens on Brenchley Gardens A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Brenchley Gardens on Wednesday 17 September to celebrate the fantastic new path through the park, made possible by a Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) award.

25 September 2014

More Cleaner Greener Safer news.

Southwark Park and Burgess Park’s BMX track both win BALI National Landscape Awards

Burgess Park BMX Southwark Park and Burgess Park’s BMX track have both been awarded the prestigious BALI National Landscape Award.

24 September 2014

More Parks and open spaces news.

Southwark celebrates Living the Legacy for Black History Month 2014

Black History Month 2014 Every year, as one of the most diverse boroughs in London, Southwark celebrates the contribution and achievements of black men and women from all backgrounds with a whole host of events.

22 September 2014

More Community and living news.

Wardens help homeless man after assault in Bankside

Southwark Council Southwark's community wardens came to the rescue of a homeless man after he was assaulted on Wednesday 10 September in Bankside.

22 September 2014

More Health and social care news.

Herne Hill flood money work to start

Herne Hill flooding One of the first projects funded by flood mitigation money, secured by the council for traders affected by last years burst pipe flooding in Herne Hill, should start this autumn.

22 September 2014

More Environment news.

Shared legal services go from strength to strength

Southwark Council With hundreds of vital services to provide for over 300,000 people, spending money wisely is at the core of what Southwark Council does.

22 September 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Albion Primary School celebrates the Albion Estate tiered garden's transformation

Albion School A special planting and ribbon cutting event was held at the Albion Estate tiered garden last week to celebrate its recent restoration using a Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) award.

22 September 2014

More Education and learning news.

Setting the record straight: the true value of the Elephant and Castle regeneration

Southwark Council Southwark Council's regeneration at Elephant and Castle remains a subject of ongoing discussion.

19 September 2014

More Regeneration news.

Improved online services for non-emergencies

Southwark Council The council is working on a programme of continuous improvement to deliver better online services.

19 September 2014

More Council tenant information news.

Next steps for Green Dale Fields announced

Green Dale Fields A second consultation event on the future of Green Dale Fields will be taking place on Saturday 27 September from 11am to 3pm at Dog Kennel Hill Open Space.

17 September 2014

More Parks and open spaces news.

Council campaign connects to combat isolation

Isolation Calls to Southwark’s advice service for older people rocketed by almost 40 per cent during the council's recent anti-isolation campaign.

16 September 2014

More Health and social care news.

Council ready for Care Act challenges

Southwark Council Southwark Council is preparing to implement key changes introduced by the new Care Act, the legal part of national government's reform of adult care and support.

16 September 2014

More Health and social care news.

Lend Lease submits detailed planning application for around 600 new homes at Elephant Park

Walworth Road Lend Lease, the integrated property and infrastructure group, today announces the latest step forward in its £1.5 billion regeneration of Elephant & Castle in Central London.

16 September 2014

More Regeneration news.

Southwark honours this year's Summer Reading Challenge volunteers

Summer Reading Challenge 2014 All the volunteers that took part in the Summer Reading Challenge were honoured on Saturday 13 September during a very special event at Canada Water Library.

16 September 2014

More Libraries news.

Council set to streamline employment support

Southwark Council Southwark Council is improving the way it works with partners to provide the best support for local people looking for employment.

15 September 2014

More Jobs and careers news.

Councils to use £150,000 grant on pilot project to help residents back to work

Southwark Council Southwark is set to offer specialised employment support to those facing specific challenges in finding work, as part of a pilot project funded by a government grant.

15 September 2014

More Jobs and careers news.

Council takes pioneering step in its fight against harassment

Women's Safety The notoriously under-reported issue of harassment is being tackled head on by Southwark council.

15 September 2014

More Community and living news.

Council calls on Mayor of London to increase police numbers on the streets of Southwark

Police Concerns over local policing levels in Southwark have been raised by the borough's new cabinet member for community safety, Cllr Michael Situ.

12 September 2014

More Community and living news.

Surrey Square Park raises its Green Flag

Surrey Square Green Flag Surrey Square Park has celebrated its Green Flag Award win with a flag raising event.

12 September 2014

More Parks and open spaces news.

Council leader slams 'Super Sewer' decision

Southwark Council Leader of Southwark Council, Cllr Peter John, has condemned the Secretaries of State's decision to permit the super sewer drive site at Chamber's Wharf, Southwark.

12 September 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark Council supports the Better Together campaign

Better Together Southwark Council is flying the Scottish flag over the Tooley St office to support the 'Better Together' campaign.

12 September 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Nunhead Green's transformation is complete

Nunhead Green fox The regeneration of Nunhead Green is now complete and it will be opening to the public on Friday 12 September.

12 September 2014

More Parks and open spaces news.

Lights, Camera, Pedal! on Nunhead Green

Nunhead Green Come on down for the first ever event on the newly refurbished Nunhead Green this Friday 12 September and experience a bike-powered cinema.

11 September 2014

More Leisure and culture news.

New future for the Lakanal building

Southwark Council Many people living in Southwark, and across London, may remember the tragic event of 3 July 2009 when six residents lost their lives in a tower block fire in Camberwell.

11 September 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark Council's full response to BBC Inside Out programme

Southwark Council Southwark Council has responded in full to the recent BBC Inside Out programme regarding Right to Buy on the Aylesbury estate.

10 September 2014

More Council and democracy news.

What would you ask the Leader about your borough?

Peter John If you’ve ever really wanted to grill the people responsible for running your local area, as a Southwark citizen, you now have the chance.

10 September 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Applications for Cleaner Greener Safer funding now open

Surrey Docks Farm Applications are now open for the 2015/16 Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) funding.

9 September 2014

More Cleaner Greener Safer news.

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