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Southwark’s Youth Offending Service give back to community

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22 May 2015

Young people from Southwark’s Youth Offending Service have been painting Victim Support’s office walls at the Elephant and Castle, as part of their reparation to victims and to the community.

Landlord found guilty of misleading tenants over illegal flat conversion

Southwark council logo A landlord who failed to provide his tenants with adequate living conditions has been found guilty in court.

22 May 2015

More Housing news.

Time to dive right in!

Gym and swim From this weekend Southwark residents aged 18 and under, and over 60s will be able to swim and use the gym for free in all council leisure centres, as the exciting new free swim and gym pilot begins.

22 May 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Southwark set for BMX glory in London Youth Games

BMX Competitions for this year’s London Youth Games are already well underway and next Sunday (31 May), Southwark are set to defend their BMX title after spectacularly storming to victory last year.

22 May 2015

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Brothers found guilty for bedsit misery

Southwark Council logo Two landlords who put the lives of their tenants at risk have been fined £2,800 each following a prosecution brought forward by Southwark Council.

22 May 2015

More Housing news.

Largest ever number of Southwark residents honoured at borough’s annual Civic Awards

Civic Awards ceremony Sixty local volunteers, community champions and organisations were honoured at this year’s Civic Awards on Saturday 16 May.

19 May 2015

More Community and living news.

Have your say on the Walworth town hall and library designs

Southwark Council logo Residents are being encouraged to comment on the design brief for the new Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library as part of a consultation this month.

18 May 2015

More Regeneration news.

New Southwark Mayor and Council Cabinet unveiled

Mayor and Deputy Mayor At Southwark’s annual meeting of Council Assembly today at Southwark Cathedral, Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle was elected as the new Mayor of Southwark.

16 May 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme launches in Dulwich

Southwark Council A £4.2 million flood alleviation scheme to protect over 200 homes and businesses in Dulwich and Herne Hill from sewer and surface flooding has been completed today.

15 May 2015

More Community and living news.

Mayor hosts Southwark’s largest ever charity ball

Mayor's charity ball Over 500 people came out to support Southwark’s Charity Ball last Saturday in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Appeal 2014-2015 for The Robes Project and UK Homes4Heroes.

12 May 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Canada Water Library is named second busiest library in London

Canada Water Library millionth loan Canada Water Library, run by Southwark Council, has been deemed the second busiest library in London and ranks 17th nationally with over 372,000 books loaned in 2013/14 alone.

12 May 2015

More Libraries news.

Hundreds join together in Southwark to mark VE Day

VE Day 2015 Over 500 people joined The Worshipful Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sunil Chopra to mark Victory in Europe (VE) Day on Saturday 9 May 2015 at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park.

12 May 2015

More Community and living news.

Worth the Weight!

Weighting Over three thousand people came to see the fantastic Weighting performances in Dulwich Park last weekend.

12 May 2015

More Festivals and events news.

A helping hand for young Southwark smart savers

Smartsavers Eleven year olds in Southwark will be given a helping hand with their finances, thanks to a new Southwark Council initiative, believed to be the first in England.

11 May 2015

More Children and families news.

Southwark set for a sensational summer of family fun

Kinetica Bloco Southwark Presents has announced its jam packed programme of family fun for summer 2015.

6 May 2015

More Leisure and culture news.

Southwark prepares to mark the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Southwark council logo The Worshipful Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sunil Chopra and The Soviet War Memorial Trust Fund will join together again this year to mark Victory in Europe (VE) Day on Saturday 9 May 2015.

1 May 2015

More Community and living news.

Could you be a trader this summer?

Southwark Presents Our summer events programme will soon be in full swing so why not use the opportunity to open a stall...?

29 April 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Not long left to 'Weight'

Weighting Southwark’s spectacular free outdoor circus show Weighting is only two weeks away and we are counting down the days until the incredible performance premiers in Dulwich Park, SE21.

28 April 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Walworth soldier honoured with Victoria Cross paving stone

Sergeant Stubbs' memorial Visitors from across Southwark gathered together to celebrate the unveiling of the Victoria Cross (VC) commemorative paving stone honouring Frank Edward Stubbs VC last Friday.

28 April 2015

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Southwark gets real for Real Nappy Week 2015

Real nappies After a successful pilot, Veolia and Southwark Council are proud to launch an exclusive free real nappy trial pack - worth £50 - to mark Real Nappy Week 2015, which began on 20 April.

21 April 2015

More Recycling and waste news.

Lend Lease partners with L&Q to deliver affordable homes at Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle Lend Lease has announced an agreement with L&Q, the UK’s leading housing association, for the management of the affordable housing across its Elephant and Castle regeneration project.

9 April 2015

More Regeneration news.

Putting their Weight behind it

Weighting performers Southwark residents are making the most of the exciting opportunities available to get involved in Weighting, the incredible free circus show that premieres in Dulwich Park this May.

7 April 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Southwark Council supports withdrawal of Harris Federation primary school proposal

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has welcomed the decision by the Harris Federation to withdraw their proposal for the Harris Primary Academy Nunhead.

2 April 2015

More Education and learning news.

Beatbox, juggle or dance your way through these Easter holidays

Easter events Southwark Council is offering a world of fun with a huge variety of free activities for kids and young people these Easter holidays.

27 March 2015

More Children and families news.

Southwark celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Apprentice of the year Southwark Council celebrated National Apprenticeship Week on 10 March with a gala event at the Tate Modern to mark the Southwark Apprenticeship 10 Year Celebration and Graduation Awards.

27 March 2015

More Apprenticeships news.

Southwark flood alleviation scheme wins national award

Southwark council logo An innovative scheme to alleviate flooding in the Herne Hill area of Southwark has won this year’s Environment Agency (EA) award for Partnership Project Excellence.

27 March 2015

More Environment news.

Round three of the High Street Challenge launches

High Street Challenge round 3 Southwark Council is inviting local businesses to submit ideas for round three of the High Street Challenge.

26 March 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Spanish delegates visit Southwark

Spain Southwark Council this week welcomed delegates from Madrid City as they visited the borough to learn more about how people in Southwark get along together.

26 March 2015

More Council and democracy news.

£50,000 available for the Elephant & Castle community

Elephant and Castle The Elephant & Castle Community Fund, created by Lend Lease in partnership with its regeneration partner, Southwark Council, is open for 2015.

26 March 2015

More Regeneration news.

Unexploded WW2 bomb in The Grange

Southwark Council logo We are aware of an unexploded WW2 bomb in The Grange area of Southwark, and understand that many residents will be concerned about this.

23 March 2015

More Community and living news.

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