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Southwark Libraries set to go potty for Potter

Books

30 January 2015

Whip out your wands and get ready to celebrate the magic of JK Rowling's unforgettable stories with a series of events for all to enjoy at Southwark’s libraries this Harry Potter Book Night.

Southwark Council named finalists in LGC Awards 2015

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has been shortlisted for two accolades in this year’s Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2015.

30 January 2015

More Council and democracy news.

New online planning portal set to improve public access

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has invested in a new online planning system to improve the way members of the public, developers and other organisations can access and make comments on thousands of applications.

29 January 2015

More Planning and building control news.

Ground broken on site for hundreds of new homes in Peckham

ground breaking new homes A ground breaking event has marked the start of a new scheme that will deliver over 300 new homes in Peckham – over a third of which will be affordable.

27 January 2015

More Housing news.

Vote for Dulwich Wood Primary - School is named as finalist for National campaign

Southwark Council logo Dulwich Wood Primary in Southwark is one of only six schools nationally, to be in with a chance of winning the Friends of the Earth’ competition Run on Sun.

27 January 2015

More Education and learning news.

Southwark over 60s to be given free leisure access

Older gentleman giving the all clear After announcing the council’s new free swim and gym pilot this spring, Southwark Council can now confirm the pilot will also offer free access at certain times to over 60s too.

23 January 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Southwark set to freeze Council Tax for seventh year

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council is set to announce a zero per cent increase in Council Tax for the seventh year running.

22 January 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark rewards its Housing Heroes 2014

Housing Heroes 2014 Southwark Council is proud to announce the winners of its Housing Heroes Awards 2014, recognising the hard work and dedication our residents put into their local communities.

21 January 2015

More Housing news.

Southwark to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day Southwark residents are invited to join the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sunil Chopra for Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 27 January to remember the victims of the Holocaust and other atrocities.

21 January 2015

More Community and living news.

Southwark response to 'Super Sewer' High Court decision

Southwark Council Yesterday a High Court judge found against Southwark Council in its bid to bring a Judicial Review against the proposals to use Chamber’s Wharf as a drive site for the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

16 January 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Reminder to get nominating for the 2015 Southwark Civic Awards

Southwark Council logo Do you know an individual, group, organisation or business making a difference in Southwark? If so, you have until Saturday 31 January 2015 to nominate them for a prestigious Southwark Civic Award.

15 January 2015

More Community and living news.

The scoop on Southwark’s free swim and gym pilot

Swimming As a New Year begins Southwark Council is excited to announce details of the borough’s brand new free swim and gym programme – starting with a pilot this spring.

15 January 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Got a New Year’s Resolution? We can help

Healthy lifestyles If your New Year's resolution is to get more active and lose weight, cut down your alcohol intake or quit smoking, Southwark Council can get you started with lots of opportunities to help.

9 January 2015

More Health and social care news.

Letters issued to remaining Aylesbury Leaseholders regarding revised purchase offer

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has issued revised purchase offers to the majority of the remaining Aylesbury leaseholders in the first phase.

9 January 2015

More Regeneration news.

Borough congratulates 2014 scholarship recipients

Scholarships In September 2014 Southwark Council awarded 12 local young people, who have made a personal contribution to community work in Southwark, scholarships.

8 January 2015

More Education and learning news.

New Year message from Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council

Peter John On behalf of the council, I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year for 2015.

6 January 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark libraries launch Winter Book Challenge

Books Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book and Southwark Libraries are encouraging children to do just that now that the Winter Book Challenge has been launched.

6 January 2015

More Libraries news.

Communities encouraged to bid for part of £540,000 pot as funding is streamlined

Southwark Council From Monday 5 January, 2015, Southwark Council will be welcoming community bids for a single, new Neighbourhoods Fund worth £542,000.

30 December 2014

More In my area news.

Council launches how to fix it videos for tenants

Fix it at home Unblocking toilets with a mop, checking smoke alarms and changing a fluorescent light are just some examples of the top DIY tips now available online for Southwark Council tenants.

22 December 2014

More Repairs and maintenance news.

Tell us your favourite book

Favourite book Residents of all ages are being encouraged to get in touch to tell us the favourite books they would like to see in the new Camberwell Library when it opens in Spring 2015.

19 December 2014

More Libraries news.

New bandstand in Red Cross Garden

Bandstand carol concert A special festive event was held on Thursday 11 December for the grand opening of the restored bandstand in Red Cross Garden, SE1.

19 December 2014

More Children and families news.

Two Principal Winner awards for Southwark’s parks at 2014 BALI National Landscape Awards

Southwark Park Southwark Park and Burgess Park’s BMX track have both been named Principal Winners at the prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards.

18 December 2014

More Parks and open spaces news.

Southwark maps out 1,500 new council homes in just four years as part of the most ambitious council house build in the country

Housing Southwark Council is one step closer to building the first 1,500 of its 11,000 new council homes after publishing details of where those properties will be.

17 December 2014

More Housing news.

Southwark, Lambeth, and Lewisham councils win £1.1m award for pioneering local employment scheme

Southwark Council Southwark, Lambeth, and Lewisham councils have been awarded £1.1m in recognition of the innovative approach they’ve developed supporting residents back into work.

17 December 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Standards up at Southwark schools

Southwark Council In the latest primary performance figures released by the Department of Education, Southwark has seen a rise in all areas of Key Stage Two learning.

16 December 2014

More Education and learning news.

Enchanting new 'light-scape' on the Wyndham and Comber Estate

Kevan House Walking through the Wyndham and Comber Estate is a little more magical now thanks to a project funded by Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) Award.

16 December 2014

More Community and living news.

Council seeking comments on potential designers for Walworth Town Hall

Walworth Town Hall Southwark Council is in the process of hiring lead architects to rebuild the historic Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library following a devastating fire in March 2013.

16 December 2014

More Regeneration news.

Mayor of Southwark opens Plaza Latina

Plaza Latina This December, spice up your Christmas and come along to Plaza Latina; a unique Christmas market showcasing the best of Latin American culture for a very special festive experience.

12 December 2014

More Leisure and culture news.

New bike shelter hopes to increase cycling amongst residents

cycling Would-be cyclists at one housing block in Peckham have a brand new shelter to store their bikes thanks to Southwark Council’s Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) funding.

12 December 2014

More Cycling news.

New Sixth form for Nunhead

Southwark council logo Last night, Southwark Council's cabinet approved new proposals to open a sixth form at St Thomas the Apostle's College (STAC) in Nunhead, from September 2015.

10 December 2014

More Education and learning news.

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