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

Elephant and Castle

9 April 2015

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.

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.

Get fighting fit for FREE!

People running on treadmills With only nine weeks left until Southwark’s free swim and gym pilot programme launches on 23 May, the council is gearing up for the big day as registration for the new scheme goes live.

23 March 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Weighting for an extraordinary show?

Weighting performers This May, Southwark invites you to the premiere of Weighting.

23 March 2015

More Leisure and culture news.

Hundreds join the Mayor of Southwark to help the homeless at Celebrating Diversity event

The Mayor with Donna Maria and Dee Dancer who led a traditional English Maypole Dance at the Mayor of Southwark’s “Celebrating Diversity” evening at Dulwich College on Friday 13 March Over 300 people attended the Mayor of Southwark Councillor Sunil Chopra’s fundraising event Celebrating Diversity on Friday 13 March 2015 at the historic Dulwich College.

23 March 2015

More Community and living news.

Get drawn in with the Cuming Museum

St Anne Join artist Janetka Platun for a series of free drawing workshops at Peckham Library this Easter.

18 March 2015

More Museums and galleries news.

Southwark launches Operation Makesafe

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council and Southwark Police are launching a joint initiative calling on the assistance of the local business community to help identify potential victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

18 March 2015

More Children and families news.

Southwark Council gets green light for Community Infrastructure Levy

Southwark council logo Southwark Council has been given the green light to adopt its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) by the Planning Inspectorate.

12 March 2015

More Council and democracy news.

High Street Challenge gives local businesses a boost

High Street Challenge Six local businesses are set to receive a share of £110,695 funding from the High Street Challenge - a Southwark Council initiative to help breathe new life into high streets and town centres.

12 March 2015

More Business news.

Southwark selected as only London borough in new diabetes prevention programme

Southwark Council Southwark residents will be among the first in the country to take part in and shape a new national diabetes prevention programme.

12 March 2015

More Health and social care news.

Put your best foot forward with free borough guide books

CoolWalks Get more out of your walk with the free to download CoolWalks guide book, showcasing themed CoolWalks around Southwark highlighting a dynamic mix of topics.

12 March 2015

More Health and social care news.

Southwark GP practices get active at Millwall Stadium

Millwall FC GP practice teams across Southwark put the topic of physical activity in the spotlight at a training event at Millwall Stadium.

12 March 2015

More Health and social care news.

South London boroughs join forces to invest £1.3m helping residents find jobs

Southwark Council logo Three south London boroughs have joined forces in an innovative new project to help local people find jobs – with £1.3m funding from central government.

10 March 2015

More Jobs and careers news.

Council confirms design team for Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library rebuild

Walworth Town Hall The council is pleased to announce it has appointed the consultant and design team who will be drawing up new plans for the Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library buildings that were gutted by fire.

10 March 2015

More Libraries news.

City of London Primary Academy gets the green light

Southwark Council logo The council and the City of London Corporation are delighted that the Bid for the new City of London Primary Academy, Southwark in Bermondsey has been approved by the Department for Education.

10 March 2015

More Education and learning news.

Southwark wins Transport Borough of the Year award

Cycling strategy Southwark Council has been awarded ‘Transport Borough of the Year’ at the London Transport Awards.

9 March 2015

More Transport and streets news.

Southwark Council welcomes decision for new secondary school on Dulwich Hospital site

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has welcomed the decision today to open a new secondary school on the site of Dulwich Hospital.

9 March 2015

More Education and learning news.

Southwark Council leads the way on high apprenticeship standards

Apprentices Businesses are being encouraged to sign up to Southwark Council’s new innovative apprenticeship standard, which will benefit job seekers and businesses alike at this time when they need it most.

9 March 2015

More Apprenticeships news.

Mayor of Southwark to host charity evening to help the homeless

Cllr Sunil Chopra The Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sunil Chopra, is inviting you to join him for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment in aid of his charity appeal for UK Homes4Heroes and The Robes Project.

9 March 2015

More Community and living news.

£2 million funding for Southwark Park

Southwark Park Southwark Council's cabinet have agreed £1.5 million of funding towards the redevelopment of key parts of Southwark Park.

6 March 2015

More Parks and open spaces news.

Peckham Pulse: pools and wet change area closure

Peckham Pulse The swimming pools and wet changing areas at Peckham Pulse Healthy Living Centre will be closed from Monday 9 March due to a planned investment.

5 March 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Budding young writers offered chance to get inspiration and tips from professionals

Laurie Bolger Aspiring young writers and poets from across Southwark have the chance to speak to top writing professionals as part of a series of free events and writing workshops to celebrate Teen Book Burst.

4 March 2015

More Libraries news.

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