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Tell us your favourite book

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19 December 2014

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.

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.

New council homes and a £12m school building part of Albion Street renewal

Southwark Council logo Dozens of new councils homes and a brand new building for Albion Primary School are part of new council plans to revitalise Albion Street in Rotherhithe.

10 December 2014

More Regeneration news.

Millwall team help kick start Southwark’s Dementia Pledge

DAA Millwall From world famous tourist hot spots to local shops, over 30 Southwark organisations have already signed up to the council’s Dementia Action Alliance, which was officially launched this weekend.

9 December 2014

More Health and social care news.

Artworks showcases new tenants at Christmas event

Christmas The Artworks, a temporary retail and creative business space in Elephant and Castle, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Christmas event to showcase its new offerings on 13 December.

8 December 2014

More Leisure and culture news.

Southwark calls for Bakerloo Line extension via Old Kent Road and Camberwell and Peckham

Southwark council logo Southwark Council has now formally responded to Transport for London’s (TfL) consultation into the route options for the Bakerloo line extension.

8 December 2014

More Regeneration news.

Southwark’s spending challenge: Council asks communities to join the conversation

Let's talk about... how the council spends your money Over the last four years the council has had to cut its budget by £90 million because of reductions in money from central government; it is a trend that’s likely to continue over the next three years.

5 December 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark wins National Youth on Board Award

Southwark Council logo Congratulations have gone to the borough’s Youth Council on their win at the British Youth Council’s 2014 Youth on Board Awards.

5 December 2014

More Children and families news.

Southwark shines with National Social Work Award win

Southwark Council logo The prestigious annual Social Work Awards were a night to remember for Southwark social worker Wendy Whitaker as she took home the Mental Health Social Worker of the Year award at the national ceremony last week.

5 December 2014

More Health and social care news.

Lend Lease gets planning approval for around 600 homes, shops and restaurants at Elephant Park

Elephant statue at Elephant and Castle shopping centre Lend Lease, the integrated property and infrastructure group, announces that it has received detailed planning permission for the next phase in its £1.5 billion regeneration of Elephant & Castle.

5 December 2014

More Regeneration news.

Autumn Statement - infrastructure funding

Southwark council logo In his Autumn Statement the Chancellor has confirmed £150m funding for an overhaul of estates including Southwark's Aylesbury estate.

3 December 2014

More Regeneration news.

#Bringbackourbobbies, Boris!

Police As Southwark Council’s petition for more local police officers in the borough draws to a close, the council is asking residents to tell the Mayor to #bringbackourbobbies.

3 December 2014

More Community and living news.

Bankside and Borough BID extends after majority of businesses vote 'Yes'

Southwark Council The Better Bankside Business Improvement District will be extended to cover a larger area to the west and south after 88 per cent of eligible businesses voted yes to the plans.

2 December 2014

More Business news.

Thousands of pounds seized from illegal nightclub after council court case

Southwark council logo An illegal nightclub owner, whose business caused misery for the lives of people living in the Herne Hill area of Southwark, has been told he will have to hand over £171,000 of his unlawful proceeds.

2 December 2014

More Business news.

Plan for Peckham and Nunhead gets go ahead from Council Assembly

Southwark Council Over 2,000 new homes, including affordable homes, much needed new jobs and retail space, and a new-look station at Peckham Rye are a few of the confirmed and potential developments announced.

1 December 2014

More Regeneration news.

Christmas and New Year opening times for libraries

Christmas All the opening times for Southwark's libraries over the Christmas and New Year period.

28 November 2014

More Libraries news.

Stephen King competition - win a set of 20 books

Stephen King books A new competition starts on 1 December 2014 offering Southwark library members a chance to win a set of 20 Stephen King books.

28 November 2014

More Libraries news.

Christmas comes early with free parking present from Southwark Council

Christmas This Christmas, Southwark Council is encouraging people to Shop Local for all their festive needs.

28 November 2014

More Business news.

Film and TV location hotspots part of new Film Office website

Borough Market Film fans and telly addicts can now get all the latest about the movies and TV shows being recorded right on their doorstep thanks to a new website devoted to local location news.

27 November 2014

More Leisure and culture news.

Housing services at your fingertips

Housing repairs From repairs to rents and service charges, council tenants and leaseholders across Southwark can now access all their essential housing services online via the housing services portal on MySouthwark.

27 November 2014

More Housing news.

Long awaited Alfred Salter statue set to be unveiled in Bermondsey

Southwark Council logo Three years after it was stolen from its home in Bermondsey, and 23 years after it was first erected, the much loved statue of Dr Alfred Salter has finally been replaced at Bermondsey Wall East SE16.

25 November 2014

More Community and living news.

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