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Fire strike briefing note

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30 October 2014

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced a period of strike action taking place over four consecutive days. FBU members will strike from 6pm on Friday, 31 October until 6pm on Tuesday, 4 November.

Southwark announced as one of only six local authorities to receive a clean bill of health for local Better Care Fund plans

Southwark Council Yesterday the Health Secretary announced that Southwark is one of only six local authorities in the UK to have been approved for the Government's Better Care Fund.

31 October 2014

More Health and social care news.

Southwark Remembers

Poppies Southwark Council will hold its annual Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 9 November at the St Saviour's War Memorial in Borough High Street.

31 October 2014

More Community and living news.

Council initiative celebrates decade of helping people into work

Mayor of Southwark Cllr Sunil Chopra, Southwark works manager Jayne Couchman and cabinet member Cllr Ian Wingfield A council initiative that supports local people to find work celebrated its tenth anniversary this week with a special event for clients past and present.

31 October 2014

More Jobs and careers news.

Peckham Library launches Fathers Reading Every Day scheme

Father reading with children Peckham Library launches Fathers Reading Every Day scheme

30 October 2014

More Libraries news.

BMX world champion heads to Southwark's world class BMX track

Burgess Park BMX track Shanaze Reade, a multilple BMX world champion and Olympic finalist from Beijing and London, will be running a masterclass session for BMX riders at Southwark's BMX track in Burgess Park.

24 October 2014

More Sports and Leisure news.

Countdown to Fireworks Night

Fireworks Southwark’s free Fireworks Night is less than two weeks away, and we are counting down the days until we light up the skies - and all your faces - during our special Guy Fawkes Night celebration.

24 October 2014

More Festivals and events news.

Southwark’s community leaders show overwhelming support for council’s petition for more local police officers

Police Leading community representatives in Southwark have come out in support for the council’s campaign to increase the number of dedicated local police officers in the borough.

24 October 2014

More Community and living news.

Southwark Council’s Young Advisors win a National Personal Safety Award 2014

Young advisors Southwark's Young Advisors have won the prestigious Young Person Safety Award at the National Personal Safety Awards 2014 for their “StreetBase” Team project.

24 October 2014

More Community safety news.

Residents hold Leader to account in Southwark's first Leader's Public Question Time

Cllr Peter John and Jumoke Fashola The first Southwark Leader's Public Question Time, attended by local residents, cabinet members, councillors, and local dignitaries, provoked lively, intelligent debate around a range of issues.

23 October 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Plans for Southwark Athletics Centre gather pace

Southwark Council Contractors have now been selected to deliver phase one of the new athletics centre at Southwark Park. Last night Southwark Council’s cabinet approved the decision, which will allow work to begin.

22 October 2014

More Planning and building control news.

The unveiling of The Shared

The Shared The Shared was finally unveiled last month on the Tyers Estate as part of the annual Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday 20 September.

22 October 2014

More Community and living news.

Southwark Council launches new cycling strategy

cycling Southwark Council's cabinet has approved the borough's New Cycling Strategy for consultation.

22 October 2014

More Cycling news.

Southwark vows to continue support for Emergency Support Scheme despite £31 million budget gap

Southwark Council Southwark Council has vowed to continue financial support for its Emergency Support Scheme despite the withdrawal of the government's social fund grant, originally designed to fund the scheme.

21 October 2014

More Council and democracy news.

Commemorating Black Poppies

Black Poppies To honour the history and heritage of black people during the First World War, a special talk on Black Poppies will be taking place on Thursday 23 October at Southwark Council, Tooley Street.

21 October 2014

More Local history and heritage news.

Parkers Row Garden reopens

Parkers Row Garden Local residents celebrated the reopening of Parkers Row Garden yesterday afternoon follow its recent refurbishments using a Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) award with a delightful 'Tea in the Garden' event.

17 October 2014

More Parks and open spaces news.

Southwark Council's Revenues and Benefits team wins prestigious award

Southwark Council Southwark Council’s revenues and benefits team has won Gold for 'the most improved team' at the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) awards.

16 October 2014

More Advice and benefits news.

Another Day in Blackfriars

Another Day Come and celebrate Blackfriars with the fantastic promenade theatre production, Another Day, commissioned by Southwark Council.

16 October 2014

More Leisure and culture news.

Get the facts on Ebola

Ebola Southwark Council is continuing to provide the facts and information regarding Ebola for local people who might have concerns.

14 October 2014

More Health and social care news.

Southern Exposure Film Fund opens for Autumn 2014

Southern Exposure South London’s next generation of filmmakers now have an amazing opportunity to bring their very own story to life now the Southern Exposure Film Fund (SEFF) is open.

10 October 2014

More Leisure and culture news.

Southwark launches consultation on proposal to introduce private rental sector licensing

Housing In a bid to tackle anti social behaviour and drive up standards in Southwark’s private rental sector, the council has launched a public consultation seeking local opinion on the subject.

7 October 2014

More Housing news.

Calling all young athletes to join Team Southwark for the 2015 London Youth Games

Team Southwark 2015 Southwark Council is calling upon the next generation of local sporting talent to get involved in the 2015 London Youth Games.

7 October 2014

More Sports and Leisure news.

Southwark Council supports proposals for a new primary school for South Bermondsey

Southwark Council Southwark Council is this week talking to local residents about the prospect of opening a new school in the South Bermondsey area of the borough.

7 October 2014

More Education and learning news.

Council announces investment in Canada Water leisure facilities

Southwark Council Southwark Council is today announcing that it is in early discussions with British Land to build a brand new leisure centre as part of the planned regeneration of the Canada Water area.

2 October 2014

More Regeneration news.

Southwark marks National Older People's Day

National Older People Day Southwark marked National Older People's Day by holding an open Q&A session at a local church to discuss key issues on 1 October.

2 October 2014

More Community and living news.

Southwark Council's free Fireworks Night set to sparkle

Southwark Fireworks 2013 The council's annual fireworks display will be back with a bang this November as we light up the skies over Southwark Park on Wednesday 5 November during a special Fireworks Night event.

1 October 2014

More Festivals and events news.

Transforming Queens Road Peckham

Queens Road Peckham A new station square, new entrance and new lift - making the station more accessible and easier to use - have been celebrated at Queens Road Peckham.

1 October 2014

More Regeneration news.

Newington Temporary Library opens to the public

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

30 September 2014

More Libraries news.

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