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Link to London’s docklands past revealed as future plans take shape

Dry dock

28 April 2016

A hidden dry dock, dating from the 1860s and likely functioning as a working dock up until 1970, has recently been unearthed.

Free compost bin giveaways to Southwark residents

Compost In celebration of Compost Awareness Week (2 to 8 May), our recycling and waste partner Veolia are giving away five compost bins every day for the whole week.

26 April 2016

More Recycling and waste news.

Opening date set for Castle Centre

Castle Entrance Southwark Council is excited to announce the Castle Centre will open its doors to the public at 7am on Saturday 30 April 2016, with the official family fun open weekend set for 21 and 22 May.

22 April 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Discover real nappies at your local library story time

Real nappies To celebrate Real Nappy Week (18 to 24 April), Southwark Council's recycling and waste partner Veolia are hosting baby and toddler storytime sessions as part of their real nappy demonstrations.

19 April 2016

More Children and families news.

Increase in the number of Southwark children getting their first preference school

School children Eighty five per cent of families who applied for a reception place for their child in Southwark this year have been given a place at their first preference school, the council have announced.

19 April 2016

More Education and learning news.

Register to vote now, or miss out

Ballot box The deadline for voter registration is fast approaching and local residents should take five minutes now to register, if they want to vote in the forthcoming London mayoral and assembly elections.

7 April 2016

More Voting and elections news.

Ex-council employee among five found guilty of ‘effectively stealing’ council homes

Justice Five fraudsters who dishonestly obtained council homes have been convicted for their corruption and deception.

7 April 2016

More Housing news.

Update on historic water charges and refunds for council tenants

Picture of a tap with running water Council tenants may be eligible for a refund for a proportion of the water charges they paid between April 2010 and July 2013.

7 April 2016

More Council and democracy news.

Party with The Queen

Street party It’s that time of year once again when Southwark residents can organise their very own street parties as a part of The Big Lunch.

7 April 2016

More Festivals and events news.

Southwark Council shortlisted for MJ Local Authority of the Year

MJ Finalist Southwark Council is the only London council to be selected as a finalist for MJ magazine’s prestigious Local Authority of the Year award. The competition was open to all 418 councils in the UK.

7 April 2016

More Council and democracy news.

New heating and hot water contractors announced

Southwark Council logo OCO Ltd and Smith and Byford Ltd have been announced as the council’s heating and hot water contractors.

30 March 2016

More Housing news.

Southwark unites to tackle FGM

Southwark Council One hundred and eighty professionals from across Southwark came together this week for the borough’s first major conference about female genital mutilation (FGM).

24 March 2016

More Community and living news.

Church fined for disturbing neighbours

Southwark Council Southwark Council has taken action against a Camberwell based church following floods of complaints from residents about persistent and excessive noise levels from almost daily church services.

23 March 2016

More Community and living news.

Dawn raid on illegal tobacco factories

Illegal tobacco Counterfeit rolling tobacco with a street value in excess of £30,000 was seized by Southwark Council in two dawn raids last week.

23 March 2016

More Trading standards news.

New architects announced to refurbish historic Peckham park area

Peckham Rye Park Southwark Council has announced the two firms who will be designing the new play facilities and changing room area at the historic Peckham Rye Park.

21 March 2016

More Regeneration news.

New charging regime for planning advice will see developers charged up to £4,500 per meeting with the council

Southwark Council Southwark Council has announced it will be increasing its charges for pre-application planning advice to reclaim the costs from larger developers.

17 March 2016

More Planning and building control news.

My Southwark Homeowners Agency

Keys If you’re one of the 665 people who responded to our survey on plans for a new homeowner agency … thank you!

15 March 2016

More Housing news.

All dogs to be microchipped by law from April

Border Collie From April this year, all dogs must be microchipped by law, otherwise owners can face a fine of £500, the Government has announced.

8 March 2016

More Community and living news.

Residents urged to speak out about suspected child abuse or neglect

Southwark logo Southwark residents are urged to open their eyes to child abuse and neglect, by a new government campaign from the Department of Education.

7 March 2016

More Health and social care news.

Southwark brings in greater protection for high streets

Southwark Council logo Planning chiefs at Southwark Council have put the final seal of approval on a move to protect the vitality and vibrancy of four major shopping areas in the borough by using an Article 4 Direction.

7 March 2016

More Business news.

Southwark gets record secondary school applications

Teacher and students with model of the human body Record numbers of applications for secondary school places have been received in Southwark this year.

2 March 2016

More Education and learning news.

Council green lights Peckham Station Square plans

Peckham Rye Station Plans to create new retail space, a new public square and regenerate the railway arches at Peckham Rye Station Square have been given the go ahead by Southwark’s planning committee.

2 March 2016

More Peckham and Nunhead regeneration news.

Final designs for Peckham Levels revealed

Peckham Levels Pop Community Ltd has now revealed its final designs to transform Peckham Car Park into a new creative community for local artists and entrepreneurs, Peckham Levels.

1 March 2016

More Regeneration news.

Southern Exposure Film Fund gives filmmakers of tomorrow a helping hand

Southern Exposure Budding producers, directors and screenwriters from Southwark and Lambeth have been offered a helping hand through the Southern Exposure Film Fund.

29 February 2016

More Arts in Southwark news.

Southwark's John Harvard lecture to be given by Mayor Boris Johnson

The Old Vic Southwark Council is delighted to announce that this year’s John Harvard lecture will be given by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

26 February 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

New plans for Cator Street to include new extra care housing units

Southwark Council logo Southwark’s original plans for a specialist centre for people with dementia at Cator Street, are to get a boost as Cllr Stephanie Cryan announces the council’s updated new plans for the site.

26 February 2016

More Regeneration news.

Tenants told about ‘significant detrimental effect’ Government changes will have on their lives

Housing The council has written to all its tenants to warn that changes the Government is making via the Housing and Planning Bill, and other legislation, will almost certainly impact on housing services.

24 February 2016

More Housing news.

Southwark Council identifies £1m of extra funding for youth and play grants

Money Southwark Council has identified an extra £1m for voluntary organisations working with young people, in a last minute amendment to its proposed three year budget.

24 February 2016

More Children and families news.

Essential improvement works for Seven Islands Leisure Centre

Southwark Council While we consult on the location of the new leisure centre at Canada Water, planned improvement works for the current centre at Seven Islands will help keep it in full working order.

23 February 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Join us at Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member Public Question Time

Southwark Council Do you have a burning question to ask of the politicians responsible for many local services in Southwark? Now’s your chance to ask them directly.

23 February 2016

More Council and democracy news.

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