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Southwark Council’s response to Sisters Uncut claims

Southwark Council

29 June 2016

The safety of residents is a top priority for the council and we take domestic abuse extremely seriously.

Southwark’s response to the EU referendum result

Peter John and EU flag In Southwark, 73 per cent of people voted to remain in the EU, in contrast to the national picture.

24 June 2016

More Council and democracy news.

Former Mayor of Southwark Sam King passes away aged 90

Sam King MBE Sam King MBE, former Mayor of Southwark, has died at the age of 90.

17 June 2016

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BMX Nationals return to Southwark

Burgess Park BMX track This June, some of the country's best BMX riders will be warming up fans of the sport for the Rio Olympics at the annual National BMX Championships, which will be returning to the Burgess Park track.

16 June 2016

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Remembering the victims of the Orlando attack

Orlando shootings - flag at half mast Southwark Council is flying the LGBT flag at half mast today to remember those who lost their lives in Orlando this weekend.

13 June 2016

More Community and living news.

Hotel Elephant finds permanent homes for artists and creatives

Hotel Elephant Hotel Elephant and Southwark Council are delighted to announce the launch of Spare Street – a new street dedicated to creative enterprise.

9 June 2016

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Council takes steps to protect over 800 of London’s railway arches from housing development

Southwark Council A London council has taken the unique step to place a planning restriction on miles of railway arches to try and prevent them being turned into housing.

9 June 2016

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Honey bees move into Southwark’s waste site

Bees Six beehives have been installed at the Southwark recycling and waste facility to increase biodiversity at the site and positively impact the local environment.

8 June 2016

More Environment news.

Council unveils ambitious proposals to change the face of the Old Kent Road

Southwark Council Up to 20,000 new homes, 5,000 additional jobs, new schools, new parks and two underground stations are just some of the proposals being put forward by the council as part of their regeneration plans.

8 June 2016

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Southwark Poetry and Music festival announces exciting line-up

Rhyme and Reason This June, Southwark Council welcomes a whole host of familiar faces to perform in its biggest annual poetry and music festival yet.

7 June 2016

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Council seeks managers to make Peckham the beauty hot spot of London

Southwark Council A London council is looking for an organisation to run a brand new, bespoke beauty boulevard and make it the number one spot for afro-Caribbean hair and beauty in the capital.

6 June 2016

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Bermondsey brings back the 80s with headliner Paul Young

Paul Young This year’s Bermondsey Carnival will be a summer festival like no other, as it welcomes 80s icon Paul Young to the stage.

1 June 2016

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Southwark marks its Dementia Friendly status

Dementia Awareness Week In November 2014, Southwark Council agreed to formally sign up to join the National Dementia Declaration and move towards making Southwark a dementia friendly community.

20 May 2016

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Welcome to The Castle

The Castle Leisure Centre Today, (Friday 20 May) Cllr Peter John will officially open Elephant and Castle’s new leisure centre The Castle.

20 May 2016

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London invited to celebrate Peckham’s creative community this autumn

Southwark Council Peckham is emerging as the heart of London’s creative scene, attracting artists, musicians and performers from all over the city with its unique culture and vibrancy.

19 May 2016

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Southwark Council cabinet changes and new Mayor announced

Southwark Council Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, has announced changes to Southwark’s cabinet for the coming year.

14 May 2016

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Ex-council employee jailed in one of the UK’s biggest housing fraud cases

Trudy A group of five fraudsters have been brought to justice for their involvement in a momentous housing fraud case involving 23 fake housing applications, dating back to 2003.

11 May 2016

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Southwark celebrates civic award winners and new mayor

Southwark civic awards 200x130 Southwark Council will be celebrating its citizens and leaders with three ceremonies taking place at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 14 May 2016.

11 May 2016

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Southwark Council opens new Tate ‘gateway’ to the borough

Tate 'gateway' Southwark Council has officially opened the new and improved Sumner Street.

4 May 2016

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Castle Centre opens its doors

The Castle Leisure Centre This weekend the highly anticipated Castle Centre in the heart of Elephant and Castle, opened its doors for the very first time.

3 May 2016

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

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

28 April 2016

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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

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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

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