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New homeowner service 'shop' opens in The Blue

Southwark Council

21 October 2016

The new homeowners service 'shop' will be opening on 24 October at The Marketplace in Bermondsey.

Council announces plans to commemorate community hero Barry Albin-Dyer

Southwark Council Southwark Council is pleased to announce that a stand at the newly completed St Paul’s Sports Ground, Salter Road will be named after Barry Albin-Dyer to help recognise his life and his work in the local community.

19 October 2016

More Community and living news.

Council appoints management for new local football ground

Southwark Council After a rigorous process, Southwark Council is happy to announce that Millwall Community Trust have been appointed to manage the new football ground at St Paul’s Sports Ground, Salter Road.

19 October 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Council presses forward on construction with more home building milestones reached

Southwark Council Despite uneasy economic times, Southwark Council has seen no stall in construction, with 227 new homes completed since summer this year.

19 October 2016

More Housing news.

Southwark school wins £2,000 for Smart Savers sign ups

Smartsavers school winner Southwark Council ran a Smart Savers competition to give the school with the highest number of sign ups £2,000 towards books and IT equipment for their pupils.

7 October 2016

More Education and learning news.

Southwark serious about a healthier and happier future

Southwark Council Southwark Council is encouraging its residents to take their mental health seriously, get out and about, and think about how they can help those close to them, on World Mental Health Day.

7 October 2016

More Health and social care news.

Want to help Southwark Fireworks Night go off with a bang?

Southwark Fireworks Night Southwark’s annual fireworks night will be taking place at Southwark Park on Saturday 5 November, and the council is looking for volunteers to be a part of this year’s event.

5 October 2016

More Festivals and events news.

Call the midwife to Tooley Street

Jenny agutter 200x130 Jenny Agutter OBE star of Call The Midwife and The Railway Children visited the council's offices at 160 Tooley Street today to sign the scroll of honour for The Honorary Freedom of Southwark.

29 September 2016

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark’s Operation Bronze ends with prosecution of defendants linked to Trudy Ali-Balogun case

Trudy ali balogun 200x130 One of Southwark Council’s biggest fraud investigations, Operation Bronze, has ended with the successful prosecution of three defendants linked to Trudy Ali-Balogun.

29 September 2016

More Community and living news.

Thousands sign up to celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl

Summer Reading Challenge 2014 This year 5767 children signed up to Southwark’s annual Summer Reading Challenge, which was renamed for this year as 'The Big Friendly Read' in honour of Roald Dahl, making it the biggest year ever.

26 September 2016

More Libraries news.

Southwark Council will seek judicial review over Aylesbury Estate CPO decision

Southwark Council Southwark Council will go to court to challenge a planning decision by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which could signal the end of regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate.

20 September 2016

More Regeneration news.

Record numbers welcomed as visitors experience a Wonder-ful day of waste

Wonderday '16 Over 850 visitors attended the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility’s 'Wonder day', which opened its doors for its annual Open House event last weekend.

20 September 2016

More Recycling and waste news.

Two Southwark parks named as some of the best in Britain

Green Flag Two Walworth parks have been recognised as some of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.

19 September 2016

More Parks and open spaces news.

Southwark celebrates The Unity Games

Unity Games On Saturday 10 September, Surrey Docks Watersports Centre hosted Southwark’s local Unity Games event.

12 September 2016

More Community and living news.

Southwark’s employment figures at highest level this century

Southwark Council More people are employed in Southwark in 2016 than at any other time this century, and the borough has overtaken the London and national employment rates, according to new data.

9 September 2016

More Jobs and careers news.

Mayor meets future house builders at Southwark’s Construction Skills Centre

Mayor of London opening skills centre The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, met with the some of the future housebuilders of London yesterday (Thursday 8 September) to open the Southwark Construction Skills Centre at Elephant and Castle.

9 September 2016

More Regeneration news.

Council introduces new, inclusive approach to community council meetings

Southwark Council Southwark’s Community Councils could have a new look and feel, if proposed changes to make them more interesting and relevant for local people are approved by councillors.

8 September 2016

More Community councils news.

Free activities to celebrate National Fitness Day

People running on treadmills Leisure centres in Southwark are hosting a range of free activities today (7 September) as part of National Fitness Day.

7 September 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Award winning documentary 'Waste Land' screens at Southwark’s Recycling Facility

Waste Land On Wednesday 7 September, Southwark’s Integrated Waste Management Facility will be screening 'Waste Land'.

6 September 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Borough Market signs up to Southwark Council’s Diversity Standard

Diversity Standard Borough Market has signed up to Southwark Council’s Diversity Standard, the council’s formal commitment to equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.

5 September 2016

More Business news.

Southwark students excel as GCSE results improve again

Southwark Council Pupils at Southwark schools are celebrating a great set of GCSE results this week, as initial results indicate a four per cent increase in numbers achieving five or more A*-C grades.

1 September 2016

More Education and learning news.

Council tells Government to ask HMRC to find out tenants’ incomes

Southwark Council Southwark Council has this week written to ask the Government to use its own tax office to pick up the bureaucracy that Pay to Stay will generate.

25 August 2016

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark announces fireworks night 2016

Fireworks Southwark Council is delighted to announce that its annual free fireworks extravaganza, now in its thirteenth year, will be back once again on Saturday 5 November at Southwark Park.

22 August 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Have a sizzling and safe barbecue this Bank Holiday weekend

BBQ burgers If you’re aiming to round off the summer holidays with a Bank Holiday barbecue this weekend, the Southwark food safety team and Food Standards Agency have some advice to help make it a safe success.

22 August 2016

More Food safety, hygiene and standards news.

Another great set of A Level results for Southwark

Southwark Council Southwark schools look set to be celebrating another year of excellent A Levels for 2016.

19 August 2016

More Education and learning news.

Proposals to transform Peckham’s library square are submitted to Council

Southwark Council The planning application for the new-look square, shopping and housing area in front of Peckham Library has now been submitted to the council.

15 August 2016

More Regeneration news.

Southwark Council doubles smart savers vouchers

Southwark Smart Savers Now in its second year, Southwark’s Smart Savers scheme will offer every 11 year old in the borough a free £20 voucher to open a savings account if they sign up by 2 September, double the original offer.

11 August 2016

More Children and families news.

Southwark celebrates successful free swim and gym launch weekend

Cllr Masie Anderson Last weekend, Southwark became the first council in London to roll out a free swim and gym programme to all residents in a bid to tackle obesity and make it easier for people to get active.

2 August 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Businesses recognise the advantages of paying a living wage, report finds

Southwark Council The benefits of a real living wage are understood by businesses and employees, but wider implementation requires a genuine dialogue between policymakers and business, a new report has found.

28 July 2016

More Business news.

Southwark steps up to launch free swim and gym

People running on treadmills This Friday, Southwark will become the first council in London to roll out a free swim and gym programme to all residents in a bid to tackle obesity and make it easier for people to get active.

28 July 2016

More Sports and Leisure news.

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