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Southwark Council will seek judicial review over Aylesbury Estate CPO decision

Southwark Council

20 September 2016

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.

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.

Southwark celebrates 100 years of Roald Dahl

Big Friendly Read This year Southwark is celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl through its annual Summer Reading Challenge.

25 July 2016

More Libraries news.

Plans submitted for brand new library, community hub and public square on Aylesbury estate

Aylesbury plans Plans have been submitted to create a brand new library and community hub at the heart of the Aylesbury neighbourhood.

22 July 2016

More Regeneration news.

More than 100 new council homes set for completion this summer in Southwark

Southwark Council Over 100 new council homes will be completed over the next couple of months as Southwark Council continues its ambitious council home-building programme.

20 July 2016

More Housing news.

Update on historic water charges and refunds for council tenants

Southwark Council This week, the majority of eligible, current tenants received a refund for a proportion of the water charges they paid between April 2001 and July 2013.

19 July 2016

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark Council pledges £10,000 to help get Peckham Lido project off the ground

Southwark Council Southwark Council has pledged £10,000 to help local campaigners bring a lido back to Peckham Rye.

15 July 2016

More Leisure and culture news.

Londoners invited to steer future of one of city’s most famous roads

Southwark Council Proposals to change the face of one of London’s most famous thoroughfares have gone out for public consultation – and people are being encouraged to get involved.

14 July 2016

More Regeneration news.

Southwark supports Food Safety Week

Food safety week 2016 Southwark Council is supporting this year’s Food Safety Week (4-10 July) and encouraging residents to waste less food by making more use of their freezers.

7 July 2016

More Health and social care news.

Help shape the new burial site at Camberwell New Cemetery

Southwark Council Southwark Council seeks the views of local residents to help shape plans to create burial spaces in an unused part of Camberwell New Cemetery.

6 July 2016

More Deaths, funerals and cremations news.

Council confirms commitment to South Dock Marina with revised development

Southwark Council Southwark Council has emphasised its commitment to not only preserving but enhancing the South Dock Marina boat yard in Rotherhithe as it revises plans for new homes in the area.

6 July 2016

More Regeneration news.

Registration opens for London’s first borough-wide free swim and gym scheme

People running on treadmills Southwark Council is delighted to announce that all Southwark residents are now able to register to swim and use the gym for free on Fridays, and from 2pm at weekends.

6 July 2016

More Sports and Leisure news.

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