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Nunhead family are first winners of Southwark Smart Savers prize draw

Smart Savers winners

3 July 2015

A Nunhead family have become the proud owners of a brand new iPad mini, after becoming the first winners of the Southwark Smart Savers prize draw.

Tunisia attacks: books of condolence

Southwark Council logo There was a national minute’s silence held at noon on 3 July in memory of those who died in the Tunisia attacks a week ago.

3 July 2015

More Community and living news.

Don’t forget London in the devolution debate: Are councils better placed than government to get people into work?

Community Budget Event The leaders of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark councils have called on government to devolve more powers to local government in London, claiming that London has been left out of recent discussions.

1 July 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Summer safety service available for vulnerable residents as temperatures rise

Heatwave Hot and humid weather is being forecast for this week so Southwark Council is reminding residents to stay safe in the sun and watch out for friends, neighbours and family who might be affected.

30 June 2015

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Bespoke beauty boulevard in pipeline for Peckham

Southwark Council logo Grungy garages are set to make way for a Peckham pop-up beauty boulevard as part of Southwark Council’s Pocket Places programme.

29 June 2015

More Regeneration news.

Burst water main in Kennington

Southwark Council Latest information about the burst water main in Kennington.

29 June 2015

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Southwark teams up with Millwall FC for Men’s Health Week 2015

Men's health Southwark Council teamed up with Millwall FC for National Men’s Health Week 2015 to offer complimentary tickets to selected Millwall FC home match to men who signed up for a free NHS Health Check.

24 June 2015

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Benhill Road Nature Garden reopens

Benhill Gardens Local residents celebrated the reopening of the Benhill Road Nature Garden on Tuesday 16 June following its fantastic transformation.

24 June 2015

More Environment news.

Southwark celebrates 8,000 books donated to reuse charity

St Francis school Southwark Council and its recycling and waste partner, Veolia, are celebrating a fantastic 8000 books donated by local residents to the charity READ International since the scheme started a year ago.

23 June 2015

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Council calls time on plans for historic local pubs

Southwark council logo Southwark Council has announced it has formally listed two local pubs as assets of community value.

23 June 2015

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Countdown to Bermondsey Carnival

Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Bermondsey Carnival is only two weeks away as it returns this summer on Saturday 4 July with Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel headlining this fantastic Southwark festival.

19 June 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Successful digital entrepreneur Mark Attwood invites Southwark's young people to a free workshop

SEEDS Entrepreneur Mark Attwood will be holding a free transformational workshop in partnership with the SEEDS project, Inspire and The What If Academy on Wednesday 24 June.

16 June 2015

More Children and families news.

Views sought on changes to adult social care contributions

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council is asking local people for their views on proposals to change the way adult social care is paid for locally.

16 June 2015

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Building a future workforce – council to create £1m construction skills centre

Southwark council logo Southwark Council is paving the way to create a borough of builders ready to work on a range of construction sites all over London, the country and even the world.

16 June 2015

More Education and learning news.

Southwark Council gains international recognition for Age Friendly policies

Southwark council logo Southwark is the first borough in London to be officially recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as part of its Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.

12 June 2015

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Parking permits go digital in Southwark

Southwark Council logo Southwark residents who live in the 20 controlled parking zones will now be able to conveniently purchase and activate parking sessions for their visitors via the web, SMS or telephone.

11 June 2015

More Parking news.

Benhill Road Nature Garden to reopen

Benhill Gardens Come and get up close with nature this summer at the new and improved Benhill Road Nature Garden, Camberwell, SE5.

10 June 2015

More Environment news.

BMX Nationals head to Southwark for the first time

Burgess Park BMX This June, the much anticipated National BMX Championships will be coming to Southwark’s very own world-class BMX track in Burgess Park.

5 June 2015

More Burgess Park news.

Sun to lead circular economy in Southwark

Solar panels The sun's power will now play a direct role in recycling the borough’s waste and saving energy thanks to 2,500 solar panels installed on the roof of the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility.

3 June 2015

More Environment news.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Where The Wild Things Are Kids can go wild at Southwark Libraries this June as we’ll be hosting free events for the Big Wild Rumpus 2015, a nationwide campaign celebrating the Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.

3 June 2015

More Libraries news.

Map shows distribution of Elephant Park jobs across Southwark

Elephant Park Hundreds of residents from across Southwark have found employment on one of the borough’s major regeneration sites at Elephant Park.

28 May 2015

More Elephant and Castle news.

Southwark’s Youth Offending Service give back to community

Southwark Council logo Young people from Southwark’s Youth Offending Service have been painting Victim Support’s office walls at the Elephant and Castle, as part of their reparation to victims and to the community.

22 May 2015

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Landlord found guilty of misleading tenants over illegal flat conversion

Southwark council logo A landlord who failed to provide his tenants with adequate living conditions has been found guilty in court.

22 May 2015

More Housing news.

Time to dive right in!

Gym and swim From this weekend Southwark residents aged 18 and under, and over 60s will be able to swim and use the gym for free in all council leisure centres, as the exciting new free swim and gym pilot begins.

22 May 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Southwark set for BMX glory in London Youth Games

BMX Competitions for this year’s London Youth Games are already well underway and next Sunday (31 May), Southwark are set to defend their BMX title after spectacularly storming to victory last year.

22 May 2015

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Brothers found guilty for bedsit misery

Southwark Council logo Two landlords who put the lives of their tenants at risk have been fined £2,800 each following a prosecution brought forward by Southwark Council.

22 May 2015

More Housing news.

Largest ever number of Southwark residents honoured at borough’s annual Civic Awards

Civic Awards ceremony Sixty local volunteers, community champions and organisations were honoured at this year’s Civic Awards on Saturday 16 May.

19 May 2015

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Have your say on the Walworth town hall and library designs

Southwark Council logo Residents are being encouraged to comment on the design brief for the new Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library as part of a consultation this month.

18 May 2015

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New Southwark Mayor and Council Cabinet unveiled

Mayor and Deputy Mayor At Southwark’s annual meeting of Council Assembly today at Southwark Cathedral, Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle was elected as the new Mayor of Southwark.

16 May 2015

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Multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme launches in Dulwich

Southwark Council A £4.2 million flood alleviation scheme to protect over 200 homes and businesses in Dulwich and Herne Hill from sewer and surface flooding has been completed today.

15 May 2015

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