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Still time to sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

28 August 2015

The sunshine might be wavering but there’s still time left for children to brighten up their long summer break by signing up to Southwark libraries’ free Summer Reading Challenge.

Council to mark World Peace Day with Southwark Peace Breakfast

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council will the mark UN International Day of Peace with its biennial Southwark Peace Breakfast.

26 August 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Gone in 20 Minutes coming to Blackfriars

Gone in 20 Mins Gone in 20 Minutes (Gi20) will be coming to Blackfriars on Friday 28 August bringing a cultural thrill to kick off the Bank Holiday weekend.

21 August 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Southwark schools see another fantastic rise in GCSE results

Southwark Council logo Provisional results from Southwark’s secondary schools show that this year 68 per cent of Southwark GCSE pupils achieved five or more A* to C including English and maths.

21 August 2015

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Record number attend the Elephant and the Nun festival 2015

Elephant and Nun Over 12,000 people attended The Elephant and the Nun festival 2015 on Saturday.

17 August 2015

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Southwark students celebrate as borough sees another rise in results

Southwark Council logo Southwark schools are this week celebrating excellent A Level results once again.

14 August 2015

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Elephant & Castle Community Fund celebrates biggest year so far

Mouth That Roars The winners of the Elephant & Castle Community Fund, created by Lendlease in partnership with Southwark Council, have now been announced.

14 August 2015

More Community and living news.

Boroughs step up efforts to keep illegal tobacco out of their communities

Counterfeit Cigarettes A new campaign to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco has been launched this week by the South East London Illegal Tobacco Network.

11 August 2015

More Business news.

eBooks and eAudiobooks coming to Southwark Libraries

eBooks coming soon to Southwark libraries There are now more ways to enjoy books from Southwark Libraries with the arrival of a new eBooks and eAudiobooks service.

10 August 2015

More Libraries news.

Countdown to Elephant and the Nun Festival 2015

The Elephant and The Nun The Elephant and the Nun festival returns to Southwark this Saturday 15 August, from 12pm to 8pm in Burgess Park, SE5.

10 August 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Kids Company

Southwark council logo BBC’s Newsnight last night (Thursday 6 August) reported on allegations surrounding drug use and abuse at the charity Kids Company, which has now closed.

7 August 2015

More Community and living news.

Plaza Latina to bring Latin action to East Street Market this summer

Plaza Latina Spice up your summer this August and head to East Street Market for a special South American experience at Plaza Latina.

5 August 2015

More Markets and street trading news.

Southwark Council responds to claims the FE Commissioner has rejected its plans for further education in the borough

Southwark logo Southwark Council Leader, Cllr Peter John, has come out fighting in response to claims the FE Commissioner has rejected the council’s radical plans to demerge Lewisham and Southwark College .

4 August 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Peckham’s famous multi-storey car park set to be cultural hot spot

Southwark Council logo Organisations, businesses and individuals are being invited to pitch their ideas to turn Peckham’s multi-storey car park into a hot spot for creative and cultural industries.

3 August 2015

More Arts in Southwark news.

Get ready for family fun at the Elephant and the Nun Festival 2015

The Elephant and The Nun The Elephant and the Nun festival returns this August with a jam packed programme of wonderful and eccentric entertainment for all to see.

3 August 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Trader sentenced over 82,000 counterfeit tobacco haul

Counterfeit Cigarettes A trader who was caught selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco in East Street Market has been sentenced to a maximum of 12 months (suspended for two years).

31 July 2015

More Trading standards news.

Southwark takes the silver for Green Flag parks and green spaces in England

Green Flag Award This year, 23 green spaces in Southwark were given the prestigious Green Flag Award for proven excellence in the management of parks and green spaces.

28 July 2015

More Parks and open spaces news.

Brand new library announced as part of Aylesbury regeneration

Proposed Aylesbury library The benefits of regeneration continue on the Aylesbury estate in Southwark as the council announces proposals to create a brand-new library and community hub at the centre of the development.

23 July 2015

More Aylesbury Estate news.

Southwark Council to introduce private sector housing licensing scheme

Southwark council logo Plans to introduce new licensing schemes in parts of Southwark have been confirmed by the council.

23 July 2015

More Housing news.

New Wi-Fi service launched at Nunhead Library

Minister visits library with councillor Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey MP has visited Nunhead Library to announce its inclusion in a new initiative to bring free wi-fi to the local community.

22 July 2015

More Libraries news.

'Bag' to the future - A new life for your old carrier bags

Bags The lifecycle of a bag in Southwark is changing; all plastic bags brought to the Reuse and Recycling Centre (RRC) will now be recycled back into new bags to distribute to Southwark residents.

15 July 2015

More Environment news.

Leading drama school coming to Peckham

Southwark Council logo A prestigious theatre school could be re-locating to Peckham as part of proposals to transform the library square.

14 July 2015

More Education and learning news.

A fresh start for further education in Southwark

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has written to the Further Education Commissioner, proposing a radical takeover of the borough’s further education for the benefit of Southwark students.

9 July 2015

More Education and learning news.

Ready, set, read! It's the Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Summer Reading Challenge Southwark libraries are looking for record breakers when the annual Summer Reading Challenge returns this weekend.

7 July 2015

More Libraries news.

Bermondsey Carnival welcomes it biggest ever crowd

Bermondsey Carnival 2015 12,000 people attended Bermondsey Carnival on Saturday to see an array of performances at Southwark Park in the beautiful sunshine.

7 July 2015

More Leisure and culture news.

Southwark shines at London Youth Games 2015

London Youth Games Southwark’s young sports teams have shone once again at the annual London Youth Games this weekend – taking home three overall titles.

7 July 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Bringing Blackfriars to life: Southwark Presents Blackfriars Stories

Southwark Presents There will be a series of four different outdoor events for everyone to come and see that explore the character and diversity of the area as creative 'stories' unfold.

7 July 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Nunhead family are first winners of Southwark Smart Savers prize draw

Smart Savers winners 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.

3 July 2015

More Children and families news.

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.

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