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Long awaited Alfred Salter statue set to be unveiled in Bermondsey

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25 November 2014

Three years after it was stolen from its home in Bermondsey, and 23 years after it was first erected, the much loved statue of Dr Alfred Salter has finally been replaced at Bermondsey Wall East SE16.

People of Southwark join together to celebrate Interfaith Week

iWitness Over 40 people joined the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sunil Chopra, for Southwark i-Witness on Saturday 22 November - to celebrate Interfaith Week with a free fun day of interfaith activity.

25 November 2014

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Southwark Council backs campaign to promote HIV testing

Southwark council logo It is National HIV Testing Week and Southwark Council is backing the national campaign to encourage people to get themselves tested.

25 November 2014

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Council announces future plans for Homestall Road sports ground

Southwark Council Continuing the success of Southwark's Olympic Legacy Capital Fund, Homestall Road sports ground (home of Athenlay Football Club) has been allocated funding for a new pavilion.

25 November 2014

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Overwhelming public support following 11,000 new homes consultation

Southwark Council Southwark Council has reaffirmed its commitment to engage as widely as possible with residents across the borough, on the planned building of 11,000 new council homes.

24 November 2014

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East Dulwich set for another cracking Christmas

Christmas The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker returns once again this December to get you in the festive spirit of the season.

24 November 2014

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Team Southwark get off to a flying start in the first event of the 2015 London Youth Games

Team Southwark 2015 Last weekend, the first event of the highly anticipated annual London Youth Games competition kicked off at Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath.

21 November 2014

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Council brings communities together to create Dementia Friendly Borough

Southwark Council Famous arts venues, major supermarkets, and the local football club are just three of the organisations and businesses who are signing up to a council-led scheme to make Southwark dementia friendly.

20 November 2014

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Hundreds of homes part of expectations for Canada Water

Southwark Council logo Hundreds of affordable homes and council homes, a brand new leisure centre and a world class town centre will be delivered in Canada Water as the council confirms its expectations from British Land.

20 November 2014

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Council still working to keep vulnerable older people warm and well this winter

Southwark Council We may not have seen the worst of the winter weather yet this year but Southwark Council is still reminding residents to watch out for older members of their community as temperatures drop.

20 November 2014

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New railings on the Friary Estate

Railings New ornate railings have been installed around Cardiff House and Grantham House on the Friary Estate, Peckham using a Cleaner Greener Safer (CGS) grant.

20 November 2014

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Southwark’s Young Peacemakers Book now available in libraries

Young Authors Local children and Southwark’s libraries have created their very own book for the first time, Young Peacemakers Book, and a special event was held on Saturday 1 November at Canada Water Library.

19 November 2014

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Next round of improvements planned for Burgess Park

Burgess Park Southwark's award winning Burgess Park is set to receive further improvement to continue its successful revitalisation scheme.

17 November 2014

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Council set to support National Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol The council is encouraging people to think more about their alcohol intake with a series of events and activities across the borough as part of National Alcohol Awareness Week (17 to 23 November).

14 November 2014

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Council's housing partners reach milestone in Southwark

cllr mark williams mrs and mr levent notting hill housing trust ceo kate davies and chairman paul hodgkinson Notting Hill Housing Group reached its 30,000th home in London at its mixed tenure development, The Exchange, in Bermondsey this month.

13 November 2014

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Southwark Remembers

Remembrance Sunday A Remembrance Day Service was held on Sunday 9 November at The War Memorial, Borough High Street.

13 November 2014

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Council calls on thousands of local SMEs to support youth employment project

Southwark Council Southwark Council is reaching out to the borough's local small and medium businesses to tell them about its unique, new project to help young people find employment.

13 November 2014

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Southwark i-Witness set to open minds during Interfaith Week 2014

Southwark Council From the 16-22 November, communities across the UK will be celebrating Interfaith Week and Southwark will mark the occasion with Southwark i-Witness - a free day of interfaith activity.

13 November 2014

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Laing House Play Area opens

Laing House play area Residents on the Comber Estate celebrated their new play area on Wednesday 29 October during an opening event.

11 November 2014

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Have your say at Community Council meetings this November

Southwark Council Southwark Council has been working on making its meetings more accessible to working people and those with caring responsibilities who are unable to attend evening meetings.

10 November 2014

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Southwark’s free Fireworks Night wow its largest ever crowd

Fireworks 2014 Over 33,000 people enjoyed Southwark Park’s spectacular free fireworks display this week.

7 November 2014

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Southwark Council urges other employers to follow their example and support Living Wage increase

L to R Cllr Ian Wingfield Bridget Wilson from MiHomeCare and Southwark apprentice Shawn Alfred Southwark welcomed the move this week to increase the Living Wage nationally by 20 pence an hour to £7.85, and in London by 35 pence an hour to £9.15.

5 November 2014

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National Adoption Week

children Can you give a child a home?

5 November 2014

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Good neighbours stop rogue traders

Southwark Council As part of National Consumer Week 2014 (3-7 November), residents in Southwark are being urged to look out for rogue doorstep traders preying on elderly and vulnerable neighbours.

5 November 2014

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Southwark Council boasts another successful Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2014 Dulwich Library hosted a special event on Saturday to celebrate the success of Southwark’s Summer Reading Challenge.

4 November 2014

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Southwark announced as one of only six local authorities to receive a clean bill of health for local Better Care Fund plans

Southwark Council Yesterday the Health Secretary announced that Southwark is one of only six local authorities in the UK to have been approved for the Government's Better Care Fund.

31 October 2014

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Southwark Remembers

Poppies Southwark Council will hold its annual Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 9 November at the St Saviour's War Memorial in Borough High Street.

31 October 2014

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Council initiative celebrates decade of helping people into work

Mayor of Southwark Cllr Sunil Chopra, Southwark works manager Jayne Couchman and cabinet member Cllr Ian Wingfield A council initiative that supports local people to find work celebrated its tenth anniversary this week with a special event for clients past and present.

31 October 2014

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Peckham Library launches Fathers Reading Every Day scheme

Father reading with children Peckham Library launches Fathers Reading Every Day scheme

30 October 2014

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