News Archive - 2017

Southwark Council agrees to keep housing repairs line free

Southwark Council confirmed it would keep the housing repairs line free of charge. The decision came following a successful petition from Southwark Group of Tenant Organisations (SGTO) during a Cabinet Meeting which took place on Tuesday 19 September.

Exciting new play area for Peckham Rye Park

Southwark Council’s revitalisation of Peckham Rye Park is well underway; its brand new play area will have a strong focus on water play for younger children and it is the first of its kind in Southwark.

Southwark gears up to deliver hundreds more new council homes

Over the last few months, hundreds of brand new council homes on nine sites around Southwark have either been granted planning permission, or are going through the planning process, as part of the council’s unrivalled programme to build 11,000 new council homes in the borough.

Southwark pupils return to brand new schools this autumn

Hundreds of primary school pupils from all over Southwark have been heading back to the classroom this week – in brand new or improved school buildings.

Peckham photos show history of town in new book and exhibition

Residents are being invited to step back in time with a new book and exhibition showing photos of Peckham’s fascinating history.

‘Beds in Sheds’ extension demolished after council planners crackdown

A rogue landlord in Southwark has been forced to demolish an unauthorised extension in his back yard after a council investigation uncovered it was being used as flats.

Pass rate continues to improve as Southwark students collect first ever numerical GCSE grades

Pupils from schools across Southwark have collected their GSCE exam results and this year’s crop of Year 11 pupils are the first to receive a numerical grade in some subjects.

Wonder Day 2017

Veolia, Southwark Council’s recycling and waste partner, will be inviting the general public to visit the Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility on Saturday 16 September.

New home for Peckham Portraits

We are delighted to announce that we have new homes for nine of our inspirational ‘Peckham Portraits’. Space has been created at Peckhamplex and the pictures will be relaunched during Peckham Festival on 14 September.

‘Marden Codgers’ utilise recycled materials to give new lease of life to community space

Local residents celebrate the opening of a new communal green space, partly funded by Veolia and Southwark Council.