News Archive - July 2017

Healthwatch Southwark scoops national award

Council funded Healthwatch Southwark and its equivalent in Lambeth won an award at the national Healthwatch Network Awards on 6 July.

Southwark shines at London Youth Games 2017

Southwark’s young sports teams outdid themselves once again at the annual London Youth Games. Up one place from last year at 11th of the 33 London boroughs, they brought home two first place titles.

New park opening creates a splash at Elephant and Castle

Families were invited down to a free fun day to celebrate the official opening of the refurbished St Mary’s Churchyard Park at Elephant and Castle on Friday 21 July.

Southwark celebrates its Housing Heroes for 2017

Good neighbours, resident organisations and local landlords have all been recognised for their outstanding service at the fourth annual Housing Heroes Awards from Southwark Council.

Green Flag Awards for three more Southwark parks

Three more of Southwark’s parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as being among the very best green spaces in the world.

Walworth Town Hall: update

Last year the council reported that as further design work and assessment of the Walworth Town Hall was undertaken, we better understood the costs of the project to refurbish the town hall following the fire and deliver the brief previously agreed by cabinet.

Council calls on Government to do more as its new Air Quality Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2022 published

Cllr Ian Wingfield, cabinet member for environment and the public realm, has called on Secretary of State for Environment Michael Gove MP to do more to clean up air quality nationally.

Southwark Council teams up with leading charity Shelter to prevent homelessness

Across the capital, more than 18,000 households were accepted as homeless by their local council in the past year, a rise of 42 per cent in just five years.

Extremely rare Roman sarcophagus lifted from ancient Southwark burial site

A Roman sarcophagus has been found, excavated, and lifted from its ancient grave at a site on Harper Road. It is being moved to the Museum of London, where its contents will be exhumed.

Southwark Council gets £12m towards 200 new council homes from GLA bid

A further 201 brand new council homes in Southwark have secured funding after the council was awarded just over £12m for affordable homes from City Hall.