News Archive - March 2017
A great opportunity has opened up for residents looking to make the move into a rewarding career in social work.
Plans to refurbish 144 existing homes - and build a five storey extension to create 24 more – on a Rotherhithe housing block have now been submitted by Southwark Council.
A London council is planning to send leaflets to all its leaseholders to warn them that renting out their homes on any short term holiday let websites means they are breaching the conditions of their lease and could face legal action.
Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “Yesterday’s horrific events on Westminster Bridge and outside Parliament have shocked and saddened us all, but they have also reminded us of London’s strength and resilience. Through the horror shone incredible acts of bravery, compassion, dignity and kindness, and Londoners from all backgrounds and communities came together to condemn these evil acts."
Residents of one of south London’s newest housing schemes joined community leaders and some well-known names to celebrate a milestone last Friday (17 March).
Feedback from leaseholders in Southwark has told the council that the service it provides to homeowners, in its former state, was not fit for purpose. In 2014, after listening to what residents told the council they needed, Southwark Council pledged to establish an independent, bespoke service specifically for homeowners.
A haul of class B drugs estimated to be worth approximately £100,000 and 1,500 fake DVDs have been discovered by council officers as part of an long running illicit tobacco investigation.
Final figures have been released around the sale of a brand new building at Elephant and Castle – and the council will get £22m, more than enough to pay for The Castle leisure centre.
All 188 pubs in Southwark have been given an extra layer of protection from development this week.
Southwark Council has been granted approval from the Diocese of Southwark to pursue plans to create burial spaces in Camberwell Old Cemetery and Camberwell New Cemetery.