News Archive - May 2017

South London DVD fraudster gets suspended sentence after council investigation

A Bermondsey based business man who imported and sold counterfeit DVDs, and other items, on eBay and Amazon has been given a suspended jail sentence of 24 months after being convicted of fraud, trademarks offences and - in a first for Southwark’s Trading Standards team - money laundering.

Southwark Multi-Faith Forum statement on the Manchester attack

We, the Southwark Multi-Faith Forum, are united in our horror and sorrow at the appalling attacks that took place in Manchester.

Southwark Council responds to Manchester Arena attack

Council leader Cllr Peter John responds to the horrific attack at the Manchester Arena on behalf of Southwark Council.

Southwark’s new Head of External Affairs announced

Southwark Council has appointed a new Head of External Affairs to lead the council’s communications, policy, public affairs and cabinet support.

Southwark names new Mayor and recognises work of local people at the 2017 Civic Awards

Community champions, tireless volunteers and local charities were among the 15 receivers of this year’s Civic Awards at a special ceremony this weekend.

Seven Islands pool now open

We are pleased to announce that the final part of the refurbishments at Seven Island Leisure Centre is now complete and the pool will be open from Saturday 13 May.

Southwark glitters in British Book Awards alongside big names Waterstones and J K Rowling

Southwark Council’s Camberwell Library has scooped The Bookseller’s Library of the Year Award at the British Book awards, aka The Nibbies.

GLA manager seconded to Southwark to lead new Old Kent Road regeneration team

Southwark Council has announced it is setting up a dedicated team to deliver the regeneration of one of London’s most famous thoroughfares – headed by the Mayor of London’s Strategic Planning Manager, Colin Wilson.

Free compost bins given away every day during Compost Awareness Week

In recognition of this year’s Compost Awareness Week (8 to 14 May), Veolia the recycling and waste partner of Southwark Council are giving away five compost bins every day for the whole week.

Southwark teams up with Clarion Housing Group to deliver over 280 new homes at council rents

Southwark Council has announced a new partnership with housing association Clarion Housing Group to build over 600 new homes in the borough – nearly half of which will be let at council rents.