News Archive - November 2017

Southwark appoints new Strategic Director of Housing and Modernisation

Southwark Council has appointed a new Strategic Director of Housing and Modernisation, following a competitive recruitment process and Members’ Appointment Committee.

Southwark scoops best local authority for highways and transport

Southwark Council was awarded the coveted title of most improved local authority in the country for tackling traffic congestion at the National Highways and Transportation (NHT) Awards, on 23 November.

Southwark school scoops £2,000 for Smart Savers sign ups

As well as giving year six aged Southwark children £20 to open a savings account, Southwark Council also runs a Smart Savers competition to give the school with the highest number of sign ups £2,000 towards books and IT equipment for their pupils.

Fraudulent landlord jailed

A landlord who misled tenants and rented out an illegally converted property, has been jailed for 155 days, having failed to pay a confiscation order that looked to recover his criminal gains, generated from renting two illegal flats.

Southwark Council launches new teaching tool on local architecture and history for primary schools

Southwark Council has launched a free teaching resource for local primary schools to help introduce pupils to the amazing architecture and history in their local area.

Southwark Council responds to Autumn Budget 2017

Cllr Fiona Colley, Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance has responded to the Autumn Budget on behalf of Southwark Council.

Southwark Council backs campaign to prevent HIV and promote testing

Southwark Council is continuing to support Do It London’s campaign to prevent HIV through a range of simple measures.

Mark Rylance backs Southwark’s London Borough of Culture bid

Southwark Council’s bid to become London Borough of Culture is gathering pace, with Mark Rylance, the greatest stage actor of his generation and the first artistic director at Shakespeare’s Globe, the latest to add his name to the list of supporters.

Southwark Council supports Alcohol Awareness Week

As part of Alcohol Awareness Week, Southwark Council is encouraging the public to consider the impact alcohol has on family life.

Camberwell Library celebrates its Library of the Year award

Southwark’s Camberwell Library celebrated its Bookseller magazine Library of the Year award at an event on 30 October.