News Archive - October 2017

Camberwell Green celebrates brand new Green Flag

Camberwell’s beautifully renovated Green saw the ceremonial raising of its brand new Green Flag on 24 October.

Wonderful new replica stone plaques unveiled in King George’s Fields

Two new heraldic stone plaques were unveiled in King George’s Fields, Rotherhithe, by the former Mayor for Southwark, Cllr Kath Whittam, on 19 October.

Fabulous new play area opens in Brunswick Park

Local families came to celebrate the opening of the council’s quarter of a million pound redevelopment of Brunswick Park’s play area on Saturday 21 October.

Southwark Council works with local school to tackle air quality crisis

Southwark Council’s air quality team supported Charlotte Sharman Primary School, in Kennington, to host an air quality audit, organised through the Greater London Authority (GLA) on 11 October.

1930s public health film offers window into the life of hop pickers

Southwark Council’s Local History Library is airing a fabulous public health film that hasn’t been seen since the 1930s.

Safe as Houses: Stark report findings reveal worrying picture for Universal Credit recipients

With parliament’s debate on Universal Credit bringing the issues of rolling out the biggest ever change to the benefits system to the fore, Southwark Council is today set to launch the first ever in-depth report into its impact on tenants.

London’s most creative car park set to stay in heart of Peckham and remain open to the public

One of Peckham’s great buildings, the multi-storey car park in Rye Lane, is set to continue as a creative and cultural centre for the long term, as Southwark Council has worked with local groups to agree its future.

Southwark Council wins £10,000 at London Homelessness Awards

Three projects, including Southwark Council’s trailblazer pilot, made it to the final to share a prize of £60,000 for their projects.

Southwark Smart Savers launches for fourth year

Southwark Smart Savers is entering its fourth year and has so far helped more than 1000 children across the borough start saving. 

Ledbury Towers heating installation works

Southwark Council response to leaks during Ledbury Towers heating installation works.