News Archive - 2017

Southwark Council launches independent homeowner agency

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.

Drugs found during illicit tobacco investigation

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.

Council confirms £22m from One The Elephant will pay for leisure centre

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.

Southwark to place pubs under protection with new Article 4 Direction

All 188 pubs in Southwark have been given an extra layer of protection from development this week.

Diocese approves council’s plan to create burial spaces in Camberwell cemeteries

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.

Council shuts down Korean restaurant after catastrophic food safety failings

A local Korean restaurant has been closed down by Southwark Council’s food safety team after a routine inspection found a catalogue of poor hygiene standards and food safety concerns. Council officers were forced to take the unusual step due to the high risk to public health.

A £35m investment into new community facilities at heart of one of London’s biggest regeneration projects has been approved

In the face of increasing financial pressures, Southwark Council is continuing to invest in brand new community facilities, including a new library, GP surgery, early years’ nursery and community space, on the Aylesbury estate.

Outcome of Perronet House ballot regarding membership of the Leathermarket JMB

The results of the vote to decide whether or not Perronet House in Elephant and Castle would join the Leathermarket Joint Management Board.

Southwark Council is offering £500 for events held during LGBT History Month

For the sixth year running, Southwark’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) Network is offering small grants for anyone organising events which promote diversity within the community.

Southwark salon owner ordered to pay £2,000 for illegal tooth whitening

A Rotherhithe salon owner who carried out a tooth whitening procedure without being a qualified dentist, has been ordered to pay over £2,000 by a court.