News Archive - 2017

Secretary of State overturns previous decision regarding Aylesbury estate compulsory purchase order

On 21 April, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, notified Southwark Council that he would consent to judgment and ask the court to quash his decision not to confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order for the remaining properties in Phase 1 of the regeneration.

Last chance to get your street parties planned for the summer

This year’s national Big Lunch campaign takes place on Sunday 18 June and once again Southwark Council is offering a free road closure service for party organisers to encourage communities to take part in this great event.

Two new nature reserves for Rotherhithe

Southwark Council is pleased to announce the designation of two new Local Nature Reserves - Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Ecology Park.

Regeneration at Elephant and Castle and affordable homes

A statement regarding regeneration at Elephant and Castle and affordable homes.

Primary pupils on the ball at football pitch opening

Pupils from Camelot Primary School were joined by Millwall Academy Coach and Millwall for All Project Worker, Dean Palmer, and the Mayor of Southwark this week to officially open the refurbished football pen on the Ledbury Estate.

Southwark’s demand for Real Nappy trial packs increases by 55 per cent

Since April last year, Southwark parents have taken the plunge and requested more free real nappy trial packs than ever before.

The London Marathon

This Sunday 23 April, the London Marathon will be held for the 37th time. Each year huge numbers of spectators cheer on over 39,000 runners who this year are expected to raise in the region of £60 million for their chosen charities.

General Election '17

The Prime Minister has announced her intention to hold a General Election on Thursday 8 June.

Successful self-managed council homes set to expand further

Research has shown that council tenants and residents prefer to have the autonomy to deal with the things that matter most to them in relation to their homes.

Statement regarding senior officer salaries

Statement from Cllr Fiona Colley regarding senior officer salaries.