News Archive - 2017
Plans to refurbish 144 existing homes - and build a five storey extension to create 24 more – on a Rotherhithe housing block have now been submitted by Southwark Council.
Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, said: “Yesterday’s horrific events on Westminster Bridge and outside Parliament have shocked and saddened us all, but they have also reminded us of London’s strength and resilience. Through the horror shone incredible acts of bravery, compassion, dignity and kindness, and Londoners from all backgrounds and communities came together to condemn these evil acts."
Residents of one of south London’s newest housing schemes joined community leaders and some well-known names to celebrate a milestone last Friday (17 March).
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.
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.
All 188 pubs in Southwark have been given an extra layer of protection from development this week.
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 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.
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.
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.