News Archive - 2017

East Street Library building set to get revamp

Plans are afoot to spruce up the building currently home to the East Street Library as part of a ‘wish list’ drawn up by local people.

Southwark joins London councils’ shared service to bring IT back ‘in-house’

Southwark Council has announced plans to join Brent and Lewisham Councils’ shared IT service, in a break away from years of outsourcing the service to the private sector.

Hundreds of affordable creative and business spaces set for Southwark

Southwark Council is on course to smash its target of delivering 500 new, affordable work and creative spaces across the borough.

National health expert Professor Kevin Fenton announced as Southwark Council’s new Director of Health and Wellbeing

Southwark Council and Public Health England (PHE) have today announced that Professor Kevin Fenton, PHE’s Director of Health and Wellbeing, will be seconded to the council for three years as Director of Health and Wellbeing (incorporating the Director Of Public Health statutory role).

Southwark council prevents landlord renting out former caretaker’s storeroom as flat

A south London council has won a planning appeal to stop a local landlord renting out a flat that was 27 percent smaller than the minimum standard – and had only one proper window.

Southwark leads the way in London as a Top 100 apprenticeship employer

Southwark Council has been named one of the top 100 apprenticeship employers in the country, in recognition of both its ambitious in-house scheme and its wider work with local businesses to create apprenticeships.

Warning goes out to estate agents as council cracks down on For Sale signs

Estate agents who cause clutter by leaving advertising boards out too long are being warned they now face fines of up to £100 a time in a crack down by Southwark Council.

Council calls on Secretary of State for urgent meeting, after Judge puts Aylesbury estate judicial review back on track

Southwark Council has called on Secretary of State Sajid Javid for a meeting to discuss the regeneration of the Aylesbury estate, following a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Statement from council regarding situation with Divine Rescue

In response to recent stories about attempts to evict Divine Rescue from Thurlow Lodge.

Holocaust Memorial Day

The Worshipful the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Kath Whittam in conjunction with IWM London will be hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative event on Friday 27 January 2017.