News Archive - 2017

Renovation work starts on Burgess Park West

Southwark Council is pleased to announce the start of the Burgess Park West project, a £3.5million investment in improving the south western area of the park.

Pupils and staff celebrate completion of new nursery at Grange Primary School

Parents, children, staff and governors have come together to celebrate the completion of Grange Primary School's brand new buildings.

Southwark Remembers 2017

The borough’s arrangements to mark Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day 2017.

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

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

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.