News Archive - February 2018

The Charter School East Dulwich reaches latest construction landmark

Following on from the completion of the ground floor of the school back in October 2017, the Charter School East Dulwich has celebrated the next phase of construction.

Southwark Council goes bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

Southwark Council has welcomed Marcial Quintero, one of the founding members of a banana cooperative in Panama, to learn more about the difference that Fairtrade can make to the lives of workers and their communities around the world.

Meet the school that went fizz free in February

Cobourg Primary School in Camberwell took up Southwark Council’s Fizz Free February challenge.

Council funds bold new arts bursary for local young people

Students from Ark All-Saints Academy, in Camberwell, celebrated the launch of the council’s new Arts Bursary scheme, with Harriet Harman MP, Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Social Regeneration and Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council, on 20 February.

Southwark libraries bring in the Chinese New Year in style

Local children celebrated the Chinese Year of the dog at the council’s hugely popular Canada Water Library on 14 February.

Superfast wireless broadband goes live in Southwark

Residents in Rotherhithe have been among the first to get access to faster broadband connections as new wireless aerials go live in the borough.

Southwark shopkeeper sentenced for persistent sale of dangerous skin lightening products

A Peckham shopkeeper was sentenced for offences relating to the illegal sale of dangerous skin lightening products, Banaras Hussain was ordered to pay £8,000 fines, £13,027 costs and £4,888 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (£25,915 in total), with a 15 week suspended sentence and 100 days unpaid work, at the Inner London Crown Court.

Southwark Council reaffirms commitment to tackling FGM

Tuesday 6 February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and Southwark Council is reaffirming its commitment to tackling FGM in the borough.

Women politicians come together to mark the right to vote

Tuesday 6 February 2018 is the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 receiving royal assent, which allowed some women to vote for the first time. To mark this momentous occasion, celebrate how far politics has evolved towards gender equality, and to recognise how far the country still has to go, Southwark Council is flying the white, purple and green flag of the Suffragettes.

New exhibition in Peckham to celebrate Southwark’s LGBT communities

Southwark Council is celebrating LGBT History Month this February with a new, free exhibition on the history of LGBTQ+ people and communities in the borough.