News Archive - January 2018

Southwark launches new Anti-Engine Idling enforcement

Southwark Council is delighted to announce its latest step towards improving London’s air quality.

Innovative programme launched to support people with hoarding disorder

A hoarding disorder is when someone acquires an excessive number of possessions and finds it difficult to discard them, leading to unmanageable clutter.

Consultation now open on latest proposals for Old Kent Road

Local people are being encouraged to have their say on one of London’s largest regeneration schemes - along one of the city’s most famous, and historic thoroughfares – as Southwark Council opens its latest round of public consultation.

Council commits to low-carbon investment

Southwark Council has taken its first step as part of the commitment to cut its investments in fossil fuels. At the meeting of the Pensions Advisory Panel on 9 January 2018, the council agreed to move £150m into the Blackrock Low Carbon Target Equity Fund.

Southwark Council cracks down on fly tippers

Southwark Council is cracking down on fly tipping and recently added ZA Afro Foods Ltd, of 80 Rye Lane, Peckham, to their list of successful prosecutions.

Statement on Elephant and Castle shopping centre

At their meeting on Tuesday, 16 January, the council’s planning committee voted against approving the proposals to redevelop the Elephant and Castle shopping centre.

The front line of homelessness: delegates meet to tackle the housing crisis

The announcement of the new housing and homelessness minister, Heather Wheeler MP, this week comes as councils collate annual data which has shown a sharp rise in homelessness over the past years, adding to a national housing crisis.

Southwark tenant starts New Year with £1,000 prize draw

One lucky Southwark tenant has won £1,000 after taking part in an annual council housing survey.

Garages set to be transformed into new shopping arcade for Elephant and Castle

Un-used garages beneath a council housing block at Elephant and Castle could soon become a shiny new shopping area if council plans go ahead.

Make a healthy start to the New Year

Have you vowed to lose weight this year? Or are you planning on eating healthier? What about smoking, will you be going smoke free in 2018? Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be, there is support available to help you succeed and lead a healthier lifestyle.