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Public meeting to discuss fire safety

The council is working with colleagues in the fire service to hold meetings to address residents’ concerns about fire safety in Southwark following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in West London.

Floral contributions and tributes following the recent attacks

Following the terror attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market, we have all been moved by the floral and individual tributes left for the victims.

Fried Chicken Shops among 10 food outlets fined for fly-tipping in last six months

A meat supplier, an organic food market and three fried chicken shops have found their waste disposal wrongs coming home to roost after being fined hundreds of pounds for fly-tipping.

‘Landlord’ sentenced for illegally sub-letting council flat in Elephant & Castle

A man was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, at Woolwich Crown Court today, after being found guilty of illegally sub-letting his council flat in Elephant and Castle.

Borough businesses offered automatic rate relief after terror attack

All the businesses that were caught up inside the police crime scene following the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack on Saturday 3 June are being offered automatic rate relief from Southwark Council.

Southwark Council’s children’s services are 'good' according to latest Ofsted report

Southwark Council’s services for children and families are “good”, says an Ofsted report published today. This puts Southwark in the top 28 per cent of the 146 local authorities inspected so far.

Fire safety in Southwark blocks

A statement from Councillor Stephanie Cryan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, regarding fire safety in Southwark blocks.

The beat goes on in Bermondsey this summer

Some of the biggest names in the UK Reggae and Ska scene will be taking to the stage in Southwark Park this summer for this year’s FREE Bermondsey Carnival.

London Bridge attack: cordons lifted

A week after the terror attack at London Bridge the police have now lifted the last of the cordons and left the crime scene.

Response to the release of footage from London Bridge terror attacks

A response from Eleanor Kelly, Chief Executive of Southwark Council, regarding leaked footage of the London Bridge terror attacks.