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Southwark names new Mayor and recognises work of local people at the 2017 Civic Awards

Community champions, tireless volunteers and local charities were among the 15 receivers of this year’s Civic Awards at a special ceremony this weekend.

Seven Islands pool now open

We are pleased to announce that the final part of the refurbishments at Seven Island Leisure Centre is now complete and the pool will be open from Saturday 13 May.

Southwark glitters in British Book Awards alongside big names Waterstones and J K Rowling

Southwark Council’s Camberwell Library has scooped The Bookseller’s Library of the Year Award at the British Book awards, aka The Nibbies.

GLA manager seconded to Southwark to lead new Old Kent Road regeneration team

Southwark Council has announced it is setting up a dedicated team to deliver the regeneration of one of London’s most famous thoroughfares – headed by the Mayor of London’s Strategic Planning Manager, Colin Wilson.

Free compost bins given away every day during Compost Awareness Week

In recognition of this year’s Compost Awareness Week (8 to 14 May), Veolia the recycling and waste partner of Southwark Council are giving away five compost bins every day for the whole week.

Southwark teams up with Clarion Housing Group to deliver over 280 new homes at council rents

Southwark Council has announced a new partnership with housing association Clarion Housing Group to build over 600 new homes in the borough – nearly half of which will be let at council rents.

Stunning new council homes become ready for local tenants

Southwark Council’s ambitious 11,000 new homes programme gains further ground this month as 56 brand new apartments become available for council tenants.

Secretary of State overturns previous decision regarding Aylesbury estate compulsory purchase order

On 21 April, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, notified Southwark Council that he would consent to judgment and ask the court to quash his decision not to confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order for the remaining properties in Phase 1 of the regeneration.

Last chance to get your street parties planned for the summer

This year’s national Big Lunch campaign takes place on Sunday 18 June and once again Southwark Council is offering a free road closure service for party organisers to encourage communities to take part in this great event.

Two new nature reserves for Rotherhithe

Southwark Council is pleased to announce the designation of two new Local Nature Reserves - Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Ecology Park.