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Council commits to cut pension investment in fossil fuels long-term

Last night (13 December) at a cabinet meeting, Southwark Council announced a commitment to cut pension investment in fossil fuels long term.

Aylesbury Library site gets the go-ahead

On Tuesday 6 December Southwark’s Planning Committee granted permission for the next phase of the Aylesbury regeneration.

Nunhead Library turns 120 years old and gets £130k refurbishment

Nunhead Library has undergone a full refurbishment in celebration of its 120th birthday.

Peckham car park plans reach new level with confirmed lease

Plans to convert the under-used Peckham’s multi-storey car park into a thriving arts, culture and community space have taken a new step forward this month.

Council sees “shocking” rise in homelessness

As winter sets in, the capital’s teams of outreach workers have patrolled the streets to find out the true picture of rough sleeping.

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Health and care trio team up for trailblazing new strategy

In a unique move to pull together expertise from all three health and social care providers in Southwark, the council has teamed up with local voluntary and community groups AND the local CCG.

On their marks for official running track launch

Inspired by the successes of the Rio Olympic and Paralympic games, the council has officially opened its brand new athletics track in Southwark Park with the help of some special guests from Team GB.

Postal worker’s counterfeit DVD scheme ‘Frozen’ following jail sentence

A local Post Office manager has been jailed for 25 months after being convicted of selling over 7,000 counterfeit DVDs including Disney favourite, Frozen.

Council’s work with young offenders recognised by national inspectors

Southwark Council’s approach to working with young offenders has been held up as a exemplar for other local authorities, by HM Inspectorate of Probation.