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Walworth Town Hall: update

Last year the council reported that as further design work and assessment of the Walworth Town Hall was undertaken, we better understood the costs of the project to refurbish the town hall following the fire and deliver the brief previously agreed by cabinet.

Council calls on Government to do more as its new Air Quality Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2022 published

Cllr Ian Wingfield, cabinet member for environment and the public realm, has called on Secretary of State for Environment Michael Gove MP to do more to clean up air quality nationally.

Southwark Council teams up with leading charity Shelter to prevent homelessness

Across the capital, more than 18,000 households were accepted as homeless by their local council in the past year, a rise of 42 per cent in just five years.

Extremely rare Roman sarcophagus lifted from ancient Southwark burial site

A Roman sarcophagus has been found, excavated, and lifted from its ancient grave at a site on Harper Road. It is being moved to the Museum of London, where its contents will be exhumed.

Southwark Council gets £12m towards 200 new council homes from GLA bid

A further 201 brand new council homes in Southwark have secured funding after the council was awarded just over £12m for affordable homes from City Hall.

Council set to create more cultural educational opportunities, to bridge the gap in access for young people

One of London’s most culturally dynamic boroughs has announced a new, £50,000 arts programme designed to help Southwark’s younger residents to take up creative courses.

Southwark championed for celebrating LGBT equality in schools

Stonewall, Britain’s lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has named Southwark Council as one of the best local authorities for tackling anti-LGBT bullying and celebrating difference in its schools.

Southwark Council appoints national fire safety expert to review fire strategy

Southwark Council has appointed national fire safety expert, Ben Bradford, and his specialist firm of consulting engineers, to carry out an independent review of the council’s fire strategy and fire risk assessments.

Southwark celebrates excellence in its schools

Teachers and support staff from across Southwark gathered for Southwark Schools’ Excellence Awards.

Southwark and Lambeth’s Southern Exposure Film Fund launch

Applications for the Southern Exposure Film Fund will open at an official launch in the Cinema Museum, on Friday 7 July, from 6.30pm to 9pm.