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Southwark to place pubs under protection with new Article 4 Direction

All 188 pubs in Southwark have been given an extra layer of protection from development this week.

Council confirms £22m from One The Elephant will pay for leisure centre

Final figures have been released around the sale of a brand new building at Elephant and Castle – and the council will get £22m, more than enough to pay for The Castle leisure centre.

Diocese approves council’s plan to create burial spaces in Camberwell cemeteries

Southwark Council has been granted approval from the Diocese of Southwark to pursue plans to create burial spaces in Camberwell Old Cemetery and Camberwell New Cemetery.

Council shuts down Korean restaurant after catastrophic food safety failings

A local Korean restaurant has been closed down by Southwark Council’s food safety team after a routine inspection found a catalogue of poor hygiene standards and food safety concerns. Council officers were forced to take the unusual step due to the high risk to public health.

A £35m investment into new community facilities at heart of one of London’s biggest regeneration projects has been approved

In the face of increasing financial pressures, Southwark Council is continuing to invest in brand new community facilities, including a new library, GP surgery, early years’ nursery and community space, on the Aylesbury estate.

Outcome of Perronet House ballot regarding membership of the Leathermarket JMB

The results of the vote to decide whether or not Perronet House in Elephant and Castle would join the Leathermarket Joint Management Board.

Southwark salon owner ordered to pay £2,000 for illegal tooth whitening

A Rotherhithe salon owner who carried out a tooth whitening procedure without being a qualified dentist, has been ordered to pay over £2,000 by a court.

Southwark Council is offering £500 for events held during LGBT History Month

For the sixth year running, Southwark’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) Network is offering small grants for anyone organising events which promote diversity within the community.

East Street Library building set to get revamp

Plans are afoot to spruce up the building currently home to the East Street Library as part of a ‘wish list’ drawn up by local people.

Southwark joins London councils’ shared service to bring IT back ‘in-house’

Southwark Council has announced plans to join Brent and Lewisham Councils’ shared IT service, in a break away from years of outsourcing the service to the private sector.