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Southwark Council wins Rock Island appeal

Southwark Council has successfully challenged the operator of Rock Island Bar and Grill, who sought to extend operating hours and remove the restaurant condition from its premises licence just six months after the venue reopened.

Walworth awarded Heritage Action Zone status to revive its historic heart

Southwark has become the first inner London borough to have an area named as a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ).

Southwark submits bid for London Borough of Culture

Southwark Council has submitted a bold bid to Sadiq Khan for the title of London Borough of Culture, and more than £1million in funding for arts programmes that the title attracts.

Elton John AIDS Foundation joins forces with three London councils to tackle HIV

To mark World AIDS Day, Southwark Council is pleased to announce it will be part of a new collaboration to tackle HIV in South East London.

Southwark appoints new Strategic Director of Housing and Modernisation

Southwark Council has appointed a new Strategic Director of Housing and Modernisation, following a competitive recruitment process and Members’ Appointment Committee.

Southwark scoops best local authority for highways and transport

Southwark Council was awarded the coveted title of most improved local authority in the country for tackling traffic congestion at the National Highways and Transportation (NHT) Awards, on 23 November.

Southwark school scoops £2,000 for Smart Savers sign ups

As well as giving year six aged Southwark children £20 to open a savings account, Southwark Council also runs a Smart Savers competition to give the school with the highest number of sign ups £2,000 towards books and IT equipment for their pupils.

Southwark Council responds to Autumn Budget 2017

Cllr Fiona Colley, Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance has responded to the Autumn Budget on behalf of Southwark Council.

Southwark Council launches new teaching tool on local architecture and history for primary schools

Southwark Council has launched a free teaching resource for local primary schools to help introduce pupils to the amazing architecture and history in their local area.

Fraudulent landlord jailed

A landlord who misled tenants and rented out an illegally converted property, has been jailed for 155 days, having failed to pay a confiscation order that looked to recover his criminal gains, generated from renting two illegal flats.