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Community comes together as Camberwell Arts Trail launches

Southwark Council’s Camberwell Arts Trail launched on Friday 6 October. Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Culture and Social Regeneration, was joined by artist, Leoni Bullcock and many local people, to celebrate this community focused project.

Walworth cosmetic business fined £25,000 over illegal skin lighteners

A Southwark Council sting and surveillance operation uncovered a haul of 3,000 illegal skin lightening products.

Trading Standards tackle underage knife sales

Officers from Southwark Council Trading Standards took part in a London wide police operation to highlight the need for retailers to ‘Challenge 25’ when it comes to knife sales.

Stoptober... quit smoking in 28 days

If you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to be able to stay smoke-free for good.

Southwark Council agrees to keep housing repairs line free

Southwark Council confirmed it would keep the housing repairs line free of charge. The decision came following a successful petition from Southwark Group of Tenant Organisations (SGTO) during a Cabinet Meeting which took place on Tuesday 19 September.

Exciting new play area for Peckham Rye Park

Southwark Council’s revitalisation of Peckham Rye Park is well underway; its brand new play area will have a strong focus on water play for younger children and it is the first of its kind in Southwark.

Southwark gears up to deliver hundreds more new council homes

Over the last few months, hundreds of brand new council homes on nine sites around Southwark have either been granted planning permission, or are going through the planning process, as part of the council’s unrivalled programme to build 11,000 new council homes in the borough.

Southwark pupils return to brand new schools this autumn

Hundreds of primary school pupils from all over Southwark have been heading back to the classroom this week – in brand new or improved school buildings.

Peckham photos show history of town in new book and exhibition

Residents are being invited to step back in time with a new book and exhibition showing photos of Peckham’s fascinating history.

‘Beds in Sheds’ extension demolished after council planners crackdown

A rogue landlord in Southwark has been forced to demolish an unauthorised extension in his back yard after a council investigation uncovered it was being used as flats.