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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.

Public meeting to discuss fire safety

The council is working with colleagues in the fire service to hold meetings to address residents’ concerns about fire safety in Southwark following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in West London.

Floral contributions and tributes following the recent attacks

Following the terror attacks at London Bridge and Borough Market, we have all been moved by the floral and individual tributes left for the victims.

Fried Chicken Shops among 10 food outlets fined for fly-tipping in last six months

A meat supplier, an organic food market and three fried chicken shops have found their waste disposal wrongs coming home to roost after being fined hundreds of pounds for fly-tipping.

‘Landlord’ sentenced for illegally sub-letting council flat in Elephant & Castle

A man was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, at Woolwich Crown Court today, after being found guilty of illegally sub-letting his council flat in Elephant and Castle.

Borough businesses offered automatic rate relief after terror attack

All the businesses that were caught up inside the police crime scene following the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack on Saturday 3 June are being offered automatic rate relief from Southwark Council.

Southwark Council’s children’s services are 'good' according to latest Ofsted report

Southwark Council’s services for children and families are “good”, says an Ofsted report published today. This puts Southwark in the top 28 per cent of the 146 local authorities inspected so far.