About Cleaner Greener Safer

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The Cleaner Greener Safer programme has been helping Southwark residents transform their local areas since 2003. Over 2,700 projects have been funded in the past 15 years, from playground renovations and upgrades to sports facilities, cycle parking to tree planting, fencing to lighting improvements.  

The application period for our 2018/19 programme closed on Monday 23 October.

Applications will be processed during November and December. 

If your idea is in the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council area, you will be invited to the Community Council meeting on Tuesday 14 November to meet your ward councillors and other applicants. You’ll have the chance to explain your idea and hear about other proposals in your ward.

All eligible ideas are considered by your local ward councillors. Decisions will be announced at Community Council meetings in January 2018. You can find the dates of Community Council meetings here.

If you have applied to receive your funding as a grant, you will soon receive an initial assessment form which you must return to help us evaluate your idea. Visit our CGS grants page for more information.

If you have any questions regarding your application for capital funding or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact the CGS team by email cgs@southwark.gov.uk or by calling 020 7525 3012.

What is the Devolved Highways programme

The 2018/19 form also collected ideas to improve the public highway which are being considered for an additional fund – the Devolved Highways programme. This is a programme of capital funding used to improve the public highway infrastructure and enhance transport facilities. In previous years, this has been restricted to like-for-like replacement of footway or carriageway schemes. This year, the criteria have been expanded to encompass minor improvement schemes, such as improved pedestrian crossing points or traffic calming measures, or street greening works, such as the introduction of trees and grass verges. For more information, visit our devolved highways page.

Decisions on the 2018/19 Devolved Highways programme will be announced at Community Council meetings in January 2018. You can find the dates of Community Council meetings here.

For more information on the Devolved Highways programme, contact us by email katie.houselander@southwark.gov.uk or call 020 7525 2461

Page last updated: 25 October 2017