Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July. 
Register to vote by 18 June.
If you need to vote by post, you must apply to do this by 5pm on 19 June.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Air quality law and permits

Local Authority Pollution Control Permits

Councils have a duty to authorise some polluting processes. See a full list of processes (PDF, 187kb) covered by the regulations. You can view public register (PDF, 39kb) for the active processes in the borough.

For information on charges, download the fees and charges (PDF, 78kb) document.

Please email the Environmental Protection Team if you have any questions.

Dry cleaning premises

On the permits for dry cleaning premises, there is a requirement that the operation must be carried out in such a manner that no more than 20 grams of solvent per kilogram of product cleaned and dried shall be emitted as measured and reported annually. The 20 grams includes all organic solvents used within the installation (eg dry cleaning solvent, water-proofing solutions and spot cleaning solutions).

To demonstrate compliance with the solvent usage condition, the following forms can be downloaded:

The annual solvent record sheet needs to be submitted to us by the 31 January of the following year. You can submit it to us by email at

Page last updated: 02 August 2022


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