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The front line of homelessness: delegates meet to tackle the housing crisis

The announcement of the new housing and homelessness minister, Heather Wheeler MP, this week comes as councils collate annual data which has shown a sharp rise in homelessness over the past years, adding to a national housing crisis.

Southwark tenant starts New Year with £1,000 prize draw

One lucky Southwark tenant has won £1,000 after taking part in an annual council housing survey.

Garages set to be transformed into new shopping arcade for Elephant and Castle

Un-used garages beneath a council housing block at Elephant and Castle could soon become a shiny new shopping area if council plans go ahead.

Make a healthy start to the New Year

Have you vowed to lose weight this year? Or are you planning on eating healthier? What about smoking, will you be going smoke free in 2018? Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be, there is support available to help you succeed and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Southwark Council publishes draft 2018/2019 budget and responds to Draft Local Government Settlement

The updated budget proposals significantly reduce the budget gap to £5.6m from the £16-£19m gap presented to the council’s cabinet in July 2017.

Southwark Council names rogue landlords and agents for the GLA’s new checker

Southwark Council is one of the first six London councils to have named and shamed rogue landlords and agents, for City Hall’s new Landlord and Agent Checker, which is launching today (19 December).

Council asks residents for their views on intermediate rent scheme

At the cabinet meeting earlier this week, Southwark Council agreed to ask residents for their thoughts on an intermediate rent scheme in the borough.

Peckham trader caught with 600 fake iPhone chargers

A Peckham trader who was found in possession of more than 600 fake iPhone charger plugs, was given a 12 month Community Order, with 120 hours unpaid work and costs of £1,410; his company, Safi Electronics and Communications, was fined a further £1,500, at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court, on 12 December.

Southwark supports council tax exemption for care leavers

Southwark Council Cabinet voted last night (December 12) to ensure that young people leaving care did not have to struggle with the burden of council tax bills.

Plans to transform the famous Old Kent Road take a step closer

One of London’s largest regeneration schemes - along one of the city’s most famous, and historic thoroughfares - will be taking a step forward this month as Southwark Council agree further consultation on a revised plan.