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Childcare report shows help needed for new parents


4 March 2015

The Mayor of London, central government, local authorities and employers all have a part to play in tackling the childcare crisis facing new parents in the capital.

Council first to introduce measures to mitigate against 'idiotic' vacant building credit

Southwark council logo Southwark Council is the first in London to officially introduce measures to prevent losing potential affordable homes through the government’s Vacant Building Credit (VBC).

3 March 2015

More Housing news.

Free events for children during SPINE festival at Southwark Libraries

Spine festival Young readers and writers from across the borough can enjoy some special, free literary activities at Southwark Libraries in March as part of this year’s SPINE festival.

27 February 2015

More Libraries news.

Southwark foster carers to be exempt from council tax from April 2015

Southwark council logo To boost recruitment and to recognise the commitment they make to some of the borough’s most vulnerable children, the council will be making foster carers exempt from council tax from April 2015.

26 February 2015

More Fostering news.

Council’s new kitchen and bathroom promise for tenants to begin a year ahead of schedule

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has announced it is set to start its kitchen and bathroom replacement programme a year ahead of schedule.

26 February 2015

More Regeneration news.

Still time to have your say on Southwark Park improvement plans

Southwark Council logo There is still time for Southwark residents to have their say on proposed improvement plans for Southwark Park.

25 February 2015

More Parks and open spaces news.

Council brings forward new plans for Townley Road

Southwark council logo Southwark Council has revised plans for improvements to the Townley Road/East Dulwich Grove junction following a public consultation; the new plans are now out for further consultation.

23 February 2015

More Transport and streets news.

Win £50 by taking a recycling selfie

Recycling From now till the end of April, Southwark residents are encouraged to get recycling with a difference.

20 February 2015

More Recycling and waste news.

Borough Market’s 1,000th anniversary year to be marked at this year’s Southwark Civic Service

1000 years of Borough Market The Mayor of Southwark, is inviting all who live, work, or study in the borough to join him for the annual Southwark Civic Service taking place at Southwark Cathedral, SE1, on Saturday 7 March 2015.

20 February 2015

More Community and living news.

Southwark Council urges residents and businesses to choose Fairtrade

Fairtrade logo 2015 Cllr Ian Wingfield, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities, Employment and Business, has called on residents and businesses to switch to Fairtrade and choose products that change lives.

18 February 2015

More Fair trading news.

Awardees announced for The Southern Exposure Film Fund 2015

•	Behind the scenes filming of Southern Exposure Film Fund entrant 'Beachcombers' Successful applicants of this year’s Southern Exposure Film Fund (SEFF) have been announced.

18 February 2015

More Leisure and culture news.

Response to libraries internet access stories

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council's response to internet access issue in libraries.

13 February 2015

More Libraries news.

Don’t miss out – register to have your say

Ballot box Southwark Council is encouraging local residents who have not yet registered to do so to ensure they have their say in this year’s UK Parliamentary Election.

13 February 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark Council creates unique fire safety system

Southwark Council Southwark residents will be some of the first in the country to be protected by a new, bespoke, linked fire alarm system co-designed by the council.

12 February 2015

More Health and social care news.

Council first to team with leading theatre to bring opportunities for local young people

The Old Vic Southwark Council is the first in London to officially commit to a new Endowment Trust set up by the Old Vic theatre by giving £500,000 to the project.

11 February 2015

More Children and families news.

Architect chosen for Peckham Station Square project

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council is pleased to announce that local architects Landolt + Brown have been selected to take forward the design of the new square and key buildings at Peckham Rye Station.

9 February 2015

More Regeneration news.

Council statement on claims made by Aylesbury squatters

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council is aware of a number of false allegations being made regarding the current situation on the Aylesbury estate.

6 February 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Want to be a circus star? The 'weight' is over…

Southwark council logo Have you ever dreamt about joining the circus? Well now is your chance to make that dream a reality.

3 February 2015

More Festivals and events news.

Southwark Council addresses claims that local ‘woodland’ area is being unduly cleared

Cemetery The so-called 'Southwark Woods' in fact refers to an overgrown and contaminated area within Camberwell Old Cemetery currently fenced off to members of the public.

3 February 2015

More Deaths, funerals and cremations news.

Southwark Council announces support for Gatwick Airport expansion

Plane Southwark Council has thrown it’s weight behind Gatwick Airport’s bid for expansion and entered into a partnership to bring further jobs and growth to the borough - if a second runway goes ahead.

3 February 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark Council slams plans to reduce affordable housing contributions

Southwark Council Southwark council has hit out at government plans to allow developers to reduce affordable housing contributions.

2 February 2015

More Housing news.

Southwark Libraries set to go potty for Potter

Books Whip out your wands and get ready to celebrate the magic of JK Rowling's unforgettable stories with a series of events for all to enjoy at Southwark’s libraries this Harry Potter Book Night.

30 January 2015

More Libraries news.

Southwark Council named finalists in LGC Awards 2015

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has been shortlisted for two accolades in this year’s Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2015.

30 January 2015

More Council and democracy news.

New online planning portal set to improve public access

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council has invested in a new online planning system to improve the way members of the public, developers and other organisations can access and make comments on thousands of applications.

29 January 2015

More Planning and building control news.

Ground broken on site for hundreds of new homes in Peckham

ground breaking new homes A ground breaking event has marked the start of a new scheme that will deliver over 300 new homes in Peckham – over a third of which will be affordable.

27 January 2015

More Housing news.

Vote for Dulwich Wood Primary - School is named as finalist for National campaign

Southwark Council logo Dulwich Wood Primary in Southwark is one of only six schools nationally, to be in with a chance of winning the Friends of the Earth’ competition Run on Sun.

27 January 2015

More Education and learning news.

Southwark over 60s to be given free leisure access

Older gentleman giving the all clear After announcing the council’s new free swim and gym pilot this spring, Southwark Council can now confirm the pilot will also offer free access at certain times to over 60s too.

23 January 2015

More Sports and Leisure news.

Southwark set to freeze Council Tax for seventh year

Southwark Council logo Southwark Council is set to announce a zero per cent increase in Council Tax for the seventh year running.

22 January 2015

More Council and democracy news.

Southwark rewards its Housing Heroes 2014

Housing Heroes 2014 Southwark Council is proud to announce the winners of its Housing Heroes Awards 2014, recognising the hard work and dedication our residents put into their local communities.

21 January 2015

More Housing news.

Southwark to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day Southwark residents are invited to join the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sunil Chopra for Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 27 January to remember the victims of the Holocaust and other atrocities.

21 January 2015

More Community and living news.

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