CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS – SOUTHWARK PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS YOU!

Southwark council public health team are calling on all budding artists in the borough to help design the front cover of its annual public health report (APHR). The APHR is an opportunity for the Public Health team to share important health updates with other health professionals and also with local residents. Southwark recently became the … Continue reading CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS – SOUTHWARK PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS YOU!

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BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC: “Security guard did not speak for us -mothers welcome to breastfeed in all council buildings” say Southwark

Mothers are welcome to breastfeed in all council buildings, say Southwark council in a statement. "Last year there was an unfortunate incident at one of our council offices, when a security guard asked a mother not to breastfeed. "The council apologised at the time, and took action to ensure this one-off error does not happen … Continue reading BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC: “Security guard did not speak for us -mothers welcome to breastfeed in all council buildings” say Southwark

LAMBETH TO JOIN NEW REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY

Lambeth council are joining forces with nine other boroughs to create a new Adopt London South Regional Adoption Agency (RAA). The RAA will  combine the adoption services for the ten south London boroughs of Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, and Sutton. The proposal forms part of an overarching project to develop … Continue reading LAMBETH TO JOIN NEW REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY

LAMBETHWATCH DIARY “LABOUR COUNCILLORS NOW APPEAR TO BE ADOPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES”

Lambeth Labour councillors now appear to be adopting Conservative policies, says Cllr Tim Briggs, the only Blue on Lambeth council. His comment comes in a question to council leader Cllr Lib Peck at next Wednesday’s full meeting of the council headed “Improvement of Lambeth’s policies“, which reads as follows: The Conservative alternative budget and manifesto … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH DIARY “LABOUR COUNCILLORS NOW APPEAR TO BE ADOPTING CONSERVATIVE POLICIES”

BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

Three brothers, whose "negligent and dangerous management" of rented flats above the former Thomas a Becket pub - famed for its boxing links -  on the Old Kent Road have been landed with massive fines at Inner London Crown Court. They were given fines of £37,500 and costs of £16,467.30 - plus a confiscation order … Continue reading BROTHERS FINED MORE THAN £35,000 FOR “NEGLIGENT AND DANGEROUS MANAGEMENT” OF FLATS ABOVE FAMOUS PUB – Falsely claimed to be National Approved Letting Scheme members

PEOPLE OF SOUTHWARK THANKED FOR THEIR RECYCLING EFFORTS BY COUNCIL

The people of Southwark have been thanked for their efforts over recycling after the borough again achieved the highest recycling rates for inner London. Cllr Richard Livingstone, Southwark's cabinet member for environment, transport management and air quality, says: "I would like to congratulate everyone involved and encourage even more people to start separating, cleaning and … Continue reading PEOPLE OF SOUTHWARK THANKED FOR THEIR RECYCLING EFFORTS BY COUNCIL

COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

 TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS The Safer Croydon Partnership (SCP) have launched a survey to gain a greater understanding of people’s crime concerns. The short survey, launched today, seeks the views of everyone who lives, works or visits Croydon. It asks which crime and anti-social behaviour issues causes them most concerns, across the borough, … Continue reading COUNCIL NEWS: TELL CROYDON YOUR COMMUNITY SAFETY CONCERNS / NEW SOUTHWARK LIBRARY ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF ITS FORMER HOME / LEWISHAM TO GET £9 MILLION FROM  GOVERNMENT TO REPLACE DEFECTIVE CLADDING

NEW DRINKING WATER FOUNTAINS FOR SOUTHWARK

NEW DRINKING WATER FOUNTAINS FOR SOUTHWARK The people of Camberwell are being helped to cut down on single-use plastic water bottles, with the addition of a new, free, public drinking water fountain on Camberwell Green. Cllr Richard Livingstone joined Alice Chamberlain, project assistant from the #OneLess campaign, to top up their water bottles and launch … Continue reading NEW DRINKING WATER FOUNTAINS FOR SOUTHWARK

“I’LL HOLD MY HUMAN BARRIER” – capital’s newest war memorial unveils tomorrow in Southwark

  London’s newest memorial to those affected by war and conflict will be unveiled at a special dedication ceremony in Southwark tomorrow (Tuesday 27 November). The Southwark Memorial was commissioned by Southwark council, with support from Lendlease and the Contemporary Arts Society, and designed by Scottish sculptor Kenny Hunter. It takes pride of place in … Continue reading “I’LL HOLD MY HUMAN BARRIER” – capital’s newest war memorial unveils tomorrow in Southwark

COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER APPROVED FOR PART OF AYLESBURY ESTATE

On 14 November 2018, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed Southwark council’s application for a Compulsory Purchase Order of homes on the First Development Site of the Aylesbury regeneration, says a statement from the council. Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, development and planning, said: “We welcome the Secretary … Continue reading COMPULSORY PURCHASE ORDER APPROVED FOR PART OF AYLESBURY ESTATE