Summer programme of food and activities for kids in Southwark and Lambeth…Monday is deadline day for Southwark Covid-19 community grants

From Southwark council: We've joined forces with Lambeth Council and Kitchen Social to host an exciting summer programme of food and activities across our communities. To get the online brochure and find our more, sign up via http://www.summeroffoodandfun.org.uk The link says: The Mayor's Fund for London have joined forces with Lambeth and Southwark Councils to … Continue reading Summer programme of food and activities for kids in Southwark and Lambeth…Monday is deadline day for Southwark Covid-19 community grants

Council “set to confirm hundreds of new council homes will now be part of the Aylesbury estate regeneration”

"Southwark council have confirmed over 500 new council homes could be part of the area known as the First Development Site (FDS) as part of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration" says a council statement.* Work on the FDS (first development site) is currently underway, within COVID-19 safety guidelines, with the council’s development partners Notting Hill Genesis … Continue reading Council “set to confirm hundreds of new council homes will now be part of the Aylesbury estate regeneration”

THE ABUSERS: “The total number of people abused as children will never be fully known as there are many reasons why victims and survivors may not come forward and Lambeth council do not hold complete records of all those who did”

An entire section of Lambeth's corporate report covering the six convicted child abusers employed in Lambeth-run children's homes includes details of their convictions: Lambeth is aware of a number of children who were sexually abused by convicted and alleged perpetrators. The total number will never be fully known as there are many reasons why victims … Continue reading THE ABUSERS: “The total number of people abused as children will never be fully known as there are many reasons why victims and survivors may not come forward and Lambeth council do not hold complete records of all those who did”

Southwark warning on unlicensed parties in parks and open spaces – and a request to please take your litter home if you are using them

Southwark Council@lb_southwark We'll take the appropriate action when anyone is found to be organising unlicensed parties in our parks and open spaces. If you think someone is acting illegally, please call the police on 101 – or in an emergency 999 - and help keep our parks safe this summer Southwark Council@lb_southwark We're doing our … Continue reading Southwark warning on unlicensed parties in parks and open spaces – and a request to please take your litter home if you are using them

Meet up Friday morning at the Vicar’s Oak – and can you rehome seedlings…or young plants?

From Invisible Palace: We are delighted to have received funding from City Bridge Trust in order to adapt our regular activities and open up again in line with current Covid-19 guidelines. From Friday 26th June we will be meeting every Friday at the Vicar's Oak between 10am and 12 noon. Cafés aren't open yet but we'll provide free take away refreshments for volunteers. We have measures … Continue reading Meet up Friday morning at the Vicar’s Oak – and can you rehome seedlings…or young plants?

New Southwark campaign to help victims of domestic and sexual abuse

Southwark council have announced extra funding for support services to those suffering domestic and sexual abuse, increasing the capacity of its specialist services for those who, during lockdown, are at even greater risk. In a statement the council say they are creating greater awareness of the free, confidential service, run by Solace, which people can … Continue reading New Southwark campaign to help victims of domestic and sexual abuse

Southwark in Lockdown 2020: Advice on potential coronavirus related scams and price increases

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and advice for residents and businesses is on Southwark council's coronavirus webpages. (This includes the following - Ed.) From Southwark council: We have been advised by the police that they have heard reports that individuals may be taking advantage of the vulnerable by posing as door-to-door coronavirus testers in order to gain … Continue reading Southwark in Lockdown 2020: Advice on potential coronavirus related scams and price increases

“Come together to help tackle Southwark’s climate emergency” – council’s invitation

Southwark council are inviting everybody who lives in the borough to come together, to chart a path towards a more sustainable and environmentally sound future. Southwark residents are all invited to the very first, community led, Empowering Communities annual conference, at William Booth College, on 21 March. This event will tackle the Climate Emergency head … Continue reading “Come together to help tackle Southwark’s climate emergency” – council’s invitation

PETER JOHN TO QUIT AS SOUTHWARK LEADER

Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark council since 2010, has announced he will step down on Wednesday March 25th, the date of the next Council Assembly meeting, when a new Leader will be elected. In his resignation letter, Cllr John looked back over a decade of delivery as Leader, and thanked staff, residents and other … Continue reading PETER JOHN TO QUIT AS SOUTHWARK LEADER

COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE: SOUTHWARK’S LENGTHY STATEMENT – “Fresh consultations planned”

Southwark council have issued the following lengthy statement on the controversy surrounding the state of the Cox's Walk footbridge in Sydenham Hill woods and the plans to fell two oak trees very close to the bridge. The statement, available on the southwark.gov website, says: Cox’s Walk footbridge The Cox’s Walk footbridge was built around 1865, … Continue reading COX’S WALK FOOTBRIDGE: SOUTHWARK’S LENGTHY STATEMENT – “Fresh consultations planned”