COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”

The 'Great Estates' programme - described as "a new way of thinking about, talking about and making decisions about council estates in the borough" - has been launched by Southwark council. Local residents can now make suggestions for small improvements they would like to work with the council to deliver on their estates, with almost … Continue reading COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”

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NEW CONSULTATION CHARTER WILL HAVE “CLEAR, DEFINED REQUIREMENT FOR DEVELOPERS” SAY SOUTHWARK

A London council are planning to introduce a Consultation Charter for developers who want to build in the borough to sign up to. Southwark are looking to implement the Charter to set a standard for public engagement and consultation that the council, as a planning authority, would expect any new development scheme to deliver on. … Continue reading NEW CONSULTATION CHARTER WILL HAVE “CLEAR, DEFINED REQUIREMENT FOR DEVELOPERS” SAY SOUTHWARK

HERNE HILL FREE FILM FESTIVAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH / FREE VIDEO STREAMING IN SOUTHWARK LIBRARIES

Herne Hill Free Film Festival returns in May for a seventh year with a mix of huge hits from the last 12 months, screenings with a local connection, classics and new classics. At each film the Festival will be partnering with the Maudsley Charity, to promote positive change in the world of mental health. The … Continue reading HERNE HILL FREE FILM FESTIVAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH / FREE VIDEO STREAMING IN SOUTHWARK LIBRARIES

FREE THEATRE TRIPS FOR ALL SOUTHWARK PRIMARY SCHOOLKIDS

A new programme aimed at ensuring every Southwark primary child aged between five and eleven gets a free visit to the theatre every year as part of a £500,000 scheme has been agreed by the council’s cabinet. “Theatre, particularly theatre for children, fires the imagination” said a council spokesperson. “It gives children the skills and … Continue reading FREE THEATRE TRIPS FOR ALL SOUTHWARK PRIMARY SCHOOLKIDS

FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY REACHED BIGGEST AUDIENCE YET SAY SOUTHWARK – AND THAT INCLUDES STATEN ISLAND, U.S.A.

In just its second year, Fizz Free February has reached more people than ever before, encouraging more people to ditch the fizz and think of their health, teeth and bank accounts, say Southwark council. There has been great appetite for the campaign across the country, with many businesses, organisations and individuals pledging to go fizz … Continue reading FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY REACHED BIGGEST AUDIENCE YET SAY SOUTHWARK – AND THAT INCLUDES STATEN ISLAND, U.S.A.

HEALTH WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY PUT YOU OFF  IF YOU’RE EATING AS YOU READ THIS…..RAT SORBET ANYONE????

Southwark council say they uncovered "revolting conditions" in a café in the Old Kent Road area on 22 January 2018. A routine inspection uncovered an uncontrolled rat infestation in areas where food was stored, handled and processed. The café was immediately closed down and a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Order was later granted at Camberwell Green … Continue reading HEALTH WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MAY PUT YOU OFF  IF YOU’RE EATING AS YOU READ THIS…..RAT SORBET ANYONE????

SOUTHWARK GO FIZZ FREE, CROYDON ADD MORE ELECTRIC CHARGING POINTS WHILE LAMBETH REMOVE PAY AND DISPLAY PARKING

ITS FIZZ FREE FEBRUARY AGAIN IN SOUTHWARK -  "The fact so many councils up and down the country have jumped on board this campaign shows local government’s commitment to tackling childhood obesity head on" -Cllr Evelyn Akoto Fizz Free February got off to an explosive start for 2019, with celebrities, politicians, schools and councils across the … Continue reading SOUTHWARK GO FIZZ FREE, CROYDON ADD MORE ELECTRIC CHARGING POINTS WHILE LAMBETH REMOVE PAY AND DISPLAY PARKING

SOUTHWARK PREPARE FOR BREXIT, BROMLEY PREPARE FOR THE BIG LUNCH

SOUTHWARK COUNCIL PREPARE FOR BREXIT Three weeks after Southwark Council announced a £2 million Brexit budget reserve and an immediate £300,000 funding package, the council have created a new online information resource to help residents with any concerns or questions they have about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March. The new guidance … Continue reading SOUTHWARK PREPARE FOR BREXIT, BROMLEY PREPARE FOR THE BIG LUNCH

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!

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