PLANNED BUS CUTS SLAMMED BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL  – “Passengers will be booted off regular bus services at Waterloo and the Elephant”

TfL’s plans to cut seven of Southwark’s bus routes will leave passengers on the 45, 48, 53, 171, 172 and 388 buses dropped well short of their central London destinations, say Southwark council. "TfL’s plans to cut short and remove all of these bus routes will take away a direct and affordable means of getting … Continue reading PLANNED BUS CUTS SLAMMED BY SOUTHWARK COUNCIL  – “Passengers will be booted off regular bus services at Waterloo and the Elephant”

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COUNCIL RENEW CALL TO LET DULWICH HAMLET FC BACK INTO THEIR CHAMPION HILL HOME

Southwark council have renewed their call to property developers Meadow to let Dulwich Hamlet FC back into its stadium at Champion Hill. A Southwark council statement says: "It is now over six months since Meadow shut DHFC out of their Champion Hill stadium ending 125 years of the club’s playing history in the East Dulwich … Continue reading COUNCIL RENEW CALL TO LET DULWICH HAMLET FC BACK INTO THEIR CHAMPION HILL HOME

LAMBETHWATCH – NEW FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTION TO LAMBETH (plus Twitter, Southwark libraries…and a bit of SouthwarkWatch)

NEW FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTION TO LAMBETH..... TINA HUMPHRIES 13 September 2018 Dear Lambeth Borough Council, I am seeking information regarding Fenwick Estate, Clapham North SW9 Can you inform me 1. Under what policy are Lambeth Homes renting vacant council properties privately. 2. How many properties on the Fenwick Estate are being let under this … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH – NEW FREEDOM OF INFORMATION QUESTION TO LAMBETH (plus Twitter, Southwark libraries…and a bit of SouthwarkWatch)

SOUTHWARK’S £2.68 MILLION FUND FOR PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR LOCAL AREA

Southwark council are inviting individuals and community groups to suggest how they would use £2.68million to improve their local area. Local people have until 22 October to apply for council funding to bring about the changes that are important to them. Successful proposals will be announced at the council’s Community Council meetings in early 2019. … Continue reading SOUTHWARK’S £2.68 MILLION FUND FOR PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR LOCAL AREA

BAKERLOO LINE – SOUTHWARK WELCOME REPORT BUT SAY THIRD STATION IS A PRIORITY

Southwark council have responded to a TfL report about the Bakerloo line extension, welcoming the Mayor’s commitment to the plans but expressing disappointment that only two stations have been put forward for Old Kent Road. Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, development and planning, said: “I am pleased that the Mayor of London remains … Continue reading BAKERLOO LINE – SOUTHWARK WELCOME REPORT BUT SAY THIRD STATION IS A PRIORITY

SOUTHWARK TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO A GIANT GAME

Southwark is set to be transformed into a giant game this autumn as thousands of employees and residents compete to see if their school, community or business can walk, run or cycle the furthest. Running from 19 September to 7 November, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge where people are rewarded with points … Continue reading SOUTHWARK TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO A GIANT GAME

‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

  Lewisham and Southwark councils are asking people to back the planned extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. A further extension of the Bakerloo line beyond Lewisham has also been proposed, which could potentially bring the tube to Ladywell, Catford and Lower … Continue reading ‘BACK THE BAKERLOO EXTENSION’ CALL BY LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK COUNCILS – Line could be extended to Lower Sydenham

STRAWBERRY BENCHES FOREVER…….with free WiFi and built-in air quality sensors

Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark council (left) and Milos Milisavljevic, founder and CEO of Strawberry Energy celebrate the arrival of the benches. Southwark council are launching their second batch of newly upgraded Strawberry smart benches. They will be joining the ten already in place across the borough, extending the offer of free WiFi, phone … Continue reading STRAWBERRY BENCHES FOREVER…….with free WiFi and built-in air quality sensors

BBQs EXTINGUISHED / NOMINATE YOUR HEROES AND HEROINES FOR CROYDON’S CIVIC AWARDS / ROGUE TRADERS IN SOUTHWARK

Southwark council Tweeted: "All BBQs in Burgess Park continue to be suspended until further notice. "Our wardens extinguished over 20 BBQs in Burgess Park this weekend alone. "In this hot dry weather fire can spread quickly - London Fire Brigade tackled this blaze yesterday evening." A Southwark council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: "None … Continue reading BBQs EXTINGUISHED / NOMINATE YOUR HEROES AND HEROINES FOR CROYDON’S CIVIC AWARDS / ROGUE TRADERS IN SOUTHWARK

CROYDON COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE NAMED NEW LONDONER OF THE YEAR 2018

Chief executive of Croydon council Jo Negrini has been named New Londoner of the Year 2018 at the New London Awards (NLA). Jo was presented with the accolade for her role in transforming Croydon and her championship of equal rights. In particular she was commended for her approach to challenging perceptions of Croydon and 'speeding … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE NAMED NEW LONDONER OF THE YEAR 2018