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Southwark running out of burial plots, says councillor

Southwark is running out of room to bury its dead. That’s what James Barber, Liberal Democrat councillor for East Dulwich, says anyway: Southwark has only 1 year of burial plots left. It is considering applying to the Home Office to reuse common graves or gobble up a play … via Twitter / James Barber: Southwark [...]

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Eid festival in Dulwich Park

Southwark is presenting its first ever Eid festival, this Saturday 12 September, from 12 to 5pm in Dulwich Park. Eid is the Arabic word for celebration. The celebration at the end of the holy month of Ramadan is called Eid Ul Fitr, and this is what we will be celebrating on the 12 September. So [...]

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Bankside consultation kept open for another six weeks

Bankside consultation kept open for another six weeks

Southwark has decided to extend the consultation period for its development plans in Bankside, Borough and London Bridge for another six weeks, from September 17: Between January and March this year the council asked people for their thoughts on the Bankside, Borough and London Bridge Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which aims to make sure that [...]

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Southwark in bloom

Southwark has won its first-ever London in Bloom award: Southwark won a gold in the borough category of London in Bloom 2010 and Dulwich Park won a gold in the large park category. Cllr Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for environment, transport and recycling, said: “I’d like to thank everyone in Southwark who rolled up their [...]

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Spending cuts: as bad as we thought, if not worse

Spending cuts: as bad as we thought, if not worse

The upcoming government spending review in October is going to be bad for the public sector, but how bad exactly. Well, Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth have all, in their different ways, been preparing us for cuts of perhaps 25% over 2011-2014, and a cut of that size would be devastating enough. And, according to a [...]

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Man shot dead in Peckham

A man’s been shot dead in Peckham, and two men are being questioned, according to the BBC: ´╗┐Officers in Peckham heard a gunshot at about 2130 BST on Monday and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound a short while later. ┬á An ambulance attended but the man, who was from the area, died [...]

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Southwark opens violent crime consultation

Southwark opens violent crime consultation

Southwark council is kicking off a “major consultation” with residents on violent crime. The survey is under the aegis of the Safer Southwark Partnership, and is intended to feed into a five year crime strategy. Here’s how Southwark is describing the strategy: The violent crime strategy is an important document for the communities in Southwark [...]

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Grim stats for sexually-transmitted infections in South London

The Health Protection Agency has released its statistics on sexually-transmitted infections in the UK, and it makes pretty grim reading for anyone concerned with the welfare of young people in South London. The HPA’s data by region can be seen here as a PDF. We’ve also uploaded it to our public Google docs area. The [...]

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Events in SE1

The excellent people at London SE1 have produced their monthly what’s on guide for the London SE1 area – well worth downloading the PDF and having a browse.

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Southwark dries up as 110 pubs close

If you like a beer and a natter, Southwark is increasingly the place not to be, according to this story from the Morning Advertiser. ‘Labour should apologise for pub closures’ – General news – Politics – Morning Advertiser: Southwark tops the list, losing 110 of its pubs, followed by Liverpool with 100 and Birmingham with [...]

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