Southwark Life - Southwark Council newsletter December 2017

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Southwark Life

Thousands have backed our bid - why don't you?

A huge thank you to everyone who has enjoyed what Southwark has to offer and backed our bid to become London Borough of Culture. There is still time to join the Southwark Pioneers and show the world why our borough is the best. Find out more.

Elton John AIDS Foundation joins forces with three London councils to tackle HIV

To mark World AIDS Day, we're announcing that we will be working in partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Lambeth and Lewisham Councils to dramatically reduce HIV transmission across our boroughs. Find out more.

The East Dulwich Christmas Cracker returns tomorrow

East Dulwich will be the place to be tomorrow (2 December) when the fabulous Christmas Cracker returns with plenty of festive cheer and something for everyone to start the yuletide season. Find out more

5000 Southwark lives changed

In 2014, the council committed to helping 5000 residents into work over four years – an ambitious and challenging target. By Autumn 2017, 6 months ahead of target, we've achieved the objective, and changed 5000 lives for the better. Find out more

There is still time to join the Southwark Conversation

We want to build on previous consultations and conversations to make sure we're getting it right for you and your families now, and for future generations. We want to hear directly about how the changes are affecting you, how you feel about the future, and whether there's anything you think we can do differently. Let's talk.

Start 2018 by learning something new

The council’s adult learning service offers a range of day, evening and weekend courses. Our spring term starts in January 2018 and you can enrol today; check out the full list of available courses.

Get ready for winter weather with a free bag of salt

Last year we distributed over 700 free 5kg bags of salt to local residents for personal use on their pathways and drives. We're doing it again over the next two weekends so don't miss out on your chance to collect your free bag of salt. Find out more.  

Claim £20 free and start your child as a Smart Saver

Southwark Smart Savers has been designed to help young people to learn about responsible financial behaviour including experience of money matters, budgeting and saving; giving them the tools to manage their money well into adulthood. Find out more.

In brief

Southwark Council responds to Autumn Budget 2017

Landlord who misled tenants and rented out an illegally converted property jailed 

Southwark Council shortlisted for Council of the Year

Southwark appoints new Strategic Director of Housing and Modernisation

Southwark scoops best local authority for highways and transport

Peckham Christmas lights switch on - today from 4pm

Contemporary memorial proposed for new Walworth Square space

Southwark school scoops £2,000 for saving sign ups