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TfL will now consider plans for Bricklayers' Arms Tube station

Transport for London have announced they will now consider building a station at Bricklayers’ Arms, as part of the project to extend the Bakerloo Line. While other stations, such as between New Cross Gate and Lewisham, were definitely ruled out, Bricklayers’ Arms was explicitly highlighted as a s...

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Campaigners lead calls for a new youth club

A group of local activists are campaigning for a youth club to be created in south Bermondsey. The Blue Youth Club was closed a few years ago, with many residents saying it left young people in the area with little to do. Gareth Bell, Kirsty Grove and Andrew Tipler met with the leaders of youth s...

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Council Tax rise shown to be unnecessary

The Liberal Democrat opposition on Southwark Council have produced an alternative budget which enables the a 3% increase in spending, but delivered through efficiency savings rather than the council tax increase. Southwark Council will be raising the basic level of Council Tax by 2.99% this year....

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Campaign gathering speed to stop cuts to vital London Riverside bus service

Southwark Liberal Democrats are calling on the Mayor of London to take urgent action to stop the RV1 bus service being cut in half.

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Southwark Council increases Council Tax ‘to the max’

Labour-run Southwark Council have announced they will increase council tax by 3% this year. This is the second year in a row they have done so. This is the maximum amount they are legally allowed to increase council tax, without triggering a local referendum. These increases are larger than infla...

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Controversial plans for redeveloping Elephant & Castle deferred

Southwark Council’s Planning Committee met on Tuesday night to vote again on the proposals for demolishing and redeveloping the Elephant & Castle shopping centre. The Committee voted to defer the decision to a later date.

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