Rotherhithe Bridge delayed

The timetable to deliver the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf pedestrian and cycle bridge has
been pushed back by Transport for London.

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Community Councils Abolished

Liberal Democrats have been calling on Labour to introduce proper neighbourhood
decisions for many years. The proposed changes to create ward forums are welcomed, but
the opposition has expressed concerns about the process which has not involved any local
residents at all in the new plans.
 

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Lib Dems raise Crime-Fighting plans with Borough Commander

Southwark Liberal Democrat councillors met with the Borough Commander to raise
concerns of residents, to get a better understanding of the levels and forms of crimes that
blight Southwark, and to highlight their proposals to reduce offenses in the borough.

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Labour Fudge Brexit Again

Labour has today released a confusing set of policies that highlight their deep divisions on Brexit.

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Labour Mayor to scrap RV1

Transport for London has announced changes to the capital’s bus services, with the RV1 singled out to be scrapped altogether.

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Lib Dems protest against segregated play areas

Children play areas in Southwark are being segregated according to class, with kids from social housing prevented from playing with those who are not – even if they may be classroom friends in the same school.

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Lib Dems set Southwark Green Agenda for next decade

Southwark Liberal Democrats scored a major victory at the Council Assembly last Wednesday night by setting the agenda for the Council’s environment policy for the next decade.

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Lib Dems demand improved HIV strategy

Southwark Liberal Democrats successfully passed a motion at Council Assembly on Wednesday night, calling for a new strategy that makes the preventative drug PrEP more widely available.

The number of people diagnosed with HIV has dropped by a sixth in the last four years, though Southwark still has the second highest level in the UK.

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Lib Dems force Labour climbdown on ‘Golden Goodbyes’

Southwark Lib Dems have forced a concession from Labour on their controversial ‘Golden Goodbyes’ to departing cabinet members on Southwark Council.

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Southwark's Empty Homes crisis deepens

Latest government figures show Southwark is still the ‘Empty Homes Capital’, with eight hundred more Southwark homes empty than last year, bringing the full number to 6,761. This is more than neighbouring Lambeth, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets combined, far more than any other London Borough, and almost double the number for the whole of Manchester.

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