Leader's Column in Southwark News January 2022 - ‘It’s Southwark Labour’s Turn to Apologise for Mould and Damp’

It is time for Southwark Labour to follow the lead of Hammersmith and Fulham Council by apologising to its tenants for mould and damp.

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Southwark Lib Dems Criticise Pest Control Fee Hikes in Budget

Southwark Liberal Democrats denounced the council’s intention to raise pest control charges again in a Monday meeting.

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CORRECTED: Southwark Approves Hundreds of Fossil Fuel Homes in Six Months

CorrectionInformation from this press release was based on Southwark council leader Kieron Williams’ written answer to a public members' question at council assembly in November 2021. It has since been revealed that Cllr Williams’ answer was incorrect. The council homes referred to in this press release, which rely on fossil fuel, were approved before July 2021 and not after, as Cllr Williams incorrectly stated. The Leader’s error highlights the lack of clarity in Southwark’s cabinet about the Climate Emergency and what the council is doing about it. The Southwark Liberal Democrats remain concerned that these council homes will be dependent on fossil fuel for decades to come.

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Southwark 11th Highest Fly-Tipping Authority Nationally in Latest Data

Southwark Council had the 11th highest amount of fly-tipping incidents per 1,000 people nationally, according to government data on Wednesday.

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Southwark Street Cleaning Budget, Team Cut by Fifth in Last Decade

Southwark Council cut its street cleaning budget and team by nearly a fifth in the last ten years, according to Liberal Democrat research released on Friday.

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Southwark Labour Refuse to Set Deadlines for Climate Action (Again!)

Southwark Labour once again denied the request to put deadlines to their climate actions at a council meeting on Wednesday night.

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Southwark Labour Reject Attempts to Increase Bins, Recycling, Cleaning Staff

Southwark Labour refused Liberal Democrat calls for more bins, recycling and cleaning staff in the borough at a council assembly on Wednesday night.

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Southwark Liberal Democrats Attack Labour for Not Going Far Enough on Climate Emergency

The Liberal Democrats blasted Labour for dragging their heels on actions to mitigate climate change and pushed them to go further at Southwark’s Council Assembly on Wednesday evening.

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Leader's Column in Southwark News November 2021 - ‘Southwark 14th Worst for Air Pollution in England’

Cop26 is helping showcase the inaction of our world leaders on climate change, but it should not let Labour’s unambitious council policy off the hook.

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Leader's Column in Southwark News October 2021

Copy Haringey and Charge Triple Council Tax on ‘Vacant Properties’

 

Empty homes and moving the homeless out of London show the twisted state housing in Southwark, writes Cllr Hamish McCallum…

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