Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on 6 May
It is just under a week to the Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections on Thursday 6 May. Have you made your plan to vote?
Remembering a hero
The heroic actions of Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole last weekend, which so tragically led to his death, have touched us all. The Mayor of Southwark, Leader of the Council, and Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Safety, have privately visited the site of the tragedy to leave flowers, and the council is considering ways that the borough can remember Jimi’s tremendous bravery and celebrate his life, in line with the wishes of his family.
Cllr Kieron Williams said: “Real heroes share two things: the compassion to care and the bravery to act. Folajimi Adewole had both in abundance. My thoughts are with this family and friends and all who loved him.”
If you’re eligible, book your COVID-19 vaccination
If you’re aged 40 or over, or will be by 1 July 2021, or you’re in another eligible category, you can book your vaccination now.
More than 100,000 Southwark residents vaccinated against COVID-19
Last week we celebrated a huge milestone for the borough when NHS figures confirmed more than 100,000 Southwark residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Hear from our leader Councillor Kieron Williams after he took up his offer of the vaccination at the Lister Practice in Peckham.
New COVID-19 testing centre
The COVID-19 testing at the Damilola Taylor Centre in Peckham will close on 4 May. A new test centre will open on 5 May, on Bournemouth Road – also in Peckham. The testing centre at London Bridge remains open.
Please keep following the rules
The rollout of the vaccine and the impact of the recent restrictions has led to a decline in COVID-19 numbers. However, it is vital that we continue to follow the current guidance. This means:
Tell us where you’d like bike hangars or storage in Southwark
We have an ongoing programme to roll out new rentable bike hangars. We want to know how many people would like access to a bike hangar in their area, and where the most-requested locations are.
Learn how to do home repairs
Did you know that we have a series of fix it at home online videos to help you complete simple repairs around your home? This includes changing a light bulb, checking your smoke alarm and unblocking your toilet.
Paid interns needed for Old Kent Road
Applications are invited for two, short-term, paid internships working on the regeneration of Old Kent Road. This is a great opportunity for two young people, aged 16 to 24, who are interested in community engagement, regeneration, architecture and planning. Training and mentoring will be provided and you don’t need any previous experience.
Free online family fun fitness classes
Work on your fitness and create a balanced lifestyle for your family. Join in online yoga, dance and fitness classes, suitable for families with young children. Join new classes each week at 10am on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, or on catch up
Advice on staying at a healthy weight or getting active again
Our health advice can help you find motivation to stay healthy or get active again. If you’re finding it hard, you may be eligible for extra healthy lifestyle help and support, such as free Slimming World or Weight Watchers membership.
Get checked for cancer to catch it early
If you’re due for bowel, cervical or breast cancer screening, you’ll get an invitation. But don’t wait to be invited if you’re worried about changes to your body – contact your GP straight away.
Job and career support for 16 to 25 year olds
We’re linking young people with jobs, training, career support and educational opportunities to help them achieve a bright future. Sign up now to get jobs, training and education opportunities by email.
Join our online residents’ panel
Tenants, leaseholders and freeholders living in council properties can all join our online residents’ panel. The panel gives you the opportunity to get involved in decisions that affect you and where you live, even if you can’t attend meetings.
I have been sent an offer from Southwark Park Cricket Club to passed to your residents.
This year Southwark Park Cricket Club will be running the ECB’s fun introduction to cricket, the All Stars programme for girls and boys 5-8 years old.
They are also running the ECB’s new match play Dynamos programme for 8-11 years olds
Sessions will be held on the cricket pitch every Saturday morning from 22 May until 10 July
The children receive their own kitbag and other goodies. There are Free Places for those who need them
For more information and to register your child, visit their website https://southwarkpark.play-cricket.com/web_pages/kids_cricket
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Staples – Preston
Sport and Physical Activity Development Coordinator
Environment and Leisure
Parks and Leisure Service
160 Tooley Street
London, SE1 5LX
Mobile: 07936333035; Phone: 020 7525 2687
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Welcome to your regular bulletin detailing jobs, training, work experience and other opportunities for Southwark residents aged 16 to 25.
You can also check our web pages for signposting to jobs, work experience, volunteering, training and more.
If you’re under 25 years old, the Southwark Scholarship Scheme could cover the fees for your undergraduate university course. Applications close on 30 April.
Find out about the following paid vacancies:
If you’re aged 16 to 18 and currently not in education or employment, our post 16 service offer advice to support you into work or training. Let us know your career situation and we can help you with your options.
Register for a free six-week tech talent accelerator programme, where you can build IT and coding skills in preparation for apprenticeship roles in software engineering.
The Try Tech programme offers an online platform where you can gain knowledge and experience of the tech industry, helping you to move into roles in tech start-ups.
Microsoft is offering free online training courses and tools to build your knowledge and skills to access sought after roles across a range of sectors.
Register for free one-to-one career and business coaching for aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16 to 21, available through Business Launchpad. The programme also offers mentoring and health and wellbeing workshops.
The Southwark Youth Independent Advisory Group is a new partnership bringing together young people, us, and the Police to make our borough safer for everyone. The group is looking for local volunteers aged 14 to 21 to share their experiences and gain accredited training along the way. For further details contact email@example.com.
Peckham Levels is a vibrant, cultural and artistic destination for the community. Artists can submit proposal for murals that celebrate Peckham by 3 May.
If you’re 19 or older register for free courses that could gain you GCSE equivalent qualifications (Level 1 and 2) in a range of topics including digital skills, mental health, event planning, business administration and many more.
You’ll be aware that the Next Steps newsletter was launched earlier this year to inform young people of local opportunities for learning, work, career experiences and volunteering.
The April newsletter is packed full of opportunities that may benefit the young people you or your partners work with – please do circulate the link, and encourage young people to subscribe to future newsletters, and visit our sign posting pages.
If you/partners have opportunities you’d like to include in future newsletters, please email me.
Principal Strategy Officer, Local Economy Team
Chief Executive’s Department
Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH
T: 020 7525 1837
My working days are Monday – Wednesday
The election hustings on housing and homelessness for the GLA candidates in Southwark and Lambeth has been rescheduled
Eventbrite – Living Bankside presents London Mayoral Election 2021 Hustings – Tuesday, 27 April 2021 – Find event and ticket information.
The London Business Board and Bloomberg invite you to join us for our 2021 Mayor of London Business Hustings with candidates Shaun Bailey AM, Sian Berry AM, Rt Hon Sadiq Khan and Luisa Porritt.
Have a lovely weekend we hope!
Good afternoon everyone,
I hope you’re well.
On Sunday afternoon, there will be a walk-in vaccination pop-up clinic outside Peckham Library from 12pm-3pm and then on Monday afternoon, there will be a walk-in vaccination pop-up clinic at the Albrighton Community Centre on the Dog Kennel Hill Estate in Peckham.
These walk-in pop-up clinics are designed for people in the current eligible cohorts who haven’t yet come forward for their first vaccination.
There is no need to make an appointment and people don’t need to bring their ID.
We hope to be able to share more in the near future.
Tenant & Homeowner Support Officer
Southwark Council || Communities Division || Housing & Modernisation
160 Tooley Street || 5th Floor || Hub 3 || SE1 2QH
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