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.
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!
I am writing regarding free sewing classes course online.
This course will benefit a lot of people as we all are in lockdown. They will interact with different people plus learn a new skill. I too attended these classes and feel confident in sewing plus developed new skills. I highly recommend this sewing course.
This course will give people confident in upcycle their clothes, develop your skills in making their own clothes and give them a new hobby, plus save money.
I very much appreciate your help, if you can kindly distribute the information to your community and your contacts. If anyone who does not have a sewing machine, they can hand switch.
The course is free and is on every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon. (Two Hours)
Nuria is the sewing teacher.
She teaches how to make:
Skirt and top making, insert zip, pocket, Hemming and make a draft skirt and Top pattern, take body measurements,
Nuria is from Camden Working Men’s College
Her contact details: –
I like to take this opportunity to thank you for distributing this information.
As you like inspiring woman hope you will pass this to your group and contacts. It’s time to learn new skills and develop a hobby.
Please circulate free sewing class online to the group or any of your contacts.
Hope you can help and it is not too much trouble.
Take Care and Stay Safe.
_________________________________________________________________ Dear Participants
The sewing class will continue next term online..
Please join me next term for more sewing tips and support with your sewing projects.
Details of the course:
|Course ID: GIL8764||Create your Sewing Project||At: Zoom and then Maiden Lane Community Centre||Start: 21 April 2021||End: 26 May 2021||Day: Wednesday||Start Time: 10:00||End time: 12:00||Tutor: Nuria Ibrahim Shefa|
To enrol on the course please complete the following online enrolment form.
You will need to write the course ID: GIL8764
and the name of the course: Create your Sewing Project
I will send you the link when you have enrolled on Monday 19th April.
See you on Wednesday April 21st.
Community Education Manager