Summer Offer – Cricket


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

or email


Luke Staples – Preston

Sport and Physical Activity Development Coordinator
Environment and Leisure
Parks and Leisure Service


Southwark Council

160 Tooley Street
London, SE1 5LX
Mobile: 07936333035; Phone: 020 7525 2687
Contact me on Linkedin

Follow us on Twitter @ActiveSouthwark

Next Steps newsletter April 2021

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.

Get your university tuition fees paid

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.

Job vacancies and career support with Southwark Works

Find out about the following paid vacancies:

Visit Southwark Works for more job vacancies or get one-to-one careers and employment support.

Work or training advice and support for 16 to 18 year olds

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 trainingLet us know your career situation and we can help you with your options.

Learn more about software engineering

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.

Learn about roles in tech

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.

Free online training for in demand jobs

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.

Coaching for young entrepreneurs

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.

Volunteer to make Southwark safer

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

Artists wanted for murals at Peckham Levels

Peckham Levels is a vibrant, cultural and artistic destination for the community. Artists can submit proposal for murals that celebrate Peckham by 3 May.

Free courses with GCSE level equivalent qualifications

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.


Next Steps Newsletter – April edition – Opportunities for Young People

Dear colleagues,

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.

Thank you


Nazmin Yeahia

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

Election hustings!


Here are some hustings you may be interested in:
The election hustings on housing and homelessness for the GLA candidates in Southwark and Lambeth has been rescheduled
Next week:
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.
Submit questions on the topics that matter to you. If you need any support, let me know.

Have a lovely weekend we hope!

Rhiannon Hughes
Campaigns and Research Officer

Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations

Bells Gardens Community Centre,19 Buller Close

London SE15 6UJ

Tel: 020 7639 6718/07932359410



Walk-in vaccination centres – Sunday and Monday in Peckham

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.

Best wishes,

George Changua

Tenant & Homeowner Support Officer

Southwark Council || Communities Division || Housing & Modernisation

160 Tooley Street || 5th Floor || Hub 3 || SE1 2QH

T: 0207 525 3326 || E: || Website: For council services at your fingertips, register online.


Take Action on Empty Homes!

Dear Friend

The empty homes Day of Action on 17th April has won wide support and this is also reflected in the speakers list for the rally.

Empty Homes Day of Action – Online rally with national speakers
Saturday 17th April, 11am – 12 noon

Speakers include
John Bird, Big Issue founder
Will McMahon, Action on Empty Homes
Tanya Murat, Homes For All
Jon Glackin, Streets Kitchen
Ellen Clifford, Author and Disabled People Against Cuts
Tyrone Scott, Shelter
Steve Turner, Unite the Union

Online Rally Facebook Event here

Our Southwark “in person” event is happening at Manor Place Depot at 11am on Saturday 17th April. Please come if you can:


Empty Homes Day of Action – Manor Place Depot, Southwark
Photoshoot and livestream
11am to 11:30am (it’s a short one, don’t miss it!)
Saturday 17th April
This event is a socially distanced photoshoot and is part of the Empty Homes Day of Action.

Manor Place Depot Facebook Event Here

More details on Manor Place Depot, a Notting Hill Genesis development, have been kindly provided by 35% Campaign. Once again a free and accountable journalistic service. TWEET on #EmptyHomes
and on FB #RequisitionEmptyHomes

More details about the day of action:


Copyright © 2021 Elephant Amenity Network, All rights reserved.Our mailing address is:

Elephant Amenity Network

18 Market Place
Blue Anchor Lane

LondonSouthwark SE16 3UQU



Free Online Sewing Class details

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.
Kind regards

_________________________________________________________________ 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: GIL8764Create your Sewing ProjectAt: Zoom and then Maiden Lane Community CentreStart: 21 April 2021End: 26 May 2021Day: WednesdayStart Time: 10:00End time: 12:00Tutor: Nuria Ibrahim Shefa

To enrol on the course please complete the following online enrolment form.

Click here:

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. 

Best wishes 

 Tish Taylor

Community Education Manager

M:  07920 768612   E:

School of Skate


I want to alert you the below offer:

School of Skate

The school of skate is a skateboarding school in South London. We started group skateboarding lessons in 2017 when the new skatepark opened in Charlton Park, in London SE7.

We have since expanded, with group lessons now also at Folkestone Gardens skatepark in Deptford, and provide both beginner and progressing skateboarding lessons. We teach boys, girls, and adults from 5 years old upwards with a wide range of abilities. We can provide skateboards & all safety equipment, or you can bring your own. We provide insured & DBS enhanced checked skateboard instructors.

They want to run sessions in Southwark on one of the estates grey spaces.

More details can be found on their website

If you are keen in the programme, please contact Stuart Hopper


Luke Staples – Preston

Sport and Physical Activity Development Coordinator
Environment and Leisure
Parks and Leisure Service

Southwark Council

160 Tooley Street
London, SE1 5LX
Mobile: 07936333035; Phone: 020 7525 2687
Contact me on Linkedin

Follow us on Twitter @ActiveSouthwark