It’s been a busy time in Southwark with the elections taking place this month. For more information on local election results, plus a plethora of fun, free offers please take a look below.
Local election results
See the full results in Southwark following last week’s local council elections.
Free: enjoy a host of entertainment at Dulwich Park Fair
Enjoy a funfair, city farm, dog show, music performances, food and drink and more at Dulwich Park Fair on Sunday 15 May.
>> Go to Dulwich Park Fair on 15 May
Visit a local antiques fair
Hunt for vintage and antique gems at Peckham Salvage yard on Copeland Road on Sunday 29 May.
>> Find bargains at an antiques fair in Peckham
Free: relax or play in Elephant Springs
|Elephant springs is an urban oasis in Elephant and Castle with rocks, streams, sand and water fountains for everyone to enjoy. It is open every day from 10am to 6pm.|
Get a free leisure centre day pass
Get a free day pass to the gym, exercise classes and swimming pool at your local leisure centre. Passes are available for Camberwell, Dulwich, Peckham Pulse, Seven Islands, and The Castle leisure centres, Southwark Park Sports and Athletics Centre and Surrey Docks Fitness and Watersports Centre.
>> Get your free leisure centre day pass now
Take part in National Vegetarian Week
Eating more vegetarian food is one of the simplest things we can all do to help reduce carbon emissions. This year’s National Vegetarian Week takes place next week, 16 to 22 May, so why not join in?
>> Find tips and tasty recipes for National Vegetarian Week
Get help to lose weight: free Slimming World or Weight Watchers support
If you’re 18 or over you may be eligible for 12 weeks’ free weight loss help which includes expert coaching, online and in-person exercise classes and recipe ideas. Places are limited and only available until 30 June, so find out more today.
Tell us about your broadband speed
We’re working with broadband providers to improve the quality and speed of broadband in Southwark. You can help by telling us about your broadband speed.
>> Do a broadband speed check and tell us the results
Improve your mental health: try a quick quiz today
Try a quick quiz to get a personalised mental health action plan with practical tips to help you deal with stress, anxiety, low mood and trouble sleeping, plus advice on how to cope with feelings of loneliness.
>> Try the quick mental health quiz
COVID-19 vaccinations available for 5 to 11 year olds
Vaccinated children are less likely to get seriously ill with COVID-19. Two doses give stronger and longer-lasting protection against future COVID-19 variants. Vaccines reduce disruption to family life, school and holidays.
> Book a vaccination for a 5 to 11 year old
COVID-19 vaccines for 5 to 11s: your questions answered
If you’re a parent of carer of a child aged 5 to 11 years old you may want to know more before booking your child’s vaccination.
>> NHS information about COVID-19 jabs for 5 to 11s
Get your COVID-19 spring booster jab
COVID-19 rates are still high in Southwark. Vaccines are your best protection, and some people need another dose to help keep them safe.
If you’re 75 or over, live in a care home or are 12 or over and have a weakened immune system you can now book an extra booster jab. You can have the booster six months after your last dose.
>> Book your COVID-19 spring booster now
>> Get your 1st, 2nd or 3rd jab – it’s not too late to protect yourself
>> Find a walk-in vaccine clinic for a 12 to 15-year old
Help us name roads, buildings and public spaces in Southwark
Help us celebrate Southwark’s heroes by suggesting a name for a local road, building or public space. All ideas will be kept in a ‘name bank’ and when we name or rename a road, building or public space we will look at all the suggestions. We particularly want suggestions of brilliant people from our Black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities and other under-represented groups.
>> Suggest a name for a road or building in Southwark
Ways you can lift someone out of loneliness
Why not check in with a family member or friend to help them feel less lonely? It could lift you up too. Find out how you can help lift someone out of loneliness.
Volunteers needed in Southwark: sign up today
Volunteering is a great way to connect with others. Community Southwark has a range of options including science, English or maths tutoring, reducing single use plastics, helping people access affordable food, and mental wellbeing roles.
>> Find out about volunteering in Southwark
Get your university tuition fees paid
If you’re aged under 25, and meet other criteria, you can apply to our Southwark Scholarship scheme. The scholarship award covers the full cost of tuition fees for your undergraduate university course. The deadline for expressions of interest is 11.59pm on 16 May 2022.
>> Read more about the university scholarship scheme and complete an expression of interest form
Landlords: early bird discount for new property licences ends 31 May
If you’re a landlord or managing agent for a licensable property and you do not have a licence, you can be prosecuted. Don’t delay, apply for your property licence before 31 May 2022 to qualify for a discount on your licensing fee.
>> Apply for a property licence and get an early bird discount
Foster carers urgently needed
We are celebrating Foster Care Fortnight with a series of face-to-face special events. Come along to any of our events to find out more about fostering a Southwark child.