Southwark Labour: 100 days of our new administration

We have now had 100 days since your Labour Council took office after the residents of Southwark re-elected us for a third term with an increased majority.

It is a huge privilege to be given the trust of residents, and a responsibility that we all take very seriously.

With 45 percent Black, Asian and minority ethnic councillors and nearly 50 percent women, we are proud that our Southwark Labour team is more representative of the people we serve than ever before.

Our new administration has got to work quickly, and below you can see just some of our achievements since the local election. We will continue to work really hard over the next four years to deliver the very best for all our residents. 

  • Launched our cost-of-living 10 point plan
  • Launched trailblazing School Inclusion Charter
  • Opened a new state of the art care home
  • Funded 21 youth projects through Positives Futures scheme
  • Awarded 30 Green Flags by Keep Britain Tidy for Southwark parks
  • Reached more than 25,000 pupils to support with their mental health
  • Invested £1 million in biodiversity improvements
  • Created a new £400,000 community energy fund
  • Invested £100,000 to expand cargo bikes schemes
  • Secured London’s LGBTQ+ community centre for next 5 years
  • Invested £200k to make Southwark’s streets safer for women and girls
  • Launched our cost-of-living 10 point plan
  • Signed up to the Councils for Fair Tax Declaration
  • Supported 120 residents into jobs and created 40 new apprenticeships
  • Completed 17 new council homes and a new playground on Goschen Estate
  • Achieved third highest number of bike storage in London
  • Launched a recruitment drive of extra wardens  to put together our new anti-social behaviour task force
  • Launched the School meals transformation programme
  • Introduced Southwark’s Wellbeing First Improving Mental Health and Resilience in Schools Programme (IMHARS)
  • Let 276 previously empty council properties
  • Agreed substantial new funding to bring at least 185 empty homes in the borough back into use over the next 4 years
  • Provided support to hundreds of refugees from Ukraine and Afghanistan and co-hosted an event for refugee day to stand in solidarity with all refugees.
  • Provided Visual Impairment courses to impaired residents to increase independence and confidence, in partnership with Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  • Renewing Ellen Brown Playground
  • Launched the new digital information service One Hub for young people in Southwark
  • Agreed £1 million in walking improvements
  • Agreed £5 million to decarbonise council buildings
  • Launched a new London-wide action plan to make the city resilient to climate change
  • Saved Cox’s Walk oak trees
  • Hosted the BMX Race National Series at our world-class Burgess Park track
  • Achieved planning permission on the Ledbury Estate for 209 replacement council homes, 51 new additional council homes, provision of the Ledbury TRA Hall and public space improvements
  • Launched a local campaign to save local bus services from Government cuts
  • Installed 80 new lamppost charging points
  • Commenced the process to make 3 new permanent school streets
  • Completed two new cycle hire docking stations gone live plus three more commenced construction
  • Provided cycle training to 391 children and 120 adults
  • Provided safe pedestrian training to 240 children
  • Provided independent Travel Training to 169 young people and adults with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Received 67 school accreditation for a STARS Schools travel plan, with 33 schools getting a gold accreditation

For further information, contact Cllr. Jasmine Ali, Deputy Leader [email protected]