Southwark is an outstanding place to live, work and visit with all the opportunities and benefits that it brings. From the business district in the North of the borough, with its skyline dominated by The Shard, to the suburbs of Dulwich, and the largest social housing stock in London, it is a place of contrast and diversity and this makes the borough especially appealing.
There are more than 290,000 residents in Southwark (and counting). They speak 120 languages and represent every continent around the globe. And it’s that diversity of people that makes our borough so special and so vibrant. It’s the blend of voices, cultures and personalities that make Southwark, well, Southwark. And it’s why we treat everyone as an equal priority, whatever their background. We are working with local people, communities and businesses to innovate, improve and transform public services.
Housing is important in Southwark. We are the largest local authority social landlord in London with more than 55,000 homes. Our homeowner population owns 15,000 of those homes. We have plans to build 11,000 new council homes by 2043; 1,500 by 2018.
We’re fortunate to have some of the best people working right at the top of their game here in Southwark. We work as one Council to deliver results and treat residents, colleagues and partners as we would valued members of our own families, so it's no surprise that listening to residents and improving their level of satisfaction is one of our key priorities going forward.
This is the philosophy behind our vision: a fairer future for all.