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Pullens Yards Christmas sales

In December, Caroline was joined by Simon Hughes MP at the annual Christmas sales held at Pullens Yards in West Walworth. The historic yards are home to an artistic community from dressmakers to lute makers and artists to bookbinders. Caroline and Simon had a fantastic time meeting the many creative artists who live and work in the area, and buying presents!

Chief Executive walkabout

The new Chief Executive at Southwark Council, Annie Shepherd, carried out a walkabout in Newington to see what issues are of concern. She was joined by Councillors James Gurling and Caroline Pidgeon, who toured every street, park and estate in the ward over a Saturday morning. Key issues raised were:

  • the need for security on the Brandon towers
  • planning and enforcement issues on the Walworth Road and De Laune Street
  • A pilot communal satellite TV aerial for Pullens estate, as well as the management of the Pullens Yards

Minister confirms East Dulwich academy commitment

Southwark Liberal Democrat Council chiefs have secured a renewed commitment from Schools Minister Lord Adonis to the early opening of the proposed Harris Boys Academy in East Dulwich if a suitable site can be found.

Southwark Liberal Democrat Council Leader Nick Stanton and Executive Member for Education Caroline Pidgeon met with Lord Adonis yesterday to discuss plans for academies in the borough.

East Dulwich school - make it happen in 2008

Cllr Nick Stanton, Liberal Democrat Leader of Southwark Council, has called on all parties involved in the plans for the new Harris Boys Academy in East Dulwich to make sure that the new school opens its doors in September 2008.

The school is scheduled to open in September 2009 on its permanent site, but was due to open on a temporary site in September 2007. However, the project board and the Government recently pulled out of the agreed site – Bredinghurst School – claiming that it was unsafe.

In a letter to Schools Minister Lord Adonis, Nick Stanton said:

Liberal Democrats switch to green taxes

Liberal Democrats want to give the average family a £1,000 income tax cut to help save the planet. By switching to green taxes instead, everyone can help switch off climate chaos.

Taxing good things less, and switching to taxing bad things like pollution instead, the more you choose to switch to greener living, the more of your Lib Dem income tax cut you will keep. It’s your choice!

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