Friday, 3 June 2016

Southwark Civic Award

Photo: Rehan Jamil
On 14th May at Southwark Cathedral, Southwark Council awarded Dulwich and Herne Hill Safe Routes to School the Liberty of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell for exceptional contributions to community safety.

The Southwark Civic Awards celebrate Southwark's roots as 'London’s most historic borough' by conferring the liberties of the three metropolitan boroughs from which The London Borough of Southwark was formed in 1965 – Bermondsey, Camberwell, and Southwark. Dulwich and Herne Hill Safe Routes to School was one of just four organisations, businesses or community projects to be awarded one of the highest honours which Southwark can bestow, given for exceptional contributions to civic, community or family life.

Dulwich and Herne Hill Safe Routes to School addresses the issues that arise from over 10,000 children (excluding nurseries) attending 20 schools in our neighbourhood. The group is comprised of the schools of Village and College Wards plus Bessemer Grange and their parent representatives, and works with Southwark councillors, officers and local residents' organisations to promote active, safe and healthy journeys to and from school, for the benefit of both our children and the wider community.

Thanks to everyone who is helping to improve the way we use our streets. There is more to do so please get involved!