Agenda item

Motion on the theme

The deputy leader and cabinet member for culture, leisure, equalities and communities and the cabinet member for community safety and public health to present the theme for the meeting.


Amendment A was put to the vote and declared to be Lost.


The motion was put to the vote and declared to be Carried.




1.  Council assembly notes:

a.  That Southwark’s communities add great value to our borough, and make Southwark a place which we can all be proud of

b.  That despite cuts from this Conservative government,  Southwark Council continues to provide financial support to community groups, voluntary organisations and faith groups through the community capacity grants programme

c.  The council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy which aims to deliver a thriving voluntary and community sector which meets the needs of our residents

d.  The role played by faith groups in creating strong and resilient communities, and the development of a Faith Strategy which will be launched later this year

e.  The zero-tolerance to hate crime approach taken by the council

f.  That youth violence continues to be a problem in Southwark and across London

g.  That the council is working with communities, the police, and other partners to tackle youth violence, violence against women and girls, and other issues which harm our communities

h.  Southwark Labour’s manifesto commitment to work with our communities to find local solutions that help young people stay away from knives and launch a Positive Futures Fund to support groups that provide inspiring opportunities for young people


2.  Council assembly calls on cabinet to:

a.  Build on the work done on the Women’s Safety Charter and develop and deliver a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy to tackle all forms of gender-based violence in our communities

b.  Fulfil Labour’s manifesto pledge and establish a Positive Futures Fund to empower communities to provide inspiring opportunities for young people which help them to stay away from knives and not become involved in youth violence

c.  Continue to work with groups and partners in the community to tackle extremism and support those who may be at risk of radicalisation, recognising that the best solutions to these problems can often be found in the community 

d.  Continue to work with and for Southwark’s communities to ensure that they are strong, safe and resilient.

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