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Press office

Southwark Council's press office is operational 24-hours a day, 365 days per year. We provide accurate, up to the minute information concerning council policy and issues affecting the borough of Southwark.

The press team currently comprises:

Louise Neilan, Head of External Affairs - 020 7525 3150  or email louise.neilan@southwark.gov.uk

Catherine Simonds, Principle Media Officer - 020 7525 7306 or email catherine.simonds@southwark.gov.uk

Kim Hooper, Senior Media and Digital Officer - 020 7525 7855 or email kim.hooper@southwark.gov.uk

Florence Igbokwe, Media Officer - 020 7525 0382 or email florence.igbokwe@southwark.gov.uk

For all general press enquiries during office hours call 020 7525 3374.


If you need to get hold of a press officer out of the usual office hours (Mon to Fri, 9-5) call 07932 384 014.

You can also email the team press@southwark.gov.uk

Please do not use this email or number if you are calling during office hours. If you are calling during officer hours but are not sure which officer to contact please call the general press enquiries number above.  

Special events and filming permission

Organisations wishing to hold events within Southwark should contact the council's events team on 020 7525 2000.

Media requiring permission to film should contact the Southwark Film Office on 0207 620 0391 or fill in an application online at www.filmapp.org/southwark/

Non-press enquiries

If you are a member of the public please see the list of departments to assist with your enquiry. If you have any difficulty you can call the general customer enquiry line on 020 7525 5000.


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PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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