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Pie and mash the cockney way

It’s London’s original fast food – and at Arments Pie & Mash, in Elephant & Castle, the humble meal is as popular today as it was when the shop opened more than 100 years ago. We speak to owner Roy Arment about the cockney comfort food Around the corner from East Street Market in the heart of Elephant & Castle …

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Time to talk?

There are many twists and turns in life, and some can leave us feeling more than a little off. But there’s no reason for Southwark residents to ignore their mental health because there is free, professional help and advice available across the borough and beyond. If you, a friend or a family member is struggling, please reach out and speak …

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Elephant Park moves into the classroom

Abstract flowers, communal seating areas and towering tubes feature in a new series of sculptures designed for Elephant Park by a group of local students. The creators behind the collection are working towards an HND qualification in ceramics at Morley College in Elephant & Castle, located just a stone’s throw from the Imperial War Museum. Earlier this year they were …

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Boosting sustainable energy for the Elephant community

With climate change and air pollution rarely out of the headlines, and populations in cities continue to rise, so does the demand for sustainable energy. In Elephant Park, the Energy Hub is open for business underlining the development’s ambition to be carbon neutral. The purpose-built BREEAM Excellent – the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for projects – building on Heygate …

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Yum! Ecuadorian and Lebanese restaurants opening soon

Two more local restaurants ­are joining the herd at Elephant Park, bringing flavours of Latin America and the Middle East to the Sayer Street community. Popular family-run Ecuadorian restaurant Miko’s is moving from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre, into a large site, bringing its traditional and affordable Latin American cuisine, including soups, rice, and seafood dishes. Meanwhile, local Lebanese …

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Be Onsite | Celebrating a decade of helping people back into work

This year marks a full decade since Lendlease, the property development company behind Elephant Park, founded Be Onsite. The not-for-profit organisation was launched in 2009 with the aim of helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds find life-changing careers in the property industry. Since it was formed, the award-winning company has placed more than 650 people into fulfilling jobs, with the positions …