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Tuesday 17 November 2009 4.29pm
Is there something you've always wanted to change in your area? The Active Citizens Hub is here to help! If you want to improve things in your area, we can give you support and advice. Being an active citizen doesn't have to be a huge commitment - it could be anything from completing a survey to launching a full blown campaign.

Please post your questions about how to get active, and we'll do our best to help. :)

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Tuesday 17 November 2009 4.32pm
Here's a few quick examples of some ways to get active:

Join the Save the South London Line Facebook Group
Even if you haven't heard of the South London Line (SLL) you may well have travelled on it. It's the line which has trains running every half hour between Victoria and London Bridge via Battersea Park, Wandsworth Rd, Clapham High Street, Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Queens Rd Peckham and South Bermondsey. Network Rail have said that the planned reduction in terminating platforms at London Bridge - to make way for the Thameslink works - means there will not be room for the SLL in the future. If this goes ahead hundreds of local residents, patients and staff at the hospitals who had used the South London Line service to get to Victoria or London Bridge will have been robbed without consultation or warning. You can show your support for the campaign to stop the cuts by joining their Facebook group.

Volunteer in a Local School
Southwark Schools are looking for volunteer breakfast club assistants to supervise and support children at the beginning of their school day. Email us at info@volunteercentres.org.uk or call us on 0207 403 2936 to find out more!

Apply for Cleaner Green Safer Funding
Every year, Southwark's community councils award funding to ideas put forward by local people to improve their local environment. Any idea that brings a permanent physical improvement to the environment will be considered - that is, any idea that makes your area Cleaner Greener or Safer! For example, you could ask for: improvements to parks or community gardens, more tree planting and wildlife areas, children's playgrounds or better lighting and fencing. Apply online here.

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