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Email update from the Bankside Press team

Issue 6 | 17 May 2000

Visit London SE1: <http://www.London-SE1.co.uk>

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[ Welcome ]

[ News and Events ]

- Elephant & Castle plans unveiled
- SE1 in the news 

[ Web Watch ]

- Southwark Council

[ Contact Details ]

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Welcome to issue 6 of [SE1 Direct]. Thank you to all of
you who responded to our request in the last mailing
for 1) comments on Tate Modern and 2) ideas for
improvements to the website. Keep your email coming to
<feedback@london-se1.co.uk>!

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[ Elephant & Castle plans unveiled ]

You have got until Saturday to check out the plans of
the three shortlisted consortia for the multi-million
pound redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle at a
special exhibition above Tesco Metro on the first floor
of the shopping centre. The exhibition is open Thursday
and Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm and Saturday 10am to
4.30pm.

In the final stages of Southwark Council's competition
to select a final partner for the development, the
consortia (London Amsterdam / Countryside Consortium,
St George Consortium and Southwark Land Regeneration
plc) have now revealed their proposals for the
regeneration of the 170 acre-site, including housing,
transport, retail and business, open spaces and
leisure. 

Southwark Council leader Stephanie Elsy said:
"This is an exciting time for the Elephant. We are at
the beginning of a fifteen year project to transform
Elephant and Castle into a place where people want to
live, work and spend leisure time."

Cathedral Ward Lib Dem councillor added:
"I hope the final partner, once selected, will bring
all of their experience of working with local
communities to bear on the Elephant & Castle project.
It is important that everyone gains from the
regeneration of the area and the consortium will be
expected to work closely with local people."

The council will make a final selection of development
partner on 21 June.

Visit the Southwark Council website for more on this
development:
<http://www.southwark.gov.uk>

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[ SE1 in the news ]

Don't forget to visit our "SE1 in the News" page to
catch up on press coverage of the area that you might
have missed. Here are some of the recent headlines:

- Defending Sin on the South Bank
- Dean rejects critics of Southwark's 'swearing Jesus'  
  Mystery play
- Date set for children's theatre
- Elephant & Castle plans unveiled
- Riverside Renaissance
- New way to walk the Thames
- Tate? Lend us a cup of sugar then
- London link: Queen opens Millennium Bridge
- A bridge not far enough wins royal dedication

<http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/inthenews.html>

We also have a page of links to media coverage of Tate
Modern which can be found at
<http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/tate/news.html>

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>> W E B   W A T C H                   by Francis James
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[ Southwark Council ]

Southwark Council last month unveiled their new-look
website - and it's a vast improvement on what was there
before.  It's divided into six main sections - 
Discovering, Get Involved, Living, Future Southwark,
Business and News & Events. 

The site features council press releases, a database of
events, details of recent planning applications and a
guide to attractions in Southwark. There is also
information on councillors' surgeries.

Definitely worth bookmarking and revisiting regularly.

<http://www.southwark.gov.uk>

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[SE1 Direct] Editor: James Hatts
<james.hatts@london-se1.co.uk>

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