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SE1 Direct 629: Local news and events for the week ahead

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 629

Monday 26 November 2012                       ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Elan & Co - Accountancy Made Easy for Architects
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business forum in association with Better Bankside


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Eastern end of Upper Ground now shut for 10 months
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* The Co-operative Food acquires four SE1 Costcutter stores
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* Southwark could buy back Heygate homes from Lend Lease
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* Women bishops: Simon Hughes MP and Bishop speak out
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* Poet Laureate premieres new poem at Southwark Cathedral
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* Theatre Uncut at the Young Vic
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* Dr Irene Bishop to retire from St Saviour's and St Olave's
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* Dozens of SE1 families to be hit by housing benefit cap
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{ Advert: Elan & Co - Accountancy Made Easy for Architects }

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We provide an online accounting service at no additional
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your cash flow, profit and loss and balance sheet looks like
- leaving you free to run your business and live your life!

Elan and Co have experience of working with Architects and
have a powerful and cost effective software solution to meet
your architect's needs. This will provide you with quotes,
job costing, timesheets, and payroll. This is an efficient
and reliable system which will enable you to go paperless. 

We can help you save money by providing you with a
bookkeeper, rather than the expensive route of employing and
training another staff member.  You will have up to date
software, and one point of contact for all your financial

Finally, we can set up an intranet for you, allowing your
staff access to office documents both inside and outside the

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Our all inclusive accountancy packages costs a lot less then
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Check out our website for more information
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(We are just off 156 Bermondsey Street.)

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{ What's on this week }

Monday 26 November
1pm-6pm  at Park Plaza Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment
Public exhibition of plans to add extra floors to the Park
Plaza Riverbank hotel.
Info & map:

Monday 26 November
8pm-10.30pm  at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields; free
James Sherwood & Sean McLoughlin.
Info & map:

Tuesday 27 November
7pm-9pm  at Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square; free
A showcase for local talents Come and see stalls with all
types of crafts for sale: paintings, drawings, jewellery,
fabrics, rugs, bags, scarves, Christmas decorations, plants,
children's clothes, knitting, crochet, cards, books and much
more. Contact TNRA on or 07726 305325 if you
would like to have a stall.
Info & map:

Tuesday 27 November
7pm at Crossway United Reformed Church, 100 New Kent Road
The Elephant Amenity Network has invited candidates in the
East Walworth by-election to take part in a public meeting
during the final week of the campaign. Conservative, Labour
and Lib Dem candidates are standing in the election which
was called following the death of Cllr Helen Morrissey. All
issues will be on the agenda but there will be a particular
focus on topics which affect the current regeneration plans
in the ward. Topics will include not just the Heygate
redevelopment and affordable housing but also East Street
Market, transport, open space, car parking, cycle routes,
sustainability and green spaces.
Info & map:

Saturday 1 December
9am-3pm  at 104 Druid Street
KäseSwiss, Boerenkaas, Jacob's Ladder and Leila's invite
their customers to a special open day selling their usual
fare, taking orders for Christmas, and serving up some
delicious things made from their produce.
Info & map:

Saturday 1 December
12pm-3.30pm  at Charles Dickens Primary School,  Toulmin
Street; free
Come and celebrate the winter season with a family Frost
Fair. Festivities include winter fare, gifts and activities
for all ages. Get involved in a craft workshop, listen to
stories, find out what your skin looks like under a
microscope and play all manner of games. Get ideas for
inspirational gifts browsing the wares of talented local
designers and food producers, get a chance to see some
unusual and interesting foodstuffs, enjoy home-made cakes
and perhaps win a raffle prize.
Info & map:

Saturday 1 December
1pm-4pm  at Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
The cathedral's popular Christmas Fair will take place in
the recently refurbished Amigo Hall. There will be fun and
games for all the family and all the usual favourites:
tombola, toy stall, books, cakes, Father Christmas's grotto
and many other stalls. The cathedral would welcome donations
of toys, new toiletries, china, glass, books, CDs, DVDs &
bottles for the tombola (no jumble, electrical goods or old
Info & map:

Saturday 1 December
2pm-3pm  at Helen Gladstone Garden, Surrey Row Garden,
Blackfriars Road
The new Blackfriars Action for Responsible Development group
(BARD) has called a community demonstration to raise
awareness of Linden Homes' plans for a large-scale
development of the St George's Mansions and Imbibe site on
Blackfriars Road. There will be a petition to sign.
Refreshments will be provided. * See also forum discussion
Info & map:

Saturday 1 December
2pm-4pm  at Setchell TRA Hall,  Hazel Way
A Longfield Estate TRA event.
Info & map:

Sunday 2 December
10.30am-6.30pm  at Garden Museum,  Lambeth Palace Road; £2
(conc £1.50)
Exhibitors will create a treasure trove of original design
under the roof of the museum. Take time to browse through a
host of desirable, affordable and sustainable gift ideas for
the festive season, created by some of the best craftspeople
and artists in the UK. You can also enjoy coffee and cake in
the garden cafe and meander around the beautiful museum and
knot garden. 
Info & map:

Sunday 2 December
Starts 11am (meet by wooden cross in south churchyard) at
Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; £8; Booking essential
Join Neil Bright for a guided walk looking at how this
historic borough and its citizens coped during several
phases of the Blitz. Southwark is steeped in evidence of the
Blitz - look at such evidence as bomb blasts at Guy's
Hospital and Blackfriars Road. Hear of the horrors of
Wardens' Post 6 and the Surrey Theatre and see a rare relic
of the Blitz - an Emergency Water Supply sign; plus much
more. The walk is supported with photos from the Blitz and
personal stories. Walk lasts approximately 2 and
three-quarter hours and ends at Imperial War Museum.
Info & map:

Sunday 2 December
11.30am-3.30pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; free
Early Christmas shoppers will be able to purchase unusual
handmade gifts from a selection of craft stalls, while
children can enjoy free face painting and family activities
– including Make a Christmas Cracker, Exploring in Clay and
a Christmas Carnival - as well as a guest appearance from
Father Christmas. There will be live music and dance
performances throughout the day, perfect for getting the
toes tapping, as well as demonstrations, film workshops,
poetry readings and more. Hot and cold food will include
mulled wine and mince pies, pizzas by Well Kneaded, sweet
treats by the Fairytale Bakery, gourmet salads from Savage
Salads, and haute dogs from the ever popular Dogfather. And
after all that, visitors can unwind with complementary
therapy treatments - such as chair massage, Indian head
massage and reflexology - for just £5. 
Info & map:

Sunday 2 December
12pm-4pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street
Borough Market will be putting the 'mince' back into
'mincemeat' on by using a traditional Elizabethan recipe to
make a giant mince tart mixture with added beef (literally).
Taking a traditional Elizabethan based recipe, Borough
Market trader 'Bread Ahead' will create what's sure to be
London's largest mince tart mixture using some ingredients
you'd expect and one in particular you might not, lots of
fantastic British Beef. As well as the mincemeat tart you
will find plenty of festive treats on offer including
Christmas Pudding Fudge from Whirld, mulled cider from New
Forest Cider, gluten free Christmas cake from The Free From
Bakehouse and a traditional hog roast are just some of
what's on offer from Borough Market's traders. There will
also be plenty of Elizabethan-inspired merriment,
accompanied by seasonal music and song.
Info & map:

Sunday 2 December
12.30pm-5.30pm  at Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge
Road; £2 in advance or £4 on the door
Networking and shopping event organised by the Young
Entrepreneurs Association. Caribbean Sunday Lunch and drinks
will be available for sale. YEAh Live has recognised that
youth unemployment in the 18-30 age group is a serious issue
and this event will give young people in particular an
opportunity to meet, hear and learn from older, more
experienced people in business as well as a platform for all
to showcase their products and services. Guest speakers on
the day include Julian Hall, Catherine MacArthur and Mr
Churps of Churps Ice Cream.
Info & map:

Sunday 2 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
On Advent Sunday the choir leads a service from darkness to
light in the candlelit Cathedral. Readings and the music
reflect the Advent theme of expectation and preparation as
the Church celebrates the coming of Christ the Word in his
Info & map:

Monday 3 December
6.15pm-8pm  at Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth Road; free
As IWM London prepares to close in early January for six
months of building work, locals are invited to learn about
the latest plans, listen to live music from the Band of the
Royal Yeomanry, tuck in to some mince pies and enjoy a 15
per cent discount on most items in the shop.
Info & map:

Monday 3 December
6.30pm at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford
Street; free
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only £9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Three Desks to Rent, London Bridge, Paintings in Hospitals


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Accident on Southwark Street Thursday morning
* Notice board on Bermondsey Street
* Hidden camera prank show filming around London Bridge
* Will writing in SE1
* Veg/Meat Box - recommendations or ones to avoid?
* Female gym buddy needed
* Female gym buddy needed
* Security Alarm Engineer
* The Shard - top floors
* Begging/praying ladies
* Reliable Jewellers
* Where to celebrate a 50th?
* 20mph for Southwark
* When is the Wheatsheaf in Stoney Street re-opening?
To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Small business accountant?
* Can we use your Franking machine?



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