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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 725

Monday 29 September 2014                      ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Young London  The Right Way to Rent and Let
* 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 }

* The Shared - new sculpture lands in Bermondsey
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* Merge Festival launched at 'wax house' 
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* Topping out ceremony at South Bank Tower
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* CAMRA award for two more Borough pubs
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* Tiffany moves to The Shard
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* Doddle parcel collection service at Waterloo Station
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* Labour declares Bermondsey a 'target election seat'
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* St Saviour's charity names new chief executive
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* Two dramatic weekend rescues by RNLI lifeboats 
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* Bermondsey Street Festival 2014
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* BOST is 'Champion of Champions' again
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{ Advert: Young London  The Right Way to Rent and Let }

Young London is the first port of call for thousands of
Londoners looking for a better way to rent or let.

At Young London we take an unusual approach.  
We reward our team based on your feedback, not commission,
so there's no hard sell, just plenty of sound advice.
Our lettings team will find the home that's right for you.

Some call it a new way of renting; we just know it's the
right way to behave.  And we're not the only ones to think 

Young London has been crowned the UK's Best Lettings Agency,
for the second time.

Call 020 7531 7700 or visit
to experience renting as it should be.

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{ What's on this week }

Monday 29 September
7pm (informal advice from 6pm) at Amigo Hall, St George's
Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
Meeting for residents of Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth,
Newington and Faraday wards. Main theme for discussion is
"Your financial health". Representatives from London Mutual
Credit Union and Citizen Advice Bureau will be providing
financial advice between 6pm and 7pm. 
Info & map:

Tuesday 30 September
7.30am-10am  at Rennie Street; free
Do you know where you can be seen when cycling near lorries?
This eye opening event enables you to: 
* Sit in an HGV cab and find out how you can keep safe
* Get your bike security marked by the Met Police for free 
* Receive a FREE Dr Bike service. 
The event takes place in Rennie Street, between Christ
Church and Stamford Street. There's no need to book for the
HGV training but please pre-book a your Dr Bike slot by
emaling with your preferred 15
minute slot. This will also be an opportunty to learn more
about Transport for London's proposals for a continuous,
largely segregated cycle route through central London. The
North-South Cycle Superhighway would run between Elephant &
Castle and King's Cross, via Blackfriars Road.
Info & map:

Wednesday 1 October
6pm-11pm  at Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark Street; 60 from or 0845 6801946
A gala event to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Southwark
Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Tickets include buffet
dinner, wine and entertainment. Invited guests include Simon
Hughes MP, Harriet Harman MP, Mayor of Southwark Cllr Sunil
Chopra and Lord Kennedy of Southwark.
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Wednesday 1 October
5pm-7pm  at Robens Suite, 29th floor, Tower Wing, Guy's
Hospital,  Great Maze Pond; free
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust are building a new
Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital. To find out more, come
along to this drop-in event to meet the project team, staff
from building contractors Laing O'Rourke, Cancer Centre
Appeal team and King's Health Partners who will share their
five year plan and the outcomes books for the Clinical
Academic Groups (CAGs). There will be a radiotherapy
simulator set up with staff on hand to talk through its
functionality. The location of the radiotherapy treatment
will be on the 2nd floor of the new Cancer Centre rather
than in the basement following patient feedback  the only
centre in the UK to do so. Dr Cheryl Gillett will be
discussing the benefits and importance of the Bio Bank that
will be in the new Cancer Centre.
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Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 October
Various locations around Elephant & Castle
Elephant & Castle's annual festival returns this weekend
with walks, talks, film screenings, markets, quizzes and
Full programme:

Thursday 2 October
11.30am-1pm  at Market Hall, Borough Market, 8 Southwark
Local school children from Southwark and neighbouring
boroughs will be giving the market's regular traders a run
for their money when they set up stalls with their own
seasonal produce grown and nurtured from seed. The pupils
learned their green-fingered techniques from the best in the
business, Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins. They have been
working very hard tending their crops and learning exactly
how food goes from seed, to marketplace, to plate. All the
proceeds from the pupils' veg sales will be donated to
FareShare, an award winning charity which seeks to relieve
food poverty by rescuing good food that would otherwise go
to waste.
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Friday 3 October
11am-3pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street;
Raffle, tombola, nearly new items, bric-a-brac, cake sale
and refreshments. Everyone welcome. Event presented by
Blackfriars Settlement Older People's Services.
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Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 October
12 noon-6pm at Bankside riverside walkway; free
Live bands take to the outdoor Riverside Stage on the river
walkway by Millennium Bridge in a series of weekend gigs
promoting original song writing and musical talent.
Saturday: A tribute to the folk legend, Shirley Collins.
Programmed by Burning Bridges. Sunday: Curated by Rena Beck
from the eclectic world music venue Jamboree.
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Saturday 4 October
11am-2pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Waterloo Sights and Sounds local history project is taking
part in the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Coin
Street Community Builders.
Come along and take a look at the photos, films and
recordings from the last amnesty event as well as the
combined work of the project from the last six months.
Bring along your old images of the Waterloo area and have a
memory recorded.
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Saturday 4 October
12pm at Lower Marsh
St John's Waterloo and Oasis Church Waterloo sing harvest
songs at the Lower Marsh Saturday Market. Donations of
non-perishable food to the Waterloo Foodbank at the
collection point outside Cubana welcome. Free drop-in for
4-7 year olds to make Harvest Owl lanterns from 11am-3pm at
the Art Cart. 
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Senior Property Officer, Diocese of Southwark
* Bookkeeper/accountant, Managed Living Partnerships
* Community Connect Project Officer, Blackfriars Settlement
* Community Garden Worker, Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST)
* Creative Lighting Technician, Dragon Cafe


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Deskspaces for Designers & Creatives in Bermondsey Square


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Route 453 - Boris Buses Are Coming!
* NHS Dentist
* The George Pub TBR
* Noise disturbance from Old School Yard
* Waitrose
* Turbine Hall Installation
* Helicopters around the Shard
* Who are these visitors to SE1?
* Congestion charge study
* Fine Foods on Long Lane
* Charles Dickens Primary Expansion

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Local Networking Contacts
* Carpet fitter required

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