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SE1 Direct 477: Your New Year news and information bulletin

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 477

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Tuesday 29 December 2009                      ISSN 1750-0656

Happy New Year from SE1 Direct - thanks for your support in
2009. We hope that you've found these mailings useful.


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Topnotch - The solution to your resolution
* What's on this week
* 6 local job vacancies this week
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

Remember you don't have to wait till SE1 Direct drops into
your mailbox to get a local news fix. The London SE1 website
offers the latest news throughout the week. You can also see
the news on a map:

* King's College 31-storey 'Quill' tower: new images
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* Tower Bridge Road blogger gets big break through Facebook
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* Colourful elephant parade comes to shopping centre
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* Bermondsey Fayre: new Bermondsey Street shop
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* Tower Bridge Road toilets star in credit crunch calendar
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* Crisis day centre at Bermondsey's City of London Academy
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* Santa visits SE1 children's hospital on a Harley Davidson
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* Southwark brings in 40 extra hand gritters
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* Man injured in "vicious attack" at London Bridge Station
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{ Advert }

Topnotch Health Club - The solution to your resolution
Topnotch London Bridge is under new management and has
undergone some substantial investment in the past six
months. We would like to invite you for a free visit over
the Christmas and New Year period to sample the new and
improved facilities and service that's on offer.

To book yourself a free visit for you and a friend please
e-mail Lucy or Kerry at
[email protected]

Plus...beat the new year rush and join at 2009 prices and
pay no membership fees until 1st February 2010*

Offer available between 27th Ð 31st December 2009 
* terms and conditions apply

Stop thinking about itÉdo it today!

Topnotch Health Club
51-55 St Thomas Street

Tel: 020 7403 1040

Get your ad here:
> Now taking bookings for May 2010 onwards so be quick!

{ What's on this week }

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events taking place over the next seven
days. For a comprehensive what's on guide visit or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.

Tuesday 9am-4pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Thursday 9am-2pm
Saturday 8am-5pm

Thursday 31 December
Build-up from 11.50pm approx at London Eye, Riverside
Building, County Hall Westminster Bridge Road; free
Once again millions of people around the world will have
their eyes on the South Bank firework display around the
London Eye, courtesy of the Mayor of London. As a
cost-cutting measure this year's display will last 8 minutes
compared to 10 minutes in previous years. Renowned
pyrotechnician Christophe Berthonneau will light up the sky
around the London Eye to mark the start of 2010. Space is
severely limited along the Thames to watch the fireworks
live. For those able to able to get into the viewing areas,
there will be specially mixed soundtrack from BBC Radio 1 as
they wait for the fireworks at midnight. There will be all
night free travel on Tube, DLR, Tramlink on New Year's Eve.
24-hour bus routes will run as normal, but there will be
fewer bus services leaving central London from around 7pm to
3am because of road closures.
Info & map:

Thursday 31 December
7pm at St John's Waterloo,  Waterloo Road
Info & map:

Thursday 31 December
11pm at St Hugh's,  Crosby Row
Preceded by a watchnight party from 10pm
Info & map:

Thursday 31 December
11.30pm at St George's RC Cathedral,  Lambeth Road
Midnight Mass in thanks for God's gifts during the past year
and to ask for God's blessings on the coming year.
Info & map:

Saturday 2 January
7.30pm at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge; £7.50 on the
door (under-12s free)
The performance of Handel's Christmas Messiah will be given
by a collection of five talented American choirs combining
over 100 voices, accompanied by a celebrated American youth
orchestra. The concert is directed by Eric Dale Knapp. The
concert is given in aid of Kids Company, a local charity
which helps provide practical, emotional and educational
support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people.
Info & map:

Sunday 3 January
1pm at Bankside Pier,  Bankside; free
An annual seasonal celebration held in the Bankside area. It
is a celebration of the New Year, mixing ancient seasonal
customs with contemporary festivity. It is free, accessible
to all and happens whatever the weather.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Part Time Receptionist, WSET
* Beauty therapist, Siobhan Davies Studios Therapies
* After-School Club Playworker, Johanna Primary School
* Production Organiser, Art2print Project (A2P)
* Admin Assistant, HomeJane Ltd 
* Senior Concierge, Strata SE1

Full details at

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


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at

* Where to have lunch this week near Tower Bridge?
* Where to buy mobile phone?
* Hairdresser who can cut and colour curly hair!
* Man with a Van
* Who will measure and make up curtains?
* Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
* Recommending a decorator and builder and handy man
* Living in City Walk

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Desks for two or small office in SE1?
* Cleaner required Bermondsey Street 1-2 hours daily
* IT Network Engineer wanted for local business


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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