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SE1 Direct 638: Your Monday morning news and events digest

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 638

Monday 28 January 2013                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Kick start your New Year fitness with our help!
* 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
* Noticeboard: small grants available


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Dockhead and OKR fire station redevelopments approved
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* Woolfson & Tay bookshop swaps Bermondsey for Bankside
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* Bricklayers Arms subways to be filled in
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* Shard tell:scopes confuse Elephant & Castle with Abu Dhabi
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* Christian Alliance Centre reborn as Xenia student hostel
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* Walworth Academy warns pupils of random weapons searches
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* Network Rail could buy land at Waterloo to expand station
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* Bakerloo line extension south of Elephant: new petition
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* Air Quality Waterloo: new campaign calls for monitoring
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* Thameslink, Blackfriars and the Wimbledon loop
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* Holocaust Memorial Day at Millennium Bridge
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* Firefighters hold anti-cuts demo in Union Street
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* Man jailed for 16 months for London Bridge violent attack
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* Kids' hospital play room transformed by Merlin charity
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* Centre for Young Musicians: cllr alleges "misinformation"
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* Simon Hughes: icy pavements in Southwark "appalling"
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* "Unprecedented" NYE crowds hampered South Bank clean-up
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* Catherine of Aragon portrait found at Lambeth Palace
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* Bermondsey's Prem Goyal receives OBE from Prince of Wales
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* Young Bermondsey boxer battles it out with robot
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* Bread Angels course helps Southwark locals to earn a crust
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* Waterloo Netball Juniors visit the London Eye
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 28 January
6.30pm-8.30pm  at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108
Stamford Street
Lambeth resident and shotgun survivor David King tells his
story. Chaired by Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey, the event discusses
gun and knife crime in the Waterloo area. Outlining how gun
and knife crime in this area compares to other areas and
what could be done is Superintendent Dave McLaren from
Lambeth Police. Jacob Whittingham of local youth
organisation SE1 United gives an insight into the local
situation from a young person's perspective, and Brian
Dickens of Community Action Zone talks about positive role
modelling. It was in 1994 that David King was shot at point
blank range in East Dulwich and his promising boxing career
abruptly ended. David lost his left eye and was in a
critical condition for six months with shotgun pellets
lodged in his brain. Since his recovery he has been
campaigning against the dangers of gangs, guns and violent
video games. The event provides opportunities for questions
and answers as well as time for an open floor discussion.
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Tuesday 29 January
9.30am-12.30pm  at South Bank Riverside Walkway, The Queen's
Walk near Gabriel's Wharf, Upper Ground; free
A giant buzz wire in the shape of the word 'pain' will be
set up on the South Bank to launch Pfizer's new Pain
Exchange website. As participants cautiously navigate the
wire's twists and turns to reach the end of the word, any
accidental touches are notched up with sounds and words
which appear on screens either side of the wire to reflect
pain as it increases in severity.
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Wednesday 30 January
7pm at St James Church, Thurland Road SE16
Meeting for Grange, Riverside, South Bermondsey, Surrey
Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey wards. Join in workshops to
discuss traffic and transport in Lower Road, Jamaica Road,
London Bridge and the Old Kent Road. Find out about new
funding for community projects in Grange ward. Meet Ch Supt
John Sutherland, Southwark borough police commander. Learn
about neighbourhood plan initiatives in Bankside and
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Thursday 31 January
Please arrive before 6pm at The Stage Door, 28-30 Webber
Street; 2.50 per person, max 6 per team
Banish the January blues with a fun pub quiz and raffle for
a good cause. All funds raised will go to support the
Fostering Network, a local charity which helps to make life
better for children in foster care. Register by sending your
team name to [email protected] 
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Thursday 31 January
6pm-5.15pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
Free after-work concert with Southbank Sinfonia. An
opportunity to experience the orchestra closer than ever
before as the audience is seated around the players for an
exploration of Tchaikovsky's Symphony no 5. Conducted by
Simon Over.
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Sunday 3 February
12 noon-5pm  at The Tanks, Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
Hundreds of women over the age of sixty will converge on The
Tanks at Tate Modern to participate in a live and unscripted
performance conceived by artist Suzanne Lacy. UK-based women
who took part in significant activist movements and protests
from the 1950s to 80s will share their personal stories in a
series of workshops, culminating in a day-long public
performance. The work aims to highlight women's role in
shaping society, with a focus on older women who have
enabled this historically.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Bids Administrator (Maternity Cover), Steer Davies Gleave
* Assistant Investigator, Southwark Council
* Cook, Southwark Irish Pensioners Project
* Assistant Premises Manager, Waterloo Action Centre
* Office Manager, Southwark Council
* Administration and Book keeping Officer, BOST
* Occasional concierge work


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk space available in Walworth SE17


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Shard free preview tickets - thanks to Southwark + Sellar
* Bakerloo Line Extension: Walworth Road vs Old Kent Road
* Campaign to reinstate Spa Road rail station
* Keys found in Tanner Street Park
* Harper Square: 153/163 Harper Road
* Affordable housing in London
* Simon Hughes 30 years celebrations
* Councillors' registered gifts and hospitalities
* Rooftop Cafe, The Exchange, London Bridge Street
* Tooley Street roadworks overrun
* Parking in Leathermarket Street
* Council Tax cuts
* Icy Pavements - Simon Hughes comments
* Are there too many 'Boris Bikes' in SE1?
* Waterloo Station
* Laptop Repair
* Residents Parking Permits

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Business start up - free advice from local government



{ Noticeboard }

The United St Saviour's Charity invites community
organisations in North Southwark and Bermondsey to apply for
small grants of up to 5,000. The closing date is 9am on 1st
March 2013. Decisions made in late March. For a 2013/14
application form and guidelines please visit our website or ring Matthew Allgood or Jim
Wintour on 020 7089 9014.


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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