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SE1 Direct 662: a bumper crop of local news stories & events

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 662

Monday 15 July 2013                           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 }

* Elephant & Castle: new images of roundabout replacement
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* Elephant & Castle: escalators to Northern line confirmed
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* Murdoch's UK newspapers to move HQ to London Bridge
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* Saving Southwark Fire Station: fight goes on says leader
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* Heatherwick's Garden Bridge could cost up to 100 million
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* Fire at MyBaSE1 flats in Southwark Bridge Road
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* Boris: work starts next year on 44-storey Elephant tower
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* Southwark to tighten controls on payday loan shops
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* Contemporary music centre plans new Union Street HQ
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* Metro Central Heights is now a listed building
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* Zaha Hadid buys Design Museum's Shad Thames building
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* St George's Road pharmacy could move to Elephant & Castle
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* Peace Day five years on from David Idowu murder
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* SE1 lorry collision victims remembered at City Hall vigil
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* Waterloo celebrates decade of city's "best small carnival"
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* Princess Royal takes to the Thames to watch Doggett's race
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* Second world record broken in round-Britain rowing race
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* MPs win Thames boat race against Lords
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* Six Greenpeace activists climb the Shard
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* Fire at The Fort in Grange Road
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* H10 hotel's high-level bar and terrace approved
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* Charles Dickens wins approval for prefab classrooms
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* 15-year-old jailed for life for murder of Dogan Ismail
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* Spanish Civil War's British fighters remembered
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* Zandra Rhodes becomes Boris's ambassador for breast cancer
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* Dale Inglis shows Thames paintings at National Theatre
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{ Advert: Elan & Co - Accountancy Made Easy for Architects }

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Elan and Co have experience of working with Architects and
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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
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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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Check out our website for more information
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 15 July
4pm-8pm  at LeSoCo Waterloo, Waterloo Campus, The Cut
LeSoCo (the new name for the combined Lewisham College and
Southwark College) is keen to invest in the Waterloo campus
and aims to rejuvenate and enhance the provision of
education facilities available. In keeping with this
aspiration, emerging development proposals are to extend and
redevelop the campus to accommodate up to 11,000 additional
education floorspace over predominantly 5 and 6 storey
buildings. To help fund this development, it is proposed
that the land in the southern and western parts of the site
be released for residential development. These emerging
proposals are in addition to the submitted planning
application currently under consideration for refurbishing
the main entrance and front buildings of the campus (ref:
13/AP/1239) LeSoCo would like to consult with local
residents and businesses before a planning application is
submitted to the council later this year. A public
exhibition has been organised to allow people to drop in,
review the plans and provide comments. If you are unable to
attend the event, the exhibition will remain publicly
available in the college campus reception during regular
opening hours until 22 July.
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Tuesday 16 July
1pm-2pm  at Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road
Oasis Academy South Bank is a new secondary school for
Waterloo, opening with 120 year 7 students in September.
Hear more about Oasis's plans for the school building and
community space at this public consultation meeting.
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Tuesday 16 July
5.30pm-7.30pm  outisde James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Bring your bike along to Lambeth Council's free Dr Bike
event in the piazza outside KCL's James Clerk Maxwell
Building (near the BFI IMAX) and get a free safety check an
expert mechanic and lots of friendly advice on cycling and
cycle training.
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Tuesday 16 July
7pm-8.30pm  at Burgess Park,  Old Kent Road; free
Join Southwark Council on "walkabout" events on the Old Kent
Road and have your say on its future. Walkabouts are an
opportunity for local people, community groups and
businesses to meet and walk particular routes, looking at
the streets, buildings and public spaces along the route and
discussing what people value in the area and the
opportunities for change and improvement. The atmosphere
will be informal and no particular expertise is needed.
After the walkabouts there will be a workshop to discuss and
record people's views. The walkabouts will inform future
planning guidance for the area. If you are unable to attend
the walkabouts or workshop, you are welcome to send in your
photos and comments by email or post. The results of the
walkabouts and any comments or photos submitted will be
published in a report on the council website. If you would
like to come to the walkabouts, email
[email protected] Meet at the entrance to
Burgess Park on the corner of Albany Road and Old Kent Road.
Route 1: Albany Road to Bricklayers Arms roundabout Route 2:
Albany Road to Rotherhithe New Road 
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Thursday 18 July
1pm-1.45pm  at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street;
P. Followed by light refreshments. Summer Song Recital with
Danae Eleni (soprano) and Guy Newbury (piano) including
works by Schumann, Lehar, Donizetti, Berg, Dunhill and more. 
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Thursday 18 July
5pm-7pm  at Emma Cons Gardens,  The Cut; free
Greensmiths, The Windmill and The Three Stags will put
forward their best burger combinations in a three-way
gastro-battle with drinks and live entertainment.
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Thursday 18 July
6.30pm at Florence Nightingale Museum, St Thomas' Hospital,
2 Lambeth Palace Road; 8 from
[email protected]
Simon Chaplin, head of the Wellcome Library, presents an
illustrated guide to some of Britain's most eccentric,
intrepid and occasionally unlucky medical tourists. Discover
the best way to avoid crocodiles, what not to take on
balloon voyages and the pros and cons of ball gowns in the
jungle, based on the experience of adventurous doctors and
nurses over the past four hundred years.
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Saturday 20 July
12pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge; 10 (conc 5;
children 2.50)
A fundraising concert for Borough Music School featuring
Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas (guitar), Li Lu (cello) and Hammadi
Rencurrell Valdes (percussion).
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Youth Development Officer, Time & Talents
* Concierge/Maintenance, 100 Westminster Bridge Road
* Bankside Neighbourhood Forum Community Organiser
* Hairdressing Apprenticeship, The Stress Exchange
* Data Entry knowledge of SAGE 50


Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only 9.99:


{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Modern shared Office Space to Let
* Studio/office share for up to 4 people
* Desk space close to Bermondsey St
* Desk Space and Office Space - short term and long term


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Wawa restaurant - still open!
* Casse-Croute restaurant in Bermondsey Street
* Unfair dismissal solicitor/advice
* Tv rental help
* Parking under the Elephant
* More problems with Royal Mail Mandela Way Office
* Where to get balloons filled?
* Lib Dems want your thoughts on Transport & Environment
* Bermondsey Street's Rock History
* Used car needed
* Elephant & Castle Northern Roundabout - latest plans
* Should our MP receive a pay rise?
* Overturned car - Abbey Street at Druid Street junction
* For everyone who has walked under Tower Bridge (mornings)
* 95% mortgages? First time buyers
* Empire Square

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Charity
* Spare Office Chair needed!


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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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