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SE1 Direct 689: your Monday morning news & events briefing

[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 689

Monday 20 January 2014                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: January fitness sale, Personal training 19.50!
* 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 }

* Peabody plans 38-storey tower on Newington Causeway
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* Inspector blocks demolition of Tooley St Victorian shop
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* Boris: South Bank skateboarders should stay in undercroft
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* Warning over fake 'sorry we missed you' parcel cards
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* Boris: let's build hundreds of homes along Old Kent Road
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* New County Hall tourist attraction to replace film museum
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* Lambeth & Southwark pour cold water on neighbourhood plans
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* 27-storey residential tower next to Shard: plans revealed
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* LeSoCo FE college to challenge Ofsted 'inadequate' verdict
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* Filmmaker retraces steps of 1927 colour cinematographer
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* Fire shuts Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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* Millennium Bridge could turn green & yellow for World Cup
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* Mayor inspects zero-emission taxis at Potters Fields Park
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* London Bridge Hospital: competition watchdog to force sale
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* Missing man was last seen at St Thomas' Hospital
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* Borough High Street armed robber on day release from jail
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* Bermondsey brewer creates beer inspired by bees
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* Can you help find Waterloo Bridge mystery man 'Mike'?
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* Homeless Londoners 'denied basic human rights'
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* Southwark Bridge office block changes hands for 122m
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* Bermondsey man jailed for Victoria Station handbag thefts
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{ Advert }

January fitness sale, Personal training 19.50! 

Shift those festive pounds!

We are an independent fitness studio located in Weston
Street SE1.  We are celebrating our 7 year anniversary so we
would like to invite you to celebrate with us with a great
New Year offer!

Our small group/semi personal training sessions are in a
group of no more than 4 people. These sessions are 40
minutes in duration and depending on the time of day, you
could be training alone with one of our fabulous trainers!

A block of 10 sessions is on offer for 195. This great
offer ends on the 31st January, to be used within 5 weeks of
booking which is perfect to give yourself the incentive you
need to shift those extra festive pounds!

We also offer: 
* 1-2-1 personal training 
* Indoor boot camps
* 20 minute Power Plate classes (complimentary class 
  offered to new clients)
* Mum and baby classes 

Here's a link to check out our unique indoor boot camp:!-central-london_13.php

Fitness For Every Body, The Leathermarket, 108 Weston Street

020 7403 9988. [email protected]

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Now taking bookings for late 2014

{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 22 January
2pm-3.30pm  at Morley Gallery, King Edward Walk; free
Join this interactive workshop with local storyteller,
musician and teacher Kate Portal to explore the sounds of
Waterloo including the stories of local people. Open to all.
Part of Waterloo Sights & Sounds.
Info & map:

Wednesday 22 January
6pm at Morley Gallery, King Edward Walk; free; booking
essential 020 7021 1600, 07557 740442 or
[email protected]
Elaine Andrews, learning resources centre manager at Morley
College, continues her talk about the Morley murals,
featuring those by John Anthony Greene, the student wall
painting course in the 1950s and the current paintings by
Edward Bawden, Justin Todd, Martin Froy and John Piper.
Part of Waterloo Sights & Sounds.
Info & map:

Wednesday 22 January
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Regular public meeting of the group that monitors planning
and development issues in Waterloo. This month's agenda
includes a discussion on Southbank Centre's Festival Wing
scheme, the new Lambeth Local Plan and how the recession is
affecting shops in Lower Marsh.
Info & map:

Thursday 23 January
8am-10am  at Hilton London Tower Bridge, 5 More London,
Tooley Street; free
The first of Team London Bridge's 2014 quarterly Responsible
Business Alliance breakfasts will focus on the theme of
Employability. Whether it's developing your own staff in
order to retain them and their valuable skills or supporting
the local community into work, employability is something
that all responsible businesses should be thinking about.
Hear about the London Living Wage and why it is so
important, both to individuals and to the economy as whole.
Learn about EmploySE1 which is a free service connecting
businesses with local unemployed residents. Local business
Forster Communications - who have been working with a
business apprentice for the last year - will talk about the
apprentice/business relationship and how to get the best out
of it for both sides. Breakfast will be included and there
will be a chance to network afterwards. If you would like to
attend this free event please email
[email protected]
Info & map:

Thursday 23 January
French 12 noon; Spanish 12.30pm; Italian 1pm; German 1.30pm;
Learning a new language can open up doors to promotions and
new careers in this country or abroad. As part of
employability week, Team London Bridge is offering the
opportunity to have a half hour beginner taster session in a
language of your choice, to see if you like it. The teacher,
Susan Isaacs, runs 10 week language courses in the More
London area starting at the end of January. Please book by
emailing [email protected] and state which
taster(s) you would like to attend. Places are limited so
book early to avoid disappointment.
Info & map:

Thursday 23 January
6.30pm-8pm  at Morley Gallery, King Edward Walk;; free;
booking essential 020 7021 1600, 07557 740442 or
[email protected]
Join a roundtable discussion bringing together people who
live in the area and those who work in the community/arts
sector.  Part of Waterloo Sights & Sounds.
Info & map:

Friday 24 January
11am-12pm  at Young Vic, 66 The Cut; free; booking essential
020 7021 1600, 07557 740442 or [email protected]
Join Waterloo Sights & Sounds for a tour of the Young Vic
theatre. You'll hear about the theatre's history and
architecture, and gain access to some of the non-public
spaces inside. Part of Waterloo Sights & Sounds.
Info & map:

Friday 24 January
12pm-2.30pm  at 1 Cathedral Street; free
Christmas gifts that didn't quite hit the spot? Or upgrades
that left your last one to become clutter? Come and swap
them all at Better Bankside's Post-Christmas Swap Shop.
Bring your high-quality nearly new clothes, books, DVDs and
knick knacks to swap for one lunchtime only. Pick up a
bargain (free stuff), refresh your wardrobe, find a new
read, DVD or do some re-gifting. Top tips for a successful
swap: Bring a good selection of high-quality, excellent
condition items that you no longer use, rather than things
which you don't want because they're past their best. Arrive
early to secure the best items Bring some change for
feel-good cake break! If possible, drop off your swap items
at Better Bankside's offices (the Bankside Community Space)
before the event to get your swap tokens early. If not, turn
up on the day. If you don't have anything to swap but still
want to come along, just bring 1 donation instead of an
item to swap. 1 will get you two tokens to redeem against
items. Donations will be going to Friends of the Mini Mints.
Info & map:

Friday 24 January
2.30pm at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road; free;
booking essential 020 7021 1600, 07557740442 or
[email protected]
Enjoy a special guided tour of Morley College, exploring the
history and heritage of the college from its start at The
Old Vic through to today. Led by Nick Rampley, the
vice-principal of Morley College.  Part of Waterloo Sights &
Info & map:

Saturday 25 January
10.30am (meet at exit 6 of mainline concourse) at Waterloo
Station; free
Free guided walk from Waterloo to London Bridge. Dicover
2000 years of history along the Jubilee Walkway, from the
mudbanks of the Thames to modernity, from bawdy houses to
bear-baiting pits, from an ancient cathedral to a cathedral
of modern art. As you stroll along one of the most historic
and beautiful parts of the Thames shoreline, you will also
see eight iconic bridges, two world-famous theatres, an
infamous prison, a palace, and a buzzing open-air market.
All human life is here! Part of Walk London's Winter Wanders
Info & map:

Saturday 25 January
11am-1pm  at Morley Gallery, Morley College, 61 Westminster
Bridge Road; free; booking essential 020 7021 1600,
07557740442 or [email protected]
Illustration workshop with Gillian Melling. Design and paint
images of Waterloo inspired by the illustrations and murals
of Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. Materials provided.
Info & map:

Saturday 25 January
2pm at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford
Street; free; booking essential 020 7021 1600, 07557 740442
or [email protected]
Join writer-in-residence Anna Robinson for a walk looking at
writers of note from the local area. Finish at Morley
College to have a look at the Waterloo Sights & Sounds
exhibition which includes a selection of creative writing. 
Info & map:

Sunday 26 January
Meet 10.30am on riverside walk outside City Hall, The
Queen's Walk; free
Free guided walk from City Hall to Greenwich. Meet Brunel
and his tunnel, Edward III and his Manor House, Turner and
his painting of the Fighting Temeraire, the Pilgrim Fathers
and The Mayflower, Queen Elizabeth I and Francis Drake and
even Tsar Peter the Great of Russia  all in just six miles.
Part of Walk London's Winter Wanders weekend.
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Sunday 26 January
Meet 10.30am or 2.30pm on riverside walk outside City Hall,
The Queen's Walk; free
Walk along the Jubilee walkway led by an official City of
London Guide. From the Romans to Norman Foster, the walk
spans 2000 years of history taking in City of London Livery
Companies, Wren churches the Great Fire and the Blitz. Part
of Walk London's Winter Wanders weekend.
Info & map:

Sunday 26 January
Meet 11am on riverside walk outside City Hall, The Queen's
Walk; free
Free guided walk from Waterloo to London Bridge with Peter
Finch, chairman of the River Thames Society. This special
walk passes over Tower Bridge, looks at St Katharine Dock
and follows the Thames Path past the former London Docks,
through Wapping, Shadwell to Limehouse, with its historic
Narrow Street. The walk also takes in a visit to Limehouse
Basin, before crossing Limekiln Creek to Canary Wharf, with
great views of the river along the way. Part of Walk
London's Winter Wanders weekend.
Info & map:

Sunday 26 January
Meet 11am at Pimlico Underground Station,  Bessborough
Street; free
Passing two bridges, two palaces and two secret services,
this free guided walk will reveal many fascinating facts.
Discover Thomas Cubitt's development of Pimlico; MI6 and
Doultons Ceramics on the Albert Embankment; the Tate Gallery
and what was Milbank Prison; the Flood of 1928; MI5; three
Lambeth Bridges; the Horseferry and Lambeth Palace; St
Thomas' Hospital; the Palace of Westminster, the 'Great
Stink' and Westminster Bridge - finishing outside Portcullis
House with the view to St Paul's. Part of Walk London's
Winter Wanders weekend.
Info & map:

Sunday 26 January
Meet 11.30am or 3pm at exit 6 of mainline concourse,
Waterloo Station; free
Following the Jubilee Walkway this free guided walk takes
you along the south side of the River Thames and visits some
of the capital's hidden treasures. This walk offers everyone
the chance to learn something new about the parts of London
you pass on a daily basis. Part of Walk London's Winter
Wanders weekend.
Info & map:

Monday 27 January
Refreshments at Amigo Hall, Lambeth Road 9.30am; indoor
event 10am; wreath-laying 11am at Soviet War Memorial,
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Abdul Mohamed, hosts one of
London's largest gatherings to remember the Holocaust and
genocides since. Speakers: Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP (chair
of the Public Accounts Committee) and Susan Pollack,
Holocaust survivor. The event will be attended by civic and
diplomatic dignitaries and members of the public are most
welcome to attend. Please arrive before 10am for the indoor
ceremony at the Amigo Hall (St George's Cathedral, Lambeth
Road). After the speeches, the focus will move to Geraldine
Mary Harmsworth Park for wreath-laying at the Holocaust
memorial tree and Soviet War Memorial. Advance booking is
not necessary. For further information contact the Mayor's
Office, Southwark Council, on 020 7525 7303 or
[email protected]
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Assistant Technician, Vauxhall One
* Receptionist, Matching Green Ltd
* Outreach Co-ordinator, Connect 
* Office Administrator, Insideout
* Restaurant Supervisor, Number 1 bar&restaurant
* Sous chef, Number 1 bar&restaurant
* Full Time General Manager, local cinema


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk Spaces in Victorian Mews

Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Lupin Point
* Street lights in Rockingham Street / Arch Street alleyway
* Rainbow Kebab, Tooley Street
* Waterloo - 2500 new homes
* Ticino vs Franco Manca
* Plans for 27 Storey tower next to Shard
* Indian takeaway recommendations
* Drawing classes
* ADT 'security review'
* Kids' piano lessons?
* Handyman - Sunday
* Sainsbury's cashpoint (Blackfriars Road)

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


{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Small office wanted SE1
* Small meeting room in SE1
* Refrigerated courier service
* Free Desks x 10
* External carpentry work


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