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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 780
Monday 19 October 2015                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: 
* 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 }

* Waterloo Library closure rubber-stamped by Lambeth cabinet
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* Southwark rejects Lidl's plans for Old Kent Road store
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* Segregated cycle lane on St George's Road now open
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* Police appeal after knife threats on E&C trains
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* Parking to be banned on Waterloo Bridge
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* St George's Church says sorry for all-night bell-ringing
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* SE1 soil included in Turbine Hall installation
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* 30m asking price for NHS office block in Lower Marsh
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* Blaze in flats above Blackfriars Settlement
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* Team London Bridge: businesses vote on future of BID
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{ Advert }

Elan Meeting Rooms is a newly refurbished meeting space in
SE1 suitable for Board meetings, Seminars, Meetings and

We are conveniently located in Central London near London
Bridge Station, at Royal Oak Yard, just off 156 Bermondsey
Street.  The seminar room is very well located on the ground
floor, with direct access from the main entrance to the
building. The room is light and airy and well ventilated,
holding up to 12 people seated for boardroom style as well
as for seminar style and can be hired for a half or full

The room has air conditioning for cool and warm months and
includes a 50 inch high definition flat screen TV to be used
for projection. There is free wifi and plenty of cat5 and
electrical points. There is flexibility with the table and
chair arrangements to suit your requirements. 

Whether you are looking for somewhere to host a seminar or a
very professional space to present to clients, Elan meeting
rooms offer a variety of meeting options at very reasonable

Tea, coffee, beverages and catering for light lunches can be
ordered in from the nearby coffee shop upon request.   

25 + VAT per hour, 90 25 + VAT for half day and for full
day 175 + VAT.

To book the meeting rooms, please contact us on 020 7403
1500 or e-mail [email protected]

Full address is Unit 3 Cedar Court 1 Royal Oak Yard London
SE1 3GA. (Off 156 Bermondsey Street)


{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 21 October
11am-2pm  at Unit 215-216, Elephant & Castle Shopping
Centre,  Elephant and Castle; free
Volunteer Centre Southwark is running an Autumn Volunteering
Fair where people interested in volunteering with Southwark
based charities and groups can meet representatives from
organisations looking for volunteers.
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Wednesday 21 October
11am at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
AGM of the body which runs Waterloo's main community centre.
There will be a welcome by the WAC Choir and a display of
work by arts groups using the centre.
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Friday 23 October
6pm-7.30pm  at Emma Cons Hall, Morley College, 61
Westminster Bridge Road; 1p
Sarah Wheeler, Dolly Sen and Bobby Baker, all with lived
experience of mental illness, describe how creative practice
has saved and transformed their lives. Part of Morley
College's series of Penny Lectures.
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Friday 23 October
2pm-6pm  at Southwark Council, 160 Tooley Street
Find out about plans for a new cycle route between
Blackfriars Road and Tower Bridge Road via Union Street.
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Saturday 24 October
11.30am (be seated by 11.15am) at Southwark Cathedral,
London Bridge; free
Southwark Council marks its 50th anniversary with a civic
celebration. The ceremony will incorporate the installation
of 10 new Honorary Aldermen and Honorary Alderwomen - former
councillors Linda Manchester, Robin Crookshank Hilton,
Veronica Ward, Lewis Robinson, Tim McNally, Toby Eckersley,
Graham Neale, Jonathan Mitchell, Mark Glover and Paul
Noblet. The title of Alderman or Alderwoman is conferred
upon former councillors who have served two terms and wish
to accept the honour. There will be music on the day by the
combined bands of the Army Medical Services (AMS) and 150
Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps with The Military Wives
Choir (South London). An ecumenical act of worship will be
led by the Bishop of Southwark, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun,
with the Archbishop of Southwark, Most Revd Peter Smith.
Representatives of the borough's other main religions will
also speak. All are welcome to attend the ceremony on the
day. 20 pairs of tickets are available for Southwark
residents with reserved seating and entry to civic reception
that follows. These will be issued on a first come, first
served basis. Please contact the Mayor's Office on
[email protected] and the tickets will be
allocated in the order email requests are received until all
20 pairs have been distributed.
Info & map:

Saturday 24 October
10am-2pm  at Shepherd Hall, St Thomas' Hospital,
Westminster Bridge Road; free
Do you, or a friend or relative, have poor eyesight? Join
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust's ninth annual Low
Vision Day. You will be able to try a whole range of low
vision aids and talk to the many charities and support
organisations attending for information and advice.
Programme includes tennis and self-defence for the vision
impaired as well as an appearance by the Pearly King of
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Sunday 25 October
12 noon at Bankside Pier,  Bankside; free
October Plenty is an Autumn harvest celebration held
annually in Southwark. Beginning on Bankside, by
Shakespeare's Globe, the event mixes ancient seasonal
customs and theatre with contemporary festivity, joining
with Borough Market's Apple Day event.
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Sunday 25 October
12pm-4pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
This family festival of appley delights offers visitors the
chance to sample an array of apple varieties, along with
limited edition products such as preserves, breads and
juices. Apple Day celebrates the complete lifecycle of the
apple and apple growers as Borough Market traders will be on
hand to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for all things
apple. There will also be a chance to try your hand at
traditional games and entertainment including the famous
apple peeling competition, apple bobbing and morris dancing.
At about 12.30pm there will be a Harvest act of worship in
the market with the clergy and congregation of Southwark
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Advice Worker, Waterloo Action Centre
* Freelance Maintenance & Admin Officer


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* 2 room office on Southwark Bridge Road


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Piano practice in SE1
* C10 more frequent

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Wanted: office for architects in SE1

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Editor: James Hatts - [email protected]

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