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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 794
Monday 25 January 2016                        ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Advert: Your local Chartered Certified Accountants
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Business forum in association with Better Bankside


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Jimmy Savile and Guy's Hospital: new report published
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* Another 20-storey tower for Blackfriars Road
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* Waterloo to Heathrow rail link back on the agenda
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* Wanted: your memories of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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* Plan to turn Tower Bridge Piazza into Courage Yard
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* Brand new Old Kent Road fire station faces cuts
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* 'Mad cow disease' memorial should be moved, say planners
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* Spa School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted
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* HMS President to leave the Thames next month
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* Hospital charity buys Becket House lease in 112m deal
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* Four South Bank sculptures given listed status
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* St Thomas' Hospital East Wing revamp completed
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* Halloween rave: police seek help to trace 49 people
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* Labour peer urges council to save Waterloo Library
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* Schoolgirls monitor air pollution at Elephant & Castle
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* Residents join forces to measure air quality in Waterloo
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* Council plans flats at petrol station in Old Kent Road
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* Amanda Pritchard is new chief exec of Guy's and St Thomas'
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* Two arrests for GBH after assault at Sainsbury's Waterloo
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* Southwark Safe: new business crime reduction partnership
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{ Advert }

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(off 156 Bermondsey St)


{ What's on this week }

Wednesday 27 January
9am-12pm at Imperial War Museum & Geraldine Mary Harmsworth
Park, Lambeth Road; free
Southwark remembers the Holocaust, other genocides, and the
continuing threat posed by hate crimes in the 21st century.
The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE, and the
Director-General of Imperial War Museums, Diane Lees CBE,
host one of London's largest events to remember the
Holocaust and other genocides - and to reflect on the threat
posed by hate crimes today. Private viewing of The Holocaust
Exhibition from 9am to 10am. Indoor ceremony from 10.15am
with Holocaust survivor, Jan Imich, and guest speaker Lord
Browne of Madingley (chair of Tate). Music by members of the
Southbank Sinfonia, standard bearing by members of the Royal
British Legion, and a poem written and performed by council
officer, Suly Muhidin, on this year's theme, Don't Stand
By. Memorial prayers led by Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman
representing the Office of The Chief Rabbi. Followed by
wreath laying at the Soviet War Memorial and the Holocaust
Memorial Tree in GMH Park until approximately 12 noon.
Advance booking for the private exhibition viewing and
indoor ceremony is essential as space is limited. Contact
the Mayor of Southwark's Office on 020 7525 7303 or
[email protected]
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Wednesday 27 January
6pm-9pm  at Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames; free
People living or working in the Shad Thames area were
invited to submit their "picture" of Shad Thames for a
competition organised by STRA (Shad Thames Residents
Association), in partnership with STAMP (Shad Thames Area
Management Partnership) and Anise Gallery. Alongside the
exhibition of a selection of entries, winners of the
competition will be announced at an evening reception. All
are welcome.
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Wednesday 27 January
7pm at 160 Tooley Street
Meeting for Grange, Riverside, South Bermondsey, Surrey
Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey wards. Chaired by Cllr Bill
Williams. The theme is business and enterprise.
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Wednesday 27 January
7pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Annual general meeting of the group that monitors
developments in the Waterloo area. Followed by a general
meeting. Agenda includes: 
* Wootton Street development 
* Garden Bridge 
* Waterloo Library
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Thursday 28 January
1pm at St George the Martyr, Borough High Street; free
A chamber ensemble (violin, cello, piano, clarinet, basso
continuo) from Morley College will perform works by Corelli,
Glinka, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Brahms. 	 The recital
lasts approx 45 minutes, followed by light refreshments and
a chance to meet the performers. You are welcome to bring
your own lunch to eat during the recital if you wish.
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Thursday 28 January
1.45pm-4pm  at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Special meeting to be addressed by shadow chancellor John
McDonnell MP and Dot Gibson, secretary, National Pensioners
Convention. Plus speakers from Lambeth community
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Thursday 28 January
6pm-7pm  at St John's Waterloo, 73 Waterloo Road; free
The new Southbank Sinfonia cohort performs its first
concert. Featuring works by Barnard, Vaughan Williams and
Mendelssohn. A complimentary glass of wine is served on
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Friday 29 January
10am (exact time TBC) at BFI Southbank,  Belvedere Road;
free; booking essential
The South Bank Business Improvement District is organising
two free training sessions delivered by the Metropolitan
Police. The first of these will be Project Griffin, this
project is aimed at all staff of any organisation in South
Bank who have a security or public facing role. The mission
is to engage, encourage and enable members of the community
to work in partnership with the Police to deter and detect
counter terrorist activity and crime. The second training
package will be Project Argus, this project is primarily
aimed at managers from various sectors of the business
community in South Bank. It will involve a multimedia
simulation and will enable delegates to consider a wide
range of issues at various stages of a terrorist attack. To
reserve a place on either of these courses please email
[email protected], putting either 'Project Argus' or
'Project Griffin' in the email title. 
Please also include the following information: 
- Full name of attendee(s) 
- Position of attendee(s) 
- Company name 
- Contact email
- Contact phone number 
Depending on the interest and attendance on these courses
the intention is for the sessions to become a regular
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Friday 29 January
Meet 11am at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street;
Join CoolTan Arts CoolWalks on a free, guided walk and
follow in the footsteps of Charles Dickens, Bridget Jones
and Harry Potter to get up close and personal with the
streets and buildings of Borough and Bankside that many
familiar films have used as their backdrop. Learn new
things, make friends, get fit and have fun. The walk is
approximately 1.5 miles and participants are asked to wear
sensible walking footwear and weather appropriate clothing.
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Saturday 30 January
2.30pm at Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street
Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Newington
and Faraday wards. Chaired by Cllr Martin Seaton. The theme
of this meeting is 'Young local champions'.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Charity Trustee, Walcot Foundation [unpaid]


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Bermondsey Office Space for Rent 600+ sq ft


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Resurfacing works The Cut - Ear Plugs needed?
* Good and reasonably priced dry cleaners
* Southwark Council publishes your tenancy status on-line
* Potential mugger in Tanner St Park
* Accident in Southwark Street
* Air Pollution Buggy Monitors - E&C volunteers needed.
* Ante Natal Classes
* Dog muck!

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Searching for office space in SE1
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