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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 822
Monday 8 August 2016                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Blackfriars Road Post Office under threat
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* Blackfriars Bridge cycle superhighway 'great success'
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* Khan to press Govt over noisy helicopters along Thames
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* HMS President may have to be scrapped, warn owners
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* London Fire Brigade Museum collection put into storage
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* Man who rescued suicidal woman from Thames receives award
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* Darren Henaghan succeeds Keith Davis as Borough Market MD
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 8 August
6pm-8pm  at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street;
free; Sign Up:
Southwark is running a free 'IdeasEvent' in partnership with
Spacehive. This event will be an opportunity for people to
learn more about Spacehive, the civic crowdfunding platform
that is making big waves in cities across the UK.
Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds and awareness for
your project or organisation and with Spacehive, different
pots of funding can be channelled into your project,
including from the GLA and the council, as well as from the
public. Already some excellent Southwark-based projects have
been funded with Spacehive, including the Peckham Coal Line
and Peckham Lido feasibility study. Southwark Council has
recently created its own 'Hive' to bring all the projects in
the borough under one umbrella. Across the UK tonnes of
unique projects have been popping up all over the place,
including one in Bristol that saw a high street turn into a
waterslide for a while! So if you have an idea for ways to
make Southwark a more exciting place to live, work and play,
please come along to the event to share your ideas and make
the first step towards getting your project funded.
Info & map:

Wednesday 10 August
5.30pm-7.30pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57
Waterloo Road; free
Bring your bike to Lambeth Council's team of professional
mechanics who will look it over for free and check tyres,
brakes, gears and its general roadworthiness. If your bike
has an issue that cannot be rectified in 15 minutes they
will advise you on what is wrong so you can take it to a
bike shop well-informed. The police will be at the events
marking bikes and adding details to This
service will deter theft and in the event your bike is
stolen, will ensure that your details are on a nationwide
database so it is much more likely to be returned to you if
recovered. HGV awareness: friendly drivers and professional
cycle instructors will show you how to effectively road
share with big vehicles. You will have the opportunity to
come and sit in the cab of an HGV and see blind spots and
the view the drivers have for yourself.
Info & map:

Thursday 11 August
8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough
High Street; 3 (conc 1.50); email
[email protected] to book a place
One of the features of Shakespeare's writing which has been
frequently mentioned during this 400th anniversary year is
his many references to herbs. This talk will look at how
herbalists and apothecaries used the plants he mentions, and
also the plant-lore and folklore of these herbs. Coming into
the present day, one of the lines in The Winter's Tale is
prophetic of the cutting-edge of plant medicine today. Julie
Wakefield is a museum curator and medical historian
specialising in historic herbalism and folk medicine. She
gives talks at the Old Operating Theatre & Herb Garret and
in Southwark Cathedral's new herb garden, the design of
which reflects historical advice she provided. South East
London Folklore Society.
Info & map:

Friday 12 August
6.30pm at Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street
Blackfriars Settlement opens its doors for its first Open
Mic Poetry Evening by 'beckbeatpoetry'. All new and
established writers, poets and spoken word enthusiasts are
invited to read their favourite poetry. Sign up on the door
for your time on stage. Refreshments available  all
donations in aid of Older People's Services at Blackfriars
Settlement. Everyone welcome to read or just listen and
enjoy poetry.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Financial Controller, Allstay Limited
* Reservations Sales Agent, Allstay Limited
* Community Sports Activator, Bankside Open Spaces Trust 
* Nursery Administrator, Coin Street Community Builders
* Early Years Practitioners, Coin Street Community Builders


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Desk space in leafy courtyard mews


Why not advertise your office space here? Only 9.99:


{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* New pharmacy St George's Road
* McDonald's at London Bridge
* The Crown, Blackfriars Road
* New 21 storey development at 25 Lavington Street

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