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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 848

Monday 27 February 2017                      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 }

* Gladstone Arms to reopen as Pegz N "Frazes"
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* ITV prepares way for major South Bank redevelopment
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* Sadiq Khan reiterates support for Garden Bridge
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* Tributes paid to Danny McCarthy, twice Mayor of Southwark
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* Changes to 100 & 388 bus routes: TfL presses ahead
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* Westminster Bridge: appeal after man falls in river
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* Anti-Trump, anti-Brexit march starts at Elephant & Castle
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* Full audio of Southwark Council's budget-setting meeting
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 28 February
12.30pm-2pm  at Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street; free
Teams from local businesses will compete in the annual
Shrove Tuesday 'battle of the batter' hosted by Better
Bankside. Residents, passers-by and pancake enthusiasts are
encouraged to come down and show their support whilst teams
race up and down Stoney Street in a fast and furious pancake
flipping relay. Borough Market traders will join in the
festivities with Khanom Krok serving their unique take on
the batter-based classic and Change Please serving
refreshments. The event is a fundraiser for local charity
Paintings in Hospitals.
Info & map:

Tuesday 28 February
12.30pm-2pm  at The Scoop at More London,  More London
Has your organisation got three people who are skilled in
Hunting, Gathering and Flipping? Enter the London Bridge
City Pancake Race and batter the opposition in a triathlon
of treasure hunt, race and flip-off. This event is now in
its 5th year and much MUCH bigger. To take part you need a
team of three people able to make a donation of 250 per team
towards London Bubble's Young Theatre Makers programme. For
further details call 020 72374434 or email
[email protected] 
Info & map:

Tuesday 28 February
Parade 1pm from Price's Street (next to Hilton)
Party from 3.30pm in Great Suffolk Street at Great Suffolk
Street Shopping Parade; free
Community groups have been preparing for Borough and
Bankside's first Mardi Gras parade, which will take place on
Shrove Tuesday. Starting in Price's Street at 1pm, decorated
bicycles will provide a moving Mardi Gras spectacle that go
to pancake parties at Stones End Day Centre and Cariad Cafe
at Blackfriars Settlement. The bikes will visit Tate Modern
before returning to Great Suffolk Street. A free outdoor
Pancake Party will complete the event, with children invited
to come after school from 3.30pm to 5.30pm for pancake
flipping contests, fresh pancakes, carnival crafts, live
music and a chance to ride the Mardi Gras bikes. The party
will take place next to The Fruit Tree on Great Suffolk
Street. The colourful banners, flags and decorations for the
parade have been made at Age UK Southwark, Charles Dickens
Primary School and at Blackfriars Settlement Mental Health
Arts Group and Older People's Sewing Group. The project has
been led by the organisers of SE1's annual Mint Street Music
Festival. The parade will be led by accessible cycling
charity Wheels for Wellbeing and will include
disabled-accessible bikes. Volunteers from local businesses
will be taking part and more volunteers are welcome -
disabled and able-bodied cyclists can participate. To take
part, apply via the website or email
[email protected] 
Info & map:

Tuesday 28 February
7pm at Upper Level (above Tesco), Elephant & Castle Shopping
This public meeting has been organised by the Elephant
Amenity Network's 35% Campaign to discuss the redevelopment
of the shopping centre
Info & map:

Wednesday 1 March
12.30pm-2pm  at Market Hall, Borough Market; free
To celebrate the patron saint of Wales, Welsh cook, cookery
school teacher, broadcaster and mother of five Lisa Fearn
will be taking the helm of Borough Market's demo kitchen for
a one off Welsh special. Using seasonal ingredients from the
market and featuring some delicious Welsh produce too, Lisa
will be preparing three recipes which you can create at
home. There will be a musical interlude by the Welsh male
choir Eschoir singing some well-known Welsh classics. The
demo will run in two parts with a half an hour break for the
choral performance. 
Info & map:

Friday 3 to Saturday 4 March
11am-2pm at Potters Fields Park,  Tooley Street
The Potters Fields Park Trust is calling on local people to
join these two volunteering events as part of the national
Great British Spring Clean initiative. The meeting point is
outside the Fratelli cafe.
Info & map:


{ Local job vacancies }

* Resourcing Better Bankside's Smarter Travel programme
* Facilities Manager, Morley College London


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

* Office space for letting in London Bridge available now
* 1-3 fixed desks available now in bright office space
* Rent an office where you can have a sign outside


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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Tanner St Park - Sun bathing area under threat
* Warning to cyclists around Elephant and Castle
* Bermondsey Square
* Mowbray & Stanhope Buildings Redcross Way
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