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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 866

Monday 26 June 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 volunteering opportunities


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* Australia's deputy PM visits site of London Bridge attack
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* Street food market to launch at Elephant & Castle junction
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* Driver arrested after crashing car into Abbey Street wall
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* Charlie Chaplin pub is shut after two men are stabbed
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* 24-storey tower proposed for Hatfields and Paris Garden
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* Jail park sports courts: bike polo players launch petition
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* Grange Road GP Surgery to close at end of June
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* Westminster Bridge Road Post Office for sale
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* London Bridge attack: council plans for permanent memorial
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* London Bridge terror: Coyle questions home sec in Commons
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* Mayor: London Bridge terrorist worked at SE1 tube station
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* Service of Hope for community after London Bridge attack
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* 7-storey office block plan for Dragons' Den warehouse
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* Crowdfunding appeal launched for South Bank undercroft
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* Book swapping shelves installed at Hay's Galleria
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* Strata fire safety: 'no cause for concern' - council
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* Suspended sentence for Rockingham man who sub-let flat
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{ What's on this week }

Monday 26 June
7pm at Old Kent Road Fire Station, 405 Old Kent Road
Southwark Council is working with the London Fire Brigade to
hold a series of meetings to address residents' concerns
about fire safety in the borough following the tragedy at
Grenfell Tower in West London. All are welcome but please
arrive early to secure a place. A second meeting is being
planned for a later date.
Info & map:

Monday 26 June
7.30pm (registration from 6.45pm) at New Covenant Church,
506-510 Old Kent Road
Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Newington
and Faraday wards. The theme of the meeting is "a place to
call home" - homelessness and housing allocations. Have you
ever wondered how the bidding system works? Then come along
to the meeting and find out more. At the meeting Cllr
Stephanie Cryan, Southwark's deputy leader and cabinet
member for housing will talk about the boorugh's housing
policies, future plans and the bidding system. Also John
Bibby from Shelter will speak about issues around
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Wednesday 28 June
5pm-9pm  at St Thomas Street,  St Thomas Street; book a free
ticket at
An annual event organised by Team London Bridge to showcase
the strength of the food & drink sector in this part of SE1.
This year local restaurants will take to St Thomas Street to
serve up their culinary delights street-food-style for one
evening only. Participating businesses include Hawksmoor,
Village East, Hutong, Texas Joe's, Savanna, BOB's Lobster,
Fourpure, The Hide and Hiver Beer.
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Wednesday 28 June
5pm-7pm on Duke Street Hill, by London Bridge Station; free
Southwark Cyclists are running a Dr Bike session (get your
tyres, brakes and gears checked for free) outside London
Bridge Station, and security marking will also be on offer
courtesy of Team London Bridge. The session will take place
where Duke Street Hill meets Tooley Street. 
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Wednesday 28 June
5pm-8pm outside James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo
Road; free
Bring your bike to Lambeth'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.
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Thursday 29 June
5pm-9pm at Lower Marsh; free
Join an evening street party event along Lower Marsh with
live entertainment, demonstrations and free tasting
sessions. Stallholders include: Greenport Kitchen, Konditor
& Cook, Sticky Mango, The Duke of Sussex, Farm Street
Kitchen and Yo! Sushi. 
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Friday 30 June
6pm-10pm  at Tate Modern,  Bankside; free
Experience the gallery after hours with a mix of art, music,
film and workshops. Find emerging and established DJs
selected by NTS Radio, alongside world-class exhibitions,
discover pop-up talks, playful artistic activations and
hands-on workshops. Or simply enjoy the space, the music,
the views and the delicious food and drink offers. 
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Saturday 1 July
11am-6pm  at Styles House gardens,  Hatfields
Come and visit the communal vegetable gardens at Styles
House, on the corner of The Cut and Hatfields. Have a look,
have a chat, get acquainted with the mystery of the compost
bin! Pop-up shop and refreshments available.
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Saturday 1 July
1pm-2pm  at Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road; free
Hundreds of people will gather to pay their respects to the
International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War at the
memorial on the South Bank. Wreaths will be laid by, among
others, representatives of the Spanish embassy, the Catalan
government's delegation in London, Spanish exile and refugee
groups and the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and
Women. This will be followed by a minute's silence. 
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Saturday 1 July
2pm outside 45 Dolben Street; free
Open-air community play staged as part of Southwark LGBT
Pride Festival. Lesbian and gay theatre company Homo Promos
presents a re-enactment of the arrest, trial and execution
of James Pratt and John Smith, the last two men to be hanged
for sodomy in the UK. On 29 August 1835, James Pratt and
John Smith were arrested at 45 George Street (now Dolben
Street) in Southwark; on 21 September they were tried for
sodomy, along with William Bonill, whose room they were
using. They were sentenced to death, and Bonhill to
transportation for life, after a trial lasting less than an
hour, purely on the trumped-up evidence of the landlord and
his wife. The landlord and his wife changed their mind and
appealed for clemency; the magistrate who committed them to
trial appealed for clemency; the barrister leading the
prosecution appealed for clemency. The prime minister made
sure the appeals never came before the king. They were
hanged in public, outside Newgate Prison, on 27 November
1835. The hangman William Calcroft was a drunk and an
incompetent. James Pratt left a widow and two young
children. This is a community play, designed to commemorate
and acknowledge a major injustice.
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Saturday 1 July
7.30pm at St George the Martyr,  Borough High Street; free
Free concert by theachoir of Cal Poly State University (San
Luis Obispo, California) at the end of their UK tour. The
concert will feature American and European works. The Cal
Poly Choir is comprised of students from throughout the Cal
Poly choral program. The 38-member ensemble, directed by Dr
Thomas Davies, has representatives from many different
majors offered at the university. In addition to the 38,
this tour choir will include a few members who are alumni of
the Cal Poly choral program. This concert will feature the
Mike King Collective, one of the UK's premier contemporary
vocal groups combining soulful vocals, rich jazz harmonies
and captivating performances.
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{ Local job vacancies }

* Communications Assistant, Coin Street Community Builders
* Gallery Assistant, Eames Fine Art Gallery


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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* Blackfriars Bridge bus stop closure
* Filthy pavements at Elephant & Castle
* Drawing for a Planning Application
* Threat to Bermondsey Street Conservation Zone
* Coffee shops in Elephant/Blackfriars
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{ Local volunteering opportunities }

* Prudential RideLondon Start Team with BOST




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