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Issue 172 | Tuesday 17 February 2004

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week 
* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* SE1 news from around the web
* In the London SE1 Forum

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[ What's on this week ]

Here's our pick of this week's community and cultural
events. For a more comprehensive what's on guide check
out 'in SE1' - see http://www.inSE1.co.uk for details.
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20p ROLLOVER AT THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE SHOPPING CENTRE
Tuesday 17 February
12 noon at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Students from Camberwell College of Arts will be
involving the community in a project called 20p
rollover at midday today. The project was conceived
during a visit to the centre when the students noticed
people struggling to find a 20p to use the toilets.
After discussion of various ways to engage people they
decided that on a chosen day and time they would
distribute small plastic envelopes containing a
laminated card with instructions and a 20p piece. 
After receiving the envelope each person becomes an
artist on the project and its success will depend on
their enjoyment and participation in it.


POTTERS FIELDS CONSULTATION: PUBLIC MEETINGS
Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 February
Local residents: Wednesday 7pm-9pm at Guy's Hospital
tower
Businesses: Thursday 12.30pm-2.30pm at More London
Pavilion
Consultants for the future development of the park at
Potters Fields have just been appointed and two public
meetings are being held this week to start the process.
This is not to be confused with the proposals for the
coach park and Lambeth College site - watch this space
for details of a forthcoming meeting on that subject.


INTERNATIONAL TOURIST GUIDE DAY
Saturday 21 February
ITGD is a day when the general public is invited to
sample the work of  trained tourist guides by
participating in walks, talks and tours, completely
free of charge. This year a self-guided tour called
"Falling and Wobbling - a Tale of Two Bridges" is on
offer, starting at Southwark Cathedral and finishing at
St Paul's Cathedral.  Allow 1 -2 hours to enjoy these
walks on your own or with friends or family, at your
own speed. Blue Badge Tourist Guides will be posted at
four key points along each walk, to answer questions,
explain and entertain you. Collect a map from a Blue
Badge Guide at the starting point between 10.30am and
3.30pm and off you go. Guides will be stationed at
their posts until about 4.15pm
There is also a walk called "Little Boy Blue" - the
story of the City of London with a little help from
nursery rhymes led by Eileen Cox which leaves from the
Duke Street Hill entrance of London Bridge station at
10.30am
http://www.blue-badge-guides.com/ITGD.html

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[ Local news & features from the London SE1 website ]

The London SE1 website team updates the SE1 news and
features throughout the week:
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ONE YEAR ON: CONGESTION CHARGE BOOSTS QUALITY OF LIFE
More than 80 per cent of respondents to a London SE1
website poll say that the year-old Congestion Charge
has improved quality of life in SE1.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/833


BLUE PLAQUE DEADLINE APPROACHING
The deadline for nominations for Southwark Council's
2004 blue plaques scheme is Thursday 19 February.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/832


BNP DEMO IN BOROUGH HIGH STREET
Members of the British National Party staged a demo in
Borough High Street on Monday morning and were greeted
by a counter-demonstration led by the group Unite
Against Fascism.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/831


£13K LOTTERY FUNDING FOR SPA SCHOOL
Spa School in Bermondsey has received £13,200 from the
Heritage Lottery Fund's Young Roots programme for 80
young people from Spa School with autism and Aspergerıs
syndrome to learn about and get involved with the
heritage of plants.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/834


TENANT MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION LAUNCHED IN TOOLEY
STREET
An agreement was signed last week formalising the
handover of 557 properties in Tooley Street to a tenant
managment organisation, Fair Community Housing Service.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/830


RENEE ZELLWEGER COMPLETES BRIDGET JONES FILMING
Actress Renee Zellweger has completed her filming in
SE1 for the next Bridget Jones film.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/829


ELEPHANT, LONDON BRIDGE AND WATERLOO TO BE HOUSING HUBS
The Deputy Prime Minister has welcomed the London Plan
which confirms three possible major construction sites
for SE1.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/828


BOROUGH MARKET VOTED 'BEST IN COUNTRY'
Borough Market has been voted 'The Best Market in the
Country' at the first ever Observer Food Monthly
awards.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/825


SHELL ELECTRIC STORM TURNED OFF ON SOUTH BANK
The wind turbine in Jubilee Gardens is due to be
dismantled following the early close of the Shell
Electric Storm.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/824


RACIAL ASSAULT IN BOROUGH HIGH STREET
Southwark Police are investigating a racial assault
which took place in Borough High Street in the early
hours of Thursday 12 February.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/823


MAN HELD AT KNIFEPOINT IN COSTCUTTER
A 70-year-old man was held at knifepoint in an
attempted robbery at Costcutter in Baylis Road at
5.40am on Friday 30 January.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/822


LLEWELLYN-BOWEN UNVEILS TREE IN BOROUGH HIGH STREET
Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen came to Borough High Street on
Wednesday to unveil a tree planted in his honour by the
charity Trees for London and Malvern Water.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/821


JUDE LAW LAUNCHES YOUNG VIC CAMPAIGN
Actor Jude Law this week launched a campaign to raise
the final £2.5 million needed for the Young Vic
theatre's new building in The Cut.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/819


WATERLOO FAMILY NOW RUNNING THE ALBERT ARMS
The Albert Arms in Gladstone Street is under new
management.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/818


NEW LOCAL POLICE PHONE NUMBERS
Residents in Waterloo and Southwark are being
encouraged to contact their local borough police number
instead of 999 for all 'non-emergency' situations in
the latest advertising campaign being run by the
Metropolitan Police.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/817

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[ Arts reviews from London-SE1.co.uk ]

OF MICE AND MEN AT THE OLD VIC
Jonathan Church directs this brilliant stage adaptation
of Nobel Laureate John Steinbeck's classic novel Of
Mice and Men.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/827

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[ SE1 news from around the Web ]

Each week we trawl the web for news and features about
SE1 people, places and organisations
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The story behind the goats cheese at Borough Market
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=645 - Western Mail

Coronet launches overnight Arts Lab film & music events
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=646 - Daily Mirror

Company fined £40k after death at St Thomas's Hospital
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=649 - HealthSafety

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[ In the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent
discussions at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/
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Postal service campaign update from Simon Hughes
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=648

Also this week...

- Floral Hall portico
- Mexican food specialist at the Elephant
- Membership at the Tate. Any good?
- Aylwin Estate
- Waterloo traffic
- Shops selling alcohol after hours
- Bermondsey Square Regeneration Scheme
- Home Mac repairs
- Masseur in SE1?
- Council charges for leaseholders
- By-election good for Elephant
- Bankside Business Partnership
- Buses
- Tower Bridge Lifts
- Save the Young Vic

To read and respond to all these discussions and more,
go to: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

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