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Issue 219 | Tuesday 11 January 2005

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>> IN THIS BULLETIN
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* What's on this week
* Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre
* January 2005 issue of 'in SE1'
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Business news from the London SE1 website
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum

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[ What's on this week ]

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events taking place over the next seven
days. For a more comprehensive what's on guide check
out 'in SE1' - our monthly printed publication - see
http://www.inSE1.co.uk for details.

ETHELM HOUSE FEASIBILITY STUDY: HAVE YOUR SAY
Tuesday 11 January
7pm-8.30pm at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=726
The Church Commissioners want to sell Ethelm House, on
the corner of Wooton Street and Webber Street, for
redevelopment. Until the late 1970s this building was a
much used community centre for the whole estate. It is
likely that a new owner will want to develop offices or
expensive apartments on the site.  The Waterloo and
Southwark Church Commissioners Residents Association
(WSCCRA) have recently completed a consultation with
residents to find out what community uses people would
like to see in the redevelopment of Ethelm House. 
The results of this consultation were that the majority
of people would like some facilities for young people.
A meeting room, a crèche and community café were also
popular options. A feasability study is now being
carried out with the aim being to present a Development
Brief to the planning department at Lambeth Council to
ensure the regeneration of Ethelm House provides
maximum community benefit. The study will be introduced
more fully at tonight's meeting. What would you like to
see from the redevelopment of Ethelm House? Please come
along and share  your views. Refreshments provided.
The venue is fully accessible for the less able. 
More information from Kath at WCDG on 020 7633 6261.


NEIGHBOURHOOD NURSERY OPEN DAY 
Thursday 13 January 
12 noon-8pm at Coin Street Nursery, 99A Upper Ground 
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=954
A  new  affordable  40-place  Ofsted-registered day
nursery for 2-5 year olds will open this month  at  99A
Upper Ground. Come and take a look at the new  nursery,
meet the staff and see the existing out of school
activities in action at the open day.
http://www.coin-street.org 


ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION'S NEW CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE
Thursday 13 to Saturday 23 January
Mon-Fri 12 noon-7pm; weekends 12 noon-5pm at The Ragged
School, 47 Union Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=953
The Architecture Foundation's Centre for Architecture,
coming to Southwark Street in 2006, will be a place of
energy, creative ideas and activity where the public
can engage with the best contemporary architecture. The
centre incorporate exhibition space, events space, the
Architecture Foundation's office and a bar.
A free public exhibition will reveal the winning design
from the eight-strong shortlist of international
architectural talent, all of whom are yet to complete a
major building in London: a-Graft, AOC, Bernard
Tschumi, Caruso St John, Foreign Office Architects,
Lacaton and Vassal, MVRDV and Zaha Hadid.
http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk


RHYTHM: NIGHTCLUB EXPERIENCE FOR 13-17 YEAR OLDS
Friday 14 January
7-11pm at Jacks Nightclub, 7-9 Crucifix Lane;  £7
before 8pm; then £10
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=917
New  venue  for weekly  nightclub  experience for 13-17
year olds founded  by youth worker Charles Bailey for
young  people from all backgrounds to come together and
have fun together in one  place with common interests,
music and dance. A variety of music from RnB & Pop to
Hip Hop, Garage and Drum & Bass.
http://www.rhythmparty.com


OXO SALE FORTNIGHT
Saturday 15 to Sunday 30 January  
Tue-Sun 11am-6pm at Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=949
The Oxo Tower's own January Sale staged  by the design
shops on the first and  second floors. Discounts of up
to 70% on samples and slight seconds. 
http://www.oxotower.co.uk 


GREEN GARTER WALK WITH CONNECTING THE ELEPHANT
Sunday 16 January
Meet 2pm at The Roebuck pub, Great Dover Street/Trinity
Street (end approx 5pm at The Beehive, Penrose Street
SE17)
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=946
Connecting the Elephant Street Forum invites you to the
second Green Garter Walk: Trinity St, Borough High St,
Borough Rd, London Rd, Gladstone St, St Georges Rd,
West Sq, Brook Drive, Walcot Sq, Kennington Rd, Cleaver
Sq, Kennington Park Rd, Kennington Park, Cooks Rd,
Lorrimore Square, Carter St, Penrose St!
The 'Connecting the Elephant Street Forum' is a group
of local people concerned with street and pedestrian
issues in the area that surrounds the Elephant and
Castle regeneration zone Call Christine Binnie on 020
7582 9191 for more info.

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[ Advert: South Bank Alexander Centre ]

Ready for change?

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South Bank Alexander Centre
http://www.AlexanderCentre.co.uk
info@AlexanderCentre.co.uk
020 7928 6378

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[ January 2005 issue of 'in SE1' ]

The January 2005 issue of our monthly printed what's on
guide is now available at dozens of distribution points
across the area. 

This month's brighter new look issue includes a preview
at some of the big events due to take place in SE1
during 2005, as well as reviews of Aladdin at the Old
Vic, The Borough Market Book and City Reborn.

'in SE1' is also available online in Adobe Acrobat
format (PDF) so you can download and print your own
copy: simply visit http://www.inSE1.co.uk

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[ Local news from the London SE1 website ]

The London SE1 website team produces updated local news
throughout the week.

HUGHES: TOO MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT POSTAL SERVICE
Local MP Simon Hughes has made a series of end of year
thank you visits to postal workers at sorting offices
in his North Southwark and Bermondsey constituency.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1348


THAMES BLESSING AT HIGH TIDE ATTRACTS LARGE CROWD
A record crowd was on London Bridge for the annual
Blessing the Waters at lunchtime on Sunday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1347


SEX OFFENDER AT LARGE IN LAMBETH
Police in Lambeth are looking for a man after he
absconded from Inner London Crown Court in Newington
Causeway, Elephant & Castle, during the course of his
trial.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1346


MAN CHARGED OVER SOUTHWARK STREET TRADING CORRUPTION
James McCall, a 38 year old street trader from
Thamesmead, was charged on Friday with corruption
contrary to section 1 (2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt
Practices Act 1889.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1345


HONOURS FOR SE1 SCHOOLS
Many of SE1's schools have been recognised in Ofsted's
new 'honours list' of particularly successful
institutions ­ and Notre Dame School is one of the
elite group to be listed twice.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1344


BLAZE AT SOUTHWARK FIRE TRAINING CENTRE
Firefighters were called to Southwark Bridge Road on at
5.30pm on Wednesday night to tackle a blaze at the
London Fire Brigade's own training centre.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1343


ALADDIN AUDIENCES RAISE OVER £16,000 FOR TSUNAMI APPEAL
Audiences of 'Aladdin' at the Old Vic have been taking
time to remember the thousands that are suffering
following the Asian Tsunami.  
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1342


NEW CHIEF NURSE FOR GUY'S AND ST THOMAS'
Eileen Sills has been appointed Guy's and St Thomas'
NHS Foundation Trust's chief nurse and joint director
of clinical leadership.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1341

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

LAND SECURITIES BOOSTS BANKSIDE PROPERTY PORTFOLIO
Bankside123 developer Land Securities has added to its
property portfolio in the area with the £67 million
purchase of a building in Park Street currently let to
Lloyds TSB.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1340

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[ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum ]

Our weekly digest of topics raised in recent
discussions at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/

- Murder Back in March 2004
- Inner London Crown Court security
- "Shard of glass" - London Bridge Tower
- Rubbish sorter
- SE1 House Prices
- Life in SE1
- "Into" Southwark
- Where's the best place to live in Shad Thames?
- SE1, Thames and floods
- Little Girl with the Red Balloon
- New Lithuanian food shop nr London Bridge Station
- Looking for a joiner
- Swimming pools
- Christmas Card Recycling
- Ken's The Londoner newspaper
- Local Aerobics/Step Classes
- Boiler repairs
- SE1's Lost Cinemas

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

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the London SE1 Forum - your login details for this
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