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Issue 234 | Monday 25 April 2005

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* What's on this week
* _YOUR_ message could be here - scroll down for info
* Local news from the London SE1 website
* Business news from the London SE1 website
* Features 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.


VAUXHALL CONSTITUENCY CANDIDATES TRANSPORT MEETING
Monday 25 April
7.30pm-9pm at St Peters Heritage Centre, Kennington
Lane, Vauxhall
http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1000
Candidates standing in the Vauxhall constituency will
debate sustainable transport issues at an event
organised by Lambeth Cyclists, the Lambeth branch of
the London Cycling Campaign. Candidates will be asked
questions on a range of issues concerned with
sustainable transport  includng the congestion charge,
public transport, urban development, and how to
encourage more cycling. Lambeth Cyclists' Borough
Coordinator Philip Loy commented "we have invited all
the candidates to what we hope will be a lively,
interesting and informative question time." He added
"We chose the Vauxhall constituency because it has one
of the lowest rates of car ownership  in the UK (45% of
people own a car) but our lives are dominated by major
roads and traffic junctions such as at Vauxhall Cross.
In addition the constituency is affected by the
Congestion Charge zone which may be extended in the
next few years so we want to here the candidates' views
on these and other issues."
http://www.lambethcyclists.org.uk


PARKING IN NORTH LAMBETH STREETS
Thursday 28 April
5.30pm primarily for business issues
6.30pm primarily for residents' issues
at the Redfearn Centre, 329 Kennington Lane, SE11
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=964
Local residents and businesses are invited to a meeting
to discuss any concerns you may have about parking in
North Lambeth streets. Chaired by Councillor Charles
Anglin, North Lambeth Area Committee chair. There will
be a presentation of the Draft Parking Charter by head
of parking Kay English. Also in attendance will be
Councillor Andrew Sawdon, Executive Member for
Environment and Regeneration and Tim Jackson, Assistant
Director, Environment Directorate. This meeting has
been organised by the North Lambeth Town Centre Office.


LONDON GLASSBLOWING OPEN HOUSE & SPRING SALE
Friday 29, Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May 
11am-4pm at the London Glassblowing Workshop, 7 The
Leathermarket, Weston Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=941
Demonstrations, bargains and an exhibition of new work
by Layne Rowe.
http://www.londonglassblowing.co.uk


ENGAGE: BATTLE AT THE MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Friday 29 April
6.30pm at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 51-53 Southwark
Street; free
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=968
Chaired by Michael Billington. Leading playwrights duel
with each other to persuade the audience that their
chosen dramatist is the greatest of all time. You
decide who wins. 


TOWER BRIDGE CLOSURE
Saturday 30 April to Sunday 8 May
Tower Bridge will be closed to traffic in both
directions 24 hours a day from 6am on Saturday as it
undergoes structural maintenance to its road.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1524


BOOK SALE AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Saturday 30 April
11am-4pm outside the cathedral (on the Borough Market
side).
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=874
Friends of Southwark Cathedral book sale 
http://www.southwark.anglican.org/cathedral/friends/


RANDOM HUGGERS DAY ON THE SOUTH BANK
Sunday 1 May
11am-2pm on the South Bank between the London Eye and
Waterloo Bridge
Map: http://quicklink.se1direct.co.uk/?id=1001
Visitors to the South Bank will be offered a free hug
this Sunday. The idea for Random Huggers Day originated
when Mayella Reynolds was listening to Nick Ferrari on
LBC 97.3 one morning in November 2003. Nick said: "It
seems you can find random terrorists on the streets -
why don't we find random huggers?" Mayella says: "It
really tickled me to think of a group of people
offering hugs in the streets of London. We can all do
with a hug! So I contacted a few friends and we got
together to create Random Huggers Day. It was really
that simple."
http://www.randomhuggers.com/


MAY DAY: DEPTFORD JACK-IN-THE-GREEN TOURS THE BOROUGH
Sunday 1 May
The Fowler's Troop Jack in the Green was revived by
members of Blackheath Morris Men and friends in the
early 1980s. The first revival Jack was a replica of a
Jack from about 1910 which was taken out around
Deptford, South East London on May Day by the original
Fowler's Troop.
12.30pm: Leave from the Horseshoe Inn, Melior Street,
1pm: The Royal Oak, Tabard Street,
1.30pm: The Lord Clyde, Clennam Street
2pm: Founders Arms, Bankside
3.45pm: The Market Porter, Stoney Street
4.30pm: The Horseshoe Inn, Melior Street,
http://www.gre.ac.uk/~cs02/deptfordjackinthegreen.html

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LABOUR HOLDS WORLD POVERTY RALLY AT THE OLD VIC
Former US president Bill Clinton appeared at the Old
Vic on Sunday afternoon - taking part in a Labour
election rally to mark World Poverty Day via satellite
link from New York.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1548


IN PICTURES: ST GEORGE'S DAY AND SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY
St George's Day and Shakespeare's Birthday were
celebrated in Southwark with a range of events centred
around Shakespeare's Globe.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1547


IN PICTURES: MILLENNIUM FLAME COMES TO SOUTHWARK
The Millennium Flame arrived by boat at Bankside Pier
on Saturday morning and was carried in procession to
Southwark Cathedral where it will be kept for a year
and a day.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1546


40 YEARS OF THE ELEPHANT'S SHOPPING CENTRE
A week of celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of
the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre ended in high
tension as a crowd gathered to watch the prize draw for
a car.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1545


WELCOME FOR NEW AREA BISHOP
North Southwark's new Anglican area bishop was
consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury at
Southwark Cathedral on Thursday.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1544


DIGIVAN III HITS THE STREETS OF SE1
Bankside was the setting for Thursday's launch of the
Peabody Trust's latest Digivan, a mobile IT centre that
will visit Peabody estates across SE1 as well as local
job centres.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1542


ELEPHANT REGENERATION BIDDERS NAMED
The regeneration of the Elephant and Castle has moved a
step closer with Southwark Council naming the eight
consortia bidding to be the authority's commercial
partner.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1539


ACCIDENT BLACKSPOTS REVEALED
Two of London's worst traffic accident blackspots are
in SE1, according to a new league table.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1538


MAYOR CONSULTS ON PROTECTING LONDON'S RIVER VIEWS
The future protection of views across the river is set
out in a new draft document from the GLA - and the
Mayor of London is inviting comments from the public.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1536


18 COMMUNITY PROJECTS SHARE GBP30,000
18 community groups in and around the Pool of London
have been granted up to GBP2000 each to run a wide
variety of projects which will make a real difference
to the area.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1534

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[ Business news from the London SE1 website ]

GBP 500 PRIZE FOR SE1 ENTREPRENEUR
SE1 resident Mark Champkins was named the runner-up in
the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneurs of the Year
awards for London South Central.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1541

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[ Features from the London SE1 website ]

SAMPLING THE ENGLISH MAID'S NEW COFFEE SHOP
The English Maid on the Albert Embankment is a
beautiful, not to mention delicious, example of how the
British can turn something meant for ill into something
great.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1543


SHAKESPEARE ROUGH GUIDE LAUNCHED AT GLOBE
The Rough Guide to Shakespeare has been launched with a
party at Shakespeare's Globe.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1540


BOROUGH MARKET STALLS OPENING ON THURSDAYS
At least ten Borough Market traders are now opening on
Thursdays in addition to Fridays and Saturdays.
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1537

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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/

- Potters Fields Park
- Who's at the next table in the Royal Oak?
- Jumble and stuff
- Mayor consults on protecting London's river views
- Garden centre in SE1
- Old Thameside Inn, Clink St
- Tower Bridge Closure
- Ex Borough Community Centre
- Simon the Tanner - latest
- Tax Accountant
- Wild's Rents/Long Lane
- All Hallows Church: the Dean of Southwark responds
- New tool in stopping Berkeley Homes?
- Black and Blue - new restaurant
- Expert dry cleaners
- Street Drinkers in Flat Iron Square

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

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