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[ SE1 Direct ] 	  

Issue 10 | 19 June 2000

An email update from the Bankside Press team

Just a quick bulletin today - we'll send a further
update later in the week with details of what's
happening this weekend.

>> T H I S   W E E K

[ Millennium Festival of Cycling ]

The Millennium Festival of Cycling is currently under
way, and local cycling group Southwark Cyclists and
Lambeth Cyclists have organised a comprehensive
programme of events.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Bike to Work day, and Southwark
Cyclists will be gathering for breakfast at 7.45am at
the Island Cafe (corner of Union Street and Southwark
Bridge Road). Prizes for the longest cycle commute will
be presented by Simon Hughes MP. Lambeth Cyclists are
gathering at the Young Vic Cafe in The Cut at 8am.

On Wednesday you can join the Midsummer Madness ride to
witness dawn on the longest day of the year. The ride
starts at 1.15am in Cutty Sark Gardens, or you can join
at 2am on the south side of London Bridge by the
Southwark Needle, arriving at Primrose Hill in time for
the 4.43am sunrise and a glorious view across the
capital. If you don;t have to go to work afterwards,
the rise will return to the South Bank for the launch
of the 5,000 mile National Cycle Network at that giant
bike wheel otherwise known as the British Airways
London Eye.

For more on Millennium Festival of Cycling events check
out and


[ Friends of Archbishop's Park ]

Archbishop's park - SE1's largest green space - is to
get its own user group to encourage greater use of this
amenity and to protect its future. The inaugural
meeting of Friends of Archbishop's Park will be held at
7.30pm on Wednesday 21 June, at China Walk Tenants
Hall, Lambeth Walk, SE11 (the third building on the
left as you enter Lambeth Walk from Lambeth Road).
Organiser Sarah O'Connell says "the aim is for park
users to work together to make the park a nicer and
friendlier place". 

The Friends will have three main aims:
- to encourage use and enjoyment of the Park
- to identify how the park might be improved
- to inform park users and local residents of the 
  development proposed by the South Bank Employers 

O'Connell adds: "We are on the lookout for active
volunteers. The lead group at the moment are mothers
with pre-school children but we recognise that lots of
other groups use the park. We would love to hear from
people who might have an interest in improving the
planting or know something about the history, or who
work for local employers and have a sense of what
lunchtime users want and how to tap into their firms
for donations (give a bench or some plants!).

"The aim is for locals to start to reclaim their park
and for it to become a focus for the community."


[ Festival France at Hay's Galleria ]

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday Hay's Galleria will
be hosting a genuine country food market from Normandy
offering bread, cheeses, olives, dried fruits,
patisserie and charcuterie products, coffee, cider and
wine. Live music will add to the atmosphere.


>> C O N T A C T   D E T A I L S

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