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Issue 1301

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Published weekly on a Thursday


December 1 2016



Gold medal-winning Olympic cyclist Ed Clancy one of victims in huge cycle theft EXCLUSIVE

By Alex Yeates

SPECIALIST BIKES worth more than £50,000 – including one belonging to gold medal winning Olympian Ed Clancy - were stolen from a warehouse near Tower Bridge last weekend.

The custom bikes, some of which belong to the 2016 Condor JLT team, which

compete in races across the world, are specifically made to fit each rider, making it difficult for the thieves to sell on, according to Condor. Ed Clancy, who won a gold in the Team Pursuit at this year’s Rio Olympic games, was one of the victims, who has his name printed on the frame of his bike. The bikes valued at around £5,000 each have Campagnolo Record and Super Record groupsets, (the mechanics involved in gears and braking), and black and yellow paintwork.

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Estate’s boiler cost millions to replace and is on the blink


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Boilers on the blink - an annual story


VERY YEAR, it seems, the News is contacted by residents on the Aylesbury Estate saying that their communal boiler is on the blink.

Now, two years after a new boiler was put in, at the cost of £3.2m, residents again are saying that they are enduring hot water problems. Southwark Council has confirmed to the News that the boiler is being manually checked every two hours, after repair works were carried out in the plant room last week. Residents are complaining of lukewarm water and cold showers. Councillor Stephanie Cryan, Southwark Council’s cabinet member for housing, told the News that older estates such as the Aylesbury were ‘prone to engineering issues with their heating systems’ and has apologised. Contractors are checking the plant room every two hours, so it would seem that the council is pulling out the stops to try to keep hot water on the estate - although the resident we spoke to has said that ‘nothing really happens’ when complaints are made. But the years of complaints before the new boiler and the problems since it was installed, show that the council must constantly be monitoring our estates and act quickly to bring permanent improvements, when things go wrong. Patching up problems on old estates isn’t a long-term solution for the buildings, or their residents.

Land Vs housing always a contentious issue


he redevelopment of Dulwich Hamlet FC’s ground was always going to prove contentious - with the need to balance the strong desire to preserve and grow the football club with the equally important aim of preserving open land. And of course, any developer will want to build housing and make their cut.

If the case is made and accepted that variations to the Section 106 protections of the site need to be made, then that should only be done when overall plans for the redevelopment are given the nod. It makes no sense to try to do this beforehand - and what’s more it will immediately cause concern for those who think that open land will inevitably be lost.

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AFTER BEING told he’d never box again, a Bermondsey postman is gearing up for the first semi-professional fight of his life in the Queensbury Boxing League this weekend.

Jimmy Haughney, 38, was told by doctors that his sporting days were over after sustaining a pelvis injury in a football match four years ago. Refusing to hang up his gloves, he’s defied professional opinion by qualifying for the prestigious Queensbury fight on December 3, which will be televised on Eurosport. “I didn’t believe the doctor when he told me I wouldn’t box again,” said Jimmy, “I just carried on.” In the two years after the injury, Jimmy underwent physiotherapy and a “slow training” plan before taking an 18-month hiatus from the sport, between February 2015 and August 2016. Now, he can “train with no pain.” “I said ‘if I can go for a year with no pain then I’ll re-enter’ and I have.” “The latest scans on my pelvis have come back clear. I’m in the best shape of my life,” he said. As he gears up for his fight against Croydon’s Steve Albone, Jimmy’s days are

gruelling. His twice daily training plan includes a 3-mile run and up to 40 sets of boxing exercises, including sparring, bags and skipping – all

interspersed with his 7-hour daily post round in Greenwich. “My colleagues all think I’m mad,” he said, “I’ve lost two stone training for this. It’s a tough sport and the training requirements are very high. Plus I’m 38 years old!” Jimmy, has been boxing for 25 years and started his amateur career at the Fisher Club. He threw the towel in on the amateur game eight years ago – and it was all down to David Haye. “I was boxing at a Fisher Show. The last fight of the evening ended up being David Haye’s as he broke his opponent’s jaw,” he said. “When it was my turn to fight, we got in the ring, touched gloves and then there was a tap on the shoulder.” Jimmy recounted how the officials had decided that his fight would have to be cancelled because it would have ended after the official finish time of midnight. “You can’t do that to fighters,” said Jimmy, “We work so hard to train, to get ready for the day. I just thought, this isn’t for me anymore, they aren’t looking after boxers in the amateur game. I fell out of love with it,” he said. Jimmy’s love for the sport endured though and he gained his coaching qualifications. He now trains kids and adults at Nemesis Academy in Erith. When the opportunity to box in Saturday’s match came up, he couldn’t turn it down. “I’m too old to go pro now but to get TV coverage at 38 years old is a dream,” he said, “it makes you feel special.” Jimmy’s fight will take place at the K2 Arena in Crawley, West Sussex. For tickets, contact Jimmy on 07525 747504

Bikes worth over £50k swiped from warehouse


Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016


One of the stolen cycles belonged to Rio Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy By Alex Yeates

SPECIALIST BIKES worth more than £50,000 – including one belonging to gold medal winning Olympian Ed Clancy were stolen from a warehouse near Tower Bridge last weekend.

The custom bikes, some of which belong to the 2016 Condor JLT team, which compete in races across the world, are specifically made to fit each rider, making it difficult for the thieves to sell on, according to Condor. Ed Clancy, who won a gold in the Team Pursuit at this year’s Rio Olympic games, was one of the victims, who has his name printed on the frame of his bike. Claire Beaumont, Marketing Manager for Condor and Communications Manager for Condor JLT, said: "We were still picking Black Friday orders on Saturday, so it must have been on Sunday. "Some are racing bikes, and some are training bikes. Unfortunately Ed Clancy's bike was taken, so somebody out there has got an Olympian’s racing bike. "They’re going to have a bit of a difficult time riding it because he’s got an extreme position and he’s a very tall fella. “Even if Ed Clancy’s name gets removed from the frame whoever tries to ride that bike will have a difficult time. "It's unfortunate but we aren't

going to be too down about it." The bikes valued at around £5,000 each have Campagnolo Record and Super Record group sets, and black and yellow paintwork. Neil Manning, production director for Condor Cycles, tweeted on discovering the incident: “I'm lost for words. Our warehouse has been broken into. Please spread the word. If you see any 2016 team bikes for sale please let us know.” Condor is still assessing how many bikes were taken in total and police are looking into CCTV of the incident. The News has been asked not to reveal the exact location of the theft to avoid it being targeted again. Anyone with information is asked to contact Condor at Olympian Ed Clancy (right) and one of the stolen bikes (below)

Southwark mayor has ten places for London Marathon

SOUTHWARK: The Mayor of Southwark is giving local London Marathon hopefuls another chance to get in the running, with ten guaranteed charity places to allocate to local residents and council employees.

The lucky ten will need to commit to raising at least £1,500 for the Mayor, Cllr. Kath Whittam’s, chosen charities – The National Autistic Society, Surrey Docks Farm or the Mayor of Southwark’s Common Good Trust, which provides grants to those in need in Southwark. The Mayor’s runners will also be required to sign a formal commitment to complete a full training programme. The deadline to apply for the Mayor’s places is December 2. Successful applicants will be notified by December 9. Applications can be made online at This year, a record 253, 930 runners applied for the London Marathon ballot, with 200,000 left disappointed. The marathon will take place on April 23.

Free salt bags for residents

SOUTHWARK:Southwark Council will be providing free, 5kg bags of salt to residents on December 3 and 10, to lay outside their properties.

On December 3, residents can collect from; Lordship Lane: loading bay between Matham Grove and East Dulwich Grove at 9am-10.30am, Half Moon Lane: parking bay outside no. 21-25 at 11am-12.30, Rye Lane: loading bay opposite Aylesham Centre entrance at 1pm-2.30 and Daneville Road: parking bay outside Morrison’s car park at 3pm-4.30pm. On December 10, bags can be picked up from Walworth Road: loading bay outside no. 250 at 9am-10.30am, Lower Road: Osprey Estate forecourt at 11am-12.30pm, Southwark Park Road: loading bay outside CoOperative Food at 1pm-2.30pm and Tower Bridge Road: loading bay outside no’s 81-85 at 3pm-4.30pm. Salt bins are also provided across the borough. For information on effective gritting tips, visit Southwark Council’s website.

Help make someone’s Christmas by supporting our annual “Gift of Christmas” dinner on Weds 14th December 6pm – 9pm. For isolated and vulnerable people, at Copleston centre, Copleston Road, Peckham SE15 4AN To nominate a guest, or to volunteer to help on the day, please get in touch with our administrator: 020 7732 3435,

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Pub fundraiser to give Ruby ‘fantastic Xmas’

Bid to demolish Clipper withdrawn

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016


ROTHERHITHE: The second attempt to demolish the Clipper pub and turn it into flats has been delayed after the planning application was withdrawn.

Submitted in September by Lighthall Homes Ltd after they bought the site off McCullochs, who originally attempted to demolish it, in May for £1.3m, a report by Southwark Council recommended it was withdrawn as it was “likely to be refused”. McCullochs’s attempt to develop the building last year was rejected by the council as well as their appeal amid a resident campaign that featured actor Eddie Webber. Southwark Council’s report on the proposal said: “This revised proposal follows an earlier scheme for redevelopment of the Clipper that was refused by the council and subsequently dismissed at appeal due to the impacts of outlook and daylight for residential properties at the neighbouring Timbrell Place. “Having reviewed the current proposal in detail, the applicant was informed that the application was likely to be refused as a result of a perceived failure to overcome problems associated with the impact on outlook and daylight for residential properties at the neighbouring Timbrell Place. “In response, the applicant confirmed by email on 10/11/16 that the application would be withdrawn in order to review whether further changes could be made to address these concerns.” Norton Mayfield Architects were contacted for comment.

By Alex Yeates

A CHRISTMAS fundraiser will be held in the Blue Anchor pub in Bermondsey on Saturday in aid of Ruby Longman.

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News readers raised more than £10,000 for Ruby, ten, over the course of this year so she could get a computer to help her communicate. Ruby suffers from the rare Rett syndrome, which has prevented her from walking and talking since she was a baby. The new computer made by Smartbox was fitted in September at Alfred Salter Primary School, where she had the chance to play games and write a story. Now as the festive season begins, members of the community who helped in the campaign are coming together to help her have a “fantastic Christmas”. “We have quite a lot to auction off including signed home and away Millwall shirts, play-off tickets as well as a signed football,” said Arthur Simon, one of the organisers. “It will be fantastic. Timi [Ruby’s mum] and Ruby will be there and I just want to make this Christmas as special as I can for her. She stole my heart when I first saw her. She’s a lovely little girl. “The money can go to anything they want to get and give Ruby a quality Christmas. The pressure on the family must be immense so if we can help her or the family in one way or another then it’s worth it. “The Millwall community has really come together. They don’t get the credit they deserve sometimes.” Simon Davis, another organiser, said: “I can’t begin to believe the struggle that the family has gone through. Ruby and Timi came to my wedding a few weeks ago.

Arthur Simon and Simon Davis

“It makes me determined to help them and it’s nice to give something back. There’s not enough awareness of Ruby’s Rett syndrome. “They should have a nice Christmas.” Doors at the Blue Anchor pub in Southwark Park Road open at 5pm, on December 3, and all are welcome.

How it works

THE DEVICE News readers helped buy works by tracking where Ruby is looking and registering an action if she looks for long enough.

At this early stage, Ruby will start to learn that the choices she makes on the screen will lead to real life responses from those around her. As she becomes more familiar with the device, the software becomes more comprehensive, with an adult version allowing the user to select specific words to speak.

Salvation Army offers help for child refugee re-homing By Owen Sheppard

THE SALVATION Army has said it will assist the council with housing and caring for the first group of refugee families to arrive in Southwark. The council is set to make an official announcement on December 13 stating how many child refugees it will take in. But an announcement by the Salvation Army said it hoped that five families could be settled here by “early in the New Year”. Councillor Stephanie Cryan, Southwark Council’s cabinet member for housing, said: “We are very grateful to the Salvation Army for offering to provide these homes for families who have escaped the terrible conflict in Syria. “The council will now approach the Home Office to make the offer, and

ensure the other necessary support is in place for five families to come to Southwark.” The update comes after the Home Offices announcement in October that more than 80 unaccompanied children had been accepted to the UK from Greece, under the Dubs amendement. Councils across the UK are being invited to pledge a number of refugee families they can accept. But no authority will made to accept more than 0.07 per cent of its existing child population. Janet Martin, from Salvation Army, said, “The refugee crisis can seem terrifying. Here in Southwark we have been working to show that local communities can make a huge difference to the lives of these displaced peoples. “We have been taken aback by the incredible support from private landlords, businesses, English schools, individuals, religious organisations and educational institutions.”


Man who posed as ‘Good Samaritan’ sentenced for ‘predatory’ assault

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016


By Alex Yeates

A MAN who masqueraded as a “Good Samaritan” to a woman who was stranded after a night out in Borough has been sentenced for sexual assault.

Samuel Solomon, 40, of Cowley Lane, Sheffield pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of voyeurism at Woolwich Crown Court on November 2. He was sentenced at the same court on Monday to twenty months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, ordered to pay £2,000 in compensation for the victim and £500 court costs, and is to provide 160 hours of unpaid community work and was given a ten-year sexual offender notification order. Solomon met his victim, a woman in her 20s, at a pub in Borough, on the evening of April 22 2015. The pair began talking and moved on to a different bar. On leaving the second bar the victim said she did not have enough money to get a cab home so Solomon invited her back to the address he was staying at in Amina Way, Southwark. Back at the address, the victim went to

sleep. However, she awoke in the morning to find herself partially clothed and could not recollect the night before after she arrived at the address. Although she had been drinking, the victim did not believe she had drunk excessively. Solomon was still in the room and chatted to the victim quite casually about being her “saviour” the night before. The victim got dressed, left the premises and contacted police. Tests revealed that she had been the victim of a sexual assault. Officers traced Solomon and he was arrested. He tried to explain away the events of the night by saying he had acted as a “Good Samaritan” and that no sexual contact had taken place. However, following analysis of Solomon's phone, a number of graphic images of the victim and Solomon were found, proving that sexual contact had occurred. Speaking about the impact the assault had on her, the victim said: "The worst thing about it all has been the not really knowing what happened. “I now go out with the assumption that all men want to attack me or take advantage of me. I was always a very confident and outgoing person with a very active social life.

“I now feel as though I cannot be myself with anyone and that I cannot behave in a way that is natural to me. "The whole experience has left me feeling vulnerable and unsafe. I question everyone's motives now, especially men's. “I have not been able to have a normal relationship since and I do not anticipate being able to trust anyone enough to have a normal relationship in the near future. I hope one day I can put this behind me, but at the moment there is not a day that doesn't go by that I don't think about what happened." Detective Constable Aidan Kersley, who led the investigation for the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "Solomon showed predatory instincts in carrying out this attack on a vulnerable woman. While it could not be proven that the victim's drink was spiked, it was clear the victim did not consent to sexual activity. "Solomon took advantage of her and documented his abuse by taking pictures on his phone. I would like thank the victim for having the strength to report this to police and support this prosecution through the courts.”

Samuel Solomon - pleaded guilty



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By Owen Sheppard

SECTIONS OF the Aylesbury Estate have been plagued by dodgy heating and unreliable hot water, despite millions being spent on a new system in 2014.

Southwark Council has confirmed to the News that the boiler – which cost £3.28m to replace two years ago – is now being checked manually every two hours. Repair works were carried out last week for the plant room affecting the Latimer, Emberton, Danesfield and Calverton blocks, but some residents say there are still problems. Jackie Somerford, a grandmother living

by herself in Calverton, told the News: “Sometimes it goes on and off, but water is only lukewarm most of the time. “It’s still not been right since they switched the boiler back on in the middle of October. “It’s happening all over, everyone is going on about it. Some of my mates here work as builders, and after work they’re dirty and need a shower – but it’s cold. “A lot of people ring the council to complain, and nothing really happens. What annoys me is that we’re still paying service charge for it.” Councillor Stephanie Cryan, cabinet member for housing, said: “Sadly, older estates like Aylesbury are prone to engineering issues with their heating systems and we apologise to residents for the inconvenience – we’re working hard to ensure the boilers function properly.


SOUTHWARK FOODBANK are appealing for people to “help their neighbours afford Christmas” this year, as they fundraise for their Christmas hamper appeal.

The foodbank aims to distribute at least 110 hampers, which cost £50 each, to families highlighted as being in the greatest crisis. Each hamper will contain all of the ingredients needed to make a traditional Christmas dinner and hopefully, dessert and some toys. They will be distributed on December 22. The 2015 appeal raised enough funds for 100 hampers and Joel Nazar, Community Fundraiser for Pecan, the Peckham charity which manages Southwark Foodbank, hopes they can smash this figure in 2016.

“A lot of people who come to the foodbank aren’t the people you’d assume,” said Joel, “They’re people with jobs and houses just like you and me but when they’ve paid their rent and bills, they have nothing left for food at the end of the month. “The reality is many of our neighbours can’t afford Christmas. Only 4% of people who come to the foodbank are homeless. The rest are like you and me,” he said. “People who donate to the appeal really will be helping their neighbours.” From October 2015-2016, Southwark foodbank has fed 3954 people, of which 1668 were children and Joel said that demand is growing “exponentially” as the economy changes. To donate to the Christmas hamper appeal, you can text GRUB22 £5 or £10 to 70070 or you can donate online at

“We did have some issues last week at the Latimer plant room which affected Latimer, Emberton, Danesfield and Calverton – the affected part was repaired

last week. “While the system is now working, we are awaiting delivery for another part to fix the hot water system permanently. As

a precaution, and to ensure service provision to residents, we arranged for the plant room to be checked every two hours by our contractor.”



THE DUCHESS of Cambridge presented a Walworth Academy pupil with a mental-health charity’s Young Person Champion Award on Tuesday. Sixteen-year-old Kaii Bailey was nominated by the school for her “amazing resilience and determination” in supporting and advising her fellow pupils. The generous teen said: “I was so overwhelmed, it was really unexpected. “I am so thankful to everyone at my school and Place2Be [a charity for mental health in schools] who supported me.” When nominating her, the school wrote that Kaii regularly offered “sound and

positive advice” so that pupils “could make the best choices”. In her speech to the ceremony held in Mansion House, Princess Kate, the royal patron of Place2Be, said: “I have been privileged over recent years to visit a number of schools and meet the teachers, volunteers, and parents who make Place2Be's work a reality. “Together, you ensure your students know they have somewhere to turn, someone who will listen, or simply a safe place to escape.” Two fifteen-year-olds from Walworth Academy, Beatriz Mendes and Cameron Stutely, were chosen as the only two children on the panel of judges. Principal Yvonne Powell OBE said: “We have worked closely with Place2Be to create a safe, happy and caring

environment for all staff, students and parents. A culture which encourages students and staff to ask for help is a key part of the school’s ethos, and is well embedded into the culture. “Students know that school staff genuinely care and will do what they can to remove barriers to happiness and success.” Before the ceremony, Place2Be’s partner schools were invited to nominate their school leaders, teachers, support staff, parent champions, child champions and Place2Be counsellors who “go above and beyond” to enhance their school community. The winners in the nine award categories were selected from almost 100 entries, and were announced in front of 350 guests.

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016

Shopping centre could be turned into high-rise flats

Police warn of bogus email



By Owen Sheppard

PECKHAM’S AYLESHAM Centre could become a block of flats “up to 20 storeys high”, with a planning application expected in summer 2017, architects have said.

Two public meetings held last week gave locals a chance to state their preferences on what will become of the 1980s shopping centre and car park, owned by Tiger Developments Ltd. The events, hosted by Kaizen consultants, included presentations from Tiger Developments and Allford Hall Monaghan Morris architects (AHMM). It was said that the development would “contribute” to the council’s target to build 2,000 new homes, as stated in the Peckham and Nunhead Area Action Plan (2014). An AHMM spokesperson added that “up to 20 storeys tall” would also be “acceptable” according to the council’s Area Action Plan. As well as residential flats, it was

suggested some space could be used for student accommodation, a hotel, and leisure or gallery spaces. Many of the questions directed at the speakers related to social housing provision, and what might happen to the businesses already there. A spokesperson for Kaizen said: “Right now there are no detailed designs of the buildings or the site at all.” But it was added that Morrisons supermarket have expressed their wish to stay on the site. “This is in the heart of Peckham, and this development needs to satisfy three big groups: the developers, the community, and the local authority [Southwark Council],” the spokesperson said. One concerned resident said: “The fear is that we are going to end up like Lewisham or Elephant and Castle with a lot of high-rise buildings we don’t want. “High-rise buildings were knocked down because they didn’t work. We worry that if you let one new tall building in, the whole neighbourhood will be full of them and eventually you won’t be able to see the sky.”


Scotland Yard has warned the public about an email scam which has used a fake address disguised as being from the Met Police.

The emails are being spread from They contain an attachment, which the force has said will infect computers or mobile devices with Malware if opened. If you receive an email do not open any attachments and report it to Action Fraud www.kst0001pbw/PressBureau4/Log/A ction/

The big interview: Harriet Harman News Pages 16-17


Council rejects developers’ attempt to alter protections DULWICH

‘No grounds’ to discharge S106 agreement on Hamlet ground EXCLUSIVE

By Alex Yeates

SOUTHWARK COUNCIL has rejected an attempt by the developers of Dulwich Hamlet FC’s ground to vary Section 106 protections of the site.

The application was made by Greendale Property Company Ltd because the proposal for the redevelopment of the site involves building apartments within the grounds. Currently the whole ground is subject to a S106 agreement that prevents the land having any use other than leisure. On the basis that the site is currently in use by the football club, the council said there were “no grounds” to discharge the agreements. Greendale Property Company Ltd is the development company established as a joint venture between Hadley Property Group and Meadow Partners, who own the site. East Dulwich ward Liberal Democrat councillor, James Barber, said: “While I am pleased that this application has been refused, it shows the need to watch the property company like hawks.

12 Deeds of Xmas to reward generous SOUTHWARK: Unsung heroes could get the gift of their dreams this December, as Southwark Council teams up with regeneration specialists Keepmoat to launch the 12 Deeds of Christmas awards.

The initiative will reward twelve local residents that demonstrate Christmas spirit through acts of kindness and generosity all year round. Winners will be selected from nominations made by local people. The deadline for nominations is Monday December 5. Prizes are suggested by the people submitting nominations and should be “something that makes the person happy” – whether this be a new lounge or a year’s supply of chocolate. Those interested in submitting nominations should contact Patrick at

A CGI image showing Hadley's proposed new Dulwich Hamlet Stadium

“Ditching the Section 106 commitments to the community would mean housing can be built on the current football ground site. “The proposed replacement ground isn’t fit-for-purpose and will build on Metropolitan Open Land. “With an ever-increasing population the council must hold the line and keep all our existing open space. “In 1982 the Labour council sold out and a Sainsbury's superstore was built on Champion Hill playing fields. “I now fear they could do the same again and agree to new housing on the current Dulwich Hamlet FC home and build a new football ground on existing open space. Where will it all end?”

A poll earlier this year of Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust (DHST) members on whether to support the proposals showed 94 per cent supported the development. Duncan Hart, Chair of DHST, said: "If carried out as proposed, the redevelopment of Champion Hill offers the best chance to secure the long term future of our football club. “It will enable the club to be protected for future generations by trusting ownership to those who care the most, us, the fans. “The plans will also provide a new leisure facility that will be accessible to the local community, including local schools. “This is squarely in line with

Southwark Council’s aims and objectives. We therefore urge the council to consider the planning application at its earliest opportunity, and to amend the S106 protection only when the plans for overall redevelopment have been approved." With regard to Dulwich Hamlet FC's ground in Dog Kennel Hill, East Dulwich and the proposed development of a new stadium and housing on the site, a spokesperson for Meadow Residential said: "Following the decision of the London Borough of Southwark to refuse the application to discharge the site’s existing Section 106 agreement, the project team, along with the landowner, are now considering all the available options."

Lewisham delays attempts to see unredacted Millwall report BERMONDSEY

By Alex Yeates

ATTEMPTS TO see PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) unredacted due diligence report on Renewal’s plans to develop ground around Millwall has been delayed to January by Lewisham Council.

Council representatives successfully argued for the postponement of the decision at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, on the basis that one of the directors of Renewal was unable to give evidence - due to illness. The hearing was to see whether the full due diligence report could be made public as it is said to be what Lewisham Council based its decision on to grant Renewal

rights for the project. The development has been controversial as it is unknown who the ultimate owners of Renewal are, and whether they have adequate experience for a project of this size. The £1bn project, which involves a compulsory purchase order (CPO) of land around the stadium, car park and site of the café, will see some 2,400 homes built, as well as new train station. The CPO process has come to a halt recently as it was called in by Lewisham Council’s Business and Overview Scrutiny Panel for the cabinet to vote again on, but a re-vote was not able to take place due to an “external investigation” being launched into a mystery document. As the external investigation continues the re-vote cannot take place.

Photo: Millwall FC

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£46 per head spent on child mental health services By Kirsty Purnell

JUST £46.77 per head is being spent on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Southwark, new data from the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) has revealed.

The RCP findings are based on data collected from local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s), the bodies responsible for commissioning health care services in a local area. The information is based on planned spending for 2016/7. Southwark comes in at the bottom half for London, with Camden spending £121.30 per child and neighbouring Lambeth faring better at £64.46 per head. The worst performing borough was Enfield, at £2.33 per child. Labour London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark, Florence Eshalomi has urged health bosses to reconsider their spending on child mental health. “Given that more than half of all adults with mental health problems develop them in childhood, it is vital that Southwark CCG urgently reconsider the level of investment they are making in our young people’s mental health,” she said. The data emerges alongside a new report from The Education Policy Institute’s Independent Commission on Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Time to Deliver, that highlights concerns that child mental health budgets are not ring-fenced. “The Government clearly aren’t ensuring their promised funding materialises across the NHS and that simply isn’t good enough,” said AM Eshalomi, “What we don’t want to see is money intended for treating young people’s mental health being used to plug gaps elsewhere.” Southwark CCG has highlighted to the News that it spends £4m on commissioning specific children and young people’s specialist mental health services, which accounts for one per cent of its total 2016/17 £409,780,000 budget. It has also invested a further £695,000 in young people’s services during 2016/7. A spokesman for NHS Southwark CCG said: ‘Like every other NHS organisation across the country, we strive to ensure that we commission the best possible services for patients of all ages with the funds we have available. “To help us understand children and young people’s priorities for their mental health services, we have worked and engaged with them and their families through events and partner organisations to help us shape our spending plans. We have also invested further funding into services for patients with eating disorders.” The CCG highlighted that some general services which provide mental health care, such as health visitors and school nurses, are funded by Southwark Council. “We will review the data published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and we would be very happy to discuss the findings directly with Ms Eshalomi,” said the spokesman.

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SANTA’S GROTTO, reindeer, face painting and other festive treats will be available in Bermondsey’s Blue Marketplace on Sunday, writes Alex Yeates...

From 12pm-5pm, people will be able to enjoy donkey rides, a UB40 tribute, an ice rink, food and Irish dancing. Sponsored by the Bermondsey BID and local companies, the event is now in its sixth year, with last year’s seeing

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around 1,500 people turn out and take part – as well as making donations to Evelina London. Tammy Jukes, one of the organisers, said: “Come along for a family friendly time, everyone is more than welcome. “It’s cheaper than Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and the best in Bermondsey. We’ll have some Millwall players around, as well their team bus and Zampa the Lion.”


CHILDREN FROM Robert East Street Market on Friday, writes Lauder joined the pupils as they sang a Browning Primary School assembled Owen Sheppard... collection of Christmas carols, and nibbled to switch on the Christmas lights over Faraday ward councillor Lorraine on mince pies among the shoppers.


A FOREST made up of thirty “unconventional trees” will pop up this weekend as part of Better Bankside’s Wonky Winterland in Prices Street, writes Alex Yeates...

Provided by Character Christmas Trees, a company that ensures misshaped trees are still used, the trees will be dressed with lights, moss and

silver birch. The Wonky Wonderland is part of the Bankside Urban Forest initiative, a long-term project dedicated to bringing new life and uses to outdoor spaces in Bankside. To ensure this festive project chimes with Better Bankside’s green ethos, the lights illuminating the trees will be solar powered, providing

environmentally friendly seasonal sparkle. In the New Year, the trees will be chipped for bark mulch and re-used on local gardening projects. The birch logs will be used for a log pile next to the existing Beehives on the green roofs of Hilton London Bankside hotel, to help support invertebrates up there.

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London Burning stars to open the new look station



By Alex Yeates

FORMER CAST members and the producer of 1980s hit-ITV series London’s Burning joined active firefighters this week to open the brand new Dockhead fire station.

Used as the Blackwall station in the TV show watched by more than nineteen million people, the statio,n built in 1928, has undergone a large revamp through a Private Finance Initiative. London’s Burning was the first major TV show about the fire brigade and it proved to be very popular, with the London Fire Brigade having input into the show – providing a station, insight into their work and using off-duty fighters for some hazardous fire scenes. London Fire Brigade Commissioner, Ron Dobson, said: "Characters like Sicknote and Recall wouldn’t recognise this new station, which has been completely rebuilt to meet the demands of modern day firefighting. “Major improvements have been made such as larger appliance bays accommodate more of our specialist vehicles and the shower and rest rooms can be easily modified depending on how many women firefighters are on a particular watch. “I loved watching London’s Burning and I’m looking forward to meeting the cast members and showing them how the Brigade has changed and improved since the first episode was aired thirty years ago.”

Plans unveiled for Blackfriars Road development

ABOVE: Stars from the 1980s show LEFT: The new look station at Dockhead

The cast and producer, Paul Knight, will be shown around the station, before joining serving firefighters to watch the pilot episode of London’s Burning. The new station includes two larger appliance bays which are better able to accommodate the Brigade's latest vehicles, a four storey drill tower for training, offices and meeting rooms, a gym, lecture and quiet study rooms and a kitchen and dining area for firefighters. Firefighters began operating from the new station in May. During the construction phase of the project Dockhead's firefighters and appliances operated out of Deptford fire station.

The Perfect Panto

By Alex Yeates

PLANS FOR the 18 Blackfriars Road development were unveiled last week, revealing proposals for SE1’s second tallest tower after the Shard.

The proposals come seven years after initial plans to develop the site were approved by then Communities Secretary, Hazel Blears, after a public inquiry. Designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre, the site owned by Jersey registered Black Pearl will feature a skyscraper standing at 178.5 metres tall. Parts of the site are currently still being demolished to make way for the development, which will see 227 homes for sale on the open market, 548 hotel rooms, and 64 flats of “affordable housing” across it. The site is located south of the Blackfriars Bridge close to the intersection between Stamford Street and Blackfriars Road. Paris Gardens forms the site’s western boundary and the southern boundary is the churchyard of Christ Church. A formal planning application is

Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Kath Whittam, who is officially opening the station, said: "Dockhead's new fire station is a very welcome addition to the area and will help ensure that our residents have a facility that is fit for purpose. I'm pleased to unveil the plaque and officially open this fantastic new fire station which I hope will serve the people in this part of Southwark for many years to come."

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expected to be sent to Southwark Council “shortly”, with Black Pearl remaining “committed to consultation with local residents and the local community”. To view full proposals, visit


BERMONDSEY AND Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle slept out in the cold last week to highlight the “growing problem of homelessness” in London with the Robes Project.

The Robes Project is a local charity which supports homeless people across the boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth by offering a safe, warm place to sleep as well as support and food. MP Neil is an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Homeless Group, which supported the Homelessness Bill and has worked locally with a range of

organisations set up to help homeless people. He slept out last year to help raise money for the Robes Project and is an advocate of homelessness people in Parliament and in the community. There has been a jump in rough sleeping since 2010, including an elevenfold increase in ex-Forces homeless people in London. The cost to cover the expansion and running costs of the Robes Project is around £210,000 and the charity relies solely on donations from churches, individuals, business and grants to keep running. To donate to MP Neil, visit


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The future of council housing up for debate

Axe the Housing Act Protest was held at Westminster last Wednesday

A PUBLIC meeting hosted by trade unions, council housing campaigners and TRA chairs is being held on the Canada Water Estate on Thursday to discuss the future of council housing.

The meeting, being chaired by Tanya Murat of Defend Council Housing, will see the National Union of Teachers, Unison and the chairs of the Mayflower and Canada Water Estates speak, to air views on what the future holds for council tenants – as regeneration projects get underway. “People are worried about their homes. We are not guaranteed enough of the new flats that are being built,” said Barry Duckett, chair of the Canada Water TRA. “I’ve had enough of steering groups not listening to what people want. We are not going to be pushed around anymore. There can’t be any more private meetings, it has to be transparent. “It is getting to a point where people are frightened of losing their flats. There is nowhere else for us to go. There has to be enough publicity to tell people what’s going on. “That is why we have called this

By Alex Yeates

meeting. To tell people what’s happening. TRAs are coming together to fight for our livelihoods. “It’s not just us who are affected, the people who work for Southwark Council are too. If we leave there will no work for them and they will lose their jobs. “It takes years to build a community and five minutes at a council meeting to destroy them. We are fighting for our right to be council tenants. “I have never seen people who live on council estates so worried about where they are going and what’s going to happen to them.” Cllr Mark Williams, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said that it was “no secret the Housing and Planning Act has dealt all local authorities a real blow to social housing” but reassured that they were reserving homes for residents. “Southwark Council has the most ambitious council home building programme in the country, there are a

PHOTO: Mike Kear

number of sites in the area where we want to build new council homes and we are talking to residents about these at the moment,” he said. “Half of these new council homes will be reserved for local residents who are in housing need. “The regeneration of Canada Water will see thousands of new homes of all types built including affordable homes, better shops, a new leisure centre and new parks.” Tanya Murat, Chair of Southwark Defend Council Housing, said: "Defend Council Housing supports all tenants and leaseholders fighting to stop the demolition of their homes and community facilities and we oppose the setting up of unelected and unaccountable project groups to gain fake consent for "regeneration". “Last year the GLA reported that the Council demolished and sold off more socially rented homes than it built- and that doesn't include homes sold under the Right to Buy.” The meeting will take place at 7pm on December 8 at the Canada Water Estate Tenants’ Hall.

Screengrab from Silvio Diego’s YouTube showing the driver with the phones


Three devices! One in each hand and one on his lap By Owen Sheppard

POLICE ARE hunting a driver who was filmed using a cycle lane in Elephant and Castle while using three phones at once.

Footage was published online by a cyclist who spotted the brazen driver approaching the junction from Walworth Road on November 21. Cyclist Silvio Diego, who uploaded the viral video to his YouTube channel, told the News: “I will be [happy] for this driver to be punished and prosecuted. “But I would feel a lot better if police changed their attitude towards mobile phone use. At the moment everyone does it.” The video shows the driver of a black Vauxhall using headphones plugged into one device while handling a mobile phone in his right hand – and another phone in his left hand. Accompanying the video, Silvio wrote: “Untaxed vehicle, MGIF (must-get-in-front driver), close pass, speeding, dangerous driving around cyclists, all of this while using three mobile phones! “During my commute I see many drivers on their mobile phones, but

this guy really takes the mickey, three devices! One in each hand and one on his lap, possibly listening to music. “To top that up, he drives dangerously around cyclists while using a bus lane, which he's not allowed [to use].” Since 2003, driving whilst using a phone has been punishable by an automatic fixed penalty, with three points added to the driver’s licence and a £100 fine. You can get an automatic fixed penalty notice if you’re caught using a hand-held phone while driving or riding. You’ll get three penalty points on your licence and a fine of £100. Repeat offences carry the risk of disqualification from driving and a maximum fine of £1,000. Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a maximum fine of £2,500. A Met Police spokesperson told the News: “Police received an allegation of a road traffic offence via the Metropolitan Police’s online reporting system on Sunday, November 28, including a YouTube link showing footage of the incident. “The offence took place on the Elephant and Castle [junction] on November 21 at 9am. “The footage has been viewed and enquiries continue.”

Evelina get £2 million windfall from bankers’ fines By Alex Yeates

EVELINA LONDON Children’s Hospital will receive a £2m windfall funded from banking fines after it was announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement.

The investment will provide funding toward both a new Fetal Cardiology Unit to diagnose heart problems in babies before they are born and Long Term Ventilation, Sleep and Neurorehabilitation facilities to provide care for children with complex, lifelimiting conditions. Marian Ridley, Director of Evelina London, said: “We are delighted to

have received this funding from the Treasury. “The Long Term Ventilation, Sleep and Neuro-rehabilitation facilities will provide high quality care to families in a ‘home from home’ setting. “Our new Fetal Cardiology Unit will help us provide specialist fetal scans to 2,200 mothers a year with high risk pregnancies.”

The £2m announced means more than £7.5m has been raised toward a fundraising target of £10m, to help expand the hospital’s clinical facilities. The news comes after the government also announced Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and South London and Maudsley were awarded £11m in funding for clinical research

facilities. The funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - which supports a network of Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across the UK - was awarded following a competitive bidding process. Guy’s and St Thomas’ will receive £7m and South London and Maudsley £4m.

Albin’s Memorial Service

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Wednesday 7th December 2016

Everybody welcome 52 Culling Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 2TN 020 7237-3637/ 2600/6366 /

EVERAL THOUSAND people each year attend the Christmas memorial service at Bermondsey funeral director’s Albin’s - and this year’s will be taking place next Wednesday, December 7th.

The service gives locals a chance to remember lost loved ones as the festive period approaches. The service includes carol singing, video displays of Albin’s work in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas, the release of doves, a fireworks display and prayer. As always Simon and Jon Dyer alongside their staff invite all those who attend to stay for mice pies, soup and mulled wine. This is the 17th annual memorial service, which was established by the late Barry AlbinDyer after getting the garden built in 1999. Jon Dyer told the ‘News’: “The memorial garden meant so much to our dad. It means as much to us and always will. It is a place for people to come together and remember those they have lost at Christmas, which is a time for the family.”

Garden will open for the public at 6pm Hot drinks available on arrival - service will start at 7pm Opening words by Simon and Jon


Opening words by Simon and Jon. The flag in the garden will be lowered. We will remember all service personnel that have died and all civilians killed through acts of terrorism.


An Ark containing the ashes of the stars that have hung on the Christmas tree from years gone by will be carried into the garden by the Albins staff. The Ark will be followed by members of our clergy and the children, who will be carrying last year’s stars. The ashes of the stars will then be blessed and placed into the Ark.

Readings By local clergy


Soloist Jay Britton singing ‘Footprints in the sand’.

Readings Read by local clergy


As the doves are released soloist Jay Britton will sing ‘With You’

Christmas Carols

A Selection of Christmas Carols for everyone to sing along to. (Words will be on the screen).


Stars with memory messages written this year will be passed forward - they will then be placed onto the garden’s Christmas tree.


Final Blessings Rural Dean Fr Mark Nicholls Reverend Torbjorn Holt, Norwegian Church Final Words by Simon and Jon

Fireworks Following the service you are welcome to join Albin’s for soup, mulled wine, mince pies and bread pudding at the court yard.





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By Owen Sheppard

T’S NOT until 30 minutes into the interview that Labour party grandee Harriet Harman, reflecting on her career in parliament, mentions she has been an MP for 34 years.

As we sit and talk in her office, it’s hard not be distracted by the view behind her: Big Ben and Parliament Square, with the Thames flanking Portcullis House. Little about this view has changed since the 66-year-old was elected in a 1982 by-election, the year before Margaret Thatcher won her second general election. But needless to say, she has been through plenty, so too has her constituency of Camberwell and Peckham, and more recently, so has her party. To open, I ask Harriet to reflect on the defining moments of 2016, a year that will deserve a rather large number of pages for its chapter in the history books - not least for Brexit. She defends what Leave campaigners labelled as the Remainers’ “project fear” campaigning. “Ending our trade relationship with Europe and going into no man’s land, having a situation where things cost more because of imports against the value of the pound,” those things, she says, were not fearmongering, but “sensible concerns”. “I’m very disappointed that having played my part and campaigned – even [after] going out on a bus with the Conservative prime minister – that we lost.” And for his gamble, Harriet claims that David Cameron will “go down in history as a PM who has done a terrible disservice to the country” for that referendum, which rather than being characterised by sovereignty and economics, became “just about immigration”. Then she turns on Trump. The property mogul’s shock victory in the US Presidential election has “legitimised the idea that you can be nasty, bigoted, selfish, xenophobic, taxdodging, misogynistic”. “It’s celebrating prejudice, and the sort of prejudice that has consequences,” she says. “The reason we used to protest against homophobia was because it produced gay bashing: violence against lesbian and gay people. And misogyny is used as part of a culture of domestic violence. There is a relationship between what people think and what they say. “So things have not gone well,” she says with an ironic laugh, “it’s been getting worse”. And what about the vote in Parliament, that will authorise the government to trigger Article 50, and officially commence our departure from the EU? As the News reported last week, Bermondsey and Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle has vowed to vote against it. And Dulwich and West Norwood MP

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MP Harriet last week (main); and campaigning on Brexit with then PM David Cameron (right)

Helen Hayes will do the same, unless the government presents a “detailed Brexit proposal” or has held a general election. But Harriet is reluctant to commit while “the nature” of the Brexit proposal is still unknown. “We just have no idea,” she tells me. “I’ll have to tell you closer to the time. I don’t know what ‘it’ is at the moment, or what the government is going to put forward.” Unlike many of her counterparts, as well as the Liberal Democrats, Harriet doesn’t expect the prime minister to call an early general election. “I think Theresa May will be spooked by what happened in America,” Harriet says. “She will be being spooked by what is happening in France... I think she would be afraid to have a general election in the current climate.” Even despite the Tories’ mammoth thirteen per cent lead in the recent YouGov opinion polls? “But I think… she has a majority – albeit only ten – but she has got the office of PM and I think she is the kind of person who wants to avoid uncertainty. To plunge the country into an election with all that uncertainty... people would think ‘she’s got the job, why doesn’t she get on with it?’.

“She could find herself being blamed for all sorts of things and out on her ear. Cameron thought he was sitting pretty, he made a stupid decision on a referendum, and he was out. [Theresa] will think, ‘I’m sitting in No. 10, I’ll stay here.’” What has also defined her year has been the unprecedented transformation of the Labour party, with Jeremy Corbyn increasing his majority in September with a second leadership election. Harriet stated her support for leadership candidate Owen Smith MP, but refrained from criticising Corbyn anywhere near as harshly as her colleagues. How does she reconcile Labour’s new identity as the expressly left-wing party, when for the last 21 years, the party for which she was deputy leader, and twice interim leader, had been centrist? At first she describes the left-to-right scale of politics as too reductive, an “unhelpful construct”. “If you look at [French presidential candidate] Marine Le Pen, she is xenophobic... but she wants a high minimum wage and plenty of regulation to protect people at work. Does that make her left or right wing?

“Certainly, in order to get elected you’ve got to get a majority... the question at any given time is how you can win enough support to get into government. “For us in the 1990s, we had tonnes of support in Scotland, Wales, the north, but we had to win [Tory safe seats] in Hastings, Crawley, Gloucester... and we did. “You have got to think about what can inspire people to believe you have a better solution that than other side. It will be different things at different times. You cannot stick with any particular formula.” Somewhat knocking the thunder out of Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonell’s socialism, Harriet says the economic policies they are putting forward have “not much changed from when Ed Miliband was leader, or from Gordon Brown”. Their rule of thumb being: “You borrow to invest, but you don’t borrow for current expenditure.” And rather than focus on internal struggles and “indoctrinal correctness” (be that Blairite or Socialist) she says Labour’s politics has “got to relate to the outside world” and “focus on issues we hear on the doorstep”. “The important thing is, if people are

asked the question: ‘what is Labour most focused on, internal power struggles or my problems?’ the answer has got to be that if we want people’s votes, people have got to believe that they are our priority, not our own struggles.” Does Corbyn bear any other similarities with his New Labour predecessors? Tony Blair’s former cabinet members have commented that he would scarcely discuss policy with them in detail, instead keeping the big decisions to his “inner sanctum” of advisors, Alastair Campbell, his wife, and for a time, not even Gordon Brown. Corbyn’s inner sanctum, meanwhile, could be said to include loyalists Emily Thornberry, Diane Abbott, McDonnell, and his head of communications, Seamus Milne. And it was allegedly Corbyn’s lack of communication skills that led his rebelling shadow cabinet earlier this year to say he wasn’t fit to lead. “But I think that is what is said about all leaders, in all parties,” Harriet counters, “that they don’t listen enough. “It is the case, that the best way to get your leadership right is to listen to as wide a group as possible. It actually

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helps you make the right decisions. “One of the difficulties of being the PM is that you have to make so many decisions all the time. But it’s less the case in opposition because you’re not actually doing anything.” And does Harriet speak very often with the party leader? The answer is a swift “no”. “I’m not in the shadow cabinet,” she says. “I am a backbencher now so I am getting on with my work in the constituency and I am chairing the Joint Committee on Human Rights.” However, a stark contrast between Corbyn’s Labour and that of Blair’s is their engagement with the media, or the “days of spin” as the leader puts it. The Labour Party has always been disadvantaged by a mostly right-wing press. But Blair succeeded in courting The Sun, once he could convince the tabloid they would be backing the sure winner. Ed Miliband also tried to engage with the Daily Mail, Telegraph and others. But Corbyn seems defeatist in trying to engage with the press. So what should Labour do to get its side of the story heard? “I think the media landscape is very different now to how it was in 1995 and ’96,” she says.

“But I still think because the media and the broadsheets are influential, it’s important to try to win the argument with them, however [intake of breath] in vain that might seem. It’s still important to try, because we feel we have an argument: that Labour is good for the whole of Britain. So we shouldn’t be too selective about who we say it to. We should have the courage of our convictions.” Harriet flatly refuses to answer when I ask who might make for a strong Labour leader in future, because you “can’t go into the next election if we’re not set on winning”. “So what about in ten years?” I ask. Though she avoids naming names, she does say: “I know of people who look at [MPs] and say ‘they’ve got leadership qualities’. [But] I think it’s idle speculation in a way. A week can be a long time in politics, let alone a year. “But having said it’s idle speculation... I have got the names in my head, but I’m not going to mention them. Everybody has got to work as hard as they can, and people like me have got to be as supportive as they can to everybody else, and then you need the right person at the right time.” That “right person” – it has been suggested many a time – could well have

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been Harriet herself. So I ask her, why didn’t she run for leader? “Because [in 2007] I had become deputy leader, and that was... quite a big thing. And I was interim-leader twice... I just felt like I had done my bit. “I have added it up and I think I was on the front bench for 28 years. If you look at other older people in politics they are usually people who have not spent a lot of time on the front bench. It’s not just age, it’s your political lifespan. I’ve been having my political lifespan since the early 1980s. “People did say it to me [that I should have run for leader]. Sometimes... I feel like they’re being supportive and complimentary, but I do wonder whether they mean it. But people do still say that. But... I had done my bit. That was my definite thought.” The burning question now then, when does Harriet plan to stand down, like so many of her former Blair and Brown cabinet members (only nine of whom are still MPs)? It’s a question that Harriet has clearly been asked before, but nonetheless, she says it’s “far too early to say”. “I never answer that question, and I never have done. We have a process, and no one says anything until that process


starts. That’s just the way we do it. I have made a commitment to the people who voted for me in 2015 that I will be their MP and that’s what I’m doing, and I’m getting on with it.” To cIose, I ask what have been her highs and lows of working for Camberwell and Peckham. The answer is emotional, but again, she’s nailing down an argument that has been central to the internal debates within Labour: that without power, you can’t help anyone. One was the alarming waiting lists for surgery at local hospitals. She recalls a cardiologist at Guy’s Hospital in the early ‘90s estimating the number of people who would die needing heart surgery, because they couldn’t be treated quickly enough. “The highs, I think, was when we started to open children’s centres in every neighbourhood. When I first started as an MP, literally you could only get a nursery place if your child was at risk or if they were at risk of abuse at home. “Being able to see kids playing and learning, and seeing mums going out to work. The whole spread out of children’s centres was a brilliant thing to see. And it’s heart breaking now to see [the government] cutting back.”


Do we have south HAVE A KNEES London’s top takeaway?

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016



By Kirsty Purnell

THE ODDS are on for a Southwark victory at the 2016 British Takeaway Awards (BTAs), with three of the five finalists in the South London category coming from the borough.

Village Tandoori and Jaflong, both of East Dulwich and Poppy Hana of Bermondsey make up the Easternthemed local shortlist in the annual Just Eat awards. The out-of-borough contenders for the South London title are Leone’s in New Eltham and 2015 winners Eastern Cuisine in Gipsy Hill. The finalists will discover who has been crowned South London’s takeaway king at a star-studded bash at the Savoy on December 5. The event will be hosted by comedian Rob Bryden, with celebrity chef Ainsley Harriet and Dragon’s Den’s Sarah Willingham heading the judging panel. The winning restaurant from each of the thirteen UK regions will go forward for the ultimate honour of Best British Takeaway, which will earn the winner £5,000. Regional victors get £1,000. Nomah Miah, manager of Village Tandoori, isn’t a stranger to the glitzy final. “I’m not that nervous about the night because we made the final last year,” he said, “I’m very excited.” The Village cooks up traditional Indian cuisine with modern twists. Noman states that the restaurant’s secret weapon is its close attention to customer satisfaction. “We treat customers with the same respect as we would a guest in our home,” he said. Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine specialists Jaflong are also clocking

By Alex Yeates

NEWS READERS’ help could ‘make a difference’ to over 100 lonely pensioners’ Christmas Day this year.

Chefs prepare meals at Jaflong (clockwise); Village Tandoori and Poppy Hana

up their second visit to the Just Eat finals. “We were there last year,” said manager Solaiman Ali. “We thought we were the winner. There was just one problem – we weren’t!” Solaiman said that he called on his satisfied customer base to get his restaurant onto the shortlist for the second time, with all finalists earning their place via a public poll which received over 110,000 votes. Bermondsey’s Poppy Hana are

“thrilled” with their shortlist place at the finals. “We are thrilled to get to the final of the British Takeaway Awards,” said owner Nadaraj Sivashanker, “Particularly since it’s a public vote it reassures us that we are doing a good job.” Finalists are judged on a mystery shopping experience and a submission on why they think they should win.

Hosted for the last 40 years on the 29th floor Robens Suite of Guy’s Hospital Tower, a slap-up meal run by Bermondsey Care for the Elderly provides entertainment and food for around 150 lonely OAPs on December 25. This week, Phil Burkett, one of the organisers of a fundraiser for the event has asked News readers to join him and others at Bermondsey’s Stanley Arms pub, Southwark Park Road, for a kneesup to help pay for the invaluable meal. “To think that in this day and age that there are elderly people on their own on Christmas day, breaks my heart,” said Phil Burkett, one of the organisers. “We cannot give our time on Christmas Day, so we do the next best thing and help raise funds for the charity and make it a bit easier for Coral Newell's ‘band of angels’. “So far we have had a fantastic response from Bermondsey people and businesses and they all know that every single penny raised goes to the Bermondsey Care for the Elderly Charity. “How I explain it to people is ‘At 3pm on Christmas Day, when HM

Barmaids at the Stanley Arms

the Queen's speech is being broadcast and we're horizontal on the settee with our family around us, there will be an elderly person, microwaving a meal, all alone’, and to me that's not right. So please help us make a difference.” Last year the pub in Southwark Park Road raised about £1,900 for the free meal, which has been led by the Beormund Community Centre’s Coral Newell since 1977. Starting at 8pm on December 10, everyone is invited to come along for a £5 entry, and also take part in a raffle supported by local businesses. You can attend the evening or donate online at www.bermondseycares.wordpress .com/

‘Binned voter ID has nothing Orlando to grace new theatre stage to do with me’ says MEP PECKHAM

By Alex Yeates

MEP SEB Dance has said the voter data that was dumped in bins outside his office in Jamaica Road “has nothing to do with him”.

The News reported last week how Bermondsey and Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle apologised on his behalf for the mistake as it was believed he did not want to comment – but after a miscommunication within their party, it was revealed the voter information does not have a connection to MEP Seb. “It’s not my data and I don’t even use that type of information. We don’t handle data in my office, all we use is a mailing list. There’s no question that I would respond to comment and I would always clarify,” he said. “I’ve been working hard in European Parliament since the referendum. We had

a meeting with the lead negotiator in Parliament this week along with other concerned London MEPs where we spoke about how to make sure London does not suffer. “We made the point that we have one in three Londoners born abroad and are a multicultural place. We got a good response where they said they would be happy to have discussions with representatives from London on the complex negations that follow. “It’s an opportunity we have to make headway when the government is not treating the EU with the respect they ought to. “More recently we passed an air pollution bill which is an important issue along Jamaica Road and in Southwark. It costs the lives of 10,000 Londoners every year.” It is still unclear how the information came to be put in the bins.

By Owen Sheppard

THEATRE PECKHAM will welcome guests to the first production at its new home behind the former Town Hall in Havil Street, Camberwell, next week.

The first production to take over the stage will be Orlando and The Three Graces, starting December 6 and running until December 21. Members are already getting to know their new venue as classes begin, and the Theatre Peckham team are now operational in the building, with the main hall and two studio spaces available for public hire. Teresa Early, artistic director and director of Orlando and The Three Graces said: “After years of hard work from so many, it’s an exciting moment for the theatre company to perform our first production on the stage at our new theatre

on Havil Street. “Orlando and The Three Graces is a real Christmassy story, and as ever, a chance for the young people from our company to work with professional actors and take ownership of their new theatre.” In the production, things get hairy for cockney cat Orlando and his family of

three kittens when one of them discovers a magic potion. The only way to reverse the magic is to visit Santa Claws – a journey they must make with only a barrel of haddock milk to sustain them and the stars to guide them. Visit to book tickets: Adults for £9; Child £7; Gala £10.

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016



Council raises £6.8K from school term time holiday fines


Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016



By Alex Yeates

Four men deny murder of rough sleeper EXCLUSIVE

By Owen Sheppard

FOUR MEN have denied murdering a rough sleeper from Walworth, who was found injured and “unresponsive” in Penrose Street.

Leon Dixon, 37, Daniel Murphy, 20, Mason Adrien-Dixon, 21, and John Paul Gillespie, 43, appeared together at the Old Bailey on November 23. They are all charged with murdering Reginald Ofei-Berko, who died at King’s College Hospital hours after he was discovered by police at 3.05pm on August 25. In appeals for information, detectives said Mr Ofei-Berko was seen in a Walworth Road pawnbrokers approximately two hours before calls were made to the police (pictured). It is alleged that Mr Ofei-Berko, 25, encountered the four men at around 3pm in the Penrose Street area. Dixon, of Brighton Road, Crawley; Murphy, of St Davids Close, Bermondsey; Adrien-Dixon, of Dickens House in Kennington; and Gillespie, of Carter Street, in Walworth will next appear in court on February 20. Before the men were charged, Met Police detective chief inspector Chris Jones told the News: “[Reginald] could have been sleeping rough in the days before the attack, as they were unable to ascertain where he had been staying.” Reginald was said to be a local man, who frequented the Penrose Street area. “He would have been well known in the area,” DCI Jones said. The photo of Reginald was supplied by the pawnbrokers Reginald had visited earlier on the day he died.



By Owen Sheppard

CHURCH GOERS have been angered by Transport for London’s plans to put a 24/7 bus stop outside the Christ Church in East Dulwich.

Locals are locked in an ongoing dispute with TfL, who say they have the right to “reinstate” the bus stop which was labelled for public use “in error”. The bus stand – long enough for eight parked cars – is only used by buses between 11pm and 8am. During the day, elderly and disabled people use it while visiting the Christ Church’s café, and is needed for wedding and funerals. Barry Road resident Janet Coy, 66, said: “Someone from TfL came to put a sign on saying it’s 24-hours. “But the original agreement by Southwark Council worked well for many years. It was recognised by the council that it was important that attendees using Christ Church. “This bus stand has never been a 24/7 stand, going back some 40 plus years. The present arrangement has been in

force for over ten years. “Street cleaners have also complained that bottles of urine have been left at the bus stands by drivers not wishing to use the portaloos.” Deputy mayor Charlie Smith said neighbours were worried about a lack of space in the road for extra buses, as well as added air pollution. Christ Church staff have shown the News a letter they received from the council’s Transport Group, which backs up their side of the story. The letter dated from February 2004 from council officer Chris Mascord said the hours of the bus stand operation are “from 11pm to 8am”. “During day time periods, general parking is permitted within the bus stand in order for less-mobile people to access the church,” it said. TfL’s MD of surface transport, Leon Daniels, told the News: “We are aware of residents’ concerns about our proposal to alter the status of the bus stand on Barry Road to 24-hour usage. We are working with Southwark Council to try and find a solution which will take those concerns into account.” A Southwark Council spokesperson has confirmed that TfL consulted on their plans, and will next need approval of the Dulwich Community Council.

SOUTHWARK COUNCIL raised more than six thousand pounds from fines issued to parents for taking their children out of school without permission, figures for the financial year 2015 to 2016 show.

The figures, released through a freedom of information request, reveal that the council issued a total of 114 fines with none being withdrawn. Solicitor Julie Robertson, from Simpson Millar specialising in helping families challenge unreasonable fines, said that any parent who feels they wrongly received a fine “should seek legal advice within 21 days”. “In court, the burden of proof lies with the prosecution, not the parents. The prosecution has to prove that the parent did not secure regular attendance and, in my experience, they often can’t. In fact, these cases are regularly thrown out of court at half time,” she said. “Being on holiday, especially for those children for whom it is a rare occasion, is both educational and hugely valuable on a number of levels. It seems that, in some regions, rules are all that matter. “I can only urge head teachers to

Clowning around in SE1 for the kids

consider requests for unauthorised absence seriously, and to issue fines in the context of each child’s attendance record and circumstances.” Schools used to be allowed to grant up to ten day’s term-time holiday in “special circumstances” but rules changed in September 2013 mean headteachers can now only give permission in “exceptional circumstances”, otherwise parents would receive the £60 fine. Councillor Victoria Mills, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Schools, said: “Southwark follows the latest guidance laid out by the Department for Education and will consider referrals for fines if a school requests it. “We ask that schools work with our Educational Welfare Officers and consider each case on an individual basis.” The fines are issued after referral from headteachers to the Local Education Authority, who can possibly fine per child, per absence. The £60 fine may jump to £120 if parent’s fail to pay within 21 days of the fine being issued. Failure to pay within 28 days may result in parents being taken to magistrate’s court under the Education Act 1996. If found guilty the parents could end up with a criminal record and a fine of up to £2,500, court costs or a jail sentence of up to three months.

MORE THAN £500 was raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital at a charity breakfast held at Ev Turkish restaurant near Waterloo. Local residents met at the eatery in Isabella Street on November 26 to socialise and raise money for the specialist children’s hospital. Restaurant manager Cem Cantolat told the News the company which runs several Turkish restaurants in London, including Tas in The Cut, has donated £25,000 a year. “It was the first charity event we have held at Ev, but we want to do a lot more,” Cem said.

“It was really fun, about 50 people came from the local area. We know how much people care about this charity, so it was great to support them.”

broke down and trapped her inside. “I was stuck inside for over an hour and it was freezing cold. So I had to be treated all over again,” Beverley said, “I am traumatised and cold. I am absolutely distraught”. Beverley was told by the lift engineer who cut her free that the fault with the lift was caused by a water leak, which had affected the electrics. She claims she had reported the water leaks to Southwark Council over four weeks ago. The

almost-empty block is one of four on the estate which could be demolished next year depending on the outcome of a court hearing which is due to conclude in April. Stephanie Cryan, Southwark Council’s cabinet member for housing said: “I am so sorry to hear this has happened, it must have been unpleasant for the residents concerned. We are looking into what happened and will speak to residents personally to reassure them that we are dealing with it.”


A RESIDENT who was evacuated from the Aylesbury Estate on Tuesday due to a suspected gas leak later became trapped in a lift after returning from hospital. Fire engines arrived after 6pm and urged four households to leave, before they were taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service for tests. The suspected gas leak was later discovered to be a false alarm, though the residents were taken to hospital under

By Owen Sheppard

precaution due fire officers detecting carbon monoxide. Beverley Robinson told the News: “Fire officers knocked on my door and told me I had to leave straight away. I was bare foot, and they told me I didn’t have time to put shoes on.” But when Beverley returned from hospital on Wednesday morning, the lift

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016


Nurses tackle alcohol taboo I

n South London 40% of visits to Emergency Departments (A&E) are alcohol-related. This figure rises to 70% at weekends.

And so nurses from Guy's and St Thomas' Alcohol Care Team have introduced an initiative to warn patients of the risks of drinking too much alcohol. The nurses asked 90% of patients staying on the Acute Admission Ward at St Thomas’ for three or more days about their drinking habits. By doing so, they hope to improve patients’ health and keep people out of hospital. Roy Kemp, 62, who was diagnosed with cancer of the neck in January, says: "I've been drinking most of my life. You name it, I drank it. I did stop when I first met my wife but I soon started again and when she became terminally ill my drinking got worse. I'd easily drink eight cans of lager and a bottle of wine a night, plus one or two in the pub on the way home from work. "I noticed a lump on the back of my neck. When the lump started getting bigger and bigger and my voice was affected, I went to Guy's. They did a biopsy and found cancer cells in my neck. "If it wasn't for Shantelle Quashie from the Alcohol Care Team I'd still be drinking. She told me


Thames Zip Wire and Christmas Market for Evelina London

FIREFIGHTERS FROM the London Fire Brigade will rig up a zip wire across the Thames from the roof of St Thomas’ Hospital on Friday 2 December.

Roy Kemp with Shantelle Quashie, lead nurse in the Alcohol Care Team

cancer and drinking go hand in hand." Shantelle, lead nurse in the Alcohol Care Team, says: "People who drink over the recommended levels are at greater risk of various cancers and other conditions including heart disease, stomach

ulcers, impotence, infertility and anaemia. "They are also more likely to have depression, low energy and high blood pressure. I tell patients that simple changes like reducing the number of nights on which they drink alcohol can reduce their

To find out about the Alcohol Care Team visit

Apprenticeships shortlisted for awards GUY’S AND St Thomas’ apprenticeships programme has been shortlisted for no fewer than three different awards.

Apprentices in the catering team prepare nutritious meals for patients

risk of developing illnesses such as breast cancer and generally improve their health and wellbeing."

Over the past five years there has been a 500% increase in the number of apprenticeships offered at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Most importantly, 66% of people who successfully completed apprenticeships in 2015/16 went on to be recruited to permanent jobs in the Trust. The Trust is committed to investing £3 million in apprenticeships annually with an aim of having at least 300 apprentices by 2020. Courtney Sherwell, Education, Training and Development Associate, says: “Our apprenticeship schemes are a fantastic way to recruit and

support young people with new skills and fresh perspectives.”

The apprenticeships programme is shortlisted for:

• The Healthcare Recruitment category of the Health Business Awards – winners were about to be announced as the Southwark News went to press. • Training Journal Awards – winners to be announced on 6 December

Twenty fearless fundraisers will fly ‘superman style’ across the river to raise £1 million for Evelina London. Join us on Friday 2 December to cheer on our zippers, listen to Christmas carols, climb aboard vintage fire engines, and visit our Christmas market. Christmas Market stalls will be open from 10am-6pm on Thursday 1 December and Friday 2 December (the day of the zip wire event). For more information visit

Christmas at Guy’s and St Thomas’

OVER CHRISTMAS Guy’s and St Thomas’ will hold some special services to bring together its patients, staff and supporters.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Community Carols Wednesday 7 December, 7pm, Southwark Cathedral. Call 020 7848 4701 to book – suggested donation of £8.

Friends of Guy’s and Friends of St Thomas’ Christmas Market Wednesday 7 December, 11am to 3pm, Central Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital. Candlelight Carol Service Tuesday 20 December, 3pm, St Thomas’ Hospital Chapel. No need to book – simply turn up on the day.

• Learning Awards organised by the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI) – winners to be announced on 2 February 2017. For more information visit

A nurse celebrates Christmas at Guy’s and St Thomas’


Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016


When winter bugs strike, get Health Help Now


hen you become unwell unexpectedly it can be confusing to know where to go for help.

The wide variety of different healthcare services available in Southwark can make it hard to know what to do when you’re ill. Last December, the NHS in south east London launched a website and app called Health Help Now to help you at what can often be quite a stressful time. By September this year, over 13,000 people had used the app. It allows you to check your symptoms and guides you to the best place for treatment – showing which nearby services are open and a map of how to

get there, so it’s ideal if you need healthcare in hurry, late at night, or at the weekend. Whether you have sprained your ankle, have a baby with a high temperature, a child who is being sick, a teenager who is feeling low or a range of other health problems, Health Help Now can guide you to the local service that will help you best. Developed by GPs, hospital doctors, paramedics and other health professionals the app is free and easy to use. It helps users by breaking down symptoms by age group – baby, child, teenager, adult and older adult. Advice on a broad range of problems is also available – such as where to buy children’s

medication when pharmacies are closed – and links to other useful websites. No matter where you are in the borough the app will quickly direct you to the most appropriate support nearby – so you can be confident that you’re getting the right help. Importantly, Health Help Now will also help people to know when to go to A&E, and when not to. This can help our local A&E departments focus lifesaving care on the most seriously ill and injured patients over the busy winter period. Download from the app store or Google Play or use it online at

Help us improve mental health and wellbeing services

NHS SOUTHWARK CCG and Southwark Council are working together to develop a new mental health and wellbeing strategy.

This will set out our joint aims and ambitions to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people living in the borough. An organisation called Contact Consulting, who are experts on wellbeing and mental health, are working with us to do this. It’s key that we understand what is important to local people in terms of mental wellbeing and health; and that they help to identify the main challenges we need to address and contribute to the ideas and actions we need to put in place to make the services better. The CCG and Council held two listening events in November that were open to the public and professionals to attend. We listened to people’s experiences and ideas and this valuable

feedback will help us as we go on to shape the strategy. On our website, you can read about real experiences of the issues that people with mental health and wellbeing needs encounter on a daily basis. For example, 48-year-old Afua leads a busy life since her husband died and she struggles with two jobs to make ends meet while trying to care for her three sons. Take a look at these stories and let us know what you think needs to happen to improve their lives. We’ve also been encouraging people to share their thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter through #SouthwarkWellbeing.

If you would like to have your say, or find out more about the work weare doing to improve mental health and wellbeing in Southwark, please visit our website or email us at

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016



By Owen Sheppard

POLICE ARE continuing to appeal for witnesses to help them with a murder investigation, after a father of three was stabbed to death outside St Giles Church.

Mohamed Kakay from Bromley was viciously attack in the Camberwell church’s grounds on November 19. Police were called just after 9am, after witnesses rushed to Mr Kakay’s aid. He died later that afternoon at King’s College Hospital. A 36-year-old man has been arrested, but has since been eliminated from the investigation. Despite being stabbed multiple times, he staggered along the path beside the church, and out onto Camberwell Church Street, before collapsing near Wilson Road. It is understood he died from a fatal wound to his abdomen. His heartbroken brother Osman, who lived nearby in Nutt Street, said he had spoken to his brother on the phone the previous day, but had no idea his brother was in the area. Mr Kakay was originally from Sierra Leone and came to the UK as an asylum seeker. He first looked for work in Birmingham, but recently moved to Bromley. Detective chief inspector Chris Lyons from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with any information to contact us.

Minicab driver hailed a hero for preventing an attempted rape By Alex Yeates

POLICE HAVE praised a minicab driver’s actions after he helped prevent an attempted rape in Borough High Street.


“It is believed Mohamed’s attacker was around the area of Wilson Road, Camberwell Grove and Camberwell Church Street and the roads leading off from those main routes between 9am and 9.30am on Saturday, November 19. I am particularly appealing to anyone who was in the area between these times that may have been recording video footage

from bike helmets, or dashboard cameras or mobile phones. Anyone providing this would be greatly assisting the investigation team.” Any witnesses or anyone with any information are urged to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Police investigate report of theft from tenants’ association EXCLUSIVE

By Owen Sheppard

POLICE HAVE said they are investigating a report of theft from a tenants’ and residents’ association in Camberwell. but its biggest source of income was money made from functions held in its canteen and bingo hall, equalling £12,732 in 2015-16. Its total income for the year had been £31,494.

One of the residents who informed the News said: “Only about 30 something people came to the meeting, so I doubt many people know about this… People need to be informed.” A Met police spokesperson was unable to identify a potential suspect, but confirmed it was “investigating a report of theft”. “The alleged offence was reported to police on Thursday, November 3,” the spokesperson said. “It is alleged a sum of money was stolen from the organisation over a period of five years. No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue." The T&RA did not wish to comment.



The anonymous driver was driving along the road when he heard shouts coming from the victim, prompting him to turn around and stop the suspect, Husain Faiz, 20, from carrying out his attack. His deeds were commended by Judge Katz, awarding him £500, as he sentenced Faiz at Woolwich Crown Court to fifteen years imprisonment. Faiz, from Catford, was sentenced for two attempted rapes in the space of two days – the first in Chiswick when he targeted a 30-year-old woman after following her home on a bus from London in January. Detective Inspector Kate Kieran said: "Faiz made two violent attempts to rape his victims, deliberately targeting them on their way home in the early hours of the morning. “I would like to praise the courage and strength of the two victims - one of whom


The alleged theft at the Wyndham and Comber Estate T&RA was first reported to residents at a designated Emergency Meeting on August 16. An update on the figures was then given at the T&RA’s annual general meeting on October 25. The T&RA receives £5,500 per year from the council via its Tenants Levy,

had the added ordeal of having to go through a trial. "The actions of the minicab driver were also extremely brave and selfless and he prevented Faiz from carrying on with the attack and his evidence at court was key in getting Faiz convicted for the incident in Borough.” Faiz followed his first victim in Chiswick for a short while before he grabbed her around the neck and then attempted to rape her. In an attempt to stall the attack, the victim managed to persuade him to come with her to her flat but when they arrived, she shouted and screamed and managed to shut her door before Faiz was able to enter he then ran off. Whilst officers were interviewing the suspect they linked him to another attack near Borough High Street through certain similarities in the two attacks and descriptions of the suspect. The second incident in Borough High Street occurred when he grabbed a 29year-old woman and dragged her into an alley and began to sexually assault her. However, the passing minicab driver heard her shouts and pulled up by the alley, causing the suspect ran off.

Bermondsey Spa takes up final site SOUTHWARK COUNCIL has released its freehold and leasehold interest in Bermondsey’s Dockley Road Business Park to the University of Oxford, so that a development scheme can proceed.

The proposed development, part of the Bermondsey Spa regeneration, will provide 59 residences with 190 habitable rooms, 66 of which will be affordable. Overall the Bermondsey Spa project will see more than 2,000 new homes with more than 40 per cent affordable housing, sixteen GP surgery places in two new health centres as well as two and a half hectares of open space. The latest phases of the regeneration of Bermondsey Spa started in March 2010, and will see three existing 1950s blocks demolished and the sites overlooking Jamaica Road re-

By Alex Yeates

developed with new affordable housing and commercial premises. The existing business park was built in the late 1970s and funded by the Wardens and Fellows of Nuffield College of the University of Oxford, with Southwark Council providing an annual financial return. This was secured when the council granted a 99 year lease from 1978 at a rent of £1 each year, in return Nuffield paid the council a premium that covered the cost of constructing the Park. Nuffield then granted the council an under-lease for 99 years at a rent of 75 per cent of the full rental value of the Business Park, which was effectively Nuffield’s return on its investment.



from Westminster

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016

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My constituents regularly contact me to say they’re struggling to see their GP, and people no longer feel confident moving their loved ones into local care homes as they’re underresourced. When people can’t get to see a GP treatable conditions can grow worse or they end up going to A &E, which makes the queues there worse. Yet despite this there was not a single extra penny to deal with the crisis in the NHS and social care in Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement last week. The Chancellor didn’t even mention social care in his speech. In order to meet the demand for health care NHS hospitals and health services are needing to spend more than the government is allocating them, and because budgets are inadequate they are having to cut back on certain services. In 2009/10 before the Tories took over, just 8 per cent of NHS trusts were in this position. Recent figures for 2015/16 show that almost two-thirds of NHS trusts ended the year with budget shortfalls. In Southwark, nearly all of our local NHS trusts are experiencing this, with King’s being in a severe position. Community pharmacies are a first port of call for many patients. Without their advice, out of hours prescription deliveries to the elderly and support for those with mental health issues vulnerable people could become isolated and pressure will mount on GP surgeries and A&Es. But despite this last month the Government announced that it would be pushing forward with dramatic cuts to community pharmacies. If these cuts go ahead 18 pharmacies across Southwark are at risk of closing, despite being opposed by pharmacies and local communities. Despite the challenges faced over the past 5 years, last month Southwark announced a new healthcare centre is planned for the Dulwich Community Hospital site. The centre will provide a range of primary care, children's services, diagnostics, a physiotherapy unit, a renal dialysis unit, and community mental health services. I want to pay tribute to the hard work of all involved. But the fact remains that current financial trends are not sustainable. The Government’s demand the NHS make £22 billion of efficiency savings has meant social care services have had their funding slashed by £4.6 billion over the last Parliament, hospitals are in disrepair and the number of patients waiting longer than 4 hours in A&E has increased by nearly 350 per cent since 2010. Last Tuesday the independent National Audit Office concluded that the Government’s ‘aggressive efficiency targets’ are driving shortfalls up. I will continue to work closely with my Labour colleagues to fight against these cuts, and urge Tory MPs to stand up too.



MP for Camberwell & Peckham

OW WE’VE got a Tory government again, and as always happens with a Tory government, healthcare for local people suffers, waiting lists grow, it always gets more difficult to see your GP, hospital services are stretched and health service staff are under more pressure.



Good news on skills from the Chancellor THE CHANCELLOR announced in last week’s Autumn Statement that skills funding is being devolved to London.

This is very good news for London as the city will now be able to make autonomous decisions that take account of local realities in the workforce. London South Bank University (LSBU) plays a key role in providing education in south London, where many of our students come from and where we sponsor an academy school and a University Technical College and where over 1000 employers already send their staff to study with us so we fully understand the importance of this work. We also welcome the establishment of a £2billion fund to provide more tax relief for businesses and universities, like LSBU, that spend money on research and development linked to key areas of our work such as robotics and artificial intelligence. Science and innovation play a central role in many tech firms and in helping to create a modern, productive economy. If the UK is to stay competitive globally, research and development in universities is vital and whilst we need to raise our overall level of R&D spend we must also use any additional funding to find new ways of enhancing the translation of our research into new products and benefits to business and to society. It’s pleasing to see that in this area LSBU has been recognised as one of the top UK universities winning the coveted title of Entrepreneurial university of the year and we look forward to further developing our research and enhancing the speed its translated into real societal benefit within the new funding environment. I would therefore like to congratulate the Mayor on securing support for creating more

high quality professional and technical opportunities for Londoners and look forward to working with our local stakeholders to make this happen and to enhancing the opportunities created through the enterprise and innovation in south London. Professor Dave Phoenix, OBE, DL, Vice Chancellor, LSBU

MPs anti-democratic and unclear on EU SOUTHWARK MPs Neil Coyle, Helen Hayes and Harriet Harman have to all intents and purposes turned their backs on and, by their reported views on the recent EU referendum, have pretty much insulted more than a quarter of Southwark’s electorate that voted Brexit (‘I’ll vote against Article 50 being triggered says Bermondsey MP’ Southwark News article, November 24, 2016).

Two MPs, Coyle and Hayes, say they will not support parliament triggering ‘Article 50’ which the democratic process of the EU referendum result now requires with a clear decisive ‘out’, so that the process of the UK withdrawing from EU membership may move forward as smoothly as possible as the nation expects. Camberwell & Peckham’s Harriet Harman QC MP reserves her usual safe, characteristic noncommittal view, this time about Article 50, before she decides to go with the parliamentary flow for Yea or Nay. I suspect Harriet will bray “Nay” when parliament’s MPs eventually shuffle about guiltily in the Commons aisles For or Against Article 50, when finally voted on in parliament. What a shambles our Southwark MPs are exhibiting with their antidemocratic and altogether unclear views about the EU referendum that the nation as a whole has decisively voted ‘No’ to regarding EU membership. A little less than three quarters of

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Southwark that voted may not have wanted it. But, the nation as a whole did vote ’Out’ of the EU. Southwark MPs should accept this and reassure Southwark that nonmembership of the EU must and can work to Southwark’s and the nation’s advantage. Name and address supplied.

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GOOD NEWS for Southwark Council tenants - the first part of the cruel and unworkable Housing and Planning Act 2016, ‘Pay to Stay’ (means testing council tenants) has been dropped thanks to broad opposition, co-ordinated by ‘Axe the Housing Act’.

And it has been announced that the sale of higher value council homes will be delayed by at least a year. A lot still to fight for though, as other parts of this law – e.g. ending lifetime secure tenancies – are still in the pipeline. Despite Southwark Council’s declared opposition to the Act they’ve told tenants they will implement it. Indeed Stephanie Cryan, Cabinet Member for Housing, sent all tenants a letter in early September saying that we needed to be ready to provide our income details to avoid ‘Pay to Stay’ rent rises. This caused huge anxiety and I wrote to Southwark News in September (published 15/9) to say that her letter was premature and defeatist. I was right. Southwark Council can now actually do what they say, and: 1. Join tenants and tenants’ groups in the campaign to stop the whole Act 2. Write to all tenants explaining that ‘Pay to Stay’ has been defeated and saying sorry for sending us that frightening letter 3. Assure us that they will not implement other parts of the Act. Other Councils are working closely with their tenants to axe the Housing Act. So can Southwark! Paul Shrubshall, Southwark Defend Council Housing


HE WEATHER in December can be a lively mix of gales, rain, fog, and frost!

Low temperatures at the start of the month rarely last, but if they arrive just after Christmas that can signal a cold winter ahead. The solstice falls on 21st December and the days will gradually and imperceptibly get lighter! Work in the garden is more difficult at this time of year as daylight hours are short and weather conditions become more challenging. There are still tasks to be done such as pruning fruit trees, clearing weeds and last season’s plants, plus sweeping up leaves. Be careful not to compact the ground whilst working as this damages the soil structure. There is time to find Christmas gifts for the gardener. Packets of vegetable seeds are usually appreciated, for example some of the more exotic squash and pumpkin varieties (available at Or find an unusual plant such as Azara microphylla (Boxleaf Azara) which has clusters of fluffy yellow flowers with a hint of vanilla perfume. A pair of good quality secateurs (such as Felco) would be a welcome gift. There are always gardening books available, two I found recently - the RSPB Gardening for Wildlife: A Complete Guide to Nature Friendly Gardening (currently £16.58 at Amazon) or The Container Expert by Dr DG Hessayon; a basic but interesting guide to growing plants in pots. There are many shrubs which provide winter interest - Viburnum produces clusters of perfumed flowers followed by berries. Edgeworthia chrysantha is an unusual winter flowering shrub – with nut brown branches and bundles of fragrant, tubular yellow flowers. Christmas box is a seasonal favourite which thrives in most conditions; it has neat tapering shiny leaves, sweetly fragranced flowers from late November, plus eye-catching shiny blueblack berries. Celebrate the festive season by decorating your home with fresh herbs such as sprigs of Rosemary, Myrtle and Sage (if growing in the garden). If you have Holly, Ivy or Fir trees cut some foliage to bring inside, place in containers with water (as for cut flowers). Or they can be used to decorate door frames and woven around stair banisters. Without water the foliage will dry out quickly and any berries drop (not to be eaten, keep away from children and pets). Season’s Greetings and Happy Gardening in 2017

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Stomping Christmas fun


The perfect panto

Where else will you hear a Kylie song followed by a Led Zeppelin number and then MacArthur Park sung where you actually get to understand why the cake was left out in the rain? Yes, it’s the annual Greenwich Panto with the Bestest Baddie and the most Deliciousiest Dame in town giving the audience exactly what they want. Oh yes they do! writes Michael Holland...

Andrew Pollard has once again waved his magic wand and written another great panto for Greenwich, where he also directs and acts in his Peter Pan, A New Adventure. Anthony Spargo is also back playing the vilest villain and getting the kids (of all ages) booing every time he snarls and growls his way on to the stage. Long Joan Silver (Pollard) joins a team of factory workers on a trip to Neverland to save Peter Pan from Captain Hook (Spargo), with the help of Ethel Merman and her shoal of Mermaids, an irritable parakeet and a ‘Look behind you’ crowd all coming together to make sure everything goes


MORLEY GALLERY 61 Westminster Bridge Road, Waterloo, SE1 7HT (020 7450 1826) London Potters 30th Annual Members’ Exhibition Explore the diversity of clay in this popular ceramics exhibition. Morley Gallery are delighted to welcome back London Potters for their 30th Annual Members' Exhibition. The group held their first open show in 1987 and this year will be showcasing the work of 90 members. With ceramics from established makers as well as newcomers, the exhibition explores a variety of making styles, materials and subjects. All works are new, offering original seasonal gifts at accessible prices as well as collectors' items. Tuesday 29th November – 14th December, 11am-6pm, free.

according to plan. And it does - most of the time... Three generations of my family had a great night because Pollard ensures the entertainment works at different levels for different ages, while also keeping the script contemporary and never losing the traditional story that we all know, love and expect. To create all the merrymaking to get us in the mood for Xmas there are songs for everyone, but with the lyrics changed to fit the tale being told. And they are all performed perfectly by an accomplished band of musicians and the cast, some of whom have excellent voices that they are allowed to show off to great effect here. I always admire how the theatre and Andrew Pollard - makes sure that young actors get the chance to make their debuts in a big show at a big theatre, and this year is no exception. Working with experienced actors gives these young girls and boys the opportunity to look, learn and up their game to the standards set by those that have done it all before, and they all step up to the challenge in the Greenwich Panto.

SOUTHBANK CENTRE Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX (020 7960 4200) Bianco Marvel at a dramatic live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State Circus. Bianco is an immersive promenade show directed by Firenza Guidi. It takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience, with a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band. Enjoy a theatrical experience featuring elegant skills and a subversive edge. Please note that audience members will be on their feet throughout the show and shepherded by stewards during the performance. It is recommended that you dress casually and comfortably, and leave backpacks and large bags at home. No Fit State’s Big Top, Hungerford car park, Southbank Centre, Wednesday 23rd

he latest musical offering from Stiles and Drewe of Mary Poppins and Betty Blue Eyes fame, is Soho Cinders, a fun, modern retelling of the panto classic, Cinderella. Set on a backdrop of Old Compton Street, we meet our ‘Cinders’, Robbie, a guy with a charming naivety about him who is tangled up in an affair with James Prince, the handsome London Mayoral Candidate with a (female) fiancée at home, writes Rosie O’Connell... The absolute highlight of the show are Michaela Stern and Natalie Narman as Clodagh and Dana, the gloriously over

Never mind other pantos, get yourself to Neverland.

Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10 Until Sun 8 January 2017. Box Office: 020 8858 7755 Novermber – Sunday 22nd January, 2.30pm / 5pm / 7.30pm, £25-£39.50.

WHITE CUBE 144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ (020 7930 5373) Walhalla Throughout his career, Anselm Kiefer has interwoven themes of history, politics and landscape into his art, revisiting imagery and symbolism through different forms and media. This exhibition focuses on the major new installation in the central corridor space, from which the other works thematically depart. In his new paintings, Kiefer employs a range of media – oil, acrylic, emulsion, shellac and clay – to emphasise the space of painting as a threshold into a mythic, imaginative realm. White Cube, 23rd November – 12th February, free.

the top, trashy step sisters. Their number ‘I’m so over men’ in the first act is truly hilarious, as is ‘Fifteen Minutes’ in Act Two. With the duo clad in cheap leopard print, stomping their way across the stage, backed by their incredible vocals it’s hard not to enjoy it. The vocals from the rest of the company were strong too, with Lewis Asquith (James Prince) and Lowri Walton (Marilyn Platt) standing out with several strong, heartfelt numbers throughout the show. Joshua Lewindon as our lead male, Robbie, however, seemed to struggle at the beginning, with his vocals in the softer numbers being quite hard to hear over Sarah Morrison’s

three piece band. Lewindon does make up for this, though, with his voice, somewhat paradoxically, shining in the bigger numbers. It is of course a fairy tale at heart and is tied up rather predictably neatly by the end, not that it makes it any less enjoyable. The show is brash and vibrant, and that paired with dazzling choreography and big, bold musical numbers leaves for a very satisfying show. Union Theatre, Old Union Arches 229 Union Street London SE1 0LR Until 22nd December 2016 Tuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm; Saturday and Sunday @ 2.30pm Box Office: 0207 261 9876 - £20

Cracking ice show

Festive fun on ice can be found this Christmas season in Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, courtesy of the Imperial Ice Stars. What could be more appropriate for the occasion than a production of The Nutcracker? writes Katie Kelly...

for even the youngest children. I had never seen ice skating live, if you don’t count joining people fumbling around the edges of one of London's many winter rinks! It is extremely impressive. There were a couple of heart stopping moments, including a slightly over vigorous throw. I found myself exclaiming out loud a few times as the skaters performed amazing acrobatic lifts whilst spinning round the ice. The setting in Winter Wonderland adds to the magic and we took time to enjoy a couple of rides and some mulled wine by the firepit. All in all the whole experience left me feeling very jolly. The Nutcracker on Ice at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, W2 2HU Until Monday 2nd January 2017 (closed on Christmas Day) The show is 1 hour long starting at 14:00, 16:00, 1730 and 19:00. There will also be performances at 12:30 and 20:30 on selected days. Check website for details. Box Office: From £11.95 (children) £15.95 (adults)


THE YOUNG VIC THEATRE 66 The Cut, SE1 8LZ (020 7922 2922) Once in a Lifetime Harry Enfield makes his stage debut in this classic Broadway comedy, directed by the remarkable Richard Jones. Hollywood, 1930. The first-ever talking motion picture is a smash hit and suddenly every actor needs a voice. Three New Yorkers head west to cash in on the talkies trend by opening an elocution school. But in a city heaving with clueless ingénues, all-powerful studio moguls and neurotic screenwriters, success is trickier than it sounds. Misadventures abound. Our three heroes vie to become the next big thing in Tinseltown. The Young Vic Theatre, Friday 25th November – 14th January 2017, 7.30pm / 2.30pm, £10-£35.

The company have created a temporary ‘Winter Palace’ Theatre to honour the story’s Russian roots. The action begins at a Christmas Eve party at a home in St Petersburg and follows the adventures of the little girl Marie and her Nutcracker doll who first battle with alarming giant mice and their King then, after Marie’s love breaks the spell on the Nutcracker and he is revealed as a handsome prince, travel through the Land of Snowflakes into the Kingdom of Sweets. They are danced for by the Sugar Plum Fairy and colourful Cossacks who celebrate the return of their prince. After a lively and colourful finale, we are left to wonder whether it has all been a dream. Even if you are not familiar with the ballet you are likely to know most of the music. The show is a single act of just an hour long and therefore suitable

WATERLOO EAST THEATRE Brad Street, SE1 8TN (020 7928 0060) Jest End Following a sell-out season last year, the hit comedy musical Jest End is returning to the Waterloo East Theatre to explore and expose the hits, flops and gossip from the magical world of theatre. The show has been hugely popular since it was first performed in 2007 at the Jermyn Street Theatre and continues to offer laughs aplenty with each new incarnation. This year, it will offer its take on the biggest musical of this year, including classed like Les Miserables and Wicked as well as newer shows such as Groundhog Day, Hamilton and School of Rock. Waterloo East Theatre, Tuesday 29th November – 18th December, 7.30pm / 3pm /4pm, £15-£25.

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By Emma Ailes

MANY TRIBUTES have been paid to the Bermondsey men who fought on the battlefield on Europe as we mark the 100th anniversary of WorldWar I. We have delved into the archives to look at another war just over ten years earlier - the Boer War.

The 'News' has taken a look back at the history of the 3rd Volunteer Battaloin of the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, and its involvement with the Boer campaign. Bermondsey's association with a volunteer army force had begun in 1794 when two Corps of Volunteers were formed by Bermondsey and Rotherhithe as part of a general raising of troops through fear of Napoleon, in order to protect Bermondsey families and the country against 'invasion, rebellion or riot' during the French Revolution. When the panic died down the Corps was disbanded and it was not until 1860 that the two Corps were again established - the 10th and the 23rd Surrey Rifle Volunteers. Over the years many changes took place, finally merging with other T.A units at Croydon and Guildford to form the 3rd Battalion The Queen's -Royal West Surrey Regiment, with "D" Company at Bermondsey sharing the Drill Hall with the 44th Parachute Field Ambulance. At the very end of Queen Victoria's reign, the second Boer War broke out when the Dutch-descended Boers rose up against the British colonial rule. Patriotic fervour to protect the British Empire saw men all over the country signing up to fight. 3rd Volunteer Battalion of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment found many men for active service, and it was during the Boer War that their first Battle Honour "South Africa 1900-1902" was earned. Author and local historian Stephen Humphrey is closely linked to the event, as his paternal grandfather volunteered to fight: "A substantial army was sent to South Africa in 1899 under the leadership of General Sir Redvers Buller to campaign from Natal against the Boer republics of the Orange Free State and Transvaal. For The Volunteers, it was the first time they had seen active service overseas. Bermondsey's unit, the 3rd Volunteer Battalion of the Royal West Surrey Regiment, more commonly known as 'The Queen's' was based at the drill hall that existed up until a couple of years ago on Abbey Street, at the junction with Jamaica Road. Amidst an optimistic and patriotic mood, the troops prepared to leave for Southampton, and eventually The Cape. Col. Samuel Bourne Bevington, Bermondsey's first Mayor and former officer in The Volunteers, hosted a farewell dinner on January 18, 1900 at the Tower Bridge Hotel, now the Weatherspoon’s pub on the foot of the bridge, (which included on the menu for the evening Mock Turtle Soup!)" Percy Lane Oliver wrote in Surrey Magazine shortly after: "By the time these lines are published, the troops will probably have met the Boers in

Bermondsey’s bit against the Boer Bermondsey Volunteers June 1902, returned from South Africa

South Africa - 1900-1902 3rd Volunteer Battalion of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment

"A great unit is like a stately oak, it gathers strength and dignity with the years. It is embodied tradition. Its past inspires reverence and respect; its present admiration and courage; its future confidence and hope. Firmly planted in its native soil, it survives the changes and stress of fretting years. Its memory is imperishable, and its heroic deeds are amongst the most treasured possessions of a nation." (Words by unknown author, read at a Queen's re gimental cere mony 1960)

Long Lane, 1900. Fogden's Market for Tea, Groceries and Provisions 1900, 144 and 146 Long Lane, Bermondsey, by the junction with Staple Street. Taken during the Bermondsey Carnival of 1900, which passed these premises on July 19th. The event was originally in support of two funds which were raised to relieve families affected by the Boer War, and is still running today.

conflict, but of one good thing we may be quite sure - the "West Surrey" will never go back on their glorious record; they will return with fresh honours and distinctions, more than ever the "Queen's Own." However as with the more recent military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, initial hopes soon gave way to a prolonged and nasty struggle on the ground. Lord Kitchener sent British troops to destroy Boer farms and move civilians into concentration camps to quash the rebellion. Returning to Southwark two years later however, The Queen's were met

1899 Embarking for Southampton en route for the Cape - Bluejackets cheering the departing troops. (Illustrated London News)

with cheering crowds, including many women who were reportedly not shy to show their gratitude with a kiss on the cheek and a uniform-clad arm around the waist! In main picture above we see Second Service Section returning on June 2 1902. They arrived at London Bridge and marched along Tooley St, Dockhead and Parkers Row, accompanied by their band, before lining up at Spa Road, outside the Town Hall as we see them here. The day before the event, a treaty had formally ended the Boer War, bringing peace.

1900 The Queen's advancing at the Battle of Colenso: J.Finnemore


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food & drink

Impeccable French in Kennington TOULOUSE LAUTREC


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TOULOUSE LAUTREC is not only a great Frenchman but also a great restaurant where the Regent brothers Florent and Nolan endeavour to bring the best of France to Kennington, writes Michael Holland...

In recent months the restaurant has had a makeover and the menu upgraded to an even finer dining experience, and to confirm that my King Prawn starter was amazing. But that can wait… Florent first talked us through the day’s specials and had very nice wholemeal bread and salted butter brought to the table, along with water for Nina and a Kwak for me: 8% ABV of amber nectar; a Belgian beer that went down like creamy toffee and came in its own special glass - like a mini yard of ale. Beautiful. Nina the Wolverina, now back on red meat after a 36 year hiatus, had espied

the steak selection but still trying hard to keep her outwardly ‘pescatarian’ status she chose the Smoked Salmon as a first course. This came served on Blinis with Homemade Tartare Sauce, Lemon Oil, Toasted Pine Nuts & baby mixed leaf salad. When she tucked in, other than a few blissful whimpers, she was rather quiet so I’m guessing that it was very good. My freshly cooked prawns were set in a puff pastry with a mushroom topping but as you cut into the vol au vent a creamy, herby, garlicky sauce oozed out bringing its startling aroma with it. And, oh, did it smell good. After enjoying the prawns and pastry the sauce was mopped up with the bread that was given to us earlier so not a morsel was left. Delicious. We must have got there before the nightly live jazz had begun as we could only hear Motown drifting down from the music lounge upstairs. We discussed Christmas, grandchildren and schooling all while Nina kept one eye on the open kitchen as she eagerly awaited her Rib-Eye Steak. When the main courses arrived my partner was quick to douse her meat with the Green Peppercorn Sauce, telling me that it was just like her French mother used to make and a lot better than the last sauce she had been served. I just looked on in awe as she cut into the bloody beef as if she had not eaten for a week. That’s what 36 years

of deprivation does to a person. She gave me a taste and I, not a steak lover, had to admit that it was extremely good. Nina had paired her meal with a Chateau Lestrille, Bordeaux Superior, a well-structured, fruity red recommended by Florent, and after seeing her take the first sip I knew he had called it right. On my side of the table my Magret Duck was looking good and tasting even better in its accompanying sauce, with mashed potato and stem broccoli that I had teamed up with a Triple Karmaliet, a Belgian Blond that came in at 8.4%. I’m a sucker for a blond. Nina had allowed me some of her chips, which were excellent, so between us we enjoyed a repast to remember. We needed some time before tackling any of the rich desserts that were enticing us, so we checked out the Jazz listings and saw that some of the top names play at Toulouse Lautrec. We were also surprised to see that they open early to do breakfasts and lunches throughout the day. After some time we were still quite full so chose to share a very French Caramelised Pineapple with Flambé Banana, Ice-Cream & Butter Biscuit. The sweetness of the banana balanced out the tartness of the pineapple and all came together to make an agreeable whole. I completed my meal with a sweet

Cross Series Rivesaltes, Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc that, with its fruity, honey notes just about made my day. My team losing to a lucky Chelsea earlier paled into insignificance. The food and the cooking at Toulouse Lautrec is impeccable, and they now have their new fixed price Christmas Menus for December so you need to get booked soon.


Sparkling Water Red Wine Kwak Beer Karmeliet Beer Dessert Wine Smoked Salmon King Prawns Rib-Eye Steak Peppercorn Sauce Chips Side Salad Duck Dessert TOTAL FOOD (1-5) VALUE (1-5) AMBIENCE (1-5) DISABLED ACCESS DISABLED TOILET BOOKING

£3.75 £8.90 £6.20 £6.40 £5.40 £7.00 £8.00 £24.00 £2.50 £4.00 £4.00 £19.00 £6.00

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Solutions to last week’s crossword

CRYPTIC ACROSS: 1 Cocktail 4 Chap 8 Aboard 10 Defray 11 Repel 12 Asset 14 Notice 17 Entrusted 18 Diameters 22 Coolie 23 Inset 24 Sneer 26 Result 27 Sagely 28 Sale 29 Deceased DOWN: 1 Crab 2 Choose 3 Turret 5 Horrid 6 Payments 7 Helot 9 Detriment 10 Densities 13 Snail 15 Tears 16 Discerns 18 Dorsal 19 Aisle 20 Enrage 21 Severs 25 Dyed QUICK ACROSS: Across: 1 Cauldron 4 Seem 8 Entrap 10 Siphon 11 Dupes 12 Order 14 Coping 17 Symphonic 18 Introduce 22 Nugget 23 Erect 24 Nears 26 Evaded 27 Silage 28 Snap 29 Deterred DOWN: 1 Chew 2 Utters 3 Diadem 5 Ethnic 6 Managing 7 Bison 9 Purported 10 Seconders 13 Dying 15 Piece 16 Keenness 18 Iguana 19 Tenet 20 Ursine 21 Eclair 25 Mend


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(moderate threat) Fri 3.00, 6.00, 9.10 Sat 11.00am, 3.10, 6.10, 9.00 Sun 12.00, 2.50, 5.45, 8.40 Mon 3.00, 9.00 Wed, Thu 3.00, 6.00, 9.00 Tue 10.30am, 3.00, 6.00, 9.00 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (12A) (racist language, moderate violence) HOH SUBTITLED Mon 6.00 A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) (racist language, moderate violence) Fri 10.20am, 3.30, 6.30m Sat 4.10, 9.30 Sun 3.40 Mon 10.30am, 1.00, 5.00 Tue 1.00, 8.50 Wed 10.15am, 4.00, 9.10 Thu 1.20 PATERSON (15) Fri 12.50, 9.00 Sat 10.50am, 6.45 Sun 11.50am, 6.20 Mon 11.50am, 3.30 Tue 10.15am, 3.40 Wed 10.40am, 1.00, 6.30 Thu 10.30am, 4.00, 9.10 TROLLS 2D (U) Sat 1.40 Sun 11.15am


Fri 2 December – Thu 8 December SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) moderate threat, infrequent strong language Fri/Sat/Wed at 1.30, 4.00, 6.30, 9.00, Sun at 12.45, 3.10, 5.35, 8.00 Mon/Tue/Thu at 11.15, 1.30, 4.00, 6.30, 9.00 FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM (12A) moderate threat 2D – Fri & Mon-Thurs at 2.00, 5.00 (not Mon) Sat at 11.25, 2.25, 4.25, 5.25, 8.25, Sun at 1.15, 4.15, 5.05, 7.15 Subtitled Show Wednesday 5.00 A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) racist language, moderate violence Fri/Wed/Thurs at 12.55, 3.30, 6.10, Sat at 12.40, 3.20, 6.00, Sun at 12noon, 2.30, 5.00 Mon at 3.30, 6.10, Tues at 12.55, 3.30 ARRIVAL (12A) Infrequent strong language Fri/Mon at 6.00, 8.45, Sat at 8.45, Sun at 7.45, Tue/Wed at 11.25, 6.00, 8.45, Thurs at 11.25, 8.45 PATERSON (15) Fri/Tue/Wed/Thu at 12.10, 5.45, Sat/Mon at 5.45, Sun at 2.15, 7.35 ALLIED (15) Fri & Mon-Thurs at 12.30, 3.15, 8.40, Sat at 11am, 1.40, 8.00, Sun at 11.30, 2.15, 5.00 CHI-RAQ (15) Fri/Sat/Tue/Wed at 2.45, 8.30, Mon/Thurs at 2.45 NIGHT OF THE DEMON (PG) – Sun at 12noon BABETTE’S FEAST (U) – Mon 1.00 THE COMING WAR ON CHINA plus Satellite Q&A – Mon at 8.00 LITTLE MEN (PG) – Tues at 6.25 ROH: THE NUTCRACKER – Thurs at 7.15 Kids Club Sat, 10.30 for 11am – PARA NORMAN (PG) BIG SCREAM 10.30 for 11am! Fri – SULLY OR A UNITED KINGDON & Weds – SULLY Please visit our web site; for a full list of programmes


Fri 2 December – Thu 8 December Friday 2 December SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) 4.00, 6.20, 8.40 Moderate threat, infrequent strong language YOUR NAME (12A) 1.30 Moderate language, sex references CHI-RAQ (15)

3.20, 8.50 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2D (12A) 12.30, 3.40, 6.40, moderate threat FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 3D (12A) 9.40 moderate threat A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) 12.50, 6.10 racist language, moderate violence PATERSON (15) 12.00, 2.40, 5.20, 8.00 ARRIVAL (12A) 1.20, 6.30, 9.10 Infrequent strong language NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 3.50 Big Scream: SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) 11.00am Big Scream: A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) 11.00am Late Nights: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 10.50pm Saturday 03 December SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) 2.20, 3.50, 6.10, 8.30 Moderate threat, infrequent strong language YOUR NAME (12A) 4.40, 10.30 Moderate language, sex references CHI-RAQ (15) 4.00, 9.30 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2D (12A) 12.00 moderate threat FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 3D (12A) 3.00, 6.00, 9.10 moderate threat A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) 1.30, 6.50 racist language, moderate violence PATERSON (15) 12.00, 2.40, 5.20, 8.00 ARRIVAL (12A) 11.40, 7.00, 9.40 Infrequent strong language NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 1.10 STORKS 2D (U) 11.10am Kids’ Club Special: PARANORMAN (PG) 10.30am Late Nights: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 10.40pm Late Nights: YOUR NAME (12A) 10.30pm Sunday 04 December SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) 11.00, 2.40, 5.00, 7.20 Moderate threat, infrequent strong language YOUR NAME (12A) 1.10 Moderate language, sex references CHI-RAQ (15) 1.30, 8.15 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2D (12A) 11.20, 2.20 moderate threat FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 3D (12A) 5.20, 8.20 moderate threat A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) 12.00, 4.15 racist language, moderate violence PATERSON (15) 11.30, 3.30, 6.50 ARRIVAL (12A) 6.00, 8.40 Infrequent strong language NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 9.30 STORKS 2D (U) 11.10am Black Star: Rock Steady (Double Bill): THE HARDER THEY COME / BABYLON (15) 4.30pm A Warning To The Curious: NIGHT OF THE DEMON (PG) 2.00pm Slackers Club: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (TBC)9.30pm Monday 05 December SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) 1.30, 3.40, 6.10, 9.00 Moderate threat, infrequent strong language CHI-RAQ (15) 2.30, 6.20 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2D (12A) 12.10, 6.00 (HOH Subtitled) moderate threat FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 3D (12A) 3.10, 8.30 moderate threat A UNITED KINGDOM (12A)



12.00, 9.10 racist language, moderate violence PATERSON (15) 1.10, 3.45, 6.30 ARRIVAL (12A) 1.20, 5.20, 9.10 Infrequent strong language NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 4.00 Subtitled Screening (HOH): FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2D (12A) 6.00pm Special Screening: THE COMING WAR ON CHINA (TBC) plus Q&A 8.00pm Tuesday 06 December SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) 11.10, 3.40, 6.10, 9.00 Moderate threat, infrequent strong language YOUR NAME (12A) 1.20 Moderate language, sex references CHI-RAQ (15) 3.30, 8.50 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2D (12A) 12.10, 8.30 moderate threat FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 3D (12A) 3.10, 6.00 moderate threat A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) 1.00, 6.20 racist language, moderate violence PATERSON (15) 11.00, 1.30, 4.00, 8.40 ARRIVAL (12A) 1.10, 6.30, 9.10 Infrequent strong language NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 3.50 Toddler Time: HEY DUGGEE U) 11:00am Discover Tuesday : LITTLE MEN (PG) 6.30pm Wednesday 07 December Sully: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) 3.40, 6.10, 9.00 Moderate threat, infrequent strong language YOUR NAME (12A) 1.20 Moderate language, sex references CHI-RAQ (15) 3.30, 8.50 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2D (12A) 12.10, 6.00 moderate threat FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 3D (12A) 3.10, 8.30 moderate threat A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) 1.00, 6.30, racist language, moderate violence PATERSON (15) 1.30, 4.00, 6.20, 9.00 ARRIVAL (12A) 1.10, 6.30, 9.10 Infrequent strong language NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 3.50 Thursday 08 December SULLY: MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12A) 1.40, 3.40, 6.10, 9.00 Moderate threat, infrequent strong language YOUR NAME (12A) 2.30, 10.00pm Moderate language, sex references CHI-RAQ (15) 3.30, 8.50 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 2D (12A) 3.10, 8.30 moderate threat FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 3D (12A) 12.10, 6.00 moderate threat A UNITED KINGDOM (12A) 1.00, 6.20 racist language, moderate violence PATERSON (15) 12.00, 4.45, 6.30 ARRIVAL (12A) 11.00, 3.50, 9.10 Infrequent strong language NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 1.00 ROH Live: THE NUTCRACKER (2016)(12A) 7.15pm Toddler Time: HEY DUGGEE (U) 11:00am


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Your opportunity to make a significant contribution to the local NHS in Southwark

Governing Body Lay Member role

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are statutory bodies responsible for commissioning health services. They work with patients, health professionals, community groups and the local authority to improve health and health services locally.

NHS Southwark CCG has an exciting opportunity for three new lay members to join our Governing Body and play an important role in the work of the CCG. Lay members bring different perspectives to the CCG Governing Body, drawn from their varied experiences, professional backgrounds and previous vocational roles. Lay members work as part of the CCG’s Governing Body to help shape the CCG’s work and assist the organisation’s consideration of key issues and opportunities.

Lay members also act to ensure that their colleagues on the CCG Governing Body – and in the organisation in general – consider a range of views across the whole of its business, and where decisions are made, that they are done so on the basis of evidence and sound reasoning. Lay members should understand good organisational governance and act to ensure it is adhered to at all times by the CCG.

At present we have four lay member positions on our Governing Body, with three of these roles now open to applications. The lay member we have in post was appointed in December 2015 with a portfolio covering patient and public involvement. These roles are similar to Non-Executive directors in industry, holding the directors and officers of the business to account.

Our new lay members will have portfolios covering aspects of governance, assurance, quality and performance. We are looking for one of the appointees to chair the CCG’s Audit Committee and take on a specific responsibility for CCG governance. Lay members with portfolios covering governance, assurance, quality and performance

Time commitment: 2.5 days per month. Remuneration: £7,882 per annum for Lay Member role. £13,851 per annum for Lay Member Chair of Audit Committee / CCG governance role.

We are looking to recruit Lay Members with expertise and experience in the fields of governance, assurance, quality and performance to serve as members of the CCG’s Governing Body. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring that in all aspects of our business the CCG maintains effective governance and makes the best possible decisions for patients and service users. You’ll also see that the CCG acts on information to improve the quality of services we commission.

You will also be involved in joint arrangements across the six South East London Clinical Commissioning Groups, and participate in Governing Body and other meetings.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate a special interest in Southwark, for example, living or working in the area or by being closely involved in projects and other activities in the borough. Some time commitment may be required in the evenings and there will be some travel within the CCG boundary and occasionally further afield. This post is a three year appointment, commencing in early 2017. The Applicant Information Pack for the Lay Member role is available on the vacancies page of Southwark CCG’s website:

Please check that you are eligible to apply – see application pack, as certain restrictions are in place if you hold some other public office positions. This is covered in the pack.

For an informal discussion about either role, please contact Andrew Bland, Chief Officer of Southwark CCG via email to or by telephone to 0207 525 7414 or to Malcolm Hines, Deputy Chief Officer and Chief Financial Officer via email to or 0207 525 0403. Apply for the Lay Member roles by following this link: entering reference 487-SOU60

Closing date for applications on NHS Jobs is 16 December 2016. Interviews will be held in January 2017.

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Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016






The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable sewer works to be carried out made an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road.


The alternative route would be via Oxenford Street, Oglander Road, Maxted Road, Copleston Road, Soames Street as applicable.


Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Bellenden Road, outside No’s 256. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works.

The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The works will take place between the 9th – 22nd December 2016.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.


4. 5. 6. 7.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable Thames Water (Agility Alliance) to lay new water connections, it made an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named roads.

Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Havil Street, at it’s junction with Peckham Road. The alternative route will be via Peckham Road, Southampton Way, Dalwood Street.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works.

The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The works will take place between the 3rd – 4th December 2016 and 10th – 11th December 2016. Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 1st December 2016

Dated this 1st December 2016

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Road Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 3375/ 003344VTSW--000004

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Road Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 3367/ 000800597230045-001

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Nicky Costin Road Network Business Manager




3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice to carry out Highway works made an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road.


Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in:


The alternative route would be via: (a) Queens Road, Carlton Grove, Meeting House Lane. (b) Mill Street, Jacob Street, George Row.


(a) Montpelier Road, between Queens Road and Meeting House Lane (b) Wolseley Street, between Mill Street and George Row.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works.


The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.


Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.


The works will be in place on the (a) 2nd December 2016 (b) 7th December 2016.



The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that because of works by SGN, it made an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from making certain movements in the above named road. Whilst the works are in progress and the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload: (a) Southampton Way, Southbound Lane of carriageway, between Cottage Green to No’s109 Southampton Way. An alternative route will be via Cottage Green, Wells Way, Southampton Way.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works.

The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The works will be carried out between the 5th – 20th December 2016

Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 1st December 2016

Dated this 1st December 2016

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Road Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 3368/LBS-SC1467655. (b) 3372/ LBS-SC1462739/1

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services,

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Road Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX. Ref: 3370/ W113567577-02278

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TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (as amended)

PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990 (as amended) The planning applications listed below can be viewed on the planning register at You can use facilities at your local library or ‘My Southwark Service Points’ to access the website. How to comment on this application: You should submit your comments via the above link. Comments received will be made available for public viewing on the website. All personal information will be removed except your postal address. Online comments submitted without an email address will not be acknowledged and those marked ‘confidential’ will not be considered. Written comments can be submitted to; Southwark Council, Chief executive's department, Planning division, Development management, PO Box 64529, London SE1 5LX. Reason for publicity. The applications are advertised for the reasons identified by the following codes: ACA-development affecting character or appearance of a nearby conservation area; ALB-development affecting setting of a nearby listed building(s); CNA-development within a conservation area; DDP-departure from the development plan; LBA-works to or within the site of a listed building; MPA-major planning application; EIA-environmental impact assessment (these applications are accompanied by an environmental statement a copy of which may be obtained from the Council – there will be a charge for the copy). 66 BELLENDEN ROAD, LONDON, SE15 4RQ (Ref. 16/AP/4741 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a single storey side and rear extension; construction of a dormer extension to the main rear roof slope. (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Patrick Cronin 0207 525 5535) 189 BERMONDSEY STREET, LONDON, SE1 3UW (Ref. 16/AP/4809 ) Removal of Conditions 3 and 4, relating to archaeological works, of planning permission 16AP-3497 for: 'Change of use: Internal alterations to facilitate the change of use from C3 (dwellinghouse) into B1 (offices), refurbishment and repositioning of glass roof over atrium and the introduction of small hidden service terrace at mezzanine level to the rear' as internal works do not involve below ground excavations. (within Bermondsey Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) 94 BERMONDSEY WALL EAST, LONDON, SE16 4TY (Ref. 16/AP/4718 ) Construction of a first floor extension to accommodate additional residential floorspace, converting a one-person unit to a two-bed, threeperson unit. (within Edward III's Rotherhithe C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Adam Greenhalgh 020 7525 5428) 94 BERMONDSEY WALL EAST, LONDON, SE16 4TY (Ref. 16/AP/4711 ) Construction of a dormer extension, rooflights to existing roof slope and associated internal alterations to 2nd and 3rd floor to accommodate additional 1x bed residential unit (within Edward III's Rotherhithe C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Adam Greenhalgh 020 7525 5428) TESCO, 127-143 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, LONDON, SE1 1NP (Ref. 16/AP/4688 ) Display of 1 x internally illuminated fascia sign, 1 x internally illuminated projecting sign, 1x nonilluminated ATM surround sign and 7 x nonilluminated vinyl window graphics. (within Borough High Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Amy Lester 020 7525 5452) 161-165 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, LONDON, SE1 1HR (Ref. 16/AP/4812 ) 1. Replacement of pilaster and facia treatments 2. Replacement of the set back shop front and doors Dugout 3. Removal of shutter and replacement of entrance doors St Christophers Inn 4. Relocation of entrance door and replacement of shopfront (within Borough High Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Abrar Sharif 020 7525 3992) 191 CAMBERWELL GROVE, LONDON, SE5 8JU (Ref. 16/AP/4686 ) Construction of a conservatory at lower ground floor level at the rear. New replacement windows throughout the lower ground floor. Jib doors to connect the front and rear rooms on the first floor. (within Camberwell Grove C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Catherine Jeater 0207 525 5375) 191 CAMBERWELL GROVE, LONDON,

SE5 8JU (Ref. 16/AP/4685 ) Construction of a conservatory at lower ground floor level at the rear. New replacement windows throughout the lower ground floor. Jib doors to connect the front and rear rooms on the first floor. (within Camberwell Grove C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Catherine Jeater 0207 525 5375) VICTOR WHARF, CLINK STREET, LONDON SE1 9DW (Ref. 16/AP/4362 ) Retention of the use of two areas of public highway for customer seating, ancillary to the restaurant (A3) use of the premises. (within Borough High Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Adam Greenhalgh 020 7525 5428) 24 DATE STREET, LONDON, SE17 2HQ (Ref. 16/AP/4728 ) (Householder Application) 1x conservation rooflight to the main rear roof and 1x conservation rooflight to rear outrigger roof for proposed loft conversion (within Liverpool Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Yvonne Sampoh 0207 525 4929) LAFONE HOUSE, 11-13 LEATHERMARKET STREET, LONDON SE1 3HN (Ref. 16/AP/4785 ) Removal of existing signage and replacement with new illuminated sign at ground floor roof level (within Bermondsey Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) 2 LOVE WALK, LONDON, SE5 8AD (Ref. 16/AP/4796 ) (Householder Application) Demolition of rear extensions and garage to existing building and construction of new garage and part single storey, part two storey rear extension; Construction of new single storey timber pavilion at the rear of the plot. (within Camberwell Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Lasma Putrina 0207 525 7708) 96 LYNDHURST WAY, LONDON, SE15 5AQ (Ref. 16/AP/4743 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a mansard roof extension (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Anthony Roberts 020 7525 5458) 26 NUNHEAD GREEN, LONDON, SE15 3QF (Ref. 16/AP/4790 ) Display of ATM fascia with black bezel surround and white illuminated lettering 'Free Cash Withdrawals' out of black background. Blue LED halo illumination to ATM surround. (within Nunhead Green C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Philip Ridley 0207 525 7540) 26 NUNHEAD GREEN, LONDON, SE15 3QF (Ref. 16/AP/4789 ) Retention of ATM installed through a powder coated composite security panel replacing part of the existing glazing (within Nunhead Green C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Philip Ridley 0207 525 7540) FONTENELLE, SCEAUX GARDENS, LONDON SE5 7DT (Ref. 16/AP/4549 ) Addition of secured entry doors to communal staircases (within Sceaux Gardens C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Michele Sterry 020 7525 5453) 8 THE GARDENS, LONDON, SE22 9QD (Ref. 16/AP/4748 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a single storey, rear and partial

side infill extension with skylights and changes to fenestration of existing ground floor rear part. Changes to the roof to form a dormer window in the rear slope. (within The Gardens C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Christopher Kirby 0207 525 0952) 44 WOODWARDE ROAD, LONDON, SE22 8UJ (Ref. 16/AP/4679 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a rear and side single storey extension; Demolition of existing garage to be and re-build to form habitable accommodation as part of the main house; Extension at second floor to rear of outrigger to match adjoining neighbour. (within Dulwich Village C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Anthony Roberts 020 7525 5458) 3A WOOLER STREET, LONDON, SE17 2ED (Ref. 16/AP/4807 )

Construction of a rear dormer with 1 new conservation roof light to rear elevation and 2 conservation roof lights to front elevation (within Liverpool Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) Dated 1st December 2016 - comments to be received within 21 days of this date SIMON BEVAN - Director of Planning

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LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK LOCAL PARKING ISSUES The London Borough of Southwark (Parking places) (Parking zone 'P') (No. *) Order 201*, the London Borough of Southwark (Parking places) (CPZ 'D') (No. *) Order 201*, the London Borough of Southwark (Free parking places) (No. *) Order 201*, the London Borough of Southwark (Free parking places) (Disabled persons) (No. *) Order 201*, and the London Borough of Southwark (Waiting and loading restrictions) (Amendment No. *) Order 201* 1. Southwark Council hereby GIVES NOTICE that it proposes to make the above orders under the powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. 2. The effect of the orders would be, in:- (a) ARDBEG ROAD - to remove part of an existing permit holders parking place on the north-west side outside No. 19 Ardbeg Road and introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions; (b) BURCHELL ROAD - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on both sides at its junction with Wood's Road; (c) CHANDLER WAY - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on the south-west side at its junction with Tower Mill Road; (d) COMFORT STREET - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on both sides at its junction with Tower Mill Road; (e) DONATO DRIVE - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions (i) on both sides at its junction with Tower Mill Road, (ii) on the east side outside Nos. 1-7 Donato Drive, and (iii) on the north and west sides at its northern end; (f) GANDOLFI STREET - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on both sides at its junction with Tower Mill Road; (g) GOODWIN CLOSE - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions: (i) on the north-east side at its junction with the vehicular access to the parking area fronting Nos. 65-85 Goodwin Close, and (ii) on the north-west side at its junction with the vehicular access to the parking area at the rear of Nos. 43-56 Goodwin Close; (h) HARPER ROAD (i) to provide a new 'shared use' pay and permit holders' parking place on the south-west side of the arm of Harper Road fronting Ellington House, Rockingham Street, (ii) to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on the south-west and south-east sides of the arm of Harper Road fronting Ellington House, Rockingham Street at its junctions with the main carriageway of Harper Road, and (iii) to convert existing single yellow line waiting restrictions to 'at any time' on the south-west side at its junction with Rockingham Street; (i) KERFIELD PLACE - to introduce '8.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday' waiting restrictions on the north-western side of the carriageway fronting Nos. 7-13 Kerfield Place, excluding the private parking areas; (j) LUCEY ROAD - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on the south-east side (i) at its junction with Yalding Road, (ii) at its junction with the vehicular access to Nos. 2-70 Amina Way, and (iii) at its junction with the vehicular access to Nos. 72144 Amina Way; (k) MACFARLAND GROVE - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on the north-east side at its junction with Tower Mill Road; (l) MELIOR PLACE - to introduce 'at any time' loading restrictions on all sides of the road at its northern end; (m) MONNOW ROAD - to introduce '8.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday' waiting restrictions on the east side outside the communal refuse bin store for Abbey Gardens Estate; (n) NEWENT CLOSE - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on both sides at its junction with Tower Mill Road; (o) PEARSE STREET - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on both sides at its junction with Tower Mill Road; (p) PELHAM CLOSE (i) to provide a new free unlimited stay parking place on the south-west side, at the side of No. 9 Pelham Close, and (ii) to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions throughout the remaining kerbside; (q) ROCKINGHAM STREET - to convert existing single yellow line waiting restrictions to 'at any time' on the south-east side at its junction with Harper Road; (r) TOWER MILL ROAD - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions (i) on the north side at its junction with Donato Drive, between its junctions with Donato Drive and Comfort Street and at its junction with Comfort Street, (ii) on the north side adjacent to No. 72 Tower Mill Road, (iii) on the north side at its junction with Gandolfi Street, (iv) on the south side at its junction with Newent Close, (v) on the north-west side at its junction with Watling Street, (vi) on the south-east side at its junction with Macfarland Grove, (vii) on the north side at its junction with Pearse Street, (viii) on the south side outside Nos. 7 and 9 Tower Mill Road, and (ix) on both sides at its junction with Chandler Way; (s) UPLAND ROAD - to provide a new '4 hours maximum stay' disabled persons parking place on the south side, at the side of No. 40 Hindmans Road; (t) VERNEY ROAD - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on both sides outside Nos. 34-36 and 38-40 Verney Road; (u) VILLAGE WAY - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on the south-west side outside Nos. 3 and 4 Village Way; (v) WATLING STREET - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on both sides at its junction with Tower Mill Road; (w) WOOD'S ROAD - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions (i) on the north side at its junction with Colmore Mews, and (ii) on both sides at its junction with Burchell Road; (x) YALDING ROAD - to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on the south-west side at is junction with the vehicular access to Nos. 2-108 Cadbury Way; and (y) to formalise existing 'at any time' waiting restrictions in so much of BULLACE ROW as is public highway. 3. For more information contact Michael Herd of the council's Highways parking design team by telephone on 020 7525 2131 or e-mail 4. Copies of this notice, the proposed orders, a statement of the council's reasons for making these orders and plans may be found online at or paper copies may be obtained from or viewed at Highways, Environment, 3rd floor hub 2, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. Please telephone 020 7525 2005 for details. 5. Anyone wishing to object to or make any other representations regarding the proposal, may use the form labelled 'Parking - Road traffic and highway schemes - responding to statutory consultation notices' at or send a statement in writing to: the Traffic orders officer, Highways, Southwark council, Environment, P.O. Box 64529, London SE1P 5LX or by e-mail to quoting reference H/ND/TMO1617-019 by 22 December 2016. Please note that if you wish to object to this proposal you must state the grounds on which your objection is made. 6. When making an objection or representation, please be aware that this may be communicated to other people who may be affected. Information provided in response to this consultation, including in some circumstances personal information, may also be subject to publication or disclosure under the requirements of current access to information legislation. Dated 01 December 2016 NICKY COSTIN Parking and network management business unit manager, Regulatory services

Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016 Notice of Application to Vary a Premises Licence made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003

Please take notice that I / we Paul Le Have made application to the local licensing authority to vary the Premises Licence in respect of LeTran Cafe, 269 Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 3TP.

The proposed variation is as follows: Variation to add the sale of alcohol on the premises, 11:30 22:30, Monday - Sunday. Late night refreshment removed. Days

The retail sale of alcohol:

Mon - Sun

Start time


Finish time 22:30

A register of all applications made within the Southwark area is maintained by The Licensing Service, c/o Southwark Environmental Health and Trading Standards, 3RD Floor Hub 2, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 5LX

A record of this application may be inspected by visiting the office during normal office hours by appointment on 020 7525 2000; details are also on our web site at

It is open to any person to make representations about the likely effect of the grant of the premises licence on the promotion of the licensing objectives. Representations must be made in writing to the Licensing Service at the office address given above and be received by the Service within a period of 28 days starting the day after the date shown below. Note: It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application. A person guilty of such offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale. Date of application: 24.11.16


ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14(1) (SPA ROAD) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that, to enable Bridge Inspection works to be carried out, by Centurion Site Services, it intends to make an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road.

Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Spa Road, between Ness Street and Rouel Road. The alternative route for diverted vehicles will be via Thurland Road, Dockley Road, Rouel Road, Spa Road as applicable

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, insofar, as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works.

The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The restriction will be in place between the 19th – 20th December 2016.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 1st December 2016 Nicky Costin Network Management Business Manager

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 3371/LBC-00-69-191216

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3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that, to enable highway works to be carried out, it intends to make an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road.

Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in: (a) Alleyn Park, between South Croxted Road and Acacia Grove. (b) Woodwarde Road, between Dekker Road and Carlton Avenue

The alternative route for diverted vehicles will be via (a) College Road, Alleyn Park. South Croxted Road, Alleyn Park. (b) Carlton Avenue, Townley Road, Lordship Lane, Eynella Road. Carlton Avenue, Court Lane, Eynella Road.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, insofar, as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works.



The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that, to enable a crane operation by City Lifting to be carried out, it intends to make an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road.

Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Great Suffolk Street, between Copperfield Street and Loman Street. The alternative route for diverted vehicles will be via Copperfield Street, Loman Street, as applicable.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, insofar, as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works.

The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.

The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.


Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 1st December 2016

The restriction will be in place for (a) 12th – 15th December. (b) 8th – 13th December

Dated this 1st December 2016 Nicky Costin Network Management Business Manager


The restriction will be in place on the 11th February 2017.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Nicky Costin Network Management Business Manager

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 3376/ LBSCR9323

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 3365/ LBS-SC1471014. (b) 3373/ LBS-SC1470959




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November 9, 2016

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The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that it intends to make an order under section 14 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to facilitate a crane operation by Mitchell Bridges Ltd and associated works by Lendlease (Elephant & Castle) Ltd being proposed in part of the above named road. Whilst the works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Heygate Street, between Walworth Road and Rodney Place.

An alternative route would be via: Walworth Road, Camberwell Road, Albany Road, Thurlow Street, Flint Street, Rodney Road, Rodney Place, New Kent Road, Elephant & Castle, Newington Butts, Walworth Road as applicable. The restrictions will not apply to any person or vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works. The restriction will be in operation between Sunday 18th December at 22:00hrs – Monday 19th December at 06:00hrs. Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 1st December 2016 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager


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Haye wired Out with the new, in with the old at Fish for Bellew showdown Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016

Dean Harrison

charge of Tuesday’s session at St Paul’s. And Harrison warned the squad any player who didn’t “put in 100 per cent effort” in the battle to climb off the bottom of the table and away from relegation danger would be dropped “with immediate effect”. “I loved my time at Fisher before and only left the club because of personal reasons,” Harrison said. “The fans are the best in this league and I hope I can get them the results they deserve. The challenge ahead will be extremely tough but not impossible and I’m more than ready to put the work in. “The first thing we need to do is to make sure that everybody in our dressing room is in it together and

By John Kelly

DEAN HARRISON said Fisher players must be willing “to shed blood, sweat and tears for the badge” after the club announced his dramatic reappointment as first-team manager this week.

Harrison, who left Fisher in the summer for personal reasons, takes over from Gary Abbott, who was sacked after the 4-2 defeat at home to Glebe in the second round of the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy. With Fisher on a seven-game losing streak, Harrison wasted no time getting back on the training ground as he took

Hy-five for Docks

Josh Hyam

By John Kelly

JOSH HYAM bagged a stunning five goals as Docklands Under-15s defeated HF Paulista Adders 6-3 at the weekend. Hyam put side ahead before

Adders equalised. Hyam added four more goals and Kyron Williams made it six before the opposition scored two late consolation goals. Meanwhile, Docklands Under-12s kept their unbeaten run going in all competitions this season when they drew 1-1 with AFC Vista last weekend. The Docks took the lead when Oli Sheppard converted coolly from the spot for his twelfth goal of the season, but Vista equalised when Docklands put through their own net. Docklands thought they had won it only for the referee to disallow a last-minute goal. The club’s Under-7s lost their first game against Blackheath 2-1 before winning the second game 3-2 after goals from Lenny Davies, Ethan Maxwell and Oliver Matson.

willing to shed blood, sweat and tears for the badge. Defensive shape and duties will be top of the list in training this week. Anybody who doesn’t understand the enormity of the task at hand or is not willing to put in 100 per cent effort for themselves, myself, my staff and this club, will be asked to leave with immediate effect. At the end of the day, this is senior football not a Thursday night 5-a-side league.” Abbott was sacked after winning just three of his 23 games in charge. Fisher are bottom of the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division table, having won just once all season. Abbott told the club in November, ‘if you’re not happy with results, get rid of me’, and the board decided to act after

three further defeats that included their exit from the London Senior Cup. A club statement read: “Fisher would like to thank Gary for his efforts whilst with the club and the important role he has played in helping the side find their feet at St Paul’s. “Gary worked very hard for the club and the board recognise this, but ultimately the manager needs to deliver results and unfortunately they have not come this season. We wish Gary well for his future career.” Of Harrison’s appointment, Fisher’s interim co-chairman Dan Feeney said: “Obviously we never wished to be in the position of changing manager midseason, but it is great to have someone with Dean’s coaching knowledge and passion for Fisher wanting to step in and help guide us to safety. “Dean knows his way around a relegation dogfight, and our fans know better than most what he can get out of his players when it is most needed. It is so important that everyone involved with Fisher now pulls together and throws their full support behind Dean, his coaching staff and the players to turn around this season and ensure we are watching Premier Division football at St Paul’s next season.” Harrison’s first two fixtures back in charge will be away trips to Sheppey United this weekend followed by Deal Town on Saturday, December 10. His first game at St Paul’s will be against AFC Croydon a week later.

Never a Dul moment for Hamlet By John Kelly

DULWICH HAMLET let a late lead slip as they drew 3-3 with Metropolitan Police in their Isthmian League Premier Division clash on Tuesday night.

Despite the freezing conditions at Champion Hill, 725 supporters turned up and saw Dumebi Dumaka give Hamlet a 23rdminute lead. Nathan Green doubled the advantage three minutes later before Jake Reid halved the deficit

before the break. Reid grabbed his second to equalise before Vas Karagiannis put the home side back in front just after the hour. And it stayed that way until stoppage time when Green gave away a foul in the box and Roman Michael-Percil kept his cool to fire home from the spot. Meanwhile, Green’s goal last Saturday was enough to see Hamlet past Winchester City and into the last 64 of the Buildbase FA Trophy. They will face either Royston Town or Hampton & Richmond Borough in the next round.

Shinners grabs three as Stan progress By John Kelly

BILLY SHINNERS scored a hat-trick to fire Stansfeld/Eltham Palace into the quarter-finals of the Hospital Charity Cup. Stansfeld




Thamesmead on Tuesday night before Shinners took over and showed clinical finishing to book his side’s place in the last eight. That result made up for their exit from the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy last Saturday at the hands of SCEFL Premier Division Canterbury City.

Canterbury took the lead in the 38th minute when a speculative effort from Ian Pulman deceived goalkeeper James Bradley. Five minutes later Pulman put his side two goals up, before Shinners halved the deficit. However, after the referee awarded a controversial penalty for an

infringement in the area, Pulman completed his hat-trick from the spot. Meanwhile, Ryan Hassan scored for Stansfeld’s new first team who went down 2-1 at home to Erith 147 last weekend. The reserves lost 2-1 away at Otford with Matthew Codd on the scoresheet.

IT LOOKS like it’s going to be a long and bitter lead-in to David Haye’s clash with Tony Bellew next spring after details of their non-title British heavyweight bout were announced last Friday.

Bermondsey-born Haye, 36, will fight for just the third time since July 2012 when he takes on Liverpool’s WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew, 33. The pair have been involved in several verbal spats, with Haye turning up ringside to challenge Bellew during the first defence of his title in October. Contract wrinkles have now been ironed out, but neither fighter is likely to shy away from the mind games before the big night. Bellew has questioned Haye’s “bottle” in the ring, saying the only serious contender he has defeated was “grandad” John Ruiz, who was 38 when Haye stopped him after a technical knockout in 2010 to retain his WBA heavyweight belt. Haye responded: “Don’t worry about my credentials – worry about what you do in the ring.” Tickets are on sale for the fight which will take place at London’s O2 Arena on March 4, 2017.

Seven up for Ted BERMONDSEY’S TED Cheeseman extended his professional record to 7-0 at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

Cheeseman, 21, stopped Brighton’s Lloyd Ellett in the second round of their English super-welterweight title eliminator. Cheeseman, a former Fisher amateur, is ranked 21st in Britain and the sixth knockout of his professional career could open up some big opportunities for him next year.

Busy weekend for Lynn AC

LYNN AC Boxing Club will have two fighters in action in the Alliance Novice national semi-finals in Swindon this weekend.

Eyram Avadzi (67kg) and Jacob Koutouan (71kg) will both be hoping to progress to their respective finals. On Friday night, John Robertson (75kg) fights for the first time for Lynn in the southeast division club show at Sundridge Park WMC in Bromley. Tickets are available on the door for both events.


Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016


Southwark News, Thursday December 1 2016


BURY 2 Vaughan 61' , 67' MILLWALL 3 Williams 70' (pen), Butcher 86', O'Brien 90'+ Date: Saturday November 26 2016 Attendance: 3,028 Man of the match: Fred Onyedinma Referee: Chris Sarginson

THE LINE-UPS 1 Williams

2 Jones

19 Soares

20 Burgess

4 Etuhu

Bedeaua 45’

12 Vaughan

18 Ferguson 3 J Martin Pavey 83’


6 Kay

16 Danns Tutte 45’

11 Pope

30 Smith

10 Onyedinma

26 Abdou

6 Williams

Butcher 74’

17 Webster

1 Archer

5 Craig


22 Maher

Bedeaua 45’

10 Mayor

7 Worrall

O’Brien 62’

12 Romeo

Head to Head 43% 10 3 3 9

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By John Kelly at Gigg Lane

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AS MILLWALL stood stunned, waiting to kick off after Bury had gone 2-0 ahead with little over 20 minutes left at Gigg Lane on Saturday, three players lined up in the attacking positions ready to try to retrieve something from the game.

Aiden O’Brien, Harry Smith and Fred Onyedinma had nine league goals between them in the league this season but now their side needed to conjure two to avoid humiliation and three to avoid becoming the first team to fail to beat the Shakers in the league since MK Dons on September 27. Millwall hadn’t come back from two goals down to win in Neil Harris’ time in charge and with the crowd buoyant having watched their side battered for so long it seemed it wasn’t going to happen now. Harris admitted he was watching from the technical area contemplating how it would feel at the end of the game, having seen his team almost completely dominate but fail to win. “Embarrassing” was the word he said later was going through his mind. But he was also thinking about who to send on, someone who might finally get into the right positions to connect with the

Calum Butcher heads home Millwall’s 86th-minute equaliser (inset) before Aiden O’Brien celebrates his late winner (main)

incessant number of crosses that were being sent into the box. Bury had only had flickers of chances before they shocked the away side by going ahead in the 61st minute. Neil Danns had seen an effort deflected wide before Kelvin Etuhu selfishly shot straight at Jordan Archer when he should have slipped James Vaughan through on goal. The irony was that after all of Millwall’s deliveries into the area failed to yield anything, Bury went ahead from their first real decent ball into Archer’s box, Vaughn’s header from Danny Mayor’s cross coming back off the crossbar and going in off the goalkeeper. That goal transformed Bury from prey to hunter and after they went close twice Vaughan doubled their lead six minutes after his first goal when he gleefully swept home Scott Burgess’ low cross after a swift breakaway. O’Brien had been summoned after the first goal and it was his presence in the 70th minute that forced Niall Maher to use his arm to clear the ball from his own


Harris’ substitutes rescue Lions in five-goal thriller

goal-line to keep out Onyedinma’s chip over Ben Williams. Referee Chris Sarginson produced a red card – Bury’s third in two games – and Shaun Williams was composed from the spot to score his fourth goal of the season. Four minutes later Harris sent on Calum Butcher, who had to be content with a place on the bench after Jimmy Abdou started in place of the rested Ben Thompson. Harris asid he felt the timing of Abdou’s runs into the box could be important. But in the first half it was almost comical to see the repeated scenes of Shane Ferguson crossing only for the ball to come back where it came from or be half-cleared by Bury before Millwall inevitably won regained possession. It was hard not to think Steve Morison and Lee Gregory, who was sitting in the stands, would have harvested some return given the supply. Some criticism of Millwall is that they don’t have a plan B if plan A isn’t working but Bury were already without suspended players and now had a reshuffled defence, so Harris’ players

stuck to the blueprint. Finally, with four minutes left, it paid off when Butcher got his head to Ferguson’s free-kick from the right to nod home despite Bury captain Antony Kay getting a foot to the ball on the line. Ferguson, who so often in the first half turned away in frustration as the Lions failed to make something of another cross, ran to the Millwall fans to celebrate. Unbelievably, in the second minute of injury time, O’Brien was doing the same after turning in Onyedinma’s cross on a frost-covered and rapidly freezing pitch. O’Brien could see more punishment for breaking a hastily aligned police cordon to celebrate with his supporters, but he hardly cared. Harris praised the “character” and “desire” of his players afterwards and that was perhaps most exemplified by Onyedinma. Starting up front alongside Smith, Onyedinma sent two headers over the bar before the break and was also involved in a controversial incident when Sarginson awarded a penalty after the

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attacker had collided in the box with Maher in the fifteenth minute. But. after consulting with his linesman, the referee changed his mind. Millwall got their first chance after just twelve seconds when Onyedinma was fouled on the edge of the box, but Williams couldn’t keep his free-kick down. David Worrall, desperate to impress against one of his former clubs, shot wide and after the break Joe Martin’s free-kick from 25 yards was tipped over by Bury goalkeeper Williams. Smith sent a number of headers off target, prompting a BBC Manchester match commentator to suggest his head was “shaped like a 50p piece”. It all seemed to suggest Millwall would be left to rue all their missed opportunities. Instead, Bury became the first side since Stockport County in 200910 to lose ten successive League One games. And rather than embarrassment, it was a feeling of satisfaction for Harris after his substitutes sent Millwall to within a point of the top six.


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By John Kelly

CALUM BUTCHER believes Millwall’s last-gasp 3-2 win at Bury last weekend could be a defining moment in the season.

The Lions recovered from 2-0 down with 20 minutes left before goals from Shaun Williams, Butcher and Aiden


ALFIE PAVEY bagged a brace as Millwall’s U23s defeated Coventry City 2-1 at Bromley on Monday afternoon.

Pavey put the Lions in front in the first half and then scored nine minutes from time after the Sky Blues had equalised. Justin Skinner’s side bounced back well from the previous week’s 4-1 defeat at Colchester and are fourth in the Professional Development League (South) table. Sid Nelson also made his comeback from injury and could be in line to feature in the second round of the FA Cup at home to Braintree this weekend. The only negative for Millwall was a red card for Harry Donovan.

Bury win could define us

Midfielder reveals Craig pointed out significance of fightback

O’Brien left the Shakers stunned and put Millwall within a point of the top six. Butcher revealed captain Tony Craig took time in the dressing room afterwards to emphasise how important a result it could be in their season. Millwall face their busiest period of the campaign this month when they will be fighting to secure a place in the third round of the FA Cup to potentially set up


MILLWALL’S LEAGUE One clash with AFC Wimbledon on January 2 has been moved forward to a 1pm kick-off based on advice from the Dons’ Safety Advisory Group.

Millwall have been allocated 650 tickets for the fixture at Kingsmeadow. Tickets are all terracing, priced at £17 for adults, £11 over 65s and students (with a valid ID card) and £4 U18s. Following negotiations between the clubs, an agreement has been reached to allow Millwall to screen a beamback of the game at The Den. Tickets for the beamback are priced at £10 adults and £5 U16s with prices including a meal.

a lucrative draw, reach the last sixteen of the EFL Trophy and continue their climb towards the play-off spots. Butcher won promotion last season with Burton, and he pinpointed a fixture early in 2016 that gave them the belief their season was building to something special. He explained: “We went to Coventry last season and won 2-0 (when Butcher


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scored the opener). They were on a good run and I think they hadn’t lost at home in the league all season, but we ended that. “After that game it felt like it was possible. “On Saturday, Tony came in after the game and spoke to all of us about defining moments. It could be one and hopefully it is. We’ve got the FA Cup to

MILLWALL KEEPER EXCELS AT WELLING MILLWALL YOUNGSTER Harry Girling enjoyed a dramatic week on loan at Welling United as he helped the National League South side progress in two cup competitions.

The Lions goalkeeper kept a clean sheet at the weekend to help Welling see off Concord Rangers 1-0 as they advanced to the first round of the FA Trophy. Last week, Girling made two saves in a penalty shootout as Welling knocked out holders Dartford to reach the quarter-finals of the Kent Senior Cup. Another Millwall loanee at the club, Rian Bray, was on the bench at the weekend.

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look forward to and then we crack on with a busy period over Christmas. “It’s important because you want to win every game. The FA Cup is massive for us. You want to get through that and get a good draw. “You’ve got the league and the other cup so it’s going to be an important month for the squad.” Butcher’s goal at the weekend was his second for Millwall but he has had to be patient, with manager Neil Harris preferring Ben Thompson and Shaun Williams as his midfield pairing. But the Essex-born 25-year-old is happy he made the move last summer. “Everything has been good, it’s been nice to be back down south close to the family,” he said. “I’ve settled in really well. “I just want to better myself from last season, score more goals and if I can keep doing that then hopefully I can get as many appearances as possible this season. “If we can get a run together it can change everything. We had a poor start but we’re gradually getting there. There are things we can improve on and we have been doing that in every game. We’re getting better and we need to keep doing that until the end of the season. “If we do that there is no reason why we shouldn’t be there or thereabouts. “It’s still very early and you never know about automatic promotion. The top two have started very well but we still have to play them so it’ll be interesting. “You could see last Saturday coming from two goals down, you don’t do that unless you’ve got quality in the squad. “It was a unique game after being so dominant to be two-nil behind, it was quite a surprise. If we had come away having not won it we would have been so disappointed. “The first half was crazy, there were so many crosses into the box, we absolutely dominated. For us to go in nil-nil at half-time was quite disappointing but the way the game turned out was good. “To come back and win in the style that we did just shows the character of the players and staff and everyone involved in the win on Saturday.”


FORMER MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett quit Rotherham this week after just 39 days and five games in charge of the Championship club.

Jackett, who signed a three-year deal after taking over from the sacked Alan Stubbs on October 21, failed to win any of his games in charge, drawing one and losing four. Rotherham, who tried to sign Lions striker Lee Gregory during the summer, are rooted to the foot of the table with just one win in eighteen games. Millers chairman Tony Stewart said Jackett’s resignation after the 2-1 defeat at home to Leeds United last Saturday came “out of the blue”.




By John Kelly

WHEN ALEX Ferguson sent his young centre-back John O’Shea out on loan to Bournemouth, he told him he wanted to see him come back with a nose like Steve Bruce’s.

He wanted to see evidence of toughness and resolve and to be assured O’Shea would put his head in where it hurt for the team. Fred Onyedinma’s face is beginning to become marked like a centre-forward’s. He sports a scar above his left eye, the result of a collision earlier in the season when he required four stitches and wore a protective headband in the next game. When you play as a centre-forward for Millwall you have to take physical punishment from generally much bigger and more grizzled centre-halves. It’s perhaps not entirely coincidental that Steve Morison and Lee Gregory are both on the injury list at the moment. At Bury last weekend, Onydedinma started up front with Harry Smith, and though a year younger he was the more experienced striker and given the dual role of holding up play and trying to exploit space in behind the home defence. There was one occasion in the first half when he shipped a thump into the back from Anthony Kay but controlled a long pass forward before shifting play wide to David Worrall and scampering into the box. He got his head to two crosses before half-time but couldn’t keep the ball down. His first two seasons were characterised by short scoring bursts followed by a drop in form and a period out of the side being used more as an impact substitute to try to stretch tiring teams. But Onyedinma and his boss Neil Harris have worked on adding so much more to his game this season and at Gigg Lane after the final whistle Harris spoke about working with his young forward players on timing their runs more intelligently. On Saturday, it was Onyedinma bursting into the box at a critical time with Millwall trailing by two goals and needing something different to open up Bury. His chip over goalkeeper Ben Williams was going in before Niall Maher kept it out with his arm, and Shaun Williams stroked home from the spot. Onyedinma also set up the late winner, from a position on the right side of a front four, when his low cross was let go by Byron Webster and Aiden O’Brien finished past Williams. Onyedinma probably should have added to his four goals this season by then, but goal tallies are not the only measure of what he currently gives the team as he explained what Harris demands of him. “I’ve played up front a few times, I did it for Wycombe as well,” Onyedinma said. “You have to do a job for the team and I’m more used to it now. I have to do my best for the team. Anywhere the manager puts me I have to do that. “Because of my pace in behind I can receive the ball to feet or we can go long. That’s quite a good thing to have and as

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Onyedinma has been asked to lead the line more often this season

long as I’m doing well for the team that’s the most important thing. “I’m always looking to score. In the first half particularly I had chances. They weren’t completely clear-cut but I did think I was going to score. When I did get that chance in the second half the ball was going in. “The defender used his arm to stop it from going over the line, and I thought the referee hadn’t seen but I looked over to the linesman and he gave it. “But me scoring isn’t the main focus. I got an assist and was involved in two of the goals. “Everything went to plan with the late cross. Webbie left it to Aiden and we scored right at the end. It was credit to everyone for sticking in there. “The gaffer just wants energy from me, to set the tone and be positive. That’s my game, I can cause problems for defences

and be a nuisance.” Onyedinma’s strike partner Smith has also been a nuisance for opposition defences since his goal-scoring debut at Luton last month. Smith was off target with several headers at Gigg Lane, but Onyedinma believes the pair can form a useful and productive partnership. He said: “I’ve only played up front once with Harry but he’s so tall he’s going to win most headers. He can make my job easier if I can read where he is going to flick the ball. “As a striker that means I can get a lot of goals, especially if you have pace in behind. “He’s quite mature for his age, he’s been playing men’s football so he’s used to the physicality. He’s doing the best he can do to stay in the team, the same as everyone else. “We’ve got a lot of young players and

we’re all trying to do the best we can.” Trying their best is something Harris constantly demands from his players, and Onyedinma believes last week’s retrieval of a game that looked to be slipping away from them is evidence of the resolve in the squad. “With the game before against Bolton, we went two-nil down but didn’t really look like we were going to get back into it,” he admitted. “But this game, coming from two down, it shows great spirit. “What we said at half-time was just keep going and it’ll come. It didn’t go quite to plan with them going two up but we showed great character to get the win. “When the first goal went in I thought we’d get one but then they score a second and it’s demoralising. We really needed a goal to keep us going and once we did I knew we were going to win.” With Gregory expected to train this

week, it remains to be seen whether Onyedinma and Smith will get another chance to develop their understanding as a front two this Sunday. But the 20-year-old forward is only thinking of beating Braintree to set up the possibility of a big draw in the third round of the FA Cup. He said: “We were positive coming into this week and we’ve prepared right for Sunday. “We’re not going to take it for granted. It’s tradition that lower teams want to prove a point, it’s their World Cup final. So you have to match them and show more quality than them. “For the last couple of seasons if we’d got through to the next round there was a big team there. We want to take it a game at a time but we want a big team. If we don’t, though, we’ll just keep going and get as far as we can.”

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Millwall vs. Braintree Town - Sunday, December 4 Kick-off: 2pm

By John Kelly

LEE Gregory is in contention to start for the first time since November 19 against Braintree Town in the second round of the FA Cup at The Den this Sunday.

Gregory was close to being involved against Bury at Gigg Lane last weekend but failed a fitness test 24 hours before the game. The clash against the National League side is Millwall’s first of three fixtures in six days when they will also face Wycombe in the last 32 of the EFL Trophy before Shrewsbury Town visit south London on December 10. Millwall face a packed December schedule with seven games in 27 days, with six of them at home including the rescheduled League One derby with rivals Charlton Athletic. Lions boss Neil Harris is likely to rotate for both cup games. Sid Nelson played 60 minutes for the U23s in their 2-1 win over Coventry City on Monday. Shaun Hutchinson wasn’t considered for that game as he continues to struggle with the hamstring injury he aggravated in the 3-1 EFL Trophy win over Luton last month. Shaun Cummings completed another 90 minutes for the U23s and could make his first start in over ten months on Sunday. That could give Harris the opportunity to try Mahlon Romeo in a more advanced position on the right side of midfield, an area where Millwall have struggled to find penetration this season. Harris isn’t giving a date on Steve Morison’s likely return, though the striker is on course to recover from a knee injury by the middle of the month. Jamie Philpot is still out but Harris has the option of giving Alfie Pavey his first start of the season after he featured in the comeback win at Bury last weekend before scoring twice against the Sky Blues at Bromley this week. The Iron climbed out of the relegation zone with a 5-4 win at Southport last Saturday, and they were 7-0 first-round winners against Eastbourne Borough.


Aiden O’Brien, who plundered the 92nd-minute winner to crown Millwall’s remarkable comeback against the Shakers, insisted the Lions will be taking nothing for granted despite Braintree being 59 places below them in the football league pyramid. “Whether they’re in the Conference or the Premier League, we take every game as it comes,” O’Brien said. “We prepare for every game right, we look on all opponents the same, we never underestimate any team just because they’re in a lower division.

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“That’s the next game for us and we have to look forward to it and get a result.” O’Brien said the squad would be in buoyant form in training this week as they aim to book a place in the third round with the possibility of securing a lucrative draw against a Premier League or Championship side. He also feels this Millwall side has shown it is different to some of the ones that have gone before. “If we hadn’t come away with that result we would have been disappointed going home,” O’Brien said. “I would have been so upset

that we had thrown away points because those points were there for the taking. “But you know what? We showed very, very good spirit and we came back to win the game from two goals down. “I’ve not seen Millwall sides do that a lot, from when I was a kid watching to now. It shows that we have great belief and anything is possible with us.” The fixtures kicks off on Sunday at 2pm and will be part of the BBC’s package with updates on Final Score and highlights later in the evening.

NEIL HARRIS praised “top pro” and “real winner” Calum Butcher after the midfielder came on to help his side fight back to win 3-2 at Bury last Saturday.

Harris rested Ben Thompson at Gigg Lane but picked Jimmy Abdou ahead of former Burton midfielder Butcher. With Millwall trailing 2-1 Butcher came on for Abdou and headed the equaliser twelve minutes later.

And Harris said Butcher’s impact has given him a difficult selection decision against Braintree this Sunday. “Butch has come in and he is a top, top pro,” Harris said. “He’s a good lad and a real winner. “He’d have been disappointed not to be picked. I took Ben out of the team because I thought he needed a rest. I decided to put Jimmy in and Butch was disappointed, I knew that. “But he comes on and makes his mark. He’s got that ability, he scored goals last year running late into the box. We saw that against Northampton and we saw it

again at Bury. “As a manager, going into the game against Braintree, I’ve got some really tough decisions to make.” Harris also revealed why Aiden O’Brien was left out of the starting XI last weekend before he came on to score the late winner. “I think Aiden would be the first to admit that even though he’s scored goals this year there have been times where he hasn’t been at his best,” Harris said. “He’s not been at his sharpest. “I took him out of the team (Saturday) because I’ve asked a lot of Aiden in the

last six weeks. He’s played every game, even the Checkatrade Trophy games. “And he’s been the one that has had to come off after 60 or 70 minutes and somebody else has gone on. So I made the change to bring him off the bench as a sharp player to make the impact. “When he plays up front he has to get the mix right between playing high as a centre-forward and dropping to link the play. “And I actually thought he wasn’t quite getting it again, but he popped up with a goal and as an attacking player coming off the bench that’s all you can do.”

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First round: Millwall 1-0 Southend Braintree 7-0 Eastbourne Borough Form guide: Millwall: WWLDW Braintree: WWLDW Probable Millwall team: 4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Webster, Craig, Ferguson; Onyedinma, Thompson, Williams, O’Brien; Gregory, Smith. Match odds: Millwall 30/100 Draw 9/2 Braintree 8/1

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Onyedinma not thinking of ongoing contract discussions EXCLUSIVE

By John Kelly

FRED ONYEDINMA is putting any thoughts about his future to one side to focus on his continued development.

Harris wants to secure youngster’s long-term future EXCLUSIVE

By John Kelly

MILLWALL BOSS Neil Harris confirmed the club are in talks with Fred Onyedinma’s representatives over a new deal. Onyedinma has been in sparkling form for the Lions this season and was involved in two goals as his

side came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Bury last weekend. Harris has used Onyedinma more as a centre-forward this season, and the attacker has already played 23 times and scored four goals. His current deal runs out at the end of this campaign. If he decided to join another club Millwall would be entitled to compensation as he is under 24 years of age. Onyedinma, who turned 20 last week, signed a two-year deal in July 2015 and the club are keen to tie him down to a longer contract.

He made his debut as a seventeen-year-old in January 2014 and was man of the match on his full league debut against Charlton four days later. Onyedinma played 25 games on loan at Wycombe in 2014-15 but is now firmly established as one of the most important players in Harris’ squad. Harris is hopeful the club will sort out the player’s future but said a new deal won’t be agreed “overnight”. “I love working with Fred, I love

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working with my players,” Harris said. “There are various players out of contract and the club will speak to various representatives. “As ever, with all players if they’re offered a contract it’s down to them whether they want to sign it or not. It’s not something in the modern game that tends to happen overnight. “It does take time and people go backwards and forwards. “We’ve spoken to Fred’s representatives and we’ll have to see what their thoughts are.”

The 20-year-old Lions attacker is out of contract in the summer and Millwall want to tie him down to a long-term deal. Onyedinma has become a regular first-team player this season and is attracting interest from other clubs after a series of impressive performances. Millwall have offered him a new contract and he is pleased at a club that under Neil Harris has given young players the opportunity to progress from the academy and make their mark in the first team. “To be fair I’m not really looking at that,” Onyedinma said when asked about his contract situation. “I’m focussed on improving. If you keep working hard everything else will come. “When you see the players on the pitch and on the bench there are a lot of young players who have come through this club. “It’s really important that (players at) other clubs see that as well. A player here could be playing for the U21s one week and then be in the first team and score for the first team the next week. “That’s how it is here and it’s a really good club for opportunities. People see so many young players playing for the first team and think, ‘I can be there as well’. “Improvement comes with game time and growing up and learning. I’m not going to be the same player I was last season. You just have to take it up a step and keep trying to improve.” THE RECYCLED PAPER CONTENT OF UK NEWSPAPERS IN 2014 WAS 83.5%

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