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Issue 1366

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March 1 2018


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We’re the real winners of culture in London


NE OF the great advantages to living in Southwark is the array of opportunities open to residents, and money should not be a barrier to allowing our youngsters the chance to grab hold of them with both hands.

Without belittling the bid that the council made to be London Borough of Culture, the fact it lost out to Waltham and Brent should come as no surprise. If it was to be in keeping with the City of Culture bid, you’d expect an out of London borough - that does not boast the world famous institutions and attractions that Southwark does - to win. The £1.35 million of funding for arts and culture should be pumped into an area that lacks any big names. What Southwark is doing is working with the top-class educational establishments and arts organisations to give our residents access to what is on their very doorstep. That is why it is so good to see the council introducing a new arts bursary for working class students, and the launch of a ‘Southwark Presents Card’ to give all residents access to cultural events for free or at heavily discounted prices. There is little doubt that for those on the breadline, of which there are far too many families in the borough, even discounted prices will be out of their reach, but the commitment from Southwark at a time of huge budget cuts should be commended. The explosion of big and small creatives industries in every part of Southwark is clear for anyone to see. By giving ten bursaries of £2,500 for students to go to Camberwell College of Arts, the council is allowing those talented youngsters the chance to step up to the mantle and succeed - regardless of their parents income. Given the tremendous work done in recent years on apprenticeships, allowing local people to take advantage of our vibrant business community and earn while they learn, the bursary goes someway to filling the gap of those not taking up the academic route.

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The Amazing Amber Bree from team Wildheart Rebels (L) and 'The Psychobilly Brawler', Daisy Mayhem, from team Hellfire Furies


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All-female wrestling group trained up some competitors from scratch By Katherine Johnston

AN ALL-female wrestling collective performing in Camberwell is hoping to inspire more women to get involved in the sport.

After putting on their first sell-out show in Theatre Delicatessen in Burgess Park last month, Burning Hearts Fighting Entertainment competed on Sunday in front of another packed crowd.

Organiser Jane Dunn, from Greenwich, hopes the shows will become a regular fixture on the south London scene. She told the News: “The best way to describe our show is that it is like community theatre but it’s wrestling and with an-all female team and crew who do it for the love of wrestling.” The collective was set up in 2016 as a training group for women wrestlers of all experience levels. Ms Dunn

explained: “We wanted an inclusive, likeminded group which was femaleoriented, where beginners would feel comfortable having a go. We took new women who were complete beginners and got them ready for matches and shows, and others joined who have performed all over the world. “Ethnically we are diverse, and in all shapes and sizes. “Maybe ten years ago there was a stereotype of how a woman wrestler should look, but now there is a lot more opportunity for different types of people. We don’t all look like models, we’re just normal women but working towards something we feel helps build your

confidence, to feel happy being you and express your personality.” The training group was such a success they soon decided to put on shows of their own. Burning Hearts’ first show was held in September 2017. ‘Heather Honeybadger’, 28, from Nunhead told the News: “Our shows are special because we make all the decisions as a group - everything from posters down to where we train. A lot of us have been in the industry for a while, and though we love it, often it can be very male-dominated and you get little say in the way shows are run. “We are a team that support women who are both starting out and are

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established, it's a really nice environment to be part of. I love wrestling and particularly how it can smash stereotypes of what women can do.” Ms Dunn stresses that Burning Hearts is not just for die-hard wrestling fans: “Our wrestlers are aged from seventeen to 35 and we have a huge variety - from ‘Mischa East’, London’s strong girl, who lifts and throws, to smaller people with high-flying technical moves and athleticism. “We’re aiming to be accessible, fun and entertaining and not just for people who are already into wrestling.” For more information visit


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Police on the hunt for family heirlooms DULWICH

By Katherine Johnston

POLICE ARE appealing for information after family heirlooms and expensive designer jewellery were stolen from a Dulwich home last Saturday.

Police were called at approximately 20:20hrs on Saturday, 20 January to reports of a burglary in Alleyn Road, SE21. It is believed that two men smashed a hole in the back door while the homeowners were out, as a third man on a moped or motorbike kept lookout across the road. Police have released photos of some of the items that were stolen, which include designer jewellery, handbags,

beauty products and two iPads. DC Rob Graham, who is leading the investigation, said: "The victims have lost a large amount of personal property, including some family heirlooms which were of huge sentimental value to them. "Following enquiries, I believe the suspects were spooked by the sound of the property’s alarm and fled the scene. “Did you see three men in the area acting suspiciously? "I would also appeal for anyone who recognises these items and has information on where they are to do the right thing and contact the police." One of the men was described as wearing a hooded top. Anyone with information is asked to

contact Walworth CID on 020 72326227 or 101. You can also tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit

School strike By Chiara Giordano

Staff at City of London Academy in Bermondsey were set to strike today (Thursday March 1).

By Katherine Johnston

SOUTHWARK WAS transformed into a winter wonderland on Wednesday morning after waking up to a blanket of thick snow.

Winter Wonderland!

Southwark Park

Children at Ark Academy wasted no time in getting straight down to their most important work – building two snowmen and posing for some frosty photos. Meanwhile, rush hour commuters enjoyed taking a more scenic route through a very icy Southwark Park and King’s Stairs Gardens. And a few brave souls even went for an arctic swim in Brockwell Lido, which reported a water temperature of a very chilly 3.5 degrees Celsius. Brockwell Lido

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Mugged MP praises support of local police WALWORTH

By Katherine Johnston

A 72-YEAR-OLD MP who was attacked in a brutal mugging in Walworth on Tuesday night has praised the London Met for their support. West Bromwich West MP Adrian Bailey was attacked while walking down Crampton Street off the Walworth Road, after being approached by a group of youths. He said: “I appreciate that many other people have gone through what I went

through last night and it really brought home to me about the value of having bobbies on the beat to deter such attacks. “Every member of the public deserves the right to walk about in a safe and nonthreatening environment. “The Metropolitan Police response has been excellent and they are working hard with me to identify the perpetrators of this attack. “I would like to thank the Metropolitan Police for their immediate response and the kind support they are giving me in dealing with this issue.” MP Neil Coyle joined others in

parliament in wishing Mr Bailey a quick recovery. He told the News: “This cowardly attack cannot go unpunished. “I hope anyone who suspects someone of being involved comes forward. “This group of lads who attacked Andrew will have attacked others, and will do so again unless we all act. “Andrew is shaken but I hope the culprits are prosecuted soon’ A spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police told the News: “Police were called at 22.26 on Tuesday 20 February to Crampton Street,

Southwark SE17 to reports of a robbery that had occurred earlier that evening. “The victim, a 72-year-old man, was approached by a group of males and assaulted. “The suspects made off with several items of property belonging to the victim who sustained minor injuries.” No arrests have been made arrests at this stage, and police enquiries continue. Anyone with information is urged to call Southwark Robbery Investigation Team on 101, Tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A number of teachers were expected to walk out in a dispute over the way their performance is monitored at the school. The school in Lynton Road was expected to remain open to sixth form, Year 10 and Year 11 students – but close to children in Year 7, 8 and 9 for one day only. A teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was the first time staff at the school had taken strike action of this kind. A spokesperson for the City of London Corporation said they were “disappointed” the strike was taking place. “This comes after extensive negotiations and continuing efforts on behalf of the academy to reach a resolution,” said the spokesperson. “Our academy requires teachers to follow a support programme to improve their practice. We want all our teachers to benefit from the advice and support of other excellent staff at the school in order to enable them to teach consistently well. “We are working hard to resolve this dispute as quickly as possible.” The spokesperson did not confirm how many members of staff would be striking. Parents are said to have been informed of the strike at 4pm on Tuesday.

GRANDSON STARTS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE NAN’S CARE HOME Trust expects to close specialist unit in August

Josephine O'Rourke with grandson Josh

By Chiara Giordano

A TEENAGER is fighting to save the specialist home where his grandmother is cared for from closing down.

As revealed by the News last week, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) has announced plans to close Ann Moss specialist care unit in Rotherhithe. The home, which currently cares for eleven older adults with mental health conditions such as dementia, is expected to close this August. SLaM and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) say this is partly because of a “decreasing demand for specialist care units that are not attached to a major hospital site” and because “levels of occupancy of the Ann Moss unit are low”. There are sixteen rooms at the home, with five currently empty. In a bid to save the home where his grandmother lives, Josh O’Rourke set up a petition and has already gathered 300 signatures. In a heartfelt statement, the Bermondsey teenager described how the home “saved” his 63-year-old nan Josephine O’Rourke, who was diagnosed with dementia two years ago. “At the time I felt that I had lost my nan, the nan we loved and adored, until we found Ann Moss Way Care Home,” he said. “Before my nan moved to Ann Moss Way Care Home, we saw her health deteriorate quicker than anyone could have expected. “She struggled with remembering words, names and even who we, her family, were all together. “Ann Moss Way Care Home in the simplest term saved my nan. “The nan we loved and cared [for], that we thought we had lost, came back to us.

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“In a matter of a week she was smiling, laughing and displaying happiness which seemed a distant memory for both my nan and my family. This was now her forever home.” SLaM and Southwark CCG have said families will have a choice of where their relative is moved to – however patients needing a higher level of specialist care could be moved to a unit in Streatham. Josh says this will result in a two-hour round trip for Josephine’s family and reduce the time they are able to spend with her. “The effect on someone with dementia moving home is known to be massively stressful for the patient including a deterioration in their condition,” he added. “Routine and familiarity are an essential part of stabilising dementia patients.” According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over one million by 2025 and to two million by 2051. To sign Josh’s petition, visit:

Josephine when she was younger


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10 bursaries of £2.5k available for school pupils By Katherine Johnston

NEW FUNDING has been made available to help working class students from Southwark study art at Camberwell College of Arts.

Southwark Council’s Arts Bursary scheme aims to remove the barriers to studying art and making a career in the creative industries by funding costly extras like artistic materials, trips to exhibitions and technology. According to Southwark Council, the borough has seen a drop in the number of students taking creative GCSEs, especially from less well-off families. Ten bursaries of £2,500 will be available for students going to Camberwell College of Arts from Harris Academy, Peckham, St Thomas the Apostle College, City of London Academy, or Ark All Saints Academy.

Harriet Harman, MP for Camberwell and Peckham, celebrated the scheme’s launch with pupils at Ark All-Saints Academy in Camberwell. She said: “Southwark Council’s new grant for local young people going to Camberwell College of Arts will provide important opportunities for the hugely talented young people

of Camberwell and Peckham to get involved in the arts, open up career choices, enhance the diversity of the student body and build on Southwark’s already vibrant arts scene. “I am delighted to support this scheme and look forward to working with local schools and Southwark Council to make this a success for the

local community.” David Crow, pro vice-chancellor and head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges at the University of the Arts, London said: “This scheme will directly support young people in the borough who might not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue arts higher education, and ultimately enable the

creative industries to attract the new local talent that we very much value and need. “UAL’s outreach work encourages local schoolchildren to develop careers within the arts and we are happy to work with Southwark Council to welcome more students from the local community to Camberwell College of Arts.”

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Sophie was just nine when diagnosed with a Wilms tumour - just weeks after mum had surgery for cancer EXCLUSIVE

By Chiara Giordano

THE PARENTS and twin sister of an eleven-year-old Millwall fan who died of kidney cancer will walk to each of London’s professional football clubs to “carry on her legacy”.

Sophie Powell’s parents Steve and Karen, 47 and 48, and twin Emma, twelve, will walk to all of the capital’s professional football clubs to raise money in her memory later this month. The 54-mile challenge will see the family and their friends walk up to twelve hours a day to raise money for four charities close to Sophie’s heart and to fulfil her wish of buying a holiday home on the Isle of Wight for families with children battling cancer. Young Lions fan Sophie was just nineyears-old when she was diagnosed with a Wilm’s tumour, a form of childhood kidney cancer, in March 2015 – just weeks after her mum Karen also had surgery for a similar cancer. Speaking to the News, Karen said: “In January 2015 I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and I had surgery and then just four weeks after that Sophie was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour on her right kidney. “It was obviously a complete surprise to us, bearing in mind I had just come out of hospital for the same thing. “Sophie had just been a little under the weather and had a pain on her right side. Over the next couple of days the pain got worse and she was then sick, so we took her to the hospital thinking she possibly had a grumbling appendix. “As her mum I felt there was just something not quite right and never in a million years did I think it was cancer. “They gave her an ultrasound and I just knew, so as we left the room I popped my


head back in and said to the nurse ‘I know you’ve seen something, what have you seen’.” Sophie had a similar operation to her mum’s to have her kidney removed but sadly her tumour ruptured, meaning she had to have an intense course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. “She was really poorly and had a really tough time with it and then unfortunately she relapsed to her lung in April 2016 and then had to undergo further chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which was quite rigorous,” said Karen. “Throughout her treatment she never

complained or wallowed in self-pity. “In August that same year my sister Nikki was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and Sophie was her inspiration to get her through her treatment. “Unfortunately, in January 2017, Sophie died. As a family we have been left devastated and broken-hearted. “She was a bright girl so she knew what was going on and she did ask us if she was going to die and we of course said ‘no’ because we honestly never thought she would. “The pain of losing her is unbearable.” Despite being seriously ill, Sophie

managed to raise £3,000 for charity when she was first diagnosed and her family set up a fundraising page in her memory to support four charities close to Sophie’s heart that help children with cancer, which has already raised £60,000. Karen, who is a personal assistant but also works as a receptionist at Millwall on match days, said the fundraising had given her, Sophie’s dad Steve, who grew up in Peckham, and her non-identical twin sister Emma something to focus on. “We talk about Sophie all the time and it’s as if she is just in the room next door and I think doing this, which is something

she would have been so passionate about, definitely helps us,” she said. “It doesn’t make the pain any less but she’s our inspiration and it gives us something to focus on and keeps her memory alive. “54 miles is a long way but it’s nothing compared to the journey Sophie endured.” The charity walk will begin at Barnet on March 23 and finish at Millwall on March 24. For more details or to donate, visit: sophiepowell

By Katherine Johnston

THE ELEVENTH Dockers' Day, celebrating Millwall’s historical link with Bermondsey’s dock workers, will be held on 07 April 2018, sponsored by Southwark News.

Twenty lucky Dockers will enjoy a VIP day out and meet players from the 2000-01 season, before watching the Bristol City game. Players will also wear and sign T-shirts sponsored by die-hard Lions fan Colin Welch, which will be donated to children on the day. The event is expected to be a longawaited reunion for the squad which, under Mark McGhee, was champion of division two and promoted to division one. Supporters attending the event will meet the dockers and players for autographs and photos in the car park by the Blue Bus, before on-pitch medal presentations. If you are a dock worker and Millwall fan who wants to attend, please contact the club on 020 7232 1222 or email with details about your connection with the docks and the club.


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Pottering around makes for Better Fridays BROCKWELL PARK Community Greenhouses are starting weekly gardening sessions for people in need of mental health support.

At the new ‘Better Fridays’ sessions, held from 23 March to 19 October, would-be gardeners can learn how to grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs while receiving practical support from a qualified psychotherapist. The initiative is aimed at adults who are feeling low or down, and maybe finding it difficult to cope with the Photos: (c) Andy Hepburn: PA


KING’S COLLEGE Hospital has lifted the ban on Lanre Haastrup seeing his severely disabled son, saying Isaiah’s treatment will continue while the family takes their fight to the European Courts.

Last Friday, Mr Haastrup lost the latest round of a legal battle over treatment for 12-month-old Isaiah Thomas. Three Court of Appeal judges dismissed a challenge by Mr Haastrup and Isaiah’s mother, Takesha Thomas. Isaiah’s parents had complained that a High Court judge was wrong to allow doctors to stop providing life-support treatment to the youngster and move to a palliative care regime. But Lord Justice Patten, Lord Justice McFarlane and Lady Justice King, who had considered the case at a Court of Appeal hearing in London, said there was no basis for overturning Mr Justice MacDonald’s decision. They said Mr Haastrup and Miss Thomas, who are both in their 30s and from Peckham had mounted a challenge based on hope, not reality. Mr Haastrup said they would make approaches to the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. He said: “I think the Court of Appeal judges are wrong. “We will try to take our case to the Supreme Court or the European Court of Human Rights.” After the hearing, Mr Haastrup said he was in the hands of bosses at King’s College Hospital in London, who had imposed a ban after raising concerns about his behaviour.

King’s College Hospital had banned Mr Haastrup from Isaiah’s ward in November last year, and again on 17 February this year. A spokesperson from King’s College Hospital said on Wednesday morning, shortly before going to press: “The ban was lifted on Friday following the court’s ruling. “We continue to treat Isaiah pending a decision from the European Court of Human Rights.” Last week a hospital spokeswoman said the priority was to give Isaiah the care he needed. She said staff would support his family. “This has been an extremely difficult time for Isaiah’s family and all those involved in his care,” said the spokeswoman. “The decision to transfer Isaiah to palliative care is in his best interests and based on expert evidence. “Our priority now is to provide Isaiah with the care he needs, working closely with and supporting his family.” Mr Justice MacDonald had analysed evidence at a trial in the Family Division of the High Court in London in January. Specialists at King’s College Hospital said giving further intensive care treatment to the little boy was “futile, burdensome and not in his best interests”. They had asked Mr Justice MacDonald to give them the go-ahead to provide only palliative care. Mr Haastrup and Miss Thomas wanted treatment to continue. Mr Justice MacDonald ruled in favour of hospital bosses but said doctors should continue treating Isaiah until appeal judges had considered the case.

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stresses of daily life. The morning’s work will then be capped off with a home-grown lunch at 12.30pm. Education assistant and gardener Cathy Graham said: “The nice thing about doing this in the Brockwell Community Greenhouses is that you are with other people too - whether it's a friend you bring with you, or with us.

“If you feel like being alone, our gardens are big enough and peaceful enough to scoot off on your own for a bit." Introductory sessions, with the opportunity to meet the team, will take place on Friday 09 March and Friday 16 March. Better Fridays is funded by NHS Lambeth and Lambeth Council. To sign up or receive more information email Cathy Graham, on edu.assistant@brockwellgreenhouses.



By Katherine Johnston

SOUTHWARK LOST out to Waltham Forest and Brent this week when Sadiq Khan announced the winners of his new London Borough of Culture Award for 2019 and 2020.

Applications for the accolade - and £1.35 million of funding for arts and culture - opened in June 2017 and the winners were announced by the London Mayor on Tuesday, February 27. Waltham Forest’s bid was praised for its ‘compelling artistic vision and commitment to growing its emerging cultural economy’, while Brent’s win for the following year will coincide with the Euro 2020 finals at Wembley. Mayor Khan (pictured), said: “When I have been out and about in recent months around London, I’ve picked up a real buzz about the London Borough of Culture, with different parts of the city vying to win this prestigious title. “We’ve seen in the bids that have been submitted the brilliant ambition of boroughs across our city to deliver real change in their local areas through the transformative power of culture.

“London Borough of Culture is a game-changer for the capital. “It will give all Londoners, regardless of background, the opportunity to enjoy the capital’s fantastic cultural riches, discover places they never knew existed and will increase the level of participation in the arts across the city – especially in outer London boroughs. "But with such high-quality bids, deciding which boroughs should win was a very difficult decision. All boroughs who have bid should feel proud of their proposals.” Although being home to the Globe Theatre, the 1000-year-old Borough Market and a raft of galleries and museums of international standing was not enough to bag Southwark the title, the council has promised that the bid will not go to waste. Alongside a new arts bursary for working class students, as reported by the News, the council says it will launch a ‘Southwark Presents Card’ to give all residents access to cultural events. Councillor Johnson Situ, Southwark’s cabinet member for business, culture and social regeneration, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to

everybody in Southwark who supported our bid, all of the local people and businesses, from the grassroots to the stars. “Although Southwark wasn’t successful, we do have an exciting programme of arts and culture unfolding already, you can keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for more details.”

council’s plans. He said some people had not been invited to consultation meetings despite the building overlooking and even backing onto some of their houses. Guy Norton said: “I'm one of the residents most affected by the proposed Queen’s Road behemoth - all our bedrooms, living room and outdoor space will be completely enclosed by the new building. But it's what is at stake with the impact on the wider neighbourhood that angers me most: pollution, congestion, rail and road chaos, overcrowding and zero thought about public or community space.” Becky Tear, who has lived on Kings Grove for seventeen years, said she was not against the building itself but was worried about the extra number of people using Queen’s Road Station at rush hour. She said: “The building will introduce 600 people to this area, but the station is a small provincial Victorian one which is already dangerously overcrowded at peak times. I have had to physically grab someone from falling off the platform.” According to amended documents published on the council’s website, building designs have been adjusted based on feedback from residents at a consultation meeting on 24 January, with the overall building height lowered. The document explains that although the development ‘causes some overshadowing of the gardens of the dwellings on Kings Grove’, the plans still follow best practice as half the gardens

will have ‘at least two hours of sunlight’ on a given day, 21 March, each year. Councillor Fiona Colley, Southwark Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance said: “In January we wrote to 1,625 residents who live within a 250m radius of the Queen’s Road site, asking for their views on our plans. “We held a consultation meeting for residents in the direct vicinity and invited anyone with an interest to a public exhibition, and wrote to local stakeholders and community groups who have previously expressed an interest in planning locally. “We also published all the consultation materials on our website for anyone who couldn’t make it along to the exhibition. “We are now consulting on a second phase of plans. This is all before we submit a planning application, which local people will also be able to comment on. “We are listening to residents and continuing to work on the design. With regards to any impact on public transport, people coming to and from the new building in rush hour will generally be travelling against the main flow and so we do not anticipate this being an issue. Transport impact will be carefully considered at the planning application stage, but we believe our plans are in line with both the Mayor’s strategy to maximise developments around transport hubs, and the council’s commitment to reduce car use and the pollution it creates.”

By Katherine Johnston

NEIL COYLE MP has joined forces with the charities Sickle Cell Society and Team Margot to recruit more life-saving black, Asian and ethnic minority organ and blood donors.

Residents’ anger over new council office consultation


By Katherine Johnston

PLANS FOR a new council office in Peckham have come under fire from residents who say they have not been properly consulted.

Southwark Council proposes building a new office for council staff in Peckham, at 133-137 Queen’s Road. The project is currently at consultation stage but, if planning permission is granted in July this year as predicted, works could start as early as September 2018. The site and its current building is owned by the council and in use as a day care centre. The building will be knocked down and rebuilt with a two-storey building on Queen’s Road and a larger, three-storey block on Asylum Road with a ‘link’ connecting the two. According to Southwark Council, the new office is needed as other council buildings are no longer fit for purpose. The new block will house around 390 staff from six currently separate sites, including teams from services for youth offending, looked-after children, housing, and safeguarding. The council also says the new office will free up buildings elsewhere that will be redeveloped into council housing. Michael Salac, a spokesperson from the action group SOS Peckham, claimed that few residents on neighbouring Kings Grove, Montpelier Street and Asylum Road had received information about the

MP joins bid to find more blood and organ donors

Southwark News, Thursday March 1 2018

According to the NHS, in the last decade, 30 people from Southwark have died while waiting for life-saving organ transplants, and 50 people are still on the waiting list. Although 211 Southwark residents have received a transplant in the last ten years, in the same period only 35 people donated organs after their death. Patients from black and south Asian communities are particularly overrepresented on organ transplant waiting lists, and there is also a shortage of ethnic minority blood donors. Currently, only 173 donors in Southwark are black and 54 from Asian backgrounds, from a total of 2,890 regular donors. Worryingly, sickle cell anaemia is the fastest growing genetic disorder in the UK. The blood condition mainly affects people from the black community. Patients need regular blood transfusions, and blood from someone from the same ethnic background is the best match. The NHS says more than 40,000 new black blood donors are needed to help patients, who suffer painful symptoms and complications including strokes and loss of vision. At a community summit held by NHS Blood and Transplant at Canada Water Culture Space, Mr. Coyle led the drive to enlist more donors from ethnic minority backgrounds. He said: “I am very grateful for those that attended this summit and took the first step in tackling these issues in Southwark. Photo: (c) NHS

30 people in borough died last year while waiting for transplants

“I know that if the borough comes together we can easily meet the challenge of increasing donation for those in need. I look forward to working with all those who attended and the wider borough as we promote the importance of blood and organ donation.” The charity Team Margot also shared its new initiative working with primary schools in Southwark to teach students from ethnic minority backgrounds about the importance of blood and organ donation. The charity was set up by Yaser Martini after his daughter died aged two in 2014 from blood cancer. Mr Martini said: “During her treatment Margot received a large quantity of blood products. “We as a family are unspeakably grateful to the selfless and loyal donors for their miraculous gifts, which gave us extra time with Margot, time which enabled us to build wonderful memories.” You can donate blood in Southwark by calling the 24-hour Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit or on the NHSGiveBlood app for Windows, Android or Apple devices. You can register your wishes on the NHS Organ Donor Register online:

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Southwark News, Thursday March 1 2018

Mo Farah amongst 15,000 runners to pass through borough in Big Half this weekend

Southwark News, Thursday March 1 2018

By Chiara Giordano

THE FIRST Vitality Big Half will see Sir Mo Farah amongst 15,000 runners to pass through Southwark this weekend.

The Big Half, created by London Marathon Events Ltd in partnership with Sported, will take place for the first time at 9am this Sunday, March 4. The 13.1-mile route will begin at Tower Bridge at 9am and finish in Greenwich, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Lewisham. The Little Half – a relay event – will take place on the same day, as well as other events over different distances of The Big Half course for participants of all ages and abilities. There will also be the Big Half Festival throughout the day in Greenwich Park. Sir Mo is amongst the elite athletes scheduled to run. All 5,800 general entries for UK and overseas runners were filled within hours

of the event announcement on April 28, soon followed by the 1,500 discounted borough entries, reserved for residents in the four host boroughs. A total of 7,500 places were also reserved for community groups from the four host boroughs. For more information, visit:

Road closures from 7am to 3pm on Sunday, March 4.

Tower Bridge Road and Tooley Street will close at 5am. Jamaica Road will close at 7am in an eastbound direction only and will remain open westbound throughout the event. Rotherhithe Tunnel will be open throughout the event and Lower Road from Hawkstone Road will open with the exception of between 12.30-1pm. There will be four vehicle crossing points which will allow residents otherwise landlocked by the event access until the times stated. Residents of the Shad Thames area are required to approach the junction from Jamaica Road eastbound until this crossing point closes at 9am. Residents of the Mill Street area can use the vehicle crossing point until 9am. Access is also available via Dockhead and stewards will be present on site to assist the vehicle movement onto Jamaica Road eastbound. Residents of the Bevington Street area are able to use the vehicle crossing point until 9.05am for access to Jamaica Road eastbound and St James’s Road southbound. Residents of the West Lane area will be permitted access directly over the event route, and able to access Jamaica Road westbound or Southwark Park Road southbound. The usual left turn only traffic arrangement at this junction will not be in use throughout the event but stewards will assist the movement of vehicles at this junction. Rotherhithe: Roads will close in this area from 7am and are due to reopen at 2pm. Access to the peninsula, shopping area and public transport services are available on the event day. Access to the peninsula is available via Surrey Quays Road and Needleman Street for those residents to the north, and via Lower Road and Neptune

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Street for residents to the south west of the peninsula. To assist landlocked residents, there are three vehicle crossing points available which will operate during specific times of the day. Lower Road: To the north of Hawkstone Road, Lower Road will be open for the majority of the day, providing access to Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe Tunnel and Jamaica Road (westbound only). Access is also available on Lower Road (southbound) until the junction of Hawkstone Road where traffic will be directed into Hawkstone Road (southbound). At 12.30pm, Lower Road will be closed for 30 minutes to facilitate The Little Half. Plough Way: Access to Plough Way while the vehicle crossing point is in operation is available from Bush Road. Stewards will facilitate traffic movement against the usual one-way traffic system to enable access to and from Plough Way.

Free secure parking: To assist residents of Rotherhithe and Gomm Road, free secure parking is available from 4pm on March 3 until 4pm on March 4 at Surrey Quays car park brown zone on Surrey Quays Road and Deal Porters Way. A limited number of spaces are also available on a first come, first served basis during the same times for Gomm Road residents only at St Joseph’s Primary School. Please provide proof of address to use these car parks. Parking Restrictions: If you have a vehicle, please move it off the event route on Saturday, March 3. All parking bays on the route will be suspended and vehicle removal will 1am March 4. or contact the helpdesk on or 0345 894 9773.


Children pen book about life in SE5


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Photos: (c) Victoria & Albert Museum

By Katherine Johnston

SOMALI CHILDREN living in Camberwell have written a book filled with stories and poems about their heritage and their experience growing up in south London.

The new anthology was created with help from the Somali Integration and Development Association, SIDA, with support from Camberwell-based writer Jacqueline Crooks. Thirty families and seventy children took part in her writing and storytelling workshops in Camberwell library and at the V&A museum. The majority were families who came to the UK as refugees. Alongside telling new stories, during the course of the year traditional Somali folk tales were shared by parents and grandparents. SIDA’s CEO, Abdikarim Ali: said: “Learning about their culture helps both children and parents to improve their confidence.” The charity set up the project after Somali families said they wanted to

document their experience in the UK in a positive light and improve their language skills. Their anthology will be published on Saturday, March 17 at Cambridge House in Camberwell, with the Mayor of Southwark in attendance. Writer Ms Crooks told the News: “The biggest thing that came up in the kids writing was that migrants live between two worlds, and that makes them very imaginative and creative. “The children would talk about Somalia and often they had never been there or hadn’t been for a long time, so

would say things like ‘I’m on a swing in Camberwell Green, so high up that I can see Somalia’, and things like that.” She explained: “The parents asked if

they could join all the workshops. They felt they were isolated and not learning about the culture of the country. They wanted to be a part of the community and writing workshops

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helped them as English is the skill that will help them integrate.” The project received support from the Arts Council, and Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Big pockets - vintage clothes dealer makes huge donation to Bemondsey shop



By Katherine Johnston

A VINTAGE clothes dealer has donated thousands of pounds worth of stock - including a Dior suit - to a charity-run Bermondsey pop-up shop.

Paul Woods, a vintage clothes dealer at Brick Lane who lives in Southwark, generously donated fifteen rails of vintage and new clothes stock to the Bermondsey Uprising community shop on Southwark Park Road. The businessman is said to have been inspired to make his gift after

Vintage clothes dealer Paul Woods has made a huge donation of stock

seeing the result of young people growing up without youth clubs, out on the street with nowhere safe to go. This means that Community Opportunity, the charity running Bermondsey Uprising, is now able to launch a fully-stocked pop up shop and more stalls at the Blue Market. Charity founder Emma Snow said she now hoped to negotiate with Southwark Council to keep the shop open as a long-term community fundraising shop supporting community projects, such as reopening the former Blue Youth Centre.


THE SOUTHWARK Fire Cadets is looking for new young recruits to start its free training programme in September 2018.

Southwark is one of fourteen boroughs to take on sixteen cadets aged fourteen to seventeen and train them in firefighting to develop their confidence and other key skills. At the end of the programme, cadets also gain a BTEC level two qualification and many go on to join the fire brigade full time. Southwark Fire Cadets meet at Old Kent Road Fire Station every Wednesday from 6pm-9pm to learn firefighting skills, volunteer in their community, and fundraise for charity. Cadets also represent the fire service at major events like services of remembrance and the London Marathon. Dee Valanc, youth engagement coordinator at the London Fire Brigade, says this year’s cadets will make a big difference in Southwark, including helping Link Age Southwark’s ‘Golden Oldies’ group with outdoor gardening and other physical tasks. She is also looking for adults to volunteer as cadet instructors. After one year with the fire cadets, the teenagers also have the opportunity to join fire marine cadets to take their skills to the water. Ms Valanc said: “Opportunities in London for young people in this age group are quite limited. “Being a completely free programme means the fire cadets is accessible to all young people from different backgrounds. “It’s easy for young people in London to access, and a way to commit to training and gaining a

A cadets training exercise

Spring bazaar at primary school

ROTHERHITHE: St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary school is holding a spring bazaar this Saturday.

The school’s parent and teacher association says funds raised will help pay for books for the school’s new library, and new playground games and equipment. Arts and crafts, gifts, cakes and other refreshments will be on sale, with entertainment will be provided by a face painter and performances from an Irish dancing school. Visitors will also be able to take part in a raffle and tombola. St Joseph’s Primary School’s spring bazaar will be held at Wade Hall in Rotherhithe, SE16 4UW, from 12-3pm on March 3.

Apprenticeship week at college

Photos: (c) LFB Fire Cadets

qualification without a huge financial investment. “The cadets scheme aims to introduce firefighting as a possible career to diverse communities across London. As it has been so successful since starting a decade ago, we are now aiming to expand into every borough.” But it is not all work and no play for the cadets, whom Ms Valanc says make firm friends while training. Cadets have met royals like Prince Harry whilst representing the fire brigade at VIP events like the annual

Dee Valanc and cadets raising money for 'Classrooms in the Cloud', a charity building schools in Nepal

fire brigade carol concert. Ms Valanc explains: “As well as climbing ladders and running hoses, cadets learn how to control fires and what to do in a fire emergency to keep safe – and have a lot of fun at the same time. “In January our recruits helped firefighters-in-training in Surrey Quays by acting the part of casualties, with the help of special effects make-up to recreate burns, smoke inhalation and fractures. “A few of the cadets even overcame some of their own fears such as

SOUTHWARK: Lewisham Southwark College is opening its doors to from March 5 to 9 to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

Cadets on a training exercise acting as casualties, with special effects make up

facing heights when going up the turntable ladder. “It was a really exciting day and a fun way to learn some serious lessons. “If you know a young person who would like to learn new skills, become more confident and make their area a safer place, all while gaining a free qualification, please get in touch.” To find out more or become a cadet, or a volunteer cadet instructor, email Dee Valanc on

Future learners and business owners are encouraged to visit to the college’s campuses in Southwark, Lewisham and Deptford to find out what apprenticeships have to offer. Visitors will be able to join a Q&A panel with recent and past apprentices and their employers, find out more about the courses available, and watch demonstrations of apprentices’ skills. To find out more about Lewisham Southwark College’s Apprenticeships Week, go to

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‘Forgotten’ artist who had work in New York’s MOMA


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Friend wants to raise profile of Peckham painter By Katherine Johnston

A NEW exhibition profiling the work of the late painter Stanley Lench, who had his work exhuibited in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, aims to help the forgotten Peckham-born artist achieve recognition.

David Trowbridge befriended selftaught painter Stanley Lench in 1965 when they were both taking part in amateur dramatics at Hoxton Hall. Their friendship continued until Lench’s death in 2000, a decade after he stopped painting due to his worsening mental health. Since then, Mr Trowbridge has dedicated much of his time showcasing little-known Lench’s work in the north of England, and now wants to raise Lench's profile in south-east London. Mr Trowbridge told the News: “Stanley’s great achievement of selling and exhibiting a painting in New York's Museum of Modern Art and in two exhibitions in London's West End has been forgotten.” He added: “He did not have the skills or the ability to organise art exhibitions or promote himself.” Stanley Lench was born in 1934, to a large family living at number 42 Peckham Grove. He suffered from depression his whole life, an illness that both led him to pick up a paintbrush, and prevented him from achieving his full potential. During WW2 Lench stayed in southeast London rather than being evacuated, a fact that Mr Trowbridge believes could

have led to Lench’s first breakdown, when he was hospitalised as a teenager in 1948. Lench was treated on the children's ward, at Maudsley Hospital and during his recovery discovered art, which would become his great passion. Although he received no formal training, Lench threw himself into painting and achieved early success. In 1955, at the age of 21, his work was exhibited at Helen Lessore's famous Beaux Arts Gallery, in Bruton Place, recognised as one of the London’s most important art dealers. On the back of the exhibition, Lench was invited to study Stained Glass at the Royal College, where he graduated with a diploma three years later. In 1958, at the age of 24, he held his second exhibition at the gallery,

attracting the attention of the famous poet and critic Dame Edith Sitwell, who purchased two of his Cubist-inspired portraits. He also gained the backing of New York’s Museum of Modern Art which purchased his portrait of actress Pola Negri and exhibited it in 1959 and in 1960, alongside work by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. But just as his career was taking off, Lench’s mental health was beginning to deteriorate as he struggled with a fear of rejection. Mr Trowbridge said: “After MOMA bought one of his paintings he thought this was the start of a blossoming career, but not being evacuated he had very limited schooling and was quite possibly traumatised by the blitz.

The fourteen-year-old, who is one of the younger cadets at the Volunteer Police Cadets South Unit, was praised for his dedicated volunteering work and overcoming nervousness. His unit said his resilience and willingness to try made him so well liked, and he was selected as the youngest member of the Gravesend Police Cadet competition in summer 2017. The teenager also involves himself

in all the volunteering his age will allow and is already taking part in his Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition and is helping with an educational project in Thailand with his school. The award winners, aged eleven to 25, received medallions to go with their framed certificate and a cheque for £250 each. Samuel chose to spend his £250 grant on a trip for his unit to Essex Outdoors Centre.

Young police cadet Samuel scoops Jack Petchey award By Chiara Giordano

A YOUNG Southwark police cadet has scooped an award for achievement at a ceremony in west London.

Samuel Binyam was among the 130 youngsters to receive a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award at Kensington Great Hall on February 18.

A young Stanley Lench, and (inset) in 1991

“He got so worried about being rejected, it was incapacitating.” Struggling to earn money or gain employment, Lench started buying antiques and had his own antique stall, which he run with his Aunt Lily, for twelve years at the Bermondsey Friday morning antique market until 1973. That year he had another breakdown, and was again hospitalised at the Maudsley before being transferred to the Bethlem Royal. During his time as a patient he embarked on a prolific period of painting, with these works exhibited in 1974 at the Institute of Psychiatry, to celebrate the institution’s 50th anniversary. Another spell in at the Bethlehem Royal Hospital came in 1985, by which time Lench had faded from the arts

Samuel Binyam

world. During this hospital stay a fire started in his family’s Peckham home. Fortunately his paintings were saved, but some had smoke damage. Mr Trowbridge says the incident left Lench devastated, and the pair arranged for his collection to move to Mr Trowbridge’s home in Cheshire for safekeeping. A few years later Lench gave up painting for good and and was left frustrated in his job working as a gallery attendant at the Tate, telling his friend: “I’m the true artist, and they all just walk by me.” After many years of ill health, Lench died in 2000. Poignantly, at the time he was living with his elderly aunt in a council flat in Camberwell’s Welton Court at the time, overlooking the Camberwell College of Art and South London Gallery. Since the 80s, Lench’s work has been exhibited in Bethlehem Hospital’s Museum of the Mind, and several galleries in the north. But as yet his work has yet to achieve recognition in Peckham. Mr Trowbridge said: “He really declined and it was very sad to see. “It is only now, due to the internet, it is possible to see just how much his work was so highly valued and appreciated in New York and not in his hometown of London or in Peckham where he lived all his life. “He was a self-taught artist who received no formal art training yet achieved so much. “He was born in Peckham and died in Peckham, and people in Peckham should know about him.” The retrospective, Icons: The Art of Stanley Lench, held at the Central Art Gallery in Ashton-under-Lyne is on display until April 7, 2018.

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Southwark News, Thursday March 1 2018


Dust down your heirlooms - Bargain Hunt expert to hold antiques day

Southwark News, Thursday March 1 2018


Valuation day in Dulwich hall By Katherine Johnston

DUST OFF your heirlooms, as a free antiques valuation day taking place in Dulwich next week could reveal Southwark’s surprise fortunes.

Bargain Hunt antiques expert Charles Hanson will be visiting St Barnabas Parish Hall in Dulwich Village on Tuesday, 06 March to offer free valuations. There will also be the opportunity to put any exciting finds up for auction. Mr Hanson, the owner of Hansons London and Hanson’s Auctioneers, said:

“We can’t wait to meet the people of Dulwich and find out what treasures they may have hiding away in drawers and attics. “They can bring along any easily portable antiques, jewellery, silver, watches, gold, ceramics and collectables to be assessed by our experts.” The Derbyshire-based auction house has recently expanded to London. Last month, a copy of the Quran sold for a staggering £6,500 from an estimate of £100-£200 at the company’s first ever London auction. A Chinese Doucai Yen Yen vase was also auctioned for £3,800. The free valuation event will be held at St Barnabas Parish Hall, 23 Dulwich Village, Dulwich, SE21 7BT, on Tuesday 06 March, from 11am-2pm. To find out more, call Sally Summers on 07791 562750.

Charles Hanson

Pub with ‘best view in London’ gets lounge revamp


By Chiara Giordano

A BERMONDSEY pub with the “best view in London” has reopened its lounge after a revamp harking back to its Victorian days.

The Angel, in Bermondsey Wall East, has had its entire upstairs lounge redecorated to be in keeping with its original Victorian style. The room has been decked out with colourful chairs and rugs, and now features a light dimming system. The Samuel Smith pub, which has stunning views across the River Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge, has existed in its current form since the Victorian age – but a pub named the Angel has been recorded as far back as the late seventeenth century. Landlord Peter O’Sullivan, 62, who has run the pub with his partner Cheron McCann, also 62, for the last eight years, said he had received a “fantastic response” since the lounge reopened. “There was a couple who were European journalists and they were in there and said it was an amazing room so the feedback has been extremely positive,” he said. “I think it’s a beautiful room to either come and have a drink in or actually come

and have a nice meal and relax. “It’s extremely comfortable – I wish I got time to sit down in there. “It’s the best view in London – I love to look out the windows at night and when the sun shines you can’t get me off the balcony.”

The new lounge room and manager Peter O’Sullivan


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Flower power

from Westminster



MP for Camberwell & Peckham

NE IN four of us will suffer a mental health illness at some stage in our lives.

We will all know someone who has gone through depression or anxiety, or a more complex condition such as bi-polar disorder. For too long we, as a society, haven’t felt able to talk about mental illness with the same openness as we talk about our physical health. Indeed it was only in 2012 that MPs spoke for the first time in a debate in Parliament about their own mental health problems. Kevan Jones, the MP for North Durham, spoke about how he coped with depression and Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, spoke about the severe post-natal depression she suffered. Challenging the taboo and stigma is important. But we need to ensure that mental health services are given the same priority as other services. If you have cancer or suffer a broken leg, the NHS has targets for treating you as quickly as possible. But if you’re depressed or anxious it can be six months before you’re able to see a mental health specialist. NSPCC research shows that 150 children a day are rejected for treatment and only 1 in 3 children and young people will get the support they need. With just 0.7% of the NHS budget going on children’s mental health, the government must urgently provide more money. The South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) in Camberwell is the largest provider of mental health services in the UK. Their pioneering work is essential in preventing children and adults reaching crisis point. They are at the forefront of tackling mental illness stigma and run innovative support programmes in the community, using former patients to help support people recovering from a crisis, and making it easier for more people to access help quickly using social media like Twitter. SLaM is doing a very important job. But Tory cuts since 2010 have left the Trust with 112 fewer mental health nurses and a 23% staff shortage, with over 1,000 vacancies. These cuts cause more distress to patients and end up costing the taxpayer. The Maudsley Hospital is at full capacity with 100% bed occupancy and the time a patient stays in the Maudsley has gone up from 15 days to 25 days. Some patients stay longer because there is nowhere they can go when they are discharged. If you don’t have the right support in place when you leave hospital, you are more likely to relapse and end up going back in. The bed crisis is causing knock-on pressure on the neighbouring A&E at King’s College Hospital which has seen an increase in people needing mental health support because they have nowhere else to go. This month I am having meetings with groups of SlaM’s community healthcare specialists, governors, and the Chief Executive, Dr Matthew Patrick, to discuss how we can work together to insist the government gives them the resources they need to protect patient care. The hospital cannot improve or retain staff without money. That’s why I am backing Labour’s call for the government to ring-fence mental health budgets and strengthen patients’ legal right to talking therapies.

DUST DOWN YOUR HEIRLOOMS Of course Ann Moss unit should stay open

THANK YOU for highlighting the issue regarding Ann Moss Specialist Care Unit in last week’s Southwark News. Your leader is headed “Why get rid of something that is working?” and I could not agree with you more.

SLaM has been angling to close Ann Moss Unit in Rotherhithe for a couple of years. I am convinced this is why the occupancy is low and not because there isn’t a chronic and increasing need for these places. I learn from your piece “Mum will lose her ‘forever’ home” that the planned closure is August this year. I have been invited to a consultation about this proposal by Cha Power, Deputy Director of Operations at SLaM, but this does not give a date. You have already published letters from me on this subject on 9th June 2016 and 27th July 2017. The arguments against closing Ann Moss Unit have not changed. The elderly people of Southwark will lose a very good service for those of us who suffer from advanced dementia either now or in the future. At one time, SLaM had six specialist care units in Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon. If Ann Moss closes, only Greenvale in Streatham will remain. It is also proposed to locate acute dementia care at Chelsham House at the Royal Bethlem Hospital near West Wickham in the London Borough of Bromley. Both Greenvale and Chelsham House are a long way from Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. This means that family and friends will be less likely to visit and the loneliness and confusion associated with dementia will be exacerbated. There will be considerable distress in the immediate future for the current residents who will have to move to a totally different environment with different staff. I have been informed that the closure of Ann Moss Unit is ‘part of a national strategy where the emphasis is long term community care and short stays in inpatient and specialist care’. The reality is that it will be extremely difficult and often impossible for family members to care for their elderly relatives at home if they are suffering from forms of dementia with challenging behaviour even if maximum support were made available which it usually isn’t. The probability is that the kind of residents who have been admitted to these specialist units will have to move in future to private nursing homes at

considerable expense and where the staff are less likely to be properly trained to care for them. At one time, SLaM provided day care at Felix Post Care Unit in the Maudsley and Holmdene Care Centre in Herne Hill but they have long since closed. A Home Treatment Team for elderly people in Southwark has been established but this provides a shortterm service and the carers of deteriorating elderly people need longterm support. This is increasingly devolved on to voluntary organisations, support groups, friends and family. I appreciate that policies of the current Government are imposing cuts and seriously affecting both SLaM and Southwark Council but I think this is short-term planning and not much to do with what is best for the people of Southwark. There will be good equity in the Ann Moss site so close to the river but it’s ‘selling off the family silver’ once again. Sally Lynes, Camberwell

Paid for doing nothing? WOULD YOU like to have a job where you get paid for doing absolutely nothing?

A job where you can spend all day just wandering around, talking to your friends on your phone, going on social media on your phone - in fact doing anything that you want on your phone. A job where you can sit in a nice warm place when the weather is cold or wet. A job where you can just wander around outside soaking up the rays when the sun is shining. By now you must be thinking "Surely a job like that couldn't exist and there must be a catch somewhere". You're right, there is a catch. You have to wear a hi vis vest / jacket that says "Fire Warden" on the back of it! Don't believe me? Just have a walk around Bermondsey now and look at the places where there used to be huge old council estates. Estates that were well built, were mainly lived in by council tenants, were places where a true community spirit existed and a lot of which even survived getting hit by bombs during the Blitz of World War 2. In their infinite wisdom, Southwark Council decided to demolish those old estates and sell the land to property developers who have built new estates which are mainly occupied by people who can afford to pay ridiculous prices to live in a new flat in "The new trendy Bermondsey" and who

JACKIE POWER see page 19

probably think that "Community Spirit" is some kind of a new alcoholic beverage! After reading that last bit, you're probably thinking "What has any of that got to do with the thing at the beginning of this about a job where you can get paid for doing nothing, that sounds to good to be true"? Well, following investigations that took place after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a lot of these new estates (and keep in mind these new estates replaced perfectly safe estates that survived WW2) have been considered to be unsafe because of the cladding used on them. How do I come to the conclusion that these new estates are unsafe (even though it has not been stated publicly)? It's quite simple really: Why would anybody pay people to hang around doing nothing if there were no safety concerns? Just one other question: Who is paying these people. Southwark Council or the property developers? Tony Moorcroft, Bermondsey

Toilets needed in Blue

KATE WAS right in her recent letter to Southwark News, February 8, 2018, about the Blue.

Stallholders have no toilet or handwashing facilities, neither do the local shoppers. Young mothers need baby changing rooms. Surely people cannot be expected to queue in the library or the Old Bank public house. On Saturday afternoons when visiting teams come to play Millwall the Blue is packed are we expected to walk through all these people to access the toilet? You must ensure facilities are available for hygiene sake and signage to help visitors. We locals love our Blue, where we can meet up with old friends and have a chat. Losing our Coop was a bad mistake, thank God we still have Iceland. Referring to the letter ‘Blue Momentum’, Southwark News, February 15, 2018, from Councillor Leo Pollak, Labour Member for South Bermondsey Ward, perhaps he and his team could visit local schools and colleges and ask the young adults what they would like to see in the Blue, perhaps record shops or milk bars. Councillor Pollak take the team back to have another look and please give us back our toilets. Pat Dukes, Bermondsey


ARCH SIGNIFIES an emergence from the winter months – which were colder than in previous years.

February had sleet showers, biting winds with low temperatures, dropping to zero degrees or below at night. March looks set to continue with cold weather but is likely to become unsettled with strong winds and rain. Pruning fruit trees must be completed before the end of the month. If roses were not pruned last autumn this needs to be done now; the exception is rambling roses and the miniature types. If in doubt check the specialist manuals to ensure pruning is carried out at the correct time of year - it is easy to interrupt flowering if done out of season. Magnolia stellata is one of the first trees of the season to bloom, compact and more of a large shrub; it produces white, flattened star-shaped fragrant flowers. Magnolia is used as a street tree in cities and is an ideal choice for small gardens. Another early flowering plant is Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry); a hardy, larger shrub with yellow blooms - made up of small clusters of delicate tube-like structures; these appear just before the leaves in March. Fleshy red berries are produced in late summer. As soon as conditions improve plant summer flowering bulbs such as Lily-ofthe-Valley (its bulbous fleshy roots are classified as bulbs). This plant was a favourite in the 16th century garden and according to the old herbals (books) flourished on Hampstead Heath. Given the right conditions it can become invasive. The leaves uncurl directly out of the ground; fragile stems produce tiny white bell shaped flowers that have an intoxicating aroma - copied by the perfume industry for soaps and scents. Traditionally it is used in wedding bouquets and is perfect for cut flowers. Lily-of-the-valley (pictured) tolerates shade; planted as ground cover under Lilac provides a scented late spring display. Buy as a pot growing plant; it can be difficult to establish from the bulbous roots. (A cautionary note - the plant must not be eaten all parts are toxic). Other bulbs to plant - Monbretia (Crocosmia) with sword shaped leaves and vibrant orangey-red flowers that appear from July onwards; for best effect grow in large numbers. The elegant Galtonia has white flowers and a delicate perfume – it resembles a slender version of the spring Hyacinth.

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Hollie Rose East Happy 18th Birthday 2nd March

Happy 18th Birthday to our beautiful Daughter, hope you have an amazing day and enjoy your party, love you all the world and back again love from Mummy and Gavin x

To our beautiful Girl Hollie Rose happy 18th Birthday Love of love Nanny Sharon and Grandad John x

To the best big sister in the world happy 18th birthday Love from Darcy and Finley x

Happy 18th Birthday Hollie hope you have a great day, lots of love Uncle Paul, Auntie Kelly and Taylor x

Happy 18th Birthday Rubbery love you lots love Grandad Great x

Happy 18th Birthday Hollie enjoy your day, lots of love Uncle Belly, Auntie Claire, George and Lucy x

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Southwark’s vinyl shops on record

New book traces history of UK’s, and borough’s, record shops


EACH YEAR since 2003 local people have been voting for the people, events and places they have felt worthy of a blue plaque.

new book traces the history of the UK’s record shops, including Peckham’s long-held place as London’s reggae hotspot, writes Katherine Johnston...

Journalist and self-proclaimed ‘music obsessive’ Garth Cartwright started researching his book, Going for a Song: a Chronicle of the UK Record Shop, in 2009. He said: “When the financial crash saw big high street music retailers go bust, it seemed like the end of the record shop era. The book is a story of how music got sold and how certain key shops came to define music throughout the 20th Century. “And now, with the vinyl revival, new record shops are opening in places like Peckham, which has long been a centre for reggae records from the Caribbean that you can’t get anywhere else.” The UK’s oldest known record shop still trading is Spillers in Cardiff, founded in 1894. Mr Cartwright has not been able to find a definitive ‘first’ record shop in Southwark, but has collected record sleeves from as early as the 1920s from resident record traders. Throughout the early 1900s, he explained, many records were sold in shops retailing other goods, like bicycle shops or electrical stores, and in the gramophone sections of department stores, like Rye Lane’s Jones and Higgins. The inter-war period was a boom time for 78-inch vinyl as the more socially-liberal Jazz Age went into full swing. In Southwark, the famous A1 Records on Walworth Road, opened in the 1920s and continued trading until the mid-1990s. A1 was a lamp shop with the record bar tucked out back - older Southwark residents still recall how A1 had a record stall at East Street Market every Saturday. By the 70s and 80s, Peckham’s independent, small record shops set up by the black community had become hugely influential on the reggae scene. Mr Cartwright said: “John Peel would catch the train from Victoria to Peckham every week to buy records to play on his Radio 1 show. This demonstrates just how influential a small, independent record shop could be when it was run by people who knew what they were doing.” “In the 60s and 70s, before music TV, places like Reeds and In Tone, were the places for like-minded people to go, where bands were made and friendships were formed. “New releases from Jamaica would

The scheme came about after the ‘News’ approached English Heritage to get more of our history recognised, only to be told that most of our buildings would not qualify as they were destroyed in the blitz and post war era. Working in partnership with Southwark Heritage Association and Southwark Council, over 50 of our own blue plaques have been erected. Nominations for this year is now open. Below is the complete voting list, area by area. The voting card can be found on the Southwark Heritage Association website – or email with your nomination as the subject. Or send us the following to Southwark News, Unit A302, Tower Bridge Business Complex, Clement’s Road, London, SE16 4DG: Eligible nominations will go out to the public poll later in the year.

Name of nomination: Author Garth Cartwright and the front cover of his book

land at Heathrow on Friday ready to be sold on Saturday morning – a tradition still kept alive by Rat Records in Camberwell who continue to put out their new tunes on Saturdays. The DJ would play the new records and people would stick their hands up and shout with joy if they wanted to buy it.” One of the most successful shops to come from Peckam was Dub Vendor, set up by duo John MacGillivray and Chris Lane in 1980. Mr Cartwright says: “Chris Lane, who is still based in Southwark in Bermondsey, told me how their Peckham shop moved to Ladbroke Grove after being broken into and having all its equipment stolen. Dub Vendor went on to be the world’s foremost reggae shop and their in-house label Fashion Records launched many careers, including Smiley Culture who had hits with ‘Cockney Translation’ and ‘Police Officer’” He continued: “The record shop chains like Our Price and Virgin put a lot of local high street record

Area :

Record sleeves from Dub Vendor, Peckham (top); Reed Music Centre, Peckham (middle); and A1 Gramophone and Radio Stores in Walworth

shops out of business. “Then download culture came and killed off those chains and many other longstanding independent record shops. “Now there is a renaissance of record shops with young people going out and buying vinyl again. “Camberwell’s Rat Records has a queue half way round the street every Saturday and in Peckham we have places like Rye Wax,

Lorenzo’s Record Shack and Maestro to name a few. “Lorenzo’s has fantastic stock with jazz, funk, reggae, African, soundtracks and while Rye Wax is selling great dance, soul and electronica. “In the book I look at how places like Rough Trade became so influential, how Brixton helped pioneer ska and reggae in the 1960s and the invention of dubstep in a Croydon record shop at the turn of the 21st century. “What I didn’t know when I started writing it, was that the story of the UK’s, and Southwark’s record stores, would have a happy ending.” Going For A Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop is published by Flood Gallery Press on March 22.

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Dual crossword



1 Are in a cosy place, as close as possible (7) 5 Pipes that begin with a bath (5) 8 Spirit shown after biting the dust (4) 9 Cured by taking half the medicine in a pipe (8) 10 Can Latin start on the other side of the ocean? (13) 13 An insular jumble of lies (4) 14 Piano teacher hides part of the keyboard (4) 17 Lists the Italian river on nearly full measure (13) 19 Little scientist, to right the wrong, should find food 20 Grope for the sole prize? (4) 21 Unhappily put the slogan in a cunning framework (5) 22 Take less; it isn't worth much (7)



1 Suffocate (7) 5 Turkish official (5) 8 Shortly (4) 9 American game (8) 10 Large character (7,6) 13 Half (4) 14 Ponder (4) 17 Cameramen (13) 19 Ambitious person (8) 20 Lend (4) 21 Aspects (5) 22 Speak to (7)


2 Goes the wrong way round or makes mistakes (6) 3 Circles round at grades (7) 4 Rare stems for flags (9) 5 At the different Greek character (5) 6 A bit of a brush with a broken blister (7) 7 Cocktail on a motor bike? (7) 11 Dons enrol for the capital life in England (9) 12 Swears at trials (7) 13 I note well that the road is badly made for the engine (9) 15 Though out of order, the lute with fun can be melodious (7) 16 Gives oath that heals round head of sore (6) 18 All for oriental warning light (5)


2 Lunatic (6) 3 Can be stretched (7) 4 Including (9) 5 Fragment (5) 6 US west coast port (7) 7 Enticed (7) 11 Thrashed (9) 12 Revokes (7) 13 Bent forward (7) 15 Learned person (7) 16 Reveries (6) 18 Man eating monsters (5)

Solutions to last week’s crossword

CRYPTIC : ACROSS: Across: 1 Cornerstone 9 Out 10 Instigate 11 Niobe 13 Matisse 14 Artist 16 League 18 Imitate 19 Motet 20 Notepaper 21 Pea 22 Bridgeheads DOWN: 2 Oat 3 Noise 4 Resume 5 Thistle 6 Near sight 7 Foundations 8 Deferential 12 Outfitter 15 Stamped 17 Temple 19 Morse 21 Pod QUICK ACROSS: Soft hearted 9 Eel 10 Advisable 11 Tails 13 Epistle 14 Marshy 17 Serene 18 Natural 19 Beset 20 Ambulance 21 Pea 22 Head shaking DOWN: 2 Oil 3 Traps 4 Envies 5 Respite 6 Embitters 7 Sentimental 8 Reverential 12 Irritable 15 Hurtled 17 Clinch 19 Break 21 Pin


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


(a) Calton Avenue, at the junction of Woodwarde Road and the junction with Townley Road (b) Woodwarde Road, at the junction of Calton Avenue

The alternative route would be via: (a) and (b) Court Lane, Dovercourt Road, Townley Road.

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 in place on (a) and (b) 9th March to 28th March 2018

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

Dated this 1st March 2018


3. 4. 5. 6.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that because of works by Power on Connections, and BT Openreach, it made an Order the effect of which will prohibit vehicular traffic from making certain movements in the above named road. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in: (b) Chancel Street, southbound lane of carriageway, between Burrell Street and Nicholson Street. (b) Lugard Road, at it’s junction with Queens Road.

An alternative route for affected traffic will be via (a) Burrell Street, Bear Lane, Southwark Street, Blackfriars Road, Nicholson Street. (b) Queens Road, Hollydale Road, Dundas Road, St Marys Road as applicable.

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 work and for works vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection with police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The Order will come into operation (a) 9th – 26th March. (b) 12th – 16th March.

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

Dated this 1st March 2018

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council, Environment and Social Regeneration, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) and (b) 4081 LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager Southwark Council

Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4093/ P85025N0018364/R44 (b) 4084/KNLEPSENWCRSSPCP281



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

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

(a) Abbeyfield Road, between Aspinden Road and Pedworth Gardens (b) Great Guildford Street, between Southwark Street and Sumner Street (c) Hampton Street, between Steedman Street for approximately 67m in a southerly direction. (d) Highshore Road, between Lyndhurst Way and Bellenden Road (e) Knatchbull Road, between Camberwell Station Road and Denmark Road (f) Lavington Street, between Great Suffolk Street and Southwark Street (g) Marmont Road, between Peckham High Street and Goldsmith Road (h) Overhill Road, between Lordship Lane and Underhill Road (i) Rouse Gardens, between Alleyn Park and Little Bournes (j) Steedman Street, between Walworth Road and Hampton Street The alternative route for affected traffic (a) access and egress will be maintained (b) Park Street, Emerson Street, Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark Street. (c) access and egress will be maintained. (d) Bellenden Road, Peckham Road, Lyndhurst Way. (e) Camberwell Station Road, Camberwell New Road, Flodden Road. (f) Southwark Street, Great Suffolk Street. (g) Peckham High Street, Staffordshire Street, Goldsmith Road, Peckham Hill Street. (h) Lordship Lane, Underhill Road, Dunstans Road, Upland Road. (i) Alleyn Park, Little Bournes. Access and egress will be maintained.

Notice of Proposed works under Articles 16(1), 16(2) and Schedule 3 of the Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977 1 March 2018

Southwark Council (“the council”) adopted its cemetery strategy, in 2012, which sets out the council’s commitment to local burial in the borough. As part of this strategy, the council intends to develop an area of land in Camberwell Old Cemetery to make it more suitable for burial use. Southwark’s Cemetery Strategy can be viewed in its entirety online ( Planning permission was granted for this development in Oct 2015, details can be viewed online ( The council also made a petition to the Consistory Court as part of the works will be on consecrated land. A faculty was issued by the court on 21 February 2017. Now that both planning & faculty permissions have been granted, memorials listed below will need to be removed. Notice is hereby given that, under Articles 16(1), 16(2) and Schedule 3 of the Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977, the memorials on graves listed below will be removed from the cemetery to facilitate the new development on Area Z in Camberwell Old Cemetery:

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 in place for (a) 10th March. (b) 10th March. (c) 7th March. (d) 9th March. (e) 9th – 10th March. (f) 10th March. (g) 9th March. (h) 8th – 13th March. (i) 15th – 16th March. (j) 8th March.

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

Dated this 1st March 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 3961/ 255755 (b)3921/ 204089 (c) 4037/ 256947 (d) 3920/ 1474633/1 (e)4022/ 256968 (f) 3962/ 255744 (g) 4021/ 256964 (h) 4019/256954 (i) 4024/256970 (j) 4036/256962

Further details of these graves, and particulars as to objections that can be made to the proposals, requests for re-erection of the memorials and the removal of the memorials are obtainable free of charge from: Bereavement Services Office Camberwell New Cemetery Brenchley Gardens London SE23 3RD Telephone No 020 7525 5600 Email

Objections must be received by 01/06/2018. The memorials will not be removed before that date.

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THE LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK hereby gives notice that it has made an Order under Section 247 of the above Act to authorise the stopping up of the following area of public highway shown hatched black and edged black on the plan attached to the Order:1.

The highway known as Shipwrights Yard, at the junction with Tooley Street, and adjacent to the Shipwright Arms Public House measuring 15.24 metres in length (at its longest point) and 4.63 metres in width (at its widest point).

All of the area to be stopped up fall within the London Borough of Southwark

THE ORDER IS MADE and the stopping up is authorised to enable the development described in the Schedule to this Notice to be carried out in accordance with the planning permission granted under Part III of the Act by the Council on 29 March 2012 under local planning authority reference number 11/AP/1987.

COPIES OF THE ORDER AND THE RELEVANT PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED FREE OF CHARGE by way of appointment at 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TZ by calling 020 7525 2135 and referring to the Shipwrights Yard Stopping Up Order. A copy may also be viewed on the Council’s website at ANY PERSON aggrieved by the Order and desiring to question the validity thereof, or of any provision contained therein, on the ground that it is not within the powers of the above Act or that any regulation made thereunder has not been complied with in relation to the Order may, within 6 weeks of 1 March 2018 apply to the High Court for the suspension or quashing of the Order or of any provision contained therein.

THE SCHEDULE ‘seeking demolition of listed train shed, part of St Thomas Street wall, 64-84 Tooley Street, and arches together with closure of Weston Street and Stainer Street in order to provide a new station layout including: construction of a new street-level station concourse, new replacement facades on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street, new roof canopies, landscaping and other works associated with the station. Land use is to comprise station concourse, station ancillary space, operational car park, station loading bay, Class 'A' retail uses, and leisure (Class D1, D2 and sui generis uses).’

Notice of Application to Vary a Premises Licence made under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003

Please take notice that I / we Tarunkumar Patel Have made application to the local licensing authority to vary the Premises Licence in respect of 12 Dunton Road, London, SE1 5TJ The relevant licensable activities and proposed times to be varied are

Opening hours:

The London Borough of Southwark (Parking places) (CPZ ‘B’) (No. 11) Order 2018 The London Borough of Southwark (Waiting and loading restrictions) (Amendment No. 49) Order 2018

1. Southwark Council hereby GIVES NOTICE that it proposes to make the above orders under sections 6, 45, 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended. 2. The effect of the orders would be, in:- (a) MAXTED ROAD, so as to accommodate the provision of the raised 'zebra' pedestrian crossing referred to in item 3 below - to (i) remove an existing ‘B’ permitholders parking bay on the north-east side, and (ii) to introduce 'at any time' waiting restrictions on the south-west side at its junction with Bellenden Road; (b) SANDISON STREET - to increase in length, to 10 metres, the existing ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions on the north-west side at its junction with Maxted Road. 3. Southwark Council hereby GIVES FURTHER NOTICE that it has approved under section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the provision of a raised ‘zebra’ pedestrian crossing at the following location:- MAXTED ROAD, the centre of which would be located 22 metres south-east of the southeastern kerb-line of Bellenden Road. Zig-zag markings, on which vehicles would be prohibited from stopping at all times would be laid: (i) on the north-east side of the road for a distance of 17.5 metres north-west of and 5 metres south-east of the crossing, and (ii) on the south-west side of the road for a distance of 5 metres north-west of and 17.5 metres south-east of the crossing.

4. Southwark Council hereby GIVES FURTHER NOTICE under sections 90A to 90I of the Highways Act 1980 and in accordance with the provisions of the Highways (Road humps) Regulations 1999 and the Highways (Traffic calming) Regulations 1999, that it proposes to construct speed tables of flat-top construction, having a maximum height of 100 millimetres and covering the entire width of the carriageway, in MAXTED ROAD, at the 'zebra' pedestrian crossing location referred to in item 3 above, extending from a point 22 metres south-east of the south-eastern kerb-line of Bellenden Road southeastward for a distance of 7.5 metres. Note: these measures would replace any existing speed tables, speed cushions or road humps at or in the immediate vicinity of the above locations. 5. For more information about these proposals please contact Albert Ang of the council's Highways – Transport Projects team by telephone on 020 7525 2347, or e-mail

Doreen Forrester-Brown Director of Law and Democracy

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7. 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: Traffic Order Consultations, Highways, Southwark Council, Environment and Social Regeneration, P.O. Box 64529, London SE1P 5LX or by e-mail to quoting reference ‘TMO1718-030_Maxted Road’ by 22 March 2018. Please note that if you wish to object to this proposal you must state the grounds on which your objection is made. 8. 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 1 March 2018

Nicky Costin Parking and Network Management Business Unit Manager, Regulatory Services LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK


A register of all applications made within the Southwark area is maintained by Southwark Licensing Team, Regulatory Services, 3rd Floor Hub 1, PO Box 64529, London, SE1P 5LX - E-mail:

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: 15th February 2018

APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF VENUE FOR MARRIAGES AND CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT Clement Ogbonnaya has applied to the Licensing Unit for approval of the premises PRINCE OF PECKHAM, 1 CLAYTON ROAD, SE15 5JA LONDON. For the use of upstairs function room and ground floor pub space. Any person may inspect the application and the plan accompanying it at all reasonable hours during the working day until such time as the application has been finally determined or withdrawn, at the address below. Anyone wishing to oppose the application must do so in writing BY 22/03/2018 SPECIFYING THE GROUNDS OF OPPOSITION TO: Community Safety, Licensing Team, 3rd Floor Hub 2 160 Tooley Street PO Box 64529 London SE1P 5LX Or E-mail:

6. Copies of this notice, the proposed orders, a statement of the council's reasons for making this chance and plans may be found online at, paper copies may be obtained from or viewed at Highways, 3rd floor hub 2, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. Please call 020 7525 3497 for details.



The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that because of works by Power on Connections, it intends to make an Order the effect of which will prohibit vehicular traffic from making certain movements in the above named road. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Nicholson Street, westbound lane of carriageway, between Chancel Street and Blackfriars Road.

An alternative route for affected traffic will be via (a) Chancel Street, Burrell Street, Blackfriars Road as applicable.

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 work and for works vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection with police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The Order will come into operation (a) 19th – 28th March 2018.

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

Dated this 1st March 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 4106/003345FPKS--000001.1.1

Deadline for public notices i s Tu e s d a y a t 5 p m

Southwark News, Thursday March 1 2018



TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING 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; DDPdeparture 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). 90 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, LONDON, SE1 1LL (Ref. 18/AP/0306 ) Change of use of the ground floor and basement from office (Use Class B1) to a flexible use of A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5; installation of a new shop front and construction of one new roof storey for B1 office use. (within Borough High Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Martha Dankwa 0207 525 3734) SEAVINGTON HOUSE AND GARAGES, CHAMPION HILL, LONDON SE5 8DN (Ref. 18/AP/0532 ) Redevelopment of the site involving the demolition of the existing two-storey residential block and single storey garages; and the construction of a 5-storey block on the corner of Champion Hill and Dog Kennel Hill and a 5/6storey block on the corner of Champion Hill and the adjacent estate road, to provide 14 x 1 bed, 14 x 2 bed, 7 x 3 bed and 1 x 4 bed residential units (36 units) together with associated landscaping. This proposal affects the character or setting of nearby listed building(s):Champion Cottage, 47 Champion Hill. This proposal affects the character or setting of the nearby Camberwell Grove. Reason(s) for publicity: ACA, ALB, MPA (Contact: Amy Lester 020 7525 5452) 3-4 DOG KENNEL HILL, LONDON, SE22 8AA (Ref. 18/AP/0457 ) Demolition of existing 2-storey semi-detached houses, and construction of a 4-storey block with basement, to provide 7 x 2 bed and 3 x 3 bed residential units (10 units), lightwells fronting Dog Kennel Hill and associated landscaping. Reason(s) for publicity: MPA (Contact: Sonia Watson 020 7525 5434) 59 ELM GROVE, LONDON, SE15 5DB (Ref. 18/AP/0538 ) Construction of a three storey, three bedroom detached dwelling facing Elm Grove with a storey and a half studio building at the rear of the property facing Bellenden Road (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Lasma Putrina 0207 525 7708) 84 FURLEY ROAD, LONDON, SE15 1UG (Ref. 18/AP/0022 ) Change of use and minor alterations to existing

family dwelling into an HMO with three bedrooms and a shared sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: LBA (Contact: Thomas Weaver 0207 525 3841) 84 FURLEY ROAD, LONDON, SE15 1UG (Ref. 18/AP/0023 ) Change of use and minor alterations to existing family dwelling into an HMO with three bedrooms and a shared sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: LBA (Contact: Thomas Weaver 0207 525 3841) 46 GLENGALL ROAD, LONDON, SE15 6NH (Ref. 18/AP/0510 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a rear dormer extension (within Glengall Road C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Hajnalka Kurti 0207 525 3701) 101 GROVE PARK, LONDON, SE5 8LE (Ref. 18/AP/0096 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a rear side return extension, a rear roof dormer and basement extension (within Camberwell Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Yvonne Sampoh 0207 525 4929) GRANARY HOUSE AND SILVER HOUSE, 2 HOPE WHARF, LONDON, SE16 4JX (Ref. 18/AP/0521 ) General Maintenance Works comprising Repairs and Redecoration to Granary House and Silver Smith House . Comprise sealing open joints around the high level timber dormer window frames to the opening reveals; replacing a small length of eaves gutter facing the Courtyard; to the heads of two cantilevered high courtyard side facing eaves support timbers to cut out any rotten timber and replace it to match existing and cover with lead saddles; repair any open joints to modern timber dormer windows; install lead capping's to protect the heads of the roadside facing brick parapet walls; replacing 2No concrete window cills to match existing, and replacing a plastic hopper and downpipe serving No1 Stable House in cast iron goods; and other general minor repair works. (within St Marys Rotherhithe C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Miss Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948)

448 LORDSHIP LANE, LONDON, SE22 8NE (Ref. 18/AP/0516 ) (Householder Application) Construction of rear dormer extension; Installation of 3x no Velux conservation rooflights to front roofslope; Replacement of existing windows & doors with new softwood windows & doors on front and rear elevations (within Dulwich Village C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Kerri Simpson 0207 525 3487) 87 -95 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 5EX (Ref. 18/AP/0484 ) Variation of Condition 1 & 5 of planning permission dated 12/1/2015 [Ref no 14AP0415] for erection of extension at second floor level to blocks at southern end of site to create nine residential units (2 x one bedroom, 5 x two bedroom and 2 x three bedroom) with sedum roof above; and associated cycle parking, refuse provision and landscaping at ground level at northern approach to site from Cerise Road Details of Condition 5- Hard and Soft landscapingScheme required by planning permission dated 12/1/2015 [Ref no 14AP0415] for erection of extension at second floor level to blocks at southern end of site to create nine residential units (2 x one bedroom, 5 x two bedroom and 2 x three bedroom) with sedum roof above; and associated cycle parking, refuse provision and landscaping at ground level at northern approach to site from Cerise Road (within Rye Lane C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Neil Loubser 020 7525 5451) 305 WALWORTH ROAD, LONDON, SE17 2TG (Ref. 18/AP/0233 ) A sign fascia fitted to the flat roof above the existing (listed) sign, an awning and a projecting sign (within Walworth Road C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 66 WANSEY STREET, SE17 1JP (Ref. 18/AP/0421 ) Use of the existing lower ground floor

area as a home office/storage area ancillary to the first-floor flat number 2 and restoration/replacement of a door and windows to the front (within Larcom Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Michele Sterry 020 7525 5453) Dated 1st March 2018 - comments to be received within 21 days of this date SIMON BEVAN - Director of Planning


Southwark News, Thursday March 1 2018




The London Borough of Southwark (Parking places) (CPZ ‘F’) (No. 11) Order 2018, The London Borough of Southwark (Parking places) (Car club) (No. 21) Order 2018, The London Borough of Southwark (Free parking places) (Disabled persons) (No. 55) Order 2018, The London Borough of Southwark (Free parking places) (Solo motor cycles) (No. 25) Order 2018, The London Borough of Southwark (Loading bays) (No. 11) Order 2018, The London Borough of Southwark (Waiting and loading restrictions) (Amendment No. 45) Order 2018, The London Borough of Southwark (Prescribed routes) (Pedal cycle quietways) (No. 10) Traffic Order 2018 1. Southwark Council hereby GIVES NOTICE that on 1 March 2018 it has made the above orders under sections 6, 45, 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended.

2. The effect of the orders will be, as part of a scheme of ‘Quietway’ pedal cycle priority measures:- (a) in BERMONDSEY STREET: (i) to upgrade existing single yellow line waiting restrictions on both sides to ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions between its junction with White’s Grounds and a point 9 metres south of the southern kerb-line of Tanner Street; and (ii) to prohibit all southbound vehicles other than pedal cycles travelling in that part of Bermondsey Street which lies north of its junction with Tanner Street from entering into that part of Bermondsey Street south of its junction with Tanner Street - Note: this measure will replace the existing ‘no motor vehicles’ prohibition at this location; (b) in LEATHERMARKET STREET: (i) to upgrade existing single yellow line waiting restrictions on both sides to ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions throughout; and (ii) to reduce in length by 4 metres an existing permit holders parking place on the north side outside Leathermarket Gardens; (c) in LEATHERMARKET STREET and MOROCCO STREET, to extend by 1.5 metres an existing pay by phone parking place on the north side outside No. 4 Leathermarket Street and No. 2 Morocco Street; (d) in TANNER STREET: (i) to introduce one-way eastbound traffic working for all vehicles except pedal cycles between its junctions with Bermondsey Street and Tower Bridge Road; (ii) to split the carriageway by means of a segregating kerb and traffic island so as to provide a segregated two-way carriageway for the use of pedal cycles only in the south side of the carriageway between a point 4.5 metres west of the western kerb-line of Archie Street and the south-western kerb-line of Tower Bridge Road, and to prohibit vehicles other than pedal cycles from entering this segregated carriageway - Note: entry into and exit from Archie Street for vehicles other than pedal cycles will be retained; (iii) to introduce a compulsory left turn into Tower Bridge Road for vehicles in the carriageway north of the traffic island (i.e. all vehicles not using the segregated pedal cycle carriageway) at its junction with Tower Bridge Road; (iv) to prohibit westbound vehicles other than pedal cycles in that part of Tanner Street which lies east of its junction with Pope Street from entering into that part of Tanner Street which lies between its junctions with Pope Street and Tower Bridge Road; (v) to upgrade existing single yellow line waiting restrictions on both sides to ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions between its junction with Bermondsey Street and a point 15 metres west of the north-western kerb-line of Tower Bridge Road; and (vi) to relocate westward by 3 metres two existing disabled persons parking places and a solo motorcycle parking place on the north side outside Nos. 1-7 Tanner Street and extend the existing permit holders’ parking place adjoining; (e) in WESTON STREET: (i) to upgrade existing single yellow line waiting restrictions on both sides to ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions between the pedestrian entrance to Leathermarket Gardens and its junction with Dunsterville Way; (ii) to reduce in length by 4 metres an existing permit holders parking place on the south-west side outside Burwash House, Kipling Estate; (iii) to provide a new loading bay on the south-east side outside The Leathermarket, in which attended vehicles may load or unload without time limit between 8 am and 6.30 pm on Monday to Friday; and (iv) to prohibit all vehicles other than pedal cycles from entering into Leathermarket Street at its junction with Weston Street; and (f) to update the designation of existing permit holders’, pay and car club parking places in the above streets, so as to reflect changes to the carriageway and footway layout. 3. Copies of the orders, which will come into force on 5 March 2018, and of all other relevant documents are available for inspection at Highways, Southwark Council, Environment and Social Regeneration, 3rd floor hub 2, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. Call 020 7525 3497 or for details.

4. Any person desiring to question the validity of the orders or of any provision contained therein on the grounds that it is not within the relevant powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 or that any of the relevant requirements thereof or of any relevant regulations made thereunder has not been complied with in relation to the orders may, within six weeks of the date on which the orders were made, make application for the purpose to the High Court. Dated 1 March 2018

Nicky Costin Parking and Network Management Business Unit Manager, Regulatory Services

Reporting Council Tax Setting 2018-19

Southwark Council agrees Budget and Council Tax for 2018-19

For 2018-19, Southwark Council has increased the Southwark element of council tax by a total of 5.99%. This comprises 2.99% for the local share, and 3% to be used exclusively for Adult Social Care. The Greater London Authority approved a 5.07% increase in their precept. The overall council tax rise is 5.79%. A breakdown with the council tax bands is set out below:



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


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: (a) Sydenham Hill, between the junctions of Westwood Hill and Bluebell Close. (b) Fountain Drive, between the junctions of Crystal Palace Parade and College Road.


The alternative route would be via: (a) Westwood Hill, Kirkdale, Wells Park Road (b) Crystal Palace Parade, Dulwich Wood Park, Kingswood Drive or Crystal Palace Parade, Sydenham Hill, London Road, Dulwich Common, Croxted Road, Kingswood Drive


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 in place for (a) 6th March 2018 to 9th March 2018 at 20:00 to 05:00 only (b) 6th March 2018 to 9th March 2018 at 20:00 to 05:00 only


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

Dated this 1st March 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council, Environment and Social Regeneration, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4044 (b) 4043 – re-advertised for amended dates The Council of the London Borough of Southwark PUBLIC NOTICE: ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 16A THE (RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC) SPECIAL EVENTS ORDER 2018


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that it has made the above named Traffic Order under section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose specified in paragraph 2. The effect of the Order is summarised in paragraph 3.


The purpose of the Order is to facilitate the Annual Spring Market as indicated in the schedule to this notice.


The effect of the Order is to prohibit any vehicle from:-

(a) entering or proceeding in the length of street specified in the schedule to this notice on the date and between the hours specified in that schedule; (b) waiting (including waiting for the purpose of delivering or collecting goods or loading or unloading a vehicle) in the length of street specified in the schedule to this notice.


The prohibitions will not apply in respect of:

(a) any vehicle being used for the purposes of that event or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes;

(b) anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a person authorised by the Council of the London Borough of Southwark.


The alternative route will be via Albion Street, Renforth Street, Risdon Street, Neptune Street, as applicable, or as indicated by the traffic signs displayed. For information regarding this event please contact Markets on 0207 525 6000 or for information relating to this order please contact: Network Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 1st March 2018 Nicky Costin Network Management Business Manager

Southwark Council, Network Management, Regulatory Services, SE1 5LX Ref: 4123/4124 Schedule Road

Albion Street (Spring Market) The budget and council tax setting report is available on the Council’s website at


Date of event

Between Neptune Street Old Lower Road (St Olav’s Business Centre) Partial Closure Width/Lane restriction

Friday 16th March at 18:00 hrs – Saturday 17th March 20:00hrs.

Between Renforth Street – Neptune Street

Friday 16th March at 18:00 hrs – Saturday 17th March 20:00hrs.

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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 roads.


The alternative route for affected would be via: Rotherhithe New Road, Raymouth Road, St James Road, Catlin Street. Southwark Park Road, St James Road, Catlin Street, Rotherhithe New Road.


Whilst the works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Galleywall Road, between Lynton Road and Hyson Road.

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 in place between the 5th – 6th April 2018

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

Dated this 1st March 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 4079/266549



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The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable a crane operation 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 roads. Whilst the works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Sumner Road, between Jowett Street and Rosemary Road. The alternative route for affected traffic would be via: Sumner Road, Commercial Way, Peckham Hill Street, Willowbrook Road as applicable.

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 in place between the 17th – 18th March and 24th – 25th March.

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

Dated this 1st March 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager Southwark Council

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Williams takes Heart for first win

By John Kelly

DANIEL WILLIAMS’ “hard work and dedication will bring him far”, according to his coach, after the Lynn fighter won his first ever bout last weekend.

Williams defeated Kane Heart from Broad Street ABC at the Troxy in East London, and earned praise from Lynn coach Terry Pearson after the bout. Williams dominated early on with his quick jab, before slugging it out in later rounds with his opponent to get the decision on all of the judges’ cards. “Now he has his first bout out of the way he now knows the work he needs to put in to be able to box all three rounds,” Pearson said. “He has shown great commitment since joining the Lynn and his hard work and dedication will take him far.” Meanwhile, Lynn are continuing to build for the future, after holding training camps during the recent halfterm break. Pearson explained: “Children from Southwark aged between ten and sixteen turned up every day to learn

DULWICH HAMLET’S winless league run stretched to six games after they could only draw 0-0 at home to Wingate & Finchley last weekend.

basic boxing skills and to work on their fitness. “The camp was a great success and

following a corner. Nic Taylor produced two excellent saves in an otherwise dominant performance from the hosts. That result left Fisher still trailing Punjab United in second place by eleven points. Fisher were playing Forest Hill Park on Wednesday evening, before travelling to the top two, Punjab and K Sports in their next two fixtures.

Dulwich runners net regional cross country shot

TWELVE GIRLS from James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) will represent Southwark in the London Cross Country Championship after winning four gold medals and two bronze in the Southwark Schools race last week.

In total, 20 athletes from JAGS competed against runners from schools across Southwark at Alleyn’s School over a distance of 3km. Phoebe Bowen and Annabella Bailey both came away with the gold medals in the Year 8 and Year 7 races respectively. They were joined on the podiums by Louise Maignan (Year 8) and Ivanna Tymczyszyn (Year 7) who picked up the bronze medals in the same races. There were two further gold medal successes for JAGS as the combined times of all the runners from the Year 7 and Year 8 races saw them celebrate winning the team competitions.

Hamlet still in mix but form falters By John Kelly

Fish keep hope alive FISHER KEPT up their slim hopes of promotion to the SCEFL Premier Division by defeating Meridian 3-0 at St Paul’s last weekend. Ritchie Hamill fired Dean Harrison’s side in front in just the second minute and the home side doubled their advantage through Mathieu Ramsamy. Luke Haidarovic ended the game as a contest five minutes before the break when he scrambled home

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we hope to be taking part again with Burgess Sports in the Easter holidays.” Nic Taylor made two key saves Photo: Dave Anderson

Stans blow it SCEFL First Division result

Stansfeld 3-4 FC Elmstead

STANSFELD SLUMPED to a disappointing defeat against FC Elmstead last weekend – despite dominating for long periods and twice being in front.

Stansfeld got off to a dream start when centre-forward Billy Shinners, returning from injury, fired them in front in the fourth minute from just inside the box. Things got even better for the home side when Sam Ryan doubled the lead just two minutes later. Stansfeld continued to press forward but were caught out in the 22nd minute when Dan Carpenter reduced the arrears by heading home from close range. Jordan Samuels got the visitors level in the 58th minute but it was shortlived because Stansfeld went up the other end and Shinners finished off a fine move to put them 3-2 up.

With time running out Elmstead levelled six minutes from time, Harry Harding rifling home from 25 yards through a crowd of people. Stansfeld went in search of a winner and twice had excellent chances but denied by the Elmstead stopper. And they paid for those misses when in the last minute of injury-time Rob Curtess finished to steal all three points. Stansfeld are eleventh in the table. Man of the match: Billy Shinners Stansfeld’s Reserves came away from Borden Village with a deserved point, thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper George Lush. Stansfeld’s 3rds were no match for a rampant Ide Hill, going down 8-2. This Saturday’s games 1st Team vs Crockenhill (Away – 3pm) 2nd Team vs Greenways (Home – 2pm) 3rd Team vs Club Langley (Away – 2.45pm)

The hosts hit the woodwork twice in a scrappy game with neither goalkeeper properly tested in 90 minutes. Gavin Rose’s side are still in the playoff hunt, but it’s getting crammed at the top, with just eight points from Billericay in first to Staines in sixth. Billericay are overwhelming favourites to win the Bostick League Premier Division title as they have games in hand on all the chasers. Hamlet went close in the 23rd minute last Saturday when a cross from Nathan Ferguson missed everyone before coming back off the far post. Just before half-time the home side threatened a breakthrough, but Reise Allassani and Nyren Clunis shot wide of the target. Ashley Carew saw an effort saved early in the second half before, in the 58th minute, Ferguson again struck a drive off the post. Hamlet stopper Preston Edwards was a virtual spectator until he had to dive low to his right to keep out a Freddy Moncur shot. Hamlet had one final chance in the 77th minute, but Rickie Hayles nodded wide from Carew’s free-kick. Hamlet were supposed to have been in action last Tuesday night against Brentwood Town in the Velocity Trophy Quarter final, but freezing conditions forced the postponement of the fixtures.

Junior football round-up DOCKLANDS UNDER-8s were in Cup action against Beacons and Petts Wood last weekend.

Docklands dominated their first game against Beacons to convincingly win 5-0 with a hat-trick from Ethan Maxwell and goals from Tyler Andrews and Billy Osman. The second game was a much tighter affair against Petts Wood, who are a league above, the contest ending in a 0-0 draw. That meant Petts Wood had to better Docklands’ score to go through, but their last game dramatically finished 5-0 against Beacons. Lenny Davis, on his birthday, netted in the second half of the extra period and Docklands hung on for the win. Man of the match was Davis.

FISHER UNDER-7s edged a tight game away to Long Lane Lions, defender Dominic Kamara turning in a man-of-the-match performance and Mason Mulholland scoring the only goal. Long Lane flew out the blocks in the second game, which ended 3-2 but Fisher couldn’t net an equaliser.

FISHER UNDER-8s were in Vase action. They led at half-time against Our Lady Lions but lost 4-2, before beating Lewisham Lions 4-3.

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LIONS GO MARSH-ING ON On-loan winger gets first goal as Millwall move to within six points of sixth

John Kelly at The Pirelli Stadium

THE BEAST from the East may have been on the way but it was the Beast from south London that left Burton Albion feeling the shivers on Saturday as the cold hand of relegation tightened its grip on the Brewers.

At this stage of the season, Millwall were meant to be down there with them desperately slogging it out to avoid an immediate return to League One, but there is no chance of that now. Rather than the cold snap from Siberia, Neil Harris preferred to compare his team to a “steam train” afterwards and a ludicrously unlikely push for the play-offs remains on track, even if there are likely to be many twists and turns ahead. Can Millwall keep up this current run until the end of the season? It’s a fool’s game looking ahead at fixtures, but Millwall’s schedule in March looks forgiving. They start with Sunderland at The Den on Saturday, and there can hardly be a greater contrast in confidence levels between two other Championship sides. While Harris is urging realism when asked if his side can finish in the top six, he is not playing down the belief in the squad. Neither are the players, with George Saville the latest, after Lee Gregory last week, to respond to the question about whether they can reach the play-offs with

one of his own: Why not? There are plenty of reasons why not, not least among them the fact that no other side in the top half of the table has the playing budget of Millwall. Bristol City, in sixth, broke their transfer record in successive seasons, twice spending more than £5million on strikers. Jed Wallace likened Millwall to Huddersfield recently when talking about unlikely promotions, but even the Terriers were able to sign players of the calibre of Aaron Mooy on loan and then pay £10million for him on a permanent deal. Even were Millwall to not win another game this season it would still go down as objective achieved. They have 48 points already and that will be enough this campaign to finish above the bottom three. But there is the tantalising thought that there could be so much more for them. Millwall bridge that gap that should be created by all the money the other teams have spent with guts, ferocious belief, determination and togetherness. They weren’t at their best on Saturday – Harris said it was one of their worst away performances this season – but they found a way. Ben Marshall scored his first goal for the club, an ugly effort but such a valuable one that secured three points. Millwall’s recruitment team can confidently rip up the list of transfer targets in case of relegation to League One. And it wouldn’t be a surprise if Marshall was on the list of those being targeted in the

summer. He got himself into the right place to bundle in Wallace’s cross. Talk about the right time, too, as he was about to be replaced with Fred Onyedinma. That substitution happened a couple of minutes later, the grinning Marshall receiving a hearty pat on the back from Harris. Harris has proven his knack of bringing in the right players at the right time. Think of Wallace and then Chris Taylor, with a goal on his debut against Sheffield United, in 2015-16. And Jake Cooper the following season. It is another measure of Harris’ and his coaching staff’s qualities the number of players they have brought in who weren’t wanted elsewhere that they have improved at Millwall. Cooper was immense, for long spells in the second half seeming to attract every Burton cross to his forehead and head it back out with superhero ferocity. Credit to Cooper because it was from his mistake, letting a long clearance from Stephen Bywater bounce, that allowed Darren Bent in on goal in the first half. Thirty-four-year old former England striker Bent may not have the pace he once had, but it was still an impressive recovery from Cooper to slide in and block as Bent was shooting.

Bent had another opportunity from Jacob Davenport’s long pass but he sliced a left-footed effort wide. Late in the second half Tom Naylor twice headed offtarget, the first one the best of them as he nodded over from a few yards when he should at least have tested Jordan Archer, who didn’t have a save to make despite spells of pressure from Burton. It’s funny how it works. Earlier this season Millwall created bundles of chances at places like Nottingham Forest and Brentford and came away with nothing. Last weekend they got a half one and took it and now have four wins on the bounce away from home in the league. If it seems Millwall would look out of place in the top six, just consider how they have done against those sides this season. They have taken points off five of them, the only one they haven’t, Fulham, when they were desperately unlucky to down to a 1-0 defeat to a disputed penalty at Craven Cottage. They also did enough to win instead of draw at Bristol City and Cardiff. Whatever happens, Lions fans will have enjoyed this season. Another three points this weekend and the steam train will continue to pick up speed.

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By John Kelly

IT ONLY took one game for Jake Cooper to know that Millwall could make an impact in the Championship.

The Lions were one of the relegation favourites when they went to Nottingham Forest on the opening day. They lost 1-0, but after creating numerous chances and having a Steve Morison goal controversially ruled out, it gave them the confidence they needed to prove the bookies wrong. Millwall had to wait until the fifth Championship round to pick up their first win, a crushing 4-0 dismissal of Norwich at The Den. They won just one of their opening seven league games, but performances indicated an upturn in results wasn’t far away. Their form at The Den – where they haven’t lost since November – was excellent, but it was after they got their first away win of the season in January that they have really kicked on. Saturday’s 1-0 win at Burton was their fourth in a row away from home in the Championship, leaving them just six points off sixth place. Cooper admitted the squad are “so excited” before every game, given an unlikely shot at the play-offs is now on the cards. Millwall haven’t lost in the league since New Year’s Day, and Cooper was always confident they were capable of producing this kind of run. Cooper explained: “The gaffer brought in good players and as soon as we played that first game at Nottingham Forest we felt like we could really produce something in this league. “From then on we took it step by step, and we have had a few rocky moments, but we knew if we stuck together we could get the results like we have been getting this last month. “It’s important to get a good start. We didn’t get the result on the day but we felt like our performance was really good, going to a top club like Forest. That day helped us settle, but also kept our feet on the ground, the fact we didn’t get a result. It pushed us to keep striving and improve every week. “We’re feeling really good at the moment, momentum is building up. Last week was especially good for us, we were delighted with the two clean sheets and three wins. “We just need to build on that now into Saturday. “We always knew they weren’t going to be pretty games, going to places like Burton and Birmingham. It’s never easy and it’s about grinding out results and staying strong in front of our own goal. Fortunately we did it again, it was like a repeat of Birmingham the way we held out in the last ten or fifteen minutes. “We had a great February, and since the new year, really, we’ve performed like a top side. “Even at the start of the season when we were going to away games and not getting results we always felt like the performances weren’t being reflected. The fact that we’ve got four away wins in a row now it testament to the performances the boys have been



Cooper pinpoints key moment in season

Jake Cooper (far left) celebrates Ben Marshall's winner at Burton last weekend.

putting in. “We’re all happy to be looking up. We’re so excited for each game now and can’t wait for Saturday to build on our little run.” Cooper identifies one other key fixture this season from which the side “haven’t looked back”. Millwall were 2-0 up and “cruising” against Leeds at Elland Road before conceding three in less than 20 minutes in the second half. But Tom Elliott came off the bench to score five minutes from time before Jed Wallace plundered a dramatic injurytime winner for that first away victory. “Leeds was a massive one,” Cooper said. “We were really chasing that away win and nearly threw it away. But it brought the boys so much closer together, scoring those two goals right at the end. From then on we’ve gone from strength to strength. “That game was mad. I didn’t even have time to think, it was, bang – we’re 3-2 down. We’d come out for the second half 2-0 up and cruising but gave a goal away within around 30

seconds. “Thankfully Big T came on and got us a goal. He came on and gave a bit of energy, someone who hadn’t been in the game and felt the shock of the disappointment of going behind. We haven’t looked back since.” Cooper and Shaun Hutchinson have started 22 consecutive league games together at the heart of Millwall’s defence, since Byron Webster’s injury in September. The Lions have kept nine clean sheets in those games, and Cooper feels that’s the work done on the training pitch coming to fruition. “We’ve become closer and closer since I’ve been here,” Cooper said. “At the start of this season some stuff was going wrong but we worked on it on the training pitch with Dave Livermore, the gaffer and Adam Barrett. We work a lot on shape, how we shuffle across and cover each other, making sure there is cover in the right areas. “We work a lot on defensive shape

leading into a game and that’s great for me and Hutch. “We’ve gone from strength to strength. We’ve got a better understanding of where we need to be and how we deal with difficult situations. We want to keep improving. “We’re not letting in many goals, touch wood. Livers, the gaffer and Adam have great experience and it’s great to listen to them and learn how we should be doing it.” The additions of left-sided defenders James Meredith last summer and Jason Shackell in January have also helped raise the level of defensive performance, while a year after losing his place to Webster, Cooper is now a fixture in the side. “I think it was just about playing each game and trying to keep a high level of performance each week, not dropping off for one or two games,” he added. “I try to play the best I can every game. I’ve managed to do that this season and it’s just about keeping that going. “We’ve got twelves tough games left

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and I want to be involved in every one of them. “With the club going up there was always going to be competition for places, so that wasn’t a bother. Jason is a great guy and has come in and shown his experience. He’s a great person to talk to and learn from. I’ve a good relationship with him already. It’s great to have someone like that to come on near the end of games when we are under the cosh. “You know what you’re going to get from Mezza. That’s so important, that you have an understanding. I know the positions he’s going to be in so I can help cover him, and he’s done that a lot for me as well. “It’s good to have experienced competition for places, we can’t just sit back and expect to be in the team every week. “Credit to the gaffer for doing great business. They are top-level players and have pushed up the training levels. “They really fit in with the vibe in the group.”



Jordan Archer isn't ruling out a late charge for the play-offs

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Stopper Jordan proud of clean-sheet haul


By John Kelly

JORDAN ARCHER knows making mistakes is “part and parcel” of the job – and insists they won’t stop him from being “brave” in coming to the help of his defence.

Archer admits there is a tendency for modern goalkeepers to be conservative rather than going for crosses, but he says he admires those stoppers that leave their goal area and take risks. Archer has kept twelve clean sheets in the league this season – Dave Martin claiming the other one – and he believes that is a good return for a club that only won promotion last summer. He has kept three clean sheets in his last three away games, and made one of his best saves of the season when he showed razor-sharp reflexes to tip a fizzing Mo Barrow shot around the post in the 2-0 win over Reading. Archer made an error when he let Adam Matthews’ cross slip into the net against this Saturday’s opponents Sunderland when the sides drew 2-2 at the Stadium of Light in November. But he bounced back to keep two shutouts in his next four games, and he insists mistakes “don’t bother me”. “That’s just part and parcel of the job,” Archer insisted. “I don’t read too much into it. You make a mistake, you dust yourself down and get on with it. You make a save, it’s the same thing. “It’s my job to help the team out when I can. The stats show, there are thirteen clean sheets. That’s phenomenal for a new team in the Championship. It’s a credit to everyone for how hard they have worked. “If I’ve made a mistake I know what I’ve done wrong. I know what I need to

do to get to the level I want. You see ‘keepers in the Premier League that make errors every week, it’s going to happen. When it does happen it doesn’t bother me, I just keep working hard every day. “That work shows when I do make saves and keep clean sheets. I’m still young as a ‘keeper, still learning and still going to make mistakes. It’s all part of the process. “I’m confident and I’ve got great coaches working with me.” Archer feels people don’t realise the dark arts employed by attacking players in the box before opposition corners and free-kicks. “That’s one of the things that only ‘keepers know about. If you analyse corners you see the way strikers and opponents work, you get your arms impeded, your shirt pulled, but I’m used to that now,” Archer said. “That’s why you see some ‘keepers these days not coming off their line. They’d rather stay on their line and let defenders deal with crosses. There aren’t many ‘keepers that do come out so whenever I see one being brave I applaud it. “I’m not going to stop coming for crosses whether it’s to punch it away or catch it. As long as the ball is not in the back of the net then you’ve done your job. “You improve with experience. Kevin Pressman had elbows on him, people stamping on his toes, jersey pulled. You can’t go and punch someone or push someone over. It’s about staying strong, knowing how to time it. “At the end of the day, if people are criticising ‘keepers for not catching it, you have to remember they’ve been brave enough to come for the ball in the first place to help out their defenders. If you ask defenders if they would prefer someone who’s going to come

off their line to help them they’ll take that ‘keeper.” That kind of approach comes with the risk of injury, and Archer recently saw his former Tottenham club-mate Ryan Mason forced to retire a year after a clash of heads with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill leaving him with a fractured skull playing for Hull. “I was with him at Spurs and he is one of the nicest guys in football,” Archer said. “When I heard he had to retire I was devastated, and I’m sure he and his family were as well. “It’s hard to see a player of that quality and a gentleman haivng to retire. I wish him all the best with what he does next. I’m sure he will have other avenues he wants to go down.” Archer left Spurs to secure first-team football, and is now an established Championship goalkeeper. He has made some spectacular saves this season, but he is also keen to give credit to his team-mates for the defensive record. “The boys in front of me have been fantastic,” he continued. “We’ve based our season around being solid defensively. It’s not just the back four, the attacking players defend from the front, they help to close down the opposition. “You often hear comments from people after games that we are one of the hardest teams to play against. We don’t play the prettiest football compared to other teams, but there are no egos, everyone does their job. At the moment it’s paying off. “Hutch [Shaun Hutchinson] and [Jake] Cooper have been fantastic and probably deserve a lot more praise than what they have got. They’ve been so solid, heading, last-ditch tackles and blocks. “We’ve got Moro [Steve Morison] clearing a lot of corners as well. But the rest of the team work so hard to get

their head on the ball and stop their man from scoring.” That defensive organisation and responsibility currently make Millwall one of the hardest teams to beat in the Championship. Only Fulham have a longer current unbeaten league run, twelve games to the Lions’ eight. Millwall are dark horses for the playoffs, something Archer didn’t expect to be considering at this stage of the season, though he insists they could be even higher. He said: “At the start of the season I read that we were fourth favourites to go down. In December we were five points off the bottom three at one point. If you’d asked me before the campaign would we be within six points of the play-offs in March, I would have said ‘no’. “There haven’t been many games we have been outplayed in, so if anything I’m a bit disappointed we aren’t a few points better off. But we’re not going to get carried away. “We can only do what we can do. We’re six points off, but no matter how well we do there are still lots of teams with more points than us. We’ll just keep working and if it is to be then it is to be. “I don’t think we’ve overachieved, I think we’ve equipped ourselves well in almost every single game. It shows how well the manager and staff have done. “The two full seasons I’ve been here we’ve always started off slowly, I don’t know why. At the turn of the year then we seem to put in a run and finish strongly. “We’re looking to do the same now. Every game is tough, there is quality in every single team. But we’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing and come the last game of the season, you never know where we will be.”

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Sky Bet Championship preview

Saturday March 3 at The Den Kick-off: 3pm

NEIL HARRIS has named the same team for three successive fixtures and there is no reason to think he will change a winning formula for the visit of Sunderland to The Den this weekend, writes John Kelly...

This time last year Sunderland were taking on Manchester City at the Stadium of Light, while Millwall were preparing to face MK Dons as they duelled with Southend for a place in the top six in League One. Sunderland haven’t won in six league games, but showed they are not giving up without a fight as they plundered a 96th-minute equaliser against Middlesbrough last weekend, after recently coming from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Bristol City. The Black Cats appointed Chris Coleman just before their 2-2 draw with Millwall at the Stadium of Light in November. That left Sunderland bottom of the Championship, four points off safety – the exact position they occupy ahead of this weekend. Sunderland have won just sixteen points since that November clash, compared to 30 for the Lions. Coleman has won just four league games in charge of Sunderland, whose last victory at Millwall was in September 1995, the Lions coming out on top in the three meetings in south London since then. However, despite Sunderland’s struggles, Harris has emphasised they will pose a threat on Saturday. “It’s a great game to have at The Den, they are a huge club at this level and will bring a big following,” Harris said. “It’s a club that’s in a bit of disarray. “But we have to be diligent about the opposition and respectful of them because they’ve got some very, very good players. Three points are on offer and we want them in front of our fans. “We want to build on the last home win against Sheffield Wednesday and carry the momentum forward. Thirteen points in our last five games is a great return. We’ll keep going about our business and our business all season has been thinking

EFL clubs voted through changes which will see the summer transfer window for permanent signings close on Thursday, August 9 at 5pm. That is in line with proposals voted though by Premier League clubs last year. However, EFL clubs will still be able to sign players on loan up until the end of August, as well as register free agents. Forty of the EFL’s 72 clubs voted in favour of the change, but Harris was left unimpressed with the new rules. “It’s a complete waste of time,” he said. “Nothing has changed, I can’t understand it at all. The Football League just haven’t listened. “Managers have said they want the window closed before the season starts so they know what squad they’ve got. All that’s happened is you can’t do permanent

VS Sunderland

George Saville (centre) scored two free-kick in the sides' November meeting

Lions lick lips as lame Cats head for Den

about winning the next game. “We want to get to that magic 50-point mark and see where is takes us after that. “You see with Sunderland, Birmingham, Reading, Hull to a certain extent, when you’re down there, how tough it is to move away from that zone. “Sunderland have had some really good moments under Chris that looked like they could be the catalyst to kick on,

Lions boss unhappy with transfer changes

THE FOOTBALL League’s new transfer window rules are a “complete waste of time” and will only benefit Sky Sports, Lions boss Neil Harris has blasted.



transfers, but you can do what we call a loan with a view to a permanent which means you take a player on loan but it’s written into the agreement that he signs for the club on January 1. “There is now less clarity, more paperwork for CEOs and club secretaries. We’ll still have the rigmarole of the last day of the window, it’ll be carnage. “Like the VAR, it’s trial and error. What I do understand is people are trying to improve the game. But it’s just my opinion that I don’t see it making any difference. “The proof will be in the pudding. I still think we’ll get to August 9 and it will be a little bit of madness on that day, a lot of hype in the press. It’ll be great for TV, Sky will make a big thing of it in the month of August and then again on August 31 or whatever day it will be. “We’ll see the carnage in August and we’ll be back to square one on September 1 when managers are moaning about squads and losing players on deadline day, players not happy they didn’t get a move.”

but it hasn’t quite happened. “They’re in a massive transition period trying to rebuild, trying to sell the club. I can imagine Chris is very frustrated and has found it difficult to manage the scenario. “But he’s got a wealth of experience as a manager and has some very good players. He’s a good football man with good staff around him.

“They are right in the mix to get out of it. For us, it’s another opportunity to prove ourselves again. The boys can’t wait for the game, the buzz about the place is immense. We’re looking forward to it.” Coleman will be without Jake ClarkeSalter after the defender’s red card against Middlesbrough. Paddy McNair is injured.


Millwall: WDWWW Sunderland: LDLLD Millwall record against Sunderland Played Won 13 Drew 9 Lost 15 Probable Millwall team Millwall: 4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith; Wallace, Saville, Williams, Marshall; Gregory, Morison. Match odds Millwall 10/13 Draw 9/4 Sunderland 9/2

Millwall and Barnsley in online spat THERE WAS a little online skirmish between Millwall and Barnsley this week – after the Tykes accused the Lions of causing “unrest” by announcing a potential fixture change.

The clubs were originally set to meet at 3pm on Saturday March 17, but Millwall announced on their official website that they had been advised by South Yorkshire Police to bring the game forward, adding: “The club has queried the reasoning and justification for this but until confirmation is announced supporters are urged against

booking any transport.” Barnsley were not happy with Millwall jumping the gun, releasing their own statement on their official website shortly afterwards. It read: “We would like to apologise to our fans for finding out about a potential fixture change through the away side. “Barnsley Football Club would like to clarify a recent statement from Millwall Football Club. “There has been a discussion regarding a potential change in kick-off time for the fixture... [but]Barnsley Football Club will only release information

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when it is a fact. The release of this information prior to it becoming a fact has now created ‘speculation’ and caused unrest amongst fans. “This information was released without any prior contact to Barnsley Football Club from Millwall and we can only apologise for this being released.We will of course update fans as a priority when this issue has been finalised.” That post was then deleted, before later in the day both clubs confirmed that the fixture had been moved forward to 1pm on March 17. All’s well that ends well.


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Lions attacker on comeback trail

By John Kelly

Aiden O’Brien

AIDEN O’BRIEN is set to return to full training with Millwall next week.

Millwall in better place in three years under Harris EXCLUSIVE

By John Kelly

NEIL HARRIS has overseen a complete transformation in almost three years in charge of Millwall – but insists the credit for this season’s success belongs to the players.

Harris and his assistant manager Dave Livermore oversaw their first game together on March 14, 2015, a 2-0 defeat at Bolton. They were soon appointed on a permanent basis and won promotion in their second full season. They have defied expectation this campaign by pushing the Lions towards an unlikely play-off challenge with twelve games left. But Harris insisted he is “not fussed” about personal credit, instead preferring

to spread the praise elsewhere. “I get the respect from my players, I get the support from my board, and most of all I get fantastic support from the fans,” Harris said. “Is the club in a better position today than when I took over? I’d like to think so. I don’t think it’s just about being successful in terms of getting results, it’s about building a good Millwall side with good Millwall characters. “We’re nowhere near the finished article at the moment. We’ve got some good young players, brought in some fantastic players this season, but we want to improve again in the summer. “I still see us as moving along the timeline to where we want to be, but we’ve got a long way to go. I think the players get that as well. Everyone has seen the upturn in performances and standards since January, and even before that when I made it very public that I wanted to bring players in to

improve us. That maybe changed the mindset. “I’ve seen it around the training ground in the standards and professionalism. I want this to be the start, I want us to be better than what we are now. “I’m not fussed about the credit, personally. I want the players to get it because they deserve it. “You talk about tactics and the technical side of it, yes we’re helping with that but it’s the players’ performances on the pitch, their character, their determination. “You couldn’t say Birmingham and Burton was about me getting it massively tactically right, it was about the players. Yes we had a game plan as always but it’s their desire to win games of football. “First half last week against Sheffield Wednesday we were much better than them first half, even with all the quality

they’ve got, and were 1-0 down to a wonder goal. Then it’s sink or swim, and that 20 or 25 minutes at the start of the second half was as good a spell of pressure as I’ve seen a Millwall team build in a long time at The Den. “That sums us up, really. The players deserve the credit, not me.”

O’Brien has been out since picking up an ankle ligament injury in the 43 win at Leeds on January 20. The 24-yer-old attacker has scored six goals this season, including four in three games before his spell on the sidelines. He was snapped at Millwall’s training ground this week during running drills with Byron Webster, who has progressed to doing ball work as he aims to return from a crucial ligament injury before the end of the season. Lions boss Neil Harris said: “Aiden is running now outside with the sports scientist. Him and Byron are working together and going really well. “We’ll hopefully have Aiden back in training towards the end of next week.” Millwall face Sunderland this weekend as they bid to stretch their unbeaten league run to nine games. Jordan Archer’s mistake earlier this season allowed Sunderland claim a 2-2 draw, but he has kept four clean sheets in his last six games to earn praise from his manager. “He’s played a lot of games for young man. Goalkeepers, in particular, are looking at 2-300 games before becoming established,” Harris said. “Jordan’s confidence is high and he has confidence in the ability of the players in front of him. “Thirteen clean sheets this year is a great return. At the start of the season I thought that if we got to 15 then that would go a long way to helping us stay in the division. We have 13 already with 12 games to go so the hope is we get to 15 as quickly as we can and go from there.” THE RECYCLED PAPER CONTENT OF UK NEWSPAPERS IN 2014 WAS 83.5%

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