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From Bacon’s to bobsleigh - Winter Olympian praises former school for success By Katherine Johnston

AFTER YEARS of ‘hard work, sacrifices, blood, sweat and tears’, Camberwell bobsleigher Toby Olubi is finally heading to this year’s Winter Olympics. And the Olympian credits his former school, Bacon’s College, with his success - saying its teachers gave him ‘a belief that I could do anything’. Cash-strapped Toby spent four years

raising the funds needed for his training and to compete at Pyeongchang, including appearances on Deal or No Deal and The Cube in a bid for public support. When not enduring punishing five-hour gym sessions or training far from home, Olubi says he can often be found in Bagel King and Burgess Park, and that Southwark still gives him ‘that warm homely, Mumma’s treacle pie on a Sunday morning feeling’. Full story on page 3




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Pride in Lions fans


he continuing stories of Millwall fans popping up their hands to raise money for young Isla Caton shows what kind of people Lions supporters are.

First they asked to donate refunded ticket cash to the little West Ham fan, whose parents want to send her to America to treat her neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. For those unaware of football allegiances, Millwall and West Ham fans have a long-standing rivalry. Next, Nick Hart of Millwall AMS supporters' group volunteered to take part in a walk organised by West Ham fans. Now Bermondsey boy Jamie Pearce has said he'll run a half marathon in a Hammers shirt if he hits his £500 target for Isla. Non football fans may not see the magnitude of what these supporters are doing, but for many it may border on the previously unthinkable helping a West Ham fan. But as some are saying now, when talking about Isla, cancer has no colours. Let's hope many more support Isla and get her over to America.


More police savings nly months ago we reported on front counters being shut to the public at police stations across the borough - with only one 24 hour counter left.

Now it has been confirmed that Southwark and Lambeth police will be merged with a single 'command unit'. Both are very similar boroughs, and of course criminals won't discern between borough borders, so, a merger may make some sense. But this doesn't seem to be the reason given for the move - saving money does. Linking up will possibly bring benefits, but what will be lost by this move? MP Harriet Harman has previously said that the working relationship built up between Southwark and the community needed further work, not dilution. The Met, in a statement, said it 'needs to plan for a future with less'. It's been told to make savings of £325m by 2021-22. With the threat of knife crime and terrorism, in what way can this be seen as a good thing?

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Camberwell man finally reaches dream to get into Olympic bobsleigh team

By Katherine Johnston

AFTER YEARS of training and fundraising – including appearances on Deal or No Deal and The Cube – Camberwell’s Olympic hopeful, Toby Olubi, will finally compete in his first Winter Games later this month in Pyeongchang.

In the run up to the four man bobsleigh event, the News spoke with Southwark’s very own ‘human canon ball’ to find out how it feels to finally join Team GB. Toby, who has been training for five hours a day in the gym, said: “Over the past four years, having not gone to the last Olympics, I didn't allow myself to get carried away with the prospect of going in 2018. “I kept it all cool until that very moment when our director called me up to say I'd been selected. “Like all guys I'd claim to not be an emotional person but that moment hit me more than any other, deep in the feels lol…” The former Bacon’s College pupil, who is currently in Seoul, described the work that goes into getting competition-ready: “Bobsleigh is honestly the hardest thing I've ever done, every day is a challenge. “You expose your body to -19°c temperatures, five times your body weight in g-force, excruciating gym schedules, the possibility of crashing and the 100 per cent possibility of a turbulent ride - think being in a washing machine and then being thrown into a roller coaster! “You also have to manage the mechanics of the sled, which has you in the garage until 10pm most nights and up at 5am most mornings.” He added: “However, it's not about the presence of nerves but how you manage it. “Also when I feel nervous I think about my family and friends, their importance to me means just one thought of them and I'm in 'beast mode'. Nothing comes between me and my mother! And describing how he got into the sport, Toby said: “Like most of my teammates I was a sprinter beforehand but I never progressed past county level. I thought about some of my attributes (probably being the fastest heavyweight in Britain), was invited to bobsleigh trials and did better than I could've imagined. The squad is awash with talent. We have some of the fastest guys in Britain on the team who've graced the same tracks as Usain Bolt himself. That's the calibre needed to compete right now in this sport. Bobsleigh has come a long way since the Cool Runnings days.” Talking about his old school, Toby

“We have some of the fastest guys in Britain on the team who've graced the same tracks as Usain Bolt himself. That's the calibre needed to compete right now in this sport”

sang its praises: “I went to Bacon’s college secondary school and they did a good job nurturing my talents and instilling a belief that I could do anything. They heavily invested time and effort into developing me academically, physically and morally. “From grabbing a bite in Bagel King, running around Burgess Park or studying in John Harvard Library, Southwark has always given me that warm homely, Mumma’s treacle pie on a Sunday morning feeling. “As I get older my attention goes more and more towards what I'm leaving behind to the next generation. I've always been socially conscious but right now my legacy is just as important as winning a medal. My story is all about integrity, perseverance, hard work and attainment. “It's a story about a young boy from a council estate who got 5 A*s and 6 As in his GCSEs, graduated with a degree in Economics and Politics, went on three game shows to fund his Olympic journey then went on to become an Olympian... and I'm not done yet!” Toby Olubi will be competing on February 24 and 25 in the four man Winter Olympics bobsleigh event.

Millwall fan Jamie: ‘I’ll run half marathon in West Ham shirt if I hit target for Isla’


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By Chiara Giordano

A LIFE-long Millwall fan has vowed to run a half marathon in a West Ham strip if he hits his fundraising target for a young cancer sufferer.

When Jamie Pearce heard of little Hammers supporter Isla Caton's story and what other Millwall fans were doing to help, he felt compelled to do his bit. Three-year-old Isla suffers from rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma and needs to travel to America for a potentially life-saving bivalent vaccine. Isla's family had initially hoped to raise £192,000 to send her overseas for the vaccine, which could help prevent her cancer from returning once she is in remission. However, they recently shared the devastating news that Isla's cancer has relapsed and that they are now aiming to raise £400,000, as she will need additional treatment not available on the NHS. Touched by her story, 25-year-old Jamie, father to a young child himself, has decided to run the whole of the Vitality Big Half in a West Ham shirt next month if he raises at least £500 for Isla. "I will wear a West Ham shirt

which, for me, is blasphemy," said Jamie, who works in recruitment and is also studying an economics degree at Goldsmiths. "I'm as big a Millwall fan as you're going to get really and I've never worn anybody else's colours, but I thought it would be nice to do something for Isla. "Especially when you've got kids of your own it hits another nerve; my little boy is six months old now and looking at him he's always happy and smiley and you would not want to see it [what Isla is suffering] for any kid." The News previously reported how Millwall supporters asked to donate their ticket refunds from last month’s Leeds United match to Isla's cause, and that Nick Hart of Millwall AMS supporters' group was taking on a sponsored walk alongside Hammers

fans in a West Ham shirt. Jamie, originally from Bermondsey but now living in Bromley, will take on the Big Half on March 4, and also plans to run Brighton Marathon, London Marathon, French Riviera Marathon, and another half this year. Runners will begin the Big Half on Tower Bridge before heading to Canary Wharf, then back along the highway to cross Tower Bridge into Southwark, and then to the finish line at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. To donate to Jamie's fundraising page, visit: aising/j-pearce3 To read more about Isla's story and to donate to her campaign, visit: igns/charity/thebradleyloweryfoun dation/islacaton

Fans and players talk Millwall BERMONDSEY

By Katherine Johnston

Jamie Pearce (right) with Millwall player Lee Gregory; and how the News has reported Isla’s story over the last two weeks

" I w ill w e ar a W e s t H a m sh ir t w hic h, f o r m e , is b la sp he m y "

Flipping amazing! BERMONDSEY

A NEW exhibition has opened sharing the history and experiences of Millwall’s ethnic minority fans. The exhibition, put together by Bermondsey charity Bede House and showcased at Southwark Local History Library, is a collection of memories from fans, players and the local community. One interviewee, Frank Preston, joked: “Once on the train to an away match one bloke sort of came and sort of looked at me, realised I was doing the cryptic crossword in the Telegraph, and told me ‘put it away, mate, you're giving us a bad name’.” In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, black players were voted Millwall’s players of the year. Two early trailblazers were Trevor Lee and Phil Walker, both signed in 1975. Walker reflected on his acceptance from fans: “I came up against Garth

Former player Trevor Lee

Crooks. “He was called all the names under the sun, but I was Phil. “So in the end you get to say, are they all racist, or do they want to put you off, because you are not wearing their kind of shirt?” Bede House director Nick Dunne said the club wanted to hear from more black and ethnic minority fans: “We hope this

Phil Walker

will encourage more people to share their stories and, through this project, contribute to Millwall’s evolving role in our fast changing community.” The Lottery Funded heritage project, Millwall’s Changing Communities: The memories of football and community in south London’ will be showcased at the Southwark Local History Library until February 28, 2018.

OVER £600 was raised in the Better Bankside Pancake Day Race on Tuesday.

Local businesses competed in teams at the Marlborough Sports Playground

to see who would batter their rivals. They raised £616 for Paintings in Hospitals, a Borough-based charity which uses art to inspire wellbeing in patients.

By Chiara Giordano

THE MAYOR of London visited the Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey this week to launch a £45m fund aimed at preventing youngsters from getting caught up in crime.

Sadiq Khan met with staff and youngsters at the Old Jamaica Road centre on Tuesday as he announced the new Young Londoners Fund. Charities, schools and community groups across London will be able to bid for the funding, which will see £15m invested over each of the next three years from April. Speaking to the News on Tuesday, Mr Khan said he would be “astonished” if Southwark did not receive a share of the fund. “I would be astonished if boroughs like Southwark would not have many successful bids,” he said. “And actually bear in mind the demographics – there are a lot of young Londoners here and we are going to invest in them. “We are working on the criteria – one is whether an area has lost money because of government cuts and if there are issues around youth crime, including knife crime.” Mr Khan said the funding would “fill the gap” left by government cuts over the last eight years. “It’s really important that we invest in young people and don’t demonise them and think they are all involved in criminality,” he added.


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Bermondsey and Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle said he would hope to see a proportionate amount of funding come to Southwark, as well as other boroughs significantly affected by knife crime. “This is money from City Hall – fresh funding for structured activity to try and help tackle problems that affect families in our boroughs,” he told the News. “As police numbers have gone, as youth centres and other activities have rescinded in other parts of London, we’ve seen the reappearance of this so anything that helps schools, young people and youth clubs do more to prevent any family having a loss of this kind is a massive benefit.” Sam Adofo, director at Salmon Youth Centre, added: “We believe every young person has potential and we work intensively to inspire young people to reach this potential by improving their health and wellbeing, involving them in positive community engagement, and preparing them for education and work. “We very much welcome the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund as it means youth centres like ours will be able to continue the work we do and impact many more young lives.” Of the total new funding, £10m a year will make up a new fund into which local communities, charities and schools will be able to bid for funds. £5m a year will be used to scale up existing projects funded from City Hall that are already supporting young Londoners.


‘Give our bridge a chance’


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Architects who came up with first proposals for Rotherhithe crossing call for their design to be considered properly

By Chiara Giordano

A SOUTHWARK-based architect firm fears it could be the end of the road for the Rotherhithe bridge design it has worked on for more than four years.

reForm Architects, based in Borough, came up with the first serious proposal for a Thames crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf back in 2013. The SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) teamed up with Elliot Wood engineers and Buro Happold to draw up a design for a bascule-type pedestrian and cycle bridge. However, a feasibility study carried out by firm Arcadis on behalf of Transport for London (TfL) has recommended a lift or swing bridge, rather than a bascule. A bascule is a bridge similar to Tower Bridge which pivots out of the way, balanced by a counterweight.

TfL has put the design contract out to tender through its internal multidisciplinary framework made up of a number of large firms which have all seen the feasibility report. reForm managing director Nik Randall fears this will mean the bidders will have no reason to team up with his firm since the report recommended only a swing or a lift bridge. “Those firms were showing a lot of interest [in reForm’s design] until the documents came out saying it shouldn’t be a bascule,” he told the News. “We’ve had Elliott Wood working with us all the way through so we know it works – it has been supported and reviewed by the Buro Happold team who are internationally regarded for their bridge designs. “It’s not just a pretty image; it’s a viable design and we think it should at least be assessed. “There might be a better design that comes out through the TfL procurement

process but, unless our design is assessed against it, we cannot see how TfL can be confident they have the best value and best and most popular design.” Mr Randall, who has lived on the border of Dulwich and Peckham for 30 years, said the “incredible strength of local support” for reForm’s design was one of the main reasons his team carried on. “A project that is much-needed in that part of London could be delayed when they [TfL] have an option that’s popular,” he said. “It should be a case of which is the right bridge for London, which is best for value and easiest to manage etc. and they won’t know that unless they also

consider ours.” Ben Plowden, director of project and programme sponsorship for TfL Surface Transport, said: “We are currently progressing a new crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf, which will provide a much-needed walking and cycling connection between the two areas. “The work we have carried out so far has suggested that a bridge could be the best option. “We recently undertook a public consultation seeking views on the best location and we hope to publish the results shortly. “While a navigable bridge is TfL’s preference, no final decisions have yet

How the bridge would look when open

been made, and Londoners were asked to comment on a number of design considerations as part of the consultation process." A spokesperson for TfL added that any feasibility work carried out would not advantage anyone in bidding for the next stage of design work because the appointment would be based on the capabilities of the team, rather than the evaluation of a design. A poll is currently running on the Brunel Bridge website, set up by a nonpolitical community group, asking people to choose which type of bridge they would prefer:

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Set designers for acclaimed Cursed Child play fear being priced out of Old Kent Road EXCLUSIVE

By Katherine Johnston

THE SET designers for the critically acclaimed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play say Southwark’s historic role as home of the scenic industry is threatened by rising rents and diminishing workspaces on the Old Kent Road.

Souvenir scenic studios, based on Verney Road, has created stage designs for a roll call of the West End’s most famous productions. The family-run business’ work includes the backdrops for JK Rowling’s stage hit, and musicals The Wizard of Oz, Love Never Dies, and Betty Blue Eyes, and dramas Private Lives, The Misanthrope, La Bete, and Deathtrap. Since moving to its base to the Old Kent Road industrial estate from Herne Hill in 1991, the company has grown a reputation for innovation and creative flair through a long-running partnerships with the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. In 2012, the company designed and built the four tonne oak tree featured in Danny Boyle’s London Olympics opening ceremony. Owner Simon Kenny, who runs the

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Photo: (c) Manuel Harlan

business with his partner Jeanette and daughter Agnes, said: “People don’t come to us for the easy stuff, they come to us for the things that are difficult. “To work on sets like Harry Potter is a great privilege, I can say there’s not one thing we have created that’s boring. “We met Alexander McQueen in 1999 and started doing his shows and his support helped us realise our potential. “The retrospective we did at the V&A, Savage Beauty, was one of our most rewarding jobs and it was a way of saying thank you to him.” He continued: “We used to be able to buy everything on the Old Kent Road, there was nothing we could not get hold of without going far because south London has always been a centre for theatrical companies serving the West End. “The West End is unique in the world, having such a lot of small theatres in such

a small area.” But many other London-based scenic designers have already shut shop, and even protected buildings like Walworth’s Harker’s Studio, are being turned into flats rather than kept as creative spaces. “Terry Murphy Scenery, Flints Theatrical Chandlers... they have all gone,” says Mr Kenny, concerned that Souvenir could have to leave Southwark too. “When we signed the lease in 1990, we had a 25 year lease protected under the landlord and tenant act,” he explains. “We have already had to move from 12 to 60 Verney Road, as the site had planning permission for redevelopment. “We need a 20,000 square foot factory and there’s nowhere else in London near to the West End where we can get that. “Our lease expires in five years and there’s no certainty after that. “If we move outside London, to somewhere like Ashford, we’re no longer

produces ceremonial hats used in the Trooping of the Colour and state opening of parliament. Each hat is hand-made, a painstaking process taking between six to ten weeks using only British-sourced materials. A single mistake means the hat is started from scratch and, as Mr Harding notes: “You can’t let a Deputy Lord Lieutenant down.” The company has been based in south London for 350 years, a place Mr Harding describes as ‘the traditional home of hattery’. “Throughout history there have been limited routes across the river and the West End was, at one time, a debauched hell hole. “But Southwark was the heart at the

centre of London, close to the markets, trading routes in and out the city, and access to materials from the docks.” “Being a hatter is very different to millinery. A hat has a function. Millinery is pretty and has no other purpose. “Those hats are lightweight, ethereal, demure, beautiful and elegant. “We don’t do frilly stuff, all our hats are designed with a function in mind whether they are a top hat or a riding hat, they are intended to protect against a risk.” Patey’s was founded when the French Hugenot Corne family escaped persecution from continental Europe and found refuge in London. They were part of a migrant community with weaving skills and

a taxi ride away, and we also lose our skilled workforce. “Eighty per cent of our work is in London - when we have to move, everything will be completely different.” Draft 20-year regeneration plans for the Old Kent Road include provision for 10,000 new jobs and 20,000 new homes - including 7,000 affordable homes – and 26 protected hectares of industrial land. The Bakerloo line extension, new parks, schools and creative work spaces are all predicted to bring prosperity to the area which will benefit from a green commuter belt linking up existing parks and green spaces. Cllr Mark Williams, Southwark Council’s cabinet member for Regeneration and New Homes, told the News: “We know we need to be ambitious if we want to meet the need for more housing in London, whilst at the same time increasing employment

opportunities and designing new neighbourhoods that deliver new open spaces, community facilities, improvements to air quality and a shift to sustainable travel like walking and cycling. The Old Kent Road Area Action Plan meets all this, effectively building a new town centre in central London. “We have been working hard to engage with local businesses to understand their thoughts and concerns about the regeneration. We have made substantial changes to the current version of the Old Kent Road Area Action Plan following feedback from residents and businesses at the last consultation. “I would like to reiterate our commitment to making sure local businesses and creative industries are benefitting as much from this redevelopment as anyone else in the area and look forward to continuing the discussion with them.”

Hattery with 350 year history fears rent hikes

THE MANAGER of London’s only remaining traditional hattery, based in south London since 1695, says regeneration on the Old Kent Road could force their business to move if rents rise.

Patey’s manager Ian Harding said: “We used to be on Amelia Street and that was redeveloped and we had to move. “If rents are hiked up, we could have to move again.” Although most of their customers are not from the area, the company has a strong historical connection to south London and most of their employees live a short walk from the Canterbury Industrial Estate workshop. The company, which has a royal warrant, makes hats for the military, and

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artistry in east London, centred around Spitalfields. Despite changing fashions, the company is optimistic about its future. “We have a historical heritage which is lived daily in London. “There will always be bellboys, croupiers, concierges and men in top hats.”

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Ecuadorian scientist gets own street

ECUADORIANS IN London celebrated the unveiling of the new “Maldonado Walk” on Saturday by the Mayor of Southwark, in honour of the sixteenth century scientist Pedro Vicente Maldonado.

Kennington tube Bank platform to close for 16 weeks

Traditional Ecuadorian dancers and members of Elephant and Castle’s Latin American community joined Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall and Southwark Mayor, Charlie Smith, at the inauguration of the new street. Maldonado was an Ecuadorian scientist who died in London and was buried at St James’ Church in Piccadilly.


Closure for Northern Line extension work EXCLUSIVE

By Chiara Giordano

BANK BRANCH trains will not stop at Kennington station for sixteen weeks while Northern Line extension work is carried out, the News can reveal.

Trains travelling on the Bank branch will not stop at the station from May 26 until mid-September to allow four customer passageways to be built. This is because the Victorian-era Bank branch platforms at Kennington are too narrow to allow the work to be safely completed behind hoardings while also keeping the platforms open, Transport for London (TfL) has said. Walworth councillor Eleanor Kerslake said the news came as an “unpleasant surprise” to both her and residents, who had not been warned the platforms would potentially have to close despite raising concerns with TfL on numerous occasions. “We’ve been raising safety in general for about four years and at no point did they tell us this sixteen-week closure would be a risk,” the Newington ward Labour councillor told the News. “They said they would keep everything open so it completely blindsided local residents. It’s pretty outrageous and it’s incredibly frustrating. “This will cause huge disruption that people won’t have been able to plan for at all. “It’s a really busy station for people who live around there but also there’s a lot of people who change there and switch branches and for sixteen weeks it will put pressure on Elephant and Castle station and other stations. “I will be asking them to provide written updates to residents and at a

public meeting, and to bring forward the rezoning of Kennington station so it will became a Zone 1/Zone 2 station,” she added. “We’ve always said this would be good compensation for residents who’ve had all this disruption over the years.” Since the branch will not stop at Kennington, it means there will be no interchange for those travelling on the Northern line between the Bank and Charing Cross branches during this period. A temporary timetable will be put in place, which TfL says will mean more direct trains to and from Morden on the Charing Cross branch approximately every ten minutes. However, there will be a slightly reduced, and therefore busier, service on the Bank branch. The Victoria line will also be busier. Kennington station will remain open for the duration of the work, with customers able to board trains northbound, via the Charing Cross branch, or southbound to Morden. Stuart Harvey, TfL’s director of major projects, said: “We apologise to Northern line customers and to local residents for the disruption this will cause to their journeys. “Running Bank branch trains through Kennington without stopping will allow us to build the additional passageways we need in the quickest and least disruptive way possible, and are essential to enable customers to access the new Northern Line Extension when it opens.” Once complete, the passageways are expected to make it quicker and easier for customers to change between different branches of the Northern line at Kennington. The Northern line extension from Battersea to Kennington, via Nine Elms, is expected to bring Battersea and surrounding areas to within fifteen minutes of the City and West End and is due for completion in 2020. TfL said there will be more detailed travel advice in advance of the work starting to help customers plan their journeys.

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By Katherine Johnston

After an unsuccessful campaign to have his remains exhumed and sent back to his country of birth, Ecuadorian resident Ronny Cruz suggested to Councillor Linforth-Hall that perhaps London’s Ecuadorian community could commemorate the famous historical figure with a new street name. After three years, and with support of Southwark Council, the passage between The Strata and the railway line near Elephant and Castle is now ‘Maldonado

Walk’. At the inauguration, Councillor Linforth-Hall said: “The name of such a famous and distinguished compatriot is now remembered in an area of the Latin Quarter of London, close to where I live. “But this is not just a big day for Ecuadoreans. I firmly believe that, with this gesture, the Borough is recognising the vital contribution to our communities of all Latin American people.” Maldonado was born in 1704 in Riobamba, Ecuador and died in 1748. He achieved fame as a distinguished scientist, physicist, mathematician, astronomer, topographer and geographer.

Rent hike calls time on one of UK’s top cult pubs


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By Katherine Johnston

In January staff at the pub on Queens Road, Peckham, were told the pub’s owner had to sell up after a rise in rent to its freeholders. With little notice, managers Ester Van Kempen and Dean McMullen were forced to let go all the pub’s eight bar staff, cancel a fully booked six month gig schedule, and tell club night promoters the venue would no longer be available. A petition set up by club promoter James Howard two weeks ago, imploring the new owners to keep the venue as a live music venue, has received almost 8,000 signatures. But so far there has been no response from new proprietor Chapman & Winney Ltd. Ms Van Kempen said she had heard unconfirmed reports from people who saw building work take place that the historic pub’s stage had already been dismantled. Ms Van Kempen told the News: “It is just frustrating. They haven’t thought about the community. “In the UK 35% of small live music venues have closed and now we have lost another. A gentrified gastro pub is not what we need.” The pair are also unsure whether the

new pub will offer them and their staff jobs, and feel stuck in limbo. The pub has already risen from the ashes once before. Since 1967 the pub had gained a cult following under the tenure of owner Peter Hoyle and managers Stan and Bet Powell. The family boozer was as famous for the cult bands it attracted as it was for the quirky, macabre décor - including human skeletons. The NME had interviewed Nick Cave and Shane McGowan in the pub, which regularly topped lists like the Rough Pub Guide Book, and was once described by The Sun as one of the nation’s ‘strangest, and best, boozers’. In 2012, after its owners died, The Montague Arms opened under the management of Noel Gale, owner of Oval’s The Brown Derby. The pub’s new incarnation became a bastion for the gay, lesbian, transgender and self-proclaimed queer community, holding a monthly club night called Passionate Necking. Organiser Natalie Healey, who started

the monthly night three years ago with Alex Collinson, said: “We absolutely loved our regular crowd and we’re so grateful for the friendly people who would turn up every month covered in glitter and ready to dance the night away. “The Montague Arms allowed people to take over the place for the night regardless of whether that was to put on gigs, club nights, or comedy shows - and make it their own space. It was unpretentious and allowed anyone to put on their event without charging ridiculous fees. Closing LGBTQ spaces limits the number of places people in this community can go to feel safe and comfortable and enjoy themselves, which sadly just isn’t always possible in mainstream venues. “The Montague Arms didn’t tolerate homophobia and transphobia and it was a Good Night Out venue. This meant it was dedicated to dealing with, tackling and preventing harassment of all kinds. It really made a difference knowing that the venue’s management and staff would take it seriously if something happened

photos: Gingerdope

PECKHAM’S MONTAGUEArms has closed its doors amid fears its days as a live music venue are numbered.

on the night to make you uncomfortable.” Beverley Whitrick, Strategic Director for the Music Venue Trust, said the charity supported the campaign to save the pub as a music venue but warned that there was little they could do without the backing of its new owners. “In a task force review in 2015 and 2016, the Montague Arms was highlighted as one of the grassroots music venues in London and identified as worthy of protection,” she said. “It’s tragic but not much we can do at this point. “The Greater London Authority has been hugely supportive and they understand all these issues, which is why

Sadiq Khan has appointed Amy Lamé as the ‘night czar’. “Sadly, music pubs have no protection because almost all of them operate in rented buildings. We wrote to the new owners in January saying we would very much like to talk to them about the importance of the pub as a music venue, but as yet we have not heard back. “This is another case that highlights the challenge we face protecting our civic and cultural assets. “We will continue to discuss developments with the Mayor’s office.” ms-and-keep-it-as-a-live-music-venue


Murderer to serve at least 23 years for teen stabbing By Katherine Johnston

A MAN whom police say has ‘complete disregard for human life’ has been jailed for murdering a teenager outside Afrikiko Bar on the Old Kent Road in August last year. Dickson Tangu, aged 22, (pictured) was found guilty of the murder of nineteen year old Daniel Namanga and possession of a knife last week. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday, 09 February, and will serve a minimum of 23 years. The court heard that Mr Namanga was on a night out with friends at the Peckham club on 08 August last year when he became involved in an altercation outside. The nineteen-year-old was chased and stabbed, before his killer fled the

scene. Paramedics were unable to save Mr Namanga, who was pronounced dead at 02.05 am, from single stab wound to the chest. Police arrested Tangu on 11 August at his home address at Wilkinson Gardens in Croydon. Eight other people were arrested in connection with the investigation and all were subsequently released. In court, the jury took just two hours to reach a verdict of guilty. Detective Sergeant Rob Tickle said: "Tangu is a dangerous individual, embroiled in a culture of violence in which he has shown a complete disregard for human life, including whilst at court.” He also paid tribute to the Namanga’s family, highlighting the ‘immense courage, dignity and strength’ of his mother, Sally. “The family particularly want to

thank the emergency services personnel who fought hard to save Daniel's life, the criminal justice system and the investigation team whose commitment, hard work and determination ensured that Tangu was convicted,” he said. In a statement following Tangu’s sentencing, the victim’s family said: "Thank God our prayers have been answered and justice has been served."

Sparks of passion

LONDON Fire Cadets share the love on Valentine’s Day at Old Kent Road Fire Station, and remind couples celebrating the special day to be careful when lighting romantic candles at home.

The volunteer cadets, aged fourteen to seventeen, spend their Wednesday evenings learning essential fire-fighting skills and helping their local community, and will represent the Fire Brigade at events like this year’s London Marathon.

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Police merger gets go-ahead with Southwark and Lambeth to get one ‘Command Unit’ London-wide scheme to save Met money


By Katherine Johnston

SOUTHWARK AND Lambeth police will be merged into one new ‘Basic Command Unit’ in a drive to save costs, the London Met announced today.

Currently each of London’s 32 boroughs has its own police department, but these will be transformed into twelve Basic Command Units, with Lambeth and Southwark becoming one force. Scotland Yard says the units will mean a more streamlined service as each unit will roughly cover the same geographical sized area. It also said teams will be able to operate across borough boundaries and respond to emergencies more efficiently. As the News reported in June last year, the initiative was trialled in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering, and Camden and Islington from January in2017. The scheme will now be rolled out across London within the next twelve months. Harriet Harman and Neil Coyle

have strongly opposed the proposals. The Camberwell and Peckham MP previously said: “I am totally opposed to merging the boroughs. “The working relationship that’s built up between Southwark Borough Command and their team with the communities in Southwark and with the council are of huge importance, and need yet further work, not diluting across two boroughs. “Coordination between the two boroughs on issues like gang crime is important but this doesn’t need a borough merger. “This is driven not by the needs of people living in Southwark, or the police, but by cuts.” The move comes as part of a costsaving drive across the policing service which has been told to make savings of £325million by the financial year 2021-22. In tandem, officer numbers are also expected to fall to 30,000 by this April and even further in the next three years. As well as an increase in enquiries dealt with over the phone, the Met has also committed to setting up


Francesca, 12, wins first dance championship ten weeks after breaking foot By Katherine Johnston

JUST TEN weeks after breaking her foot, a twelve-year-old from Dulwich has won her first Irish Dancing championship.

On Sunday, Francesca Vass Redford competed in the Trainor Feis competition, two-and-a-half months after she was forced to pull out of the world qualifiers after breaking her foot in three places whilst practising. Despite being ‘absolutely devastated’ by her injury last year, Francesca still went to support her team mates from the Hopkins Academy of Irish Dance in the competition, who were delighted to return the favour this weekend. Francesca’s teacher Sarah Hopkins, a former Riverdance cast member,

praised her commitment throughout four years of training. She said the youngster has never willingly missed a class in four years, and often practices for up to ten hours a week. Ms Hopkins said: “As a teacher, I am so incredibly proud of Francesca for showing such determination, resilience and passion. “It astounds me that she is only twelve-years-old and has more focus and drive than some of the adults I know.” Her aunt, Holly Vass, is also a champion Irish dancer, and fittingly, the pair share the same first title.

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'multi-agency hubs' where police officers and child safeguarding professionals from other organisations will work together to protect vulnerable children. In a statement issued this week, the Met said: “We need to plan for a future with less, and become more resilient so we can continue to meet our financial and operational challenges, and our current and future policing challenges - terrorism and safeguarding in particular. “Without significant changes in how we manage our resources we would be unable to meet these head on.” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons said: "Our new structure will also give us the resilience and consistency we need across the whole of London, so we can continue to respond to large scale incidents and meet the financial and operational challenges we are facing." The News asked the Met where the combined boroughs’ new HQ would be based, but received no response by the time of going to press.

Editorial - page 2 Francesca with her trophy and classmates from the Hopkins School of Irish Dance (main) and with teacher Sarah Hopkins

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Cervical cancer charity warns women not going for routine check-ups over body shame



By Katherine Johnston

A CERVICAL cancer charity is warning that body shame and embarrassment is stopping young women attending potentially life-saving cervical smear tests.

After the death of Bermondsey-born reality TV star Jady Goody, at just 27, from cervical cancer, the number of women attending routine screening appointments shot up. But now, cervical smear uptake in England is at a 20 year low across all age groups, with 25-49 year olds least likely to attend their appointments. According to data shared by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, based in Borough, 33.9 per cent of women do not attend their screenings. That means one in three women are not getting vital checks which can prevent cervical cancer from developing or catch the disease early. According to the charity’s recent survey of more than 2,000 women,

35 per cent said they were too embarrassed to attend smear tests because of their body shape. Figures showed 34 per cent said they were embarrassed because of the appearance of their vulva, and 38 per cent said they were concerned about smelling ‘normal’. In the survey of women aged 25-35, a third said they would not go for the check-up unless they had waxed or shaved their bikini area. Robert Music, Chief Executive Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, said: “Smear tests prevent 75 per cent of cervical cancers so it is a big worry that so many young women, those who are most at risk of the disease, are unaware of the importance of attending. “Please don’t let unhappiness or uncertainty about your body stop you from attending what could be a lifesaving test. “Nurses are professionals who carry out millions of tests every year, they can play a big part in ensuring women are comfortable.” The majority (99.7%) of cervical cancers are caused by persistent human papillomavirus (HPV)

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Cervical cancer screening (c) Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

infection which causes changes to the cervical cells. Women who have received the HPV vaccine should still attend screenings. 220,000 UK women are diagnosed

with cervical abnormalities each year, the majority of which are successfully treated. More than 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every

year, and around 890 of them lose their lives. Women aged 25-49 are invited to attend smear tests every three years by their GP, and women aged 50-64 every five.

Brewery brothers to make over 14m pints a year BERMONDSEY

By Chiara Giordano

A BERMONDSEY-based brewery founded by a pair of brothers four years ago will be able to make over 14 million pints a year as part of its expansion, it has announced.

Fourpure Brewing was originally housed in just one unit at Bermondsey Trading Estate when it was launched by brothers Dan and Tom Lowe back in 2013. But the company has since grown to occupy five units – and recently announced a £2.5million investment into the development of its brewery. Fourpure now expects to brew up to eight times a day, increasing its output to over fourteen million pints per year, with the help of “world-class technology” brought in as part of the latest expansion. Speaking to the News, Dan Lowe said: “We made the decision to stay around in our local community here to expand the footprint we’ve got, rather than moving further out to the outskirts of London. “It’s pretty important for us because half of our beer gets brought into south east London, between here and the South Bank area, and a lot of our existing team has made this area their home, so we’ve

got a community of our team and local customers who are Fourpure fans as well so it’s pretty exciting. “We were drawn here because of other artisanal producers around Druid Street and other areas and now we’ve got about ten beer destinations between Fourpure and London Bridge and we enjoy being in the space because we can collaborate and share resources. “The technology we’ve brought in is world class, first of its kind in the UK, which is allowing us to get access to the quality which up until now has only been able to be produced on a much more significant scale but it will still allow us to create craft products. “I feel right now we are just getting started – we had a foundation stage and have established ourselves as a brand – and we have the right team, technology and space to take ourselves to more of a national brand, although we are not looking to expand at all costs.” Fourpure held a public launch party on Saturday, February 10, to unveil its four vessel Craft-Star brewing system which is expected to put the brand “at the forefront of technological advancement within the UK beer industry”. The brewery also features twelve new 200-hectrelitre fermentation tanks, two

Brewer brothers Tom (left) and Dan Lowe

grain silos, and an automated malthandling system which enables Fourpure to crush its own grain on site, giving greater control over production. The brewery’s latest development also

includes upgrades to make the venue more comfortable, such as family and wheelchair-friendly facilities. Customers can enjoy up to 20 taps of the latest seasonal releases and the

brewery also includes a viewing gallery, mezzanine and glass-walled meeting rooms, which will be available to hire. For more information, visit:

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Deal Porters From the collections of Southwark Local History Library and Archives and the Cuming Museum Collection, London Borough of Southwark

A lo ok bac k to t he dock in g day s

New exhibition explores history of Rotherhithe By Chiara Giordano

AN EXHIBITION celebrating the heritage of Rotherhithe will go on show to the public tomorrow.

World by the Water will focus on some of the key elements of the history and heritage of the area, and how it has been shaped by water over the centuries. Sarah Yates, an independent curator and researcher who has lived in the area for 20 years, has brought together the memories and history of the area to form the temporary exhibition, with the help of local people and organisations. Visitors can expect historic images, snapshots in time of places and personalities, and the personal memories and voices of people from the area. Speaking to the News, Sarah said: “When I saw this opportunity I just thought it was fantastic for me to learn more about my local area. “There’s a lot of work local people and organisations have already done in recording the heritage and memories and how the area used to be even just a

generation ago. “British Land [developers who are planning a massive regeneration scheme in Canad Water] had had feedback from the community who’ve highlighted how important the heritage and history of the area is to them, so they commissioned this exhibition to celebrate some of that heritage. “There will be three themes; one is daily life and down time, which will focus on things people did and the houses they lived in; the second will be work and trade which looks very closely at the dock activities; and the third is health and nature.” The free exhibition will be held in the Canada Water Masterplan Hub, opposite Tesco in Surrey Quays shopping centre, from February 16 to March 1. It will be open 3.30pm-7.30pm Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-2pm Tuesdays, and 11am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibition has been curated by Sarah Yates and designed and coproduced with design firm Four Zero One. A programme of events featuring talks and workshops will also take place alongside the exhibition. For full details see: http://www.canadawatermasterplan. com/community-news/world-waterexhibition-canada-water-rotherhithehistory/

Surrey Docks c1938 From the collections of Southwark Local History Library and Archives and the Cuming Museum Collection, London Borough of Southwark


Free-to-enter awards programme features sixteen categories, including Southwark Business of the Year By Kevin Quinn

THE LONDON borough of Southwark’s first awards to celebrate the area’s 18,000 businesses are open for entries after a sparkling launch at The Shard.

Over 140 guests gathered in the 34th floor Ren Room of Shangri-La Hotel, at the Shard, for the opening event last week. The free-to-enter awards programme features sixteen categories, including Southwark Business of the Year. Fully backed by the News, as media partner, the paper is urging all businesses small, medium and large to take part in this, the first one held in Southwark and will be profiling some of the business entering over the coming weeks. The highlight of the six-month awards programme will be the glittering, black-tie Gala Dinner and Charity Ball awards ceremony for 400 people on 21st June, hosted by a celebrity compere. The Launch sponsor Sellar, the owners of the Shard, proudly hailed Southwark as the best borough to live, work and play at the impressive launch last Wednesday. Stuart Berkoff, Chief Financial Officer Sellar, said they were a measure of how far Southwark had come since the company bought the site next to London Bridge Station and developed The Shard. “Over the past 20 years, along with our partners, the State of Qatar, we have invested almost £2billion in the borough. That’s what we call commitment. “We have developed almost 2 million square foot of mixed use space. But more importantly we brought a range of national and international businesses to Southwark, as well as millions of people who would never have ventured over the southside of the river. “Once overlooked and ignored, Southwark has become one of the capital’s great places to live, work and play.” The new awards, backed by Headline Partner, Lewisham Southwark College, and Awards Partners, Southwark Chamber of Commerce, Southwark Council, and White Label Creative, is sponsored by some of the borough’s leading businesses, including British Land, and Grosvenor. The programme is supported by Shangri-La Hotel, Jensen’s Gin and Media Partner, Southwark News. Speakers thanked all the sponsors who made the evening possible and stressed that the awards were open to all types and sizes of enterprise, from start-ups and SMEs to charities and entrepreneurs. Southwark Councillor and Cabinet Member for Business Culture and Social Regeneration Johnson Situ


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The Southwark Business Excellence Awards 2018


1. Business of the Year

2. Entrepreneur of the Year

3. The SME Excellence Award 4. Best Business for Customer Service

5. Independent Retailer of the Year 6. Business Commitment to Education and Skills 7. Best Employer

8. Best New Start-Up

9. Best Business for Hospitality and Food Excellence 10. The Award for Excellence in Leisure and Tourism

11. The Southwark Cultural Commitment Award said 87 per cent of the businesses in the borough, which stretches from Southbank to London Bridge and Surrey Docks in the east, and to Bermondsey, Peckham, Camberwell and Dulwich in the south, were small with less than nine employees. Barry Langfield, Vice-Principal of Headline Sponsor, Lewisham Southwark College, said the college worked with businesses right across the borough and applauded the aims of the awards to recognise their achievements. “I am looking forward to the awards evening when we can celebrate together the truly excellent businesses we have in our community. We are

12. Best Charity or Social Enterprise 13. Best Business for Tech and Innovation 14. Award for Diversity and Inclusion

15. Commitment to the Community 16. Best Woman in Business

very proud to be involved with the awards, which recognise excellence within the community.” To enter the awards visit

Pictured: sponsors of the awards and guests at the launch

Interested in sponsoring or supporting the awards? Please contact: Joanne Horton at or call 0208 726 7968

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‘Elegant elders’ can glam up for the Posh Club!

By Katherine Johnston

By Chiara Giordano

POLITICIANS ARE calling on the Mayor of London to reverse the decision to cut the RV1 bus service in half.

The service has been cut from six buses an hour to just three as of last Saturday, February 10. The RV1 is a zero-emissions bus route as it uses a fleet of hydrogen-powered buses which connect Covent Garden, the London Eye, South Bank, Tate Modern, the Globe, Borough Market, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. It was introduced in 2002 and has had temporary diversions in place since 2016. Cathedrals ward Liberal Democrat councillors David Noakes, Adele Morris and Maria Linforth-Hall have written to TfL to demand that the plans are halted to allow residents to have their say. They said the diversions were “bound to have reduced the number of users this year but users will return when the full service does” and that residents were not asked their opinion before the plans went

ahead. Borough resident Victor Chamberlain, Liberal Democrat candidate for Borough and Bankside, has also launched a petition which will be handed to Caroline Pidgeon, deputy chair of London Assembly Transport Committee, and presented to Mayor Sadiq Khan next month. “It’s outrageous that the service has been halved without anyone even asking our opinion,” he said. “When we need to cut air pollution it just doesn’t make sense to cut a zero emissions bus.” Southwark Council leader Peter John said he was “angry” to hear the news, and described the proposal as “unacceptable”. “Come on @TfL – don't make changes to the RV1 bus service when you've had the service on diversion for 2 years,” he said on Twitter. “A hard-fought for bus service should not be axed at this time.” Liberal Democrat Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon added: “Before the Mayoral election Sadiq Khan promised that “as the son of a bus driver” he would be the champion of our buses.

“Under his mayoralty, London bus services are getting worse and the loss of the RV1 is just the latest cut he has implemented. “The Mayor needs to listen to the needs of local communities and tourists and reverse his cuts.” A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: “The Mayor is working hard to improve bus services across the capital by modernising the network, cleaning up the fleet, making it more affordable through the Hopper fare and making sure services are where they are needed the most. TfL found that significantly fewer people have been using route RV1, as they increasingly walk and cycle and take alternative forms of public transport, and as a result have reduced the frequency to meet that change in demand. These changes will be monitored carefully and reviewed in six months to assess if the level of service needs to be restored.” The petition to Save the RV1 can be found here:

Photo: (c) Holly Revel

The Posh Club, organised by Duckie London, will be held every Monday at Clubland, in Walworth Methodist Church Hall, between twelve and three in the afternoon for the next nine weeks. Its organisers describe the three-hour event for up to 100 people as ‘a tonguein-cheek, posh 1940s afternoon tea’, aimed at ‘elegant elders and glamorous golden girls.’ Entertainment includes tap dancing, opera, comedy, Elvis impersonators and ballet with a classic music hall and cabaret theme. Volunteer waiters serve up food and drinks in black tie – and drag. The social club was founded in Crawley, West Sussex, by Simon Casson and his sister Annie for their mother who was in her 80s and a bit lonely. The club aims to help senior citizens stay active and have fun. Its event are designed to appeal to the over-60s with working class backgrounds. Tracey Smith, one of the Walworth event’s organisers, said: “Quite a few guests become re-acquainted with folks at the Posh Club who they may not have seen for 30, 40 even 50 years.

“There are also a number of people who come to The Posh Club on their own. “We take care to initiate introductions between new and existing guests and it's not long before conversations are in full swing.” The Posh Club, Elephant and Castle, runs from Monday, February 5 to Monday, April 9 at The Vic Watson Conference Centre, Clubland, Walworth Methodist Church Hall, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EW. Tickets are £5, and include food, drink and entertainment. To book, call 07848 816 842. The venue has full wheelchair access.

Photo: (c) Caroline Furneaux

Sav e the R V1!

A NEW social club for senior citizens that holds glamourous 1940s tea dances has come to Walworth.


Schools minister visits pupils helping shape how they’re taught By Chiara Giordano

SCHOOLS MINISTER Nick Gibb met with the Southwark youngsters helping to shape how relationships and sex education is taught.

The minister for school standards visited staff and students at City of London Academy, in Bermondsey last Thursday, February 8, to hear their views on why the lessons are important. The school has been taking part in the Department for Education’s call for evidence, which asks parents, teachers and young people to help shape the new relationships and sex education curriculum. The current guidance for teaching relationships and sex education was introduced in 2000 and does not cover

more recent issues such as online pornography, sexting and staying safe online. It is now being updated after Parliament passed legislation earlier this year to make relationships education compulsory in all primary schools and relationships and sex education compulsory in all secondary schools. Head of the school, Dr Jeffery Quaye, said he welcomed the DfE’s decision to make relationship and sex education compulsory from 2019/2020. “Here at City of London Academy Southwark we observed that by placing more emphasis on relationship instead of the mechanics of reproduction we have raised students’ awareness of sexting and sexual harassment,” he said. “Also, our students have developed better understanding of the benefits of

healthy relationships, staying safe online and managing emotions. “Through balanced curriculum changes and a new framework of teaching

students, we have seen noticeable evidence of mutual respect, empathy, selfconfidence and wellbeing enhanced amongst our students.”

Year 11 pupil Keana Nicholas Pipe added: “I think learning PSHE is important to help students know what to do if they find themselves in any difficult situations. “I think it's important to learn about consent because and through the classes I now feel more confident. I know who to ask for advice and how to make an informed choice." Speaking after the visit, Mr Gibb said: “It has been a pleasure to meet the teachers at the City of London Academy and to talk to the pupils benefitting from an education that teaches them the importance of healthy and stable relationships.” Teachers, parents and young people are invited to have their say on relationship education in schools here. The call for evidence closes on Monday, February 12.

Don’t cut us adrift, plead Southwark Sea Cadets


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Charity launches appeal to find a new home after rent talks founder

Southwark Sea Cadets on a sailing course

By Katherine Johnston

SOUTHWARK SEA Cadets launched an urgent appeal this week to find a new home after negotiations with their landlord broke down, leaving the future of the charity in peril.

The voluntary organisation has trained generations of youngsters from Walworth in the arts of seafaring and leadership for more than 50 years. In September this year, the lease on their long-term base at All Saints Hall in Surrey Square will expire. The cadets are now looking for a new home, but are struggling to find somewhere close to their young cadets. Twenty-six-year-old Sub-Lieutenant James Thompson, the unit’s Commanding Officer who trains Southwark’s recruits, joined the cadets aged ten. He said: “Quite honestly, it is a devastating blow. “We have worked with the local community in Walworth and south east London, for over 75 years. “I can’t put into words how much

our charity means to the young people that we serve. “It is a safe place they can count on to be themselves, and we don’t discriminate against any young

person who wants to join. “Our cadets go on to do remarkable things with their lives. We are calling on our local community for help. “There must be a community

building out there that we are able to use.” Southwark Sea Cadets trains 32 cadets aged ten to eighteen who visit at least twice and week.

“The biggest things we teach are transformational life skills like team work and leadership. “We take them camping, shooting, power boating and rowing, climbing and mountain biking. “Cadets can join at any point and after eighteen are encouraged to stay on volunteering to help others. “Organisations like ours make the young people of tomorrow. “In today’s world the optional activities for young people are getting less and less as local authorities reduce the funding available. It is up to voluntary organisations like ours to pick up the slack.” Southwark Sea Cadets was founded in 1942 and has worked with thousands of young people. In the past five years, the cadets had spent money renovating their Walworth base, including new facilities and equipment, to a full rewire of the whole building. The unit has launched a Crowdfunding campaign to help to pay for new premises, as well as any adaptions or modifications, the costs of moving, storage, and any other costs along the way. You can donate here: southwarkscc. If you can help find a new home for the Southwark Sea Cadets, then please email; The News contacted the Diocese of Southwark, landlords of the premises, on press day, who were unable to respond before deadline.

Martial arts course for blind people launches PECKHAM

By Katherine Johnston

BLIND AND partially sighted people can now learn martial arts at classes being held in Peckham.

Instructors say the weekly training improves fitness and coordination, and also can help with self-defence skills. A spokesperson from charity SELVis (South East London Vision), which has partnered with Metro Blind Sports for the initiative, said: “After the success of pilot self-defence taekwondo sessions last year we have worked with Metro Blind Sports and Walters Family School of Taekwondo to run a further six week course. “This helps build confidence of blind and partially sighted people giving them the chance to meet new people,

gaining life skills and improve general well-being. “Any physical activity always has a positive outcome, having a visual impairment can make it difficult to attend mainstream classes this is a great stepping stone to feel more included.” The hour-long lessons take place on Tuesdays at 11am and Saturdays at 3pm, and started on February 13. The classes will be held close to Peckham Rye station and bus stops, but a meet and greet service can also be arranged on request. The six-week course costs £24 and is held at Walters Family School of Taekwondo, 1st Floor Khan's Bargains, 135 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST. To book your place please call SELVis on 0203 815 3660 or email

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The Good and Bad

BETTER than usual scorecard for Southwark Council in relation to Burgess Park’s New Church Road wildlife site, the only one in the whole north-east of the borough.

The very first campaign that I ran in 1992 and reported in Southwark News was to stop them selling off this wildlife site and removing open-space protections from two adjacent sites that the GLC had designated for inclusion in it. One is used as a temporary junk-yard at the park entrance. Removing protection would overnight increase its land value by £millions and make it unaffordable for the council to include in the park. This would be a disaster as it would ruin the chance to create a decent park entrance and building a tower-block on it would drown the wildlife site in shadow for generations, thus destroying its wildlife. The second site is a finger of land extending from a police car repair yard, which cuts the wildlife site in two. Losing this to housing would be awful, as it would permanently block the 30year-old plan to unite the wildlife site. Since I got involved, the council in three successive Southwark Plans has tried stealthily to remove them legally from the Park’s MOL boundary. I attended the three previous Southwark Plan Public Inquiries and launched community campaigns to successfully save them each time. But this evening I checked the new Southwark Plan and the good news is for the first time in 26 years, they have not tried to do this again! This means that the land cannot be built on and makes it phenomenally cheaper to incorporate them into the park and complete the wildlife site and create a proper entrance to the park from Southampton Way. The bad news is that the council is proposing to remove all height restrictions on the land surrounding the park and across the borough in the new Southwark Plan. The current restriction is 10 storeys. This could plunge the wild-life site and parks across the borough into almost permanent shadow, ruining them forever. Deadline for objections to the removal of all skyscraper height restrictions across the borough in the new Southwark Plan, is 27th February.


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MP for Dulwich & West Norwood


Blue momentum

I WAS surprised and disappointed to see 'Kate via email' last week talking down the Blue, and claiming there hadn't been public meetings and surveys about its future, where I recall at least a dozen, including several recently.

Yes, the Blue was hit hard by the opening of the Surrey Quays shopping centre a couple of decades ago and never fully recovered after the financial crisis. When we became councillors in 2014 we saw a struggling high street with a great community spirit still intact, and commited to help revive the Blue in every way possible. We immediately campaigned with Russell Dryden to set up the new business improvement district in 2014 providing new marketing, business services and events for the area, including the enormously popular Bermondsey Folk Festival. We changed local planning rules which meant bet shops and pay day lenders couldn't open there any more, taking money out of the high street. We also knew that the mix of shops didn't reflect what people wanted, and so we passed through the Council Assembly and Cabinet a unique and pioneering community-led Lettings Strategy for the Blue - a major survey (still open at that asked thousands of local people what shops stalls and community uses they wanted to see, and directly influencing how empty council-owned retail spaces were let. Among the early successes of this approach has included the Big Local Works at 4 Market Place, now providing free business developing training to local people wanting to bring their ideas to life, as well as the Bermondsey Community Kitchen offering local people free professional cooking course with qualifications linking to restaurants through Bermondsey and beyond. We have also secured funding through the council's High Street Challenge for the Kitchen and BID to help kickstart the market with new food stalls due to arrive this Spring, as well as supported the new Community Opportunity venture that has helped

trebled the number of stalls we now see at weekends. Change like ths doesn't happen overnight, but the BID team alongside a passionate group of local activists and entrepreneurs are laying the foundations for a proud high street that regains its place at the heart of Bermondsey. I suggest Kate checks out the amazing new market traders alongside the breweries, butchers, and world-beating greasy spoons and the many other shops drawing people more and more people to the Blue. Happy to arrange a tour! Councillor Leo Pollak, Labour Member for South Bermondsey Ward

Back Maudsley A&E

SOUTHWARK PENSIONERS’ Action Group (SPAG) welcomes the letter recently sent by Maudsley Governors to all local MPs and the press and also the tireless work of Helen Hayes MP raising funding issues in the House of Commons.

We have also valued the support of Cllr Richard Livingstone, who has enabled our views on both the recently adopted Mental Health and Suicide Strategies to be clearly heard. SPAG continues to work constructively to make sure that in the “pathways’ between prevention and acute crisis, we say that our populations should be able to present to the Maudsley when they feel anxious/troubled, and at a time of their choosing. Not just when they are brought by a police-car, ambulance. Parliament yet again, discussed a report on suicide with the tight link to self-harm and the growing number of young people self-harming. The better the prevention programme is, the less people will need a walk-in or A&E, but no-one would dream of saying that if you may have broken a limb or can’t breathe, you do not need a walk-in facility. Remember those with a serious mental health condition can always be turned away because they can still walk. But the stressful, noisy and frightening A&E should not be the place to have to walk into. Southwark is privileged to have two of the greatest hospitals (King’s A&E

and SLaM) next to each other separated only by a pedestrian crossing. King’s is bursting at the seams. SLaM is not used enough because Chief Executive of SLaM refuses to make the case to his four Clinical Commissioning Groups (Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon) for funding to re-open a walk-in facility with priority for Children and Young People. We need the 24 hour “blue lights”, back on the Maudsley site with a welcome sign to a place of sanctuary staffed by a consultant psychiatrist, doctors and nurses able to take the pressure off King’s. There should be nothing to stop a GP being attached to the Maudsley to make sure a physical check is carried out when the patient is admitted. Tom White, SPAG

Save RV1 bus

THE RV1 bus is a vital service for local residents in Borough and Bankside.

That’s why Southwark Liberal Democrats are calling on the Mayor of London to reverse his decision to cut half the RV1 buses. Outrageously the Mayor thinks it’s acceptable to halve the service without even asking passengers what they think. The RV1 is well used and loved by local residents, particularly pensioners and those with limited mobility for whom it’s an essential way of getting around. But office workers, commuters and tourists are also frequent passengers. It is the only bus connecting Covent Garden, London Eye, South Bank, Tate Modern, the Globe, Borough Market, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. RV1 is also one of the few zero emission routes in London. When air pollution is such a problem in Southwark it makes no sense for the Mayor to be cutting this green bus. Cathedrals Ward Lib Dem councillors have written to TfL to demand the plans are immediately halted so residents can have their say. Last week I launched a petition please join us in campaigning to save this vital bus by signing the petition at Victor Chamberlain, Liberial Democrat candidate for Borough and Bankside

Tackling air pollution NE OF my roles in Parliament is as the ViceChair for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution.

The impact of air pollution on children, those with respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD, the elderly and others has been widely publicised in recent years. As most readers of Southwark News will be aware, Boris Johnson in his time as Mayor of London failed to take any meaningful action to tackle air pollution, and sought to mask the extent of the problem by refusing to publish a damning report highlighting the impact of air pollution on children across London. Since being elected as Mayor in 2016 Sadiq Khan has taken some bold steps towards improving air quality, including the introduction of a low emission bus corridor along Brixton Road in the Lambeth part of my constituency. Currently Sadiq is consulting on the establishment of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which would operate in addition to the current Low Emission Zone and would see the introduction of further charges for polluting vehicles. It is currently proposed that the boundary of the ULEZ will be the North and South Circular roads, but I’d like to see the proposals go further, and the ULEZ extended to cover the whole of the area within the M25. While Sadiq is stepping up to the plate, Theresa May and the Conservatives are still failing to take the necessary actions to tackle air pollution. I have pressed the government to introduce a national diesel scrappage scheme that provides funding for drivers to move away from more polluting older diesel vehicles and towards low emission electric vehicles. And I fully support the introduction of a new Clean Air Act to ensure that the regulation on air pollution is fit for the 21st century. While we work for this change, it is inspiring to see community organisations taking action to address air pollution. Goose Green Primary School is on Grove Vale, a busy road with very high levels of air pollution. Parents at the school have led a successful campaign to raise funds for a ‘green screen’ – a living screen of plants which will reduce air pollution in the school playground by 30-40%. I’ll be joining parents and carers later this week to help with the planting during half term, in time for the pupils returning to school next week.

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t began with a live band rocking out Oasis tunes and us Promenaders in the mosh pit amongst the traders selling beers, nuts, Julius Caesar T-shirts, badges and baseball caps, and when Caesar himself arrived it was like the coming of Trump, writes Michael Holland... Thus the scene was set for Nicholas

Hytner’s epic version of Shakespeare’s play, updated into a mix between a political thriller and action movie. We are very soon in the midst of an OTT political rally with lots of flag and poster waving, and Caesar standing, Messiah-like, soaking up the adulation. Catching me off guard, the man standing next to me begins heckling, so I step away as Security head our way.

Photo: Manuel Harlan

Rally to the cause

‘Beware the Ides of March,’ he bellows. Over the next two hours we look on as conspirators huddle next to us to plot the demise of their ruler because they don’t like how he is leading Rome; see them recruit like minded allies, get tooled up and eventually assassinate their leader. What follows is a bitter civil war with the ratatatatat of machine gun fire, the

Photo: Manuel Harlan

FOLLOWING ITS MUCH hyped stint at the National Theatre’s Dorfman towards the end of 2017, making it pretty impossible to get a ticket, Beginning has transferred to the Ambassadors End’s West Theatre, the eleven year home of Stomp. Thank goodness it has, really, because this is one of those rare occasions where you really should believe the hype, writes Rosie O’Connell. With pop classics pumping out into the auditorium upon entry, the scene is set, and as the curtain comes up to reveal a post-party-pocalypse we are presented with Laura(Justine Mitchell) having sent home her other house-warming party guests and Danny (Sam Troughton) who has not left in the taxi when his friends did. We can all imagine what happens next. From this point things don’t exactly go smoothly, or at least the way Laura

had planned. A seemingly blokey ketchup stained Essex native, Danny gradually peels himself back through the wee hours of the morning, revealing a sadness that Laura had not accounted for. She is determined to sleep with this guy tonight. She’s got the success in her job and the house but her biological clock is tick ticking away at her. It seems that the thing they genuinely share is their loneliness. David Eldridge’s two hander takes all of the awkwardness of the tos and fros of those ‘getting to know you’ moments and spins it into gold. It is earnest throughout and yet unpredictable. The dry wit and selfdeprecation is charming and you find yourself really rooting for this pair. You find a closeness to each of them, discovering their intricacies and insecurities. The wonderful thing about the writing and the two actors’ performances is its effortlessness. It is engaging and meaningful and the hour and forty minute run time runs pretty close to theatrical perfection.

Beginning is on at The Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, WC2H 9ND until 24th March. Times: Mon - Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat matinees at 3pm. Admission: £18 - £69.50. Phone: 0207 395 5405

GEORGIE HENLEY and Tyrone Huntley will perform Philip Ridley’s series of six gender-neutral monologues - Angry - on subjects as diverse as refugees, millennial anger, and interstellar travel.

All six monologues will be performed by each actor over the course of the run, but which actor performs each individual monologue will alternate night-to-night. A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple flee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures up kisses and wild animals. Angry is a menacing, magical, and darkly comedic collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering unease of our times. Philip Ridley developed Angry over a four-year period in a close partnership with director Max Lindsay: “Phil and I started exploring things that made us, well angry, and the play sort of grew out of that.” says Lindsay, “We were drawn to this idea of what it means to be a man and to be a woman in the modern world, and where the differences are. Having the same words said by both a man and a woman over the course of the run will give the audiences the chance to see the how the same events can have a very different impact. "What's incredible is how relevant Angry feels today. Phil wrote it before President Trump, Weinstein and #MeToo but it feels like it could have been a direct response to current events. He's always a

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smell of cordite as bombs are dropped, the raising of barricades in the streets of Rome, and the slow and painful defeat of these that conspired. Down in the pit we get jostled about as camouflaged soldiers with automatic weapons rush hither and thither; we are covered in the smoke and fog of war, privy to secret liaisons, and witnesses to murder and suicide in this non-stop production that was created by ripping the heart out of the auditorium, leaving just an empty space from which Rome is imagined. All involved get top marks for this: the light and sound designers, the production designer, Ben Whishaw as Brutus, Michelle Fairley as Cassius, David Morrisey as Mark Anthony, David Calder as Julius Caesar, all the supporting cast and Nicholas Hytner for making it happen. Every person went towards making it special. Shakespeare is sometimes all Greek to me but here it is accessible to all and if you don’t mind being in the thick of the action when they let slip the dogs of war, then be prepared to stand for two hours. Otherwise get yourself a ringside seat to this Roman classic.

Julius Caesar is on at The Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 2SG until April 15th. Times: Tues - Sat 7.45pm; Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm, Sun 3pm, Admission: £15 - £65. Phone: 0843 208 1846

Photo: Manuel Harlan

Stomp out for new beginning Get angry

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dozen steps ahead of the rest of us, it's part of his genius.” Georgie Henley shot to worldwide fame aged eight when she was cast as the lead, Lucy Pevensie, in the Oscar-winning Chronicles of Narnia series. She took time out of acting to study English at Cambridge. Tyrone Huntley most recently reprised his critically acclaimed role as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regents Park Open Air Theatre for which he received an Olivier Award nomination and was featured by ES Magazine as one of 10 of London’s hottest new talents to watch in 2016. He also won the Evening Standard Award for Emerging Talent at last year’s Awards. Angry is on at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BD. Dates: 14th February - 10th March. Times: Mon - Sat 8pm; Tues & Sat matinees 3.30pm. Admission: £20, £16 concs. Previews £12. Phone: 020 7407 0234

An Influx of colour

COLOURS WITHIN is the 4th solo exhibition by Patrick Samuel, an artist with Asperger Syndrome, who also lives with synesthesia. His paintings and drawings express how he perceives a world in which, for him, sensory overload is as common as experiencing everyday life as an influx of colours, shapes and patterns. In his own words:

“From light to dark, from the colours I see to the ones I don’t, there’s so much around me at any given moment. I’m always caught in the middle, tethered between worlds, between the real and the unreal. Through my art, I’m trying to bring the spectrums in my mind into this world, to show a glimpse of the worlds I experience, even in fleeting moments.” Having returned to art after a 20year break, Samuel picked up painting and drawing again when he started his daily art therapy in December 2016. A time of prolific work as well as recognition followed, and Patrick has embraced his neurodiversity as a gift rather than seeing it as a disability; he’s found his voice and his calling. Patrick has now produced an extensive portfolio in a wide range of genres and media. He is stimulated by bold, contrasting colours, intricate details, multiple textures, and varying shades of light and dark. He is working primarily with acrylics, pastels and graphite pencils, but he also enjoys experimenting with water colours, glass and oil paints. Patrick’s work and his story have been recognised in local media, and meanwhile featured in magazines as well as on BBC Breakfast and BBC News online. As a spokesperson for autism awareness, Patrick has been sharing his insights at various events and conferences in the UK. Colours Within is on at the King’s College London, MRC SGDP Centre, 16 De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AF until April 5th. Times: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm

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The ‘female husband’ Fascinating stories revealed in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history exhibition

THE HISTORY of Southwark’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities has been revealed by a new exhibition in Peckham to mark lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history month, writes Katherine Johnston...

The Southwark QueerStory exhibition at Peckham Levels is curated by Southwark Council Heritage Officer Chris Scales, who opened up the borough’s archives to find south London’s forgotten figures in queer culture, with support from Peckham musician Rina Mushonga. Southwark’s queer history is traced all the way from the early 1800s to today, and tells the story of the people who campaigned for equality and acceptance both in the face of discrimination and support from their tight-knit community. Curator Mr Scales told the News: “It is important to tell local histories and social change that isn’t always known about. “If these stories aren’t told or reinterpreted we run the risk of homogenising our history. “We must expand what we think we know and not just get stuck in how we have always studied our past.” The archivist is keen to stress that the project is ongoing. “It’s a work in progress,” he said, “this is what we have so far, but it would be amazing if people in Southwark would contribute to the archive to grow the collection.” A recent donation is a series a photographs and love letters chronicling the relationship of two gay men one of whom - Ralph Hall was from Bermondsey’s Tooley Street. Ralph and older lover Montague ‘Monty’ Glover kept their romantic lives secret during the 1930s, when homosexuality was still illegal. When Ralph was called up to the RAF after the outbreak of WW2, the couple wrote to each other until Ralph came safely home. Mr Scales explained: “There aren’t many documents written between gay men or lesbians in existence. “We have very few personal writings of gay relationships because if they didn’t destroy them themselves, their family would after they died, so letters wouldn’t fall into the wrong hands. “This personal record of a gay relationship prior to the legalisation of homosexuality is very rare.” He was also keen to show that trans people and culture have long held a place in London society. “We reinterpret history in the voice of our times,” he said. “In this

exhibition I wanted to show that trans history does exist, it’s not a new thing.” Nearly 200 years ago, James Allen, who was born as a woman, lived as a man with his ‘wife’ in Bermondsey for 21 years. Allen worked as a labourer until he died in a shipyard accident. His biological gender was only revealed after his death, when the coroner at St Thomas’ Hospital made the surprising discovery. Allen had even legally married - he tied the knot with wife Abigail at Camberwell’s St. Giles Church. Months of press speculation and intrigue persisted amid report his wife and associates had been duped, or that she had known all along she had a ‘female husband’. Mr Scales said that many historians believe there was more tolerance in working class areas of London for queer culture and drag artists. Before homosexuality was legalised, drag culture had similar cultural origins to the music hall scene and small-stage entertainment in pubs. After 1967, drag came into the open in venues like Camberwell’s Ship and Whale, and the Vauxhall Tavern in neighbouring Lambeth. Thanks to DJ Tricky Dicky, also known as Richard Scanes, a gay disco scene also emerged south of the river. The DJ put on his first night at the Father Red Cap pub on the Green in 1971, with the support of its gay landlord. In 1975 he opened one of first purpose-made gay discos, paving the way for super-clubs like Bang and Heaven. At the time he was in no doubt about the role disco played in publicly celebrating gay culture, saying in an interview with the Gay News: “Usually a gay stays anonymous in his home area and only takes off his protective overcoat when he gets to Earls Court and the gay ghettoes, as they have been called in Gay News. “What’s happening now is that people are opening gay bars and gay discos in their areas and it’s possible for the gay to come out in the East End, and we’ve got to learn to do that.” Throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, campaigners continued to fight for acceptance from mainstream society. It took until 2001 for it to be lowered to sixteen, the same as between men and women. And it was only in 2000 that gay and lesbian people were finally able to legally join and serve in the armed forces. In Southwark, a lesbian group


Portrait of the female husband James Allen 1829 (c) Southwark Council Archives

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

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:

Area : Reason/ historical context (you can add more details on separate paper):

from Peckham Black Women’s Centre, which operated from 1985 to the early ‘90s, successfully protested outside the town hall outside to be co-opted into Southwark Council’s Women’s Committee and represent black, gay women and other minorities. The ‘Sappho Sisters’ group also supported their community with a regular newsletter, excerpts of which are included in the exhibition featuring the ‘Auntie Sapho’ agony aunt column and giving parental advice from ‘Mama Dykes’. “There were lots of key black lesbian and gay groups based in Peckham,” says Mr Scales, “the Black Lesbian and Gay Centre Project opened a base in the railway

arches off Bellenden Road in 1992 and was the first centre in Europe specifically for black gay women and men.” The exhibition is held throughout February to coincide with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) history month, an annual an initiative which aims to promote equality and diversity. Cllr Johnson Situ, cabinet member for business, culture and social regeneration, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn about, and celebrate, the long and important history of the LGBT+ communities in Southwark and the impact they had on the national stage, paving the way for LGBT equality.”

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Food from the rabbit gods food & drink



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f you ask me, sourdough pizzas and craft beer is what made Hackney famous and this fail-proof combination is making its way down south of the river, to our neck of the woods, writes Gabi Gheerbrant...

As we sit down behind wooden tables in Nunhead’s Four Hundred Rabbits restaurant, I could swear we are in some trendy canal-facing warehouse conversion in east London. We share the space with a bunch of cool kids who dye their own hair, roll up their slouchy chinos and, to the sounds of Radiohead, lazily devour their orders, slice after slice and sip after sip. Four Hundred Rabbits is for those who don’t want to settle for a simple Margarita. To begin with, the

Pork belly pizza? Shredded duck and Brussels sprouts? Why the heck not! sourdough base is fermented for at least 48 hours before it is cooked in a wood fired oven, making it lighter and easier to digest but with a deeper flavour and that special tang typical to sourdough. Start by picking your star ingredient, like goat’s cheese, anchovies, beef mince or chorizo but expect new flavour combinations as traditional Italian staples mix with seasonal British ingredients to take a new tasty twist on each pizza. Or if you are feeling adventurous, the monthly specials menu delivers with original ingredient suggestions. Pork


belly pizza? Shredded duck and Brussels sprouts? Why the heck not! What does the rabbit have to do with pizza though, I ask the waiter, and he enthusiastically launches into an unheard-of tale of 400 ancient Aztec rabbit gods who lived a life of abundance reveling in alcohol, party and fermented foods. The story is so unexpected, my first thought is that my craft beer was stronger than I thought. However, a quick consultation with Google confirms it is true. The rabbit gods were born from an unlikely, but a very sensible

union between goddess of alcohol and god of fermentation. Love for the two is clearly the pushing engine behind the concept that now has established in Nunhead and Crystal Palace. What a fitting brand foundation, I think, emerging at a perfect time to ride the trend wave of fermented foods and adding our neighborhood to the hangout map for hipsters too cool for Hackney. Four Hundred Rabbits has got the moment right with all the right ingredients for success, so watch this space.

Moons green pork and chilli beer sticks (each) £2.25 400 rabbits pickled cucumbers (v) £2.75 Anchovies , lilliput capers , onion, mozzarella , tomato and rosemary £8.95 Goats cheese , piquillo peppers , lilliput capers , pimenton , tomato,mozzarella and rocket (v) £8.95 Siren craft - calypso berliner weisse (sour) 4% £4.20The kernel - pale ale, mandarina bavaria 5.3% £4.45 Gelato: 2 scoops: fior di latte (milk) & salted caramel £4.00 TOTAL or 2 people:



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BLACK PANTHER 2D (12A) Fri & Sat 12, 3, 6, 9 Sun 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs 12.10, 3.05, 6, 8.55 THE SHAPE OF WATER (15) Fri 12.45, 3.30, 6.15, 9 Sat 12.45, 3.30, 6.15, 9 Sun 11.30, 1.40, 4.30, 7.20 Mon, Tues & Thurs 12.15, 3, 6, 8.45 Wed 12.15, 3, 6, 8.45 THE MERCY (12A) Sat 11, Sun 11.15, Mon 11.40, Tue 12, Wed 4.05, Thurs 12.45 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) Fri, Sat 12.15, Sun 2.10 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 12 PHANTOM THREAD (15) Fri, Sat at 2.45, 6, 8.50 Sun at 1.40, 4.35 Mon-Weds at 2.30, 6, 8.50 Thurs 2.30, 6 DARKEST HOUR (PG) Fri, Sat, Wed 6.15 Sun at 7.15 Mon at 12& 6.00 Tue at 12 Thurs at 12, 6.15 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (15) Fri & Sat at 2.45, 6.15, 8.50 Sun at 2.15, 5, 7.40 Mon, Tue at 3.15, 6.20, 9 Wed at 6.20, 9.00, Thurs at 3, 9.00 THE POST (12A) strong language, brief battle violence Fri, Sat, Wed, Thurs 3.30, 9 Sun 4.35, 7.30 Mon 2 Tue 2.20, 9 EARLY MAN (PG) Fri, Sat- 1.20 Sun 12.20 COCO (PG) Fri at 12 Sat at 12.15 Sun at 11 PADDINGTON 2 (PG) Sun at 10 autism friendly Kids Club Sat 10.30am - Doors Open 10am – BOLT PG Big Scream at 10.30am Fri & Wed – THE SHAPE OF WATER (15) TODDLER TIMERASTAMOUSE: BARE THRILLS (U) Sun 10:30 Discover Tuesday HAPPY END (15) Tues at 6.00 Reminiscence – BELLE DE JOUR (18) – Mon at 1.00 THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (15)– Mon at 8.45 NT THEATRE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (15) – Thurs at 8.45 Bolshoi LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS – Sun at 12noon ROH Encore TOSCA – Wed at 12

EAST DULWICH PICTUREHOUSE TICKETS: 0871 22 44 007 Fri 16 Feb – 22 Feb

Big Scream THE MERCY (12A) HOH Fri 11.00am & Wed 11.00am Kids Club BOLT (PG) Sat 10.30am Autism-Friendly PADDINGTON 2 (PG) Sun 10.00am Toddler Time RASTAMOUSE: BARE THRILLS (U) Mon + Tue 11.00am It’s A Wonderful Film Club THE SHAPE OF WATER (15) Mon 10.00am Discover Tuesdays HAPPY END (15) Tue 6.30 Slackers Club I, TONYA (15) Sun 11.00

We Heart Wes THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (15) Wed 8.20 Screen Arts ROH: TOSCA (12A) Encore Tue 14.00 NT Live: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (15) Wed 7.00 CONTINUING: COCO 2D (PG) Fri 10.30am, 1.00 Sat 11.10am, 12.20, 3.00 Sun 12.00 EARLY MAN (PG) Fri 10.10am, 3.30 Sat 10.00am, 1.00 Sun 9.50am, 1.40, 3.50 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) Fri/Sat/Mon 4.10 Sun 2.30 Tue 10.30am, 1.00 Wed 12.30 Thu 11.00 HOH Subtitled Fri 1.30 THE MERCY (12A) Fri 6.40 Sat 1.40, 6.40 Sun 6.00 Mon 6.40 Tue 11.30am, 6.10 Wed 3.00 Thu 10.40am, 1.20, 3.40 HOH Subtitled Mon 1.40 PHANTOM THREAD (15) Fri 5.40, 8.30 Sat 5.30, 8.30 Sun 5.00, 7.50 Mon 12.00, 2.50, 5.40, 8.30 Tue 3.30, 8.30 Wed 2.50, 5.30, 8.30 Thu 12.00, 3.00, 6.20 THE SHAPE OF WATER (15) Fri + Tue 12.20, 3.10, 6.00, 8.50 Sat 3.10, 6.00, 8.50 Sun 1.50, 4.40, 7.30 Mon 12.20, 3.10, 8.50 Wed 12.00, 3.10, 6.00, 8.50 Thu 1.10, 4.00, 6.00, 8.50 HOH Subtitled Mon 6.00 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (15) Fri/Sat/Mon/Tue/Thu 9.10 Sun 8.20 Wed 5.50

ODEON SURREY QUAYS TICKETS: 0871 22 44 007 Fri 16 Feb – 22 Feb

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A) 121 Mins Silver Screen, Wheelchair, Audio Described, Tue 14:00 Thu 11:00 BLACK PANTHER 2D (12A) 134 Mins No Guest Passes, Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 10:30 11:30 12:10 13:40 14:40 15:20 16:50 17:40 18:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:40 22:15 23:15 23:45 Sat 10:30 11:30 12:10 13:40 14:40 15:20 16:50 17:40 18:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:40 22:15 23:15 23:45 Sun 10:30 11:30 13:40 14:40 15:20 16:50 17:40 18:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:40 Mon 13:40 14:40 15:20 s/t 16:50 17:40 18:30 20:00 21:00 21:40 Tue 11:30 12:10 13:40 14:40 15:20 16:50 17:40 18:30 20:00 21:00 21:40 Wed 12:1013:40 14:40 15:20 16:50 17:40 18:30 20:00 21:00 21:40 Thu 11:30 12:10 13:40 14:40 15:20 16:50 17:40 18:30 20:00 21:00 21:40 s/t BLACK PANTHER 3D (12A) 134 Mins No Guest Passes, Wheelchair, Audio Described,

Fri 12:40 16:00 19:00 Sat 12:40 16:00 19:00 Sun 12:40 16:00 19:00 Mon 12:40 16:00 19:00 Tue 12:40 16:00 19:00 Wed 12:4016:00 19:00 Thu 12:40 16:00 CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (15) 132 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Wed 20:15 COCO 2D (PG) 105 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 10:15 12:45 15:15 17:45 Sat 10:15 12:45 15:15 17:45 Sun 10:15 s/t 12:45 15:15 17:45 Mon 15:15 17:45 Tue 15:15 17:45 Wed 15:1517:45 Thu 17:00 DARKEST HOUR (PG) 125 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Mon 12:45 20:30 Tue 12:45 20:30 Wed 12:4520:30 Thu 12:45 20:30 DEN OF THIEVES (15) 140 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 18:00 21:15 23:20 Sat 18:00 21:15 23:20 Sun 18:00 21:15 Mon 18:00 21:15 Tue 18:00 21:15 Wed 18:0021:15 Thu 18:00 21:15 DUNKIRK (12A) 106 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Tue 20:15 EARLY MAN (PG) 89 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 11:15 13:30 15:45 Sat 11:15 13:30 15:45 Sun 13:30 15:45 Mon 15:45 Tue 15:45 Wed 15:45 Thu 15:45 FIFTY SHADES FREED (18) 105 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 13:45 16:15 18:45 20:15 21:15 Sat 13:45 16:15 18:45 20:15 21:15 Sun 13:45 16:15 18:45 20:15 21:15 Mon 13:45 16:15 18:45 21:15 Tue 13:45 16:15 18:45 21:15 Wed 13:4516:15 18:45 21:15 Thu 13:45 16:15 18:45 21:15 FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (15) 106 Mins Silver Screen, Wheelchair, Audio Described, Tue 11:00 Thu 14:00 JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE 2D (12A) 119 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 11:00 Sat 11:00 MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE 2D (12A) 142 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 17:15 Sat 17:15 Sun 17:15 Mon 17:15 Tue 17:15 Wed 17:15 Thu 17:15 NT LIVE: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (15) 193 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Odeon Events, Thu 19:00 STATUS UPDATE (12A) 106 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 10:10 Sat 10:10



TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS 2D (U) 85 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 10:00 Sat 10:00 Sun 10:00 THE COMMUTER (15) 104 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Tue 11:00 Thu 11:00 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) 105 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 12:15 14:45 Sat 12:15 14:45 Sun 12:15 14:45 Mon 12:15 14:45 Wed 12:1514:45 THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE 2D (U) 101 Mins Kids Club, Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 10:00 Sat 10:00 Sun 10:00 THE SHAPE OF WATER (15) 123 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Fri 12:00 14:50 17:40 20:30 Sat 12:00 14:50 17:40 20:30 Sun 12:00 14:50 17:40 20:30 Mon 12:00 14:50 17:40 20:30 Tue 12:00 14:50 17:40 20:30 Wed 12:0014:50 17:40 20:30 Thu 12:00 14:50 17:40 20:30 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING (15) 115 Mins Wheelchair, Audio Described, Mon 12:30 20:15 Tue 12:30 Wed 12:30 Thu 17:00

PECKHAM MULTIPLEX TICKETS: 0844 567 2742 Fri 16 Feb – 22 Feb

BLACK PANTHER (12A) 2D Daily: 14:00 17:15 20:30 Extra Perf Fri-Sun: 11:00 3D Daily: 15:30 19:00 Extra Perf Fri-Sun: 12:00 THE SHAPE OF WATER (15) Daily: 15:15 18:00 20:45 PHANTOM THREAD (15) Daily: 17:40 20:40 FIFTY SHADES FREED (18) Daily: 15:50 18:25 21:00 STATUS UPDATE (12A) Daily: 15:10 DARKEST HOUR (PG) Daily: 15:20 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (15) Daily: 18:15 TAD THE LOST EXPLORER AND THE SECRET OF KING MIDAS (U) Fri-Sun: 11:15 EARLY MAN (PG) Fri-Sun: 10:50 13:10 COCO (PG) Fri -Sun: 10:45 13:00 THE POST (12A) Daily: 20:50 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG) Fri-Sun: 13:15 FERDINAND (U) Fri-Sun: 11:00 PADDINGTON 2 (PG) Fri-Sun: 13:30 SUBTITLED FIFTY SHADES FREED (18) Mon 15:50 THE SHAPE OF WATER (15) Tue 15:15 WATCH WITH BABY THU 11.30am STATUS UPDATE (12A) BLACK PANTHER (12A) EARLY MAN (PG)


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Southwark News, Thursday February 15 2018




ccording to a recent report, 4.6 million over60s would like to move into specialist retirement developments that better meet their needs and aspirations.

The research also shows that one-third of older people prefer to ‘right size’ their current home, taking into account not only the size of the property but other factors such as ease of access to local amenities, opportunities to interact with other people and enjoy an active social life. At Cheviot Gardens in West Norwood, SE27, Notting Hill Sales has created a collection of apartments that boasts an excellent variety of on-site communal facilities residents can enjoy from the comfort of their new home. Available to buy through the Older Person's Shared Ownership scheme, Cheviot Gardens offers a selection of beautiful one and twobedroom apartments located in the heart of West Norwood ideal for over-55’s who want to downsize and still enjoy a fuller life. The scheme allows buyers to own a 75% share in their home without paying any rent on the remaining share. West Norwood is one of South London’s most vibrant areas, and the development’s central location perfectly places its residents to explore the extensive array of leisure activities available to them. Jenny Murphy, Head of Sales and Marketing at Notting Hill Sales, comments: “As a community in its own right, Cheviot Gardens is a fantastic development for people aged 55 and over who want the convenience of a smaller home and who also love to socialise and keep active. The Older Person's Shared Ownership scheme also makes these apartments much more affordable, giving purchasers more disposable income to enjoy themselves and make the most of Cheviot Gardens’ fabulous location and amenities.” The self-contained, single-level apartments have been thoughtfully designed and impeccably finished, with neutral décor throughout. Bright, open-plan living spaces are perfect for entertaining family and friends, and the kitchen areas are equipped with modern fitted units and integrated Zanussi appliances. The bathrooms come with contemporary white suites, complete with high-quality chrome fixtures and fittings. With each apartment benefitting from at least one patio or balcony, residents can enjoy their own outside space, as well as having access to the tranquil, landscaped communal

gardens. Cheviot Gardens boasts a variety of excellent communal facilities helping to create a warm and friendly atmosphere within the surroundings of the development. Residents can relax together in the restaurant, café or lounge, as well as a hair salon, therapist room and IT suite, all conveniently on site. The apartments are also located next to an extra care facility, from which residents can subscribe to personal care packages, making them a great future investment. A flexible range of services are available, including assistance with general housekeeping, such as cleaning and laundry, and support with personal care. The development is ideally situated in the centre of West Norwood, a peaceful residential area with a wealth of amenities and

a wonderful community feel. There is a number of charming independent retailers, and the FEAST street market takes place on the first Sunday of every month, celebrating the talent and entrepreneurial skills in the area. The nearby Portico Gallery is a hub of activity, hosting everything from tea dances and singing workshops to film afternoons and yoga, while at the Old Library Centre, Cheviot Gardens residents can try their hand at flower arranging, tai chi and line dancing. The West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre is within walking distance of the development and offers a range of classes with special rates for over55s. Cheviot Gardens benefits from an excellent range of transport links, making it easy to venture into the city centre for work or to visit

friends and relatives further afield. West Norwood train station is just a few minutes’ walk away, with frequent services run to London Bridge and Victoria as well as Clapham Junction, where there are connections to the New Forest and the south coast, as well as Gatwick Airport for destinations further afield. A number of local bus routes provide easy access to the surrounding areas, including Crystal Palace, Brixton and Herne Hill.

Prices at Cheviot Gardens start from £275,625 for a 75% share of a one-bedroom apartment (full market value £367,500) and from £341,250 for a 75% share of a twobedroom apartment (full market value £455,000) through the Older Person's Shared Ownership Scheme. For more information, contact Notting Hill Sales on 0203 815 1234 or visit


Southwark News, Thursday February 15 2018

Southwark News, Thursday February 15 2018


Friars Primary (Foundation) School Webber Street London SE1 0RF Tel: 020 7207 1807 Fax: 020 7401 6588 Email: Headteacher: Justin Burtt

We have a vacancy at Friars for the following role: Premises manager Grade 6 – scp 19 - 26 £ 21312 - £25770 pa (hours in excess of the standard 36 hours paid as contractual overtime at the standard rate) 26 days holiday per year. Start date: ASAP

We are looking for a proactive individual who is practical, trustworthy and reliable who can build good relationships and who understands that all work surrounding the buildings and environment is done for the good of the pupils. The role will consist of cleaning, maintenance, maintaining security, porterage, admin and lettings, health and safety and a clear commitment to and understanding of child protection. Please contact the school office for an application pack

Closing date and shortlisting: Noon Monday 19th February 2018 Interview dates: Wednesday 21st February Friars Primary Foundation School is committed to the Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To place a recruitment advert, please call Nancy on 020 7232 1639 or email:


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


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable LB Southwark resurfacing works to be carried out by Conways Aecom, it has made an order, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic in part of the above named road.

Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Ada Road, between St Giles Road and Havil Street. An alternative route for traffic will be as indicated by signage via St Giles Road, Brunswick Villas and Havil Street.

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

The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The restrictions will be operational from 15th February 2018 for a maximum period of 18 months, with restrictions planned to only be applicable from Wednesday 28th February to Thursday 1st March, 2018.

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


3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable Highway works to be carried out, it 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: Humphrey Street, northbound carriageway, between Old Kent Road and B203 Way

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

The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The works will be in place from 19th February at 20:00 to 20th February 2018 at 05:00

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

Dated this 15th February 2018

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Road Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX DB: 4009

Southwark Council, Environment and Social Regeneration, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 3816

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager






1. 2.

3. 4. 6. 7. 8.


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. 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) Love Walk, between Evesham Walk and No’s 6 Love Walk. (b) Sansom Street, between Elmington Road and blocked end. (c) Windsor Walk, between Grove Lane and No’s 20 Windsor Walk.

The alternative route for (a) (b) (c) is not applicable as access will be maintained.

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) 3rd March (b) 1st – 2nd March (c) 3rd – 4th March.

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

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4035/256932 (b)4015/ 256907 (c) 4016/ 256919


The alternative route would be via: Old Kent Road, Rotherhithe New Road, Galleywall Road, Southwark Park Road, B203

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager


1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable Highway works to be carried out, it intends to make an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named 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) Crawthew Grove, between Lordship Lane and Spurling Road (b) Frogley Road, between Lordship Lane and Crawthew Grove

The alternative route for (a) Crystal Palace Road, North Cross Road, Lordship Lane. (b) Archdale Road, North Cross Road, Lordship Lane. 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 for (a) 5th – 6th March. (b) 6th – 7th March.

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

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4008/ 256933 (b) 4017/ 256944


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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.

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 Redcar Street, between Comber Grove and Wyndham 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 alternative route will be via, Comber Grove, Wyndham Road as applicable.

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 2nd – 3rd March.

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

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

4. 5. 6. 7.

The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that because of works by Hobart Paving, it intends to make an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road. Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Whateley Road, between Lordship Lane and Landcroft Road. An alternative route for affected traffic will be via Lordship Lane, Bawdale Road, Fellbrigg Road, Cyrena Road, Pellatt Road, Landcroft 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.

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

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 4067/77000421

(a) Grosvenor Terrace, 10m either side of rail bridge. (b) Maltby Street, at it’s junction with Tanner Street for 30m southeast.

An alternative route for (a) Camberwell Road, John Ruskin Street, Bethwin Road, Camberwell Road, Urlwin Street, Grosvenor Park. (b) Maltby Street, Abbey Street, Riley Road, Tanner Street 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. Works will take place for (a) 20th – 21st March between 22:00hrs - 06:00hrs (b) 12th – 13th March between 22:00hrs – 06:00hrs.

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

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4086/ HHH-03-29-200318 (b) 4090/ LBC-W1410M-120318


Works will take place between the 5th – 23rd March 2018.


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

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager




The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that because of bridge inspection works by Centurion Site Services it intends to make an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named roads.

Dated this 15th February 2018





Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX




Notice of Application for a Premises Licence made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003

Please take notice that we Greenpoint Avenue Limited Have made application to the local licensing authority for a new Premises Licence in respect of 17-19 Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6TH The relevant licensable activities and proposed times to be carried on, on from the premises are The supply of alcohol:

The provision of late night refreshment: Opening hours:


Start time

Finish time




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12:00 07:00

00:00 00:30

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: 10/2/18

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Southwark News, Thursday February 15 2018



TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (as amended)

PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990 (as amended) The planning applications listed below can be viewed on the planning register at You can use facilities at your local library or ‘My Southwark Service Points’ to access the website. How to comment on this application: You should submit your comments via the above link. Comments received will be made available for public viewing on the website. All personal information will be removed except your postal address. Online comments submitted without an email address will not be acknowledged and those marked ‘confidential’ will not be considered. Written comments can be submitted to; Southwark Council, Chief executive's department, Planning division, Development management, PO Box 64529, London SE1 5LX. Reason for publicity. The applications are advertised for the reasons identified by the following codes: ACA-development affecting character or appearance of a nearby conservation area; ALB-development affecting setting of a nearby listed building(s); CNA-development within a conservation area; 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).

FIRST FLOOR FLAT, 65 AVONDALE RISE, LONDON, SE15 4AJ (Ref. 18/AP/0386 ) Construction of a roof terrace to be built over the existing flat roof Reason(s) for publicity: MPA (Contact: Yvonne Sampoh 0207 525 4929) FLAT 6, CORBETTS WHARF, 87 BERMONDSEY WALL EAST, LONDON, SE16 4TU (Ref. 18/AP/0309 ) Internal reconfiguration, refurbishment, and redecoration; together with the insertion of new windows, the creation of an enlarged roof terrace, elevating the entrance door lintel and raising the door to create a continuous internal floor level accessed by an external step, and the installation of a fully glazed dormer window in place of the existing recessed dormer doors with sliding doors (within Edward III's Rotherhithe C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Martin McKay 0207 525 1818) 271 CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD, LONDON, SE5 0TF (Ref. 18/AP/0214 ) Alterations to roof and upper floors to a dwelling house (within Camberwell New Road C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 271 CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD, LONDON, SE5 0TF (Ref. 18/AP/0213 ) (Householder Application) Alterations to roof and upper floors to a dwelling house (within Camberwell New Road C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 27 COLLEGE ROAD, LONDON, SE21 7BG (Ref. 18/AP/0411 ) Erection of information board on perimeter wall. (within Dulwich Village C.A.) (Grade II* listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 56-60 DENMARK HILL, LONDON, SE5 8RZ (Ref. 18/AP/0252 ) Replacement of first floor front windows. (within Camberwell Green C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Troy Davies 0207 525 0783) DOCKLEY ROAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, 2 DOCKLEY ROAD, LONDON, LONDON SE16 3SF (Ref. 18/AP/0091 ) Demolition of the existing industrial units and redevelopment to provide a building ranging from four to nine storeys (32.7m AOD) in height accommodating 1,089sqm of commercial floorspace at ground floor level incorporating industrial use (Use Class B8); retail uses (Use Class A1); and restaurants and cafe uses (Use Class A3) and 111 residential units (Class C3) at upper levels with associated works, including landscaping and 3 disabled car parking spaces. Reason(s) for publicity: MPA (Contact: Terence McLellan

020 7525 5365) SHOPPING CENTRE SITE, ELEPHANT AND CASTLE, 26, 28, 30 AND 32 NEW KENT ROAD, ARCHES 6 AND 7 ELEPHANT ROAD, AND LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS SITE, LONDON SE1 (Ref. 16/AP/4458 ) Re-advertised following submission of revised information - Phased, mixed-use redevelopment of the existing Elephant and Castle shopping centre and London College of Communication sites comprising the demolition of all existing buildings and structures and redevelopment to comprise buildings ranging in height from single storey to 35 storeys (with a maximum building height of 124.5m AOD) above multi-level and single basements, to provide a range of uses including 979 residential units (use class C3), retail (use Class A1-A4), office (Use Class B1), Education (use class D1), assembly and leisure (use class D2) and a new station entrance and station box for use as a London underground operational railway station; means of access, public realm and landscaping works, parking and cycle storage provision, plant and servicing areas, and a range of other associated and ancillary works and structures.In the Council's opinion the proposal may affect the setting of the following listed buildings and conservation areas: Metro Central Heights, Newington Causeway; Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington Butts; Michael Faraday Memorial, Elephant and Castle; the Imperial War Museum, St George’s Road; and the Obelisk at St George’s Circus. Elliot's Row; St George's Circus and West Square Conservation Areas and the listed buildings therein, and the Walcot Square Conservation Area in Reason(s) for publicity: ACA, ALB, EIA, MPA (Contact: Victoria Lewis 020 7525 5410)

10 FRANK DIXON WAY, LONDON, SE21 7ET (Ref. 18/AP/0394 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a part two/part single storey rear extension, dormer and 2 x roof llights to main rear roof slope, single storey side extensions, new front porch and 2m high front fence to front. (within Dulwich Wood C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Kerri Simpson 0207 525 3487) 2 LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, SE1 9RA (Ref. 18/AP/0308 ) Variation of Condition 2, approved plans, of planning permission 16-AP1830 for 'Change of use from office (Use Class B1) to restaurant (Use Class A3) with ground floor infill fronting Montague Close and associated minor works' to allow for: Amendment to elevation by inserting a new door to be used for level access into the restaurant. (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity:

CNA, LBA (Contact: Andre Verster 020 7525 5457) 91 LYNDHURST GROVE, LONDON, SE15 5AW (Ref. 18/AP/0298 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a ground floor single storey extension and Infill extension to first and second floors; Constrution of a rear dormer extension (to first and second floors.) (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Hajnalka Kurti 0207 525 3701) 1 NEWCOMEN STREET, LONDON, SE1 1YR (Ref. 18/AP/0254 ) Glazed enclosure above the existing 3rd floor terrace parapet to the rear of the building. (within Borough High Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Troy Davies 0207 525 0783) GROUND FLOOR FLAT, 25 OSWIN STREET, LONDON, SE11 4TF (Ref. 18/AP/0299 ) Construction of a singlestorey extension to rear; Replacement of the single glazing on the ground floor with double glazing . (within Elliot's Row C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Hajnalka Kurti 0207 525 3701) 102 RED POST HILL, LONDON, SE24 9PW (Ref. 18/AP/0203 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a side to rear extension and one window replacement (within Sunray Estate C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Deepa Mistry 0207 525 3879) 33-38 RUSHWORTH STREET, LONDON, SE1 0RB 1-7 KING BENCH STREET SE1 (Ref. 17/AP/4289 ) Part demolition of existing commercial buildings (Class B1 Business Use) and construction, behind part-retained existing facades, of a part 3, part 4 and part 5 storey building (plus plant enclosure) comprising 3,232m of Class B1 Office/Business floorspace and 1,026m of Class A1 / A3 / B1 / D1 / D2 Use floorspace (retail/restaurant/business/community/leisure use). Associated hard landscaping and public realm. (within Kings Bench C.A.) (Grade II listed building) This proposal affects the character or setting of nearby listed building(s):Chadwick House and attached railings (Grade II); Merrow House (Grade II); Ripley House (Grade II); The Drapers Almshouses, 1-5 Glasshill Street (Grade II).. Reason(s) for publicity: ALB, CNA, LBA, MPA (Contact: Terence McLellan 020 7525 5365) 58 SOUTHWARK BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON SE1 0AS (Ref. 18/AP/0255 ) Non material amendment - Change from Metal Mesh to use of clear glass on 5th floor terrace balustrade (within Union Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact:

Troy Davies 0207 525 0783) CROWNE HOUSE, 56-58 SOUTHWARK STREET, LONDON, SE1 1UN (Ref. 18/AP/0303 ) Change of use of a lower ground floorspace to a health and fitness centre (Class D2) (within Thrale Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Neil Loubser 020 7525 5451) 29-33 TOOLEY STREET, LONDON SE1 2QF (Ref. 18/AP/0401 ) Minor internal refurbishment works at ground floor level including the removal and replacement of non-original partitions, floor and ceiling finishes. (within Tooley Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Martin McKay 0207 525 1818) Dated 15 February 2018 - comments to be received within 21 days of this date SIMON BEVAN Revised notice

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


The alternative route would be via: None Applicable


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.


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: Prices Street, at the junction of Bear Lane


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 works will be in place on 22nd February 2018. A backup date of 1st March 2018 will be operational if works do not go ahead on the 22nd February.

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

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council, Environment and Social Regeneration, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 4061.1 LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK

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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. 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) (b) (c) (d)

East Street, between Old Kent Road and Elsted Street. St Marys Road, between Evelina Road and Belfort Road St Marys Road, between Belfort Road and Dundas Road St Marys Road, between Belfort Road and Queens Road

The alternative route for affected traffic (a) Old Kent Road, Dunton Road, Grange Road, Tower Bridge Road, New Kent Road, Rodney Place, Rodney Road, Flint Street. Flint Street, Rodney Road, Heygate Street, Walworth Road, Albany Road, Shorncliffe Road, Old Kent Road. (b) Queens Road, Lugard Road, Hollydale Road, Evelina Road. Evelina Road, Lausanne Road, Pomeroy Street, Old Kent Road, Asylum Road, Queens Road. Evelina Road, Hollydale Road, Ansdell Road, Dundas 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 for (a) 5th March. (b) (c) (d) 2nd – 4th March 2018 and will be part of a rolling closure. Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4013/ LR909256941 (b) 4012/ 256917

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The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable sewer 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.

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 Hayles Street, between No’s 2 and No’s 10 The alternative route for affected traffic will be via Brook Drive, Elliotts Row.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works. The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The works will be in place on the 1st – 2nd March 2018.

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

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 4064/003345FGGK LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK




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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. 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 Townley Road (b) Jasper Road, between Farquhar Road and Westow Hill

The alternative route would be via: (a) Townley Road, Dovercourt Road, Woodwarde Road or Woodwarde Road, Dovercourt Road, Townley Road, East Dulwich Grove, Dulwich Village (b) Westow Hill, Crystal Palace Parade, Farquhar Road or Farquhar Road, Colby Road, Gipsy Hill, Westow Hill.

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 from (a) 26th February to 1st March 2018 (b) 27th February to 28th February 2018 Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 15th February 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council, Environment and Social Regeneration, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4082 (b) 3996

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Sacred Heart rules tables


By John Kelly

SOUTHWARK TABLE tennis players won top honours at the annual Jack Petchey North London Regional Singles competition last week.

Casey Nickel, 16, from Sacred Heart School won the Girls under-16 event. In the final she beat Stephanie Azma, 14, from UAE Southbank 11-2 11-1 11-3. Casey, who has been playing for four years, is ranked 75th in the country. She said: “I like table tennis because you meet new people and it’s competitive. Last year I won this event and I want to do it again.” Halle Toulon, 12, also from Sacred Heart School, won the Girls under-13

event. She defeated UAE Southbank’s Caroline Oshibogun 11-4 11-5 11-9. “The standard was high and I could have done better so I am glad I won. I can’t wait for the final,” she said. Halle played in the team final event in January where Sacred Heart also took the trophy. The Jack Petchey London Schools Singles competition bought together 84 players from twelve schools from Camden, City of Westminster, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth. They competed in four age groups: Boys and Girls under11, 13, 16 and 19. All the participants were playing for a chance to compete in the Jack Petchey London Schools Singles Finals which will be held on Saturday, June 9 at Brunel University.

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Cheeseman: ‘I want everyone talking about me’ The Girls U13 winner

TED CHEESEMAN said he is relishing being “someone everyone wants to watch” after his win over Carson Jones put him “on the map”.

Bermondsey’s Cheeseman earned rave reviews after out-pointing former American champion Carson Jones at the O2 Arena earlier this month to win the WBA superwelterweight international title. Cheeseman, 22, is now unbeaten in thirteen professional fights after his impressive victory over the experienced Jones. Millwall fan Cheeseman is eyeing a bout with Birmingham superwelterweight Sam Eggington next. Cheeseman was going to Los Angeles for a two-week training camp after first enjoying a week’s holiday. “Not to blow my own trumpet, but I thought I gave a class

Sweet sixteen

CHARLIE DEVLIN struck a double as Millwall Lionesses made it sixteen games unbeaten in the league after defeating Aston Villa 20 last weekend.

Devlin scored twice in the last 20 minutes to keep the pressure on Doncaster Belles in Women’s Super League 2. “We knew it was going to be a tough game, but we all worked for each other and we got the three points,” Devlin said. "In the first half we were a bit nervous. It showed with our possession and how we were keeping the ball. “We didn't take too many shots in the first half, but we got into the game and got some shots off at last. “There was definitely some relief when we got the first goal - it was a good bit of play, with Ash [Hincks] setting me up, and luckily I had a good shot on goal that went in. “I literally just got it out of my feet and whacked it and got it where the 'keeper couldn't reach. “It was a big relief and once we got the first goal it was either us or them and luckily we came out on top after that.”

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performance,” Cheeseman said. “I knew if I won I would move on to bigger things and get big opportunities. “I’m starting to become a household name. I thought, ‘I’m

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going to put a show on, I’m going to show everyone what it’s all about’. “Sam Eggington would be a great fight, but I don’t know, we’re both with the same stable (Matchroom Boxing). There are a lot of big fights

The Girls U16 winner

out there and it’s all about risk and reward, whatever works out best for me. “I’ve got a great management team and a great coach and they will make the decisions for me. “I’m going to grab every opportunity that gets offered to me with both hands. I’m not someone who turns down fights. As soon as the name Carson Jones was thrown at me I thought that was the perfect fight. To beat someone like him would put me on the map. “That’s what I want, I want everyone talking about me. I love it, I love being someone everyone wants to watch. I want to sell out arenas, I want everyone singing, ‘There’s only one Teddy Cheeseman’. “What more buzz can you get than when you’re fighting and people are screaming that kind of stuff.”

McKenna double helps Stansfeld to three points SCEFL First Division result

Stansfeld 4-2 Bridon Ropes STANSFELD CONTINUED their good run to make it three successive wins with hard-fought victory over fourth-placed Bridon Ropes last weekend.

Stansfeld got off to the worst possible start when in the first minute an over-hit back-pass had goalkeeper Lewis Collier in all sorts of trouble and before he could recover the ball Jordan Downes pounced to give Bridon Ropes an early lead. Stansfeld hit back from the early setback in the fourth minute when Frankie Beale’s free-kick was only halfcleared to Michael McKenna who fired his shot into the bottom right-hand corner. Stansfeld were now on the front foot and had several good efforts saved by the Bridon stopper. The visitors’ resistance was finally broken, though, as in the 28th minute a corner was punched out by the Bridon goalkeeper to McKenna on the edge of the box and he took a touch onto his left foot before volleying into the bottom corner through a crowd of players for his and Stansfeld’s second goal. In the 68th minute a quick counterattack from Stansfeld saw Nathan Flaher slip the ball through to Adam Ball who fired home. Bridon responded by sending on all three substitutes and pushing players forward and in the 78th minute Adam Smith reduced the arrears and set up a thrilling final ten minutes. In the last minute Stansfeld got the insurance goal when Harry Gamble tapped home to clinch all three points. Man of the match: Michael McKenna Both the 2nd and 3td teams’ games were postponed. This Saturday’s games 1st Team vs Sutton Athletic – Away – 3pm KO; 2nd Team vs Lydd Town Res – Away – 2.45pm KO; 3rd Team vs AFC Mottingham – Away – 2pm KO

DOCKLANDS UNDER-8s were away to Phoenix Pumas last weekend, which could be considered a derby with players from both sides living and going to school in Bermondsey.

The first game was a 4-4 thriller, Ethan Maxwell with a brace, Tyler Andrews and Oliver Matson on the mark for Docks. Docklands came close on many occasions to getting a winner hitting the bar, post and forcing numerous saves from the Phoenix on form goalkeeper. The second game was just as close as it finished in a 1-1 draw thanks the defensive efforts of Billy Osman and excellent goalkeeping from Freddie Wotton. Docklands’ equaliser came from Henry Toomey. Manager Tommy Mccloud said: “I am extremely pleased with the hard work off all six

players on the day. The two games where great to watch for all parents and spectators all the boys deserved the man of the match award.” FISHER UNDER-8s were in home action against Club Langley Claws last Sunday. Fisher found went 2-0 up in the first half but conceded just before half-time after missing a

penalty to make it 3-0. In the second half Fisher continued to pile on the pressure but were caught late on the break and went down to a last-second goal which made it 3-2 to Langley. The second game was again closely contested with both teams defending well. Fisher dominated and did everything

but score, Langley’s defensive performance and and then another last-gasp goal leaving the score 1-0. Manager Ken Fayemi said: “I’m pleased with the boys’ performance, they dominated both games but lost out to two late goals.” Fisher under-7s saw their game called off due to waterlogged pitch.

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Gregory 40’

Date: Friday February 9, 2018 Attendance: 13,204 Man of the match: Steve Morison Referee: Keith Stroud


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14 Wallace

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18 Tunnicliffe Cahill 90’

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Halford 77’

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Onyedinma 79’

14 Madine

Zohore 82’

Hoilett 3’

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Damour 78’

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Head to Head Possession Shots

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Lee Gregory celebrates his seventh goal of the season

Inset: Tim Cahill makes his second Den bow

By John Kelly at the Den



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ANOTHER MANAGER at The Den, fuming, raging in his postmatch interview, struggling to contain his anger.

Mission accomplished. Well, almost. Millwall could have won this game, but in the last ten minutes they could have lost it, too. There was so much happening late on it almost overshadowed Tim Cahill’s first appearance in a senior Millwall shirt at The Den since May 2004. It wasn’t what the home side had done that had angered Cardiff’s Neil Warnock so much but the decisions of the referee, Keith Stroud. Warnock felt there were two main moments of controversy. He was right with his view on one but wrong on the other. The key moment of controversy arrived in the frantic last period of the game. Steve Morison, back defending on the edge of his own box, hit Joe Bennett late and there were at least two seconds between the foul and Sol Bamba spectacularly volleying the ball past Jordan Archer. Stroud’s eyes had followed the ball after the clash between Morison and Bennett, but just as Bamba was about to make contact the referee spotted the Bluebirds defender on the turf and blew his whistle. Cardiff players were incensed, Millwall’s probably sensed they had got away with it. Not before time this season, they probably also would have been thinking. There was another dangerous moment from the resulting free-kick, the ball hitting the Lions’ wall and arcing up into the air, before Jordan Archer crashed into Callum Patterson as the Cardiff midfielder headed towards goal but over the bar. That wasn’t what had annoyed Warnock, though. It was a shot that appeared to hit the arm of Shaun Hutchinson that Warnock felt should have been a penalty, but that Stroud vehemently waved away. Replays showed Hutchinson had actually tried to pull his arm out of the way, and it was even unclear where it had struck him. So Warnock’s frustration was misplaced in that case. Warnock’s interview immediately after the game was colourful, and though he had calmed slightly by the

time he spoke in Millwall’s press room, he was still very unhappy. “I think it is appalling at this level. Sol is going to shoot and then he blows,“ he said. “I don't accept that. He is a really experienced referee and I feel let down. He cost us the game. “We are fighting to get in the Premier League. But for the referee it would have been three points.“ Warnock added that his side had been superior and when that assessment was put to Neil Harris he responded with surprise. “What, that game out there?“, he smiled. Harris conceded Millwall had benefitted from Stroud blowing his whistle before Bamba scored, but added it was probably one his side were owed given the context of this season and how hard-done-by they have felt with refereeing decision this season. “We probably got away with one with the goal that was disallowed. I feel for Cardiff in some sense because they are probably on the wrong end of a decision,“ Harris said. “We had a very similar one at Brentford where we scored a good goal and it was pulled back, so that probably evens that one up for the season.“

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In between the opening ten minutes and the last ten, it was Millwall that were the superior team as Cardiff struggled even to get out of their own half. Millwall, and Mahlon Romeo in particular, did well to recover their composure after the full-back’s early errors. Romeo was booked after two minutes, then a minute later was robbed of possession by Junior Hoilett who ran on to rasp a low drive last Jordan Archer. Romeo could have crumbled, but instead with his team-mates showed a stubborn desire to turn the game around. Millwall barely laid a glove on Cardiff in the first fifteen minutes, but then had their opponents on the ropes before the away side got their second wind late on and we had those controversies. Lee Gregory was a whisker away from an equaliser when he fired a low drive just wide, before Millwall then showed how quickly they can take advantage immediately after winning possession, something they probably aren’t given credit form. Five minutes from the break Morison shifted the ball up the wing to Jed Wallace, and Gregory was on the move

in the middle. Wallace played a low ball into the box, and Gregory hammered the ball home before Bluebirds goalkeeper Neil Etheridge could react. Ben Marshall, who impressed on his debut on the left of midfield, had earlier crossed for Morison, whose left-footed effort struck the bar. In the second half Marshall hit a low shot that deflected towards the near post and Etheridge did well to turn the ball around the post. Cahill came on with a minute left and he blocked down Sean Morrison’s attempted clearance to set up Wallace for a cross that was headed clear. After all their good work Millwall almost lost it, and it was Patterson who was centrally involved for the visitors. He also saw a header cleared off the line by George Saville, and in the last play of the game some loose defending from the home side allowed Patterson in. But James Meredith came across from the left flank and his nudge did enough as Patterson shot wide while off balance. Stroud blew his whistle on a riveting Championship contest as players caught their breaths. Warnock, however, was only getting going.

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Midfielder is hoping to nail down regular Millwall spot


By John Kelly

BEN MARSHALL was pleased with the response he got from Millwall fans last Friday night – having previously been on the receiving end of supporters’ ire at The Den.

Marshal made his Lions debut in the 1-1 draw with Cardiff,impressing before receiving a round of applause when he was substituted in the 79th minute. Marshall is no stranger to The Den, having played in a 2-2 draw for Blackburn in November 2014 – partnering Ryan Tunnicliffe in midfield – when current team-mate Shaun Williams equalised for the Lions late on. He also played there for Leicester, as well as scoring against Millwall for Blackburn at Ewood Park. Marshall hadn’t played a senior competitive game since coming on as an 87th-minute substitute for Wolves against Fulham on November 3, but was relieved to get through his first

Lions appearance unscathed. “It was really nice. I didn’t know how I was going to feel throughout the game, fitness-wise,” Marshall said. “Surprisingly I felt really good, I probably could have played 90 minutes but it wasn’t worth the risk. “I was really happy with my performance and it was nice for the fans to give me a little ripple when I was coming off. It made me feel a lot better and my confidence is up. “I wouldn’t say I was nervous. I know what I can do on the pitch. I think it’s more proving to yourself that you can do it again. As soon as the game started I felt fine and I just wanted to contribute to trying to win. “I don’t think it’s being low in confidence. It’s more because you haven’t played in so long there’s a worry you might have forgotten things. I knew deep down I would be fine. Once your fitness is fine you don’t really lose it up there (touches head). “It was about proving I was fit enough in my own head, which I was. I’m just really pleased that I am and can build on it. Once I get up to full fitness then hopefully there will be more to come. “Everyone’s not going to play well every game, but with fans in general if

they see you’re working hard at least you can go off that if you’re not having a good game. “I thought the fans were brilliant. I’ve been on the receiving end of it a few times. They really made me feel welcome.” Marshall, 26, has had an up-and-down year. He only joined Wolves on the last day of the January 2017 transfer window and was a regular under Paul Lambert. But Lambert departed the following summer, Nuno Santo arriving and recruiting his own players. Marshall was initially told by Santo he was in his plans, but an injury in pre-season meant the midfielder didn’t play under the Portuguese boss in the league until September. With Wolves doing so well in the league he wasn’t likely to win a place in the side, a situation he understood. He is grateful to current Stoke manager Lambert, though, for giving him his chance with Wolves. “He was brilliant,” Marshall said. “I was at Blackburn with him, he’s an honest person so when he went to Wolves he said he’d like to take me somewhere. He stuck to his word. We really got along. You could speak to him

personally about anything and it doesn’t surprise me that he got a Premier League job. “I spoke to the manager at Wolves in the summer and he told me I would be involved. He told me I’d play in a position that I wanted to play in. And then I got injured pre-season and was out for two or three months. When I came back the lads were doing brilliantly so I couldn’t complain. “Things might have been a bit different had I not got injured, but they might not have been. That’s life and football and I’m just happy I’m back and playing games.” Marshall was on Millwall’s radar for some time, and his lack of game time at Wolves as well as the possibility of linking up again with Jed Wallace and George Saville convinced him to move to south London. “I needed to play games. I wanted to go somewhere where I would feel wanted again. This was the perfect scenario for me,” he explained. “It was important knowing a couple of the lads again. I’m only here until the end of the season and sometimes it takes quite a while to settle in. So knowing some of the lads helped that. “I had a chat with the Wolves manager

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and he said when the window opened I could look to get out and play some games. There were a few clubs interested and Millwall was one of them. Wolves wanted to hang on [until late in the window], I don’t know why. “When it came to being given the goahead I spoke to the manager here and felt it would be the right move for me: to play games, to be working under a good and honest manager. “I knew a couple of the lads and when I spoke to them they said it was a good club and that everyone was really nice. Since I’ve been here it’s been exactly that.” With Marshall’s Wolves future uncertain, he knows this could be a crucial period in his career as he aims to impress Millwall, or other potential suitors. He is confident he has the attributes to succeed. He said: “I don’t have a point to prove, I just want to do well. The manager at Wolves didn’t want to play me but that’s because he brought his own players in. “I’ve played a lot of games in the Championship and have had my ups and downs. But I am who I am, I work hard and when I can get fit and firing I’m useful.”



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Midfielder’s progress reflects club’s as Millwall continue to prove people wrong


By John Kelly

AT ONE point in the second half against Cardiff last Friday night, Ryan Tunnicliffe aggressively won a tackle on the right wing near halfway and played a simple pass to Steve Morison.

Morison took a touch, before looking up knowing Lee Gregory would be setting off on a run behind the defender. Morison lofted a pass that was just cut out, allowing Cardiff to attack from deep. At that point Tunnicliffe was already sprinting at full speed towards a deep position on Millwall’s left, where Cardiff were now attacking into. He got there to regain possession for his side. Tunnicliffe winning the ball on the right before haring over to the opposite side of the pitch all happened within seconds. It looked like he had injured himself in the second tackle as he did not get up immediately. But he shrugged off the knock and continued to do more of that kind of work that often isn’t seen, and certainly does not grab headlines. Tunnicliffe was in the team as Lions boss Neil Harris felt Cardiff would be a threat on the counter and those two interventions showed exactly the role the midfielder was expected to perform. It might be a surprise to hear that Tunnicliffe is in the top three fastest sprinters at Millwall. In fact, he had posted the fastest top speed of any Millwall player this season up until last week, when Jed Wallace moved above him. All of the speed and distance statistics from Millwall’s previous game are posted on a wall at the training ground at the start of every week, and it is often the first port of call for players arriving at Calmont Road ahead of preparations for the next game. And Tunnicliffe revealed it spurs on competition between the squad. “There have been a lot of speed competitions, to see who is the fastest in the team at the moment,” Tunnicliffe says. “It was me until last week. Me and Jed are high on it – as well as Fred Onyedinma – and he just pipped me by 0.1 [of a kilometre an hour]. He’s just ahead of me at the moment. “Everyone likes to look at their name and see they are in the top three in the stats. It doesn’t necessarily relate to good performances but you can go to bed at night knowing you’ve worked as hard as you can. “I probably cover about eleven kilometres a game, which isn’t too bad considering I don’t venture too far forward at the minute with the way Sav

'Ryan Tunnicliffe celebrates Lee Gregory's goal against Cardiff with his team-mates

[George Saville] plays. I feel that’s an alright figure. I just do what the team needs, run about and win possession back and try to find Gregs [Lee Gregory] and Moro [Steve Morison] and Marshy [Ben Marshall] who can get the goals for us. Jed is also there, we’ve got that front four and the rest of us are there to do the hard work. “Obviously it would be nice to be recognised with assists and stuff like that. But that unsung hero work, the gaffer and more importantly my team-mates see all that work and they appreciate it, maybe more than some fans do, as they look for goals.” Despite his impressive performance in the 1-1 draw with the Bluebirds, Tunnicliffe could find himself on the bench on Saturday as Harris has made it clear he will pick his side based on the approach for the next fixture. Tunnicliffe admits he is never afraid to ask Harris why he is being left out, but accepts his boss has tough decisions to make.

“It’s happened before, the Leeds game away [when he was an unused sub] I thought I did quite well the game before [against Preston],” Tunnicliffe recalls. “But it’s the gaffer’s decision, if he wants to pick Willo and Sav, that’s what he’s paid the money for, to make those big decisions. I want to play every game but we’ve got options now and different ways of playing. You have to take it on the chin. “It’s the manager’s decision and all I can do is play my best and make that decision even tougher for him. I’m sure Willo and Sav would say the same. “If he says he wants this or that for a certain game I’ll say, ‘well, I can do that’. Willo’s got different attributes, Sav and Thommo [Ben Thompson] as well. Whatever he sees fit he makes that decision. It’s a squad game and we’re not going to stay up with one individual. It’ll be eighteen, nineteen, 20 of us between now and the end of the season trying to keep us up.” Millwall are not far off the points total

it is set to take to confirm survival, perhaps four wins, which would see them on 51 points. So it appears a case of when not if they will confirm their Championship position for 2018-19. Harris said on Sky Sports before Friday’s game that they were “irritated” to be among the sides expected to get relegated. Tunnicliffe thinks people did not realise the quality of the players in the squad. “It motivates you, it irritates you before a ball has even been kicked when people are writing the squad off, maybe not knowing how good some of the players were or how good they could be,” he says. “As a professional it irritates you because the outside world are looking in and saying, ‘you’re not good enough to be in this league’. “We’ve proved a lot of people wrong and when people see Millwall coming up on the fixture list they’ll be thinking, ‘this is going to be a tough game’. “Being realistic, all three teams including Sheffield United and Bolton

were favourites to go down. But from the first month of the season and how well we played you could pretty much tell we were going to be alright. “We’ve started to get a little bit of luck and started to get results away from home. The home form is so strong that we were always going to be alright if we could build on that. “We’re starting to look in a decent position.” Millwall have quietly gone about their business, picking up impressive points against some of the division’s big hitters. It was something of an unusual position, then, for the club to be in to be attracting global headlines with the signing of Tim Cahill. Tunnicliffe welcomed the move, and had a message for Cahill before the Cardiff game when the Australian international made his second debut. “It was always going to be a big one when rumours started that he might be coming back.” Tunnicliffe continues. “He’s a club legend and it was going to be a more high-profile signing than those in the summer, myself included. “He’s a massive fan favourite and it gives everyone a boost, the fans and the club. They were in great voice for his first game on Friday and it was probably one of the biggest cheers on the night when he came on. “It can only be a good thing, with the wealth of experience he’s got. He can pass that knowledge on and we can learn from him, he’s been at the top for so long. “When the ball went out of play I looked over and saw he was getting ready to come on. It was probably the right time, the fans got going again with five minutes left. It gives us on the pitch that have run around for 85 minutes a bit of a boost and I was hoping it was written in the stars that he was going to score. I said to him before the game it was written for him to get the winner but it wasn’t to be.” It remains to be seen how long Cahill’s stay will be. Tunnicliffe is thirteen years younger, both players celebrating their birthdays in December. And the Lions’ tigerish midfielder hopes his own spell at the club will be a long one. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time here, it’s a big family club, it’s predominantly a British group of lads that are quite easy to get on with,” he says. “We’re doing well at the minute and I can see myself staying here a while. It depends on what the gaffer wants. If he decides one day that I’m not in his plans then I will have to move on. “But hopefully long may it continue that I keep playing games.”

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IT’S A measure of how far Millwall have come this season that two players centrally involved in two play-off campaigns cannot make the squad at the moment.

Shane Ferguson and Ben Thompson were left out of the match-day eighteen before the 1-1 draw with Cardiff last Friday, decisions Neil Harris admitted were “difficult”, before he added, “but that’s where we want to be at”. He means a competitive group with no player being assured of their place come kick-off time. Ferguson and Thompson played 99 and 83 games respectively in Harris’ first two seasons in charge, but along with new signing Harry Toffolo weren’t involved against the Bluebirds. Ben Marshall arrived from Wolves and is ahead of Ferguson in the pecking order, while the form of summer signings George Saville and Ryan Tunnicliffe has restricted Thompson’s involvement. Harris stressed he is honest with any players who ask why they haven’t been selected. “We always have an open-door policy with the players and if they are not playing then I tell them why,” he said. “They are not easy conversations at times because everyone wants to play. That’s what they get paid to do. “But they’re great lads and they are realising now – and I’ve told them more than once as a group recently – that even if you play well, yes there is every chance you stay in the team, but you could come out for a game as well. It might be that it’s time for someone else to play, and that can be all over the park. “What they do know is that if their standards drop, if they don’t perform to the best of their ability or put in a performance I expect, then they will find themselves out of the team and maybe out of the squad. “The hardest thing Friday night was leaving Ben, Shane and Harry out of



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Birmingham: WLWDW Millwall: LLWLL Millwall record against Birmingham Played 44 Won 11 Drew 11 Lost 22 Probable Millwall team 4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith; Wallace, Tunnicliffe, Saville, Marshall; Gregory, Morison. Match odds Birmingham 13/8 Draw 22/10 Millwall 9/5

Millwall defeated Birmingham 2-1 at The Den in October.

the group. That was difficult, but that’s where we want to be at. That’s a situation I find myself in for the first time in almost three years. “You want players not to rest on their laurels, and these players won’t because they know what’s behind them now. That’s how we want to progress as a club. We want a tightknit squad, but we want options. “There have been far too many

games this year when we’ve only had the option of limited changes, whether defensively or in attack. We went virtually three months with only two recognised centre-halves. We got lucky to a certain extent, apart from Jake’s red card. “We have to cover ourselves in positions.” There are likely to be more disappointed players before the trip to

St Andrews. With only Aiden O’Brien and Byron Webster out, Harris is almost in the position of having two players to choose from in every position. Harris could pick the same side that impressed against Cardiff, as the Lions go for a third successive league win on the road having waited until the new year for the first one to come along.

Birmingham’s confidence may be low after last weekend’s 2-0 derby defeat to Aston Villa, but they were bottom of the league on Boxing Day, three points off safety, and from there have risen to 20th, two points above the relegation zone. Blues boss Steve Cotterill will be without Cheikh Ndoye as he serves a one-match ban for his sending-off for two yellow cards last weekend.

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MY COLUMN this month is dedicated to the Basingstoke 8 and all the Millwall fans we sadly lost in 2017.

These names were shown at the big screen at The Den before Millwall’s Championship game against Cardiff City last Friday night. Peter Alger; Stan Anslow; Julie Arnold; Joan Baker; Ronald Baker; Eileen Ball; Michael Bardell; Tracy Bassom; Ted Bayes; Victor Stanley Bone; Leslie John

Bowmer; Gary Michael Byrne; George Carlo; Pat Casson; Robert William Clark; Ted Cocklin; Anne Cole; Geoffrey Cook; Nicky Cooper; Shirley Ann Corcoran; John Davies; Mel Davies; Colm Donaghy; Maureen Farrell; Charlie Fenlon; Perry John Fletcher; Billy Forsyth; Terry Forsyth; Andrew Grace; Deborah Green (Gunning); Ernie Glasscock; Martin Hadley; John Hannam; Gerald Hansen; Rosemary Avery Hardley; John

Alfred Hayden; Patrik Hedensted; Charles Helps; Terry Hobbs; Ron Hook; William John Jerrom; Marilyn Joyner; Anthony Kedney; John Kemp; Peter King; Steve King; Geoff Lewis; Catherine Low; Mark Lumm; David Marchant; David Maslin; Linda Christine Meaney; Steve Medcalfe; Brian Mitchell; Steven Kit Mordey; Alice Morin; Alan Murphy; Antony Murphy; Albert Murray; Jane Murrell; Ron Newman; Darren

Payne; Graham Payne; William Peile; Stephen James Playle; Sophie Powell; Penny Preece; Mick Pront; Terence Richard Pullin; Maureen Reed; Lee Ridgwell; Fred Roberts; Rose Robinson; Colin Ryan; Kevin Scates; David Smith; Doreen Smith; Gerald Philip Smith; Maureen Somper; William South; George Arthur Spain; Edward Staley; Ben Thatcher; Stan Thompson; Rosalind Upton; George Walker; Barry Watkins; Jon

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Web; Will Webb; Antony ‘Ronnie’ Webster; John Welsh; Kim West; Billy Wilcox; Carole Williams; Stephen Woodgates; Rene Woods. The eight young Millwall fans who sadly died on their way to watch their side take on Southampton on February 11, 1978 were: Al Smith; Bob Bond; Bill Ward; Rodney Phillips; Stephen Medcraft; John Webb; Steven Bayes; Stephen King. RIP. "We will never forget you."


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Marshall unsure on long-term future By John Kelly

BEN MARSHALL said he “would never rule anything out” with his Wolves future in doubt and a window between now and the end of the season to impress on loan at Millwall.

Recruitment team begin summer work – but Harris warns Lions not safe yet EXCLUSIVE

By John Kelly

NEIL HARRIS says the recruitment department is already planning for the summer – but dismissed the notion as ‘a load of rubbish’ that the club can fully plan for being in the Championship next season.

Millwall started the campaign with odds of 5/2 to get relegated, but they are currently 100/1. They are just four wins away from passing 50 points, a mark that is likely to guarantee survival this campaign.

Harris thinks it may not even take that much, but stressed the next target is to get to 40 points, which they can pass with a win at Birmingham on Saturday. A victory would match see them match the entire total they accumulated when they got relegated in 2015. The Lions boss is pleased with Millwal’s form this season, but hinted he feels his players don’t get enough credit for the quality of football they play. Millwall can make it three away league wins in a row this weekend, as the push towards consolidation in the division impressively continues. Harris said: “We’re heading that way, is it going to be up to 50? I’m

not so sure. We’ve got to keep amassing points. When we got to 30 I said all I was interested in was getting to 40 points as quickly as possible. “That hasn’t changed, hopefully we get there Saturday. Then we aim to get to 50 as soon as possible. We’ve got ourselves into a healthy position but I don’t buy into the fact that we are in a great mid-table position so we can start looking up, not down. Or start looking towards next season – that’s a load of rubbish. “We have to focus on the next game and then the one after that and one after that. “I’m interested in performances as well. You talk about being a

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Millwall team and people not liking playing against us, but I feel we have really good players as well, a good side. We can play some lovely football, very attack-minded at times. “We can mix it passing the ball and put together great moves, and we can also go back to front quickly if need be. “I’m really pleased with the group. We always focus on tomorrow. “Yes, it’s the recruitment department’s job to look at players for next season. We want to improve our squad whatever division we’re in. We want to get better and make sure we’re competitive.”

Marshall joined Wolves for almost £2million in January 2017 and is contracted to the club until the summer of 2020. He was initially a regular under Paul Lambert, who signed him from Blackburn Rovers, but picked up an injury in pre-season last summer. Wolves appointed Nuno Santo to replace Lambert in May, and Marshall only played nine times for the Championship’s leading club this season. Wolves look like they are destined for the Premier League, and Marshall is unsure over his future come the summer. “I really don’t know. It all depends on how I play here, how many games I play. I don’t know what’s around the corner, but that’s just football,” he said. “I would never rule anything out. I’ve just got to make sure I keep fit and play games. If I do alright then I’ll go from there.” Marshall is right-footed and can play on both flanks, but has a preference for one position. He explained: “I prefer to play on the left coming in on my right. I can also cross the ball with my left. Wherever the gaffer wants me to play I’m happy to play. “Hopefully I can keep playing until the end of the season. Once you get into the side your aim is to stay there. I want to do that.”


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