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Issue 1385

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July 12 2018


Help 19-month-old toddler battle rare cancer By Chiara Giordano

THE DEVASTATED parents of a Dulwich toddler diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer have launched a fundraising campaign to give him the best chance of surviving.


EXCLUSIVE: ‘I almost missed my wedding to win 1st cap’


Doctors initially thought nineteen-month-old Teddy had a virus, but tests soon revealed a tumour in his tummy and he was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in April this year. FULL STORY - see page 7





Simon takes a break after 38 years

imon Hughes, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, has announced that he is taking a break from politics after 38 years.

He lost his Bermondsey seat after 32 years to Labour’s Neil Coyle in 2015 and failed to unseat him in the snap general election last year, but he has remained involved in many local issues. There has been speculation this week that another snap general election could be called, but Sir Simon has said he will not stand for public office until at least 2022. During his tenure he was a huge presence locally, and was an MP who made sure he was heavily involved in what was happening in his constuituency - this commitment is demonstrated by the fact many local people know him on first name terms. He is also a grandee of the Liberal Democrat national party and worked as a minister in the Conservative/Lib Dem government. Accepting Simon’s resignation, Southwark Lib Dems chair Gail Kent paid tribute to his ‘selfless and often sleepless dedication’ to British public office. We also pay tribute and witness to this; Simon was virtually omnipresent at community events and meetings during his time. He seemed to work all the hours he could (often calling our journalists to comment on stories when most people had long gone to sleep). So it is only right we should also pay tribute to a person who was dedicated to serving local people as an MP, and remains so now.

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Naval salute for Bernie’s farewell Borough man was in Secret Boat Service - and even took on muggers in his 90s

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By Chiara Giordano

NAVAL OFFICERS and cadets lined the streets outside Southwark Cathedral to pay their respects to a Second World War Navy veteran who served in Dunkirk and Normandy, saving dozens of lives.

Bertram Alfred Coot, known as Bernie, lied about his age at seventeen to get into the Royal Navy as soon as possible so he could “step up” and help his country. He had grand ideas of being posted to one of the big ships like HMS Belfast but was instead sent straight to the motor torpedo boats (MTBs). Bernie began his naval career as an able seaman and lead stoker, responsible for getting the engines going on the highspeed short wooden boats, later rising to the rank of petty officer. He was part of the Secret Boat Service and was responsible for saving many lives during the Second World War but rarely spoke of the horrors he witnessed, only opening up to his family towards the end of his life. “He did begin to open up a little bit about the trauma of it – although he said that that was the job and it’s just what you had to do,” said family friend Natalie Boatfield, 34. “He was in the Secret Boat Service so they were like commandos who would go in to get certain people out; in Dunkirk and Normandy he would be pulling guys out and telling them to drop their weapons and telling them not to walk in a straight line because it was easier for the Germans. “He had to get a Russian princess out of France through the sewers and managed to stop the Germans getting fuel to their trucks.” Bernie was known for his “cheeky and mischievous” personality – but he was also fiercely loyal and determined and believed in the ‘band of brothers’ spirit. “At one point they had a line of German E-boats in front of them and the only way

Bernie displays his war medals (main); and in uniform (top); the funeral at Southwark Cathedral (top right); and with his wife Joyce and son Paul (bottom)

for them to get past was to turn their engines off and just glide through,” said Natalie. “His captain was about to give up but Bernie said ‘no way, we are not giving up because they will only kill us anyway’. “It was misty so they just slipped through and he fired as they were between two of the boats so they would

fire at each other and then he switched the engine on and they sped off. “Another time, when they were coming back from France the whole boat was shot up and they lost eight men with only four surviving. “As soon as they beached the boat the commanding officer came down and really told them off for beaching it rather

than taking it back into port. “Bernie gave him a piece of his mind. It was that disposability of men’s lives that he didn’t like about Churchill.” “He got put into jankers [a form of military punishment] for 72 days for that,” said Bernie’s wife Joyce, 94, who lives at their home in Borough with their son Paul, 63. “He said when he came out the ships all

tooted him and everyone raised their caps and praised him.” Bernie is also said to have rubbed shoulders with the Mafia in Sicily, gun running for them and later remaining friends. When he came out of the Navy after nine years he decided to become a lorry driver because he loved to drive anything he could get his hands on. Joyce, whom Bernie was married to for 67 years, said he also trained to be a boxer as a youngster – which came in handy in armed combat during his Navy years and later, in his 90s, when he found himself surrounded by a gang of men in the street. “When he was 95 he went to get his pension and three men tried to steal it so he knocked one of them out and the other two did a runner,” explained Natalie. “He was feisty.” Bernie was born in Waterloo on January 9, 1921, as the third of four children. He died aged 97 on May 31 this year, just six weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer. A funeral was held for Bernie at Southwark Cathedral on July 3, with Royal Navy representatives of different ranks and cadets saluting him as his coffin was carried inside. Half of Bernie’s ashes will be scattered from HMS Belfast into the River Thames and the other half at Dover with the help of a lifeboat crew.


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Millwall appoint architects for their stadium expansion

10,000 reasons why Lions fans are the best BOROUGH

By Chiara Giordano

By Chiara Giordano

MILLWALL FC has appointed an architect to lead the design of its stadium expansion as part of the proposed ‘New Bermondsey’ development.

MILLWALL FC fans have raised thousands of pounds to repair a paramedic car trashed during World Cup celebrations in Borough.

The windscreen and wing mirror of the car were smashed and the bonnet was dented after revellers climbed on top of it while celebrating England’s win over Sweden in Borough High Street on Saturday evening. After seeing a picture London Ambulance Service (LAS) tweeted of the damage, members of Millwall Supporters’ Club put their heads together and came up with a plan to help. They set up an online fundraising page to help contribute £5,000 towards the repairs – but it smashed its target within 24 hours and is now edging closer to £10,000. Michael Avery, vice chair of Millwall Supporters’ Club, (pictured), said he felt “just general disappointment” at what happened on his club’s “patch” in Borough. “The whole country has come together for this World Cup and for them to behave like that was totally unacceptable,” said the 31-year-old Lions fan, who grew up in Bermondsey. “Even though Millwall fans and other clubs weren’t involved we felt like there was an obligation to help and we are the closest club to London Bridge. “It did cross my mind the irony of it that we had all of that [with the London Bridge terror attack] last year, where it


OAP rushed to hospital after collision

was such an atrocity and the country came together in unfortunate circumstances - and for a vehicle that would have helped on that day to be damaged like that is very disappointing. “Millwall fans are quite fond of Borough as an area as well, which is why I think a lot of them jumped in to help.” The assistant facilities manager said he hoped the gesture would help dispel the longstanding negative stereotype of the club, which was named family club of the year in 2017. “Unfortunately there’s still a negative stereotype attached to the club no matter how hard we try, but now people are thinking ‘these aren’t the people we thought they were in the ‘70s or ‘80s, they are good people trying to help out’,” he said. “It’s been really heart-warming actually; we are very, very humbled.” Michael, who set up the fundraising page with Millwall Supporters’ Club chair Kathryn Gale, said any money raised over the £5,000 target would be donated to London Ambulance Service. Garrett Emmerson, chief executive of London Ambulance Service, thanked Millwall fans for organising

A PEDESTRIAN in her 70s was taken to hospital after a collision with a car in Herne Hill.

Police, ambulance and air ambulance were called to the incident on Half Moon Lane at about 8.43am on Monday, July 9. The woman was treated at the scene and taken as a priority to a major trauma centre. Her injuries are not believed to be life

the fundraising campaign, saying: “This very thoughtful gesture from the Millwall Supporters’ Club to help pay for the repairs to the damaged vehicle means a lot to me and our staff.” Images of those alleged to have been involved in the incident have been circulated on social media. However Metropolitan Police told the News no arrests had been made and detectives were attempting to find those responsible for the damage. "Detectives from Southwark are investigating and are aware of images circulating via social media,” said a police spokesman. “Enquiries are underway to trace those involved. "Officers advise anyone with information – or anyone who may have damaged the London Ambulance Service vehicle - to make contact with Southwark CID via 101 quoting ref 5683/7July."

To donate to Millwall Supporters’ Group’s fundraising appeal, visit: crowdfunding/millwallsupportersclub

threatening or life changing. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told the News: “Police were called at approximately 8.46am to reports of a car in collision with a pedestrian on Half Moon Lane, Southwark. Officers and LAS attended, along with colleagues from London’s Air Ambulance. A woman, aged in her 70s, was found with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening

or life changing. There has been no arrest; inquiries continue.” A London Ambulance Service spokesperson added: "We sent an incident response officer, a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew. “We also dispatched London's Air Ambulance by helicopter. We treated a woman at the scene and took her as a priority to a major trauma centre by road."

International sports architect AFL Architects will draw up plans to expand The Den in line with the masterplan for developer Renewal’s proposed scheme. The expansion plans to “build on the unique atmosphere of The Den” by adding substantial further spectator capacity as well as leisure and commercial facilities. As part of the stadium’s redevelopment, Millwall FC and its consultant team, including AFL, will consult with Lewisham Council and stakeholders to develop a design that makes a positive contribution to the area, while also ensuring the club is able to realise its ambitions. Phil Osborne, director of AFL Architects, said: “This expansion has been a long time in the making for the club, so we are delighted that AFL have been trusted to work on what promises to be a challenging yet rewarding project. “We look forward to unlocking the site and creating a development that will be sustainable far into the future.” Public consultation for the design will take place in August of this year, with a planning application expected to be submitted at the end of 2018. Last year Lewisham Council performed a U-turn on plans to compulsory purchase land used by Millwall for its community trust, youth academy, car park and café to sell to Renewal for its New Bermondsey scheme. In December, Millwall boss John Berylson confirmed he had kicked off the search for a new home, in the event plans to seize part of land used by the club were resurrected. The chairman said he had “already taken steps to investigate alternative sites” as there were “clear indications” Lewisham Council would try once again to seize land used by the club. Millwall FC declined to comment.

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‘My aim is to be a voice for New film looks at people who are seldom heard’ changing Peckham PECKHAM

By Katherine Johnston

A MAN who grew up in Southwark social housing has told of his desire to help 'people who are seldom heard' in his new role as a board member at Peabody.

Thirty-four-year-old Peter Baffoe has joined Peabody's board of directors for a three-year term. The community development worker from Walworth decided to apply to join the board after attending a resident Q&A with Peabody's executive team. Peter said: “I’m passionate about my community. I was born at Guys’, grew up here and have lived here all my life. "My aim is to be a voice for people who are seldom heard. People call them hard to reach but I don’t accept that. In my role on the Peabody board I’ll make sure they are heard. “I want to offer an alternative view – there are obviously very highly skilled and knowledgeable board members with all sorts of experience. "What I can do is represent residents to them, and perhaps offer a different perspective and insight into how decisions are felt. "I can articulate what it means to live in a Peabody building, what it means to live in London in this changing environment, and what it means to be part of communities that are more

Peter Baffoe

transient than they ever used to be. "People are all just trying to get some stability and prosperity for themselves and their families. Peabody is in a position to help or hinder that, and I can hopefully help provide the insight to help.” He said his message for residents is "know your value – social housing tenants are not second-class citizens. You deserve the best and the highest standards at all times. "Feel confident and comfortable to challenge, ask questions and demand the best from your landlord. We won’t always get it right but it is part of my job to help ensure we do our absolute best.” Peter works for the Bermondsey-based charity South London Mission, which holds Saturday Schools, a pop-in service for older people, a night shelter and also works with Southwark foodbank. He is a strong advocate of social housing, which he describes as a 'great

leveller'. “I felt this was a good opportunity for me to help shape Peabody’s approach to some really important issues," he said. "Affordability and the ability of people on lower incomes to live in the city particularly. This is not just a moral question, or an economic one. I am interested in the cultural capital for people living in central London – it is a great leveller. Living close to Big Ben, the Festival Hall, Soho and the West End is a wonderful opportunity, and just because you are on a low income you shouldn’t be excluded from that cultural richness of the city. I feel very strongly that organisations like Peabody keeps those issues on the radar, whether in providing social housing or through community investment and cultural partnerships in our neighbourhoods.” Peabody is London's oldest housing association, established in 1862 by the American banker and philanthropist, George Peabody. Today the housing association owns and manages more than 55,000 homes. Its chairman Lord Kerslake welcomed Peter to the board: “I’ve been enormously impressed by Peter He is smart, articulate and not afraid to challenge board members. "Passionate about community and social housing in London, I know he will be a strong and effective advocate for Peabody residents. I look forward to working with him.”

By Brooke Manning

FILMMAKER SHANE Duncan is creating a documentary series on regeneration in south London, focusing on how new money flowing into the area affects the people who live and work there. Shane, aged 25, began filming the series after seeing changes in his Brixton home, and his latest work, This is Peckham, was released last month. “I kept reading about regeneration in my area and it didn’t match up with what I saw, what I felt… I wanted to find out for myself and hear from people that live and work here – not a pundit,” Shane told the News. “I picked up my camera and started to ask people about their experience,” he continued. “As I started to understand what was going around me, I knew I had to find out if this was the same throughout London, so I started the series.” His series of mini-documentaries, the first of which is titled This is Brixton, capture what he believes are the endless catch-22s that come with regeneration, such as areas improving but prices skyrocketing and residents finding themselves pushed out. “You can’t control the popularity of London; you can’t control where the money comes from,” says one man in

the Brixton film, shortly followed by another saying, “I just hope that people from Brixton are involved in the change.” “It’s changing in a good way, but I also feel like the more it changes the more it might exclude communities that were here before,” said one woman in the Peckham documentary. He will soon begin production on the third instalment in the series: This is Croydon. The film, set to be completed by the end of the year, focuses on the planned addition of a Westfield shopping centre to the city.

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Help our ‘Super Teddy’


THE DEVASTATED parents of a Dulwich toddler diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer have launched a fundraising campaign to give him the best chance of surviving.

When cheeky and affectionate sixteenmonth-old Teddy became fearful and clingy and stopped crawling, his parents Emma Mayo and Jamie Mascaro knew something was wrong. Doctors initially suspected a virus, but tests soon revealed a tumour in his tummy and he was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma in April this year. “Not in our wildest dreams could we have imagined it was cancer,” said Teddy’s mum, Emma. “We were in denial, utterly broken and totally devastated. “I remember clutching Teddy and sobbing. All we could think was that our baby was going to die. “We simply couldn’t believe this was happening to our precious boy.” Teddy quickly began NHS treatment, which has seen him go through seven blood transfusions and a number of gruelling rounds of chemotherapy.


But while his treatment continues, his future is uncertain, as high-risk neuroblastoma is a particularly aggressive and complex cancer to treat. Sadly, the disease returns in about 40-50 per cent of children – and if this happens, less than one in ten of those young people will survive. Teddy’s family are raising money they may need to access treatment or clinical trials not available through the NHS, to give him the best chance of beating the disease. This could require hundreds of thousands of pounds. “Teddy has shown amazing spirit, handing out high fives to the doctors and nurses and sharing his obsession with horses with them,” said Teddy’s dad, Jamie. “But it’s heart-breaking as every day we know he’s fighting for survival. “We’re doing everything we can to give Teddy hope for the future.” Steve Richards, chief executive of Solving Kids’ Cancer, the charity supporting Teddy’s family, said: “We’re here for parents like Teddy’s, offering expert information to help them make choices about their child’s treatment. “We support families to raise the money

Store rapped in court for ‘modern slavery’ conditions


By Katherine Johnston

A CONVENIENCE store in Peckham has been stripped of its licence after it was revealed its illegal workers were living in conditions described as ‘modern slavery’ by a judge.

When police and trading standards officers first visited Peckham Food and Wine, at 176 Peckham High Street, on November 23, 2016, they discovered that two workers – paid well below the minimum wage – were living in a broom cupboard containing a filthy mattress and a small fan for ventilation. The shop was also found on several occasions to be selling super strength lagers so cheaply that – according to officers – they could only have been smuggled into the country without any duty being paid. Southwark Council revoked the premises licence held by Kiran Israr on September 15, 2017, and also refused an application by Safeer Abbas Shah to transfer the licence to his name. According to the council, Shah claimed he was ‘distanced’ from the illegal activities and promised to turn the business around – but an investigation showed he was Kiran Israr’s estranged husband, related to other directors of the operating company, and involved in previous breaches. Southwark Council says Shah had actually employed an illegal worker and was in charge in February 2018, when the trading standards team held a test purchase and caught him selling alcohol to a seventeen-year-old.

needed, give emotional and practical support and fund ground-breaking research to improve survival rates. “Please help us give Teddy the best chance of living cancer-free.” You can donate to Teddy’s appeal via s/teddy-mascaro or text donate TEDM55 and your amount £1 - £10 to 70070. Follow and share Teddy’s story on Facebook @teamsuperteddy or Instagram @mamaandtbear

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The case had been heard in court as Shah and Israr had appealed against the council’s licensing sub-committee’s decisions to revoke the previous licence, and refuse to transfer – but the judge chose to uphold the council’s decision. The Home Office confirmed that illegal workers had been encountered at the premises and issued the store with a £10,000 civil penalty. At Camberwell Magistrate’s Court on June 28, District Judge Julie Cooper ordered Shah and Israr to pay more than £11,000 in costs, with Shah having to hand over £6,075 and Israr, £5,000. Cllr Victoria Mills, Cabinet Member for finance, performance and Brexit, said: “No one should have to live in such abominable conditions or be paid less than the national minimum wage. “The council’s robust stance against all those concerned with operating Peckham Food and Wine has resulted in a win for vulnerable workers, for the local community who couldn’t trust that goods in the store were legitimate, and for licensing enforcement itself.” Southwark Council says that since March 2015, its team has conducted 245 visits to licenced premises with 53 resulting in illicit alcohol seizures. In total, sixteen premises have had their licences reviewed with eight revoked and five suspended.



Former Bermondsey MP Hughes ‘takes a break’ from politics after 38 years


By Chiara Giordano

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT Sir Simon Hughes has revealed he is taking a break from politics after 38 years – and will not consider standing again for public office until at least 2022. The veteran politician, who served as MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark for 32 years, has confirmed he will not put his name in the hat to stand in the constituency at the next general election. It is not known when that might be, but there has been speculation over whether a snap election will be called following prime minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle on Monday. Formally announcing his resignation in a letter to Southwark Liberal Democrat chair Gail Kent, Sir Simon, who lost his seat to Labour’s Neil Coyle in the 2015 general election

and failed to unseat him during the 2017 snap election, said he would continue to live locally and remain involved in the community. He added that he would remain a committed liberal and party member, but did not plan to stand again for public office until at least the end of 2022 - leaving open the possibility that he could try to return to politics. Sir Simon wrote: “It has been a pleasure and privilege to have represented our party locally for so long. “I am grateful for those many local people who have supported and now support us and who make clear how much they want us to win back this seat again. “We have won so many victories – to save Guy's Hospital, make sure of Tube stations in Bermondsey and Southwark, and set up community councils – and helped so many thousands of people and families. “We have so many battles still to fight – for truly affordable housing,

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better mental health services, a new Bakerloo line station at the Bricklayers Arms and much more. “Now that there are no Conservative or Green councillors left anywhere in Southwark, we are not just the only opposition, but the only party which now is preventing our borough from becoming a Labour one party state. “I feel that I can now with confidence step aside as we continue to build and grow and win more and more support. “I am convinced that we can win back leadership of the local council and win back this parliamentary seat.” This month marks 38 years since Sir Simon was first selected as a local Liberal candidate in Bermondsey, for the then Greater London Council (GLC). Since then he has stood as Liberal Democrat candidate in the 1981 GLC election, in the 1982 borough council elections, every one of the ten parliamentary elections from

February 1983 to June 2017 and in the 2004 London Mayoral election. However, he reflects that a parliamentary record of “played ten, won eight and lost two is not a bad team record, never with less than 17,000 votes – and the highest ever Liberal Democrat vote in a London mayoral election as well”. Accepting Sir Simon’s resignation, Southwark Lib Dem chair Ms Kent paid tribute to his “selfless and often sleepless dedication to British public service”. “There's hardly a tenants' and residents' association, a local business, a school, church, mosque or community group you haven't helped,” she said. “They all recognise you. And they recognise that our community is all the better for having you at the heart of it for 38 years.” Sir Simon plans to formally stand down no later than the end of September, with a date to be agreed later this month.

‘End of an era’ in Elephant and Castle ELEPHANT & CASTLE

Group petitions Mayor Khan over Elephant and Castle businesses

By Katherine Johnston

ELEPHANT & Castle’s Latin American community was left reeling on Tuesday night with a double-blow; the plans to demolish the shopping centre were given the green-light by the council and inside a crowded Bodeguita restaurant, the area's Colombians witnessed their defeat at the hands of the English football team.

Although a Latin American community centre on Pastor Street would be part of the regeneration deal, this will not be in place until the existing shopping centre has been demolished and new London College of Communication site built - in about nine years' time. Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall penned a tribute to the shopping centre on the day of the decision, sharing her emotions with the News: "For me and for many the day that this happens is going to be the end of an era. Nothing will be the same after," she wrote. "Lulo juice with empanadas in La Bodeguita, having my pedicure and manicure at Maritza’s, doing some shopping, seeing some friends, having a chat and a laugh, this is the best time of my week. “A night of football at the Bodeguita. The happy moments and the tears. Tonight may be the last night. "I want to close my eyes and keep these thousands of wonderful memories. At least these will never be taken away from me. Thank you for allowing me to have such a wonderful memories. "I will always be here for you, if you need me."

By Katherine Johnston

A NEW petition has been set up by lobbying group Latin Elephant calling on Sadiq Khan to ‘say no to the displacement of BAME (black and ethnic minority communities) in Elephant and Castle’.

All eyes on the bingo hall

THE BINGO hall and bowling alley in Elephant and Castle shopping centre are set to close by March 2019, developers have confirmed.

As one of the concessions won by campaigners and submitted in its final application, Delancey has agreed to offer

‘first refusal’ to a commercial bingo operator in the newly built shopping centre, but as yet it is unknown whether any companies have come forward. Patrick Duffy, owner of Palatial Leisure, who runs both businesses, was unable to comment when approached by the News.

Latin Elephant says the scheme would have a “detrimental impact on this well-established and thriving multicultural quarter of London” as traders face uncertainty on where they can be relocated during demolition and construction – as proposed new sites do not yet have planning permission. On Tuesday afternoon, the petition had achieved 180 signatories. Since Delancey first tabled its regeneration plans, campaigners had achieved a number of victories including increasing the number of social housing from a paltry 33 to 74, and then 116 – with the help of funding from the Greater London Authority. But this is still short of the 165 needed to be compliant with the council’s own policy.

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From ‘Saggy Boobs’ to books PECKHAM

By Brooke Manning

THE BLOGGER, speaker, and – now – author Chidera Eggerue is set to release her first book on July 26, just months after gaining recognition for her ‘Saggy’ breast campaign.

The book is titled What a Time to be Alone: The Slumflower’s Guide to Why You are Already Enough, and gives advice and empowerment to those who want to build healthy relationships in their lives. Chidera was the power behind the body-positive campaign #SaggyBoobsMatter, which she created to normalise sagging boobs in mainstream media and for women to celebrate their bodies, even if they deviate from society’s narrow beauty standards. The blogger and MOBO awards presenter shares self-portraits on Instagram, often without wearing a bra under her clothes, to highlight that boobs come in all shapes and sizes. In her book the name Slumflower, which is the same as Chidera’s blog, comes from the concept of a beautiful things coming out of a rough environment, and was inspired by Street Etiquette’s Slumflower project. “I was inspired by my angsty and frustrated self – frustrated at people not being able to understand healthy

dynamics between other people,” Chidera told the News. “I put these feelings on paper.” “People kept telling me to write a book,” she continued. “I didn’t think it was serious. I started writing things down about two years ago though, and that was how it started.” The book is split into three parts: you, them, and us, focusing on the reader and self-worth, others and the struggles they may be facing, and finally the relationships that can be built. Igbo proverbs and idioms i n c l u d e d throughout the book, reflecting Chidera’s Igbo Nigerian upbringing. The pages are intentionally unnumbered, since the book should function as a guide, helping the reader from whatever place they may be at, not a rigid step-by-step plan. “There is a lot of pressure to get your life sorted when you close a self-help book,” said Chidera. “But this book is more of a mirror.”

“I’m quite a direct person, and I’m also quite bold, tenacious, fearless – this is the attitude I have from being born and raised in Peckham. I love being in Peckham, and being part of the evolution of Peckham. I hope I am living here for the rest of my life.”

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Local author helps writers get published


By Kevin Quinn

A BESTSELLING author from Walworth has set up a business that helps writers publish and promote their own works.

The 42-year-old Richard Foreman has written numerous historical novels, including Band of Brothers: The Complete Campaigns, Raffles: The Complete Innings and Spies of Rome: Blood & Honour. He set up the new venture Author Enterprises, after many years working in the publishing industry and told the News: “One of my motivations when founding Author Enterprises was to help give voice to debut authors and works that mainstream publishers ordinarily turn down. “By turning authors into independent publishers, writers can earn money from their works, by releasing books on kindle and as print on demand paperbacks. “We can set authors up on the Amazon system, arrange cover design, format books and provide marketing advice and contacts – all for a flat fee of £600. Would-be writers can become published writers. “Crucially our clients retain all their royalties and rights. Author Enterprises is a solution for those people who do not want to sign-up to expensive selfpublishing companies and lose the rights

to their books.” A former St Michael’s pupil in Bermondsey, Richard said he has included the area in his own books. “I usually write historical fiction, set in ancient Rome, but I’ve also written books set in London – and I’ve kept things local by mentioning Manze’s and my local pub, The Huntsman & Hounds,” he said. “I would also say that a south-east London sense of humour has also influenced my books. Although I may just be joking about that.” And his best advice is: “Is to write, rewrite, and publish. “Amazon pay a generous royalty of 70 per cent for ebooks. The kindle charts prove that independent authors can stand side-by-side with bestselling writers,” he said. “If your covers, blurbs and content are up to standard then there is an audience out there for your book, whether you want to publish a new work or if you have something in the drawer. “The world of publishing has changed, but there’s nothing to stop you from changing with it and becoming a successful novelist, historian or biographer. We’d only ask you have a completed manuscript, rather than idea or a few chapters, when you make contact. ” You can get to touch through the website, or email

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Bloomin’ marvellous! BOROUGH

Market wins silver gilt award at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

By Anisha De

BOROUGH MARKET’S Kitchen Garden display has won the Silver Gilt Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court Palace Flower show.

The garden is Borough Market’s first RHS display and is a collaboration between the market, Franchi Seeds of Italy, the oldest family seed company in the world, and the Eden Project based in Cornwall. Designed by a team of horticulturalists from Eden, it replicates a traditional market stall, but with potted plants, herbs and edible flowers from all over the world, taking visitors on a journey from seed to

Fashion show marks Cancer Survivor Day

plate. The small garden is set against the backdrop of red brickwork and filigree columns synonymous with Borough Market. Ann Ball, trustee for the Borough Market, said: “We are passionate about reconnecting people with produce, and have worked for many years with primary school children through our Young Marketeers programme. “This garden marks a logical next step for us and shows that all of us can have that connection with our food through a kitchen garden, however limited our outdoor space.” The project aimed to represent London’s oldest market’s commitment to raising awareness of food provenance, and connecting consumers to the process of growing produce.


By Anisha De

MORE THAN 20 models took part in a fashion show organised by Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals on Sunday to mark the annual Cancer Survivor’s Day.

The event took place at the Cancer Centre in Guy’s and all the participating models were survivors who have finished or are undergoing treatment in the borough’s hospitals. Songul Yildiz, 42, from Finchley, modelled alongside her daughters, six-year-old Gunesh and fifteenmonth-old daughter Bahar. She was pregnant with Bahar after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The models sported a range of colourful outfits designed by Newham College and other local artists, as well as England shirts donated by the Football Association. Guy’s and St Thomas’ pioneered the UK’s first Cancer Survivors’ Day in 2014. Professor Arnie Purushotham, Joint Director of King’s Health Partners Comprehensive Cancer Centre, said: “It is a pleasure to host this celebratory event every year. It’s wonderful to see how we are progressing, from funding innovative cancer treatment to working on research that will transform patients’

lives.” The celebrations also included live music by the Evelina Zip Band, singer Laura Doggett, and the Tenovus Choir. There was also a live link-up to four patients from Guy’s and St Thomas’ who competed in the first ever Oncology Games in Rome earlier in the day. The fashion show was attended by the Mayor of Southwark, councillor Catherine Rose.

Kintore Way is an outstanding maintained nursery school and is working in partnership with The Grove Nursery school. Both schools offer teacher led provision and have highly skilled staff who are committed to providing the very best quality of care and education through exciting play based learning inside and outside. Kintore Way currently has places available for children aged 2, 3 or 4 in September 2018. The Grove has places for 3-4 year olds for September.

We offer a range of flexible places both full time and part time, Kintore Way offers a breakfast club and afterschool club. To find out more or book a tour please email Kintore Way at or call on 020 7525 1196 you can also apply online. Please email The Grove at or call on 020 7701 6629



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Financial consultant jailed for sex attack in London Bridge


By Katherine Johnston

A 28-YEAR-OLD financial consultant has been jailed for eight years after dragging an ‘intoxicated and vulnerable’ woman he met outside a bar on Tooley Street into a ‘secluded corner’ where he orally raped and sexually assaulted her.

11 years for raping and kidnapping 13-year-old The court heard how Glenn filmed attack on his mobile phone

A MAN has been jailed for eleven years after raping and kidnapping a thirteen-year-old girl in Peckham last year.

Omieke Glenn, aged 22, from Monteagle Way near Nunhead attacked his teenage victim on May 6,2017. The court heard how the thirteen-yearold was on her way to her friend’s house when she was attacked on Copeland Road. Glenn grabbed and threatened to harm her if she did not do as he said, before

Thomas Abrahams, 73, was also found guilty at the Old Bailey on June 28 following a two-week trial. The four men attempted to smuggle three quarters of a tonne of cannabis with a street value of more than £2.1million into the UK from Spain. The drugs were driven to a fictional company called Levante European based at a rented industrial unit in Lower Road, Sheerness, Kent on September 30, 2016. National Crime Agency (NCA) officers had the area under surveillance and

watched as the drugs were unloaded from the van by John Downes. Brian Chapman, and brothers Kevin and John Downes, were subsequently arrested. Thomas Abrahams, from Sheerness, was arrested the following month. All four men are due to be sentenced next month following the operation led by the NCA together with Kent and Essex Police. NCA operation manager Paul Green said: “This is a significant disruption of

£2.1 million worth of cannabis smuggled in UK under dog food BERMONDSEY

By Chiara Giordano

A PAIR of Bermondsey brothers are among four men facing jail after smuggling £2.1million worth of drugs into the UK hidden underneath dog food.

Brothers Kevin Downes, 57 and John Downes, 58, and Brian Chapman, 64, all from Bermondsey, pleaded guilty at earlier hearings to conspiracy to import controlled drugs into the UK.

command, said: “Naker deliberately targeted his victim as someone intoxicated and vulnerable. “After talking to her for a matter of minutes he managed to drag her to a secluded area where he raped her. She has no memory of what happened. “Naker then brazenly gave security guards his name, confident that the victim’s intoxication would protect him. “However, we were able to prove she had been raped and build a strong case against him – the simple fact was, she was too drunk to give her consent. “This case shows that no matter what the circumstances, we will work tirelessly to bring rapists and sexual offenders to justice. “Anyone who sadly finds themselves in similar circumstances should take courage form this case and the conviction we have seen today. “Our officers are experienced, highly trained and treat victims with the sensitivity and compassion they deserve.”

an organised crime network intent on bringing illegal drugs into the UK. “The cannabis had a street value of more than £2.1million and no doubt they proceeds would have funded further criminality.

“We take all importations of illegal drugs seriously and this joint operation with colleagues from Kent and Essex police has prevented a substantial quantity of drugs from ending up on our streets.”

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raping her on a porch – and filming the sick attack on his mobile phone until the victim’s friends interrupted him. The girl reported the attack to officers at a south London police station, and Glenn was arrested on May 7, 2017 and then charged on December 1 the same year. He was identified after an identity parade and through forensic evidence. Detective Constable Amy Beautridge, from the Met’s child abuse and sexual offences command said: “Glenn has been exposed as a highly dangerous individual who had a callous disregard for the harm he caused when satisfying

his own sexual needs. “His actions were worsened by the fact he filmed the attack, one can only presume for his own gratification or to share with others for theirs. “I would like to thank the victim for having the strength, bravery and courage, not only to come forward but to see the matter through to trial.” An NSPCC spokesperson said: “Glenn subjected his victim to an absolutely horrific attack which will have had a devastating impact on her both emotionally and mentally. Children and young people who have been the victim of sexual assault can get help and support from Childline any time, night or day, by calling 0800 1111.

By Katherine Johnston

Sanjay Naker, from Russell Avenue in Wood Green, was found guilty today at the Inner London Crown Court of three counts of oral rape, one count of attempted rape, and one count of sexual assault. The court heard that the financial consultant began talking to the eighteenyear-old victim when she was asked to leave a bar on Tooley Street because she had too much to drink. CCTV showed them at around 4am, with Naker picking her up when she fell over, offering her his jacket and giving her a piggyback. When he tried to kiss her she pushed him off, and he then pulled her in the opposite direction to where she was trying to walk. Police say Naker was able to drag the woman to a secluded corner of The Queen’s Walk, London Bridge, where he orally raped and sexually assaulted her several times. Nearby security staff grew concerned after seeing them on CCTV, and went to investigate. Naker told them he had met the woman in a club nearby and gave them his details before leaving. The staff found the woman unconscious with her underwear pulled down and called an ambulance. The woman was taken to hospital, and later to a haven, where it was confirmed that she had been raped. Naker was arrested after a police appeal the following day and when interviewed claimed the victim had asked him for sex. He was charged on November 28, 2017 and at today’s trial was jailed for eight years. He was found not guilty of sexual assault by penetration. Investigating officer, Detective Constable Aidan Kersley, from the Met’s child abuse and sexual offences

'Voodoo' nurse gets 14 years for trafficking

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By Chiara Giordano

A BERMONDSEY-BASED nurse has been locked up for subjecting vulnerable Nigerian women to ‘voodoo’ rituals before trafficking them to Europe to work as prostitutes.

Josephine Iyamu, 51, enlisted the help of a voodoo priest to put her five victims through a humiliating “juju” ceremony and made them swear an oath to not attempt to escape or tell the police, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). She charged the women 38,000 Euros to arrange their travel across the Mediterranean and forced them to pay off the debt by working as prostitutes in Germany. Iyamu, formerly of Bermondsey, was sentenced to fourteen years in prison after being found guilty of facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation and perverting the course of justice at Birmingham Crown Court on July 4. She is the first British national to be convicted under the Modern Slavery Act for offences committed overseas. The NCA’s investigation into Iyamu began in July 2017 following information from the German Police who had identified one of her victims working in a brothel in Trier. Despite her moderate income as a nurse, she made frequent trips abroad and owned a large house in Benin City,

where she employed household staff, says the NCA. Using her status, Iyamu recruited vulnerable women from rural villages and promised them a better life in Europe. She subjected the women to “juju” rituals where they were forced to drink blood containing worms, eat chicken hearts, and have their skin cut with razor blades. They made an oath to Iyamu and believed serious harm would come to them or their families if they broke it. Iyamu was arrested by NCA officers after landing at Heathrow airport on a flight from Lagos on August 24, 2017. Speaking as he sentenced Iyamu, Judge Richard Bond described Iyamu’s victims as “naive and trusting women who only wanted to make theirs and their families lives better,” and said she had seen them as “commodities” to earn her money. During their journey to Europe he said they had been “exposed to a real and significant risk of death”. Kay Mellor, operations manager at the NCA, said: “Josephine Iyamu specifically targeted vulnerable women and put them through the most horrific experience for her own financial gain. “She thought living in a different country to where her crimes were committed would protect her. “Working closely with our Nigerian and German colleagues however we were able to bring her to justice right here in the UK.”



THE DETECTORISTS Residents who are fighting knife crime using

Left to right: Co-op staff ; Michael Pichner local resident; Manager Kumar Sellatherai; Barbara Pattinson Chair SE5 Forum ; John Frankland Chair Herne Hill Safer Neighbourhood Panel; Stephen Bourne Safer Neighbourhood Panel ; (behind in blue ) Lisa Boyce Co-op area manager; in front local residents Lilian and Pam; (orange shirt) Bridget Bell Plane Hell action and members of Co-op staff

metal detectors for weapon sweeps on their roads and estates get help from supermarket EXCLUSIVE

By Katherine Johnston

National Crime Agency

METAL DETECTORS, telescopic inspection mirrors and powerful torches will help find hidden weapons caches in Camberwell after a resident took inspiration from treasure hunting kit.

Mark Webb, the Chair of the Camberwell Green Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel, has taken part in magnet fishing and beach combing, inspired by his amateur diver father who searched for treasure on shipwrecks. After reading that metal detectors were used to find concealed weapons in Treasure Hunter Magazine, Mr Webb suggested that police start using similar devices to uncover hidden knives. Since 2015, residents have accompanied police on weapons sweeps in estates, streets and open spaces in Southwark to find hidden caches of knives and other weapons. According to the Met, Southwark’s weapons sweeps team took 35 knives off the streets in June 2018 alone through the community searches – more than a knife day. Mr Webb said this year he has personally recovered seventeen

‘edged’ weapons in Camberwell, alongside other types of ‘impact’ weapons like metal bars, and dozens of hypodermic needles. This year he was nominated for the Met Citizen of the Year Award in recognition of all his hard work, and in May, he received the Freedom of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell, at Southwark Cathedral. He told the News that he became a passionate anti-knife campaigner in his mid-teens when a close school friend was left paralysed for life from the waist down after being knifed at school while trying to calm down a dispute. In the mid-80s, Mr Webb’s father was also stabbed in the stomach after becoming caught up in a fight between two teenagers, with the blade missing his liver ‘by millimetres’. “Knife crime kills, maims, cripples and destroys people’s lives”, he told the News. He said in Camberwell, police and community volunteers have found kitchen knives, ‘Rambo’ knives, Samurai swords, a sawn-off shot gun with eight buck shot shells, screw drivers, barbeque prongs, and scissors hidden in public places and on estates. These weapons are increasingly wellconcealed behind wooden panels, bricks and even inside lifts, but when he suggested that the high-tech equipment could help, the funds were not available. Fortunately, the Denmark Hill Co-op

stepped in with a generous donation of £328.48 towards the project. The new equipment – including metal detectors, telescopic inspection mirrors, and powerful torches for illuminating drains, gutters and lift shafts, arrived this week and will now be put into action by PC Charlotte Browning and PCSO Danny Cloud. PC Charlotte Browning, from Camberwell Police, told the News the donation “shows great support and partnership between the Co-op, the police and the community”. She explained: "Weapons sweeps are an important part of combating violence on the streets of London because they allow us to get weapons off the streets: weapons that can cause real harm. “Knife carriers know they could be searched by police, so they hide their weapons nearby in areas where they will be useful. “As such, weapons sweeps are great for reducing violence in our communities. “This equipment is really useful because it allows the community to get involved in searching for weapons with us and also because it helps us to find weapons concealed in difficult-toaccess places. “It is really encouraging to know the community are behind us - thanks to the hard work by Mark Webb and the support of the Co-operative we're going to be making Camberwell safer."


More police patrols after schoolchildren targeted by robbers DULWICH

By Chiara Giordano

POLICE HAVE upped patrols in areas of Dulwich where schoolchildren are being targeted by robbers.

Youngsters flagged down officers on foot patrol in College Road at about 4.15pm on June 25 after allegedly being robbed by a group of males just minutes earlier. The same officers were then approached by another schoolchild a short while later who said he had just spotted a group of males who had robbed him a few days prior to this. A response team, the safer neighbourhood team and unmarked robbery taskforce officers managed to track down the four males alleged to have been involved. After a short foot chase all four were arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery. One of the males was also arrested for possessing a knife. All four have since been released on bail pending further inquiries. Police have upped patrols in College Road, Rock Hill and Kingswood estate in response to the incidents. Inspector Owen Pyle told the News: “Patrols have been increased in the

area by both the ward team and our robbery squad. We encourage anyone who knows anything about these robberies or has any information or CCTV of them to come forward by reporting it on 101 – quoting ref 3018559/18.”

Police advice

– If you are a victim of robbery, report it straight away on 999. This increases our chances of catching the suspects. – Consider installing a tracking app on your phone so if it is lost or stolen, there’s a better chance of locating it. – Keep mobile phones out of sight when walking about so as not to show it off to thieves. – I’d recommend schoolchildren don’t carry high value mobile phones while walking to and from school – parents could instead give them an older model. These are of less value and are less likely to be the target of thieves. – Keep a record of your IMEI number so if you phone is lost/stolen, we can return it to you easily if we find it. – Register your phone on a website such as Immobilise which will help us identify you as its rightful owner.

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By Anisha De

TWO OUT of the five bridges in Russia Dock Woodland re-opened last Thursday, July 5, after undergoing repairs since late 2017.

The bridges, named after Albion Primary School (pictured) and Alfred Salter Primary School, were deemed to be in poor and dangerous condition after a check-up conducted by Southwark Council engineers last year. The original bridges were made out of timber in the early 1980’s, reflecting the history of the timber docks in Surrey. The bridge sculptures were built by the individual schools later between 2008 and 2011. Students from both schools attended the inauguration, and met with Kevin Boys, the blacksmith and sculptor behind the sculptures on the bridge. The Head teacher of Albion Primary School, Caroline Bannister, said: “The school’s student councillors felt very proud and excited to represent Albion at the event. All pupils love visiting the Woodland; it is a tremendous local resource for our pupils to experience, made all the more special by this fantastic bridge.” The final structure of the bridges has been completed in granite, to match the original granite dock walls. Steve Cornish, chair of Friends of Russia Dock Woodland told the News: “We feel that long term engagement with local schools helping to build their communities at an early age is essential if we are to stop anti-social behaviour at source. It was a pleasure to welcome teachers and classes from

both Albion and Alfred Salter Schools to officially open two of Russia Dock Woodlands five Bridges.” There are five bridges in Russia Dock Woodland, all named after five

primary schools on the Rotherhithe peninsula area. After inspections, Albion Bridge and Alfred Salter were deemed to be in most need of complete demolition and renewal.

Wilson began designing this new programme a year ago when a Swim England survey revealed that even by the time they leave primary school, one in three children still does not know how to swim. The July 2017 survey also found that barely a third of schools provide appropriate swim lessons that would reach national curriculum standards. “Swimming for me is not only a lifesaving skill but a life enhancing one,” she stated. “Everyone can benefit from being able to swim properly and its hugely concerning to hear statistics that show so many of our children don’t have this essential skill.” Swimstylers is designed for children

4 months – 12 years, and helps children visualise their progress with a badge system and cartoon characters. The Swimstylers characters were designed in collaboration with CHF media, which is also responsible for children’s cartoons such as Daisy and Ollie and Pip Ahoy, and they are supposed to be as relateable to children as possible. Swimstylers will be launched in fourteen swimschools in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Southwark, Lewisham and Charlton. More information can be found on

Former GB swimmer offers lessons By the time children leave primary school, one in three still does not know how to swim By Brooke Manning

FORMER TEAM GB swimmer Angela Wilson (née Pendrich) has devised a new swimming course for children called Swimstylers, and it will be available at multiple locations in south London.



Topping out at Saint Gabriel's College as new school nears completion By Brooke Manning

THE MAYOR of Lambeth, Councillor Christopher Wellbelove (pictured), laid the final paving on the roof of Saint Gabriel’s College (SGC) for a topping out ceremony on June 28. Topping out refers to the ritual of adding the last beam or piece of the structure to a building, and Saint Gabriel’s College also had Father Mark

Williams, Vicar of St John the Divine Kennington and Vice Chair of Governors bless the building at the event. The Head Boy and Head Girl read poetry afterwards. The secondary school between Camberwell and Oval has around 500 students. The new building for Saint Gabriel’s College was in planning for eight years, before it was approved in 2015. Construction began in September of 2016, and the building should be ready

for use by the end of the year. “I’m delighted to mark this significant milestone in the completion of Saint Gabriel’s College,” said the Mayor. “I look forward to visiting again once the school is in occupation to see the excellent facilities here in full use.” Other people in attendance included Councillor Jennifer Brathwaite, Deputy Leader for Children and Young People, Lambeth Council; Florence Eshalomi, Assembly Member for Lambeth and

Southwark, GLA; Jane Bevis, SGC Chair of Governors, and; Nick Butler, SGC Principal. Other guests included past and present SGC governors and staff, and contractors Kier, as well as the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The £23.9 million building was overseen and funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and the project itself was undertaken by the construction company Kier Group, who have also provided work experience placements to Saint Gabriel’s students.

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Southwark News, Thursday July 12 2018

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Southwark Queerstory returns



By Katherine Johnston

AN EXHIBITION celebrating the LGBTQ+ history of Southwark has returning to the borough to mark this year’s Pride celebrations.

Rainbow builders By Katherine Johnston

LENDLEASE CONSTRUCTION works joined this weekend’s Pride to raise awareness of LBGT+ people working in the building industry.

The employees from the Elephant and Castle developer marched under the #BuildingEquality campaign, and were joined by a rainbow JCB. According to Construction News in a survey of 1,045 people in the building industry, more than half the LGBT+ respondents said they were not comfortable being open about their sexuality or gender. Twenty-eight per cent said they have had an offensive or inappropriate comment made about their gender or


sexuality in the workplace over the past year. Georgina Scott, the network chair for Lendlease LGBT+, says: “This is the fourth year Lendlease has marched at Pride as part of #BuildingEquality which has grown to more than twenty member companies up from only four in 2015. “To create the best places, we need a culture and an environment that embraces difference, where we can benefit from the diverse thinking, experiences, and backgrounds of all our people. “We are committed to growing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive culture; where people can bring their ‘whole self’ to work and feel safe, empowered, and motivated to be the best they can be.”

As the News reported in February, ‘Southwark Queerstory’ tells the less well-known stories of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and nonbinary people who have lived in the borough throughout history, including ‘female husbands’ and pioneers of London’s gay disco scene in Camberwell. To celebrate Pride 2018, the exhibition is being shown at Southwark Archives from Tuesday, July 3, to Friday, July 14. The successful exhibition, curated by Southwark Council heritage officer Chris

Scales is supported by the Southwark LGBT Network and has already been displayed at Peckham Levels, and the Science Museum and Tate Modern. According to its organisers, there will also be a ‘pop-up archive’, where people can pick up and look through historic campaign flyers, community newsletters and other items from the archives based behind John Harvard Library, at 211 Borough High Street. Councillor Rebecca Lury, cabinet member for culture, leisure, equalities and communities said: “As London celebrates Pride this month it seemed fitting to give people one last opportunity 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.”

For more information, visit the archives’

move from the smoking area and were then ejected after making homophobic comments to staff. They then became violent – leaving one staff member with a fractured skull and another with a fractured foot. Two men were arrested at the scene – one aged 42 and the other aged 30, along with a twenty-year-old woman. They were taken into custody at a south London station and later released under investigation. Investigating officer, Detective

Constable Phill Covett, from Lambeth, said: “This was a particularly vicious attack which stemmed from a minor incident and involved the use of homophobic language. “Hate crime in any form will not be tolerated by police and we will take all possible action to bring perpetrators of these offences to justice.” Anyone with information should contact DC Govett on 020 5649 2133, or report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Skull fractured in homophobic attack

By Katherine Johnston

POLICE ARE appealing for witnesses to come forward after a homophobic assault at an LGBT venue in Vauxhall left two staff members injured – with one suffering a fractured skull.

Officers were called to Kennington Lane’s Eagle London on July 2, at around 1.50am. They believe two men and a woman were angry at being asked to


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VIEW from City Hall

The future of the Elephant and Castle


N TUESDAY 3rd July Southwark Council held a 4-hour long meeting to decide the future of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre.

The final proposal from developers Delancey was successfully passed by Southwark. Their plans include a new shopping centre, new cinema and a new home for the London College of Communication. The development also includes additional transport benefits including a new entrance for the Northern line, new escalators and ticket hall, as well as step free access at Elephant and Castle railway station. All of this will undoubtedly be fantastic for the area. Crucially though, this development is about providing much needed homes. There are about 15,000 people on the waiting lists in Southwark and many more struggling to afford private sector rent. The scheme proposes that 35% of the homes built will be affordable. Delancey will be benefiting from £11m in funding from the Greater London Authority to increase the number


of homes at social rent from 74 to 116, but have reduced the housing offered at London Living Rent as a stated consequence. This is why I, along with many Southwark Councillors, still have concerns about the offer from Delancey and am keen to see further improvements made before it is put to the Mayor for final approval. I wrote to Sadiq Khan to echo the concerns of community activists and councillors over some areas of the scheme to ensure these are considered before he makes his final decision. On Friday 6 July along with the ward councillors and Cabinet Lead for Development and Planning, I visited the shopping centre to speak to some of the traders and hear about their issues first-hand. Each trader had their own unique story about how they have come to call the local community and the shopping centre home. They expressed their concerns about the uncertainty they all face with regards to their current or expired leases and escalating services charges from Delancey. We must now ensure that


London Assembly Member for Southwark & Lambeth

I along with many Southwark Councillors still have concerns about the offer from Delancey and am keen to see further improvements before it is put to the Mayor for final approval

Delancey get to grips with providing the necessary support to long-standing traders and businesses that have been left in a state of uncertainty for so long. I have encouraged the Mayor to look closely at the fate of the Latin American business community and whether the deal they are being given is adequate. There is no denying the need for redevelopment. Whilst I am extremely pleased that there will be proper investment in and

refurbishment of the shopping centre and improvements to the underground station, it must not come at the cost and fragmentation of the existing community and the development must recognise and retain the cultural and economic diversity of the area. As the local Assembly Member, I will be watching the development closely and hope to see further improvements made before final approval is given.

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I knew a lady who was at opening of Tower Bridge

IT IS fascinating to read your article on Tower Bridge, ‘The unsung heroes of Tower Bridge’, Southwark News 21 June 2018.

I knew a lady who was at the opening of the bridge in 1894. She was the mother of Harold and Walter Finch, who were active members of Peckham Methodist Church for many years. John. D. Beasley, Nunhead

Suggestion for Donald Trump’s UK visit

REGARDING MAYOR of London Sadiq Khan’s suggestion about putting up an anti-Trump balloon mid Trump’s visit, Friday last. I heard that a Southwark secondary school child jokingly said “why doesn’t someone put up a balloon with just the wording ‘Sad IQ Khan’. I thought that was quite funny. Bob Jones, Nunhead

What are Community Council meetings all about? I HAVE attended the last two Peckham and Nunhead Community Council meetings held by Southwark Council and wonder at their purpose.

My assumption is they are held for the council to fulfil a requirement of engagement with its constituents and to


showcase how well they are performing for us. Sadly for them, these events reveal bewildering levels of incompetence within the public sector that anyone working in the private sector from small shopkeepers and sole traders onward can only marvel at. The most recent meeting (27th June) began late but struck early with the farce, with some councillors miked up others not, some with notes others without and differing sets of figures that prompted bickering about the unknown whereabouts of monies that may have been awarded or possibly not and if not which lucky ward should benefit. This part of the evening’s depressing entertainment is minuted, but not, it transpires, are any of the attending constituent voices who have taken the time to engage in the show. At the previous meeting (19th March), myself and several others were assisted by Councillors Livingstone and Situ in formulating an issue concerning better consultation between Southwark Council and its communities, primarily around planning. This was then voted as of most concern to those attending from a host of other issues raised. Fast forward to the next meeting held and all trace of this democratic process had been lost, absent from the evenings agenda, not a subject worthy of dialogue. Sadly, too many of Southwark Councils’ communities, from the shocking handling of the Aylesbury Estate to current live planning concerns along the Old Kent Rd and QR4, are only too familiar with this kind of Kafkaesque brush off whereby our leaders request engagement (if you know where to look) in the form of feedback, acknowledge receipt of feedback and then pursue their own interests. It is, it seems, a cruel kind of lopsided game,

where the side with all the power has already decided what is ‘best for their communities' whilst all the time it is about what is best for the council and its property portfolio. For that is the true heart of Southwark Council, not 'community consultation' as Peter John, Leader of the council claimed at the preelection hustings. Philip Surey, via email

Oppose more flights

THE CHIEF executive of City Airport has signalled his intention to lift the cap on flights from City Airport.

The current cap is restricted to 111,000 flights a year. I have consistently opposed expansion at London City Airport and heavily criticised the Mayor of London’s decision to drop the GLA objection of increasing the previous cap from 85,000 flights a year to the current cap. I have submitted a question to the Mayor asking him to make it clear that he opposes any further expansion. Too many residents under city airport flights paths are already having their lives ruined by persistent aircraft noise and pollution. The concentrated flight paths worsened their situation and now they have the threat of further expansion hanging over them. The Mayor has a duty to stand up for Londoners by making it clear he will not support this damaging proposal that makes a mockery of our aspirations to be a clean, modern city that will halt, not hasten, climate change. Caroline Russell, Green Party London Assembly Member

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Unfair warfare on the Western Front O

Just this week social media was awash with the centenary of the first wave of young men mowed down by enemy machine gun fire as those poor innocents ran towards the hot, blazing weapons. Some, as they ran hopelessly to probable death, hoped to catch a bullet; but not to die and escape that torturous existence forever - No, just enough to put them out of action and harm’s way until the madness ended, writes Michael Holland. John Wilson’s For King and Country tells the story of Arthur Hamp a young man who had worked in the cotton mills from the age of 12 and signed up when war broke out aged just 14. This 1964 play takes us through Arthur’s trial when, after four years of the terrors of trench warfare, this once brave soldier could face the guns no more and walked away. Within two minutes of the play starting you are rooting for Arthur and detesting everything about the officers and what they stand for. Arthur is charged with cowardice and desertion and to let him off would be bad for morale, so the top brass want to set an example of him, and are trying their utmost to get a guilty verdict and punishment of death by firing squad.

(PTSD), and in 2006 the Government issued posthumous pardons for all those executed. Now, in the 21st century, we are much more aware of the problems caused by battle, we are aware of real life instances of soldiers suffering from PTSD and the help available, so this play - as worthy as it is in this centenary year of the ending of the ‘war to end all wars’ - seems a little dated. Even so, this courtroom drama can still hold the audience’s attention from start to finish. In the 60s I hope it opened people’s eyes to this horrific slaughtering of fine young men by those that should have been leading them and helping them get through. Plus, there are some outstanding performances from Adam Lawrence as Private Hamp, Lloyd Everett as the defending counsel Lieutenant Hargreaves and a memorable turn by Andrew Cullum as Medical Officer O’Sullivan who inexplicably lost his hat!

Hamp’s innocence and honesty shines through, though, while the higher ranks reek of privilege and an outward indifference to the cannon fodder sent over the top to die. Thankfully, there is a glimmer of humanity in a couple of those officers before the end, but not much. There was a lot of talk about ‘Duty’, but little about compassion, nor understanding. The Medical Officer prescribed a laxative when Hamp went

to him for help with his ‘nerves’, fearing a whole battalion in their sick beds receiving ‘psychological treatment ‘if he offered it to one. The doctor’s diagnosis of ‘cold feet’ went far in deciding the court martial’s outcome. In the 50 odd years since For King and Country was written there has been much progress in these cases. ‘Cold feet’ is now correctly referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder

warming up and I'd feel a sense of excitement and anticipation as to what was in store for the next couple of hours. It was like magic.’ She speaks about a vivid memory of ‘pushing hard’ for the part of Eliza Dolittle in the school’s Pygmalion. She already knew the role so well because, she remembers poignantly, ‘it was the only book on our tiny bookshelf at home as it was one of my Dad’s favourite plays… We would sometimes read it together and by the time I had my audition I didn't have to read it as I knew it by heart!’

Mum, a free-hand painter for Royal Doulton, and factory worker Dad, sacrificed much to put Claire through drama school when she was 16, telling her only to ‘find your dream’. That dream led to, amongst many other things, a UK tour of Pirates Of Penzance, making a West End debut for Cameron Mackintosh in Les Miserables, ‘meeting and working for the first time with Sir Richard Eyre and Stephen Mear in the original cast of Mary Poppins’, and then ‘I got the official Olivier nomination for Best Leading Actress in a musical for 'The Girls' in 2017’. And now Claire will soon be back in SE London in that show that never sinks, Titanic. I asked what drew her to this show: ‘I didn't know very much about Titanic the musical when director Thom Sutherland first approached me, but I'd worked with Thom before and liked him very much and trusted him… After singing some of the material and reading the script I was hooked. I loved the majestic, watery, choral sound and it was immediately clear that this piece was not about a giant ship but about the people on board with all their hopes and dreams. Claire plays second class passenger Alice Beane: ‘She's extremely happy to be sailing on the Titanic and can't help herself waving at the first class

For King and Country is on at The Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD until July 21st. Times: Mon - Sat 7.30pm; Sat matinees 3pm. Admission: £20, £16 concs. Phone: 0207 407 0234.

From Beane to Butterfield via Titanic

CLAIRE MACHIN was born in Stoke On Trent but is now very much a true South East Londoner. ‘I love it here,’ she tells Weekender. ‘So many green spaces and a vibrant art and entertainment community.’

Photo by Scott Ry

Claire’s love of theatre goes right back to sitting in the balcony as a child, where she remembers ‘hearing the orchestra

Cyborgs Invade South Bank

Photo by Richard Strand

ne hundred years on from the end of World War One the wounds are still open and fresh.


passengers’, chirrups this high class performer. The show is currently on tour and Ms Machin reveals, ‘It's a rollercoaster of emotions every night and it's magical that our audiences have been so supportive and involved from curtain up to curtain down. I do find it difficult touring as I have a family that I miss very much, so I drive home Saturday night after the show in whatever particular city we are in, so that I can see them to play, cook, laugh, catch up, etc.’ After Titanic moors up at the tour’s end, Claire Machin will take off her Mrs Beane make up, disembark and prepare to be Violet Butterfield in Flowers For Mrs. Harris at Chichester Festival Theatre, ‘which I'm really excited about,’ she says with real pleasure. Such is the exciting world of the actor who travels the country bringing smiles to thousands of faces. What life would be like without our Claire Machins doesn’t bear thinking about. Titanic is on at Churchill Theatre, Bromley High Street, BR1 1HA from July 16th - 21st. Times: 7.30pm; Thur & Sat matinee 2.30pm. Admission: £22.50 - £47.50. Phone: 0203 285 6000.

THE HAYWARD Gallery show Crashing by the South Korean artist Lee Bul truly packs a punch, writes Hannah Kelly

Stepping through the doors one is immediately faced with one of several suspended amorphous costumes painted in vivid flesh tones. These are set within a space filled with glittering sculptures and cyborg like limbs hanging from the ceiling. Bul has taken over the bunker-like, open plan space of the Hayward and worked with the setting to transport the visitor to another world which seems both far removed and yet at the same time all too close for comfort. Born in 1964 to leftist parents, in a period where South Korea was under heavy authoritarian rule, the artist’s work is highly politically charged. Consequently context is crucial to the show and wall displays across the rooms provide a background to everything from the twentieth century relations between north and South Korea to the gender issues which Bul tackles in her work. Amongst the cacophony of glitter and mirrors, it is the performance pieces which particularly struck me. Here in one of the videos entitled Abortion (1989), Bul is shown suspended by ropes from the ceiling of a warehouse for two hours. It is in works like this, which display the artist’s highly provocative and controversial style, that the impact of her practice can be grasped. Throughout the show there appears to be a dynamic relationship between the world that Bul creates in her work, and the reality which - at least the wall text emphasises - the works constantly point to. Pieces such as Heaven and Earth (2007), a chilling work composed of a bathtub in which icy mountain ranges contrast the tub’s black ink water, refers to the murder of Park Jongchul, a student killed in a bathtub in 1987. Other pieces such as Thaw (2007/17) draw together Bul’s unique style of organic and mechanic, beauty and ugliness and politics and fantasy: all of which collide in the gallery space. an overflowing imagination. Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Ed, SE1 until August 19th Opening times:11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Admission: £14.50


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Bermondsey gets new Pie & Mash THE BERMONDSEY PIE & MASH COMPANY Market Place, Southwark Park Road, SE16 Saturdays 10am - 4pm


t is my mission in life to dine in every pie and mash outlet, and up to now there are not that many left on my To Do List. But just as I get closer to ticking off the last pie shop another one goes and opens and my mission continues, writes Michael Holland.

The latest venture to offer the food of the Gods is The Bermondsey Pie & Mash Company, ultimately created to fill the hole left by the demise of Lou Farrow’s in The Blue some years ago, and initially as a take away outlet, but with the current clement weather, hot food, cold drinks, table and chairs, and knives, forks and spoons have been provided for those of us who don’t want to take our favourite meal home but want to have it right here, right now. So, on Saturday, myself and Debbie Does Dog Training rocked up in Market Place to cast our critical eye and palate over the fare. Debbie is from Dalston which means I’m always bursting her East End bubble with facts about how the first pie & mash shop was in SE1, and the oldest pie & mash shop is in SE1, and now I’m taking her to the newest pie & mash shop in SE16. It’s my way of yanking her leash for all the poor pooches she puts through their paces at her training sessions. The market was busy so we joined the queue. Thankfully they were all take away customers so when our turn came we had the table to ourselves. Jamie the Pieman didn’t take long to talk us through the

The first nice little touch was the St George flag plates; perfect for the World Cup and for something so distinctly English (even if George wasn’t…) options - there are only so many combinations of pie, mash and liquor - and we went for the single option. The first nice little touch was the St George flag plates; perfect for the World Cup and for something so distinctly English (even if George wasn’t…). The next thing I noticed was the pie crust - It had The Swirl. Getting The Swirl is what good piemen aspire to and is the sign of a good pie. There is always a worry when trying out a new pie shop that the pie won’t be good, and if the pie isn’t good, then what’s the point? The best mash and liquor in the world is not going to save a pie and mash shop that can’t make good pies. So my initial

stress levels went down when I saw that pie, and Debbie’s tongue was hanging out when she saw it. Now the taste test. The crust was good, but I already knew that, and the meat and gravy inside was of a good colour and taste. The liquor was a little too floury for me personally, but that’s how many people like it, and there was nothing wrong with the flavour at all. The mash was soft and creamy and seemed like it had been created with more personal touch than potatoes that are mashed by industrial machines in busy, established pie shops. And there were no eyes in the spuds, which some pedants may deem wrong: ‘Gotta have eyes in your mash

otherwise it ain’t real pie-mash,’ I’ve heard them cry with liquor dribbling down their chins. ‘Well, you don’t make the rules, do ya? So jog on,’ is my standard reply. And don’t get me started on turning the pie the wrong way up so the crispy crust goes soggy…! Also on offer were four different vinegars! There is their own brand, then their own brand with chilli (which is the one I used). There is also one called Fire! that has been ‘fermenting for weeks,’ according to Jamie, and then a ChilliED concoction made by local entrepreneur Eddie Webber, using the planet’s hottest chillies. That one should be treated with care and caution, so I told a panting Debbie

THE DAMAGE Pie, Mash & Liquor @ £5 x 2 £10.00 Water x 2 £2.00 Sarsaparilla (Btl) £2.50 TOTAL



0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 YES NO NO

to have it to cool her down… All in all it was a good lunch and we both agreed that The Bermondsey Pie & Mash Company are onto a winner. Right next to us was an alfresco drop-in Zumba class which Debbie joined straight after we ate because she was counting calories. Me, I headed for the pub to count beers.

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‘I still clean under the plugs...’ By Chiara Giordano

As the NHS celebrated turning 70, a group of retired nurses visited Guy’s Hospital where they shared memories of what it was like to train there 62 years ago.

Jo Smith was one of eleven former nurses who met up at the hospital as the NHS marked the milestone on July 5. The 80 year old, from Salisbury, was eighteen years old when she started training to be a nurse at Guy’s in 1956 – eight years after the NHS was formed. She was one of 50 recruits who spent three months learning basic nursing skills at the Preliminary Training School based near Redhill, in Surrey. “Every Wednesday at 7.30am a double decker bus would arrive to take us to Guy’s Hospital for lectures and to help out on the wards,” said Jo. “We were known as ‘the lambs’ and didn’t really know what that meant at the time. “Sister Janet would inspect us before we left to make sure we weren’t wearing any makeup and that our uniforms were smart.” After passing her exams, Jo moved to the nurses’ home at Guy’s Hospital and worked on Addison and Astley Cooper wards. The mother of two, who has five grandchildren, said: “It was very disciplined; we couldn’t be out after 10pm and we weren’t allowed to have a fiancé. “The sisters were quite strict – if a bedsheet was turned down too far you had to re-make the whole bed.” Jo left Guy’s in 1960 to complete midwifery training at Southampton before having her two sons. She then worked as a health visitor until she retired. Arleen Gould, who turned 80 on the day of the reunion, said: “I had been to boarding school but living in the nurses’ home was a lot stricter. “We all had jobs to do and I had to clean Sister Janet’s bathroom. “She was nice but firm and used to pull out the plug in the sink to check underneath and if it was clean you passed. To this day I still clean underneath the plugs in my home.” Arleen, who lives on a dairy farm in Holsworthy, Devon, grew up in Somerset before moving to London when she was eighteen to train at Guy’s. “My father would worry about me walking through London at night so he used to give me 10 shillings for a taxi,” said the grandmother of five. “He didn’t know this, but I used to save up the shillings so I could go on holiday.” Arleen left the hospital in 1960 to train to become a midwife at Dulwich Hospital. She later worked

Lorna Horman's set at Guy's in 1950s 4th from the right in front row

Lorna Horman on the day of the reunion in 2018 and in the 1950s (inset)

as a scrub nurse in operating theatres in Taunton, Somerset, and as a practice nurse before becoming a healthcare assistant until she was almost 75. Lorna Horman, 80, from Jersey, said: “One of my earliest memories is the porters' office at the front

Jo Smith in 2018 and in 1956 (inset)

entrance – the matron would check every morning to see who had arrived back after 10pm. “We had to sign in but many of the nurses often wrote ‘Florence Nightingale’ so as not to get found out and I used to choose ‘Jane Eyre’.”

Arleen Gould today and in the 1950s (inset)

After she qualified, Lorna worked on the psychiatric unit at Guy’s and left in January 1961 to move to Guernsey, and then to Jersey. The NHS was founded on July 5, 1948, by the then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan.

For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together under one umbrella to provide services paid for by taxes but ‘free’ at the point of delivery when people needed them.



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Southwark News, Thursday July 12 2018

Southwark News, Thursday July 12 2018



Southwark News, Thursday July 12 2018

Notice under The Local Government Act 1972

Notice under The Local Government Act 1972 Section 122 (2A) (as amended)

Land bounded by Thurlow Street, Inville Road and Dawes Street and lying to the south of Northchurch (Dawes Street) and Taplow (Thurlow Street), London SE17, comprising cleared housing land, hard and soft landscaping, including a former multi-use games area, and unadopted footpaths “the Land”. 1. 2. 3. 4.

The Land is owned by the London Borough of Southwark “the Council”.

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 122 (2A) of The Local Government Act 1972 that the Council intends to appropriate the Land for planning purposes. A copy of the plan showing the Land is available for inspection at the ground floor reception of 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QH. Appointments are available between the hours of 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Any objection or representation in respect of the appropriation must be made in writing to Matt Derry Southwark Regeneration, London Borough of Southwark at 160 Tooley Street London SE1 2QH or at before 19th July 2018.

Dated this 5th day of July 2018

Stephen Platts, Director of Regeneration, On behalf of the Council of the London Borough of Southwark 160 Tooley Street London SE1 2QH. THE LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 THE LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK hereby gives notice that it proposes to make an Order under Section 247 of the above Act to authorise the stopping up of the following areas of public highway shown hatched black on the plan attached to the draft Order:-

The area of public highway to be stopped up is the rear of the footway on the north side of Great Southwark Street adjacent to the Grotto Podiums Open Space, from the edge of the perimeter fence at the open space adjacent to King’s Court to the edge of he perimeter fence dividing the sports area from the public seating area, measuring 25.3 metres in length and 3.7 metres in width.

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

IF THE ORDER IS MADE the stopping up will be authorised to enable the development described in the Schedule to this Notice to be carried out in accordance with the planning permission resolved to be granted by the Council on 30 January 2018 and to be issued under Part III of the Act under local planning authority reference number 17/AP/0367.

COPIES OF THE DRAFT ORDER AND THE RELEVANT PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED FREE OF CHARGE by way of appointment during a 28 day period commencing on 12th July 2018 at 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TZ by calling 020 7525 2135 and referring to the Great Suffolk Street Stopping Up Order. A copy may also be viewed on the Council’s website at:

ANY PERSON MAY OBJECT to the making of the proposed Order within a 28 day period commencing on 12th July 2018 by written notice to the Director of Law and Democracy, 2nd Floor, Hub 2, PO Box 64529, London SE1P 5LX quoting reference (LEG/RP/PL/SW/RE040/143069).

Section 122 (2A) (as amended)

Land bounded by Ellison House (Albany Road), Albany Road, Bradenham Close and Westmoreland Road and to the west of Chiltern (Portland Street) and 120 – 149 Chartridge (Westmoreland Road) London SE17, comprising cleared housing land and hard and soft landscaping, including unadopted footpaths “the Land”. 1.

The Land is owned by the London Borough of Southwark “the Council”.


A copy of the plan showing the Land is available for inspection at the ground floor reception of 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QH. Appointments are available between the hours of 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).



Stephen Platts, Director of Regeneration, On behalf of the Council of the London Borough of Southwark 160 Tooley Street London SE1 2QH. Notice is hereby given that The Pie Cart Limited has applied to the London Borough of Southwark on 4th July 2018 for the grant of a premises licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for use at the premises known as The Pie Cart, Arch 19, Old Jamaica Business Estate, 24 Old Jamaica Road, London SE16 4AW. The proposed licensable activities and their hours are: Retail Sale of Alcohol Regulated Entertainment (Films Only)

Planning Permission ref. no. 17/AP/0367

Public notice deadline is 5pm on Tuesdays. Call Em on 020 7232 1639 or email

Start Time

Finish Time

Monday to Saturday Sunday

16.00 16.00

23.00 22.30

Monday to Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

11.30 11.30 11.30

23.00 23.30 22.30

Any Person wishing to submit representations to the application must do so in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address above, giving in detail the grounds for the objection. Representations must relate to one or more of the Licensing Objectives: Prevention of Crime & Disorder; Prevention of Public Nuisance; Protection of Children from Harm; or Public Safety. Representations must be received by the Licensing Authority no later than 1st August 2018.

The Licensing Authority will have regard to any representations made when considering this application. It is an offence under section 158 of the Licensing Act 2003 for anyone to recklessly or knowingly make a false statement in connection with a licensing application. The Maximum Fine on Summary Conviction (Level 5 on the Standard Scale) is Unlimited. LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK



Redevelopment of the Southwark Fire Station, 94 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 OEG Grotto Place and Grotto Podiums including alterations and extensions to listed buildings for a mixed use scheme to provide a new secondary school with 6th form (up to 1150 pupils), 199 residential units , 234 sqm of flexible commercial or community use (Class A1, A3, B1, D1, D2), a 139 sqm Gym (D2) associated landscape and public realm works, cycle parking, disabled parking and servicing access; and the redevelopment of land at Grotto Place for the provision of a new sports hall (1,452sqm) and external multi use games facility and landscaping.


The record of this application is held by the Licensing Authority and can be viewed on the website or inspected at the offices of the Licensing Authority, Hub 1, 3rd Floor, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH, by appointment (02075 252 000) during normal office hours



Any objection or representation in respect of the appropriation must be made in writing to Matt Derry Southwark Regeneration, London Borough of Southwark at 160 Tooley Street London SE1 2QH or at before 19th July 2018.

Dated this 5th day of July 2018

In preparing an objection it should be borne in mind that the substance of it may be imparted to other persons who may be affected by it and that those persons may wish to communicate with the objector about it.

Doreen Forrester-Brown Director of Law and Democracy

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 122 (2A) of The Local Government Act 1972 that the Council intends to appropriate the Land for planning purposes.

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

Whilst the works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Inverton Road, between Lanbury Road and Harlescott Road. The alternative route for affected traffic will be via Ivydale Road, Harlescott Road, Inverton Road as applicable.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works. The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The works will be in place for between the 6th – 17th August 2018.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014. Dated this 12th July 2018

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref:4268/ 301906

Southwark News, Thursday July 12 2018





The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable works to be carried out by Barratt London (BWD Trading Ltd), it made an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road.

Whilst the works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in the Northbound lane of carriageway, between Milcote Street and Borough Road. The alternative route for affected traffic will be via Lancaster Street, or as indicated by the signs displayed.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works. The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The works will be in place between the 12th July – 30th July 2018.

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

Dated this 12th July 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 4203/ 77000446



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The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable works to be carried out by Clancy Docwra, it made an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road. Whilst the works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Copeland Road, between Bournemouth Road and Consort Road. The alternative route would be via Copeland Road, Brayards Road, Consort Road as applicable.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works. The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The works will be in operation between the 19th July – 13th August 2018.

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



The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that, because of works by Clancy Docwra in the above named road, it made an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from waiting and loading at any time in part of Chadwick Road.

Whilst the restriction is in place, and whilst the authorised traffic signs/road markings are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to wait, including waiting for the purpose of loading and unloading, at any time in Chadwick Road, between Linwood Close and Lyndhurst Way. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, insofar as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said works. The restrictions will not apply to any vehicle being used in connection with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The restriction will come into force on the 19th July – 8th August 2018.

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

Dated this 12th July 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 4105/10737252

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

Please take notice that I / we Shark Micropubs Limited Have made application to the local licensing authority for a new Premises Licence in respect of 332c Camberwell New Road, London, SE5 ORW The relevant licensable activities and proposed times to be carried on, on from the premises are The supply of alcohol:


Start time

Finish time

Tues - Sat



Tues - Sat

Opening hours:



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: 9th July 2018


Dated this 12th July 2018


Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council Environment and Social Regeneration Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref:4170/10737272

Licensing Act 2003 Notice of application for a New Premises Licence

Name of applicant: Co-operative Group Food Limited Address of Premises: Co-op (Temporary Store), 38 Forest Hill Road, London, SE22 0RR.

The licensable activities will be for the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises between Monday-Sunday 07:00-23:00. Conditions will apply. Anyone wishing to make a representation to this application may do so by 6 August 2018. A record of the application made to the Licensing Authority will be kept on a register at the address given below and the register may be inspected during opening hours. All representations regarding this application MUST BE IN WRITING and sent to: Regulatory Services Southwark Council 3rd Floor Hub 1 PO Box 64529 London SE1P 5LX or

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and is subject to punishable by a fine of any amount on summary conviction for the offence. WARD HADAWAY


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The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that because of a crane operation by R I Design & Build, it has made an Order the effect of which would prohibit vehicular traffic in part of the above named road. Whilst the works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in Lavington Street, between Southwark Street and Ewer Street. The alternative route for affected traffic will be via Union Street, Ewer Street, Lavington Street,Great Suffolk Street, Southwark 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. The restriction will be in place on the 16th July to 3rd August 2018

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

Dated this 12th July 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council, Environment and Social Regeneration, Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 3460.1/ LBSCR10112


Southwark News, Thursday July 12 2018 LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (as amended)


The planning applications listed below can be viewed on the planning register at You can use facilities at your local library or ‘My Southwark Service Points’ to access the website. How to comment on this application: You should submit your comments via the above link. Comments received will be made available for public viewing on the website. All personal information will be removed except your postal address. Online comments submitted without an email address will not be acknowledged and those marked ‘confidential’ will not be considered. Written comments can be submitted to; Southwark Council, Chief executive's department, Planning division, Development management, PO Box 64529, London SE1 5LX. Reason for publicity. The applications are advertised for the reasons identified by the following codes: ACA-development affecting character or appearance of a nearby conservation area; ALB-development affecting setting of a nearby listed building(s); CNA-development within a conservation area; DDPdeparture from the development plan; LBA-works to or within the site of a listed building; MPA-major planning application; EIA-environmental impact assessment (these applications are accompanied by an environmental statement a copy of which may be obtained from the Council – there will be a charge for the copy). 18 AMELIA STREET, LONDON, SE17 3PY (Ref. 18/AP/1988 ) Variation of Condition 2, approved plans, of planning permission 16-AP-3623 for 'Demolition of existing 3-storey hotel and erection of a new part 6, part 4 storey hotel (53 bedrooms) with a basement floor and an ancillary retail unit at ground-floor (Use Class C1). ' to allow for minor changes to the ground floor and windows. Reason(s) for publicity: (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) 1 BALACLAVA ROAD, LONDON, SE1 5PX (Ref. 18/AP/2095 ) (Householder Application) Removal of the external WC and construction of a single storey basement extension with ground roof floor terrace and new external stairs to access garden. (within Thorburn Square C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Lisa Jordan 0207 525 3463) 123 BELLENDEN ROAD, LONDON, SE15 4QY (Ref. 18/AP/2024 ) Replacement of upvc windows with timber windows (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Patrick Cronin 020 7525 5535) 113 BELLENDEN ROAD, LONDON, SE15 4QY (Ref. 18/AP/1827 ) Construction of first floor level over existing 2 storey side extension to provide B1 studio space. (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) FLAT 3, 116-118 BERMONDSEY STREET, LONDON, SE1 3TX (Ref. 18/AP/1854 ) Installation of guard railings for terrace at roof level (within Bermondsey Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Anthony Roberts 020 7525 5458) 54 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, LONDON, SE1 1XL (Ref. 18/AP/2177 ) Retention of an awning to the front of the property (within Borough High Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Michele Sterry 020 7525 5453) ITF HOUSE, 49-60 BOROUGH ROAD, LONDON, SE1 1DR (Ref. 18/AP/2046 ) LISTED BUILDING CONSENT: Internal alterations to ground and first floors. (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: LBA (Contact: Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948) FLAT A AND FLAT B, 94 CHOUMERT ROAD, LONDON, SE15 4AX (Ref. 18/AP/2138 ) Replace front and rear elevation windows (including rear garden doors) with double glazed timber purpose made windows to match existing sizes and styles. (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Patrick Cronin 020 7525 5535) 52 CHOUMERT ROAD, LONDON, SE15 4AX (Ref. 18/AP/2129 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a lower and upper ground rear extension and new sunken courtyard to rear (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Alicia Chaumard 0207 525 0146) 16A COLDHARBOUR LANE, LONDON, SE5 9PR (Ref. 18/AP/1906 ) Installation of flue ventillation system for pizza oven (within Camberwell Green C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Martha Dankwa 0207 525 3734) 115 CONSORT ROAD, LONDON, SE15 3RU (Ref. 18/AP/1815 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a vehicle crossover (within Nunhead Green C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Hajnalka Kurti 0207 525 3701) 28 CURLEW STREET, LONDON, SE1 2ND (Ref. 18/AP/2147 ) Installation of roof light to rear and front of roof

elevation. (within Tower Bridge C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Hajnalka Kurti 0207 525 3701) RAILWAY BRIDGE, LONDON BRIDGE STATION DUKE STREET HILL, LONDON, SE1 (Ref. 18/AP/1986 ) Replacement of existing externally-illuminated vinyl advertisement display measuring 46 metres wide x 5 metres high with an internallyilluminated (led lighting) digital display measuring 20 metres wide x 5 metres high, including the removal of two existing 48 sheet size billboards (each 6m x 3m) below the main sign. Reason(s) for publicity: (Contact: Abrar Sharif 020 7525 3992) CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY, FOREST HILL ROAD, LONDON SE23 0RU (Ref. 18/AP/1958 ) Reinstatement of railings and associated stone copings to part of perimeter railings to Camberwell Old Cemetery. (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: LBA (Contact: Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948) 3 FRANK DIXON CLOSE, LONDON, SE21 7BD (Ref. 18/AP/2071 ) Variation of Condition 1, approved plans, of planning permission 17-AP-2369 for 'Demolition of the existing detached, 5 bedroom 2 storey house and the erection of a more sustainable and well designed 5 bedroom 2 storey home with accommodation at basement and attic level. Revisions to the approved application 16AP3331 footprint and mass, windows location and external materials.' to allow for: Raising the roof ridge by 112mm and lower the ground floor level by 85mm. (within Dulwich Village C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Martha Dankwa 0207 525 3734) 31 KING EDWARD WALK, LONDON, SE1 7PR (Ref. 18/AP/1895 ) Removal of existing roof to create roof terrace for additional outdoor amenity. (within West Square C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) FLAT 7, 237A LONG LANE, LONDON, SE1 4PX (Ref. 18/AP/1943 ) Replacement of four existing windows with new double-glazed aluminium windows to match existing window frames, openings and appearances. (within Bermondsey Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Lauretta Doku ) 66 NEW CONCORDIA WHARF, MILL STREET, LONDON, SE1 2BB (Ref. 18/AP/2025 ) LISTED BUILDING CONSENT: Removal of existing bathroom and installation of new bathroom. (within St Saviours Dock C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Lisa Jordan 0207 525 3463) 1-6 CARTERSCROFT, RED POST HILL, LONDON, SE24 9PR (Ref. 18/AP/1919 ) Overcladding of existing black coal chutes with black metal panels for fireproofing purposes. (within Sunray Estate C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Patrick Cronin 020 7525 5535) 198 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4NF (Ref. 18/AP/1899 ) Construction of first floor extension (within Rye Lane C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Christopher Kirby 0207 525 0952) REDRIFF PRIMARY SCHOOL, SALTER ROAD, LONDON, SE16 5LQ (Ref. 18/AP/2112 ) Installation of temporary double stack demountable unit. Reason(s) for publicity: MPA (Contact: Neil Loubser 020 7525 5451)

BLUEPRINT CAFE, 28 SHAD THAMES, LONDON SE1 2YD (Ref. 18/AP/2118 ) Replacement of existing menuboard and enhance the existing canopy above the entrance to Blueprint Cafe; display of a new illuminated signage to the inside of Blueprint Cafe on the first floor; Replacement of existing illuminated menuboard and signage Proposal to install new illuminated signage to the interior of the restaurant - on the first floor (within St Saviours Dock C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Troy Davies 0207 525 0783) ANCHOR BREWHOUSE, 50 SHAD THAMES, LONDON, SE1 2LY (Ref. 18/AP/1060 ) Replacement of existing gate to Horsleydown steps with new gate. Installation of security bars to ground floor windows of Flat 6. (within Tower Bridge C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Anthony Roberts 020 7525 5458) PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOX OUTSIDE 11-15 ST THOMAS STREET LONDON SE1 9RY (Ref. 18/AP/2109 ) Change of use of 1no. telephone kiosk to 1no. retail kiosk and replacement of glazing with safety glazing (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 48 THE GARDENS, LONDON, SE22 9QQ (Ref. 18/AP/1981 ) Conversion of an existing garage into ancillary site office accommodation for up to 2 staff members who manage the estate and garden square; installation of new door and window to front elevation (within The Gardens C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Alicia Chaumard 0207 525 0146) LONDON BRIDGE HOSPITAL, 27-33 TOOLEY STREET, LONDON, SE1 2PR (Ref. 18/AP/2122 ) Display of 1 x hanging sign, 1 x fascia with steel cut lettering, 1 x halo illuminated sign to south elevation;1 x hanging sign and 1 x fascia sign with steel cut lettering to south east elevation; 1 x fascia sign with steel cut lettering to existing railings and 1 x fascia sign with steel cut lettering to wall on north elevation; steel cut lettering to render above ground floor entrance and 1 x fascia sign with steel cut lettering on north east elevation. (within Tooley Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Kerri Simpson 0207 525 3487) 65 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, SE1 4TL (Ref. 18/AP/1954 ) Retention of an ATM installed through glazing and the white laminate stall riser to the right of the shop front. (within Bermondsey Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Christopher Kirby 0207 525 0952) 65 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, SE1 4TL (Ref. 18/AP/1955 ) Retention of ATM fascia signage (within Bermondsey Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Christopher Kirby 0207 525 0952) KIPLING ESTATE GARAGES, WESTON STREET, LONDON, SE1 3RL (Ref. 18/AP/0769 ) Variation to wording of Condition 10 of permission 16/AP/5105 , granted 16/05/17 for Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of permission 15/AP/2721, granted 19/10/16 for "Demolition of the existing garages and redevelopment of the site to erect a part 3, part 5 and part 7 storey building to create 27 No. affordable

residential (Class C3) units comprising a mix of 4 x one bed, 14 x two bed and 9 x three bedroom flats and associated landscaping works and provision of 3 No. car parking spaces. Variation would allow: remove reference to Flat 2.01 and Flat 3.03 within the planning condition itself vary the timing trigger for submission from "before any works above grade" to "Prior to occupation the applicant shall submit written confirmation from the appointed building control body that the specifications for each dwelling identified in the detailed construction plans meet the standard of the Approved Document M of the Building Regulations (2015) required in the schedule below and as corresponding to the approved floor plans. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the details hereby approved by the appointed building control body. M4(2) Accessible and Adaptable: - All units M4(3)(2b) Wheelchair Accessible: - 1 Unit: Flat 3.01". Reason(s) for publicity: MPA (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) PUBLIC TELEPHONE BOX OUTSIDE 11-15 ST THOMAS STREET LONDON SE1 9RY (Ref. 18/AP/2110 ) Change of use of 1x telephone kiosk to 1x retail kiosk and replacement of glazing with safety glazing. (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) Dated 12 July 2018 - comments to be received within 21 days of this date SIMON BEVAN - Director of Planning

Southwark News, Thursday July 12 2018

The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that it has made the above named Traffic Order under section 29 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose specified in paragraph 2. The effect of the Order is summarised in paragraph 3.


The purpose of the Order is to facilitate Community Play Streets, as indicated in the schedule to this notice.


The effect of the Order is to prohibit any vehicle from:(a) entering or proceeding in the length of street specified in the schedule to this notice on the date and between the hours specified in that schedule;.




Schedule Road


Fernholme Road

Ivydale Road – Athenlay Rd (No’s 1 – 35)

Melbourne Grove

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Jarvis Road – East Dulwich Grove


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable works by Centercomms Ltd, 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 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) Druid Street, at the junction of Tanner 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 alternative route for (a) as indicated by the signs displayed. Works will take place between 28th July to 29th July 2018

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

Dated this 12th July 2018. Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Date of event and Prohibited Hours

Thursday 19th July 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Road Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4228 / WP00100500129021712


Sunday 29th July 11am – 9pm










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



The alternative route will be adjacent roads as applicable. For information regarding this event or for information relating to this order, contact: Parking & Road Network Management on 0207 525 2014.

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager




Dated this 12th July 2018



The prohibitions will not apply in respect of: (b) any vehicle being used for the purposes of that event or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes;

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






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

Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in (a) Stoney Street, between Winchester Walk and Clink Street. (J Brown Const.)

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 alternative route for (a) as indicated by the signs displayed. Works will take place between 23rd July to 27th July 2018

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

Dated this 12th July 2018. Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

3. 4. 5.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable the safe access for construction vehicles, to the Keltbray Site in Park Street, it intends to make an Order the effect of which will implement a temporary two way traffic flow system in part of Redcross Way. Whilst works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, the existing one way traffic flow system in Redcross Way, between Southwark Street and Park Street will be suspended to allow for a two way traffic flow system to be implemented.

Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to premises, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle being used in connection with police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. The restriction will come into force on the 19th July 2018, and will be in operation as required, Monday – Friday 08:00hrs – 18:00hrs and Saturday 08:00hrs – 14:00hrs Further information may be obtained by contacting Road Network & Parking Management on 0207 525 2014.

Dated this 12th July 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

Southwark Council, Regulatory Services, Parking & Road Network Management, PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 4348

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Southwark City serve up double success

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A TEAM of under-9s from Southwark City Tennis Club proved to be a Surrey success story after winning all their matches in a county-wide competition recently. The four youngsters – Oliver Jones, Fiona Ebert, Milo Cardoso and Noah Fiaty - topped their division in the LTA Team Tennis Surrey 2018 event after a comfortable 18-2 victory against Southfields Sizzlers in Burgess Park, Southwark City’s main base. That result followed wins over Sheen Common and Putney. However, the real crunch match in the division was the narrow 12-8 victory that Southwark secured over Lifetime Tennis, in an away match in Barnes. All members of the quartet contributed to that gutsy win over a

talented Lifetime side. Fiona saved a match point against Lifetime’s impressive top seed, before unleashing a string of unplayable baseline shots to take the deciding set by a remarkable 7-1. Milo nervelessly marked his

Bermondsey boozer claims London title

THE OLD Bank pub has won the City of London six-a-side league this season.

The league is made up of corporate teams from all over the City. Captain Tommy McCloud said: “Our team is made up huge variety of ages from sixteen

to 60 all of whom drink or whose parents drink in The Old Bank in Bermondsey.” Despite a bad start to the season the side, wearing an England kit, went on a nine-game unbeaten run scoring over 50 goals and conceding only seven to claim the title.

competition debut with three convincing wins out of three, while Noah saved two match points to pick up a crucial win in his first singles rubber. Oliver finally put Lifetime to the sword in his second singles rubber

after the disappointment of narrowly losing to their top seed in an epic 7-2, 8-10, 16-14 encounter. Team organiser and club trustee Adam Jones said: “What has really impressed me is how the group really gelled as a team and also demonstrated excellent sportsmanship throughout the competition – there was a wonderfully friendly feel to the matches.” The juniors’ success followed promotion for the Southwark City men's team (left) from their LTA Team Tennis division, after wins over rivals Old College and Dulwich. L to R: Noah Fiaty, Milo Cardoso, Oliver Jones and Fiona Ebert. (Main) L to R: Carlos Diaz, Abdullahi Daud, Mukhtar Andu, Michael Mhangami and Tarique Tonge Bobia.


Peckham Town FC host opening day

PECKHAM HOSTED a successful open day recently.

The football club are hoping for more support this season and want more people to get involved. A club representative said: “It was a great day. Many local people visited to find out more about the club's plans for development, sign up their kids to youth teams and watch the first team train. We hope many more people come and watch when the season kicks off for both our men and women's teams. If people are interested in getting involved they can find out more at

L to R: Bryan Hall (Founder and co-chair), Margy Newens (Councillor, Dulwich Village), Catherine Rose (Mayor of Southwark) and Mike Smith (co-chair).

Southwark scoop basketball double at London Youth Games

SOUTHWARK BASKETBALL was celebrating at the weekend after their Girls and Boys teams both took first place at the London Youth Games.

The Boys side defeated Newham 49-39 in their final, while the Girls over overcame Richmond by eight points. David Quartey, manager of the Girls side, said: “It was brilliant, I’m ecstatic. The key was team work, communication and most importantly dedication. “We all work together within the Borough and to win the Youth Games again, we’re really proud of the students, the players, the parents that help support us, as well as the schools and their input”. Sterling Muschett is the coach of the Boys side and he added: “We tried to play the best possible basketball we could and but we got there in the end. We were a little bit apprehensive because we missed out on some boys who couldn’t play, so we had to bring in some of the other boys and they did well. “The heat was killing the kids, but the coolest cucumber in here was Kavell Hawes, the youngest player here. “I just want to give a shout-out to Humph Long [former Direct of Coaching with the English Schools Basketball

Association] who passed away this weekend. If it wasn’t for him these programs wouldn’t be going on – and we wouldn’t get the London Youth Games how it is.” Hawes, a Year 10 Southwark point guard, explained the basis of his side’s success: “Everyone played well, everyone contributed – it was just a great team effort.”

This year’s finals weekend also saw the launch of a campaign calling on the city’s businesses and stakeholders to help secure the future of the London Youth Games. The #SupportYourGames campaign is backed by a number of former Games athletes including Christine Ohuruogu, Maggie Alphonsi, Conrad Williams and Zoe Smith.




By John Kelly

SHAUN WILLIAMS was guilty of an act of deception in May.

It was understandable. Go back two years and he couldn’t get into the Millwall team, kept out of the side by Ben Thompson and Jimmy Abdou. He came on in the League One play-off final against Barnsley, a last roll of the dice but Millwall went down 3-1 at Wembley. So it’s hard to blame him for keeping a secret when such a huge opportunity arrived, though it takes a brave man to keep Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane in the dark. Williams was on holidays the week after Millwall’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa on the last day of the season when his then partner, now wife Sinead checked his phone and saw a worrying number of missed calls from his mum and dad. When they rang back they were puzzled when excited shouts of “congratulations” immediately rushed down the line. At the age of 31, Williams had received his first senior international call-up for the Republic of Ireland. One problem: games against France on Monday May 28 and the United States the following Saturday June 2 were either side of his wedding. Everything had been arranged and families and friends flown out for the week-long celebrations. The previous week, Williams had played in Celtic captain Scott Brown’s testimonial, but no caps were awarded for that. The squad for the international doubleheader was being announced a few days later, and Williams made the decision not to inform O’Neill about his wedding. There was no way he wasn’t going to be involved if he could help it. It worked out in the end – just. “When I was away for the first game [Celtic] I was thinking, ‘I’m not going to tell them I’m getting married because I want to see if I get into the squad for the next two games’,” Williams explained. “When I got into the squad I didn’t want it to be a once-off and anyway the first game didn’t count as a cap.

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Midfielder Williams almost missed his wedding in bid to win first international cap

“I was going back to Spain on the Wednesday preparing for the wedding, the squad was being announced the day before and then meeting up that Thursday. I flew to Spain Wednesday morning with the missus and kids, the wedding dress and the whole lot. Then I flew back that night to Dublin. The France match was on Monday, then I was getting married the following Thursday. “When the squad was announced I thought, ‘Okay, shit, I’m going to have to tell them’. “I rang Martin at a minute past nine on the Wednesday morning and had to leave a message. So he rang me back 20 minutes later. I told him I’d a bit of an issue and he said, ‘oh yeah, what’s that?’ I explained I was getting married on the

31st and he said, ‘oh right, I wasn’t aware of that. Congratulations. Look, we’ll leave it this time’. “So I said, ‘what do you mean? No, no, no, I can do the France game!’ Fortunately he agreed and I was able to go to Paris for that and then fly to Spain for the wedding. I missed the America game, but it was the best-case scenario considering all that was going on.” Williams was on one of the biggest highs of his career, but, 59 minutes into the game at the Stade de France, his heart sank. However, he wasn’t going to take the potential disappointment of not getting on the pitch lying down, so he sprung up off the bench. “The manager had put on [Harry] Arter and [David] Meyler,” Williams recalls.

Main: Shaun Williams' penalty was enough to beat Aston Villa on the last day - before a manic summer started the following week Above: The midfielder made his Ireland debut against France at the Stade de France.

“They were the two centre-mids so I didn’t think I was going to get on. I was fuming. “It was pissing rain, worst rain I’ve ever seen. I thought, ‘I’m going to have to do something here’. So I went out and warmed up for about 20 minutes in that rain. Luckily enough he must have seen me so I got on for fifteen minutes. It was amazing.” Williams’ direct opponents in midfield were Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi, two players who have starred in the World Cup. Williams said he had no nerves, and he almost scored in injury-time, Ireland’s only shot on goal in the entire game, but saw his shot saved by Steve Mandanda. “I’m normally critical of my own

Target practice as Lions seal five-Dart finish PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY Saturday July 8 at Princes Park Dartford 0-5 Millwall

By John Kelly

MOST OF the boxes ticked for Millwall, except for a missed penalty by Jed Wallace – and even then the ball still ended up in the back of the net.

Wallace had a bite from twelve yards, then a nibble, before Steve Morison gobbled the cherry by firing home. It was Millwall’s fifth goal on Saturday afternoon and told the story of the opposition they were up against, not one of whom went to help his goalkeeper Deren Ibrahim as Millwall had some target practice. That was Millwall’s fifth goal before the break. Wallace had given them the lead in the second minute when he

curled home direct from a free-kick after Aiden O’Brien had been fouled. Wallace scored his second in the 31st minute before three minutes later O’Brien headed home Shaun Williams’ quick free-kick. The Lions were switched on; Dartford dozing in the summer sunshine. The visitors scored their third goal in five minutes in the 36th minute, and it was the pick of the bunch. Relieved of his few defensive duties Mahlon Romeo strode forward from right-back to fire home from outside the box. What can you read into pre-season friendlies? Very little. On the same weekend last year Millwall toiled before coming from behind to draw 11 at the same ground. Some of these players might not be with the club when the season kicks

off on August 4. Lions boss Neil Harris handed a trial to Lazar Stojsavljevic, a 20-year-old Serbian centre-back who was with Woking last season and partnered Jake Cooper at Princes Park. Others such as Harry Donovan will go out on loan, a route also open to James Brown and Danny McNamara, who were the full-backs in the secondhalf team. Byron Webster made his senior comeback after ten months out with a knee injury, wearing the captain’s armband alongside Murray Wallace, making his debut after his summer move from Scunthorpe. Millwall could have had more goals in the second half. Tom Elliott had the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside.

performance, but I was really pleased with this one,” Williams added. “I had paid for my missus, my sister, dad, my missus’ dad and my best mate to go from Spain to France. The game was at 9pm so Ireland booked me a flight for the next morning and a hotel room. We stayed up all night drinking, we didn’t even need to room!” Despite having so little rest this summer, Williams is desperate to add to his one cap. Ireland play a friendly against Poland in September. “I only spent about five nights in my own house over the summer – I took eighteen flights over the closed season, between going to Ireland, Scotland, over and back to Spain and to France. “But it was all worth it. I have to do everything I can to be involved again.”

Darts goalkeeper Matthew Funnell also foiled Lee Gregory. Eighteen-year-old winger Mason Saunders-Henry caught the eye with some strong running after the break, and maybe this is the season when another youngster will break through and make an impact as Romeo did in 2015-16.

Millwall line-ups First-half XI: 4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Stojsavljevic (trialist), Cooper, McLaughlin; J Wallace, Donovan, Williams, O’Brien; Onyedinma, Morison. Second-half XI: 4-4-2: Martin; Brown, Webster, M Wallace, McNamara; Ferguson, Thompson, Tunnicliffe, Saunders-Henry (Olaofe, 86); Gregory, Elliott.

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By John Kelly

BYRON WEBSTER paid tribute to his family after his recovery from injury – and to Steve Morison’s cooking.

Webster, 31, played his first senior game in ten months when he came on at halftime in Millwall’s 5-0 friendly win over Dartford last Saturday. The centre-back had been back training for a number of months, but it was a first chance to test out his knee in a competitive game. Since last September, Webster has spent the majority of his time at Millwall’s training ground recovering from surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament. In his time off he went back up north to switch off with his family and friends. Webster lives with Morison in an apartment near Millwall’s training ground. Morison’s family home is in Northampton. Former Yeovil defender Webster also praised his team-mates for their support. It was only a week before his own injury against Barnsley last September that he called Shaun Williams to offer encouragement after the midfielder damaged his knee against Reading, a setback that kept him out for three months. Webster came through last Saturday’s game unscathed, and jetted off with the rest of the squad on Wednesday morning for their training camp in Portugal. “I was nervous beforehand, not because I wasn’t confident in my knee but because of my own expectations and making sure I got to my levels,” Webster said. “I rang my missus before the game and my little girl came on the phone and asked, ‘Daddy, what are you doing?’ I said: ‘I’m getting ready to play football.’ She was surprised I was playing again after so long out and afterwards when I spoke to my wife she said my little girl was running around the house, buzzing I was back. “Willo and I were in the gym together for a while. We helped each other and I have Moro living with me which is a big help. I had him cooking for me and doing other silly little things that you take for granted. He’s now the head chef in the household – and even if what he cooks is bad I tell him it’s good. “All the lads were great. Once the game is in flow there is no thinking about the knee. Once you’re in full training as well any worry goes out of your head. There have been a few tackles in training but I’m super confident in the knee.


“There’s no holding back.” Webster’s injury couldn’t have come at a worse time, in the last year of his contract that he would be coming out of at the age of 31. He went away for a short break after the Barnsley game, but his knee was so stiff he called the club and was instructed to return home. He admitted he was shocked when he heard the nature of the injury, but his leg muscles were so strong it meant he had a head-start in his recovery and that made him confident he would return. Millwall offered him a one-year contract which he signed recently, but it wasn’t something that overly worried him. He explained: “Looking back it probably should have been a concern but it wasn’t. I think because when I did my knee somehow I played the whole game afterwards. Even though I knew later it was serious I knew I still had a lot of strength in it. I’m a freak! “I’d gone away for a couple of days and was more worried about getting a fine from the manager for not being able to train. “I was confident I’d get back. Even over the summer when my agent was talking to the club I was chilled and thinking what will be will be. “The recovery wasn’t as bad as you think. I was on crutches for a week or two and then it’s just about getting it moving. Touch wood since the day I did it there hasn’t really been any pain. Obviously there was instant pain when I did it but after that it was okay. “I have to give credit to the medical staff, Paul [Tanner, head physio], the masseuses. I was able to come back and I feel good now. “I’ve been training for months, running and running for I don’t know how long. Since I got signed off by the surgeon I’ve been working hard. I’ve been joining in

Lions duo stay at home

JAMES MEREDITH and Sid Nelson haven’t travelled with the Millwall squad to their training camp in Portugal.

Meredith is yet to return to pre-season training after his involvement in the World Cup with Australia. He resumes next week. Nelson is still recovering from an ankle injury he picked up with Chesterfield last season. “Mezza is on extended leave. He’ll be back in while we’re in Portugal, he’ll start working on the training ground,” Lions boss Neil Harris said. “He has been in and out of the building doing some gym work

and seeing the boys. “Sid’s out on the training pitch this week for the first time joining in training sessions. He’s with the under-23s but on a non-contact basis. “He wasn’t ready to go to Portugal to play minutes. We’ve left him behind because the training sessions at home are much better tailored for him fitness-wise. “It’s a shame because I would have liked him to go and he’d love to have been there. But the most important thing is he’s fit for the start of the season. “We want him ready to step into firstteam action in the next couple of weeks and be able to play competitive friendlies.”


‘Head chef’ Moro looked after Lions defender

Byron Webster didn't hold back during his comeback at Dartford.

with the training group, dropping out when I needed to. “Now I’m officially not an injured player. My name isn’t on the list in the treatment room. That’s a relief. I’ve not missed a day, not missed a minute of training so far this summer.” Webster was handed the captain’s armband at Princes Park last weekend, a

touch he appreciated, but he added: “Whether I wear it or not I’m still a gobby so-and-so on the pitch. It’s nice but it doesn’t make a difference for me.” Webster’s next battle will be to reclaim a regular first-team spot, with Shaun Hutchinson, Jake Cooper and Murray Wallace for competition. “When I first came here it was tough

times,” Webster said. “You’re always proving yourself and I think I have proved myself to the fans, the club. “It’s another challenge. I’m not here to be a cheerleader like I was last year when I was sidelined. I just need to get to where I was last season, the season before, get back to my standards and the rest will take care of itself.”

Germans in town for Jimmy

MILLWALL HAVE confirmed that German side VfL Bochum will be the opponents for Jimmy Abdou’s testimonial.

The Lions will face the 2. Bundesliga club at The Den at 1pm on Saturday, July 28. Abdou left Millwall this summer after ten years with the club he joined from Plymouth in 2008. The midfielder – who turns 34 this Friday – played 342 times for the club scoring ten goals after Kenny Jackett brought him to south

Bermondsey from the south coast. Abdou’s last appearance in a Millwall shirt was in the play-off final against Bradford at Wembley in May 2017. It was his fourth play-off final as he won his second promotion to the Championship with the Lions. The Comoros international joined hometown club FC Martiques in the French fourth tier this summer. Millwall have released ticketing details for the fixture.

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Tickets are now on sale for the visit of VfL Bochum 1848 and are priced at £10 adults, £5 seniors (over 61) and £5 under 16s. The Barry Kitchener Stand ONLY is open for home supporters, whilst the North Stand Upper is available for away fans. Executive Seats for this game are also on sale, priced at £25 adults, £20 seniors, £20 18-21 and £15 under 18s.


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No Lions return for legend Cahill By John Kelly

TIM CAHILL will not be coming back to Millwall this summer.

No final-day argy-bargy for Neil


By John Kelly

MILLWALL BOSS Neil Harris has stressed the club want to have their transfer business done before deadline day – and said the recruitment department are working “round the clock” to ensure that’s the case.

Millwall have only signed one player so far this summer, centre-back Murray Wallace from Scunthorpe. Harris believes the market will open up after players who were involved in the World Cup return to their clubs,

allowing squad players to move on. Harris would like to add another attacker to his squad, and at the time of writing they were still in the process of trying to sign Wales international striker Tom Bradshaw from League One Barnsley. Millwall also want to sign a left-sided midfielder after missing out on Ben Marshall. The deadline for permanent signings in the current transfer window is August 9, but loans can be completed up to August 31. “There will be a rush again on deadline day but we try not to get involved in that,” Harris said. “We don’t plan to be involved in it this year either, to be honest.

“We’re constantly trying to move things forward. Murray was the number one target in that position to bring in. We’re trying to bring in an attacking option and then maybe a player or two that improves our squad. “Things are always moving forward. The World Cup is finished for a lot of players but players will still be away. It’s not necessarily that we’re going to be after World Cup players but when they go back to their clubs then other players will be allowed out on permanent or loan moves. “So that might affect us. “We are being patient, the recruitment department in particular are working round the clock. Targets have been identified but it’s now seeing whether

we can do deals.” Meanwhile, a report this week claimed Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard had sanctioned a £3million move for Millwall centre-back Jake Cooper. The report said former Liverpool midfielder Gerrard, in his first senior management job, had identified Cooper, 23, as a top defensive target. Gerrard has already signed eight players this summer. Cooper joined Millwall on a permanent deal from Reading last summer and played 42 times last season, scoring four goals. Millwall chief executive Steve Kavanagh is currently away, while Harris is in Portugal with his squad.

Cahill, 38, made ten appearances for the Lions after signing a shortterm deal in February. Millwall boss Neil Harris said at the end of the season that he would have a conversation with Cahill after the veteran’s involvement in his fourth World Cup campaign with Australia. Cahill came on in the last group game in Russia, but couldn’t help the Socceroos from going down to a 2-0 defeat to Peru as they exited the competition. Cahill made a sensational return to The Den to help boost Millwall’s unlikely play-off charge, though his influence was felt more in his presence off the pitch than on it. His longest spell of action was eighteen minutes in a 2-1 win over Hull in March. He tasted defeat just once in a Millwall shirt, the 3-0 loss to Fulham in April, after which he was suspended for three games for an off-the-ball elbow on Ryan Fredericks. That now looks like it was his lastever Millwall appearance, as the News has been told he won’t be returning to the club. Cahill first joined Millwall in 1997, and made 251 appearances scoring 57 goals in his first spell. He left to join Everton for £1.5million in 2004 before playing in the United States, China and Australia. Cahill made his second Lions debut against Cardiff and goes down as one of the best players to have represented the club.



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