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Who do the Krankies want to see get a Southwark Blue Plaque?

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The Krankies in the 1980s

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Comedy couple back Max for a blue plaque By Josh Salisbury

THE ICONIC Scottish comedy duo, the Krankies, have voiced their support for Max Bygraves to be given a Southwark blue plaque.

The couple, Ian and Janette Tough, voted for Bermondsey boy Max to receive the honour, labelling him one of Britain’s greatest ever variety performers. Ian told the News: “He was in his day, at the peak, Britain’s equivalent to Danny Kaye. He really was one of Britain’s greatest-ever entertainers.

“There’s only a few who could sing, dance and run a quiz show at the same time.” The performer is among those shortlisted for the plaque, alongside actor Claude Rains, Victoria Cross honoured Corporal Bates and jazz drummer Bobby Worth. Voting closes in the scheme run jointly between the News, Southwark Council and the Southwark Heritage Association on Thursday February 28 at 5pm. Votes can be cast by emailing, or on voting slips available at council-run libraries.


Mayflower plaque looks ship-shape By Josh Salisbury

A SOUTHWARK blue plaque has been installed in pride-of-place at the historic Mayflower pub on Thanksgiving, after the boozer won last year’s blue plaque competition.

The Rotherhithe Street pub was the 59th recipient of a Southwark blue plaque since the awards began in 2003. Veronica Alden, of the Southwark Heritage

Association, previously told the News: “It’s brilliant that the community was so behind this, and so many people took the time to vote. The plaque joins other historic markers in Rotherhithe, Ms Alden said. She added: “There’s already a great collection of blue plaques in the area, including the Sands Film Studios, and one for Isambard Kingdom Brunel.” The accolade was bestowed upon the pub after it won 1,160 votes from the public to decide

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which historic landmark should be recognised. The Mayflower Inn – formerly the Spread Eagle (1550) – is historically linked to the famous Mayflower ship that transported Pilgrims to settle in America in 1620. The ship completed its return journey in 1621, and Captain Christopher Jones, who is said to have part-owned the inn, was hailed a hero. He is buried in the nearby St May’s Churchyard according to parish records.


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By Josh Salisbury



VOTING IS well underway for next year’s Southwark Blue Plaque nominees, after a public consultation earlier this year.

Max Bygraves - his story was featured in last week’s News. You can see it on our website

Seven potential winners have been shortlisted for the plaque, which is run in association with the Southwark Heritage Association, Southwark Council and the News. Votes can be cast by emailing, or on voting slips at council-run libraries. Voting closes on Thursday February 28th, 2019 at 5pm war-time bravery award. The 23year-old, who was born in Camberwell, was commanding a Section when he discovered that enemy soldiers had penetrated the area near Sourdeval, France. He seized a light machine gun and charged towards them, forcing them to withdraw, despite being wounded twice. He died in hospital on August 8, 1944.

the Savoy hotel but was sacked for being too tall. His lanky physique helped him forge his career, where he popularised the catchphrase ‘I wanna tell you a story.’

The Stage – performance space

Photo: Richard Rogerson

Photo: Imperial War Museum

The nominees are:

Over the coming week’s we will feature all of these nominated below

Bob Burgess and Doreen Freeman – ballroom dancers

Corporal Bates, VC – decorated WW2 soldier

Sidney Bates was a corporal in the 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment when he was awarded the Victoria Cross – the most prestigious

Bob Burgess was a ballroom dancer and teacher who along with his wife and dancing partner Doreen Freeman became known as one of the bestknown couples of the ballroom world. They achieved considerable success as a pair, including second place at the World Professional Dance Championship in 1962 and receiving a Carl Alan award – the ‘Oscar of the dance world.’ In 1972, they took over The Grafton, in Village Way, Dulwich, running the studio until 2001.

Rowland Hill – preacher

The popular preacher was the

founder of the Methodist Surrey Chapel on Blackfriars Road in 1783, which attracted interest because of its unusual domed design. It later became The Ring, a boxing venue. He also lends his name to Rowland Hill House, a Southwark Council block on Union Street.

Lawrence of Arabia. The Tony Award winner and fourtime nominee for the Best Supporting Actor forged a stage and film career spanning several decades after a breakthrough performance in John Drinkwater’s play Ulysses S Grant.

The Camberwell born actor starred in some of film’s most enduring classics: Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Casablanca, and

The variety performer grew up in a two-bed council flat in Rotherhithe and attended the nearby St Joseph’s school. He left at fourteen to work at

Claude Rains – film and stage actor

CHRISTMAS FAYRE Saturday 15th December 2018 at the English Martyrs parish Hall 1 Stead Street, SE17 1BF at 12.00PM

Entry 50p Adults, Children (free) Children must be accompanied by an adult who will stay with them the entire afternoon. CHRISTMAS FAYRE GRAND RAFFLE TO BE DRAWN AT THE FAYRE PRIZES: 1st £250.00 2nd £50 3rd/4th £25 and 15 Consolation Prizes of £10

Raffle tickets on sale at the church and on the day of the fayre

Max Bygraves – Comedian and singer

47 Bermondsey Street has been home to The Stage newspaper since 1978, which reports on the entertainment industry. But the basement of the building has its own critical role in entertainment history: it was the rehearsal space for Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed demos, and was also used by bands Pink Floyd and The Small Faces.

Bobby Worth – jazz drummer

Born at 119 St. James Street in Bermondsey, the jazz drummer has played in trios and quartets alongside some of the leading lights of the British jazz scene. He began rehearsing in the Blue Anchor pub before drumming in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and playing in Frankie Vaughan’s V Men, Kenny Baker’s Dozen and in the BBC radio orchestra.

Photo: Kal Lavelle



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Police appeal after man stabbed in the eye in Nunhead



ARCHAEOLOGISTS WORKING on a super-sewer site in Bermondsey have discovered a skeleton lying face down in the mud – still wearing a pair of thigh-high leather boots.

Specialists studying the skeleton and his boots, uncovered by MOLA Headland archaeologists working at Chambers Wharf, believe they date to the late 15th or early 16th century. The rare find has sparked a drive to uncover the mystery around the man’s death. Archaeologists believe that the boots, made of a material expensive at the time, could possibly have been used by the man to wade through the sticky Thames mud. Experts speculated that the boots, reinforced with extra soles, meant the man made his living from the river – which may have contributed to his untimely death. Beth Richardson, Finds Specialist at MOLA Headland, said: “By studying the boots we’ve been able to gain a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a man who lived as many as 500 years ago. “They have helped us to better understand how he may have made his living in hazardous and difficult conditions, but also how he may have

By Katherine Johnston

By Katherine Johnston

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE blamed a chucked cigarette as the likely cause of a market stall fire in Elephant and Castle this week.

Firefighters were called at 5.13am on Tuesday December 4 to reports of a fire at the outdoor market near the shopping centre and station. Four engines and 25 firefighters arrived on the scene and had the blaze under control an hour later. No one was injured but a store cupboard under some stairs was destroyed and a food stall next door was left partly damaged. The London Fire Brigade says a discarded cigarette is the most likely culprit, with a spokesperson warning: “If you’re a smoker it’s absolutely vital you ensure your cigarette is completely out when you’ve finished smoking it. “If you don’t, you risk causing a fire that will cause a lot of damage, but also may cost lives.”

POLICE INVESTIGATING an attack where a man was stabbed in the eye are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called at 2.40am on Sunday, October 28 to reports of a stabbing and found a 38-year-old man on Lansbury Road in Nunhead. He had a stab wound to his left eye, which needed surgery, and a minor head injury, but is now expected to make a full recovery. The victim is believed to have been chased down the street and attacked after police said he tried to break up a fight between a man and woman outside a house party. Detective Constable Sophie LugerMawson said: “We know a lot of people were still in the area at the time of this assault and we would encourage anyone who saw anything to come forward.” The suspect is described as black, in his mid-20s, about 5”8 and wearing a woolly hat over the top of a cap. He was wearing a black tracksuit and carrying a shoulder bag. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting CAD 1480/28OCT or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers, the charity independent from police, on 0800 555 111.

Close up of the archaeological remains of medieval leather boots (c) MOLA Headland Infrastructure

died. It has been a privilege to be able to study something so rare and so personal.” The curious position of the man believed to have been under 35 when he died - face-down, with an arm above his head and the other bent back on itself to the side, might also indicate that he drowned during his river work. Osteology experts from MOLA Headland found deep grooves in the man’s teeth suggesting a repetitive motion like passing rope through his teeth as a fisherman might. However his bones also revealed a life full of toil – made even more uncomfortable by suffering from osteoarthritis. Beth Richardson, Finds Specialist at MOLA Headland, said: “With the booted man, examining his teeth has given clues about his childhood and marks on his skeleton have allowed us to proffer ideas about the aches and pains he may have suffered from on a daily basis, the toll his job took on his body and even a little about what he might have looked like.” The skeleton was uncovered during the construction of a shaft at Chambers Wharf, where one of the main tunnel boring machines digging the super sewer is due to start tunnelling later next year. The £4.2 billion Tideway project is to create a tunnel through the River Thames Grooves in the teeth of the booted man to control sewer overflow discharge. (c) MOLA Headland Infrastructure

Late 15th - early 16th century boots during the conservation process (c) MOLA Headland Infrastructure

Human Osteologist Niamh Carty examines the booted man's skeleton (c) MOLA Headland Infrastructure

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By Katherine Johnston

UNIVERSAL CREDIT has sent the number of people reliant on foodbanks skyrocketing as tenants fall into debt, says a new report revealing the scale of the welfare changes in Southwark.

Southwark was one of the first places in the UK to trial Universal Credit three years ago. The single payment replaces housing benefit, child tax credit, working tax credit, income support, employment and support allowance and jobseeker’s allowance, with the aim of helping people move back into work. The council’s new report Safe as Houses 2, the second analysing how Universal Credit affects rent payments, followed 1,028 social tenancies in Southwark, including 377 households who moved onto Universal Credit in between August and October 2016, and 651 who moved into Universal Credit between August to October 2017. Data shows people who moved onto Universal Credit in 2016 saw their arrears increase by an average of £586. The group who moved onto the new system in 2017 had £309 more of arrears each – though they were followed for a shorter time. This means the average person who moved into Universal Credit over two years ago has found themselves accruing £1.05 in unpaid rent every single day. Compared to those still claiming housing benefit, rent arrears for tenants on Universal Credit are more than three times higher. The scale of arrears has led to fears a nationwide roll-out of the scheme, expected next year, could severely constrain already tight budgets and the

over-stretched charity and voluntary sector left picking up the pieces. According to Peckham-based foodbank, Pecan’, around 80 per cent of new people coming through its doors do so because of Universal Credit. This year demand has grown by another third after a huge rise in users since 2017. Chief executive, Chris Price, told the News: “We have seen a change in the people using us, and a lot more single people as they were the first to move onto universal credit. “Lots of people who come to us are from a low income back ground and are struggling to find employment. A number have mental health issues.” The report’s authors say these are not just temporary glitches as people move from the old system to the new, as data shows after fifteen months those affected were still consistently underpaying by

around seven per cent. People whose circumstances change or who struggle to make claims are the most vulnerable to falling into deep debt. The report was launched at the House of Lords last Thursday, where Southwark Council’s cabinet member for finance, performance and Brexit, Councillor Victoria Mills, said: “The evidence is very stark that people are suffering from a system that does not work.” The council, backed by Southwark’s MPs, are calling on the government to stop the planned roll out and fix a catalogue of problems including transferring people over who lack IT access, setting up split payments so domestic abuse victims are not left trapped, and improving payment delays. “A failed system should be fixed before it is expanded,” Cllr Mills said, “not the other way around.”

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Chief Executive Chris Price of Pecan f oodbank

In the meantime, Chris’ volunteers are spending the next few weeks hoping they can help people on the breadline have a proper Christmas – and celebrate it with the food they would chose to make if they could buy it themselves. He told the News he was constantly overwhelmed by the volunteers and public who donate to help those who have fallen on hard times – including people who once needed help themselves. “Last Christmas a lady drove up in a car filled with donations and said: ‘When I needed food you gave me food’. “This is likely to be repeated this Christmas, because the people we help

are people who want to give back when they can.” The News contacted the Department of Work and Pensions, who did not respond at the time of going to press

‘The evidence is very stark that people are suffering from a system that doesn’t work.’ - Cllr Victoria Mills

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Southwark to become the only local authority to treat 100 PER CENT of children diagnosed with mental health conditions


By Katherine Johnston

IN A UK-first, every single child with a mental health condition will get the treatment they need before 2020 is out, says Southwark Council.

The pledge – made jointly by the council, healthcare providers, and commissioners - makes it the only local authority in the country to say it will treat 100 per cent of children with a diagnosed mental health condition, outstripping a ‘shameful’ national target of just 35 per cent. The commitment was publicly announced at last week’s council assembly on Wednesday night to rounds of applause, with Councillor Jasmine Ali telling her colleagues : “You can rest assured of one thing here tonight, there is no way, no way we are going to let 65 per cent of children with mental health needs go unsupported in Southwark. Not on our watch.” Council Leader Peter John hailed the ‘historic commitment’ and said the level of support from across the public sector from head teachers, council workers and clinical commissioning groups was “something I’ve never seen before in my experience of a councillor and I think it shows the determination and unique nature of our borough.” He said the aim was to prevent children ending up in acute care through earlier intervention, and said that if they get anywhere near the ambition target the borough would be a ‘beacon’ for the rest of the UK. Nationally, one in ten children and young people aged five to sixteen are believed to have a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder but the assembly heard that just 0.7 per cent of NHS funding goes towards mental health services, and only six per cent of that figure is earmarked for children. In Southwark around 1,460 children are living with emotional disorders such as

The ‘shameful’ national target is just thirty five per cent

depression and anxiety, 2,300 children with conduct disorders such as oppositional defiant disorder, and 650 children with hyperkinetic disorders like ADHD. In a statement sent to the News, Cllr Ali said: “Would we accept targets that said only 35 per cent of children with a broken arm would receive treatment? “It’s time for mental health to be treated in the same way as any other health


emergency. I believe we can do better for our young people.” The council will now look at CAHMS services across the country to find outstanding examples of care and aim to replicate them at home. Other initiatives to give children the best start if life launching next year include rolling out free school meals in nurseries from January 2019 and setting up an

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affordable loan scheme to help parents struggling to pay for childcare. At the assembly, Southwark’s Liberal Democrats supported the initiative but called on the council to also reverse its 50 per cent cuts to youth services and instead double funding across the borough, along with setting up a dedicated knife crime unit. While debating the council’s strategy for helping children have the best start in life,

ABOVE Council Leader Peter John and LEFT Cllr Jasmine Ali

opposition leader Anood Al-Samerai spoke about her experience as a new parent, saying “the last six months have been the toughest of my life and certainly harder than any election campaign” and argued the success of the council’s plans will depend on how much it involves parents themselves. “I’m proud to be a Southwark mum but we must tackle the cost of childcare,” she said.

2500 have already signed up to scheme at Southwark leisure centres to help raise funds for mental health charity Mind

By Katherine Johnston

EVERYONE ACTIVE gyms across Southwark are encouraging members to run throughout December to raise funds and awareness for mental health charity Mind.

Two thousand five hundred runners have already signed up as either solo runners or as part of a team, pledging to run 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 kilometres during the advent period. The scheme aims to help people stay active throughout December at their own pace - in or out the gym. “During the run up to Christmas it can be tricky for people to keep up their exercise routine, although we know that doing a workout or going for a run is a great way to manage the stress of the busy festive season,” says Mark Basker, Everyone Active contract manager.

“A fun, inclusive event like Run Up To Christmas is the perfect way to set a goal for December and is highly motivational to help people achieve their goal distance. “We encourage our members to be active throughout the year and we are delighted to support this charity initiative at Christmas. "I wish everyone the best of luck reaching their target whether they are road running, out on the trails or clocking up the miles in the comfort of our gyms.” Everyone Active runs gyms including Seven Islands and Dulwich Leisure Centres. Since 2017, its chosen charity partner has been the mental health charity Mind. According to the charity, one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. But only a quarter of them will receive support. To sign up to the challenge, visit

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By Katherine Johnston

THE NEW Peckham Palms afro hairdressing centre will take the stress out of the high-stakes world of freelance hair styling and help black businesswomen benefit from regeneration, says its director.

Monique Tomlinson, aged 41, from Brixton, is one of four directors recruited by Southwark Council to set up Peckham Palms as a space for businesses relocated from Blenheim Grove during the ongoing regeneration of Rye Lane. In its early stages the scheme had attracted controversy, with neighbours to the Bournemouth Close site concerned about noise and some salon owners and stylists fearing the move to a Rye Lane backstreet was a sign of gentrification to come. The Palms will soon open to the public under a 20-year lease from Southwark Council. It is currently owned by Something & Son, which will manage the centre for two years and within five years of opening transfer ownership to the local community. Monique has spent three years speaking to the hairdressers and Rye Lane businesses about the project as well as their customers and people who come to Peckham for its renowned hair salons. She said that beyond the imminent need to move, the Palms will offer much more support as life as a freelance stylist is tough work. “The hairdressers on Blenheim Grove are completely different to the other businesses along Rye Lane,” she told the News while giving a tour of the new premises. “There are mums and a lot of the work is cash-in-hand, they rent the chair for day and are not necessarily sub-letting a shop of their own.” She is brimming with praise for the entrepreneurs, but says not everyone was happy with the set-up on Blenheim Grove. “It’s very direct marketing – and ad hoc. “I’ve heard of customers walking the long way around to avoid the street, as stylists are fighting for every customer.

“And on the other side we have some customers who leave without even paying. “These are mums working hard who do not have the time to formalise their business and work out how to grow. “Not all of them can come over to the Palms because they have unclear immigration status. “It is very hard to register a business as self-employed if you have no recourse to public funds. “But we want to help them with education, training and mentoring too even if they aren’t based here. “With Peckham Palms we can take the stress out of the situation and be a support in every which way.” There will be Fortnightly business clinics open to them and businesses in Rye Lane for the stylists. “Most young black girls know how to braid from childhood. “Ghana braids, Senegalese twists, it’s all about practising and skill, but they may have gaps in knowledge and no formal training.” Monique and her team hope to give them the opportunity to learn about hair care, be mentored by other professional stylists, and be able to cut, dye and treat hair, all using organic, ethical products. Harsh chemical products and illegal skin whiteners have no place at the Palms, where people will be encouraged to ‘love themselves and their hair’. “People said they want to come to a salon that is clean, no food lying around, no broken chairs, where they’re not being harassed, with a bit of quality about it,” Monique says. The Palms will have disabled access and a separate kitchen, and in total 28 spaces for hair stylists and four for beauticians, along with a fully functioning and licensed bar and food kiosk. The space is divided up into smaller and larger rooms for individual salons and there is space for regular pop-up salons to draw in the crowds with big names. Stylists can’t bring their kids to work at the Palms for health and safety reasons, and Monique says they are trying hard to get these children funded places at nursery, acknowledging that informal,

Dance hall-style social club for older people ELEPHANT & CASTLE

By Katherine Johnston

AN OUTRAGEOUSLY fun dance hall-style social club for older people is coming to Elephant and Castle after a successful run last year.

The three-hour events are described by the organisers as "tongue-in-cheek 'posh' 1940s afternoon teas", with live performers, volunteer waiters in black tie, vintage crockery and plenty of dancing. Tracey Smith, who manages outreach and development of The Posh Club in Elephant and Castle, said: “It's so

Palms: sneak preview into a hairdressing haven

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Soon to open up under a 20-year lease from Southwark Council

A show unit

‘These are mums working hard who do not have the time to formalise their business and work out how to grow’ freelance work is a draw for parents. The aim is for all of the stylists to eventually earn a London Living Wage – not just the salon owners. Although it won’t work for everyone, she’s optimistic the project can really push black female entrepreneurship.

“When we first started this project they were all a bit wary but they are really, really excited now,” she says. “Everyone will tell you that the high street is dying and it is all about the experience now – that’s how we can make Peckham Palms a success.”

Monique Tomlinson

Photos by: Errin Yesilkaya


important to bring folks together around Christmas time because this time of year can leave a lot of people feeling more isolated and lonely than usual. "Although it's a glamorous knees up, The Posh Club is at its heart an antiloneliness project." The Posh Club will take place at the LCC studio in Elephant and Castle shopping centre on December 13, 14, and 15. Tickets cost £5 and can be booked by contacting Tracey on 07848 816 842 or via Keen on volunteering? Visit:

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What do you want from old town hall?

By Katherine Johnston

TWO PROPOSALS for Walworth Town Hall’s future have been published by developers – and you have until January to give your feedback.

The plans come five years after the building was gutted by fire in 2013 (pictured). Two companies – General Projects, and Castleforge – have bid to take on the redevelopment project. They will present their ideas at a public meeting held on Wednesday, December 12, by the council and the Walworth Society, followed by a Q&A. The same day exhibition illustrating their proposals will be on display from 5pm to 7pm at The Gallery at the Art Academy. There will also be three drop-in sessions in December for residents to find out more. The consultation runs until January 21. For full documents and to give your view, visit: anning-and-regeneration/wthbids/

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By Josh Salisbury

A JOINT sickness pilot project, between Veolia and UNISON union at its Southwark depot looks set to ward off serious industrial disruption, despite the GMB branch at the depot voting for a strike.

UNISON, which is the largest and recognised union at Veolia’s Southwark depot, brokered the pilot programme with the contractor after it attempted to bring in new and controversial sickness policy changes. Veolia holds the contract for refuse collection for a number of local authorities, including Southwark. A joint statement on behalf of the UNISON and the refuse contractor states: “The 2015 sickness triggers will remain in place, respecting the local recognition agreement with Southwark UNISON and local management discretion, whilst a pilot project of joint working to examine ways of reducing sickness absence takes place.” The move allays fears reported by the News last week of disruption to bin collections after members of the GMB union voted for a strike in a row over the sickness policy changes and Christmas working. The pilot involves surveying staff for their views on causes of absenteeism,

Nearly a third of kids do not get first choice secondary By Josh Salisbury

NEARLY A third of children in Southwark do not get into their first choice secondary school, the latest figures show.

sharing data to spot patterns of sickness and a benchmark for abseentism levels between Southwark’s depot and other depots. However, UNISON branch did not rule out a strike if the controversial changes to sickness policy were brought back onto the table. Sue Plain, branch secretary of Southwark UNISON, said: “Southwark UNISON has an indicative ballot result strongly supporting industrial action should the new sickness triggers be introduced, and we are protected by a local recognition agreement which was negotiated by the first President of

UNISON Micky Bryant. “Thanks to Micky we have strong industrial relations in Southwark Veolia. “Southwark UNISON is positive that the research project into sickness absence will lead to improvements without the need for Veolia to implement triggers which are a blunt instrument and a gift to bad managers.” A Veolia spokesperson said: “Southwark UNISON and Veolia Southwark are working collaboratively on a pilot sickness absence reduction project. We are confident this will have a positive impact on our ongoing discussions with the workforce.”

Camberwell and Peckham MP Harriet Harman’s new report into school choice in her constituency shows that Southwark – like many other London boroughs – is still trailing behind other local authorities in the UK. The figures show 59.7 per cent are successful in getting into their first choice secondary in the borough, compared with a national average of 82.1 per cent. There has been huge success in improving standards across the borough, with nine in ten schools in our borough are now rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Harman’s report shows how three of eight schools in Camberwell and Peckham were oversubscribed with one – St Thomas The Apostle – seeing an increase of first choice applications by parents in Southwark of a third within just a year. Parents are having more joy with primary places as nine in ten now get their first choice, attributed to an extra 4,425 places created in the last decade. Read more in Harriet’s column on page 14

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By Nora Selina Helal

SOUTHWARK IS in the top ten worst places in London for people with asthma and concerned parents are leaving in search of clean air.

A new study has revealed Southwark is in the top ten worst places in London to have asthma, as families tell the News they are packing up for the country to protect their kids from dangerous air pollution - though many will be unable to do so for financial reasons and must stay put. People suffering with asthma are more likely to be hospitalised or die from an asthma attack if they live in poorer areas, according to research from charity Asthma UK. Its new report On the edge: How inequality affects people with asthma shows people living in poorer areas in are more likely to be exposed to serious air pollution, smoking, poor housing and challenges in getting the care they need – all linked to increased hospital admissions and often preventable deaths. Southwark is ranked as the eighth worst place in London to have asthma due to a high number of emergency admissions, with 451 people hospitalised for asthma last year, compared to 434 people in Lambeth and 396 in Lewisham. Croydon is ranked worst overall, as it has the highest number of hospital admissions for asthmatics in the capital. Shockingly, asthma kills three people every day in the UK, but it is believed two thirds of these deaths could have been avoided. As the News has reported, schools in Southwark are resorting to special air filters and even fundraising for face masks to protect kids from dangerous levels of air pollution reported across the borough. An air quality campaigner and mum of two from East Dulwich, Kimberley Hickman, believes her five-year-old son Theo developed asthma partly due to increased pollution levels. She said: “We have decided to leave London and move to the countryside in the New Year partly because of the air quality in the area – we do not feel that change is taking place fast enough for our children’s developing lungs. “For us it’s not just about protecting our


Sign installed ahead of emission charge By Josh Salisbury

Schoolboy Yuseff with his sisters and mum

child from his asthma symptoms, but it’s also about protecting both of our children from the long-term damage to their lung capacities. “We know that the asthma symptoms are worsened by being in the city, we can see that. “I do hope, though, that one day I will be able to encourage my children to come back and live in London when the air here is safer, as we have loved bringing them up here and are very sad to leave.” Mrs Hickman added: “I feel let down – there is not enough awareness out there, the problem is not being dealt with quickly enough and the public are not being told enough about the issue and the dangers.” She said that not enough is being done and suggested that long-term behavioural changes and emergency measures needed to be put in place.

“This is an urgent public health matter,” she said. Eleven-year-old asthmatic, Yuseff Adedayin, from Camberwell, told the News: “Growing up here as a kid you don’t really look into things like bad air, but then when you’re faced with it it’s kind of upsetting. “There are seven people in my class who have been diagnosed with asthma. “We want to be able to play outside and to be free and do things that kids normally do, but the air is causing us to shy away from doing things like that. “That’s why a lot of kids just stay at home and play computer games instead of going outside because there’s no fresh air.” Mum of three, Kafayat Lawal, 39, from Camberwell has also considered moving because of the impact the air has on her asthmatic son.

Nursery School and Ann Bernadt Nursery School both in Peckham will get audited in the £250,000 programme to reduce harmful fumes. Measures could include restricting road access outside entrances, moving playgrounds away from roads and installing ‘pollution barrier’ hedges, said City Hall. Five of the twenty nurseries involved in the programme will trial indoor air filters from spring and all those involved will receive a £4,500 starter grant to implement the audits’ recommendations. Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “It remains a shameful fact that London's toxic air health crisis is harming the lung growth and respiratory health of our

young children, and City Hall is determined to everything in our power to protect them.” The move comes as Mums for Lungs, a parent volunteering group, has published an open letter asking for tough action to stop engine idling, which causes pollutants to be inhaled on the school run. The group has obtained more than 400 signatures backing its letter, which has been sent to councils across London, including Southwark. Jemima Hartshorn, founder of Mums for Lungs, said: “Air pollution is killing around 10,000 Londoners prematurely every year and contributing to the ill health of many more.”

MORE THAN three hundred signs warning of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) have been installed across London including in Southwark ahead of April, when the policy comes into force.

The Hickman family from East Dulwich

She said: “There’s just a smell in the air and where you know you’re not breathing clean air – you can just feel it. “The congestion is bad, it’s just horrendous - we need cleaner air – whatever the government can do to help would be fantastic because the kids are being affected. “There are more children being diagnosed with asthma these days in the area – more needs to be done.” Dr Samantha Walker, director of Research and Policy at Asthma UK, said: “It is truly shocking that people in deprived areas are not only struggling to make ends meet, but if they have asthma, they are more likely to end up in hospital or die from an asthma attack. “We should all have an equal right to breathe.” For more information visit

The ULEZ zone will stretch from Tower Bridge Road and New Kent Road to City Road and Euston Road, and will mean a £12.50 daily charge for most vehicle types which don’t meet low-emission standards. TfL said the charge, which begins on April 8, will take the most polluting vehicles off the streets and help make the city’s air cleaner. Nick Fairholme, Director of Project and Programme Delivery at TfL, said: “We are committed to tackling the public health crisis that is London’s toxic air. It affects all Londoners, causing 9000 premature deaths every year and reducing the quality of life for thousands more.” Sonia Farrey, Director of Advocacy at Unicef UK welcomed the move which she said was necessary for children’s health. She said: “Children are one of the most at risk groups from air pollution, which can leave them with lasting health problems including stunted lung growth, asthma and potentially damage brain development.” Around 9,000 Londoners die prematurely from diseases linked to poor air quality, it is estimated.

Three nurseries to get £4,500 after Mayor’s air audit

By Josh Salisbury

SOUTHWARK NURSERIES are among those to receive an airquality audit in a bid to tackle their exposure to dangerous pollution, Sadiq Khan announced on Monday.

Last week the News reported that the River Hill federation - which runs Rotherhithe Primary School and Doug Kennel Hill in East Dulwich – launched a fundraiser to give children anti-pollution masks among other green measures. The Kintore Way Nursery School and Children’s Centre in Bermondsey, the Nell Gwynn

Kintore Way on Bermondsey Grange Road is one of the three nurseries

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Every year I carry out a report on getting the school of your choice


AVING A good local secondary school to choose for your child is rightly one of the most important issues for people living in Southwark.

So every year I carry out a report looking at the number of parents in Camberwell and Peckham who are able to get their children into their first-choice secondary school. The teachers and support staff in our secondary schools work incredibly hard. Parents, pupils, teachers, Southwark Council and the local community all want our schools to continue to improve. My report this year shows that 3 of the 8 schools serving children in Camberwell and Peckham – Charter, Ark All Saints and Sacred Heart – were oversubscribed. And St Thomas the Apostle increased their firstchoice applications from parents living in Southwark by a third in just one year. Five of the 8 schools serving children in Camberwell and Peckham were undersubscribed for first choice applications from parents in Southwark. The lowest

were Harris Academy Peckham (23% of places available), Harris Boys Academy East Dulwich (27%) and Harris Girls Academy East Dulwich (37%). Only 59.7% of parents in Southwark got their first preference secondary school in 2018, compared to the national average of 82.1%. That is the 8th lowest of all the local authorities in the country and means 1,180 children in Southwark were left without their first-choice school. In comparison 98.1% of parents in Northumberland got their first preference . This is the story across the whole of London – indeed the bottom 10 local authorities in England are all London boroughs. A third of new pupils missed out on their first choice in London this year, compared to the national average of 17.9%. And this is a problem which only seems to be getting worse - 2% more parents in London missed out on their first-choice school this year than in 2017. But I am concerned that the progress that’s been made is under threat as the Tories push

ahead with the first real terms cut in Southwark school budgets for over two decades, despite the strong opposition voiced by local parents, headteachers, Southwark Council and myself and fellow Southwark MPs Helen Hayes and Neil Coyle. The Government cannot expect schools to improve without proper resources. It is ludicrous to suggest that Southwark schools can manage with less, and somehow make cuts of £500 per pupil by just reducing electricity and IT bills. Local headteachers have been clear to me that they will not be able to make the cuts from those efficiency measures alone. They fear they will be forced to cut teachers, support staff for SEN children and after school clubs, and are looking at their budget sheets wondering how they’ll possibly maintain current standards. While I welcome the Chancellor’s announcement in the Budget of an extra £400m for schools to provide what he called ‘little extras’, this hardly gets close to replacing the money local schools have lost since 2010.



OUTHWARK COUNCIL is one of the UK’s largest social landlords. That means if there are problems with Universal Credit, it’s our friends, our family, and our neighbours who are being affected, in some cases left in spiralling debt and unable to feed and clothe themselves

But we also all stand to lose out from a welfare system that pushes costs increasingly onto our local authority. Rent arrears affect the council’s budget, and in uncertain economic times we have no way of knowing how bad it could get. The problems with universal credit are well documented. Every week the News hears from people in desperate situations who can’t afford housing, can’t afford food, and feel lost and completely let down. Fortunately most people referred to the fantastic people at Pecan food bank will only be there as a temporary measure before things can and do get better. Not everyone though is able to accept help. And not everyone will manage better with a bit more money at the end of the month. Last month we had the opportunity to visit a truly ground-breaking project helping long-term rough sleepers stop the cycle, which often sees them moving in and out of housing, rehab or even prison. They are some of the hardest people to build a relationship with because so many of them struggle to accept help, often due to past trauma. The results for this fantastic initiative speak for themselves. As we have reported, early traumatic experiences are increasingly seen as the root cause of many social ills – from knife crime to drug abuse, prison stays and rough sleeping But mental health funding enjoys nowhere near a level playing field with funding for physical problems, and often intervention only comes when a crisis point has already been reached. That’s why the council’s bold promise to treat every single child with a mental health condition is hugely important. If we get childhood mental health support right we won’t just see the difference now – we will continue to feel it for many years to come.

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Only 59.7% of parents in Southwark got their first preference secondary school in 2018, compared to the national average of 82.1%

Many schools in Southwark don't have enough funding to deliver the essentials let alone provide 'little extras'. What they desperately need is improved central government funding - I am calling on the Government to end the cuts and back Southwark

Council up in their action to improve schools in the borough. I have forwarded a copy of my report to the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP to ask what steps he is taking to ensure every school is a good school that parents want to choose.

Work in the garden comes to a halt in December


HIS NOVEMBER’S weather was true to form – mostly overcast, misty with rain. Colder temperatures usually arrive at the beginning of December; then rise mid month bringing mild and wet conditions.

However, weather patterns are more unpredictable and so it will be interesting to see what develops through the month. Most work in the garden comes to a halt during December (as thoughts turn to the Festive Season). Clean and check tools before storing; keep the rake handy for clearing leaves. Deciduous trees are pruned during the autumn and winter months (except Maple, Birch and Cherry which ‘bleed’ extensively from cuts; pruning can be done in summer after new growth has matured). Major tree work should always be done by a qualified and insured tree surgeon. This is highly skilled work and potentially dangerous requiring the use of chainsaws, protective clothing, ladders and harnesses. It is also better for the long-term health of the tree to prune correctly. As daylight hours decrease in the run up to the Winter solstice (21st December) and with low cloud sometimes lasting all day -

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FLOWER power

Add some cherr y flowering plants to the window boxes and containers add some cheery flowering plants to window boxes and containers. Choose heathers (Erica carnea alba ‘Snow Queen’) and blue violas or Pansies (Viola wittrockiana ‘Joker’ light blue) placed close together for effect. Or go for dwarf conifers, winter cherry and ivies; there are lots of varieties with different leaf shapes and colours – silvery green, dark green with splashes of yellow. Trailing Rosemary ‘Prostratus’ is very successful grown in window boxes and can be a permanent resident for many years. Flowering bulbs can also be squeezed in between the evergreens. There are two fragrant flowering shrubs to look out for

in December - Mahonia (which seems to occupy every open space) it has an upright habit, Holly like leaves and long spikes covered in yellow blooms. Also, Christmas box (Sarcococca); it starts producing tiny perfumed flowers by mid month; followed by blue-black berries. And finally, a suggestion for two books - both useful for city dwelling gardeners; ‘Success with Small-Space Gardening’ by Graham Clarke. It demonstrates how to create a green oasis in a shady courtyard, on a windy balcony or sunny patio. Another on a similar theme is - The Balcony Gardener: Creative ideas for small spaces by Isabelle Palmer. Season’s Greetings!

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A former hostel client with Honey, the therapy dog


By Katherine Johnston

A GROUND-BREAKING approach to helping rough sleepers overcome past trauma has achieved huge success, leading to hopes its approach can be expanded across the UK.

In the last three years, the Waterloo Project – a hostel round the corner from the station - has achieved a staggering 82 per cent reduction in the number of its residents who return to sleeping rough, an 87 per cent reduction in prison stays, and a 58 per cent reduction in people ending up in A&E. Even more remarkably, it has achieved this success while working with what its team describe as the most vulnerable people with ‘multiple, complex needs’. These are chronic rough sleepers, many of whom have a host of mental and physical health problems and have cycled through support services, prison and back onto the streets, perhaps several times over. What makes the Waterloo Project different to other services, is the one-onone and group psychological support from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is offered within the hostel itself, acknowledging that expecting its users to make and stick to allocated appointments elsewhere is simply too big an ask. Instead, it’s all about offering support on their own terms, and not labelling them as ‘non-engagers’. Dr Emma Williamson, clinical psychologist and Psychology in Hostels Service clinical lead at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, told the News the experience of homelessness itself is highly traumatic, but behind this many of the people she treats have had difficult childhoods.

“They find relationships very, very difficult to manage, and find it hard to take help and can be suspicious of support,” she said. “When they do present, it is often via emergency services.” “They are people who are trying to survive in the best way that they know how, and coping with the trauma they have.” She says research shows that around 85% of those in touch with criminal justice, substance issue and homelessness services have experienced trauma as children. Around sixty per cent of rough sleepers were raised in care. The hostel has nineteen beds and is run by charity Thames Reach and funded by Lambeth Council. Often, the biggest hurdle to overcome is an innate mistrust of people and support services when they have been let down before: “Long-term rough sleepers become everybody’s problem but no one’s problem”, is how Emma describes the system. The hostel has no ‘exclusionary criteria’, and will take on people whether they are still drinking, taking drugs or where other placements have failed in the past, as long as the safety of staff and other residents is not jeopardised. Silvia Obrador, who manages the dayto-day running of the hostel, describes it as the best she’s worked in, but doesn’t gloss over the challenges of working with vulnerable people. “Because lots of the people we work with are in a very lonely place, their social networks are very much fragmented,” she explained. “You are trying to overcome decades of people being very damaging to them, and then you’re often on the receiving end of that.” Psychological support is offered in a ‘light touch’ way. Far from not engaging, in the last three

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A ground-breaking project is halting the cycle of rough sleepers

The Waterloo Project at the Team London homelessness awards

The hostel has a 82% reduction in residents returning to sleeping rough and 87% reduction in prison stays years, nearly eighty per cent of its residents have attended more than 1,600 therapy sessions. Their next step – usually within a one to three years - depends on the individual’s own circumstances. Some may move into temporary accommodation with slightly less support, a rehab facility, or some may move into a home of their own. Dr Williamson says it can take her up to a year of tiny steps forward, perhaps through chatting over a cup of tea or asking about a physical health problem, before someone will open up about what they are going through. But when they do, they quickly make progress, with her research showing that after at least thirteen sessions they will begin to deal with the root causes that have led to their crisis. Silvia says: “We do hear from former residents who are doing well. One lady had children in care when she came to us and now lives in a flat with her baby. It is very moving to hear that.” Emma told the paper of her pride in one man who now is in a long-term relationship with a partner, but when he came to the hostel was dealing with trauma from childhood abuse in care. Another resident was once so traumatised and suffering from serve anxiety that he would quickly become

aggressive to staff when feeling under threat, resulting in evictions in the past. But once the team realised anxiety was driving his behaviour, they were able to change their approach to one that worked better for him, leading him to sustain his accommodation, having never lived anywhere as an adult for longer than two months. “We had a man staying here who really enjoyed art and he now teaches art therapy after studying a fine art degree. “To overcome your own trauma and go on to help others, it is an incredible

achievement.” Work like this is expensive, but longterm keeping people from reoffending and out of A&E or other crises makes a huge difference to already overstretched services. Dr Williamson is now hoping the project will be used as a template in other parts of London and the UK. For more information about Thames Reach, visit: For more information about South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, visit:

Mark’s story ...

MARK HAD been homeless on and off for more than a decade when he arrived at The Waterloo Project.

He experienced abuse as a child and in adulthood tragically lost his partner, all traumas compounded by sleeping on the streets. Mark began to drink and take drugs as a coping mechanism, to try and supress bad memories. Although he tried staying in hostels, he found himself fleeing contact with professionals, having problems with other residents, and ended up in a cycle of bouncing back from hostels to the streets. Mark has now been at The Waterloo Project for almost a year and although he still drinks, he no longer uses drugs. He is slowly taking part in regular art groups and beginning to speak with psychologists.

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Teenage cancer patient thanks inspirational team A

n inspiring team has been awarded the Guy’s and St Thomas’ People's Award for 2018 for being “a lifeline for young people with cancer”.

The special award is given in recognition of providing exceptional care, and nominees are chosen by patients or their families. The team was nominated by patient Kathryn Gjorgjiev for supporting her through her treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As well as providing clinical care to young people, they also provide emotional support and practical advice to help them through a very challenging time. Kathryn, who surprised the team by joining them on stage to collect their award, said: “I think the services provided by the teenage and young adults cancer team are vital to supporting any young person dealing with cancer. “When I was told I was going to be supported by all these people, I was overwhelmed, I could not believe how much support I would receive and I can truly say that everyone on the team helped me through tough times that I would not have been able to overcome alone.” Special guest James Brokenshire, MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government presented the award to the teenage and young adults cancer team at the Trust Awards ceremony on Friday 16 November. They were one of 15 individuals or teams presented with awards for their commitment to excellence, including a lifetime achievement award to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS. James Brokenshire MP, who is also a recent

Teenage and young adults cancer team with patient Kathryn Gjorgjiev (second from right) and James Brokenshire MP (right)

Patricia Law with daughter Sandra Law and activity volunteer, Adele Mazzoleni

patient of Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “I was delighted to be able to attend the Awards and celebrate the work and commitment of so many amazing people making such a difference in our NHS. “I also appreciated the chance to say a public thank you for all of the care I received from

Carols by Candlelight -- Wednesday 12 December COME ALONG to a wonderful evening of carols, inspiring stories and festive readings in support of Guy’s and St Thomas’. The annual Carols by Candlelight event is being held in the beautiful St George’s Cathedral on Wednesday 12 December

Activity volunteers needed for older persons wards

from 7 - 8.15pm. Following the concert, celebrate the festive season with mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets are £14 for adults, £3 for children aged five-to-16-years-old, and under 5s go free. To book visit or call 020 7848 4701.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ earlier in the year without which I wouldn’t have been there at all.” Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The Trust Awards are our opportunity to say thank you to all of our staff for their hard work and dedication to our patients."

Christmas smiles

YOU CAN help to make sure there are toys for all the children spending Christmas at Evelina London by making a donation towards items such as arts and crafts, board games and medical toys. These gifts will make a stay in hospital that little bit easier for young patients over Christmas and help bring smiles to the faces of family, friends and hospital staff. For more information or to buy a gift visit

ASPIRING DOCTORS, a voice over artist and retired people are among the volunteers who have signed up to get patients active on the wards of St Thomas’.

Activity volunteers have been recruited to encourage patients, some of whom have spent months on wards, to take part in conversations and to enjoy brain stimulating activities such as arts and crafts sessions, quizzes and singing. So far the Trust has recruited 14 activity volunteers and is recruiting more for the project. Guy’s and St Thomas’ currently has 670 volunteers who provided around 35,500 hours in 2017/18. Every year the Trust recruits around 300 new volunteers. Sandra Law’s mother, Patricia, 86, from Islington was admitted to Henry Ward at St Thomas’ in August. She says: “Mum has advanced dementia and was admitted to St Thomas’ after a fall which left her with a broken nose, and then she had another fall which led to a broken hip. “Matthew Larkinson, from Age Exchange, (a local centre which partners with Guy’s and St Thomas’ and uses creativity to encourage people’s memories) is brilliant. I’ve watched him talking to mum and he manages to keep her calm and interested. He got her making a picture and singing “Daisy, Daisy” which brought back memories as it’s mum’s middle name. Dementia is difficult because mum’s often restless so it’s nice to see her smile and then I know she’s at ease.“ Katie Roff, volunteer and activity coordinator at Guy’s and St Thomas’, says: “Our patients are aged 65 and over, with an average age of 82. Many will have dementia. But often they have lived an incredible life -it’s information that’s just waiting to be untapped. And that’s the job of our activity volunteers to draw that out. “This could be by producing a piece of art during a conversation, taking them to the cafeteria for a cup of tea, listening to a lunch time concert in Central Hall at the hospital or talking about a film. “These simple things can make a huge difference by lifting the patient’s mood and giving them the motivation to get out of bed. It benefits the patient, their carers and our ward staff enormously.” To find out about volunteering contact Katie Roff at or visit

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Georgina Belcher Happy 60th Birthday

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Happy 60th Birthday to our wonderful Mum and Nan!

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Ray, Danny & Amy, Georgie & Sinead, Lily, Frankie & Teddy xxx

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My Bill wishing you a Happy 81st Birthday. It will never be the same without you, but you’re always in my heart and thoughts. I miss you more each day. Till we meet again Happy Birthday my darling, love you always, your loving wife Kate xx

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Greenwich Theatre comes up trumps again

ONCE AGAIN, and seemingly without fail, Greenwich Theatre turns up trumps with another great panto that brings together the baddest of baddies and the mother of all dames, writes Michael Holland...

For Robinson Crusoe this year we are first introduced to the supporting cast and storyline, with a couple of rather excellent students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance doing some sterling work, a young Robinson Crusoe in the guise of Matt Jolly (What a voice!), Michaela Bennison as posh totty Polly Perkins, Arabella Rodrigo multitasking all over the shop, Tom Guest playing Captain Wallace Windblower with gusto, and Lizzy Dive as the human masthead Saucy Nancy, playing it all chuckles and cheek. But it is Anthony Spargo as the dastardly Gingerbeard and Andrew Pollard as Dame Delores Crusoe that we have come to see, and once we had met the rest they made their entrances to boos, jeers, wows and cheers. With Mr Pollard once more putting his pen to paper for this panto, he has written in all the best costume changes for himself (Wows), and there are some absolute blinders - The one with the bells was particularly hilarious. But, generously, he does not take all the best lines, instead throwing them around quite freely like confetti to others. Although he does also throw in several curve ball ad libs to keep them on their toes when they have to improvise their way out of it, much to the amusement of the audience. When Gingerbeard first pokes his sneering face round the curtain we all

Andrew Pollard and Anthony Spargo in Robinson Crusoe, Greenwich Theatre. Photo Robert Day

know what to do (Boos), and he loves it, he thrives on it and admits that he ‘hates kids’ (Jeers). Dolly Crusoe is a fishmonger, which is a cue for a whole shoal of seafoodrelated puns and double entendres (I got his winkle out with a pin…). The jokes came verbally and visually and at different levels for a crowd that ranged from 6 to 86 (That was just in

my party of four), which sometimes meant confused youngsters would be looking askance at grown ups apparently laughing for no reason at all. The best moments are when Pollard and Spargo get at it together, hamming it up in the finest traditions of the panto genre, and playing off each other in a tale that doesn’t have

to make sense but is a whole lotta fun. In fact, one of the best bits was when all the loose ends were shoe-horned into an unbelievable finale! Andrew Pollard knows his stuff so you know you will get everything you want from this pantomime: song, dance, goodies, baddies, fun and frolics and a love interest that concludes with a happy ending

Rumplestiltskin delightfully different SEE THE UK premiere of this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, a beloved family fairy tale, reimagined with lashings of magical mayhem, rocking music and supreme silliness.

In this groundbreaking theatrical spectacle that is anything but traditional, wonder at the visually stunning costumes, hyper-modern set and largerthan-life characters and delve into a fantastical world, fizzing with fun and laughs. Although this show boasts oodles of style and entertainment, underneath the lavish exterior lies a vital lesson for all on the price of greed and revenge, and how love triumphs over hate. Spinning straw into gold may afford you a big house full of beautiful things, a wardrobe of designer clothes and a life of total luxury, but money, as they say, can’t buy you everything. The exquisitely mercurial Australian singer and cabaret legend Paul Capsis

stars as a shape-shifting imp whose thirst for vengeance may well undo him. He joins the team that brought you the award-winning Pinocchio, as they reinvent a new an equally fantastic fairy tale, stamped with their unique brand of storytelling. This clever, contemporary and culturally engaging show has something for the whole family seeking something delightfully different this winter. A Windmill Theatre Company and State Theatre Company South Australia production. Age 8+

Rumpelstiltskin is on at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX from 13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019. Times: 7pm; Sat matinees 2pm; Sun matinee 11am & 2pm. Admission: £20 £40. Phone: 0203 879 9555

L - R Ashton Malcolm, Paul Capsis. Photo: Shane Reid

(Cheers). Robinson Crusoe is on at Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8ES until January 13th Times: Wed - Sun 7pm; matinees 1pm & 2pm. Admission: £15 - £29. Phone: 0208 858 7755.

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The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable Thames Water and Heritage Building Conservation to carry out works, it made an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named roads. Whilst the works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in: (a) Webb Street, between Tower Bridge Road to it’s junction with Swan Mead. (b) Union Street, between Great Suffolk Street and Risborough Street

The existing one way working in Webb Street Between Tower Bridge Road and Swan Mead and Swan Mead between Webb Street to it’s end will be made two way for access and egress purposes.

The alternative route for (a) Tower Bridge Road, Swan Mead. (b) Great Suffolk Street, Loman Street, Sawyer Street, Copperfield Street, Pepper Street. Great Suffolk Street, Southwark Street, Great Guildford Street. Risborough Street, Copperfield Street, Great Suffolk Street.

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

The works will be in place for (a) 17th – 20th November 2018. (b) 15th – 16th December if due to adverse weather conditions then the works will be in place on the 19th – 20th January 2019.

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

Dated this 6th December 2018 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

The London Borough of Southwark (Parking places) (CPZ 'P') (No. 1) Order 2018 The London Borough of Southwark (Waiting and loading restrictions) (Amendment No. 67) Order 2018

1. Southwark Council hereby GIVES NOTICE that on 6 December 2018 it has made the above orders under sections 6 and 124 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended.

2. The effect of the orders are, as part of the provision of an extension of the existing controlled parking zone ‘P’, in the Dulwich area, in VILLAGE WAY:- (a) to provide new permit holders’ only parking places in which vehicles with a parking zone 'P' permit may park without time limit between 12 noon to 2 pm on Monday to Friday: (i) on the south-west side outside Nos. 5 and 6 Village Way (5 metres in length), (ii) on the south side, outside Nos. 16 and 17 Village Way (23.4 metres in length), and (iii) on the southeast side outside No. 18 Village Way (5 metres in length); (b) to provide 'shared-use' parking places in which either: (i) vehicles which have paid the parking charge of £2.75 per hour (using the electronic payment system) may be left for up to two hours (provided no vehicle may return to a parking place on that same day), or (ii) vehicles in respect of which has been granted either a valid residents' permit, a valid business permit or a valid visitors' permit (for CPZ ‘P’) may be left without time limit, between the hours of 12 noon to 2 pm on Monday to Friday: (i) on the north side (227 metres in length), (ii) on the south-west side, outside The Grafton Ballroom, Village Way (11.5 metres in length), and (iii) on the south-east side outside James Allen’s Prep. School, Village Way (57.5 metres in length); and (c) to introduce ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions (double-yellow lines) on both sides, on all kerbside not designated as parking places. Although parking on these restrictions would be prohibited at all times, loading or unloading of vehicles would be permitted for up to 40 minutes in any one location. 3. Copies of the order, which will come into force on 10 December 2018, and of all other relevant documents are available for inspection at Highways, Southwark Council, Environment and Leisure, 3rd floor hub 2, 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. Call 020 7525 3497 or e-mail for details.

4. Any person desiring to question the validity of the order or of any provision contained therein on the grounds that it is not within the relevant powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 or that any of the relevant requirements thereof or of any relevant regulations made thereunder has not been complied with in relation to the order may, within six weeks of the date on which the order was made, make application for the purpose to the High Court. Dated 6 December 2018 Nicky Costin - Parking and Network Management Business Unit Manager, Regulatory Services CHANGES TO HOUSING ESTATE PARKING

The London Borough of Southwark (Housing estate roads and car parks) (No. *) Order 201*

1. Southwark Council hereby GIVES NOTICE that it proposes to make the above order under the powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich– admissions consultation

The Governing Body of Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich is consulting on admission arrangements to the Academy from September 2020. Admission authorities must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every seven years, even if the arrangements have not changed during that time. The Governing Body are consulting on admissions arrangements for students applying for places for the academic year beginning in September 2020.

It is proposed that the arrangements currently in place, are changed. The specific change is to the current oversubscription criteria, which reserves a third of places for students within one kilometre of the school and then uses a random allocation to distribute the remaining places, regardless of distance. The Governing Body proposes that the one kilometre and random allocation criteria are removed and replaced with simple proximity to the academy by straight line distance measure. More details of the consultation and how to submit comments can be found on the Academy website at

The consultation runs until 23rd January 2019.

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

Please take notice that I / we Mouse Tail Limited Have made application to the local licensing authority for a new Premises Licence in respect of Mouse Tail Coffee Stories, 13 Maritime Street, London, SE16 7FU The relevant licensable activities and proposed times to be carried on, on from the premises are

Opening hours:



Southwark Council Environment and Leisure Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 4490/000802673830115-002 (b)4466/LBSCR10412-5

The supply of alcohol:



Start time

Finish time

Mon - Weds Thur & Fri Saturday Sunday

07:00 07:00 08:00 08:00

22:30 23:30 23:30 22:30

Mon - Weds Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

07:00 07:00 07:00 08:00 08:00

22:30 23:00 23:30 23:30 22:30

A register of all applications made within the Southwark area is maintained by Southwark Licensing Team, Regulatory Services, 3rd Floor Hub 1, PO Box 64529, London, SE1P 5LX - E-mail: A record of this application may be inspected by visiting the office during normal office hours by appointment on 020 7525 2000; details are also on our web site at It is open to any person to make representations about the likely effect of the grant of the premises licence on the promotion of the licensing objectives. Representations must be made in writing to the Licensing Service at the office address given above and be received by the Service within a period of 28 days starting the day after the date shown below. Note: It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application. A person guilty of such offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale. Date of application: 26th November 2018

2. The effect of the order will be as follows, (note: where new estate parking zones are introduced, all existing uncontrolled parking places in the estate roads and car parks will be designated as permit holders' parking for use of the residents; business; visitors; or carers’ permit holders of each designated zone only. Any existing disabled persons’ parking places will continue to operate as before, any area not designated as parking, will be subject to 'no waiting at any time' controls):- (a) AYLESBURY ESTATE, to amend the existing permit parking zone 'E-AY' to remove the areas now adopted public highway (in SEDAN WAY and MARKHAM STREET); (b) AYLTON ESTATE, to introduce the permit parking zone 'E-AE' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Aylton Estate, Renforth Street and Nos. 5-43 Neptune Street (odd only); (c) BEACON HOUSE, to introduce the permit parking zone 'E-BH' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Beacon House, Southampton Way; (d) CONANT HOUSE, to introduce the new permit parking zone ‘ECON’ into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Conant House, St Agnes Place and Nos. 1-34 Rutley Close; (e) ELIZABETH ESTATE, to introduce the new permit parking zone ‘E-EZ’ into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in: Lady Margaret House, St. Johns House, St. Marks House, St. Matthews House, St. Peters House, St. Stephens House, Nos. 1-53 Lytham Street (odd only), Nos. 2-36 Phelp Street (even only), Nos. 1-19 Sondes Street (odd only) and Nos. 35-61 Westmoreland Road (odd only); (f) GERVASE STREET ESTATE, to introduce the new permit parking zone 'E-HH' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Harry Lamborn House, Gervase Street and Nos. 1-13 Gervase Street (odd only); (g) GOMM ROAD ESTATE, to introduce the new permit parking zone 'E-GR' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Nos. 15-95 Gomm Road (odd only); (h) LEW EVANS HOUSE, to introduce the new permit parking zone 'E-LE' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Lew Evans House, Underhill Road, No. 77 Friern Road and No. 186 Underhill Road; (i) REEDHAM STREET ESTATE, to introduce the new permit parking zone 'E-JA' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Jack Jones House, Reedham Street and No. 10 Reedham Street; (j) RUSSELL COURT, to introduce the new permit parking zone 'E-RS' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Russell Court, Heaton Road; (k) THORBURN SQUARE, to introduce the new permit parking zone 'E-TS' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Nos. 1-98 Thorburn Square; (l) to amend existing 'no waiting at any time' in estate roads not designated as parking within COUNTISBURY HOUSE, Crescent Wood Road; and (m) to introduce 'no waiting at any time' in all estate roads not designated as parking within TELL GROVE. 3. For more information contact Clarence Parkes of the council's Parking team by e-mail or call 020 7525 2022.

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

5. Anyone wishing to object to or make any other representations regarding the proposal, may use the form labelled 'Parking - Road traffic and highway schemes - responding to statutory consultation notices' at or send a statement in writing to: the Traffic Orders Officer, Highways, Southwark Council, Environment, P.O. Box 64529, London SE1P 5LX or by e-mail to quoting reference ‘TMO1819-031 Estate Parking 10’ by 3 January 2019. Please note that if you wish to object to this proposal you must state the grounds on which your objection is made. 6. When making an objection or representation, please be aware that this may be communicated to other people who may be affected. Information provided in response to this consultation, including in some circumstances personal information, may also be subject to publication or disclosure under the requirements of current access to information legislation. Dated 6 December 2018 Nicky Costin - Parking and Network Management Business Unit Manager, Regulatory Services

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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). 4 BARKHAM TERRACE, LONDON, SE1 7PS (Ref. 18/AP/3811 ) (Householder Application) Retention of a replacement butterfly roof with a timber decked roof terrace and sedum roof. (within West Square C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Troy Davies 0207 525 0783) OFFICE 6, BANK CHAMBERS, 6-10 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, LONDON SE1 9QQ (Ref. 18/AP/3824 ) Subdivision of 'office 6' on second floor into three rooms and works including provision of new internal lighting, fans, power cabling and boxing-in of fireplace in association with full planning application 18/AP/3394 for: change of use from office (Use Class B1) to doctor's surgery (dual B1/D1 Use Class) (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Thomas Weaver 0207 525 3841) OFFICE 6, 2ND FLOOR, 6- 10 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, SE1 9QQ (Ref. 18/AP/3394 ) Change of use of office unit (Use Class B1) to doctor's surgery (dual Class B1/D1 use) with opening times of Monday - Friday 08:00 - 20:00, Saturday 09:00 - 18:00 and Sunday 10:00 16:00. (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Thomas Weaver 0207 525 3841) BRIDGE HOUSE, 4 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, LONDON, SE1 9QQ (Ref. 18/AP/3867 ) Overhead lighting to be added to projecting/blade sign. (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Martin McKay 0207 525 1818) 58 CAMBERWELL GROVE, LONDON, SE5 8RE (Ref. 18/AP/3681 ) LISTED BUILDING CONSENT: Internal works to the lower ground floor only to consist of: the removal of two internal doors and the walls widened to accommodate double doors; store room and utility room to be re-lined and replastered; removal of existing flooring and replacement with timber flooring; new shelving in store room; removal of false wall to kitchen chimney and installation of new kitchen units to surround chimney; widening of existing open access in kitchen. (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: LBA (Contact: Lisa Jordan 0207 525 3463) 237 CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD, LONDON, SE5 0TH (Ref. 18/AP/3651 ) Listed building consent replacement of existing timber windows and frames with factory made energy efficient high performance timber windows (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 313-317 CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD, LONDON, SE5 0TF (Ref. 18/AP/3771 ) Construction of a rooftop extension to provide a two bedroom residential flat. (within Camberwell Green C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Glenn Ruane 0207 525 5447) 70 CAMBERWELL ROAD, LONDON, SE5 0EG (Ref. 18/AP/3847 ) LISTED BUILDING CONSENT: Conversion of an existing five-storey plus attic single family house into 3x residential units. Works to involve refurbishment of historic features including original internal mouldings. (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 70 CAMBERWELL ROAD, LONDON, SE5 0EG (Ref. 18/AP/3846 ) Conversion of an existing five-storey plus attic single family house into 3x. residential units.

Works to involve refurbishment of historic features including original internal mouldings. (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 10B CERISE ROAD, LONDON, SE15 5HQ (Ref. 18/AP/3424 ) Construction of hip to gable roof extension, Lshape dormer extension, two rooflights to the front roof slope and replacement of window with bi-folding/sliding doors at first floor elevation (within Rye Lane C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Michele Sterry 020 7525 5453) 21 COLLEGE ROAD, LONDON, SE21 7BG (Ref. 18/AP/3769 ) (Householder Application) The replacement of the existing rear ground floor bay window and extension with a new single-storey rear extension, alterations to the single-storey side extension and the installation of three rooflights and gates to front boundary. (within Dulwich Village C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Glenn Ruane 0207 525 5447) 56-60 AND 64 DENMARK HILL, LONDON, SE5 8RZ (Ref. 18/AP/3667 ) Display of no.1 internally Illuminated fascia sign at 56-60 Denmark Hill and 1 internally illuminated fascia sign at 64 Denmark Hill (within Camberwell Green C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Michele Sterry 020 7525 5453) FLAT 7, 2 GAINSFORD STREET, LONDON, SE1 2NE (Ref. 18/AP/3893 ) Demolition of existing roof extension;construction of single storey roof extension incorporating front terrace and 1 x rooflight. (within Tower Bridge C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Kerri Simpson 0207 525 3487) DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, GALLERY ROAD, LONDON, SE21 7AD (Ref. 18/AP/3490 ) Construction of a temporary pavilion building for summer period up to the end of September 2019 to provide ancillary exhibition and gallery facilities comprising an accessible, raised platform level approximately 2.1m high within a timber cube structure measuring approximately 10m high, 11m wide and 11m deep, to be accessible during standard gallery opening hours (09:00 - 18:00) and for occasional events up to 22:00. (within Dulwich Village C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Thomas Weaver 0207 525 3841) 82 GROVE PARK, LONDON, SE5 8LE (Ref. 18/AP/3805 ) (Householder Application) Demolition and reconstruction of a garage, modifications to window openings, replacement windows, hip-to-gable roof extension, 2x roof lights to front and rendering of external walls (within Camberwell Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Deepa Mistry 0207 525 3879) 16 HARPER ROAD, LONDON, SE1 6AD (Ref. 18/AP/3820 ) Redevelopment of a six storey mixed-use development, comprising 'flexible' Class A1, A2, B1 or A4 uses on the ground floor, and 10 x selfcontained flats on the upper floors. Reason(s) for publicity: MPA (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) SOUTHERNWOOD RETAIL PARK, 2 HUMPHREY STREET, LONDON, SE1 5JJ (Ref. 18/AP/3551 ) Hybrid planning application for detailed permission for Phase 1 and outline planning permission for Phase 2 comprising: Application for full planning permission for 'Phase 1' comprising demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a part 9, part 14, part 16, part 48 storey development (plus

basement) up to 161.25m AOD, with 844 sqm GIA of (Class A1) retail use, 477 sqm GIA of flexible (Class A1/A2/A3) retail/financial and professional services/restaurant and café use, 8671 sqm GIA (Class C1) hotel; 542 (class C3) residential units (51,499 sqm GIA); landscaping, public realm and highway works, car and cycle parking and servicing area, plant and associated works. Application for outline planning permission (with details of internal layouts and external appearance reserved) for 'Phase 2' comprising demolition of existing buildings and the erection of a part 9, part 12, storey development (plus basement) up to 42.80m AOD, with 1049 sqm GIA of flexible (Class A1/A2/A3) retail/financial and professional services/restaurant and café use; 183 (Class C3) residential units (17,847 sqm GIA), 856 sqm GIA (Class D2) cinema and the creation of a 461 sqm GIA (Class C1) hotel service area at basement level; landscaping, public realm and highway works, car and cycle parking and servicing area, plant and associated works. The application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement submitted pursuant to the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. Copies of the Environmental Statement are available at a cost of £175. Individual copies of the NonTechnical Summary are available free of charge. Requests for copies of the Environmental Statement should, in the first instance, be addressed to: JLL Planning, Development & Heritage, 30 Warwick Street London W1B 5N. Reason(s) for publicity: EIA, MPA (Contact: Kiran Chauhan 020 7525 5513) 5 KENNINGTON PARK PLACE, LONDON, SE11 4AS (Ref. 18/AP/3772 ) Amendments to LBC Reg: 18/AP/2551 'Internal alterations including refurbishment of WC's to the ground floor and basement, a new disabled toilet in the basement cafe. A new entrance into the kitchen with a new doorway and new small stair, blocking off the old kitchen doorway, removing small stairs. Slightly raising cafe lobby floor level and building a small ramp. New controlled access doors. Internal secondary glazing to basement window. Minor exterior alterations including adding a new platform lift to provide disabled access, new timber fencing, stairway hand rail and ramped door threshold.' Amendments to proposed cafe layout, including: installation ramped access added to cafe' lobby, existing door to kitchen from cafe lobby blocked and existing staircase removed. Increase in aperture between the kitchen and cafe creating a walkway, fire door installed onto kitchen side of walkway with a timber stairway on the cafe side, addition of disabled toilet in café, internal secondary glazing to one window in the café, facing café entrance. Replacement of stair handrails to external cafe entrance area. (within Kennington Park Road C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948) 2 LILY MEWS, LONDON, SE11 4FN (Ref. 18/AP/3870 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a roof terrace on the main roof of the building (i.e. at third floor level) (within Elliot's Row C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Patrick Cronin 020 7525 5535) 2 LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, SE1 9RA

(Ref. 18/AP/3700 ) Change of Use from restaurant (Use Class A3) to flexible office/non-residential institution (dual B1/D1 Use Class) (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Thomas Weaver 0207 525 3841) LAND TO THE REAR OF 78-98 MONCRIEFF STREET AND 1-4 BISHOP WILFRED WOOD CLOSE, LONDON, SE15 (Ref. 18/AP/3665 ) Construction of two x 2-bedroom semi-detached dwellings Reason(s) for publicity: (Contact: Lasma Putrina 0207 525 7708) PAVEMENT OUTSIDE 147 PECKHAM HILL STREET, LONDON, SE15 5JZ (Ref. 18/AP/3736 ) Prior Application for the installation of 1x Smart Hub with 2x inset digital advertising screens. Reason(s) for publicity: (Contact: Troy Davies 0207 525 0783) PAVEMENT OUTSIDE 147 PECKHAM HILL STREET, LONDON SE15 5JZ (Ref. 18/AP/3737 ) The installation of 1 no Smart Hub with 2no. inset digital advertising screens. Reason(s) for publicity: (Contact: Troy Davies 0207 525 0783) 207 PROVIDENCE SQUARE, LONDON SE1 2ED (Ref. 18/AP/3840 ) Raising of side wall (eaves) of existing building (within St Saviours Dock C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Yvonne Sampoh 0207 525 4929) THE CIRCLE, QUEEN ELIZABETH STREET, LONDON, SE1 2JU (Ref. 18/AP/3746 ) Proposed painting of the external window cills at ground floor level. (within Tower Bridge C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Martin McKay 0207 525 1818) ROTHERHITHE JUNIOR AND INFANT SCHOOL, ROTHERHITHE NEW ROAD, LONDON, SE16 2PL (Ref. 18/AP/3792 ) Demolition of the existing school buildings and redevelopment of the site involving the erection Continued on next page...


Southwark News, Thursday December 6 2018 LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (as amended)

PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990 (as amended) of a new two-storey 3 form entry primary school and nursery, together with a Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) and associated landscaping. Redevelopment of the site Demolition of the existing buildings on site and the erection of a new two storey, three FE primary school to accommodate approximately 630 pupils within the new school site, plus a 60 place integrated Nursery. Reason(s) for publicity: MPA (Contact: Wing Lau 020 7525 5729) 102 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4RZ (Ref. 18/AP/3129 ) Demolition of existing rear store/stock room and construction of new rear store/stockroom to with increased height to 5m (within Holly Grove C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Thomas Weaver 0207 525 3841) UNIT 1, 87-89 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 5EX (Ref. 18/AP/3829 ) Internally illuminated fascia sign and projecting sign, non-illuminated loading bay sign and internal window graphics. (within Rye Lane C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Yvonne Sampoh 0207 525 4929) 160-162 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4NB (Ref. 18/AP/3773 ) Change of use of ground floor retail unit (A1) to restaurant and bar (A3/A4) mixed use. Installation of extraction flue discharge to the rear elevation and a new shopfront. (within Rye Lane C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Mumtaz Shaikh 0207 525 0585) 61-63 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 5EX (Ref. 18/AP/3613 ) Change of use of part of the existing ground floor from retail shop (Use Class A1) to provide 1x self contained flat (Use Class C3), change of use of first floor from storage (Use Class B8) to provide 3x self-contained flats and an upward extension to provide 2x self contained flats at second floor level with associated refuse and cycle storage. (within Rye Lane C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) 188 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4NF (Ref. 18/AP/3642 ) Retrospective change of use from snooker and pool hall (Use Class D2) to mixed use night club and pool hall (Use Class Sui Generis) (within Rye Lane C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Thomas Weaver 0207 525 3841) 184-186 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4NF (Ref. 18/AP/3833 ) Demolition of existing building to provide a commercial unit and 9 dwellings, plus associated landscaping and infrastructure (within Rye Lane C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Mumtaz Shaikh 0207 525 0585) SUITE 108, BUTLERS WHARF BUILDING, 36 SHAD THAMES, LONDON, SE1 2YE (Ref. 18/AP/3831 ) Listed Building Consent for internal changes consisting of changes to the existing kitchen to create a bedroom with ensuite shower room; installation of an internal stud wall to create a study/office; existing bathroom to become a kitchen and removal of part of the boiler room walls in order to create a bathroom. (within Tower Bridge C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact:

Catherine Jeater 0207 525 5375) 9 ST THOMAS STREET, LONDON, SE1 9RY (Ref. 18/AP/3763 ) Listed Building Consent for auto controls added to 2 existing fire doors, on the ground floor, (to allow the doors to be held open / auto shut, in the event of the fire alarm activating). Addition of new auto extract fan to top of staircase 2, (to operate in the event of the fire alarm being triggered). The fan will be located on the roof, and housed within a timber framed, lead clad enclosure, set back from the front of the roof. (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II* listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948) 9 ST THOMAS STREET, LONDON, SE1 9RY (Ref. 18/AP/3762 ) Installation of a auto extract fan to top of staircase 2, to operate in the event of the fire alarm being triggered. The fan will be located on the roof, and housed within a timber framed, lead clad enclosure, set back from the front of the roof. (within Borough High Street C.A.) (Grade II* listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948) 59 THRALE STREET, LONDON, SE1 9HW (Ref. 18/AP/3693 ) LISTED BUILDING CONSENT: Refurbishment of house, minor changes to existing rear extension; excavation to central area of basement and replacement of roof. (within Thrale Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Andre Verster 020 7525 5457) LOWRI BUILDING, 112-114 TOOLEY STREET, LONDON, SE1 2TH (Ref. 18/AP/3818 ) Installation of new skeleton frame awnings with festoon lighting incorporated. (within Tooley Street C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Andre Verster 020 7525 5457) FIRE BRIGADE STATION, 139 TOOLEY STREET, LONDON SE1 2HZ (Ref. 18/AP/3637 ) LISTED BUILDING CONSENT: Internal layout changes. Facade changes to the Fire Brigade building. New entrance lobby to the entrance on the south east corner. New external seating and external canopies to the east elevation and non illuminated external signage. (within Tooley Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 139 TOOLEY STREET, LONDON SE1 2HZ (Ref. 18/AP/3796 ) 2 x Sets of non illuminated 3D letters, white front with gold stainless steel edge and returns. Mounted to top of an entrance canopy. 2 x Sets of non-illuminated gold stainless steel fret-cut letters pinned off from canopy fascia. (within Tooley Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 139 TOOLEY STREET, LONDON SE1 2HZ (Ref. 18/AP/3795 ) New entrance lobby to the entrance on the south east corner. New external seating and external canopies to the east elevation. (within Tooley Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building)

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

Please take notice that I / we HFC Chicken have made application to the local licensing authority for a new Premises Licence in respect of 19 London Road, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6JX The relevant licensable activities and proposed times to be carried on, on from the premises are Days Start time Finish time The provision of late night Mon - Thurs 11:00 00:00 refreshment: Fri - Sat 11:00 01:00 Opening hours:

Mon - Thurs 11:00 00:00 Fri - Sat 11:00 01:00 A register of all applications made within the Southwark area is maintained by Southwark Licensing Team, Regulatory Services, 3rd Floor Hub 1, PO Box 64529, London, SE1P 5LX - E-mail: A record of this application may be inspected by visiting the office during normal office hours by appointment on 020 7525 2000; details are also on our web site at It is open to any person to make representations about the likely effect of the grant of the premises licence on the promotion of the licensing objectives. Representations must be made in writing to the Licensing Service at the office address given above and be received by the Service within a period of 28 days starting the day after the date shown below. Note: It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application. A person guilty of such offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale. Date of application: 15th November 2018

Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Shanali Counsell 0207 525 1770) 116 TOWER BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON SE1 3NG (Ref. 18/AP/3682 ) Variation of Condition 1, approved plans, of planning permission 16-AP-0660 for 'Partial demolition of existing two-storey retail unit (Use Class A1) and construction of a part threestorey, part four-storey building comprising a 146sqm commercial unit on the ground-floor for either retail or restaurant/café use (A1/A3) and x8 self-contained residential units on the upper floors' to allow for: Alterations to internal layout and make compliant with Building Regulations and improved layout overall. (within Bermondsey Street C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Lasma Putrina 0207 525 7708) 15 TOWNLEY ROAD, LONDON, SE22 8SR (Ref. 18/AP/3832 ) (Householder Application) Construction of a single storey rear extension, rear dormer roof extension and installation of two rooflights. (within Dulwich Village C.A.) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA (Contact: Anthony Roberts 020 7525 5458) RAILWAY ARCHES 45 TO 51, UNION STREET, LONDON, SE1 0NW (Ref. 18/AP/3625 ) Temporary refurbishment and development of 7 railway arches for a period of 3 years including; a change of use of seven arches from car parking to B1 in Arches 45 to 51; external alterations to the elevation of each arch; the creation of a new semi-public pedestrian route in addition to associated landscape improvements, refuse and cycle provision. Reason(s) for publicity: MPA (Contact: Wing Lau 020 7525 5729) PAVEMENT OUTSIDE 386-388 WALWORTH ROAD, LONDON SE17 2NG (Ref. 18/AP/3729 ) Installation of 1x Smart Hub with 2x inset digital advertising screens. Reason(s) for publicity: (Contact: Neil Loubser 020 7525 5451) BANANA BAR, 374 WALWORTH ROAD, LONDON, SE17 2NF (Ref. 18/AP/3801 ) Conversion of ancillary upper floors to four self contained flats plus mansard roof extension creating two studio flats making six flats in total above existing ground floor and basement public house premises (vacant) Reason(s) for publicity: (Contact: Craig Newton 020 7525 4004) 24 WEST SQUARE, LONDON, SE11 4SN (Ref. 18/AP/1500 ) (Householder Application) Retrospective retention of four storey extension and lower ground floor studio flat. (within West Square C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948) 24 WEST SQUARE, LONDON, SE11 4SN (Ref. 18/AP/1501 ) Retrospective retention of four storey extension and lower ground floor studio flat. Regularisation of internal and external alterations:Revision of rear doors to Lower Ground Floor level and Removal of the 20th century partition to the staircase within Lower Ground Floor Kitchen Partial removal of the hallway partition to Ground Floor LevelOmission of the Kitchenette,

Shower, WC &c to Second Floor level and Installation of a bathroom within PR Bedroom 2 The installation of sealed double-glazed units to the rear extension (within West Square C.A.) (Grade II listed building) Reason(s) for publicity: CNA, LBA (Contact: Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948) CAPITAL HOUSE, 42-46 WESTON STREET, LONDON SE1 3QD (Ref. 18/AP/0900 ) Redevelopment of the site to include the demolition of Capital House and the erection of a 39-storey building (3 basement levels and ground with mezzanine and 38 storeys) of a maximum height of 137.9m (AOD) to provide up to 905 student accommodation units (Sui Generis use), flexible retail/café/office floorspace (Class A1/A3/B1), cycle parking, servicing, refuse and plant areas, public realm improvements and other associated works incidental to the development. The application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement submitted pursuant to the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. A hard copy of the application documents is available for inspection by prior appointment at Southwark Council's offices, 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm). Copies of the Non-Technical Summary are available free of charge, CD copies of the full ES are available for purchase for £10 and printed copies of the ES can be provided on request for sale at a cost of £300 by contacting: Environmental Planning & Assessment Ltd, 22 Old Kennels Lane, Winchester, SO22 4JP (Tel: 01962 621890 Email: This proposal affects the character or setting of nearby listed building(s):Grade II listed London Bridge Station (Platforms 9-16) and railway arches on Crucifix Lane; Grade II listed Guys Hospital (main building) including connecting alcove, statue of Thomas Guy and gates, piers and railings;Grade II listed Telephone Kiosk outside Nos. 17 and 19 St Thomas Street; Grade II listed buildings at Nos. 2, 4-8, 9 and 12-16 St Thomas Street (including railings); and Grade II listed building at 19A Borough High Street (Post Office).. This proposal affects the character or setting of the nearby Bermondsey Street Conservation Area; Borough High Street Conservation Area; and Tooley Street Conservation Area.. Reason(s) for publicity: ACA, ALB, EIA, MPA (Contact: Terence McLellan 020 7525 5365) *THIS IS A READVERTISMENT* Dated 06 December 2018 - comments to be received within 21 days of this date SIMON BEVAN - Director of Planning

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

Please take notice that I / we Hunish Sembhi Denmark Express Ltd have made application to the local licensing authority for a new Premises Licence in respect of Denmark Express Ltd, 74 Denmark Hill, SE5 8RZ The relevant licensable activities and proposed times to be carried on, on from the premises are The supply of alcohol: Opening hours:

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A register of all applications made within the Southwark area is maintained by The Licensing Service, Hub 1, 3rd Floor, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QH . 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: 05/12/2018

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by Ben Henderson

Our Dulwich Hamlet reporter discovers the innovative ways the club is trying to capture the hearts of the next generation of fans DULWICH HAMLET and art are rarely associated together. However, in keeping with the charitable mood of the festive period, the club has given local children a surprise gift in the form of a Christmas card competition.

The contest set local primary school children the task of creating their own festive cards, with winning entries to be awarded the much-sought-after title of official Christmas cards for Dulwich Hamlet FC. The competition is now in its second year and aims to engage younger fans with the club. Rob Hyneman, Deputy Head teacher at Cobourg Primary School and the driving force behind the competition, explained to me what it was all about. Rob volunteered last year to help out with the original competition, and has now taken on greater responsibility. “This year I joined the Dulwich Hamlet Committee to really push forward the community work with a real focus on schools, because I’m keen to get as many schoolchildren through the turnstiles as possible,” he said. The competition enjoyed the support of a familiar face among club fans and local schools – mayor of Southwark, Catherine Rose. The mayor traditionally runs her own Christmas card competition and had the idea of merging hers with that of the club, so as to maximise the numbers of participants. Rose attended the game against Torquay United on Saturday and presented the winner with her winning card on the pitch at half-time. Rob added: “She jumped on board and has offered incredible support.”

In the end, the winner was from Beecroft Garden Primary School in Lewisham, and the runner-up was from St Anthony’s School in East Dulwich. Their cards were printed and sold at the match between Dulwich and Torquay. Further copies will be available in the run-up to Christmas. (For interested customers, more precise details will follow from the club’s channels and the Twitter handle The proceeds will be split between Redthread Youth, who are Hamlet’s charity partner this season, and the club’s 12th Man fund.) The competition is one element of the club’s wider community effort to get free tickets for youth groups and school children. All pupils from the schools of both winners will be invited to a game in the New Year to celebrate the achievements of their class-mates. Rob explained his drive to get children involved with the club. “We serve some very deprived communities in south London and many of the kids don’t get the opportunity to come and experience live football.” Rob pointed out that opening the competition out to children across south London also reflects Dulwich’s growing allure. “We’re actually getting a lot of fans from outside Southwark now, our name is out there and it’s good to try and attract young fans from as far as possible”. Rob hopes that the commitment of these young fans will endure. “I believe that if we get the children and their families to the Dulwich games they will catch the Hamlet bug and keep coming back – simply put, they’re the Dulwich fans of the future. Also, I think it’s important that the children who might be

Hamlet denied happy ending DULWICH HAMLET signed off their time at Imperial Fields in Mitcham with a 2-0 defeat to Torquay United last Saturday.

In front of a bumper crowd of 1,441, Jamie Reid and Saikou Janneh scored in the last 20 minutes for the south coast side, who moved up to third in the National League South table. Gavin Rose’s Hamlet are seventeenth with 22 points, ten points clear of the relegation places. Hamlet have two away games at Hemel Hempstead and Gloucester in the league before returning to Champion Hill on Boxing Day against

Eastbourne Borough. Meanwhile, Rose has added to his ranks with the signing of winger Jason Banton on loan until January from Torquay. The 25-year-old former Leicester City and Crystal Palace player made 38 Football League appearances for Plymouth. He has also played for Wycombe and Notts County. Banton played against Hamlet this season, coming on as a substitute for St Albans City in their defeat to the south Londoners in November. He should go into the squad for the trip to Hemel Hempstead on Saturday.


Mayor of Southwark Catherine Rose with Hamlet president Jack Payne Photo: Duncan Palmer Photography

aspiring footballers come and see what, in my opinion, is proper football on a Saturday.” The schoolteacher said that the Torquay supporters present at the game last weekend epitomised the values of what he refers to as “proper” football. “The Torquay fans - quite unfairly from what I saw on Saturday – have got quite a bit of bad press this year. But they were brilliant last weekend when we took the winner round to sell her cards.” Rob emphasised the uniting power of the competition even between rival fans. He admits that most Torquay fans

Anthony Cook can only look on as Torquay celebrate Credit: Duncan Palmer Photography

couldn’t buy a card bearing a rival team’s crest, but relates how instead they paid significant donations to the club’s 12th Man fund in recognition of what the competition aimed to achieve. “It brought everyone together. Plus, it’s a nice way of putting a child’s artwork out there and it’s a chance to celebrate what she’s been doing.” Rob showed no signs of stopping for a moment to appreciate his success in organising community initiatives. In the coming weeks, the club committee is launching a schools football competition in partnership with Cobourg Primary

School. The competition will include eighteen primary schools with separate boys and girls competitions. The finals will take place on December 14 and the winning boys and girls teams will go on to represent Dulwich in the National League Trust Under-11 Cup in the New Year. Dulwich Hamlet’s involvement in community initiatives is rolling on, irrespective of the financial plight of the club. It appears that, with the help of people like Rob, the next generation of Hamlet fans will be equally indoctrinated into the club’s generous spirit.


Fisher in a Kush to next round By John Kelly

KUSH CAMPBELL-Palmer fired in a hat-trick as Fisher progressed in the SCEFL Challenge Cup with a 4-1 win over Rusthall at St Paul’s on Tuesday night.

Campbell-Palmer had the game’s first chance as Dean Harrison’s side started with the confidence of one top of the Premier Division table. His effort was saved but it took him just fifteen minutes to put the hosts in front in Rotherhithe. Fisher dominated the rest of the half and had several chances to extend their lead but the visitors avoided going further behind. Andrew Mott came on for Luke

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Fisher's Kush CampbellPalmer scored a hat-trick Photo: Dave Anderson

Haidarovic at the break and just minutes into the second half Fisher were awarded a penalty. Rob Brown slammed home from the spot to make it 2-0. It was three when CampbellPalmer powered in his second and he had the chance to complete his hat-trick after Trey Small was taken down in the box. Campbell-Palmer wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity from twelve yards. Rusthall got one back through an excellent strike from Charlie Sharman in the 70th minute, but it was too little too late. Fisher will meet Snodland Town in round three. Harrison’s side are back in league action at St Paul’s on Saturday. They host Chatham Town at 3pm.

Priest helps Lionesses develop good habits

LIONEESES MANAGER Chris Phillips said his team’s improved performance last weekend was down to hard work on the training pitch after his side drew 1-1 with Sheffield United Women at Dartford, writes Frankie Christou...

The Lionesses claimed their second point in their tenth Women’s Championship game this season after an eight-goal drubbing at Manchester United the previous weekend. Sheffield United nearly went ahead in the fifth minute when Ylenia Priest tripped which allowed Blades striker Tania Marsden through on goal, but she fizzed her shot wide. Lucy Fitzgerald went close to opening the scoring for the Lionesses, when her audacious looping half-volley from 35 yards looked to be heading in before it hit the wrong side of the net. Priest then redeemed herself as she broke the deadlock five minutes before the break. A well-worked corner ended with the seventeen-year-old heading the ball past Alex Brooks in the Sheffield goal to put the hosts ahead at half-time. Sheffield United responded on the hour mark as they equalised through Sophie Jones. Izzy Ford’s cross found Veatriki Sarri in the six-yard box and after Chloe Samson saved the header from pointblank range the ball fell to Jones who couldn’t miss. Phillips was pleased with a point. “I do not recall our goalie making too many saves. [We] created a couple of chances and [had] a couple of decisions go against us that maybe should not have, but I would say a draw is a fair result.” Phillips said. “It all goes down to the work the girls are putting in on the training ground. We

Lionesses boss Chris Phillips

had a heavy defeat last week, but I was happy to have seen concepts [we had been working on], and for the first half an hour the girls were really good against United. “We have brought some of those concepts into [Sunday] and tried to work on a couple of other things which I saw in bits. We will be going again in training and preparing for the next match.” The Lionesses have the worst goal difference in the league with -35 and Phillips explained that he will be measuring the team’s progress in terms of improving that deficit. He said: “The aim was to not concede many goals. We were actually hoping for a clean sheet but we have only conceded the one, which shows we are improving.” Top scorer Gabby Ravenscroft was on

the bench for the Lionesses before being introduced late in the second half. Phillips added: “Speaking to the medical staff they felt like she could do with some minutes off. The GPS showed on Sunday against Man United eight of our players ran 11km. So, with that sort of effort levels you have to manage the players and manage their workload, otherwise you will have problems especially with the age of this team.” After bringing Priest to the club last summer, Phillips was pleased for the centre-back after she scored her first senior goal. “I am made up for Leni, she is probably one of the hardest workers. She brings it every training session and every game. I am pleased for her to have got a goal. “I have coached her for three or four years now and she has always been a threat from set-pieces. It’s actually funny, we did a finishing drill the other week and she won it, so we know she has got a goal in her.” The defender told the News that she was pleased with her goal but was more satisfied with the spirit in the squad. “You can tell from the celebration that I was not really expecting it, so I went a bit crazy,” she said. “It was unfortunate to concede but the girls held on and we made a few chances towards the end. “Considering the score-lines recently, the morale in the camp has been fantastic. The girls are sticking together, if someone has their head down in the changing room then someone is there picking them up.” The Lionesses were playing Lewes in the Continental Cup on Wednesday evening. Go to for the result.

Southwark Aquatics swimmer is Top Gun Kaltrina (right) and Millie show off their medal haul

TWO OF Southwark Aquatics Swimming Club's younger members had a great day at the office when they raced at the Atlantis Christmas Cracker gala in Horsham recently.

Kaltrina Kurati, nine, bagged five gold medals, one silver and one bronze and was also awarded the prestigious 'Top Gun' trophy as the highest-scoring girl in her age group. Giving her a good run for her money was team-mate Millie Ung, also nine, who took home four gold medals, three silver and one bronze and secured third

place in the Top Gun rankings. Millie also set a new club record for the 100m Backstroke. “It’s great for Kaltrina and Millie to see all their training translate into gala success,” said John Ferguson-Smith, chairman of Southwark Aquatics. “If any young local swimmers think they've got the talent to rival Kaltrina and Millie, I'd urge them to join our club, where our coaches can nurture their talent and start them on the road to competitive success.” Go to for more information.

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Shaun Williams fires home (main) but was injured as he did (inset)

Will power Midfielder slams in equaliser - but injury problems increase By John Kelly



Cooper 52' og

Williams 78'

Date: Sunday December 2, 2018 Attendance: 18,814 Man of the match: Shaun Hutchinson Referee: Darren England


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Webster, 91

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IF MILLWALL’S season is a movie, it’s probably a Crystal Palace fan writing the script.

By the end of the game at Ashton Gate last Sunday afternoon, Millwall had just thirteen fit senior outfield players. The cast of the injured contained the names: Aiden O’Brien, Shaun Williams, Steve Morison, Lee Gregory, Tom Elliott and Tom Bradshaw. It’s common enough for players to have injuries and continue to be involved. Morison hasn’t trained a whole lot recently, and Millwall boss Neil Harris admitted the captain was only “80 per cent fit” against the Robins. Morison and his Millwall team-mates didn’t read the script last weekend because after Jake Cooper’s 52nd-minute own goal – the third in the last seven games by a Lions player – followed by O’Brien being stretchered off seven minutes later, you wouldn’t have backed the visitors to get a result. But not even a Palace fan would write a storyline of this Millwall side not having heart or resilience – it would be too difficult to suspend disbelief. The Lions were already without the suspended Ryan Leonard, and their three injured strikers. But Neil Harris’ side have come back from being behind in four games in the last two months to claim points. Harris said that on Thursday and Friday last week they had “stripped it back” on the training ground. Millwall are already a

back-to-basics kind of side in a football era of playing it out short to the goalkeeper permeating down through the leagues, so one can only imagine the type of rugged preparation before going to Bristol. And their equaliser, via route one with ten minutes left, would have pleased Harris no end. It was Cooper who hoisted the ball diagonally towards Morison, who got the better of Lloyd Kelly – teaching the defender fifteen years his junior a lesson – to nod down to Williams to slam past Niki Mäenpää. But as Williams was preparing to volley in, Adam Webster was thundering across, and he caught the midfielder late. It meant Jem Karacan came on for his Lions league debut. Millwall had gone behind in a way that sums up their luck this season, and Cooper probably wouldn’t see the ball go into his own net if the scenario was repeated 100 times. Niclas Eliasson crossed from the left, and the ball went the opposite way off

his boot than Cooper intended. Cooper and Shaun Hutchinson haven’t been the steady forces this season that they were in the second half of the last campaign, when as a pairing they helped their side to ten clean sheets in the final eighteen games. Hutchinson has missed part of this season through injury, and had a particularly difficult time in the previous game, the 2-0 defeat to Birmingham at The Den. On Sunday, though, the defender was outstanding, and it felt like Harris had his vice-captain’s confidence in mind when he picked him out for special praise. "Some players really came back to form," Harris said. "Shaun Hutchinson was the best player on the pitch." "It wasn't pretty at times by us. We had to get back to being hard to beat, resolute, nasty and ugly at times. "I had to remind the players it didn't just

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happen for us last season. We've had upand-down periods and we've not done the basics well enough at times. "The boys had to show resilience and character. We could easily have gone under at 1-0 down, but we found a way." A point rescued, but Millwall have the joint-worst away record of the 72 teams in the Football League this season, sharing it with Rotherham. Some things are more important than statistics, though, and the 612 away fans showed their appreciation for the performance with a defiant rendition of ‘No one likes us’ after the final whistle as Harris and his players acknowledged them. Lions supporters know their team haven’t got the points reward they have deserved this season, and if there is one thing that really gets them going it’s when it seems everything is against them. It brings out the best in players and fans. December isn’t going to get any easier and they will need that defiance, with tough northern away trips at Preston and Stoke to come. It might be a case of limping – literally, in some players’ cases – into January scraping as many points together by whatever means necessary before Harris can then reinforce his squad with signings, particularly attacking ones. It’s tight at the bottom of the table, with just five points covering Sheffield Wednesday in sixteenth to Bolton in 23rd. Millwall have to take points from those around them – starting with Hull at The Den on Saturday – if this season is to have a happy ending.



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Saturday, December 8. The Den, kick-off: 3pm

By John Kelly

NEIL HARRIS is demanding a reaction from his players after their disappointing last outing at The Den when they lost 2-0 to Birmingham.

Millwall are in the bottom three but would climb out of the relegation zone with a win. The Lions showed lots of spirit to come from behind last Sunday to claim a 1-1 draw at Bristol City despite their much-depleted ranks. Harris is boosted on Saturday by the return from suspension of Ryan Leonard, who should slot into midfield in place of the injured Shaun Williams. Harris was encouraged that his side were more stubborn opponents against Lee Johnson’s side than in some of their previous games. “Probably where we’ve fallen a little bit short this season is that we haven’t made it as difficult for the opposition as I like to,” Harris said. “I think we’ve been too easy to score against. “I talk about getting back to basics and where we’ve been very good in recent years is keeping the ball away from our penalty box. This season so far we haven’t done that. “Some teams do that through dominating possession, some teams do it with being more direct and playing in the half of the opponent. Against Bristol for 28 minutes [until Famara Diedhiou hit the crossbar] they couldn’t get near our penalty area. “Lee likes to pass the ball and overload areas, and they do it very well. He’s been complimentary to us

Ryan Leonard returns from suspension on Saturday

in our style of play, which is nice to hear. It means we made it difficult for them. “For us to be at our best we have to have every individual at their best and we have to make it extremely difficult for the opponent. “When I talk about traits I like to see in my team, being difficult to break down is probably the numberone priority.” Hull managed to do something that Millwall haven’t yet done this season by winning away, as they beat QPR 3-2 last Saturday with Jarred Bowen netting his sixth goal

of the season and creating the other two. Nigel Adkins’ Tigers side have won five times in the league this season, with three of them coming on the road. Last season, Millwall took four points from a side that were in the Premier League in 2016-17. “They struggled last year but they have some excellent players,” Harris said. “They’ve recently been in the Premier League and have parachute payments. People see them as a big club, a Premier League club or at least a top Championship club.

“I think Nigel has done a fantastic job trying to stabilise the club, with trouble between the terraces and the board. “They’re in a little run of form at the moment and that makes them a dangerous opponent. More importantly for me, on the back of a disappointing performance against Birmingham at The Den, albeit with ten men for a long period of it, we want to put that right. “My focus becomes purely on my players and my team’s performance. We want to build on an excellent point at the weekend in Bristol.”


Possible Millwall line-up 4-4-2: Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith; J Wallace, Leonard, Tunnicliffe, Ferguson; Gregory, Morison.

Match odds Millwall 11/10 Draw 23/10 Hull 12/5 Last season’s meetings:

Millwall 0-0 Hull; Hull 1-2 Millwall (Hernandez 79’; Saville 1’, Cooper 33’)

Harris has to consider ‘bigger picture’ with loan players By John Kelly

MILLWALL WILL consider what’s best for the players’ longterm development before considering whether to recall them from loan deals.

The Lions have been affected by a number of injuries recently, with all four strikers spending time in the treatment room and one, Tom Bradshaw, out for the season. A potential addition to that department would be Fred Onyedinma, who is on loan at Wycombe Wanderers until January 1. Onyedinma, 22, has been playing regularly for the Chairboys as they have resurrected their play-off chances in League One recently. Onyedinma would prefer to extend his stay there rather than return to the Lions and potentially see limited game time.

Ben Thompson and Fred Onyedinma are both enjoying productive playing spells

Ben Thompson is on a season-long loan with Kenny Jackett’s Pompey who are currently top of League One. Thompson has been a revelation with Portsmouth and is enjoying his time

there. The situations of Sid Nelson and Tom King affect Millwall’s first-team squad less. Neil Harris has enough players in those positions.

Harris admitted the injury problems up front give consideration to Onyedinma’s immediate future, but stressed the club have to think about what’s right for his development. “It affects Fred in the sense that we’re a centre-forward light,” Harris said. “We brought Tom in and let Fred go out quite quickly in the summer because he hadn’t started a lot of games over an eighteen-month period. “He needed to get out and play regular football, and he’s now doing that at Wycombe and playing well. “We have to be mindful of the fact that the players who have gone on loan, there has to be longevity in terms of them getting game time. It can’t just be reactive to what we’re doing here. There is an element of that, of course, but what is beneficial for the young players? Is it going out and playing regularly, or is it coming back here and being part of our squad? That’s the balance all the time.

“At the moment we’re attacking players light. No Tom [Bradshaw], no Tom Elliott. The under-23s are very young. There are some talented players in there, but they are very young. “All of a sudden you lose three players in one position you’re very light. Losing three centre-forwards in the space of a few weeks is almost unheard of. “We know in football that it happens, but you can’t stockpile players in one position and have seven or eight because then you have an unhappy dressing room and an unhappy camp. “Losing three is unlucky but you have to look at the bigger picture with people like Fred, and Ben, Tom and Sid. Are they better off being back here and being in the squad, or staying out on loan and continuing playing? “We’ll make those decisions diligently and methodically as we get nearer January.”

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By John Kelly

THEY SAY you have to have cojones to play for Millwall – but it’s smaller balls that are helping Jordan Archer this season.

Goalkeeper coach Lee Turner has introduced a number of new training methods since his arrival at the club, and Archer admitted the workouts have been “a lot sharper” with the former Charlton man in charge. One of the new innovations is the use of size 3 footballs in the sessions with the goalkeepers. Archer explained that those footballs, two sizes down from the regular training and match-day ones, move in a much more unpredictable way, thereby helping to sharpen a goalkeeper’s reactions. Former Tottenham keeper Archer produced two magnificent saves in the recent 1-1 draw against Bolton, just eight minutes into his first start in three months. That was after a lot of hard work at Calmont Road. Turner – who replaced Kevin Pressman last summer – and goalkeepers Archer, Ben Amos and David Martin train with the main group, but also do their separate practices and are usually first out on the training pitches. “It’s a different type of training, it’s a lot sharper,” Archer told the News. “We’ve got small balls now and we do sessions with them. They move a lot. I don’t think people see it but if you watch goals and shots back the ball moves a hell of a lot. Using small balls improves your handeye coordination. Small things like that make a big difference. “When you then go back to the size 5 balls it does make it a bit easier. Lee strikes the ball as well as any striker, to be fair to him. “There’s a massive step-up between League One and the Championship, it’s a lot more clinical. There’s a lot more quality so it does take adjusting to. “It’s a massive help when you can make a save early in a game, it gives you a boost. I’ve always been a confident lad. No matter how many games I was out of the team I was always going to come back confident. “I back myself. Mistakes happen and when they do you just have to dust yourself off and get on with the game. It has never really affected me. You have to

Jordan Archer is number one again after three months out of the Millwall side

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS New training innovations benefit Millwall’s goalkeepers

be confident because if you’re not and you’re playing in front of 20,000 fans they’ll see that, so you have to take things in your stride.” Archer was dropped from the side in August – his first time being dropped in three years with the Lions and something he prefers not to revisit in the press – and was publicly criticised by manager Neil Harris. But there was never any chance the goalkeeper wasn’t going to find the right response. He said: “It’s always difficult not playing. Some keepers out there are happy to sit on the bench, but I always want to put on a Millwall shirt.

“It was difficult, but at the same time I can’t show that. I had to get my head down and work hard and support the boys. “Ben came in and did fantastically well, he made a lot of saves and several penalty saves. When I got my chance I had to make sure I put in a big performance to give the gaffer something to think about. “And it’s not just Ben, respect to David Martin as well, he’s always pushing hard in training. This season we’ve got a very hard-working group and that’s credit to Lee Turner, too. “No matter who’s playing the three of us will always work hard.

“We’ve got a great bunch of lads and everyone has their input. There are some quiet lads, some vocal lads, but we all bounce off each other. We’ve got good chemistry and that’s one of our strengths. During tough periods like this we always back ourselves. “We have one of the smallest squads in the league. Other clubs have massive budgets but what they can’t buy is the chemistry that we have. The gaffer brings in players that have to have strength of character. That shows at times like this when we are being stripped to the bare minimum with injuries. “I thought the boys did well last season and we’ll equip ourselves well again.

Tottenham but have to first get past Tranmere. Woking from National League South landed top tier Watford at Kingfield Stadium, and holders Chelsea are at home to Nottingham Forest. Ben Thompson’s Portsmouth are at Norwich – the clubs that are currently top of League One and the Championship – and AFC Wimbledon, with Tom King, go to Joey Barton’s Fleetwood. Remarkably, it’s the tenth time in the last eleven ties that Millwall have been drawn at home in the competition. Harris admitted that was

at least a positive outcome. He said: “I sat there on the sofa watching it, probably like Nigel did thinking it was exciting and then, ‘ah, we’re at Millwall’, while I was thinking, ‘at least we’re at home’. “It’s a bit similar to Barnsley last year, the draw was at a time when we weren’t flying in the league and going along without any real excitement. It’s the same now. “But it’s an opportunity for both teams to get through to the fourth round, which would be a great position to be in. “It’s not an exciting one for the

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FA Cup draw a Hull of a let down By John Kelly

MILLWALL BOSS Neil Harris has admitted that the FA Cup draw against Hull City is underwhelming for fans.

The Lions will face their Championship rivals in a third round that features few stand-out ties, apart from the potential for non-league Solihull Moors and Southport to face the two north London giants. Solihull will host Arsenal if they defeat Blackpool in a replay, while Southport are hoping for a crack at


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We’ve shown that we can match any team in this division. But in a game of football sometimes things don’t go your way. That’s what we’ve found has happened this season. “But we’re not going to dwell too much on that. There have only been a couple of games – Sheffield United and Birmingham at home – that teams have come and dominated us. We’ve been very, very unlucky, we’ve conceded a lot of late goals and we’ve got injuries now to add on top of that. “But we’ve got more than enough quality in this squad going into the second half of the season. This Christmas period coming up is crucial.”

The full draw

Fulham v Oldham Shrewsbury v Stoke Solihull/Blackpool v Arsenal Man City v Rotherham Bournemouth v Brighton West Ham v Birmingham Woking v Watford Burnley v Barnsley QPR v Leeds Sheffield United v Barnet Norwich v Portsmouth Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon West Brom v Wigan Middlesbrough v Peterborough/Bradford City Wolves v Liverpool Aston Villa v Swansea

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By John Kelly

MILLWALL HAVE been forced to draft a number of under-23s into senior training this week – but Lions boss Neil Harris is unsure if they are ready for their debuts.

Lewis White, 19, was on the bench at Bristol City last Sunday but has yet to make his first-team bow. Millwall could be without all five of his senior strikers for the visit of Hull City to The Den, though Harris is hopeful Steve Morison and Lee Gregory will be available. Jed Wallace was pressed into a striker role at Ashton Gate after Aiden O’Brien was stretchered off, and there are a number of attackers who haven’t been able to train ahead of the Hull clash. “Harry Donovan is training with the squad. James Brown, albeit we’re not short defensively, is a super player and has experience of league football,” Harris said. “Lewis White was on the bench last weekend, though not quite ready to come in regularly and make his mark. “Until you give a player an opportunity on the pitch you just don’t know. With the young lads, who knows? “I’ve done it over the years, I’ve put young lads in and given them their chance. The majority of the time they’ve grabbed it and forced their way into the group. It might be the case at the weekend where we look at the young players and give them the opportunity. “I think what’s clear this week more so than ever is we take one day at a time. The scenario can change. We might not have a centre-forward available at the weekend, or we might have two. “Lee is another one where there is no real clarity at the moment. His one is a stomach muscle injury which is untreatable because of the area. It’s one that has to just heal. “If it’s a matter of pain threshold Lee will try to be fit for Saturday. But it could be a couple of weeks. “We won’t know until later this week. “Steve again can’t train this week. He had a hamstring problem last week but got out on the pitch. Can he do that again? We’ll have to see, we really don’t know. “Tom [Elliott] is 6ft 4ins-and-a-half and when he strains his hamstring, he



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Lionesses get reward for hard work

Archer: ‘I will have Lions talks’ EXCLUSIVE

By John Kelly

JORDAN ARCHER will speak to Neil Harris about his future – but his immediate focus is on keeping hold of his place in the Millwall side.

Millwall’s forward options reduced - but are the youngsters ready? strains his hamstring. He’s not training and we’ll have to see how he progresses. “I’ve got a treatment room full of centre-forwards at the moment. “There could be a change of shape,

possibly. We have to find a way if there decide whether Jem Karacan, who are not many options. We have wide made his league debut last weekend, players and players with ability on the will be given a contract until next ball and we’ve had to find a different summer. avenue to go.” Photo: Lewis White (left) tackles Meanwhile, the club have yet to Conor McLaughlin in training

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Archer, 25, has only recently won his place back after being dropped from the team and the squad in September as Harris raised questions about his mental approach. He eventually returned to the bench and Harris praised the goalkeeper’s attitude in training. But he had to wait for his chance, before he took it against Bolton when Ben Amos was ineligible against his parent club. Archer was Millwall’s player of the year in 2015-16 after joining from Tottenham and is coming up on 150 games for the club. If he starts against Hull this weekend it will be his 148th appearance. Archer signed a three-year-deal in August 2016. “I am in the last year of my contract but that’s not something I’m thinking about,” Archer said. “My main focus was to get back into the team. Now I am back I want to concentrate on each game, I can’t take my focus off that. “I won’t look too far ahead but when that bridge comes I’ll sit down with the gaffer and see where it takes us. “My only focus now is Hull on Saturday.” THE RECYCLED PAPER CONTENT OF UK NEWSPAPERS IN 2014 WAS 83.5%

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