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Issue 1453

Established: 1987


November 7 2019

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fans united

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Millwall and Charlton to march this Saturday in memory of murdered Jimmy Mizen and Rob Knox

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a new war memorial to be unveiled

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outrage: poppy tin ‘stolen’


Contents NEWS Pages 2-19 OPINION Pages 15-16 family announcements Pages 20-21 arts Page 22 HISTORY Page 23 PROPERTY Pages 24-27 classified & jobs Page 28 Public notices Pages 29-32 SPORT Pages 33-40

Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019

could Lib Dems win in southwark? By Katherine Johnston The Liberal Democrats are hoping metropolitan Remainers can help them take back Bermondsey and Old Southwark, and make gains south of the borough too in next month’s general election.

Councillor Humaira Ali is contesting Neil Coyle’s seat, hard-won after years as a Lib Dem stronghold under Simon Hughes. Ladbrokes have already predicted the seat could go yellow, but Ali’s campaign will be critical. As a relative newcomer she lacks the profile of some of her colleagues – though this could be an advantage. Bermondsey’s Labour incumbent Coyle has previously said he rejected an offer to join the Independent party and has also ruled out jumping ship to the Lib Dems despite his pro-EU stance. Although he famously quit the shadow cabinet in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, Coyle remains Labour throughand-through and will be bringing to bear his parliamentary experience, national profile, and self-described “aggressive campaigning”. In all three constituencies the Lib Dems have put forward young, diverse candidates, untarnished from the coalition period, who have a strong connection to Southwark. But is this, and Brexit, enough to swing past voters still critical of the Lib Dems’ last stint in power? Julia Ogiehor is their Camberwell and Peckham candidate. Currently a councillor in north London, she grew up in Peckham and is hoping to capitalise on Labour’s infighting and push what the Lib Dems see as one of their strongest areas - combating knife crime. Camberwell and Peckham, like Dulwich

and West Norwood, is seen as one of Labour’s safest seats. Harman’s speaker campaign will have only served to raise the profile of her exceptional parliamentary career as our longest serving woman MP. Next door, in Dulwich and West Norwood, Helen Hayes, a backbencher and firm Remainer, has built a strong reputation as a hard-working and effective constituency MP. Her biggest win to date has been helping to secure the future of Dulwich Hamlet FC, and she has also been a strong voice on the Windrush scandal. Ade Fatukasi, a 23-year-old tech consultant who went to school in East Dulwich, will be standing against her. He would need a very large defection of voters, perturbed by Labour’s Brexit flipflop, to get anywhere near unseating Hayes. Anything other than a firm victory for Harman and Hayes would be a major political upset – but not unthinkable. Neil Coyle is their real target. Without a single Conservative councillor in Southwark, it is tricky to imagine the party making inroads in the borough despite its national strength. As yet the News has had no details of any Conservative Southwark candidates, nor any Greens standing. The Brexit Party has fielded one candidate so far, Alex Matthews, for Bermondsey and Old Southwark. A Tony Benn admirer who believes the EU’s approach to freedom of movement is fundamentally racist, Matthews is a savvy choice from a party looking to present itself as palatable to those who dislike Dulwich College old boy Nigel Farage. The deadline for receiving voter registration applications is midnight, Tuesday, November 26. For postal voting applications this is at 5pm the same day. Visit for more information.


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Harriet Harman falls short in bid to become House of Commons Speaker By Katherine Johnston

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for our news team? Call 0207 231 5258 You can WhatsApp us on 07494 070 863. Harriet Harman’s speaker ambitions ended this week after she withdrew in the contest’s second round on Monday.

Labour MP Lindsay Hoyle, the bookies’ favourite, posted a strong lead from the off,

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but it took three rounds for him to gain the minimum of 50 per cent of votes needed to win. Harman pulled out from the race after she saw her share of votes drop from 72 to 59, polling behind Eleanor Laing and Chris Bryant. She initially gained thirteen per cent of the vote, with public backers including MPs Yvette Cooper and Rosie Duffield.

In her pitch, Harman described her “unparalleled” experience and track record of reform, and said this meant she was the best person for the job at a time when the country and the House of Commons is so divided over Brexit.” Meg Hillier and Edward Leigh were both knocked out in the first round, and Rosie Winterton was eliminated in the second.

Hoyle will now take over from John Bercow when parliament reconvenes – if he retains his seat in December’s snap election. Harman’s focus will now no doubt turn to canvassing for December’s poll. Although her seat is seen as one of Labour’s safest, nationally the results are likely to be some of the hardest to predict, and could lead to some political upsets.

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doting dad says it with ink

Left: Rob Knox, 18, stabbed in Sidcup in 2008 right: Jimmy Mizen also killed in 2008 in Lee Green

millwall and charlton to march 10 miles for murdered teenagers By Josh Salisbury

By Josh Salisbury An iconic photo of Millwall mascot Harvey Brown has been immortalised in ink after his doting dad decided to get it as a tattoo.

Ten-year-old Harvey, a regular sight at The Den, suffers from the ultra-rare Morquio syndrome. It affects skeletal growth, leaving sufferers with weak bones, a tendency to develop heart disease, and worsened vision and hearing. His dad, Dean, decided last Monday to get the moment Harvey was a mascot for his beloved Lions captured forever on his arm, in a Christmas present from his wife Vikki. “Obviously Harvey was a mascot, and people used to say to me, ‘that’s an iconic photo’. And I just thought you know what, I’m going to get that as a tattoo,” said Dean, who lives in Bermondsey with his family. “It was getting a bit sore but then I thought about Harvey and what he has to go though, so a bit of scratching on the arm is nothing in comparison,” he said.

2016 photo of Harvey as mascot at Wembley “I was nervous about having it done because I didn’t want anyone to mess it up. But it’s come out much better than I expected, it’s like having a photo on my arm.” Popular Harvey is also doing well, said Dean, despite needing another operation to one of his legs before Christmas or in the New Year. Dean thanked the tattooist, Sammy Kent of Point 2 Point studio in Erith, for her work – and revealed he might even continue with a full sleeve of tats dedicated to Harvey and the club. Fans at the club have heaped praise on the tattoo, he said. “People have said it’s the best tattoo they’ve seen. It’s just been crazy, the reception, people can’t believe the details in it. “Sammy is a Millwall fan herself, so because it was Harvey she put her heart into it, she really did.”

Millwall and Charlton Athletic fans will put aside their rivalries ahead of their derby this Saturday in memory of two young fans of the clubs who were murdered.

Lions and Addicks supporters will march ten-miles from Sidcup station to The Den for the game in memory of murdered Jimmy Mizen and Rob Knox. Millwall fan Jimmy was killed aged only sixteen in 2008 in Lee Green, after an altercation in a bakery. Eighteen-year-old Charlton supporter Rob Knox was fatally stabbed the same year after intervening in a fight to protect his brother outside a bar in Sidcup. Money from the sponsored ‘Together for Ten’ walk will be split between the For Jimmy charity set up by Jimmy’s parents, and the Charlton Athletic Community Trust at the request of Rob’s mother, Sally. Fans will take a route from Sidcup to Lee and then onto the Den via Deptford in a show of solidarity against crime in the boys’ memory – and supporters of both sides are urged to get involved.

“Millwall and Charlton are the two biggest clubs in south-east London and I think if there are some things we don’t have in common, one thing we do have in common is wanting to build a better future for the area we live in,” said Dan Poore, a Lions fan who has helped organise the march alongside Charlton supporter Craig Peppiatt. “I’m a father myself, I’ve got three young kids, and the violence [in London] is so scary.” The 27-year-old approached Jimmy’s mother, Margaret with the idea for the march, which is the first time it has taken place. Both sets of parents will be there on the day, said Dan. “This is the first time we’ve done it so if it goes well, we will do it again when we play Charlton in April,” he said. A video made by Dan also shows supporters of both teams voicing their support for the march, and encouraging people to donate money. So far £760 has been raised. One Millwall fan taking part, Elizabeth Coombs, said: “I’m walking the Together for Ten in memory of all the young kids who have lost their lives to violence. I hope this sends a

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nline message out to help change the future for our children.” Charlton supporter Sami Ibrahim added: “I am walking for Together for Ten to help prevent lives being taken so young and I’m doing it for the future of my children and our youth.” If you want to get involved in the Together for Ten march, you can find the donation page on the Virgin Money Giving website under the name ‘Together for Ten 2019’. Those wanting to take part in the ten-mile walk in memory of Jimmy and Rob before Saturday’s game should message the Together for Ten social media sites on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more details. They can all be found under the handle @togetherforten. The ten-mile walk begins at around 9am at Sidcup station.


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Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019

fears over a tented city at imperial war museum is pub worth keeping?

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By Katherine Johnston Concerns are growing for a group of rough sleepers living in tents outside the Imperial War Museum in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park.

The long-term encampment has grown in recent weeks and, with the temperature set to drop, residents are worried about the homeless people’s safety, and concerned by reports of antisocial behaviour near children’s play areas. Liberal Democrat local councillors for St George’s ward are calling on Southwark Council to hold a public meeting in an effort to resolve the situation before things “escalate”. The News understands residents are concerned about drinking and drug taking. They say despite visiting the rough sleepers – one of whom is reportedly exmilitary – with charities and outreach workers, there has been limited success in placing them into safe and suitable accommodation. Councillor Maria Linforth-Hall told the News: “Everybody is passing the buck. Local residents are extremely concerned and angry that this situation has continued for some time, apparently with no end in sight and with no plan from the council to resolve it. “We therefore call upon Southwark Council’s cabinet to direct officers to work in partnership with us as ward councillors, local charities, the police and other relevant bodies to resolve the situation. “There is no immediate solution but we all have to join forces and come up with an answer that satisfies the residents and helps the homeless people.” Rough sleeping in the park has been a recurring issue over several years, but there are now around half a dozen tents in the makeshift encampment. Police told the News they were first made aware of the situation in February

Cllrs Graham Neale and Maria Linforth-Hall this year. Cllr Graham Neale said Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park was neither safe nor suitable for the people forced to live in tents, and that the situation was “unacceptable, for both those people currently sleeping rough there and for local residents”. A spokesperson for the Imperial War Museum said it had been working closely with the council and charities to engage with the people camping out, and to minimise disruption for visitors. Southwark Council’s Kieron Williams, the cabinet member for housing, said: “It is simply not right that in a country as wealthy as Britain anyone should have to sleep on the streets.” He said outreach teams were visiting nightly but their work was “hamstrung by Government cuts that have left a growing number of rough sleepers without the benefits, heath care and housing options that they need.” He said a plan of support for the group in the park had been agreed with the Imperial War Museum and police. “The group have all been offered places in the borough where they can get safe shelter and food and we are also continuing to take action to address antisocial behaviour by some,” he told the News. “While some initially left, some have returned. We will continue to offer them support to get off the street and into a decent home.”

Everyone is passing the buck... with no end in sight and with no plan from the council to resolve it - Cllr Maria Linforth-Hall

Southwark has seen a dramatic rise in rough sleeping, mirrored by rising rates of homelessness across the country. While sofa surfing, overcrowded housing, and temporary accommodation are all growing problems, rough sleeping is the sharpest and most visible type of homelessness and, often due to the combination of mental and physical health problems suffered, one of the most difficult to resolve. Southwark has a ‘no second night out’ policy and has won plaudits for its work in homelessness prevention, but the News understands there are just five outreach workers with a team of volunteers covering the entire borough; looking for people sleeping in doorways, makeshift encampments, and passageways. In 2017/18, 309 people were believed to be sleeping rough in Southwark, rising to 435 for 2018/19. A third of them were returning to Southwark having been street homeless before.

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Have your say on Clipper

A bid to knock down the former Albion pub in Rotherhithe and replace it with flats has been approved by Southwark Council.

A consultation into plans for the former Clipper Pub remains live ahead of its hearing before planning committee later this year.

In its place will be a new four-storey block of flats with space for a “ground floor drinking establishment” according to a decision notice published last month. “The Albion is a typical example of an interwar Neo-Tudor public house, which are very common, and it is a plain example,” states a submission to the council by the surveyor, Montagu Evans. “It has been degraded by alterations; the original signage and light fittings have been removed, and the faience at ground floor level has been painted. “It is not of special interest or worthy of designation, even at local level.” The property is not listed but is considered a non-designated heritage asset by Southwark Council. The approval is subject to certain conditions including that any new drinking establishment not operate later than 11pm. “A plague on all the unaffordable luxury flats that will replace the beacon of community cohesion you have allowed to be destroyed,” said a pub campaign group on social media in response to the news. But chair of the planning committee, Cllr Martin Seaton, asked: “If this building was a beacon of the community, why was it empty for years?” The boozer has mainly been used for storage since it was purchased by its current owners in 2012. Cllr Seaton’s comment drew criticism, not least from The Eagle Ale House, a boozer based in Battersea, which said: “The ignorance of that question just shows how you have seemingly

Plans approved by a Southwark Council officer for the former pub, on Rotherhithe Street, sparked a fierce backlash earlier this year, amid complaints that the two six-bed flats would be an eyesore. Residents challenged the approval in a successful legal challenge at their own time and expense – and now any future plans have to be considered by a committee. Comments can still be submitted on the current plans for the site on the Southwark Council website, under the reference ‘18/AP/3420’ on the council’s planning portal. A date for the latest proposals for the pub has not yet been set.

ignored all the advice from seasoned pub professionals and local community activists.” Pub campaigners have expressed concern over the demise of pubs in the borough, including the China Hall in nearby Lower Road. Its landlords were turfed out of their homes and business after the lease was purchased by the off-shore developer, Hamna Wakaf Ltd. It is currently standing empty. Responding to an accusation that he did not understand the ‘predatory practices’ used by developers surrounding pubs, Cllr Seaton said: “I completely understand these predatory practices. “What you describe go beyond local authorities’ remit. National agencies have the intervention powers.”

Southwark’s first parcel postboxes By Katherine Johnston The first parcel postboxes are coming to Bermondsey and Herne Hill in time for the Christmas rush.

Royal Mail has placed one outside 56 Tooley Street and another opposite 250 Milkwood Road for customers to send pre-paid parcels any time of the week. It says the secure parcel boxes are one of its biggest changes since the postbox was first introduced 160 years ago. Mark Street, head of campaigns at

Royal Mail, said: “The introduction of parcel postboxes in south London means that customers can now send parcels with pre-paid postage and their returns in the same way that they do letters. “The new parcel postboxes provide added flexibility to online sellers who might be running a business in their spare time and not keeping regular office hours.” The parcels need to be pre-paid online at www.parcel.royalmail. com/orders/quick-delivery and labelled with a print-at-home sticker.

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wrecking Ball beckons for ledbury towers? By Katherine Johnston A year after Ledbury residents and Southwark Council agreed a refurbishment was the best course ahead, the four tower blocks on the Old Kent Road may have to be demolished after all.

Engineering firm Arup’s latest invasive survey has cast doubt over the practical and financial viability of theoretically agreed plans between residents and Southwark Council after uncovering the extent of their structural problems. In 2018, an agreement was reached to refurbish the estate completely with new heating, rather than fully demolish, based on initial investigations. New homes were to be built on the site to help cover the anticipated £32 million cost and all displaced residents were fast-tracked onto the band one housing list. The Ledbury Action Group’s Dannielle Gregory told the News that the latest developments created yet more uncertainty, but that their focus was now on making sure that if the towers did come down the future estate was designed in the best way possible. She said the process had been “back to front” and that residents were still digesting the “magnitude” of the report’s contents. “This week Southwark Council is


celebrating a century of council housing,” she said. “If it has to be demolished, then we want it to be rebuilt as 100 per cent council housing. “With all the noises from the council about the design of their new homes and how they’re being built with residents’ input, our focus for the future is to make the Ledbury a test case for this commitment. “So far they have committed to nothing apart from no loss of council housing – which isn’t very ambitious. “We are not going to accept new homes being built for private sale on this estate. Speaking on behalf of the Ledbury Action Group, we will do whatever it takes to stop that from happening.” Many residents moved out elsewhere in the borough are keen to return, but the timescale for when this could happen is looking ever-longer. Arup’s report, received by the council at the end of October, is based on intensive investigations into the structure of Broomyard House. It recommends: - A new steel frame for the block from floors eight to thirteen, held together by a new structure on the roof. This would involve beams added into flats, which makes rooms smaller - Floor strengthening on each floor; thus reducing ceiling heights - Partition walls, that are not load bearing, replaced - Stair and lift tower demolished and

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Fact box on the Ledbury Estate The estate is formed of 224 properties, 76 with one bedroom 72 two-bed, and 76 three-beds. - In 2017, it was discovered the blocks did not comply with safety regulations for large-panel tower blocks. - Strengthening work meant to have been done after the Ronan Point tower block disaster in the 60s had, in fact, not been completed – leaving the blocks vulnerable to collapse in the event of a gas explosion. - Last year, the council and residents reached an agreement to refurbish the four high-rise blocks and build new homes on adjacent land – at least half for social rent – and ensured the right of return for tenants and resident leaseholders. - Of the 190 council tenanted homes, 165 are now empty, including every home in the Broomyard House block. - The blocks are currently safe after the gas supply was removed, physical protection added to the structure, and a 24-hour fire safety watch.

replaced The current estimate of an £8 million refurbishment, per block, is expected to spiral as a result and now Southwark and the Ledbury community will effectively have to start the consultation process all over again. Councillor Kieron Williams, Southwark Council cabinet member for housing, said: “Last year residents chose to have the four tower blocks on the estate refurbished based on the information we all had at the time. Since then, further investigatory works by Arup have completed and it’s clear that much more extensive works are required to give the towers a fifty-year life. “We have shared all the details with residents and have agreed to look again with them at what the best option now is. “We will be working out the cost of the new works and how they will affect the building – for example, some of the rooms may need to be reduced in size as part of the work needed to extend the life of the towers, which is a big consideration. “We want residents to have the chance to see the full picture and take a decision based on that. “Whichever options residents choose, we have agreed some key starting principles including that there will be no loss of council homes and that all tenants and leaseholders living in the towers will continue to have a home on the estate.”

By Katherine Johnston

council left cleaning up network rail’s rubbish

A row has erupted over piles of rubbish building up outside Peckham Rye Station, after Southwark Council accused Network Rail of abdicating its cleaning responsibilities.

One resident told the News the mess was getting worse and made the station and passageways nearby look like an “unsupervised municipal refuse tip”. “Apart from the environmental dangers and health risk to local residents it is very unpleasant seeing so many piles of rubbish in front of the station” he said. Southwark Council says it has had to step in and clean up the mess itself - despite the fact the land belongs to Network Rail. Councillor Richard Livingstone, Southwark Council cabinet member for the environment, said: “The area around

Lidl to open in camberwell By Katherine Johnston Lidl’s new Camberwell store is due to open on Thursday, November 28.

The supermarket is taking over the site of the former Peacocks in 56-60 Denmark Hill where it has been busy extending the retail space to 600 square metres. The News understands the shop will include an in-store bakery. The chain has identified several other potential locations in Southwark and

TfL’s seventy metre-high tower above tube station

surrounding areas for new shops. These include Dulwich, East Dulwich, Herne Hill, London Bridge, “north Bermondsey”, Rye Lane - and Upper Norwood.

By Josh Salisbury TfL has opened a public consultation into plans that would see the transformation of the area above Southwark tube station, including a 70 metre-high office block.

The scheme would also see the development of more than twenty council homes at nearby Styles House as part of a land swap agreed in outline by the council earlier this year. The proposed office development would be taller than TfL’s Palestra building on Blackfriars Road, but according to the plans the western-most portion of the development would be no higher than the existing Styles House tower. “Our plans offer the opportunity to create a new sustainable landmark for Southwark and a focal point for the community, which will help it be recognised as a vibrant and attractive destination in the capital,” said TfL’s Graeme Craig. Also included in the proposals are measures for 180,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and 7,500 sq. ft. of retail space. Mr Craig added: “Reflecting the entrepreneurial spirit of the surrounding area, we are providing retail and commercial opportunities, while also delivering improvements for the local community, making the space Peckham Rye Station is owned by Network Rail. As such it is their responsibility. “However, given the state the area had reached last week, our cleaning team has cleared it and removed the overflowing trade refuse bin. “We are trying to work with Network Rail and encourage them to organise adequate cleaning arrangements. In the meantime, we have installed an extra litter bin to try and help. “We will also provide the necessary cleaning service for the area to maintain reasonable cleanliness, whilst also making further efforts to encourage Network Rail to adequately take on their responsibilities.” Peckham Rye, a particular rubbish hotspot, now has timed waste collections in an effort to keep the streets clear. In a crack-down, the council has issued 505 fly-tipping fines and prosecuted six businesses for illegally dumping rubbish in

greener and more accessible.” The development will keep the current station entrance, ticket hall and lightwells down to the Jubilee line platforms. The plans are open to consultation from local residents on the TfL website until November 26. The council “has worked closely with TfL to ensure that any development around Southwark Tube station enables the neighbouring residents at Styles House to shape their evolution of their estate and design new council homes on the adjacent site,” said Cllr Leo Pollak, who holds the ‘new homes’ portfolio. The plans come after neighbouring Lambeth Council gave the go-ahead for a second entrance to the station on Greet Street, despite concerns it would disrupt the quiet residential area. the last year. A Network Rail spokesperson told the News that although the land was owned by the train company, it was managed by “another operator” but could not confirm which is responsible for keeping it clean, why it has failed to do so, and what action Network Rail is taking. In an email seen by the News, another exasperated councillor even urged a frustrated resident to file a complaint with the Magistrates’ Court – a process that the council is legally is unable to do itself. Cllr Livingstone added: “We have a permanent presence throughout all main high street areas, where our staff are constantly litter picking, emptying litter bins and sweeping throughout the day. “There are also bulk and bag waste collection vehicles, which pass through the high streets at least twice a day.”


Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019


Lest we forget


Memorial details all of poppy collection ‘nabbed from pie shop’ Herne Hill WWI fatalities

By Josh Salisbury An entire poppy collection tin was ‘nabbed’ from Peckham’s legendary Manzes pie n’ mash shop this weekend.

CCTV footage shows the alleged thief swiping the tin while staff’s backs were turned. Money from the tin, donated by customers at Manze’s traditional Pie ‘n’ Mash shop on Peckham High Street, would have gone towards the Royal British Legion’s appeal for members of the Armed Forces Community. The apparent theft comes just days before Remembrance Sunday on November 10, where the nation marks two-minute silence for all those fallen in the world wars and other conflicts. CCTV footage from the business and shared with the News appears to show a man sneakily swiping the unchained tin shortly after 2pm on Saturday and placing it into an orange carrier bag – while hardworking staff clean tables nearby.

He then looks over his shoulder as if to check whether he has been seen – before strolling out of the family-run shop as if nothing has happened. “It’s absolutely shocking,” said Manze’s director, Tom Harrington. “It’s all of our customers that have given to charity to remember this time. “For someone to come in and take from other people that are trying to give to charity is unbelievable.” Staff at Manze’s realised the missing tin on Monday, and went to check the CCTV to see how it had disappeared, only to see the man appearing to steal it for himself. “He’s gone in and put it in a bag and then gone out again, so we’re going to chain it up going forward,” said Mr Harrington. “It’s how we’ve always had the money box set up, but I think at that moment in time he spotted the opportunity and no-one saw what he was doing.” He added that the business wanted to “raise awareness” of the man’s actions, so that other shops in the local area could be on-guard for

would-be criminals stealing their charity boxes. “We all need to be extra cautious,” he said. The Met confirmed it was investigating a report of a poppy tin theft, but said no arrests had yet been made. “An online report of theft of a charity box from a commercial premises in Peckham High Street was made to police at about 12:30hrs on Monday, 4 November,” said a spokesperson. “The theft is reported to have taken place at about 14:35hrs on Saturday, 2 November.” The business has not yet received a new poppy appeal tin, but said customers were still donating, with the cash being kept securely. It has also donated £50 to the Legion to replace the cash that was taken. The popular shop urged customers to continue donating to the poppy appeal, which can be found online here. “We are very disappointed that this has happened in our shop,” added the director.

By Katherine Johnston Herne Hill’s new war memorial will be unveiled on Remembrance Sunday this weekend by local MP Helen Hayes.

The hand-engraved monument, carved from Welsh slate, was commissioned by Southeastern rail in association with the Herne Hill Society. It has been carved by Kent-based artist Mark Brooks, and commemorates servicemen from Herne Hill who died during the First World War, civilian fatalities, and all who suffered during the conflict. It is being installed in the newly refurbished ticketing hall thanks to funding from the National Lottery for a wider project, which includes the creation of a database of all those who served and died in World War One from SE24. So far, volunteers including students from the Charter School North Dulwich have found 530 records of service men,

Guy’s memorial is Grade II listed Bermondsey’s VC hero Albert McKenzie honoured at Millwall’s By Josh Salisbury ground by the Royal Navy

By Josh Salisbury A Royal Navy team have commemorated a Bermondsey WW1 hero at Millwall’s ground.

their families, and local people involved in the war effort - including those born outside Britain. The unveiling on Sunday will be followed by a performance of The Last Post, by musician Walter Feeny, before a two minutes’ silence at 11am. Herne Hill Society chair Colin Wight said: “When we began our National Lottery-funded research project together with the Charter School North Dulwich two years ago I never imagined that it would lead to the creation of a new First World War memorial. “I would like to thank Southeastern, who have generously funded this superb artwork, and in particular their managing director, David Statham. “The station, at the heart of our community, is a place through which countless men passed on to France and Flanders, and seems the most appropriate place for a permanent memorial.” All are invited to the public unveiling, at Herne Hill Station on Sunday, November 10, at 10.45am.

The Close Range Training Section also attended a commemoration event to Albert McKenzie VC at his memorial off Tower Bridge Road on Friday. The memorial, unveiled in 2015, pays tribute to the Victoria Crosswinning hero, who helped lead a raid to recapture the Belgian port of Zeebrugge in WW1. His bravery, despite being severely wounded under heavy fire, helped ensure the success of the mission. McKenzie – born in 1898 and known to be a Millwall FC fan – joined the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman when war broke out. After his courageous actions, a ballot was held by sailors of HMS Vindictive and HMS Daffodil, the first time this had happened, to choose Albert to receive the VC medal.

On 31st July 1918, he went in full uniform and on crutches to Buckingham Palace, accompanied by his mother and sister, to receive his VC from King George V. Alongside laying wreaths at the memorial for Albert, the team from HMS Collingwood also took part in a service at The Den with an award ceremony before the game against Stoke City. “It is always an honour to be part of this affiliation which takes place annually and I have met some amazing people from Bermondsey and from Millwall FC,” said Nige Newport, Close Range Training Instructor. “We have established such a good relationship with them which we, Millwall FC and the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal will endeavour to keep going for the future.”

The war memorial at Guy’s Hospital has been given Grade IIlisted status ahead of Remembrance Sunday this week.

It is among five memorials built after the First World War in London that have been given the new status by Historic England, a government body. The agency had given itself a target of listing 2,500 memorials by the end of 2018 to mark the centenary, but has since surpassed it, with Guy’s memorial being one of those marked. Other memorials listed this week in the capital include two in Finchley, one in Bromley and one in Uxbridge. “War memorials have a special place in communities and remind us of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said Heritage Minister Helen Whately. “It is right that these monuments to the brave people who sadly never returned

from the First World War will now be preserved and protected.” The hospital memorial has been listed Grade II as a “dignified and imposing stone arch war memorial,” and because it is “an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community.” The memorial was unveiled by the future King George VI, at a ceremony on 16 July 1921 and commemorates 144 students and members of staff of Guy’s Hospital and medical school who died in the First World War. After the Second World War, 94 more names were added. “This Sunday many of us will observe the two minutes’ silence, which shows how important we believe it is for us to commemorate those who have died in conflict,” said Emily Gee of Historic England. “It is this same respect for the fallen that has inspired us to list these memorials in London and help protect them for years to come.”

Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019


lions install bench for war hero

Lee O’Callaghan was killed fifteen years ago in Basra aged just twenty. Millwall fans who helped campaign to have a street named after him have now raised thousands for bench at his beloved Den.

By Josh Salisbury A memorial bench to a Walworth war hero who died while serving in Iraq will be unveiled at The Den this Saturday, after generous fans raised more than £2,000.

Pte Lee O’Callaghan was sadly killed in August 2004 in Basra aged just twenty, after being fatally shot in the chest by Shia militiamen. A street in the keen Millwall fan’s name was unveiled in Walworth in 2017, connecting Heygate Street with Wansey Street. Now the pair of Lions fans who helped campaign to have O’Callaghan Way installed have succeeded in their bid to have a memorial bench for Lee placed at his beloved Den. “The fact Lee was a Millwall fan and a kid I remember from growing up in Walworth and one John knew too meant his memory is close to us,” said Lee Evans, who led the campaign to get the bench installed alongside fellow supporter John Davies. “Myself and John had worked on the road-naming project and this has just came from there,” added the 44-year-old retired civil servant. Both he and 58-year-old John have been taken aback by the generosity of Millwall fans who dug deep into their pockets to purchase the bench from Belfast, and praised for the Club for its help. “The fans have been unreal,” he said. “Our fans’ generosity has always been known but this appeal has taken it beyond belief. “The Club have been amazing. The attitude

has basically been ‘Tell us where you want it placed and how we can help.’” They hope that the bench will provide a focal point for fans to always remember the sacrifice that Lee made in his service – and bring comfort to his family fifteen years on from his death. “I think it’s been a difficult time for Lee’s family with it being the 15th year since his passing,” said Mr Evans, who has been going to Millwall games for four decades. “Hopefully the bench will give them a focal point and they know that the Millwall fans will never forget the sacrifice our own hero made.” The bench for Lee will be officially unveiled at 12noon before the game against Charlton FC on Saturday, November 9. Fans raised more than £2,000 to pay for the bench, with a donation from Millwall sponsor Huski Chocolate. The young soldier had been on duty with the 1st Battalion of The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment for five months when he was killed, with only one week left before he was due to return home on leave. The popular recruit was remembered by his commanding officer upon his death as hardworking, brave, and wellknown for his sense of humour. “He was an avid football fan and keen supporter of Millwall,” said Lt Col Matthew Maer. “As a midfielder player himself he took every opportunity he could to play football.” The tribute will now stand as a Den landmark for fans to remember the sacrifice of the young war hero. “We are all united for a fallen hero, a Millwall hero,” added Mr Evans.

Armed forces free train travel

By Katherine Johnston Members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets will be able to travel for free on Govia Thameslink and South Western services on Remembrance Sunday.

Serving personnel should either travel in uniform or with their MoD card, while veterans will be asked for valid ID, including the British Veterans Card or the Veteran Oyster Photocard. Cadets are also asked to travel in uniform. The scheme also applies Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink Great Northern trains to the Cenotaph service, or many other local

events across south-East London. Govia Thameslink’s chief operating officer, Steve White, said: “Remembrance Sunday is hugely important to us as we honour those who have given their lives for this country. “We want to make it as easy as possible for those in our communities who wish to travel to pay their respects and remember the fallen.” Peter Williams, commercial director for South Western Railway, said: “We wanted to honour the armed forces community with this offer of free travel as many of our colleagues come from a service background. “We are grateful for the sacrifice that so many men and women have given over the years so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.”

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Despite 93% of businesses AGAINST, CPZ will go ahead

East Dulwich CPZ – revised boundary By Katherine Johnston A controversial controlled parking zone (CPZ) will come into force in East Dulwich despite widespread opposition from independent traders, who say lack of parking is destroying Britain’s high streets.

Whilst I wholly understand the position of the businesses on Lordship Lane, I also have a duty to consider all views and representations.”

business concerns with residents’ own parking worries. One of the CPZ’s aims is to alleviate problems faced by people living near the station who find themselves unable to park by commuters who drive in from as far away as Kent before catching a zone two train to work in the city. “In response to the concerns raised by Lordship Lane shopkeepers and others, those plans were significantly scaled back so as not to affect parking on Lordship Lane, but to still assist people living near East Dulwich station and East Dulwich Grove who felt that controlled parking would improve the intolerable situation that they faced on a daily basis,” he said. “The council is now carrying out a second consultation on the details of this scaled-back scheme. We have received a significant number of varied responses to the East Dulwich CPZ proposals. “As we are currently considering these I am unable to comment on any one specific reaction, at this time. “While I wholly understand the position of the businesses on Lordship Lane, I also have a duty to consider all views and representations.”

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Southwark Council’s proposal for a CPZ in the area was rejected by 69 per cent of residents and 93 per cent of businesses in the area. But despite a campaign to reverse the decision, the council is pressing ahead with an adapted plan which one Lordship Lane trader – Michael Donovan of Roullier White - described as “riding roughshod” over previous promises. The council claims 69 per cent of residents supported the revised plan (see box out). The East Dulwich Independent Association said despite the changes, all 104 members could only “wholly reject” the proposal – even though it now does not include Lordship Lane itself. The scheme will not be in force at weekends. The council announced its parking plans for Lordship Lane and surrounding streets in January of this year, which were rebuffed with a petition of nearly 10,000 signatures against. Visitors will be expected to pay for some spaces – with fewer available – at a cost of between £2.75 and £3.25 per hour. And residents and businesses will have to pay for annual permits – amounting to £125 for individuals and £577.50 for just one business car. And although Lordship Lane has been removed from the revised proposal, these plans still include nearby side streets. The council’s own survey in March 2019 found only four per cent of Lordship Lane visitors had travelled by car or taxi during the week, rising to nine per cent at the weekend. But a two-day observation by TfL in 2015 recorded a 22 per cent figure, and Lordship Lane traders say their data, collected over several months, puts the same figure at nearly half. In an open letter to Southwark Council, detailing their response, the association described the cost as “a very serious additional burden” – on top of business rates and rising rents. “If half of those shoppers failed to turn

up, the effect on profitability margins could be catastrophic for many shops and businesses,” it says. Sophie Farmer, whose family have owned Farmer’s since the 1960s, wrote the letter on behalf of its membership, saying the CPZ failed to provide alternatives to car travel or make the case for increasing pedestrian footfall and cycling – but would send people to out-of-town shopping centres as East Dulwich’s bus service is “inconvenient” and there is no underground car park. And a number of businesses on Dog Kennell Hill, which has already had a CPZ implemented, say footfall was down by a third within weeks. Last month, data published by the British Retail Consortium showed the number of shoppers heading to high streets, retail parks and shopping centres has fallen by ten per cent in the last seven years. September’s rainfall and Brexit fears also saw the footfall drop by 1.7 per cent across the country. The Lordship Lane traders’ association is now calling for a public inquiry into the scheme, arguing: “East Dulwich has a vibrant high street in Lordship Lane, which is currently threatened by increasing rent costs as well as changing consumer behaviour, increasing online shopping and out of town shopping opportunities.” Their open letter goes on to say: “In this challenging commercial environment, even a small increase in parking costs to potential shoppers, such as the one being proposed, may cause a significant shock.” Cllr Richard Livingstone, cabinet member for transport, said the council’s original plans had already been altered with their feedback in mind, and pointed to the difficulty of balancing

The new CPZ map is around the East Dulwich Grove area, adjacent to but not including Lordship Lane.

According to the council’s consultation results, 411 responses were received from the 27 streets within the revised CPZ area. In total, 62 per cent were in support of a CPZ – rising to 69 per cent on the condition a similar zone was implemented on a neighbouring street. The zone’s operational hours would be Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm. • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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‘ban extremist propaganda to prevent another atrocity’ Report into London Bridge Terror Attack

By Josh Salisbury New laws banning extremist propaganda should be considered to prevent future terror atrocities after London Bridge, a chief coroner has said.

Mark Lucraft QC, who oversaw the inquest into the London Bridge terror attack in June 2017, has called upon the Government to introduce tough new laws banning material which glorifies terrorism. He said the gap in the law could be preventing counter-terror police from thwarting attacks. Khuram Butt, the terrorist ringleader of the June 2017 attack, had been on MI5’s radar since 2015, and was known to view extremist terror material. While there are offences for having materials to help plan terror attacks, and to disseminate terrorist publications, “there is no offence of possessing terrorist or extremist propaganda material,” said

Mr Lucraft in a Prevention of Future Deaths report. The Coroner also said that the security service’s suspension of their priority investigation into Butt before the atrocity was a matter “of legitimate public concern.” MI5 suspended its investigations into Butt, who led two other terrorists into a ten minute frenzied attack, twice in the months before it was carried out – due to the sheer number of terror plots being monitored by the service. While noting that the investigations were suspended so that security resources could be diverted into other high priority investigations, Mr Lucraft added: “It is possible that, but for that suspension, further useful intelligence about Butt would have been obtained, including more information about his links to the other attackers.” During their rampage, the three terrorists mowed down pedestrians on the bridge in a rented van, before leaving the vehicle and indiscriminately stabbing people with twelve-inch knives. Eight innocent victims were killed: Chrissy Archibald, Sebastien Belanger, Kirsty Boden, Ignacio Echeverría Miralles de Imperial, James McMullan, Alexandre Pigeard, Xavier Thomas, and Sara Zelenak.

Eighteen recommendations were made in total in his report. Among them are the following: • Further measures to reduce risk of rental vehicles being used in terror attacks (used in London Bridge and Westminster attacks). • Improvements in translating intelligence from foreign security and intelligence services to prevent delays to acting on intelligence. • More flexibility for emergency services response to ‘marauding’ terror attacks. The London Ambulance Service did not enter the area where most of the victims lay dying during the attack as it was designated a ‘hot zone’. At the time of the attack, policy was that paramedics should not be directed into a hot zone. However, Lucraft added: “It should also be recognised that LAS staff put themselves in harm’s way to render medical assistance to the injured.” • Improved communication between the Met and the Ambulance Service • More first aid training for police or certain categories of police officers such as those carrying firearms.

make london bridge barriers permanent says victim’s family By Josh Salisbury An attack victim’s family have expressed concerns that permanent barriers have still not been installed on London Bridge – more than two years on from the atrocity.

Xavier Thomas’s relatives pointed out that bridge barriers in several locations are temporary not permanent, saying progress towards a permanent barrier had been too slow. They have also suggested that netting should be added to bridges in a bid to foil terrorists from carrying out attacks on London’s river crossings. However, the Coroner said TfL and the City of London Corporation had explained that bridge netting was impractical and had been ruled out because of difficulties with attaching and removing it. He also added that while he had sympathy with the Thomas family, “there was no evidence that the present arrangements put lives at risk.” “However, I should say that I expect

They also suggest netting be added to bridges in a bid to foil terrorists from carrying out attacks on river crossings the relevant public authorities to make every effort to progress the installation of permanent measures on the London bridges,” he said. “Funding disputes between public bodies would not be a satisfactory reason for delay in the planning and installation work.” Xavier Thomas had been walking across the bridge for cocktails with his fiancée Christine Delcros when the attackers’ van mounted the pavement and hit them both. He was thrown into the river while Ms Delcros was seriously injured. His body was found three days later near Shadwell Basin. He had died from immersion, the inquest found.

1939-2019 Southwark Remembers • 2019 years REMEMBER TOGETHER

The Worshipful Mayor of Southwark, Southwark Council and The Royal British Legion invite you to attend the borough’s

REMEMBRANCE SERVICE on Sunday 10 November 2019 at The Southwark Memorial, Walworth Square SE17.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them

This service will be led by The Venerable Dr Jane Steen, Archdeacon of Southwark, assisted by the Clergy of the district. Please gather at 10:45am. REMEMBRANCE SERVICES will also be held at West Lane War Memorial, SE16 (off Jamaica Road), on Sunday 10 November 2019 Please gather at 10.45am This Service is being led by The Revd Tony Lucas Contact: At Old Jamaica Road, SE16 at 9:30am Contact: Other services will be taking place at Southwark Cathedral, Kennington Lane, the Dulwich Memorial and the Camberwell Memorial. The official borough service is traditionally attended by the First Citizen of the borough, past Mayors, Free Citizens, Honorary Aldermen, Southwark’s three MPs, the Leader of the Council and opposition parties, Southwark’s London Assembly Member, representatives from The Royal British Legion, members of HM Armed Forces, member of the Emergency Services and Representative Deputy Lieutenant.

ARMISTICE DAY The Mayor will be attending the borough’s service for Armistice Day 2019 at West Lane War Memorial off Jamaica Road, SE16, on Monday 11 November 2019 at 10.45am. It will be led by Canon Gary Jenkins, assisted by clergy of the district. Guests are asked to assemble by 10.30am and the service will be followed by light refreshments in Millpond T&RA Hall off Jamaica Road.

Members of the public are most welcome to attend these services. Remembrance Sunday is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives of the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day, people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women.

The act of observing a two minute silence began in 1919, following the Armistice at 11am on 11 November 1918 at the end of the First World War. In 1921, the year The Royal British Legion was formed, ‘Armistice Day’ was formally adopted as the national day of remembrance. The two minute silence is held at 11am on 11 November, when the nation pauses to honour those who gave their lives in conflicts past and present.

The Royal British Legion is the national custodian of remembrance, a role which ensures that those who gave their lives for peace and freedom are duly remembered. With this in mind, The Worshipful Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Sandra Rhule, urges the citizens of Southwark to buy a poppy and wear it in support of the continued good work being carried out by The Royal British Legion.

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Carols by candlelight Join Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Evelina London’s Carols by Candlelight concert on Thursday 5 December at 6.45pm to 7.45pm. The event takes place in the historic setting of St Margaret’s Church, right at the heart of Westminster Abbey and a stone's throw from St Thomas’ Hospital.

You will enjoy an evening of carols, inspiring stories and festive readings, and uplifting musical performances from Harmonies of Hope choir – a choir made up of children who have received a kidney transplant, and the renowned St Margaret’s professional

choir. Following the service there will be a reception at prestigious One Great George Street, to ring in the holiday season with drinks and canapés. There will also be celebrations for Evelina London’s 150th birthday, as well as three years of the Cancer Centre at Guy’s. Book tickets for the ‘service only’ or ‘service and reception’ at: www. All funds raised will go towards supporting the hospitals.

Inspiring patients

TV presenters Dr Ronx Ikharia and Dr Ranj Singh (here with Dr Michael Farquhar, a consultant in children’s sleep (centre)) encouraged young people to dream big at the annual Evelina London Inspiring Youth Conference. The event was attended by current and former patients and young people who live in Lambeth and Southwark aged 11 to 16. Dr Ranj said: “It’s really important that we nurture and support young people to dream big and become the best they can be.”

Pacemaker trial beats heart failure Guy’s and St Thomas’ is trialling new technology for the first time, that improves how pacemakers are fitted.

Funding youth workers in hospitals The Mayor of London will continue to invest in youth workers in the emergency department (A&E) at St Thomas’ Hospital. In total, £4 million will be invested to increase the number of youth workers in thirteen hospitals across the city.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ provides the service with Oasis Youth Support to help steer young people away from

violence. Evidence shows that it leads to reduced attendance at A&E, due to violence, for the young people it works with. Tom Isaac, Oasis Youth support manager, said: “We see young people who are too traumatised to leave the house after being attacked in their community. We take our service to them, on their terms and help them rebuild their lives in any way we can.”

David Butler

I had the operation on Friday and the next day I woke up and said ‘Wow, I feel great!’

Most pacemakers have one or two wires to the heart, but Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) requires an extra wire – which is more challenging to fit than the other wires. Using an MRI scan layered on top of an X-ray in real time, cardiologists (doctors who diagnose, assess and treat patients with heart and blood vessel defects), can quickly and easily calculate the best position for the wires and avoid scar tissue. The first patient on the study was 68-year-old David Butler who has had four heart attacks and has been suffering with severe breathlessness. In April this year he had a heart attack and was transferred to Guy’s and St Thomas’ where he was offered the chance to be on the Tactic CRT study. David said: “I used to get tired very easily and was generally not well. I

couldn’t walk very far before I would become short of breath and even having a shower and drying would be exhausting. “When the cardiologist said there was this new pacemaker that could help and asked if I wanted to take part in the trial I said yes. I had the operation on the Friday and the next day I woke up and said ‘Wow, I feel great!’” “Each day I feel better and better and last week I was on a building site and had to climb five sets of stairs and I was able to do it while younger people with me were tired. “I have five granddaughters aged 1 to 18 years old. My aim is to live long enough to see them get married. I can’t praise the cardiology team and the nursing staff at St Thomas’ enough. They were fantastic.” As well as being trialled at Guy's and St Thomas' the software was developed at the Trust. The research was supported by the NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre and Siemens.


Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019



Facetime – Bermondsey bar is the first in the world to use facial recognition Totally against it, this kind of technology should not be in the hands of the civilians. I sometimes question even if the authorities should have such technology. Who knows what kind of people can abuse it. - Mark Horney, via Facebook

Fight for justice continued for Lakanal and Grenfell victims ABSOLUTELY APPALLING how the London Fire Brigade has been blamed ... justice must be done to place the blame rightly at the council and those that signed off on the cladding and chose not to install sprinklers .... THEY are to blame NOT the LFB ......

- Tom Graham, via Facebook

As a general election approaches, party unity is the order of the day.

Well what about good old Harriet Harman. Refused to come to PECKHAM unless supplied with stab proof and bulletproof vest! - Yvonne Ramos, via Facebook

Carries an alarm… is that in case Piers Morgan catches up with him?? - Chris Dowse, via Facebook

Regardless of people’s opinions this is not ok. It’s fine to disagree with policies but to threaten anyone it’s too far. As for people spitting that’s far too common nowadays... come on let’s not behave like complete savages. it’s disgusting. - Katie Louise, via Facebook

- Mark Thresher, via Facebook

MPS in danger: Neil Coyle carries an alarm after death threats as Harriet Harman reports on rising abuse

Well done beautiful lady! You are an inspiration

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Bonnie Barrett: New law that could deny her murderer parole moves closer to being passed All murderers should be denied parole - Rose Villiers Read, via Facebook

What the Dickens? No Love Labour’s Lost

teacher, A&E doctor, prison officer...

Peckham’s Leanne Pero reaches finals of Inspirational Woman of the Year Award

I’m not excusing it, especially threats against family members, but part of me is sick to death of MPs squealing about abuse they face. Try being a social worker, housing officer,


Fair cop, guv A would-be crook is said to have tried to snatch bag from a customer he sat down next to at a London Bridge boozer on Monday evening.

But the crafty apparent criminal did not reckon on the other punters of the pub – one of whom was off-duty PC Lee of the British Transport Police who was enjoying a well-earned pint after work. He says he saw the man appearing to drag an unsuspecting customer’s bag away with his feet and make for the exit. But the quick-thinking bobby went to meet him, and he was swiftly collared. Unfortunately for the hapless ‘thief’, it seems the long arm of the law never rests – not even when it is holding a pint in an SE1 boozer.

But Bermondsey and Old Southwark Labour chair Gemma Doyle has accused Momentum, the campaigning body of the party’s Corbynite slate, of using footage it does not own in a video to solicit donations. The clip, a montage of Labour activists and party figures, was attached with a plea to raise £50,000 in 48-hours as part of a plan to “win this election.” “Isn’t this Labour footage of Southwark Labour campaigners?” she asked – before urging people to not donate to Momentum, but instead only give to the party directly or local branches in marginal seats. Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats have prepared for an election by mailing out a glossy leaflet to households in the target constituency of leader Jo Swinson under the bold title “Britain’s next prime minister.” It has been derided in interviews with Swinson; less noted though is the inside spread of the newspaper-

like leaflet, which loudly bills an ‘exclusive interview’ with Jo herself. An ‘exclusive’ interview with the Liberal Democrat head honcho in a leaflet produced and mailed by the party itself – just how on earth did they manage to get it?

VR-y weird

A social media user has posed a puzzle: at the platform at Elephant & Castle train station, a man was seeing using a virtual reality head-set, staring at the wall of the platform edge before wandering off.

“What’s going on here?” he asked – and respondents were only too happy to come up with their own outlandish theories. Sending his children to Hogwarts via platform 9 and 3/4 perhaps? A spy on an espionage mission from Russia? Or perhaps a disgruntled commuter playing a game where the trains actually run on time? The real reason seems far more mundane: it seems likely that the VRheadsets are being used for building surveys.

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Dual crossword The Ledbury is typical of bad post-war building design


ews that the Ledbury Estate may have to be completely knocked down and rebuilt is creating yet more uncertainty for residents, who had reached a consensus with the council to refurbish.

The spiralling cost and complexity of structural work needed aside, the real story is that across the UK many people living in high-rise blocks are feeling unsure of their future and worried about safety. And others, like the Ledbury residents “decanted” have had the trauma of effectively losing their homes once, the stress of moving into another, and now hopes largely dashed that they will return to their flats anytime soon. So, what now? If the council does have to demolish the four Ledbury towers, it will be further evidence that too often post war architectural design throws up serious failings and has a limited life-span. We can’t let this happen again. The council is one of several throughout the country that says it wants its new social housing to be best in class. It is working on bringing many functions in-house – including re-creating its own building firm. It is also working closely with architects to create design principles that will agree the fundamentals of what its new housing will look and feel like. The hope is that the new homes built in the next decade will be a golden age in Southwark’s design - the future Peabody Squares and Bermondsey Spas. The Ledbury is known for its tight-knit community. It has also become an infamous example of a large-panel tower block that could have been a death trap. Whatever the council and residents decide, the refurbished or rebuilt estate should be built to last.

Traders’ views on CPZ should carry equal weight


ome might question whether Lordship Lane traders’ views should take equal weighting to the residents in the amended CPZ for East Dulwich.

Whereas business owners are strongly against, some will say anything that reduced traffic on our roads, encourages people to walk and use public transport, and helps prevent parking chaos outside their homes should be encouraged. The new boundary skirts around the shopping area, but shop owners are right to say that they’ll still be affected – wherever a CPZ is introduced, there is bound to be a knock-on effect elsewhere.

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Public Exhibition

Public Exhibition on Proposals for the Warehouse at the Corner of Glengall Road and Bianca Road. About The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) would like to invite you to a public exhibition on our proposals for the warehouse at the corner of Glengall Road and Bianca Road. We are proposing ground floor community and commercial uses with housing for our students above. The Public Exhibition is an important part of the planning process as we look to share our vision for the site with people who live and work in the area. You will be able to meet members of the project team and tell us your views on the proposals. We would also value your input as we develop our ideas for the new community space so that we can ensure that our proposals align with your priorities and hopes for the area. Date & Time: Thursday 14th November 3:30pm – 7:30pm Saturday 16th November 10am – 2pm Location: Christ Church Peckham, 676-680 Old Kent Road, London, SE15 1JF The venue is wheelchair accessible. Get in touch: If you are unable to attend the exhibition or if you have any questions about the proposals, please contact us via: 020 3900 3676

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Quick Puzzle Clues Across

4 Engineless aircraft (6) 8 Weapon (7) 9 Omits (6) 10 Kind of sailing boat (9) 11 Prune (4) 13 Cares for (5) 14 Bright red (7) 16 Conciliate (7)

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18 Nose (5) 19 In this place (4) 21 Ancient times (9) 22 Come out (6) 23 Voter (7) 24 Substance (6)

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1 A trifle (9) 2 Timidity (9) 3 Allowed (5) 5 Part of an animal (4)

6 Miserable (6) 7 Reddishbrown (6) 9 A month (5) 11 Declare (9) 12 Demotion (9) 15 Rock (5) 16 Calmness (6) 17 Apprehend (6) 20 Type of house (5) 21 Fever (4)

SOLUTIONS to last week’s Cryptic Crossword

Across: 1 Renovate 4 Spar 8 Direct 10 Relays 11 Texan 12 Minim 14 Issued 17 Component 18 Territory 22 Portia 23 Opted 24 Start 26 Apogee 27 Millet 28 Hose 29 Consider Down: 1 Ride 2 Nordic 3 Victim 5 Peanut 6 Residual 7 Dense 9 Temperate 10 Rainstorm 13 Nonet 15 Snort 16 Slapdash 18 Troops 19 Risen 20 Optics 21 Yelled 25 Star

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Have Nexus GP practices really improved? By Katherine Johnston Nexus health group is expecting the Care Quality Commission to report an improvement to its care after serious failings came to light in a series of inspections last year.

Initial feedback seen by the News shows site inspections from October 23 and October 29 have confirmed improvement has been made in all critical areas including patient safety and care, and the group’s leadership. After a shocking series of criticisms across all nine Nexus GP practices, that led to the CQC branding it “inadequate”, Nexus has overhauled many of its processes. A contract breach notice, issued by Southwark Clinical Governance Group, after the failings were reported has now been cleared. The CQC’s latest report is expected to be published within eight weeks. The News understands a key change has been centralising its management and oversight across all surgeries – rather than operating as eight separate sites. A spokesperson for Healthwatch Southwark said: “Healthwatch welcomes this update on progress from Nexus, which serves a fifth of all Southwark patients, following the concerning issues identified last year. “We hope the re-inspection will reassure the CQC, us, and patients that the measures put in place have been effective, that the practice is meeting the essential requirements of patient safety and that it is now well-led.” Nexus’s chief officer, Daniela Valdés, said: “I am proud of what we have achieved so far and leading this organisation. “A massive thank you to the team for their hard work, but mostly for their optimism and patience during this period. “We also wish to recognise the support we received from our patients, NHS Southwark CCG, the Care Quality Commission, and the Royal College of GPs for their friendly challenge in our journey towards improvement.” Nexus Health Group is comprised of Artesian Health Centre; Aylesbury Medical Centre; Commercial Way Surgery; Decima Street Surgery; Dun Cow Surgery; Manor Place Surgery; Princess Street Practice; Sir John Kirk Close Surgery; and Surrey Docks Health Centre. Inspections in 2018 highlighted serious concerns that, in a follow-up visit in February 2019, had still not been resolved. In March, a report from the CQC said the group was still failing to provide “safe treatment and care”. A raft of issues included training and skills gaps, a backlog of tasks including test results pending action, and those taking “high-risk” medication in need of treatment reviews, and health and safety lapses and basic administrative oversights including uncollected, unsecured prescriptions.


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The story of this extraordinary Peckham teen is broadcast on ITV By Katherine Johnston

A documentary film telling the incredible story of a teenager from Peckham, who became the first British woman muslim jockey, has broadcast on ITV.

Riding a Dream, broadcast last Saturday on ITV, followed Khadijah Mellah, a Sydenham High School student from Peckham, as she embarks on a seemingly impossible feat. At the beginning she is a keen rider at Brixton’s Ebony Horse Club, but within just three months she has become a winning jockey - taking the Magnolia Cup in her first ever race while observing Ramadan and completing her A Levels. The film follows Khadijah through the ups and downs of learning to ride a racehorse, with her plans to race this year almost derailed after failing an assessment just weeks before Glorious Goodwood. But after proving the training team, who thought she needed at least six months of intensive training before attempting the race in 2020, Khadijah manages to up her game and successfully completes her first ever gallop seven days before competing.

Speaking before the big day, she says: “I would love to win but chances are I’m going to be 4th or 5th.” Of her competitors, including model Vogue Williams, she said: “It didn’t faze me too much that they were all way older than me, and that they were all white.”

Despite odds of 25 to one, Khadijah went on to take the cup on Haverland, a horse that had only ever won one race before. Describing the emotion she felt, Khajidah says Ebony Horse Club had changed her life beyond recognition - and hopes it will help others follow her path: “My story has changed the perception, nationally, about Muslim women,” she said. “Learning to ride, being given the opportunity to ride in a race, winning the race – and having a documentary made all about all of it has just been the most incredible experience from start to finish. “If I can inspire just one other person to follow their dreams, even if the odds

are stacked against them, that would be amazing.” The documentary premiered at The Ritzy Picturehouse on Monday, October 28, with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who is president of Ebony Horse Club, in attendance. Khadijah is now studying mechanical engineering at Brighton University following her A-Levels. Oli Bell, Riding a Dream producer and an ITV Racing presenter, said: “I hope that people watching Riding a Dream will see what Khadijah’s achieved and feel inspired. “It’s a wonderful story because you see someone who never would have expected to ride in a race, let alone win a race and you can see her blossom. “Hopefully it will show that whoever you are, whatever your background, you can achieve your dreams. “There is no doubt that what Khadijah achieved was a significant moment, not just in racing but in the wider sporting world. “I hope it will encourage more people to get involved in the sport and for racing itself to broaden its appeal.” Riding a Dream is available to watch on ITV hub.

Tesco ditching plastic By Katherine Johnston

Peckham Levels to host free family-friendly events By Katherine Johnston Peckham Levels is celebrating its second birthday this month with a series of free family-friendly events throughout November.

Free gigs include a special birthday takeover on November 29 and 30th, with music from Focus Africa and DJ Snuff. There will also be a special fashion marketplace collaboration between Peckham Levels and Pop Up Runway and Change. Later in November expect

performances and workshops by Tam Bam Steel Orchestra Academy, and an evening of talks focused on loneliness hosted by TLC & Gal-Cal IRL. Throughout the next four weeks, the levels will have a series of free film screenings including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, You Were Never Really Here, Fight Club, Casper and Goosebumps. Peckham Levels is on Floors 1-6 of Peckham Town Centre Carpark, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 4ST. For more information about this month’s events, visit: Tesco stores across Southwark will soon be cutting out many types of single use plastic packaging from its ownbrand products.

The supermarket giant has pledged to remove one billion pieces of plastic from its UK shops by the end of next year. In the coming months, shoppers can expect small plastic bags for bakery items and loose fruit and vegetables replaced with paper ones, and see some top lids on yoghurts and dairy products cut. Plastic trays from ready meals and sporks and straws in drinks cartons and snack pots will also be phased out. Tesco no longer offers carrier bags with its online deliveries, and says

this has stopped 250 million plastic bags being produced each year. Tom Nicholson, Tesco’s London communications manager, said: “Our customers will really welcome this. I’d like to thank every one of them who has shared examples of ways they feel we can cut plastic in our Southwark stores. “These conversations are making a real difference and they’ll continue to do so, as we look for more ways to remove, reduce, reuse and recycle packaging, to protect our environment.” Next year, new legislation is expected to come into force curbing many types of single-use plastic responsible for plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans. The new law will introduce tighter controls on the sale of plastic straws and cotton buds - and ban plastic drinks stirrers.


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To my Nanny, I only got to spend such a short time with you but that short time will stay with me for a life time. love Joey x

Night night Lisa, God bless sleep well, we love you so much and will miss you even more than words can say. But no-one can ever erase our memories, untill we meet again Lisa. Good-bye all our love always Mum and Dad xxxx

Thank you for being the best Nanny to my Olivia. We both loved you so very much. We will forever miss you. Always in our hearts love Ashleigh & Olivia xxx

My little sister, thanks for the memory of growing up together. Always in my heart and in my thoughts. Love Gary and Brenda x

When I first heard the news that you had died I didn’t know what to think. I didn’t believe it at first. I feel like a bit of my heart has been taken out. I know you’re in a better place.Rest in peace Nanny. I will miss you more and more each day you will always have a place in my heart. Love you always. Honey x

To my little Sis Lisa, You are gone but never to be forgotten. You will be in our thoughts always, no longer in pain just a gentle sleep. May you now rest in peace forever. All our love Alan & Lucy xx RIP Mum, I can’t stop thinking about you. Mum you were loved by so many, you’ve been so strong and so brave for so many years. As much as it hurts us all, you’re now at peace. Sleep well until we meet again. I love you with my whole heart always your James xx My Mum was the strongest woman I know. I never truly knew what I miss you really felt like until I reached for her hand and it wasn't there to hold... I'm completely lost without you Mum. Miss you more than words can say. Love you so very much. Amy xxxx Lisa, My true friend. I miss you so much already but you will always be in my heart, love you forever Ann x

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Tuesday 12th November Cars leaving from Mum’s house at 10am. 10.30am Barnabas church 449 Rochester way Eltham SE9 6PH Then onto Footscray Rugby club Footscray Road SE9 2EL To Nanny, when the news went through our ears we were left in tears. We love and miss you. Love you to the moon and back again. Frazer & Darcey xxxxxx

When the saddest news hit my ears it left me broken in tears, my heart was broke to hear the sad news that you had gone to heaven, but there will always be a place in my heart where you belong. Love Isabelle xx

Every night before bed I told you that I loved you and the only thing that’s keeping me strong is that you knew how much I did. My Nan was an amazing woman and she did everything she could for me and not a day will go by where I don’t think about her. But I know she will always be here in my heart when I need her. Love Rebecca xx Our deepest condolences to the family. Always in our hearts and thoughts, you will always be remembered for the beautiful caring person you were. RIP Lisa Rowe Love from the Speirs Family.


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Jailhouse shock

Joshua Finan (Cain), Ivan Oyik (Riyad) Shook, shaken and stirred, Samuel Bailey’s play shatters illusions that prison inmates are solely responsible for winding up as jail bait,writes Carolyn Hart Taylor...

Showcasing the lives of three young men serving time, we witness deeply rooted trauma, and the legacy plaguing the lives of children exposed to abusive childhoods: neglect, abandonment, cruelty and demonised by society. No wonder these characters are yo–yoing in and out of prison. Heavy as that sounds, Shook leaves audiences doubled up with laughter. Comedy is pivotal, both to the play’s

appeal and its success. Laughter and jail may seem unlikely comrades, but humour is their Swiss Army Knife, a legal weapon of the tongue that Cain (Josh Finan), and Riyad (Ivan Oyik), skilfully use to stand their ground, to challenge the pecking order and to shield them from their outside tragedy. Humour is a welcome visitor when they have next to none in reality. Like caged tigers prowling a pit they spit caustic comments to and fro. Raw, uncensored jibes connect them - Riyad telling Cain “Don’t test me, blud” - is part warning, part clanship. In jail, street talk is their survival code. Heightened tension is contrasted

with moments of pure fragility. Cain offering the new inmate Jonjo (Josef Davies) a sweet, and later Riyad and Cain eating lollies and haggling over Black Jacks, allows audiences behind the veneer and a glimpse at how vulnerable these lads are when robbed of their own youth. Josh Finan is mesmerising, a human thunderbolt literally bouncing off the dingy prison walls. Space being limited, his unrelenting energy reaches such spellbinding heights, it’s a wonder he doesn’t implode. Faced with the opportunity of release he prefers his cell, telling us prison is ‘like Butlins’. Uniting these guys is the fact they are all about to become fathers, so hope arrives via Grace (Andrea Hall), a tutor instructing them on how to give emergency CPR to babies - straight in at the deep end! Grace believes in them more than they do themselves. Her energy spent convincing them of their talents is offset with the brutal environment. An extraordinary play, skilfully presented, entertaining and well worth seeing.

Bermondsey actor Eddie bares all in his autobiography Bang On theatre is bang on with

Eddie was born in Guy’s Hospital and grew up in Bermondsey. He and his siblings attended local schools and an early appreciation of the Beatles got him into music and working with local bands: ‘I play guitar, a bit of piano and harmonica,’ he says without sounding boastful. Adding, ’John Lennon still inspires me today.’ As well as music, acting has been a major part of Webber’s life. 'I sort of just fell into it. I go into it a bit deeper in my book but certainly Adrian Jackson and The London Bubble were a big part of it,’ he says intriguingly. But he does reveal some highlights: ‘Working with Ken Loach and Alan Bleasdale was certainly up there, as was working with Nick Love in The Business and The Firm.’ He has praise for Ray Burdis, who directed his latest film, ‘To Be Someone’, and tells me how much he enjoyed acting in one of Story Pocket Theatre’s plays - his wife’s theatre company.

It was while telling his sons Barney and Alfie stories of his life that Ali, his wife, suggested he write them down. ‘I realised there was so much that I had done on my journey that I couldn’t really tell it all in one sitting,’ he recalls. ‘So I started writing and didn’t stop!’ Another motivation was the anger he still carries from the time spent in prison for a murder he did not commit. ‘I was fitted up by the police in the 1980s for some heavy crimes - they fabricated evidence against me and whilst writing I started to feel angry again, so bringing that to light was an incentive, and also very cathartic.’ The title for Hi Diddle-Dee-Dee came from a scene in Pinocchio when the walking, talking puppet is lured away by a sly, con artist fox who plans to make him work in the theatre for little wages. I asked if Eddie had any last words for the readers: ‘I wanna say thanks to Sarah Embrow, who edited the book, and a shout out to Vulpine Press for taking a chance on me. Plus, go out and buy the book and let me know what you think; I’m on Facebook as Eddie Webber, Instagram as eddie.webber, and Twitter @agoodeyedeer… But be gentle, I’m a sensitive soul…’ The book, published by Vulpine Press is out now on most online bookseller websites.

its adaption of A Kind of Loving

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‘Plenty! I’ve had the experience of growing up in working class Bermondsey, the experience of prison, living in Israel for two years, working for the Church of England with young people as a born again Christian, marrying the granddaughter of a lord, living in Spain for many years and, of course, the experience of becoming an actor,’ says Eddie Webber when I asked what we can expect to find in his autobiography Hi Diddle-DeeDee, writes Michael Holland...

Shook is on at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BD Until 23 November 2019. Times: 8pm. Matinees 3.30pm. Admission: £22, £18. Phone: 020 7407 0234 show/shook/

Bang Theatre are bang on with John Godber’s adaptation of A Kind of Loving, the award-winning 1960 book by Ken Barstow that set the scene for film and theatre for the following decade, writes Michael Holland...

The play depicts the ups and downs of growing up, courting, and leaving the teenage years behind to be an adult - A responsible adult. Delivered in the Godber mash-up of stage action and narrative updates to the audience that break the 4th wall, this production is relatable to many a man with its scenes that have been played out in many a home over the ages: bribing younger brothers; spending more time in the mirror now you’ve discovered girls; taking more time on your hair and clothes when getting ready for first dates; putting your arm round a girl at the pictures; first kisses, the wonderful first kisses; fingers fumbling at zips and bra hooks; fingers fumbling everywhere; getting a girl pregnant and having to face her family! And I’m sure many women can also relate to this, although from a different perspective. Yes, soon after young Vic realises he doesn’t really love Ingrid, she gives him the news that he is going to be a father. He does the ‘decent thing’ for the era, and marries her before moving in with his in-laws where Vic and Ingrid’s relationship tumbles out of bed and into

a spiral of nagging and petty arguing. A young audience will see much of their recent or current selves in A Kind of Loving. Older members can enjoy reminders of a time when being ‘invited to tea’ was a big thing, and when cinema and dancing were amongst the very few things available for young people. A Kind of Loving is not a tale crucial to its time, but one that is timeless, and this is a great production. Adam Goodbody is superb as Victor Brown. He is on stage more or less throughout

the duration and never misses a beat. And he is well supported by an ensemble who do well to create a mid-20th century northern world with authentic accents and a great wardrobe. The intimacy of the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre is perfect for this play. A Kind of Loving is on at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre until November 16th. Times: 7.30pm. Admission: £16, £13. Phone: 0333 666 3366. www.

Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019



back to the future - historic women By Katherine Johnston A new play, based on the women - past and present - is coming to Southwark Playhouse on Sunday, November 10.

History Unplugged, created by People’s Company, brings to life women throughout the ages who to make Southwark their home, from celebrated figures to largely unknown but highly impressive campaigners. Written by Eloise Stewart and John Whelan, the play takes the audience into a futuristic society where equality is enforced by any means necessary; even if this means rewriting the past. The play follows the stories of Southwark’s legendary women, as told from the perspective of students studying in the year 2349. People’s Company is a free community theatre company based at Southwark Playhouse, where it runs sessions every Tuesday from 7-9pm. Those highlighted include muchloved Bermondsey heroine Ada Salter, a social reformer, pacifist, Quaker, and a trailblazing woman councillor and mayor. But others are perhaps less well known for their Southwark links…

Mary Wollstonecraft, played by Miranda Quammie For a time the writer, philosopher and women’s rights advocate lived at Dolden Street, off Blackfrairs Road now Gambia Street Garden by Southwark tube Station where she is commemorated with a blue plaque. Wollstonecraft is now seen as one of the founders of feminism, thanks to 1792’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, where she argued women were not naturally inferior to men, but only appeared so due to their lack of education. Wollstonecraft died eleven days after giving birth to her second daughter, Mary, at just 38 years of age. Despite her many achievements and the high esteem she had been held in, a posthumous memoir of her life, published in 1798, destroyed her reputation when it revealed her unconventional lifestyle. But in the 20th century, the beliefs that led her to be shunned by her own society were hailed by modern-day thinkers. Mary Shelley, played by Claire Finn Following a similar path back in from the cold is her daughter, Mary Shelley. The Frankenstein author (1797-1851) was the daughter of Wollstonecraft and radical philosopher William Godwin. At sixteen she eloped with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whom she married after his wife’s suicide. In 1816 they famously spent a summer with Byron and Claire Clairmont, the mother of Byron’s illegitimate daughter, in Switzerland, where Shelley first conceived the basis for Frankenstein, hailed as the first example of science fiction. Shelley had a long career as a varied author, but after her death, this significant literary and political contribution to public life was increasingly eclipsed by lurid revelations about her relationship with her husband.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Norma Lawrence

Mary Shelley

Ada Salter

Similarly, her most famous work would become universally known as a gruesome pop cultural phenomenon, with many of the novel’s ethical, scientific, and political themes garnering less attention. In recent decades critics have once again focused on Shelley’s achievements and legacy – and not just that of the men she loved. Clara Stock, played by Jackie Kearns There aren’t many monuments to Clara Stock or books written about her, but despite her lack of fame she was a huge force for good in her Elephant and Castle home. Born in 1867, Stock lived in Ash Street, and became a much-loved local figure for her kindness and generosity helping poor children. Clara and her husband Arthur married in 1887, and had sixteen children of their own to feed. But despite having barely enough for her own family, the call “Mrs Stock’s got the stew pot on!” became a familiar cry as children queued outside her door to be fed. Stock House, part of the Elephant Park regeneration, was named in her honour.

Elizabeth Newcomen, played by Mina Temple A childless widow who died in 1675, Newcomen left a sum of money in her will to “educating, clothing, apprenticeship and placing out poor children”. The bequest formed what became a girls’ school eventually closing in the early 70s and turning into the Newcomen Centre, an assessment centre for young children. Eventually the site was sold to Guy’s Hospital, and is now used as accommodation for its staff. Today, 300 years later, her foundation still exists as the Newcommen Collett Foundation, and continues its good work. John Collett was another benefactor from Southwark. The organisation currently grants around £100,000 a year to individuals and groups across Southwark with particular attention given to the

Newcomen Centre, Sunshine House and the Cathedral School.

Norma Lawrence, played by Stephanie Umebuani Norma is the only contemporary woman to feature in the play. She and her mother were part of the Windrush generation, who came to Britain from the Caribbean in the 1950s. Norma’s mother moved first, with her daughter only joining her seven years later - at the age of ten. Norma has described finding London a foreboding place, and missing her Island home and the smell of the sea. She went on to marry her husband in 1971 and move to the Tabbard Estate in Borough. In this new life, she experienced racism and discrimination. Children would knock on their door and chant “Enoch, Enoch, hoy, hoy, hoy” in support of the “Rivers of Blood” politician. The family struggled to get a council home. Desperate, one day Norma arrived with her children at the office of the local MP and refused to leave until he helped her. Eventually the family were able to move into their Wandsey Street home in Walworth – and still live there to this day. Norma became a lay inspector after the Brixton riots. In this role she visits holding cells, police stations and prisons to make sure prisoners are getting the right treatment. In decades of community works she has worked with legal, medical and journalism charities, and is a committee member of the Walworth Society, actively campaigning to save Victorian buildings from destruction. In the words of the play’s authors: “She epitomises community spirit, she really made a difference to her community of Walworth and Elephant and Castle.” History Unplugged by Eloise Stewart and John Whelan is presented by people’s Company, on November 10, at 7pm. Tickets are £9 / £7 concessions. For more information visit history-unplugged


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HOMEWARD BOUND New builds, luxury flats, affordable housing and what’s up your street

Peckham Place packs a punch

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Peckham Place packs a punch with shared ownership

A staggering £42 billion of inheritance wealth has skipped a generation over the last five years, with over half (57%) of parents aged over 55 choosing to pass it onto their children and grandchildren in a bid to help them buy their first home . For first time buyers looking to make their mark on the property market independently, Notting Hill Genesis is offering an exciting opportunity to purchase a new home in what is fast becoming one of London’s most sought after Zone 2 districts. Proudly occupying a spot on Queen’s Road, SE15, Peckham Place delivers a striking collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments.

Shared Ownership offers aspiring buyers the opportunity to buy a share of a home’s value, between 25% and 75%, while paying a subsidised rent on the remaining share. The lower deposit level required with the Shared Ownership scheme, means buyers need only put down a deposit on the share they purchase and not the full market value of the property. Shared Ownership also means you can become a home owner with a lower level of savings than if you were to buy the same home outright. Buyers can also choose to buy additional shares on their property as and when they can afford to, right up to 100%.

Enjoying a well-connected location in the heart of this trendy south-east corner of London, residents at Peckham Place can effortlessly reach central London in just ten minutes from Peckham Rye station and in eight minutes from Queen’s Road stations, both just a few minutes’ walk from home. Rivalling the likes of Shoreditch and Dalston, Peckham certainly packs a punch for those wanting to be in the middle of it all, with its fashionable and creative hub brimming with a selection of trendy rooftop bars, thriving restaurants, quirky cafes and independent shops, there is something to suit everyone. Jim Munson, Head of Marketing at Notting Hill Genesis comments: “Peckham Place delivers everything you could want in a new home – a fantastic specification, outdoor space, residents’ parking and excellent access to transport links, within a thriving neighbourhood. The availability of Shared Ownership makes the possibility of living and owning a home in this bustling London location a more affordable reality, especially for buyers who perhaps don’t have financial support from friends or family members. This is something that Notting Hill Genesis is passionate about, we aim to make home ownership affordable, without compromising on quality, style, location or specification.”

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All the Shared Ownership properties offer spacious and well-planned layouts, coupled with a high specification throughout. Fully fitted kitchens come with integrated Zanussi appliances and many homes feature their own outdoor space in the form of a garden, terrace or balcony with privacy glass and off-street parking. Other features include integrated eco recycling bins, low energy recessed lighting and floor to ceiling height fitted wardrobes in the master bedrooms. Peckham is an area with something for everyone. From 1980s video game fun at Four Quarters to a plethora of music, comedy, theatre, film and art events at the CLF Art Café, this pocket of London is awash with entertainment possibilities. Locals can enjoy art installations and sip cocktails while enjoying panoramic

views of South London from the roof of Bold Tendencies or head down to Peckham Bazaar for an outstanding yet affordable feast. Away from the bustle, Green Flag award winning Peckham Rye Park and Common is just over a mile from Peckham Place, where residents can explore 113 acres of open green space, woodlands, lake and park trails.

Prices for a one bedroom Shared Ownership apartment at Peckham Place start from £107,500 for a 25% share of £430,000. For a two-bedroom apartment, prices start from £145,000 for a 25% share of £ 580,000. There is also a selection of one, two and three bedroom homes for private sale. To register your interest or to book your viewing, please visit or call 020 3815 2222.


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


Whilst the works are in progress, or whilst the authorised traffic signs are displayed, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter, proceed, stop, wait, load or unload in: (a) Omeara Street, between Southwark Street and Union Street (b) Roper Lane, between Druid Street to 25m from the junction of Tower Bridge Road (c) Shad Thames, between Gainsford Street and Maguire Street (d) Varcoe Road, at it’s junction with Verney Road


The existing one way working in Roper Lane and Maguire Street will be made two way for access and egress purposes for 2b and 2c


The alternative route for (a) Southwark Street, Union Street, Borough High Street. (b) Druid Street, Tower Bridge Road. (c) Gainsford Street, Maguire Street. (d) Verney Road, Bramcote Grove.


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.



Please take notice that I / we Mrs Janani Pratheepan & Mr. Rajenthiran Peratheepan Have made application to Southwark Council for a new Premises Licence in respect of Unit 1 & 2 Northchurch Dawes Street, London, SE17 2AQ The relevant licensable activities and proposed times to be carried on, or on from the premises are Days

Start time

Finish time

The retail sale of alcohol:

Monday to Sunday



Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday



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 available on our website at It is open to any interested party to make representations about the likely effect of the application 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 to 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: 1st November 2019


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

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager Southwark Council Environment and Leisure Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (a) 5032/ XTD-01-31-181119 (b)5004/ XTD-02-17-141119 (c) 5049/ LBSCR10975 (d) 5064/LBSCR11013 The Council of the London Borough of Southwark PUBLIC NOTICE: ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 16A THE (RESTRICTION OF TRAFFIC) SPECIAL EVENTS ORDER 2019 The Council of the London Borough of Southwark, and in consultation with Transport for London hereby gives notice that it has made the above named Traffic Order under section 16 (a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 for the purpose specified in paragraph 2. The effect of the Order is summarised in paragraph 3.


The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable bridge works, it intends to make an order the effect of which would be to prohibit pedestrians from entering part of the above named road.


Whilst works are in progress, and whilst the authorised signs are displayed, no person shall enter or proceed in Cox’s Walk, between Dulwich Common A205 to Cox’s Walk footbridge.


The alternative route Via Dulwich Common: Lordship Lane, Sydenham Hill, Crescent Wood Road: Via Crescent Wood Road: Sydenham Hill, Dulwich Common. Via Lapse Wood Road: Sydenham Hill, Dulwich Common.


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 anything connected with the said works, or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes or anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.


The restriction will be in place between the 22nd November 2019 – 4th April 2020.


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


The purpose of the Order is to facilitate The Annual Remembrance Day Service.

Dated this 7th November 2019


The effect of the Order will be to prohibit any vehicle from:

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(1) entering, exiting or proceeding in (Northbound A3) Borough High Street Slip Road, between the main connecting carriageway of Borough High Street and Southwark Street. (2) stopping in the loading, unloading and disabled persons’ vehicles bays in Borough High Street (Southside) between No’s 75 – 85 and No’s 107 – 111. (Northside) between No’s 62, and No’s 34 – 32. Stopping in the solo motorcycle bays located in Borough High Street (Slip Road) between No’s 54 – 58 (3) The effect of the order would be to suspend the (buses only) right turn for vehicles from Southwark Bridge Road into Southwark Street. 4.


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

The works will be in place for (a) 18th – 19th November. (b) 14th November at 22:00hrs – 15th November at 06:00hrs. (c) 16th November, if due to adverse weather conditions, then the works will be in place on the 23rd or 30th November. (d) 16th – 17th November or if due to adverse weather conditions then the works will be in place on the 23rd – 24th November.

Dated this 7th November 2019


Southwark Council Environment and Leisure Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: 5137/420752

The prohibitions will not apply in respect of: (1) any vehicle being used for the purposes of those works or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes (2) anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a person authorised by the London Borough of Southwark. (3) The Order will be effective from Sunday 10th November between the hours of 10.30am – 11.30am.


At such times as the prohibitions are in force the alternative route will be indicated by traffic signs via: Borough High Street, Marshalsea Road, Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark Street.

Dated this 7th November 2019 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking, Business Manager, Southwark Council, Environment and Leisure PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX ref: 5136

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The Council of the London Borough of Southwark hereby gives notice that to enable works to be carried out by Power on Connections, Mechanical Movements, M & M Crane Hire, it intends, to make an order the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicular traffic from entering part of the above named road.


Whilst 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 load in:

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(a) Holland Street, between Hopton Street and Castle Yard. (b) Meymott Street, between Hatfields and Colombo Street. (c) Park Street, between New Globe Walk and Great Guildford Street. (d) Southwark Bridge Road, northbound cycle lane between Great Guildford Street and Borough Academy. 3.

Meymott Street will be made two way between Hatfields and Colombo Street for access and egress purposes for (2a)


The alternative route for affected traffic (2a) Hopton Street, Southwark Street. (2b) as indicated by the signs displayed. (2c) Emerson Street, Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark Street, Great Suffolk Street, Southwark Street, Southwark Bridge Road, Sumner Street, Emerson Street. (2d) not applicable.


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


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

Please take notice that I / we: Monarch Beauty Ltd have made application to Southwark Council for a new Special Treatments Premises Licence in respect of Monarch Beauty Ltd, Unit A2, Toronto House, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AJ


The works will be in operation for (2a) 30th November – 12th December. (2b) 28th November – 9th December. (2c) 23rd – 24th November and if due to adverse weather conditions then the closure will be in place on the 30th November – 1st December. (2d) 21st November – 1st December

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 Email:


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


Opening hours:

Dated this 7th November 2019

Days Mon to Sat Sunday

Start time 10:00 10:00

Finish time 19:00 17:00

Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager

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 available on our website at

Southwark Council Environment and Leisure Network Management PO Box 64529 London SE1 5LX Ref: (2a) P95930N0018364/R66 (2b) P95930N0018364/R69 (2c) LBSCR10904-4/5 (2d) LBSCR11025

For applications for Special Treatments Licences, there are no set objectives. However, the grounds for the objection must be relevant to the application and reasons for the objection must be given. 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.


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


The purpose of the Order is to facilitate the Annual Remembrance Day Service in part of West Lane, as indicated in the schedule to this notice.


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


The prohibitions will not apply in respect of: a) any vehicle being used for the purposes of that event or for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes; b) anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a person authorised by the Council of the London Borough of Southwark.


The alternative route will be via: Paradise Street, Cathay Street, as applicable.


For information regarding this event please contact Road Network & Parking on 0207 525 2014

Dated this 7th November 2019 Nicky Costin Road Network & Parking Business Manager Southwark Council, SE1 5LX Road West Lane Note: it is an offence to knowingly or recklessly to 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: 22.10.2019

Notice of Application for a Premises Licence made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 Please take notice that I / we Oliver Sechi / Peachy Goat Have made application to Southwark Council for a new Premises Licence in respect of 16 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9HU The relevant licensable activities and proposed times to be carried on, or on from the premises are Days

Start time

Finish time

The retail sale of alcohol:

Mon to Sun



The provision of regulated entertainment:

Mon to Sun



Opening hours:

Mon to Sun



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 available on our website at It is open to any interested party to make representations about the likely effect of the application 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.

Extent Paradise Street – Jamaica

Date of event and Prohibited Hours Sunday 10th November & Monday 11th November Road. 10:15am – 11.45am Note: it is an offence to knowingly or recklessly to 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: 21th October 2019

Public notice cut off is 4pm on Tuesdays. Please call 0207 232 1639 or email

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

159 KENNINGTON PARK ROAD LONDON SOUTHWARK SE11 4JJ (Ref: 19/AP/5524) Construction of a basement rear extension with internal & external alterations to facilitate the creation of separate living accommodation at basement level (sitting room, kitchen and showe room) (Within: Kennington Park Road CA) Reason(s) for publicity: AFFECT (Contact: Tracy Chapman 020 7525 1948) 43 PECKHAM HIGH STREET LONDON SOUTHWARK SE15 5EB (Ref: 19/AP/5508) Display of 1 x fascia and 1 x projecting sign to the front elevation. (Within: Rye Lane Peckham CA) Reason(s) for publicity: STDCA (Contact: Louise Dinsdale ) CONYBEARE HOUSE GUYS HOSPITAL ST THOMAS STREET LONDON SOUTHWARK SE1 9RT (Ref: 19/AP/5520) Works to the party wall between Keats House (nos. 24-26 St Thomas Street) and Conybeare House, including: removal of link to Keats

House, reinstatement of the strong courses and cornice to Conybeare House, and refurbishment of existing fire escape. (Within: Borough High Street CA) Reason(s) for publicity: STDLB (Contact: Catherine Jeater 020 7525 5375) 1 BALFOUR STREET LONDON SOUTHWARK SE1 4YS (Ref: 19/AP/5568) Works to listed wall within the curtilage of 154 New Kent Road, including creation of new access and the construction of a one bedroom house at lower ground level. Reason(s) for publicity: STDLB (Contact: Richard Craig 020 7525 0436) 21 BOROUGH HIGH STREET LONDON SOUTHWARK (Ref: 19/AP/2620) Ground floor and basement, change of use from 2 no retail A1 units to 1 no unit of A3 and A5 use together with change of shop fronts with entrance relocated to original position. (Within: Borough High Street CA) Reason(s) for publicity: STDCA (Contact: Abrar Sharif 020 7525 3992)

workshop building (Use Class B1), flexible ground floor uses (Use Classes B1/A1/A2/A3/A4 and D2), a marketplace with up to 9 permanent stalls (Use Class A1), 35 residential units (new build and refurbishment) together with associated areas of new public realm, enhancements to Crossbones Graveyard, hard and soft landscaping, means of access and enclosure and installation of ancillary plant and equipment. (Within: Borough High Street Union Street CA) Reason(s) for publicity: MAJ STDCA (Contact: Patrick Cronin 020 7525 5535)

(Within: Camberwell Green CA) Reason(s) for publicity: STDCA (Contact: Abrar Sharif 020 7525 3992) Dated: 05 Nov 2019 - comments to be received within 21 days of this date. SIMON BEVAN - Director of Planning

104-106 RYE LANE LONDON SOUTHWARK SE15 4RZ (Ref: 19/AP/6067) Display of dark green vinyl sign board to front elevation. (Within: Holly Grove Rye Lane Peckham CA) Reason(s) for publicity: STDCA (Contact: Louise Dinsdale )

116 PECKHAM PARK ROAD LONDON SE15 6UZ (Ref: 19/AP/2352) Removal of ground floor street facing French window and replacement with like-for-like timber and glass French window. Reason(s) for publicity: STDLB (Contact: Jessica Potter 020 7525 0036)

18 BARKHAM TERRACE LONDON SOUTHWARK SE1 7PS (Ref: 19/AP/6247) Construction of a 2 story rear infill extension and enclosure of existing open sided pavilion extension. (Within: West Square CA) Reason(s) for publicity: STDCA (Contact: Zaib Khan 0207 525 0311)

25-33 SOUTHWARK STREET LONDON SOUTHWARK SE1 1RQ (Ref: 19/AP/2411) Phased mixed-use development comprising demolition of Nos 25-33 Southwark Street, restoration of 15 Southwark Street for residential use and erection of new buildings comprising: Part 6, part 9 and part 10 storey office building (plus basements) and 3 storey

59B DENMARK HILL LONDON SOUTHWARK SE5 8RS (Ref: 19/AP/6313) Change of use of approved planning permission LBS reg No 17/AP/1108 'First floor front extension and roof extension of commercial (B1) building to increase the space for office use' to 3 flats (C3).


90 BLACKFRIARS ROAD LONDON SOUTHWARK SE1 8HW (Ref: 19/AP/5503) Variation of condition 19 (restriction of roof plant) of planning permission 14/AP/2922 granted on 18/08/2015 for 'Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) to planning permission 12/AP/3558 granted on 04/06/2013 for 'Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a replacement building of five to eight storeys in height (max height 275m) plus basement, comprising 53 residential units 633sqm of retail floorspace (Use Class A1) areas' to allow for installation of x3 mechanical smoke extraction fans at 6th and 7th floor roof levels and x2 air conditioning units to the 7th floor roof levels Reason(s) for publicity: AFFECT (Contact: Thomas Weaver 020 7525 3841)


LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PLACE – FRIERN ROAD The London Borough of Southwark (Free parking places) (Disabled persons) (No.*) Order 201* 1. Southwark Council hereby GIVES NOTICE that it proposes to make the above order under powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended. 2. The effect of the order would be, to provide a new disabled persons parking place in FRIERN ROAD (north-west side, outside No. 300 Friern Road). The proposed bay will be 6.6 metres in length and 2.2 metres in width, which would operate at any time and may be used without time limit by vehicles displaying a valid disabled persons 'blue badge'. 3. For more information contact David Bass of the council's Highways – Transport Projects team 4. Copies of this notice, the proposed order, a statement of the council's reasons for making the orders, 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. Email (or 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: Traffic Order consultation, Highways, Southwark Council, Environment and Leisure, P.O. Box 64529, London SE1P 5LX or by e-mail to quoting reference ‘TMO1920-031 Friern Rd DPPP’ by 28 November 2019. Please note that if you wish to object to this proposal you must state the grounds on which your objection is made. 6. Under the requirements of current access to information legislation, any letter or e-mail sent to the Council in response to this Notice may be subject to publication or disclosure, or both, including communication to other persons affected. Dated 7 November 2019 Nicky Costin - Parking and Network Management Business Unit Manager, Regulatory Services LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK CHANGES TO HOUSING ESTATE PARKING The London Borough of Southwark (Housing estate roads and car parks) (No. 12) Order 2019 1. Southwark Council hereby GIVES NOTICE that on 7 November 2019 it has made the above order under the powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended. 2. The effect of the order is 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) GLOUCESTER GROVE ESTATE, to introduce the permit parking zone 'E-GG' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Andoversford Court, Cam Court, Downend Court, Quedgeley Court, Quenington Court, Westonbit Court, Wickway Court (incl. Wickway Community Centre and Gloucester Grove Estate TMO), Willsbridge Court; (b) NUNHEAD ESTATE, to introduce the permit parking zone 'E-NH' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Brookstone Court, Creed House, Glover House, Goodwin House, Lancefield House, Tilling House; (c) SYLVAN GROVE ESTATE, to introduce the permit parking zone 'E-SV' into the estate roads and car parks fronting or adjacent to properties in Nos. 8 to 24 Sylvan Grove (even only). 3. Copies of the order, which will come into force on 11 November 2019, 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. E-mail or call 020 7525 3497 or 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 7 November 2019 Nicky Costin - Parking and Network Management Business Unit Manager, Regulatory Services

LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK MANOR PLACE AREA IMPROVEMENTS The London Borough of Southwark (Loading bays) (No. 23) Traffic Order 2019; The London Borough of Southwark (Parking places) (CPZ 'E') (No. 22) Order 2019; The London Borough of Southwark (Parking places) (CPZ 'J') (No. 13) Order 2019; and The London Borough of Southwark (Waiting and loading restrictions) (Amendment No. 92) Order 2019. 1. Southwark Council hereby GIVES NOTICE that on 7 November 2019 it has made the above orders under sections 6, 45, 46, 49 and 124 of and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended. 2. The effects of the orders are, in:- (a) MANOR PLACE the south-east side within CPZ ‘E’, to remove two ‘permit holders only’ parking places and one pay parking place (total approx. 105 metres in length) outside Nos. 17 to 21 and 33 Manor Place replacing the places with ‘at any time’ (double yellow lines) waiting restrictions; (b) OCCUPATION ROAD the south-west side, to introduce a new loading only bay which would operate at any time (max stay 40 mins, and no return within 2 hours) and to amend the existing ‘at any time’ waiting restrictions (double yellow lines) to accommodate the new loading bay; and (c) PENROSE STREET the north-west side within CPZ ‘J’, (i) to relocate an existing ‘doctor’s only’ parking place south-westward by 6m which would necessitate the removal of 6m of existing permit holders’ only parking, (ii) and adding 6m of ‘at any time’ (double yellow lines) waiting restrictions. 3. Copies of the orders, which will come into force on 11 November 2019, 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. E-mail or call 020 7525 3497 for details. 4. Any person desiring to question the validity of the orders or of any provision contained therein on the grounds that it is not within the relevant powers of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 or that any of the relevant requirements thereof or of any relevant regulations made thereunder has not been complied with in relation to the order/s may, within six weeks of the date on which the order was made, make application for the purpose to the High Court. Dated 7 November 2019 Nicky Costin - Parking and Network Management Business Unit Manager, Regulatory Services

Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A SPECIAL TREATMENTS PREMISES LICENCE MADE UNDER PART ll OF THE LONDON LOCAL AUTHORITIES ACT 1991 & 2000 Please take notice that I / we: Mr Abel Sadiq, AB Barbers Nail and Beauty have made application to Southwark Council for a new Special Treatments Premises Licence in respect of 390 Walworth Road, London, SE17 2NG 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 Email:

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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 available on our website at For applications for Special Treatments Licences, there are no set objectives. However, the grounds for the objection must be relevant to the application and reasons for the objection must be given. 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 to 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: 17.10.19 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A VARIATION OF A PREMISES LICENCE UNDER SECTION 34 OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT LONDON SPACEMAKERS LTD HAVE APPLIED TO THE LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK FOR A VARIATION OF THE PREMISES LICENCE FOR ZAPOI, 138 RYE LANE, PECKHAM, LONDON SE15 4RZ AS FOLLOWS: TO SUBMIT A PLAN OF THE FIRST FLOOR TO REFLECT A CHANGE IN THE LAYOUT OF THE PREMISES. THE ADDRESS OF THE LICENSING AUTHORITY WHERE THE REGISTER IS KEPT AND THE APPLICATION MAY BE INSPECTED DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS IS: REGULATORY SERVICES, 3RD FLOOR HUB 1, LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK, PO BOX 64529, LONDON SE19 5LX OR ON THE COUNCIL`S WEBSITE: ANY REPRESENTATIONS BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING BY THE LICENSING AUTHORITY BY 29TH NOVEMBER 2019 STATING THE NATURE AND GROUNDS FOR MAKING SUCH REPRESENTATION. IT IS AN OFFENCE UNDER SECTION 158 OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 TO KNOWINGLY OR RECKLESSLY MAKE A FALSE STATEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH AN APPLICATION. THE MAXIMUM FINE ON SUMMARY CONVICTION FOR THIS OFFENCE IS AN UNLIMITED FINE. G T LICENSING CONSULTANTS TEL 07810 826778 EM: NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A SPECIAL TREATMENTS PREMISES LICENCE MADE UNDER PART ll OF THE LONDON LOCAL AUTHORITIES ACT 1991 & 2000 Please take notice that I / we: No1 Combination Ltd have made application to Southwark Council for a new Special Treatments Premises Licence in respect of 108 Maltings Place, Tower Bridge Road, SE1 3JB 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 Email:

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Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019

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Hamlet need to ditch league woes ahead of historic FA Cup fixture Photo by Ollie Jarman

By John Kelly DULWICH HAMLET will need to put their miserable league form out of their minds as FA Cup history beckons on Friday night.

The Hamlet go into their first-round game against Carlisle United after another National League South fixture without a win. Their poor form continued as they were beaten 3-1 by Bath City at Champion Hill last Saturday. Since their 3-0 victory at Eastbourne Borough in August that put them in the top two in the table, Gavin Rose’s side have failed to win any of their last nine league games. The visitors deserved their win, as they cut through the hosts to score three goals. Noah Chivers gave Bath the lead in the 30th minute before Ade Yusuff equalised three minutes into the second half. But that was as good as it got for the Hamlet, as Sam Pearson restored Bath’s lead before Tom Smith made sure of the points with a last-minute goal. The result leaves Dulwich in fifteenth place in the table, just four points above the relegation zone. Dulwich welcome their League Two

Striker Danny Mills shows his disappointment last weekend opponents for their first game at this stage of the oldest cup competition in the world for the first time in 21 years. The hosts will hope a Friday evening 320-mile trip could affect the visitors and reduce the number of visiting fans. That number could also be affected with the game being shown live on BBC. Steve Pressley’s Carlisle defeated Macclesfield 2-1 last weekend and are eighteenth in the fourth tier. Hamlet winger Nyren Clunis was looking forward to creating more

history with the club, as Dulwich look to secure a place in the second round for the first time in their history. He said: “I’ve been here ten years so this is the furthest I’ve been in the FA Cup. I’ve seen stories on BBC One of non-league clubs progressing through and I’d love it to be us this year.”

Dulwich Hamlet were hosting their pregame press conference on Thursday ahead of their huge FA Cup clash. Go to for all the build-up.

Southwark look for weekend Faver By John Kelly SOUTHWARK RUGBY club return to league action this Saturday in a replay of the Kent Vase final at the end of last season.

On that occasion, Faversham won 17-15 depriving the Old Kent Road side of victory with the very last play of the game.

This is the first-ever league meeting between the two sides and the Burgess Park outfit will not be underestimating their newlypromoted opposition. Southwark find themselves at the top of the Kent 1 table after a hardfought 13-0 win against Cranbrook last time out and will be eager to take a strong squad down to rural Kent and maintain their early season form.

Fisher can’t save Vase fisher fc • bermondsey

Photo by Dave Anderson

Hair-raising: Fisher lost 2-1 at St Paul’s

Former Millwall striker Gary Alexander takes in the action

By John Kelly FISHER SUFFERED their first defeat under manager Ajay Ashanike as they were knocked out of the second round of the FA Vase by Glebe last weekend.

After going unbeaten in six games in October after previous boss Allan Fenn stepped down, the Fish were two goals behind at the break at St Paul’s. Antony Dwyer gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot in the fifth

minute, and Toby Ajala doubled the advantage ten minutes before halftime. Luke Thomas scored for the hosts six minutes into the second half, but Glebe held on to their slim lead to progress. Fisher are back in SCEFL Premier Division action this Saturday when they travel to Punjab United. The Fish are seventeenth in the table, and will hope to boost that position against the bottom side. Kick-off at the Elite Venue in Gravesend is 3pm.

Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019

Lionesses break the Law at St Paul’s

Millwall are still unbeaten this season MILLWALL LIONESSES boss Colin Reid insisted there was even more room for improvement after their huge 18-0 win over Lawford Ladies last weekend.

The Lionesses qualified for the knockout stages of the Eastern Region Women's Football League Cup after their thumping win at St. Paul's. The hosts piled on ten goals in the second half against opponents they had defeated 10-3 in their previous league game. “Last week I wanted to guarantee as much as we could that we could get a clean sheet, so I was pleased with that,” Reid said. “I think the people coming back showed the difference to the starting line-up last week. So that was very positive. “And obviously scoring as many goals as we did and scoring more goals in the second half is very, very positive.” The cup game was the Lionesses’ Remembrance fixture, and Reid revealed the message he had for his side before kick-off. He explained: “I think it’s a really important day. I said to the girls I wanted them to think why they’re playing football.

Shannan Drewe

“We talk about bravery on the football pitch, it’s no bravery compared to all of the people in the military and serving currently and who have served us. “For me, bravery on the football pitch is, ‘give me the ball, it’s not a problem’. We dedicate that performance to those currently serving or lost people before us. “We thank them for all they do and all they’ve done.” Meanwhile, Reid’s side travel to Hutton Women on Sunday. Hutton are top of the Eastern League Women’s Football League Division One South “That’s what we’ve been working towards and that’s why I’ve been hard on the girls,” Reid said. “I said to them we’ve still got lots of areas to improve on. “I’ve done the stats on the number of chances that we missed and we need to look at that and convert them. Next week I don’t think we’re going to get as many chances so it’s imperative we work on that during the week. “We need to work on shape, on being more clinical when we get into the opponents’ box and more importantly keep a clean sheet at the other end.” Kick-off on Sunday is 2pm.

LONDON CUP SECOND ROUND RESULT Interwood FC 5-7 Ballers FA Youth 7

BALLERS FA Youth are through in the London Cup after a narrow win at Interwood last weekend.

Nahshon Bedeau-Francis, Milo Eaves and Mecca Maxime-Samuels all scored twice and Freddie Doublet was also on target in difficult weather conditions. The Ballers raced into a 5-0 lead within the first 20 minutes on a muddy and slippery pitch. The hosts pulled two goals back

before half-time and going into the final stages of the contest it was 6-5, before Doublet made sure of the win with a close-range finish. Coach Charlie Pearce said: “We put this firmly behind us now and move on from a game in which we were below our normal standards in spells. “The team took their foot off the gas and got punished, but take nothing away, a win is a win in rather ugly

conditions. We would like to wish Interwood all the best for the rest of the season. “We would also like to congratulate Milo on his man-of-the-match performance which saw him work continuously throughout and provide encouragement when the team needed it. “The boys now move on and focus all their efforts on the next league game.”

Hamlet stay top after Eastbourne win A RECORD crowd of 312 at Champion Hill last Sunday saw Dulwich Hamlet Women defeat Eastbourne 2-0 with goals from Sarah Milner and Saskia Philp.

Officials decided the result stood after the game was abandoned in the 86th minute following an injury to an Eastbourne player. Milner headed home Rosie Stone’s cross before Philp found the bottom corner to double the lead. Late in the game, an Eastbourne player collapsed on the pitch and the referee and both managers agreed to end the game. It was understood later that the Eastbourne player was recovering. Dulwich coach Ryan Dempsey said: “I was very pleased with the performance. The old cliché of a game of two halves, we controlled the game very well in the first half, although we didn’t create lots of clear-cut chances. We kept the ball well in the first two thirds of the pitch. “The second half we had to battle a little bit more as Eastbourne Town remained in compact shape and we chose to keep trying to play through the middle of the pitch. I would have liked us to play quicker as individuals, units and a team but I’m very pleased with the clean sheet.” Dulwich stay top of the London & South East Regional Women's Premier. This Sunday’s fixture away to Dartford has been postponed. The next home game is Sunday, November 17 against Haringey Borough at 2pm in the Capital Women's Cup.

Big Cheese more positive as he outlines 2020 vision TED CHEESEMAN is determined to make his own luck next year after the disappointment of losing his British title to Scott Fitzgerald last month.



Bermondsey’s Cheeseman gave an emotional interview immediately after the fight after feeling he had done more than enough to get the decision. Cheeseman even hinted he was thinking of quitting, but he has since put the fight and his career into perspective and is looking forward to getting back on track next year. “I still scored it to me seven rounds to five. But it’s done, on the night you’re emotional and angry,” Cheeseman said. “I’m 24 years old, I’m still in a great position. I’ve just got to keep pushing on and improving in the gym. “Everyone can see the improvements I’ve made now. I’m mentally fresh, everything’s going well in my life. “I’m just looking forward to seeing what 2020 is going to bring me. “I haven’t had any luck this year, but you make your own luck. Next year I’ll come back more determined, more improved and go and get some KOs. “I’ve got to push on, there’s no point dwelling on it. I’m mentally strong as everyone can see, I’ve come back time and time again after the setbacks I’ve had this year. “I’m only going to come back stronger again. “I’d love the Fitzgerald rematch but,

to be honest, since the start of my career I’ve been pushing, pushing, pushing and thinking about the short term rather than the long term. “I’ve got to start thinking about the long term and it’s down to my team and management to work me out a new plan for the new year. “But they’ve done a good job so far, a lot of the things I’ve pushed for so I can’t really complain much. “As much as I haven’t had luck I’ve achieved a lot already. I’ve fought for the European title [against Sergio Garcia in February], I’ve been the British champion, WBA champion, English champion. I’ve beaten a lot of good fighters. “So I’ve just got to take the positives and not look at the negatives. On the night obviously you’re looking at the negatives but when you sit back and let the time go by you think about it all again. And that was probably my best performance as a professional boxer, against Scott. “I’m obviously improving. I think at one point everyone thought I’d gone stale and reached my level. But I showed [against Fitzgerlad] I can box, I can fight, I can take a shot on the chin and I’ve got a lot of heart. “That’s what it’s all about. I’m an all-round fighter but people were doubting that because of my performance at the start of the year [against Garcia]. “I’ve boxed since I was twelve years old and there’s still a lot to come.”


Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019

Millwall on floor after Royal rumble

Jed Wallace's sixth of the season wasn't enough

Lions can’t recover from poor first half at the Madejski

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP READING - 2 Obita 9’, Baldock 37’ MILLWALL - 1 Wallace 63’ Date: Saturday 2 November, 2019 Attendance: 14,485 Man of the match: John Swift Referee: Tony Harrington

THE LINE-UPS 33 Cabral

6 Moore

4 Morrison

5 Miazga 17 Yiadom


Blackett, 58’

8 Rinomhota

10 Swift

14 Ejaria 47 Puscas

9 Baldock

Meite, 75’

Gomes, 76’

9 Bradshaw Smith, 78’

11 Ferguson

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11 Obita

8 Thompson

6 Williams

16 Molumby

5 Cooper

4 Hutchinson

Mahoney, 78’

7 J Wallace 12 Romeo

33 Bialkowski

Head to Head 47% 12 6 3 11

Possession Shots Shots on target Corners Fouls

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By John Kelly at The Madejski A HARD bump back down to earth for Millwall last weekend.

Lions fans had arrived with optimism after selling out the away end, almost 2,000 of them. By half-time, that optimism had been replaced with a far too familiar feeling: their side on the way to more disappointment away from home. And no points. This was a twelfth league game without a win on their travels for Millwall. Seven defeats and five draws. Reading were 2-0 up by half-time and it could have been more. The Royals had eight shots on goal in the opening half, five on target to none from Millwall. Jordan Obita fired the hosts ahead before Sam Baldock doubled the lead. Both were superb finishes but the way they were given space to shoot in the first place reflected badly on the Lions. Millwall are like Jekyll and Hyde home and away and they were like that within this game too. It was summed up by Bart Bialkowski, who has made such a positive impact this season after former boss Neil Harris used three No.1 goalkeepers in the last campaign. In the first half Bialkowski spilled a shot to the feet of George Puscas before blocking the striker’s effort. Andy Yiadom followed up and Shaun Hutchinson desperately threw himself

at the right wing-back’s effort to deflect the ball over the bar. That reflected Millwall’s performance: ragged defensively, living on the edge. From the resulting corner it seemed certain Matt Miazga’s header at the near post would find the net, but Bilakowski sprung low to his right to make a superb save and push the ball around the post. In the pre-match warm-up, goalkeeping coach Lee Turner had tested Bialkowski from different angles and with different heights on the shots, and had applauded each impressive save. Bialkowski’s save from Miazga would have been worthy of a standing ovation had it not been in the middle of a Reading performance that only looked like it would yield the win. There were signs of Gary Rowett’s influence on his new side. They kept more possession than the opposition for the first time away from home this season. Rowett is still trying to get that balance right between the side keeping more possession but not losing that directness and aggression that at times made them so effective under Harris. The Lions struggled against Reading’s 3-5-2 formation, with Obita and Yiadom, the wing-backs, pushing high up the pitch and giving Mahlon Romeo and Murray Wallace plenty to think about. After Jake Cooper headed away Liam Moore’s long throw-in, Romeo didn’t get out quickly enough to Obita who lashed a shot past Bialkowski’s left hand from 18 yards. Millwall were authors of their own destruction for the second goal. Rowett said they didn’t set themselves up correctly from their own goal-kick. Ovie Ejaria was another tormentor of Millwall, and when he picked up the ball he found Baldock in space. Far too much space. The striker took a couple of touches and then fired a right-footed

Gary Rowett

"In a lot of away games this season we lacked that little bit of belief to step forward and take a risk, so there’s a lot to learn, a lot to take on board” shot into Bialkowski’s top left corner, giving the goalkeeper little chance. Something needed to change. Rowett sent on Jon Dadi Bodvarsson for Shane Ferguson and switched to 4-4-2. But it initially had little effect as Bodvarsson struggled to make an impact and John Swift – who had hit the crossbar with a free-kick in the first half – continued to dominate the game. Millwall eventually began to impose themselves in attack, and that was largely down to Jed Wallace. In the 63rd minute, Wallace picked the ball up on the right wing before skipping by three Royals defenders and beating Rafael Cabral with a low shot into the far left corner. Wallace was again the player Millwall were looking to to get them out of a hole. He was almost through again but took a heavy touch as the away side

appeared the more likely to score next. Rowett went for it, bringing on Connor Mahoney and Matt Smith as Millwall bombarded the home penalty area. Reading had a few scares. Bodvarsson almost scored a spectacular overheadkick against his former side but the ball went just wide. Smith saw a tame enough header saved by Cabral and Cooper nodded over Mahoney’s delivery. Millwall didn’t really deserve anything from the game. They will need to improve to beat Charlton, be more ambitious from the start and trust their attacking ability. "In a lot of away games this season we lacked that little bit of belief to step forward and take a risk,” Rowett said, “so there's a lot to learn, a lot to take on board.”

Southwark News, Thursday November 7 2019


exlusive By John Kelly GARY ROWETT admitted his time at Charlton was “frustrating” – but said his experience at The Valley shaped some of his coaching career.

Rowett joined Charlton from Leicester in the summer of 2002 for the Addicks’ third consecutive season in the Premier League. He was made captain by boss Alan Curbishley but a persistent knee injury that required surgery limited him to just twelve games in his first season as Charlton finished twelfth. His second campaign was worse. He played one league game, a 3-0 defeat against Manchester City – his last appearance in the Football League. It was over two years before Rowett played another game, for Burton in the Conference. But while Rowett couldn’t contribute much on the pitch for Charlton, he paid attention to the methods of Curbishley, then one of the most highly thought of English coaches. It was Curbishley who had eventually signed Rowett after more than one attempt. “They tried to sign me on two or three occasions and it wasn’t quite right,” Rowett recalled. “There was one time they tried to sign me and I wasn’t fit. They would have signed me anyway but I told them there was no point in me signing if I couldn’t give my all for the club. “When I did eventually sign I was at the peak of my career and Curbs made me captain after about three games. I think I played twelve games in the first season and got injured again, I had quite a major operation. “I played the first game against Man City the next season and just did not feel right. I knew pretty quickly there was something seriously wrong. “I went there for what was meant to be the best part of my career and it turned out to probably be the most frustrating part. “Listen, it was a fantastic club, with really good people at the time and a really good group of players. They were a top-ten Premier League side consistently. “Me and Richard Rufus, who Curbs

Valley experience helped Rowett had signed me to play with, both retired with the same injury two weeks apart. “But that’s life, you have to accept it and some things are not meant to be. It shaped a little bit my coaching and management career having two years out injured. I had a lot of time to think. “Curbs is a really good guy and in some ways I’m surprised he hasn’t gone back into management. “You take all sorts of things. It was a little bit similar to here. It was always about hard work, drive, players that were hungry. Often Curbs would match the opposition up because he felt we would have more energy than them. “He was a very good man-manager and coach. You take things from every manager you work with. While it was a frustrating two years there I learned

Lions boss faces Bowyer - who had last laugh with Leeds after a spectacular comeback in November 1997

Lions winger reveals victory target

By John Kelly JED WALLACE has revealed his win target this season – and victory over bitter rivals Charlton will bring Millwall a third of the way to it.

At the start of the season Wallace felt fifteen wins would give Millwall a good base to potentially climb the table. The Lions have four wins in fifteen games so far this season, with six draws. That’s the same number of victories at the same stage in 201718, when they went on to finish eighth with nineteen wins. Millwall actually have a point more after fifteen games than they did that season. They are aiming for an eleventh game unbeaten against the Addicks. “It’ll be a good game. I don’t get carried away whether we lose 8-0 or win 4-0,” Wallace said. “Every game

is three more points. My target was to win fifteen games at the start of the season and see where we go from there, where we end up. “That would be another tick towards the target I have in my head if we can win that game. “It seems like a similar changing room to us, they’ve got a lot of young lads that want to prove themselves at this level. That’s always a recipe for success. “They’ve got a couple of outstanding players but some players injured. They’ve got the momentum from last season. “These are the games you want to be playing in as a Millwall player, the likes of Leeds, Charlton. “It’s one we’re looking forward to and relishing.” Wallace has undoubtedly been Millwall’s star man this season, with six league goals, one off his highest total in a full season for the Lions.

The winger is level on league goals with Tom Bradshaw, who is the Lions’ top scorer this season with seven. Wallace is far from a player who wants to hog the limelight, delighting instead in seeing his team-mates flourish. He said: “One of the highlights for me last year was seeing Fergie [Shane Ferguson] and Thommo [Ben Thompson], and even Dave Martin, come out of the wilderness and really get themselves as regulars in the team. “The lads couldn’t be happier for Bradders. I think people don’t realise when you’re out for a year you spend a lot of lonely hours in the gym on your own doing your leg presses, squats. It’s a lonely place. “For him to come back and show what he’s shown, he’s hungry to do well. He’s going to score a lot of goals for this club. “The only bad thing for him is I’m not letting him take penalties!”

an awful lot from those guys. It was a valuable experience.” Rowett faces a relative management novice this weekend in Lee Bowyer, who took over at Charlton in March 2018. The Lions manager will hope not to suffer the same outcome he did when he was in the Derby side at Elland Road in November 1997 when Bowyer – who scored the last time Charlton beat Millwall – netted in the last minute to cap a remarkable Leeds comeback. “I was a defender – centre-half and full-back – and I think Lee was probably busy kicking midfielders to come too close to me,” Rowett joked. “I remember one game where we were 3-0 up at Elland Road and they ended up scoring in the last minute to win 4-3. It was an incredible atmosphere and it was a very good side

Jed Wallace

that he played in up there. “You can only look from afar and see what a good job he’s done. Regardless of the local rivalry you have to take your hat off to them. They started the season really well, they’re in a good position and have upset a lot of teams with the way they play. It’s quite a flexible style with lots of different formations. “And that’s from someone who went out of the game and wasn’t necessarily looking to be a coach or a manager. To come back into it and to have such a successful start you have to say it’s been very impressive. “It’ll be a tough game for us and with the extra meaning to the game for the fans it’s important we perform well. At the same time we have to be respectful that Charlton are a side capable of beating any team.”


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Coop-ing the faith EXCLUSIVE

By John Kelly A WARY smile creeps across Jake Cooper’s face as if he’s been expecting the question.

Cooper, 24, has yet to score this season after netting seven times in the 2018-19 campaign when, along with his assists, he was the most productive centre-back in the top four divisions. Cooper said earlier this season that he felt he wasn’t getting enough protection from referees in the opponents’ box, and thought he should have had at least three penalties. Former Reading defender Cooper hopes the goals will arrive “like London buses”. So he has the perfect game to try to break his goal duck for the campaign on Saturday when the Lions’ south London rivals Charlton come to The Den. Asked if he was frustrated he hadn’t found the back of the net yet, he said: “I am frustrated in the attacking box, for sure. I’m trying to work on different things and I’ll get there in the end. “It’s been a slow start for me in that area at the start of the season. It’s not something I’m not thinking about or

not working on, it’s certainly in the forefront of my mind. “Hopefully they’re going to be like London buses when they come. I’ll keep working to make sure that happens. “I’ve never actually played against Charlton for Millwall so I’m really looking forward to it. The Den is sold out so it must mean the fans are really up for it. “It’s a big local derby and I’m raring and ready to go.” With Charlton not playing until last Sunday, Cooper took the chance to watch their 1-0 home defeat against Preston on TV. “They looked good but Preston are showing their qualities, they look brilliant with the talent they’ve got,” Cooper said. “Charlton play a similar style to what we do and if we can put in the hard press and be energetic like Preston were I’m sure we can come away with three points. “You do try and look at certain situations and what you’d do against players you’re going to come up against. “It was good to get the chance to see them at the weekend and get a basic view of them. We’ll look at them this week with the manager and staff and get more of an insight into them and

really start working on our game plan.” It will be the third game under Gary Rowett after he succeeded Neil Harris. The former Millwall manger signed Cooper twice, first on loan in the 201718 season and then permanently that summer. “Neil did wonders for my career and turned it around,” Cooper continued. “He believed in me when not many people did. I have a lot to thank him for and I’ll always be thankful to him. “He gave me confidence. I was able to make mistakes and he would put me back out there. I was able to learn in my own way and he would give me pointers and be positive with me. “He gave me the freedom to grow as a young man that I needed at that stage of my career. I’m very lucky he gave that to me. “You see loads of lads having to go on loans. My one loan was here and I’ve stayed here since. Neil urged me to learn from each experience I had. Every game he would play me and it was just a great learning curve to have all that game time at such a valuable stage of my career. “Hopefully I can use that to push on.” With Rowett, Cooper can learn from a manager who played in the top flight of English football with three different clubs, including Charlton.

Big defender hopes goals arrive ‘like London buses’

Cooper added: “You can learn from every manager at this level, every manager has something new to teach. I’m relishing it and trying to pick up different things that he wants, different techniques and trying to learn something new each day. “He wants us to have more control over games and maybe have more of a foothold than in the past. That’s something that you have to build from my position and Hutch [Shaun Hutchinson] and Pearcey’s [Alex Pearce]. “At times even on Saturday [at Reading] he wanted us to play it forward more quickly, we were a bit passive with our play. We didn’t get into their box enough in the first half and cause them problems. “He said to us that was a slight

mistake on our behalf, we were overplaying if anything. “We certainly have the chance to work on it and it’s time to start putting it right. It’s early days and we’re trying to learn from him every day. “He’s worked with top players and it’s great to have him here. He’s been here coming on two weeks and we’ve had two games in that time so we’re still trying to build that style of play and work together to try to make it happen.” After another failure to win away this season when they lost 2-1 at Reading last weekend, Cooper believes it puts more pressure on them to win at home. “We talk about it, but it’s difficult to put your finger on anything,” Cooper said about the away woes. “I don’t know, can we use all the empty seats in the away grounds and fill them with our fans and try and change it into The Den?” he joked. “It must be a mental thing, whether it’s us or the opposition. We need to work on that but we also need to carry on our home form because it’s crucial now more than ever if our away form is not picking up. “We need to put on performances at home and hopefully we can build on it in a massive London derby this weekend.”

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Millwall aim to extend 23 year run AGAINST RIVALS

By John Kelly GARY ROWETT is looking forward to experiencing a “full and vibrant Den” when Millwall aim to extend their long unbeaten run over Charlton this weekend.

The Lions last lost to their south London neighbours in March 1996, when current Addicks manager Lee Bowyer and striker Carl Leaburn scored in a 2-0 win at The Valley. Millwall have won five of the ten fixtures between the sides since then, the last a 3-1 victory in December 2016

Young Lions battle back in derby KEVIN NUGENT praised his side’s “character” after they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Charlton in their Professional Development League clash at Calmont Road on Monday.

Chuks Aneke and Abraham Odoh gave the Addicks a lead they held until ten minutes from time. But George Alexander and Besart Topalloj struck late on to earn their side a point. “I was really pleased with the character of the players today,” boss Nugent said. “I didn’t think we deserved to be 2-0 down. “We started slow, but then picked up from there as the first-half went on. Their goal was completely against the run of play. They had some good players out there as well, though, so I’m pleased we came back.” The Lions had lost against QPR the previous week. Nugent added: “I asked for a reaction I’ve got a thing about not getting beaten twice.”


when Steve Morison scored a brace and Aiden O’Brien was also on target. Charlton, though, are four points above Millwall in the Championship table, increasing the pressure on Rowett’s side to get a result. Millwall have lost just once this season at The Den, which is sold out for Saturday’s game. Millwall delivered contrasting performances in Rowett’s first two games in charge, losing 2-1 at Reading after the impressive 2-0 win over Stoke. “The first home game for us was a good experience in terms of the performance and the atmosphere,” Rowett said. “I can

Kevin Nugent

only imagine what a full and vibrant Den is going to feel like. “Every game is such a learning experience for us in terms of how players handle situations, about what we need to do in certain games, what we need to do against certain opposition. “It’s the third game, we want a performance slightly more akin to the first half against Stoke as opposed to the first half against Reading. “That’s what we’ll be looking to do.” Rowett will be without Frank Fielding, Ryan Leonard and Tom Elliott this weekend, while when he spoke to the News earlier in the week the squad was

Den diary

Lions get 1,500 Swans tickets MILLWALL HAVE been given an initial allocation of 1,500 for their Championship fixture at Swansea after the international break.

The Lions travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, November 23 (kick-off: 3pm) with tickets currently on sale to season-ticket holders and members. Tickets are priced at £30 adults, £17.50 65s and over, £17.50 full-time students (valid ID required) and £15 under 18s. Tickets will go off sale at 2pm on Friday 22nd November. We have an initial allocation of 1,500 tickets. Wheelchair/Ambulant Disabled supporters should call 0207 740 3470 to book tickets between the hours and 9.30am-5pm Monday-Friday. Fans can buy tickets online at www. (booking fees apply); by phone on 0844 826 2004; or in person/by post at the Millwall Ticket Office. Coaches leave The Den at 8am and cost £28.

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further depleted. “Pearcey [Alex Pearce] was ill [Tuesday]. Jason McCarthy’s got a little bit of an issue that he might not train for the next day or two. But I don’t think they’re any real problems,” Rowett said. “What it does is highlight how small the group is, but again there are positives and negatives to that. It just means that if two or three players are out at any one point you just struggle in terms of numbers. “It’s something that we’ll look at moving forward.” Charlton would have moved into the top six if they had beaten Preston at The Valley last Sunday. Instead they toiled as they lost 1-0 to Preston, who went top before West Brom’s 2-0 win at Stoke on Monday night. Bowyer will be without some of his main players. Strikers Lee Taylor and Chuks Aneke are out, as is midfielder Jonny Williams. “We’ll just keep going, we’ll keep fighting and competing and trying to do the right things in training. We’re getting better. [Sunday], we’ve lost

against a good, experienced, side that have gone top,” Bowyer said. “It’s difficult because you can’t rotate and play the players that you want to play all the time. People that are coming off the bench, you want them to have an impact and it’s not really happening at the moment.” Bowyer’s Charlton are trying to end that run of more than 23 years without beating their rivals. He said: “You have to have a reaction going there. Again, we’ll be ready, and we’ll put this one behind us. We haven’t had many bad games. We’ll put that behind us and move on.”

Bradshaw up for fans’ October award

Elliott working hard to regain fitness

TOM BRADSHAW has been nominated for the PFA Championship Player of the Month award for October.

TOM ELLIOTT is working “incredibly hard” to recover from a hamstring problem, according to his manager Gary Rowett.

Bradshaw scored five goals in four league games – against Luton Town, Leeds United, Brentford and a double against Cardiff City – and has seven goals in all competitions this season. Bradshaw is Millwall’s top scorer this season, one ahead of Jed Wallace. The other players nominated for the award were: Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End), Said Benrahma (Brentford), Kiko Casilla (Leeds United), ex-Lion Ebe Ezere (Queens Park Rangers) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham). Bradshaw has a habit of scoring in derbies – netting for Barnsley against Leeds – and will look to add to his tally against Charlton this weekend. He has three goals in Millwall’s last three league games at The Den. The winner of October’s award will be announced this Friday.

matCh details

Possible Millwall starting XI: 4-4-1-1:

Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M Wallace; J Wallace, Molumby, Williams, Mahoney; Thompson; Bradshaw.

Match odds:

Millwall EVS Draw 23/10 Charlton 13/5

Last meeting:

Charlton 0-0 Millwall (League One, January 14, 2017)

Elliott – who will turn 29 this Saturday – last played a senior game in the 2-2 League Cup draw at Oxford on August 27. Striker Elliott had to go off in that game as his injury-hit time with the Lions continued. “Tom’s working incredibly hard, as are all the injured players,” Rowett said. “His was a hamstring injury, you can get quite quickly to 70 or 80 per cent of your running speed but it’s always the last little bit that you have to be a little bit cautious on. “Like most of the injured players he’s desperate to get back involved.” Meanwhile, two of the club’s younger players with senior ambitions, Isaac Olaofe and James Brown, are close to playing 90 minutes for the under-23s after long-term injuries.


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Millwall eye PL loans

No Willo deal talks exclusive By John Kelly SHAUN WILLIAMS has yet to hold talks with Millwall over a potential new deal – and said he will “keep plugging away” in the meantime.

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exclusive By John Kelly MILLWALL COULD dip into the Premier League loan market in January – but not at the risk of upsetting the balance of the squad or their long-term building plans.

The Lions currently have Jayson Molumby on loan from top-flight Brighton, and he has become a popular player with his team-mates and Millwall fans. This weekend’s opponents, Charlton, were much busier in the summer loan market. Lee Bowyer signed Beram Kayal, Molumby’s team-mate at Brighton, and Josh Cullen from West Ham. Conor Gallagher has made a big impact since joining on loan from

Rowett could look at ‘one or two sensible additions’ Chelsea, with five goals in fifteen games. Bowyer also took Sam Field from West Brom. Neil Harris signed Bart Bialkowski and Luke Steele on loan from Ipswich and Nottingham Forest in the summer. But Bialkowski’s loan was out of necessity rather than design after a proposed permanent move fell through, while Steele joined as cover for Frank Fielding until January.

Millwall have a relatively small squad, with just one out-and-out left-back in Murray Wallace. They could also lose Bialkowski in January if Ipswich accept a bid from another club for him. Rowett signed Kasey Palmer on loan for Derby from Chelsea in 2017-18 as the Rams finished sixth. As Stoke manager Rowett recruited Ashley Williams and Cuco Martina on temporary bases from Everton. Rowett is aware the Lions squad can be quickly stretched with injuries and suspensions and was meeting with head of recruitment Alex Aldridge this week to pore over the club’s database of potential targets. Rowett wants Millwall to play a more controlled possession game, which could mean an alteration to the list of transfer targets that was being compiled under former boss Harris.

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“You always want your own players to develop, you want to create a good team and also good assets for the club,” Rowett said. “But I think the Premier League loan window, and the Championship’s, is a good window to supplement a small group of players. You might be able to get players for perhaps less cost than a permanent signing. “You always look to do that. I don’t think you want too many in your side because there’s no point building your team around two, three, four players on loan but then they go back at the end of the season and you’ve got to start again. “I think there can be one or two sensible additions. You look at Gallagher for Charlton who’s been a good signing for them on loan. “There are areas you’re always looking at. We’ve done it with Jayson Molumby.”

Williams, who turned 33 last month, is in the last year of his current deal. He will be six years at the club in January after joining from MK Dons. Ireland international Williams has started both of Gary Rowett’s matches in charge. “There’s been nothing yet,” Williams said. “I just need to keep plugging away and see what happens.” Millwall manager Gary Rowett is not going to rush into decisions over players’ contracts. Rowett will assess the squad over a number of games and will meet with chief executive Steve Kavanagh as they decide on potential contract extensions and new deals. “I need to sit down with the club and it will be up to Steve and the club how they view it from a financial perspective, which of course as a manager I’m not going to get involved in just yet without really knowing the structure and those players a little bit better. “Until I have those conversations I’m not going to mislead with the wrong answer. Those things will probably be a little bit clearer in the next three or four weeks. “To make those decisions you want to see those players in six, seven, eight games before you start to nail those ideas down.” The recycled paper content of UK newspapers in 2014 was 83.5%

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