Southwark Council has confirmed that it will once again stage a fireworks display in Southwark Park, this year on Sunday 5 November.

21,000 tickets are available; these will be free for people who live in Southwark, but because of the risks associated with the night’s huge popularity and the significant cost of bringing Southwark fireworks night to residents, those from outside the borough will have to pay a small fee.

Last year Southwark residents booked 62 per cent of the tickets.

Of those 62 per cent, 48 per cent came from the SE16 area and a further 26 per cent
came from the adjacent SE1 area.

Non-Southwark residents will be charged £8.50 for admission to the event, with child tickets costing £2.50 and a family ticket available at £20.

The council hopes to raise £10,000-£15,000 from ticket sales to help offset the cost of the event.

Gates will open at 5pm, with food, drink and entertainment available until 8pm. Last entry to the park will be at 6.30pm. Ticket holders are strongly advised to arrive as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.

Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Social Regeneration, said: “At Southwark Council we are very proud of our magnificent annual fireworks display. It’s a really special family and community event.

“Please do book your tickets as early as you can and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Southwark Park on 5 November.”

Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis from 22 September, so residents are encouraged to sign up early at: www.2.southwark.gov.uk/fireworks

London Bubbleis looking for people to join a singing group that will provide the choral content for an intergenerational performance project, Primary.

Primary explores the place of Primary Schools in our hearts and communities.

Research, interviews, artefacts, games and songs gathered from people in all aspects of Primary education are being brought together to create a brand new show. The musical content will be woven into the action and the choir will perform alongside Bubble’s volunteer performers.

Singers of all ages and experience (or none) are most welcome to join in. No audition.
Rehearsals will be split between cast & choir rehearsals to accommodate those who would like to do both.

Under 12s should be accompanied by an older member of their family.

Free to join. 

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm. Sept-Dec & Jan onwards
at 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD

For more information contact:
lucy@londonbubble.org.uk | 020 7237 4434

http://www.londonbubble.org.uk/page/calling-all-singers

Transport for London is cutting the frequency of bus route 47 (Bellingham to Liverpool Street via Surrey Quays and Jamaica Road).

From Saturday 30 September, the Monday-Saturday daytime frequency will be reduced from six buses an hour to five.

During the evenings and on Sundays, buses will run just three times an hour instead of every 15 minutes.

TfL says it is making the change “to better match how often buses run with demand for them”.

 

The Camden Society, which runs The Riverside Day Centre in Bermondsey, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to transform the centre’s underused car park into a beautiful food growing garden and art studio. The project will ensure that people with a learning disabilitycan learn skills and discover new interests, whilst also being open for the local community to use.

The centre currently supports around 90 people with a learning disability and provides a tailor-made service that allows people to plan how to spend their day. Due to the immanent closure of the charity’s South London centre, The Riverside must expand its services to ensure it can accommodate more people each day.

The crowdfunding campaign has already received a £10,000 pledge from the Mayor of London. Thanks to further pledges from the public, local and national businesses, 83% of the funds needed have been raised. However, as this is an all of nothing campaign, if they do not reach their target, they will lose every pledge.

The charity is appealing for public support to get behind the campaign and help them reach their goal.

Pledges can be made to the project here: www.spacehive.com/a-space-for-art-and-nature

Rotherhithe’s London Bubble theatre company is preparing for its new term which starts in the week of 11 September.

The company offers fun, friendly, creative sessions for children, teenagers and adults.

These weekly classes give the opportunity for a wide range of people to make theatre together, assisted by experienced theatre practitioners who share the vision that people make theatre.

Classes held at 5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD
For 6-8yrs, 9-11yrs, 12-17yrs (youth theatre) and adults.
Fees: £60 (£30 concessions) for under 18s.  £80 (£40 concessions) for adults.  Taster classes available at start of term.

Visit the London Bubble website to find out more or contact 020 7237 4434 | lucy@londonbubble.org.uk

Rotherhithe Police Station

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed that Rotherhithe Police Station in Lower Road will be put up for sale in September, five years after a sell-off was agreed in principle by his predecessor Boris Johnson.

News of the latest sell-off attempt came in response to a question tabled by Andrew Dismore AM:

Of the police buildings closed and earmarked for disposal under the previous Mayor there are five that have been vacated and will be openly marketed for sale from September. The 5 properties are:

Belvedere Police Station
Rotherhithe Police Station
Greenwich Police Station
Olwen House, Loman Street
Douglas Webb Section House

Rotherhithe Police Station’s front counter closed in 2013 but the police contact point provided at Canada Water Library as a partial replacement is now itself under threat.

Last week Neil Coyle MP tweeted that he had attended the final ward panel meeting to be held in the Lower Road building:

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Thames Clippers has warned passengers to expect disruption to the ferry service between Nelson Dock at Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf next week due to lower than usual tides.

In an email to customers, the ferry operator said:

Please be advised that low tidal conditions are predicted 21st August – 25th August which may cause disruption to the RB4 Doubletree Docklands Ferry service at the following times:

 

  • 21st August 2017: 2040-2200
  • 22nd August 2017: 2131-2251
  • 23rd August 2017: 2216-2336
  • 24th August 2017: 1020-1140 and 2250-0010
  • 25th August 2017: 2330-0050

 

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