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

 

We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Greenland Dock

Southwark Council has issued this safety advice in response to the growing problem of mobile phones and other valuables being stolen by thieves on mopeds:

Last week Southwark Council street cleaners confronted a pair of thieves on a moped who had just snatched valuables from a woman on the street around Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe.

The council and police are aware of a number of incidents like this in the area and are working to crack down on people using stolen scooters and mopeds.

Cllr Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for communities, safety and leisure, said: “Southwark Council is working closely with police to crack down on these despicable thefts, and we are very proud of our staff members who went above and beyond their duty to help try and catch these thieves. We would ask all our residents to remain vigilant and report any incidents like this to the police.”

Residents can also follow some simple advice to prevent becoming targets for these kinds of thieves:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times and keep your personal property secure.
  • Don’t text while you’re walking – you won’t notice potential thieves approaching.
  • Use the security features on your phone.
  • Try going hands free or stand away from the roadside close to a wall so no one can come up behind you.
  • Your phone comes with a range of security features, such as keypad locks and remote data wiping. Make sure they are all activated to stop thieves from accessing your phone and personal data.
  • Know how to identify your phone if it’s stolen. Find your IMEI number by dialling *#06# from your phone and keep a written note of it. If the phone is stolen, report it to the police and your mobile provider to stop it being used.
  • Register your phone on www.immobilise.com to help police return recovered stolen property and combat the sale of stolen goods. Police recover more than 2500 items registered to the website on average every month. Never confront a thief or risk your own safety for the sake of your mobile device

Scooter and moped riders are also being urged to consider additional measures to secure their mopeds and scooters, such as using fitted anchors, security loops, disc and chain locks, and audible alarms.

Residents can also help police tackle moped theft and moped related crime such as theft snatch by reporting to police if you have witnessed or have footage of a bike being stolen or thieves carrying out a snatch theft. Your information will be treated in confidence and will help police to develop intelligence and target the thieves. Please contact us with:

  • Video footage
  • Photos
  • Details of time, date and location
  • If you have any other information about moped crime

You can do this by contacting the Met police on:

  • On Twitter @MetCC
  • On www.met.police.uk – tell us about something you’ve seen or heard.
  • By calling 101.
  • You can also report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In the event of a crime taking place, always call 999.

Southwark Police have also been tweeting advice: