The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will visit Greenland Pier on the morning of Wednesday 25 April to name the new royal row barge ‘Gloriana’ that has been built for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in June.
‘Gloriana’ was lowered into the water for the first time on Thursday at Isleworth.
The royal visitors will stop off at Greenland Pier on their way to Greenwich for the reopening of the Cutty Sark and the opening of the Royal River exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.
Greenland Pier will be closed on Wednesday morning and the westbound services at 0944; 1004; 1029; 1059 1129 and eastbound sailings at 1055 and 1113 will not stop at the pier.
“KPMG Thames Clippers are delighted to provide Greenland Pier for this important event and apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused to your intended journey,” said the company in an email to passengers on Friday.
Wednesday night was the final meeting of Rotherhithe Community Council before the controversial merger with Bermondsey takes effect.
Councillors have been busy updating their blogs with reports of the meeting:
There have also been some Twitter updates:
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped in Bermondsey.
Shortly before midnight on Friday 13 April (into Saturday morning) the victim was in Southwark Park Road at the junction with Galleywall Road.
The victim was approached from behind by a man and raped under a railway arch on Southwark Park Road.
The suspect is described as a black man, around 5″ 8′ tall, stocky build, between 30 and 40 years old with a scar on his left cheek. He was wearing a denim jacket and denim trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives from Sapphire on 020 7232 6182 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The new term at London Bubble starts on 24 April.
They have groups for:
- 6-8 years with parents
- 6-8 years
- 9-12 years
- Two classes for adults
These weekly sessions give the opportunity for a wide range of people to make theatre together, assisted by experienced theatre practitioners and other specialists.