Plans for a University Technical College (UTC) on the Southwark College site in Keetons Road have been delayed.
The revelation comes in a report prepared for Monday’s meeting of the council’s education scrutiny sub-committee:
16. The DfE has now approved the deferral of the opening of the UTC to September 2013. This date remains challenging and there is uncertainty associated with the project as a result of the proposed merger of Lewisham and Southwark College and the potential for this to result in the non-availability of the site or the necessary ancillary facilities for the UTC.
Meanwhile Compass Free School is still looking for premises for its proposed secondary school.
The Southwark Free School now has a permanent site for its primary school in Rotherhithe New Road but it still needs a temporary home if it is to open on schedule this autumn.
The council is also considering the potential expansion of St Michael’s College or the City of London Academy to meet the expected need for extra secondary school places in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.
The council has published a detailed report on the plans to relocate Bermondsey One Stop Shop from Spa Road to the Blue.
The new facility will be much smaller than the current one and visitors will be encouraged to make a prior appointment rather than just dropping in.
Proposals for a front desk service at the council’s Tooley Street offices appear to have been abandoned.
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.