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Closure of I Live in SE16

We regret to announce that we have decided to close I Live in SE16 with immediate effect. This decision has not been taken lightly but after months of making efforts to find additional volunteers, we have concluded that the work is beyond the few currently involved. We will not now be publishing any further issues of our local magazine, publishing [...]

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10 Reasons to spend in SE16 first

By |August 14th, 2016|Categories: Advice, All, Community, Food & Drink, SE16Network|

Here at I Live in SE16, we are big fans of all things local – our local parks, charities, venues, churches, schools and businesses – and we think it makes sense for local people to [...]

Apprenticeships in Southwark

By |August 11th, 2016|Categories: All, Work|

Lord Alan Sugar on The Apprentice When you Google 'apprentice', the face of Alan Sugar scowls out from every search! The Apprentice has been on our screens since February 2005 putting unfortunate job candidates through the [...]

Drumming against Cancer: ‘Champion’

By |July 31st, 2016|Categories: All, Art and Culture, People|

With the opening of the Rio Olympic Games days away, many in SE16 are casting their minds back four years to the drumming at the amazing London 2012 Summer Olympics in July and August. On 27 July [...]

The Great Dock Strike 1889

By |July 28th, 2016|Categories: All, Community, Heritage, Work|

We are pleased to welcome Patricia Dark Borough Archivist as our contributor today. She introduces the impact of the Great Dock Strike of 1889. Ada Salter Bermondsey and Rotherhithe recently celebrated the 150th [...]

Ed Gray – self-employed artist

By |July 24th, 2016|Categories: Advice, All, Art and Culture, People, Work|

Ed has been one of the best known of our local artists for some years now. Born in Putney and now based in Rotherhithe, Ed is increasingly recognised as one of the great contemporary painters [...]

Construction Youth Trust and Wendy Heller

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: All, Community, People, Work|

“It was really my mum being ripped off that got me into construction,” says Wendy Heller of Construction Youth Trust. “I was furious when I found she had paid out £50 to get a simple [...]

Metro Village and Ching Tang

By |July 17th, 2016|Categories: All, Community, People|

Metro Village is an independent property agent based in Maple Quays in Canada Water. Ching Tang who founded the company in 2011 heads them up and won the female Agent of the Year at The [...]

Early Excellence and Phil Armstrong

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: All, Community, People|

Many people who live and work in Rotherhithe or Canada Water will have noticed the changes on Albion Channel as Early Excellence arrived on the canal side. Most noticeable has been the huge stencil covering [...]

Decluttering with Katherine Blackler

By |July 10th, 2016|Categories: Advice, All, People|

After 15 years working in office-based corporate roles, SE16 resident Katherine Blackler has recently set up a local business SortMySpace Ltd offering professional organising and decluttering services in our local area. The inspiration struck for [...]

Policing Rotherhithe with PC Nelena Paparisva

By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: Advice, All, Community, People|

PC Nelena Paparisva is the Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO) for Rotherhithe ward SE16. She joined a team of five officers in September 2015 who work in the North East Cluster; together they cover a set [...]