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5 05, 2016

Southwark Park Cricket Club

Captain Martin celebrates three wins in a row! Our guest writer today is Martin Kovats chair of our local cricket club: Southwark Park was the original home of the Oval and you can still see the banks where spectators watched some of England's greatest players, in particular local man Bobby Abel who was [...]

1 05, 2016

Mudbus comes to the Farm – again!

“I just love to give people access to clay. The experience of moulding clay to your vision is quite magical.” Sharon Virtue is a community artist and local resident. She’s been working with clay and ceramics for years and now brings her passion to Surrey Docks Farm for a second set of after-school sessions. “We [...]

28 04, 2016

Decathlon Surrey Quays

“We always recruit for passion and personality rather than qualifications and skills,” says Danny Lavelle, Manager of Decathlon in Canada Water. “Our staff all need to take on responsibility from the first day. We ask a lot of them but certainly I’ve found that they grow in confidence and though they may start out a [...]

25 04, 2016

Marathon 2016

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 arrived in SE16 at about 09:15 on 24 April and left us about 15:30 that afternoon. Congratulations to all the runners especially those who have a connection round here! Thanks for putting in such a great effort for our local community! Into the Future The results will take a [...]

21 04, 2016

A New Bridge for Rotherhithe

“We know there will be a new bridge across the Thames between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf,” says Nik Randall of reForm Architects. “The question is what design will be chosen, how long it will take to commission and when the first journeys will be possible.” I went into the reForm Architects’ offices in London Bridge [...]

18 04, 2016

Plough Way Cafe opens for business

Many people in SE16 already know the Canada Water Cafe on Surrey Quays Road not far from the Library and Canada Water Plaza. Local owners Anthony and Nigel today open a sister/brother cafe, this time just off Plough Way near the Tesco Express in the new build Marine Wharf. Once again the offer will focus on [...]

17 04, 2016

Neighbourhood Watch

What do you do if your development or estate is declining? How can you help to turn it around? Georgia Sigala moved to her home near Greenland Dock in 2000 but it was in 2010 that she realised that her area was definitely going downhill. “When I moved here, the area was well tended and [...]

12 04, 2016

Soundcamp at Stave Hill

Each day, the Earth turns on its axis bringing the sunrise to every part of the globe in an endless sequence. The daily miracle of nature’s response to that event, we call the dawn chorus and it has a unique sound in every part of our world. International Dawn Chorus Day (1 May 2016) is [...]

6 04, 2016

Rotherhithe Shed

It’s an idea from Australia and it’s all about using the skills developed in lifetime to create and recycle. The Rotherhithe Shed is part of a global movement that is offering social and practical support to older people of all sorts. The Shed meets each Thursday at the workshop of London Bubble Theatre Company in [...]

4 04, 2016

I Live in SE16 Magazine: Sport

Sport in SE16 With the London Marathon almost on us (24 April) and Spring bringing leaves to the trees and young to the wildlife, we have today published our fifth free magazine all about SE16. This quarter's issue is all about sport in the area - from cycle speedway in the 1950s to the return [...]