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15 10, 2015

Staying Safe in SE16

Many people recognise the difference between crime and the fear of crime. Often the two seem to vary with little direct relationship whilst particular incidents that may be once-in-a-lifetime events can have a catastrophic effect on the fear of crime. The focus of the next Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council - the local authority's principal [...]

6 10, 2015

Winsome Duncan and MPloyMe

Winsome Duncan is an inspiring figure. Pulling on her boots and chatting at the same time, she puts me at ease whilst her colleague Jane helps with a coffee for us both. Winsome - who is known as the Credit Crunch Queen - has spoken and written about how to tackle the human and financial [...]

10 09, 2015

Rights at Work

For most people, work is an important part of their lives, allowing them to find fulfilment or heartache. In Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, we have a culture of work that drives people hard and with long hours. Work often gives little back aside from wages or salary. In the UK however, employees have built up - [...]

3 06, 2015

Getting the Right Nutrition in Place

Have you ever wondered what your food and drink does to your body and mind? Well, nutritional therapist Claire Ward is in a great place to tell you as she has recently come to practice in Canada Water. When I met up with Claire, we started from the issues her clients bring to her sessions. [...]

17 05, 2015

10 Reasons to spend in SE16 first

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 spend time and their hard-earned money (or benefits) with independent businesses. What’s so good then about shopping local? Why all [...]

28 01, 2015

Renting: Repairs and Deposits

Lots of people in SE16 are living in a property owned by their private landlord. That means that - not being the tenant of a housing association or the Council - you have rights that need to be respected. Deposits This is a simple one: if your tenancy started after 6 April 2007, the landlord [...]

30 11, 2014

Protecting your Identity

There is a balance to be struck between caution and over-confidence. As with any risk, we all make judgements about how safe or otherwise we are and we will differ on what we think is a reasonable risk. Speed and convenience are often sold to us as desirable qualities in a product or service and [...]

7 11, 2014

Sleep well!

Most people suffer from sleep deprivation at some point in their lives. London and the demands of SE16 can make it hard to drop off when you want to. It may be that you have a new babe and need to be up and doing all through the night. Or you may have a noisy [...]

27 08, 2014

Rights at Work

For most people, work is an important part of their lives, allowing them to find fulfilment or heartache. In Bermondsey and Rotherhithe, we have a culture of work that drives people hard and with long hours. Work often gives little back aside from wages or salary. In the UK however, employees have built up - [...]

18 08, 2014

Community Safety and Policing

In today's London, the fear of crime is far greater than the reported incidence. People hear stories from the press, from their friends and colleagues and increasingly online and on social media that frighten, disturb and alarm them. Our human tendency is to view these accounts as not only factual but also part of a [...]