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1 10, 2015

Food and Drink in SE16 – a magazine

The third issue of I Live in SE16 is out! Why not take the plunge and grow some food at home? We've loads of support and help in SE16 and in our lead article, we link you up with people and plots who will help you avoid all your food coming from elsewhere. Go beyond [...]

29 09, 2015

Hawker House in Canada Water

London Union has made a success of taking spaces that are derelict or between different uses and turning them into successful food markets for street traders. Their brand of music, street food and a party atmosphere creates a great social space for the whole family as well as showcasing some of the best in simple [...]

27 09, 2015

The Annual Hop

Bermondsey’s past is often told in terms of the Thames-side wharves, where specialised food and spices arrived to fill ‘London’s Larder,’ from Britain's imperial trade. Whilst the riverside was the place of male employment, in summers past the women and children took a different path, travelling out to Kent for the Annual Hop. The hop [...]

23 09, 2015

Volunteering and benefits

Alasdair Sladen of Community Action Southwark explains how volunteering and benefits work together Volunteering can be a really rewarding way to spend your time while you are in receipt of benefits, whether you are looking to return to work or if your current circumstances prevent you from doing so. It can also result in: Gaining [...]

22 09, 2015

Simple Steps to a Healthier You

Walking comes free and for most people is a simple matter of putting one foot in front of another. However in urban London we are also getting less likely to walk far. SE16 is a great place to get out and enjoy the outdoors, the changing seasons and the different moods of the weather. If [...]

20 09, 2015

SE16 Hour MeetUp – 25 Sept

Do you know your neighbours? Have you friends from different parts of this community? Do you want a wider group of friends and neighbours to turn to? How much do you know about this area, it's many resources, organisations and services? Can you get help when you need it and offer it in return? Join [...]

17 09, 2015

CGP London – in the heart of Southwark Park

We have a unique gallery in Southwark Park, one organisation with two complementary spaces. One the Cafe Gallery is at the heart of the park whilst the second - Dilston Grove - sits on the southwest edge. Together they form the CGP Gallery and Judith Carlton is the new Director following the departure of the [...]

15 09, 2015

Surrey Docks Farm Harvest Festival

13 09, 2015

Home Help to the World

By Seven Islands Leisure Centre is a short road that leads down to the gates of Southwark Park. The road is called Gomm Road and half way down on the wall of a modest terraced house is a blue plaque to Richard Carr-Gomm, founder of Abbeyfield and the Carr-Gomm Society. Who was this man? Why [...]

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 - [...]