Staff at the new Hilton London Bankside hotel held their own pancake race on Shrove Tuesday in addition to the established events organised by Better Bankside and the London Bubble theatre company.
Detectives investigating a collision at Elephant & Castle on Friday which left an 86-year-old woman dead have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward.
Tuesday recap: London-SE1.co.uk/date/2016-02-09
@MidlandMoocher it's become more common recently. Councils short of cash so they encourage it.
And that's it from tonight's #gardenbridge hearing
Coach and taxi management plan for #gardenbridge also approved by Lambeth Councillors
Lambeth Cllrs have approved the delivery management and waste management plans for #gardenbridge
Councillors have also sent #gardenbridge Trust away to reconsider interior layout of South Bank building
Lambeth councillors also insisting on separate male and female toilets at #gardenbridge rather than unisex.
Lambeth councillors also calling for #gardenbridge Trust to investigate lighter colour palette for South Bank podium building
Setback for #gardenbridge as Cllrs vote 4-2 to defer approval of condition 21 due to insufficient/poor public toilet provision
Looks like #gardenbridge Trust may not get its way tonight. May conveniently park the issue till after the mayoral election if nothing else.
All coach tours to #gardenbridge will be directed to the north bank
Impact of visitors arriving by Uber on South Bank to visit #gardenbridge will be "negligible" says Lambeth officer
#gardenbridge will have same capacity for handling litter as Trafalgar Square does
Chair thought that #gardenbridge item at Lambeth committee would last about an hour. 2 hours later they're still discussing rubbish bins.
Planning officer says that if ITV doesn't reach agreement with #gardenbridge Trust then GBT will have to revise its servicing plans.
#GardenBridge South Bank landing building designed to prevent people from "loitering or sleeping rough" at night says Heatherwick's man
Councillors being offered the opportunity to specify that urinals as well as cubicles should b provided in #gardenbridge South Bank building
Question is whether #gardenbridge should be counted as visitor attraction or transport infrastructure when counting no. of toilet cubicles
Lambeth planning committee now learning about the British standard for public toilets #gardenbridge
#GardenBridge Trust has paid for planning performance agreement to speed up decision making. Entitles them to meetings with senior officers.
Senior Lambeth planning officer re #gardenbridge - "there is no push from above to get this through"
The #gardenbridge live audio stream has been paused while councillors look at samples of the materials proposed.
#gardenbridge South Bank building "a building of world class quality" says Heatherwick's representative
Philip Hall-Patch of Heatherwick Studio says #gardenbridge South Bank concrete building will complement other local architecture
8 toilets at #gardenbridge will be "genuine public benefit" to South Bank says GBT representative
Emma Barnett representing #gardenbridge Trust says GBT has responded to demand from cllrs by adding public toilets where none were planned
Oxo Tower Wharf resident Nicholas Timms says #gardenbridge Trust has given misleading information re delivery & waste management
#gardenbridge South Bank landing building "looks like a bus station and refuse centre" with watch tower says Gillian Melling
Upper Ground resident Gillian Melling says street is "wholly unsuitable" for #gardenbridge servicing traffic
A taxi rank by Temple Station will be expanded from 4 to 6 spaces to meet #gardenbridge demand. Also extra coach drop off space
Around 200 coach visits a year are expected specifically for #gardenbridge says planner. Many more coach visitors as part of wider tours.
Coach and taxi management plan for #gardenbridge includes use of social media to encourage public transport use
Lambeth planners say waste management assessment of #gardenbridge covers 'worst case scenario' of fast food restaurant under the bridge
#gardenbridge will generate 7,970 litres of waste on a peak day, says planner
@davidmungall Emma Barnett + Adam Down plus a man from Heatherwick studio
Officer says that Lambeth Council has no facility to send consultation letters to Southwark residents when an application is near boundary.
Lambeth planner says that Oxo Tower housing co-op residents were not consulted re. #gardenbridge conditions because live in Southwark
Any vehicles delivering to #gardenbridge via Bernie Spain Gardens & Queen's Walk will be limited to 3 mph and have banksman + 2 'operatives'
Servicing for #gardenbridge will mostly be via the gap between ITV & IBM. 'Large/abnormal' deliveries will come via Bernie Spain Gardens.
@davidmungall No. Planning officer says suggestion of canopy was only made this afternoon by ITV.
The #gardenbridge podium on the South Bank will include a space for 'pop-up events' as well as unisex public toilet with 8 cubicles
#gardenbridge operations management plan to be considered by Lambeth councillors "mid-late summer" this year
Lambeth has 14 outstanding conditions attached to #gardenbridge planning permission. 5 to be dealt with tonight, 5 more in a month's time.
Planning officer reminds councillors that the principle of the #gardenbridge has already been accepted & "not a matter for debate tonight"
ITV wants an extra canopy built to give their TV studios extra privacy from #gardenbridge crowds
In a letter today ITV has reiterated its concerns about #gardenbridge proposals and impact on TV studios on South Bank
Tonight Lambeth cllrs dealing with #gardenbridge
- South Bank building
- delivery & servicing
- Waste management
- Coach & taxi management
@follyforlondon Might put the audio on YouTube if the quality's OK.
Arrived at Lambeth planning applications committee for #gardenbridge South Bank landing building planning hearing. Tweets to follow from 7pm
@thedailygrowl Stalls weren't there yesterday but were trading as normal this morning. Assume weather related.
First pages of the new-look Southwark Council website will be launched in beta in the next few weeks, says @FionaColley.
@paulbrock Yep, that's them
Free swim & gym in Southwark - "This is delivering on what Dr Salter wanted" says @peterjohn6
New (Elephant &) Castle leisure centre will be run by Fusion April-June with SLM taking over in July.
Seems like Sports & Leisure Management Ltd ('Everyone Active') will replace Fusion as Southwark leisure contractor everyoneactive.com
Tonight @ 7pm Lambeth councillors will be considering the South Bank building proposed as part of #gardenbridge. We'll be tweeting from mtg.
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From the Dark to the Light
Crime and Prostitution, Pubs, Cinemas and Circuses - 200 Years of Waterloo Life
Just published - Did you witness Friday's fatal collision at Elephant & Castle? Detectives want to hear from you goo.gl/fb/923NZu
Did you witness Friday's fatal collision at Elephant & Castle?
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Brand new Siemens class 700 Thameslink train on a test run pic.twitter.com/IZSL2vf83K
London Bridge Stn passengers will "suddenly see what the fuss was about" when 1st bit of new concourse opens in summer says Sir Peter Hendy
Sir Peter Hendy is telling @LondonAssembly how lessons from London Bridge Station rebuild are being applied to Waterloo Stn revamp plans
Sir Peter Hendy tells @LondonAssembly that some of the retail units at new London Bridge Station will be occupied by small businesses.
@follyforlondon we tweeted audio of your LBC appearance yesterday. Got several GB-related irons in the fire at present, but not enough time.
@follyforlondon not yet, but will do.
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