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Duke of Edinburgh opens Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Prince Philip visited Bankside on Tuesday for the official opening of the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe.

Tweets on 19 November 2013

Tuesday recap: Royal visit to Bankside and today's (many) tweets on a single page se1.info/1aEER3x

via HootSuite

TfLBusAlerts Routes 12 35 40 45 68 171 148 176 468 P5 are diverted with possible delays due to a road traffic collsion on Walworth Road, SE17.

via HootSuite (retweeted on 10:34 PM, Nov 19th, 2013 via Twitter for Mac)

jennyskene Police have shut a section of the walworth road to motor vehicles, at the elephant end. Can't see what's happened

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:34 PM, Nov 19th, 2013 via Tweetbot for Mac)

TfL warns of prospect of cuts to off-peak, evening and Sunday bus services across London: tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa… (see p7 onwards)

via Twitter for Mac

Pictures of Nicholas Lyndhurst filming New Tricks in Bermondsey today: dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/arti… via @MailOnline

via Twitter for Mac

Gay couple threatened and forced to take shelter in @TheRoseVauxhall
Albert Embankment pub pinknews.co.uk/2013/11/18/gay… via @pinknews

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Bach to Baby - classical music for babies and toddlers tomorrow morning: london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

via Twitter for Mac

Kipling Estate SE1 just shown on @BBCOneShow

via Twitter for Mac

Police and PCSOs giving safety advice to cyclists at Southwark Street / Southwark Bridge Road junction

via Twitter for iPhone

Thanks to all for following this afternoon's hearing - write up to follow

via Twitter for iPhone

Boris says that the hearing will reconvene on 19 December

via Twitter for Mac

Boris calls on parties to "get their heads together and sort this out"

via Twitter for Mac

Boris wants "fuller negotiation" between Ministry of Sound and developer

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: the obvious thing to do is to have a short adjournment of "a month or so"

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: I want to develop Elephant & Castle and protect the Ministry of Sound

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: there's a general consensus that Ministry of Sound adds to vibrancy of Elephant & Castle

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: it's essentially a dispute amongst neighbours which has not benefit from spirit of cooperation I'd like to see

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: it's absurd it's taken the best part of five years to "produce so little" from this planning application

via Twitter for Mac

Boris is back in the chamber

via Twitter for Mac

People seem to be expecting Boris to adjourn the hearing rather than making a decision today

via Twitter for Mac

Nervous anticipation as everyone waits for Boris to reappear

via Twitter for Mac

Boris is leaving the chamber to reflect for a "brief interlude" - he'll come back with decision or news of an adjournment

via Twitter for Mac

Boris apologies for criticising the sealed winter gardens as "intolerable" - says "I'm sure they're wonderful in every respect"

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: I've been to Ministry of Sound and "strutted my funky stuff with Ulrika Jonsson"

via Twitter for Mac

Rokotnitz: Ministry of Sound makes a racket ... I'm sure other people will complain

via Twitter for Mac

Rokotnitz: Ministry of Sound has been intent on putting a spanner in the works of the Eileen House scheme

via Twitter for Mac

Presencer: club has investigated more noise insulation but it would require year's closure of club and cost £millions

via Twitter for Mac

Lohan Presencer: "A nightclub is about its licence and a licence is a very fragile thing"

via Twitter for Mac

Sorry to all follower not interested in Eileen House / Ministry of Sound / Boris Johnson stuff!

via Twitter for Mac

Boris says he's been "vaguely ruminating" on the Eileen House problem and came up with same idea as Ministry lawyers himself

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: club noise only a "distant throbbing" outside MoS building - rowdy patrons more of a problem

via Twitter for Mac

Presencer: club is also also "terribly concerned" about the Signal Building development on the other side of Newington Causeway

via Twitter for Mac

Presencer: sealed windows etc go a long way to deal with our concerns but we want tighter legal underpinning

via Twitter for Mac

Presencer: club can coexist with residential neighbours but Eileen House scheme is unprecedentedly close

via Twitter for Mac

Boris says personally he would find the proposed sealed glazing "intolerable" to live behind

via Twitter for Mac

Shaw: We think Ministry of Sound is a positive selling feature for our development ... "we embrace them"

via Twitter for Mac

Shaw: "There's no requirement for [Ministry] to act reasonably in any of this"

via Twitter for Mac

Shaw: Ministry of Sound's proposal gives too much power to club over the proposed development

via Twitter for Mac

Oakmayne says proposal that new residents should sign agreement not to make noise complaints would give club too much power

via Twitter for Mac

Ministry of Sound's proposed compromise would make scheme "unfundable" and homes "unmortgagable" says Oakmayne

via Twitter for Mac

Residents of Elephant & Castle have been "consulted to death" about Eileen House proposals says Chris Shaw representing Oakmayne developer

via Twitter for Mac

Chris Shaw: "grossly unfair" to claim that developer has been unwilling to discuss concerns with Ministry of Sound

via Twitter for Mac

Boris hints he could delay his decision for a day or so to allow club and developer to thrash out potential Section 106 easement

via Twitter for Mac

Peter John: I would be reluctant to see this delayed any further ... momentum at the Elephant & Castle is very important"

via Twitter for Mac

Peter John: "negotiation by megaphone" between club and developer in pages of newspapers not necessarily helpful

via Twitter for Mac

Peter John: we've had a "small amount" of complaints re Ministry of Sound over the years

via Twitter for Mac

Boris to Peter John: do you expect lots of complaints re Ministry of Sound?

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: what's to stop me moving into the new tower, installing an openable window and then complaining about noise from the club?

via Twitter for Mac

Peter John: we value Ministry of Sound and its contribution to diversity of Elephant & Castle

via Twitter for Mac

Cllr Peter John on proposed tower: "I think the architecture is excellent"

via Twitter for Mac

Boris says the choice he's been presented with by the developer and the nightclub is a "completely false" one -

via Twitter for Mac

Boris: this is a "preemptive neighbour dispute" which has escalated beyond all reason

via Twitter for Mac

Shaw to Boris: we urge you to show your commitment and confidence to Elephant & Castle and London by approving the tower

via Twitter for Mac

Shaw: Southwark's public and political commitment to Elephant & Castle regeneration is "extraordinary"

via Twitter for Mac

Chris Shaw: demolition contract for Eileen House is signed and the scheme is ready to go

via Twitter for Mac

Chris Shaw, representing the developer, now speaking. He says they are committed to building the scheme if Boris gives green light

via Twitter for Mac

Rokotnitz to Mayor: "We voted for you - now we need you to vote for us" [very few in Southwark did vote for Boris, but never mind]

via Twitter for Mac

Rokotnitz: "This ridiculous vendetta is past its sell-by date"

via Twitter for Mac

Ministry of Sound doesn't do anything for the residents of Elephant & Castle, claims Rokotnitz

via Twitter for Mac

"Hear hear" says Boris loudly when Jackie Rokotnitz criticises Ken Livingstone

via Twitter for Mac

"We were shafted" by incompetence of Lib Dem council and TfL says Jackie Rokotnitz - huge delay to E&C regeneration

via Twitter for Mac

Rokotnitz says she is speaking on behalf of the people of Elephant & Castle

via Twitter for Mac

Metro Central Heights resident Jackie Rokotnitz now addressing the Mayor in support of the proposed scheme at Eileen House

via Twitter for Mac

Stephen Jourdan QC ends his speech by quoting Horace in Latin. Boris replies in Latin. Laughter in gallery

via Twitter for Mac

There's a "real risk" that Ministry of Sound could close if neighbours complain re noise, says Stephen Jourdan QC

via Twitter for Mac

Jourdan: if residents complain about noise, Ministry of Sound may well be forced to close

via Twitter for Mac

Jourdan: Ministry needs right to be allowed to continue to make noise up to the current levels

via Twitter for Mac

Stephen Jourdan QC now addressing Mayor for Ministry of Sound

via Twitter for Mac

At least one Labour councillor had (months ago) been due to speak at hearing in favour of Ministry of Sound.

via Twitter for Mac

Suspect we will see some fall-out from @peterjohn6's decision to set aside his own planning committee's decision

via Twitter for Mac

To suggest Eileen House tower isn't major threat to Ministry is "mad, bad and plain wrong" says @ministryofsound's Lohan Presencer

via Twitter for Mac

When Ministry of Sound opened 20 yrs ago "no-one came to Elephant & Castle - not intentionally, anyway" says MoS boss Lohan Presencer

via Twitter for Mac

Presencer: One person's complaint is all it takes to sink a business

via Twitter for Mac

Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer is now speaking

via Twitter for Mac

Despite planning committee's refusal of Eileen House scheme, council leader is speaking in favour of the development at City Hall hearing

via Twitter for Mac

Cllr John: not council's intention to do anything to drive Ministry of Sound away from the borough

via Twitter for Mac

Cllr John: this is already a residential area

via Twitter for Mac

Cllr John: planning committee decision was based mainly on design and affordable housing. Noise was secondary issue

via Twitter for Mac

Cllr John: We believe proposed development CAN coexist with Ministry of Sound

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Cllr John: Eileen House site is a key gateway to Elephant & Castle

via Twitter for Mac

Cllr @peterjohn6: Southwark has wanted to regenerate Elephant & Castle since 1996. Much progress since 2010

via Twitter for Mac

Cllr @peterjohn6 now about to address the Mayor with planning director Simon Bevan

via Twitter for Mac

Boris finally looks brighter and less bored when it's apparent that the planning officer's presentation is coming to an end

via Twitter for Mac

@bspeed8 Boris is holding a public hearing on the subject right now. Decision likely in an hour or two

via Twitter for Mac in reply to bspeed8

Wind analysis re proposed tower: Worst case scenario is slight increase in wind around Ministry of Sound entrance

via Twitter for Mac

GLA planner says Metro Central Heights architect Erno Goldfinger also drew up plans for a tall building at Eileen House site

via Twitter for Mac

GLA planner describes Faraday Memorial at Elephant & Castle as "that dented thing" when explaining photo of E&C roundabout

via Twitter for Mac

Eileen House developer has offered to contribute to public realm improvements around St George's Circus

via Twitter for Mac

Proposed tower at Eileen House would also be visible from Trinity Church Square

via Twitter for Mac

Eileen House would show up in view from Waterloo Bridge behind the National Theatre

via Twitter for Mac

GLA officers explaining that height of proposed building had already been reduced by 3 storeys to address impact on view from Hyde Park

via Twitter for Mac

Reitman: extra fencing and gates have been added so residents' garden can be shut off at night to prevent antisocial behaviour

via Twitter for Mac

Reitman: proposed housing mix (20 per cent intermediate affordable) and flat sizes are considered acceptable by GLA

via Twitter for Mac

Reitman: proposed tower at Eileen House has no social housing as that would require separate core for entrance/lifts/stairs

via Twitter for Mac

Boris doesn't look entirely on top of his brief at this Eileen House hearing

via Twitter for Mac

Reitman: Boris must decide on Ministry of Sound's suggestion that future residents should sign agreement not to make noise complaints

via Twitter for Mac

Closure of Ministry of Sound due to noise complaints "not likely to occur in our view" says GLA officer Alexandra Reitman

via Twitter for Mac

deansouthwark I'm getting very excited about welcoming Her Majesty The Queen to Southwark Cathedral on Thursday with His Royal Highness. God bless her.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:35 PM, Nov 19th, 2013 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Ms Reitman is explaining how the balconies and windows on part of the tower would be sealed to keep noise out.

via Twitter for Mac

Reitman: seven noise assessments have been undertaken re potential impact on Ministry of Sound noise on future tower residents.

via Twitter for Mac

Reitman: More than 20,000 people have signed petition against Eileen House development. 13 signed petition in favour

via Twitter for Mac

Reitman: new Eileen House tower will appear in the background of view from Serpentine in Hyde Park

via Twitter for Mac

Boris Johnson lets out a big yawn during GLA officer's presentation on Eileen House case

via Twitter for Mac

Reitman: current Eileen House building dates from 1964. Not considered to be of any merit/value.

via Twitter for Mac

GLA planner Alexandra Reitman is giving a presentation to summarise officers' advice to the Mayor re the Eileen House scheme.

via Twitter for Mac

Mayor will probably make his decision at the end of the hearing, but if he needs time to think it could take 5 working days

via Twitter for Mac

GLA lawyer is explaining that Mayor made site visits to Eileen House and Ministry of Sound in May this year.

via Twitter for Mac

Boris says question everyone wants answer to is whether the new tower will prejudice the Ministry of Sound's future.

via Twitter for Mac

Boris Johnson now opening the representation hearing

via Twitter for Mac

Southwark Council's own lawyers also sitting in the public gallery at City Hall. Interesting to see who's here.

via Twitter for Mac

Boris Johnson's planning advisers has recommended that he approves the proposed tower to replace Eileen House. Hearing starts imminently.

via Twitter for Mac

It's nearly two years since the Mayor decided to 'take over' the Eileen House application. Planning app first submitted to Southwark in 2009

via Twitter for Mac

This is the first time that Boris Johnson has 'taken over' a planning application in Southwark to decide for himself.

via Twitter for Mac

Half of Southwark Council's planning department in the public gallery to Watch Boris Johnson decide on Eileen House scheme

via Twitter for Mac

Southwark council leader @peterjohn6 is skipping his own cabinet meeting to be at City Hall for Eileen House / Ministry of Sound decision

via Twitter for Mac

Boris Johnson's public hearing re the development of Eileen House site at Elephant & Castle begins in 10 mins. Coverage to follow.

via Twitter for Mac

Eileen House/Ministry of Sound/Boris Johnson City Hall planning hearing webcast from 2pm: london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly…

via Twitter for Mac

Just published - Duke of Edinburgh opens @The_Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse goo.gl/fb/Sfcs3

via Google

@MCFCLondon @BetterBankside Link now fixed - thanks for pointing out the problem

via Twitter for Mac in reply to MCFCLondon

[Job vacancy] Marketing Officer, @BetterBankside se1.info/1hUj3Hj

via bitly

Retail unit at Strata tower 'under offer' - wonder who's moving in? estatesgazette.com/propertylink/a… Developer told SE1 website he wanted Carluccio's

via TweetDeck

[Forum] Nicholas Lyndhurst filming on Long Lane today se1.info/185pbsj

via TweetDeck

Sir David Brewer, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, greets Prince Philip outside @The_Globe, Bankside pic.twitter.com/GPA7S4Z5OC

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Duke of Edinburgh arrives at Bankside and is greeted by @The_Globe chairman Lord Falconer pic.twitter.com/uTOh48lDtj

via Twitter for Mac

lb_southwark We'll be at Asda, Old Kent Road from 11am for Alcohol Awareness Week. Come and get some tips on drinking responsibly bit.ly/1aDd8Aa

via CrowdControlHQ (retweeted on 10:45 AM, Nov 19th, 2013 via Twitter for iPhone)

[Job vacancy] Admin Assistant - maternity cover, South Bank Employers' Group se1.info/1daTX4X

via TweetDeck

This afternoon Boris Johnson will decide on the controversial Eileen House redevelopment at Elephant & Castle. Coverage of hearing from 2pm.

via Twitter for Mac

vineshpomal BBC New Tricks is being filmed on Weston Street, Bermondsey/London Bridge. The camera vans are parked there. @se1

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:56 AM, Nov 19th, 2013 via Twitter for Mac)

Today the Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Bankside to open the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe

via Twitter for Mac

[Forum] Digging up Newington Causeway - 11:45pm se1.info/18jeC2J

via bitly

Job vacancies posted on 19 November 2013
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