Vacancy: Admin Assistant, Public Realm Team
6 Oct 2014
South Bank Employers' Group (SBEG) is an association of the major organisations in South Bank, Waterloo and Blackfriars dedicated to improving and promoting the neighbourhood for the benefit of local employees, residents and visitors. In a wider context, the Group also seeks to make a positive contribution to the lives of residents here and elsewhere in Lambeth and Southwark, through employment, skills and cultural initiatives.
The Public Realm Department delivers the Group’s work aimed at improving the quality, management and maintenance of public space in the neighbourhood.
We meet those objectives through core projects and programmes including Capital Projects, Neighbourhood Services, Security and Emergency Planning
We are looking for an individual who is organised and efficient with a commitment to providing a high level of administrative service. You will be bright and enthusiastic with good communication skills, and a friendly and keen attitude.
You can view and download a full job description here.
Application is via CV and cover letter to be emailed to email@example.com. Deadline for applications is midday on Friday 17th October 2014.
Please note: We will respond to all shortlisted candidates by Friday 24th October. If you do not hear from us by this date then unfortunately we will not be taking forward your application.
South Bank Patrol Team Continue Successful Crackdown on Unlicensed Street Trading
27 Aug 2014
On Sunday 22nd June 2014, delegated enforcement officers from the South Bank Patrol supported by police officers from the Roads Policing Unit seized an ice cream van that was suspected of being used in the unlicensed sale of goods to members of the public. Two people have been reported to Lambeth Council for the offence of unlicensed street trading. This work is part of the continuing crackdown on unlicensed street trading on the South Bank.
Adam Loxley, Security Manger for South Bank Employers' Group said: ’People living, working and visiting the area cannot fail to notice the prevalence of poorly presented and unhygienic food and goods being offered by unlicensed street traders from trolleys and ice cream vans. As well as giving the area a slightly tatty image, their activity undermines legitimate traders in the area as well as contributing to congestion on both roads and footways’’.
Council Enforcement Officers are empowered under Section 38(4C) of the London Local Authorities Act 1990 which permits the authority, having seized a motor vehicle used for ice cream trading, to refuse to return it to the owner in certain circumstances. Those circumstances include where the van has been used in the commission of an offence under the 1990 Act in the preceding three years or where the owner or registered keeper has been convicted of an offence under the 1990 Act in the preceding three years.
The above matter was heard at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court before District Judge Hammond on 29th July 2014.
The defendant, Ms.Sanel Sanli pleaded guilty to the offence and then heard an application for forfeiture of her ice cream van .
The District Judge noted that there were a substantial number of previous convictions but also noted that this was the first time that the van had been seized. The District Judge took account of the fact that she had lost substantial revenue by not having the use of the van. Taking this into account she found that ordering forfeiture in these circumstances was disproportionate.
She gave Sanli a stern warning that should her van be seized again she would have no hesitation in ordering forfeiture.
Next South Bank Forum Date Announced - 04 September 2014
20 Aug 2014
The next South Bank Forum will be held at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre on Thursday 4th September 2014, 7-9pm.
The Forum is an opportunity for Southwark and Lambeth residents to discuss issues of interest to the local community.
On the agenda:
- HEAR ABOUT THE NEWLY REPOPENED IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
- BLACKFRIARS ROAD – CONSULTATION ON THE CYCLE SUPERHIGHWAY and
- PLANS FOR ST GEORGE’S CIRCUS
- STEVE CHALKE MBE – THE OASIS ACADEMY, ONE YEAR ON and FUTURE PLANS
- WHAT YOU TOLD SoWN ABOUT RETAIL, DEVELOPMENT and OPEN SPACE IN WATERLOO
- YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR