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Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:52:44 +0100

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[SE1 Discussion] Street name Alexis Street

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:52:44 +0100

Greetings from Tropical Far North Qld Australia

Hi everyone! I have a lot of ancestry from Southwark
with one predominant family by the name of ALEXIS.

As I have only ever found one family by that name
of whom 99% were born and bred in Southwark,
I am wondering if the name ALEXIS STREET might in someway
be associated with one of my family? How did the street
get its name does anyone know?

I have tried to find this from the Internet but without success.

Is anyone reading this related to the Alexis family I wonder?

Kind regards, Diana



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Food huts on Blackfriars Road

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:34:28 +0100

[quote JazzyQ]The kebab business has taken up your idea Jules62
I saw them moving stuff this afternoon into that little hole in the wall where there was a cafe before[/quote]

Great news: far better to have a food business that has been well received when it was a stall, than a boring newsagent...



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Southwark Council CEO goes back to the floor as Undercover Boss

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:48:11 +0100

[quote Jan the old one]Tak, out of naive technical knowledge, after Major Works are carried out does the Clerk of Works not have to do inspection? Do they still have Clerk of Works?[/quote]

Yes Jan, Clerk of works do sign off the works for Southwark, but they seem to sign off pretty much anything. For example on Draper House 140 front doors were signed off by Southwark Council. When residents complained we were first told too late - they all had been signed off an nothing could be done about the defects. Following sever resistance by residents it then was found that well over 40 of the 140 signed off doors were indeed fault and they were eventually replaced again. I assume though that these doors were paid for a second time though as we had many repeat positions in final accounts. Just as all the faulty Windows Breyer Group fitted to 11 apartments that then were replaced again. They were paid for twice...

And yes, the CEO is not coming to Draper House nor the Housing director. One can only assume they know how bad the situation is and henceforth simply refuse to be shown. SO much for the CEO genuinely being interested in improving the councils performance. Meanwhile this council keeps wasting taxpayers money as if there was no tomorrow, and no-one is challenging this form our politicians.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Kitchen and Bathroom replacement recommendations

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:25:59 +0100

Hi Christie

We live in Alaska as well and saw your post re a good kitchen fitter. Can you share the details?

Many thanks



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Tesco Borough High Street

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:16:30 +0100

I'm pretty sure they advertised the one on New Kent Road as "Borough South" before it opened. Geography not what it ought to be.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Food huts on Blackfriars Road

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:32:12 +0100

The kebab business has taken up your idea Jules62
I saw them moving stuff this afternoon into that little hole in the wall where there was a cafe before



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Tesco Tower Bridge Road

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:00:56 +0100

There was a planning application but I don't think it was ever validated by the council, let alone determined.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Catering

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:42:45 +0100

Hi lucysalisbury - I've just you a private message, with a name of a company. Let me know if you didn't get it.

thanks



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Hasan Kebab Restaurant TBR

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:29:25 +0100

I have seen other people with him at the back of the shop on a couple of occasions recently, so I don't think he is totally alone.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Scammer?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:12:43 +0100

[quote Sophia1967]Same thing happened to me. He was looking really good for a homeless person so he must have been a scammer. He walked away immediately after I told him I had no cash with me. Could you smell any alcochol on him? Because I couldn't.[/quote] I couldn't smell alcohol on him, which is a bit strange for someone who'd been on a stag night :)



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Tesco Tower Bridge Road

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:06:54 +0100

Ah, that could well offer some context - though no excuse IMO. I was oblivious to the demolition.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Tesco Borough High Street

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:44:46 +0100

Yes I noticed that too. Making up streets now.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Tesco Borough High Street

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:06:27 +0100

Oh dear #fail



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Tesco Tower Bridge Road

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:13:24 +0100

Aren't they closing soon to allow for the demolition of the building? Might explain the lapse in standards.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Hasan Kebab Restaurant TBR

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:11:19 +0100

Although the restaurant remains closed, Mr Hasan can be seen sitting inside, at the back, in the dark - doing possibly not much (I can't tell for sure and feel it would be rude to take a prolonged look through the window).

And this is at all times of the day - even at 8am on a Sunday morning while I was out walking the dog.

I'm a bit worried for the fella. Does anyone know if he has friends or acquaintances in the area who can check on him and see if he's alright?



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Looking for free or cheap rehearsal space

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:30:26 +0100

SBR: Southwark Bridge Road.

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/places/welsh-chapel



[SE1 Discussion] Catering

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:20:57 +0100

Can anyone recommend a local person / company / restaurant who can provide catering for a house party, probably around 50 people? Ideally I wanted to avoid sandwiches and such like, open to ideas!



[SE1 Discussion] Tesco Tower Bridge Road

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:38:31 +0100

Just thought I'd share our recent experience of Tesco TBR. It has been a while since I've been in there and standards have dropped drastically. The store was dirty, with black marks all over the floor and brown spots where food items had clearly spilled and not being cleaned up.

More concerning was the approach to food hygiene. It was a warm day and trays of chicken breast and other meat products were left out on cages near to the door of the shop and along the first aisle. They were warm to the touch. Supposedly fresh sandwiches were in a cardboard outer sat on the floor near to the stock room entrance (by the in-store bakery selection). Long-time customers of this branch will know of rodent difficulties.

As if that wasn't bad enough, when I approached the manager he said they'd only been there for half an hour and that they had lots of cages to put away and only one staff member: "Look, we always do it this way". He really didn't see the objection, even though I told him the meat was now almost warm. The manager disappeared off into the back, leaving the stock there!

Very shocked at this approach to food safety and wouldn't shop here again. I've sent the feedback to Tesco but thought I'd share it here too. Much better is the Sainsbury's up the road at Bermondsey Square (marginally) or Long Lane (much better).



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Scammer?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:15:21 +0100

Same thing happened to me. He was looking really good for a homeless person so he must have been a scammer. He walked away immediately after I told him I had no cash with me. Could you smell any alcochol on him? Because I couldn't.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Noise disturbance Gt Dover St

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:11:38 +0100

So sorry to hear others are suffering too. I always know when the academic term has started due to the increased level of noise on Tabard Gardens, which many students & late night revelers use as a way back home. Luckily I'm a bit of a night owl so I'm not usually too disturbed but it is very annoying and it seems neither Southwark Council, The Dover Castle(and other nearby licensee's) nor the halls of residence management teams are too concerned with the matter. Unless you have very good double glazing & don't mind sleeping in a hot summer with your windows closed, the noise mostly is a nuisance.

I would guess to overcome the issue you would need to be very methodical in documenting the disturbances as well as contacting Southwarks Noise team to record the complaint. If you can find any others to support your case this will help too. Then you will need to write to all parties involved & let them know that there is an issue and along with environmental health you are monitoring the situation.

I'm sure that the prospect of a late night drinking establishment losing their license should have some sort of effect on them. I've been out to many late bars in London & been asked by the security to keep the noise down on the way out so don't see why this isn't enforced here on our doorstep. Does anyone know if the doorstaff are asking guests to leave quietly at all? (sorry for the long post, been a while...)



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Looking for free or cheap rehearsal space

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:59:20 +0100

Thank you! What's SBR?
I'm looking for welsh church on SBR but it' coming back with places in Wales not connected to any places in London.



[SE1 Discussion] Tesco Borough High Street

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:31:39 +0100

London Bridge High Street? That's a new one on me. LOL
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[SE1 Discussion] Re: Empty shops in Lower Marsh

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:19:06 +0100

another one bites the dust
what the butler wore ,one of the best vintage shop in the area is going.
so sad



[SE1 Discussion] Scammer?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:00:13 +0100

Was waiting for the missus outside a shop when I was approached by a chap in his early 30's. Bald, dressed casual but smart, he asked me if I speak English, and then that I must be the only one because everyone else is foreign. He then went on to explain he's not "some weird homeless person", but that he'd been out on a stag night and didn't have any money, at which point I interrupted him and said that neither did I. He then left.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Shops / Restaurants - Brandon House

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:56:01 +0100

Sadly a further Coffee Shop / Pret or Estate Agent is likely! I can't see McD getting approved re: smell around the 'luxury' development, which makes Itsu all the more likely.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Shops / Restaurants - Brandon House

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:39:54 +0100

Probably Pret (or Eat or Itsu), Starbucks (or Costa or Nero) and Sainsbury's (or Tesco). If we are really lucky we might even get an Estate Agent.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Works in Tanner St Park

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:21:42 +0100

Thanks for the update. I'll be back in town soon so will be sure to swing by. Tanner St park is just great in the summer.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Works in Tanner St Park

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:07:00 +0100

Yup, Pique-Nique, it's going to be a sister restaurant/cafe to Casse Croute on Bermondsey St itself.

Hiring now, opening soon.

https://twitter.com/piquenique32
https://www.instagram.com/piquenique32/
http://pique-nique.co.uk/



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Works in Tanner St Park

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:45:18 +0100

Does anyone know what the building in the south-east corner of the park is being redeveloped into? There was some consultation info posted online a while ago, but I haven't been able to find anything saying what the outcome of that was.

TJCD above refers to a cafe... is that in relation to this plot or something else?



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Community Roadwatch

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:35:22 +0100

[quote hughknew]Sorry if I wasn't clear. I want 20mph speed limits on residential roads, and they should be enforced. What I meant about it being dangerous to observe 20 mph was simply that because 20 is rarely enforced, most drivers go at 30 and get annoyed with drivers observing the correct 20 limit. If the 20 limit were better enforced, drivers would not ignore it.[/quote]

Totally agree!