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Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:15:34 +0100

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[SE1 Discussion] Re: Very poor food hygiene ratings in SE1

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:15:34 +0100

[quote longlane79]Just come across the food hygiene rating for Casse Croute. A 1!!

http://ratings.food.gov.uk/business/en-GB/581934/Casse-croute-Bermondsey-Street

How can a restaurant of that level perform so badly??[/quote]

I'm very surprised at this.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Automatic deletion of social history

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:52:20 +0100

I think mixing the old with the new works well. the Edwardian building needs to stay.
I also think a good mix of people from different backgrounds makes a healthy sociality.
tearing down Hugh Astor Court is a bad move.
the founder of Peabody social housing build housing for the underprivileged because he believed that by forming communities and providing good basic housing that people would improve their life's and look to the future.
Hugh Astor Court was built for homeless people and people who where recovering from different addictions or illnesses that had left them down on their luck.
within the block lived a good community that helped and more important, supported each other.
placing Hugh Astor Court in the middle of a uni block was a positive move by Peabody in the first instance because it made the residents think about training and education, think about ways they could improve their life's and that of their children.
you cannot justify braking up a vulnerable community and scattering them to the winds so you can build a showy big building, that is no more than tomorrows eyesore.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Very poor food hygiene ratings in SE1

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:50:34 +0100

Just come across the food hygiene rating for Casse Croute. A 1!!

http://ratings.food.gov.uk/business/en-GB/581934/Casse-croute-Bermondsey-Street

How can a restaurant of that level perform so badly??



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Antico closing!

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:28:54 +0100

[quote Jules62]If Antico wanted to increase trade, all they needed to do was to work on their menu so that it reflected Italian cousine authenticity.[/quote]

What makes you say that? I'm Italian and I have eaten there with many Italians, and I never thought their interpretation of Italian cooking wasn't authentic. They didn't/don't do any of the stereotypical stuff, but they just elevate pasta dishes to make them interesting.

They have sometimes even had regional dishes feature in their menu or specials board.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:23:51 +0100

Ah yes, the 'old days', where everything was rosy. We live in much more complex times, not always to the greater good emotionally, but which has opened up a treasure trove of possibilities. Alas, it has also led to an increase of dissatisfaction and levels of envy of those outside its riches, which get played out through acts of violence, frustration and despair.

I can empathise with the rough sleepers and the addicts (including alcohol) who have little hope of ever seeing much of the Utopian new world technologists get so excited about. It's a view frankly based on a reductive reading of what moulds society, by those channelled past its more ugly reality. For all the wonders our bright new world has brought it has left many far behind who will likely never reap its rewards.

To quote Frank Henry Loesser, 'Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition'. Increasingly for many it seems a solution, whether lost in a system of belief or seeing violence as a way to the exit. You don't have to read far on your electronic device of choice to see there is much pain and suffering in the world, it is beholden to us all to bind the middle ground and recognise the failings of humanity and seek to educate where we can, free of dogma or an AK47.

Right, about those chickens...



[SE1 Discussion] Re: MOT garage recommendations

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:34:16 +0100

I recommend General Autos in Arch67A which is on Abbey Street, tucked under the railway arches near Gelding Place. Very happy with both MOT & service on my car. No connection, just a satisfied customer. Yep: 020 7237 3444



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Handyman to replace bath screen

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:14:06 +0100

Ben Braund is your man.
Covers every blade of grass and every repair/installation/build job in SE1.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:33:44 +0100

[quote Paramount][quote Jules62][quote Paramount]well I wish our streets could be safe [i][b]again[/b][/i] on a Friday or Saturday evening.... Give me street preachers as opposed to deranged drunken druggies any day... why don't police do something about them instead?[/quote]

Again? When exactly were the streets of SE1 safe on weekend evenings: during Roman rule?[/quote]. When we had more law enforcement officers walking the streets known as Bobbies on the Beat recall????[/quote]

Yes: but when were our streets actually safe?



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Roof top extension to Guinness Court Snowsfields

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:32:28 +0100

[quote ImaginaryHF]Ok. so this happened late on the Friday, the same week as the planning permission was granted:[url=https://imgur.com/a/BqCWh]Pic and sketch of widening crack on the landing of one of the stair wells.[/url]

A crack on the landing that was attended to late on Friday evening, a mere three days after Planning Permission was granted for the extra floors and for insertion of lifts.
Guinness Trust staff came by, scoped the crack, were heard to say "tenants tend to panic", and installed some metal posts.
I think 'concern' is a better word[/quote]

Shocking!



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Told to remove everything from communal hallways

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:40:09 +0100

We have three floor mats on ground floor of which council put in, assume when they were built as the carpets are stuck into the flooring, none are fire resistant and could go up in a second. The first being by the main entrance door to our building and the other two are by the back doors of the escape fire exit route. If they went up in flames all escape routes would then be blocked. Since councils want to say remove everything. But since this is their property,,they stay. It just seems all one sided to me. I dont see them coming round and replacing these mats with anything else. I reported a large communal cracked window to council which can be a hazard if it breaks to peoples safety in block, it still hasnt been fixed or even looked at. I believe they are only doing this for themselves, to make themselves look like they seem to care. Like they are doing something. But really they have done nothing. No smoke alarms have been fitted on communal areas, no fire drill glass, nothing. The only good thing they have done is give us fire safety front doors. Accept for my neighbour was a bit upset when her front door handle fell off and she felt vulnerable.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:04:08 +0100

[quote Tolstoy]I slaughtered a few chickens to appease the Sun Gods this afternoon. You can thank me when things return to normal.[/quote]. Well done!



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:13 +0100

[quote Jules62][quote Paramount]well I wish our streets could be safe [i][b]again[/b][/i] on a Friday or Saturday evening.... Give me street preachers as opposed to deranged drunken druggies any day... why don't police do something about them instead?[/quote]

Again? When exactly were the streets of SE1 safe on weekend evenings: during Roman rule?[/quote]. When we had more law enforcement officers walking the streets known as Bobbies on the Beat recall????



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:54:58 +0100

[quote Jules62][quote Paramount]well I wish our streets could be safe [i][b]again[/b][/i] on a Friday or Saturday evening.... Give me street preachers as opposed to deranged drunken druggies any day... why don't police do something about them instead?[/quote]

Again? When exactly were the streets of SE1 safe on weekend evenings: during Roman rule?[/quote]



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Roof top extension to Guinness Court Snowsfields

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:34:33 +0100

That's bloody big crack! When working in one office there was a taped device that measured widening of the crack. Guy who fixed it up said no point in repairing it, you don't know what's the cause..seems to me the residents know the cause.

Ps. The office was housing office in 1-3 spa rd!



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Roof top extension to Guinness Court Snowsfields

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:17:19 +0100

The crack house in block L is back soon. Watch out for the needles.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:14:42 +0100

I slaughtered a few chickens to appease the Sun Gods this afternoon. You can thank me when things return to normal.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:23:43 +0100

[quote Paramount]well I wish our streets could be safe [i][b]again[/b][/i] on a Friday or Saturday evening.... Give me street preachers as opposed to deranged drunken druggies any day... why don't police do something about them instead?[/quote]

Again? When exactly were the streets of SE1 safe on weekend evenings: during Roman rule?



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Queen's Buildings, Scovell Road

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:44:44 +0100

Anniversary of landmine hitting the western end of QB in first few minutes 1940.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:03:07 +0100

[quote graham]Regarding the noise nuisance.
[url=https://forms.southwark.gov.uk/ShowForm.asp?fm_fid=786&np=1]Southwark's noise team[/url] tell me it's an issue for the police to tackle.[/quote]. Perhaps the noise team can deal with noisy traffic motor bikes and noisy drunks and drugs loud moiuthed yobs while they are at it as opposed to someone preaching the gospel or indeed Ivanhoe bringing comfort to some on their journey through life whatever their be!Lief....but Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan springs to mind. Recommendedto all.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Roof top extension to Guinness Court Snowsfields

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:48:20 +0100

Nothing surprises me any more with Guinness Trust. I've been waiting over 13 weeks for works to be completed. I raised a complaint to be told, I've exhausted the complaints procedure and I should seek legal help.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Roof top extension to Guinness Court Snowsfields

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:47:57 +0100

Ok. so this happened late on the Friday, the same week as the planning permission was granted:[url=https://imgur.com/a/BqCWh]Pic and sketch of widening crack on the landing of one of the stair wells.[/url]

A crack on the landing that was attended to late on Friday evening, a mere three days after Planning Permission was granted for the extra floors and for insertion of lifts.
Guinness Trust staff came by, scoped the crack, were heard to say "tenants tend to panic", and installed some metal posts.
I think 'concern' is a better word



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:45:44 +0100

Regarding the noise nuisance.
[url=https://forms.southwark.gov.uk/ShowForm.asp?fm_fid=786&np=1]Southwark's noise team[/url] tell me it's an issue for the police to tackle.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Told to remove everything from communal hallways

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:39:49 +0100

[quote boroughonian]Fire resistant laminate flooring is the next thing, I think I would agree with that too.

Surely carpets are a big contributor to the spread of fire? A bit more of a hazard than a rubber plant.[/quote]

Flooring isn't considered a contributor to a fire since the dynamics of fire mean that it is very hard to actually ignite a floor covering from above. Any fire that does do this will do so through heat and will be well past being survivable. You can ignite the flooring from below, but if a fire has already spread up through the floor then "the floor covering being on fire is the least of your problems". That quote is from a fire engineer.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: MOT garage recommendations

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:06:47 +0100

Quick review of MB Autocheck:

Was great - rolled up at 8:30am when they opened - I was third in the queue - ambled off to come back an hour later. My little car had passed without problems.

The team were great and super fast and professional and no problems at all.

I need to sort out a service at some point ... But would totally recommend them for a MOT



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:37:08 +0100

[quote Paramount].... Re Christian faith it is a great support in life as many will testify...[/quote]

Indeed. Many faiths have this positive part to play. They can provide both a support and a moral code which can make the world a more harmonious place.

Of course, people can also find support and positive moral codes in non-religious beliefs. And people can use their interpretation of religion, or of other beliefs, to do unspeakably horrific things.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:32:07 +0100

[quote boroughonian][quote Ivanhoe][quote boroughonian][quote Ivanhoe][quote Paramount]Jesus left the synagogue and went on the streets and market places to save sinners...[/quote]
and Luke Skywalker left Tatooine to fight Darth Vader[/quote]

Would you ridicule a Muslim like that?[/quote]
Call it ridiculing if you want to. I wouldn't.
The point I'm making is that just because someone believes in something, that doesn't make it true.
We're all free to believe in whatever we want, which is great.
However, when people present their beliefs as facts then I don't think it's unreasonable to draw attention to that and challenge it.
Some people do claim Jedi as their religion, which was why I specifically chose that example.[/quote]

Nope, not buying it, I just do not believe you would ever liken the Prophet Mohammed to Luke Skywalker, although I do take your Jedi point.

Street preachers aside, I find that when people want to have a pop at religion, they ALWAYS chose Christianity.....[/quote]

You don't need to believe me. I know my motivations, which is enough for me.

Re "choosing Christianity", er, that would be because this whole thread is specifically about the Christians being loud at the Elephant, and because I was disagreeing with someone representing Bible beliefs as fact.

You seem to have a point to make about people specifically criticising Christian beliefs as opposed to any of the other beliefs out there. Even if your point were to be true, it's got nothing to do with what I'm saying, which is that ANYONE trying to claim that things are objectively and universally true just because they personally believe them is irrational.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:10:22 +0100

[quote Ivanhoe][quote boroughonian][quote Ivanhoe][quote Paramount]Jesus left the synagogue and went on the streets and market places to save sinners...[/quote]
and Luke Skywalker left Tatooine to fight Darth Vader[/quote]

Would you ridicule a Muslim like that?[/quote]
Call it ridiculing if you want to. I wouldn't.
The point I'm making is that just because someone believes in something, that doesn't make it true.
We're all free to believe in whatever we want, which is great.
However, when people present their beliefs as facts then I don't think it's unreasonable to draw attention to that and challenge it.
Some people do claim Jedi as their religion, which was why I specifically chose that example.[/quote]

Nope, not buying it, I just do not believe you would ever liken the Prophet Mohammed to Luke Skywalker, although I do take your Jedi point.

Street preachers aside, I find that when people want to have a pop at religion, they ALWAYS chose Christianity.

Another thing the Bible successfully predicted....



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:43:46 +0100

[quote batfastard]How much longer are we supposed to put up with the Religious fanatics at the Elephant & Castle, preaching in public with their loudspeakers? Saturday evening there were about 15 of them, harassing passersby, using loudspeakers and amplifiers spouting religious rubbish. As an athiest I'm going to play the "offended" card and say that it offends me. Churches are the place for such ravings, not the streets. I'm sure they is some sort of law that prevents such a public nuisance I wish someone would enforce it.[/quote] well I wish our streets could be safe again on a Friday or Saturday evening.... Give me street preachers as opposed to deranged drunken druggies any day... why don't police do something about them instead?



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Religious Nonsense

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:38:23 +0100

Well all violence and is criminal damage etc.... hopefully Christians have learned from the crusades and hopefully IS will recognize their culpability.... Re Christian faith it is a great support in life as many will testify. Even Jonathan Miller Richard Dawkins admit to the emptiness and vacuum of money worldly power and corruption in society and don't we see it? Not arf!



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Told to remove everything from communal hallways

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:29:11 +0100

Certainly the second option isn't a bad idea actually.