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Published: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:50:34 +0100

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[SE1 Discussion] Re: Chiropractor? Sports Massage?

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:50:34 +0100

Hi,
Saw this thread & booked in with Jill for a stiff neck & shoulders after being on crutches for a while.
Wow! I was expecting it to be a bit unpleasant getting the bits to move again but it wasn't. Much easier to move now, no effort, no pain. Wishing I hadn't left it so long!
Very nice lady, caring, knows her stuff. Would highly recommend to all.
Sharon.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: ABBA restaurant- Stamford Street

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:35:57 +0100

Thanks for replying. Can't wait either, looking forward to it opening.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: The Rose, Snowsfields

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:47:56 +0100

Went last week when they were offering half price food. Really nice. Back to usual 'pub grub'.

Chef used to run the Woolpack kitchen a few years back. Really friendly service, great fresh burgers, and still dog friendly.

They're prioritising walk-ins over pre-booking, and you can't book evenings through Open Table, but if you ring them they may be able to book you in. We're going back on Friday for dinner and booked over the phone.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: clothing alterations!

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:06:06 +0100

My wife has used a place up by London Bridge Station who she says are excellent - but I don't know the name of it.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: 20 Blackfriars Road

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:41:50 +0100

It really is devastatingly ugly. I've looked at the drawings on Black Pearl's own brochures and can't get over how inelegant it looks. The upper third of the building bothers me most.

I wonder what effect it'll have on prices for the south-facing flats in 1 Blackfriars... the image on this site shows how close they'll be [url=http://londonist.com/london/news/huge-new-jenga-tower-for-blackfriars-bridge-area#disqus_thread]http://londonist.com/london/news/huge-new-jenga-tower-for-blackfriars-bridge-area#disqus_thread[/url].

The rest of the development looks alright to me, for what it is.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: DWP claiming monies back

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:28:27 +0100

Thank you for reply - I called them yesterday and they said that if money had been used in Estate and the Estate had not gone to probate and now no monies left in Estate, then the overpayment would just stay on their records as unpaid



[SE1 Discussion] Re: 20 Blackfriars Road

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:22:28 +0100

Yes it's that building. The architect says that '...it fits in...' with what exactly, or does he need Specsavers? There's loads of really ugly beasts at the other end of Blackfriars Road and Stamford Street, is this really the best British Architects can manage, God help us all! Cllr. David Noakes is right to mention the measly 24% social housing. A lot of the Shard is empty, at £200m no-one can afford to live there even at 80% of the market price! How many more, what happened to the 11,000 homes we're supposed to get? Who are the Council and their partners kidding? Southwark will be swallowed up in empty homes, and the jobs will only last whilst they're being built. This is SOUTHWARK, not the CITY OF SOUTHWARK, SOUTHWARK is only 1/32nd of London or will it become a CITY IN THE AIR? Will it finish above the pollution?

You can also play on the computers till you're peuce but the tall buildings WILL cause wind tunnels between them and tall and much shorter buildings, the wind has to go somewhere! Please don't copy the Strata Tower at E&C, it's pointing the wrong way to be useful, has anyone seen it in full operation?

Oh well, onward and upward,
Stephanie



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Development on top of Southwark Station

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:54:05 +0100

No it's not up to Southwark Council to decide what's good or not for us. We are supposed to have the final word but with LBS sniffing round Singapore, Malaysia & Dubai, you don't honestly believe what the Council and developers tell you, do you? If so then you're incredibly naive. Actually Southwark station is not an absolute beauty, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if you don't behold it, tough! We're now getting a surfeit of really ugly buildings, this latest is YUK!
No the Community Office doesn't do green or any other benefits to make this borough a place you'd want to visit, live, work, rest, play, retire and pass on.

We'll never see A FAIRER FUTURE FOR ALL in Southwark in our lifetime, or even when we've (the present residents) shuffled off this mortal coil as others will have to suffer tasteless policies! I've called them ugly as there's no politer phrase! Another thought, some of us may recall a Director of Regeneration, Fred Manson, responsible for the Pulse and Peckham Library? We're fulfilling his dream: Hong Kong on Thames where the only way to build is UP!

Has the archaeological dig found any politicians yet?

Stephanie



[SE1 Discussion] Re: clothing alterations!

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:30:43 +0100

I've used the same people who have been incredibly efficient - and patient - about rescuing and patching an ancient jacket, speedy shortening of son's new trousers, and emergency crotch repairs on the trousers of husband's only suit, highly recommend



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Giddy Grocer on Bermondsey Street

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:08:57 +0100

Sometime in August. It rests on the builders who are finally in and doing their thing.



[SE1 Discussion] Art Workshops - artistic parties for children 5-12. All materials provided!

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:13:31 +0100

Freelance Art teacher living in Bermondsey area offering Art parties and workshops for children with ages five to twelve years old.
- Fun and unique themes
- Each party is different
- I supply all Art materials
- Honest rates
- Great experience for children
- DBS checked
- Experience teaching Art and working with children of various ages
- Lovely atmosphere
- Flexible times
For more details feel free to contact me Monday to Friday between 10am-6pm
Check out my website for Artwork: www.adrianadoi.uk



[SE1 Discussion] Re: clothing alterations!

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:48:03 +0100

excellent, thanks very much, thats exactly what ill be looking to do!



[SE1 Discussion] Re: clothing alterations!

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:46:12 +0100

I've just had the sleeves of an off-the-shelf suit jacket shortened ("[i]I'm not a gorilla[/i]") at the mobile phone repair/dry cleaner/clothing alterations/massage and beauty treatment parlour on The Cut near the Young Vic.

They offered me a choice of shortening at the cuff or rebuilding the shoulders (the more expensive choice) and did an excellent job of the latter. I've used them in the past to let out trousers when they've shrunk in the wardrobe, and they did a good job then.

I can recommend them and have no connection other than being a satisfied customer.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Quarter of new homes in Southwark are sold overseas

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:45:27 +0100

Perhaps it's not "nefarious", but surely it's not ideal and should be limited by the Council and UK government?

Something they should change in my opinion is to prevent overseas buyer to sell the property bought off-plan before completion. They can still make a huge profit, but at least they should pay the stamp duty like us mere mortals that we can't get a mortgage 4/5 years in advance on something that doesn't exist.



[SE1 Discussion] clothing alterations!

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:01:32 +0100

Hello all! In need of blazer sleeves shortening, and have come a cropper with poor tailors in the past doing hatchet jobs - any recommendations in SE1 for a competent well priced adjustment tailor?!

Many thanks!



[SE1 Discussion] Re: ABBA restaurant- Stamford Street

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:54:16 +0100

It's hoping to be open late next year, if you mean 'MamaMia! The Party' ?. It will be in a large , specially built temporary building , on that car park wasteland adjacent to Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre. I saw the plans, heard the presentation but, despite the vociferous complaints last week from people who will be living nearby and have understandable fears about noise as customers depart, I'll be there to enjoy it and promise not to sing 'Waterloo' as I leave.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Quarter of new homes in Southwark are sold overseas

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:39:47 +0100

Different motivation for the pre-sales, Ivanhoe, which leads to very different solutions to the perceived problem. If overseas developer pre-sales are solely to "offload the risk to purchasers or speculators" then this is something that could be regulated against, but if pre-sales are required to secure the funding to start development then it's a much more complex solution.



[SE1 Discussion] ABBA restaurant- Stamford Street

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:31:38 +0100

Anyone know where this is opening and when?



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Development on top of Southwark Station

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:33:05 +0100

Styles House; good luck with your meeting with the council and U+I tonight. Not sure why U+I are still involved as I thought Styles House were not interested in working with this apparent land-grabbing company and had already told the council. Hoping the council haven't had too many secret meetings with U+I and already hatched a plan. Be strong and calm.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Carpet cleaner recommendation?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:45 +0100

Can I add to the praise for Adam of Carpet Crew above? I contacted him on the strength of the recommendations here, and he replied quickly and proactively. He arrived today exactly as we arranged and did a great, professional job.

Highly recommended



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Masala Dubba

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:27:53 +0100

Fairly recently rebranded as The Indian Dinner Box - [url=http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/info/438/the-indian-dinner-box]listing updated[/url].



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Ivy One Tower Bridge

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:58:30 +0100

Opens tomorrow

[tweet]https://twitter.com/se1/status/889816869997342720[/tweet]



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Giddy Grocer on Bermondsey Street

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:36:36 +0100

Any idea when this place is opening? No clue on the website or on the shopfront as far as I can see...



[SE1 Discussion] Re: DWP claiming monies back

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:57:36 +0100

Your mother's pension entitlement will have ended at her death. If the DWP overpaid due to an administrative error, they will probably say you should have noticed. Does the Post Office Account statement itemise this payment in detail?
You should take this whole matter and any paperwork to a Citizens Advice Bureau/other advice agency and ask them if you have to pay the money back. Either way they can help you deal with the DWP debt collectors. You should do this asap as interest charges on the amount involved will probably be added. Best wishes.



[Chatter] Corbyn

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:41:50 +0100

What I've been saying all along. It was never about hatred of immigrants, never ever, despite people's claims....

https://news--of-the-day.com/2017/07/23/jeremy-corbyn-wholesale-eu-immigration-has-destroyed-conditions-for-british-workers/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s-SHrzXbU8



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Quarter of new homes in Southwark are sold overseas

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:14:42 +0100

[quote sjac][quote Ivanhoe]Not really that simple.
Another way of putting what you've just said is: [i]"The [u]current model that developers are allowed to operate means that they can offload the risk to purchasers or speculators at a very early stage in the development[/u] - sometimes before the ground has even been broken"[/i][/quote]

No, that's not the same thing at all - pre-sales do de-risk the development to some degree, but, as John said, the main reason is to prove demand and satisfy financing conditions. [u]Lenders often won't commit to financing unless they can comfortably underwrite their exit position[/u], and [u]pre-sales provide proof of demand/value, hard cash deposits, and contractual liabilities from purchasers to complete on the sale once the development is finished. And most of these big developments finance 60%+ of total costs,[/u] so it's a very important part of the process.[/quote]

I'm struggling to see how we're not saying the same thing, although you obviously think not.



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Quarter of new homes in Southwark are sold overseas

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:22:59 +0100

[quote Ivanhoe]Not really that simple.
Another way of putting what you've just said is: [i]"The current model that developers are allowed to operate means that they can offload the risk to purchasers or speculators at a very early stage in the development - sometimes before the ground has even been broken"[/i][/quote]

No, that's not the same thing at all - pre-sales do de-risk the development to some degree, but, as John said, the main reason is to prove demand and satisfy financing conditions. Lenders often won't commit to financing unless they can comfortably underwrite their exit position, and pre-sales provide proof of demand/value, hard cash deposits, and contractual liabilities from purchasers to complete on the sale once the development is finished. And most of these big developments finance 60%+ of total costs, so it's a very important part of the process.

Interestingly, lenders would MUCH prefer to have UK individuals as the pre-sale buyers, as contractual claims are far easier to pursue against someone who is UK-based rather than somewhere like Shanghai or Doha, but unfortunately the demand just isn't there (partially due to the reasons John mentioned above as well).



[SE1 Discussion] Re: The Goldsmith

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:34:07 +0100

It's definitely doing a very good impression of a closed pub at the moment, I went past it yesterday. Maybe i'll try the door next time



[SE1 Discussion] DWP claiming monies back

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:24:53 +0100

Anyone in SE1 come across this one please

Apologies for boring you all with my problems - however was hoping that someone on here would have some advise

Sent the form about my l;ate mums death to DWP on 9.6.17, so they would have received it on 12.6.17

Closed mums post office account where her pension was paid into on 5.7.17

Post Office sent us a cheque for £388 which we banked and used in mums estate to pay other debts

Just received 2 letters from DWP debt people saying this pension was paid in on 5.6.17 and they want it back

I have written to them asking why they did not take the money back from account during period of 12.6.17 - 5.7.17

Also told them that there is now no money left in estate

Will they ask me to pay this money back and will they ask for receipts of things we have paid out from the estate as i dint believe i have them all



[SE1 Discussion] Re: The Goldsmith

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:45:37 +0100

Haha - that made me laugh. Since I saw the post about frosted windows, I've checked out every pub I've passed. Guess what - not one frosted window so far - I'll keep looking though!