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[SE1 Discussion] Re: Hatfields Roadworks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:57:16 +0100

The Shell centre is dual fed, it uses the existing ring main from the old power station and is backed up by a feed from over the river, I wonder why the new apartments couldn't use the North side feed.

[SE1 Discussion] Looking for cleaner

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:18:48 +0100

We live in Tyers Estate, off Bermondsey St. We are looking for a weekly or fortnightly cleaner as we're tired of the unreliability of the cleaners using cleaning apps like Handy!

Can anyone recommend their cleaner please!

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Garden Bridge

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:14:36 +0100

There's always more about these projects than meets the eye! Someone always dreams up such things without thinking about the resources, where's the money coming from and who and how is it to be maintained, Jo couldn't have managed it
on her own.

Perhaps they should engage their brains first when conceiving such crazy ideas.
Hoorah for the Rotherhithe Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians, unless cyclists use pedestrians for target practice, as they do on standard pavements!

This project is a step in the right direction in clearing our toxic air. In Boris's case, there's certainly one born every minute!

All the best,

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Hatfields Roadworks

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:14:20 +0100

[quote theedy]I agree Roupell via Meymott looks a direct route but where are they trying to get from to?[/quote]
They are trying to connect the new flats at the Shell Centre with the high voltage cables near the substation that still exists at the old Bankside Power Station (ie Tate Modern)

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Garden Bridge

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:20:22 +0100

Just read the Coin Street discussion with Margaret Hodge. If the Bridge Trust had been more competent the Bridge would have been built but they were too arrogant. Thank God

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Garden Bridge

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:09:50 +0100

Love the latest that Apple wanted to open a ‘store’ on the bridge. Anyone who has seen the CGIs of the Bridge would know this ‘store’ could have been no bigger than a stall at East Street Market. It is no wonder that an entire book filled with Boris’s follies has been written, appropriately entitled ‘Nincompoopolis’.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Hatfields Roadworks

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:13:26 +0100

It's rather frustrating that we have had temp lights on Hatfields, while Colombo Street and Meymott Street are both closed. It's made it rather difficult to park or drive onto Hatfields. There is always a lack of joined up thinking.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Garden Bridge

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:37:13 +0100

Nothing like a nasty bit of inverted snobbery

Makes you so proud

[Chatter] Re: Lib Dems

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:08:15 +0100

Paramount - you may know more than most.
Is the position of EU citizens certain?

[SE1 Discussion] Shellen are just as bad as Keepmoat

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:04:10 +0100

Council man came today as our front security door latch wont close, he asked where the metal frame was that goes on the wooden part, I dont know what its called, but its the metal thing that the latch and locks go into. I replied, we never had one fitted. There are just two holes in the wood of the door frame for the latch and locks to go into. The council man said to me, I will have to contact Keepmoat and I said but Shellen did it. He said that Shellen work for Keepmoat, I dont know about that, he said its their responsibility to fix it as its under guarantee. I dont care who fix it as long as it done soon and properly as it can affect our insurance. He said I will have to contact my office to then contact Keepmoat Shellen. Has anyone else had any issues with Shellen? Not just me but found my neighbours ones have not been done right either. Shellen top security doors when they leave half the parts missing.

[SE1 Discussion] Lost ink cartridges

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:12:52 +0100

Has anyone been expecting a delivery of ink cartridges from amazon marketplace that hasn't arrived?
I found an envelop containing a number of cartridges but the delivery docket has been ripped up with the delivery address missing.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Antico closing!

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:04:42 +0100

London Rocks, no, stay and share your opinions. The forum will be a better place for it, I'm sure. Ignore the swiping comments from others.

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

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:31:35 +0100

Well it seems that TfL has finally declared it's intentions:

It looks like they are taking over where u+i left off, although the piece of Styles House they want to acquire is not quite so big. However, and this is a big however, some of the land they intend to include in the 'land swap' cannot be built on because it is over the station tunnels,. What is really interesting here, is that TfL do not NEED to acquire any more land, they just WANT to, despite it having council flats built on it. The proposal, which is going to be 'considered in public' - whatever that means - seems quite reasonable until you know the site and the background and I'm trying to work out how LBS will really benefit. (It's not clear who will pay to build the replacement, and additional properties.)

The Finance Committee meeting is on 27 September.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Antico closing!

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:59:56 +0100

Ah i see how this Forum is im a new person here

not new to the area tho ive lived in this area for the last couple years but hey if people on this forum are too self centred and dont like other peoples views perhaps they should go take a running jump im entitled to my opinion of a place all i said was that it has a horrid smell coming from the Long Lane side of it

im not gonna retract that as its true but hey i guess im not entitled to that opinion im sorry

[SE1 Discussion] Share your local Placemarks

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:54:45 +0100

Dear SE1 Forum,

[url=]Team London Bridge[/url], [url=]STAMP[/url] (Shad Thames Area Management Partnership) and [url=]BSAP[/url] (Bermondsey Street Area Partnership) are working together to find out what Placemarks local people think define the character of our areas.

We want to ensure that the unique charm and identity of these places is understood, celebrated and protected by mapping local Placemarks. They can be views, buildings, open spaces, trees, public art, street furniture, rights of way, signs, names and many other things. Contributions so far have been varied, with a number highlighting the Victorian railway arches, historic architecture on Bermondsey Street and the much loved Jacob the Dray Horse outside The Circle on Queen Elizabeth Street.

The information collected will be used by each of the three organisations in their work to improve, promote and make informed recommendations about the future of these areas. This research will help develop real insight into how people perceive aspects of the area, their priorities and how they enjoy its many facets.

If you have some Placemarks to add in London Bridge, Shad Thames or Old Bermondsey and a few minutes to spare, you can [url=]click here[/url] to place your marker on the map and leave your comment. All contributions are much appreciated and please do share the link [url=][/url] with friends, colleagues and neighbours.

Thanks for your support.

Don Campbell
Team London Bridge

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Antico closing!

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:10:36 +0100

No, Jinkazama, it isn't an episode of Colombo, but I wanted to lend support to London Rocks et al as there seems to be a (growing) tendency on this site by some to dismiss as untrue anything said by newer, perhaps less eloquent, contributors to the forum.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Antico closing!

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:45:05 +0100

Jesus Gavin, this isn't an episode of Colombo.

We went for a farewell meal there and the reasons for them moving out are the rents and Brexit, they had already lost their main Italian chefs last week. Better to have loved and lost as they say....and 214 is staying.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Garden Bridge

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:51:23 +0100

Nearly wetting myself:

Joanna Lumley: "I'm anxious that Londoners, walkers particularly, people who can't afford a bicycle or a car, might not even be able to afford a bus fare, can walk across the bridge. A lot has been done for cyclists and nothing really has done for pedestrians except enormous patches for tourists.

"This is for Londoners. This is for Londoners and it's so strange, Dame Margaret, that something that I dreamed of almost calling the people's bridge, because it would be funded by the very rich for people who have nothing, for perpetuity, for people, has suddenly been turned round into the toffs bridge, and you go, 'Where did this happen?'

"So it's so odd and ... anyway, it doesn't matter. Whine, whine, whine. I've been told not to whine to you and I'm not going to but you suddenly feel the injustice and you go, 'This is the people's bridge for the people, a thing of utter beauty'."

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Garden Bridge

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:31:08 +0100



[SE1 Discussion] Re: Garden Bridge

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:55:17 +0100

Lumley's comments to the Hodge report make brilliantly comic reading. I now understand why she was so good at portraying the unhinged, barking mad Patsy in Ab Fab. No stretch.....

[Chatter] Re: Irma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:10:34 +0100

[quote boroughonian]An old black Taxi driver once said to me, regarding mini cabs...."they do all our **** work for us".[/quote]

Was that you boroughonian, how you doing?
I digress, on the subject of Jan's Welbeck Cars experience, I'm reminded of what an old cab driver told me about them.
When the Renault Dauphines first hit the streets, naturally, black cab drivers at the time were a tad miffed.
They would phone the Welbeck number, and ask for a pick up by a mythical person, e.g., "Can you pick up Dr. Livingstone, at the corner of Kensington Gore and Exhibition Road?"
Set in a niche there, at the Royal Geographical Society, is a statue of David Livingstone.
A Dauphine would sit there patiently, until he got fed up, or got moved on.
Another one was for Mr. Golden, corner of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane, Smithfield, there is the Golden Boy statue, erected where the Great Fire is said to have stopped.
Sounds all childish now, but it must have been like Candid Camera then, a great practical joke.

[Socials] Re: SE1 Book Club 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:51:53 +0100

At the October book club on 16th we will be voting for the January book. Mr Jac will propose the 3 choices.

For December we will be meeting for our annual [b]Book Club dinner on 4th December[/b]. Please let us know if you want to join us so we can give you details of place and time. We'll vote for best and worst books read in 2017.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Hatfields Roadworks

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:01:31 +0100

I didn't call it "the enclave" someone else did. I agree Roupell via Meymott looks a direct route but where are they trying to get from to? I just reacted to suggestions that Roupell Street people are all mega-rich
Some are but there are old people who have watched the world explode in front of them, technically they are millionaires, but talk to them. They are just like any 80 year old in what was a rented London property.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: recycling facilities in SE1

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:01:01 +0100

[quote Eileen]Southwark counci's recycling depot at the Old Kent Road takes all types of electrical stuff - I think you can dispose of more or less anything.[/quote]

It does but, for some parts of SE1, takes a lot longer to get to than Red Lion Square and isn't really on the way to anywhere.

I'm looking forward to Jazzy's report re the continued existence of the Red Lion Square bin.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Hatfields Roadworks

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:32:16 +0100

Having spoken to a representative of Power On Connections Ltd he informed me that the diversion away from the intended route from Meymot Street to Cornwall Road along Roupell Street was altered because of objections from residents of Roupell Street.
The bypass route then became Hatfields-The Cut- Greet Street and Wooton Street, quite a diversion and all without a word of consultation with the residents of Benson,Styles,Tait,Peabody,Windmill and Ospringe houses.
So,it would appear that it did not have to go along Hatfields.

Theedy, do you live within 'The Enclave' as you chose to call it?

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Removal company recommendation

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:56:20 +0100

I've used these people they were half the price of fantastic removals.

We moved on a Monday and they packed for us on a Sunday at no extra cost. They were great, they turned up on time and did everything. I just sat there on the sofa until they loaded it into the truck.

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Tooley St & St Thomas St Traffic

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:38:10 +0100

Southwark is proposing to spend £150k of TfL money in the Long Lane area on a "feasibility study of area to address rat running, improve connection to Guy's
Hospital and improvements to the C10 bus route".

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Getting recommended?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:08:40 +0100

Hi teaandcakes / Paul
I just moved into the Bermondsey/Grange area and am looking for help and advice with a few things at my flat.
Is there a way to DM you here?
Thanks very much!

[SE1 Discussion] Re: Proposed 275 bed Hotel in Ufford Street

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:08:04 +0100

This scheme is on the agenda of Wednesday night's WCDG meeting

[Socials] Re: SE1 Book Club 2017

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:46:59 +0100

Last night we discussed The Prince of Tides that received general acclaim from readers (average marks 8 out of 10), despite what we felt was an unpromising title and the 1991 film that relates only part of the whole story.

The book chosen for [b]October[/b] is [b]The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna[/b]. We have booked a table again at the [b]Kings Arms, Newcomen Street for Monday 16th October at 7.30.[/b]

We also voted on the book for [b]November[/b] which is the [b]Fires of Autumn[/b] by [b]Irene Némirovsky[/b].
A French writer of Ukrainian-Jewish origin, author of Suite Francaise. In 1942 Némirovsky was arrested as a Jew and detained at Pithiviers and then Auschwitz, where she died, a victim of the Holocaust. The notebook containing the two novels was preserved by her daughters but not examined until 1998. They were published posthumously in a single volume. The Fires of Autumn was published in 1957.