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Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:33:26 +0000

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Re: Rats in Emma Cons Gardens

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:33:26 +0000

Had a nosey earlier. They're still there in great numbers. I spotted one of their food sources. It's a stack of bin bags on the corner on Cornwall Road. The little furries were flying in and out of them, using the poison boxes as shelters on their route home.



"Independent" HomeOwners Agency

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:34:27 +0000

The Council has created an [b]“Independent"[/b] MySouthwark Home Owners Agency

Could anyone tell me how this could be [b]"Independent"[/b] given that:
• The board Appointed by the council
• Funded by the council
• The profile of the board members secret
• The minutes are not published
• Their constitution does not allow home owners as observers to the meetings?

http://www.2.southwark.gov.uk/news/article/2118/my_southwark_homeowners_agency
http://www.2.southwark.gov.uk/news/article/2198/new_homeowner_service_shop_opens_in_the_blue

What is it I am missing here?



Re: Southwark Fire Station

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:18:13 +0000

[quote Tom Pepper][quote Eileen]The fire station has already closed.[/quote]
Which one do you mean Eileen?
I so much wanted to say, “Come on Eileen, which one closed?”
Eileen ta roo la ray.[/quote]

Wish I had a pound for every time someone sings/says that Mr Pepper, I'd be a rich woman lol - and listening to the lyrics, Eileen was a bit of a goer and a good time girl - would I want to be likened to her in my long forgotten youth?...you bet!

Anyway, I digress - the fire station that has closed is the one on Southwark Bridge Road.



Re: Southwark Fire Station

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:36:08 +0000

[quote Eileen]The fire station has already closed.[/quote]


Which one do you mean Eileen?
I so much wanted to say, “Come on Eileen, which one closed?”
Eileen ta roo la ray.



Re: Southwark Fire Station

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:31:34 +0000

The fire station has already closed.



Re: Looking for wheelchair friendly restaurants near to St Thomas Hospital

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:38:01 +0000

Thanks so much Boroghonian and Connie - I will check out all your suggestions with my fingers crossed.



Re: Southwark Fire Station

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:50:31 +0000

Thank you Tom...lets hope a major fire does not happen before they all close!



Re: Looking for wheelchair friendly restaurants near to St Thomas Hospital

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:02:31 +0000

Maybe try the restaurant Joel's Brasserie, it is inside the Plaza building on Westminster bridge roundabout, as it is only a couple of years old, I would expect it to have wheelchair access.
I think Gillsray's steakhouse inside the County Hall has access and it has fab views of the wheel (no pun intended) and big Ben (well camouflaged Big Ben now).



Re: Proposed 275 bed Hotel in Ufford Street

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:42:25 +0000

Whether or not there are insufficient hotel beds in the Waterloo area, the term "much-needed" seems to be used by developers to justify anything they want to build including unaffordable flats and houses and hotels. The term "much needed" has become totally debased; if it continues to be used it should be more clearly defined. Developers presumably "need" to make substantial profits. But surely social housing is "much needed"? These days, developers can win the argument and obtain planning provision in SE1 and immediately surrounding areas but the net result is that the views and voices of long-term (and newer) residents are not always taken into account.



Re: Proposed 275 bed Hotel in Ufford Street

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:14:44 +0000

Dear Short St, The Cut, Burrows Mews, Ufford Street and Blackfriars Road Residents,
17/AP/4042 Construction of a 274 room hotel on the former LESOCO campus, Ufford Street
The planning application for the new proposed hotel on the former LESOCO campus at the rear of the site on Ufford Street has been given a planning application number and is now on line for comments. The description of the application on the website is as follows

17/AP/4042 | Construction of a 274 room hotel in a building of up to seven storeys in height incorporating a restaurant at ground floor level (Class C1/A3), together with one further storey of hotel accommodation at basement level, and rooftop plant. The development will include the creation of a new public realm, including a pedestrian route from The Cut to Ufford Street, with hard and soft landscaping and other associated works. | FORMER LESOCO CAMPUS, UFFORD STREET, LONDON, SE1 8LE

If you would like to comment on the application the consultation is open until Saturday 9th December.

To comment on the new application click on the link below

http://planbuild.southwark.gov.uk:8190/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_STHWR_DCAPR_9575434

Just a reminder that the site already has a consented scheme for a residential development, which is the application below, so even if this scheme was not consented they could still build the scheme below, which is residential



Re: Looking for wheelchair friendly restaurants near to St Thomas Hospital

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:49:40 +0000

Well, I've just been to an induction on the York rd works and decided to walk along the river
afterwards.

Behind County Hall is a Mediterranean restaurant, I stuck my head in and asked if they had disabled toilets and they do. I have no idea what the grub is like or the prices but you could look them up. It has easily rearrangable tables. I think it's called Troia, it's as close as you're going to get.



Looking for wheelchair friendly restaurants near to St Thomas Hospital

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:01:42 +0000

Hi

Does anyone have any restaurant recommendations for a group lunch. Some of us use wheelchairs and others have difficulty walking so we are hoping to find a nice restaurant for Xmas lunch - wheelchair friendly (including the loos as we will want a couple of bevvies) and within a short walk of St Thomas Hospital. Hope you can help.

Fingers crossed for lots of ideas.

Thanks everyone



Re: Seven Stars Chinese Takeaway

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:09:25 +0000

[quote suziq]In that case their website should state they only deliver within the CC zone after 6pm Monday to Friday. Although there's something odd about the timings in the first post, because the restaurant (according to their website) doesn't open until 5pm. The order would have had to be placed at 4.30pm, 1/2 hour before they even opened, if an hour later there was still 1/2 hour to go before the CC ended. Perhaps I've misunderstood something though - it has been known!![/quote]

When I looked just now they aren't promising a delivery in less than 45 mins, so ordering before they open at 5 would mean just before CC finishes. So hopefully they've taken your feedback on board.

[img]https://image.ibb.co/bXz5A6/Screen_Shot_2017_11_16_at_16_05_04.png[/img]



Re: Pilates locally

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:03:05 +0000

There's a lovely one run by Harvey Klein (http://harveyklein.co.uk/) at the Waterloo Action Centre on Thursdays at 7pm.
No vested interest, I'm just a happy customer for the last 4 years - although from tonight it will be a mixed level class for the first time, so not sure what to expect.



Re: Southwark Fire Station

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:36:06 +0000

[quote Jan the old one]I never realised how big the site was. Is the old training quadrangle included? What absolute bargain for developers. Where is nearest fire station after this?[/quote]

Off the top of my head Jan, wearing my retired Black Cab driver’s hat, I would have said Dowgate Fire Station, Lower Thames Street, just over Southwark Bridge, then perhaps Dockhead Station, Wolseley Street, Bermondsey, but time and London’s planners wait for no man, especially old taxi drivers, so maybe those ones have closed since I was one of London’s finest.



Re: Proposed 275 bed Hotel in Ufford Street

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:56 +0000

[quote suziq]The seemingly never-ending construction of new hotels is something which has been bothering me over the past two or three years. Now that this thread has come up, I thought I'd make good use of my lunch hour by attempting to estimate the number of hotels within a 10 minute and 20 minute walk of my home, just off Blackfriars Road. I won't bore anyone with the actual list, but these are the numbers I came up with:-

Within a 10 minute walk - 20 hotels, plus two currently under construction, one to be added to and another four being considered / proposed (in the Cut and Ufford Street)
Within a 20 minute walk - 14 hotels

In other words, we already have 34 hotels within a 20 minute walk of my flat (going north, south, east and west). If you add in the ones under construction and in the planning stage, that's in excess of 40 hotels that I can walk to in a maximum time of 20 minutes. Bear in mind that I'm unlikely to have compiled a definitive list, so the numbers are probably even higher.

I have to say, this came as something of a shock considering we're being told that there are insufficient hotel beds in SE1. Who says so and how do they arrive at this conclusion I wonder?[/quote]

I don’t really have a dog in this hunt, residing as I do in an Ivory Tower, well a town house then, in Rotherhithe, but I would imagine that the prospective hotel owners, or group, have done some market research, and arrived at the conclusion that they can make some money by erecting, and opening a hotel in Ufford Street.
I can appreciate the good burgers of Waterloo don’t fancy the idea, but it will probably come down to money talks, and bull**** walks in the final analysis.



Re: Christmas Day - Dinner venue recommendations

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:11:22 +0000

Thanks everyone :)



Re: Roupell Street EF School Development Horror

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:49:05 +0000

This is going to Lambeth's planning applications committee on 28 November.



Re: Welfare rights.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:17:42 +0000

Oh Jules thank you...x



Re: Proposed 275 bed Hotel in Ufford Street

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:38:26 +0000

Planning application now online:

http://planbuild.southwark.gov.uk:8190/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_STHWR_DCAPR_9575434



Pilates locally

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:46:09 +0000

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced pilates class or course in SE1 or nearby happy to travel a bit. I've been using Morley College, but I don't really like the tutors style of teaching. Classes at E&C leisure centre (or whatever it's now called) are always booked up in advance.



Re: Christmas Day - Dinner venue recommendations

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:29:40 +0000

[quote Princess-Claire]
The Founders Arms is also open but last time I enquired you couldn't book... which seems quite risky on Christmas Day![/quote]

Looks like you can this year
http://christmas.youngs.co.uk/founders-arms



Re: New cinema at Borough Market (Vinopolis)

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:36:24 +0000

[quote Billy1]This will be amazing for the Area I just hope they secure some nice brands and not the typical stuff . Apparently they are going to for high fashion labels[/quote]

That would be good, it would save me going to the west end for my new "garms" :)



Re: Seven Stars Chinese Takeaway

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:34:29 +0000

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. Seven Stars is my favourite Chinese. They have a four star hygiene rating and I’ve never had a bad experience. Don’t write them off!



Re: New cinema at Borough Market (Vinopolis)

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:23:06 +0000

Great to have another cinema in the area though...



Re: New cinema at Borough Market (Vinopolis)

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:19:12 +0000

This will be amazing for the Area I just hope they secure some nice brands and not the typical stuff . Apparently they are going to for high fashion labels



Re: New cinema at Borough Market (Vinopolis)

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:11:08 +0000

In July, Everyman gave 2020 as the opening date:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/9346



Re: New cinema at Borough Market (Vinopolis)

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:10:01 +0000

When will this be opening? 2019?



Re: Seven Stars Chinese Takeaway

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:01:52 +0000

In that case their website should state they only deliver within the CC zone after 6pm Monday to Friday. Although there's something odd about the timings in the first post, because the restaurant (according to their website) doesn't open until 5pm. The order would have had to be placed at 4.30pm, 1/2 hour before they even opened, if an hour later there was still 1/2 hour to go before the CC ended. Perhaps I've misunderstood something though - it has been known!!



Re: Seven Stars Chinese Takeaway

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:44:48 +0000

[quote Jan the old one]They should have told you first Wayne , but if the food is being delivered in a car rather than a van the congestion charge I think is about ten pounds, and that's a lot of money for a small business to absorbed. Just saying...[/quote]

And if delivered by motorcycle (as is common with most meal deliveries), there is no congestion charge whatsoever...