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Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:40:38 +0100

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:40:38 +0100

 



Re: "Blackfriars Circus"

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:40:38 +0100

men men men... would be nice to see buildings named after women for a change....



Re: Hyperoptic in The Circle

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:44:05 +0100

Great thread with great info!


Thank you guys! :)


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Re: "Blackfriars Circus"

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:13:54 +0100

I learnt today that the buildings at Blackfriars Circus are named after people related to the Surrey Theatre (Royal Circus) which stood on the other side of Blackfriars Road from the development

The tower is named after the actor-acrobat George Conquest.

The Cabanel Apartments are named after the architect Rudolphe Cabanel.

The Ellis Apartments taken their name from John Ellis who designed the 1865 theatre.

The affordable housing is named after Charles Dibdin the Younger.

The section next to St George's Circus is named after the comic actor Delphini who managed the venue for a time.



Re: Hyperoptic in The Circle

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:34:48 +0100

A final update on this. The RTM elected to go with OpenReach FTTC technology and this has now been installed and is ready for customers to order.

I've had it for about 2 weeks now and speeds are close to 80Mbps down and 20Mbps up which is a breath of fresh air compared with what we had before.



Re: Mail Interception

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:59:32 +0100

Just to add, this happened to me too, in 2015, on Mill Street. The mailboxes were located outside at that time (now thankfully moved into the courtyard).

A total of four things: 1 credit card (which I hadn't been expecting) was intercepted and used months later. Bank called me immediately though.

Another card from my other bank (which I also hadn't ordered) was taken and immediately used in a spree around SE London, over three days! They went to Travelexes withdrawing Euros as I guess they could get more that way. The bank dropped the ball by not contacting me, but did refund me.

In later months I got a charge from the DVLA for not paying for my new Driver's Licence (apparently they just need your name, address and DOB!) Also when I went to renew my EHIC card I was told that I'd already done it some months prior!

So a long-existing scam, and no amount of online security can keep you safe from someone physically taking your mail!

I then used the Royal Mail pick up service for a year so it couldn't get taken. I do not recommend this though - they were appalling in a number of ways - usually they couldn't find any (after queuing for 15 mins), often mail would just get lost, and in one case was given to me three months late!

Paul



Re: Monument in Tanner St Park

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:14:32 +0100

The drinking fountain was hoarded off today pending something. Not quite sure what or the timetable for doing it.



Grebe chicks hatching at Canada Water

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:31:32 +0100

Pleased to see first chick hatched this morning - the mother is sitting on another 4 or 5 eggs by the looks of it. Proof that Spring is really here!
[img]https://goo.gl/photos/X4QjqB6p9CCueJxX6[/img]

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPoeKvZFufmJxAH8Ve-fhDPhnq5RdTDWJWFnWkeK6oc77EcW8_ZGyLekomSiJGY2Q?key=bHB0aGpQbUctSVItQTRkV21hemlFUFotdjVhWTNB



Re: Curry House recommendations

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:20:39 +0100

My fave so far in SE1 is the Southbank tandori on the cut , SE1



Re: Gardener recommendation?>

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:34:11 +0100

I'd like to recommend a professional gardener,

please find her details here

Paola Millesens

millesens@hotmail.com

Wish you the very best



Re: Curry House recommendations

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:49:28 +0100

Thank you for your excellent recommendations

I will be working my way through these over the coming months

Masala Dubba is quite near me and I dd not there was a curry house down that road

Thanks



Re: Curry House recommendations

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:41:00 +0100

Another vote for Cafe Nawaz. BYOB for diners and very reasonable prices. Great food very time we have dined there.



Re: Recommendations of a local carpet cleaning firm

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:56:32 +0100

[quote jackwills]Hello,
I have a nice recommendation for you. You can take a service from a company named OPtionplus carpet cleaning service. For more information contact on the link below:
http://optionspluscarpetcleaning.ca/home/carpet-cleaning-in-surrey/[/quote]

What makes you recommend a carpet cleaning service that operates in the Greater Vancouver Regional District of Canada?



Re: Hate to Post it-but THE POST

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:51:31 +0100

Not heard of any closures- and Tolstoy - not having the parcel is annoying - but in my experience ( not saying it's everyone's) when items go back to Mandela way - they disappear or there is further issues at least.



Re: Hate to Post it-but THE POST

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:40:15 +0100

Red cards are routinely delivered without the post person having the package on them. It's very annoying.



Re: Recommendations of a local carpet cleaning firm

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:51:06 +0100

[quote KatRado]Dear All

My bedroom carpet is in dire need of a professional clean - none of the carpet cleaners you can buy in the shops seem to do the job !! Can anyone recommend a company to come and sort it out?

Many thanks[/quote]

Hello,
I have a nice recommendation for you. You can take a service from a company named OPtionplus carpet cleaning service. For more information contact on the link below:
http://optionspluscarpetcleaning.ca/home/carpet-cleaning-in-surrey/



Re: Hate to Post it-but THE POST

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:34:32 +0100

Seems to be getting worse - Is Bricklayers Arms sorting office set to close?



Re: Mail Interception

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:16:48 +0100

that looks like the back of Mandela Way! Joking obvs



Re: One Housing Group.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:11:31 +0100

I agree Jules- but a 'mass' eviction would be hard to do



Re: Hate to Post it-but THE POST

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:10:09 +0100

Our old pal (!) and the thread that has bore children threads but has ever-lasting life; The Post!
So on the 15t of April - I had the usual red card for recorded delivery put through my door when I was IN with no attempt to ring the door bell or deliver. I don't re-order a delivery on line much these days, as I have found that is when my parcels go missing. So first chance I got to skip down to Mandela Way sorting was yesterday. I was also expecting a second item posted April 11th but as of yesterday had not arrived.
So when I handed the member of staff my red card for the first item - I said could you look please and see if there is a 2nd item that is long overdue. Low and behold he came back after a while, with my red card signed for item and the second parcel I was waiting for which had been aggressively ripped open with bits hanging out.
I questioned the staff member as to why there had been no attempt to deliver this item and no red card left to which he replied ( brace yourself) Postmen are only allowed to deliver one red card per address per week! So when I probed- how was I suppose to know it was here at the sorting office he said- you would have found out when you picked your other parcel up! At this the queue forming behind me went into uproar- with shouts of rubbish and a lot worst.
When I said -so if I had re-orderd the red carded item on line- I would not of know about the second item? To which I got a shrug? And when I asked him about the second parcel being ripped open - he refused to answer. On being asked to speak to a manager he said LUNCH!
As you can imagine - I have sent a formal complaint to the CEOs office. Just to make clear this was two separate items from two sources so not lumped in together. As mentioned elsewhere I had a proven theft in Mandela Way of an item last year that RM had to compensate me for ( after pushing for it)
Beggers Belief!



Re: One Housing Group.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:01:10 +0100

[quote Kory]so what would he happen if the key workers with One Housing and elsewhere ALL refused any un-reasonable increase?[/quote]

A [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_strike]rent strike[/url] is an option, but under the current political climate it would be hard not to be evicted for taking part...



Re: Mail Interception

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:57:30 +0100

And to think that in America interfering with the US Mail is a federal offence that is [url=https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-facts/forensics-evidence.htm]actively investigated[/url] by the USPS and results in offenders ending up in places like this:

[img]http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/26/article-2223626-15B34CE2000005DC-740_964x592.jpg[/img]



Re: Water softness

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:49:52 +0100

Here we have definitely hard water but it's really good! Remember to filter the water before drinking it straight from the tap :) And do not forget to use a dishwasher salt.



Re: One Housing Group.

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:22:56 +0100

so what would he happen if the key workers with One Housing and elsewhere ALL refused any un-reasonable increase?



Re: Mail Interception

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:04:35 +0100

Had the same some years ago - via Mandela way/RM- stealing Utility Bills on a regular basis to have ID enough to open accounts/ccs and a catalogue account. ( think it's harder now to do that) Yes reported to police at time- as said above- they were aware ( and still are) of criminality through the Royal Mail in SE1 but not that interested in it. Banks/ CC fraud departments were more interested- the catalogue was a night mare to sort out and still on going as on a regular basis the catalogue company still get in touch with me re the debt the fraudsters ran up and keep putting it on my credit file- it gets sorted and then every few years they are on to me again and re default me.

Also had a theft through the sorting Office last year- reported to Police- not interested- however after a up hill struggle- RM had to compensate me for the item.

Had a another nightmare at Mandela Way yesterday- which I will post later but not so relevant to this thread.



Re: Curry House recommendations

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:54:21 +0100

Masala Dubba on Trinity Street is amazing in my opinion. It's a shame they don't have seating.



Re: Good Vets (or Vets to be avoided!)

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:43:52 +0100

There's a new 24/7 vets in Camberwell, The London Animal Hospital. I've been twice and so far have been very impressed with the facilities and care. http://www.thelondonanimalhospital.com/



Re: Neil Coyle

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:59:38 +0100

[quote Thebunhouse]To what and to whom are you referring to, Kevinruari?
Be brave and identify what upsets you so much. Don't hide behind nasty one-liners.
Your trolling does you no favours and demeans any good point that you could have, or might have made. and lowers my opinion of you.
An apology would not go amiss[/quote]

Paramount seems to think it refers to him. I don't know if it does, or even, if it does, whether it requires an apology. Apparently we're allowed to insult Jeremy Corbyn on this website, so why not each other?

Personally I find Paramount's political views objectionable, and his persistent touting of them tedious in the extreme. His twin gods Enoch Powell and Tony Benn are surely turning in their graves (in opposite directions no doubt) at the way he so often links them together in support of his own views.

And, Paramount, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE - use the 'Quote and reply' button when you respond to a message, NOT just the 'Post a reply' button. That way the rest of us would be able to see how your message relates to what went before - and see how relevant and meaningful your habitual one-line comments are no doubt intended to be. Yesterday afternoon you posted six messages between 1.16pm and 1.42pm - since you didn't "quote" any previous messages, I for one have been unable to work out whether you were replying to specific earlier comments, or simply doing it to annoy.

"A troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people."



Re: Neil Coyle

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:47:17 +0100

To what and to whom are you referring to, Kevinruari?
Be brave and identify what upsets you so much. Don't hide behind nasty one-liners.
Your trolling does you no favours and demeans any good point that you could have, or might have made. and lowers my opinion of you.
An apology would not go amiss



Re: Curry House recommendations

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:42:14 +0100

Although they have good and bad days, overall I am perfectly happy with Tower Tandoori.



Re: Curry House recommendations

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:13:41 +0100

I've yet to find a good curry in SE1 I'm afraid :-(