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Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:29:55 +0000

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Warning to cyclists around Elephant and Castle

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:29:55 +0000

Found this on the Reddit London forums :

https://www.reddit.com/r/london/comments/5v4i26/warning_to_cyclists_around_elephant_and_castle/



Re: Redevelopment of Elephant Shopping Centre and LCC

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:37:49 +0000

I have a suspicion that I cannot be the only resident in SE1 who just can't wait to see this disgraceful shopping centre finally demolished - and who just wants a pleasant place to shop and have a coffee / drink / snack / meal.

Plus: the application plans show that there will be a new tube station, new public open spaces, easier links to the rail station and walking routes through the railway arches - although none of this positive stuff is mentioned in the agenda for the meeting...

I understand and accept concerns about thriving local businesses - but just trying to get a little balance to the debate and ask that people consider the bigger picture in terms of how transformative this project could be for the Elephant.



Bermondsey Square

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:38:57 +0000

Have noticed the Square is looking really shabby lately could do with some TLC but pleased the restaurant has 're opened.



Re: Elephant Shopping Centre - Public Meeting Tuesday 28th Feb

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:07:20 +0000

To clarify, access for the meeting is on the 1st floor of the shopping centre, is it? Forgive me for being dense.

Just laying my cards on the table, I find the current plans very depressing. In fact it's not a plan it's an assortment of random rectangles jammed in all over the place.

The dual carriageway bit of Newington Butts can be bleak at the moment but having a load of 50-storey towers looming right up to the edge of the pavement is not exactly an improvement. What was the point of the 'improvements' to the roundabout if not to try and make it a nicer place to be? How are these massive monoliths helping achieve the same goal? Where's the actual plan with any architectural consistency and merit, that is designed for people to live in and around?

If that's what they end up building then I'm glad there's no social housing because it looks absolutely awful and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I don't know who's going to buy a plasterboard box looking out on a 6-lane dual carriageway but I suppose the developers will find enough idiots to make a profit.



Re: Can anyone recommend a hand car wash?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:41:19 +0000

Just to clarify, there is a handwash at the Tesco on NKR too, which are not the ones that I use. The ones that @sharonH and I are referring to are on Shorncliffe Road, on the other side of OKR.

I personally have had bad experiences with the Tesco ones. They were the ones I used to use but had such a bad experience that as I drove out, I saw the sign for the shorncliffe road one and thought I'd give them a try. I've stuck with them ever since, cheaper and better service.



Elephant Shopping Centre - Public Meeting Tuesday 28th Feb

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:37:01 +0000

Public Meeting: All SE1 readers (and others!) welcome:

[b]'WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE SHOPPING CENTRE'?[/b]

The Shopping Centre is owned by property developer Delancey. It wants to demolish the Centre and build new shops and 900+ new homes in its place. But before Delancey can demolish the Centre it must get planning permission from the local council, Southwark. It must also get Southwark Council’s permission for any new buildings it wants to build.

Delancey gave Southwark its plans for the new shops and homes before Christmas. Delancey’s plans raise two big questions;

[b]Will there be new shops for local traders?
Will there be new homes for local people?[/b]

Southwark Council is now asking what local traders and local residents think of Delancey’s plans and we must make our voices heard.

The Elephant Amenity Network is a group of local people that campaigns for a better deal from the Elephant’s regeneration. In this public meeting we invite all local people to discuss Delancey’s plans for the Shopping Centre – what we think of them and how we want them changed. We are being supported by the Southwark Green Party and other groups and campaigns.
[b]
The meeting will on Tuesday February 28th at 7pm
Venue: Tesco’s First Floor unit (above Tescos shop)[/b]

All are welcome – come and join us!

[img]https://southwarknotes.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/vision.jpg?w=500[/img]

Delancey’s plans for the Shopping Centre can be seen above.
You can make comments to the Council here on this online form. It’s simple to use:

http://commentform.herokuapp.com/



Re: The Glad

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:36:19 +0000

As The Glad actually refers to a PM it actually means something and should remain so. If they change the name it will end up with something pointless and meaningless, with no relation to the area. They did that with the Plough at the top of Dulwich, opposite the Library, so this habit has to be watched.



Re: The Glad

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:15:58 +0000

[quote JayBee]"Megha Khanna said: “We wanted to create a brand that provides people with a unique service, to preserve the heritage of London pubs and promote the local breweries" "

If they want to preserve the heritage of London pubs, why change the name?
In certain circles, "The Gladstone Arms" is legendary

Just a thought[/quote]

Agreed. For what it's worth, I think they have overlooked the value of at least calling it 'The Glad', unless they are looking to discourage the 'certain circles' from returning. Unfortunately, I imagine it will just be referred to as 'Pegz'.



Re: Can anyone recommend a hand car wash?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:58:32 +0000

Please don't try the one opposite the Duke of York because it shut down over a year ago.
Having read Colinio's post which, I was so pleased to hear and thought it had reopened, and drove there to get my car washed. Alas it is now a different company and different business so back to Tesco's OKR



Re: The Glad

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:09:29 +0000

"Megha Khanna said: “We wanted to create a brand that provides people with a unique service, to preserve the heritage of London pubs and promote the local breweries" "

If they want to preserve the heritage of London pubs, why change the name?
In certain circles, "The Gladstone Arms" is legendary

Just a thought



Re: The Glad

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:40:46 +0000

From the article on main page:
"Entrepreneurs Megha Khanna, Gaurav Khanna and Abhinav Saxena will reopen the pub under the name Pegz N “Frazes” at The Gladstone Arms.

The name refers to shots (or pegz) of alcohol and words (or "frazes") of reassurance shared between the three friends."



Glad it's being re-opened; bit sceptical about the new name.
Anyone know when it's opening its doors?



Re: Chronic long term lower back pain

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:57:53 +0000

You really are in the wars, what a nightmare poor you.



Re: Tanner Street Park tennis courts

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:04:46 +0000

no floodlights



Re: Chronic long term lower back pain

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:20:52 +0000

Hi I am a student at British school of osteopathy, and as curatrix mentioned the chronic pain management course mentioned is called Osteomap here is the link for informationhttp://www.bso.ac.uk/bso-news-and-events/recent-news-and-events/do-you-have-chronic-pain-are-you-interested-in-trying-osteomap/



Re: Chronic long term lower back pain

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:58:06 +0000

[quote connie]In my case, I found walking really helped. I tried to do it during my lunch break and it was much easier to sit at the office in the afternoon. After losing some weight, the pain then disappeared. Even 5-10 pounds make a huge difference.[/quote] This is what I have started to do, to try and drop weight to help it. I am a little over weight for my height according to the bmi charts. I am short as well which does not help. I do walking to and can manage a bit more now.



Re: Shellen are now doing our door replacements

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:44:35 +0000

[quote Zoe]At least it's not Keepmoat.[/quote] Well mmm, been told told today that keepmoat is doing it again, first keepmoat then shellen then keepmoat, we have heard nothing at all about these doors, just give up with it all really. those that had them fitted are saying they dont work properly.



Mowbray & Stanhope Buildings Redcross Way

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:08:55 +0000

Hi I am new to the forum and wondering whether any members lived in Mowbray or Stanhope Buildings in Redcross Way between 1957-1967? If so would appreciate hearing from you.

Advanced thanks.



Re: St Georges Buildings Borough High St

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:58:30 +0000

Hi Hugh

I am new to the forum and stumbled across the posts in this thread which were obviously made in 2010, so unaware whether you or anyone else here will pick this up. I lived in Mowbray buildings Hugh from 1957 - 1967 and am wondering whether we knew one another.

I recall the sweet/newspaper shop in Redcross Way known as Jim's. I also recall there being some kind of deli there which sold Italian produce, but I cant recall the name.

My memory of Mence Smith is the smell of paraffin. I too recall it being a hardware store which also sold fireworks around November 5th. My brother and I used to do 'penny for the guy' outside the Borough station and then go along to Mence Smith and without a parent. Wouldn't be permitted these days lol.



Re: Tanner Street Park tennis courts

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:19 +0000

Looks like these are nearly finished. Very exciting! Hoping the resurfacing will mean less puddles!

Do we know if floodlights are going up? There was also talk of a booking system at one point, or will this still be turn up and play?



Re: Empty shops in Lower Marsh

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:43:08 +0000

I was in SDV jewellers on Friday 17th. They're definitely closing as mentioned before but apparently between Greggs and Boots a hotel has been proposed. Plans apparently have been submitted - not that another hotel is needed in the Waterloo area!

All of this may explain why the shops in that part have become so run down.



Re: Can anyone recommend a hand car wash?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:23 +0000

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

I'll give those places a try.

Much appreciated



Re: Chronic long term lower back pain

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:56:03 +0000

In my case, I found walking really helped. I tried to do it during my lunch break and it was much easier to sit at the office in the afternoon. After losing some weight, the pain then disappeared. Even 5-10 pounds make a huge difference.



Re: Physiotherapist in London?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:17 +0000

How about seeing a private physiotherapist? I can recommend you one . Maud Cioffi is good and not too expensive. Hope it helps

https://www.findoc.co.uk/specialist/london/physiotherapist/maud-cioffi



Re: Chronic long term lower back pain

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:23:55 +0000

Hi LW- as I understand it fish oil helps with mobility of joints but the things I mentioned Epsom Salts/MSM are to aid pain - sending you love



Re: Can anyone recommend a hand car wash?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:04:06 +0000

Hi. I agree with Doodlebug1. Haven't used these guys in a while (sold my car) but they were my regular cleaners. Always did a good job. If you thought they'd missed a bit, I think they'd be happy to fix it.



Re: Physiotherapist in London?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:01:30 +0000

I agree with above. Get to minor injuries. The one at Guys is great. You might have a fracture. Minor injuries will x-ray. At least then it can be ruled out. You don't want physio on a fracture. After it's healed you do. At least that's my understanding dealing with my current fracture.



Re: Physiotherapist in London?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:40:56 +0000

Hi emmavaudet,

In terms of a quick result, it really depends on what you've done. If you've badly sprained your ankle, then it may need time to heal before you can walk on it. Best get a doctor to look at it. If you're worried about how long it will take to get an appointment, check out the advice on this webpage below.

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/Minorinjuriesunit.aspx

I'd call 111 for advice & they can let you know the nearest NHS minor injury unit. May as well...

Good luck!



Re: Hasan Kebab Restaurant TBR

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:06:32 +0000

He's in there, i guess that's his life now, I don't think the shop is open but he sits in there - watching the world go by? Gave me a friendly wave from the back of the shop...



Re: Chronic long term lower back pain

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:30:40 +0000

[quote Kory]Hi Ladywriter - goodness you have been in the wars- bless ya.
Just thought there is also a supplement (Holl & Barrett- blue bottle) again it won't be a solve - but it helps with pain - called MSM ( heavy magnesium again) takes a week to kick in and you have to shovel it down but it works for many - sending love.[/quote] Thanks I will look for it. fish oils were also suggested to ease it.



Re: Chronic long term lower back pain

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:25:10 +0000

[quote Zoe]Are you keeping up the exercises after the class? I know they are tiresome but it really does work. Once I discovered I had stomach muscles under all the fat I have focussed on trying to keep them strengthened, which is no easy feat. My physio also recommended swimming, which I find difficult to do locally but it does help. I don't think there is one answer, it's lots of little things.[/quote] Hi, last year when my back went on me again, I started up swimming, then when it eased I got tendinitus in both arms, physio said I should not continue with the swimming until tendinitus eases and not use the gym either, so I stopped doing both as advised. Then along with the tendon pains in both arms my back pain returned again, so have both now. I cant win whatever I do, swimming is no good for the arm pains tendons but good for back pain, cant use gym while tendons weak and have to be careful with it on my back as well. You asked did I keep up the physio exercises, I did for a while but was advised to ease them off when got tendon pains in arms. Whats good for one thing is no good for another. I started up Pilates before but could not even attempt it now. I know I need to drop some weight but exercise is limited currently. But am gradually managing to walk a bit further now then I could before. At least walking is safe for arms and legs and back.