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Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:19:30 +0100

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Re: Ticino on Bermondsey Street closing?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:19:30 +0100

Anyone?



Re: I wish everyone well and good luck for the future

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:45:57 +0100

That's a kind thought, thankyou, and I'll wish you the very best of luck also. I joined the Postcode Lottery, and so if any of my neighbours are also in it and our code comes up lucky we'll be having the greatest street party of all time. Bryan Ferry will be invited to join us for cheese sandwich, and you shall lead the singing and letting of the party poppers. I expect to win any time soon within the next 35 years, so get that sparkly dress ready!



Re: Virgin Media down in SE1?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:33:47 +0100

Finally jumped into life just before 16.00. They were supposed to be sending updates, and I was optimistic , trusting even.



Re: Rudest Reception ever- Princess St Practice

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:47:48 +0100

So I have got a response now from the practice patients manager Liz Sulivan at Princess ST;
She is disappointed in the behaviour of some of the staff and apologises and says some of the staff need further training and is organising it.

Encouraginly she says the Nexcus group is going to be implementing name badges. She also admits they have not been responding to feedback on the NHS Choices Forum -( many of which are about rude reception staff) and will do this.

What I don't get a sense of is how bad this situ is not just in my case but in many other cases regarding the attitude and rudeness of some reception staff. I am going to email her back and say that. Her letter was written 26th September ( got today) and it's interesting that from reports on here incidents continue to happen after that date!

I would encourage anyone having issues to email her- or call her
liz.sullivan@nhs.net



Re: Veggie Roast

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:45:36 +0100

Not so (according to the bar staff at the pub on their last Sunday).
Closed for refurb; to reopen under new mgt.



Re: Virgin Media down in SE1?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:09:44 +0100

My Internet has not returned only tv and phone not happy with virgin.



Re: Virgin Media down in SE1?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:42:02 +0100

Mines been down since last night

Still not working 1140 sat



Re: Virgin Media down in SE1?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:13:08 +0100

Ours was out too, but restarting the router fixed it this morning.



Re: Virgin media down in se1?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:05:11 +0100

Yeah they told us that too. TV and landlines just came back.



Re: Virgin Media down in SE1?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:04:55 +0100

Mines just come back on! Not impressed with them lately. Negotiated a new contract then 6 weeks later they put the price up :(



Re: Rudest Reception ever- Princess St Practice

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:32:08 +0100

Borough Bloke -I agree there is one member of staff in particular but my experiences that started this thread involved she and one another ( that I had not met before) So it's more than one ( though that one we refer is the epicentre I'd say) Behaviours positive or negative rub off - though equally I agree that most of the staff/Doctors are fine

Still awaiting response from the practice manager - however have to give her benefit of doubt ( she said response by 29th) a few more days because of our dreadful post service.



Re: Virgin media down in se1?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:21:16 +0100

Yes, they are saying should be fixed today by 11.55



Re: Manzes pies.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:03:23 +0100

Thank you everyone for their kind thoughts, I shall be ordering Manzes asap from my new abode! Mind you the pulled pork baguette or the porteno steak sandwich from Borough Market sounds delicious....humm home delivery? Lol



Virgin Media down in SE1?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:41:14 +0100

Have had no Internet connection since 11pm last night? Virgin have said this is all over se1 and will be ongoing for a few more hours? Anyone else experiencing this?



Re: Rudest Reception ever- Princess St Practice

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:53:44 +0100

The service I receive generally is great. I have absolutely no doubt that almost all of the negativity in this thread is referring a single individual. As someone noted "I could pick that harridan from a line up". The incidents referred to are predictable and repeated. I've been on the receiving end. I have seen others on the receiving end of the exact same behaviour. It only ever emanates from one person. My last run in with her was on the phone.

I called to enquire about the results of some tests that one of the doctors had said would have been in a few days before. The response was that I could make an appointment to get them.... about two weeks hence. I pointed out that she had no clue what the tests were for or what my anxieties about them might be. All requests to just pass a message on to the doctor were met with rudely put, flat refusals. Eventually, I hung up before I lost my rag. I called up again later in the day and a different receptionist bent over backwards to identify which doctor had ordered the tests and passed on the message and I received a call back a few minutes later.



Re: Veggie Roast

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:40:16 +0100

Alas, it seems the Goldsmiths have closed for good - they are part of the whole kit and caboodle of the fire station - same landlord apparently. I hope it is just hearsay because it would be a shame to see another pub bite the dust.



Re: Hunter Penrose - end of an era

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:28:41 +0100

Squatters have now moved in. Fingers crossed they are respectful and quiet.



I wish everyone well and good luck for the future

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:17:41 +0100

i wish everyone well and good luck for the future. Its been interesting the discussions on here about various situations. Neighbourhoods, foods and situations as well..I think we just have to try and make the best of our situations until there is some resolution. Its hard and not so easy but is what it is i guess for all of us...Lets all do the lottery and see what comes. You never know. one of us has surely got to win it one day...



Re: Noise problem from mental neighbour?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:14:26 +0100

We have troublesome neighbour below with mental health issues but he has caused a lot of trouble and he also knows what he is doing and is aware of how far he can push things as well which at times does question his mental health, we also have neighbours living opposite us with mental health issues. but they keep to themselves but I feel that social services just left them to get on with it, as she had a baby in the flat and dont think she had proper medical care, the baby was removed by ambulance. Some years later the social services decide to actually bother with them, I rang social services previously when they was struggling and social services came just once in like four years to check on this, this is the reality of the system. Now they have people coming to check on them. Good luck with everything. Luckily the guy below has learned now not to interfere with us anymore or cause any other trouble...We try to avoid him when we can...and hope he remains as he is doing now.



Re: Tower Bridge closure noise

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:28:31 +0100

Not good news I'm afraid, but the City of London have said that the work will be taking place 24x7: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/transport-and-streets/roads-highways-and-pavements/Pages/Tower-Bridge-closure.aspx



Re: Manzes pies.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:25:22 +0100

[quote boroughonian]I'm afraid since I discovered the pulled pork baguette at Borough Market, I haven't had pie and mash for ages. I keep meaning to try the Harringtons in Tooting, long way to go if it's not all that though, I don't suppose anyone's tried it recently? The one in Wandsworth rd was lovely.[/quote]

Or the Porteno Steak Sandwich at Borough Market- had it today...



Small electrical repairs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:49:06 +0100

I want to get a Philips electric razor repaired. Does anyone know of a repairer in SE1 please?



Re: Tooley Street noise

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:28:49 +0100

wait until the night tube helps toss out more walking east in search of buses ...



Re: Tower Bridge closure noise

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:26:32 +0100

as the city of london own it, run it and are the local authority, i suspect there are no restrictions as with last time ... however, i am only too happy to be proved wrong.



Tower Bridge closure noise

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:24:25 +0100

Last night at around 2am there was lengthy loud noise from the workmen dismantling structures on Tower Bridge. That specific work has now finished but it sets me wondering what we are to expect over the next 3 months. Does anyone know what restrictions on working hours are in place for this project ?



Re: HISTORY Sumner Buildings

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:06:22 +0100

I used to live in Sumner Buildings as a child, many years ago. Numbers 8 and 88. I found out recently that the estate was built on the site of a vinegar distillery and the land was owned by the Bishops of Winchester. The street was named after one.

There was also a church in Sumner St, at the junction of Great Guildford St, St Peters I think, and that was destroyed during the war. Must have been where the play park is now.



Re: Family History

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:54:00 +0100

There was a family called Martin in the area in the 70s, they had a newsagents in Webber st, one of my greatest memories is getting caught stealing penny chew and the Mr Martin doing a job on me, phone in hand "yes officer I've got him here" I was bawling lol, I never stole again.

They were a large framed family, could've had German genes.



Re: Manzes pies.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:48:03 +0100

I'm afraid since I discovered the pulled pork baguette at Borough Market, I haven't had pie and mash for ages. I keep meaning to try the Harringtons in Tooting, long way to go if it's not all that though, I don't suppose anyone's tried it recently? The one in Wandsworth rd was lovely.



Re: Manzes pies.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:34:02 +0100

Sounds like you're a 'pro', Silwood!



Re: Family History

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:26:26 +0100

Heartbreaking...how hard life was...