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by bensonby
20 Aug 2019 19:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 5005

Re: Sydenham Tyres

No idea. I can’t say I’m particularly aware of the issue. I was merely pointing out a piece of relatively obscure legislation that I’m not sure many police officers would be aware of that the premises may be guilty of that could be brought to the attention of the neighbourhood police.
by bensonby
20 Aug 2019 18:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 5005

Re: Sydenham Tyres

If they are repairing cars in the street (and it’s not an emergency) it is an offence under s.54(1) of the Metropolitan Police Act 1839.
by bensonby
18 Nov 2018 12:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 32
Views: 6713

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

Southern trains from Sydenham to London Bridge have given me meltdowns on a couple of occasions when I'm late for work or knackered on the way home and having to deal with last minute cancellations, endless delays and just going straight past Sydenham on the way home, meaning I've needed to get a t...
by bensonby
16 Nov 2018 20:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR
Replies: 65
Views: 14405

Re: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR

If you are paying this chap for insurance but he hasn't added you to the policy he may well have committed fraud or theft. I would contact the police around this specific issue.
by bensonby
16 Nov 2018 20:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 32
Views: 6713

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

Regarding the Canada Water interchange - it is often quicker to go into the ticket hall and back down to the Jubilee
by bensonby
16 Nov 2018 20:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 32
Views: 6713

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

356 from Forest Hill Station to Bell Green -evry 30 minutes after 7 pm but not necessarily on time and no countdown on most stops. If you save the URL for "live bus departures" in your phone you can get the countdown for any bus stop in London. Very useful: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/live-bus-a...
by bensonby
3 Nov 2018 21:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF users meeting
Replies: 24
Views: 5428

Re: STF users meeting

What happened?
by bensonby
24 Oct 2018 18:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR
Replies: 65
Views: 14405

Re: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR

Lame excuses from the Police who indeed should have intervened. HOWEVER... this does show how ill-advised it is to purchase a flat over a shop. What should the police have done? I can’t see anything in the original post that is a police matter save, possibly, a dubious criminal damage of a scratche...
by bensonby
13 Oct 2018 21:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Golden Lion
Replies: 24
Views: 8429

Re: The Golden Lion

I used to be a regular in the Golden Lion until I moved away in 2010. I have popped in once soon after the refurbishment and it wasn't to my taste, I found it pretty generic and lacking in character (I prefer the old-fashioned "boozer" feel) I couldn't make any major complaint. However, I popped in ...
by bensonby
14 Aug 2018 11:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 14492

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

I'm struggling to think what council workers could do effectively even if there were a 24/7 flying squad if a complaint is of a one-off party or concert, assuming besuited with a clip board and no affray or violence or otherwise criminal act is in play and assuming easily outnumbered by revellers. ...
by bensonby
13 Aug 2018 18:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 14492

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

I'm struggling to think what council workers could do effectively even if there were a 24/7 flying squad if a complaint is of a one-off party or concert, assuming besuited with a clip board and no affray or violence or otherwise criminal act is in play and assuming easily outnumbered by revellers. ...
by bensonby
13 Aug 2018 10:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 14492

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

Well you did your best Chris Best.... A lengthy, verbose and largely unhelpful response. The next question you might ask is "what happens when someone does manage to fight their way through all of this and actually registers a complaint?" Well, if it’s a noise complaint, nothing. Because it’s not a...
by bensonby
10 Aug 2018 06:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 14492

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

Noise complaints are not the responsibility of the police. They have no powers to deal with noise. You need to contact the council.

The failures of the 101 line are wholly unacceptable, however.
by bensonby
21 Jul 2018 08:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 14069

Re: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm

I think it is quite shocking that the Archdiocese of Southwark refused to send a representative, or to co-operate in any way with the planning department. They don't appear to believe they are subject to civil authorities, and ignore all attempts to contact them. They have not acknowledged or proce...
by bensonby
23 Jun 2018 19:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Helicopter over the Hillcrest estate
Replies: 10
Views: 3049

Re: Helicopter over the Hillcrest estate

The @NPASLondon twitter feed says they were searching for suspects in a burglary in the (London Borough of) Bromley. That could have been it as you are close enough to the border.
by bensonby
26 May 2018 20:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Now it's horse "messages" on pavement!
Replies: 9
Views: 3719

Re: Now it's horse "messages" on pavement!

It’s perfectly lawful to allow your horse to soil the highway and not clear it up.
by bensonby
22 May 2018 17:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Feeling emotional…
Replies: 19
Views: 8206

Re: Feeling emotional…

Farewell, where are you off to?

Also, just because you leave Sydenham it doesn’t mean you can’t frequent this place. I left 7 1/2 years ago but never really left here. (I do still have cause to frequent Sydenham every couple of weeks, however)
by bensonby
27 Mar 2018 18:38
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out
Replies: 157
Views: 189225

Re: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out

It's pretty disgraceful isn't it. I never did get a reply to my (several) emails to the se23.com admin. It appears I have now been permanently banned without any communication whatsoever.
by bensonby
4 Mar 2018 00:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 59824

Re: Sydenham Society

This timely and related article just popped up on my “news feed”: 'Nimby' councils face new sanctions for failing to meet home building targets - Evening Standard https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/nimby-councils-face-new-sanctions-for-failing-to-meet-home-building-targets-a3780851.html The r...
by bensonby
15 Feb 2018 19:14
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out
Replies: 157
Views: 189225

Re: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out

Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but I’ve just had a very bizarre experience with SE23.com. I’ve been a member for years but rarely post. I recently noticed that the Forest Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team from the police were giving regular updates. The username was of Sgt Biddle with his picture ...