West Norwood news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by clandestino, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I don’t know anything about the man, but it seems such a waste.
  2. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Three men are now due to stand trial over the murder of West Norwood father-of-one Jude Gayle.

    Jonathon Haynes, 35, of Park Avenue, Mitcham, and Leon Bishop, 30, from East Dulwich, appeared at The Old Bailey on Wednesday 11 October 2017

    They were each remanded in custody where they will remain until their trial which is due to take place in March.

    A third man, Tarelle Bishop, 23, of Dunelm Grove, West Norwood, appeared at The Old Bailey on Tuesday 3 October 2017, when he was also charged with the murder of Mr Gayle and is also set to stand trial in March 2018.


    The Late Jude Gayle

    Anyone with information concerning this incident should call the Homicide and Major Crime Command on 020 8721 4961 or via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
  3. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    21 year old Pascoe Petgrave of Thornton Road, Thorton Heath, has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a hit and run in West Norwood left one victim paralysed from the chest down.

    Petgrave, mounted the pavement with his BMW at speed before colliding into two young women, Chanelle Higgins and Nikisha Cox, walking along Norwood High Street, after a night out.just after 4.30am on 29 May 2016.

    Chanelle, a mother of two children, broke her neck and was left with devastating spinal injuries and spent six months in hospital recovering. She is now confined to a wheelchair with limited upper-body movement, needing round the clock care.

    Petgrave failed to stop at the scene and told jurors he had mounted the pavement fearing for his life after being chased by two men armed with weapons.

    His car, which had a smashed window screen as a result of the collision, was later seen in the forecourt of a local petrol station and once the footage of this was circulated among police officers, it was spotted by an officer patrolling in south London. The car was seized and Petrgrave was arrested after reporting his car stolen to police.

    Following a three-day trial at Inner London Crown Court, Petgrave was convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and sentenced to two years and six months in prison on Thursday, 9 November 2017. He was also disqualified from driving for two years upon release and required to take an extended driving test at the end of the disqualification period.


    Claudette Hamilton, CPS London South reviewing lawyer, said: "We used CCTV footage to demonstrate to the jury the total disregard Petgrave took for his actions. This callous individual, who was uninsured at the time, drove into both women from behind and fled the scene. He did not report the collision to police, forcing the victim to take part in media appeals to identify him.

    "This incident has had profound consequences for one victim. Her life has changed dramatically and she will now require round-the-clock care as a result of Petgrave’s actions.

    "Dangerous driving can shatter lives and I hope this successful prosecution goes someway in bringing comfort to the victims and their families."

    PC Laura Travers, who led the investigation for Lambeth CID, said: "This was a shocking incident.

    "These two women were simply on a night out to see friends and now their lives have changed completely."

    In 2008, as a 12 year-old, Petgrave made national news headlines when arrested by than 50 police officers when he was accused stealing a £10 note which was hanging out of a cashpoint machine at the now disappeared HSBC bank machine in Thornton Heath

    Paralysed Chanelle Higgins in Crimewatch hit-and-run appeal

    Hit-and-run victim Chanelle Higgins: I wanted to die when doctors told me I was paralysed

    Hit-and-run victim Chanelle Higgins says 'I live in hope I will walk again' after BMW driver is jailed


    The person who paralysed her in West Norwood has has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
    She's received a life sentence.
  4. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    2.5 years is nothing for a bastard like that. Shame on him.
  5. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    "A 'man' who stabbed the mother of his child in the heart after they argued about childcare payments has admitted murdering her ..."

    Man killed mother of child over support payments


    He will be sentenced to life imprisonment on 30 November 2017
  6. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Bastard. Life isn't enough
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  7. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Does anyone know of a local vacuum repair person or shop? According to google the nearest one is Fulham.
  8. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    What’s wrong with it?

    I don’t know a lot about vacuums, but I’m sure anything fixable could be done at home.
  9. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    It’s something to do with the spinny thing that picks up the dirt. You can tell by my terminology I’m not a very technical person. Anyway, I’ve found a local repairer now ta.
  10. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    You can usually take those out easily. They get crap wound around them. That stuff they wrap Christmas trees in clogged mine up recently. Clean it off and it might be fine. I would help you if you wanted. And then if it is properly knackered, get the repair man in.
  11. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Ah, thanks. I usually get the scissors out and cut any crap I can see out...the spinny thing looks lose and may possibly be broken (looks like there’s a piece missing). I’ll have another butchers and I’ll f I can’t fix it I’ll let you know. Cheers.
  12. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I don’t want you to think I’m in any way proficient at this sort of thing but it’s usually easily sorted. There’s ordinarily someone on the internet who has had the same issue and you can see how they fixed it.
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  13. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I took out the spinny things and cleaned the things but it’s still making that god awful noise and vibrating like crazy. Think I’ll be off to goodwins tomorrow unless you can swing by to have a quick look?
  14. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    On 1 December 2017, Mark Morris was jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years for the murder of Emma Day, with a 30-month sentence for possession of the knife to run concurrently.


    The Late Emma Day

    Sentencing Morris, the Recorder of London, Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, said 'He (Morris) must know the children are nearby. And having seen the children, he must know that he is leaving them without a mother.'

    'You must have been mindful of them (the children) when you did this in a public street because you had only just seen them, although thankfully they did not see their mother’s murder.'


    The judge said he was satisfied he did intend to kill Ms Day, referring in a text message to her on the morning of the murder to 'the grand finale'.
  15. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    It will be tomorrow or Thursday that I could have a look. I’ll reiterate, I’m not a repairman, but I installed a ceiling light and changed some electrical sockets during the week so I am keen to tinker. It’s VAT that annoys me most about getting someone in to do something. If someone fixes your vacuum and charges you £50, £10 of it goes in tax immediately. Getting stung for £10 by the exchequer just for having a broken vacuum is insult to injury.
  16. GOP

    GOP Active Member

    In other news, it appears that Beamish and Mcglue has closed down.
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's a shame. Their website is still up, although it's curiously has a copyright date of 2023!

  18. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Can't say I ever received anything other than poor service from B&M (mainly their attitude), and as result only ever went in there as a last resort if I couldn't get an ingredient elsewhere.....
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  19. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Sorry, missed this. I had to get a new machine but gtech gave me £100 off the latest model. It was either that or pay £70 for a new bottom brush bit. Things just ain’t built to last these days.
    Smick likes this.
  20. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I tried to find out why B & M closed down on the WN FB forum but all I’m getting is gushing messages of grief that it’s closing. It’s been there for 12 years...I wished them the best but as Nanker Phelge said i often found the service ‘cold’ in there and that put me off going in there (that and the prices!). I wonder if it was a rent hike that finished them off.
  21. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    News just in: it closed as they are going to concentrate on mobile catering. Something also to do with the changing nature of the high street meant that it wasn’t doing so well.
  22. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Rumour has it that the Duck Egg Cafe Thai pop up thing is opening up a deli there instead.
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  23. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Ahhh, that’s the wife of one of the the duck egg characters. Interesting
  24. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Weird. If anything i’d have thought the changing nature of the area (I.e. becoming more gentrified) would suit them better not worse.

    Unlike Nanker I never received bad service there but there wasn’t that much on their shelves that I had a massive need for. It wasn’t the kind of place to shop for your everyday essentials and I viewed any shopping I did there as buying occasional treats. In a way it felt out of place for many years- not so much now I guess. The kind of shop you’d expect to find in East Dulwich rather than around these parts.
    Smick likes this.
  25. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    That’s what I thought. I think 12 years is a good innings tbh...business ownership is bloody stressful especially with a young family. No time for fuck all.
    T & P likes this.
  26. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    I think the problem is that they were ahead of their time for the area, were the only deli like that in WN, and I think it made them think that they could be surly with their customers and get away with it. Like Nanker, I only ever received rude/offhand service in there, so stopped going after a few visits. I respect them for sticking it out for so long and being brave enough to open a deli on a street which, at the time, was fairly rough and ready (the nearby bank, now an estate agent, was robbed countless times). But I suspect their problem was that when the area started to change, other delis opened up, and they were friendlier, and they took away a load of their custom.

    Shame, though. Sad to see a long-standing independent close.
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  27. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

  28. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Anyone else got no water? There's been broken pipes flooding Knollys Road and Lansdowne Hill for ages but they don't affect our supply. This looks like what cut our water and caused the massive problems on Leigham Vale last year.
  29. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Yep same and there seems to be loads of people on the local fab pages affected too. According to the Beeb website there’s some massive London wide problem. I ran a half marathon earlier and the one thing I really want is a bath :(
  30. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    It was most of Streatham last night - we had to do an emergency water run to my husband's parents. Tonight it's my sister in law in West Norwood with no water (as well as a load of friends). Dunraven closed tomorrow and if WN doesn't sort itself out, that'll be the schools and shops there too. Today all the water in Streatham sold out so you might want to get out sharpish to buy some.

    We've filled the bathtub just in case but I think we've had our fill of water troubles here. Over a year of them!!

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