West Norwood news, chitter chatter and gossip

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

  1. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I just reported it to Thames Water and they’ve had about 25 reports from SE27 in the last 10 minutes so something’s not right.
  2. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

  3. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Tulse Hill side seems ok so far...Hitherfield staying open but yes DR closed tomorrow.
  4. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Tulse Hill went off in the last couple of hours. Lanercost Road is like the Kalahari, but without herds of wildebeest
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  5. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Some areas of Tulse Hill are still ok - ie ours. :D I've filled a lot of bottles up just in case though. Hitherfield now saying they may have to close after all. Streatham Wells have said they are closing.
  6. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    People sure are panicking. But just after I typed that on FB local I went to wash my hands and had put soap all over them...ooops.
  7. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Looks like more schools will have to close.
  8. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Dulwich Gardens.

    On Knollys Road.

    Not in Dulwich.

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  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I was intrigued. "Nestled in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Dulwich."
    No map.

    This is not for you. It's a retirement village.

    I notice from Google map that there was a Dulwich Care Centre - which is now permanently closed.

    Is this another case like Barrington Road in Coldharbour, where a former council care home is closed and sold off for redevelopment?
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  10. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    There was an old people's home on Knollys Road which closed down and is now being redeveloped into retirement flats, is it that?

    Presumably selling them off makes a lot more money than running a care home? If it's the same place I didn't realise it was council owned/run. What are old people without their own home/large income supposed to do now?
  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Well actually the elderly who can no longer look after themselves now have to go into PRIVATE care homes.

    If they are eligible the council pay the fees (hence the Social Care row going on at the moment). Obviously if they are not eligible for council payments because their assets are greater than £23,500 (not including the value of their home) then they have to pay up themselves. The Lambeth Council page about this is helpfully "Access Denied" but if you are interested in the issue there is a BBC webpage here: How the care system works across the UK

    I'm sure others have better knowledge of all this than me, but I think that Lambeth Council has been gradually getting out of running care homes and sheltered housing for many years.

    In a case like the Dulwich Care Centre one I presume that a private sheltered housing scheme is an ideal fit for a closed down council care home in the eyes of all concerned at national and local government level. Its a bit like social housing. They keep their eyes closed and think they (and we) can muddle through.
  12. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    Have come home this evening to a very endearing young cat hanging out on my doorstep (my neighbour has left out some food and I've added some water and biscuits). He/she is very miaowy and is also very thin (very pointy sticky out spine).

    I can't take him/her in because of my own old lady cat but this is a shout out to see if anybody is missing him/her. Shall also post n the other forums as well as WN forum. If anybody has any leads please let me know.. thanks.

    PS am on Probyn Rd nr Tulse Hill station.

    PPS he/she would also seem to possibly be deaf



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  13. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    West Norwood Feast this Sunday, gonna be a scorching day with lots of summer activities planned, including performances as part of the new Fest Norwood arts festival, running from 3rd - 12th (see www.festnorwood.com for the programme).

    Come say hi on St Luke's steps where the bands are playing (I'll be at the 'sound desk').

    (Oh and it's a free event, with no fence)

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looks like a nice little festival. What do Zero Carbon sound like? I hope they're Numan-esque with a name like that.
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  15. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    It is, it's a decent family-orientated festival, every 1st Sunday April-December. Entirely run by volunteers, with some local business sponsorship.

    Zero Carbon do sound futuristic yes, but I think they are more 'green' hippie style music. They play 'upcycled' songs :D
  16. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    Am hearing reports of gunfire up Knights Hill - can’t confirm but from two separate sources. Please take care if you’re in the area.

    Update: am told it was an attempted drive-by with a shotgun but they missed their target.
  17. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Fucksake :mad::eek:
  18. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Seems you were informed correctly:

    Crime scene in place after 'shots fired' in West Norwood | Croydon Guardian

    WTF is wrong with people. It's amazing no one got hurt especially considering where it happened.
  19. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I would often be walking past there at 6.30pm, coming from the train station. There are so many people around at that time. It's very lucky that nobody has been injured or killed.
  20. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    Tomorrow's Feast lineup...

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  21. T & P

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

    Cheers. Is this a ‘standard’ monthly-sized event, o a special event?
  22. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    This is pretty standard, first Sunday of every month (though there is a break Jan-March). Anybody is welcome to get involved, it's all completely volunteer run.

    Looks like this will be the last sunny Feast this year! I'll be working with the bands on St Luke's steps - so come and say hi if you're around. I'll be at the sound desk, probably in orange hi-vis :thumbs:
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  23. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    Some news re West Norwood High St that may please/enrage residents. I'm told by a fairly reliable source that 400 Rabbits (pizza and craft beer bods from Crystal Palace) have taken on the old Kahvah premises.

    Four Hundred Rabbits

    They had tried to move into WN back in early 2017 but it fell through.

    No news re opening dates but I'm quite pleased as their pizzas are great. And believe they do a pizza and beer for a tenner on Tuesdays :thumbs:
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  24. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    In sadder news, Cul De Sac, the charming little cafe by the Post Office, has closed. There's posters in the window for somewhere new - some guys were in there doing it up the other day. I didn't manage to see what's going there, but it looked a bit more like Otter Trading or somewhere like that.
  25. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Yeah shame :( I saw the sign yesterday and it was being advertised as a bar/cafe due to open end of September.
  26. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

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    colacubes Well-Known Member

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    clandestino no llevar papel

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