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by bensonby
15 Feb 2018 19:14
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: se23.com - an exile from the north speaks out
Replies: 157
Views: 223532

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 ...
by bensonby
10 Feb 2018 07:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 41979

Re: 20 mph speed limits

syenhamboy wrote: Want to stop road incidents then let's start prosecuting Jay Walkers.
There is no such offence in England and Wales.
by bensonby
10 Feb 2018 07:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 41979

Re: 20 mph speed limits

Speeding in Sydenham seems to be getting worse by the day. Why arent the police doing more about this? Surely, mobile speed cameras are an easy solution. Who can we escalate this to, before we see more carnage on the roads. God help the day a family or small children are seriously injured or killed...
by bensonby
22 Jan 2018 18:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Council housing and the Sydenham Society
Replies: 22
Views: 16165

Re: Council housing and the Sydenham Society

Why did it close down in the first place? I thought we had an ageing population and that sheltered accommodation is in demand?

I did pass it on Saturday and it did appear to be an eyesore and a waste of space.
by bensonby
24 Oct 2017 15:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: B&Q
Replies: 20
Views: 12737

Re: B&Q

I was successful in getting the cowboy parking firm to withdraw the ticket. For the rather rude person who asked... The Mitchells and Butlers' case was many years ago. I made the points contained in my first post to them... and more. I don't quite see where I was rude requesting the name of the cas...
by bensonby
14 Oct 2017 10:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanara Court
Replies: 26
Views: 23782

Re: Zanara Court

That price for a one bedroom flat is insane. What sane person would pay that?!
by bensonby
14 Sep 2017 08:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: B&Q
Replies: 20
Views: 12737

Re: B&Q

? are you saying, according to the outcome of the case you cited, someone can park on my drive if it is accessible? you didn't say if you had a disabled badge displayed or not? Actually, there's very little stopp No someone parking on your drive. It's a civil matter so the police can't get involved...
by bensonby
14 Sep 2017 08:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: B&Q
Replies: 20
Views: 12737

Re: B&Q

UKPC have no lawful authority to issue tickets. You should refuse to pay. Cite a decision in the House of Lords in a case against Mitchells and Butlers Brewery. It was ruled that anyone has a right to park on any land they can access. To prevent parking the owner must make it impossible to access t...
by bensonby
27 Aug 2017 08:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beggars on the high street
Replies: 35
Views: 20075

Re: Beggars on the high street

Begging is a criminal offence contrary to s.3 of The Vagrancy Act 1824. If they are persistent/aggressive then report to the police.
by bensonby
18 Aug 2017 01:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 51 Knighton Park Road.
Replies: 17
Views: 9929

Re: 51 Knighton Park Road.

There doesn't appear to be a breach of the peace in what was originally posted. A breach of the peace, in law, essentially is when physical harm is done or likely be done (R v Howell). It doesn't mean that people aren't respecting "peace and quiet". In terms of if it was an unlicensed paid...
by bensonby
13 Aug 2017 20:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 51 Knighton Park Road.
Replies: 17
Views: 9929

Re: 51 Knighton Park Road.

"and the police say that they can't do much about i" truly pathetic.....if they want to do something they can, they obviously dont.... It's hardly "pathetic" or the police's fault if they have not been granted the powers to deal with a particular issue. If it is just a case of n...
by bensonby
4 Jul 2017 08:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: London Overground night extension
Replies: 3
Views: 2803

Re: London Overground night extension

No. But the 171 will get you as far as the South Circular and the Junction with Brockley rise.
by bensonby
4 Jul 2017 08:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 41979

Re: 20 mph speed limits

No of course it doesn't. Indeed, it always used to be policy that 20mph limits weren't actively policed and they should "self policing" by ergonomic measures to alter behaviour. However, I don't know whether any speed surveys have been done, where they may have been done, or by which agency.
by bensonby
3 Jul 2017 17:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 41979

Re: 20 mph speed limits

I did an FOI request to the Met that I got back a few weeks ago asking for the number of drivers ticketed or prosecuted in the first six months of the 20mph scheme being in operation. The answer was 8. One issue I have is that the signage doesn't appear consistent: there are several points across th...
by bensonby
16 May 2017 17:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lovely bit of old pub signage uncovered in Lower Sydenham
Replies: 18
Views: 9768

Re: Lovely bit of old pub signage uncovered in Lower Sydenha

Interestingly it was a licensed premises until relatively recently. It was an off license until probably the early 2000s. The cellar door is still in the pavement.
by bensonby
12 Mar 2017 09:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: postal deliveries
Replies: 16
Views: 8959

Re: postal deliveries

syd wrote: Yesterday I got mail at 5pm and it was junk most of my mail is junk.
Any junk mail delivered by Royal Mail gets scrawled "no addressee: return to sender" on it and put back in the post box by me. I doubt it does any good but it's my own little protest and makes me feel better.
by bensonby
9 Feb 2017 21:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Save Beer Rebellion - we need your help!
Replies: 64
Views: 38339

Re: Save Beer Rebellion - we need your help!

It was an absolute rip off. Businesses aren't a charity: if they don't offer value then people vote with their feet. If it was about £1 a pint cheaper I might have spent my money there.
by bensonby
17 Oct 2016 18:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cash Machine Harrassment
Replies: 6
Views: 4912

Re: Cash Machine Harrassment

It's worth reporting to the police: I know of one case some years ago that I had first hand knowledge of where the suspect was spotted on the CCTV covering the cash point. The footage clearly showed him discarding a cigarette butt nearby. The officer investigating the case returned to the scene and ...
by bensonby
12 Sep 2016 17:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 33663

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

Driving through the borough of Lewisham yesterday (including Sydenham) for the firs time in a while I must say that the signage is a disgrace. A mixture of 20/30mph signs, no signs entering roads or sections thereof and then one tiny mini-sign on a lamppost by itself. On Whitefoot lane there is an e...
by bensonby
12 Sep 2016 17:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking tickets
Replies: 15
Views: 7072

Re: Parking tickets

mosy wrote:You're never supposed to be stationary in a yellow box

Unless you are turning right.

Interestingly (if you get interested by this sort of thing) the Police in Lewisham (and many other boroughs) lost the power to enforce this and several other offences a few years back. (2010 I think it was).