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by bensonby
4 Dec 2014 06:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Change in speed restriction on Sydenham HIll 30m/h to 20m/h
Replies: 33
Views: 16499

Re: Change in speed restriction on Sydenham HIll 30m/h to 20

:lol: Rachael, are you sure the police enforce it as Lewisham is decriminalised, such that the council issues fines rather than police putting speeding points on licence. No, that's incorrect. Some, though not all, non-endorsable (I.e. You don't get points on your license) traffic offences have bee...
by bensonby
3 Nov 2014 17:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road
Replies: 36
Views: 18713

Re: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road

News Shopper article here.......... http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/11576116.Cat_killed_and_dog_in_critical_condition_following_double_dog_attack_in_Lewisham/ A rather depressing comment from the dog owner after this article, police just don't seem to be interested in this sort of incident. It's ...
by bensonby
3 Nov 2014 06:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road
Replies: 36
Views: 18713

Re: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road

Eagle, on the facts stated it would seem that the only legal mechanism to address this incident would be a complaint to a magistrate under the Dogs Act 1871 which empowers magistrates to issue an order for the destruction of the Dog.
by bensonby
2 Nov 2014 10:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road
Replies: 36
Views: 18713

Re: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road

Mary, "dangerously out of control" within the meaning of the Dangerous Dogs Act means posing a danger to people: either injuring them (the aggravated version of the offence) or putting people in fear of danger. If the aggression was purely towards the cat then the offence is not made out. ...
by bensonby
2 Nov 2014 01:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road
Replies: 36
Views: 18713

Re: Dangerous Dog - Brutal Attack on Queensthorpe Road

Unfortunately a dog killing a cat is not a "Dangerous Dog" within the meaning of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. As a cat owner and lover myself I find it extremely distasteful. You, or the police , can make an application to a magistrates court under the Dogs Act 1871 to have the dog destroy...
by bensonby
20 Oct 2014 15:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Threatening behaviour at Lower Sydenham Station parking
Replies: 36
Views: 33802

Re: Threatening behaviour at Lower Sydenham Station parking

I still don't understand how it is "selfish" to park on a public highway Eagle. We have all paid for their upkeep through taxation equally. Fair enough mumcah, some shift workers etc. may need a car I suppose, however, most don't need one. Plus, if it was that essential to have a car and o...
by bensonby
19 Oct 2014 15:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: armed police sydenham road?
Replies: 1
Views: 1790

Re: armed police sydenham road?

If you are on twitter you can ask at @mpslewisham
by bensonby
19 Oct 2014 15:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Threatening behaviour at Lower Sydenham Station parking
Replies: 36
Views: 33802

Re: Threatening behaviour at Lower Sydenham Station parking

Why is parking in a public road selfish?

A highway is public property and local residents have no greater right to park there than anyone else. If you want a guaranteed place to park why now buy a house with a drive? You don't need a car in london anyway.
by bensonby
16 Jul 2014 15:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Police communications
Replies: 12
Views: 5152

Re: Police communications

I am one-fingered typing at the moment due to an injury inflicted at work so I shall be brief. The system in place for sending group emails out automatically populates the BCC field. It would have to be a conscious effort to paste them into the CC field. I can't comment on the security of the databa...
by bensonby
15 Jun 2014 21:52
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Alarm going off in upper sydenham?
Replies: 6
Views: 3879

Re: Alarm going off in upper sydenham?

It should cut out within 20 minutes. If it doesn't then you can call the environmental health team who have powers to enter premises and turn it off manually at the expense of the owners. For future reference: http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/environment/noise/noise-nuisance/Pages/Burglar-alarm...
by bensonby
11 Jun 2014 13:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: when your sofa becomes trade waste
Replies: 8
Views: 4237

Re: when your sofa becomes trade waste

I jest, of course, it does seem like an attractive option for some sections of he community though when it is so expensive to dispose of items and the Love Lewisham process is so efficient.
by bensonby
11 Jun 2014 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: when your sofa becomes trade waste
Replies: 8
Views: 4237

Re: when your sofa becomes trade waste

Some back alley behind a pub at 3am?

Then a quick email to LoveLewisham?!
by bensonby
9 Jun 2014 14:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on a train
Replies: 73
Views: 24865

Re: Stabbing on a train

Rod, the provisions of the criminal justice and public order act 1994 are rather different from PACE and misuse of drugs act stop and searches. The two are very different beasts and shouldn't really be equated. Is the Met *still* a racist organisation? Can you evidence that? Do you actually understa...
by bensonby
9 Jun 2014 09:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on a train
Replies: 73
Views: 24865

Re: Stabbing on a train

I think you're right Tim: however, I'd have expressed it slightly differently. There is a problem when the experiences, values, thought processes and culture of the police is markedly different to society at large. The simple fact is that the police live in something if a different world to the rest...
by bensonby
9 Jun 2014 08:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on a train
Replies: 73
Views: 24865

Re: Stabbing on a train

Hang on, it's 3 in the morning, There is no-one about, a burglary happens where a suspect is fleetingly seen in the dark, a policeman is in the vicinity when the call comes out and sees a man matching that description who is within easy travelling time to the location of the offence. It isn't reason...
by bensonby
8 Jun 2014 19:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on a train
Replies: 73
Views: 24865

Re: Stabbing on a train

"Reasonable grounds to suspect" are pretty clear words in the English Language. They mean what they mean in the dictionary. In essence if a police officer suspects someone of carrying something illegal because of objectively definable reasons then he can search them for said item. Like wh...
by bensonby
8 Jun 2014 14:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on a train
Replies: 73
Views: 24865

Re: Stabbing on a train

"Reasonable grounds to suspect" are pretty clear words in the English Language. They mean what they mean in the dictionary. In essence if a police officer suspects someone of carrying something illegal because of objectively definable reasons then he can search them for said item. I don't ...
by bensonby
6 Jun 2014 15:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing on a train
Replies: 73
Views: 24865

Re: Stabbing on a train

I really don't get the public discourse around "stop and search". The law allows a police officer to stop and search someone who he has "reasonable grounds to suspect" a given person may have a prohibited item on them. Is there anyone out there at all that believes that if a poli...
by bensonby
16 Apr 2014 20:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: E R Moore - Builders flytipping in Sydenham Hill
Replies: 9
Views: 4122

Re: E R Moore - Builders flytipping in Sydenham Hill

Is that driveway public or private land? If it is private land (shared between the various householders perhaps) then I think I am correct in saying that it is a civil matter between the owners and the dumper and not a criminal matter that the council would get involved in. This is an absolute disgr...