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Monday 30 April 2001 4.33pm
Ok so this isn't strictly se1, but it's only just over the bermondsey boundary into surrey quays and I need your help!

There aren't many nice pubs in se16, but the wibbly wobbly boat is one of the only friendly pubs left! And it certainly one of the only places left with character. Now some yuppy has bought a penthouse flat overlooking it, and he's trying to get it closed on a planning permission technicality.

I was there are on Saturday night and this guy even called the police about a fight (that wasn't going on) to try and rouse trouble. The police were obviously peed off and sympathised with the wibbly wobby for having to deal with this.

The guy even sent around a letter which all but 3 residents ignored, monaing that the pub is damaging the value of his flat. I mean jeeeesus. There is still more to life than houseprices isn't there??

But here's the bottom line. If something isn't done it's going to have to close in the next month. Can anyone help? Anyone in the media who can raise the profile of this story?

Thanks SE1!
Monday 30 April 2001 10.34pm
Thanks for your message. We try to be fairly strict about keeping this forum on-topic, but we'll let this one through.

James Hatts, Website Editor
Tuesday 1 May 2001 4.23pm
that is shocking - the wibbly wobbly is a great pub. on what pretext can they close it down?
Friday 4 May 2001 5.30pm
Exactly what procedure is being followed to shut down the pub?

What is the timescale?

Has it been considered by a committee of councillors?

Who are the local councillors for your ward?

A good place to start with enquiries is the Development Control (Planning)
Department of LB Southwark - Town Hall, Peckham Road, London SE5 8UB, 020
7525 5403. Mr S Sivetidis is Head of Planning.

You should contact your local councillor - go along at their next surgery
and raise the issue. Understand exactly what the issues are that have been
cited by the council in making any orders. Prepare a rebuttal of the
points. Do a leaflet drop the houses around Greenland Dock and Brunswick
Quay. Get one of the main local parties to take up the case. Write to
Simon Hughes.

I think that Ward is known as Dockyard in which case the councillors are:

Columba Blango (Liberal Democrat)
Derek Partridge (Liberal Democrat)
Anne Yates (Liberal Democrat)

Email and telephone:
Columba Blango
Home 020 7237 3944 or 020 7231 6034
Pager 020 8345 6789 Quote: LBS 330

Derek Partridge
Home 020 7231 2759 (also fax)

Anne Yates
Home 020 7450 2098 (also fax)

Surgery details:
Columba Blango
Cllr Blango now holds surgeries by appointment please call to arrange all
appts held at The Red Shop, 95 Elgar Street, SE16.
By appoinment convenient to constituent.

Derek Partridge
Please phone to arrange a meeting.

Anne Yates
Last Thursday of the month - 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Held at Albion Street
Library, Albion Street, London, SE16.

I hope this is helpful - good luck.

Elliot Vaughn
Brunswick Quay
[email protected]
Rob Mitchell
Saturday 5 May 2001 9.05pm
thanks - I'll follow up these, and pass on your suggestions to the owners...

Tuesday 8 May 2001 6.39am
Would the author of "Own your own SE1 wine bar" on this same page have anything to do with this problem?
Tuesday 22 May 2001 5.22pm

Most local residents are in full support of the wibbly wobbly being kept open...but they are a silent majority...

They might think of writing to Southwark Council to have their voices heard
Tuesday 16 April 2002 10.37am
What ever happened with this?

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