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HF
Thursday 4 August 2005 9.26am
Can you actually buy from that bakery as a passerby or is it just wholesale? It doesn't exactly have the most inviting entrance...
Friday 5 August 2005 7.45am
You think YOU"VE got problems, come and live in our flat and smell Nando's hot fat day and night. Why they were allowed to put their ruddy funnel right up the middle of our courtyard, and have their fumes belching out day and night on our roof so that the smoke wafts EVERYWHERE and makes the whole building smell like a chippy I do not know.
Monday 8 August 2005 9.19pm
Do old and new residents know about the refurbished establishment opposite the Baker which is going to be yet another Restuarant and Bar and Club AND a 24 hr licence?
Whose bright idea was it to put this in the middle of so much close -packed residential?
cej
Tuesday 9 August 2005 8.06am
jackie rokotnitz Wrote:
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> Call Southwark Environmental Health PRONTO and get
> them to come out. You may have dead rats, which do
> eventually disintegrate, but till then...otherwise
> it may indeed be leaking sewage, body under the
> patio, who knows.


Southwark Environmental Health come around to the bakery very often... mostly 'cause of complaints from developers and residents that would rather not have a working business next door - it makes it less attractive to the potential buyers of flats nearby.
cej
Tuesday 9 August 2005 8.12am
HF Wrote:
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> Can you actually buy from that bakery as a
> passerby or is it just wholesale? It doesn't
> exactly have the most inviting entrance...

It's a wholesale only bakery... and it's a lot more attractive than the new developent in Royal Oak Yard next door, Saffron Mills, or as it should be known Bermondsey Prison - it looks like a US style county jail complete with a gun tower at the north end.

And Bermondsey Street is a conservation area, which must mean something other than what I'd expect.



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 9 August 2005 8.27am by cej.
cej
Tuesday 9 August 2005 8.22am
Niall Connolly Wrote:
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> ...
> New residents in Gemini House originally objected
> to the noise of Ticino's exhaust fans and, as I
> understand it, used that and health and safety
> concerns to try and shut them down.
> ...

The objecting residents have long ago moved to the rural communities they somehow expected Bermondsey Street to be and/or tried to make it...

Tuesday 9 August 2005 9.46am
Rather than moving to rural communities and complaining about cattle lowing at unearthly hours, and mud on the road, and the foxhounds.
Tuesday 9 August 2005 10.11am
arnie Wrote:
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> Do old and new residents know about the
> refurbished establishment opposite the Baker which
> is going to be yet another Restuarant and Bar and
> Club AND a 24 hr licence?
> Whose bright idea was it to put this in the middle
> of so much close -packed residential?
>

I don't necessarily agree with a 24 hour licence, but I'm very happy to see more food/drink/retail in Bermonsdey Street and environs. I don't agree with the criticism implicit in "yet another". There aren't enough.
Wednesday 10 August 2005 10.10am
Earlier this morning there was a dynorod type setup outside Ticino, with a long hose trailing down into a drain inside the bakery. And a bad smell.

This may be the end of your bad smells!
cej
Wednesday 10 August 2005 2.53pm
The Mapmaker Wrote:
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> Earlier this morning there was a dynorod type
> setup outside Ticino, with a long hose trailing
> down into a drain inside the bakery. And a bad
> smell.
>
> This may be the end of your bad smells!

Having spoken to the good folks at the bakery there's a little more to tell:

Because of the noise being made about the bakery in the past, and at the present, here, they are slightly unhappy when accused of being the source of the bad smell in the street near the bakery. I live next door to the bakery and can assure all that the smell from there is nothing short of problematically delicious - it makes anyone coming to visit hungry for bread.

Rather than getting on the keyboard and argue they did what anyone who wanted the problem solved could have done: tried calling out the council with no luck and then calling a private company to clear the drains in the street - and paying for it.

While they had the drain man on site they arranged to have both the drain in the street and the drain inside the bakery cleaned... and it's worth noting that the apparent connection between the drain in the bakery being cleaned and the bad smell in the street is not true: the drain in the bakery was working just fine and was clean, whereas the one in the street had issues that needed sorting.

So, the drain that has been causing the problem is not used by the bakery at all - they have one inside the bakery - it's outside the south doors of Bermondsey Prison in Bermondsey Street, right next to the bakery.

If someone want's to make friends at the bakery they could ring the bell and say thanks for solving the problem...
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