Thursday, 27 May 2010

It's all kicking off!

I see that there's been action inside the former Cafe Piccolo and in the gloom this morning it looked as though a lot of the chairs and tables have been removed, either to the back of the premises or possibly sold off to pay their debts. Mrs Brinkster says that she spotted a group of people in there last week looking around the place so perhaps something is going to happen in there soon..... perhaps.

Speaking of action one Worcester Park resident has got his name in the papers for all the wrong reasons, as the Sutton Guardian explains:

An angry football player attacked a referee after he was ordered off the pitch during an amateur match.
Darren Brown, 27, of Windsor Road, Worcester Park, pulled Peter Forshaw, of Eltham and kicked him in the arm during the Catford Power League game in September.
Mr Brown sought revenge on Mr Forshaw after he was sent off for an infringement on the pitch in Canadian Avenue, Lewisham, when his team, the Wandsworth Borough, were playing RBS.

In context it seems inappropriate to say that the Guardian's kicking a man when he's down but I doubt the next bit will be going on Mr Brown's CV any time soon:

Mr Brown was arrested five days later and police found a small amount of cannabis was found in an ash tray at his home.
Guy Dilliway-Parry, defending, said the assault happened because Brown had felt ashamed at being responsible for spoiling the match.
He disputed that Mr Brown, who has several previous convictions and was in breach of a suspended sentence for having drugs and a prohibited weapon, kicked the referee.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The chips are down...

Anybody recognise this Worcester Park chip shop up for sale?

Business description
Established by the current owner in 2004, situated on a community parade in the popular Worcester Park Area. Serving fish & chips and fried chicken.The freeholder will grant a 20-year lease subject to references with a starting rent of £12,000 pa. Business rates are £610 pa. The Vendor advises us that the weekly sales average £3,600.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Feeling Summery?

Not that I'm a pedant you understand, because that would be terrible, but I happened to be browsing to our dear Lib-Dem Sutton Council website this morning and saw something that caught my eye. Click on this and see if you can spot it:

Given up yet?


OK. Here it is:

Here's the definition of summery v summary

Someone down in the Council dungeons seems to be hoping for an improvement in the weather.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

No heat in the Hamptons?

I've heard rumour on the wind that there was a power cut down in the Hamptons last night and some suggestion that others there might have been without water too. Any solid news?

The Sutton Guardian is also reporting on the big water leak up on the Malden Road which has been causing traffic delays
"Traffic through Worcester Park has ground to a near standstill as Thames Water works to repair a leaking water main on Malden Road.

Work commenced yesterday and is not expected to finish until Tuesday morning.
Frustrated drivers have reported that it has taken an hour and a half to drive through Worcester Park and that when they got to the leak site there was no sign of men at

Anybody know if it's fixed yet?