Oscar the cat from Pets Place is now 17 years old. He is my true Worcester Park hero and deserves some kind of recognition. Can we start a campaign to make him Mayor Of Worcester Park or something? He is by far the best ambassador for this town (WP Blogger aside, of course).
I go to Pets Place every week to buy cat food but really think it's to see Oscar! He's gorgeous and usually sitting outside on a birdtable watching the goings on in Central Road or inside Superdrug! He doesn't show any interest in me! until I start giving his head and under his chin a good old rub! Yes I agree he is a Worcester Park hero and deserves recognition. Karen
Love the new layout, but please can you change the masthead photo? Your facebook one also shows a snowy scene!
Hey Jess Ops,This is Oscar's thread!!!! Unless you were requesting the photo to be of him, which would be a good idea!Karen
I quite like the pic of WP but if a search is on for a new one, why not get a photo of Oscar with WP in background? He always brings a smile to those who know him.
How do you start a new thread then? I thought it was a general discussion.(Oscar always gets a chin tickle from me though)
Sorry, dont like the layout! It feels all back to front. Its like being back in Waitrose when they first messed around with it:(
Oscar is a Worcester Park institution!
Oscar does deserve some recognition - he is a good Ambassador for WP and Pets Place. I wonder how he is coping with all the work that is going on in the shop - looks like it is going to be good - in time for the beginning of December I am told!
I totally agree, wish there were more Oscars about to make the town a happier placeI do think he should hav a plaque somewhere....maybe on the pet shop wall outside
Morning all.Does anyone know of any organised New Years Eve fireworks in the area?You used to be able to walk to the top of the lookout at the Hamptons and see the fireworks in central London, but since they decided to build more flats and let it get overgrown there isnt much of a view.
Has anyone seen the plane flying round and round overhead on 17 11 11 around 6.00 to 9.00 pm?
rob n becklook it up here next time.http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2011/11/ever-wonder-where-that-plane-flying-over-your-head-is-going/
I've recently moved into Worcester Park and generally find the retail owners very pleasant, friendly and helpful. Apart from, that is, the Sainsbury's Local. A couple of the staff are rude and never say thank you at the tills. The manager is moody, unfriendly, unsmiling and looks entirely peed off with his job. Not to mention the old codger of a security guard who stares at everyone as though they're pilfering klemtomaniac while often having his mobile to his ear, walking around like an old coot with a load in his pants. I live literally yards from that shop, but after a few unpleasant experiences will never ever go in there again...even if it means I have to walk further to get a pint of milk!!
Maybe we could rename the town Oscar Park!
couple with 2 kids, new to the area looking to meet new friends.... any ideas very welcome
As a new development in the mosque/non-mosque story I see that Bank Chambers has just been put up for let, details here-http://www.drakesfield.co.uk/Green%20Lane_Worcester%20Park.pdfParkerilla
I was wondering if you could please mention on your blog our school -St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School, London Road. It is our Christmas Fair on Saturday 3 December 2011, from 1pm - 4pm.
Hi just like to say a BIG thank you for the organisation of this years WP Christmas Night. It was indeed an auspicious occasion for all ages. It was lovely to see so many people of all ages enjoing themselves - my family included. Thanks and wish you all a Happy Christmas and wonderful New YearNadia
Would like to know who the d...head is who decided to dump their old mattress on the corner of Green Lane under the trees by Beverley Brook!If you are reading this then thanks very much for dumping your rubbish and creating an eyesore for the rest of us. I really hope you have been caught on cctv aand the police get you for flytipping. Miss very p...ed off!!
I see your mattress and raise you an upright piano which was dumped on the Green Lane pavement just along from there a few weeks ago.
I am not sure if the Hercules Balmoral ladies bike also dumped on Green Lane raises or matches the piano. I cycled it back home from the pub despite no gears, 2 flat tyres, a broken seat and a rusty chain. It was like this one http://www.cyclerepairman.co.uk/Hercules-Balmoral-classic--vintage--bicycle-21%60-frame--trade-in-cycle./1494.htmI am currently restoring in for my wife, awesome. Parkerilla I hope you are doing the same with that piano, having seen the state it was in, that looked more of a task than mine!
Looking back over old posts, I was reminded of the time when Oscar had a friend.I seem to think he was a tabby.Anyone else remember?
So....the One Stop Party Shop is no more meaning no more balloons being dragged home in a bin bag...quite sad about that as we now have no party shops left in WP.....and yes Oscar is the WP hero! Cool 4 Cats!
as the one stop party shop is no more and I have been left out of pocket with no dj, cake or decorations for a childs party on Saturday, does anyone know of a dj, cake person extraordinaire and balloon deocoration specialistt to save the day
As everyone seems to be in the festive spirit even in this economic despair, I wonder what Road in WP has the most festive spirit. Might be good to have this as an open competition. Who's your vote?
Hi, I'm looking to move to Worcester park and have a 6 month old baby. What is access to the train station like for a buggy? (Both sides?) Thanks!
Easy access from the London bound platform. Two flights of steps to the street from the opposite platform. Either a two person process or a bump down every step! Alternatively continue to Stoneleigh Station where you can then walk to the other side of the platform and return to Worcester Park to the London bound platform. Although Stoneleigh takes you into another Zone. Apparently you can call for assistance at Worcester Park but as the Station is not manned full time during operating hours I am not sure how that is meant to work.
Worcester Park is a busy station and the vast majority of residents are nice (despite what you may sometimes read in the comments on this blog!), so there is normally somebody who will help you with the steps to/from the southbound platform.
Rather than needlessly wasting time getting off and on again at Stoneleigh station and waiting for the next train to come back to Worcester Park, the brighter local mums simply get off at Worcester Park and ask for one of their many fellow commuters alighting at the station to help them down the steps with their buggy... it's been going on around here for generations! Simples!And if you need to cross the main road, simply stop at the traffic lights, press the pedestrian button and wait for the green man. But if your IQ is measured in single digits, you could take a 213 bus to Sutton, dismount it at the end of the route, wait for it to turn round, then get back on, then return to Worcester Park and get off on the other side of the road! Doh!!!
You always see passengers helping people with buggies down from the Surrey-bound platform - I can't believe people actually go to Stoneleigh to turn round! However, none of this should be necessary much beyond another year. Once the accessibility works are completed at Vauxhall and Earlsfield stations next year, the Department for Transport's Access for All funding will be spent on stations beyond zones 2/3 including Worcester Park, Putney and Twickenham.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16153541Interesting reading.I wonder what she thinks of Worcester Park.Probably never heard of us.
hi. yes there was a female tabby at the pet shop too but she was unfortunately run over. I used to work in the pet shop when this happened years ago poor little thing.
Anyone still chatting?Can't the newer posts be at the top of the page to stop us scrolling all the way down to the bottom?
hi, punjabi family with a little girl moved to area. are there any other punjabi/indian people around?
Hello Anonymous. I'm not Indian or Punjabi but welcome to Worcester Park!
Oscar the cat is just too cute for words always stroke him whenever i see him! ^^ oscar for mayor. Welcome to the area for the new people and anyone else think we should have so area for young people to go? Like in stoneligh they have the cafe??Just a thoughtA
hi, looking to buy a house on oaks avenue....does anyone know what the road is like?
Regrettably there are now few oak trees remaining in Oaks Avenue, but it is pleasant and neighbourly. Probably the worst thing is the eyesore of a gigantic caravan (more like a white shipping container on wheels), which is permanently moored diagonally across an entire front garden near the top of the hill.As well as reducing light levels, it’s undoubtedly reducing the value of all properties within eyeshot, so maybe now is the time to buy, before the circus moves on, the road loses the look of an industrial estate and property prices take a leap back upwards.
does anyone live in oaks ave? is there any trouble on the road? what is a semi worth on the road?
I heard that Oscar the cat has now retired and won't be in the shop much or at all anymore. Is this true, does anyone know?
I will be very sad not to see Oscar anymore as I go past each day on the 213 or X26! I always look out for him perched on his birdtable having a nap, and he makes my day! I thought maybe it was too cold for him at the mo and he would be back later in the year, but if he has retired, he deserves it! As a Sutton resident, I have only met him once - he slept right through his head rub - but on a long boring journey to/from Kingston he raised a smile!
I don't think Oscar has retired yet! He became ill about 3-4 weeks ago and was recovering ata staff members flat. I was in Pets Place onSunday and he is now back, thankfully! But I didn't see him as they said he was in Superdrug! So I reckon he was pleased to be back to his usual routine!Karen
Who cares about a cat!!!! Please get a life people
I agree.This isn't WP Cat. It's WP Chat.
You are the one without a life you sad littleperson who is so immature you have to leave that kind of pathetic comment.Karen
What does it matter if they want to talk about Oscar? If they are supposedly sad then so are you because you obviously read the posts and then decided to comment too! The world would be a boring place indeed if everybody talked about the exact same things and had the same opinions. You need to be more accepting of others.
Is it true that the Party shop opposite Iceland will open as a Pawn Shop !!!I say lol. What with Poundland how will the upper class of Worcester Pk cope!!!!!
Anybody know why the road under the bridge at the station is going to be closed on Feb 12th?Is it anything to do with the recent short spells of roadworks adjacent to the Manor Drive? What are the diversion routes going to be? Bearing in mind the history of late running roadworks in Worcester Park can we guarantee that the road will be open on the Monday? Also there has been a lot of surveying being done down Green Lane but nobody is wearing an identifiable company clothing. Again I ask anybody got any answers?
Few things make a town look scruffier than fly-posting.It's very noticeable that the problem is endemic in London Borough of Sutton, who clearly aren't interested in dealing with it.In the Borough of Epsom & Ewell fly-posting appears to be much less of a problem, most likely because the residents and Council refuse to tolerate it.As to Worcester Park, the offenders include :Buyers of scrap cars and vans.The local scout troop - the leader of which should be setting a better example.So-called 'raves'.The church at the bottom of The Avenue. All seem to appear surreptitiously overnight. All, large or small, are illegal underSec. 224 Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (unlawful display ofadvertisements)and / orSec. 132 Highways Act 1980 (unauthorised signs on highway).How to deal with it? Very simple, if everyone removed any, and all, fly-posting on or abutting public streets the impact would soon be obvious.Some people appear to think that they are somehow not allowed to remove fly-posting - absurd.
I have a really bizarre request, does anyone know where our rubbish from WP gets taken, for example what plant does the recycling go to, what dump/landfill does the rest go to? It's for a school thing and I can't find it anywhere on LBS website.
It goes to the local landfill in sutton
Thinking of moving to wp....is it a safe place???
The rubbish is taken to Beddington Lane Recycling Centre it is all sorted from there its called VirdorsI hope this is of some help
Did anyone see the car fire on Malden Road by the Plough Green shops today? I called the fire brigade when I saw a huge amount of black smoke rising over the rooftops from my house in Old Malden and they told me that the fire brigade were attending a car fire. I drove by later and the car was totally burnt out. I hope no one was hurt.
I sent the following to LBS "Traffic and Transport", RBK and TfL on Wednesday morning :"Notices are up stating that the road beneath Worcester Park railway bridge will be closed "for 1 day on Sunday 12th February".There is nothing on the LBS, RBK or TfL Websites.Does that mean that the road will not actually be closed but restricted?There really should be some info on your Website."Not one of them has replied. I daresay I shall get replies next week, when it's all over!
Re Anon 10/2 @ 11.07. Glad to see that someone else made an effort to find out why the road under the bridge should have been shut. The signs, whilst they were there, had a link to Surrey County Council. Needless to say that when checking their website because Worcester Park falls into London boroughs I was unable to find out any information. All prepared to make a note of the telephone contact number and then the signs vanished! The bridge remained open almost as if the event was never going to take place. So thanks anon, at least I didn't imagine the signs were there. However, still no nearer finding out why the road was going to be closed. Now puzzled as to why it wasn't shut and when (if) it will be shut in the future. Anyone out there able to shed any light on this mystery?
As a parent who will - in the near future - be looking at local schools I would be interested to see more comments from parents with children at Cheam Common Infants, Green Lane and Dorchester Schools. How happy are you with the school? Any improvements? Ofsted reports are helpful but I think hearing the opinions of parents is important (There is a link now on Ofsted reports for parents views but as it is new there are no comments as yet). Thanks.
On the subject of dumped matresses... The 1 dumped in the little park, on the end of Buckland Way, where the cut through is across the Hamptons into Browning Avenue. It's been there for months! Lib Dems first action....get rid of that thing!!
Further to my posting of 10th, I received this reply from LBS yesterday :"I apologise that this response is after the event, but I would like to confirm that these signs were placed by a Traffic Management company working on behalf of Surrey County Council. They were intended to give motorists advanced warning of works that were to take place on Sunday 12 February 2012. However, they put them up on the wrong road. The signs were meant to be placed for works planned on that date for the Cheam Road in Ewell."
Hi WP residents,We are looking to move to Oaks Ave (sale agreed), though we have had subsidence come up on the survey, and as a result have not found anyone willing to insure the property.Does anyone else have this issue, and can they recommend insurers, or explain how they have got around the issue?cheers!
Thank you to all you people who wasted your vote on Thursday. Hope you wont spend time on here moaning about the state of WP if you didnt even try to do something to help.On the subject of Primary schools, Green Lane are very welcoming and actively invite you to look around before making your choice.
I see the To Let sign has been taken down from the Old Bank Buildings in Green Lane and on Saturday as I was passing there were a group of Muslims, complete with long beards, headgear and full length clothing standing outside as if they were waiting to be let in, anyone know what is happening.
Hi, where about in oaks ave? Top of the hill or near the bottom? Is the house floor timber suspended?
Well done anon for solving the mystery of the roadworks that never were. Hopefully the same company is not being used to put up the signage for the Olympic cycling. Nine circuits of Kingshill will be somewhat less of a challenge than Box Hill!
Anyone else been cold-called by people claiming to be from "Red button safety campaign" or somesuch offering free smoke &/or burglar alarms (in exchange for personal details...)?
I have . Just told them I was a tenent and they were off like a rocket!
WHERE ARE ALL THE TREES? I was too ignorant to read the little signs put up on the fences about the Beverley brook but I heard it was for flood protection. But they're literally all gone! Doggy Field near Pembury Ave. looks horrible now :(They better be planting some more!
Can't believe a pawn shop has opened. Do you really need it? Porn shop yes...but.....
North Cheam continues to move upmarket - just spotted a new shop opening near the crossroads - yes, it's Bargain Boozer!
Good....we need a decent cheap offi in the area!!
Pawn shops and off licences ... what about opening that Doctor's surgery on Central Road. Apparently there is "thousands waiting to be spent on Worcester Park surgeries" http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/9629345.Cash_waiting_to_be_spent_on_doctor_s_surgeries/ Email Councillor Mary Burstow email@example.com or NHS Sutton and Merton ALS@smpct.nhs.uk to tell them how you think the money should be spent!
Good call....must admit Manor Drive Surgery does seem rather like an airport lounge at the moment!!
Another crime in Worcester Park this time the pawnbrokers next door but one to the Police Station!!
Does anyone know anything about what happened at the pawn shop yesterday afternoon? Lots of police cars outside.
Does anyone know what is currently being worked on on Dorchester Road, by the small newsagents? The former shops appear to be having some work done. Flats maybe? or something more exciting?
I think WP is missing a good general independent gift/card shop (I don't understand why the "Party Shop", now replaced by the pawn shop I think, didn't do well). Could also do with another good cafe/coffee shop - the one by the pedestrian crossing is quite good but always too busy! Anyone agree?
can something please be done about the car tip at the end of Longfellow, if that camper van has legally passed an MOT I will eat it! It is a total disgrace that the man can have I think it is three cars now and 4 bikes rotting away and looking like a junk yard - if he doesn't have any pride I certainly do. Please everyone get onto Sutton council about this before carno 5 comes along, and why the tyres to block in the mini, and the plastic bucket....I could go on. It is an eyesore beyond b elief - thanks for listening everyone but please help get rid of the mess
Apparently our Poundship is NOT closing down.Can you investigate please. I hear from the woman on the cashtill that there was some problem with the rent but now it is sorted.
Is anyone having freeview problems following the digital switchover? I've had to re-tune several times, had various channels disappear and then return the next day, and now the TV seems to have a mind of its own switching from cable to freeview of its own volition.
We have Freeview and now the channel selections keep disappearing - it also takes for ages for a picture to appear. However, 'Have I Got News for You' last week strangely appeared in 3D on an HD TV. On another matter, in relation to our 'Strawberry' Wednesday garden waste pick up last week, did anyone else have a problem in getting their sacks returned? Three houses around here didn't get theirs back.
I saw the old pensioner who attacked his neighbour and builder (recently in the sutton chronicle) racially abuse a woman on the high street near costcutter. He was extremely vile to her just because her little boy around 3 years old bumped into him by accident. We do not need such racist ignorent people to ruin the name of Worcester Park!
would like to know if anyone else has found their experiences with the housing department of sutton council to be pretty dismal. I have had no help from them at all, they don't return calls and it seems as though rather than treat people like human beings, they slot us all into one category in which we don't all fit!! They are a bunch of jobsworths. Surely we all deserve to have individual circumstances taken into account, rather than us having to follow their interpretation of the law and just be told to like it or lump it.
Lemon Thursday also seemed to loose some garden sacks.
According to the Sutton Guardian website, Victoria House has been sold !!
My father, Rob also saw this happen by the Costcutter store......absolutely disgraceful
Just to let everyone know, there was a burglary in one of the houses in Brinkley Road today. Police are investigating, but just be on your guard.
I have lived in Worcester Park for 9 years and today I am feeling very dissapointed.Some lowlife has stolen some valuable items from my car while it was parked on our drive.What gives these scum the right to think they can just take things others have worked hard to be able to afford.Some of the items are essential for my job and I had to save hard to be able to afford them.I really hope the saying "what goes around comes around" is true and these people also experience the feeling of being the victim of crime.I hope whatever you (if you read this) make from these items brings you nothing but shame and heartache.
Thanks to the thoughtful individual who put a brick through my car window last night.I'll see the funny side and write off the cancelled day out with the kids if you put £75 through my letterbox to cover the insurance excess for the replacement glass.Oh, and I hope your mates were suitably impressed.
I know it is summer, but does anyone else go out of their mind listening to that dam ice cream van blasting out the same Corneto song repeatly snaking along the streets off central road.I mean for goodness sake, get some variety of tunes!!
The Ice cream van isn't as annoying as all the mega loud music coming out of so many houses and cars waiting in the traffic queues! So much for getting a nice peaceful sunbathe in the garden. Nobody these days seems to have any consideration for others and it is very sad.
I agree no consideration for others. And we are having tot up with Longfellow Road being closed - yes the whole road- for a street party. Whilst we are 100% in favour of these parties there is a HUGE playground and shutting the road all the way down to Haslemere is somewhat selfish for other residents who have to do other things, and its been very badlyorganised, people din't know the road was being closed until a dodgy home made poster was put up on the lamposts only a day ago! Inconsiderate beyond belief and what about some of the older residents who need to use their cars!
The Pawn shop attempted burglery. I asked in the shop and was told that three youths had tried their luck, two went inside the shop and said that their friend was outside pointing to some jewellery in the window that he would like to see, would the assistant take it out for them to have a look at closer.The assistant guessed what they were up to, they were waiting for him to open the inner door to the window and then would go around the counter to take whatever they could, but the assistant locked himself in and also the lady in the back of the shop locked herself in and he then pressed the panic button to call the police, who arrived promptly but the youths had made their getaway. Wonder if it was the same three who stole a mobile phont from the estate agents at the top of Central Road with the same trick.
On Friday 1st June, garages in Dorchester road were broken into. One lady found a man actually in her home. make sure you lock your backdoor.
there is a half starved young fox roaming around near THE RETREAT,Looks a bit Mangy .does the RSPCA help the critters out ?
Sad to see that the flower shop on the bridge closed down on Saturday. Went there evey weekend and will miss Martin and his friendliness. Flowers were always wonderful.Jackie
Very sad to see that the flower shop on the bridge has closed down. Used to visit every week,very friendly shop keeper (Martin) and really nice flowers which always lasted.Jackie
I've noticed an internet/mobile phone shop as opened up along central road. I'm rather surprised since Worcester Park is probably an area where computer ownership is very high and no particular tourist flow. I haven't seen one person logging on yet...can't think that will last!!
aaah poor little fox, we feed our fox that comes each night, saves them having to break into all the black bins because they are starving and nayone that says don't feed them obviously hasn't been starving themselves......
Anyone else think the helicopter traffic has reduced their altitude recently?
Bus route E16, currently hourly, is to be reduced to every two hours on Saturdays from 8th September. That will most likely be followed by the Monday to Friday service being similarly altered, resulting in reduced use and justifying complete withdrawal. As the E16 is no longer a Surrey County Council service little can be done other than giving publicity to the likely chang.
i hope the Worcester PH gets taken over, at least the quiz has gone - so many wrong answers given to questions set by so called quiz master, and they were sure they were right.
Anyone seen the sign on Green Lane about road closures, 6 weeks starting on the 23rd of July!
I just want to have a rant about an experience I had at the Midus Touch on Friday. Went there to have lunch with my sister and our 2 babies aged 5 & 6 months. We sat in an area with sofas so we could lie the babies on them and settle them so we could eat our lunch. Lunch came, babies were happy (so were we) that was until the bar maid ame over while we were eating and said "sorry we have to kick you out of this area as the DJ needs to set up". Not only was it only 12:00 in the afternoon we were still eating and preparing feeds for our babies. So we were told to move across the pub with babies and pushchairs, lunch and drinks in tow.I really think the manager needs to put their customers first, why not wait until we had at least eaten..........some people (men) have no idea what a struggle it is to even eat during the day with a baby! We wont be going back there!
Did anyone see the fire engine last night on oaks ave, they went to the house with scaffolding.......does anyone know what is was about?
Any mr ink opening times?
isn't it about time the no-smoking section at worcester park station was extended? surely i'm not the only one who doesn't like having to walk past all the smokers every morning to get onto the platform?
Lived in Worcester Park for over 50 years and nearly died of boredom.... Moving was the best thin I ever did.
Hi to the Punjabi Family who moved to W.P in January. We've been here for a few years, two children., living in the hamptons.
Is anybody else getting annoyed by the new people in the flower shop leaving the canopy down on the front of the shop 24/7. It shortens the width of the pavement to about a foot. Shouldnt they have to pull it up when they are closed?
Does anyone know what the outcome of the daft planning permission for a mosque in Green Lane is. Thought the application closed in August and its now October.......Surely the residents are going to be advised of the outcome?
Suprised not to see anything on the WP Blog about the recent questionaire received about possible street imptovements to Central Road - with the seeming obsession with traffic I would have thought people would have a lot to say about the proposals!
There are so many charity shops in wp why dont we have section on them they are all very good for prices and bargins especially as we are stuggling with money you just never know what you will find
Sutton council and the Car Park (Waitrose) GRRRRR... anyone else agree?
Are there any parents here of children at either Cheam Common Infants or Green Lane schools? Both seem good schools when we visited and looked at the Ofted reports. Our daughter will be going to a primary school next September and we can't decide. Any feedback welcome. Thanks
R.I.P to Oscar the Cat.He lived in the Pet shop for his whole 18 and a half years of life, and sadly parted in his sleep on the 13th November.I knew this cat my whole life and this is actually incredibly emotional...This wonderful cat deserves some recognition for being the best loved pet that Worcester Park could ever have had. Love you and miss you Oscar, never forgotten <3
I will miss Oscar, he had so much character and was so incredibly friendly to anyone that cared :(
Green Lane is a 'Good School' This is Ofsteds opinion. I would say it is outstanding. Parent and children tours are held every week. Come and see for yourself.
LOST CAT........£££ REWARD.We have lost our beautiful cat Bella. She went missing yesterday and hasn't been seen since. I know it is only one day but it is very unlike her to stay out all night and she must be starving.We live in the Buckland Way area. Please can you check your sheds and garages.Bella is a long haired Tabby cat with green eyes and long fur on top of her ears. She is very friendly.She has a microchip so please if you find her take her to a local vet and they will contact me.Thanks
Hello WP residents, I am considering moving to WP mainly because of good schools around. I wish there are few Indian families in that area though I have friends living in central Sutton.
The Old Abbey National near the butchers has been vacant for so long the windows are about to fall out. Would the person that owns it do something with it as it makes the High Street look miserable.
Hola Comunidad de Worcester Park!We are a group of Spanish professionals living in WP for more than a year and we want to be more involved with the community.We want to offer you a new way to learn a language and know new cultures while enjoying time in the kitchen.We teach Spanish language and culture (from Spain and Latin America) and at the same time you will be learning how to make delicious tapas.We invite you on Thursday 17 January from 6:30 to 8:30 to a free tasting – register at firstname.lastname@example.org.Come along to learn more about our course.Nos vemos!
Just a small rant.Today I was getting a last minute Christmas card in WHSmiths, and had queued for ages in an understandably long queue. I was finally next to be served, when I noticed an old woman struggling to open the door to get into the shop. Around me, I saw people watching but not doing anything, so, naturally I left the queue and opened the door for the woman. I was shocked that I was the only person that went to help in such a busy shop, as it was clearly visible that she was struggling. The woman thanked me as she went inside. I was not offered my place back in the queue, which I had left to help the woman, so I politely made my way to the back of the queue, which by this time was even longer.I was disgusted firstly that I was the only person that went to help, and secondly no-one offered me my place back in the queue.On top of that, at 16 I was the youngest person there - certainly, taking my time to help old ladies contradicts my teenage stereotype. People don't give young people the credit that's due.After all, where is the spirit of Christmas? It would appear, not in Worcester Park.
Does anyone know what the plans are for the HG Wells and the Worcester Park pubs? Also, now that the Oragon restaurant had drive through KFC denied, what are its plans now?
Hi, Found this blog to be wonderful and the comments above are quite interesting (in a good way, of course). Looking to move to KT4 and just thought I'd ask your view of the area - are there any 'no go' areas - any places which are council estates etc.? Any and all opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, AK
My husband and I are looking to move to Worcester park area, but it looks like depending on the street you can be part of either one of 3 boroughs - Kingston, Sutton or Epson and Ewell...I wonder if it makes a difference which part of Worcester park (or rather which borough) you live in, especially in in terms of schools, medical services, etc. Are there any issues with living on the border of one borough and using the services in another?Thanks in advance for any help!
hi there.we are looking to buy a house in wp and found a house in caldbeck avenue which we are interested.How is the road like.how much is a semi worth in that area.thanks
caldeck avenue is a nice road and very convient for the shops. I dont think it gets much traffic and the houses are well built
Hi just been to the long long awaited Born sushi -there are two of them in WP.utterly utterly wonderfull!
The Born Sushi near Waitrose has opened!!!
I feel I have to write to say how helpful the man in Megabytes computer shop (Windsor Road) was when I asked for advice about my non-functioning computer router. Twice I went in today and even after I offered to pay for the advice he refused. Well done Megabytes - impressive service.
Can We have A Section on the here about charity shops please as there are 7 all togetherI am Shop manager of Marie curie and we often have fun days , special promos ect ect and it would be great to let every one in Worcester park know
I moved to WP a month ago and would like to make friends locally. Are there any activities/groups which you can recommend where I could meet people?
This chat system needs to allow users to reply to specific posts, otherwise it's less of a chat, more of a long stream of random statements...
KFC the best shop in worcester park ;D
Anyone know if there is a local website where all local events are taking place such as clubs, associations & sports being ran from local community halls, church halls, fundraisers etc. It would be good to see all that is going on locally at a glance.
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