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roz


Posts: 1,790
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #1
09-08-2011 12:45 PM

My childrens nursery have just phoned asking for children to be collected asap due to impending trouble. Apparently Sainsburys is shutting now as are other Would be grateful for any info on this?

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stefan


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Joined: May 2008
Post: #2
09-08-2011 12:48 PM

Roz, can i asked which nusery?

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roz


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #3
09-08-2011 12:51 PM

Just PMd you. Very central. The shopkeepers are closing up apparently. Perhaps its more London wide rather than FH specific but not worth taking any chances.

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ForestHillMonkey


Posts: 7
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #4
09-08-2011 12:52 PM

Wife has just been told to leave Crystal Palace Park by the police because of a 'large gang'. Wife didn't actually see anything trouble.

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hellohello


Posts: 42
Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #5
09-08-2011 01:09 PM

Hi there, would you mind PMing me as well. My children in a fairly central nursery. Thank you!

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ceetee


Posts: 17
Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #6
09-08-2011 01:15 PM

Hi All

Not a happy day is it? Anyone heard anything else about any troubles in the F/H area, had to drive through Peckham yesterday and that was pretty unpleasant, so would like to avoid any probs today.

Take care folks.

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JoG


Posts: 9
Joined: Oct 2010
Post: #7
09-08-2011 01:23 PM

WHSmiths has been smashed up and large groups or people are hanging around!

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ceetee


Posts: 17
Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #8
09-08-2011 01:35 PM

Thanks for the update, depressing stuff.

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michael


Posts: 3,196
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #9
09-08-2011 01:36 PM

If things are as bad as they sound in Forest Hill at the moment can I suggest that people walk home in groups from the station this evening. Please think of others who may be more vulnerable than yourself.

I'm sure that everybody will be safe, but help each other to feel safe around the town centre this evening. Please minimise risk to yourself and other people.

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mayazrah


Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 2011
Post: #10
09-08-2011 01:37 PM

is this happening now? Can anyone verify how bad it's looking?

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ParanoidAndroid


Posts: 7
Joined: Oct 2010
Post: #11
09-08-2011 01:37 PM

Can anyone confirm or deny Twitter rumours that FH station has been closed? Also can anyone comment on the current situation in the area around the station? Am growing increasingly concerned about being able to get back to pick up my daughter from childcare tonight.

Many thanks

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Pico


Posts: 133
Joined: Nov 2010
Post: #12
09-08-2011 01:39 PM

Roz,

Thanks for this.

Does anyone know if Honor Oak is experiencing anything like this yet?

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Jane2


Posts: 221
Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #13
09-08-2011 01:42 PM

Horniman Museum has closed early today - not because of any specific problems there but 'because of transport disruption' according to their Facebook site.

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fhmum


Posts: 37
Joined: Jul 2010
Post: #14
09-08-2011 01:43 PM

Hi. I have just returned to FH from Kings on the 185. Apparently looting is ongoing at Camberwell Green though I didn't see it. Police intelligence to hospital officials is that more trouble is expected in the area at 4pm. Staff should leave promptly if they don't need to be in the area. Lordship Lane calm. A few police looked like they might be advising shops to close but I'm not sure. Some shops trading with metal fronts down and others closed altogether. FH station looked OK though couldn't say whether it was closed. WHSmiths has a broken window and Sainsbury's had its metal shutters down inside the glass.

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #15
09-08-2011 01:44 PM

paranoidandroid Wrote:
Can anyone confirm or deny Twitter rumours that FH station has been closed?

abodetojoy Abode to Joy:
Forest Hill still quiet. Shops closed, but just people going about their business peacefully.

KatieKoo22 Katie Lewis:
forest hill station still open!

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eastofthetrack


Posts: 30
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #16
09-08-2011 01:45 PM

Nothing to suggest the station is closed, but track arrivals/departures here:
http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/ldbboard/dep/FOH

JoG - is the WHSmith FH or Peckham, or just something you heard? I'd only post incidents heard from a reliable witness in case they're not true guys.

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michael


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Post: #17
09-08-2011 01:48 PM

Latest pictures from Forest Hill
http://yfrog.com/kl2waelj
Nothing to see here.

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AMFM


Posts: 306
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #18
09-08-2011 01:48 PM

so has WH Smiths been smashed up or not? I'm getting increasingly nervous about getting home from work tonight.

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movingsouth


Posts: 35
Joined: Feb 2011
Post: #19
09-08-2011 01:52 PM
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ceetee


Posts: 17
Joined: Sep 2010
Post: #20
09-08-2011 01:52 PM

Thanks again all for all the updates, quite tough being the other side of London and not knowing what is going on. Please keep posting, I'll have to drive home later and will be good to know what's occurring at the Hill.

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