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Which pubs, bars, restaurants and take-aways do you avoid?
messageRip off East Dulwich
Posted by Chick March 30, 04:49PM

£50.00 for a bunch of flowers in Jon Allan's. Such a bloody rip off.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by sjw March 30, 04:52PM

you dont have to buy it

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by Angelina March 30, 05:41PM

Yep it's that time of year.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by dbboy March 30, 06:01PM

it's because of the mark up they add to their cost price which makes it that price, there are other florists further up the lane.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by Bob Buzzard March 30, 08:18PM

Today I got some nice spring flowers in Waitrose for £10 and also two bunches of tulips for £5.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by Angelina March 30, 11:17PM

Good choice. Waitrose has great flowers

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by malumbu March 31, 12:11AM

Yes in deed the whole of East Dulwich is a rip off. Walk over to Peckham. I was in Catford today, that can give ED a run for its money and is much cheaper too.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by robbin April 03, 12:57PM

malumbu Wrote:
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> Yes in deed the whole of East Dulwich is a rip
> off. Walk over to Peckham. I was in Catford
> today, that can give ED a run for its money and is
> much cheaper too.

Hmmm... ED.... Catford...

Sorry - no comparison.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by TheArtfulDogger April 03, 01:20PM

I guess there are similarities between East Dulwich and Catford

Catford has a huge cat above the shopping centre and we have a Dog Kennel Hill

Catford has a one way system and we have a one way road at Champion Hill

Catford has a McDonalds and we have two Japanese, two Thai, a fish restaurant and GBK

Catford has people from Catford and we ..... don't

Yep pretty similar in my honest opinion but I would rather shop here and local than go to Catford

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messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by malumbu April 03, 11:39PM

Better pubs in Catford, although getting a little pretentious there so more in common than you think. And flowers, veg and no doubt many other groceries much cheaper. I could always do a run there and set up a stall in North Cross Road, so you don't have to venture out of your comfort zone. Send me your orders for the weekend.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by PeckhamRose April 09, 11:49AM

The same applies to beer and all stuff you can buy in supermarkets. Supermarkets have buying power to demand from producers/providers bulk items at cheaper rates. Small business don't. So of course supermarkets will be cheaper. But you all knew all that.

You also have to realise that the councils have had their budgets cut by central government by massive percentages and thus the shops have to put their prices up to us accordingly, because the business rates have gone up.
But you all knew that, too.

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Humanist Funeral Celebrant

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by teddyboy23 April 09, 12:27PM

Yet over 2400 council bosses are being paid between £100,000 to £600,000 a year so while services are cut .they still earn a ridiculous amount of money.



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messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by cella April 09, 03:24PM

Who earns £600,000 a year at Southwark. Evidence please.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by uncleglen April 09, 05:13PM

[www.dailymail.co.uk]
The southwark chief exec is on about £194,000 basic full-time equivalent salary

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by DulwichFox April 09, 05:24PM

Slough Borough Council topped the TPA list of “highest remunerated” bosses, with interim chief executive Robert Parkin receiving a payment of £595,077 before leaving the position in December 2017.

Wirral Council was second on the list, with a managing director for delivery receiving a payment of £569,423.

Southwark possibly better at hiding top boss salaries. £194,000 sounds low for top bosses.

[www.msn.com]-£100000-report/ar-BBVKeKi?ocid=spartandhp



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was april 09, 05:25pm by DulwichFox.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by TheArtfulDogger April 09, 05:26PM

F me
I'm in the wrong job

No wonder the council want to raise revenue through CPZs, park car parks and brown bin taxes ...

Nice work if you can get it

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by dbboy April 09, 05:50PM

Lewisham Chief Exec £185,000, darn't think what the LB Lewisham Mayor earns?

These figures are absolutely obscene for public sector salaries. The PM earns far less with much greater responsibilities.

You now know where you council tax goes and one of the reasons for it's systematic annual increases, We pay more and get less each year while council management get significantly more and do less.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by teddyboy23 April 09, 06:33PM

Cella I didn't say anyone at Southwark was earning £600,000 a year .but as some have posted above,some council bosses do earn up to this amount a year.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by teddyboy23 April 09, 06:53PM

Also artful more traffic wardens upgraded scooters ,new camera cars .

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by edcam April 09, 08:51PM

I'm not clicking on a Daily Brexit link but that seems a reasonable salary for the head of a council. Some of the others listed here don't though.

uncleglen Wrote:
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> [www.dailymail.co.uk]
> ouncil-fat-cat-earns-nearly-FOUR-TIMES-Prime-Minis
> ter-600k-salary.html
> The southwark chief exec is on about £194,000
> basic full-time equivalent salary

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by malumbu April 09, 11:59PM

They get the market rates. If you want a rant pick on footballers. Or those who made money out of Brexit, recessions etc. Far better targets working for merchant banks, reinsurance, tax avoidance etc. If you aren't happy with your local politicians then get politically active. It's democracy, not perfect, but democracy. Chief Exec at Lewisham gets paid less as everything is much cheaper in Lewisham.

messageRe: Rip off East Dulwich
Posted by cella April 10, 10:18AM

A lot of Council CEs have taken a pay cut. I don't think the average salary for these posts is wrong. Certainly some of the pay packages in academia need to be looked at. It's the pay of those further down the pay scales in the public sector and the sometimes gross differentials with those who are higher paid that is the growing problem.


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