Morley's for Algernon

Ladywell Village Improvement Group reports that Morley's chicken is about to move in to Algernon Road.

Morley's have targeted the area for expansion and are unhappy at the way their brand is being appropriated by other operators.

LVIG are concerned about the affect that this could have on the road and local health, but given that it would be a direct replacement for an off licence, this seems to us like an unreasonable complaint, although we do agree to the extent that chicken bones strewn on the street are a curse.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I quite like their stuff.

Rhode Island Red said...

Hooray! Animal cruelty with every bite!

Anonymous said...

Local Health? C'mon that's bull. It's because they don't want a fried chicken shop and all that it entails. fair enough but lets not try to hang in a heathly eating peg.

If that's the case maybe they should doorstep residents about smoking and drinking too.

mb said...

Random fried chicken article.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/feb/18/britains-fried-chicken-boom

I don't mind fast food of whatever type and of whatever quality just not TOO many in one stretch. Same for off licences and bookies.

Running Nutter said...

a decent supermarket would be a good start. the shops in LW are almost all terrible

Anonymous said...

God it didn't turn up for an "animal cruelty" troll to turn up did it...

Kentucky Fried Dogger said...

Finger lickin' is always good in my book.

Anonymous said...

chicken shops...often use battery chicken

also they attract gangs of youths late at night

Anonymous said...

The best thing is that Barcelona has qualified for the champions and in occasions like this I'd rather have a kebab. What are the options?

Anonymous said...

How do I object to this formally?

M said...

This is a bit of a shame. Ladywell has loads of takeaway options as it is - in fact the chippy already does fried chicken.
I see the old computer place is also being done out as a takeaway.

TM sounding like Lou said...

Better a bright well kept shop of any sort than an empty derelict one.

Let the market decide once planning permission has been granted.

Anonymous said...

Or to put it another way, the Planning Permision process allows objections. That's your method of objecting. I'm not sure what scope there is for a local authority to object because there are too many of one kind of shop.

Anonymous said...

Some councils intervene to stop that happening. Lewisham apparently don't.

Anonymous said...

RE: Running Nutter

How about El's Kitchen? It may not be a supermarket, but they do amazing food.

A decent butcher/fishmonger would be good.

Anonymous said...

The More Le merrier.

Paddyom said...

Hideous. Just when Ladywell was starting to improve, along comes a chav-magnet like Morleys with its cheap back-lit plastic shopfronts to cover the streets in boxes of tortured chicken carcasses. Hooray indeed.

als said...

A decent butcher/fishmonger would be good.

You already have one at Peter James butchers on Ewhurst Rd SE4 1AG. They sell fish too.

Anonymous said...

The chickens are kept in normal conditions, stop being a bunch of predictable mung bean eaters

Lou Baker said...

Take away chicken places are, on the whole, pretty grotty - as are the people who use them.

But if there's a market for it, good on them. Entrepreneurialism rocks.

I trust, though, that both the outlet and the council will have a zero tolerance policy on the chavs who think it's okay to chuck the remains of their dinner on the street.

In some countries - sadly not this one - you'd have your hands chopped off for that.

D said...

Typo's in your headlines Nick? Whatever next?! ;-)

Ladywell cannibal said...

Deep fried hands yum yum

Who let the Troll out? said...

Nurse! Give Lou his injection for christs sake.

DJ said...

Just ignore him. He's been reading Jeremy Clarkson's 'Outrageous Opinions For Needy Bores' again.

D said...

Lou has a point though - a zero tolerence policy on littering would go a long way to getting people to have some respect for their neighbourhood, and to realise that actions have consequences. People drop cigarette ends, packets, crisp packets and dead chickens on the floor like it's the most normal thing in the world, which surely isn't right!

Lou Baker said...

I like Clarkson. I disagree with him on most things - except his dislike of Belgium - but it's good to have opinions.

Too many people are too scared to say what they really think. Not me.

And if you're offended? That's your problem.

intrigued said...

Lou, where do they chop hands off for littering?

Paddyom said...

I am with Lou - since when has throwing litter become acceptable to people?
Its dirty, lazy and inconsiderate. You'd expect it of children who didnt know better but unfortunately around here you see lots of adults with the manners of a stray cat, chucking their empty boxes of bones and red bull cans on the street for the rest of us to step over. And the rest of us to pay to clean up after them.
Imagine how many extra nurses/police etc... we could have if millions wasnt needed to clean up after these morons.
I expect Morleys will dish out mountains of little yellow boxes which will be strewn on Hilly Fields, I already see them on my morning commute.

DJ said...

Crap. Absolutely everybody has opinions Lou, and nobody is really 'too scared' to say what they think. Too scared of what, exactly?

That old "I just say what I like and if it offends you - tough" line is dragged out by every 'controversial' windbag and reality show mouth-breather to excuse any offensive dribble they care to spout.

Try having some manners and respect for people instead.

I do agree that litterers are scum though!

bakerloo said...

Thing is there is a kernal of truth lurking in some (only some) of Lou's posts. He ruins it by juvinile comments of the kind seen in a class of over confident but not very bright 15 year olds.

Just an unpleasent pub bore.

Imagine a world run by Prince Andrew.....that's lou's world.

Anonymous said...

If everybody put there litter in bins that would mean another load of jobs gone as we wouldn't need road sweepers.

DJ said...

Good point. Drop more litter! Save the roadsweepers!
Also, how about doing the odd mugging or burglary? Got to keep the police in work too.

drakefell debaser said...

What a disappointing argument, anon. Are you suggesting then that we congratulate litterers for creating jobs? What about thieves, murderers or rapists then, seeing as they contribute to the need for a police force?

Lou Baker said...

@intrigued

The chopping hands off thing was perhaps an over-exaggeration. Obviously I don't really want hands chopped off for littering. But the point is that littering is foul and we should clampdown on it much more than we do. Incidentally I'd like to point out the horrific state of Telegraph Hill Upper Park at the moment. The amount of dog crap in there is absolutely horrific. Dog owners who don't clean up: shame on you. You are scum.

@DJ

Well done for releasing your inner Lou

@bakerloo

I don't go to pubs often enough to be a pub bore. More of a restaurant man myself - but most definitely not a bore. I hope.

Bakerloo said...

You see Lou? how much more effective your last post was? Save the Clarksonisms for the bloke on BBC2

Tamsin said...

The dog fouling in the upper park was something that was raised at the Park Users Meeting last Monday. (Also the way certain dog owners encourage their Staffs (or Pit Bulls masquerading as Staffs) to literally swing from the trees - to the damage of the trees and in an intimidating display of fighting power.)
Signage will be improved on the dog fouling issue and the situation monitored, with numbers displayed for people to ring if they see contravention of the bye-laws - and on littering as well - which in itself might be a bit of a deterrent.

Danja said...

Oh so it is acknowledged that it is a dog toilet now, is it?

Lou Baker said...

@tamsin

It has unquestionably got worse in recent months.

You used to see some dog mess in the Upper Park - now it is everywhere.

It is really quite gross.

If you're a dog owner and I ever see you let your dog crap there you better hope I don't have a carrier bag with me as I'll pick it up, follow you home, and deposit it back on your doorstep. See how much you like it.

It really is the most gross, disgusting thing ever. Oh, and it can make kids go blind too. Do you want that on your conscience just because you are too anti-social and selfish to clear up after your dog?

Brockley Dogging Society said...

As the local authority on the subject I can confirm that we have an equal opportunities policy and that swinging - from trees and otherwise - is not to be discouraged.

As for dog mess - as long as it's kept in the sandpit then we turn a blind eye, if you'll pardon the expression.

BDS

Anonymous said...

Chicken Boxes and bones on the avment is one of the foulest things about living in Brockley. Especially having a toddler in tow. No respect from those responsible and no support from Lewisham cleaning services at all -unless the mess in on a main Rd. Grim and chavvy to the Nth degree.

Anonymous said...

There is other detritus on the roads and pavements - notably finished cigarettes that Brockley's artisan mung bean eater types chuck all over the place once they've finished with their rollies. Do they deserve a mention or are we only allowed to curse litter when it acts as a dog whistle for those looking to refer to working classes and ethnic minorities?

Nonymouse said...

I'm deeply horrified by the unimaginative use of "mungbean" as a substitute for humour or any kind of point.

Coney said...

I don't particularly like fried chicken but I disassociate myself from the class hatred remarks that are on this thread.

For those that look down on others, you never how life will turn out and how you will find yourself. Show some true class and nobility of mind and don't remarks like that on threads especially in area that this blog serves.

Ed CPZ said...

Mung would have died long ago had we stopped reacting; simple reverse psychology as used effectively on children and the simple-minded...

Anonymous said...

chicken shop reveals snobbery of BC readership AGAIN

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, there is clearly a shortage of chicken shops in the area. A few more are to be welcomed. By the way, have I gone mad or did the author of he piece not say that. Fried chicken shop is no worse than a betting shop? When you saY "BC is prejudiced" i think you mean people express different opinions...even you. It would be hard to argue that yet another gaudy chicken shack would enhance the area. It's not snobbery.

stop looking for some big conspiracy.

Anonymous said...

they are for pikeys and the sign of a crappy area. End of

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