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by RJM
4 Jan 2019 09:19
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Who chose
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: Who chose

I like it! It was a bit unexpected, but looks good.
by RJM
17 Dec 2018 10:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 3195

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

For the record - that is if anyone on this forum is interested - the Sydenham Society welcomed Nando's. It did ask Lewisham if there was going to be any takeaway or home delivery as it was not clear on the original application. This was clarified by Nando's and accepted by Planning. At no stage was...
by RJM
22 Nov 2018 15:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 2506

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

Never felt safe walking the “long wall” walk from Lower Sydenham either, but for a different reason - the sheer feeling of isolation. I don't like it either, the bad lighting doesn't help. I occasionally opt to bus back from Catford Bridge instead but trying to cross the road there isn't great as t...
by RJM
14 Nov 2018 12:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 2506

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

One of my most-hated is the Overground at rush hour (I normally go into London Bridge). You have to stand, it's unpleasantly hot by the time you get as far as Forest Hill and then you have to battle your way to a massive queue at Canada Water. London Bridge is more convenient for me anyway, but it's...
by RJM
26 Sep 2018 10:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Travellers in Girton Road car park
Replies: 10
Views: 2417

Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

If you google "Penfolds Kangley Bridge Road" the top hit is this thread, and there's no result which explains who they might be. I don't know about alywin, but I don't have time to wander down there in the next couple of days, so could someone illuminate us please?
by RJM
13 Aug 2018 12:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 9310

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

This year's party on the night of the 4th/5th of August was held at the back of Byron Close. I actually went and looked, and saw the lights and dancing across the park; the noise was quite unbelievable. Lewisham needs to sort out a reporting system if they can't afford a patrol, so this can be tack...
by RJM
23 Jul 2018 13:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poundstretcher in old co-op site
Replies: 49
Views: 11887

Re: Poundstretcher in old co-op site

Heard a rumour over the weekend from somebody that claims to have seen the approved plans, that the site will become a Wetherspoons pub. Can't see that working myself as there is already a decent choice of pubs that serve food along Sydenham Road. No sign of it on the Lewisham planning portal - and...
by RJM
2 Jul 2018 12:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 190
Views: 46784

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

The museum is a great idea and should be in The Livesey. Lets get rid of the gas holders! I love museums, but there's a lot to running one of them and they aren't the easy solution for a building that it sounds like. For example: What would their collection be, and where would it come from? Where w...
by RJM
12 Jun 2018 21:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: More Trees for Sydenham High Street - can you help?
Replies: 20
Views: 2734

Re: More Trees for Sydenham High Street - can you help?

What sort of trees? I wouldn't like to have plane trees on the high street, they're really bad for a lot hay fever sufferers. Definitely in favour of other trees though!
by RJM
25 Apr 2018 08:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 35445

Re: New yoga studio?

Does that mean More Yoga have decided on a different location? Or are we going to have two :lol:
by RJM
23 Apr 2018 20:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: I’m being spied on
Replies: 37
Views: 10233

Re: I’m being spied on

Someone I know wrote this: https://thatgarybrannanthing.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/voting-what-you-need-to-know/ a couple of years ago, including a bit about the count. It's very unlikely that anyone would be able to trace back your vote from what he describes about how it works, and he does actually ...
by RJM
26 Mar 2018 21:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 190
Views: 46784

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

I must admit that i never thought the gas holders would survive (although I rather like them). I'll continue to object to badly thought out plans for the site which will generate more traffic, more pollution and more rubbish though. The only decent thing about the last proposal was the Scoot system,...
by RJM
5 Mar 2018 22:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 47867

Re: Sydenham Society

Ok, point taken re: buses from Lower Sydenham up, but Bell Green to Sydenham station is 20 mins walk max, so assuming you’re reasonably able bodied that might be a better bet? (From where I am I will pretty much always walk to the station faster than the bus at peak rush hour time.) As above though...
by RJM
6 Feb 2018 13:25
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham Children's Hospital
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Sydenham Children's Hospital

There is some stuff at Kent History Centre, and some reports at Lewisham Local History Library & Archives: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/c?_q=south%20eastern%20hospital%20for%20children Bear in mind that patient records might not still exist (although either of those two places mi...
by RJM
3 Feb 2018 23:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle club
Replies: 49
Views: 23492

Re: Poodle club

We were there tonight too! Really great thing to have on the doorstep, we'll be back (and taking friends). We really enjoyed it, and the place itself has a really good atmosphere.
by RJM
25 Jan 2018 09:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sticky:Mural?
Replies: 207
Views: 93150

Re: Mural?

I like the last one! But I'm a sucker for a historical photo. I've followed on Twitter as well - I don't think I can make the meeting, but will be watching with interest and hopefully will be able to be involved as things move on if required!
by RJM
23 Jan 2018 13:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sticky:Mural?
Replies: 207
Views: 93150

Re: Mural?

It's on the SE26.life thread about this (I read both), saying can social media link to that thread to boost traffic to the site. I just think that if it's a community project then it should cover both forums, not boost one in particular. I don't really care about which is the pre-eminent forum for t...
by RJM
23 Jan 2018 12:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sticky:Mural?
Replies: 207
Views: 93150

Re: Mural?

I think some kind of mural is a great idea, I'm really pleased JMLF has put all that effort in.

But forum wars are deeply off-putting and really unhelpful, and if the plans start getting mired in those then I'm going to start avoiding all of it. Asking to link to SE26.life makes me uncomfortable.
by RJM
21 Jan 2018 17:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sticky:Mural?
Replies: 207
Views: 93150

Re: Mural?

For that last one (the one facing the south-bound platform) I've just asked my Network Rail employed husband. There is very little chance that you would be allowed to do that if you weren't a railway company with the properly signed off track-side training (I'm paraphrasing, in case any other NR emp...
by RJM
19 Jan 2018 10:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sticky:Mural?
Replies: 207
Views: 93150

Re: Mural?

I think it is a great idea. I've been past the Forest Hill walrus a few times and it is well done, also being under the bridge it is somewhat protected from the elements. I just wonder how long a mural would survive on an open wall exposed to all weathers? I thought it wasn't up yet? There are load...