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by JayB
21 Feb 2019 18:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 6908

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

Yes there are weekly and indeed daily cancellations-and huge delays on this line and what is the incentive to improve it when as soon as people complain other people come on here to say how "fantastic" they find the "more reliable"service- until of course they too have at last to use it regularly an...
by JayB
12 Dec 2018 16:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trains to Sydenham and Forest Hill on New Years Eve
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

Re: Trains to Sydenham and Forest Hill on New Years Eve

Annoying, but it's par for the course.Just symptomatic of how we generally seem to have low priority.
by JayB
23 Nov 2018 19:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 4494

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

The lighting isn't great from Lower Sydenham but I feel safe walking back. There's always a train full of people walkig down the street with you, so there's safety in numbers at least! But not late at night- it is completely deserted down to Southend Lane.Lots of local people avoid this route preci...
by JayB
17 Nov 2018 17:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 4494

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

356 from Forest Hill Station to Bell Green -evry 30 minutes after 7 pm but not necessarily on time and no countdown on most stops. If you save the URL for "live bus departures" in your phone you can get the countdown for any bus stop in London. Very useful: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/live-bus-a...
by JayB
16 Nov 2018 19:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 4494

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

But on the bright side....meant ot say i have found changing at LB so much easier since the rebuild and now that the links are open to Charing X and to Farringdon and St Pancras it does make journeys into town much easier and feels as if we might actually live in London! LB station is a hige improve...
by JayB
16 Nov 2018 18:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 4494

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

356 from Forest Hill Station to Bell Green -evry 30 minutes after 7 pm but not necessarily on time and no countdown on most stops. Walking from Syd station ot the 220 bus stop with no shelter and waiting 20 mins for a bus home after a shift. Ther fact none of our stations are well served by frequent...
by JayB
17 Sep 2018 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.
Replies: 25
Views: 6145

Re: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.

No change to the law. This was always the case.[/quote]
Exactly. I was taught this in 1988! Worrying that so many people don't know the highway code.
by JayB
17 Sep 2018 17:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 33913

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I do not know a single neighbour who neither knows nor cares what ward they live in. In contrast, it seems to be bordering on an obsession with one poster on here.What matters to most people is what is going on in their immediate vecinity, regardless if it is in the same ward or them or accross an a...
by JayB
29 Jul 2018 15:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 18521

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

[ Redesigning the gyratory system to better accommodate buses and cycles and further improving Bell Green as a public transport hub may be a better way to go with a new Aldi as the prize. Stuart Aldi themselves were predicting that a new store would generate over 3000 additional return journeys a d...
by JayB
20 Jul 2018 16:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social hous

They, or perhaps the second tier landlords are also very active on social media trying to lure(or con?) potential buyers with misrepresentation about the availability of public transport,(trains every 30 mins last direct one from Charing X at 22.05 pm ) ??? The last train to LS is at past midnight!...
by JayB
19 Jul 2018 12:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 10
Views: 4322

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social hous

The developers have been trying to sell Dylon appartments week after week with massive advertisements in The Standard- clearly to no avail. They, or perhaps the second tier landlords are also very active on social media trying to lure(or con?) potential buyers with misrepresentation about the availa...
by JayB
10 Jul 2018 14:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why high streets die
Replies: 18
Views: 3979

Re: Why high streets die

We are incredibly lucky in Sydenham to have a free car park just off the High Street and within walking distance of all shops up to Cobbs Corner! So if you really have to drive to Sydenham it is so easy to park! Frankly I have no idea why local people drive here ...walking, biking and good bus serv...
by JayB
4 Jul 2018 10:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 74980

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

Oh! but what’s this! Another housing site - a single family house, in a traditional style, on an infill site that’s currently a car park that the SydSoc decided was Not Appropriate. Once again, would it not have been polite to consult and inform the local community via the website or news letter? h...
by JayB
21 Jun 2018 15:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Loud motorbike revving can be heard from Westwood Hill
Replies: 21
Views: 5856

Re: Loud motorbike revving can be heard from Westwood Hill

In addition to the mopeds I saw on Perry Rise/Bell Green with no number plates, doing wheelies, I now note there is a burned out moped left lying on the River Walk path (Sydenham end ) near the recreation ground. :evil:
by JayB
14 Jun 2018 14:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 8538

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

What? This is about the school, nothing to do with Grenfell at all.By drawing any implied parallel you are scaremongering. People need to focus on the question, not pontificating about other issues. That's how this debate got off track in the first place.
by JayB
14 Jun 2018 13:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 8538

Re: Sydenham Assembly Wednesday 13th June 2018

I think this is getting a little out of hand. It is one thing to say that the planning regulations have not been complied with and that the building is not as specified in the submitted plans, a fact which must be addressed. It is quite another to engage in rumour -mongering about safety, saying the...
by JayB
5 Jun 2018 19:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 211
Views: 108457

Re: sticky:Mural?

Sorry if i am being particularly dense but I still can't make sense of the Council's original reply to JMLF. When they say "they would prefer" what does this mean? Do they mean this won't go ahead unless we comply with their views , or do they just mean "we 'd prefer" literaly, in which case, who ca...
by JayB
30 May 2018 19:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Penge Homebase closed - now Bunnings warehouse
Replies: 30
Views: 20612

Re: Penge Homebase closed - now Bunnings warehouse

I agree it is bad news-I found the range of stock and the customer service at Bunnings to be considerably better than Homebase. Contrary to what has been said on here, Homebase has a very bad imageindeed- for poor stock, high prices and far too few staff. It ranks as one of the bottom stores out of ...
by JayB
14 May 2018 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bowling Green - Mayow Park
Replies: 12
Views: 3931

Re: Bowling Green - Mayow Park

In my memory the bowling green has hardly ever been used as a cinema-and i have checked with the FOMP- the last time it was sued in this way being Sydenham Arts two years ago, hardly a good use of space! It would be great if people who like /are interested in bowls were to set up a new society as th...
by JayB
10 May 2018 17:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mopeds
Replies: 15
Views: 6178

Re: Mopeds

The "silly boys" also run the red lights at Perry Rise, cut through the traffic doing wheelies and on Tuesday night were actually doing wheelies up on the pavement at the junction of Bell Green. Sooner or later some one is going to be seriously hurt or killed regardless as what else they may or may ...