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by marymck
16 Apr 2019 07:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Breakfast in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 4375

Re: Best Breakfast in Sydenham

Sorry Admin but I don't know. I don't eat sausages. Everything I've tried has been fab. Most often I choose mushrooms on toast.
by marymck
15 Apr 2019 14:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Breakfast in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 4375

Re: Best Breakfast in Sydenham

Café Jasmine on Kirkdale. An unsung hero. Unpretentious. Great value (you can get a decent breakfast for less than the price of a cup of designer coffee in some establishments). Great food and drink. Very, genuinely friendly. Menu here ... https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x487603d80b8ebd0...
by marymck
15 Apr 2019 14:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 3157

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

Mais House sits within Forest Hill electoral ward, although this is for politics only. There is no GP surgery within Forest Hill electoral ward. The 2011 census gave a figure of 14,854 people living within the Forest Hill electoral ward. I imagine most people from the new development will try to sig...
by marymck
18 Mar 2019 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area

That seemed strange wording to me too JGD. I don't understand what was meant by it. I did email the Chair of LNHS who has replied that he's asked the meeting organizer to investigate. I did get my primroses back. But only because my husband happened to be standing at an upstairs window and saw them ...
by marymck
16 Mar 2019 13:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area

I live on upper Kirkdale and have just caught someone digging up primroses from my front garden. She was with a group calling themselves the London Natural History Society and she was clutching a reference book on wild flowers. They were walking downhill from the direction of the woods. One of their...
by marymck
14 Dec 2018 21:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 29
Views: 7353

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

In my memory I will always see the town that I have loved so well Where our school played ball by the gas yard wall And we laughed through the smoke and the smell. Going home in the rain running up the dark lane Past the jail and down beside the Fountain Those were happy days in so many many ways In...
by marymck
1 Dec 2018 17:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One
Replies: 26
Views: 4837

Re: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One

it would seem to be local knowledge that you are a member of the SydSoc exec with some involvement in The Windmill matter. Many thanks JGD for taking the time to reply and for the hepful links. I do appreciate it. Just one thing though: I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the SydSoc exec co...
by marymck
1 Dec 2018 15:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One
Replies: 26
Views: 4837

Re: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One

Sorry JGD but I still can't see anything about that in the planning application documents. As I'm sure you know, anyone can make a planning application. An applicant doesn't have to own the site or even have any kind of contract arrangement in place. The planning application's "Declaration of Owner...
by marymck
30 Nov 2018 12:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One
Replies: 26
Views: 4837

Re: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One

According to the ownership declaration on the Planning Application, the All Inn One is still owned by the current landlords. Do you know otherwise? Yes. To the best of my knowledge a commercial contract arrangement is in place regarding the transaction of the sale of the business. It is to be assum...
by marymck
30 Nov 2018 08:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One
Replies: 26
Views: 4837

Re: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One

It just does not seem feasible that, given the matter of the sale being behind us, that any new licencee will see any prospect of commercial success in any venture that requires the retention of the existing building. According to the ownership declaration on the Planning Application, the All Inn O...
by marymck
29 Nov 2018 12:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One
Replies: 26
Views: 4837

Re: Petition to Support the Redevelopment of All Inn One

Shouldn't this thread be renamed "Petition to Demolish the All Inn One"? That's at the core of the Plannng Application after all
by marymck
21 Nov 2018 08:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham nighttime economy consultation - have your say!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: Lewisham nighttime economy consultation - have your say!

There is the rather underpublicized TNG (The Next Generation) youth centre on Wells Park Road (between the currently closed Talma pub and Wells Park). Not the easiest of people to get a reply from (at least I never managed it, so gave up trying a year or so back), but a huge amount of money was spen...
by marymck
5 Sep 2018 16:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

Re: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?

From BBC ... Severe accident: A212 London both ways BBC News Travel A212 London both ways severe accident, at Queensthorpe Road. A212 London - A212 Sydenham Road in Sydenham closed in both directions at the Queensthorpe Road junction, because of an accident. To report traffic and travel incidents di...
by marymck
20 Dec 2017 13:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?
Replies: 55
Views: 37131

Re: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?

Thanks Ben. I have emailed my Kirkdale photos to Lewisham's Highways Dept and to our FH Ward councillors (as although upper Kirkdale is in Sydenham SE26 we're in FH's political ward.) Part of the problem on Kirkdale is that CostCutters have a curtilage to the front, as do all the other businesses on...
by marymck
20 Dec 2017 08:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?
Replies: 55
Views: 37131

Re: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?

It's not just lower Sydenham that suffers from this attitude. Take a look at this snap of the pavement around the Kirkdale Christmas tree. The only thing missing from the picture are the cars that usually park there. Quite apart from how dangerous the weight of the cars is making the pavements for p...
by marymck
8 Dec 2017 17:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event

Yes the signage is lovely. Does anyone know if there are any plans to renovate the pavement in this area? The Dartmouth Road paving looks good, and once you get down to Sydenham station etc it also looks nice, but the Kirkdale area by Costcutter etc looks pretty scruffy now in comparison. There was...
by marymck
7 Dec 2017 18:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event

It was supposed to change from 'Village' to 'High Street' as per the traders meetings during the Portas pilot. That's why the painted signs say 'Kirkdale High street' and not Village. The village part was set up by the local estate agent, much to many peoples scorn. Kirkdale is the original high st...
by marymck
7 Dec 2017 13:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event

Sydenham Old High Street sounds nice. The only problem is that there's no street called 'Old High Street', so how would people know where it is? At least with 'Kirkdale' you can put it in googlemaps and you know vaguely where it is. Just trying to think of a practical way forward...! Trouble is the...
by marymck
7 Dec 2017 12:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event

I don't think "Kirkdale Village" is a helpful name, Juliam. It comes with a lot of baggage for many that live here and its misleading. The old high street has never been a village. It used to be the history heart of Sydenham. In my opinion, it would be best to move on from the temporary "Kirkdale Vi...
by marymck
7 Dec 2017 10:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

Re: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event

There isn't a Kirkdale Village in this part of the world, but I do commend what the Kirkdale traders are now trying to do in involving the community in regenerating the old high street. The unfortunate Kirkdale Village name was an attempt a few years back by an estate agent to rebrand the area. The ...