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by OnCrestOfHill
24 Jun 2018 13:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 22620

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

Good to see someone speaking out about this. Designated site of importance for nature conservation, part of the great north wood matters to me. Also the community centre, from which the community have been sadly locked out.
by OnCrestOfHill
2 Mar 2018 20:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 19872

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

Ah, thanks.
by OnCrestOfHill
2 Mar 2018 19:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 19872

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

Are people still intending to meet this Saturday 3rd March, 11 am at the Golden Lion, dejunking the streets of Sydenham, or do you think we should postpone for say a fortnight given the weather?
by OnCrestOfHill
20 Feb 2018 20:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham council tax rise
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: Lewisham council tax rise

Well if we won't raise income tax ......
by OnCrestOfHill
3 Feb 2018 17:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses proposed
Replies: 31
Views: 18368

Re: New houses proposed

Can I just hijack this thread a little further - would recommend all just interested in plaudits for these proposals to look away now - though on the narrow question, I am curious about what people in general think of the design, including the rear (view from the railway) and side elevations of this...
by OnCrestOfHill
1 Feb 2018 15:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses proposed
Replies: 31
Views: 18368

Re: New houses proposed

I do seem to be out on a limb here, don't I? In my first post, I referred to sites for c20,000 dwelling sites having already been found through the local planning process for Lewisham a few years back to cover the period to 2016. That's not a process for building nothing nowhere. We do have a consul...
by OnCrestOfHill
31 Jan 2018 20:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses proposed
Replies: 31
Views: 18368

Re: New houses proposed

When looking for the plans, I found the first link Tredown Man gave didn't work but the second one did and the planning file was there. Tim Lund, I agree I overstepped the case with 'always' a cost - I am prone to overgeneralisation when upset. 'Usually' or 'often' would probably have done. But I al...
by OnCrestOfHill
30 Jan 2018 20:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses proposed
Replies: 31
Views: 18368

Re: New houses proposed

A bit out of date now probably, but the 2013 Lewishamsite allocations local plan ( https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/planning/policy/LDF/site-allocations/Documents/SiteAllocationsAdoption.pdf talks of land for just short of 10,000 dwellings being identified in the Core Strategy, over 3,500 in t...
by OnCrestOfHill
30 Jan 2018 19:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses proposed
Replies: 31
Views: 18368

Re: New houses proposed

Had a look at the plans to see what you were so enthusiastic about. I guess tastes differ. And a shame we still have to build right up against the railway line - though perhaps residents will sleep better than on some of our busier A roads - amazes me that we still encourage new residential build on...
by OnCrestOfHill
25 Jan 2018 20:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Community Centres in Sydenham
Replies: 0
Views: 1127

Community Centres in Sydenham

The community centre on the Hillcrest Estate has been closed for the last 3 years. Apparently it was underused. Now the plan is to pull it down and replace it with a block of flats. More people, fewer facilities. Ironically, we learn about the development plans a 15 minute walk or so away because th...
by OnCrestOfHill
25 Jan 2018 18:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 19872

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

Glad to see someone organising something. Hope to join you in March.
by OnCrestOfHill
20 Jan 2018 12:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 19872

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

Looks like Keep Britain Tidy are still running and have plans for a national March 2018 event different communities can join in with. Also some education resources. http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/home
by OnCrestOfHill
19 Jan 2018 17:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 59
Views: 33540

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

Wondering what you might be reading for February. Wasn't able to make the January meeting but interested in the possibility in future if there was space still.
by OnCrestOfHill
19 Jan 2018 17:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 19872

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

The whole litter question bothers me too, however green-ink-brigadey the issue feels. Some of my neighbours have been quietly taking matters into their own hands and their efforts do make a real difference but the volume of litter seems over-whelming. There have also been some volunteer litter-picki...
by OnCrestOfHill
13 Jan 2018 17:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Recording of Sydenham Assembly 2nd December 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

Re: Recording of Sydenham Assembly 2nd December 2017

Appreciate you posting this - always seem to miss these events and curious as to what gets discussed. And impressed by the quality of the recording as far as I went. That said, I have balked at sitting through nearly 2 hours of recording - the Mixcloud interface doesn't seem to give me an option of ...
by OnCrestOfHill
12 Nov 2017 23:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fly tipping and Lewisham Council's response
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: Fly tipping and Lewisham Council's response

Thanks for the helpful post and good to hear of your positive experience. The stuff's already been reported, I think. Hopefully it will go soon. My neighbour seemed to say that she'd had people out before when stuff had been tipped in the same spot in the past, but because it's a bit awkward to get ...
by OnCrestOfHill
11 Nov 2017 20:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fly tipping and Lewisham Council's response
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Fly tipping and Lewisham Council's response

A neighbour was asking for help today to get some fly tipped mattresses on public open space closer to the side of the road. Says past experience tells her the Council won't deal with fly tipping if the waste is not plainly visible to all. I confess I've never asked them myself to deal with that kin...
by OnCrestOfHill
13 Oct 2017 21:02
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boilers R Us
Replies: 19
Views: 15581

Re: Boilers R Us

I too had a boiler fitted by Progas. I opted for a 10 year guarantee. They were pleasant, straightforward and easy to deal with and (if only 2 years later) the boiler has caused no trouble at all. I would use them again.
by OnCrestOfHill
8 Oct 2017 18:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham features in The Metro
Replies: 3
Views: 2426

Re: Sydenham features in The Metro

But did that article really show that higher density=better? Mightn't it be inner city (with facilities, life, culture, history, an architectural mix, etc etc) beats urban fringe (empty of anything but housing) despite pleasanter, lower densities? Of course with modern planning policies you could en...
by OnCrestOfHill
13 Aug 2017 07:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 10845

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill

Having been cut up on one of those roundabouts by a driver turning left who wasn't patient enough for me to go straight on at the slow speed the climb up the hill had brought me to, I'm glad they're doing something. After that experience, I suspect I would use the new paths if I was still cycling ev...