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by Robin Orton
9 Jun 2021 15:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 51386

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

...it it is absolutely certain that the decision will have a terrible effect on the families who have trusted their children's education to the Archdiocese. Don't understand this. What will the 'terrible effect' be? Perhaps someone could remind those of us who haven't followed this in detail whethe...
by Robin Orton
9 Jun 2021 10:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

We're only just over the hill from Dulwich. ('Dulwich borders' is what we shall tell the estate agent.) So quite happy with this. (I think it' s the same proposal that the Boundary Commission made on the last round, which was never implemented.)
by Robin Orton
26 May 2021 10:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 51386

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Good, thanks. I'm sure this is the letter I heard about. I'm a bit clearer now.
by Robin Orton
25 May 2021 19:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 51386

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

I don't know the details of the parents' concerns, I'm only reporting what I've heard at third or fourth hand. I gather the head teacher has written to parents seeking to reassure them, but I haven't seen the letter. Perhaps someone on this forum has seen it?
by Robin Orton
25 May 2021 16:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 51386

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

I hear that there is a lot of anxiety among parents about recent developments. They are worried about the potential disruption to their children's education. Where has the suggestion of a 'decant' to The Bridge come from? Would the parents find it acceptable?
by Robin Orton
23 Apr 2021 13:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Forest Hill Pools

I've got mixed feelings about the new times - not being a morning person, 9.00 was always a bit early for me - but I agree it would have been nice at any rate to have had an explanation for the change.
by Robin Orton
16 Apr 2021 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Forest Hill Pools

Called at pools this morning. Helpful young woman on desk sorted us out. Apparently there is a not very prominent thing on the app or the website that, if you click it, enables you to register for free (concessionary) membership; she did it for me on my phone, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to see e...
by Robin Orton
15 Apr 2021 17:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Forest Hill Pools

My wife and I have had exactly the same problems. Attempts to get advice from Better, via online enquiry forms and telephone, have failed. Our current plan is to call in at the pools, possibly tomorrow, to see whether we can find a helpful real person.
by Robin Orton
4 Apr 2021 08:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 286
Views: 387316

Re: Sticky music thread

Alleluia, alleluia, Christus resurrexit de sepulcro, alleluia.

A happy Easter to everyone.

by Robin Orton
3 Apr 2021 14:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 286
Views: 387316

Re: Sticky music thread

Soon be Easter! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUBF7kNVlbY When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Jesus. Alleluia. And very early in the morning on the first day after the Sabbath they came unto the ...
by Robin Orton
30 Mar 2021 17:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 17
Views: 4980

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

My wife's and my first jab was Pfizer, so am expecting the second one will be too.
by Robin Orton
27 Mar 2021 17:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 286
Views: 387316

Re: Sticky music thread

Happy Palm Sunday!




The Hebrew children
bearing olive branches,
went forth to meet the Lord,
crying out, and saying,
Hosanna in the highest
by Robin Orton
26 Mar 2021 13:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 17
Views: 4980

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

Just had our invitation for our second jabs. Booked for Good Friday afternoon at Sydenham Green.
by Robin Orton
24 Mar 2021 08:16
Forum: Residential property in Sydenham SE26
Topic: Looking to buy on Ormanton or Amberley - Found!
Replies: 5
Views: 2032

Re: Looking to buy on Ormanton or Amberley

Forest Hill ward, SE23 postcode, Forest Hill nearest station.....
by Robin Orton
22 Mar 2021 10:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Statue in Trinity Court on Sydenham Park
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: Statue in Trinity Court on Sydenham Park

Can't quite see what he's holding in his right hand. If it's a book, it could be St Paul, although he's often also depicted with a sword. St Peter is usually given a set of keys (to let us into heaven - Matthew 16.19)
by Robin Orton
15 Feb 2021 10:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 4681

Re: Anybody clap last night?

I think the nonsense about how appreciating the NHS being tainted by patriotism is yet another example of how left leaning liberals simply can't bear the notion of the UK getting anything right . I am a left-leaning liberal (most of the time) and also a proud and patriotic Englishman. I think this ...
by Robin Orton
8 Feb 2021 18:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open
Replies: 14
Views: 2567

Re: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open

My wife and I, both KCH patients, had a similar invitation. We ignored it as we had already had our first jabs, via our GP practice. We also had a mysterious invite from the Princess Royal Hospital at Farnborough, which I gather is run by KCH - it saluted us as 'Dear Princess Royal Hospital patient'...
by Robin Orton
8 Feb 2021 12:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 4681

Re: Anybody clap last night?

Although reality and reasonableness are unlikely to taint the the dreary Bolshevik type anti Johnson torrent... I think the point you are, for some reason, failing to appreciate, Nigel, is that Mr Johnson is a truly awful person. That is why people don't like him very much. Nothing to do with Bolsh...
by Robin Orton
4 Feb 2021 14:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 4681

Re: Anybody clap last night?

In answer to Stuart's specific question, I didn't hear any clapping in my street, but didn't open my front door to check.