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by gillyjp
20 Oct 2019 13:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guerilla Gardening on Kirkdale Roundabout
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Guerilla Gardening on Kirkdale Roundabout

Please watch out for a good sprinkling of daffodils next Spring and hopefully some wild flowers too on the Kirkdale roundabout. Fed up with the poor offerings from Lewisham council's contractors we have today planted a sack of daffodil bulbs and sown a large pack of wild flower seeds. Something to l...
by gillyjp
29 Aug 2019 12:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Helicopter last night
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Helicopter last night

Yes I'm sure something serious was going on. I wasn't complaining about being woken up as I regard police involvement is necessary to protect the majority of law abiding people. Just curious as to what was going on, since it did carry on for a while.
by gillyjp
29 Aug 2019 06:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Helicopter last night
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Helicopter last night

Anyone also woken up by what must have been a police helicopter circling overhead locally for what seemed ages? I gave up trying to go back to sleep in the end.

Anybody know what it was all about?
by gillyjp
27 Jul 2019 21:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trouble on Kirkdale/Sydenham Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Re: Trouble on Kirkdale/Sydenham Hill

Anyone know what that was all about today? Had to go all round the houses to get to East Dulwich this morning. Got almost to the top of Sydenham Hill and saw a huge Clarkes coach trying to do a three point turn in front of us. Driver did a good job and then we saw police car blocking the road at the...
by gillyjp
14 Mar 2019 13:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March

Yes I know all about the great transport links Tredown Man thank you but that what was pointed out when planning permission was sought for the 70+ flats at Cobbs Court. Also the parking issues/concerns were highlighted when Sainsbury's, Nandos, etc were first mentioned. I feel that we have now reach...
by gillyjp
14 Mar 2019 09:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: 291/307 Kirkdale Planning Consultation 14 March

Whilst the development initial plans look good, as immediate neighbours living in Peak Hill Gardens, we must ensure some sort of underground parking is included. Any interested and long suffering neighbours in Peak Hill Garden, Spring Hill, Sydenham Avenue, Collingtree Road, etc who are affected by ...
by gillyjp
19 Feb 2019 17:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New council homes
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Re: New council homes

The council intends to demolish the unsightly and redundant warehouse on Mayow Road for new social housing, partly funded by the NHS. From the council report: “Mayow Road will deliver c.33 units of new social housing. This will be made up of c.27 new Temporary Accommodation (TA) family sized homes ...
by gillyjp
19 Feb 2019 17:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13131

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

' In what way was that argument lost - the local authority has approved their demolition. The mayor has acknowledged he has no powers to prevent their demolition. His officers have advised him that a precedent should not be set whereby a demolition should be halted and thereby the owner - and any ot...
by gillyjp
27 Jun 2018 06:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 14105

Begging outside Sainsbury's local

Begging outside Sainsbury's Local on the corner of Spring Hill is becoming a daily occurrence and a real problem. Has anyone else noticed this?
by gillyjp
26 Mar 2018 16:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 84432

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

Hooray - common sense has prevailed. Lets hope SS don't hijack this one. Good riddance to tjis eyesore. Lets hope we get an Aldi there and give Sainsbury's a run for their money and a bit of healthy competition.
by gillyjp
24 Mar 2018 16:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound layout
Replies: 8
Views: 3186

Re: The Greyhound layout

What a lovely job they've done on the conservatory glass. Now we have a great looking pub at the gateway to Sydenham. Worth waiting for IMHO. I'm sure it will be a real success story. Being almost next door neighbours we'll certainly be visiting on a regular basis.
by gillyjp
8 Mar 2018 08:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: kinleigh folkard & hayward
Replies: 14
Views: 8782

kinleigh folkard & hayward

Anyone have an update on the empty and boarded up retail unit opposite the Greyhound? Looking at previous posts on this, KFH estate agents were seeking planning permission to do something with the windows. This was over a year ago. I know Lewisham Council are slow in their planning decisions but rea...
by gillyjp
2 Mar 2018 23:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 44247

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

Yep gets a thumbs up from us. Went in this evening having reserved a table for 7.30pm. Nice warm welcome from the Manager (?). Food was delicious, piping hot and no complaints at all. Lovely vibe, very buzzy. Staff helpful and friendly. We've waited a long time for this moment and can honestly say i...
by gillyjp
27 Jan 2018 09:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 54456

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

Yes, well having a stronger retail presence would no doubt increase the prospect of providing more jobs to the locals. The downside of course may be more traffic but I believe the benefits of local employment are far greater. Keeping the hideous gas works there is nothing more than an eyesore. Get ...
by gillyjp
1 Nov 2017 08:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2017 Decent Christmas Decorations in High Street?
Replies: 28
Views: 8461

Re: 2017 Decent Christmas Decorations in High Street?

Do my eyes deceive me or have the same dodgy blue lights been wrapped around Sydenham's lamp posts against this year. 'Oh deep joy' do I hear a collective cry from long suffering Sydenham residents? BLUE? I cannot think of a more unseasonal colour! Must have bought a job lot from a boot fair, after ...
by gillyjp
1 Nov 2017 08:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: black bin collection
Replies: 7
Views: 2420

Re: black bin collection

My recycling bin (Peak Hill Gardens) was not emptied this week. When I went to report the missed collection on line the service was 'unavailable'. If you fail to report a missed collection within 24 hours (even if it's their oversight presumably) you have to wait until the next bin collection day. W...
by gillyjp
25 Aug 2017 08:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fix my Street
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

Re: Fix my Street

Nice one Pat. I wasn't aware of the fixmystreets site but will certainly be using it from now on when I see flagrant breaches of street laws. Also just to remind everyone of the Love Lewisham site where pictures can be sent of fly tipping ect. They are very good - removing any graffiti and so on - d...
by gillyjp
12 Jul 2017 06:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 26313

Re: 20 mph speed limits

I find it almost impossible to keep to the 20mph speed limit. In fact I think it's distracting to keep looking at my speedometer to check I'm not exceeding this speed limit. It is even more distracting bordering on irritating having some one driving within an inch of my bumper trying to intimidate m...
by gillyjp
11 Jul 2017 22:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431165

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I have now read Pat's post and would take issue with the claim that it was the Sydenham Society who single handedly got the no.of units at Cobbs Court reduced from 70. Actually it was the immediate neighbours who achieved that particular result through active campaigning when the Sydenham Society ap...
by gillyjp
11 Jul 2017 13:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 431165

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I have to agree with this - not sure what the Sydenham Society do to be perfectly honest. All you get when you ask questions of them is things like 'privileged information - can't divulge anything about this'. Really?? Who do they represent exactly? Have they been voted in by Sydenham residents or a...