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by gillyjp
12 May 2020 14:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Social distancing on the High Road
Replies: 21
Views: 2708

Re: Social distancing on the High Road

Not sure which forum this best goes in, and I thought we had a thread complaining about this already, but I can't find it, so am starting a new one. Admins, please do merge it if necessary. I braved the high street in Sydenham for the first time today (I've been going to Penge as more convenient, a...
by gillyjp
12 May 2020 14:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!

I may be wrong but it is my understanding that this statistic goes on postcode of deceased not where they died. I would have thought it doesn't measure the number of people that died in Lewisham Hospital - it would measure from the postcode of the deceased surely? I would have thought that more than...
by gillyjp
2 Feb 2020 23:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: kinleigh folkard & hayward
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: kinleigh folkard & hayward

Thanks for responding. Seems we are still clueless on this and two years down the line no progress has been made. However now Brexit has actually happened (this was their excuse for not moving forward - to see how the housing market stacks up). They are therefore a long way off moving in, given that...
by gillyjp
2 Feb 2020 17:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: kinleigh folkard & hayward
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

kinleigh folkard & hayward

I was wondering if KFH will ever move into the vacant unit opposite The Greyhound? They appear to be enjoying the advertising of their Estate Agents on the side of the building and reassuring us that they are 'opening soon'. I think that must have been at least two years ago. If they are not going t...
by gillyjp
20 Oct 2019 13:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guerilla Gardening on Kirkdale Roundabout
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

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: 1955

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: 1955

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: 1536

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: 2251

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: 2251

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: 1987

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: 18575

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: 16907

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: 96803

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: 3872

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: 10370

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: 49820

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: 59978

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: 10592

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: 3035

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...