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by alywin
17 Jun 2019 23:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 10/06/2019]
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 10/06/2019]

I was going to ask where that was - is it that thin little tip at the junction with Homecroft? I noticed demolition work going on there today when I went past on the bus.
by alywin
17 Jun 2019 23:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park

I did contact all three of my Lewisham councillors, only Cllr Tom Copley replied (although they may confer and decide that one councillor should deal with the query so as not to replicate any action). I believe that's pretty standard procedure with councillors - especially where they're all of the ...
by alywin
2 Jun 2019 21:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disability access
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: Disability access

All I would add is don't forget all those with hidden disabilities. Not all disabled people are in wheelchairs. I'm glad you said that - saved me having to do it. Amazing how some people think that putting a ramp up caters for all types of disability, when in fact some disabled people can't cope wi...
by alywin
2 Jun 2019 21:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

Were these the ones which went over about 7 pm? I wondered that they were making such a racket. And I did see a big black(?) and noisy copter over here the other day, too.
by alywin
15 May 2019 22:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 5138

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Emc wrote:
14 May 2019 21:26
Ooh and it's great living near Lower Sydenham with direct trains to the theatres (Charing Cross and Waterloo East) in just 15 minutes.
Really? Which service is that? I must try it sometime, because all the trains I've been on from Clock House seem to take 26-32 minutes.
by alywin
4 May 2019 23:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Another person on the line at Penge East
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Another person on the line at Penge East

I was at Penge East when I saw the Air Ambulance going over - it certainly looked as though it was headed in the direction of Penge West or thereabouts - and then when I was checking National Rail I saw that there were delays to trains between London Bridge and Croydon, so feared the worst :(
by alywin
17 Apr 2019 23:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Another person on the line at Penge East
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Another person on the line at Penge East

Third? :( I knew of one other, but not two.

The poor family and friends. Let's not forget the train driver - and station staff, police, firefighters ... too.
by alywin
17 Apr 2019 23:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3115

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

Japanese Knotweed is unlikely to appear in a new site as it rarely sets seed in this country. Hmm, that's debatable. It's illegal to allow it to spread: but that doesn't mean that someone won't, in the same way that they might go and dump their cuttings rather than burn them. (And glyphosate does w...
by alywin
17 Apr 2019 23:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 2279

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

Came in very handy this afternoon :( - although I couldn't work out whether it was actually showing any services on the Orpington line or not. Certainly there was no sign of Orpington-bound trains - I'd have expected a "cancelled" notice.
by alywin
16 Apr 2019 12:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3115

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

What do you propose they do instead?
by alywin
16 Apr 2019 12:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 2279

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

I usually use realtimetrains, but this could be useful too, so thanks (I go off Penge East, but it's only one stop away from Syd Hill anyway). I'll save it to Firefox :)
by alywin
7 Apr 2019 00:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Incident at Sydenham Hill Station
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: Incident at Sydenham Hill Station

In the tunnel, the police told me when I went down to Penge East about an hour before your post. Yet another one :(
by alywin
27 Mar 2019 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fire at Lower Sydenham
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Fire at Lower Sydenham

I got off the bus in Beckenham Road, Beckenham some 2 1/2 hours ago and almost gagged on the smoke, it was so thick. Hoping they're managing to get the fire under control by now.
by alywin
27 Mar 2019 14:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shhhhhdenham
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

Re: Shhhhhdenham

7. Our very own The Cake Store has been doing bespoke cakes for big events and celebrities for years including Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Royalty and most recently Myleene Klass, George Clooney and Holly Willoughby. Who knew?! https://www.thecakestore.co.uk/celebrity-cake-gallery/# Who knew, i...
by alywin
14 Mar 2019 22:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 9019

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

7.5%? I wish! It's like that report that the average UK house price had dropped by £7k ...
by alywin
13 Mar 2019 16:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park Road Blocked
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Wells Park Road Blocked

Oh dear, so sorry. I presume you were insured - and just as importantly, weren't in it at the time?

The same thing happened to someone's car when a tree came down in Venner Road, last year or maybe the year before.
by alywin
9 Mar 2019 01:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southport Weekender Festival - Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Southport Weekender Festival - Crystal Palace Park

This is in addition to the CP Underground festival, I take it? Ear defenders at the ready again, I guess :(
by alywin
9 Mar 2019 01:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mamma Dough
Replies: 16
Views: 4740

Re: Mamma Dough

El Cid wrote:
6 Mar 2019 17:28
I stand by my comment on pricing. Mamma Doughs specials come in at £12, while the dearest pizzas at Franca Manca are £8.75, at Bona £10.90 and at Four Hundred Rabbits £10.50.
Wow. The pizzas at Pizza Express are rather more expensive than those!
by alywin
26 Feb 2019 11:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 1768

Re: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre

Best of luck then, Parker! OTOH, you can also get appointments with a GP there if your own surgery is overbooked, but only if your surgery has an agreement with them. (I've done it a couple of times when I've needed to see someone urgently and continuity of care wasn't a particular concern). I guess...
by alywin
26 Feb 2019 01:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 1768

Re: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre

OTOH, you can also get appointments with a GP there if your own surgery is overbooked, but only if your surgery has an agreement with them. (I've done it a couple of times when I've needed to see someone urgently and continuity of care wasn't a particular concern). I guess that probably requires you...