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by alywin
14 Mar 2019 22:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 6753

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: 626

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: 683

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: 12
Views: 1824

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: 1185

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: 1185

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...
by alywin
24 Feb 2019 22:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Working on the railway?
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: Working on the railway?

Just realised that the noise I can hear out the back is likely to be more railway engineering works (Penge East line), despite the fact that it feels as though it's coming from 180° the wrong direction! Thank heavens for double glazing, is all I can say.
by alywin
20 Feb 2019 11:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 6753

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I've now realised that my earlier post was technically ambiguous. But I'd have thought it wouldn't have been too difficult to guess what I meant. Those who argued for the retention of the gasholders (like those who argued against Brexit) lost the argument. So obviously they should now shut up and l...
by alywin
17 Feb 2019 20:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New council homes
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: New council homes

Ah - Canonbie Road - hill starts!!

Very pleased to hear this, and I hope it all proceeds smoothly, at both locations.
by alywin
16 Feb 2019 22:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 6753

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Bovine Juice wrote:
16 Feb 2019 15:23
The Standard hasn't covered Penge in its Homes & Property supplement for 5 years
I could have sworn it had - are you sure?
by alywin
15 Feb 2019 23:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 6753

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I definitely got the feeling the majority of research on the area had been done by skimming this forum :( - I certainly didn't get the feeling that there was any first-hand experience talking. A huge proportion was taken up by the history of Sydenham which was essentially labelling who is on the Syd...
by alywin
15 Feb 2019 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 6753

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I notice that Sydenham was the featured area of London in this week's Evening Standard property section - although I'm not sure it made it such a tempting-sounding place to live that people will be rushing to buy here!
by alywin
15 Feb 2019 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 5154

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

And boy, has the Hayes line been dismal this week. Just my misfortune that I had to attempt to travel Londonwards on it 3 times in the first 3 days this week :(
by alywin
12 Feb 2019 00:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment

So what is everyone supposed to do in the meantime?
by alywin
8 Feb 2019 10:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 5154

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

That doesn't sound easy to me, trying to thread turning trains round into the rail schedule without blocking up either the down or the up line at inappropriate moments. There must surely be a better option planned. In fact, it would make more sense, I'd have thought, to run a line down to New Becken...
by alywin
7 Feb 2019 23:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 5154

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

You wont lose the Hayes line. The tube will run on the same tracks (making the extension easier than other options), and be more frequent. I am unsure where it would be diverted? Sorry, I'm not clear on this (and the proposal is stunningly unclear, from what I can see). Are you suggesting that tube...
by alywin
7 Feb 2019 00:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 5154

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

Sorry, I don't see that this has anything to do with the extension beyond Lewisham?

And even if it does, I have very major reservations about losing the Hayes line. It's quite long enough as it is - and getting longer - without diverting round any more of SE London than is absolutely necessary.
by alywin
2 Feb 2019 00:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close

Typical. I went into Bromley Post Office (aka WH Smith) this afternoon. There was a queue of maybe half a dozen people, so I thought I might as well just use one of the machines - it was only a large letter I was posting. But yes, they were all out of operation, too.
by alywin
21 Jan 2019 22:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 6753

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Thanks to those who actually replied to my question ;)