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by alywin
5 Mar 2021 00:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Building work by Penge east station
Replies: 16
Views: 13814

Re: Building work by Penge east station

I've been meaning to bump this thread for ages to say that there's now another coffee shop or something in that building - been in there since the beginning of the year, I'd guess. Called Little Things, I think. Best of luck to them.
by alywin
5 Mar 2021 00:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Commercial unit next to Penge East station
Replies: 7
Views: 4066

Re: Commercial unit next to Penge East station

As I understand it, the footbridge isn't listed in itself, but the station as a whole is. See https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1186820 for a description (you'll need to scroll down)... ...and http://www.bromley.gov.uk/homepage/210/conservation_areas_and_listed_buildings_in...
by alywin
20 Feb 2021 00:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Replacement for Penge Lidl
Replies: 9
Views: 4959

Re: Replacement for Penge Lidl

Not sure where the "Mega" savings are, though ...
by alywin
20 Feb 2021 00:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

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

simon wrote: 15 Feb 2021 01:16 Sorry to hear that Alwyn. I'm "only" 62 and fit and healthy. You should be ahead of me. Hope you get it soon. Where are you registered?
Its not me that's the problem: I've had mine. This is a Lewisham case.
by alywin
14 Feb 2021 23:55
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: An hour out?
Replies: 2
Views: 719

An hour out?

I was surprised to see that I'd allegedly posted something on February 15th, when as far as I know it's still (just) St. Valentine's Day. Does the forum clock need resetting?
by alywin
14 Feb 2021 23:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Large public recycling bins?
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Large public recycling bins?

Although technically you're supposed to have a residents' pass to use it free of charge.
by alywin
14 Feb 2021 23:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

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

Blimey. Still awaiting the vac for "over 65 and extremely clinically vulnerable", which was supposed to have taken place before the over-65s :(
by alywin
11 Feb 2021 00:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody seen a gritter?
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Anybody seen a gritter?

One came round as I was getting off the bus at the Penge East stop this evening. Scattered a bit (but not much) of something - on a completely cleared road, so I hope it was just precautionary. Unfortunately, it's the side roads which really need - and rarely get - gritting: the junction of Venner a...
by alywin
11 Feb 2021 00:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open
Replies: 14
Views: 1218

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

So now we merely need to be able to confirm that it works :wink:
by alywin
11 Feb 2021 00:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Replacement for Penge Lidl
Replies: 9
Views: 4959

Re: Replacement for Penge Lidl

So, what will happen to the PFC, which is virtually next door, I wonder? I was going to go in and have a nose round, but my bus came along.
by alywin
6 Feb 2021 00:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beware of scam emails
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Beware of scam emails

As ever, set your junk email filters on high ...

We got taken in the other day by an apparent announcement by HMRC that the latest Covid-19 SEISS grant was being extended by one month until the end of February, although what the point of it was I'm still not sure.
by alywin
6 Feb 2021 00:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 2210

Re: Anybody clap last night?

No doubt it's pretty challenging for a ninety-nine old Zimmer frame user to walk round his garden a hundred times. But to suggest that this merits a knighthood, an honorary colonelcy, flags at half mast in Downing Street, a national clap, a commemorative statue or a plaque in Westminster Abbey (the...
by alywin
29 Jan 2021 01:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Danger of e-scooters
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Danger of e-scooters

Can you try the Nextdoor app? Bromley Police are always posting things on my Sydenham neighbourhood. I haven't registered whether Sydenham do the same.
by alywin
16 Jan 2021 00:58
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Sydenham's Children's Hospital
Replies: 71
Views: 117108

Re: Sydenham's Children's Hospital

I stayed at the hospital for a while when I was having my thumb operated on - must have been around 1968. I don't remember a lot about it, except that I think they must have been trying to give me some sort of pre-med prior to my op, but it wasn't taking effect, the nurses said because I'd got too f...
by alywin
5 Jan 2021 01:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 7
Views: 5404

Re: Happy New Year

Figures release today (supposedly up to 28th December) show infection test rates in Lewisham and the surrounding boroughs stabilising at last. OK at appallingly high figures but bucking exponential growth is a real prize nowadays. Really? Well, that's comforting, because when I last looked, a few d...
by alywin
17 Dec 2020 00:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Run-in to Christmas 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 8499

Re: The Run-in to Christmas 2020

Please do all be careful. I've just had a look at the Govt. website, which is showing parts of Sydenham as having - if I've read it correctly - over 400 cases per 100,000 head of population. That is horrendous.
by alywin
11 Dec 2020 01:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas wreath-making workshop, 14th December
Replies: 0
Views: 5031

Christmas wreath-making workshop, 14th December

I understand there's a Christmas wreath-making workshop taking place in the Penge East Community Centre, Station Road SE20, on 14th December from 6.30 pm.
by alywin
4 Dec 2020 00:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Warning: DPD couriers - spam email
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Re: Warning: DPD couriers - spam email

Now you mention it, I may have had something similar - I reported it as spam and didn't open it, so can't tell you what it actually said inside.
by alywin
18 Nov 2020 01:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 1.15 AM: tree felling or "boy" racers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2758

1.15 AM: tree felling or "boy" racers?

Perhaps someone in the vicinity of, I'm guessing, Lawrie Park Road could identify the source of the noise? Sounds as though it could be tree felling around the railway, but I don't think National Rail usually do it at such antisocial hours, so I'm guessing it's probably someone deciding to use the r...
by alywin
5 Nov 2020 01:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Replacement for Penge Lidl
Replies: 9
Views: 4959

Replacement for Penge Lidl

I see the former Penge Lidl store (itself the former Edgington's furniture store) is being taken over by something called Mega Saver, I think it was. Not sure quite what it is, but the alcohol licence I think had a Turkish-sounding name on it. Given that it's virtually next door to the Penge Food Ce...