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by alywin
7 Nov 2019 16:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 2980

Re: New houses

Thank goodness I never set up my office there, then!
by alywin
6 Nov 2019 00:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bromley Picturehouse
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Bromley Picturehouse

Just made a trip to the new Bromley Picturehouse (the former Odeon/ABC/Empire/Cineworld depending on how long you've lived in the area! - near the Magistrates' Court) for the first time: they've done a fine job on it, restoring the Art Deco aspects, with stadium-style seating in the screen I was in,...
by alywin
3 Nov 2019 22:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gulls are arriving
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

Re: Gulls are arriving

I spotted a couple of parakeets when I was walking along Venner Road yesterday. If they're the "parrots" Rod refers to, they're a good distance from Mayow Park! ... And they were squawking in the trees down at the junction of Newlands Park and Lennard Road when I went to catch a bus earlier. And to...
by alywin
3 Nov 2019 00:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 1446

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

I'm very relieved for him. But yes, Beckenham Waitrose is a rather odd place to select! No alternative exit, for a start.
by alywin
28 Oct 2019 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Halloween/Trick-or-treating
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: Halloween/Trick-or-treating

Clovers wrote:
27 Oct 2019 09:13
Do children in this area generally go out on Halloween for Trick-or-treating?
I hope not. Mind you, I'm going to be out, so won't know anyway.
by alywin
28 Oct 2019 11:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 22
Views: 3937

Re: What’s going on at x?

JGD wrote:
25 Oct 2019 14:27
See - said it wasn't a rant.
Then what is? :?
by alywin
14 Oct 2019 22:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's happened to the Crooked Billet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: What's happened to the Crooked Billet?

Done up all in grey, at least on the outside, now. (I thought I read grey was very last year?)
by alywin
29 Sep 2019 21:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Working on the railway?
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: Working on the railway?

10 to 11, and all seems quiet now. Not sure whether they've actually finished, or whether they've just moved up or down the line out of earshot :)
by alywin
29 Sep 2019 20:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Working on the railway?
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: Working on the railway?

Ugh. I'd forgotten I'd started this thread. They're working on the Sydenham line today, and no notification to residents, so I hope that means they'll be finishing before the time people are expected to be going to bed, because it's quite loud. The sound's bouncing all round the "toastrack" area aga...
by alywin
29 Sep 2019 20:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise coming from (?) Crystal Palace Park?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Noise coming from (?) Crystal Palace Park?

Thanks, KEVD. And Robin, I agree with you completely :)
by alywin
28 Sep 2019 23:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise coming from (?) Crystal Palace Park?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Noise coming from (?) Crystal Palace Park?

Well, today's noise (if it was indeed coming from CPP) was thankfully a lot less intrusive than a few weeks ago! But odd timings: seemed to be from about 9 am to early afternoon. Anyone any idea what it was, please?
by alywin
28 Sep 2019 23:29
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1217

Re: Replacing windows

Assuming you have a Victorian/Edwardian property or similar, I'd certainly recommend sticking with sashes (at least where they can be seen - I'll admit we didn't put one in the bathroom) for authenticity - some of the alternatives can look downright weird, especially when open. And I agree with Mike...
by alywin
27 Sep 2019 21:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New aldi
Replies: 30
Views: 10633

Re: New aldi

We had flyers delivered today, so I guess it's either open or will be shortly - I didn't bother actually reading it :)
by alywin
23 Sep 2019 21:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Bell Green Proposals

Two things occur to me: - what Bakerloo extension? The one we're not getting? Or have the powers that be changed their minds again? - I thought the whole site was contaminated and not suitable for residential accommodation, but then I wasn't around here back in the days when it was being constructed...
by alywin
20 Sep 2019 14:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 5028

Re: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar

This sounds to me like something which deserves its own thread, too.
by alywin
15 Sep 2019 19:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: I want to share an interesting information for you
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: I want to share an interesting information for you

They've sold more? I thought they sold some to a housing association some time ago.
by alywin
13 Sep 2019 21:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 2980

Re: New houses

mikej wrote:
12 Sep 2019 15:38
Bromley??? But this is on Mayow Road, a couple of km from the Bromley border!!
Which is why I said I don't know what Lewisham's attitude would be :)
by alywin
12 Sep 2019 15:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 2980

Re: New houses

Is this the site somewhere on the other side from the school which has already been levelled?

I note from the picture that they might well loom over the houses on the side road opposite them: Bromley might find this objectionable, but I don't know about Lewisham.
by alywin
6 Sep 2019 21:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Allotments Open Day - Honey for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Allotments Open Day - Honey for sale

Is it National Allotments Weekend, or something? Barnmead allotments, between Kent House and Clock House, are doing something similar on the Saturday.
by alywin
6 Sep 2019 21:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's happened to the Crooked Billet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: What's happened to the Crooked Billet?

I thought it already had screens :) But thanks for the information - I was a bit worried it might have closed.