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by alywin
9 Jun 2021 00:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

We always were part of the Beckenham constituency - until the last time the boundaries were changed. A dead cert Labour MP versus a dead cert Tory one - not much of a choice.
by alywin
16 May 2021 11:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 23
Views: 3171

Re: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice

It looks as though I may have to take someone who's chronically ill and won't be able to queue for any length of time for a second jab at Sydenham Green (the first was a home jab). I wondered if anyone could update me on what the situation's been like down there, in terms of queuing time, busyness, ...
by alywin
22 Apr 2021 23:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Smelly fire
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Smelly fire

Ironic - Burnham Way ...

I smelled it - I assume - somewhere in the region of the Alexandra Garden Centre, so the smoke must have travelled a long way.
by alywin
22 Apr 2021 23:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 46
Views: 18537

Re: Masks - recycling

I went into Wilko's in Bromley the other week, and was surprised to see that they had by the checkouts a collection container for recycling single-use masks. This leads me to wonder whether there's also one in the Penge branch.

Alternatively, Terracycle run a mask recycling scheme ...
by alywin
17 Apr 2021 23:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: kinleigh folkard & hayward
Replies: 18
Views: 15834

Re: kinleigh folkard & hayward

Actually, the ones I've seen have all had Beckenham phone numbers on them, so I guess that answers my question.
by alywin
12 Apr 2021 23:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Alexandra - Fund to keep it going
Replies: 1
Views: 1863

Re: The Alexandra - Fund to keep it going

I see the Alexandra has applied for a pavement licence (round the back - there's certainly not enough space at the front), and work of some kind was going on on the grassy space by the flowerbeds in Bycroft Street when I went past earlier today. Wishing them the best of luck.
by alywin
8 Apr 2021 23:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: kinleigh folkard & hayward
Replies: 18
Views: 15834

Re: kinleigh folkard & hayward

Has anything happened on this? I've seen a couple of their boards around, but haven't been close enough to see what the phone number is.
by alywin
15 Mar 2021 01:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 50
Views: 8747

Re: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

I've been very confused by the title of this post: why would Sydenham be having a by-election? Firstly, I wasn't aware that the present incumbent had stepped down, secondly the constituency is called something odd like West Lewisham and Penge, isn't it - I can never remember? Are we actually talking...
by alywin
15 Mar 2021 01:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Borough wide CPZ - to help Lewisham budget shortfall
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: Borough wide CPZ - to help Lewisham budget shortfall

[Waits for all the parking to move over the boundary line into Bromley :( ]
by alywin
5 Mar 2021 00:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Building work by Penge east station
Replies: 16
Views: 16007

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: 10
Views: 6005

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: 12
Views: 7521

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: 2567

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: 3778

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: 1143

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: 2567

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: 1432

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: 2567

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: 12
Views: 7521

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.