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by alywin
17 Apr 2021 23:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: kinleigh folkard & hayward
Replies: 18
Views: 14608

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: 1605

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: 14608

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: 45
Views: 4985

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: 885

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: 14853

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: 9
Views: 5031

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: 10
Views: 6371

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: 2046

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: 2467

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: 962

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: 2046

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: 1192

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: 2046

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: 10
Views: 6371

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: 879

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: 3672

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: 928

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: 121309

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: 5690

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...