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by Syd_Stone
10 Jun 2021 21:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

All this angst about boundaries, none about multi member districts. We always tend towards the issues about our democracy that the established powers are happy for us to discuss.
by Syd_Stone
5 Apr 2021 18:59
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?

Thanks Jack for replying, the magic words (well, letters) “STV” sound good to me.
by Syd_Stone
14 Mar 2021 13:25
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?

Afternoon Jack, good to see you taking questions and your answer about dealing with the procurement of GLL is a particularly interesting one. I'd like to ask your personal take on proportional representation as it relates to councils. 40 per cent of voters actively vote for someone other than Labour...
by Syd_Stone
2 Nov 2019 18:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 8076

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Good news!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50275613

Love to know more about the 'secret negotiations'...
by Syd_Stone
11 Aug 2019 14:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 10930

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

Another genuine question: can individual London boroughs vote to introduce proportional representation in the same way some have brought in mayoral systems instead of leader-cabinet? Such a system in Lewisham would break 60 per cent Labour to 40 per cent other party councillors (based on the most re...
by Syd_Stone
9 Feb 2019 18:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 39
Views: 25075

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

So indeed, the internet at its best - potentially! Very glad that you've responded Supreme, and I'll happily return should future reviews posted here report the problem resolved. Hopefully, whichever part of the supply chain was at fault will not find themselves dealing with any unexpected additiona...
by Syd_Stone
9 Feb 2019 17:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Any news on Mamma Dough?
Replies: 18
Views: 13461

Re: Any news on Mamma Dough?

It was open when we drove past today, circa 3:00pm. Looked great! Presumably a 'soft launch' - no promotion on Twitter - but the Sydenham Mamma Dough is now offering its own 'specials' on the Mamma Dough website. Just no Deliveroo option for now.
by Syd_Stone
4 Feb 2019 18:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 39
Views: 25075

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

To my mind this is exactly what a forum discussion *should* be - a way to alert others to issues they may find useful. In this case there's no alleging that my cod wasn't cod - it simply was not cod. And it's good to see that word is clearly getting out about this issue, even though it is disappoint...
by Syd_Stone
26 Jan 2019 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 39
Views: 25075

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

Walked past today - there's now a poster outside saying 'Under new management'.

Might just print this forum conversation out and slip it through the letter box if they have one...
by Syd_Stone
25 Jan 2019 23:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 39
Views: 25075

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

Can't speak for whether this is a permanent change of management - but I can similarly say that this new team sold me a piece of fish that most certainly wasn't the cod I ordered. So that's it, another takeaway bites the dust.

Shame, really - It's been very good in the past.
by Syd_Stone
6 May 2018 23:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Election Results
Replies: 15
Views: 12246

Re: Lewisham Election Results

"If it really is a stronghold, then no amount of marketing or proportional voting would make a difference." I'll respectfully take issue with that one point. I've now downloaded the results. Based on nothing but party votes allocated proportionately, the seat allocations would have been (r...
by Syd_Stone
6 May 2018 20:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Election Results
Replies: 15
Views: 12246

Re: Lewisham Election Results

Agree to a point Stuart, in that we were served up the most insipid, poorly considered option in a referendum on (national parliamentary) elections by a Lib Dem party clearly looking at its own short term gain at the expense of any long term impact. And indeed, voter apathy is the issue. The questio...
by Syd_Stone
6 May 2018 18:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Election Results
Replies: 15
Views: 12246

Re: Lewisham Election Results

I haven't looked at the results but I can tell you one thing without doing so - borough wide, around 40% of those who voted did not vote Labour. The way people are represented at local and national level continues to embarrass. Our electoral systems force absurd majorities rather than the calculated...
by Syd_Stone
24 Dec 2017 15:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 640746

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I see the bar's gone in, with workers working on it on Christmas Eve. Very weird timing to all of this, but the bar's inclusion has to be a positive sign.
by Syd_Stone
9 Dec 2016 00:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Reduction in services from London Bridge
Replies: 26
Views: 16889

Re: Reduction in services from London Bridge

"A train service that train users are choosing not to use because it is so unreliable is a terrible indictment;" It is that, of course. But with train use having doubled in twenty years, the train operators can afford to show passengers the contempt they currently display in the sound know...
by Syd_Stone
27 Nov 2016 18:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Christmas Tree
Replies: 16
Views: 9999

Re: Sydenham Christmas Tree

Has something happened to it since last night? Looked pretty good then, although it did seem to me inevitable that the lights will get played with. Twig? Perhaps there's another one. Is this the one set top by Skanska at the top of Queensthorpe where the Christmas trees are being sold?
by Syd_Stone
18 Sep 2016 16:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Proposed Constituency Boundaries
Replies: 15
Views: 8260

Re: Proposed Constituency Boundaries

No problem with reducing total number of MPs (although total in the Lords a much more egregious problem). But more marginals? Elections being decided purely on marginals is a distorting disgrace. Only one question should ever be asked when setting up an electoral system — why should where someone li...
by Syd_Stone
24 Jan 2016 19:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TFL to take over SouthEastern and Southern Rail
Replies: 15
Views: 8576

Re: TFL to take over SouthEastern and Southern Rail

In terms of subsidy, the old "extremities" argument does have merit, and certainly there should always be a concerted effort to ensure that no one who lives remotely to our cities is disenfranchised in anyway. But if you'll excuse me, the old argument about Cornish or Scottish extremities ...
by Syd_Stone
24 Jan 2016 17:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: TFL to take over SouthEastern and Southern Rail
Replies: 15
Views: 8576

Re: TFL to take over SouthEastern and Southern Rail

Interesting to note that statistic about train traffic doubling since 1985, seems surprising considering that London's population only recently surpassed its pre-war peak. But it's certainly worth bearing in mind the amount of infrastructure development work that's going on, and which must affect ou...
by Syd_Stone
23 Dec 2015 23:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Beer Rebellion is here to stay
Replies: 31
Views: 18593

Re: Sydenham Beer Rebellion is here to stay

This news, together with Bob Wines opening up by the station, makes for an excellent local Christmas present. Both traders will help, hopefully, in making other innovative retailers consider setting up in Sydenham. The very best to all at Sydenham Beer Rebellion! We'll be in for a celebratory pint d...