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by rbmartin
18 Jul 2019 22:42
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 406
Views: 55826

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

It's one big soap opera isn't it? I've kept out of the petty politics behind SE23.life and just posted on local issues, yet it would be a shame if the local forum for Forest Hill was closed as SE23.com is simply poor. Maybe the best thing for Chris is to sell up to someone who can operate the websit...
by rbmartin
17 Oct 2017 15:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary Commission, revised proposals
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Re: Boundary Commission, revised proposals

Pengites aren't happy with the proposals which would see their Labour majority voters being lumped back into the Tory safe seat of Beckenham. (Same for SE26 voters on the Bromley side of the border). I largely support the Dulwich and Sydenham proposal, yet a shame that Bell Green will be in a seat t...
by rbmartin
20 May 2017 19:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 54195

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

News report on BBC London.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQpN6Au ... e=youtu.be

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by rbmartin
14 Mar 2017 00:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham post office
Replies: 25
Views: 17208

Re: sydenham post office

I hope the PO doesn't become like Penge where the PO shares with a mobile phone accessory section, an internet cafe and a section that sells wigs.
by rbmartin
14 Mar 2017 00:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 176 bus to be cut in November
Replies: 7
Views: 3085

Re: 176 bus to be cut in November

I notice the nice new number 12s to Dulwich library are far more frequent though-wonder why that is? The 12s have also seen their share of cuts in recent years, going from every 4 mins to 5 mins but are still more frequent than the 176. Going back to the 176, while it has some reliability issues, i...
by rbmartin
13 Mar 2017 00:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 176 bus to be cut in November
Replies: 7
Views: 3085

176 bus to be cut in November

TfL have tendered the 176 route to Go-Ahead with new hybrid buses, however there will be a big reduction in bus frequency to every 10 minutes during the day, it's currently (8 daytime, 7 peak).

The new contract starts on November 11th.
by rbmartin
26 Jul 2016 11:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 32720

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

I've been to the Budgens in East Finchley which is a similar size. While not a Sainsbury's or even a Co-op, it should get a decent enough trade with all the usual stuff in stock.
by rbmartin
2 Jun 2015 00:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Overground???
Replies: 13
Views: 3716

Re: Overground???

My mother refers to the London Overground service as "the Overground" while Southern are the "green trains"
by rbmartin
4 Feb 2015 02:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bus 202 to go double decker permanently from Sept
Replies: 8
Views: 2264

Bus 202 to go double decker permanently from Sept

From 12th September, Route 202 will become a double decker route. This is as part of a new bus tender deal between TfL and the current operator Metrobus which will also see an extra bus added to the timetable. Currently we may see the odd double decker from time to time on the 202, but for most of u...
by rbmartin
9 Jul 2014 11:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Evening Standard not at Syd Station?
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: Evening Standard not at Syd Station?

Thanks for replies. Tried the newsagent near Syd Rd post office and the Co-op with no luck, none at Syd station. Hopped on a train to Forest Hill - none there. There were several discarded ones on the train though, yay, presumably collected from up town. None at FH station for the last two days, bu...
by rbmartin
6 Jul 2014 16:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Evening Standard not at Syd Station?
Replies: 5
Views: 1806

Re: Evening Standard not at Syd Station?

Forest Hill station had Standard's last week, but Sainsbury's didn't.

I believe the station distribution is handled by Menzies rather than the Standard themselves.
by rbmartin
6 Jul 2014 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Rolf Harris Sentenced ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Rolf Harris Sentenced ...

A workman found a stash of child pornography at his former Sydenham home.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ro ... hs-3819188
by rbmartin
16 Jun 2014 07:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cash free buses
Replies: 44
Views: 9352

Re: Cash free buses

Regarding contactless debit/credit cards. Those with basic current accounts, those who normally just get a Visa card with no overdraft won't be getting them. This is due to the fact that those cards always have to have a live connection to the bank for transactions. These customers are more likely t...
by rbmartin
21 Oct 2012 20:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Problems with se23.com?
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Problems with se23.com?

I thought I got that page because I'm using a proxy server.
by rbmartin
21 Oct 2012 15:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems last night?
Replies: 7
Views: 3123

Re: Freeview reception problems last night?

We've had HD since before digital switchover on Freeview.

What happened last week was the second stage of channel number changes where HD channels moved from the 50s to 100-104 and the 'Babestation' type ones moved to 170+
by rbmartin
17 Oct 2012 12:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary Commission constituency revision for Sydenham
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Boundary Commission constituency revision for Sydenham

The initial proposal was for a new constituency splitting Lewisham West and Penge between Beckenham to the south and a new seat covering Forest Hill and Sydenham with wards in Dulwich. The new proposals are for a new Lewisham South seat covering Forest Hill, Sydenham (LB Lewisham area only), Lower S...
by rbmartin
22 Jun 2012 22:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Busses
Replies: 123
Views: 14382

Re: Busses

The 194, 197 and 450 also ran through Sydenham at points during the day.
by rbmartin
13 Sep 2011 21:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Constituency Changes for Lewisham
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Re: Parliamentary Constituency Changes for Lewisham

Eagle wrote:Jim Dowd Esq and MP for Dulwich. Has a ring to it.
Some of my fellow Dulwich'ites are choking on their lattes at the fact that Jim could be our joint local MP replacing north London Tessa.
by rbmartin
5 Mar 2011 12:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: East London Line trains to Highbury start on Monday morning!
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: East London Line trains to Highbury start on Monday morn

Southern still provide the data and station announcements for London Overground stations south of New Cross Gate as part of a contract. Best to complain to London Overground, who may instruct Southern to abbreviate Islington like on the boards from Surrey Quays up to H&I to bring the 2nd and 3rd tra...