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by Tadpole
17 Oct 2020 10:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 92
Views: 18272

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

I heard on the local news that Lewisham are abandoning these road closures as they are 'not working'. Common sense has prevailed!! I do hope this isn't fake news but it was on local BBC news so I guess it's true.... :D :D :D Doesn't apply to the whole borough......... https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/...
by Tadpole
24 Sep 2020 21:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Proposed 20 metre high monopole 277 Kirkdale
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Proposed 20 metre high monopole 277 Kirkdale

In the proposal there's a question 'Can the site be seen from a public road, public footpath, bridleway or other public land?' They answer 'no' but with a 20 metre monopole that's clearly wrong. How can the answer be no? It can be seen clearly from Kirkdale Green (and my home which backs onto the gr...
by Tadpole
24 Aug 2020 21:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Thinking about moving to the area
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Thinking about moving to the area

If parking is a particular issue for you, Byne road can get very bad. Well pre lockdown. As can getting out of the local roads because of the queues on Newlands Park unless you head towards Penge way. I had a friend who lived there for several years so that's as much as I know about it. Remember to ...
by Tadpole
24 Aug 2020 21:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Thinking about moving to the area
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Thinking about moving to the area

The road is a mixture of people. Singles, couples, families etc. Some new to the road and others like me, here for years. Parking was never a problem until the 24 hour gym opened some years ago. Pre lockdown it was busy in the evenings but even then on the odd evening parking in Kinver or Peak hill ...
by Tadpole
23 Aug 2020 20:40
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Thinking about moving to the area
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Thinking about moving to the area

Hi Peter I've lived on Collingtree Road since '93 and I'm happy to answer any questions on the road or the area. It's difficult to say where is good or bad in any area because people can have differing opinions. North and south London can have a different feel/vibe so renting prior to buying could b...
by Tadpole
11 Apr 2020 19:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Grand Prix
Replies: 20
Views: 6962

Re: Sydenham Grand Prix

The noise is the guys on quad bikes. They came down my road (Collingtree) several times over the last week and then decide to either turn right and go up kirkdale, or left and down towards the station and beyond. They sat at the top of Collingtree, revving up and then floored it to the bottom. Compl...
by Tadpole
22 Sep 2019 20:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green cattle trough stolen
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Re: Bell Green cattle trough stolen

Very sad to read that local history is now being stolen.
The one at bell green was originally at kent house road I think. Well, my sketchy memory from being a kid walking past it in the 60's seems to remember that.
by Tadpole
4 Sep 2019 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cox's Walk footbridge
Replies: 8
Views: 3956

Re: Cox's Walk footbridge

I was there last weekend. There's information about it by the entrance to the woods. We walked down to the bridge and when you see the oaks they are beautiful and home to wildlife. I've signed and hope that the council think again. If they were in a conservation area they'd have a TPO on them. Would...
by Tadpole
30 Jul 2019 18:33
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Landscaping/Clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

Re: Landscaping/Clearance

Google; Crystal Palace Landscapes and Tree Surgery.
Zeb is a great guy, friendly,professional and very reasonable prices.Lots of reviews on google too.
He's done tree work for me, and my son too, but know he does gardens also
by Tadpole
13 Jul 2019 17:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 89
Views: 36359

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Thank you for posting the info.
Not that I let my preschool grandson anywhere near water I can't see the bottom of, it's worrying to know that water that deep is there.
It's a good park to let kids run off steam due to the large expanse of grass but think I'll stick to others for now.
by Tadpole
11 Jul 2019 21:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bingo and bikes in Sydenham
Replies: 3
Views: 2676

Re: Bingo and bikes in Sydenham

I think the bingo hall is for the old (snooker?) club that is accessed from Spring Hill.
It's about the right size for one too from memory, but that's going back to the 80's when it was a bar with live music.
Unless it got incorporated into the night club when it changed hands?
by Tadpole
29 Mar 2019 22:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Travellers at Sainsbury
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

Re: Travellers at Sainsbury

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... llers.html

Not just piles of rubbish to worry about, but theft and assault too. Must have been very frightening for those who were there.
by Tadpole
27 Feb 2019 17:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 5907

Re: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre

For future reference for anyone needing GP appt sooner: https://www.lewishamccg.nhs.uk/your-health/Pages/GP-Extended-Access.aspx Phone your GP (wells park should have offered you this service Parker) if no appointments, then ask for the above. I was asked morning or afternoon, which day I wanted to ...
by Tadpole
9 Sep 2018 07:57
Forum: Offers
Topic: Beige 2 seater sofa bed for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Re: Beige 2 seater sofa bed for sale

Hello

What is the width and length of the mattress please?

Annie
by Tadpole
11 Aug 2018 13:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 5743

Re: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham

It's not a recent thing. Back in the 80's I lived in the Thorpes and my cat got lung worm. Treated by the vet (Paul someone, lovely guy committed suicide unfortunately a few days later) who opened the Vets on Mayow Road. He thought it was cancer and advised me to have her put down. I asked for the e...
by Tadpole
8 Dec 2017 22:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Penge Homebase closed - now Bunnings warehouse
Replies: 29
Views: 28388

Re: Penge Homebase closing - or perhaps not?

They are closing on the 5th Jan. Staff are having 1 months training at other Bunnings branches and will work at other stores until it re opens in April as Bunnings.
No staff are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the changes :D
by Tadpole
4 Dec 2017 22:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas Tree Switch On - Forest Hill Station and Kirkdale
Replies: 6
Views: 4032

Re: Christmas Tree Switch On - Forest Hill Station and Kirkd

Yes Mary, I got one and I live off Kirkdale. Came about 10 days ago.
by Tadpole
3 Dec 2017 20:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Water Meter
Replies: 10
Views: 7010

Re: Water Meter

I've known people who have seen their bill triple on a meter and others halve it. Too many variables to say yes it's cheaper or dearer. No you don't have to have a meter. http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/official-defra-confirms-smart-water-meters-are-not-compulsory/ They can't fit one at my place due t...
by Tadpole
8 May 2017 22:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 366381

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

No more businesses that need parking please. I live on Collingtree Road and Parking is dreadful now due to the 24 hour gym. It was bad enough prior to that due to station parking. When they gym users arrive they park in the middle of 2 spaces (if they're lucky enough to find one that big) then do a ...
by Tadpole
8 May 2017 21:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local plant sales
Replies: 10
Views: 4782

Re: Local plant sales

Horniman sale was run by the Friends of the Horniman , but they have been disbanded as fund raising efforts have all been taken in house by the museum. It seems unlikely there will be a plant sale at the Horniman in the near future That's a shame I've had some nice and unusual plants from there and ...