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by stuart
22 Apr 2021 17:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Basement that time forgot, Sydenham, London
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Basement that time forgot, Sydenham, London

One of 12 of the UK’s best independent bookshops [according to Grauniad readers] https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/0c40db02c563e823394116cc0b440e69a2957caa/0_36_697_418/master/697.jpg?width=620&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=3e88e1875eba983590d41044ab3bd2e0 Basement that time forgot,...
by stuart
21 Apr 2021 10:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 5G Nimby-ism?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

5G Nimby-ism?

I just had a converstion with a gentleman seeking signatures on a petition to stop the proposed mast outside Sydenham Tennis Club in Lawrie Park Road. He assured me he was not against 5G - just the location. The two arguments put forward were: It was too near residential housing. It would obstruct h...
by stuart
21 Apr 2021 10:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise pollution
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Noise pollution

I don't know how far you are from the lower part of Lawrie Park Gardens - but a neighbour is having underpinning work done. Hence we have a diesel engine presumably pumping concrete or whatever into the property 8/12 hours a day. Noisy but, I guess, necessary. Hopefully it will all be over soon. Stu...
by stuart
21 Apr 2021 09:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: More senseless death
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: More senseless death

It's getting sadder. Four now charged: http://londonnewsonline.co.uk/two-teena ... -sydenham/

Stuart
by stuart
14 Apr 2021 13:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: More senseless death
Replies: 9
Views: 1323

Re: More senseless death

Murdered by a 36 year old woman, allegedly. Appears in Bromley Magistrate's court today:
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/l ... 29580.html

Stuart
by stuart
28 Mar 2021 16:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1639

Re: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice

The links I received for dose 1 and dose 2 from Syd Green were not shareable but unique. You enter your DoB and then it tells you who you are.

Do you have source for this shareable links story? If not then is it the right thing to share it without verification?

Stuart
by stuart
26 Mar 2021 21:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations
Replies: 17
Views: 4363

Re: Wells Park practice and Covid vaccinations

We too had our second dose invitations from Sydenham Green today. Click on text, complete birth date, choose slot (April 8th), click, text pings back confirmation. All done in 60 seconds. I've spent nearly that many years in IT and I have to say, I gasped. Overall great thanks to Kate Bingham for pr...
by stuart
14 Mar 2021 18:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Borough wide CPZ - to help Lewisham budget shortfall
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Borough wide CPZ - to help Lewisham budget shortfall

A very balanced answer @sydenham. Given that around half the Borough don't have cars and are the most likely to benefit from Borough spending - charging for the semi-permanent occupancy use of a public space by those able to afford cars would seem reasonable. Of course any taxation system is unfair ...
by stuart
12 Mar 2021 21:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Borough wide CPZ - to help Lewisham budget shortfall
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Borough wide CPZ - to help Lewisham budget shortfall

Is this true? As an outsider you have to pay, if you have a car, in other areas. But not a permit.

Surely an incentive to desert four wheels for two - whether powered or not. Both are better for efficient road use and the environment.

Stuart
by stuart
27 Feb 2021 11:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 5247

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

An opposition is the only way to have proper scrutiny. An effective opposition is a group who able to take control if the elected leaders fail. But most councils are pretty much one party states. Bromley will never go Labour as Lewisham will never go Conservative for the foreseeable future. Opposit...
by stuart
27 Feb 2021 10:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham is a London property hotspot
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Sydenham is a London property hotspot

Good news for people who own homes here. Bad news for everybody else. Top ten spots for rises in the last 12 months. Interestingly all but two are south of the river and half are in SE London: https://i2-prod.mylondon.news/incoming/article19924227.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/1_Feb-2021-hotspots-2.jpg Repor...
by stuart
26 Feb 2021 11:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 5247

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

They are assuming that they will win, unchallenged. May be - but no excuse. Remember the red wall? Disruptive politics will change certainties. And while you are right to point out that this is about a local microcosm - you will have noticed that it can quickly be put into the context of national a...
by stuart
26 Feb 2021 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 5247

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

Sorry JGD but for all Nicola's impressive presentational skills - outclassing Boris in spades - the results, particularly Covid-19 related are alarmingly similar. And that's what counts. Except people don't. But getting back to dear old Sydders. Two candidates have a bio. Jack Lavery doesn't. Call m...
by stuart
26 Feb 2021 10:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 5247

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

vbsydenham wrote: 26 Feb 2021 10:28 If you want to talk Salmond I think we'll have to retire to the pub......
I would, except I think he is a little too wide to slip through the back door.

Stuart
by stuart
26 Feb 2021 10:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 5247

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

They are - I just looked it up; his name is Jack Lavery Nope, the role of Lord Buckethead is much disputed . I think you will find the real one is testifying today at a place you may know well :twisted: Do you know if the the SNP putting up a candidate to try and capture the JGD vote? Independence ...
by stuart
25 Feb 2021 11:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 5247

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

And in the interests of balance: https://www.lewishamconservatives.org.uk/sites/www.lewishamconservatives.org.uk/files/styles/gallery_large/public/2020-05/Helena%20SydenhamHigh%20Street.jpg?itok=ONSXpiVk Meet Helena Croft the Conservative candidate for Sydenham ward. Helena lives in Lewisham with he...