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by stuart
22 Feb 2024 12:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flattened!
Replies: 0
Views: 349

Flattened!

Careful crossing Lawrie Park Road. This is only a few yards from where a pedestrian was struck a couple of weeks ago. Difficult to imagine this was a 20mph incident. https://social.brainsys.com/system/media_attachments/files/111/969/995/702/366/650/original/29010cb9ca6f191a.jpg And here is a reminde...
by stuart
22 Feb 2024 12:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kingswood Arts gets £25k
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Kingswood Arts gets £25k

The castle on a council estate aka 'Bovril' Castle Kingswood Arts has been awarded £25,000 to work with local people over 12 months to create a permanent exhibition exploring the working-class history of Kingswood House from 1811 to the present day. Nearby residents will record their experiences at ...
by stuart
13 Feb 2024 16:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licence application for gambling……
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

Re: Licence application for gambling……

I think Thursday is the closing day for objections
by stuart
11 Feb 2024 17:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Valentine present for your beloved commuter ;-)
Replies: 0
Views: 339

A Valentine present for your beloved commuter ;-)

https://fft-keymodelworld.b-cdn.net/sites/keymodelworld/files/woodwing/2024-02/258560.jpeg The laser-cut kit for Sydenham station featured in Pete Waterman’s Little Trains and Big Names with Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi is the next kit to enter the Key Publishing laser-cut collection from P...
by stuart
10 Feb 2024 16:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licence application for gambling……
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

Re: Licence application for gambling……

We really need some guidance from those experienced in objecting to outline the valid reasons why the planning officer/committee can decline. A moral stance against gambling is not going to cut much ice in a street already well bookmakered. Anybody here from SydSoc who could encourage them to start ...
by stuart
9 Feb 2024 16:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Christophers is on telly on Sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 272

St Christophers is on telly on Sunday

St Christopher’s Hospice, which serves five boroughs including Southwark, is to feature in an upcoming episode of BBC One’s Songs of Praise. The episode is presented by Pam Rhodes and will air this Sunday, February 11 at 1:15pm It is the second time the Sydenham-based hospice has featured on the sho...
by stuart
9 Feb 2024 16:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licence application for gambling……
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

Re: Licence application for gambling……

There is a mention of it in the latest Sydenham Society Newsletter. They are looking for folks to object. You can view the newsletter online here:
https://mailchi.mp/4d7df95d2b26/187fqbx ... 7b827aad28
by stuart
31 Jan 2024 11:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham's mayoral by-election
Replies: 3
Views: 1135

Lewisham's mayoral by-election

Brenda Dacres is set to be the new mayor of Lewisham. Councillor Dacres was revealed as Labour’s candidate in the upcoming mayoral by-election on January 24. While she still has to win the election set for March 7, the last time voters went to the ballot box to elect a mayor Labour’s candidate Damie...
by stuart
29 Jan 2024 15:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bizzare Road Rage Incident - Bell Green
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: Bizzare Road Rage Incident - Bell Green

Plus stupid behaviour if they think they can get away with such an audience. Perhaps thinking wasn't involved. Trust the Met will nail the perps and the Tesla's insurers go after them too.
by stuart
26 Jan 2024 17:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crash on Westwood Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 797

Crash on Westwood Hill

Here's a report from the Newsshopper except it is mistaken that the collision appeared to be on Westwood Hill not Lawrie Park Road. The photograph is mine taken at 1pm after our 450 bus was diverted because the section between the Kirkdale Roundabout and LPA was taped off both ways.: A woman has bee...
by stuart
24 Jan 2024 18:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Cycle Crossing
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: Bell Green Cycle Crossing

Or people with respiratory issues or just want a longer life? Heroes for criminal damage and defying a decision by the democratically elected mayor? If you don't like that you can vote in May to have ULEZ removed. No, it's just gratuitous vandalism spurred on by culture war warriors. Sorry for the r...
by stuart
24 Jan 2024 18:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chaos at Crystal Palace Park Road roadworks
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Chaos at Crystal Palace Park Road roadworks

It was moved! The power of this forum or just coincidence the day after the post after all these weeks? Great news for the 197 & 176 buses and everybody else at that junction. Hence I won't complain too much about exceeding the permitted pavement parking. Oh but from Friday the 197, 176 & 12...
by stuart
23 Jan 2024 17:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chaos at Crystal Palace Park Road roadworks
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Chaos at Crystal Palace Park Road roadworks

Update on the 5 month roadwork chaos on Crystal Palace Park Road outside the telephone exchange. Notice was given well before Christmas but this Range Rover LN54 OTW has remained parked in a no parking coned area for the duration. It hasn't moved or been moved. The chaos and frequent gridlock this s...
by stuart
23 Jan 2024 17:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Cycle Crossing
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: Bell Green Cycle Crossing

Sydenham Road at Bell Green and Kent House Road junctions have been hit overnight by the ULEZ vandals. They moved on from cutting wires or blowing them up to simply angle grind the base of the post. So good luck if you want to cross the road by foot or bike. And guess who has to pay in chaos and cou...
by stuart
17 Jan 2024 11:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Cycle Crossing
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: Bell Green Cycle Crossing

The Newshopper has more on the proposed Lewisham cycling projects including: "The proposed schemes also include 18 contraflow cycle projects, where cyclists go in the opposite direction of traffic, and the replacement of the Waterlink Way footbridge in Catford. The projects are dependent on the...
by stuart
16 Jan 2024 09:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Cycle Crossing
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Bell Green Cycle Crossing

The South London Press has a report that Lewisham Council is including Sydenham's dangerous cycle crossing of Southend Lane to Riverlink way as part of eleven cycle highways in the borough: "A crossing in Pagnell Street in New Cross would be upgraded to a parallel zebra crossing – a type of zeb...
by stuart
10 Jan 2024 19:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Damien Egan resigns as Mayor
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Damien Egan resigns as Mayor

Damien Egan Mayor of Lewisham has today, Wednesday 10 January, resigned as the Mayor of Lewisham. Mr Egan said: “On Friday the current MP for Kingswood, resigned. I have been selected to fight this by-election and therefore I have informed the Chief Executive of my decision to resign as the Mayor of...
by stuart
17 Dec 2023 16:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Broken window theory
Replies: 22
Views: 28432

Re: Broken window theory

Thought this was yet more roadworks until I looked a little closer. No hole. It would appear some local flytipper has gifted Lawrie Park Gardens this present for Christmas. Lewisham Council Taxpayers will have to pay to get it carted away. https://social.brainsys.com/system/media_attachments/files/1...
by stuart
17 Dec 2023 16:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Bookshop robbery
Replies: 0
Views: 18812

Kirkdale Bookshop robbery

Sad news. Lost their Saturday cash takings last night. Books are safe. Support them if you can. https://nitter.net/KirkdaleBooks/status/1736338271041441940#m (Twitter link for those who don't want to go to Twitter) https://nitter.net/pic/media%2FGBi2c8nWMAABJxu.jpg%3Fname%3Dsmall%26format%3Dwebp
by stuart
23 Nov 2023 01:13
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: International Sports Festival at Crystal Palace 1965
Replies: 3
Views: 2913

Re: International Sports Festival at Crystal Palace 1965

Six shillings! That seems a lot @ 1965 prices. 18 bob for the family?