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by simono
5 Nov 2019 15:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station
Replies: 13
Views: 2151

Re: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station

As someone who commutes to work most days, rain or shine, I assume every driver on the road has not seen me despite the lights and bright reflecive clothing. I also assume they will cut me up and not look in their mirrors, cut into bus and cycle lanes etc. I never overtake anything on the inside and...
by simono
5 Nov 2019 15:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gulls are arriving
Replies: 11
Views: 3784

Re: Gulls are arriving

We feed the birds and have a huge varierty, gold finches, starlings, woodpeckers, collared doves, wood pigeon, blue and great tits, blackbirds, robins, magpies, jays and dunnocks plus visits from the paraquuets. Not bad in an inner city pocket hankerchief garden. It is so important to encorage bio d...
by simono
27 Sep 2018 11:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale closed Thursday 27 September
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Re: Kirkdale closed Thursday 27 September

Rode past on my bike. Looks like a van was turning up Wells Park Road and hit a moped. Looked a very big collision.
by simono
24 Nov 2017 12:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed
Replies: 26
Views: 7971

Re: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed

The other please that is particularly dangerous is the roundabout at the bottom of Kirkdale/Westwood Hill. The number of people that come straight up Sydenham Road at speed and do not stop at the roundabout is huge. Anyone coming out of Spring Hill is taking their life in their hands. Similarly tryi...
by simono
9 Sep 2017 11:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432567

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

Are they building the conservatory? I think it would be a great addition if they did. Still look forward to a good pint in my new local.
by simono
15 Aug 2017 13:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill
Replies: 27
Views: 7016

Re: Roadworks Crystal Palace/Fountain Drive/Westwood Hill

As a cyclist who often uses this route on the way to work, up Westow Hill and down Fountain Drive this road layout looks awful. It isn't actually that bad if you are a sensible cyclist and if you commute in London by bike you have to learn to be. From my point of view I would never use the outside l...
by simono
24 Jul 2016 22:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound Guerilla Gardening
Replies: 9
Views: 2701

Greyhound Guerilla Gardening

My wife and I have become heartily sick of watching the lovely trees planted outside the Greyhound begin to die of neglect and the soil round them become full of weeds and litter. So we have done a bit of guerilla gardening and have cleared all the weeds and given the trees some much needed water. W...
by simono
9 Jan 2016 23:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RIP LA Fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 6840

Re: RIP LA Fitness

As a former member of LA fitness currently using Forest Hill Pools I am inot in a bad position to comment here. I did not bother with the pool at LA fitness as, as a reasonable swimmer I had reached the end in about 2 strokes. The whole wet side was dingy and felt a bit dirty as well. No loss I am a...
by simono
12 Dec 2015 23:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432567

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

Intersting how so many people have been so keen for Antic pubs to take over the building. Great pubs, great beer but without doubt a chain, a growing one and although London based no longer even that local. t is about quality and if a chain can provide quality along with certainty of investment alon...
by simono
25 Nov 2015 22:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 432567

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

I see that the planning permission for the side extension and rear staricase has just been granted. The extension looks really tasteful and will hopefully create a more useable space for a future tenant.
by simono
8 Nov 2015 01:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Major Disturbance Cobbs Corner
Replies: 24
Views: 6010

Re: Major Disturbance Cobbs Corner

Here we go again. Police dogs this time. Is Sydenham becoming a hot spot for civil disturbance.
by simono
24 Oct 2015 22:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Major Disturbance Cobbs Corner
Replies: 24
Views: 6010

Major Disturbance Cobbs Corner

Anyone know what was going on at Cobbs Corner this evening. Loads of young people shouting and fighting with the police in mass attendance. Lots of flash cars going round and round the round about as well.
Do we know where all the young people came from and what caused the problem?
by simono
17 Oct 2015 20:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Virgin Media
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Virgin Media

Are others having a problem with Virgin Media. I am using my 4G phone tethered to my lap top most of the time to get any effective internet speed. This has been happening on and off for weeks. I assume they have simply overused the capacity of the network. We virtually never use the landline, the in...
by simono
10 Jun 2015 12:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: KIRKDALE HIGH STREET CONSULTATION
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Re: KIRKDALE HIGH STREET CONSULTATION

I would agree with HB. This scheme is an absolute disaster for cyclists. This in a major route for people commuting to London and the narrowing of the road whilst providing inset parking bays is a sure fire way of increasing the number of people knocked off their bikes. Going up the hill will more h...
by simono
15 Dec 2014 22:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Updating parking standards?
Replies: 21
Views: 6043

Re: Updating parking standards?

For anyone that was involved at the time this is the parking area behind the flats build as part of the wider redevelopment of the Greyhound site. As I recall for the 44 or so flats only 3 disabled spaces were provided with the balance being for the commercial units that will hopefully open at some ...
by simono
4 Oct 2014 03:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanzibar withdraws appeal
Replies: 25
Views: 6939

Re: Zanzibar withdraws appeal

Well how long did that take. It is 4,30 in the morning and for the last hour I have been kept awake by the patrons of the Zanzibar having a party in the street. I thought it shut at 2? The owners have their license but the business model of making their neighbours life hell continues. But now the th...
by simono
8 Sep 2014 12:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Are Hall Drive signs legal.
Replies: 14
Views: 3459

Re: Are Hall Drive signs legal.

Hall Drive is private land and therefore normal highways rules do not apply. The changes in the law that took effect in October 2012 simply meant that the clamping of vehicles became illegal to prevent the abuse of some contractors and land owners. However a system of civil ticketing is allowed whic...
by simono
9 Aug 2014 08:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanzibar Public Meeting: 14th August
Replies: 36
Views: 9677

Re: Zanzibar Public Meeting: 14th August

This is clearly an organisation which doesn't care what people think. Since the last public meeting which the manager attended things have got worse not better. Last night it was impossible to sleep from 4 until gone 5.30 because of crowds of people congregating at the top of Spring Hill. No securit...
by simono
15 Mar 2014 08:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Japanese Knotweed, anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

Re: Japanese Knotweed, anyone?

Just a quick word to say that any waste from these plants can only be disposed on in controlled sites. A single piece of live material will grow into new plants. Consult the council before dumping any waste at all and you can be prosecuted if you do not
by simono
14 Mar 2014 23:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Project Zanzibar–creating a venue that’s right for Sydenham
Replies: 70
Views: 19282

Re: Project Zanzibar–creating a venue that’s right for Syden

I am going to make one of my rare forays onto the site but am moved to do so as a close neighbour of the Zanzibar night club who sadly regularly suffers from the anti social behaviour of its patrons. Sydenham needs to be a thriving place to live, work and play. However this means encouraging busines...