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by jonathan_har
25 Feb 2016 20:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham vs Forest Hill
Replies: 45
Views: 40777

Re: Sydenham vs Forest Hill

We live between Sydenham and Penge East and the roads here very quiet after dark. Lots of good houses, Venner Rd etc, and I'm sure totally safe, but you might not enjoy the walk home at night if you are of a nervous disposition.
by jonathan_har
11 Apr 2015 21:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Artisan Market - 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 66
Views: 25261

Re: Sydenham Artisan Market - 2nd Saturday of the month

Caught the end of the market, and thought it was good, and a definite improvement on the last few I visited. It would be good to see a greater variety of cold food/produce stalls, rather than just baked goods. The craft stalls were a good variety of well presented, well made and unusual things. My f...
by jonathan_har
5 Feb 2015 22:34
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Curtain/Blind Maker?
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Curtain/Blind Maker?

We had Roman blinds made by Designer Drapes, they did a good job. I did ask House of Carpets on the High St, but they said they couldn't do it - that was a couple of years ago, so don't know whether they now could.
by jonathan_har
26 Nov 2014 23:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Heating engineer
Replies: 7
Views: 2316

Re: Heating engineer

We used Mike in Catford who is Steady Flow, very nice man, you will find plenty of good reviews for him.
by jonathan_har
6 Nov 2014 11:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Front door- Where to buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

Re: Front door- Where to buy?

We used this company www.sollex.co.uk for timber doors and windows and they were excellent and very good value, still working perfectly 3 years on. Only issue was neither the sales guy nor the fitters were 1st language English, so communication could have been better.
by jonathan_har
16 Sep 2014 19:46
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Playgrounds
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

Re: Playgrounds

Sorry, I meant Brockwell Park!
by jonathan_har
16 Sep 2014 12:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Artisan Market - 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 66
Views: 25261

Re: Sydenham Artisan Market - 2nd Saturday of the month

I visited briefly, but didn't see any drumming unfortunately. The stalls were quite good, I bought food from the excellent Mishmash(?!) who have had a stall before so great to see them back again. The stalls again were corralled around the carbuncle bench, turning their back to the street which seem...
by jonathan_har
16 Sep 2014 12:23
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Playgrounds
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

Re: Playgrounds

My partner will laugh at me for pretending to be an authority on playgrounds, but here goes! Playground quality across the different boroughs does seem patchy. Crystal Palace is dire, but there are plenty good playgrounds in Bromley - Alexander Rec, Kelsey etc. Mayow is good, and that's Lewisham. Br...
by jonathan_har
31 Jul 2014 13:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Martial arts clubs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Martial arts clubs?

Scorpions Gym, Thai Boxing in Beckenham, very good.
by jonathan_har
31 Jul 2014 13:02
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Update on the Alex pub
Replies: 14
Views: 4926

Re: Update on the Alex pub

I understood the planning app had been refused - has another been submitted?
by jonathan_har
19 Jul 2014 12:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: On the Hoof Bistro
Replies: 61
Views: 25589

Re: On the Hoof Bistro

Open (not serving) for the arts festival, it looks very nice indeed. Exciting!
by jonathan_har
11 Jul 2014 12:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market today - Saturday 14 June
Replies: 16
Views: 4459

Re: Sydenham Market today - Saturday 14 June

SSM - Save Sydenham Market!
by jonathan_har
29 May 2014 12:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Alexandra to become a hostel?
Replies: 43
Views: 28150

Re: The Alexandra to become a hostel?

That's fantastic news. Any more detail?
by jonathan_har
12 May 2014 12:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market - Saturday, 10th May
Replies: 49
Views: 10935

Re: Sydenham Market - Saturday, 10th May

Banners and bunting - yes! Weekly market - yes! Focused on food for the shopping basket, generally that is not already available on the High St - yes! Augmented by take away food, craft stalls, children's entertainment etc - yes! Small to begin with and in one location, with a core of carefully chos...
by jonathan_har
11 May 2014 15:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market - Saturday, 10th May
Replies: 49
Views: 10935

Re: Sydenham Market - Saturday, 10th May

Good idea Lee about advertising banners, if anybody reading this has the power to do so, please make it happen! There is a banner in Herne Hill station advertising the HH market, it gets my attention and am sure lots of others who pass through. I enjoyed the market yesterday, particularly the food f...
by jonathan_har
16 Apr 2014 08:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Monthly Market this Saturday
Replies: 26
Views: 7690

Re: Sydenham Monthly Market this Saturday

Does anybody know who organises the market? I might send them a note with my thoughts. Thanks!
by jonathan_har
14 Apr 2014 12:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Monthly Market this Saturday
Replies: 26
Views: 7690

Re: Sydenham Monthly Market this Saturday

I turned up late, spent little time looking and bought nothing so apologies if my observations don't reflect how things actually went on the day! - the market needs to offer what the High Street lacks, and the thing that most often comes up on this forum is a delicatessen, so a stall selling cheese,...
by jonathan_har
20 Feb 2014 09:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Alexandra to become a hostel?
Replies: 43
Views: 28150

Re: The Alexandra to become a hostel?

Eagle, the application states that the accomodation is targeted at professionals on short stay, business conferences etc. Apparently the location near Penge East station makes it ideal, and the developer specialies in this kind of accomodation. Alywin, i don't think there is any parking associated w...
by jonathan_har
19 Feb 2014 14:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Alexandra to become a hostel?
Replies: 43
Views: 28150

Re: The Alexandra to become a hostel?

If the delveloper is genuine and honourable (oxymoron I know), then I think this has the potential to be positive - bringing life back to an old building that would otherwise deteriorate.. My concern is the size of the proposed pub. Currently it is 120m2 at ground floor (including function room) and...
by jonathan_har
13 Feb 2014 17:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SYDENHAM'S POCKET PARKS
Replies: 21
Views: 8202

Re: SYDENHAM'S POCKET PARKS

How about a regular market, you know like an London Albert Square type market, on alternate weeks to a farmers and craft type market perhaps. It might not be posh in the way most of us on the forum would like, but it would be colourful and lively, and probably popular.