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by biscuitman1978
7 Oct 2018 17:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ticket Office Closures - Have your say
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Ticket Office Closures - Have your say

stuart wrote:I always assumed our ticket office was run by LO...
London Overground is run by Arriva Rail London, under a concession agreement with Transport for London - see http://www.arrivaraillondon.co.uk/

So whilst the staff wear London Overground uniforms, it's Arriva Rail behind the scenes.
by biscuitman1978
15 Aug 2018 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 12973

Noise in Lower Syd last night

Thanks again. Maybe Chris Best might be able to follow up and advise us on what noise abatement legal enforcement powers have been bestowed by statute or by-law on councils (its workers/agents). Granted that's aside from whether funds are available or allocated by councils to act on such powers, so...
by biscuitman1978
15 Jul 2018 20:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 79049

Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

I am so confused now about the options frankly ..Aldi; flats; some sort of play something or other; museum; car park; ....?? I favour affordable flats! To the best of my understanding... As others have explained, SGN has secured confirmation that prior approval is not required for demolition of the...
by biscuitman1978
11 Jul 2018 21:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why high streets die
Replies: 18
Views: 4382

Why high streets die

Well I would hate to see a an example of bad bus services if what we have counts as good - TFL itself currently rates Bell Green as being 5 where 1 is the best and 6 the worst for public transport! Possibly things are different from where you live? I think you'll find it's the other way round: 0 is...
by biscuitman1978
10 Jul 2018 21:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why high streets die
Replies: 18
Views: 4382

Why high streets die

Would be interested to see where TfL publishes this result and how it scores the locations using what criteria. You can check the Public Transport Accessibility Level (PTAL) for a given location at https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/urban-planning-and-construction/planning-with-webcat/webcat The method be...
by biscuitman1978
30 May 2018 14:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Penge Homebase closed - now Bunnings warehouse
Replies: 29
Views: 21400

Penge Homebase closed - now Bunnings warehouse

According to the BBC, all Bunnings store will revert to the Homebase brand, including Penge:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44248409
by biscuitman1978
13 Apr 2018 13:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 79049

Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

Check out the actual decision letter from the head of planning.. That's what I'd been looking at :) It is quite strongly stated, in unusually emphatic tone with many capital letters, that there are a lot of things to be done before they can apply. No one thinks this is the last word, but it seems t...
by biscuitman1978
12 Apr 2018 16:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 79049

Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

Micheal from FOHSoc has notified us on SE23.life that the planning application for demolition is not what it seems. It is a "Prior notification of the demolition of the two existing gasholders and ancillary buildings at Bell Green SE26." and as such notifications do not require a decision, de facto...
by biscuitman1978
21 Feb 2018 18:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

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

So it opens at 4pm on Friday, right? Do we know if the kitchen will be open i.e. could we count on eating there Friday early evening? Why not email them to ask? info@thegreyhoundsydenham.co.uk Or Tweet them? @TheGreyhoundSyd Or contact them via Facebook? http://www.facebook.com/TheGreyhoundSydenham
by biscuitman1978
19 Feb 2018 13:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 42247

New yoga studio?

A betting shop is in the 'Sui Generis' category. A yoga studio is D2. I thought it was permitted change of use which doesn't need approval: https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/9/change_of_use/2 Biscuitman, am I missing something there, or does Lewisham treat this differentl...
by biscuitman1978
17 Feb 2018 09:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

#RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Looking forward to having a boozer a few seconds walk from my house! Having had a look at the website, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed at the depressingly few vegetarian food items on the menu. In all seriousness, this old-fashioned kind of menu won't do much to draw people to...
by biscuitman1978
16 Feb 2018 10:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

#RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

No information about the beers that will be on offer. As it's billed as a "Public House" that's kinda worrying. Looks like it will be very much "food-led" which is how things are these days, but will it be the sort of place that you'd feel comfortable having a couple of pints with mates? The Greyho...
by biscuitman1978
15 Feb 2018 13:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

#RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Facebook page "The greyhound Sydenham" gives more information about what we can expect and a useful link to their website, the latter of which is in development. The website is now very much live! It's at http://www.thegreyhoundsydenham.co.uk/ And you can also find the Greyhound: - On Twitter: http...
by biscuitman1978
1 Nov 2017 21:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

#RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I hope the new owners will serve beers from our local breweries. ... This will then make it a true pub supporting local breweries. Why not Tweet them to suggest it? One person has already Tweeted them to suggest that they sell non-alcoholic beer (presumably in addition to alcoholic beer) and they g...
by biscuitman1978
23 Oct 2017 17:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

#RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

In further signs of progress: - The Greyhound now has a holding page for its new website - http://www.thegreyhoundsydenham.co.uk/ - The new operators have taken over the Greyhound Twitter account from the Sydenham Society, with a promise of updates on the refurbishment - https://twitter.com/thegreyh...
by biscuitman1978
4 Oct 2017 08:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

#RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Sounds great!

And it was good to see some friendly words about the Greyhound in yesterday's Metro:

https://www.metro.news/neighbourhood-wa ... am/767432/
by biscuitman1978
7 Sep 2017 08:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

#RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

The owner has told Sydenham Society that his application for the fit-out of the pub has now been accepted by Lewisham Council. He hopes to be on site in early to mid September starting work on the refurbishment. With any luck, by Christmas, this splendid new venture should be up and running and our...
by biscuitman1978
24 Jul 2017 09:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Man stabbed in Kirkdale
Replies: 2
Views: 1284

Man stabbed in Kirkdale

From Lewisham MPS on Twitter: @MPSLewisham An adult male has just been chased and arrested by plain clothes officers for brandished a large knife in Sydenham Sgt Rob Evans (custody) 8:58 PM - 23 Jul 2017 Source: https://twitter.com/MPSLewisham/status/889213066373738496 Exactly where in Sydenham isn'...
by biscuitman1978
21 Jul 2017 09:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

#RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Wonder what odds I would have gotten in one of our numerous local bookies that the pub still would not be open in July 2017. Should have enquiried a few years ago. Now you wouldn't get an "odds on" bet that anything of significance would open in Sadenham Let's be realistic: the odds were stacked ag...
by biscuitman1978
12 Jul 2017 07:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 414490

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

gillyjp wrote:Instead we have had a greatly reduced Greyhound - all the extensions were demolished - that no one is interested in because it is too small.
That simply isn't true.The Greyhound has been acquired by an established pub operator who is currently finalising internal fit out plans.