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by Blushingsnail
5 Sep 2019 17:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crash on Sydenham Road
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: Crash on Sydenham Road

Was the car there today? There was a car on fire there last night (flames coming from the engine, one fire engine in attendance and people allowed to walk past - presumably no danger of the car exploding!). That was about 8.30pm
by Blushingsnail
5 Mar 2018 18:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 59628

Re: Sydenham Society

Looking at SydSoc and FOHSoc, they both feel entitled to make detailed representations to local authorities about planning issues outside their own geographic domains. There are significant examples where this has been done without consultation of residents who will be most affected by any outcome....
by Blushingsnail
16 Jun 2014 14:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: great PC service!
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: great PC service!

Thanks for the recommendation Pat. By coincidence I received an e-mail today asking if anyone could recommend a local laptop repairer, so I gave them your commendation and Tech House's details.
by Blushingsnail
30 May 2014 18:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cohousing in Sydenham - Featherstone Lodge
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

Re: Cohousing in Sydenham - Featherstone Lodge

There's a new planning application for Featherstone Lodge: http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online- ... CAPR_73409

I don't yet know how different it is to the first one.
by Blushingsnail
16 May 2014 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cohousing in Sydenham - Featherstone Lodge
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

Re: Cohousing in Sydenham - Featherstone Lodge

JaneD wrote:Does anyone know how this project is going?
Funnily enough I've been wondering about this myself recently.

According to Lewisham's planning webpages the application has been withdrawn. There isn't a record of a new application having been submitted.
by Blushingsnail
11 Mar 2013 10:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shopping development
Replies: 10
Views: 2510

Re: Shopping development

Do you mean the large retail units at Bell Green, next to Sainsbury's? The construction work was delayed for quite a while so I don't know when it's due to finish or which stores are going to be there. Originally B&Q and Next Home were among the shops due to open but that was from plans a few years ...
by Blushingsnail
19 Feb 2013 17:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tesco Coming to Sydenham Road
Replies: 96
Views: 19976

Re: Tesco Coming to Sydenham Road

Many of the products Tesco sell are a severe health risk and have been linked to obesity, heart disease and cancer. Do you mean products like cheese, chocolate, alcohol, cigarettes? Products that are widely available in supermarkets throughout the country? On Lewisham's planning website there are c...
by Blushingsnail
14 Dec 2012 18:07
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Languages - Evening Classes
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: Languages - Evening Classes

Lewisham Adult Education only do French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish - http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/education/adult/Pages/Prospectus.aspx If you're prepared to travel, try The City Lit near Covent Garden/Holborn: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/search/?dept=Languages§ion=German. Or Morley Col...
by Blushingsnail
19 Nov 2012 18:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Screaming for help - how not to be mistaken for a fox
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Screaming for help - how not to be mistaken for a fox

This might sound amusing but there was a serious incident at the weekend that got me thinking about it. We're now so used to hearing screaming foxes that it's possible to mis-identify a person screaming in distress as being a fox. So if you ever find yourself being mugged or attacked, my advice is t...
by Blushingsnail
11 Oct 2012 16:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Central heating servicing Sydenham area
Replies: 10
Views: 4577

Re: Central heating servicing Sydenham area

I wasn't sure if we're allowed to mention named companies on the forum (rather than in private messages) but I see there's already a thread on the company I was going to recommend - LMS Gas Services: http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?style=1&f=8&t=1993 We've been using them for well over 10...
by Blushingsnail
21 Sep 2012 10:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools now open
Replies: 6
Views: 2167

Re: Forest Hill Pools now open

A reminder that the Official Opening of the new Forest Hill pools takes place tomorrow (Saturday 22 September), along with a day of entertainment and activities, plus offers from local shops as part of their 'Totally Locally' campaign. "On Saturday 22 September, Forest Hill celebrates the official o...
by Blushingsnail
8 Jun 2012 13:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW HOUSING IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 60
Views: 10731

Re: NEW HOUSING IN SYDENHAM

Re the roundish block of flats at Bell Green (does it have a name?) I've seen it advertised as a 'buy to rent' scheme. This site http://premierconstructionnews.com/2012/03/19/housing-for-bell-green/ gives a description: "Comprising a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats, the 156 units are divided in...
by Blushingsnail
8 Jun 2012 10:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW HOUSING IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 60
Views: 10731

Re: NEW HOUSING IN SYDENHAM

I don't understand why the new round block of flats at Bell Green is so unpopular on this forum. I think it looks OK - not spectacular, but nothing so bad to be dislikeable. Mind you I've only really seen it from one side, going around the side to/from Sainsburys, so perhaps it looks worse when you ...
by Blushingsnail
7 Jun 2012 16:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewing Shops
Replies: 9
Views: 4905

Re: Sewing Shops

Maples closed years ago. House of Linens in Sydenham (near Boots) sells some haberdashery. In Lewisham there's Rolls & Rems (dressmaking & homefurnishing fabrics and haberdashery) and Sakhi Fabrics (not sure of spelling) which has lots of dressmaking fabrics.
by Blushingsnail
12 Mar 2012 11:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools dragons
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Forest Hill Pools dragons

The dragon in that picture looks the same as the one that can be seen on Google streetview ( http://g.co/maps/y6anq ) which even in that picture looks a different colour to the old edging tiles. However in Google the second dragon looks different (different body, larger wings) so perhaps they weren'...
by Blushingsnail
18 Jul 2011 16:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sorry peeps a little rant about committees.
Replies: 12
Views: 2839

Re: Sorry peeps a little rant about committees.

I think people can get too hung up on the word 'committee', especially ones relating to local societies etc. In my experience they're just a group of people sitting around someone's dining room table, talking about stuff while consuming quantities of wine, crisps and biscuits. They're not imposing l...
by Blushingsnail
13 Jul 2011 10:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Miriam Lodge 185 Dartmouth Road
Replies: 11
Views: 12024

Re: Miriam Lodge 185 Dartmouth Road

There's a post on the SE23.com forum that this building is appearing on hotel listing sites as the 'Hive Hotel'. Does anyone know anything about this? Has it actually turned into a hotel or is it just a name change which has triggered travel websites listing it as a hotel?
by Blushingsnail
22 Jun 2011 17:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?
Replies: 82
Views: 17828

Re: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?

The winning Greyhound artwork design was selected (or not, as it turned out) by a selection panel. So although the designs were made public and displayed at the Kirkdale Bookshop with the opportunity to write comments in a book, the public's opinion didn't count towards the selection. As it turned o...
by Blushingsnail
4 May 2011 17:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: What do we call someone from Sydenham?
Replies: 23
Views: 4018

Re: What do we call someone from Sydenham?

'Sydenhamite' is what sprang to my mind when I read the title of your post (before having read the content).
by Blushingsnail
15 Apr 2011 15:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wellbeing health shop ...
Replies: 8
Views: 3302

Re: Wellbeing health shop ...

Yes, you have been a little bit thick not noticing it before! :wink:

Well Being is a great shop, although to be honest as an existing customer I don't really notice what the outside looks like any more. Try the chickpea samosas - they're fab!