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by RachelF
20 Feb 2019 08:58
Forum: Wanted
Topic: can anyone recommend a gardener?
Replies: 1
Views: 600

can anyone recommend a gardener?

Not sure if this the right thread to post this, but was after recommendations rather than offers to do gardening per se...
by RachelF
25 Oct 2018 15:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's Bell Green
Replies: 18
Views: 6250

Re: Sainsbury's Bell Green

Just spotted this on the BBC site:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45977660

So that's what the empty space is for...? Oasis. Hmm (Would rather have food.)
by RachelF
9 Oct 2018 15:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's Bell Green
Replies: 18
Views: 6250

Re: Sainsbury's Bell Green

Bell Green Sainsbury's seems to have a lot of space now the magazines have been moved so lack of it can't be an issue. I do hope it's not going to turn into an Asda...
by RachelF
2 Oct 2018 15:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New aldi
Replies: 27
Views: 8594

Re: New aldi

So this would mean they aren't going to use the gasholders' site... I guess by planning, you mean they have submitted a planning application for change of use etc. to the council?
by RachelF
2 Oct 2018 15:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's Bell Green
Replies: 18
Views: 6250

Re: Sainsbury's Bell Green

Maybe it's a management thing - they are between managers? It's definitely got worse in the last few months. My mother's nearest one in Sheffield isn't like this.

Alas, it's not like there's much competition very locally,
by RachelF
2 Oct 2018 14:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's Bell Green
Replies: 18
Views: 6250

Re: Sainsbury's Bell Green

I was wondering what/if something is going on at Sainsbury's. There are often empty shelves (I usually go mid morning Saturday or Sunday), and about a month ago, someone had evidently just upended a box of herbs and spices onto the herb and spice shelf. A week later they were in the same state, and ...
by RachelF
5 Jul 2017 06:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice patients' meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Wells Park practice patients' meeting

I imagine so. Great it's in place but Sad it has to be. They were unable to offer him a normal working hours appointment, and this one was several days after he rang up.
by RachelF
4 Jul 2017 10:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park practice patients' meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Wells Park practice patients' meeting

I migrated to Wells Park from the Sydenham Practice (because my GP moved there). It is very frustrating trying to get an appointment at WP but I am not convinced it’s different anywhere else in London. Once, after being vetted and rejected as a qualifying case for an imminent appointment (It was sug...
by RachelF
1 Sep 2016 07:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Two people killed in Lennard Road
Replies: 21
Views: 6266

Re: Two people killed in Lennard Road

Reporters/paparazzi still there this morning presumably waiting to nab anyone who comes out of the flats outside of which it happened.
by RachelF
1 Sep 2016 07:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Two people killed in Lennard Road
Replies: 21
Views: 6266

Re: Two people killed in Lennard Road

Really shocking. LIving in lowerish Sydenham I use Penge station to get to work, so arrived last night to find the road blocked off with lots of the police and reporters. (And reporters trying to find a way to sneak round the back to get photos, as I headed towards the park to get home... The main p...
by RachelF
27 Aug 2016 11:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 31430

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

I was joking about Tesco. I object to it on many grounds. Their cheap chicken and my vegetarianism don't sit well with each other either.

I don't know where to get ok bread from in the way home anymore though. Sainsburys at Sydenham station is the wrong direction.
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by RachelF
11 Aug 2016 09:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 31430

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

What is going on in Budgens? Underwhelmed and generally disappointed when it opened, but when I popped in on Tuesday, half the shelves seemed empty. I used to like the Budgens when I worked in Crouch End, 15 years ago, but this one seems really trashy. Of course they don't help themselves in my book...
by RachelF
7 Oct 2015 18:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature
Replies: 36
Views: 13555

Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Nearly spat out my coffee over the comments on Woodbastwick...

Sydenham... so close to Crystal Palace and Dulwich?! Funnily I used to say the same when I lived in West Norwood.
by RachelF
31 Jan 2014 10:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Weekend Train Disruption 1st/2nd February
Replies: 10
Views: 1905

Re: Weekend Train Disruption 1st/2nd February

There has been no service from Sydenham to East Croydon on Sundays for at least two months. My husband has to catch a plane at Gatwick every Sunday. I have written to Southern asking how long this is likely to go on for...
by RachelF
1 Sep 2012 23:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Does anyone else struggle with Wells Park Doctors?
Replies: 16
Views: 3630

Re: Does anyone else struggle with Wells Park Doctors?

I usually call at 8am on the dot and it is always engaged. Ten minutes of continuous calling and I may or may not get an appointment.
To be honest though this is no different from any other doctors' in London that I have been signed up with in the last 13 years, including the Sydenham Surgery.
by RachelF
25 Aug 2012 19:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: ,street lighting
Replies: 18
Views: 4275

Re: ,street lighting

They did this in West Norwood when I was living there. They put a lamp right outside my bedroom window on te house side of the pavement. (There was only about 6 ft of front 'yard' between the house and the pavement.) Had to buy blackout blinds. We actually don't really have enough lamps on my road i...