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by sparticus
25 Apr 2020 11:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 19735

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

We’ve been getting deliveries from Fresh & Fruity/Billings for three weeks now. One of the things that makes self-isolating bearable. I gather they are pretty busy when they are open, so a big cheer to Mera and her family/staff for doing this, and the volunteer delivery people as well. As for PFC, m...
by sparticus
24 Nov 2019 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dog friendly cafes in Sydenham or Forest Hill
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: Dog friendly cafes in Sydenham or Forest Hill

Went to Archie Parker with the mutt as per recommendation. Lovely! Warm welcome from the staff and a tasty sandwich, and excellent coffee. (Brown & Green are let down by their execrable coffee)
by sparticus
13 Nov 2019 12:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dog friendly cafes in Sydenham or Forest Hill
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Dog friendly cafes in Sydenham or Forest Hill

Apart from Brown and Green’s in Mayow Park and local pubs, are any of the local cafes/greasy spoons dog- friendly?
by sparticus
27 Jul 2019 13:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 7
Views: 2276

Forest Hill Pools

Forest Hill Pools are looking increasingly neglected, with the external access litter-strewn and internally paint flaking off the ceiling in the reception area, the changing rooms and loos on the first floor closed with no sign of the promised “upgrading” works and the ground floor changing rooms an...
by sparticus
22 Jul 2019 07:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 88
Views: 23790

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

As in Swallows and Amazons- “Better drowned than duffers; if not duffers won’t drown!”
by sparticus
31 May 2019 20:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 4441

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

Interesting sight over Mayow Park this afternoon. 3 or 4 Chinooks followed by at least 6 single- rotor helicopters. Not in typical British livery- US Maine Corps? Maybe because of a certain visitor next week?
by sparticus
31 May 2019 14:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: DRAGONFLY YOGA SYDENHAM OPENING
Replies: 9
Views: 4231

Re: DRAGONFLY YOGA SYDENHAM OPENING

Whatever the merits or otherwise of this business, I agree that the sign is far too big and intrusive and really detracts from what was the best new building on the High Street.
by sparticus
16 Feb 2019 17:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 39
Views: 12723

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

Had fish 'n chips from there on Friday night. Pretty much back to the high standard maintained by the previous management. The power of social media and the willingness of the current owners to listen to feedback seems to have done the job!
by sparticus
9 Feb 2019 14:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 57
Views: 17513

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

Yep, and a pain in the ass losing direct Charing X services has been ever since. Because we all wanted to go to Whitechapel A matter of personal preference- I much prefer having direct trains to Whitechapel, Shoreditch and Highbury and don't miss the direct Charing Cross service at all. But of cour...
by sparticus
30 Jan 2019 09:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 39
Views: 12723

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

Another long-standing fan of Supreme fish 'n chip shop. Went there last Friday. Very disappointed. Might have to trek up to Penge East in future, though I never thought their offering was as good as Supreme.
by sparticus
12 Jan 2019 08:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ella Kissi-Debrah - A Very Sad Death & a Welcome Reversal
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Re: Ella Kissi-Debrah - A Very Sad Death & a Welcome Reversal

Ella’s mum is reliant on public support to fund this case. You can donate to her legal costs here:
https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/airpollution/
by sparticus
5 Sep 2018 06:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kennel
Replies: 2
Views: 2116

Kennel

I need to find a couple of nights accommodation for the dog at the end of September. Any recommendations for either kennels or overnight dog minders please.
by sparticus
26 Aug 2018 12:46
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Floor sanding
Replies: 0
Views: 1253

Floor sanding

Can anyone recommend a company to sand a couple of bedroom floors. Not machine hire- I've done it myself but m knees aren't up to it anymore. I want to pay someone to do it for me!
by sparticus
18 Aug 2018 11:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New plans for Calabash of Culture site
Replies: 38
Views: 19980

Re: New plans for Calabash of Culture site

A significant proportion of lamb and chicken sold in the UK is halal, some estimates put the proportions at 51% & 30% respectively. All the major supermarkets publish their policies on halal meat as do the major fast food chains such as Nando's and McDonalds.. McDonalds don't use halal meat, Nando's...
by sparticus
16 Aug 2018 13:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fox in house
Replies: 14
Views: 7333

Re: Fox in house

I saw a fox in the garden last summer. About 2 seconds before it was spotted by my (quite large) Jack Russell terrier. The fox managed to scramble under the fence and release itself from the dog which had it by the throat. I doubt it survived. The dog was pretty mental for a week afterwards. So, get...
by sparticus
10 Aug 2018 09:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 4440

Re: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham

https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/718783/slug-disease-pets-spreading-warning It's those bloody foreigners again! There are at least 25 species of slug found in the UK. Most of them are potentially vectors for lungworms. Lungworm is a nasty and potentially fatal disease of dogs but monthly appli...
by sparticus
30 Jul 2018 07:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 21941

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

Interesting piece in today's Guardian about Lidl and other supermarket chains wanting to open lots more stores in the London area and getting past local authority planning by building stores with affordable flats above. I imagine Aldi could be just as receptive if it meant that they would get the go...
by sparticus
16 Jun 2018 17:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 15100

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

To open in the old betting shop on the corner of Newlands Park. I for one think that St Christopher's is an outstanding Hospice and Charitable organisation and I fully support their cause and good work. However Sydenham is now a high street of Charity Shops, Estate Agents and Pound Shops. It seems ...
by sparticus
16 Jun 2018 11:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Contaminated fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

Contaminated fuel

My partner filled up her old Audi A4 with petrol at the filling station at the bottom of Kirkdale- on the left just before the roundabout- and said that it was a "bit lumpy" on the way home. The following morning the car failed to start. It turned over happily but the engine wouldn't "catch" Of cour...