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by ALIB
17 May 2019 16:05
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: 5-a-side footie
Replies: 11809
Views: 1927705

Re: 5-a-side footie

Really, really sorry, but I'm going to have to drop out for the 18th, tomorrow. Got a lot of work on my plate at the moment, and I have deadlines to meet.
Sorry everyone. Hope you have a great time
by ALIB
19 Apr 2019 14:16
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: 5-a-side footie
Replies: 11809
Views: 1927705

Re: 5-a-side footie

Middlesbrough wrote:
19 Apr 2019 07:50
Great to hear you’re in Phil, and Ben as well. Fingers crossed for Saul. I’m wondering if one pitch will be enough...
I might be Size XXXXL, but needing 2 pitches for the 18 May is a tad insulting :D
by ALIB
18 Apr 2019 21:05
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: 5-a-side footie
Replies: 11809
Views: 1927705

Re: 5-a-side footie

where do I find an XXXXXXL t-shirt and shorts combo ? :D In for 10 minutes of playing in goal for 18 May. Beer and curry still in the balance as to domestic situation. check out local schools to see if they rent out 5-a-side pitches in evenings, in order to get revenue. Kangley Bridge leisure centre...
by ALIB
18 Apr 2019 14:17
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: 5-a-side footie
Replies: 11809
Views: 1927705

Re: 5-a-side footie

AliB in for the 18 May

Thank you for the kind invite, which I feel compelled to accept. Such a really gratifying gesture. I'll need to dig out some XXXL shorts and T-shirt. and bring an oxygen mask.
Should be able to make a beer or 2, but not sure about laters, as I have commitments at home.
by ALIB
12 Jun 2018 17:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: fake Big Issue seller?
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

Re: fake Big Issue seller?

Around 2005, I used to shop at Sainsburys , in Forest Hill. Outside was a regular vendor, with ID and jacket. His name was Terry, and he was even featured in one of the issues. Terry disappeared a few months later, and was replaced by a, seemingly, Eastern European lady. She had no ID or jacket. Eve...
by ALIB
4 Mar 2018 18:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 57508

Re: Sydenham Society

Almost all Local Authorities have a Planning Portal to view Applications and comment on them (see link)
https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/ ... fault.aspx

or go to The Sydenham Society website, or join them
http://www.sydenhamsociety.com/
by ALIB
1 Mar 2018 14:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 42404

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

Have a table booked for me and some friends at the end of March. ( I moved to East Sussex 6 years ago). The Greyhound has had very good reviews, as has the owners other pubs.
I am confident it will prove a worthwhile visit to south east London, and my old stomping ground.
by ALIB
12 Nov 2017 15:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 52584

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

Remedial works to leave a gasworks fit for residential aren't cheap. But prices are getting more competitive and there are Government/Council monies available to bring land back into use. Any business is in effect fighting over the consumer £1 in their pocket. That £1 can only go to one shop. At the...
by ALIB
2 Nov 2017 10:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 52584

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

The petition calls for the gasholders to be listed and the land around the them to be turned into residential units instead of retail space. I wouldn't have thought any of the land on the site of the old gasworks will be fit for normal residential use for thousands of years . Not true really. You c...
by ALIB
29 Oct 2017 20:01
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: 5-a-side footie
Replies: 11809
Views: 1927705

Re: 5-a-side footie

I am amazed this is still going, having moved to Sussex 5 years ago. I applaud the various Ringmasters who have kept, and indeed increased, the participant numbers. It would be unseemly of me to re-emerge for the Christmas mash-up (which is a damn fine way to spend any excess monies), but I hope to ...
by ALIB
7 May 2017 21:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Childhood in Wells Road
Replies: 7
Views: 5285

Re: Childhood in Wells Road

Great photo. Thanks for sharing.
by ALIB
26 Jan 2017 09:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is Sir Steve Bullock a crook
Replies: 31
Views: 12321

Re: Is Sir Steve Bullock a crook

Being a crook, implies illegal activity. I would suggest Sir Steve has probably used his influence to gain monies for a charidee he is a trustee of. The charidee would be hopeful that he'd use his contacts in such a way. I would suggest the question should be: "Are all politicians as bent as a five ...
by ALIB
23 Mar 2016 09:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area
Replies: 34
Views: 6879

Re: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area

I am not an expert in noise pollution, but have some knowledge. Without boring people to sleep (including myself), Council's very often utilise BS4142 as a system for defining a noise nuisance. (google it) http://www.noisenet.org/noise_enviro_industrial.htm It is quite a convoluted process which gen...
by ALIB
19 Feb 2016 18:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 417814

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

This is outside my comfort zone. But when the fire started at the boarded-up Greyhound, it was under ownership of Milford Homes. (correct me if I'm wrong) The plot was sold to Purelake, very soon afterwards, and the current development approved. (albeit after unauthorised demolition) It would seem t...
by ALIB
21 Jan 2016 09:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Doorz
Replies: 21
Views: 5907

Re: Doorz

The chap who ran 'Doorz', had an arrangement with the owner of the property, which seems to have come to an end.

To say 'Doorz' had Mixed-Reviews, would be a compliment. Of the handful of people I met who had dealings with them, none of them were satisfied with the work or (lack of) communication.
by ALIB
7 Oct 2015 14:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 417814

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

Lee, I'm fine cheers, thanks for asking. Rural areas have their own problems, such as how do you rescue a cow that has fallen into the local river ? I'm sure the Purelake and Lewisham have done their homework regarding traffic, and I don't wish to raise concerns which may be unfounded. But,..you can...
by ALIB
6 Oct 2015 11:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 417814

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

I left Sydenham about 3 years ago, but felt compelled to comment after Parker1970's latest photograph. I am employed in the Development Sector, and have a good background knowledge of all that has happened to The Greyhound since it closed. I was aghast when the Greyhound was knocked down. But after ...
by ALIB
23 Apr 2015 13:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: timely assistance required in Venner Road area
Replies: 0
Views: 569

timely assistance required in Venner Road area

Hi all, A bit of a long-shot, but I would appreciate any replies. This request is a bit 'out there'. I moved to East Sussex a few years ago, but retain friends in the Sydenham area. Unfortunately, one of these friends died on Sunday 19th. He was very much a recluse, with few friends. I have the addr...
by ALIB
8 Dec 2014 20:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Watch repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Watch repairs

Hamiltons near the Bird in Hand (Forest Hill territory) are the mutts nuts.

(and whilst mentioning mutts, he used to have a couple of big dogs behind the counter. They are friendly to customers)
by ALIB
8 Dec 2014 18:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Ali B makes a brief return to STF
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Ali B makes a brief return to STF

So, I googled STF on the 4th December and found,.... Admin mentioned having a drink with me at the Bricklayers Arms (was that a 'date' ? :D ) When I left Sydenham some 2 and a half years ago, major improvements had just been completed to the Brickies, and it was a great pub. Then I saw Bensonby (I t...