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by nicknack
29 Nov 2018 10:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 7286

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

Thanks for the answer JGD, interesting stuff - but judging by your reply on the other thread all of this was refused permission and has now been appealed against to be decided by an inquiry next year, so none of it is concrete yet, to coin a phrase? I love the view of the gasholders, so 'unloved' is...
by nicknack
27 Nov 2018 13:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

I see common sense has prevailed & they're putting an Aldi in the old Toys R Us instead - wasn't that part of the proposal to demolish the gasholders? What is proposed to be built on the site now, if anything?
by nicknack
27 Nov 2018 13:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 7286

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

Yes! So now they won't need to demoloish the gasholders!
by nicknack
16 Jul 2018 11:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

So SGN next have to complete a historic building investigation & risk assessments which have to be submitted and approved, any idea on how long that might take? Couple of months maybe?
by nicknack
11 Jul 2018 12:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How Cobbs Corner is changing
Replies: 11
Views: 4782

Re: How Cobbs Corner is changing

Anyone else think the new Cobb’s Corner (Used to be the Blue Mountain coffee shop) signage is just God awful?. Slightly disappointed in the new lettering, they've gone for cheap & cheerful whereas when the new awning went up I thought they were going for a more classy, gentrified look. Good luck to...
by nicknack
9 Jul 2018 16:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

I have a painting of the Livesey Hall in which the gasometers are partially obscured by trees. An artistic comment? But there we are - we are all different. The real question is - why should your view prevail and who is going to pay for it? Stuart My recent painting of the gasholders is currently o...
by nicknack
9 Jul 2018 15:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Livesey Hall , its perimeter wall and War Memorial present themselves perfectly well without the presence of the gasometers. You have a very good visual imagination then, as you've never seen Livesey Hall without them. I'm impressed by the way you can mentally picture the scene without these monume...
by nicknack
9 Jul 2018 15:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Any bird lovers among us may also be interested to know that house sparrows, which are on the London Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species list, use the site for nesting - the 'cockney sparrow' virtually synonymous with London also now under threat. This is of course in addition to the peregrine...
by nicknack
9 Jul 2018 14:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Have not seen any dual carriageways - existing or proposed. 2 or more lanes of traffic going in the same direction in Bell Green, Perry Hill and bottom of Sydenham Rd? In front of the Bell pub there are seven lanes of traffic. Whether it technically counts a dual carriageway I'm not certain, there ...
by nicknack
9 Jul 2018 10:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

It's the gasholders that give the historical and visual context and setting to Livesey Hall. Without them it's significance is reduced and it becomes isolated, a relic amidst retail sheds, car parks and dual carriageways.
by nicknack
8 Jul 2018 18:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

If you are interested in preserving these unique heritage assets, which also provide habitat to a protected species of birdlife, please get your objections in now to planning@lewisham.gov.uk the deadline is tomorrow!
by nicknack
3 Jul 2018 10:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 12814

Re: Begging outside Sainsbury's local

I believe it is actually an offence to give money to beggars. I don't believe it is an offence, though certainly police advice, and the advice of many charities, is not to give money directly to people begging. See this news story from last year, if it was an offence then the sign would surely not ...
by nicknack
2 Jul 2018 15:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Measures to cut and mitigate emmissions should be a top priority. That all points to the gyratory which is a blot in so many other ways to the area. People have been pressing for this for years but no comprehensive plan appears to have been put together to give Sydenham a cleaner and more pleasant ...
by nicknack
2 Jul 2018 15:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

RJM wrote:
Larky wrote:The museum is a great idea and should be in The Livesey.

Lets get rid of the gas holders!
Oh so it would be like Crystal Palace Museum, photos of something that's no longer there. Except in that case it burned down, in this case we demolished it.
by nicknack
27 Jun 2018 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 78937

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

... ... However... there are hundred if not thousands of these ugly pieces of ironwork across the land. actually that's rather the point here. There may have been thousands at one point in time, but as they are now redundant structures a lot of them have already disappeared. There number now is cer...
by nicknack
27 Jun 2018 10:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How Cobbs Corner is changing
Replies: 11
Views: 4782

Re: How Cobbs Corner is changing

It's going to change massively, when the Nando's opens the corner will become quite busy I imagine. The old snooker hall along the side could well be reopened as bars or restaurants in the future.
by nicknack
27 Jun 2018 10:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 12814

Re: Begging outside Sainsbury's local

Yes and I'm sorry to say it will happen more when Nando's opens. There was an old lady this morning sitting on the pavement outside the entrance that isn't even open yet.
by nicknack
25 Jun 2018 12:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Advice needed about groups and nice things to do in Sydenham
Replies: 8
Views: 2445

Re: Advice needed about groups and nice things to do in Syde

Also Syd Artists Trail starts next weekend http://sydenhamarts.co.uk/artist-map & there is already a taster exhibition in The Dolphin pub
by nicknack
25 Jun 2018 12:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Artists Trail
Replies: 0
Views: 603

Sydenham Artists Trail

Syd Artists Trail starts next weekend http://sydenhamarts.co.uk/artist-map & there is already a taster exhibition of paintings in The Dolphin pub
by nicknack
25 Jun 2018 12:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 5 days until #SydArts18 festival programme kicks off
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

Re: 5 days until #SydArts18 festival programme kicks off

Also Syd Artists Trail starts next weekend http://sydenhamarts.co.uk/artist-map & there is already a taster exhibition in The Dolphin :D