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by castiron73
13 Oct 2008 12:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Banning drinking in public
Replies: 100
Views: 24286

**** OFF

You have made this forum unbearable

Goodbye
by castiron73
13 Oct 2008 12:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Banning drinking in public
Replies: 100
Views: 24286

Another reason the drunks sit by the local traders' shops and not Savacentre is that it is the local traders who are supplying them with booze, Somerfield included, and not Savacentre I'm heartily fed up of nit-picking over points of law and uber-liberals telling me it's fine to sit in public like t...
by castiron73
9 Oct 2008 13:22
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Your experiences and impressions of the police
Replies: 16
Views: 5255

My sister graduated as a special earlier this year after training every Sunday and the odd extra day for some months. She is fully trained and will even be allowed to do firearms training after serving enough time. She has to do eight hours a month and she loves it. She volunteered to do Tower Hamle...
by castiron73
2 Oct 2008 22:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Delivery Office up for sale
Replies: 54
Views: 19874

Oh well, I wasn't sure what the situation was, with the property market being so slow. Fingers crossed then. But given the closure of so many post offices I don't expect the community will be at the heart of Royal Mail's decision.
by castiron73
2 Oct 2008 21:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Delivery Office up for sale
Replies: 54
Views: 19874

Scott, my wife and I would be willing to put £1000, perhaps more, into a community venture. Subject to a good business plan of course. I don't want to throw it away.

Can you round up enough people? If everyone in the Society invested £500 you would be there.
by castiron73
9 Aug 2008 20:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Paedos in Speedos
Replies: 36
Views: 33397

That was the exact clip I was thinking of as I was arguing with the lifeguard, hence the title of the post. Wasn't sure anyone else had seen Monkeydust though.
by castiron73
3 Aug 2008 12:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dodgy dealings in Fairlawn Park?
Replies: 8
Views: 5537

Why the eye rolling, bensonby? Why shouldn't we report suspicious behaviour on a public forum - as long as, of course, no laws on privacy or slander are broken? If Howard Staunton phones Crimestoppers they won't want to know as he has no hard evidence. The local police may take a note. But they are ...
by castiron73
1 Aug 2008 22:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dodgy dealings in Fairlawn Park?
Replies: 8
Views: 5537

It happens in a lot of places if you look hard enough, across the country. Are you bothered by it? Not everyone is if it's discreet enough and I'm sure some of your other neighbours are glad of the local service... If you are, and it certainly doesn't make an area look good, take a note of number pl...
by castiron73
23 Jul 2008 15:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poo it forward
Replies: 1
Views: 2122

Poo it forward

Anyone seen the Haley Joel Osment film about doing some kindness for a stranger, and then they do one for someone else and so on? No, me neither. But it gave me an idea while taking my dog for a walk the other day. I was scooping its poop with a bag when I realised he'd gone right next to a pile tha...
by castiron73
22 Jul 2008 22:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forecourt Displays and Licences
Replies: 22
Views: 11322

While you're at it, how about some guerilla branding? Lewisham insist that every town in the borough has that disgusting blue and that childish gingerbread men crown plastered on everything. In 2005 they set the branding ( see pdf here ). I have to admit, the street signs they are phasing in don't l...
by castiron73
22 Jul 2008 16:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Vandalism in Mayow Park
Replies: 20
Views: 11963

I was stunned when I saw it yesterday and my three-year-old stood staring at it completely puzzled. He's played on it so many times since he was born. I can't understand how it burnt so completely, it's like one of those cases of spontaneous human combustion where just a foot is left. I can only thi...
by castiron73
16 Jul 2008 17:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Paedos in Speedos
Replies: 36
Views: 33397

I like both of those suggestions. I think he'd only understand the first one though
by castiron73
16 Jul 2008 16:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Paedos in Speedos
Replies: 36
Views: 33397

Paedos in Speedos

Another example of hysteria in modern life Just got back from swimming at the Bridge Pool with my three-year-old son. A woman turned up with a TWO-YEAR-OLD girl wearing a swimming nappy. The lifeguard called her over to the side and warned her that, although he'd let her swim this time, the TWO-YEAR...
by castiron73
15 Jul 2008 11:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools consultation
Replies: 88
Views: 66983

In that poster, I think the modern pool building looks good, the flats look like an invading Martian. If you must flog land to pay for it why does no one ever propose decent-sized family homes in these developments. Build three/four bed homes with private gardens for children to play in. No one want...
by castiron73
25 Jun 2008 11:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: LIDL & the happy guy in Somerfield.
Replies: 26
Views: 13586

Lidl are cheap because they treat their staff so badly, even worse than 'no sick pay' Asda and Tesco.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007 ... permarkets
by castiron73
20 Jun 2008 08:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Town Center - What do you think?
Replies: 44
Views: 29129

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1147/800084448_a9062460d8_b.jpg To encourage better shops and shoppers to the high street I think something like this is needed - Steve Grindlay has this photo on his Flickr site. Remove all the horrible signs and put awnings up (and those fantastic lanterns if possib...
by castiron73
19 Jun 2008 09:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A SYMBOL FOR SYDENHAM
Replies: 136
Views: 82146

http://www.gmjwoodcarving.co.uk/Photo_Gallery.html#43

This leaf sign looks quite similar in spirit to Sydenham's original dragon
by castiron73
19 Jun 2008 09:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dentist at 3 Dartmouth Road
Replies: 14
Views: 6139

I think jmh is not a person but one of those web bots which is programmed to post automatically after taking quotes from earlier messages in a thread and combining them with random phrases from the Daily Mail
by castiron73
13 Jun 2008 13:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: So where shall we stick our green dragon?
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

So where shall we stick our green dragon?

At the risk of getting lots of unpleasant and anatomically unlikely answers to that question, I thought we could move the debate on a bit Lee has already listed quite a few things he would like to be branded with a new Sydenham logo, but are there any others? Rubbish bins Street name signs Welcome t...
by castiron73
12 Jun 2008 09:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A SYMBOL FOR SYDENHAM
Replies: 136
Views: 82146

Hey, we've all forgotten that Castlemore are building us a green dragon down at Bell Green as part of phase three - you can see the tail of it in the drawings below but sadly the head is just out of view

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