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by harrym
10 Dec 2016 22:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 50
Views: 26663

Re: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month

Hi Chris As setting up a friends of the high street group was my suggestion I would obviously like to be involved in anything of this name! It would be good to know what you talked about today - I think we need to create something distinct from the existing local groups which would proactively embra...
by harrym
27 Oct 2016 13:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 50
Views: 26663

Re: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month

Hi Sugahill and others I'd be interested in forming a Friends of the High Street group if others were too (doesn't have to be a big group initially) to see what could be achieved. I'm encouraged by the voices on this thread and it feels like a good moment to try and do something positive with so man...
by harrym
24 Oct 2016 09:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assembly Fund bid to restore painted shop fronts?
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Assembly Fund bid to restore painted shop fronts?

Would anybody be interested in helping me put together a funding bid for the Sydenham Assembly Fund to help restore some of the shopfronts along the High Street? Starting in the Conservation area. Would obviously need support of the shop owners but would really improve the aesthetics of the High Str...
by harrym
22 Oct 2016 22:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High Street banners
Replies: 54
Views: 17311

Re: High Street banners

Couldn't agree more Lee. I'd love to help get the High Street tidied up! Nunhead have done a great job reverting to hand painted shop signs (both traditional long standing shops and new ones). A coherent design strategy would not necessarily cost much to implement (if each new shop was given guideli...
by harrym
22 Oct 2016 22:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 50
Views: 26663

Re: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month

Sydenham market and the high street as a whole are suffering through lack of any sensible strategy. All around us others are flourishing and it seems a shame we're not. The market needs to decide what it is as the best ones specialise - ie Feast food or Crafty fox - great curated craft makers. At th...
by harrym
22 Sep 2016 22:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 40346

Re: Parking problems

Hi Ian Thanks for your response - I've sent you a pm in addition to my original message via Facebook. I'm aware that Lewisham don't currently use 2 hour controls but there's no reason we can't lobby for them to introduce them. There's a clear precedent for their use and success in neighbouring borou...
by harrym
21 Sep 2016 09:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 40346

Re: Parking problems

It's a nightmare to park during the day at all and a serious issue for anybody with young children, mobility problems or even heavy shopping. I've contacted Ian Davenport the chair of the Thorpes Residents Association to see if I can meet him to discuss. The Council has a duty/pledge to prioritise t...
by harrym
25 Jul 2016 17:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound Guerilla Gardening
Replies: 9
Views: 2765

Re: Greyhound Guerilla Gardening

Amazing work - well done! I was thinking I wanted to do the same last time I walked by but am poorly at the mo so not able to do anything physical. Definitely up for helping out when I'm back on my feet again. Huge thank you for your efforts x
by harrym
12 Jul 2016 12:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Longton Avenue/ Wells Park Development threat
Replies: 15
Views: 4513

Re: Longton Avenue/ Wells Park Development threat

http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/files/7F04EF1A1EB6FB1B34858B053236BA56/pdf/DC_16_096614-PROPOSED_STREET_PLAN-457110.pdf This link takes you to a street elevation. In terms of the overall context I don't think it's out of place. We desperately need to embrace the contemporary as w...
by harrym
11 Jul 2016 06:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Longton Avenue/ Wells Park Development threat
Replies: 15
Views: 4513

Re: Longton Avenue/ Wells Park Development threat

I've looked at the proposal in detail and it looks like a very well thought out design which I believe would enhance not detract from the area. The building is a good example of modern design which the area is in desperate need of. Ordinary families cannot afford to take on and restore a dilapidated...
by harrym
4 Apr 2016 12:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 40346

Re: Parking problems

To help our town be a thriving vibrant place where people want to live and work we need it designed for everybody, young and old.
by harrym
3 Apr 2016 21:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 40346

Re: Parking problems

I agree wholeheartedly with some of the previous suggestions. Why waste money with consultations which simply put off the inevitable introduction of controlled parking zones. The city's population is increasing at its fastest rate and car users are on the rise. Every other area I visit in London has...
by harrym
25 Mar 2016 22:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 40346

Re: Parking problems

I would DEFINITELY back a CPZ scheme - parking for me is a daily nightmare and massively reduces my enjoyment of living in Sydenham (the permajam down kirkdale doesn't help either!)
by harrym
19 Feb 2016 09:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 438481

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

I really hope a nice restaurant opens there. I'd love somewhere local to eat with the kids. We went to Honest Burger in Peckham yesterday and it's awesome. Somewhere like that would be perfect in Sydenham. Great food, great design, great staff and really good value. Hope you are reading this Honest....
by harrym
14 Dec 2015 23:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bob Wines
Replies: 73
Views: 49417

Re: Bob Wines

I couldn't agree more! Bring on Bob and all his lovely cool fun friends x
by harrym
1 Dec 2015 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bob Wines
Replies: 73
Views: 49417

Re: Bob Wines

Woo! I'm excited. Bob looks cool.
by harrym
22 Jul 2015 19:48
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: School pick up from Eliot Bank needed from September
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

Re: School pick up from Eliot Bank needed from September

I wish I could help but I too am in the same position (our kids must both be in the same preschool group)! I am needing after school care Monday to Wednesday for my 4 year old daughter who is starting at Eliot Bank in September. If anybody can suggest somebody local and brilliant that would be amazi...
by harrym
28 Feb 2015 22:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 37011

Re: Windmill Victory

I know this will get you all ever so excited, but I think it was one of the most misguided campaigns of all time. Along with The Greyhound. Now... pounce!
by harrym
4 Sep 2014 12:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Capitol turning into a cinema...
Replies: 21
Views: 7158

Re: The Capitol turning into a cinema...

Woooooo! A cinema again in FH would be amazing. I hope it happens.