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by broken_shaman
12 Feb 2021 12:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 96
Views: 44397

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

I get most of my information from lamp posts, which are the council's favoured method of advertising planning notices. Presumably this is because it's the best way to get information to people using an area.
by broken_shaman
16 Jan 2021 14:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed

Managed into the ground and now residents suffer the consequences. I used to take my first born there for swimming lessons. Brilliant teacher left because of the mismanagement. They wouldn't run a class if they didn't have 3 kids, so you'd end up arriving to find out you just had to walk home again....
by broken_shaman
8 Jan 2021 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 14766

Re: how to get out of this mess

I've heard a lot about claims of increased suicide, with no evidence offered to date. Here is a chart showing how lockdown impacted on self harm admissions. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqqgP0fXIAIzSzq.jpg https://twitter.com/john_actuary/status/1345072645960855555 And a very interesting illustration...
by broken_shaman
7 Dec 2020 18:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham council by-election
Replies: 2
Views: 4533

Re: Sydenham council by-election

Would be nice to see something other than Labour, just to break up the domination, which is rarely a good thing for democracy. Although I don't think I could ever vote Tory myself... Meanwhile, the Lewisham website declares: "No Council by-elections until further notice On Government advice, th...
by broken_shaman
29 Aug 2020 11:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?
Replies: 9
Views: 6801

Re: New homes for Sydenham Hill Estate?

It's a shame, these days, that you seem to have to be for all development, regardless of how it looks on a road, in a conservation area containing some pretty lovely looking old houses/ mansions, or against all development of any description. If only there was a middle ground where you could support...
by broken_shaman
8 Aug 2020 17:12
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again
Replies: 53
Views: 51109

Re: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again

"Man fed up with cancel culture wants to quit platform because he doesn't like other opinions."
by broken_shaman
30 Jun 2020 18:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 17
Views: 5533

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

Yeah. My dad had Polio. Spent much of his early school years in hospital and lost the use of one arm for the rest of his life. But it's ok, because he learned to live with it...
by broken_shaman
12 Feb 2020 23:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gentrifiers
Replies: 24
Views: 11214

Re: Gentrifiers

On google maps, it looks as though the junction you have indicated is closed to traffic, probably to stop rat running, with a fire gate blocking the road. It appears to have been this way as far back as 2008, looking at streetview and the bollards have had blue 'bicycle only' signs on them since 201...
by broken_shaman
14 Jan 2020 21:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Travis Perkins
Replies: 11
Views: 6777

Re: Bell Green Travis Perkins

As an HGV lorry loader driver currently commuting to Mitcham every day, I’m pleased that TP have made plans :) Yes you’ll see articulated lorries unloading on a daily basis but I don’t see it as being any different to the other companies already situated on that site. There's a Travis Perkins in Fo...
by broken_shaman
7 Jan 2020 21:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies
Replies: 9
Views: 5886

Re: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies

They were supposed to fill it in and then start chopping it, but I think as they had the cranes on site they chopped a few bits out while they were still there. Perhaps they anticipated the first holder taking longer to dismantle? They finished it off by smashing the last level up, so there was a lo...
by broken_shaman
7 Jan 2020 20:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies
Replies: 9
Views: 5886

Re: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies

They were filling in the huge hole in the ground, in the middle of it.
by broken_shaman
1 Sep 2019 07:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace Park closure
Replies: 11
Views: 8251

Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

It's on from midday until 10pm today (Sunday).
by broken_shaman
31 Aug 2019 19:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace Park closure
Replies: 11
Views: 8251

Re: Crystal Palace Park closure

Today is the Southport Weekender until 10pm.

https://southportweekenderfestival.com/
by broken_shaman
15 Mar 2019 20:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 7756

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

Can't see any reason why they shouldn't ask SGN to postpone, if the frames, or a portion of them could be used to add character and heritage to the area they are hoping to regenerate. Must be better than saying nothing as they are melted down for scrap and then coming up with an idea for them. Parti...
by broken_shaman
3 Feb 2019 13:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 39
Views: 22850

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

If they are passing off a cheap fish as cod, perhaps it needs to be reported? There’s the possibility of a public health risk there, i think. I’m so sad to read this - we’ve been getting our fish there for more than ten years. It was alway fresh, tasty and HUGE. One way to start a vicious rumour an...
by broken_shaman
16 Sep 2018 16:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 62004

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

JGD wrote:a majority of Bellingham residents who want them demolished soonest.
Evidence please.
by broken_shaman
15 Sep 2018 23:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Queensthorpe Road Smart Bench
Replies: 21
Views: 19666

Re: Queensthorpe Road Smart Bench

I did mention this in the report, seen here: http://lovelewisham.com/Home/Details/8d ... 7ad1c63da4
by broken_shaman
14 Sep 2018 18:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Queensthorpe Road Smart Bench
Replies: 21
Views: 19666

Re: Queensthorpe Road Smart Bench

I like the benches and have used the charger at the one in Bell Green. Quite frankly, the bus stop a few metres away is the biggest piece of clutter in the area, slapped down in the middle of the pavement, barely passable with a pushchair even when people aren't sitting on the wall. Another sterling...
by broken_shaman
6 Sep 2018 08:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 9440

Re: What is happening on Sydenham Road right now?

It was a scooter, widely referred to in the media as a moped, although that classification requires a small engine and, in my mind, pedals.