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by mikej
12 Aug 2019 17:09
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Earlesthorpe/Thorpes - schools help please!
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Earlesthorpe/Thorpes - schools help please!

I'm not sure why no one has replied to your query, but have a look at this website which shows the location of primaries on a map (you can zero in on Sydenham) and where their catchments have extended to in recent years. Adamsrill and St Bart's seem to cover your area. https://www.locrating.com/scho...
by mikej
10 Aug 2019 19:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

I wish this campaign every success, BUT if Bromley is anything to go by, it won't make much difference. Bromley doesn't have an elected mayor, but similarly to Lewisham, everything is sorted by the Tory leader of the council and his cabal, and the general council meetings are rather a sham, especial...
by mikej
29 Jul 2019 17:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Social
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

Re: Local Social

I'd be up for that too!

Mike
by mikej
26 Jul 2019 16:10
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: a high chair
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Wanted: a high chair

For occasional use when our grandchild is staying.
by mikej
11 Jun 2019 15:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Open mic / jam nights
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Open mic / jam nights

I believe the Goldsmith's in Penge has open mic nights from time to time...
by mikej
30 May 2019 21:27
Forum: Wanted
Topic: washing Machine repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: washing Machine repairs

I used Mandells, who were recommended on the Penge Tourist Board site on FB. They were efficient, quick and reasonably priced.
0208 777 7770 or mandells@yahoo.co.uk. They are local
Mike
by mikej
20 May 2019 21:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 6611

Re: Moving to Sydenham

As one who lives in that part of Kent House Rd which has a Beckenham (BR3) postcode, I would point out a couple of things. 1 That part used to be in Beckenham Municipal Borough, not Penge Urban District until 1965 when the London Boroughs were created and the two were merged. 2 Distance between our ...
by mikej
2 May 2019 19:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: where are our closest bluebell woods??
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

where are our closest bluebell woods??

As the title says, I'm feeling the need to revel in nature's beauty and wondered where our nearest bluebell woods might be - can anyone recommend any? Happy to drive or travel by train.
by mikej
4 Apr 2019 06:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shackleton Play - Local Hero!
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Shackleton Play - Local Hero!

Shackleton lived in Sydenham. In Westwood Hill:
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by mikej
2 Apr 2019 12:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Breakfast in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 4341

Re: Best Breakfast in Sydenham

On The Hoof is the place! Quality ingredients - including sausages. Excellent coffee, nice vibe, lovely staff. It's maybe a little more expensive than Dilz and Chef's Delight, but you get what you pay for. People also recommend the veggie breakfast, though I've not tried it myself! Try it! Great ide...
by mikej
6 Mar 2019 12:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 3444

Re: Laptop disposal

No, the library doesn't recycle laptops any more - unless they are still operating.
It now costs them money to dispose of them, so no good.
Go to Currys/PC World.
by mikej
30 Jan 2019 07:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Book Share for Sydenham?
Replies: 5
Views: 1539

Re: Book Share for Sydenham?

I was visiting a friend in Durban road, Beckenham and saw that a house had one of these on the pavement side of the front garden, presumably run by the house owner. Thought it a wonderful idea. So they don't have to be in stations. In fact, my local station, Kent House, had a book shelf like this in...
by mikej
19 Jan 2019 16:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 10528

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

The doldrums are caused by the unknown effects that Brexit will have on the market. It is impossible to predict what the effects will be, but few are anticipating many price increases after Brexit. Many are expecting a fall in prices, perhaps as much as 30%. That would give many opportunities for fi...
by mikej
15 Jan 2019 13:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction

What I was trying to say, is that the lights are totally unnecessary IMO - traffic can get past the roadworks area on all four approaches.

And as Parker says, they're causing huge delays
by mikej
15 Jan 2019 13:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction

What is the point of these? As far as I can see, in spite of the coned off areas, vehicles can still pass both ways on all 4 roads (Sydenham/Girton/Mayow).
It's causing huge delays and (presumably) massive pollution in the area.

Anyone know who's responsible?
by mikej
13 Jan 2019 09:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: zigghy coffea shop
Replies: 21
Views: 6729

Re: zigghy coffea shop

I'm not sure what you mean by "suitable" in this context, but if you mean a fair price, yes I think it is. It would be more in most similar places, in my experience.
More important - did they taste good?
by mikej
5 Jan 2019 08:43
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Who chose
Replies: 18
Views: 3964

Re: Who chose

I have no idea how I would put an image in my post
One way is:

On the Imgur site [imgur.com], under New post, click on 'upload image' then select and upload your image(s).

Under the 'Share this Image' header copy the BB Code(forums) text and paste it into your STF message.
by mikej
18 Dec 2018 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: zigghy coffea shop
Replies: 21
Views: 6729

Re: zigghy coffea shop

This coffee shop is now OPEN! Please support this new business if you can.
by mikej
11 Dec 2018 10:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trains to Sydenham and Forest Hill on New Years Eve
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Trains to Sydenham and Forest Hill on New Years Eve

Cutting those services seems very unreasonable of TFL. Have they given any reason?
by mikej
11 Dec 2018 10:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Our Lady & St Philip Neri Infants Building for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Our Lady & St Philip Neri for Sale

Ah yes, the former infant department. Your heading is a little misleading.