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by mikej
6 Mar 2019 12:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 1566

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: 609

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: 6721

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: 687

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: 687

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: 5453

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: 2257

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: 5453

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: 1468

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: 943

Re: Our Lady & St Philip Neri for Sale

Ah yes, the former infant department. Your heading is a little misleading.
by mikej
1 Dec 2018 16:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sticky music thread
Replies: 308
Views: 182063

Re: Sticky music thread

by mikej
26 Nov 2018 21:25
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Watch Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Watch Repairs

Solitaire jewellers in Penge seem pretty good - they sorted a Granddaughter clock we inherited which wasn't working. They may send specialist work away to be fixed. Pleasant people though. Between Greggs and Superdrug.
by mikej
23 Nov 2018 20:15
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wooden Flooring company
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Wooden Flooring company

The recommedations for EJ Carpets of 1-5 Perry Vale, Forest Hill, London SE23 2NE on google are excellent.

They do wooden floors, carpets and karndean floors
ejcarpets.co.uk

020 8699 9300
by mikej
21 Nov 2018 10:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 3557

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

There was a plan also to move the station up (or should it be down?!) to the giant Sainsbury's. Anyway, either idea would be a big improvement on the present siting of Lower Sydenham. I don't think there's any likelihood of the widening of the bridge over Southend Lane. It doesn't fit with the polic...
by mikej
15 Nov 2018 07:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 3557

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

yes, the horror that is Canada Water...
by mikej
14 Nov 2018 10:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 3557

Worst local transport journeys?

Inspired by a thread on the ED forum what's the worst localish journey by public transport? Not bad one-off journeys (hello, Southern), weather-related (Boris sauna-bus) or redevelopment (London Bridge 2013 to 2017 inclusive and still having flashbacks), but journeys that are awful in their own righ...
by mikej
7 Nov 2018 12:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 75
Views: 12381

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

So a moderator would have to delete a post where their name was not displayed in the case you describe, alywin?

That sounds like a lot of work!

Is that a practical suggestion? Just wondering!
by mikej
26 Oct 2018 16:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham wins £37.7m from Sadiq Khan for new homes
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: Lewisham wins £37.7m from Sadiq Khan for new homes

There's a mention of this in the Asylum, but no reasons given as yet.
by mikej
24 Oct 2018 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close
Replies: 15
Views: 3277

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close

frankly, none of the post offices opened in shops seems anything like as good as the Sydenham Crown Post Office.
by mikej
26 Sep 2018 08:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Come on you budding artists....
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Come on you budding artists....

Come on you budding artists. Our adults' crafts group are painting with Claire for the next three weeks. A still life of flowers on the 27th September, a pointilliste picture on the 4th October, and drawing a self portrait.on 11th October. Thursday afternoons from 1 till 3. All materials provided. A...