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by mikej
10 Jun 2021 17:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

Alywin commented "We always were part of the Beckenham constituency - until the last time the boundaries were changed. A dead cert Labour MP versus a dead cert Tory one - not much of a choice." Actually, adding three Labour wards (Crystal Palace, Clock House, Penge and Cator) and losing a ...
by mikej
6 Apr 2021 15:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...

JRW, I don't live in this proposed area (though I know most of it pretty well) but your principles seem good to me. What do others think?
by mikej
15 Mar 2021 08:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 50
Views: 8747

Re: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

One of the three councillors (Copley I think) stood down last year. So that's why there's a by-election in May, at the same time as the London Mayoral and GLA elections.
Our local elections are due in 2022.
Have a good day.
by mikej
24 Feb 2021 16:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 50
Views: 8747

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/ldlewisham/pages/1321/attachments/original/1607975631/key_margot.jpg?1607975631 Margot Wilson has been selected as the Lib Dem candidate to fight the by-election needed to fill the vacancy for a councillor in Sydenham ward in May 2021. Margot, a former teacher ...
by mikej
30 Nov 2020 11:28
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham Info goes IPv6
Replies: 5
Views: 12463

Re: Sydenham Info goes IPv6

BTW, one of the three Sydenham councillors has stepped down, so you could alter that aspect. Liam and Chris are still in post.
by mikej
6 Nov 2020 08:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Replacement for Penge Lidl
Replies: 12
Views: 7521

Re: Replacement for Penge Lidl

I've heard it's a Mega Saver which is like an M & B discount store only smaller.
by mikej
6 Nov 2020 08:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Any news on the proposed Harris Secondary school?
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Re: Any news on the proposed Harris Secondary school?

I wonder if it might be hoping to locate on the Sydenham end of Coper's Cope Road/Worsley Bridge Road where there's a closed Goals place?
by mikej
20 Sep 2020 13:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 109
Views: 76897

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Syd, as someone who used to drive home from work via that route for many years, it was often like that on a Friday. Slightly faster through Penge, but only a bit faster. So nothing new.
by mikej
12 Sep 2020 16:41
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Parish Maps of London
Replies: 3
Views: 8154

Re: Parish Maps of London

Looks very interesting, Tim. Does it cover the whole of Greater London, or just the old LCC? How many maps of Sydenham are there?
by mikej
10 Jul 2020 07:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 109
Views: 76897

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Changes such as this were urged on councils by TFL as an emergency measure as part of the Covid-19 crisis response - see the original post for more information. There was no time for any consultation. There will be time later on, and we'll have the chance to give our views then.
by mikej
10 May 2020 13:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!
Replies: 12
Views: 6080

Re: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!

El Cid, these deaths cover 1 March-17 April.

Robin, I can only find 2 care homes in the Sydenham ward - are there more?
by mikej
10 May 2020 07:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!
Replies: 12
Views: 6080

Re: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!

Wow so again I wonder why this area has the highest death rate in Lewisham?
by mikej
7 May 2020 19:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!
Replies: 12
Views: 6080

Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!

According to the latest ONS figures, which are: Lewisham Evelyn: 15 New Cross: 13 Brockley: 5 Telegraph Hill: 4 Blackheath: 4 Ladywell: 10 Lewisham Central: 13 Lee Green: 6 Crofton Park: 7 Rushy Green: 12 Catford South: 9 Grove Park: 7 Perry Vale: 8 Whitefoot: 8 Forest Hill: 5 Bellingham: 9 Sydenham...
by mikej
3 May 2020 10:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 36960

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

It's strange that the original shop in Penge doesn't seem to attract the same comment/criticism. I wonder why?
by mikej
31 Mar 2020 09:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing
Replies: 6
Views: 4540

Re: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing

Angela, that's an interesting view. According to Wikipedia: the human race sent representatives to a conference held in Montreal in 1987 which agreed the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are respo...
by mikej
29 Mar 2020 12:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Village Food Market
Replies: 5
Views: 4348

Re: Village Food Market

Where is this?
by mikej
19 Mar 2020 20:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Book Group - February
Replies: 2
Views: 3349

Re: Sydenham Book Group - February

Obviously, the book group won't be able to meet for some time - certainly not in late March.
I'll post on here when we know a meeting will again be possible.
Stay safe!
Mike
by mikej
6 Mar 2020 11:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD
Replies: 6
Views: 5508

Re: PlanningWatch [w/b 23/09/2019] * 154-158 SYDENHAM ROAD

Growsydenham said "I am disappointed by the negative and unbalanced tone of the Sydenham Society email bulletin today re the proposed new council homes at Mais House. "Visible from miles away"; "change the character of Sydenham Hill forever"; "immense pressure on local...
by mikej
28 Feb 2020 16:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Book Group - February
Replies: 2
Views: 3349

Sydenham Book Group - February

Four of us gathered in the Golden Lion to discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. We had quite a long and very lively discussion about this book. It was quickly established that the author's account of the escape of slaves in the years before the start of the Civil War (which began in ...
by mikej
30 Jan 2020 11:09
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham Book Group - January
Replies: 0
Views: 3259

Sydenham Book Group - January

Sorry four of you were unable to attend tonight. Liz, Stuart and I were there to discuss Milkman by Anna Burns . Thanks to Sue for sending her review which was I probably wouldn't have read it if it hadn't been chosen for the group as it had so many negative reviews. I enjoyed it and wanted to finis...