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by Parkrunner
4 May 2019 17:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Virgin broadband down in Lewisham
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Virginia broadband down in Lewisham

Ours seems to be working (touch wood...)
by Parkrunner
20 Mar 2019 16:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Girton Road car park - introduction of parking charges
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Girton Road car park - introduction of parking charges

Just noticed in the latest email from the Sydenham Society that Lewisham Council is planning to introduce parking charges for the Girton Road car park. If this is done without the corresponding introduction of a CPZ on the surrounding streets, the already extreme difficulties that residents face in ...
by Parkrunner
2 Feb 2019 18:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 40
Views: 7015

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

SallyBee wrote:
2 Feb 2019 16:00
Haha this is timely, no kitchen to speak of yet, can anyone recomend a tasty takeaway for tonight?
Pizza from Raffaele's every time - you have to collect, though.
by Parkrunner
23 Nov 2018 20:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 4930

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

I guess the fact there are so many 'worst journeys' that have been offered up here only serves to demonstrate how well provided for we are when it comes to public transport :lol:
by Parkrunner
23 Nov 2018 20:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: School catchment areas
Replies: 8
Views: 2245

Re: School catchment areas

I guess it depends whether you are closer to the Sydenham or Penge end of those roads, but there are quite a few children from those roads at Kelvin Grove - with three-form entry it has quite a large catchment. Also, each year at least one or two local schools take a bulge class to accommodate incre...
by Parkrunner
2 Jan 2017 17:17
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: High chairs in cafes
Replies: 4
Views: 2503

Re: High chairs in cafes

Raffaele's has high chairs and is very welcoming of children, but not sure if they're open at lunchtimes... Think the Golden Lion has high chairs too, as does the Dolphin. For all their unfriendly-sounding notices about children, the Dolphin were actually great when we took our two plus their baby c...
by Parkrunner
29 Sep 2016 21:33
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Local au pair networks?
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Local au pair networks?

We have a lovely Spanish au pair joining our family in a couple of weeks' time. Does anyone know of any local au pair networks - or just have an au pair themselves that we could introduce her to - that we can connect her with to help her settle in and make friends?

Thank you!
by Parkrunner
9 Jul 2016 13:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Celebrating Brexit.
Replies: 225
Views: 36066

Re: Celebrating Brexit.

And a few facts on the EU's democratic deficit for the Brexiters while I'm at it. No, it's not perfect, but show me a political system that is. There are three political institutions in the EU - the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. The Commission: basically the civil...
by Parkrunner
9 Jul 2016 13:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Celebrating Brexit.
Replies: 225
Views: 36066

Re: Celebrating Brexit.

There is a great quote from a Telegraph article earlier this week: "There is no conceivable form of Brexit that will simultaneously avoid a UK recession, is acceptable to Leave voters, and be agreed by every one of the 27 EU nations in possession of a veto - there's just no way of making those circl...
by Parkrunner
26 Jun 2016 18:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Celebrating Brexit.
Replies: 225
Views: 36066

Re: Celebrating Brexit.

I hammer and Parker, tell me what you think we stand to gain from Brexit.
by Parkrunner
18 Jun 2016 18:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 14800

Re: Lidl shut

Sydenham Lidl reopened this morning, I am pleased to report. Slight reconfiguration of the entrance and exit area and a lick of paint as well as fixing the ceiling.
by Parkrunner
4 Jun 2016 20:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lidl shut
Replies: 22
Views: 14800

Lidl shut

Anyone know why Lidl on the high street has been shut for the last few days and when it's likely to re-open?
by Parkrunner
27 Feb 2016 16:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham vs Forest Hill
Replies: 48
Views: 36728

Re: Sydenham vs Forest Hill

You definitely get more square feet for your money in Sydenham than Forest Hill or Honor Oak Park. Also, there is a better range of good quality family housing within your five-minute station radius in Sydenham than in FH. I've not felt unsafe walking home from the station (or pub) in Sydenham, but ...
by Parkrunner
25 Mar 2015 22:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: School shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: School shoes

Would echo the praise of the other posters. Having heard of the shop via the school grapevine, we popped in on Saturday for new shoes for both our one year old and our four year old and were very impressed. Dorothy (hope I've remembered her name correctly!) really knows her stuff and clearly cares t...
by Parkrunner
25 Mar 2015 22:42
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Advice on finding a summer aupair
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Re: Advice on finding a summer aupair

Not had an au-pair before but a friend of mine who is a secondary school English teacher in Austria had a student that she rates highly who was looking for a summer au-pair job in London. I can find out if she's still looking, if you're interested?
by Parkrunner
7 Mar 2015 20:47
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Day care nurseries in Sydenham - HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 3664

Re: Day care nurseries in Sydenham - HELP!

There's one on Jews Walk that my friend's daughter went to that she was happy with. Townsend Montessori and Rub-a-Dubs, both in Forest Hill, are also good.
by Parkrunner
7 Mar 2015 20:44
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Primary school advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Re: Primary school advice

You can find out the furthest distance of the last child accepted to each school last year on the Lewisham council website - obviously changes each year depending on volume of applications, but it gives you an idea, as you look at houses, which schools you'd be likely to get into from there. To be h...
by Parkrunner
22 Jul 2014 09:46
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Nursery / childminder search
Replies: 4
Views: 2689

Re: Nursery / childminder search

Ours go to Townsend Montessori in Forest Hill and we're very happy with it. Not the closest but it has lovely outside space and a great pre-school room. It's only a 5-minute walk from Forest Hill station so an easy enough onward commute once you've dropped them off. Think the waiting list is quite l...
by Parkrunner
2 Jul 2014 19:18
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Kelvin Grove reception 2014 - picnic 12th July
Replies: 0
Views: 740

Kelvin Grove reception 2014 - picnic 12th July

Some friends and friends of friends all with children starting reception at Kelvin Grove in September are getting together for a picnic in Mayow Park on Saturday 12th July, 12.30pm, so the children can get to know each other a bit before school starts. We'll be meeting the Mayow Road side of the cri...
by Parkrunner
27 Jun 2014 22:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fig & Pistachio??
Replies: 30
Views: 10692

Re: Fig & Pistachio??

Checked it out today. Looks great, the coffee's great and the cakes are delicious - I had a chocolate and raspberry tart; parents both had the chocolate & honey cake. Great addition to Sydenham. Just wish it was a bit closer to my end of the 'hood!