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by SteveG85
27 Jul 2017 08:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 36835

Re: Windmill Victory

Ideas about hotels, B&Bs, multi-storey pubs and roof terraces on Kirkdale all sound good but I think the plans approved by the planning committee are more likely to succeed and appeal to a business owner. I'm sure the residential units will be snapped up. Mary as a member of the Sydenham Society pla...
by SteveG85
27 Jul 2017 07:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Proposed reduced train services in 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2374

Re: Proposed reduced train services in 2018

Thanks for the post Ben, I have lodged an objection
by SteveG85
24 Jul 2017 14:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 36835

Re: Windmill Victory

Thanks for the update, Prince, I think that’s great news. I would have much preferred Antic’s proposal in 2015 to have been successful but this should be a significant improvement on the status quo. @Sydenham - For what it’s worth the Society's objection to Antic, Sainsburys and the extracts I've co...
by SteveG85
21 Jul 2017 09:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Sydenham Society
Replies: 37
Views: 12037

Re: The Sydenham Society

I think it’s great that Pat has responded to some of the comments about the Sydenham Society. I don’t think anyone doubts the good intentions of the Society’s members and committees and I know from experience that it can be exasperating when you devote your free time to help the community and people...
by SteveG85
21 Jul 2017 07:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 36835

Re: Windmill Victory

There has been another application to redevelop the site of the old Windmill Pub and The Sydenham Society has objected again. This is at least the third development The Society has objected to on this site since The Windmill closed over 3.5 years ago. First it was Sainsbury's, then it was the Antic ...
by SteveG85
15 Jun 2017 08:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 305130

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

I've sent them an email too actually to see if there is a way to offer support. Given the outcome at The Windmill following the Sydenham Society's intervention it would be interesting to know whether they have objected to Nandos too
by SteveG85
13 Jun 2017 21:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Journey Cafe
Replies: 9
Views: 6623

Re: The Journey Cafe

I went for the first time today. I agree with everyone else that it looks great inside and out, a really good addition to the Kirkdale high street. I had a coffee and brownie and both were brilliant. Each to their own on healthy vs unhealthy food I guess, but I prefer the former. Particularly when i...
by SteveG85
1 Jun 2017 18:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 36835

Re: Windmill Victory

The Windmill has now been standing empty for three and a half years, looking increasingly awful by the month. Since it closed and Sainsburys were stopped from replacing it by a well meaning campaign we've had some fantastic businesses open on this section of Kirkdale. Does anyone know whether the As...
by SteveG85
22 Mar 2017 14:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Man with 2 dogs off lead
Replies: 26
Views: 7451

Re: Man with 2 dogs off lead

Speaking as someone who loves dogs and grew up with several family pets I find it difficult to believe that people who walk their dogs around Sydenham without leads don't know that it's illegal. Regardless it's no excuse as they should make it their business to know how the law applies to their pets...
by SteveG85
20 Feb 2017 12:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham climbing wall
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

Sydenham climbing wall

I'd quite like to get into climbing so checked online to see where the closest climbing wall was to Sydenham. It turns out there is one in the The New Generation Youth and Community Centre on Wells Park Road in Sydenham. I found a few photos on this website (link below) but there doesn't seem to be ...
by SteveG85
21 Dec 2016 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 436527

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

That's great news! Why does the Sydenham Society get privileged and confidential information?
by SteveG85
14 Jul 2016 17:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gated Kitewood to start building Lawrie Park Place
Replies: 10
Views: 3087

Re: Gated Kitewood to start building Lawrie Park Place

I'm not really sure I understand what was meant by "GATED because we want to benefit from the community but keep our neighbours out. Appalled at this selfish anti-social attitude." I would have reservations about the idea of a gated off community if it had it's own shops and services that weren't av...
by SteveG85
14 Jul 2016 17:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Longton Avenue/ Wells Park Development threat
Replies: 15
Views: 4464

Re: Longton Avenue/ Wells Park Development threat

I walked past the existing building a couple of days ago and have to admit to personally not really understanding the architectural merit that others see in it. I also took a look at the internal photos accompanying the planning application which show that the building is in a fairly poor state of r...
by SteveG85
25 May 2016 11:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Woodhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 2807

Re: The Woodhouse

I think that's probably right, Monkeyarms. I was absolutely delighted when they did the refurb and think the pub is great. It's my favourite place to spend a summer afternoon, particularly with the table tennis table. The garden has a really nice atmosphere with kids running around as well which is ...
by SteveG85
25 May 2016 09:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 36835

Re: Windmill Victory

There is a new sign up on the doors suggesting a property developer may have acquired the windmill. If you were hopelessly optimistic this could be taken as a sign that there might finally be some progress made soon(ish)...
by SteveG85
23 Mar 2016 12:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanzibar- Licence revoked
Replies: 35
Views: 15874

Re: Zanzibar- Licence revoked

Demeaux You may be new to the area, so perhaps have not grasped the suffering inflicted on locals by the Zanzibar nightclub over a sustained period of time. I have copied a few links for you below. http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/14134549.Notorious_Sydenham_nightclub_where_people___had_sex_in_the_...
by SteveG85
23 Feb 2016 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 36835

Re: Windmill Victory

I have just re-read the judgment shared by Tim above on the Asset of Community Value listing. The reason that the Windmill is empty and becoming an increasing eye sore is because of the Asset of Community Value listing. I can only conclude that the people who obtained and continue to support this li...
by SteveG85
23 Feb 2016 11:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 36835

Re: Windmill Victory

Fingers crossed they have something to do with the planning application put in earlier this year... On a separate but geographically related note, I had an exchange with someone on the council planning/redevelopment team earlier this year regarding the Kirkdale Streetscape Improvements consultation....
by SteveG85
3 Feb 2016 15:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Starting-up a Barbers business in Sydenham
Replies: 21
Views: 4314

Re: Starting-up a Barbers business in Sydenham

I agree with Mayowthorpe. There have been several successful businesses opening on Kirkdale, near the Dartmouth Road junction recently so that would be a good bet as rents are much lower than Sydenham High Street which would reduce your risk. It's a busy road for traffic so you'll get spotted and fo...
by SteveG85
18 Dec 2015 17:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 436527

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I agree with Stuart's sentiment, with the exception that I don't welcome businesses on the high street whose contribution to the community is outweighed by the costs they impose on society. Clearly this is pretty subjective, but a starting point for me is whether the business' cash contributions (co...