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by Parker1970
17 Aug 2019 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 69
Views: 1732

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

I'm just going to clarify my earlier post, which will be my own final thought on it as it the conversation of acceptable terms is rather derailing from the purpose of this thread. I will always be offended if I am referred to as queer. All the way through primary and secondary school that word was u...
by Parker1970
15 Aug 2019 09:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW: LGBTIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!
Replies: 69
Views: 1732

Re: NEW: LGBTQIA+ Book Group at Kirkdale Bookshop!

While the word 'queer' has been used as a derogatory term for gay men in the past and indeed still can be - it has also been reclaimed by members of the community who feel that perhaps past labels don't quite cover how they may identify. The violence of the word is negated in this reclamation to tu...
by Parker1970
5 Aug 2019 22:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 87
Views: 9782

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Agree Troll comment very unjustified/unfair. I was finding that debate somewhat interesting up until that point, albeit slightly off topic as it goes to demonstrate how complex these affairs can be. Back on topic and my opinion (of which I do not invite or need comment - it’s already clearly unders...
by Parker1970
26 Jun 2019 21:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill

If he caused the injuries himself, we are all better off without idiots like this on the road. "IF" being the key word. We don't know the facts. Whislt I have also seen motor bikes zooming down the street blowing their horn to get people out of the way, we don't know if this guy was one of those pe...
by Parker1970
26 Jun 2019 14:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill

https://newsfromcrystalpalace.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/westwood-hill-motorcyclist-injured-buses-re-routed/ Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at around 06:00hrs today (Wednesday, 26 June) to reports of a male injured on Westwood Hill, Sydenham. The male, believed to be in his teens,...
by Parker1970
26 Jun 2019 09:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill

There was also a un-marked police car with a senior looking person that arrived around 07:35am so it would appear to be a very serious incident or one that involved a police vehicle requiring a full incident response.

Must have happened around 7am
by Parker1970
26 May 2019 14:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sunday - Finally a day of peace
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: Sunday - Finally a day of peace

Its been quiet for a few days now since I saw them up a ladder in the siren box. Though I suspect they did not want to pay for the alarm company to fix it is because of some signs that went up today saying it is closed until 31st May when it opens under new management as "Ocean Fish Bar" where on op...
by Parker1970
23 May 2019 14:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beware the catterpilar.....
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Beware the catterpilar.....

A colleague of mine in North West London was telling me that his hedges are infested with them too.

They are spreading... they are everywhere... :D :D :D :D :D
by Parker1970
20 May 2019 00:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sunday - Finally a day of peace
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: Sunday - Finally a day of peace

And again now at 01:20 :(
by Parker1970
19 May 2019 23:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sunday - Finally a day of peace
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: Sunday - Finally a day of peace

Make that 6 times today.... 00:30hrs
by Parker1970
19 May 2019 19:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sunday - Finally a day of peace
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: Sunday - Finally a day of peace

witchesrave wrote:
18 May 2019 15:56
The alarm that went off today twice was the Sainsbury’s alarm because I went in and told them and they turned it off...
Five times today, and it is the fish & chip shop, I have been over to it and it is their siren sounding, but they are closed so no one to shut it off.
by Parker1970
18 May 2019 15:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sunday - Finally a day of peace
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: Sunday - Finally a day of peace

I’m fairly certain that the alarm actually going off was above the ATM for Sainsbury’s. If you go in and tell them, they switch it off. It is obviously faulty but they will turn it off once made aware. No, it's not, I know that one as it has gone off before and the staff at Sainsbury always sort it...
by Parker1970
15 May 2019 11:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 6568

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Sydenham is well situated for transport as others have mentioned even though it takes 60% longer to reach London Bridge than it did when I moved here 32 years ago. 32 years ago there were less commuters and less trains on the tracks... of course it won't be as quick... 60% is an over-exaggaration t...
by Parker1970
12 May 2019 22:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sunday - Finally a day of peace
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Sunday - Finally a day of peace

Today the Harbor 321 Fishbar is closed and as such their fire alarm that has been going off for 6 days straight is silent. Peace. Serenity. I complained to them twice on Friday Evening about the alarm constantly going off, a young employee told me the alarm company are not answering their phone.. I ...
by Parker1970
9 May 2019 22:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Government to pay £200m for safer cladding
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Government to pay £200m for safer cladding

Personally, the freeholders should have been legally enforced to resolve it, it should not be the taxpayers that foot the bill, but that said, lives are more important than that I am glad the goverment have stepped in to resolve it quickly. I drive past Grenfell everyday on my way to work and it sti...
by Parker1970
13 Apr 2019 11:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 40
Views: 12862

Re: Payless, Sydenham

Received this from Lewisham Environmental Team. Lets hope things will be tidied up soon. Thank you for your complaint. It appears that this matter is under investigation by the Councils Enforcement Team, who are currently investigating the anti-social behaviour of individuals linked to the premises...
by Parker1970
12 Apr 2019 14:49
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Breakfast in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 4324

Re: Best Breakfast in Sydenham

Can no-one in SE26 cook themselves bacon eggs and sausages in the mornings then? I happily confess that I prefer my own breakfast. I always find that the quality of some of the parts (particulalry the sausages) in cafe's not to my liking. So i get my Smoked Bacon from Billings as well as free range...
by Parker1970
27 Mar 2019 11:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing - Forest Hill
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Stabbing - Forest Hill

A 15 year old boy has been arrested.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47707834
by Parker1970
11 Mar 2019 15:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park Road Blocked
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: Wells Park Road Blocked

Yeah, another tree came down in Lawrie Park Road last night. This WAS my car, now it's a write off sadly.
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by Parker1970
27 Feb 2019 14:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 2115

Re: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre

Well, it was not so bad. I arrived at 1030 (thought it would be best to go whilst others were at work/school) and checked in, was triaged about 10 minutes later and then seen by the doctor about 2 hours after that, which was fine, I had a book to read. It's a good job I check medications though, I t...