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by Parker1970
11 Mar 2019 15:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Wells Park Road Blocked
Replies: 2
Views: 558

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: 1133

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...
by Parker1970
26 Feb 2019 11:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre

OTOH, you can also get appointments with a GP there if your own surgery is overbooked, but only if your surgery has an agreement with them. (I've done it a couple of times when I've needed to see someone urgently and continuity of care wasn't a particular concern). I guess that probably requires yo...
by Parker1970
25 Feb 2019 19:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 38
Views: 8998

Re: Payless, Sydenham

Yeah, apologies, I should have posted an update. It hadnt opened since New years day. Environmental health and various other departments could not reach the leaseholder who basically didn't care. Even after an attempted break in a couple of weeks ago, the leaseholder wanted nothing to do with it and...
by Parker1970
25 Feb 2019 15:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre

Hi Parker, Are you with the Sydenham Green practice? You can get an appointment on a Wednesday by turning up at 7am (yes 7am and people do so don't be late). You collect a ticket and come back at 8am when they will give you the actual appointment. Seems crazy but I've used in twice and it works. Le...
by Parker1970
25 Feb 2019 13:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Beckenham Beacon Urgent Care Centre

Does anyone have any experience of wait times here? I;ve booked an appointment with my Sydenham GP but that is 10 days away and they said if I need to see a doctor sooner I need to go to the Beckenham beacon urgent care centre, I may go if I feel worse but wondered how long the wait time may be (so ...
by Parker1970
6 Feb 2019 11:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: South Circular (A205) between Sydenham Hill & Dulwich Common
Replies: 0
Views: 480

South Circular (A205) between Sydenham Hill & Dulwich Common

BBC London failed to mention this on their treavel updates this morning, despite the south circular road being a MAJOR road... I guess South London is less important :) It is closed between Sydenham Hill and Dulwich Common, both directions. Traffic is being diverted via Crystal Palace and for the ot...
by Parker1970
5 Feb 2019 11:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Better to order direct from local takeways...
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

I've only ever used Just Eat and the likes thereof unless I can get it direct, was more of an issue where I used to live in Bethnal Green. I am a creature of habit and usually only order Chinese from Golden City who have their own delivery drivers, so I have not needed Just Eat etc since moving to S...
by Parker1970
30 Jan 2019 10:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close
Replies: 15
Views: 3233

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close

There is a sign up saying it's closed for a month from Mid Feb for Refurbishment. So does it mean a refurb and there will still be a post office or will it be something else when it re-opens. The news article (noted it is several months ago) says it would be closed for 2 days, now its a month long r...
by Parker1970
15 Jan 2019 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction
Replies: 3
Views: 664

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. The very likely answer is probably Health & Safety, adequate distance separating the roadworkers from the traffic. It's also possible that the scale of the road...
by Parker1970
15 Jan 2019 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stupid new 4 way lights in Sydenham at Mayow junction
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: 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? Oh so that's what it is. I noticed when...
by Parker1970
9 Jan 2019 14:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New ikea coming to Greenwich
Replies: 18
Views: 8803

Re: New ikea coming to Greenwich

There are only 2 good things about Ikea

1. The meatballs

2. The fun you can have trying to pronounce the sames of the items/furniture.
(Which reminds me of the Ikea or Cheese? Quiz http://mentalfloss.com/quizzes/14109 )
by Parker1970
9 Jan 2019 01:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 38
Views: 8998

Re: Payless, Sydenham

The sooner the Payless Shop closes the better, it is a complete eyesore and am surprised they get any footfall at all! I wonder who the leaseholder is and if the lease is due to end? Or maybe are they looking to open something else, if so judging by how it looks now that is not a good omen. It's 1a...
by Parker1970
7 Jan 2019 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cobbs corner
Replies: 11
Views: 3474

Re: Cobbs corner

Bob M wrote:
6 Jan 2019 18:25
The Escape Room is not a good idea - Just this weekend 5 people have died in Poland in an identical event , with a fire breaking out.
Terrible though that is, one sad accident does not mean the end to Escape Rooms.
by Parker1970
4 Jan 2019 09:37
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Who chose
Replies: 18
Views: 2199

Re: Who chose

The change was decided during the meeting before Christmas to try and brighten it up and make it more user friendly and welcoming than the previous grey to try and encourage more posters! I personally really like it. I think it's much, much better! Well done all those involved behind the scenes, I ...
by Parker1970
19 Dec 2018 23:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 38
Views: 8998

Re: Payless, Sydenham

KEVD wrote:Went past yesterday and the door had been padlocked. No sign of anyone about.

They only open at night now. Sometimes as late as 11pm, then close again by 6-7am
by Parker1970
4 Dec 2018 14:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 38
Views: 8998

Re: Payless, Sydenham

Oddly it was closed most of the day today (Sat) and opened again in the late evening. It has been like that for the past few days. Then they will arrive in a white beamer at around 11pm, play loud music, shout and smoke outside. Literally almost nothing on the shelves now, wtf is going on? It could...
by Parker1970
1 Dec 2018 22:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 38
Views: 8998

Re: Payless, Sydenham

Oddly it was closed most of the day today (Sat) and opened again in the late evening.
by Parker1970
1 Dec 2018 13:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 38
Views: 8998

Re: Payless, Sydenham

JGD wrote:Is there a facepalm emoticon - I could use that !!
Sadly not an emoticon, but stacks of images that suffice.

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Or

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:D :D
by Parker1970
30 Nov 2018 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 38
Views: 8998

Re: Payless, Sydenham

Where *is* Payless? I looked up and down most of the high street the other day when I went along it, but didn't spot it. I have to say, those symptoms don't sound good, based on my experience elsewhere. Perhaps a word with yer friendly neighbourhood police person, if such exists? Opposite the Greyh...