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by perryman
14 Dec 2018 18:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 4404

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

I met my love by the gas works wall
Dreamed a dream by the old canal
I kissed my girl by the factory wall
Dirty old town
Dirty old town
by perryman
29 Sep 2018 01:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New aldi
Replies: 17
Views: 4596

Re: New aldi

... Oh and is it just me the self-checking one have a problem with? Stuart I get red lighted every single time. All the machines do not like you using your own bags before you even start. Some are not very sensitive to whether the goods have been placed in the bag and you have to press down a littl...
by perryman
11 Apr 2018 03:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 201
Views: 53607

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Why keep? Well it seems quite a few people like them. They are a land mark and some find them attractive. Over £20m was spent on that twisty iron statue/monstrosity outside the Olympic stadium, and the designers thought it had merit. Compared to that, the holders are absolutely beautiful. Historical...
by perryman
9 Apr 2018 02:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 201
Views: 53607

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Micheal from FOHSoc has notified us on SE23.life that the planning application for demolition is not what it seems. It is a "Prior notification of the demolition of the two existing gasholders and ancillary buildings at Bell Green SE26." and as such notifications do not require a decision, de facto...
by perryman
26 Oct 2017 22:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What *are* they doing to Dartmouth Road?
Replies: 22
Views: 4883

Re: What *are* they doing to Dartmouth Road?

It's ironic that Lewisham council are making so many cut backs, e.g on rubbish collection, yet all this money is being 'wasted' on Dartmouth Rd. Could not agree more. There is a good case for widening the pavement opposite Sydenham Pk Rd - it is near single file along there and it is right next to ...
by perryman
5 Aug 2017 23:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 48833

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

The petition calls for the gasholders to be listed and the land around the them to be turned into residential units instead of retail space.
I wouldn't have thought any of the land on the site of the old gasworks will be fit for normal residential use for thousands of years.
by perryman
18 Jul 2017 10:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ellie Reeves MP breaks promise
Replies: 31
Views: 6381

Re: Ellie Reeves MP breaks promise

Sadly, on last night's vote she went along with her leader's hard Brexit, refusing to do what she said she'd do in her election material. Why didn't she support the approach of Chuka Ummuna and 50 odd colleagues? Clearly she can't be trusted. Very sadly we may have found out the reason that Ellie R...
by perryman
9 Jul 2017 19:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ellie Reeves MP breaks promise
Replies: 31
Views: 6381

Re: Ellie Reeves MP breaks promise

What is aggravating is that after banging on about the single market her whole campaign she doesn't feel we are owed an explanation why she would not actually vote for it. There could be genuine reasons - after all the 2 main parties had manifestos to leave the EU, and perhaps it was thought a bit t...
by perryman
5 May 2017 09:26
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Childhood in Wells Road
Replies: 7
Views: 4813

Re: Childhood in Wells Road

It might be just me, but I can't view your picture.
But thank you for sharing your memories.
by perryman
2 May 2017 20:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What has Jim done
Replies: 37
Views: 12859

Re: What has Jim done

At the risk of coming across as someone who talks to themselves on the bus, my early thoughts were backed up today by a curious call on behalf of Labour asking me how I would vote. What's in your manifesto? - It hasn't been published, but it will soon. OK - What is your position on Brexit? - Slightl...
by perryman
2 May 2017 12:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What has Jim done
Replies: 37
Views: 12859

Re: What has Jim done

Like it or not, a key issue of the election is going to be how hard we want our Brexit and we knew Jim was in favour of remaining in the EU to the point of disregarding his own party's leadership. Lewisham was massively in favour of remaining and despite the campaigning having started, I've not a cl...
by perryman
2 May 2017 01:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 48833

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

It is not that the gas towers are ugly - that could be quite interesting. But when empty as now, they make less impression than a mirror glass fronted office block, as all you see is sky and a thin light blue frame. That is probably by design. Unless of course people want to preserve the oil smeared...
by perryman
26 Apr 2017 16:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 48833

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

People visiting the business park won't visit the high street too. They are too disconnected. Most people drive to the business park and if you watch people, they tend to drive from the part to Sainsbury's and even to Sports direct. There aren't many people on foot. It's a similar thing in the USA....
by perryman
26 Apr 2017 15:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hi-Fi repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Hi-Fi repair?

I recently got my 3020A and KEF coda IIIs out of retirement and connected them to my PC for those times I want a break from the head phones.
The whump you get when it is powered on is very very satisfying, but for the low volume levels I listen at, they are a bit of an over indulgence really.
by perryman
16 Oct 2016 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham wide 20mph roads
Replies: 25
Views: 5745

Re: Lewisham wide 20mph roads

Aunque no tengas nada, tienes la vida, dónde lo hay todo.
I've got this:
"In areas with no (speed) limits, take those lives, where you still can."

I think it is nice that we hear all viewpoints in our community, even if we might not at first totally agree with them.
by perryman
3 Oct 2016 21:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham wide 20mph roads
Replies: 25
Views: 5745

Re: Lewisham wide 20mph roads

In theory 45% over the limit risks an instant ban ie 51 mph in a 30 mph zone. So 29mph in a 20mph zone - ie sort of pretending the 30mph limit still applies, should eventually be treated as firmly. However enforcing this will be tricky as drivers will not accept speed cameras - probably because they...
by perryman
19 Sep 2016 08:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern Timetable Consultation
Replies: 33
Views: 14318

Re: Southern Timetable Consultation

The 2 main local train hubs are East Croydon and Lewisham. Both Forest Hill and Sydenham are busy stations and they should have a direct service to both these points. That's how a network should work. Forcing passengers to change at London bridge for Lewisham connections, and now making LB an attrac...
by perryman
17 Jul 2016 18:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham West CLP
Replies: 13
Views: 2213

Re: Lewisham West CLP

Where does Jim Dowd stand regarding the position of Jeremy Corbyn? Is he one of the 172 who voted that they had no confidence in him? Just curious! Not sure but he was marked as neutral on a leaked list: http://labourlist.org/2016/03/leaked-list-ranks-labour-mps-by-hostility-to-corbyn/ On the one h...
by perryman
6 Jul 2016 15:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Where is the Sydenham Gap?
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

Re: Where is the Sydenham Gap?

I'd be very disappointed if the Sydenham gap turned out to be the one now crossed by 'Pissarro's' bridge at Sydenham Hill Woods - it is a very small gap and the golf course side hill is more like a mound of earth. I'm looking for something more geographically significant - the author wants to name a...