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by El Cid
18 May 2019 15:44
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Builder sought
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Builder sought

I can highly recommend Brian Brooks. He's done a lot of work for us over the years, everything from installing new windows to building an arch to separate the kitchen from the dining room. And we are going to hire him to build an extension. He's reliable, professional, friendly, and won't rip you of...
by El Cid
11 Apr 2019 05:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 2279

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

Fair enough, Stuart.
by El Cid
10 Apr 2019 22:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 2279

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

Sorry, Stuart, perhaps I'm missing something, but I don't understand what the point of this is. The three Sydenham stations are quite far apart. They share a name, but that's about all. Penge East is closer to Sydenham station, Gypsy Hill closer to Sydenham Hill, and Lower Sydenham closer to Beckenh...
by El Cid
10 Apr 2019 22:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Community Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

Sydenham Community Radio

Does anyone know know if Sydenham Community Radio is still operating? I've never seen it mentioned in any posters in the windows of local shops, or anywhere else, for that matter. I've visited its web site in the past and listened briefly to a couple of programmes. But I've always wondered how many ...
by El Cid
6 Mar 2019 17:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mamma Dough
Replies: 16
Views: 4743

Re: Mamma Dough

Unfortunately, I don't have any more details on Blackbird moving to Sydenham. There are several empty premises in the high street, and it would be good to see them occupied, although with high business rates and rents it must be a challenge for any business to turn a profit, not least one dealing wi...
by El Cid
5 Mar 2019 22:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mamma Dough
Replies: 16
Views: 4743

Mamma Dough

Mamma Dough is a great addition to Sydenham, but I wondered what people thought about the quality of its pizzas. I've had three takeaways since it opened and, to be honest, the pizzas have been disappointing. While the sourdough base is okay, the flavours don't really work. Also, it's worth pointing...
by El Cid
21 Dec 2018 23:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: zigghy coffea shop
Replies: 21
Views: 6230

Re: zigghy coffea shop

Walked past Zigghy's today, but there was no indication outside it about what they actually served. Is it a sandwich bar or what?
by El Cid
15 Dec 2018 23:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Don't order pizzas from Papa John's
Replies: 2
Views: 1589

Don't order pizzas from Papa John's

If you’re planning your child’s birthday party (a football party in this case), and thinking which local pizza company to order from, well, I would not recommend Papa John’s in East Dulwich. I had ordered and paid for the pizzas yesterday and booked a 4 pm delivery, thinking that’s another thing cro...
by El Cid
6 Dec 2018 23:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 40
Views: 11910

Re: Payless, Sydenham

Great stuff for taking a pic of this idiot, and his reg is clearly visible if our "community" police are interested.
in doing some investigations.
by El Cid
12 Jul 2018 21:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Radio Sydenham celebrates it's 1st birthday tomorrow
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Radio Sydenham

Anyone know roughly how many people actually listen to Radio Sydenham? I've never heard of it until a few days ago, and I've never seen it advertised anywhere in the high street or anywhere else.
by El Cid
27 Jun 2018 08:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How Cobbs Corner is changing
Replies: 11
Views: 4518

How Cobbs Corner is changing

As I walked past the old CAB office this morning, I glanced inside and was delighted to see the extractor units for the new branch of Mama Dough pizza, which currently has branches on Ladywell, Honor Oak, Peckham, and Brixton. A sour dough pizza restaurant will be fantastic addition to Sydenham. Wha...
by El Cid
15 Apr 2018 09:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Farmers Market
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Re: Sydenham Farmers Market

A farmers' market would be brilliant for Sydenham. The Crystal Palace Saturday market in Haynes Lane would serve as a good model. It's tucked away, but locals know it's there. Also, the old Co-op would make a great indoor market. Those looking to open a business could rent a stall and not have all t...
by El Cid
4 Apr 2018 10:11
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Looking for a football team for an eight-year-old
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

Looking for a football team for an eight-year-old

Does anyone know of a local football team my eight-year-old son could join?
by El Cid
4 Apr 2018 07:06
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: Looking for football team for eight-year-old
Replies: 0
Views: 1913

Looking for football team for eight-year-old

Does anyone know of any local football teams for eight-year-olds?
by El Cid
2 Apr 2018 22:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Legends Sydenham & Penge
Replies: 9
Views: 3854

Re: Local Legends Sydenham & Penge

My vote would go to Raffaele, at our trattoria. He always makes tour feel appreciated when you walk through the door. Nothing is too much trouble.

I'd also like to single out the staff at Sainsbury's at Cobb's Corner and Tesco in the high street.
by El Cid
29 Mar 2018 22:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 40275

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

I find myself agreeing with much of what bluehaven said. I've been to The Greyhound three times, and it does feel more like a restaurant. Nothing wrong with that. Good news for Sydenham. It needs more places where you can eat a decent meal. We all welcome that. But. I have to say, I've been to plent...
by El Cid
22 Mar 2018 07:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound layout
Replies: 8
Views: 2717

The Greyhound layout

I just wondered what everyone thinks of the layout of The Greyhound. I popped in last night and was struck by how it seemed to be almost like two different places. As I went through the door, I noticed that people on the left were sitting at tables eating or waiting for dishes to arrive, while on th...
by El Cid
25 Feb 2018 15:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 40275

Been to The Greyhound yet?

Has anyone been to The Greyhound yet? It was rammed on Friday night and equally busy when I walked past last night. I'm hoping to go this week. I think it looks great, and gives Cobbs Corner a real lift.
by El Cid
21 Feb 2018 13:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Know anything about the Sydenham Spring clean?
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Know anything about the Sydenham Spring clean?

I've heard there's going to be a Sydenham Spring clean on March 3. Does anyone have any information about it, and how to get involved?
by El Cid
12 Feb 2018 16:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 40876

Re: New yoga studio?

I was told by a shop owner in the high street that the rent for the yoga studio premises is £34,000 per year!