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by El Cid
5 Feb 2021 13:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beware of scam emails
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Beware of scam emails

There's a lot of scam emails going around. I recently had ones purporting to be from courier company DPD and Parcel Force. This one arrived today, claiming to be from Amazon. Congratulations!! Today, February 05, 2021, you have been chosen to participate in this survey. It will take you only a minut...
by El Cid
5 Feb 2021 13:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Beware of scam emails
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Beware of scam emails

There's a lot of scam emails going around. I recently had ones purporting to be from courier company DPD and Parcel Force. This one arrived today, claiming to be from Amazon. Congratulations!! Today, February 05, 2021, you have been chosen to participate in this survey. It will take you only a minut...
by El Cid
28 Jan 2021 18:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Danger of e-scooters
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Danger of e-scooters

Following on from my original post, I was walking across the railway bridge in the high street this evening when suddenly two teenagers on e-scooters came flying at speed towards me and the mother and toddler I was walking behind. Either of us could have been hit. Then as I neared The Greyhound, a t...
by El Cid
28 Jan 2021 16:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Danger of e-scooters
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Danger of e-scooters

E-scooters have become a real danger in Sydenham. This afternoon I saw a guy on one shoot out from the path between Sainsbury’s and The Greyhound and, without looking, fly straight across the road, forcing a car coming up from the direction of the station to slam on the breaks. Had the driver being ...
by El Cid
29 Nov 2020 10:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Warning: DPD couriers - spam email
Replies: 2
Views: 2200

Warning: DPD couriers - spam email

I just received what appeared to be a genuine email from DPD, asking me to reschedule a delivery. As I was expecting a delivery, I clicked on the link and landed and what looked like the genuine DPD web site. When I saw that there was a charge to reschedule delivery, I became suspicious. So after pu...
by El Cid
2 Nov 2020 23:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How will this lockdown affect us?
Replies: 7
Views: 4195

How will this lockdown affect us?

I'm interested to know, from talking to family, friends and colleagues, what people think about this second lockdown. I don't mean whether it's a good or bad idea. I mean what are people you know saying about the impact on their lives. Will it make them feel safer and make them feel more confident t...
by El Cid
24 Oct 2020 11:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous e-scooters in Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 4530

Re: Dangerous e-scooters in Sydenham

And it's not just e-scotters that make walking in Sydenham hazardous. It's also cyclists using the pavement. As I stepped out of Billings this morning, I was nearly hit by two kids on bikes, who were flying along the pavement. This is not the first time I've seen this kind of thing in the high stree...
by El Cid
15 Oct 2020 06:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous e-scooters in Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 4530

Dangerous e-scooters in Sydenham

Am I the only person who is concerned about being hit by an e-scooter in Sydenham? A couple of weeks ago walking up Kirkdale, one flew past me, brushing my shoulder, and yesterday, walking past Pure Gym with my son, I narrowly escaped being hit by another. As far as I’m aware, it’s illegal to ride t...
by El Cid
11 Aug 2020 06:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Italian takeaway on Dartmouth Road
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: New Italian takeaway on Dartmouth Road

I hope it does well, but the menu looks rather odd: roast potatoes, a "tin" of tuna, polenta, chicken bites, vegetarian lasagne.
by El Cid
12 Jul 2020 15:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 17
Views: 4905

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

I obtained the figures for Lewisham from the BBC web site. You simply enter the name of your borough and the stats come up. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274 I agree that it has been difficult trying to work out the real figures, as you have ONS, NHS and Public Health England providing often co...
by El Cid
12 Jul 2020 10:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 17
Views: 4905

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

The number of new cases reported in the borough of Lewisham for the week of 29 June - July 5 was just 3. It's a similar story in Bromley and Southwark. Of course, the virus is still around, so we all need to maintain social distancing, wash our hands, and wear face coverings on public transport. But...
by El Cid
30 Jun 2020 22:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 17
Views: 4905

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

No one knows for sure if there will be a second wave, and no one has said what "second wave" actually means anyway. How many people are we talking about? A few thousand, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or more? Since the virus hit the UK in March, much, but not everything, of cou...
by El Cid
17 Jun 2020 22:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tax refund scam
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Re: Tax refund scam

No, this is not legit, It's a scam. That's why I posted this, to warn people about it. I'm sorry, but I can't see the point of your post. Was it meant to be funny? It didn't work for me. Some people are getting ripped off with these sort of emails.
by El Cid
17 Jun 2020 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tax refund scam
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Tax refund scam

I have received an email purporting to be from HMRC and asking me to enter personal details to claim a tax refund I'm eligible for. I do what I always do if I am suspicious about an email, I clicked on the name of the sender ("HM Revenue & Customs") This email address was behind it: ki...
by El Cid
30 May 2020 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beware of bag thieves in parks
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

Beware of bag thieves in parks

Beware of bag thieves operating in parks. A friend had her handbag stolen in Horniman's Park yesterday. She was with her son and another family when a small child wandered over to them. While they were distracted by the child, a man stole her handbag. The man and the child went off together. These k...
by El Cid
21 May 2020 06:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lots of planes
Replies: 6
Views: 3503

Re: Lots of planes

This morning, I've heard four planes overhead in the last hour.
by El Cid
20 May 2020 15:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Virgin Media internet problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Virgin Media internet problems

Is anyone having problems connecting to the internet through Virgin Media? For the last four days I've had no connection during the day, only early in the morning and in the evening.
by El Cid
20 May 2020 06:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lots of planes
Replies: 6
Views: 3503

Re: Lots of planes

Yes, I also think that there seems to be more planes in the air. Yet, when I look at any of the flight tracker web sites, that doesn't seem to be the case. Odd.
by El Cid
10 May 2020 11:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!
Replies: 12
Views: 4876

Re: Sydenham has highest Covid deaths in Lewisham!

Yes, that's puzzling about Sydenham ward. Perhaps it is mainly down to care homes and the hospice. Lewisham Central, which contains Lewisham Hospital, has 13 deaths, six lower than Sydenham. I would have expected this to be have the highest number of deaths in the borough. Guys and St Thomas', for e...
by El Cid
2 May 2020 22:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Billings and Fresh & Fruity
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Billings and Fresh & Fruity

Billings and Fresh & Fruity are both fantastic. Sydenham is so lucky to have such great family food businesses. And great staff! Regarding PFC next to Tesco, I've rarely been there because I find it quite pricey. But the number of people on the forum over the last few years who say they have bee...