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by El Cid
2 Nov 2020 23:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How will this lockdown affect us?
Replies: 6
Views: 982

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: 2128

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: 2128

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: 1666

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: 3713

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: 3713

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: 3713

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: 1542

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: 1542

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: 992

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: 2871

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: 1385

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: 2871

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: 3766

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: 1019

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...
by El Cid
2 May 2020 15:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Social distancing on the High Road
Replies: 21
Views: 6692

Re: Social distancing on the High Road

This hasn't been my experience in Sydenham High Street. Sure, you'll always get the odd person being inconsiderate or flouting the social distancing rules, but, overall, I've found the vast majority of people behaving responsibly. I've also been to the high street in Penge recently and, to be honest...
by El Cid
2 Apr 2020 16:04
Forum: Offers
Topic: Free - pair of double pic bifolding doors
Replies: 0
Views: 2410

Free - pair of double pic bifolding doors

I have a pair of used white pvc double bifolding doors, which anyone can take for free, so long as you can collect. I've had them for about eight years, but no longer need them now due to an extension I've had built.
by El Cid
20 Mar 2020 17:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Take a virtual tour of some of London's museums
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Take a virtual tour of some of London's museums

You can take e virtual tour of some of London's best museums.https://londonist.com/london/museums-an ... s-pandemic
by El Cid
17 Mar 2020 22:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Online neighbourhood support groups
Replies: 0
Views: 1619

Online neighbourhood support groups

Some of my neighbours and myself have set up a WhatsApp group for our little corner of Sydenham. The aim is to keep an eye on vulnerable and elderly neighbours, share helpful information, and, just as importantly, keep everyone's spirits up. If a vulnerable or elderly neighbour doesn't use social me...
by El Cid
21 Dec 2019 11:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Costcutters
Replies: 9
Views: 5203

Re: Kirkdale Costcutters

JMLF wrote: 21 Dec 2019 09:27 Jenny Burbage, a sports biomechanist at the University of Portsmouth in Hampshire, England, has made studying breasts (and how to support them) her life’s work...
The mind boggles!