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by El Cid
16 Sep 2019 12:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gunshots?
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Gunshots?

I would have thought that someone firing a gun would alert the police to possible criminal activity!
by El Cid
16 Sep 2019 10:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gunshots?
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Gunshots?

I've trawled the web, but haven't found any mention of an incident involving gun shots in Sydenham last night. Perhaps, as someone suggested, the sound was fireworks. I for one wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
by El Cid
16 Sep 2019 05:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gunshots?
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Gunshots?

Where exactly in Sydenham did this incident take place?
by El Cid
12 Sep 2019 11:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Robbery at newsagent
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Robbery at newsagent

I heard today that the small newsagent opposite The Greyhound was robbed at around 5 pm yesterday. A guy (black with a beard and wearing a hood with a baseball cap underneath it), who claimed to have a knife, grabbed money from the till and ran off.
by El Cid
8 Sep 2019 16:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shooting in the high street this afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Just come across this statement from the Met: Police were called at 15:45hrs on Sunday, 8 September to reports of suspicious activity in Sydenham Road, SE29. Officers attended. Shots were subsequently heard and firearms officers were also called to the scene along with the London Ambulance Service. ...
by El Cid
8 Sep 2019 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shooting in the high street this afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: Shooting in the high street this afternoon

According to a post on Twitter, there was a car chase, which ended outside Lloyds bank at 4 pm, and a shot was fired. I can't verify this. Has anyone spoken to anyone who witnessed the incident?
by El Cid
8 Sep 2019 15:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shooting in the high street this afternoon
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Shooting in the high street this afternoon

Loads of police cars in the high street, which has been taped off between Newlands Park and the railway bridge, and helicopter flying above. Apparently there's been a shooting near Lloyds bank.
by El Cid
1 Sep 2019 21:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 24
Views: 3437

Re: Mad Dough

Regarding Hibagon providing "world-class Japanese food", all I know is that any time it's open there's virtually no customers eating there, and they're always advertising for staff. I admit I haven't eaten at Hibagon, or ordered a takeaway, and I recall when it first opened six or seven years ago it...
by El Cid
28 Aug 2019 22:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 24
Views: 3437

Re: Mad Dough

I hope they will do well, but they will be up against it. The restaurant business is one of the hardest to succeed in, as Sydenham demonstrates. Just recently, Shirin in the high street has closed down, as has the waffle place on Kirkdale. And I can't work out how the sushi restaurant (the one with ...
by El Cid
11 Jul 2019 16:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bingo and bikes in Sydenham
Replies: 3
Views: 997

Bingo and bikes in Sydenham

There's a planning application to open a bingo hall at 291 Kirkdale, which I think is the building that backs on to Nando's. Bizarre! Is bingo making a comeback, then? Also, during the last few days I've noticed quite a few Lime e bikes left around Sydenham. I'm wondering if the company has come wit...
by El Cid
26 Jun 2019 08:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill

There's been some sort of incident or accident at the bottom of Westwood Hill. When I was taking my son to school this morning at around 8.30, the police had taped off the road between Laurie Park Road and Hall Drive. I could see a motorbike lying on the road near the Hall Drive junction. I counted ...
by El Cid
18 May 2019 15:44
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Builder sought
Replies: 1
Views: 666

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: 2825

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: 2825

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: 1627

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: 5451

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: 5451

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: 6942

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: 1796

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: 13383

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.