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by El Cid
13 Nov 2019 23:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 57
Views: 24274

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

I'd also be interested in joining. But why not discuss some books by local authors, and maybe see if they can attend. There's a number of authors who live in Sydenham. I've discovered that we're a very arty area. Matthew Sweet, Helen Edwardson, and Greg Watts are some I know of. Perhaps Kirkdale boo...
by El Cid
8 Nov 2019 22:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New small coffee shop inside Dragonfly Yoga
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: New small coffee shop inside Dragonfly Yoga

I'm doubtful that many people will venture into Dragonfly Yoga just for a coffee or juice. It doesn't look the most inviting of places. It looks dull rather than cheerful and, somewhat clinical, and, given the size of the "reception" area, which looks like a rather downmarket hotel lobby, slightly i...
by El Cid
1 Nov 2019 07:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Men charged after Sydenham shooting
Replies: 0
Views: 685

Men charged after Sydenham shooting

This report was in the News Shopper. Two young men from Lewisham have been charged with gun possession in relation to the death of a man in Sydenham who accidentally shot himself. A 25-year-old died on Venner Road last month from gunshot wounds after an apparent attempt to shoot another person backf...
by El Cid
24 Oct 2019 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Co-Op and circus posters
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: Old Co-Op and circus posters

These posters at the old Co-Op and the former Costcutter have been attached to the inside of the windows. Someone must have gone into the buildings. Perhaps a letting agent has done this. If so, why would they bother. The posters are just for a circus, and they're in shops all over Sydenham. Bizarre.
by El Cid
24 Oct 2019 14:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 22
Views: 4156

Re: What’s going on at x?

I wouldn't be surprised if Cherry and Ice has closed for good. It was closed for a very long period earlier in the year for a refurb, but I have to be honest and say that it didn't look much different when it reopened. I've always felt that it's never been sure what it wants to be. The ice creams ar...
by El Cid
23 Oct 2019 21:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Co-Op and circus posters
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: Old Co-Op and circus posters

No, but is does feature people who go on community forums with nothing constructive to add to a post (and, I believe, they are often on a Penny Farthing bike).
by El Cid
23 Oct 2019 15:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Co-Op and circus posters
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Old Co-Op and circus posters

The old Co-op in the high street has been empty for three to four years now (with the lights on). So how on earth have posters for a circus appeared on one of the windows inside? I find this puzzling. I can't imagine the owner opening up the building to let someone stick up some posters. In fact, th...
by El Cid
16 Sep 2019 12:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gunshots?
Replies: 18
Views: 2825

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: 2825

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: 2825

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: 3
Views: 1252

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: 3085

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: 3085

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: 3085

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: 33
Views: 6446

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: 33
Views: 6446

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: 1371

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: 1969

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: 841

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: 3289

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

Fair enough, Stuart.