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by Andwar
12 Apr 2019 12:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Community Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: Sydenham Community Radio

I was thinking the same as I was involved at the start of the Sydenham Community Radio project. It really never got off the ground mainly due to funding I believe. It would be great to start one up again as I still have some contacts in the Community Broadcasting arena. The one main issue is finding...
by Andwar
12 Jan 2019 18:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Furniture Upholsterer
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Furniture Upholsterer

Hi All!

Does anyone know how to contact the furniture upholsterer at 291 Sydenham Road?

Everytime I go past it, it is closed and I have seen something in the window that I would like to enquire about.

Many Thanks

A
by Andwar
10 Aug 2018 19:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Two Helicopters?
Replies: 7
Views: 1921

Re: Two Helicopters?

From my viewpoint they were both news gathering helicopters, the police one is blue with a yellow top and it has a twin tail fin. Also the police use a Eurocopter EC145 and these certainly didn't look like one of those.
by Andwar
3 May 2018 20:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ignition Brewey needs our help!
Replies: 33
Views: 11674

Re: Ignition Brewey needs our help!

I do hope that our new pub, The Greyhound, which has just won a Time Out Local Award put some of their beer on tap.

I am sure it will be a seller providing they promote the ethos behind the brewery and the beer. I shall be donating to the crowdfunding project.
by Andwar
26 Mar 2018 17:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 39605

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

I agree that the Greyhound is still finding its feet. The new bay windows look good and bring in much more light. As for food, we've given up unless we book a table 6 months in advance (Easyjet style) and then to be prepared to wait for hours. What they should do is this, if the kitchen can easily c...
by Andwar
1 Nov 2017 17:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 397346

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I hope the new owners will serve beers from our local breweries. Gypsy Hill - https://gipsyhillbrew.com/ The London Beer Factory - https://www.thelondonbeerfactory.com/ Brockley Brewery - http://brockleybrewery.co.uk/home/ The Inkspot Brewery - https://www.theinkspotbrewery.com Bullfinch Brewery - h...
by Andwar
22 Oct 2016 19:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham wide 20mph roads
Replies: 25
Views: 6065

Re: Lewisham wide 20mph roads

I just thought the council had a load of spare white paint to get rid of. Just like when they have a load of concrete and mini-roundabouts spring up in unexpected places.

The big question is if you manage to drive faster than 20mph in London then you are doing well.
by Andwar
22 Oct 2016 19:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 397346

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

I mentioned about making a community pub many moons ago but it was ignored. I have mentioned it to a few of the local micro-breweries aka Gypsy Hill about them getting together and buying it. So if anyone has a closer relationship with any of them perhaps they could mention it again. It would be a g...
by Andwar
1 Sep 2016 14:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Changing the speed limit
Replies: 11
Views: 2844

Re: Changing the speed limit

I just thought that Lewisham had a job lot of white paint they wanted to get rid off. Also the speed down the High Street cannot be more than 20mph anyway. A bit like those mini-roundabouts that spring up. I can just imagine the conversation: Worker 1: "Well, that was a good job done. What are we go...
by Andwar
5 May 2016 19:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What happened to the so-called Piaza
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: What happened to the so-called Piaza

I just thought that it might have been redeveloped as part of the High Street regeneration.

Now, we just have a vacant piece of land with hoardings that have seen better days. It would be good to see it as a small market square instead of the small piaza opposite the railway station.
by Andwar
25 Apr 2016 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What happened to the so-called Piaza
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

What happened to the so-called Piaza

I was wondering after the redevelopment of the High Street there were plans for a small piaza between Paperchase Taxation and the Shirin Cafe. So what's happened?

It is one of the eyesores on the high street and it would be a great place for the Farmers Market and other pop up events.
by Andwar
3 Mar 2015 14:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 100
Views: 32376

Re: Windmill Victory

When I read the latest 'What's Brewing' and saw that 'The Windmill' has been listed as an ACV (Asset of Community Value) my first question was 'Why?'. It wasn't a good pub to start with considering that Foxes and the Bricklayers Arms are close by. I went in there once and walked straight out again n...
by Andwar
9 Feb 2014 17:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Keen cycle nuts in Sydenham ?
Replies: 111
Views: 28988

Re: Keen cycle nuts in Sydenham ?

I was thinking of starting a British Cycling affiliated club for Sydenham (Sydenham Cycle Club). Currently there are only two of us who do a regular Sunday morning ride out to West Wickham and back. We start at 8am and are therefore back by 9am which leaves all of Sunday free to do what you want. It...
by Andwar
3 Jan 2014 13:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Thank You to Billings
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Thank You to Billings

I am sure like many of you would like to thank Billings for all their efforts in the run up to Christmas.

We ordered one of their three bird roasts and it was delicous so a massive thumbs up to them. Also their Christmas Sausages were lovely and if you are a pork pie lover, try theirs.
by Andwar
17 Oct 2013 15:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Blocked Zebra Crossings
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Blocked Zebra Crossings

As we are in the mood to moan at the congested traffic through Sydenham I would also like to have a go at drivers who seem to have got their license by collecting tokens from cereal packets. During the evening rush hour no one seems to recognise the zebra crossings at Kirkdale and Westwood Hill as m...
by Andwar
25 Sep 2013 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is It Faster to Cycle or Take Public Transport?
Replies: 26
Views: 4083

Re: Is It Faster to Cycle or Take Public Transport?

Definatly its quicker to cycle. I cycle from Cobbs Corner to Hyde Park and the journey takes me about 40 minutes and a distance of 10 miles. If I leave home at 6:30am then by bike I am at work by 7:10pm and then I have to change so I am at my desk by 7:30 most days. If I take the train from Sydenham...
by Andwar
28 Aug 2013 21:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The smell of tar!!
Replies: 1
Views: 356

The smell of tar!!

Tonight, 28th August, our house stank of tar from some sort of tarmac / resurfacing machine. What they are doing I do not know. There were no signs of any road works on my way home from work this evening. It means that we have had to close our windows for the time being and hopefully not have to was...
by Andwar
23 Aug 2013 16:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sports Direct is next in line to arrive in Sydenham
Replies: 59
Views: 10190

Re: Sports Direct is next in line to arrive in Sydenham

Pity it's not a 'John Lewis at Home' , we need some decent shops rather than the ubiquitous 'Stack them high, sell them cheap' stores such as Sports Direct.
by Andwar
20 Aug 2013 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 782
Views: 116506

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

There are a number of things I can add to this: 1: Small pubs do work and work well, last weekend I was in Birmingham and visited http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/ , it is a small pub and probably smaller than the Greyhound will be. It is always busy, they don't serve food but you are welcome t...
by Andwar
7 Aug 2013 12:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Harbour 321 Restaurant NOW OPEN
Replies: 34
Views: 10274

Re: Harbour 321 Restaurant NOW OPEN

We had fish and chips from them last night and I must say it beats both the chippy on Kirkdale and the one by The Dolphin. It was clean and modern inside with places to sit down and eat. The staff were friendly and chatty with the service being prompt and excellent. The fish was excellent but the ch...