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by Kent House R
9 Aug 2017 21:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 311396

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

I agree too. Something like this could bring much needed regeneration to the high street. The council needs to do their bit to actively encourage something decent like this to open on this site. It's a priority for Sydenham high street! We need fast enthusiastic action and rapid resolution of any no...
by Kent House R
23 Jul 2017 23:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 37804

Re: Windmill Victory

I don't understand the obsession with pubs. They have their place, but we don't need as many as we did in the past because the ways in which people socialise has changed. If and when the Nando's opens, I speculate it will be very busy. Unlike some of the pubs....
by Kent House R
23 Jul 2017 23:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?
Replies: 55
Views: 40433

Re: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?

Agreed. That corner on Kent house is used for badly parked cars and loads of rubbish bags. Greenery in the area would improve the appearance immensely.
by Kent House R
12 May 2017 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Alexandra
Replies: 21
Views: 7448

Re: The Alexandra

What about those of us who don't drink beer? This whole thread is about beer! Offensive and discriminatory to wine drinkers. Tsk.
by Kent House R
31 Mar 2017 19:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 311396

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

On the plans there are two pages at the end that mention carluccios and pizza express. What is that? Is that just potential examples?
by Kent House R
15 Mar 2017 07:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?
Replies: 36
Views: 13190

Re: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?

Someone I know once pointed out that for somewhere to regenerate rapidly, it needs to deteriorate first to clear out and create vacant units. This then means there is the possibility of lots of new places opening at once. By contrast, in somewhere that is just about managing, the original businesses...
by Kent House R
13 Feb 2017 09:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 7 Kent House Road
Replies: 24
Views: 20926

Re: 7 Kent House Road

Thanks. Yes. Very interesting. Another snippet of interest is that there were several German and Swiss people living in the road. in the 1880s I recall.
by Kent House R
12 Feb 2017 13:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 7 Kent House Road
Replies: 24
Views: 20926

Re: 7 Kent House Road

I live around there and looked up the history of the houses at Lewisham archives. Many are early 1860s and were lived in by families with one or two servants. My house was lived in by a retired female publican with her niece and a maid. All the occupations are listed along with names of residents in...
by Kent House R
17 Jan 2017 00:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 446128

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

Yes, those wetherstones pubs probably have a place, but we can manage without one in the heart of Sydenham Village.
by Kent House R
9 Jan 2017 23:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 26593

Re: Budgens

Prices way too high at budgets and unappealing shopping experience. The same large jar of coffee in there is over £7 and it can be bought for less tha £5 in Lidl! At those prices I would rather have m and s simply food. I get all my little luxuries in Lidl now. Lovely range of antipasti, good wine s...
by Kent House R
23 Nov 2016 00:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 446128

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

I've emailed a few restaurant chains about vacant lots on the high street. I'm very disappointed that they are lying empty in such good locations. I don't really want any more pubs as I think we have enough already, many of which are not full most nights. What the area needs is restaurants as dining...
by Kent House R
14 Apr 2016 17:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Neglected areas in Sydenham
Replies: 18
Views: 4880

Re: Neglected areas in Sydenham

In Nunhead high street there was some kind of co-ordinated effort to improve external appearances of shops with new signs and fronts done up using similar styles and design palettes. It's made a real difference to first impressions of the high street. I'd be prepared to donate some money to a crowd ...
by Kent House R
14 Mar 2016 23:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: More restaurants for Sydenham
Replies: 12
Views: 3107

More restaurants for Sydenham

On Saturday night I ordered a takeaway pizza from Trattoria Rafaelle. While I waited they turned away three groups of people because it was completely full. The previous weekend I went with some friends for brunch at 'On the Hoof' and we had to wait for a table - again, very busy. Gurkhas was also b...
by Kent House R
8 Nov 2015 16:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cryptic message on Twitter re Late Knights/Beer Rebellion
Replies: 88
Views: 20693

Re: Cryptic message on Twitter re Late Knights/Beer Rebellio

I know it is called 'Beer Rebellion' but is there any chance of some wine options for non beer drinkers?
by Kent House R
8 Nov 2015 16:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 446128

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

I would like it to be a restaurant rather than a pub when it reopens. I mostly take my eating out money outside of Sydenham. I do visit some of the local eateries occasionally but want more variety and options. I am sure there are many others like me. Pubs as a place purely for drinking are in my vi...