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by RJM
12 Apr 2019 08:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's Bell Green
Replies: 18
Views: 4757

Re: Sainsbury's Bell Green

I don't think they'll put in a Starbucks when they have their own cafe (and I hate the coffee in Starbucks, so would prefer a different chain anyway) but definitely agree on the windows! I've noticed that too Sophie, it is a bit disconcerting - especially if you're on your own at night. But there's ...
by RJM
22 Mar 2019 10:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shhhhhdenham
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Shhhhhdenham

Thanks for this! The beekeepers one is interesting - local honey is meant to be good for hayfever so I will be investigating that...

Wrestling :shock: I had no idea!
by RJM
14 Mar 2019 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

Happy to receive any points you might want to have presented on your behalf at the meeting.
Thanks! I will try to come up with something coherent.
by RJM
14 Mar 2019 09:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

Thanks for this. I wish SydSoc would post on this forum as well as SE26.life. If it had been posted here, I'd have seen it ahead of time and might have been able to go - I was even at home that evening! As a resident of Perry Vale ward within about 5 minutes of Bell Green, I've got an interest in wh...
by RJM
6 Mar 2019 09:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mamma Dough
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: Mamma Dough

I've not tried the Mamma Dough in Sydenham yet, but have had takeaway from one of their other branches which was really good. Hopefully it's just teething issues.

VERY Excited about the possibility of Blackbird Bakery!
by RJM
21 Feb 2019 09:26
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Why no longer https?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Why no longer https?

My work PC has Chrome and IE, and they're also still https with the padlock. Might be a Firefox issue? Someone with more techy knowledge than me can probably advise! Sounds a bit strange that only one browser would stop being secure.
by RJM
20 Feb 2019 21:28
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Why no longer https?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Why no longer https?

Mine is still showing as https, with the little padlock (I'm on Safari) to show that it's using an encrypted connection.
by RJM
20 Feb 2019 09:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Ancient Trees
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Ancient Trees

Has anyone come across the Ancient Trees Inventory? I've just done a search for SE26, and whilst we don't have any "ancient" trees there are a lot of "veteran" ones in Mayow Park (I like the phrasing!). It's here: https://ati.woodlandtrust.org.uk/
by RJM
8 Feb 2019 10:03
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham.info
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Sydenham.info

That sounds like a really good idea!
by RJM
3 Feb 2019 20:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanara court commercial space
Replies: 12
Views: 3665

Re: Zanara court commercial space

Sounds good - thanks for the update!
by RJM
3 Feb 2019 20:16
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Maps

You can get OS maps from the 1950s here: https://maps.nls.uk - search by place, select that you want England and Wales Maps and the size/date. Later OS maps tend not to be online for free as they're all Crown Copyright, and they will actually do something about it if you put more than a photo of the...
by RJM
29 Jan 2019 19:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anyone know what's happening on Sydenham road?
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: Anyone know what's happening on Sydenham road?

Twitter says a car accident by the library.
by RJM
29 Jan 2019 10:18
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Maps

Indexes exist - you'd need to get yourself to the British Library or somewhere else which has them. It's been a while since I saw one and I can't remember what information they give, other than the designation of the land (ie agricultural/industrial etc).
by RJM
21 Jan 2019 22:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 3193

Re: Bell Green - A New Plan, January 2019

Were there reps from Perry Vale ward? Some of us who are a few minutes walk away around Perry Rise have a legitimate interest in what's on the site and the knock on effects. Ultimately, the whole thing needs to move on and a proper decision (hopefully one which manages the whole site) made. I hope m...
by RJM
4 Jan 2019 09:19
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Who chose
Replies: 18
Views: 2477

Re: Who chose

I like it! It was a bit unexpected, but looks good.
by RJM
17 Dec 2018 10:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 31
Views: 4854

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

For the record - that is if anyone on this forum is interested - the Sydenham Society welcomed Nando's. It did ask Lewisham if there was going to be any takeaway or home delivery as it was not clear on the original application. This was clarified by Nando's and accepted by Planning. At no stage was...
by RJM
22 Nov 2018 15:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 3867

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

Never felt safe walking the “long wall” walk from Lower Sydenham either, but for a different reason - the sheer feeling of isolation. I don't like it either, the bad lighting doesn't help. I occasionally opt to bus back from Catford Bridge instead but trying to cross the road there isn't great as t...
by RJM
14 Nov 2018 12:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Worst local transport journeys?
Replies: 33
Views: 3867

Re: Worst local transport journeys?

One of my most-hated is the Overground at rush hour (I normally go into London Bridge). You have to stand, it's unpleasantly hot by the time you get as far as Forest Hill and then you have to battle your way to a massive queue at Canada Water. London Bridge is more convenient for me anyway, but it's...
by RJM
26 Sep 2018 10:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Travellers in Girton Road car park
Replies: 10
Views: 2876

Re: Travellers in Girton Road car park

If you google "Penfolds Kangley Bridge Road" the top hit is this thread, and there's no result which explains who they might be. I don't know about alywin, but I don't have time to wander down there in the next couple of days, so could someone illuminate us please?
by RJM
13 Aug 2018 12:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise in Lower Syd last night
Replies: 42
Views: 11018

Re: Noise in Lower Syd last night

This year's party on the night of the 4th/5th of August was held at the back of Byron Close. I actually went and looked, and saw the lights and dancing across the park; the noise was quite unbelievable. Lewisham needs to sort out a reporting system if they can't afford a patrol, so this can be tack...