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by RJM
21 May 2019 08:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 37
Views: 1764

Re: Moving to Sydenham

I'd be interested in a drinks event - it would be great to meet some more people in the area! Due to working in central London and having non-local things on several evenings a week, that's one thing we've not managed to do as much of as we'd like :D
by RJM
15 May 2019 13:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 37
Views: 1764

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Everywhere has changed since the 1980s - it was 30 years ago :roll: . 2lai it's a nice area to live, although I can't speak for Hazel Grove specifically. A different feel to Peckham, but not in a bad way - both places have their own character. As I said, we are very happy here! I'd like to see the e...
by RJM
14 May 2019 15:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 37
Views: 1764

Re: Moving to Sydenham

We've been here 3 years, a few streets away from Hazel Grove. We really like it! Absolutely no worries about safety, and there's a good range of shops on the high street. Also we love the Poodle Club, even though we don't manage to go as often as we plan to. Dom's already mentioned that it's well co...
by RJM
9 May 2019 16:25
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 1841

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

The whole thing is a little depressing, from the POV of someone who is merely an observer. It's just so ridiculous - forum wars are really unhelpful for all concerned! (For the record, I don't think anyone on STF is actively trying to be involved in one) Anyway, in the three years I've lived in the ...
by RJM
3 May 2019 10:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 73563

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

Socially affordable housing I think will have significant merit on this site - but not everyone will agree and this matter needs the community to be fully engaged in public consultation. I'd be pleased to see this, but only as part of a plan which actually looks at the area holistically (that goes ...
by RJM
27 Apr 2019 14:35
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Urgently needed! Strong people to lift
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Urgently needed! Strong people to lift

Does anyone you know have Magic Sliders https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reusable-Furniture-Movers-Heavy-Carpet/dp/B001WAK5UW/ref=asc_df_B001WAK5UW/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=214440742293&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3675019184987866524&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=90...
by RJM
27 Apr 2019 12:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Large structure going up opposite Sainsburys behind scaffolding company?
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Large structure going up opposite Sainsburys behind scaffolding company?

parker is right - although it's Access Self-Storage. I looked up the planning portal for it a week or so ago to find out what it was!
by RJM
12 Apr 2019 08:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's Bell Green
Replies: 18
Views: 5214

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: 12
Views: 2393

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: 1362

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: 1362

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: 16
Views: 4409

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: 1326

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: 1326

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: 1018

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: 2547

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: 3856

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: 841

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: 616

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: 841

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).