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by RJM
12 Jun 2020 15:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 32
Views: 3061

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

For me, what's not to like is that not enough thought seems to have gone into the impact of where traffic will inevitably go instead. I'm concerned about an increase in traffic and air pollution in and around Mayow Road. I'm very much in favour of a reduction in car use, I don't own a car and think ...
by RJM
12 Jun 2020 11:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 32
Views: 3061

Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

There are a series of proposals on road closures in Lewisham to support walking and cycling in the wake of Covid-19. One of the proposals is to close SIlverdale and Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic. You can find more details and comment here: https://lewishamcovidresidentialstreets.commonplace.is/schem...
by RJM
6 Apr 2020 15:29
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 112260

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

I'd like that, Robin! Forum wars are unhelpful for everyone - and a locally run forum is a good thing. I've found STF useful since I moved here and would like to see it continue to do well! I'd certainly like to see eg the Syd Soc and other local groups contributing more here, and more of the sterli...
by RJM
2 Apr 2020 16:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 14
Views: 7066

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

Developers have won their appeal against Bromley Council and are now intending to build a new development of 254 units. Can't see the point in the current market when much of the first phase had to be sold off for social housing because they couldn't get rid of them, plus, long term, there are plan...
by RJM
1 Apr 2020 16:24
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 112260

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Wow, that's unexpected!
by RJM
3 Mar 2020 15:24
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs
Replies: 13
Views: 2877

Re: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs

Dammit, I didn't realise it had done that. Apologies! All the Councils seem to use the same planning website software, and it's not the easiest to link to :roll:.

The reference is: 20/00325/OUT

There are about 200 documents related to the case, so it's going to need some time to go through.
by RJM
3 Mar 2020 09:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Businesses in Our Communities
Replies: 4
Views: 2109

Re: New Businesses in Our Communities

I do think that it is a great shame that Sydenham Society does not post on here along with any other relevant social media ...to extend their reach for information sharing. Agreed. Regardless of the other issues with where it has been posted, surely they should be trying to reach as far as possible?
by RJM
3 Mar 2020 09:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs
Replies: 13
Views: 2877

Re: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs

There's a planning application here: https://searchapplications.bromley.gov. ... =firstPage

I've not read it - there's a lot of documentation!
by RJM
14 Feb 2020 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop opening?
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Re: New shop opening?

The whole thing seems to be "number 56", and one of the sections of the plan has the area fronting Sydenham Road still marked as retail. The permission paperwork is for the building at the back, but there's definitely no change of use included. in fact, the form even says: "There is no proposed chan...
by RJM
14 Feb 2020 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop opening?
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Re: New shop opening?

JMLF, that's the same application I posted very slightly upthread.
by RJM
12 Feb 2020 12:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop opening?
Replies: 13
Views: 3421

Re: New shop opening?

There's an application in to build a small house in place of the storage space behind the shop https://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=relatedCases&keyVal=_LEWIS_DCAPR_103458 by New Hill Limited, which I assume is a developer. Previous applications to tur...
by RJM
3 Feb 2020 12:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 5797

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

It all stems from a post on the Sydenham FB group - snapshotted to drive traffic to that forum. At least the concerned individuals on FB are local - one complained about being able to hear the generators, and "what I've read on Facebook" is entirely from the FB thread. Of all my concerns about that ...
by RJM
7 Jan 2020 11:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Activity in old Coop
Replies: 19
Views: 5838

Re: Activity in old Coop

The application looks like it only went in just before Christmas, so it wouldn't have had time to be approved yet. Presumably one of the Planning Committees at the end of January/beginning of February? Or do they need a longer lead in time for this sort of thing?
by RJM
3 Jan 2020 16:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Activity in old Coop
Replies: 19
Views: 5838

Re: Activity in old Coop

The application says it's The Gym Ltd. The plans have a gym, weights space and functional zone on the ground floor, then a first floor with showers/changing and additional main gym space, as well as a lot of plant space.

I like that a gym could open up directly opposite The Cake Store :)
by RJM
23 Dec 2019 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Costcutters
Replies: 9
Views: 3686

Re: Kirkdale Costcutters

I have to be honest and say I've been past the bra fitters in Forest Hill and always wondered how this could be a business. Presumably, you can't measure breasts online. My wife has never been to this kind of shop. Surely when a woman goes to M&S or wherever, the bras say what size they are. I've a...
by RJM
9 Dec 2019 15:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Theft in broad daylight
Replies: 6
Views: 2952

Re: Theft in broad daylight

mosy wrote:
9 Dec 2019 13:38
There was a radio news item today that the latest trend is of stealing mattresses from hotels.
I'm torn between thinking that this is a bad thing (obviously), and a level of admiration for the organisation that must be involved in that - mattresses are heavy!
by RJM
6 Dec 2019 09:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Food bank
Replies: 7
Views: 2239

Re: Food bank

Living Well contact details are here: https://livingwell.life/

Big Red Box do Christmas food bank parcels as well: https://www.bigredbox.org/index.html
by RJM
16 Nov 2019 19:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dog friendly cafes in Sydenham or Forest Hill
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: Dog friendly cafes in Sydenham or Forest Hill

Canvas & Cream in FH have a dog section on their menu! And I've definitely seen dogs in there before.
by RJM
14 Nov 2019 15:57
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: How to report a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: How to report a post?

Thank you! I was sure there must be something.
by RJM
14 Nov 2019 12:21
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: How to report a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

How to report a post?

How can I report a post with racist content?