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by Kingfisher78
13 Oct 2019 16:23
Forum: Offers
Topic: Primary Tutor in Sydenham
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Primary Tutor in Sydenham

Are you looking for a dedicated tutor who is a qualified and experienced primary school teacher? I am a Sydenham resident who is providing tuition for children that need support with: - Any primary school subject, ages 5-11 - Year 2 or Year 6 SATS preparation - The 11+ exam - Developing their proble...
by Kingfisher78
8 Oct 2019 18:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Pro-sport (244-246 Kirkdale) Change of use
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Pro-sport (244-246 Kirkdale) Change of use

There is a notice of proposed development pinned up at the site of the former Pro-sport shop. The application is for the change of use of the ground floor from a retail shop to a restaurant. The reference is DC/19/113050, however I am unable to find anything on the Lewisham Planning site when I put ...
by Kingfisher78
3 Dec 2017 09:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STILL NO SYDENHAM CHRISTMAS TREE OR LIGHTS?!
Replies: 33
Views: 18097

STILL NO SYDENHAM CHRISTMAS TREE OR LIGHTS?!

Yesterday I noticed that we still have no Sydenham Christmas tree and the lights still haven't been switched on. Penge has had their lights switched on for a few weeks now, Catford has their lights on and their Christmas tree, so does Forest Hill...so what is going on?!
by Kingfisher78
13 Apr 2017 11:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 300933

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Decided to tweet them and pretend my knowledge on them coming was more than just a rumour- looks like they've confirmed it ;) https://ibb.co/cQbTd5 Now to tweet M&S and Waitrose to get them to take that Budgens space... This is fantastic news! Thank you Whitey! I think it's a great idea to tweet M&...
by Kingfisher78
15 Mar 2017 23:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Namaste site looking hideous!
Replies: 23
Views: 14917

Re: Namaste site looking hideous!

This is not a fact. It is an opinion. Where is your evidence? I've lived in several areas of London which have gentrified. They were all scruffy dumps and then young professionals with disposable incomes started to move in, and it was those demographic shifts that brought about the changes that som...
by Kingfisher78
15 Mar 2017 16:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Namaste site looking hideous!
Replies: 23
Views: 14917

Re: Namaste site looking hideous!

The argument that Forest Hill (or Crystal Palace or east Dulwich) is doing " better" than Sydenham seems to be about coffee shops, bars and restaurants and the odd deli or organic butcher. Gentrification in other words. Personally, I think the High Street in Sydenham, with its greater range of shop...
by Kingfisher78
11 Mar 2017 19:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham post office
Replies: 25
Views: 17233

Re: sydenham post office

Wow Kingfisher78. I'd be surprised if your disparaging view, because it's not a supermarket heaven, of the various Sydenham Road "high street" shops is representative of the many who shop in them. The least good value of them all is small supermarket "metros" which add a premium (due to overheads I...
by Kingfisher78
11 Mar 2017 10:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Namaste site looking hideous!
Replies: 23
Views: 14917

Namaste site looking hideous!

I am uploading some pictures of the old Namaste site. I walked past a few days ago completely shocked as to how the area looked, and yesterday while walking past again, I saw that there was no change. For those who have not seen the site yet, the wooden raised beds where the hedges were have complet...
by Kingfisher78
11 Mar 2017 10:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham post office
Replies: 25
Views: 17233

Re: sydenham post office

I completely agree with you Lee! If there is no other choice, would Tesco not be interested in taking over? The current spot that they occupy is so small, with such little product variety that it would make far more sense for them to occupy the Budgens site instead. Yes, I am excited that after year...
by Kingfisher78
27 Feb 2017 17:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High Street banners
Replies: 54
Views: 16594

Re: High Street banners

Chris - apologies for directing my frustration at the Council, clearly this is a multi-layered problem. So if Skanska had two clear opportunities to fix the signs securely then why did the work not get carried out? I find it hard to believe that their workload has not allowed them a single opportun...
by Kingfisher78
14 Feb 2017 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter in Sydenham
Replies: 9
Views: 2887

Re: Litter in Sydenham

Yesterday was a ridiculously windy day so litter was blowing everywhere. The road with the bus stops between Sainsbury's Sava Centre and the other retail shops such as Currys is always incredibly littered on Sundays. I guess it is caused by the crows going through the rubbish bins and pulling out a...
by Kingfisher78
14 Feb 2017 15:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter in Sydenham
Replies: 9
Views: 2887

Litter in Sydenham

Hello I took a few pictures of the litter that I saw around Sydenham Station Approach and on Sydenham High Street yesterday, as I thought it looked really bad. I have recently seen a lot more litter around Sydenham High Street and wondered what you think? Spring Hill and the area around the Greyhoun...
by Kingfisher78
14 Feb 2017 14:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 37521

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I just received this from Mosaic, who are behind the build: "154-158 Sydenham Road has not hit the target of Spring 2017 due to planning issues, in turn planning permission not being granted in the timeframes expected . We are still working with our consultants and liaising with Lewisham Council in...
by Kingfisher78
14 Feb 2017 14:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 24792

Budgens

Thank you for your reply Biscuitman
by Kingfisher78
13 Feb 2017 17:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 24792

Budgens

I think this will cheer a lot of you up. Budgets is going into administration at the beginning of March. I just hope the staff are looked after. For those who are interested, the position (as I understand it, and I'd be grateful if others could correct any errors) is that: - In 2016, the Co-operati...
by Kingfisher78
1 Feb 2017 21:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 37521

154-158 Sydenham Road

Does anyone know what is happening with this building? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=158+sydenham+road&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6tNGz7O_RAhWEJsAKHUyDASIQ_AUICSgC&biw=1440&bih=695#imgrc=m5BS_xutJkX1hM: It's a real eyesore at the moment, and the large space could be used for something...
by Kingfisher78
11 Jan 2017 20:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Christmas Tree
Replies: 16
Views: 4921

Re: Sydenham Christmas Tree

Perhaps the Sydenham Society might like to organise an event where local people make decorations and help to decorate the tree. This is a great idea. I will contact the Chair of Sydenham Society a few months before Christmas 2017 to ask if she would like to organise an event like this. if not, I wi...
by Kingfisher78
11 Jan 2017 20:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 24792

Budgens

I completely agree with you Sydders. As soon as I enter Budgens, I want to quickly leave. For me, there is nothing there that creates a positive shopping experience. The products are expensive, and in my opinion lacking in quality. The packaging is unappealing, the posters and discount signs - 'SPEC...
by Kingfisher78
31 Dec 2016 12:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Christmas Tree
Replies: 16
Views: 4921

Re: Sydenham Christmas Tree

I'm really not sure how people think the Christmas tree on Sydenham High Street is "stunning," or "lovely." It seems some people's standards are so low that they would be happy with anything. If compared to the Christmas tree in Catford it really is very poor. Tall, thin and sparse. Catford is not a...
by Kingfisher78
21 Sep 2016 09:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Site next to Sainsbury's Local - Previously Sydenham Beds
Replies: 20
Views: 15000

Site next to Sainsbury's Local - Previously Sydenham Beds

Hello everyone I read that the site that used to be Sydenham Beds next to Sainsbury's Local would be fitted out and occupied by the estate agents Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward by the end of August. However, I haven't seen anyone on site yet, or any activity there. Does anyone know what is happening w...