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by KPR
9 Sep 2019 21:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 24
Views: 3512

Re: Mad Dough

Just round the corner so will give it a go, but I worry they’ll struggle because the passing trade isn’t that great in that location compared to the high street and food places down here have struggled historically (apart from the takeaways further down with their very annoying habit of parking on t...
by KPR
1 Sep 2019 18:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High water pressure?
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: High water pressure?

Thanks - it’s not the boiler as that’s on normal pressure (1 bar) and the problem is when the cold taps are on. Waste of time asking Thames as they will deny it I think, so looks like I need a plumber. Water meter was fitted in April, so a little while ago- current issues are recent.
by KPR
31 Aug 2019 18:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High water pressure?
Replies: 6
Views: 661

High water pressure?

Anyone else notice this (lower Sydenham)? Pressure is so high pipes are rattling and am worried this is going to cause some kind of leak in the end - has happened before when Thames have been doing work, and their map online shows work at Kent House Road and Perry Vale. Last time they denied there w...
by KPR
30 Jul 2019 21:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 19904

Re: Knighton Park Road

I also live in KPR (to state the obvious). To some extent I agree with John - parking can be hard to find at the Sydenham Road end, especially in the daytime on weekdays and sometimes on Saturday. Sundays are usually much easier. This is down to a Hexagon to a great extent - I see them get out of ca...
by KPR
30 Jul 2019 20:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Forest Hill Pools

It’s still in better shape than the Bridge, which is getting seriously delapidated...austerity has gone far enough methinks.
by KPR
24 Mar 2019 21:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 19904

Re: Knighton Park Road

I think it looks good - definitely better than what was there before. Impact on parking is a concern, but the answer would be residential parking (as discussed here before - a lot of the pressure on parking comes from Hexagon et al). Hopefully the shop will be something long term - not sure a restau...
by KPR
2 Feb 2019 13:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Supreme Fish Bar
Replies: 39
Views: 8049

Re: Supreme Fish Bar

Not sure it’s actually changed owners - a lot of local businesses seem to share staff (e.g there used to be a guy who worked at Supreme who also worked at the large Istanbul with the car park). They have a new gang of Turkish staff in there though who don’t seem to be as on it as the last lot, who w...
by KPR
31 Jan 2019 21:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close
Replies: 15
Views: 4386

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close

A shame, but not sure I agree with those saying the service up to now has been brilliant - slow, tatty and borderline incompetent would be closer to the truth.
by KPR
31 Jan 2019 21:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Park Court Rubbish - Knighton Park Rd
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Park Court Rubbish - Knighton Park Rd

Pretty sure this has been covered here before - this has been an issue for as long as I have lived in the street. The owner had promised that following the refurbishment there would be more bins and so fewer problems with rubbish all over the place. Turns out not to be the case - realistically a bui...
by KPR
4 Oct 2018 19:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham council being difficult - Jay Rayner In Deptford
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

Re: Lewisham council being difficult - Jay Rayner In Deptf

Interesting article about level of approval of planning applications in London boroughs - according to the graphic at the bottom, Lewisham is the worst inner London borough and in the same bracket as some of the nimbyest outer London boroughs. Seems to back up the anecdotal stuff that gets posted he...
by KPR
20 Sep 2018 19:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cat killer
Replies: 16
Views: 6468

Re: Cat killer

Yes, the cops have come to the unsurprising (when you think about it, and with the benefit of hindsight) conclusion that it is foxes - backed up by CCTV of several foxes carrying cat heads, bodies, etc. Mostly roadkill, but some predation. Someone from SNARL on telly tonight asking why this only hap...
by KPR
15 Sep 2018 16:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Book now! The Three Little Pigs Go West at Sydenham Centre
Replies: 6
Views: 2003

Re: Book now! The Three Little Pigs Go West at Sydenham Cent

Went today and it was very good - your best since Jack and the Beanstalk.
by KPR
18 Aug 2018 06:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 36038

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Great!
by KPR
17 Aug 2018 19:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 3059

Re: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham

That’s odd - have been using them for years now and they always seem to work. I don’t think slugs can develop immunity to them - one tip I picked up is to make sure you do a dose late in the year (October, before first frost) as this knocks the slugs on the head before the winter and means there are...
by KPR
16 Aug 2018 06:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fox in house
Replies: 14
Views: 5327

Re: Fox in house

I cannot believe that people feed foxes - it’s like feeding rats or squirrels. They are disease carrying vermin.
by KPR
15 Aug 2018 16:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 3059

Re: Disease carrying slugs hit Sydenham

I use nematode worms - safe for kids and pets and pretty cheap. Gets rid of the slugs pretty much completely and seems to reduce snail numbers too (though manufacturers don’t claim this). Widely used by commercial growers for slug prevention. Need to repeat every six weeks through spring, summer and...
by KPR
15 Aug 2018 16:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 36038

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

From reading the report, the objections of the Hillmore Grovers have been dealt with, so looks like this will get the go ahead, fingers crossed.
by KPR
29 Jul 2018 17:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 13103

Re: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm

Much as I think the school is an eyesore, and the builders/school authorities taking the mickey, what result can be expected from the planning process? Apart from the cladding and windows, which might feasibly be changed, the rest of the breaches are fundamental - the building is too tall (compared ...
by KPR
6 Jul 2018 15:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Obstruction of Knighton Park Road
Replies: 17
Views: 4965

Re: Obstruction of Knighton Park Road

I don’t mind where the rat run is blocked off, and your idea makes sense in terms of allowing some space for shoppers to park. However, I doubt that just doing that would deter the Hexagon people and others - they park in KPR all day so they don’t care about being able to get out into Sydenham Road....
by KPR
30 Jun 2018 18:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 80554

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

It’s either upper or lower in my book - upper is anywhere above the Mayow Road/Sydenham Road junction.