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by KPR
24 Mar 2019 21:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 58
Views: 13542

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: 40
Views: 6509

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: 3807

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: 921

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: 1519

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: 17
Views: 5997

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: 1787

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: 33922

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: 2629

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: 4784

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: 2629

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: 33922

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: 11902

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: 4392

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: 75015

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.
by KPR
30 Jun 2018 16:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 75015

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

That’s because there is no such plan - it’s merely a pipe dream based on the idea that what worked in King’s Cross will work in Sydenham. It doesn’t take a genius to work out why the plan is not transferable - building inside gas holders (or rebuilding them around blocks of flats) would add very sig...
by KPR
30 Jun 2018 16:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Obstruction of Knighton Park Road
Replies: 17
Views: 4392

Re: Obstruction of Knighton Park Road

The owner swore blind that he was going to sort the bin problem when it reverted to private tenants (as opposed to social housing). This was of course complete nonsense. No doubt the new building opposite will have the same issues - which was part of the objections to it, along with lack of parking ...
by KPR
24 Jun 2018 14:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Helicopter over the Hillcrest estate
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: Helicopter over the Hillcrest estate

There’s one hovering over Lower Sydenham this afternoon - more than likely looking for a nicked car or robbers on scooters.
by KPR
21 Jun 2018 20:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Obstruction of Knighton Park Road
Replies: 17
Views: 4392

Re: Obstruction of Knighton Park Road

I saw a blazing row between a driver and one of the builders the other day. In some ways though I have sympathy with the builders - there isn’t any space on the side of the road they need to unload from anyway, so suspending the parking bays on the other side makes no difference. Added to which, man...
by KPR
24 Mar 2018 16:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council and Trees
Replies: 16
Views: 6331

Re: Lewisham Council and Trees

Hi - have you got a source for your ‘most of the trees are infected’ assertion? There are only three large trees left and none of them are jelly-like. You are right that cars get covered in stuff falling from the trees - and bird crap when the fruits are out and the pigeons come to feed (which does ...