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by KPR
8 Jun 2021 15:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Boundary commission - Sydenham to combine with Dulwich

New constituency boundaries for consultation - Sydenham, Bellingham, Perry Vale and Forest Hill combine with Dulwich to form new Dulwich and Sydenham constituency. Sounds posher than Lewisham West and Penge, though I probably have more interaction with Penge than with Dulwich to be honest. https://b...
by KPR
30 Mar 2021 16:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 23
Views: 3171

Re: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice

No, I get what you’re saying in the sense of ‘who cares if they jump the queue a bit - they’d get it anyway’ but there is surely a risk that if these people don’t get turned away then when the crunch arrives next month then those who were expecting second doses will find themselves with cancelled ap...
by KPR
29 Mar 2021 09:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 23
Views: 3171

Re: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice

You mean you click the link and it tells you who you are, or you enter your DoB and it then comes up with your name? If the latter then it doesn’t seem like the link is unique - and does Sydenham Green have the tech to generate unique links for all eligible patients? I have it first hand from someon...
by KPR
28 Mar 2021 14:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 23
Views: 3171

Re: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice

I get what you’re saying re: not wasting doses but no one (at least officially) should be inviting under 50s for jabs unless they have underlying health conditions - government has been pretty clear that there will be a national slowdown in April because of supply issues. Doses can only be wasted on...
by KPR
28 Mar 2021 08:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 23
Views: 3171

Re: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice

If the under 50s are getting jabbed then it’s under the table - there’s no government permission to do this yet, so Sydenham Green are skating on thin ice. I am in the next cohort (delayed to May according to official announcements) and if rumours of queue jumping by much younger people armed with a...
by KPR
13 Jun 2020 20:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 109
Views: 76897

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

I agree that there might be better uses of the money but both those roads are rat runs at the moment and I have lost count of the times someone has nearly run me over at the junction of Silverdale and Sydenham Road in particular. As for school safety, I think better than crossings would be some enfo...
by KPR
3 May 2020 10:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 36960

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

They’re definitely gouging - don’t go there often but their prices have rocketed since lockdown started. Not sure it’s a sensible long term tactic - they have plenty of local competition in the form of both the regular supermarkets and similar ‘ethnic’ places (though I do sometimes wonder whether th...
by KPR
3 May 2020 10:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Camping in Mayow Park?
Replies: 3
Views: 2195

Re: Camping in Mayow Park?

Yes, I wasn’t hoping they would simply be booted out - was posting it here in the hope that the Councillors who look at this would see it (but sort of assuming that the people who maintain the Park would report it upwards anyway). It clearly isn’t appropriate for people to camp in a park - especiall...
by KPR
2 May 2020 14:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Camping in Mayow Park?
Replies: 3
Views: 2195

Camping in Mayow Park?

Anyone know whose tent it is, pitched next to the tennis courts? Has been there for a couple of days at least.

Slightly concerned that someone is so desperate as to camp in the park, but also assuming that if someone was doing this they would be moved on?
by KPR
16 Jan 2020 20:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speeding around the thorpes
Replies: 4
Views: 3183

Re: Speeding around the thorpes

Get this all the time late at night with the speeders using my street as a cut through. On the plus side, the ugly gang of sods on quad bikes and scooters who used to go up and down the high street running lights seems to have vanished - perhaps some of them are serving time (hope so anyway).
by KPR
16 Jan 2020 20:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging around Sainsburys Local
Replies: 21
Views: 15154

Re: Begging around Sainsburys Local

There’s another quite aggressive older guy who wanders up and down the high street telling people he needs to get the money together for a hostel place - 50ish white bloke with grey/white stubble. Quite nicely dressed for a beggar. Gets quite pushy when told (politely) that the answer’s no. Tries to...
by KPR
20 Oct 2019 19:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 33
Views: 23022

Re: Mad Dough

Already been a couple of times - staff very friendly and food very good, so can’t fault it. Seemed busy both times too, so fingers crossed that will continue. Opens 8am so may get coffee on days I go past in the morning.
by KPR
9 Sep 2019 21:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 33
Views: 23022

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: 4304

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: 4304

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: 52051

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: 5063

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: 52051

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: 25080

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: 11114

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.