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by paget76
27 Sep 2011 13:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Newlands Park this AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Newlands Park this AM

Other party was a motorbike, apparently - in the words of one of the coppers directing traffic: "messy".

Thoughts to those involved...
by paget76
23 Oct 2008 15:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Coop buys Somerfield!
Replies: 31
Views: 15505

Bromley could give us one of their two especially as they're only 0.41 miles apart! Greedy lot
Not quite sure where you get that from - the two Bromley stores are about 1 mile as the crow flies, 1.8 by road, or about an hour by car... Paws off! ;)
by paget76
16 Sep 2008 08:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Penge moving ahead of Sydenham?
Replies: 96
Views: 75054

Out of interest, since when was a new Lidl a sign of being 'on the up'?
by paget76
23 Jul 2008 11:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Garden Law
Replies: 16
Views: 15157

Indeed - stop casting nasturtiums on each others' characters... :wink:
by paget76
21 Jul 2008 12:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ladywell Leisure Centre re-opens
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

What a wonderful bit of advertising - 'Come to our leisure centre - we're no longer toxic!'
by paget76
19 Jun 2008 09:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A SYMBOL FOR SYDENHAM
Replies: 136
Views: 81811

Incidentally, the dragon roof-hip-end-thingies (to use the technical term) were, I think, quite common around the turn of the century - they can be seen on quite a few buildings around south-east London, not just the Forest Hill baths.
by paget76
19 Jun 2008 09:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oyster Card introduction shut station gates
Replies: 204
Views: 121611

Regarding the issuing of replacement season tickets, they are actually obliged under the various terms & conditions to issue a replacement season ticket at ANY station. I used to have a letter which quoted the exact part, as when I commuted through Canary Wharf the barriers used to mangle tickets qu...
by paget76
19 Jun 2008 09:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Do you feel safe in Sydenham?
Replies: 18
Views: 10785

A couple of tips I was given by a policeman (although never needed to use them) - most muggers will try to engage you, by asking the time, for a light etc. Remember that you don't have any obligation to speak to someone you're not sure about - if you just ignore them and keep walking, most of the ti...
by paget76
12 Jun 2008 08:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A SYMBOL FOR SYDENHAM
Replies: 136
Views: 81811

Upper Sydenham (an area that hasn't really existed for quite a long time)
Really? I could have sworn I lived there for 7 years!
by paget76
30 May 2008 08:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's application for 24 hour trading at Bell Green
Replies: 21
Views: 14916

Hmm, Homebase could indeed follow suit. You'd be able to go to Bell Green for a screw in the middle of the night...
by paget76
28 May 2008 11:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's application for 24 hour trading at Bell Green
Replies: 21
Views: 14916

I have to agree that I can't see it causing a major increase in the traffic in surrounding roads, and what increase there will be is most likely to be cars driven at sensible speeds - compared to stationery traffic during the day or the prevalent high-speed minicabs during the night, I can't see thi...
by paget76
21 May 2008 11:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hmm plans for new trees while they chop down existing ones?
Replies: 5
Views: 3836

Ah, sorry - don't know about that bit... Good luck, though!
by paget76
19 May 2008 09:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hmm plans for new trees while they chop down existing ones?
Replies: 5
Views: 3836

Can you be more specific with which area you are talking about? I used to live on Sydenham Park Road, with a rear view partly on to Peak Hill houses, partly on to Kinver Road, and partly onto the empty area by the railway lines. If that's the area you mean then it's complicated, but I might be able ...
by paget76
16 May 2008 15:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 176 Bus
Replies: 12
Views: 10626

Also doesn't help if you ask the driver and they tell you essentially to get lost, or that the bus bvehind will let you on anyway (of course they will...)

Used to get it a lot on the 208 from Bromley to Lewisham kicking people out at Catford - gave up in the end, and bought a motorbike instead!
by paget76
13 Nov 2007 12:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: LOST CAT IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 9
Views: 4811

I saw a tabby with white paws on Peak Hill two nights ago, near the junction with Collingtree Road. It was a fairly big/longer haired cat? I live in the area and have not seen that particular cat before. Before hopes are raised, I suspect that may be one of mine, currently staying in Syd Park Road....
by paget76
4 Oct 2007 13:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: DIY shop
Replies: 8
Views: 5564

They are indeed very good, although parking tends to be a pain (especially now that the Greyhound is closed...). I just wish someone could convince them to buy a credit card machine! Incidentally, Poppy, it's a Wickes in Catford - the nearest B&Q is (I think)either Greenwich or Croydon. There's no d...
by paget76
4 Oct 2007 11:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Bus Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 12637

Back to the bus lane issue, I meant to update this a while back but completely forgot! I emailed Lewisham council in September, who confirmed that the bus lane is not yet in operation, as they haven't applied for the traffic order for it yet! Unfortunately I don't have a copy of the email (over-zeal...
by paget76
16 Aug 2007 11:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Bus Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 12637

Kirkdale Bus Lane

Has anyone found a sign indicating the times/permissions for the new bus lane on Kirkdale? I've been past a few times recently and haven't yet managed to spot one, although I may just be unobservant! If there isn't one, then apparently the bus lane is unenforceable... ( http://www.ticketfighter.co.u...
by paget76
9 Aug 2007 07:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound to Close!
Replies: 143
Views: 136653

Nice indeed! Anyone know what that is about - there didn't seem to be anything there when I went past late last night?