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by Sydenham
1 Aug 2019 10:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 40
Views: 28509

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

A valuable reminder that the "ends do not justify the means". Honestly believing in someone's guilt (even if true) doesn't justify the fabrication of evidence.
by Sydenham
5 Jul 2019 16:13
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Loft conversion recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Loft conversion recommendations

Taylored Lofts have done similar work work for us recently. They are local, a family firm, and specialise in lofts (as the name suggests) but are also general builders (extensions, new builds etc.). They have good links with planning experts to help that part of the journey. They've been doing lofts...
by Sydenham
11 Apr 2019 11:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 2816

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

Not sure whether I'll actually use this but I live between Sydenham and Sydenham Hill stations and often decide on the fly which one to use - this seems a quick way of assessing what's actually going on at the time. And then making a decision as to travel routes.
by Sydenham
10 Apr 2019 17:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 2816

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

Works well - clean and tidy - URL saved to my phone home page
by Sydenham
1 Apr 2019 14:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Burglary - Knighton Park Rd
Replies: 23
Views: 4875

Re: Burglary - Knighton Park Rd

Please provide any information to the police on this - even if only suspicions. Local police (Safer Neighbourhood Team - SNT) will be interested and follow-up / join it with other intelligence they receive. They will be happy to visit and take information. Sydenham residential burglaries have seen a...
by Sydenham
19 Nov 2018 10:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate - report published
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Hillcrest Estate - report published

As I said I can't answer your question but on the recent (pre-decision) tour of the site with councillors and architects the architects were surprised at how steep some of the slopes were and how much water flowed under the site. This seems to confirm as was suggested earlier that the architects, wh...
by Sydenham
18 Nov 2018 22:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate - report published
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Hillcrest Estate - report published

Or maybe they used this report as a diversionary excuse for cancellation as it enabled them to walk away from the scheme as it stood without having to acknowledge it was fundamentally flawed. I.e. they could maintain some semblance of dignity. This is pure conjecture on my part; I have no inside kno...
by Sydenham
9 Nov 2018 11:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)
Replies: 34
Views: 7663

Re: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)

Got myself out of buying a round for STF Users then - what an unforeseen consequence.
by Sydenham
8 Nov 2018 21:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)
Replies: 34
Views: 7663

Re: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)

Should be there - mine is the H2SO4.
by Sydenham
12 Oct 2018 09:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Garden
Replies: 6
Views: 2387

Re: Sydenham Garden

Thanks for this info. Will try and remember to watch ('live' or later).
by Sydenham
10 Oct 2018 17:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13959

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

@Tredownman - what you say is true and that's why it is important to understand why the scheme has been withdrawn so that Lewisham and Lewisham Homes can learn for the future and not do the same thing again. Obviously there was something not correct - either procedurally or functional. Shame so much...
by Sydenham
10 Oct 2018 08:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13959

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

Sounds as though a lot of positives have come from this activity. Great to see how it has helped a number of groups come together and if the Hillcrest community centre gets a new lease of life all the better.

And if it spurs Willow Way to get resolved good.
by Sydenham
9 Oct 2018 21:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13959

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

With the pressure to get new homes built as a political and social imperative it must have taken something really significant to cause this withdrawal. It will be interesting to understand the 'inconclusive' ecological findings that triggered the turnaround. My understanding (hearsay) is that the re...
by Sydenham
28 Sep 2018 21:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR
Replies: 65
Views: 11806

Re: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR

What about some initial advice from a solicitor who could advise on options either against council or the freeholder? It might cost you a little initially but better than acting on hearsay.
by Sydenham
29 Jul 2018 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 13061

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

Lets hope that whatever happens with regards to the building being built that the response of the planning department is one that does not encourage others to flout planning regulations. I would hope that sufficient penaltes can be imposed or am I being hopelessly naive. It's fundamentally wrong tha...
by Sydenham
20 Jul 2018 17:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 13061

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

Interesting that new head of planning Viv Evans described his position as interim. That suggests he is on temporary assignment and this is backed up when one looks at his cv and past extensive experience available online (easy search) - I recall he has himself been a CEO of a local authority, not ju...
by Sydenham
19 Jul 2018 09:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 10
Views: 4703

Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

So Dylon Works development might not now have as many private homes as originally expected if report in today's FT is accurate. Seems developers are not getting the individual private sales they expected at the price they want so bulk buying landlords moving in taking them at a discount to original ...
by Sydenham
29 Jun 2018 06:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13959

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

I unfortunately couldn't make yesterday evening's councillor chaired consultation at the Civic Centre (and it wasn't because of the football). I heard Lewisham Homes, the designers and those wanting to comment on this development were able to have their say and discuss and fine tune the specific pla...
by Sydenham
25 Jun 2018 11:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hillcrest Estate development
Replies: 49
Views: 13959

Re: Hillcrest Estate development

My understanding is that the Green Chain Walk does go through the Hillcrest estate and woods - there's a sign on Sydenham Hill (near Bluebell Close) as well as on Wells Park Road (near the old Upper Sydenham station). Quick link (of someone who walks rather than official Green Chain website) also ba...