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by dickp
14 Jul 2017 12:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 430414

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

'Every little helps' is Tesco's well-known tagline, ironically for the location in question.
by dickp
14 Jul 2017 08:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Sydenham Society
Replies: 37
Views: 11701

Re: The Sydenham Society

So., about conducting online member polling about major issues before reaching a policy position....
by dickp
11 Jul 2017 19:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Sydenham Society
Replies: 37
Views: 11701

Re: The Sydenham Society

There wouldn't be anything stopping them conducting email surveys among their members about important policy issues.
by dickp
7 Jul 2017 21:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 50
Views: 26121

Re: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month

Presumably they also failed to take up the idea (stated here ad nauseum) to grant a consession to one of the numerous successful private sector market operators who, week after week, successfully run local markets across south London. Ah well, at least my local council here in cardiff (where I now l...
by dickp
22 May 2017 17:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 430414

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

If the Greyhound is dog friendly, I'll be there like a shot. All the way from Cardiff!
by dickp
14 Apr 2017 05:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Re: Sydenham Green Group Practice

Can't you book apointments online? They use the same onlone booking system as the Wells Park Practice. From memory, I think this means visiting in person once to get the paperwork and yo confirm your ID and then never having to call again for a routine appointment, nor for repeat prescriptions. You'...
by dickp
27 Oct 2016 16:42
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Carpet cleaning - recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 4077

Re: Carpet cleaning - recommendations?

I used Fantastic Cleaners, which had a local operator in Sydenham. They were fine - prices are specified on their website.
by dickp
23 Oct 2016 19:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 50
Views: 26121

Re: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month

Quite. I now live in Cardiff, but am also still a regular visitor to Sydenham. I therefore continue to take an interest in this issue. One weekend, I have this mad idea of grabbing lunch with some friends at a great Sydenham market, and then going for a pint in the Greyhound. Well, you can dream, ri...
by dickp
18 May 2016 08:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 50
Views: 26121

Re: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month

On several occasions in the past, I've moaned to the powers that be about the monthly Sydenham market. I used to visit numerous markets across the capital, and Sydenham market was of one the most rubbish and infrequent. I also suggested a practical solution to several organisations, including SEE3 a...
by dickp
22 Apr 2016 06:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Conveyancing Solicitor
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Conveyancing Solicitor

So long as you can have your ID confirmed and can send a scan of your ID to your solicitor, you can use anyone in the country. There no real benefit of 'local' knowledge to speed things along. I used a lady called Rhunedd (pronouced Reeneth) Thomas at Spickets Battrick in Cardiff for my Sydenham fla...
by dickp
3 Feb 2016 12:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best dog walks in SE London
Replies: 11
Views: 5847

Re: Best dog walks in SE London

If you want something a little different, you could also try going to South Norwood Country park. It's a bit of a faff to get to the main car park - down a random terrace street - but it has a nice air of urban wilderness about it. If you'd like to take the demon dog for a post-walk drink, there are...
by dickp
4 Nov 2015 13:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?
Replies: 24
Views: 4622

Re: Can anybody recommend an estate agent?

Both me and my neighbour recently used Mann in Sydenham, and we've no complaints. We got them to price match another agent's fees at 1.5 per cent, and didn't notice any lack of urgency from them as a result. We got quotes from three estate agents, one from Forest Hill, one from Crystal Palace and on...
by dickp
18 Aug 2015 10:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Asbestos removal company suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Asbestos removal company suggestions?

For a small domestic removal job?

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by dickp
8 Mar 2015 07:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Where the chuff does one start with a new kitchen?
Replies: 29
Views: 21547

Re: Where the chuff does one start with a new kitchen?

What everyone else said, but with one extra comment. My parents have a sparkly shiny work top which notionally look great but they hate because it shows every single mark. So we opted for a matt finish to avoid that problem -it was cheaper too. I just we'd read more sink reviews. Ours is a limescale...
by dickp
16 Oct 2014 18:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace Sports Centre to be Decimated
Replies: 20
Views: 6109

Re: Crystal Palace Sports Centre to be Decimated

Hmm, its not so much the main building that's planned to be 'decimated' though, is it? Just the athletics building.
by dickp
9 Oct 2014 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 131698

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

They can insist purelake indemnify them for any rent loss caused by delays . but purelake will probably only agree to that if, bluntly, Lewisham put a gun against their head. A threat of a criminal prosecution against individual directors should help concentrate minds.
by dickp
13 Sep 2014 21:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dog barking every evening, Kirkdale/Sydenham Park?
Replies: 10
Views: 3945

Re: Dog barking every evening, Kirkdale/Sydenham Park?

You can buy device that responds with an unpleasant 'high frequency sound that only dogs can hear every time it barks. I bought one for my own mutt, and it trained him pretty quickly to stop barking at night. Not an ideal solution, but also one that should preserve neighbour relations. You don't eve...
by dickp
24 Jun 2014 16:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mind The Gap: London vs The Rest / Agglomeration
Replies: 18
Views: 5093

Re: Mind The Gap: London vs The Rest / Agglomeration

While they're at it, would they mid improving the road and rail links between Bristol and Cardiff - cos' dowdy, public sector-dependent Cardiff certainly needs some of Bristol's economic sparkle.
by dickp
19 Jun 2014 10:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 131698

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

Can I make an observation regarding community consultations? Although by no means perfect, Bromley are using surveymonkey to gauge the community's reactions to various proposals for improvements to Crystal Palace Park. It's probably going to produce a reliable reflection of what "the community" want...
by dickp
18 Jun 2014 18:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 131698

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

Live from sydenham assembly. There's no realistic chance of any work being done on the greyhound by Christmas . Yes, folks - that's a start date.