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by Howard Staunton
23 Jun 2020 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Outrageous Acorn Estate Agents
Replies: 5
Views: 862

Re: Outrageous Acorn Estate Agents

They've gone even further at my property. The downstairs flat (which Acorn manage) has had a 'To Let' sign put up on the gate post for the last few weeks. I assumed my neighbours downstairs were moving out. When I bumped into them, they told me they assumed I'd decided to let my flat! Neither is tru...
by Howard Staunton
9 Jun 2020 12:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband connection around Fairlawn Park
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Broadband connection around Fairlawn Park

Just to draw a line under this. After 25 days of no Plusnet broadband I eventually get reconnected. This took about half a dozen calls to Plusnet customer services and no less than 3 visits by Openreach engineers. Plusnet continued to claim the problem was not at their end, the Openreach engineers a...
by Howard Staunton
20 May 2020 20:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Broadband connection around Fairlawn Park
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Broadband connection around Fairlawn Park

Anyone else completely lost their internet connection on or around Fairlawn Park? I switched to Plusnet only a few weeks ago and last Monday (9 days ago) I completely lost my fibre broadband connection. I have seen several BT Opernreach vans parked on Fairlawn Park in recent days so just wondered if...
by Howard Staunton
30 Oct 2019 16:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 3491

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

I know this is a deeply uncharitable thing to say but... I can't understand why he was taking it on the train anyway without, say, handcuffing himself to it. I mean, I don't take my treasured mahogany acoustic guitar (which "only" cost me £350) outside much as it is very easily marked; I have a £10...
by Howard Staunton
28 Oct 2019 21:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 3491

Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Local man leaves 310 year old violin on train at Penge East last Tuesday evening.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50195591
by Howard Staunton
25 Oct 2019 10:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Co-Op and circus posters
Replies: 9
Views: 3038

Re: Old Co-Op and circus posters

- These posters at the old Co-Op and the former Costcutter have been attached to the inside of the windows. Someone must have gone into the buildings. Perhaps a letting agent has done this. If so, why would they bother. The posters are just for a circus, and they're in shops all over Sydenham. Bizar...
by Howard Staunton
24 Oct 2019 15:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Co-Op and circus posters
Replies: 9
Views: 3038

Re: Old Co-Op and circus posters

They put them through the top of the door so they hang down. Very common practice.
by Howard Staunton
27 Aug 2019 16:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Re: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park

I have had a reply from Cllr Tom Copley as follows: “The Council’s Tree Team have confirmed that the trees in question are on private land. They have explained that the trees in question have previously been inspected and actually belong to the Fairlawn properties, but over the years residents have ...
by Howard Staunton
8 Aug 2019 13:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 88
Views: 25728

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

and yet the lake had to be closed. The press are clearly lying to advance their own agenda. I don't know who's behind Kent Live but I'd bet its (one or a combination of) the Russians/EUSSR/George Soros/the Freemasons. I'm sure I saw Vladimir Putin, Donald Tusk, George Soros and the Duke of Edinburg...
by Howard Staunton
13 Jun 2019 18:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Re: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park

Just a quick update on developments. I did contact all three of my Lewisham councillors, only Cllr Tom Copley replied (although they may confer and decide that one councillor should deal with the query so as not to replicate any action). I took some photos, as requested by Cllr Copley, and he has fo...
by Howard Staunton
1 May 2019 19:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Re: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park

Thanks for the replies. I will contact the council to try and confirm responsibility for the trees. If I get no joy I may try our councillors and see if they can help. I am lucky that the line of trees ends part way across my garden fence so I am not affected as badly as others I suspect. My problem...
by Howard Staunton
30 Apr 2019 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park
Replies: 7
Views: 2985

Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park

My neighbours and I have an issue with a group of trees situated in the communal grounds of the flats of Bryden Close. The trees are situated quite close to the back fences of our Fairlawn Park gardens, and because they have not seen a tree surgeon since God was boy they overhand our gardens, and fo...
by Howard Staunton
25 Apr 2019 09:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31059

Re: Knighton Park Road

John H wrote:
24 Apr 2019 22:45
Howard Staunton wrote:
23 Apr 2019 14:40
I think John H should have taken the username Victor M
Hah Hah (not)
I rest my case.
by Howard Staunton
23 Apr 2019 14:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31059

Re: Knighton Park Road

I think John H should have taken the username Victor M
by Howard Staunton
8 Nov 2018 16:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR
Replies: 65
Views: 21434

Re: LEWISHAM COUNCIL PLANNING ENFORCEMENT DESPAIR

Sorry to read about this dreadful situation. An earlier poster mentioned contacting your MP. Have you done that? If you are where I think you are on Kent House Road your MP is Ellie Reeves. I have not had any contact with her myself, but she is a friend of a work colleague of mine and he speaks very...
by Howard Staunton
10 May 2017 15:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New Kitchen & Bathroom
Replies: 0
Views: 1324

New Kitchen & Bathroom

I know this question has been asked before on this forum, but I am planning to have a new kitchen and bathroom fitted which may involve some building work to alter the size/shape of the two rooms. I see that Brian Brooks was recommended by several members, but does anybody have other recommendations...
by Howard Staunton
13 Mar 2017 16:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 31099

Re: Budgens

Apologies. I had a brainstorm. I do mean behind The Greyhound. Thanks you for the correction.

Howard
by Howard Staunton
13 Mar 2017 11:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 31099

Re: Budgens

Poppy,

You could try using the Sainsbury's Local behind the Windmill pub, it will have some items that the others do not and I find it the most pleasant shopping experience of all the local food shops.

Howard
by Howard Staunton
28 Feb 2017 12:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 31099

Re: Budgens

Sad news for those employees of the local Budgens.

http://www.talkingretail.com/category-n ... res-close/

Would be nice for it to remain as a food retail outlet, but it doesn't look good.
by Howard Staunton
10 Feb 2017 19:52
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Origin Broadband?
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

Origin Broadband?

Anybody in Sydenham using Origin Broadband as their broadband supplier? I am thinking of switching from Sky and would like to know what download speeds users in the area may be getting. I am not talking fibre-optic broad just the bog standard broadband. Thanks.

Howard