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by coll
25 Jul 2019 16:34
Forum: Wanted
Topic: advice about wasp nest
Replies: 3
Views: 325

advice about wasp nest

Hello, I was cleaning some ivy in my garden and disturbed what I suspect is a wasp nest. Its a hole in the ground where there is a lot of activity. I was bitten - not stung by one and another got my dog. I don't like the idea of having them exterminated. My understanding is that they do pollenate pl...
by coll
17 Sep 2018 12:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kennel
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Re: Kennel

Hello,
I can recommend our dog sitter Lewis. He stays at the house with our dogs when we go away. He is very dedicated, professional and loves dogs. If you like I can give you his number
by coll
14 Sep 2018 21:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?
Replies: 24
Views: 6262

Re: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?

The relevant people have been notified repeatedly about this guy. Nothing has ever been done.
by coll
13 Sep 2018 05:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?
Replies: 24
Views: 6262

Re: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?

I have noticed over the past few months that Enterprise rental has been parking large amounts of their cars along Mayow as well as in the Thorpes. There are Vans, Zip Cars and standard rental cars with with the 'E' emblem on the back of the car lined up along the road. Is this legal? There is also t...
by coll
6 Oct 2017 12:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 292576

Re: sticky: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Apparently the owners are going to be selling food. I hear it will be Jamaican
by coll
5 Oct 2017 16:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 292576

Re: sticky: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

I am curious about all the discussion around positive and negative aspects of Nando’s going in this area. Yet, I see that the space next to Trattoria Raffaele is having a change of use. It appears that some fast food venue is being cobbled together in a space that seems to change its business annual...
by coll
24 Aug 2017 07:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 29
Views: 11106

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

I love the place but agree there is always something odd with pricing. Plus the staff seem misrable/angry. I have also noticed that they will charge for a carrier bag. From what I understand smaller businesses aren't meant to be charging. I asked once just after the policy came in about 5p bags. The...
by coll
19 Jul 2017 08:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 36943

Re: Parking problems

I wanted to bump this up as I don't know if this is relevant here or elsewhere. There is a man who lives on the corner of Bishopsthorpe and Silverdale in the block of flats. For the past year he seems to be running his car repair/tyre or towing business on the actual street. He has a white two truck...
by coll
7 Jul 2017 18:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Squatters?
Replies: 13
Views: 3663

Re: Squatters?

I was just going to post about this. I past just a moment ago. There is a tent set up, a VERY large amount of cider and what looks like to contents of a moving van that have been dumped there. Its always something new and interesting here is SE26! :lol:
by coll
2 May 2017 12:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 36943

Re: Parking problems

I wanted to bump this thread back up. I have noticed that the parking issues are increasing in the area - as if that were possible. Today I watched as 4 brand new cars drove out of the Audi place into the Thorpes. They all parked and left. This is not new. Enterprise car rental also leaves several o...
by coll
22 Apr 2017 09:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Alexandra
Replies: 21
Views: 6406

Re: The Alexandra

We went last week. Meh! It will be interesting to see how it does when it is has been up and running for a while. Strange 'decour' choices. Particularly the odd sideboard when you walk in with 'nick-nacks' on it. The built in seating is interesting but can't see it ageing well. Also WHAT was the poi...
by coll
13 Apr 2017 14:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

Sydenham Green Group Practice

Hello, Has anyone here had trouble getting in to see a Dr or Nurse Practitioner at Sydenham Green? It use to be such a great practice but in the past 3 years it seems practically impossible to get in to see anyone. I have 4 prescriptions that need to be reviewed and put on repeat. I gave up trying t...
by coll
31 Mar 2017 20:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Istanbul 'supermarket'
Replies: 21
Views: 13234

Re: Istanbul 'supermarket'

I'm laughing as I write this (possibly crying a bit too). I decided to go to Bob's Wines tonight on my way home. I figured after the events as Istanbul I could redress the balance by giving them my business - as it should have been in the first place. I'm happy to give them my money as I think they ...
by coll
31 Mar 2017 12:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Istanbul 'supermarket'
Replies: 21
Views: 13234

Re: Istanbul 'supermarket'

I agree about not liking something vs. it being off. This wine was off. Sulphur and vinegar are not usually tastes/smells I would equate with a rose wine. I suspect the seal was not intact.
by coll
31 Mar 2017 10:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Istanbul 'supermarket'
Replies: 21
Views: 13234

Re: Istanbul 'supermarket'

It was a screw top "Cabernet Rose" can't recall the brand.
by coll
31 Mar 2017 09:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Istanbul 'supermarket'
Replies: 21
Views: 13234

Istanbul 'supermarket'

Apologies in advance for the rant. I realise this may be petty but.... Friend came for dinner last night and asked if they could pick up anything. I suggest just a bottle of wine. Not knowing the area they went to Istanbul 'supermarket'. I usually don't go in there as I find the prices much higher t...
by coll
14 Mar 2017 17:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?
Replies: 36
Views: 11676

Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?

Looking through this forum I am struck by how little good news about our area we see lately. There seems to be plenty of bad news - Budgen replacing Co-op, Budgens being awful, closing and possibly nothing to go in the unit, the Orb retail unit becoming another estate agent, Namaste looking awful, l...
by coll
28 Feb 2017 18:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High Street banners
Replies: 54
Views: 15389

Re: High Street banners

Slightly off subject but similar situation. Skanska were responsible for changing the lanterns in the Thorpes. They did all the roads but Princethorpe. I contacted them asking why and was told something about not having any of the new ones in stock. They then replaced the lanterns like-for-like for ...
by coll
21 Sep 2016 08:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 36943

Re: Parking problems

I wanted to move this back up. I didn't think it was possible but parking seems to be getting worse. Between the hours of 7 and 9am the sound of cars up and down the thorpes parking is astounding. I refuse to put my bins out to 'mark ''my'' space' as many seem to do. However, I really resent having ...
by coll
5 Aug 2016 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 417515

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

I've often pasthttp://www.morleystooting.co.uk/ and thought it would go well in that space.