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by JayB
10 May 2018 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 310604

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

Like others, I too have noticed every proposal seems to receive vociferous public backing from the powers that be and yet when push comes to shove ... i suspect a very differnt story can be told behind closed doors. I can't for the life of me understand why you would want to keep things in accordanc...
by JayB
23 Apr 2018 11:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Monstrosity - ie St Philp Neri school building
Replies: 93
Views: 32486

Re: The Monstrosity - ie St Philp Neri school building

It is amazing how at one end of Sydenham every last detail of any proposal, no matter how small or trivial is gone over with a fine tooth comb and yet in Lower Sydenham it seems anything goes eg a standard shop sign for Nandos has to be amended but this monstrosity- go ahead- Bell Green?-slap up adv...
by JayB
22 Apr 2018 20:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 310604

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

So now the signage isn't to taste? How hard could you possibly make it for a business to open here? You know what, some people have delusions of grandeur- this is Sydenham, not Nassau.I am also coming to the conclusion that maybe some people have too much time on their hands. They are perfectly enti...
by JayB
12 Apr 2018 14:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 88547

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Drove up that way yesterday, and they are definitely the best thing about it! Probably, (though the river walk deserves credit) but we are talking about Bell Green here; it is hardly a high bar! Some nice, very well designed residential blocks could still take the accolade of "best in Bell Green" p...
by JayB
10 Apr 2018 16:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lights left on in empty Co-op Supermarket
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

Re: Lights left on in empty Co-op Supermarket

We are lucky that any business wants to move in so let's not start moaning yet.
by JayB
6 Apr 2018 13:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning News
Replies: 16
Views: 9735

Re: Planning News

Full agreement about the algae-green flats-another example of the unlovliness we are all treated to ,as if living in Bell Green weren't enough already. The flats opposite the proposal (ie on the Sainsburys side of the main road) are 7 stories are they not, so i am inclined to think the new proposal ...
by JayB
5 Apr 2018 14:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning News
Replies: 16
Views: 9735

Re: Planning News

many thanks JRW, very useful post. My initial reaction to 86-92 Bell Green is a massive yes to housing and not more shops. We will be looking directly on to this building from Perry Rise so my concerns would be now that we sadly have learned so much about the dangers of cladding ,what can the archit...
by JayB
27 Mar 2018 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 88547

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Hooray - common sense has prevailed. Lets hope SS don't hijack this one. Good riddance to tjis eyesore. Lets hope we get an Aldi there and give Sainsbury's a run for their money and a bit of healthy competition. What like the Lidl directly over the road? Speaking of runs for money, you could always...
by JayB
26 Mar 2018 15:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 88547

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

I don't see why poeple living in Sydenham and Perry Vale wards don't have just as much right to comment as those in Bellingham when some of us live directly adjacent to the site! Regarding what developments follow the demolition, people in parts of Catford and Forest Hill wil lbe directly affected b...
by JayB
21 Mar 2018 14:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 62008

Re: Sydenham Society

How much weight should be given to 'local feeling' anyway? Is a plebiscite an appropriate way for determining planning applications? The first of your questions is a matter of shifting sandsand possibly exactly why the council is consulting on what is a difficult and tendacious issue, but your seco...
by JayB
19 Mar 2018 16:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 62008

Re: Sydenham Society

Big thanks to growsydenham for obtaining a helpful reply from our council.That's encouraging. I am particularly concerned at "double counting " where conceivably i can use any civic society i am active in to set up a petition and also to lobby on behalf of my view and then respond again a second or ...
by JayB
13 Mar 2018 17:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 62008

Re: Sydenham Society

But some other areas of the SS get it right.So what is the reason for discrepancy ? Eg Someone called Ben, i think, posted up on here and FH the Southern Rail consultation to alter services. He gave a short explanation as to why the SS would be objecting- then posted the link to Southern's questionn...
by JayB
10 Mar 2018 15:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 62008

Re: Sydenham Society

JayB did your neighbours warn you of suburban version of a New World Order? Well said decchips, you have literally made me laugh out loud. I'm afraid my poor writing style has made my neighbours look like deluded conspiracy theorists. :oops: They didn't actually leave cryptic messages suggesting da...
by JayB
9 Mar 2018 15:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 62008

Re: Sydenham Society

I was horrified by how a few people on here people launched into the Poodle Club, but it doesn't stop there. Much of hte same people are also quick to put down individuals making suggestions for improvements to litter , transport and so on , either by contradicting the individual trying to make a ch...
by JayB
8 Mar 2018 13:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 62008

Re: Sydenham Society

Wouldn't it make sense to ask Lewisham council directly how they regard societies both under any statute or byelaw and also in practice, i.e. weight given to submissions presumably in all things not just planning by comparison with individual voices? I acknowledge that individuals might not know wh...
by JayB
6 Mar 2018 15:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 62008

Re: Sydenham Society

But how can a group that so clearly represents only one demographic in a very diverse area ,and seems comprised of committeees run by people from the more affluent geographic areas of Sydenham possibly be taken to be "representative"? Any one could form a group with a few mates and claim to speak on...
by JayB
4 Mar 2018 17:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 62008

Re: Sydenham Society

Re: infrastructure, I agree to some extent, though I think the main pressure locally is on GP services (it’s impossible to get an appointment, though that’s true in many places). Schools have been expanded significantly, at primary level at least - the ‘Outstanding’ ones are oversubscribed but that...
by JayB
1 Mar 2018 18:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Toys R Us
Replies: 21
Views: 13803

Re: Toys R Us

So, no one from Bell Green then Tim, nor Lower Sydenham. just sayin. :wink:
by JayB
25 Feb 2018 18:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 27729

Re: 20 mph speed limits

Studies show that reducing speeds to 20 mph DECREASES pollution because of the reduction in wasted accelerations/deaccelerations in urban areas. Do you really think you know better than NICE: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng70/chapter/Recommendations#smooth-driving-and-speed-reduction Actually, ...
by JayB
15 Feb 2018 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 211
Views: 122097

Re: Mural?

Well done for getting so far so quickly JMLF that is a major achievement, not least in these parts that is a fantastic achievment,It is good news that NR are being so supportive. Whilst i have nothing against her what so ever, i do not see why it is more relevent to know what Chris Best thinks than ...