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by JayB
7 Feb 2018 18:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beware of burglars
Replies: 7
Views: 3965

Re: Beware of burglars

Thanks for the warning El Cid, always useful though of course i am very sorry to hear it has happened to any of us. :evil:
Unfortunately burglars often revisit an area once they have been in one flat or house so we should alll be alert.
by JayB
4 Feb 2018 17:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 56321

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

Well said broken-shaman. It's interesting how many in Sydenham seem to think any old crap and any amount of congestion is fine for those of us who live in Bell Green, It seems to me and many neighbours that absolutely nothing of this nature i nterms of noise and pollution would be entertained for a ...
by JayB
26 Jan 2018 12:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 14609

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

On Tuesday pm I was walkiing home along the river walk and 3 girls in school uniform were throwing their plastic milkshake bottles straight into the river from the bridge by the railway crossing.. I asked them if they knew the consequences for wildlife..Predictably, they told me to F Off. (Can't our...
by JayB
19 Jan 2018 17:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 14609

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

The copious amounts of litter here in parts of sydenham are the worst I have seen in London too. All my neighbours agree and visitors comment- it goes on their list of why they would not want to live in Sydenham. But I don't actually care whether it is better or worse in East Dulwich( which appearen...
by JayB
9 Dec 2017 19:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham house raided......
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Re: Sydenham house raided......

Very sad to hear, what can yo usay apart from to wish the victims some recovery and hope for an an early departure for the perpetrators? Unfortunately street robberies and three sex attacks have also been recorded on or near Perry Rise according ot the crime maps.It was a real mistake to lose our co...
by JayB
27 Nov 2017 12:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed
Replies: 26
Views: 8499

Re: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed

There is no excuse for such aggresive and dangerous driving ever. However, it is true to say the sign that it is a left turn lane is usually obscured by cars stood at the traffic lights. This obsession with on -road markings is not used in many countries precisely because of this reason. As i say th...
by JayB
23 Nov 2017 15:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Builds on Sydenham High Street
Replies: 30
Views: 13798

Re: New Builds on Sydenham High Street

But buyers could get to live "in Sydenham, one of South East London's most vibrant hotspots" LOL. Estate agents, parasites we can all do without.
by JayB
22 Nov 2017 15:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 8432

Re: Sydenham wish list

I wrote to TFL about 356 (it goes from nowhere in particular to nowhere! why not at least terminate in the bus station at CP where yo ucould change withother servcies) They say it runs every 30 mins due ot lack of demand- given you might have to stand 30 minutes at a stop with no shelter eg the one ...
by JayB
20 Nov 2017 18:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 8432

Re: Sydenham wish list

Great idea that had not occurred to me and potentially a much better solution. I sometimes get the 40 bus for part of my journey as it actually covers the same distance quicker than the 176. ( I never mentioned the 176 in my OP by the way) It is very annoying to people down here that we do not seem...
by JayB
20 Nov 2017 14:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 8432

Re: Sydenham wish list

You are confusing fullness with frequency. A bus does not need to be overcrowded for it to run more frequently or logically each bus would wait until it is entirely full before it eevr went anywhere.. The 176 is no good at all for people living in Lower Sydenham. There is a connecting service- the 3...
by JayB
19 Nov 2017 16:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 310604

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

I don't understand how you can object to a Nandos on health reasons, but approve of the Greyhound returning as a pub? Very well said monkeyarms, and to the tiresome local pub debate we can add in oh so many alcohol related health issues as well as the empty calories. I assume they'll be selling foo...
by JayB
19 Nov 2017 15:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 56321

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

No Syd, i don't hink it is this forum- it's that the council say in their response to the objections to the development that they acknowledge there is a problem with litter that their officers will visit the site- and hey presto, it's cleaned up! As i say this should have bee nenforced a long time a...
by JayB
19 Nov 2017 15:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 8432

Re: Sydenham wish list

Definite priority better public transport as that would increase footfall and make others more willing to come here say to eat or socialise. People won't set up shop for a limited market of older people and a new generation of parents who largely don't go out at night. Young people without children ...
by JayB
17 Nov 2017 11:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanara Court
Replies: 26
Views: 17276

Re: Zanara Court

I agree the development looks good and appears to have been thought through i nterms of visual impact- Now can we please have something nice down at our end- something not in-keeping with the rest of Bell Green/Lower Sydenham for example :wink:
by JayB
17 Nov 2017 11:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 56321

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2017/11/historic-bell-green-gas-holders-granted-listed-status-lewisham-council-residents-campaign/ The article of Simon's link has confused a lot of us. This is not the same thing at all as English Heritage listing and i am not sure what benefits it conveys in reali...
by JayB
15 Nov 2017 09:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 56321

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

Well, well, well- it's a miracle! I walked around the retail park yesterday and there was hardly any rubbish left on site for the first time in a few years. Also all the overgrown planting has been cut back and the beds had been cleared of most of the weeds- leaving bare bark chippings as the dead p...
by JayB
12 Nov 2017 15:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 56321

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

I went to Bell Green yesterday and although these developments are my least favourite place on earth I think about the jobs and the housing. That was derelict space for decades. If I changed on thing I'd force sports direct to cover those breeze blocks. It looks cheap and nasty. Yes but sadly those...
by JayB
22 Oct 2017 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aslef to recommend ending strikes on Southern Rail
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Re: Aslef to recommend ending strikes on Southern Rail

And yet the London Overground drivers manage to close the doors so well.All by themselves! As do Southern drivers on our Metro routes. Must be magic doors on them there trains.The general quality of public transport down here needs great improvement. There is a difference between 5 coaches on a str...
by JayB
21 Oct 2017 17:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aslef to recommend ending strikes on Southern Rail
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Re: Aslef to recommend ending strikes on Southern Rail

And yet the London Overground drivers manage to close the doors so well.All by themselves! As do Southern drivers on our Metro routes. Must be magic doors on them there trains.The general quality of public transport down here needs great improvement.
by JayB
21 Oct 2017 17:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What *are* they doing to Dartmouth Road?
Replies: 22
Views: 6991

Re: What *are* they doing to Dartmouth Road?

I waited a full 26 minutes for a 176 to work into town at Forest Hill/London road stop on Thursday night-making the total journey time Bell Green to Waterloo Bridge to over two hours. Unbelieveable! The bus (already hopeless) had been stuck in the traffic on Dartmouth Road for ages. I am amazed TFL ...