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by JayB
21 Oct 2017 17:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Catford bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 4791

Re: Catford bridge

Great. But where to paint, and what? Greyhounds obviously represent Catford's history but what represents us? Please don't say gas cylinders. Any where in Bell Green would be a bonus!
by JayB
12 Oct 2017 16:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New pocket park bench
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: New pocket park bench

I'm afraid my own thoughts are not good and this type of innovation exactly what gets me so hot under the collar about Sydenham. Presumably this is not sponsored but is paid for with our council tax? If so who thought Sydenham residents would want to sit in a row like the three wise monkeys gawking ...
by JayB
11 Oct 2017 16:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Catford bridge
Replies: 14
Views: 4791

Catford bridge

OK so not quite Sydenham but nearer to those of us in Bell Green than many other parts of Sydenham and many of us travel through each day as we use the stations. Last night on my way home two guys were painting then stencilling the brick wall over the road bridge over the railway on the South Circul...
by JayB
7 Oct 2017 14:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2017 Decent Christmas Decorations in High Street?
Replies: 28
Views: 9200

Re: 2017 Decent Christmas Decorations in High Street?

conti16 wrote: I am not scared of voicing my opinion No one has ever had a go at you for voicing your opinion, conti16 - but you shouldn't slam other people for voicing theirs or suggesting they are Sydenham's problem when they disagree with you. But Conti is making a wider point about a "Mafia" an...
by JayB
30 Sep 2017 18:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Food Hygiene ratings Lewisham
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Food Hygiene ratings Lewisham

Well, here's us like fools worrying about the garish and scruffy appearance of quite a few local shops- now it appears some can't even be bothered to get the basics of food hygiene right- including washing their hands! What i can't understand is why it not compulsory to display your rating on the do...
by JayB
29 Sep 2017 14:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Walker Briggs
Replies: 3
Views: 2069

Re: Walker Briggs

Sorry but the CEO of Heinz flew in especially to see me but he said he did not like the signage in our high strreet so would not be opening a pop up here but if Harrods opened a branch next to the garage he might give it a whirl. Oh and he said i should study how big businesses pay consultancy compa...
by JayB
4 Aug 2017 13:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 56407

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

Regarding the newsshopper article that owlwise helpfully posted, i do not understand this turn of events. First, at the meetings held to discuss the issue odf Aldi many local residents said their main concern was traffic pollution and not saviing the gas holders; that they were happy to see resident...
by JayB
2 Aug 2017 13:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling Weekend Road Closures
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

Re: Cycling Weekend Road Closures

Thanks for the tips about sight seeing Admin, but actually some of us had to visit freinds in Whipps Cross hospital- a journey which thanks ot the chaos caused by the closure of central London took 2 hours and 15 minutes each way.As the organisers claim it is "an olympic legacy" why not hold it in a...
by JayB
26 Jul 2017 17:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Proposed reduced train services in 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2514

Re: Proposed reduced train services in 2018

It is ironic that the last LB to Sydenham trains are now stopping earlier at night- just as TFL launch the overground all night to NXG- from where of course we could have picked up the onward journey to Sydenham via the last LB train to Sydenham on Fridays and Saturdays at around 1 am :evil: .. I am...
by JayB
17 Jul 2017 15:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Sydenham Society
Replies: 37
Views: 12571

Re: The Sydenham Society

I'm sure the Sydenham Society has done excellent work. But it is 2017 not 1977 and many local societies as you describe now regularly canvass opinions- including from non-members- via electronic surveys, two-way social media and public consultations. How, for example, do you even know what the prior...
by JayB
5 Jul 2017 16:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: London Overground night extension
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Re: London Overground night extension

Due to the reasons that Likelife states it looks unlikely it will be easy to extend the night line down to us.Network rail say they need night access for their repairs. LOL. I think we will have a very long wait for TFL and Network rail to agree on anything as their rivalry appears to be a stubborn ...
by JayB
3 Jul 2017 16:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 31858

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Did i just read in an oft repeated list on this forum listing things Sydenham has to offer "20 minutes transport to the west end?" Obviously we need to add to our list of attractions "great drugs" :lol:
by JayB
20 Apr 2017 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What has Jim done
Replies: 37
Views: 15943

Re: What has Jim done

Fantastic news. However, Jim Dowd did do something. I once emailed him about the lamentable public transport in Sydenham in terms of connecting us with central London. He forwarded my email to Boris for reply! To give credit where credit is due, i got a three page detailed response from the Mayor's ...
by JayB
13 Apr 2017 11:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 311161

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

what has been your previous experience with CPZs? We all voted for them in Brixton when i lived there, then within a year bitterly regretted them- you still could not park near your house but the pay -by -results wardens would pounce on residents for such things as "tyre in contact with the kerb" ,"...
by JayB
12 Apr 2017 13:36
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: A Walk through the Nave of the Crystal Palace 1854
Replies: 129
Views: 465334

Re: A Walk through the Nave of the Crystal Palace 1854

What a fantastic and illuminating resource- thanks for posting it- I will return as too much to take in in one sitting! :D
by JayB
11 Apr 2017 11:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shops in lower Sydenham
Replies: 15
Views: 8355

Re: New shops in lower Sydenham

Yay at last something decent happening down in our neck of the woods! Excellent news.
by JayB
11 Apr 2017 11:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 311161

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

and young people like and can often afford nandos. I would not like to be young here myself.
by JayB
11 Apr 2017 10:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High Street banners
Replies: 54
Views: 18023

Re: High Street banners

You are right about Herne Hill. I lived there in the 1980s when it was considered a slum. It is completely unrecognisable now .What makes it different to Sydenham in my view is that numerous journalists, TV presenters, actors, newsreaders and poiticians live there and do they know how to make a fuss...
by JayB
10 Apr 2017 10:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tennis courts in Mayow Park
Replies: 12
Views: 4677

Re: Tennis courts in Mayow Park

Yes, i agree,charging excludes many people from using them. Once public parks seem to be becoming the de facto province of the middle classes who increasingly set the norms and terms on which the rest of us can use them. (Though i suppose from their inception there was always an air of preachyness t...
by JayB
6 Apr 2017 12:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Retail & Employment Plan Consultation
Replies: 24
Views: 17206

Re: Bell Green Retail & Employment Plan Consultation

Many thanks, it did not come up on a Lewisham council website search! I will see if i am allowed to post the link in a separate thread as a lot of people at the meeting this week did not know where to find it and it closes soon. :) .