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by bensonby
22 Aug 2016 16:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: More helicopters lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 3854

Re: More helicopters lately?

The @mpsinthesky account changed over to a new NPAS Twitter account when the air support unit was transferred from the Met to the National Police Air Service. It is a lot less informative and interactive than it was when it was a Met account.
by bensonby
13 Aug 2016 11:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: More helicopters lately?
Replies: 13
Views: 3854

Re: More helicopters lately?

I think drones are definitely going to be the future Stuart. I'm just not 100% that they can cram in as much technology into a drone yet as they do in the chopper. Some of the capabilities in the helicopter are absolutely incredible. I'm also not sure about a drone's endurance versus a helicopter. F...
by bensonby
29 Apr 2016 07:19
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Great Fire of Sydenham
Replies: 2
Views: 3494

Re: The Great Fire of Sydenham

Unfortunately Reg died a few years ago.

https://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6211
by bensonby
28 Apr 2016 18:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dishwasher folly!
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

Re: Dishwasher folly!

I resisted getting a dishwasher for years but got one at the start of the year after working out that it was actually more economical and environmentally friendly than the washing up bowl. Ours uses a ridiculously low quantity of water. It's honestly transformed the washing up routine and made life ...
by bensonby
28 Apr 2016 18:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 42385

Re: Parking problems

If you wanted a parking space why didn't you move to a house with a drive?
by bensonby
10 Apr 2016 17:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 42385

Re: Parking problems

If it works out cheaper and/or more convenient for them then it is common sense rather than selfishness?


Perhaps the people who park near local shops disrupting people who are trying to get to work are selfish, to use the same logic
by bensonby
10 Apr 2016 13:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 42385

Re: Parking problems

Mont Sorry you misunderstood. I was saying ought to be controlled parking throughout Sydenham to deter the selfish station all day parkers. Why is it selfish to park on an unrestricted public highway? The person who parks there has just as much right to park there as anyone else. If you want a guar...
by bensonby
2 Apr 2016 06:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanzibar- Licence revoked
Replies: 35
Views: 16545

Re: Zanzibar- Licence revoked

Just like if people move next to a club and start complaining about the noise. That's fair isn't it? Unfortunately the law doesn't agree with you on that point, as per my earlier case law I quoted. As for your point re any nightspot getting complaints if it were to be located there: I don't think t...
by bensonby
23 Mar 2016 11:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zanzibar- Licence revoked
Replies: 35
Views: 16545

Re: Zanzibar- Licence revoked

While you can see the problem with this: I move to London because of buzzy nighttimes, I am rich and manage to move to the most buzzy area, I then complain about the noise. It's not nice is it? All this noise? I didn't expect this? That's detrimental to lots of organisations and institutions that p...
by bensonby
23 Mar 2016 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area
Replies: 34
Views: 8259

Re: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area

I must say, I've never understood why some people like to have music is loud that you cannot have a conversation. Even if you want to dance music doesn't need to be overpoweringly loud. So, why do some people insist on excess decibels?

Can anyone shed any light?
by bensonby
19 Mar 2016 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area
Replies: 34
Views: 8259

Re: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area

The police have no powers to deal with noise complaints. Call the council: they have the statutory responsibility to investigate. Don't hold put much hope of them actually prosecuting though: I did an FOI request a short while ago asking how many prosecutions they undertook v the number of complaint...
by bensonby
18 Feb 2016 11:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flabbergasted
Replies: 25
Views: 6602

Re: Flabbergasted

Originally they planned to have the power back by Thursday but its all on already, word has reached me that they have somehow hooked into the main line.. I have taken meter readings in case they have done what I hope they have not. If this does prove to be the case ... theft of electricity is not o...
by bensonby
17 Feb 2016 21:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flabbergasted
Replies: 25
Views: 6602

Re: Flabbergasted

It might be worth suing the shop to be honest... It sounds horrendous.
by bensonby
19 Oct 2015 21:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 42385

Re: Parking problems

As someone who lives in an area of very restricted on-street parking that often means we can't leave the car near the house I struggle to understand the ire. It's a public road. You do not own it. The person who lives elsewhere pays as much for that road as you do. I fail to see how outrageously sel...
by bensonby
28 Sep 2015 16:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Closure of Lawrie Pk Road
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: Closure of Lawrie Pk Road

Isn't that a bit of an abuse of process though? The reason they need to make an order and specific date/length etc is, presumably, to give people notice etc. If they are just issuing a "blanket" order then it surely defeats the point and allows them to close the road when they like for however long ...
by bensonby
27 Aug 2015 17:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Thinking of moving to Lower Sydenham
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: Thinking of moving to Lower Sydenham

Mormead Road is really on the Bellingham Estate: a large sprawling 1920's(?) development. It does have some issues around anti social behaviour etc. but, then again, what areas don't.

Go for a wander late afternoon and into the evening and get a feel for the place.
by bensonby
27 Aug 2015 17:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: JOHNS BARBERS RECOMMENDATION
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Re: JOHNS BARBERS RECOMMENDATION

I can second that. I grew up having my hair cut at that shop and even after I moved out of the area in 2010 I still went back quite often to have my hair cut by John or Michael. Nice chaps.
by bensonby
9 Aug 2015 10:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Car in Venner Square
Replies: 81
Views: 17294

Re: Car in Venner Square

Where am I when I am needed? Not in Sydenham as often as I used to be. Is it an offence? Probably not. The two relevant offences that potentially spring to mind are: Taking a Conveyance (s.12 of the Theft Act 1968) - but that would require it being moved for "someone's use". Just moving it out of th...
by bensonby
23 Jul 2015 18:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fly tipping along the high street
Replies: 11
Views: 3112

Re: Fly tipping along the high street

The CCTV belongs to and is operated by the council. The prosecuting authority for fly tipping lies with the council. I fail to see what the police have go to do with it at all...
by bensonby
17 Jun 2015 06:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hyde Housing are awful
Replies: 30
Views: 11403

Re: Hyde Housing are awful

It's not up to me to take them to court, it's up to them to pay. Er, isn't that what small claims courts are for? Forcing people to pay for things that they otherwise fail to pay for? The process is pretty straightforward and you can do it yourself. See here: https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for...