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by chrisj1948
17 Jul 2009 18:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: storm
Replies: 28
Views: 11869

stuart wrote:The flash and the bang were instantaneous here in LPG so it was very, very close.
I reckoned it was about 200 yards SW of the Newlands Park/Sydenham Road junction. I had a little wander round there today hoping to see signs of dramatic damage, but no such luck :twisted:

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
15 Jul 2009 13:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Rough Sleepers
Replies: 52
Views: 21009

The situation on Sydenham Road is better than it used to be. Angie's flower stall outside the post office is a lot more attractive than the benchful of drinkers was. The drinkers now seem to congregate outside the closed-down Hypermarket, where there is a good breadth of pavement for the fastidious ...
by chrisj1948
2 Jul 2009 09:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Teenagers arrested after Lawrie Park Road biker death
Replies: 4
Views: 3563

It will be counted in the RTA statistics

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
22 Jun 2009 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: BOOTS
Replies: 1
Views: 1996

My wife reports that there were workmen in at Boots yesterday evening installing 'cupboards'. Perhaps they left the place unsecured.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
9 Jun 2009 08:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WHAT IF no7: LADY METROS becomes...
Replies: 6
Views: 4882

To give greater synergy with Desire next door I kept the numbers the same (it just looks so much
No. 34 is the house to the right of Desire in your photo. I think the whole of the shop frontage counts as no. 36.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
4 Jun 2009 11:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SPEED HUMPS
Replies: 16
Views: 6941

Although I am not a great fan of inappropriate speed limits I would support the imposition of a 20mph limit on all urban residential roads which were not designated as thoroughfares. This would have to be enforced efficiently, but the benefits would be very real, and would help return the streets to...
by chrisj1948
8 May 2009 08:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Should the High Street be closed to traffic?
Replies: 27
Views: 12550

Why not get a bag on wheels? we have a family of five and do all our shopping on foot. It's easy to manage if you are a bit inventive....better for you and the environment too.... That's an idea. Perhaps I should 'liberate' one of those abandoned postman's trolleys and kill two birds with one stone...
by chrisj1948
7 May 2009 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Should the High Street be closed to traffic?
Replies: 27
Views: 12550

Eagle wrote:Why drive to Sava Centre. Take a bus or walk.
Very true. Unfortunately one also needs to get back again, and eighteen bags of shopping make walking, or even taking the bus, problematical.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
28 Apr 2009 17:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Postmans trolleys
Replies: 17
Views: 7773

Is there not some byelaw about blocking the pavement which is being contravened here? Cars aren't allowed to park on pavements, and shops and street sellers cannot block pavements. How come the Post Office can? You will probably find that the Royal Mail, since its origin in 1516, has had a special ...
by chrisj1948
27 Apr 2009 15:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: what is the house?
Replies: 5
Views: 3723

Are you referring to the traffic lights at the Newlands Park junction?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Apr 2009 10:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: sony laptop problem
Replies: 7
Views: 4266

The screen problem and the worm may not be related, but it makes sense to get rid of the worm a.s.a.p. I use Spybot Search & Destroy to scan for worms: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html It would help if you posted the name of the worm AVG discovered. If it is something like win32/Cr...
by chrisj1948
11 Apr 2009 20:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Angies flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 5406

In moving she has freed up the front of the Hypermarket for the street drinkers. A better space for them as it affords some cover from the rain. I see they have installed an armchair there. Probably a plus for everyone. Whilst the A-team were no social asset to the neighbourhood they seemed mostly ...
by chrisj1948
6 Apr 2009 14:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Any knowledge re Musti's Pound Shop please?
Replies: 29
Views: 15547

There might be an argument that the only pound shop Sydenham needs is Musti's 8)

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
6 Apr 2009 12:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Any knowledge re Musti's Pound Shop please?
Replies: 29
Views: 15547

Activity at last! The shop door was open this morning with two of the guys clearing stuff. They said they would be open again 'soon'.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
30 Mar 2009 12:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Anyone recommend an upholsterer?
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

Anyone recommend an upholsterer?

We have a chaise longue which is dingy and lumpy. Can anyone recommend a local shop/individual who could restore it to usable condition?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
28 Mar 2009 13:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Any knowledge re Musti's Pound Shop please?
Replies: 29
Views: 15547

It was damaged by a fire at the rear on the 15th Feb. There is a forum topic about this. At the time they said they would be open again 'in a fortnight', but I agree with you that in the last month a nose pressed against the door shows no signs of any change inside. I now have to trudge down to Jeff...
by chrisj1948
25 Mar 2009 18:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Will there be a campaign?
Replies: 10
Views: 4768

Annie wrote:we have cctv in that area don't we?
Not to my knowledge, but then I am far from omniscient!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Mar 2009 15:29
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Will there be a campaign?
Replies: 10
Views: 4768

One has to give someone points for initiative in placing that in position. Not sure how popular it will be after the first shower :lol:

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
17 Feb 2009 09:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windows Vista Rail Enquiries Gadget
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Link for Sydenham train info

I have the following link set as a bookmark/favourite:


http://www.livedepartureboards.co.uk/ld ... aspx?T=SYD


Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
14 Feb 2009 11:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: FIRE!!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5454

Tragedy. It was Musti's Pound Plus Store - the best of the Sydenham 'pound shops'. Fire damage seems to be to the rear of the store. They claim they will be open again in a fortnight. I wonder if they will have a Fire Sale?

Regards
Chris