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by chrisj1948
2 Nov 2017 14:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: food waste collection
Replies: 25
Views: 11383

Re: food waste collection

Yesterday, in desperation, I sent an email to the address given in an earlier post to outline the situation. This morning all the overflowing bins on the street around us were emptied, in my case the black, green and brown bins. This was an enormous relief. Whilst it would obviously have been better...
by chrisj1948
31 Oct 2017 15:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: food waste collection
Replies: 25
Views: 11383

Re: food waste collection

We do not have a food waste bin (they never delivered one) but since we compost and feed foxes that is no loss. Our black bin, however, has not been collected for six weeks! I reported it after the missed collection a fortnight ago (I wasn't too sure about the previous one due to the changed collect...
by chrisj1948
11 Sep 2017 21:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lemon Tree
Replies: 19
Views: 14912

Re: Lemon Tree

I agree that Himalayan Kitchen has the best Indian food locally. At one time I would have chosen Gurkhas, but I think they changed their chef a few years ago and, whilst still good, no longer have the same edge.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
21 Aug 2017 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Brown Bin/Garden Waste Collection Non-Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: Brown Bin/Garden Waste Collection Non-Service

I too have always had my brown bin emptied reliably on a Wednesday. I love the brown bin. I am a reluctant gardener and 'the brown bin is full' is a great excuse to leave further work until next week!

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Jul 2017 08:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: No Water
Replies: 21
Views: 9055

Re: No Water

The region of low pressure had extended to the Sydenham Road / Newlands Park junction by yesterday morning. Too low for the shower heater to cut in, Cold showers are so bracing, are they not?

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
26 May 2017 09:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Starts tonight! Three Men in a Boat at the Sydenham Centre
Replies: 11
Views: 4797

Re: Starts tonight! Three Men in a Boat at the Sydenham Cent

Three Men in a Boat was, and still is, a very funny book. I suspect many people, if they have heard of it at all, associate it with the farcical 1956 film version starring Jimmy Edwards, or the 1975 TV adaptation by Tom Stoppard as a travelogue. Spontaneous Productions have remained more true to the...
by chrisj1948
27 Apr 2017 07:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hi-Fi repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

Re: Hi-Fi repair?

I am still using my damped transmission line speakers driven by Kef Kit 3 (a Kef Concerto without enclosure) constructed in 1975! Admittedly the only way I got permission to move them to our small house in Sydenham was by having them placed on their sides, with squab cushions on top, so that they co...
by chrisj1948
24 Apr 2017 16:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hi-Fi repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 3561

Re: Hi-Fi repair?

[quote="pip"I intend to take my 30+ year old Nad amp there for repair.[/quote] Would that be a NAD 3020? I retired mine to the attic when we moved to Sydenham 10 years ago since lack of space forced the purchase of an all-in-one unit. It was still working fine, but the tone and volume controls had g...
by chrisj1948
14 Apr 2017 08:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 9
Views: 4851

Re: Sydenham Green Group Practice

The fundamental problem is that the practice is understaffed. This is not through choice, and they are not alone in this. GP practices across the country are desperately trying to recruit more staff. No booking system will compensate for having a pint in a quart pot.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
13 Apr 2017 09:22
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Proposed new SE26.life forum
Replies: 45
Views: 44600

Re: Proposed new SE26.life forum

I agree about the depressing nature of this thread.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Apr 2017 18:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Istanbul 'supermarket'
Replies: 21
Views: 17058

Re: Istanbul 'supermarket'

this seems to have drifted from Istanbul to PFC - I've never had any problems with PFC and chose it over the other similar store - not that i would think of it as high on my list of wine outlets PFC have some very good wine offers if you are not looking for fancy wines. The 'charging problem' only ...
by chrisj1948
26 Feb 2017 18:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Street planters
Replies: 9
Views: 4550

Re: Street planters

We have a strip of concrete between our back fence and the road. It always attracted rubbish, and I had to clean it up regularly. During a couple of years of serious illness I was not able to do this, and it became a dumping ground. About three years ago we had it cleared (there was some nasty stuff...
by chrisj1948
11 Jan 2017 11:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road accidentt 13:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Re: Sydenham Road accidentt 13:15

Fortunately not as serious as I feared. My CCTV indicates that Sydenham Road was open again by 14:40.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
10 Jan 2017 13:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road accidentt 13:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Sydenham Road accidentt 13:15

Sydenham Road between Newlands Park & Mayow Road is currently blocked. Reportedly an accident involving a motorbike and a bus, Ambulance crews currently treating two people who seem to be in poor condition.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 Jan 2017 08:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Traffic cameras
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Re: Traffic cameras

Can anyone point me in the direction of how you would ask to have cameras put up regarding speeding/running red lights? I think they are normally situated where the accident statistics indicate a problem. They are expensive to set up, so there has to be a need. I live at the Newlands Park / Sydenha...
by chrisj1948
8 Nov 2016 11:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Music Reproduction Quality (warning - geeky!)
Replies: 1
Views: 1637

Music Reproduction Quality (warning - geeky!)

A few years ago I started switching over from album/CD to mp3 for my music collection; primarily to enable use of a portable player. At first I just ripped using the Windows Media Player default (128 kbps), and that was OK when on the move but the mp3's sounded noticeably worse compared to the origi...
by chrisj1948
26 Oct 2016 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise issue in Newlands Park last night
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

Re: Noise issue in Newlands Park last night

butters wrote:I feel like such an old fart!
Join the club! :D

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
17 Oct 2016 12:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cash Machine Harrassment
Replies: 6
Views: 3935

Cash Machine Harrassment

My wife has just had the unfortunate experience, at the cash machine outside Tesco Direct on Sydenham Road near the Newlands Park junction, of having a guy lean over her and manipulate the keypad, making three attempts to interfere with her transaction until she shouted at him to go away. This meant...
by chrisj1948
15 Sep 2016 19:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Namaste London RIP
Replies: 12
Views: 13628

Re: Namaste London RIP

monkeyarms wrote:.. the place with a couple of motorbikes in it,
That is open, occasionally, and by appointment.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
23 Aug 2016 10:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Cold Call - There is a problem with your computer
Replies: 7
Views: 3968

Cold Call - There is a problem with your computer

A typical exchange this morning: Me: Hello. (already suspicious about an 'Out of Area' caller) Villain: Hello my name is John. I am calling from the technical department of your internet supplier (a change; normally it is Microsoft Support). There is a problem with your router. ..; series of exchang...