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by gillyjp
16 Mar 2017 21:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?
Replies: 36
Views: 11273

Re: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?

Looking through this forum I am struck by how little good news about our area we see lately. There seems to be plenty of bad news - Budgen replacing Co-op, Budgens being awful, closing and possibly nothing to go in the unit, the Orb retail unit becoming another estate agent, Namaste looking awful, ...
by gillyjp
25 Jan 2017 12:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 408857

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Oh I do think you're being a tad unfair likening estate agents with chicken shops Clembot. At least KFH will keep their shop front clean, windows sparkling (to highlight the properties on their books to their best advantage) and it will have a fairly inviting look about it. I'm looking forward to ha...
by gillyjp
22 Dec 2016 16:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 408857

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

In the meantime we will continue looking after the once neglected saplings outside the empty pub. There should be some daffodils and snowdrops appearing around the bases of these little trees in the springtime. :D Who knows, this time next year there might just be a little welcoming pub with twinkly...
by gillyjp
10 Dec 2016 13:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Retail & Employment Plan Consultation
Replies: 29
Views: 15567

Re: Bell Green Retail & Employment Plan Consultation

I am merely suggesting that these people should perhaps learn by their mistakes. Lets face it The Greyhound fiasco was prolonged by those who in their infinite wisdom wanted it made into a 'listed building' which did not do the surrounding area, immediate local residents, or the building any favours...
by gillyjp
10 Dec 2016 10:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Retail & Employment Plan Consultation
Replies: 29
Views: 15567

Re: Bell Green Retail & Employment Plan Consultation

Oh please - next we'll have the good old Sydenham society poking their noses in (if they haven't already that is) and we'll be lumbered with a 'fight to keep the gas holders and get them listed' campaign. You only have to look at what has happened to The Greyhound once the do-Gooders get involved. J...
by gillyjp
7 Oct 2016 22:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 408857

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

The surrounding area outside the Greyhound Pub is looking really unkempt and tatty. The walkway between the pub and the flats is full of litter. Not a good look for the gateway to Sydenham I'm sad to say....
by gillyjp
10 Sep 2016 15:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New cafe
Replies: 14
Views: 7545

Re: New cafe

[quote="clembot"]I'm all for new business' making a mark, but what's with the new cafe top end of the high street? Hardly progress, who signs the plans off?[/quo Previously Sema's, it's always been a café and they had their regulars and I don't see any problem with this. Rather a clean and well run ...
by gillyjp
10 Sep 2016 15:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging around Sainsburys Local
Replies: 13
Views: 3457

Begging around Sainsburys Local

Thought I had better bring it to everyone's attention on this forum that there is a woman who hangs around Sainsburys Local on the corner of Spring Hill by the roundabout, crying - appearing distraught and asking for money. I have witnessed this on several occasions now. I have seen unsuspecting and...
by gillyjp
1 Aug 2016 16:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 30451

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

Paid a visit to Budgens this afternoon. First and last visit I'm afraid. One word: Dire

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by gillyjp
19 Jul 2016 21:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Railway Problems - Lines Closed
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

Re: Railway Problems - Lines Closed

With a nod to the inconvenience suffered by commuters to London using this line, I must say that a welcome side effect of the sink hole is that I can actually park in the road I live in for once. I can go out in my car during the day, come back and there are still places to park in my road. Heaven f...
by gillyjp
23 Apr 2016 11:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35626

Re: Parking problems

Yep - already lodged a request with LBL for a CPZ in Sydenham. However, the wheels of local government grind incredibly slow(ly) - especially if it's LBL. However, I cant fault them for clearing fly tipping when I report it on the Love Lewisham site. Has anyone noticed how bad that is getting these ...
by gillyjp
20 Apr 2016 14:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35626

Re: Parking problems

Eagle I agree. Certainly we need a CPZ on residential roads around stations up to London but I'm not sure LB Lewisham is listening to us as residents. I have put my case for review to Lewisham as advised on STF earlier but I think it has fallen on 'deaf ears' or LB Lewisham are deliberately 'cocking...
by gillyjp
20 Apr 2016 06:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35626

Re: Parking problems

Apologies if I appear to be getting on my soap box again about this and with a nod towards those few who think that drivers have a right to park anywhere legally on the road. However for the last week, perhaps longer, there have been two cars parked and not moved (a people carrier and another saloon...
by gillyjp
5 Apr 2016 19:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bob Wines
Replies: 75
Views: 45835

Re: Bob Wines

:wink: :wink: :wink:
by gillyjp
4 Apr 2016 20:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35626

Re: Parking problems

At the risk of repeating myself from previous posts, permit holders only would be able to park within the permitted time – say for instance 12.00 – 2.00pm. If this was adopted in roads around stations – Peak Hill Gardens, Venner Road, Homecroft Rd, Silverdale, to name a few, it would cut the commute...
by gillyjp
4 Apr 2016 20:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35626

Re: Parking problems

If one-hour restrictions were placed on a residential road, it baffles me as to how a ticket warden could identify legitimate parkers and/or guest visitors, or conversely a blanket ban would mean that residents had to shuffle their cars onto surrounding roads for the duration of the ban. Not exactl...
by gillyjp
4 Apr 2016 15:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35626

Re: Parking problems

Phew thank goodness for that - I was beginning to doubt my marbles :D
by gillyjp
4 Apr 2016 15:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35626

Re: Parking problems

If one-hour restrictions were placed on a residential road, it baffles me as to how a ticket warden could identify legitimate parkers and/or guest visitors, or conversely a blanket ban would mean that residents had to shuffle their cars onto surrounding roads for the duration of the ban. Not exactl...
by gillyjp
3 Apr 2016 11:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bob Wines
Replies: 75
Views: 45835

Re: Bob Wines

If Bob's Wines could get me a bottle of Billet Carte Salmon champagne for under £50 (special occasions only you understand) I'd be their friend forever. Difficult to get it for our anniversary without trotting up to Harrods or ordering on line.
by gillyjp
3 Apr 2016 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35626

Re: Parking problems

Mike I agree partly although if a CPZ , for example , brought in the Lewisham side this will deter many selfish parkers as there would be limited spaces on Ponge side. I spent my first 20 odd years in Venner Road when hardly a car was parked. Much nicer road than now. Ponge? Typographical error or ...