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by gillyjp
29 Mar 2016 14:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 35372

Re: Parking problems

Good. I hope there is a Sydenham wide CPZ which operates between 12 midday and 2.00pm. This is what most of the streets in Bromley have got and at a stroke it will stop all the commuter chancers lining up for a space (particularly evident on the road I live in which leads to the upline entrance to S...
by gillyjp
17 Jan 2016 20:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights in Sydenham?
Replies: 36
Views: 6482

Re: Christmas lights in Sydenham?

I don't think so Pally - but even if they do they need to be disconnected. Here's hoping for a better display next year!
by gillyjp
17 Jan 2016 13:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights in Sydenham?
Replies: 36
Views: 6482

Re: Christmas lights in Sydenham?

Please turn off those awful Christmas lights now - I see they are still turned on and they weren't the greatest even in the Season of Goodwill but now they are just downright depressing. :roll:
by gillyjp
15 Jan 2016 22:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Golden Lion pub
Replies: 175
Views: 79929

Re: Golden Lion pub

Had a coffee in the Golden Lion this morning with an old friend and I have to say it was lovely. Warm, spacious with comfy seats and great coffee and croissants. They have a good breakfast menu as well and I will definitely be popping in again - I hope they keep it up.
by gillyjp
11 Jan 2016 19:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Good doctors in Sydenham?
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Good doctors in Sydenham?

Yes Pally I take it all back - must have been feeling a tad grumpy when I posted. I went on line on Sunday night and low and behold there were a lot more appointments and I managed to book one for Tuesday! Amazing and much happier now.

:D :D :D :D :D
by gillyjp
9 Jan 2016 23:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bollards
Replies: 54
Views: 8612

Re: Bollards

Yes I agree Nigel – pavement parking most inconsiderate and annoying. Almost as annoying as pedestrians walking the length of Peak Hill Gardens, in the middle of the road coming from and going to the station. They obviously don’t realise that the pavement is for pedestrians and the road is for cars.
by gillyjp
9 Jan 2016 23:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RIP LA Fitness
Replies: 13
Views: 6460

Re: RIP LA Fitness

The decision to close the pool at the Sydenham Pure Gym branch wasn't specific to Sydenham. Pure Gym have taken over all LA Fitness gyms and their business model is 'no frills'. That means no pools and no saunas. I don't think any amount of campaigning by the Sydenham Society would force Pure Gym t...
by gillyjp
9 Jan 2016 23:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Good doctors in Sydenham?
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Good doctors in Sydenham?

Actually it is not that easy getting an appointment with the Sydenham Green practice, in fact it is very frustrating. Yes I have the means to book on line - if you are prepared to wait 3 weeks (those being the only two left when I logged on before Christmas). It wasn't an emergency so I'd rather not...
by gillyjp
27 Dec 2015 22:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2029

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year thread

It's been a long time coming and a hard slog to get there but I'm sure all affected residents are looking forward to a peaceful New Year now Zanzibar's license has been revoked. Well done to Matt McGrath and his team and all their hard work.
by gillyjp
12 Dec 2015 21:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oh gawd
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Oh gawd

I have it on good authority - not for much longer. Their license has been revoked thank goodness (subject to appeal of course). Common sense has prevailed with many thanks due to Police Sergeant Matt McGrath of the Licensing Dept and his team.
by gillyjp
12 Dec 2015 12:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 407456

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

If it isn't going to be a pub then I would love it to become a Real Greek restaurant (currently a small chain) - there are a few in London but not nearly enough IMHO . However looking at the position of their current establishments I doubt whether they would consider Sydenham a prime location. Would...
by gillyjp
6 Dec 2015 14:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights in Sydenham?
Replies: 36
Views: 6482

Re: Christmas lights in Sydenham?

Anyone else notice there are none at the moment? I see Croydon's lights are up and sparkling away and very nice they are too. Mind you if Lewisham Council intend to put up the same old sorry ones we've had for years - just strings of dodgy coloured lights winding around the lampposts then perhaps w...
by gillyjp
26 Nov 2015 10:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights in Sydenham?
Replies: 36
Views: 6482

Re: Christmas lights in Sydenham?

I do agree that it is too early for the lights to be turned on in November but Lewisham usually have them wound around the lampposts by now. Still - if it's a cost cutting measure then I'm fine with that. The ideal place for the Christmas tree, if there has to be one, is on the roundabout but possib...
by gillyjp
25 Nov 2015 15:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas lights in Sydenham?
Replies: 36
Views: 6482

Christmas lights in Sydenham?

Anyone else notice there are none at the moment? I see Croydon's lights are up and sparkling away and very nice they are too. Mind you if Lewisham Council intend to put up the same old sorry ones we've had for years - just strings of dodgy coloured lights winding around the lampposts then perhaps we...
by gillyjp
26 Oct 2015 22:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Major Disturbance Cobbs Corner
Replies: 25
Views: 5154

Re: Major Disturbance Cobbs Corner

Prodding police officers in the chest - surely this amounts to assault? Imagine If the situation was reversed and police started prodding people in the chest - all hell would be let loose!
by gillyjp
25 Oct 2015 15:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Major Disturbance Cobbs Corner
Replies: 25
Views: 5154

Re: Major Disturbance Cobbs Corner

Mosy I think you do need to revise your thinking as to whether any damage or injury was caused. As immediate residents who, without fail, get the brunt of anti-social behaviour emanating from this place, we were terrified. At first there was so much screaming and shouting going on we thought that th...
by gillyjp
6 Oct 2015 15:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 407456

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

We have a car (actually 2) but do not use them on a daily basis. I usually prefer to use my Freedom Pass and hop on a bus/train or get the exercise and walk. However being of the 'sandwich' generation we have elderly relatives and grandchildren to visit who are not easily reached via public transpor...
by gillyjp
29 Sep 2015 16:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 407456

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

Yes - I was getting a bit carried away calling them monstrous. Compared to some they are not bad. It took a bit of getting used to as we live directly behind them and lost quite a bit of daylight to the back (bedrooms, kitchens and gardens) of our properties. That's why we objected to the height of ...
by gillyjp
28 Sep 2015 15:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 1039
Views: 407456

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

Because it is small - having demolished all those extensions (thank goodness). I worked in there years ago when it did meals, etc and when there was more than one bar and it seemed huge. I think it looks tiny, completely overwhelmed and ridiculous in front of the monstrous flats, which I am glad to ...
by gillyjp
28 Sep 2015 15:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature
Replies: 36
Views: 13010

Re: Guardian's Let's Move To... feature

Does Sydenham have a totem like obvious spiritual focal point to use? I ask this because I don't know what it is rather than any mischief. Penge has the dinosaurs (they're in SE20) or the Watermans almshouses. S Norwood has the clock tower or the lakes. Upper Norwood has the transmitter or the subw...