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by gillyjp
29 Sep 2015 16:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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: 994
Views: 424069

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: 13855

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...
by gillyjp
28 Sep 2015 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

Yes I'm hoping there is no opposition to this conservatory. It will add character to the pub and soften the grim mass of the block of flats. Having been reduced to its original size it is now tiny inside and the pub needs more space if it is going to appeal to any of the big players in the pub indus...
by gillyjp
25 Sep 2015 11:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

Yes - getting quite hopeful now. Anyone know if the much disputed Sainsbury's local is gearing up to go in at the rear of the Greyhound? Really handy not to even have to cross a road to buy a pint of milk - however will always get my daily paper at Pete's!
by gillyjp
24 Aug 2015 09:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

Well those buildings shooting up elsewhere in London all have one thing in common - profit - or greed more like. Purelake probably getting a great big fat zero from completing the Greyhound build so why are they going to rush themselves? Not sure where I heard the rumour about Zizzis but it would be...
by gillyjp
23 Aug 2015 20:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

Oh come on.....really???!!! Give Purelake the benefit of the doubt....don't make me laugh too much :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: And if the 2 builders are on holiday, what about some more.? They had a lot more builders putting up those crappy flats.....what about some of them....and don't tell me we only...
by gillyjp
22 Aug 2015 19:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

Steveofsyd wrote:Pathetic and incredibly annoying. Absolute tosh about the holidays!
Ok - keep your hair on - just giving them the benefit of the doubt. Anyway I'd lay money on those two Purelake chaps being on their holidays. Some Builders do close and they definitely close for 2 weeks at Christmas.
by gillyjp
20 Aug 2015 15:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

I thought it was common knowledge that ALL building firms close for two weeks for the summer holidays as is customary at Christmas too.
by gillyjp
19 Aug 2015 14:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Accident on Sydenham Road
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Police at Kirkdale this afternoon

Anyone know what was going on this afternoon? Firstly there was a policeman standing on the pedestrian crossing near The Pavilion and directing the passing traffic around him and later there was a sign directing traffic around the pavement edge. Then when I drove out of Spring Hill they had taped th...
by gillyjp
11 Aug 2015 17:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dulwich Woodhouse "events"
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: Dulwich Woodhouse "events"

No complaints from me about the newly refurbished Dulwich Woodhouse. I've eaten there 4 or 5 times since it reopened and yes - there may have been a few teething problems, but I thought the food was lovely. They seem to be keen to please - in fact I was there with a friend just today and the lady wh...
by gillyjp
11 Aug 2015 17:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

biscuitman1978 : wrote: As far as I know, permission hasn't been granted for the conservatory yet. A planning application has been submitted, but a decision is still awaited. Really biscuitman? Oh no - but, having worked for a local authority (not Lewisham I hasten to add) for quite a few years and...
by gillyjp
10 Aug 2015 20:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Blue Mountain closed today?
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Blue Mountain closed today?

On my daily walk for the paper today, I noticed the Blue Mountain was closed. They are advertising for a Chef but I doubt that would stop them from opening - even if they just served coffee and croissants it would be better than shutting completely. Hope this is just a 'one-off' as it is a very popu...
by gillyjp
10 Aug 2015 18:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

I would really love a Waitrose or a M & S food outlet in that space but the reality is this is Sydenham! Much as I love my hometown I don't think we could ever merit one of those or rather, should I say, neither of those two would see this area as a viable option. So stuff 'em - we'll take Sainsbury...
by gillyjp
10 Aug 2015 11:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 424069

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

I too am watching the rebirth of the Greyhound with varying degrees of excitement tinged with scepticism. We must be careful we don't become too enthralled and grateful to the prodigal Purelake just because they have graced Sydenham and the long overdue work with their two workmen. I agree they shou...
by gillyjp
8 Aug 2015 13:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace incident Friday 7th August
Replies: 0
Views: 832

Crystal Palace incident Friday 7th August

Anyone know why there were loads of police cars in Thicket Rd and a police helicopter hovering over the park around 4.15pm yesterday?
by gillyjp
2 Jul 2015 09:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hyde Housing are awful
Replies: 30
Views: 10308

Re: Hyde Housing are awful

Lee - having worked in both a Housing Association and a local council, Hyde should have a 'Complaints procedure'. You've probably exhausted that line of attack but you should have been able to go right up the chain of command to the Director, if you had no response and then onto the Ombudsman. I kno...
by gillyjp
2 Jul 2015 09:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SYDENHAM DOESN'T SMILE…
Replies: 5
Views: 1983

Re: SYDENHAM DOESN'T SMILE…

Well give me Sydenham over Penge any day of the week and Penge was my home town for the first 14 years of my life. As far as I'm concerned Sydenham does smile - I have lived here for 40+ years and would be very sad to move even though we have had some issues over the years. Sydenham is definitely on...
by gillyjp
2 Jul 2015 09:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council - Thank You! Not!
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Lewisham Council - Thank You! Not!

Such a shame we've been lumbered with such an eyesore especially when you see the examples Lee has uploaded above and realise what we could have had. Honestly - Lewisham Council is good at some things (credit where credit's due i.e. the parks department). However when they make a howler - do they ma...
by gillyjp
30 Jun 2015 22:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council - Thank You! Not!
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Lewisham Council - Thank You! Not!

LOL - it does make you wonder whether common sense will ever prevail where Council Planners are concerned - or whoever rubberstamped that little eyesore. As I said before, the actual toilet block looks like a reject from Croydon Council. It looks second hand and as if a mechanical grabber has taken ...