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by gillyjp
8 Aug 2015 13:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace incident Friday 7th August
Replies: 0
Views: 991

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: 12815

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: 2552

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: 3210

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: 3210

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 ...
by gillyjp
30 Jun 2015 22:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Emergency services on kirkdale.
Replies: 14
Views: 3972

Re: Emergency services on kirkdale.

Hello Appletree and welcome to STF. Glad you managed to put the facts out there. Sometimes Chinese whispers can result in a slight unintentional skewing of the facts.
by gillyjp
30 Jun 2015 22:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cafe in Wells Park - Fab addition to lovely park
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

Re: Cafe in Wells Park - Fab addition to lovely park

We intend to try it out soon. I must agree and re-emphasis what a beautiful park it is too. We are so lucky in Sydenham to have some really lovely green spaces and hats off to the Lewisham Parks Department for keeping them looking so good during what must be straightened times with the cuts, etc. Lo...
by gillyjp
1 Jun 2015 17:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Station approach - new toilet
Replies: 126
Views: 37930

Re: Station approach - new toilet

It looks decidedly second hand to me. It's all bashed and broken. Was it one of Croydon's rejects?
by gillyjp
27 May 2015 19:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Guerilla Gardeners?...
Replies: 13
Views: 3517

Re: Sydenham Guerilla Gardeners?...

Is there a local Sydenham guerilla gardeners group? Or is there anyone thinking of starting a group? I would like to join. List of locations that are desperate for some guerilla gardeners : No.1 - Station Approach corner. No. 2. - Cobbs Corner Roundabout in need of some huge sunflowers in the summe...
by gillyjp
14 May 2015 11:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 486446

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

Big skip full of builders rubble and general rubbish that has accumulated on site since it was deserted..... Things are looking up fellow STF posters! I noticed they had the 'Spring Hill' street sign tucked away inside what is left of the building itself. As I'm a glass half empty kind of person I'm...
by gillyjp
3 Mar 2015 16:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 42485

Re: Windmill Victory

I know this will get you all ever so excited, but I think it was one of the most misguided campaigns of all time. Along with The Greyhound. Now... pounce! Hear hear! Yes the 'do-gooders' of Sydenham can sit back and be very proud of their achievements (The Greyhound and the Windmill campaigns) inst...
by gillyjp
7 Feb 2015 14:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 486446

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

With respect Biscuitman – it was not my intention to imply that some local community groups had been implicit in the illegal demolition of the Greyhound. What I meant was that their reticence in the beginning, to see the bigger picture as to what could have been, rather than their insistence that th...
by gillyjp
7 Feb 2015 12:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 486446

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

What Purelake has done, with assistance from well meaning but ill advised local community groups, is heart breaking really. After 7(?) years and counting we have a block of flats which had to be built around the Greyhound, which was then mullered to within an inch of its life on the pretext of savin...
by gillyjp
7 Feb 2015 12:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow Park - New exercise equipment
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: Mayow Park - New exercise equipment

Oh dear – well you can’t please all the people all of the time I guess. Mayow Park is hardly teeming with joggers and people taking exercise but I thought that was some of what a park is all about. On a week day it is virtually empty save for a few joggers (only witnessed 2 maximum at any one time) ...
by gillyjp
6 Feb 2015 14:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow Park - New exercise equipment
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Mayow Park - New exercise equipment

A round of applause to Lewisham Officers who I am assuming have been instrumental ( but am sure I will be corrected on here if that is not the case) in getting the outside exercise apparatus erected in Mayow Park. I have watched this going up for the last couple of weeks and I think it is very encou...
by gillyjp
6 Feb 2015 13:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 486446

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

Sadly, the wheels of local government, together with this reluctant developer, grind ever more slowly.

Quite frankly, we'll believe it when we see it. Patience Eagle! :wink:
by gillyjp
29 Jan 2015 10:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cherry & Ice Games Night
Replies: 27
Views: 7837

Re: Cherry & Ice Games Night

Goodness - all this talk about rules, etc I am wondering if Cherry & Ice are now regretting putting a games night on :) I think it was only meant to be a light hearted evening for locals to get to know each other. Hope it doesn't turn into WW3 with people disputing every move.... Love the thought be...
by gillyjp
29 Jan 2015 10:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 486446

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

Haven't seen any sign of movement on this and I pass by every day sadly. Still an eyesore. What's the betting that it will still be a building site in April? Syd Soc - any news???
by gillyjp
22 Jan 2015 21:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Uninhibited parking Cobbs and Lawrie park rd
Replies: 75
Views: 20425

Re: Uninhibited parking Cobbs and Lawrie park rd

Hi everyone i think certain people who like to make stupid and exaggerated claims and accusations should man up and identify themselves and the road they live on Eagle Nigel Gaddison Biscuitman1978 Gillyjp Mosy If you cannot give your full name and the road you live on or work on in the area you sh...
by gillyjp
18 Jan 2015 23:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Uninhibited parking Cobbs and Lawrie park rd
Replies: 75
Views: 20425

Re: Uninhibited parking Cobbs and Lawrie park rd

The chaos of the other night will hopefully be used if and when they apply for any Temporary Extension Notice (TENs). I know Matt MGrath the Licensing Officer witnessed the rumpus, the illegal parking, etc first hand and I have every confidence that he will cite this to the Committee as reason for n...