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by sophie
23 Sep 2007 09:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Bus Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 14755

I agree it is hard to stick to 30 coming down Westwood Hill but easier when doing it in 3rd gear which slows you down. Whether or not your caught speeding depends on the speed the camera is set on. A few years ago I heard of a camera on one of the bridges in West London being set significantly highe...
by sophie
22 Sep 2007 08:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Bus Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 14755

It would be nice for us drivers to think there is such a guideline but I think it's more of an urban myth.
by sophie
18 Sep 2007 17:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Bathroom Fitter
Replies: 2
Views: 2727

We had ours fitted by a guy called Gary - I can't find his card with phone number and full details on. Very efficient. He was suggested to me by the guy at the plumbers shop on Kirkdale (opposite the petrol station)
by sophie
13 Sep 2007 22:19
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Good Cheesecake?
Replies: 2
Views: 2556

No use to you I know BUT there used to be a fab Italian in Catford a few years ago (Cantina I think it was called) the did the BEST cheesecake ever. In fact people used to go specifically to eat the cheesecake there. I don't think it was open for long.
by sophie
9 Sep 2007 12:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Puerto Mexico - Ariba ariba!!
Replies: 39
Views: 33852

I used to go a lot when it was the Meze place but regret that now in a way as although it was cheaper than The Lokal and some of the food was better in my opinion, the atmosphere at The Lokal was much better. Although I did like the fact that lots of Turkish people ate at the meze place. We now go t...
by sophie
9 Sep 2007 12:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: BOYCOTT LONDIS SYDENHAM !!!!
Replies: 52
Views: 46466

Surely all retailers try to pay the least for their products to maximise their profits? The difference in this case is that we don't usually see where the retailer is buying the produce from. I've been in plenty of cafes and restaurants even and seen that they've used the cheapest of cheap own brand...
by sophie
1 Sep 2007 22:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: buggies on buses
Replies: 26
Views: 28564

My mum sprained her wrist on a bus when driver took off suddenly and bus was jerky. I can't remember the last bus I took which slowed down and stopped and then set off again smoothly. Have you ever taken the night bus back from town? I think you need travel insurance to use it!!! Is there really a l...
by sophie
1 Sep 2007 11:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: shoot-out in sydenham
Replies: 2
Views: 3977

I'm amazed it was even reported! LOADS of things go on round here that never make it to the news. Anyone remember the murder by shooting on Silverdale back in 1998 I think it was? I saw a machete attack on the high street a few years ago. The High Street has been blocked off for several "incidents" ...
by sophie
1 Sep 2007 11:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: new brown wheely bins excitement
Replies: 3
Views: 4658

I know someone who is on a street being piloted. It's like when the recycling boxes appeared and nobody knew what you could put in them and then when they were able to accept plastics in the recycling boxes but didn't tell us! I hope they extend it to all streeets as it would be a big help although ...
by sophie
1 Sep 2007 11:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Bus Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 14755

Great link paget.

I think the new bus lane makes the road really dangerous although as it is a busy road and loads of buses go along I suppose it must be helping the traffic (not seen eveidence of that myself mind!)

I shall now travel along the bus lane when the traffic is backed up along Kirkdale.
by sophie
1 Sep 2007 11:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Blue Mountain Cafe coming to Cobbs Corner!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 63555

Not sure exactly what is happening with Zucker. Heard rumours another cafe was opening but maybe plans on hold now because of Blue Mountain Cafe. I liked the food and drink at Zucker but always thought they could have done more with the inside somehow. I didn't mind the mismatched furniture but I am...
by sophie
1 Sep 2007 11:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Development
Replies: 10
Views: 10431

Although I don't particularly like big retail developments I think having something like that there may actually help that particular part of Sydenham. The shops there may start to get the passing trade they don't get at the moment.
by sophie
1 Sep 2007 11:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Sorting office closing
Replies: 4
Views: 4409

I wondered about that as I'd seen For Sale signs. It's such a shame. I've always liked the fact that it was there and the staff have always been really friendly and helpful - things like at Christmas, taking my cards for posting when they're shut!
by sophie
1 Sep 2007 10:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Are either of these rumours true?
Replies: 2
Views: 2899

Thanks!
by sophie
31 Aug 2007 21:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Gymophobia on Station Approach
Replies: 16
Views: 16606

I haven't looked at the website and I haven't tried a session. However I know a couple of women who have joined up and really like it.
by sophie
31 Aug 2007 21:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Crystal Palace
Replies: 3
Views: 3694

Isn't the information centre still there?
by sophie
31 Aug 2007 21:53
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Are either of these rumours true?
Replies: 2
Views: 2899

Are either of these rumours true?

I've heard 2 rumours this week about the Greyhound pub site:

1. It is going to become a Tesco Local or Metro or whatever
2. Pub and car park will become a block of flats

Anyone know if either of these are true?

Is the pub a listed building?
by sophie
31 Aug 2007 21:50
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dog Walkers
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Thanks for the reply. £6 for the walk.
by sophie
24 Aug 2007 21:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Organic butcher
Replies: 2
Views: 2876

Anyone remember the butcher that used to be at the top of Kirkdale? They were good. Will go and check this place out. Has it been there a long time?
by sophie
24 Aug 2007 11:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dog Walkers
Replies: 2
Views: 2341

Dog Walkers

Can anyone recommend a RELIABLE dog walker? Need someone to walk a dog every week day in the middle of the day. The dog is old now so doesn't need an hour. When a puppy the whole hour was needed. Manages about 20 minutes now.

Thanks