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by sophie
13 Jul 2016 18:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refuse Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Re: Refuse Collection

Well, I haven't heard back from the council but the Sydenham newsletter for Summer 2016 has been delivered today and there is some information in there about recycling.
by sophie
13 Jul 2016 18:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refuse Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Re: Refuse Collection

Well, I haven't heard back from the council but the Sydenham newsletter for Summer 2016 has been delivered today and there is some information in there about recycling.
by sophie
26 Jun 2016 17:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refuse Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Re: Refuse Collection

Well, reporting concerns to the Council is not as easy as it used to be. I emailed envirocall as I have done in the past to get a reply saying I have to log the concern on the relevant form. I have done that so we will see. I also should have pointed out to them how ambiguous their recycling informa...
by sophie
14 Jun 2016 18:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refuse Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Re: Refuse Collection

@ Rachael: Our bin has always said "no textiles" so you didn't misinterpret what I wrote. It's about 12 yrs old by the way. I don't doubt that yours allowed textiles. Our recycle bin was not emptied once, just left with a tag label tied on saying "contaminated". It scared me a bit at the time wonde...
by sophie
14 Jun 2016 17:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refuse Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Re: Refuse Collection

Well our bin was collected today. Hurray! I think we must have just been an oversight as the neighbours' bins were emptied last week.
by sophie
14 Jun 2016 06:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refuse Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Re: Refuse Collection

Thanks for all the replies. I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't know about the changes to the green bin accepted items. I've signed up for the brown bin garden waste collections. Bin day today. Fingers crossed my smelly grey wheelie bin gets emptied, not just the recycling one!
by sophie
12 Jun 2016 20:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refuse Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Refuse Collection

I am just wondering if anyone else completed the survey about refuse and recycling carried out by Lewisham Council at some point in 2015. If so, any idea of the outcomes? I wonder if the garden waste collection is part of it in response to comments. I am also wondering if they are going to reduce ot...
by sophie
28 May 2016 12:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: On The Hoof for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 5345

Re: On The Hoof for sale

Is the station cafe remaining?
by sophie
21 May 2016 07:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Woodhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 3055

Re: The Woodhouse

I haven't been for YEARS. In the 90s I used to go for lunch sometimes which was great. They had a barbecue in the summer. I think I last went after they had a refurb (probably at least 5 years ago). We had a sunday roast which wasn't particularly nice so never went back. There are so many good place...
by sophie
21 May 2016 07:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New Cafe in Wells Park
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Re: New Cafe in Wells Park

Is this cafe still there?
by sophie
15 May 2016 14:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month
Replies: 50
Views: 27605

Re: Sydenham Market is back on 2nd Saturday of the month

I am going to sound so negative and I don't want to be. Our monthly market just feels like it is dying. I go along most months when it is on to try and buy something but it is just not grabbing me. It seems that fewer and fewer people attend it and the buzz has gone. I did enjoy the music yesterday ...
by sophie
30 Apr 2016 22:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Spring Hill and Connaught Leisure
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: Spring Hill and Connaught Leisure

I heard that there is a plan to build flats where Connaught Leisure is.
by sophie
2 Apr 2016 22:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: vote for the best coffee in Sydenham
Replies: 16
Views: 4034

Re: vote for the best coffee in Sydenham

I enjoy the lattes in Brown & Green in Mayow Park. Sorry for non supporters of chains but I also enjoy the coffee in Costa by Sainsburys. I used to be a regular in Kente but no longer; sadly it has gone down hill so much.
by sophie
31 Oct 2015 22:44
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: All Inn One
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: All Inn One

Never tried the roast but have had home made soup and goulash there which was delicious.
by sophie
31 Oct 2015 22:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Late Knights - Beer Revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Late Knights - Beer Revolution

Just popped in for a drink and loved it. Worth a try especially for beer drinkers (funnily enough!).
by sophie
1 Jun 2015 22:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: How to dispose of small dead electrical items
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Re: How to dispose of small dead electrical items

Definitely outside your house is the best option in the first instance. I usually leave overnight and very few items have not been taken. The other thing is Freecycle. Advertise them as broke and you could be surprised. Over the years I have got rid of countless items including a broken washing mach...
by sophie
1 Jun 2015 22:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Shirin
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: Shirin

I think the other post is slightly misleading as it isn't strictly speaking Lebanese. For people who check here and not there I thought the felafel wrap I had was excellent but the coffee wasn't. The owner is Persian and has had a business in the area in the past. He is very friendly which for me ma...
by sophie
1 Jun 2015 22:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New Lebanese restaurant
Replies: 18
Views: 4649

Re: New Lebanese restaurant

The felafel wraps are excellent but the coffee wasn't. I agree that service is slow.
by sophie
1 Jun 2015 22:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Possible Burglary threat
Replies: 11
Views: 3675

Re: Possible Burglary threat

This is such a common tactic it seems. We were burgled about 3 years ago now by some young lads doing just this. We were out but they had been knocking on doors to find out who was in etc. I've learnt you can never be too careful.
by sophie
22 Feb 2014 14:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New to this forum - seeking community space to hire...
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: New to this forum - seeking community space to hire...

I have absolutely no idea if this would be a goer or not but Kente (coffee shop on Sydenham high street) has a room downstairs. Perhaps pop in for a coffee and ask George (owner) if it could be used.