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by parker
11 Jul 2018 08:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How Cobbs Corner is changing
Replies: 11
Views: 5991

Re: How Cobbs Corner is changing

Anyone else think the new Cobb’s Corner (Used to be the Blue Mountain coffee shop) signage is just God awful? It looks like a youth club, to think all those years of a filthy awning, big paint job and that signage is the best they can come up with. Such a shame. Get a Starbucks in, I’d rather that t...
by parker
10 Jul 2018 18:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why high streets die
Replies: 18
Views: 5948

Re: Why high streets die

It’s a bit of a long shot if we’re talking about Bell Green to bother mentioning any other train station other than Lower Sydenham, and any other bus routes other than the 194,181, 202, 356, 352 and 450, the 75 would be pushing it, and 197 doesn’t even come close. Maybe the low rating is because Bel...
by parker
6 Jul 2018 19:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 320251

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

I suspect there will be thread around mid August along the lines of “ why can’t Lewiaham stop Nando’s customers parking on the pavement/ roundabout / up my road/ zig zags etc . Quite neutral about Nando’s - personally wouldn’t go in but appreciate lots of us very happy with it , but seriously I do ...
by parker
4 Jul 2018 19:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 16108

Re: Begging outside Sainsbury's local

I think it’s incomparable, advertisers provide a good or service in exchange for money, dossers often just make you feel vulnerable, where you can never be sure which way saying no could go. For the record Tesco on Kirkdale has the same problem and for that reason I won’t use the cash point there. ...
by parker
4 Jul 2018 16:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poundstretcher in old co-op site
Replies: 54
Views: 26380

Re: Poundstretcher in old co-op site

I am very disappointed too but have been hoping there was no truth in the rumours. Has it been confirmed that it’s Poundstretcher? Thanks gosh I just read this and it's very disappointed indeed. feels like Sydenham is not in for a change. We don't need more crappy shop where virtually nothing usefu...
by parker
4 Jul 2018 13:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 16108

Re: Begging outside Sainsbury's local

There's one guy there who's a bit full-on with his approach to asking for money - he tends to just call out "Sir! Sir!" as I'm wandering out of Sainsbury's. Other than that, I say live and let live. They're only asking for money in the same way advertisers are asking for my money. In fact I find th...
by parker
3 Jul 2018 22:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 14138

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

I wouldn’t mind an Iceland in the old Co-op as long as it looked like their new format stores, like the one in Clapham Common. It beats an Aldi or what it’s probably going to be, a Poundstretcher :cry:

It’s a shame we can’t aim as high as an M&S Food Hall.
by parker
16 Jun 2018 10:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 14138

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

So Yoga Studio fell through for this site then? see my post But at one point there were two separate applications for yoga studios, one for the site of this new St Christopher’s shop and another for Zanara Court. There’s a whole other thread all about this, but I can’t remeber where it was. The que...
by parker
14 Jun 2018 17:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 14138

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

So Yoga Studio fell through for this site then?
by parker
21 May 2018 21:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Feeling emotional…
Replies: 19
Views: 9450

Re: Feeling emotional…

Don’t goooooooo!
by parker
16 May 2018 14:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's news
Replies: 17
Views: 6966

Re: Sainsbury's news

Starbucks would clear that up as well as selling coffee would they? In that case the sooner they arrive to save us all the better. Nice try! My point is that if certain aspects of SE26 didn’t epitomise a disaster zone there might be more aspirational retailers opening (i.e. inside Sainsbury’s Syden...
by parker
16 May 2018 10:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's news
Replies: 17
Views: 6966

Re: Sainsbury's news

Somewhere in the third world? Do you want to elaborate on that. This is precisely the sort of thing I mean, and this state goes further than just Larkbere Road In the absence of any further news or hope on this, I've decided to share a few pictures taken over the course of the last year. If a pictu...
by parker
16 May 2018 08:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's news
Replies: 17
Views: 6966

Re: Sainsbury's news

It goes back to the whole local demographics thing, we just don’t seem to be on the coffee chain’s radar (yet!). Thank goodness! Great coffee can be had at a number of places in the high street and suroundings like Sugahill, On The Hoof etc. I dislike coffee chains (I've worked with Starbucks). Ind...
by parker
15 May 2018 22:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's news
Replies: 17
Views: 6966

Re: Sainsbury's news

And the cafe has a new summer menu. I do like the sweet potato fries!!! Odd that to coincide with these new elements to fill space that they haven’t/aren’t planning on adding to/replacing the existing Cafe with a Starbucks like they already have inside lots of other supersized Sainsbury’s stores, e...
by parker
11 May 2018 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 320251

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Thanks for the good spotting prince I’ve uploaded the original and revised plans here. The internally illuminated sign is now going to be hand painted. https://m.imgur.com/a/5L0nG1d Frankly, they’ve taken something smart and warm and made it terribly drab and grey. Will they insist on Farrow and Ba...
by parker
9 May 2018 14:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mopeds
Replies: 15
Views: 7738

Re: Mopeds

Always wonder wat these idiots parents think the kids are up too as with no helmets on I guess no insurance or even a licence? But also if they crash wat do they think will happen to there heads same as the idiots who drive quads which are not the most stable bikes!! Come on Lewisham use your cctv ...
by parker
20 Apr 2018 11:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 320251

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Thanks for the update Prince. This was raised by the executive at the Syd Soc AGM in passing. There’s a desire to ensure the signage is in keeping with the conservation area, so I believe there is a dialogue there. Although the executive also stressed they don’t want to prevent Nando’s or Mamma Dou...
by parker
18 Apr 2018 20:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning - CAB unit change of use to restaurant
Replies: 21
Views: 7796

Re: Planning - CAB unit change of use to restaurant

It is absolutely fantastic news that Mama Dough wants to set up in sydenham and take up this unit. For information, the confirmation is in the Service Management Plan, which specifically mentions Nandos and Mama dough. If you want them to be here, please support the application in writing! I like t...
by parker
16 Apr 2018 22:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning - CAB unit change of use to restaurant
Replies: 21
Views: 7796

Re: Planning - CAB unit change of use to restaurant

It’s going to be a Mamma Dough pizza restaurant

http://mammadough.co.uk
by parker
10 Apr 2018 16:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lights left on in empty Co-op Supermarket
Replies: 6
Views: 3079

Re: Lights left on in empty Co-op Supermarket

JRW wrote:Not to mention that it is filthy..... If you want it brightly lit, please keep it looking reasonable........
It’s probably very soon becoming a Poundstrecher, who cares!