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by alywin
15 Jan 2020 20:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Travis Perkins
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: Bell Green Travis Perkins

Isn't there one up near Homebase in Penge, too, or am I thinking of somewhere else?
by alywin
6 Jan 2020 23:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Estate agents
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Sydenham Estate agents

We had a dispute with Pedder, who revealed confidential information to everyone in our street and tried to ignore us until we complained to the Information Commissioner. So we will never use them again. We would consider one of the online groups instead - they’re so much cheaper. I'm no fan of Pedd...
by alywin
23 Dec 2019 22:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Costcutters
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Re: Kirkdale Costcutters

Surely when a woman goes to M&S or wherever, the bras say what size they are. No idea how online works for that really, but M&S are notoriously poor at fitting bras properly (They told me my back size was three sizes up from what it actually was at the time, which sort of fits, but isn't as good fo...
by alywin
13 Dec 2019 00:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Vote Today - but for who?
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Vote Today - but for who?

Did you know we had a choice of six? A quick overview of our candidates: https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/south-london-press-guide-to-your-constituency-lewisham-west-penge/ Yes, I did, but only because I'd seen someone's postal vote form. I was complaining to a friend earlier today that it's ludi...
by alywin
12 Dec 2019 00:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

Re: Low water pressure

Oh great, thanks for the info. Should hopefully be sorted by now, more or less, then.
by alywin
8 Dec 2019 23:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Food bank
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Food bank

Seems to me most Sainsburys, even the little local ones here and at Clock House, have a food bank collection point. Not so sure about Tesco's. Waitrose does as well. Probably doesn't exactly harm their sales, either.
by alywin
8 Dec 2019 23:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

Re: Low water pressure

Boy, the water pressure was low this morning. Switched on the shower so I could wash my hair, and the low-pressure warning light immediately came on. No water.
by alywin
7 Dec 2019 00:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ideas for Christmas day
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Ideas for Christmas day

I was also going to suggest that Churches Together in Beckenham covers the "other side of the tracks", but in fact I can't see any indication of any coverage any further into London than Penge Congregationalists. I wonder what all the other churches the other side of Croydon Road (Penge) do?
by alywin
7 Dec 2019 00:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ideas for Christmas day
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Ideas for Christmas day

I think Holy Trinity Lennard Road used to host a Christmas meal - not sure if they still do.

BTW, if you want to get involved on a longer-term basis, I believe the Penge Homeless Shelter will be operational in the New Year.
by alywin
7 Dec 2019 00:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Food bank
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Food bank

I think there might also be one at Christ Church Anerley, but am not sure. I know there's a notice outside Penge Congregational Church telling you where the nearest one is.
by alywin
25 Nov 2019 21:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black cabbies in celebration.....
Replies: 11
Views: 2309

Re: Black cabbies in celebration.....

Yeah, wrong side of the river, innit?

I thought they weren't allowed to turn down a fare within a specified distance without good cause, but perhaps Sydenham is outside that distance from central London.
by alywin
25 Nov 2019 21:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 8
Views: 1325

Re: Low water pressure

Apparently we had it earlier, too, so it must have hit the Penge side.
by alywin
20 Nov 2019 01:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Coop Forest Hill
Replies: 11
Views: 2065

Re: Coop Forest Hill

New Co-op? Where?

(Don't be taken in by appearances. I found the lovely new one down at Eden Park was a bit of a disappointment)
by alywin
20 Nov 2019 00:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guess who's no 1 in the EE 5G roll-out
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Guess who's no 1 in the EE 5G roll-out

Just when I may be leaving, too ...
by alywin
7 Nov 2019 16:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 3968

Re: New houses

Thank goodness I never set up my office there, then!
by alywin
6 Nov 2019 00:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bromley Picturehouse
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Bromley Picturehouse

Just made a trip to the new Bromley Picturehouse (the former Odeon/ABC/Empire/Cineworld depending on how long you've lived in the area! - near the Magistrates' Court) for the first time: they've done a fine job on it, restoring the Art Deco aspects, with stadium-style seating in the screen I was in,...
by alywin
3 Nov 2019 22:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gulls are arriving
Replies: 11
Views: 4144

Re: Gulls are arriving

I spotted a couple of parakeets when I was walking along Venner Road yesterday. If they're the "parrots" Rod refers to, they're a good distance from Mayow Park! ... And they were squawking in the trees down at the junction of Newlands Park and Lennard Road when I went to catch a bus earlier. And to...
by alywin
3 Nov 2019 00:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

I'm very relieved for him. But yes, Beckenham Waitrose is a rather odd place to select! No alternative exit, for a start.
by alywin
28 Oct 2019 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Halloween/Trick-or-treating
Replies: 8
Views: 1890

Re: Halloween/Trick-or-treating

Clovers wrote:
27 Oct 2019 09:13
Do children in this area generally go out on Halloween for Trick-or-treating?
I hope not. Mind you, I'm going to be out, so won't know anyway.
by alywin
28 Oct 2019 11:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 23
Views: 5951

Re: What’s going on at x?

JGD wrote:
25 Oct 2019 14:27
See - said it wasn't a rant.
Then what is? :?