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by alywin
20 Sep 2020 21:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 254 new homes for Lower Sydenham decision no 6
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: 254 new homes for Lower Sydenham decision no 6

"Buoyed by the win, the developers lodged their latest scheme – a tower ranging in eight from eleven stories to four stories with 254 units; consisting of 130 one bedroom; 107 two bedroom and 17 three bedroom apartments." Sounds like that monstrosity they put in at Bromley South - is it on a similar...
by alywin
17 Sep 2020 23:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace Park closure
Replies: 11
Views: 5204

... and new festival plans for 2021-23

Spotted in this week's News Shopper: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18708249.plans-45-000-person-festivals-crystal-palace-park-revealed/ According to the trust, music promoter Festival Republic is applying to Bromley Council for a licence to hold two events on the upper terraces of Crystal Palac...
by alywin
15 Sep 2020 23:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 8723

Re: Masks

It's been known for ages that typical blue masks will keep out the virus to about 60% as do double layer home-made cotton masks, (But they really need to be three-layer, with a non-woven filter layer in between the two fabric layers. Otherwise there's a risk of the holes in the weave of the two lay...
by alywin
15 Sep 2020 22:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

RubyE wrote: 14 Sep 2020 11:44 I phoned Sydenham Green this morning for an appointment, about 8:05. I started off at 17th in the queue but after 10-15 minutes I was through to reception. Within 5 minutes I had an appointment for this morning.
Yes, but was that for a blood test, or just for a GP appointment?
by alywin
12 Sep 2020 00:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 19
Views: 1111

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

That's nothing. A few days ago, I think the Lewisham phlebotomy services must have combined their booking services, because when I rang the number to book a blood test at Sydenham Green I got a message referring me to a new number. I dialled that one, to be told I was 125th in the queue. I was worki...
by alywin
29 Aug 2020 00:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1422

Re: Anti mask culture

I’m not surprised this isn’t common knowledge, it’s from the ONS and I could find any info on the bbc site. Its a national scandal. Here is the source info from the ONS , see table 1 https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/coronaviruscovid19relat...
by alywin
26 Aug 2020 00:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1422

Re: Anti mask culture

syd wrote: 25 Aug 2020 10:24I never thought I’d leave but It’s dangerous here 66% of people who died of covid were disabled.
Where'd you hear that?
by alywin
26 Aug 2020 00:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Thinking about moving to the area
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Thinking about moving to the area

Are you looking for houses, flats or both?
by alywin
10 Aug 2020 00:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Home Park today
Replies: 9
Views: 2274

Re: Home Park today

BTW, was there an illegal party on Saturday night this week? Police helo with searchlights hovering (incredibly noisily compared with usual) for a long time over maybe the Lawrie Park Road area, or even Crystal Palace park itself.
by alywin
10 Aug 2020 00:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New leisure contract for Lewisham?
Replies: 11
Views: 2018

Re: New leisure contract for Lewisham?

My immediate thought was "please, not GLL".
by alywin
30 Jul 2020 00:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 8723

Re: Masks

Unless you are wearing a special medical grade mask, then masks and face coverings do not offer any significant protection to the wearer. They DO significantly reduce the risk that you transmit the virus to others, and thus help break the chain of infection. Maybe, maybe not. But given that there a...
by alywin
18 Jul 2020 00:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Barclays closing in October
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Barclays closing in October

Damn. I appreciated being able to interact with human beings still :( Now the only option will be Beckenham, which I try and avoid like the plague because I hate it and its machines so much.
by alywin
14 Jul 2020 23:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tranzmission Festival (Rave)
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Tranzmission Festival (Rave)

After the mini hell it put us through last year, I'm desperately hoping and praying it doesn't go ahead this year. If it does, we're moving out :(
by alywin
9 Jul 2020 00:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 7757

Re: Freeview reception problems?

While looking through the Argos catalogue, I noticed that most of the aerials have 3G/4G-blocking features. That made me wonder: could phone signals be a possible cause of the loss of picture, especially if someone tends to make calls at a similar time of day?
by alywin
4 Jul 2020 01:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: moving to Sydenham
Replies: 9
Views: 2655

Re: moving to Sydenham

Hmm, I'm not so sure. I was talking to an estate agent yesterday - admittedly a little farther out than Sydenham - who was telling me that demand is outstripping supply, prices are going up, they are getting multiple offers, sealed bids and what have you, on properties. And they are having to limit ...
by alywin
2 Jul 2020 23:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Independents' Day UK, 4th July
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

Independents' Day UK, 4th July

(Nice pun, which I hadn't initially registered!) Pleased to see this Saturday being designated as a "support independent shops" day of the sort we usually have in early December. Even more pleased to see the News Shopper has a full-page advert promoting Penge and its independent shops. Wondering why...
by alywin
2 Jul 2020 23:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 7757

Re: Freeview reception problems?

Transmission bands in the UK were "cleared out" somewhat starting over two years ago to accommodate 5G. The Freeview bods restructured their bands and decreed that older forms of external aerials were no longer technically suited for the job of receiving the re-organised bands and offered free aeri...
by alywin
1 Jul 2020 00:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 17
Views: 2806

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

Leicester's had a spike (rise) in infections, but it's small, and the Government is right to try and get on top of it with a local lockdown, like has been done in Berlin, parts of Spain, and elsewhere. Depends on your definition of "small", I think. Leicester is a little smaller, population-wise, t...
by alywin
1 Jul 2020 00:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 7757

Re: Freeview reception problems?

alywin, I'm surprised you're still using a ring aerial. My indoor aerial reception problems, especially helicopter disruption also suspected weather effect, stopped when I bought flat panel aerials (for each TV). I mentioned these about a year ago so the price has gone up a bit but still within £10...