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by alywin
6 May 2020 00:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

Re: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

Only residents of London Borough of Bromley can visit the reuse and recycling centres at Waldo Road and Churchfields Road. Or, more accurately, anyone holding a Borough resident's pass. In my case, I think mine was issued in about 2000 and hasn't been updated since, so if I'd moved out of the Borou...
by alywin
1 May 2020 17:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Social distancing on the High Road
Replies: 21
Views: 5492

Social distancing on the High Road

Not sure which forum this best goes in, and I thought we had a thread complaining about this already, but I can't find it, so am starting a new one. Admins, please do merge it if necessary. I braved the high street in Sydenham for the first time today (I've been going to Penge as more convenient, an...
by alywin
10 Apr 2020 17:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2529

Re: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?

David Icke? I suppose it's so far back last century that a lot of people won't know he has previous in this respect.

Some people will believe anything. Our schools need to teach critical thinking.
by alywin
2 Apr 2020 22:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

Re: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

Is Lewisham still doing house-to-house recycling collections (Bromley isn't)? I was walking along Byne Road today and noticed people still putting their recycling out as normal. I couldn't tell whether they were in the Bromley or Lewisham part of the road, so wondered if Lewisham hadn't given it up ...
by alywin
2 Apr 2020 22:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council relaxes parking rules
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Lewisham Council relaxes parking rules

... and make sure which Borough you're parking in, since the Lewisham/Bromley boundary passes through Sydenham, and I'm not aware that Bromley have done anything similar.
by alywin
26 Mar 2020 23:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 4516

Re: Low water pressure

Apparently it was a leak test they were doing - presumably thought nobody would be wanting water at 1 am! I was a little freaked given the current situation and the fact that we had no water at all put by, so no handwashing ...
by alywin
26 Mar 2020 00:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 4516

Re: Low water pressure

And to add insult to injury, the water pressure has really gone again :(
by alywin
25 Mar 2020 23:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 25356

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

I noticed the same thing on one of the market stalls in Bromley the other day. And the quality wasn't great, either. The other stalls were charging as normal.
by alywin
24 Mar 2020 23:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 5362

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

I'm wondering whether a collection of surplus radios/tablets/phones is needed to help these people keep in touch. I would assume that most people of that age would have a functioning phone, at least, but not so sure about the others.
by alywin
23 Mar 2020 00:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 5362

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

I've come across this website:

https://covidmutualaid.org/
by alywin
22 Mar 2020 01:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Corvid 19 reality check from an A&E Dr
Replies: 6
Views: 2386

Re: Corvid 19 reality check from an A&E Dr

Seriously scary. And long. Do listen to all of it. He thinks that within a couple of weeks if the spread continues to increase we may well be in a situation where there is only one ventilator per 8 patients, and that doctors will be having to make the awful decision as to which patient gets the vent...
by alywin
22 Mar 2020 00:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Estate agents boards
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: Estate agents boards

syd wrote: 21 Mar 2020 12:50Well estate agents don’t seem to be taking any time off!!
Well, they are still sending me loads of emails. Not sure how they seriously expect me to do viewings when we're not supposed to be making non-essential journeys ...
by alywin
19 Mar 2020 23:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 5362

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

Reading additional reports that the empty shelves shown in the vid from the night before had NOT in fact been re-stocked particularly well and significant gaps on the shelves were evident when the store opened. This raises an extra question here - despite what most of us would agree is anti-social ...
by alywin
19 Mar 2020 23:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 5362

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

PM DohJo responded that DBS checks will be carried out in 24 hours. This is entirely unfeasible. It is simply not achievable. What planet are they wired to ? Real and meaningful checks in 24 hours ? Good grief. And if that's unachievable, how on earth are we supposed to believe his statement that w...
by alywin
19 Mar 2020 01:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 5362

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

For the Bromley side of Sydenham, see here:

https://www.bromley.gov.uk/press/articl ... t_covid-19

Presumably Lewisham does something similar?
by alywin
19 Mar 2020 01:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local eateries
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Local eateries

On passing through Penge today, I noticed that:
- McDonalds are operating on a takeaway basis only;
- Friends of Flavours are operating a home delivery service, I think it was.

Please add other restaurants etc. here, and do consider patronising our local ones.
by alywin
8 Mar 2020 00:30
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs
Replies: 13
Views: 4817

Re: Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs

I'd thought that previous work had been carried out to repair/reinforce etc. the dinosaurs already.
by alywin
21 Feb 2020 01:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southeastern trains - how are they?
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: Southeastern trains - how are they?

Thank you, JGD - I knew about realtimetrains, but not this one.
by alywin
21 Feb 2020 00:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Car Jacking - Drivers Attacked with Guns and Knives
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

Re: Car Jacking - Drivers Attacked with Guns and Knives

Reading the reports, it would seem that changing the heading to "guns or knives" might be more accurate? Bad enough, either way.
by alywin
19 Feb 2020 01:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southeastern trains - how are they?
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: Southeastern trains - how are they?

There are probably quite a few boys going to Dulwich College on those trains, too! I think there are 3 from Penge East between about 7.30 and 7.45, but haven't checked since the timetable changed in December. They may not stop at all stations, though. I think the service is generally quite good, alt...