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by alywin
11 Aug 2019 17:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Noise coming from (?) Crystal Palace Park?
Replies: 10
Views: 2297

Noise coming from (?) Crystal Palace Park?

Can anyone tell me the source of the loud PA systems/music/bass beats which appear to have been coming from the direction of Crystal Palace Park this weekend (and last), please? I could be wrong about the source, given how strong the wind still is, but it was on until around midnight last night, and...
by alywin
3 Aug 2019 22:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dartmouth Rd closure
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

Re: Dartmouth Rd closure

Out of interest, now this has all been done and presumably settled down, how is the new layout working (or not)?
by alywin
29 Jul 2019 22:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 7
Views: 1439

Re: Forest Hill Pools

Ah yes, the ages(decades?)-old problem associated with contracting-out: bodies quote low to try and secure the contract, and then once it starts they realise they can't actually operate/pay staff a living wage/pay for decent staff etc. at that level :( I can't help wondering if we'd be in a worse si...
by alywin
25 Jul 2019 08:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 88
Views: 16026

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Beckenham Place Park temporarily closed: https://lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks/beckenham-place-park "You will need a ticket to access the lake area. There will be a small charge to enter. There will be lifeguards on duty whenever the lake is open." The latter is good to know, but I'm co...
by alywin
20 Jul 2019 22:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Freeview reception problems?

I thought ITV was from a different transmitter?

Anyway, fingers crossed, it seems to be okay again, but I'll keep an eye on things. And yes, I do have an internal aerial - metal ring. Never had a problem with it in the past 6 years or so.
by alywin
18 Jul 2019 22:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Freeview reception problems?

Picture's been horrendous (as in totally unwatchable/unlistenable) tonight on the BBC Channels, and I think London Live and Channel 4, less bad on More4. ITV seems unaffected. Is this generally the case, or is it just my TV?
by alywin
11 Jul 2019 11:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Re: Freeview reception problems?

Actually, I'm starting to wonder whether it doesn't like the HD recorder I've temporarily got plugged into it. I'll see if the problem persists into next week.
by alywin
8 Jul 2019 23:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Freeview reception problems?

A couple of times recently, we've turned on the TV to find a message saying that there is no signal detected. We're in line-of-sight to the Crystal Palace transmitter. Is anyone else having the same problem, or is it just us?
by alywin
3 Jul 2019 21:36
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Loft conversion recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Loft conversion recommendations

I suspect there's probably already a thread relating to this in the Town Café.
by alywin
30 Jun 2019 20:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Taking Back Time at St Barts next week
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Taking Back Time at St Barts next week

I wish I'd known about it. I'm supposed to be on their mailing list for concerts, but this one didn't reach me, I don't think.
by alywin
25 Jun 2019 21:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: kinleigh folkard & hayward
Replies: 14
Views: 8950

Re: kinleigh folkard & hayward

Is there any more progress (?) on this? I've noticed recent boards still have what appears to be the Beckenham office number on them.
by alywin
17 Jun 2019 23:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 10/06/2019]
Replies: 3
Views: 934

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 10/06/2019]

I was going to ask where that was - is it that thin little tip at the junction with Homecroft? I noticed demolition work going on there today when I went past on the bus.
by alywin
17 Jun 2019 23:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park

I did contact all three of my Lewisham councillors, only Cllr Tom Copley replied (although they may confer and decide that one councillor should deal with the query so as not to replicate any action). I believe that's pretty standard procedure with councillors - especially where they're all of the ...
by alywin
2 Jun 2019 21:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disability access
Replies: 9
Views: 2248

Re: Disability access

All I would add is don't forget all those with hidden disabilities. Not all disabled people are in wheelchairs. I'm glad you said that - saved me having to do it. Amazing how some people think that putting a ramp up caters for all types of disability, when in fact some disabled people can't cope wi...
by alywin
2 Jun 2019 21:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 2833

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

Were these the ones which went over about 7 pm? I wondered that they were making such a racket. And I did see a big black(?) and noisy copter over here the other day, too.
by alywin
15 May 2019 22:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 10017

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Emc wrote:
14 May 2019 21:26
Ooh and it's great living near Lower Sydenham with direct trains to the theatres (Charing Cross and Waterloo East) in just 15 minutes.
Really? Which service is that? I must try it sometime, because all the trains I've been on from Clock House seem to take 26-32 minutes.
by alywin
4 May 2019 23:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Another person on the line at Penge East
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Another person on the line at Penge East

I was at Penge East when I saw the Air Ambulance going over - it certainly looked as though it was headed in the direction of Penge West or thereabouts - and then when I was checking National Rail I saw that there were delays to trains between London Bridge and Croydon, so feared the worst :(