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by alywin
20 Feb 2019 11:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13801

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I've now realised that my earlier post was technically ambiguous. But I'd have thought it wouldn't have been too difficult to guess what I meant. Those who argued for the retention of the gasholders (like those who argued against Brexit) lost the argument. So obviously they should now shut up and l...
by alywin
17 Feb 2019 20:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New council homes
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Re: New council homes

Ah - Canonbie Road - hill starts!!

Very pleased to hear this, and I hope it all proceeds smoothly, at both locations.
by alywin
16 Feb 2019 22:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13801

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Bovine Juice wrote:
16 Feb 2019 15:23
The Standard hasn't covered Penge in its Homes & Property supplement for 5 years
I could have sworn it had - are you sure?
by alywin
15 Feb 2019 23:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13801

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I definitely got the feeling the majority of research on the area had been done by skimming this forum :( - I certainly didn't get the feeling that there was any first-hand experience talking. A huge proportion was taken up by the history of Sydenham which was essentially labelling who is on the Syd...
by alywin
15 Feb 2019 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13801

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I notice that Sydenham was the featured area of London in this week's Evening Standard property section - although I'm not sure it made it such a tempting-sounding place to live that people will be rushing to buy here!
by alywin
15 Feb 2019 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 11510

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

And boy, has the Hayes line been dismal this week. Just my misfortune that I had to attempt to travel Londonwards on it 3 times in the first 3 days this week :(
by alywin
12 Feb 2019 00:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment
Replies: 11
Views: 4504

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment

So what is everyone supposed to do in the meantime?
by alywin
8 Feb 2019 10:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 11510

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

That doesn't sound easy to me, trying to thread turning trains round into the rail schedule without blocking up either the down or the up line at inappropriate moments. There must surely be a better option planned. In fact, it would make more sense, I'd have thought, to run a line down to New Becken...
by alywin
7 Feb 2019 23:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 11510

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

You wont lose the Hayes line. The tube will run on the same tracks (making the extension easier than other options), and be more frequent. I am unsure where it would be diverted? Sorry, I'm not clear on this (and the proposal is stunningly unclear, from what I can see). Are you suggesting that tube...
by alywin
7 Feb 2019 00:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 55
Views: 11510

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

Sorry, I don't see that this has anything to do with the extension beyond Lewisham?

And even if it does, I have very major reservations about losing the Hayes line. It's quite long enough as it is - and getting longer - without diverting round any more of SE London than is absolutely necessary.
by alywin
2 Feb 2019 00:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close
Replies: 15
Views: 4974

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close

Typical. I went into Bromley Post Office (aka WH Smith) this afternoon. There was a queue of maybe half a dozen people, so I thought I might as well just use one of the machines - it was only a large letter I was posting. But yes, they were all out of operation, too.
by alywin
21 Jan 2019 22:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13801

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Thanks to those who actually replied to my question ;)
by alywin
19 Jan 2019 23:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13801

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

Yes, and as I'm only too well aware, you can end up renting for a lot longer than you ever intended, and that can scupper the best-laid plans. Personally, I wouldn't risk it.
by alywin
19 Jan 2019 01:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13801

Current state of the property market in Sydenham

I'm wondering about the state of the property market in Sydenham, flats in particular, and wonder whether anyone has a feel for the current situation? I know there have been numerous new builds of flats in various parts which don't appear to be shifting very fast, and guess the market may be a bit s...
by alywin
19 Jan 2019 01:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: kinleigh folkard & hayward
Replies: 14
Views: 8988

Re: kinleigh folkard & hayward

I've been wondering that as well ...

But I think I may start a separate thread on the current property market in Sydenham.
by alywin
16 Jan 2019 00:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham under a new flight path?
Replies: 108
Views: 40498

Re: Sydenham under a new flight path?

JMLF wrote:
15 Jan 2019 21:52
I’m between Sydenham and Penge East stations and not recieved anything through the letterbox.
Ditto. That said, something about the consultation did pop up on my screen the other day - was it when I was visiting the NewsShopper website?
by alywin
17 Dec 2018 09:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Aldi approved in Bell Green
Replies: 29
Views: 9154

Re: New Aldi approved in Bell Green

Pardon me for being thick - and I hope I'm not going to open up a can of worms here - but why would objecting to Nando's, as opposed to anywhere else, be seen as "racism"? Or is it just another one of these spurious claims, and/or designed to intimidate would-be opposition?
by alywin
12 Dec 2018 01:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 40
Views: 15084

Re: Payless, Sydenham

JGD wrote:The vehicle has an MOT that will expire in Feb 2019.

It is insured.

It has a road fund license.

The vehicle registration is known to UK systems.

Leaves the question of cloning.
Presumably you cross-referenced the colour and make as well?
by alywin
7 Dec 2018 01:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Payless, Sydenham
Replies: 40
Views: 15084

Re: Payless, Sydenham

Oddly it was closed most of the day today (Sat) and opened again in the late evening. I've noticed similar behaviour from other "corner shops" recently: it may be that they're opening when demand tends to be highest and closing at other times, either for economic reasons or because of staffing prob...