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by JRobinson
20 Feb 2018 16:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 61
Views: 23835

Re: 20 mph speed limits

lobby your local council(s) for some passive speed reduction measures. chicanes, road narrowings, humps, etc.
by JRobinson
20 Feb 2018 14:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 61
Views: 23835

Re: 20 mph speed limits

yes, Data Protection Act might be relevant, however, they could anonymise the data, and I didn't ask for anything that would identify anyone, I just wanted numbers per year, and the reply was way below (what I suspect is a legal minimum for) what is expected as a response for an FOI request. I deal ...
by JRobinson
20 Feb 2018 12:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 61
Views: 23835

Re: 20 mph speed limits

- email to Abellio Good afternoon, As part of my research into driver behaviour, please could you tell me the number of bus drivers who have been given speeding tickets or fines, within the London boroughs that have become whole borough 20mph zones, since becoming 20 mph zones? Broken down by year ...
by JRobinson
20 Feb 2018 12:00
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Beer Steer
Replies: 8
Views: 4527

Re: Beer Steer

'beer' covers many options! it all depends on what you like. I used to like stouts and porters, but recently I've been drinking lambics, saisons, Goze, Gueze, etc, and sour beers. There's plenty to choose from, and almost everything you can buy in Bobs or Bottle cave will be above average. Belgian b...
by JRobinson
13 Feb 2018 18:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 61
Views: 23835

Re: 20 mph speed limits

statistics eh?! If you take all the accidents where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, and just look at those where the speed of the vehicle was in the range 28 - 35, and those in the range 18-25 - you'll see, without any controversy, that there were fewer KSI (Killed or Seriously Injured), in the h...
by JRobinson
26 Jan 2018 10:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 11816

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

we need to get the message to school children that it's not ok to drop litter in the street, and over time that will filter upwards. Far too often I see school kids dropping litter, and it's obvious that they don't care, or don't realise the implications. They're not giving it a second thought, it's...
by JRobinson
19 Jan 2018 13:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Some sort of bar/beer shop
Replies: 16
Views: 11461

Re: Some sort of bar/beer shop

I personally am not likely to buy more or less beer and /or wine than previously, so therefore if I do buy from here it will be instead of buying from somewhere else (probably Bob Wines). But it might persuade people to buy there instead of going to another area, or instead of buying from a supermar...
by JRobinson
12 Jan 2018 09:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Waste Collection
Replies: 40
Views: 24077

Re: Waste Collection

not sure if it's ok to put someones name up here, but a general email for highway related issues is Highways@Lewisham.gov.uk and i usually get a quick response from someone called Imogen Payami.
by JRobinson
12 Jan 2018 09:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 50
Views: 21480

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

this month is different, we're meeting next Wednesday, Jan 17th, in The Dolphin (The Lion has live music that night) from 7.30pm.

open house - feel free to turn up. we will discuss Anthony Burgess - Any Old Iron.
by JRobinson
2 Jan 2018 15:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham book club needs new members
Replies: 50
Views: 21480

Re: Sydenham book club needs new members

yes we're still going, and yes we welcome new members - I'll send you a pm with information.
by JRobinson
6 Dec 2017 17:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Trying to contact Sydenham Tennis Club
Replies: 8
Views: 3942

Re: Trying to contact Sydenham Tennis Club

his reply should be ace. you'll love it. if not - shout "Balls" and make a racket!
by JRobinson
5 Dec 2017 15:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Water Meter
Replies: 10
Views: 4198

Re: Water Meter

It used to be that maintenance of water pipes was to the building edge - so a leak in the garden would be repaired by Thames Water, even though it's on private property. that changed, so that now maintenance responsibility lies with property owner, so you are responsible for water pipes in your buil...
by JRobinson
30 Nov 2017 12:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Penge East/ Sydenham Hill train issues
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Penge East/ Sydenham Hill train issues

I heard on the radio at 6:45am that there were severe delays from H&I to NXG, Crystal Palace, West Croydon, etc, but when I got to Sydenham, at about 7:30 there didn't appear to be any issues at all...
by JRobinson
30 Nov 2017 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Slatters bakewell tarts
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: Slatters bakewell tarts

I do like a nice bakewell tart - the small individual ones with a cherry on top, though I've not tried the ones at Slatters.
by JRobinson
28 Nov 2017 18:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed
Replies: 27
Views: 6705

Re: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed

If you drive with enough gap between the vehicle in front of you and yourself (2 second rule?) - there is plenty of space to see road markings, and avoid a collision if the person in front stops suddenly.
by JRobinson
17 Oct 2017 15:42
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Little Elms Daycare Sydenham
Replies: 8
Views: 6507

Re: Little Elms Daycare Sydenham

no matter how nice your children are, German children will always be kinder.
by JRobinson
5 Oct 2017 12:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero
Replies: 118
Views: 26687

Re: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero

.... Buy a pair of trousers and keep them for a decade. .... I bought a pair of jeans in 2007, and they are now patched multiple times, patches on patches, they're still in useful service, as gardening/DIY trousers. is this the kind of thing you mean? has it saved me money? probably yes, but it has...
by JRobinson
1 Sep 2017 14:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycle lanes
Replies: 15
Views: 3430

Re: Cycle lanes

sod the quick wins - go for something big like getting cycle lanes put in at the Bell Green gyratory, and up Perry Hill, and Southend Lane.
by JRobinson
1 Sep 2017 11:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Improvements to Sydenham
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Improvements to Sydenham

depends - do you mean road/street works? developments? or something else? my first suggestion would be to contact the council and ask... possibly have to send an FOI request, and if you can't find a contact for that then there is a great website 'what do they know' where you can register, and ask qu...
by JRobinson
1 Sep 2017 11:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycle lanes
Replies: 15
Views: 3430

Re: Cycle lanes

they are probably understaffed - if it's anything like the london borough highways team that I work for, they will be mostly fire fighting queries, and other more pressing work, whilst being under funded, and under resourced, with budget cuts every year it's sometimes difficult to get 'none urgent' ...