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by Hissing Syd
5 Dec 2017 11:57
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Water Meter
Replies: 10
Views: 4090

Re: Water Meter

I'm really interested to read about it not being compulsory to accept these. We had Water Meters forced on us in our road over the summer. Although I tried to insist to Thames Water that we did not want one for our house, I was told we had no choice in the matter, as the meter was located in the str...
by Hissing Syd
15 Nov 2017 12:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?
Replies: 55
Views: 35972

Re: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?

Hi Ben,

Given your post above back from back in July, I just wondered if anything had ever come of this, or if you or anyone else had advice on what might be done to help?

Any thoughts gratefully received, thanks.
by Hissing Syd
15 Nov 2017 12:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: food waste collection
Replies: 25
Views: 6009

Re: food waste collection

Just had new stickers slapped on all the bins in our street. Leaving aside that it's thoughtlessly covered up our house numbers, which will now need repainting, I feel it's ridiculous to declare outright "NO FOOD WASTE ALLOWED" on the general rubbish bins. Will a Food Waste Inspector now be paid to ...
by Hissing Syd
2 Oct 2017 10:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero
Replies: 118
Views: 25792

Re: Sydenham too tatty for Caffe Nero

Really lovely post, Jenny, thank you.
by Hissing Syd
19 Sep 2017 09:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Putting cooker in chimney breast
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: Putting cooker in chimney breast

Thanks Mary and SP - fingers crossed I now have the information I need. With luck I will soon get the job done, and my neighbour will never get a whiff of my chips. In terms of the Wanted section, it just seems a bit loose and generic for this. Sydenham is currently an area with a constant influx of...
by Hissing Syd
19 Sep 2017 09:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Boilers R Us
Replies: 19
Views: 11413

Re: Boilers R Us

Hi Sue, Sorry I can't offer feedback on Boilers R Us, but I recently had a new boiler fitted by ProGas and cannot recommend them highly enough. The work was incredibly swift, very efficient and tidy, and I can't speak highly enough of them. Plus, several times in the past when my old boiler broke do...
by Hissing Syd
15 Sep 2017 14:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Putting cooker in chimney breast
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: Putting cooker in chimney breast

Thanks Parker1970 - I am aware of them, but thought something more specific for builders, plumbers etc might be an idea, as they frequently crop up, though maybe it's unnecessary.

A very kind poster has just DM'd exactly the information I needed, so fingers crossed!
by Hissing Syd
15 Sep 2017 10:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Some sort of bar/beer shop
Replies: 16
Views: 11285

Re: Some sort of bar/beer shop

Sounds marvellous, how lovely!
by Hissing Syd
15 Sep 2017 10:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Putting cooker in chimney breast
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Putting cooker in chimney breast

Morning, I've recently bought a range cooker that I would like setting back into the chimney breast in my kitchen. Finding advice/information about this is proving much harder than I anticipated, so wondered if anyone here had done this, and if so could you tell me how you handled extraction? I want...
by Hissing Syd
11 Sep 2017 10:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?
Replies: 55
Views: 35972

Re: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?

Hi Ben, Just wondered if there was any news on this front? Or, in light of the recent Fix My Street thread, whether help should be being sought there instead/as well? The paving stones outside the chicken shop with the Disney font logo are now badly damaged and loose. The pavement outside Barrakah i...
by Hissing Syd
24 Jul 2017 06:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?
Replies: 55
Views: 35972

Re: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?

Thanks for the swift response, Ben, and thanks for the replies - very glad there is some support for this. Coming back the other night, I noticed that directly opposite this stretch, the library has bollards outside, presumably for the same reason. I'm all for a bit of symmetry... The garage is a tr...
by Hissing Syd
22 Jul 2017 11:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?
Replies: 55
Views: 35972

Syd Society help request for pavement opposite library?

Beninahurry said: Several people expressed concerns that bikes would be parked on pavements blocking safe pedestrian passage. I just read the above statement in the Sydenham Society thread regarding the proposed Nandos development. I started replying there, but realised this was a separate topic. Gi...
by Hissing Syd
22 Jul 2017 10:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Gas Engineer
Replies: 3
Views: 1983

Re: Gas Engineer

I don't know for sure, but by virtue of their name alone I'd imagine ProGas in the high street could do it - if so I can't recommend them highly enough.
by Hissing Syd
11 Jul 2017 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Sydenham Society
Replies: 37
Views: 9998

Re: The Sydenham Society

Great response, Pat, thanks for taking the time.
by Hissing Syd
11 Jul 2017 11:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: UPDATE!! Sydenham Plant Exchange - Who’s In? #gardening
Replies: 6
Views: 3615

Re: Sydenham Plant Exchange - Who’s In? #gardening

This is a BRILLIANT idea, please make it happen. It could be the answer to a problem I've been vexed with. When I first moved here, because of the size of my garden I aimed to plant things that would give a sense of height, ie go up, not out. One of these was red hot pokers, which I liked as they ar...
by Hissing Syd
7 May 2017 08:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free guided walk - Sunday 7th May
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Free guided walk - Sunday 7th May

I was really hoping to make this, however a wobbly stomach and and an inflexible schedule have scuppered my plans. I did just want to thank you for posting this here, though - I was unaware of Severndroog Castle, and this all sounds like a potentially fantastic day. Please continue to post again; I ...
by Hissing Syd
26 Mar 2017 12:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?
Replies: 36
Views: 10936

Re: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?

Gillyjp - I passed your handwork outside The Greyhound two nights ago. It looks lovely, thank you. Sherlomi - good on you too and thanks for the rallying cry. Not much time here, but will think on and try and find a spot to do same. To the original poster (sorry I'm being lazy and can't be bothered ...
by Hissing Syd
26 Mar 2017 12:31
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New to Sydenham!
Replies: 5
Views: 2701

Re: New to Sydenham!

Hi Akriti, Welcome to Sydenham - hope you'll be really happy here. It is a brilliant place to live! Some other tips to throw in: we're blessed with an abundance of decent Indian restaurants and takeaways, including several award-winning ones. Our favourite is Barrakah - try their Bombay Squid & Pood...
by Hissing Syd
8 Nov 2016 12:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Reduction in services from London Bridge
Replies: 27
Views: 7093

Re: Reduction in services from London Bridge

Many thanks for the detailed information, Barry, much appreciated. I rely on the trains and would be potentially up for getting involved, but as with the gentleman who posted about shop fronts recently, can you be more specific about what that entails/what is needed? It's hard to say whether one can...
by Hissing Syd
8 Nov 2016 12:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Has your stop water valve been painted white? Here's why:
Replies: 8
Views: 2883

Re: Has your stop water valve been painted white? Here's why

To my dismay this has now happened in Larkbere Road. Is there any way round it, or way to appeal against it? I truly do not want a water meter, and it is really annoying to have be forced into it.