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by simon
23 Aug 2016 14:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: BEER REBELLION
Replies: 31
Views: 10698

Re: BEER REBELLION

Had a look on the Late Knights Twitter feed and it appears that they are having difficulties and have closed their brewery. Bars are staying open though. Worrying nonetheless.
by simon
22 Aug 2016 19:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 16641

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

On a related note; I was going to start another thread about the random 20 mph road markings that are springing up. We have one here at the end of Knighton Park Road notifying the residents of four houses that they are entering a 20 mph zone, but there is not one at the start of the road at Sydenham...
by simon
20 May 2016 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Best pub in Sydenham to watch the Palace match tomorrow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: Best pub in Sydenham to watch the Palace match tomorrow?

I would imagine the Railway, sorry the Pavilion, would be the best for atmosphere. Good screen in the Alfred. Not sure how the Golden Lion will be after the refurbishment.
by simon
21 Feb 2016 18:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Betting shops on Sydenham High street...Why so many?
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Re: Betting shops on Sydenham High street...Why so many?

Tim is right to say that the proliferation of betting shops is an unintended consequence of the 2005 Gambling Act. The Act was the work of Tessa Jowell who has recently admitted that she got some parts of the Act wrong. The two main contributing factors the perceived increase in betting shops are a ...
by simon
2 Feb 2016 12:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best dog walks in SE London
Replies: 11
Views: 5741

Re: Best dog walks in SE London

Hi Rachael, yes its the £80 fine for dogs going in the middle that is pretty unfriendly. I have greyhounds and if they are let off the lead its no good me telling them they cant go in the middle; they just wont listen!
by simon
1 Feb 2016 13:18
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best dog walks in SE London
Replies: 11
Views: 5741

Re: Best dog walks in SE London

I've been using Beckenham Place Park for about five years; it is excellent for dog walking, particularly the two fields south of the railway line next to the river. Cator Park is quite good but it is very open, although if you are worried about your dog running off there is a small enclosed area of ...
by simon
18 Dec 2015 17:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 425088

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Just as an aside about Tesco. I think the fact that in my time in Sydenham it had been a carpet shop, then an ambitious, but doomed Indian and then a badly run pub meant that there was very little sense of affection for the place. The Greyhound, on the other hand, has been a pub for well over 200 ye...
by simon
16 Dec 2015 19:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Twice Sweet
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Twice Sweet

Hi, I called in earlier and spoke ton the new proprietor Danny, who told me they encountered a major electrical problem yesterday. That has delayed the refurbishment it doesn't look as if they will be open tomorrow. However, I impressed on him the importance of taking in UPS deliveries, particularly...
by simon
16 Dec 2015 16:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Twice Sweet
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Twice Sweet

Its the newsagent between Tops & Tails and Acorn.
by simon
18 Nov 2015 20:26
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Favourite good causes
Replies: 30
Views: 22483

Re: Favourite good causes

Retired Greyhound Trust Ovarian Cancer Action 999 Club (South East London Homelessness charity) These don't appear in my bank statements as I support each of them in different ways. I sponsor two kennels at RGT Croftview on an annual basis, make a donation when I retire a racer or home an ex racer, ...
by simon
21 Oct 2015 13:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 38281

Re: Parking problems

When we last had a consultation about CPZ's a few years ago, I was surveyed at Knighton Park Road and said I didn't want one. The consultation was done on a street by street basis and I don't think any were introduced. Today I would still be against a CPZ for my street but I would obviously have no ...
by simon
21 Oct 2015 13:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cryptic message on Twitter re Late Knights/Beer Rebellion
Replies: 88
Views: 18712

Re: Beer Rebellion Opening!!

What time are last orders on Thursday please? I'm out for the early part of the evening.
by simon
12 Aug 2015 09:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Car in Venner Square
Replies: 81
Views: 14730

Re: Car in Venner Square

Yes, another car there now. Perhaps the council will now install some bollards when the cars have been removed, if they wver are.
by simon
4 Aug 2015 10:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Car in Venner Square
Replies: 81
Views: 14730

Re: Car in Venner Square

I saw a notice on the car yesterday but it appears to have gone this morning. If it was the seven day notice do you think the car will be cleared before Saturday's market?
by simon
25 May 2015 20:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Exterior decorator recommendation?
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: Exterior decorator recommendation?

Ted Johnson of Knighton Park Road is local, trusted and reliable. 0755 750 7554
by simon
13 Apr 2015 15:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Aswad at the Tudor Livesey Hall Tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Re: Aswad at the Tudor Livesey Hall Tonight

It was PAs Tubby, but a great night nonetheless. Lovely vibe with a really diverse audience.
by simon
10 Apr 2015 14:40
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Aswad at the Tudor Livesey Hall Tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Aswad at the Tudor Livesey Hall Tonight

Really looking forward to this gig tonight, with Carol Thompson and Janet Kay in support. Is a good venue in my opinion and it would be nice if further gigs with this calibre of acts were put on there. Hope it is a success but am worried about the lack of local publicity (nothing about it on here, f...
by simon
10 Apr 2015 09:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Car Tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 1933

Re: Car Tyres

Agree with Pat, Toyo Tyres on Adamsdril Road. Consistently best price, very good service and wont try and sell tyres you don't need (a trick that Kwik Fit are always trying on). They also dispose of their old tyres responsibly, which cant be said of all Sydenham's tyre suppliers. Avoid Sydenham Tyre...
by simon
12 Mar 2015 16:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: council tax
Replies: 9
Views: 2768

Re: council tax

I also live in Knighton Park Road and my house is in Band E.
by simon
11 Mar 2015 17:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Demolition of Sydenham Rd between Kent Hse and Knighton Park
Replies: 9
Views: 2139

Re: Demolition of Sydenham Rd between Kent Hse and Knighton

To fair Lee, the Hexagon building was a great improvement on what was there before. I've always had a soft spot for it.
The plans would appear to include building over the window on the upstairs of the Lovely Gallery.
I see the Lowcost supermarket has now closed.