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by simon
5 Mar 2007 13:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fairlawn Park Road
Replies: 21
Views: 12957

Dont live there, but walk my dogs around there regularly and it seems quiet during the day. A good mix of housing with predominantly Victorian terraces. You get easy access to Home Park, not the best Sydenham park in my opinion, and the library.
by simon
1 Mar 2007 22:34
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham slagged off on Channel 4
Replies: 29
Views: 18198

Which is why I said: I dont think we'll miss them if thats their attitude. Thing is Nork, people come for the reasons you describe and then end up staying here because they like it. When you do the maths, despite the projected 50% increase over the next two years, where are you going to get the same...
by simon
1 Mar 2007 11:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham slagged off on Channel 4
Replies: 29
Views: 18198

Didn't see it, but I hope they will be very happy in Crystal Palace. I dont think we'll miss them if thats their attitude.
by simon
23 Feb 2007 15:10
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Six Pillars
Replies: 10
Views: 12136

Before the current owner bought it it was on the market £450,000. They have done some work on it but I dont like the colour scheme, too contempory. Im sure there would be restrictions on converting it to flats, and rightly so IMO, its a fine example of Lubetkin's work and should preserved as it was ...
by simon
30 Jan 2007 15:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Dolphin
Replies: 145
Views: 128525

Well me in sydenham it certainly looked like drive by, but I've just spoken to someone who was there on Saturday night and this is waht they say happened: An obnoxious drunk was asked leave and refused and was thrown out, not before he had pulled out a knife. Police were called and attended but no a...
by simon
25 Jan 2007 12:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Handbag, coat and car NOT stolen in Sydenham
Replies: 14
Views: 9587

The Mayo Road seige was actually a pretty big event for around here Juwlz. A car was stopped on Sydenham Road by the newlands park lights and one of the occupants, who was armed, fled down the road and ran into the hostel next to Smiths showroom. All the roads were closed off and armed police took u...
by simon
24 Jan 2007 22:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Handbag, coat and car NOT stolen in Sydenham
Replies: 14
Views: 9587

Ten years in Sydenham and not been a victim of any crime, except car keyed five years ago. Habitually leave car unlocked and back door open when out etc. Seen all sorts of trouble in Sydenham Road over the years (euro 96 Dolphin mini riot was memorable) but apart from the Mayo Road seige a couple of...
by simon
10 Jan 2007 22:02
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Dolphin
Replies: 145
Views: 128525

I love Broadside too, after encountering it in Southwold three years ago I have been buying it bottled fron Sainsburys. I've only been to the Dolphin once, for a couple of swift bottles of Peroni, three pounds each! Didn't examine the menu as I didn't have my glasses with me but liked the ambience a...
by simon
13 Dec 2006 15:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flytipping on Berrymans lane
Replies: 8
Views: 6049

The thing is I dont know if lewisham council are actually going to bother to find out. Flytipping is punishable by a fine of up to £20,000 which would be enough to put a lot small builders out of business and seeing as this one appears to be a serial offender I would hope that would the maximum fine...
by simon
13 Dec 2006 13:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flytipping on Berrymans lane
Replies: 8
Views: 6049

Flytipping on Berrymans lane

Yesterday there was another load of rubish deposited at the top of Berrymans Lane, building rubble mainly this time. Yhis has to be the third time in a month that rubish has been tipped there and it obviously a favoured site for someone. Thouroughly fed up with this blight, I examined some of the ru...
by simon
8 Dec 2006 12:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommended Vet
Replies: 16
Views: 18647

Been using Mayo for ten years with my dogs and am prett happy with them really. I do find the main man Tony Rogers somewhat patronsing and tend to prefer to have my dogs treated by Zeta, who is always enthusiastic and makes and effort to bond with my animals.
by simon
4 Dec 2006 11:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Green Chilli - Delicious
Replies: 18
Views: 13285

It was called Tandoori Delight Greg. It started off ok but got pretty poor. Its under new ownership and a couple of young lads appear to be really giving it a go. I had a meal from there the other day after reading this thread and jolly good it was too. I used to like Gurkhas but the last takeway I ...
by simon
20 Nov 2006 14:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: British Gas Home Servicing Scam hits Sydenham?
Replies: 3
Views: 3621

Second that Annabel. Not the cheapest plumbers but reliable, no quibble guarantees and always turn up when they say they will.
by simon
14 Nov 2006 20:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Traffic mayhem around Park until early December
Replies: 27
Views: 16396

And I have been surprised at how light the traffic has been up Sydenham Road, even during the rush!
by simon
14 Nov 2006 13:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Chef's Delight, Sydenham High Street
Replies: 8
Views: 5197

For a traditional fry up I dont think you can beat the Hill Top for consisntent quality. Propper bubble, good quality bacon and eggs just right. The Kent House Cafe is good too, but is usually full of workmen and can get a bit rowdy. Before it became Finkls, someone opened a cafe who really did not ...
by simon
18 Oct 2006 13:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dentists
Replies: 13
Views: 6045

Ive been using Mr Bandlish in Gypsy Hill for ten years. When I first arrived in Sydenham ten years ago had a terrible toothach and he came out at 2 in the morning. Saw him at his surgery the follwing day, a Sunday, and he only charged me the NHS rate. Good dentist and a nice man.
by simon
18 Oct 2006 10:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Decorators
Replies: 3
Views: 2930

I would reccomend Ted Johnson of Knighton Park Road on 0208 659 5376.
He did my hall and stairs and did a fine job for a reasonable price. He always cleans up after a days work and, importantly, turns up when he says he wil.
by simon
12 Oct 2006 15:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: large empty house?
Replies: 7
Views: 3887

Sorry, it appears I was msitaken and passing the property this afternoon it does indeed look as if it is uninhabited. Somebody has blocked the entrance tp the parking area at the back. I remember that it when it was fist boarded up there were people staying there. I should imagine that the council h...
by simon
12 Oct 2006 09:53
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: large empty house?
Replies: 7
Views: 3887

I dont hink they are squatters at all, perhaps some of the residents had penchant for smashing the windows.
by simon
12 Oct 2006 09:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: refuse dump nr Sydenham?
Replies: 13
Views: 13523

St Gothard Road between paxton green and west dulwich has a lambeth dump and recycling centre. Its only meant to be used by lambeth residents but Ive been using it for years with no questions asked.