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by ALIB
7 May 2017 21:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Childhood in Wells Road
Replies: 7
Views: 7971

Re: Childhood in Wells Road

Great photo. Thanks for sharing.
by ALIB
26 Jan 2017 09:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is Sir Steve Bullock a crook
Replies: 31
Views: 20685

Re: Is Sir Steve Bullock a crook

Being a crook, implies illegal activity. I would suggest Sir Steve has probably used his influence to gain monies for a charidee he is a trustee of. The charidee would be hopeful that he'd use his contacts in such a way. I would suggest the question should be: "Are all politicians as bent as a ...
by ALIB
23 Mar 2016 09:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area
Replies: 34
Views: 13803

Re: Hideous racket in Lawrie park area

I am not an expert in noise pollution, but have some knowledge. Without boring people to sleep (including myself), Council's very often utilise BS4142 as a system for defining a noise nuisance. (google it) http://www.noisenet.org/noise_enviro_industrial.htm It is quite a convoluted process which gen...
by ALIB
19 Feb 2016 18:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 574479

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

This is outside my comfort zone. But when the fire started at the boarded-up Greyhound, it was under ownership of Milford Homes. (correct me if I'm wrong) The plot was sold to Purelake, very soon afterwards, and the current development approved. (albeit after unauthorised demolition) It would seem t...
by ALIB
21 Jan 2016 09:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Doorz
Replies: 21
Views: 10925

Re: Doorz

The chap who ran 'Doorz', had an arrangement with the owner of the property, which seems to have come to an end.

To say 'Doorz' had Mixed-Reviews, would be a compliment. Of the handful of people I met who had dealings with them, none of them were satisfied with the work or (lack of) communication.
by ALIB
7 Oct 2015 14:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 574479

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

Lee, I'm fine cheers, thanks for asking. Rural areas have their own problems, such as how do you rescue a cow that has fallen into the local river ? I'm sure the Purelake and Lewisham have done their homework regarding traffic, and I don't wish to raise concerns which may be unfounded. But,..you can...
by ALIB
6 Oct 2015 11:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 574479

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

I left Sydenham about 3 years ago, but felt compelled to comment after Parker1970's latest photograph. I am employed in the Development Sector, and have a good background knowledge of all that has happened to The Greyhound since it closed. I was aghast when the Greyhound was knocked down. But after ...
by ALIB
23 Apr 2015 13:10
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: timely assistance required in Venner Road area
Replies: 0
Views: 1093

timely assistance required in Venner Road area

Hi all, A bit of a long-shot, but I would appreciate any replies. This request is a bit 'out there'. I moved to East Sussex a few years ago, but retain friends in the Sydenham area. Unfortunately, one of these friends died on Sunday 19th. He was very much a recluse, with few friends. I have the addr...
by ALIB
8 Dec 2014 20:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Watch repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 2039

Re: Watch repairs

Hamiltons near the Bird in Hand (Forest Hill territory) are the mutts nuts.

(and whilst mentioning mutts, he used to have a couple of big dogs behind the counter. They are friendly to customers)
by ALIB
8 Dec 2014 18:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Ali B makes a brief return to STF
Replies: 2
Views: 2295

Ali B makes a brief return to STF

So, I googled STF on the 4th December and found,.... Admin mentioned having a drink with me at the Bricklayers Arms (was that a 'date' ? :D ) When I left Sydenham some 2 and a half years ago, major improvements had just been completed to the Brickies, and it was a great pub. Then I saw Bensonby (I t...
by ALIB
25 Jan 2013 14:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20mph zone proposed for 'Thorpes' area of Sydenham
Replies: 20
Views: 7524

Re: 20mph zone proposed for 'Thorpes' area of Sydenham

i was under the impression that speed reduction/traffic calming measures were based on incidents and fatalities. This is the response i had from Lewisham when i raised issues regarding speed on Dartmouth Road (my former stomping ground). Therefore, i am slightly uneasy that measures are being instal...
by ALIB
6 Jan 2013 14:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 209946

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

[quote="Sacha1966"]I think the Sydenham Gateway site looked far nicer when it was just The Greyhound, without the flats. When I first saw the plans for the proposed flats I said 'it looks awful! The pub's all cramped in!' But was assured that was the best we could hope for! Now we're lumbe...
by ALIB
29 Nov 2012 11:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Miriam Lodge Planning Application
Replies: 47
Views: 17960

Re: Miriam Lodge Planning Application

Obviously the people housed in Miriam Lodge have to go somewhere.

My only real objection was the pish-poor management of the facility. No-one wants to take responsibility for knifings, assaults, robberies, suicide attempts,, burglaries, drug use and general anti-social behaviour.
by ALIB
29 Nov 2012 08:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Miriam Lodge Planning Application
Replies: 47
Views: 17960

Re: Miriam Lodge Planning Application

As an ex-neighbour of Miriam Lodge (at the risk of repeating myself), over the past few years i have had : Occasional late night music, shouting/screaming from the Lodge Police and emergency services attending in the early hours (sirens and blue lights) Begging on the streets in the locale My wife b...
by ALIB
16 Nov 2012 13:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Woodman
Replies: 69
Views: 41473

Re: The Woodman

Here's an article i found, which relates almost exactly to this sort of proposed development. Sorry it's just 'cut and paste' , but the article is genuine, and you can google it. I have referenced the article in my submission to Lewi sham Local councils get immediate powers to end garden grabbing De...
by ALIB
15 Oct 2012 09:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The foul mess at The Woodman
Replies: 9
Views: 4883

Re: The foul mess at The Woodman

We used to have a motto in our school of engineering.

"buy cheap,....buy twice"

It seems W&S have paid over the odds for a job that is still not completed.

It would seem todays young "Managers" cannot organise a social in a brewery,.... :(
by ALIB
24 Sep 2012 08:02
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: WANTED: IMAGES FOR GREYHOUND MURAL
Replies: 5
Views: 3657

Re: WANTED: IMAGES FOR GREYHOUND MURAL

Hi Lee. I sent you a couple of pictures a while back of my dog finding a WW2 bomb in Sydenham Hill Woods last year. Steve Grindlay would be the best source (as he has assisted me before), but a lot of stuff is copyrighted these days , so you have to be very careful what you can use. I have some sugg...
by ALIB
18 Sep 2012 11:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Floor Zone shop let
Replies: 31
Views: 11201

Re: Old Floor Zone shop let

Anything would be better than Floor Zone. I tried to give them my business and they just weren't interested. Snooty and rude. Not just me then? Stuart You too? I thought they just didn't like the cut of my jib! Did anyone succeed In buying flooring from them? [ Post made via Mobile Device ] http://...
by ALIB
12 Jul 2012 16:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Police stations closing
Replies: 25
Views: 7940

Re: Police stations closing

There are a number of logistical reasons why a police station is needed, and not just for the Front Desk. Parking of vehicles and changing area, are but two that spring to mind. I seem to recall the idea being mooted that if the police station on Dartmouth Road was closed, then officers would have t...
by ALIB
12 Jul 2012 07:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: green food hygiene stickers
Replies: 49
Views: 13060

Re: green food hygiene stickers

I heard this morning (from a PCSO) that the Hilltop Cafe on Sydenham Road has been temporarily closed.