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by ALIB
11 Jul 2012 13:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: green food hygiene stickers
Replies: 49
Views: 9663

Re: green food hygiene stickers

i think it's very poor to put these ratings on the internet (and probably other sources), without a regular update as to what is happening , and why.

I completely agree with Billings/amob on this one.
by ALIB
11 Jul 2012 09:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: green food hygiene stickers
Replies: 49
Views: 9663

Re: green food hygiene stickers

Some of the results are a bit concerning. Billings was low Also Blue Mountain cafe got a score of '1' from October last year. Some businesses even got scores of '0'. I would hope that low-scoring businesses would be given a strict timetable to get their hygiene up to standard, so they can be re-visi...
by ALIB
6 Jul 2012 18:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements
Replies: 79
Views: 19459

Re: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements

4.30pm today. I witnessed two black teenagers whizzing down Kirkdale pavement toward Cobbs corner, with total disregard for pedestrians. I was unable to get my camera quick enough. So do we distinguish between reckless lawbreakers, and considerate lawbreakers.? Personally, i feel the mature woman se...
by ALIB
6 Jul 2012 11:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Will you use the new Greyhound Pub?
Replies: 35
Views: 9526

Re: Will you use the new Greyhound Pub?

interestingly, the new Greyhound could set a benchmark to attract other pubs and customers to the area. Stefan is quite right that Forest Hill has a diverse number of pubs, in close proximity, that attract diverse clientlle. The Hob, with it's rock and comedy The capital, with it's typical wetherspo...
by ALIB
5 Jul 2012 12:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Contesting a parking ticket - any experience?
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

Re: Contesting a parking ticket - any experience?

Most people contesting a parking ticket get let-off. Trying to pursue a legal route is too costly. I am no lawyer, but I think you have valid grounds for contesting, in that the signs clearly indicate you can park there. As an aside, this Tuesday i witnessed a traffic enforcer giving a ticket to a c...
by ALIB
5 Jul 2012 10:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 88699

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

it is often part of Planning Procedure/Permission that a certain % of a development is given to social housing. This is obviously a big concern to Developers who want to maximise profit, but it is totally at the Local Authorities discretion as to what % is allocated. (subject to negotiation)
by ALIB
4 Jul 2012 14:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Woodman
Replies: 69
Views: 35697

Re: The Woodman

i have to throw my tuppence (for what it's worth) into the fray. I think Forums like this are useful discussion points for new developments. Sometimes the praising comments get lost in the critiques, but overall are well-intended. Taking the Woodman as an example, ....would anyone really have been h...
by ALIB
4 Jul 2012 11:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements
Replies: 79
Views: 19459

Re: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements

i did ponder about whether to remove the photo. I didn't want the discussion to become centred around 1 individual. However, whatever her age or community standing, she is breaking the law. If i had photos of reckless yoof riding on pavements, I would equally have posted those. and intend to. And wh...
by ALIB
4 Jul 2012 09:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 88699

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

and although i won't be going to the "Little shop of Horrors", the sponsorship from Purelake was appreciated and good PR :D
by ALIB
4 Jul 2012 09:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 88699

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

The issues Gilly raises regarding cars are quite crucial. However near the station/bus stop you are, and however many cycle racks you include on a development, inevitably a large proportion of residents will be car owners. It is simply unrealistic to expect people to do family shopping, buying of fu...
by ALIB
4 Jul 2012 07:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 88699

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

i know gillyjp was not best pleased with the proposed development as it went for Planning. So it is refreshing to hear some positive words about the buildings. However, i would still guess a significant number of residents would own a car and that the lack of parking for the development will lead to...
by ALIB
3 Jul 2012 14:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements
Replies: 79
Views: 19459

Re: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements

Maybe, in a couple of years, when the woman cannot cycle any more, she will be knocked down on the pavement by a cyclist and have to undergo hip replacement surgery.

that would be irony.
by ALIB
3 Jul 2012 13:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements
Replies: 79
Views: 19459

Re: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements

Here's a photo of a law-breaker, taken at 7.30 this morning on the Kirkdale pavement close to Panmure Road http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7494144032_149c8e33cb.jpg There was no need for this woman to be cycling on the pavement. Indeed, if she feels so unsafe cycling on the road, maybe her bicycl...
by ALIB
2 Jul 2012 03:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: sydenham hill historical walk No.3
Replies: 1
Views: 1853

Re: sydenham hill historical walk No.3

OK, no takers.

I move out of Sydenham in 2 weeks, so will be unable to arrange this.
by ALIB
1 Jul 2012 13:20
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: 5-a-side footie
Replies: 12436
Views: 2851870

Re: 5-a-side footie

i'm in the process of leaving Sydenham, but i just spied this today. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4404022/VAT-on-5-a-side-football.html "FIVE-a-side footie fans were in uproar last night at a new £1 per player TAX on the sport. Thousands who use all-weather pitches for games we...
by ALIB
1 Jul 2012 13:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements
Replies: 79
Views: 19459

Re: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements

13.30 Just witnessed a hoodie yoof roller-blading down the middle of Dartmouth Road from Kirkdale to Forest Hill. Several cars beeped their horns and swerved to avoid him. If i was a driver at that time,.........who knows what might have happened
by ALIB
1 Jul 2012 12:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 88699

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

I am in favour of transparency over how the decision-making process was achieved. I would like full disclosure, but doubt this would ever happen. I would also be interested in why Millford Homes sold the site on (shortly after the Greyhound failed to burn down), and what the relationship between Mil...
by ALIB
30 Jun 2012 07:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements
Replies: 79
Views: 19459

Re: Cycling on Sydenham's pavements

Cyclists on pavements is a particular bug-bear of mine. It's not the fact they are there, but also their selfish/inconsiderate/aggressive behaviour, which is detrimental to the pedestrians well-being (which is the whole point of having pavements!!) putting things into some sort of context, I am a 42...
by ALIB
28 Jun 2012 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Village Pub Quiz...Bricklayers Arms
Replies: 15
Views: 4672

Re: Kirkdale Village Pub Quiz...Bricklayers Arms

sisterofwookie wrote:People keep asking me when the next one will be - looks like we might have to throw another one soon!

Go for it