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by mikej
17 Oct 2017 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Boundary Commission, revised proposals
Replies: 9
Views: 4166

Re: Boundary Commission, revised proposals

I'm not sure how safe Beckenham will be in this rejigged constituency....of the 3 wards that are joining from Penge and Lewisham West, two voted strongly Labour at the last election (Penge & Cator and Crystal Palace) and the third (Clock House) was more or less 50/50 between Tory and Labour. Plus Be...
by mikej
12 Sep 2017 16:40
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Library crafts for adults, Thursdays starting 14.9.17
Replies: 0
Views: 1296

Library crafts for adults, Thursdays starting 14.9.17

Crafts for Adults Autumn Programme Thursday afternoons 1 -3pm free sessions, donations welcome 14th and 21st September – art with Clair. 14th – still life drawing and framing plants/flowers, 21st – painting with acrylics on canvas 28th September and 5th October – card making with Pauline 12th and 26...
by mikej
29 Aug 2017 12:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycle lanes
Replies: 15
Views: 6305

Re: Cycle lanes

Well, Southwark's policy is not to have any segregated cycle lanes - apparently the council likes to use cyclists as traffic calming devices for motor vehicles.

I hope Lewisham's is a bit more user friendly!
by mikej
17 Aug 2017 15:08
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Drama workshops on Thursday 24th August 2017 in the library
Replies: 0
Views: 1431

Drama workshops on Thursday 24th August 2017 in the library

Drama Workshop for Children

Run by Rocket Boots Theatre – preparing you for lift off!

When is it? Thursday 24th August 2017

11.40am – 12.20pm for ages 4 -7 years
1.30 – 2.40pm for ages 8-12 years
Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult.

Free but donations to the library appreciated!
by mikej
22 Jul 2017 16:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Penge attempted robbery
Replies: 14
Views: 6804

Re: Penge attempted robbery

Yikes. Penge is getting dodgey. In Apr there was that fight in McDs in Penge.
I don't agree!
Maybe I've been lucky, but I've never had any probs in dear old Penge.
And it has some great pubs nowadays too!!
by mikej
18 Jul 2017 10:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Town Boundaries
Replies: 17
Views: 24873

Re: Town Boundaries

It's in a location on the boundary between Lewisham and Beckenham (now part of Bromley) so MIGHT be a boundary marker??

Boundaries do strange things - I find it amusing that Penge East station was in Beckenham borough! Obviously the railways came later than the boundaries.
by mikej
18 Jul 2017 09:34
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Coding club at the Library is restarting
Replies: 0
Views: 1379

Coding club at the Library is restarting

Got a kid who's into computers? We're restarting Code Club - a fun and free way for them to learn how to make games, animations, websites and electronic gizmos. It starts on Saturday 15 July 2017, 12-1pm. The activity is aimed at 9-11 year olds and is a fun, interactive way to get creative with tech...
by mikej
30 Jun 2017 08:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Please Boycott Sainsbury's Tea
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Re: Please Boycott Sainsbury's Tea

Useful info, Lee. Thanks for that!
by mikej
30 Jun 2017 05:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ellie Reeves MP breaks promise
Replies: 24
Views: 12780

Ellie Reeves MP breaks promise

Sadly, on last night's vote she went along with her leader's hard Brexit, refusing to do what she said she'd do in her election material. Why didn't she support the approach of Chuka Ummuna and 50 odd colleagues?
Clearly she can't be trusted.
by mikej
19 Jun 2017 20:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 41298

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Gill wrote To be honest the only reason I go to Penge to shop is the fantastic Murray Brothers butchers and the pound shop.
I love the Sainsbury's because I find it's just the perfect size! Much bigger than a Local, but much smaller than the one at Lower Syd.

What's not to like about Wilkos also??
by mikej
19 Apr 2017 22:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What has Jim done
Replies: 37
Views: 20591

Re: What has Jim done

Really? that's great news! exciting!
by mikej
19 Apr 2017 22:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 7 Kent House Road
Replies: 24
Views: 23918

Re: 7 Kent House Road

there are Victorian houses at the other (South) end of Kent House Road too, you know.... https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4149403,-0.0459288,3a,75y,352.99h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1stH5DlaTBTXcTryQE_ZUwww!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo3.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DtH5DlaTBTXcTryQE_ZUwww%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_cli...
by mikej
28 Mar 2017 08:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Alexandra is open - at last
Replies: 6
Views: 5798

The Alexandra is open - at last

Most of you will know where this is - opposite the Alexandra nurseries, where Penge Lane and Parish Lane meet, Popped in at the weekend, seems good. Nice vibe. They serve draft beers in 2/3 pint glasses. Nice big windows. It's not finished - the kitchen is a work in progress, but its larger than I e...
by mikej
21 Mar 2017 18:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham library: more Thursday craft spaces available
Replies: 0
Views: 881

Sydenham library: more Thursday craft spaces available

More spaces available on our relaxing crafts group for adults, 1- 3 pm on Thursday afternoons in term time. All materials provided. Wide range of crafts available. Ring Clementsia on 07984034275 for more information or turn up at 12.45
by mikej
7 Mar 2017 10:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Radio Sydenham
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Radio Sydenham

New group I believe, Stuart
by mikej
14 Nov 2016 16:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Advice on planning (?) sought
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

Re: Advice on planning (?) sought

caz, I think this does count as Sydenham - as you say, part of Syd is in Bromley. This Bromley page has info about the programme: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200089/street_care_and_cleaning/213/street_lighting/2 You could contact one of your local councillors (Penge & Cator ward), Peter.Fookes@br...
by mikej
14 Nov 2016 12:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: ENCOURAGING CYCLING THROUGH THE TAX SYSTEM
Replies: 18
Views: 6077

Re: ENCOURAGING CYCLING THROUGH THE TAX SYSTEM

Robin said True, but misleading. Vehicle excise duty is not a pollution tax, although it has latterly been used to encourage low emission vehicles. Well it seems to me you are truly hair splitting here! OK de jure, it isn't a pollution tax, but de facto it is, because that's how governments have use...
by mikej
14 Nov 2016 08:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: ENCOURAGING CYCLING THROUGH THE TAX SYSTEM
Replies: 18
Views: 6077

Re: ENCOURAGING CYCLING THROUGH THE TAX SYSTEM

May I suggest you read my post before replying? To help you, I will repeat the part you didn't read: Cyclists do not need to pay Road Tax, because - like electric cars and similar - they emit no pollution, thus no tax. Buy yourself an electric car and you'll pay no tax either. Electric cars - being ...
by mikej
13 Nov 2016 22:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: ENCOURAGING CYCLING THROUGH THE TAX SYSTEM
Replies: 18
Views: 6077

Re: ENCOURAGING CYCLING THROUGH THE TAX SYSTEM

rustya, what are you on about? Cyclists do not need to pay Road Tax, because - like electric cars and similar - they emit no pollution, thus no tax. Buy yourself an electric car and you'll pay no tax either. Electric cars - being wider than cycles - will "hog the road" as you ignorantly put it even ...
by mikej
18 Oct 2016 10:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Book club
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Re: Book club

I have sent you a PM

Mike