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by Sydenham Syd
17 Jan 2021 10:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed

Managed into the ground and now residents suffer the consequences. I used to take my first born there for swimming lessons. Brilliant teacher left because of the mismanagement. They wouldn't run a class if they didn't have 3 kids, so you'd end up arriving to find out you just had to walk home again...
by Sydenham Syd
16 Jan 2021 13:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: Lewisham approves keeping Bridge Leisure Centre closed

That’s a shame. Despite it being in dire need for a renovation it’s convenient for a large community and both of my kids have learned to swim there. But seems like they’ve run the numbers and a 600k loss is not to be sniffed at especially as the council are pretty strapped as it is. It’s a tricky on...
by Sydenham Syd
4 Jan 2021 17:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 7
Views: 5444

Re: Happy New Year

Interestingly enough, I see very little difference between the high st when it was tier 3 and now in tier 4. Same number of people on the high st and seemingly the same shops etc open.
Not sure I get it tbh
by Sydenham Syd
28 Dec 2020 14:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Gym for Sydenham
Replies: 7
Views: 8766

Re: New Gym for Sydenham

owlwise wrote: 26 Dec 2020 16:31 Just what Sydenham needs another damn gym. What about a Waitrose?
Not sure dear old Sydders is quite on the Waitrose demographic profile as yet! 🙂
by Sydenham Syd
5 Dec 2020 18:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Gym for Sydenham
Replies: 7
Views: 8766

Re: New Gym for Sydenham

Saw the signs up today for the gym in the old Bludgens/Coop

That should put a stop to the graffiti
by Sydenham Syd
4 Dec 2020 19:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 67813

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

I take it you’re being sarcastic and if so I totally agree. I’m all for getting people walking and cycling etc, but I counted 44 idling cars waiting for the lights on Mayow Rd this evening as I walked up...I’ve got a funny feeling that the pollution built up there alone makes a mockery of the idea. ...
by Sydenham Syd
21 Sep 2020 08:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 67813

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Really? Wow. I mean I’ve been stuck coming down there before, but never nearly for so long. I was there the other night on a Thursday having dropped one of my kids in Dulwich and had the same issue. Not quite as long, but a pretty tedious journey. Wasn’t aware it was isolated to Fridays or that it t...
by Sydenham Syd
20 Sep 2020 11:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 67813

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

This may have come up in another post somewhere, but I was driving home from other side of town on Friday, and it took me 47mins to get from the top of Westwood Hill to the bottom of the high st. Extraordinary. There is no question that I could have hopped quicker. (Before someone says I could walk,...
by Sydenham Syd
14 Sep 2020 15:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 85
Views: 39220

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Growsydenham wrote: 14 Sep 2020 14:55 I do hope this latest appeal manages to set aside the divisive language and baseless claims which have been a part of this campaign.
Such as?
by Sydenham Syd
11 Sep 2020 07:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 25
Views: 6267

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

Sydenham Green is a total abomination frankly. It’s always been like that. Ring up in the morning for an appointment, stay on hold, get met with a terse tone from receptionist saying no appointments. We’ve been registered with it for about 12 years, and it’s always been dreadful. It’s consistent, th...
by Sydenham Syd
25 Jul 2020 08:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Barclays closing in October
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Re: Barclays closing in October

I'm annoyed by this, but mainly because I never wanted to be a Barclays customer in the first place. I was a member of the Woolwich, which had the branch until demutualisation 1997. Barclays said at the time that they bought the Woolwich for its brilliant customer service, then promptly closed on t...
by Sydenham Syd
21 Jul 2020 22:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: a 60 foot (5G?) mast is coming to Newlands Park
Replies: 20
Views: 6077

Re: a 60 foot (5G?) mast is coming to Newlands Park

David Icke on the committee?
by Sydenham Syd
20 Jul 2020 21:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: a 60 foot (5G?) mast is coming to Newlands Park
Replies: 20
Views: 6077

Re: a 60 foot (5G?) mast is coming to Newlands Park

It won’t be Hauwei at least....
by Sydenham Syd
10 Jul 2020 20:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 67813

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Ghlpc wrote: 10 Jul 2020 20:13 And one more thing.

Where is our 'voice of the neighbourhood'...The Sydenham Society?

Very surprised they haven't made any comments about this, for or against, unless I've missed something?
Are you going to name the councillor(s) you say live there?
by Sydenham Syd
10 Jul 2020 20:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 67813

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

But which other councillor(s) are you talking about? You say others live there. So who?
by Sydenham Syd
10 Jul 2020 17:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 67813

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

owlwise wrote: 10 Jul 2020 16:11 Cllr Chris Best lives round there.
So the suggestion is that Cllr Best has lobbied for this?
Or do other cllrs live there too?

Seems the location of Cllr Best’s house would be irrelevant given she lives on the periphery by Mayow, and in fact detrimental.
by Sydenham Syd
10 Jul 2020 14:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 67813

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Changes such as this were urged on councils by TFL as an emergency measure as part of the Covid-19 crisis response - see the original post for more information. There was no time for any consultation. There will be time later on, and we'll have the chance to give our views then. This reminds me of ...
by Sydenham Syd
20 Jun 2020 22:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Grand Prix
Replies: 20
Views: 9614

Re: Sydenham Grand Prix

Seemed like there were bike races going on again tonight.

I can hear some serious engine noise. Not entirely sure where about it is, but pretty loud!

I assume it will require someone to have a serious accident before the police do something.
by Sydenham Syd
18 Jun 2020 10:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 67813

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

The road is now closed. This seems so arbitrary and spontaneous. Perhaps it will lower the amount of traffic on the road that a local counseller lives on? I have also noticed that the man who was running his car repair business on Bishopsthorpe and Silverdale has begun to leave loads of cars and va...
by Sydenham Syd
7 May 2020 08:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Activity in old Coop
Replies: 19
Views: 10470

Re: Activity in old Coop

Sorry but the threat from coronavirus has taken over from climate change The planet can look after itself hence inflicted this virus upon us which I predicted a year ago A lot of good will hopefully come out of this There are too many people trying to be "right on and hip" rather than sin...