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by Sydenham Syd
8 Jan 2018 17:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle club
Replies: 46
Views: 30143

Re: Poodle club

I completely agree with Lord Summerisle. What I really liked about Beer Rebellion was that place was genuinely open to everyone, great 'bringing together community' feel.... Me too, feeling sad for that community gathering opportunity lost and really hope that Poodle club is not staying just as a w...
by Sydenham Syd
21 Dec 2017 16:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Billings Christmas food
Replies: 6
Views: 4917

Re: Billings Christmas food

Been a fan since day one, and also used to buy from Hugh when he was down at the bottom of the high street - great shop. They seem to thrive. I definitely spend more cash in there than I need to. Eggs are wonderful, and they have a really good selection of cheese. Fish is always beautifully presente...
by Sydenham Syd
21 Dec 2017 16:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STILL NO SYDENHAM CHRISTMAS TREE OR LIGHTS?!
Replies: 33
Views: 18535

Re: STILL NO SYDENHAM CHRISTMAS TREE OR LIGHTS?!

I reckon the Christmas tree looks ridiculous - the plastic railing things around it looks like the gas board are about to dig the place up.
Surely those blue barriers could be better...
by Sydenham Syd
21 Dec 2017 16:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New bakers to open in Kirkdale
Replies: 16
Views: 9085

Re: New bakers to open in Kirkdale

Personally I am a fan of the bread in The Cake Store. The baguettes are not great, but the farmhouse, I believe, is a triumph. I think they could do with some sourdough to fit in with the 'new old' world of high qual ingredients, and probably some ciabatta or focaccia etc, but when I have asked them...
by Sydenham Syd
17 Oct 2017 23:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: food waste collection
Replies: 25
Views: 7709

Re: food waste collection

All seems fine to me on this excellent initiative. Also cuts down the smell of the black bins. I haven’t changed my house bin for a week or so as the recycling and the food waste system cut down the smell so less need to change it. Whoever wrote earlier that they were laughing about foxes etc, the b...
by Sydenham Syd
13 Aug 2017 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 51 Knighton Park Road.
Replies: 17
Views: 5426

51 Knighton Park Road.

For the second time this summer, this house has been the scene of an all night rave. Residents of the road are pretty powerless and the police say that they can't do much about it. Cars parked the length of the road, and people urinating along the street and in people's gardens. Thumping beats all n...
by Sydenham Syd
1 Jun 2017 10:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Suggestion - red light cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Re: Suggestion - red light cameras

Another suggestion for the one up by the bookshop is to remove it altogether - that whole junction is rubbish. The roundabout is useless as most cars coming down from CP get stuck on it and the whole of W'wood Hill is at a standstill. As for the one down between KPR and Trewsbury, I have nearly been...
by Sydenham Syd
19 May 2017 15:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local plant sales
Replies: 10
Views: 3117

Re: Local plant sales

andrewandsue wrote:A quick bump reminder that the Cator Road plant sale is on tomorrow from 10.30am.
Fingers crossed that the rain holds off!
Whereabouts on Cator Rd is the sale btw? Cheers
by Sydenham Syd
12 May 2017 11:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Savacentre Racetrack
Replies: 32
Views: 25484

Re: The Savacentre Racetrack

Yes, they were back again last night. Sainsbury's were advised, however the car park is the responsibility of the council. May I ask what our local council is doing about this? It's both dangerous and creates a great deal of noise pollution. Dangerous? Yes. Let them kill themselves if they want to ...
by Sydenham Syd
23 Mar 2017 09:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?
Replies: 36
Views: 12757

Re: Is there ever any good news for Sydenham.?

Whiftoff wrote:Good review in the standard tonight. Sydenham is a booming independent cafe hotspot apparently!
Can you send the link please? I can't find it on the ES website
by Sydenham Syd
22 Mar 2017 13:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Man with 2 dogs off lead
Replies: 26
Views: 7506

Re: Man with 2 dogs off lead

Dangerous dog or not a quick Google will show you that as the law stands, in pedestrian area unless there are signs saying otherwise, all dogs must be on a lead. I wouldnt advise approaching this person, as in most cases the sort of person that has this sort of dog is usually as dangerous as the do...
by Sydenham Syd
22 Mar 2017 11:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Man with 2 dogs off lead
Replies: 26
Views: 7506

Re: Man with 2 dogs off lead

Dangerous dog or not a quick Google will show you that as the law stands, in pedestrian area unless there are signs saying otherwise, all dogs must be on a lead. I wouldnt advise approaching this person, as in most cases the sort of person that has this sort of dog is usually as dangerous as the do...
by Sydenham Syd
2 Mar 2017 14:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 25592

Re: Budgens

Not quite Phillip Green territory but I get your drift. Are we still the only London postcode without a Co-op? Pretty annoyed at the screw-up at the Bank who were brilliant to me for 40 years. And am I alone in also being annoyed the Green Co-op has spent a load of dosh going Tory Blue? Up the Divi...
by Sydenham Syd
27 Feb 2017 16:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Brothel arrests Sydenham Road
Replies: 6
Views: 3950

Re: Brothel arrests Sydenham Road

Crumbs.
by Sydenham Syd
15 Feb 2017 17:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 25592

Re: Budgens

#shambles
by Sydenham Syd
15 Feb 2017 16:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 25592

Re: Budgens

The Co-op is buying Budgen stores direct from Booker which obviously doesn't include Sydenham. But they know they can trade our store better than FROL so might they be tempted to pick up the pieces from the Administrators if the price is right? https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/co-op-bu...
by Sydenham Syd
13 Feb 2017 17:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 25592

Re: Budgens

It's a weird size Bludgeons. It seems bigger than the average mini-supermarche and smaller than a big one - slightly between two stools and so any mainstream retailer might find it tough to fit in with their current model? Sainsbury's in FH or Penge high st are a bit bigger, but they don't need anot...
by Sydenham Syd
7 Feb 2017 12:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 38545

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I just received this from Mosaic, who are behind the build: "154-158 Sydenham Road has not hit the target of Spring 2017 due to planning issues, in turn planning permission not being granted in the timeframes expected . We are still working with our consultants and liaising with Lewisham Council in ...
by Sydenham Syd
27 Jan 2017 08:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 25592

Re: Budgens

I see this morning that Tesco has bought Booker - owner of Bludgeons and Londis - two classy outfits.
Hopefully they will sell off the Bludgeons on the High St....back to Coop or someone
by Sydenham Syd
25 Jan 2017 16:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: In praise of Sydenham High Street
Replies: 5
Views: 3604

Re: In praise of Sydenham High Street

Agreed on the cake store - their bread is pretty good, although I have a weakness for the odd Lidl baguette... I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more in the sourdough dept, and I know that is horridly middle class, but I reckon there is a market for it. They used to have some but have stopped it seems. I...