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by Parker1970
17 May 2020 16:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 8712

Re: Masks

I ordered some from Amazon to wear. I shop for my 70 year old diabetic mother, so it was important to me to not catch nor pass on anything.. whilst they may not be 100% I feel I am doing all I can. As more people go back to work, the likelyhood of infection rising again seemed viable, so getting som...
by Parker1970
14 May 2020 15:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beaulie Avenue fire
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Beaulie Avenue fire

I saw the fire engine going up there as I was making my way to my car (delivering mum's shopping), drove up westwood hill and the place was well ablaze, I do hope everyone is okay. Westwood hill was closed on my way back about 3pm, traffic diverted around Jews Walk area.
by Parker1970
24 Apr 2020 22:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 25235

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

@syenhamboy we're really very lucky in this neck of the woods to have a genuine high street with traditional shops. We are indeed. Even before the crisis I used to get all my mum's meat & veg from Billings and the greengrocer and take it over. Now of course I am doing all her shopping as she is in ...
by Parker1970
22 Apr 2020 23:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Industrial sounding noise in the air
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: Industrial sounding noise in the air

I have sometimes late at night if its too warm and open my bedroom window, that I hear a "buzzing" sound, higher pitch... and it goes off after a while. Never figured out what it is, but it is distant but then I live at Cobbs Corner at the bottom of westwood hill. Could be the same thing?
by Parker1970
18 Apr 2020 23:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kindnesses in Our Local Shops
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: Kindnesses in Our Local Shops

Aww that's really nice.

Now, what is a BH? :lol: :lol:
by Parker1970
1 Apr 2020 18:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Contactless Card Payments
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: Contactless Payments

Some of course were not aware that the level had to be adjusted by them - and I wonder of this new maximum of £45 will require some to adjust their payment machines locally. Or will card machine suppliers roll-out a universal update, therefore reducing what our local traders will have to do. Edited...
by Parker1970
1 Apr 2020 14:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Contactless Card Payments
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Contactless Card Payments

Just to let you all know that as of today, the contactless card limit has been increased to £45. It may take a while for all terminals in stores to update, but you should find it rolling out quite quickly. Whilst this was originally introduced to reduce the use of cash during the Covid-19 period, it...
by Parker1970
27 Mar 2020 21:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: air quality
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: air quality

Yes, it's happening everywhere that is on lockdown.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52065140
by Parker1970
27 Mar 2020 09:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Applause for the NHS
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: Applause for the NHS

I live opposite the greyhound and many were out clapping or at their windows. Car drivers tooting horns, passengers clapping and whooping. It was a very emotional experience. What a shame that it has taken this crisis for everyone to appreciate each other and those that care for us.
by Parker1970
26 Mar 2020 11:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 4464

Re: Low water pressure

When I first turned my taps on this morning they spat and sputtered for quite a while but seems fine now.
by Parker1970
14 Mar 2020 11:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A couple of Cash Machine warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

A couple of Cash Machine warnings

From the Sydenham Facebook page:- 1. Be careful if using cash machines on the high street. 3 young guys just snatched money off a guy using the Barclays atm. They ran off and hid but I just saw them come out of hiding and head up newlands Park 2. Honor Oak Post office cash machine seems to be fitted...
by Parker1970
24 Feb 2020 10:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 29
Views: 8299

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

Aye, the "blip" affected Penge, Sydenham and Beckenham.. some for only a second or two, others for a couple of hours.
by Parker1970
31 Jan 2020 22:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 75 and 194 buses on diversion
Replies: 6
Views: 3029

Re: 75 and 194 buses on diversion

Add to the mess that the bus app on mobile was showing Zero buses on both routes in sydenham so my mate ended up getting an uber home thinking the buses were not running at all.... what a total F*k up.
by Parker1970
12 Dec 2019 09:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 4464

Re: Low water pressure

alywin wrote: 12 Dec 2019 00:16 Oh great, thanks for the info. Should hopefully be sorted by now, more or less, then.
I drove past where the burst main was last night and it was all back to normal, all roadworks gone. My shower seemed a lot better for it this morning... finally after 3 weeks with very low pressure.
by Parker1970
9 Dec 2019 19:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Theft in broad daylight
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

Re: Theft in broad daylight

mosy wrote: 9 Dec 2019 13:38 There was a radio news item today that the latest trend is of stealing mattresses from hotels.
I heard that on Radio X today.
by Parker1970
9 Dec 2019 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 4464

Re: Low water pressure

Boy, the water pressure was low this morning. Switched on the shower so I could wash my hair, and the low-pressure warning light immediately came on. No water. On Friday 6th a water pipe burst by the junction of Lawrie Park Road and Crystal Palace Park Road so we have that causing low pressure now ...
by Parker1970
2 Dec 2019 17:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Catalytic converter thefts
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: Catalytic converter thefts

El Cid wrote: 2 Dec 2019 09:32

On a separate issue, does anyone know what happened at the NatWest bank in the high street on Saturday afternoon? There were two police cars and an ambulance car parked outside, and a crowd of people milling around the entrance.
Someone was taken ill in the bank and sadly passed away.
by Parker1970
26 Nov 2019 19:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black cabbies in celebration.....
Replies: 11
Views: 5045

Re: Black cabbies in celebration.....

mosy wrote: 26 Nov 2019 14:38 Seemingly Ubers are discriminated against in central London as they are subject to the congestion charge which black cabs are exempt from.

Uber are not being discriminated personally, it's all non-black cabs. So it affects all Mini cabs, Addison, Uber and all the others too.
by Parker1970
25 Nov 2019 19:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 4464

Re: Low water pressure

Seems to be back to normal now. But yeah, saw the Lawrie Park Road closure...