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by El Cid
12 Jul 2018 21:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Radio Sydenham celebrates it's 1st birthday tomorrow
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Radio Sydenham

Anyone know roughly how many people actually listen to Radio Sydenham? I've never heard of it until a few days ago, and I've never seen it advertised anywhere in the high street or anywhere else.
by El Cid
27 Jun 2018 08:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How Cobbs Corner is changing
Replies: 11
Views: 5057

How Cobbs Corner is changing

As I walked past the old CAB office this morning, I glanced inside and was delighted to see the extractor units for the new branch of Mama Dough pizza, which currently has branches on Ladywell, Honor Oak, Peckham, and Brixton. A sour dough pizza restaurant will be fantastic addition to Sydenham. Wha...
by El Cid
15 Apr 2018 09:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Farmers Market
Replies: 4
Views: 2347

Re: Sydenham Farmers Market

A farmers' market would be brilliant for Sydenham. The Crystal Palace Saturday market in Haynes Lane would serve as a good model. It's tucked away, but locals know it's there. Also, the old Co-op would make a great indoor market. Those looking to open a business could rent a stall and not have all t...
by El Cid
4 Apr 2018 10:11
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Looking for a football team for an eight-year-old
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

Looking for a football team for an eight-year-old

Does anyone know of a local football team my eight-year-old son could join?
by El Cid
4 Apr 2018 07:06
Forum: Town Stadium
Topic: Looking for football team for eight-year-old
Replies: 0
Views: 2334

Looking for football team for eight-year-old

Does anyone know of any local football teams for eight-year-olds?
by El Cid
2 Apr 2018 22:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Legends Sydenham & Penge
Replies: 9
Views: 4358

Re: Local Legends Sydenham & Penge

My vote would go to Raffaele, at our trattoria. He always makes tour feel appreciated when you walk through the door. Nothing is too much trouble.

I'd also like to single out the staff at Sainsbury's at Cobb's Corner and Tesco in the high street.
by El Cid
29 Mar 2018 22:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 43361

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

I find myself agreeing with much of what bluehaven said. I've been to The Greyhound three times, and it does feel more like a restaurant. Nothing wrong with that. Good news for Sydenham. It needs more places where you can eat a decent meal. We all welcome that. But. I have to say, I've been to plent...
by El Cid
22 Mar 2018 07:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Greyhound layout
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

The Greyhound layout

I just wondered what everyone thinks of the layout of The Greyhound. I popped in last night and was struck by how it seemed to be almost like two different places. As I went through the door, I noticed that people on the left were sitting at tables eating or waiting for dishes to arrive, while on th...
by El Cid
25 Feb 2018 15:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 43361

Been to The Greyhound yet?

Has anyone been to The Greyhound yet? It was rammed on Friday night and equally busy when I walked past last night. I'm hoping to go this week. I think it looks great, and gives Cobbs Corner a real lift.
by El Cid
21 Feb 2018 13:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Know anything about the Sydenham Spring clean?
Replies: 5
Views: 2417

Know anything about the Sydenham Spring clean?

I've heard there's going to be a Sydenham Spring clean on March 3. Does anyone have any information about it, and how to get involved?
by El Cid
12 Feb 2018 16:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New yoga studio?
Replies: 80
Views: 43711

Re: New yoga studio?

I was told by a shop owner in the high street that the rent for the yoga studio premises is £34,000 per year!
by El Cid
7 Feb 2018 17:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beware of burglars
Replies: 7
Views: 3668

Beware of burglars

I was told today that by someone who lives in Whittell Gardens (it runs between Sydenham Park and Sydenham Park Road, not far from Kirkdale) that there have been four burglaries in the road in the last three weeks. On one occasion, a resident returned home from a break to discover her property had b...
by El Cid
26 Jan 2018 22:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Poodle Club drinks
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Poodle Club drinks

Does anyone know what drinks are on offer at the Poodle Club? I've visited its web site and there's no information. I'm trying to imagine what an evening there is like. Is there a bar area when you can chat and drink, or do you have to sit down and listen to the comics on stage? Also, does it provid...
by El Cid
9 Jan 2018 07:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Food and drink venues in Sydenham
Replies: 12
Views: 10190

Food and drink venues in Sydenham

Following on from posts about the Poodle Club, I can't help wonder how it is going to make much money if it's closed during the week when it could open as a bar. People liked Beer Rebellion because it was quirky and a nice alternative to The Dolphin, The Golden Lion etc. I think a bar that provides ...
by El Cid
8 Jan 2018 23:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle club
Replies: 46
Views: 29095

Sydenham food and drink

I can't help wonder how the Poodle Club is going to make much money if it's closed during the week when it could open as a bar. I think a bar that provides comedy at the weekend would stand a better chance of succeeding than a comedy bar. Comedy is very subjective, unlike drinking. The posts about i...
by El Cid
2 Dec 2017 15:12
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Trying to contact Sydenham Tennis Club
Replies: 8
Views: 4253

Re: Trying to contact Sydenham Tennis Club

Many thanks. I'll do that.
by El Cid
2 Dec 2017 06:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Trying to contact Sydenham Tennis Club
Replies: 8
Views: 4253

Trying to contact Sydenham Tennis Club

I've been trying to contact someone at Sydenham Tennis Club to take out a membership for my wife, but no one responds. I completed the enquiry form on the web site two weeks ago, and since then have e-mailed and left two messages on the answerphone. Can anyone help?
by El Cid
29 Mar 2017 07:21
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Kirkdale cookery school and waffle place
Replies: 4
Views: 2969

Kirkdale cookery school and waffle place

Does anyone know anything about the cookery school and waffle place that are due to open soon on Kirkdale? Also, I'm wondering how well the sushi restaurant is doing. There was some very positive reviews about it on the forum when it first opened. Yet every time I go past, it never seems very busy.
by El Cid
11 Jan 2017 12:34
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Local author wins international award
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Local author wins international award

Sydenham is full of talented artists, writers and musicians, so it's great to read this:

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/yourn ... am_author/
by El Cid
23 Dec 2016 08:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Police incident last night
Replies: 5
Views: 2671

Police incident last night

Does anyone know what happened near The Dolphin last night? When I drove past at around 11 pm, a section of the road was sealed off by the police.