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by Andwar
25 Sep 2013 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is It Faster to Cycle or Take Public Transport?
Replies: 26
Views: 5501

Re: Is It Faster to Cycle or Take Public Transport?

Definatly its quicker to cycle. I cycle from Cobbs Corner to Hyde Park and the journey takes me about 40 minutes and a distance of 10 miles. If I leave home at 6:30am then by bike I am at work by 7:10pm and then I have to change so I am at my desk by 7:30 most days. If I take the train from Sydenham...
by Andwar
28 Aug 2013 21:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The smell of tar!!
Replies: 1
Views: 566

The smell of tar!!

Tonight, 28th August, our house stank of tar from some sort of tarmac / resurfacing machine. What they are doing I do not know. There were no signs of any road works on my way home from work this evening. It means that we have had to close our windows for the time being and hopefully not have to was...
by Andwar
23 Aug 2013 16:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sports Direct is next in line to arrive in Sydenham
Replies: 47
Views: 12088

Re: Sports Direct is next in line to arrive in Sydenham

Pity it's not a 'John Lewis at Home' , we need some decent shops rather than the ubiquitous 'Stack them high, sell them cheap' stores such as Sports Direct.
by Andwar
20 Aug 2013 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 135252

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

There are a number of things I can add to this: 1: Small pubs do work and work well, last weekend I was in Birmingham and visited http://www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk/ , it is a small pub and probably smaller than the Greyhound will be. It is always busy, they don't serve food but you are welcome t...
by Andwar
7 Aug 2013 12:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Harbour 321 Restaurant NOW OPEN
Replies: 34
Views: 12035

Re: Harbour 321 Restaurant NOW OPEN

We had fish and chips from them last night and I must say it beats both the chippy on Kirkdale and the one by The Dolphin. It was clean and modern inside with places to sit down and eat. The staff were friendly and chatty with the service being prompt and excellent. The fish was excellent but the ch...
by Andwar
12 Jun 2013 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Lamp Posts
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

New Lamp Posts

Has anyone noticed that they are now putting in new lamp posts in Sydenham. Although this is welcome why couldn't they have done it at the same time the pavement was relaid. Now, we have a lovely pavement with the street furniture properly cemented in but with the new lamp posts set in a load of bla...
by Andwar
12 Mar 2013 15:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gone - La Bonne? (Bakery)
Replies: 34
Views: 13282

Re: Gone - La Bonne? (Bakery)

I was in Kirkdale last Saturday, 9th March and it still had the sign up for refurbishment. It has probably suffered like the rest of the small shops through lack of sales. Shame as I tried to use them every weekend when I was at home. Now I have to suffer the factory rubbish that our local supermark...
by Andwar
13 Feb 2013 14:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Support your local French bakery!
Replies: 54
Views: 14737

Re: Support your local French bakery!

Although Kirkdale is good, you have to know that the bakery is there and open. It is also not conducive to passing trade which then boosts any small business. I believe Kirkdale was chosen because it sits half-way between Sydenham and Forest Hill but who walks past it during the day? They need to re...
by Andwar
8 Jan 2013 12:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Locally listing ALL local pubs
Replies: 16
Views: 3735

Re: Locally listing ALL local pubs

I thought the Greyhound was also listed but look at what has happened there. Listing local pubs will not save them from redevelopment. What is needed is local Councillors to be more forceful when it comes to planning applications and not be so vague when making a decision.
by Andwar
26 Sep 2012 13:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cobbs Corner Roundabout
Replies: 61
Views: 13385

Re: Cobbs Corner Roundabout

I tend to agree with Pat that we need to buy into the Sydenham regeneration scheme. With the improvements to the pavements and road the local council needs to address the occupation of the retail premisses and make sure that Sydenham gets the quality of retail establishments that it needs to regener...
by Andwar
18 Sep 2012 12:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The two half's is under offer
Replies: 39
Views: 8561

Re: The two half's is under offer

I reckon it could be 'Poundland' or perhaps a very large KFC.
by Andwar
19 Apr 2012 07:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tonight's trasmitter light show
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: Tonight's trasmitter light show

Saw the CP lightshow last night from Laurie Park Avenue and enjoyed it very much especially the countdown at the beginning. The disappointing bit was that nothing was mentioned on the BBC London news at 10:20pm. A big event like this which could be seen from most of London and not a squeek on the ev...
by Andwar
17 Apr 2012 07:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Helicopter Over head
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

Re: Helicopter Over head

I was reading a free magazine called The Transmitter last week and it mentioned that the transmitter was being lit up for the digital switchover on the 18th. There were at least two helicopters around it last night but they finished about 8ish. I think its a brilliant idea and would love it to stay....
by Andwar
17 Apr 2012 07:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop at Cobbs Corner
Replies: 27
Views: 5468

New shop at Cobbs Corner

On my way to Sydenham Station this morning I walked passed the Greyhound development and there is a little blue notice on the retail space to the right of the pub next to the empty shop. Upon closer inspection it seems that Sainsbury have the plot. Shame it's not a Waitrose or M&S but at least it's ...
by Andwar
16 Apr 2012 16:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Save the Greyhound Campaign
Replies: 27
Views: 6010

Re: Save the Greyhound Campaign

Facebook Campaign Update! It seems that the privacy settings are set by the people who like the page. So if your own privacy settings are high then no one else can see you apart from your name. https://www.facebook.com/help/privacy/pages Its all very confusing as there is no settings on the page fo...
by Andwar
16 Apr 2012 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Save the Greyhound Campaign
Replies: 27
Views: 6010

Re: Save the Greyhound Campaign

All points taken onboard, I shall tonight review the privacy settings on the Facebook campaign. The idea behind this is to try and gain support for the Greyhound in a more public domain. That way any future operator of the pub would see it as a good investment. The campaign is to save the pub from b...
by Andwar
13 Apr 2012 16:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Save the Greyhound Campaign
Replies: 27
Views: 6010

Save the Greyhound Campaign

Hi Everyone! I'd thought that I would start a 'Save The Greyhound' Facebook campaign. So if you can please visit the facebook page by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheGreyhoundSydenham Perhaps the more support we can get the better the chance someone somewhere might be interested in it...
by Andwar
29 Feb 2012 17:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 72894

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

This is the email I sent to Wetherspoons: I contacted you some time ago regarding \'The Greyhound\' public house in Sydenham. This pub is the oldest known public house in Sydenham and is currently undergoing refurbishment by the developers Pure Lake. A pub chain called Antic were due to take over th...
by Andwar
27 Feb 2012 09:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound
Replies: 330
Views: 72894

Re: Antic pubs have withdrawn from the Greyhound

I have sent Wetherspoons an email again asking them to consider The Greyhound. The last time I spoke to them they were interested in opening a pub in Sydenham and this could be right up their street. If more of us email them then they might get the hint. If anyone has been to the Postal Order in Cry...
by Andwar
10 Oct 2011 12:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout
Replies: 110
Views: 22686

Re: The pub on the kirkdale roundabout

I agree with most of you that the actual footprint of the flats looks bigger than the plans that were on show in the bookshop. If you walk down Spring Hill and view the building work there must be only about 10 feet between the front of the flats and the rear of the pub. Who would want to live in a ...