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by KPR
12 Mar 2018 21:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 69739

Re: Sydenham Society

Those comments are outrageous, particularly considering some of the utter carbuncles that grace Sydenham - still, as long as the Thorpes are preserved in aspic and a bunch of architecturally worthless gas holders aren’t knocked down so that something as low rent as Aldi doesn’t go up, never mind if ...
by KPR
6 Mar 2018 12:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 69739

Re: Sydenham Society

I can walk from my house just off Perry Rise to Sydenham station in just under 15 minutes, and generally choose that over the bus (exception is if I'm coming home late), but I'm both able-bodied and fairly fit - lots of people aren't. Forest Hill is busy between 8/8.30am though - Sydenham is often ...
by KPR
4 Mar 2018 20:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 69739

Re: Sydenham Society

Ok, point taken re: buses from Lower Sydenham up, but Bell Green to Sydenham station is 20 mins walk max, so assuming you’re reasonably able bodied that might be a better bet? (From where I am I will pretty much always walk to the station faster than the bus at peak rush hour time.) As above though,...
by KPR
4 Mar 2018 07:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 69739

Re: Sydenham Society

Re: infrastructure, I agree to some extent, though I think the main pressure locally is on GP services (it’s impossible to get an appointment, though that’s true in many places). Schools have been expanded significantly, at primary level at least - the ‘Outstanding’ ones are oversubscribed but that ...
by KPR
3 Mar 2018 12:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 69739

Re: Sydenham Society

In relation to the proposed development opposite Kwik Fit, mentioned above, I am one of those who hopes it goes ahead (and I live just round the corner). The alternative would appear to be keeping the site looking like something out of The Wire. If the objections are around ‘character’ then where we...
by KPR
27 Jan 2018 17:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Litter on the streets of Sydenham
Replies: 44
Views: 18327

Re: Litter on the streets of Sydenham

I think the street cleaners on the high street do a pretty good job really, against all the odds. I see the guy who looks like Steptoe Junior out way before 6am on a regular basis. The side streets seem to get much less regular attention - and quite a lot of the rubbish there is generated by the tax...
by KPR
27 Jan 2018 17:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: old budgens
Replies: 43
Views: 33151

Re: old budgens

As discussed here before, it doesn’t seem likely to be a goer as a supermarket - there are three alternatives within a five minute walk, so a supermarket would have to be distinctly different to Lidl, Tesco and Sainsbury. Waitrose or M&S? Doubt Sydenham has enough punters for that kind of stuff to m...
by KPR
27 Jan 2018 17:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 62992

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

Just a thought, but presumably if the gas holders were knocked down, they could build an Aldi with flats on top of it - everyone’s a winner! Might not look all that nice, but then Bell Green is hardly an area of outstanding natural beauty is it?
by KPR
21 Jan 2018 18:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 62992

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

I was down there today, and sorry but there is nothing architecturally special about those gas holders - and expecting developers to go to the expense of building stuff inside them is bonkers (artist’s impressions are one thing, but it would be a massive ball ache to have to lift everything inside o...
by KPR
21 Jan 2018 18:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 47042

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I agree that this looks very nice - at least going on the leaflet that came through the letterbox the other day. They’re doing a presentation at the Lovely Gallery on Thursday 25th in the evening. As for the development at the other end - site fenced off but nothing happening so far. Usual way with ...
by KPR
13 Oct 2017 16:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New pocket park bench
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Re: New pocket park bench

Agree the location is crap, except as a seat for the TalkTalk people/chuggers. But it does look like Ford paid for it, going by the signage.
by KPR
13 Oct 2017 16:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: food waste collection
Replies: 25
Views: 10452

Re: food waste collection

No - I knew that, but they haven’t given us a food bin (of either kind, internal or external) despite moving to fortnightly collection. The contents of my black bin are starting to smell somewhat.
by KPR
12 Oct 2017 18:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: food waste collection
Replies: 25
Views: 10452

Re: food waste collection

We haven’t got a bin yet, though they stopped collecting the black bins this week. If it doesn’t turn up soon the contents of my black bin are going to left outside the Town Hall.
by KPR
6 Oct 2017 20:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Book now for Goldilocks & the 3 Bears at Sydenham Centre
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: Book now for Goldilocks & the 3 Bears at Sydenham Centre

We went - was very good. Though not quite as good as your Jack and the Beanstalk IMHO.
by KPR
6 Oct 2017 20:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aldi
Replies: 29
Views: 12099

Re: Aldi

Would be interested to know if the administrators have managed to hand the keys back yet - until that happens no-one else will be moving in. I think the conclusion of the previous thread on this was that there was no real chance of anyone making money on that site as a supermarket, given the proximi...
by KPR
26 Aug 2017 17:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: old budgens
Replies: 43
Views: 33151

Re: old budgens

The lights seem to be on 24/7, which may be deliberate to deter squatters but given the business that was the tenant is in administration I wonder who's paying the bill...there are a lot of lights in there.
by KPR
19 Jul 2017 12:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Save Beer Rebellion - we need your help!
Replies: 64
Views: 30377

Re: Save Beer Rebellion - we need your help!

Ok - I thought the previous people (Marketplace something) gave up because it wasn't making money, not because they were temporary? They started off as part of the Portas thing, I think, but I thought at some point they went permanent but ended up giving up? They were there for at least a year as I ...
by KPR
15 Jul 2017 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school, lower Sydenham
Replies: 5
Views: 2886

Re: St Philip Neri school, lower Sydenham

Not that I have a personal interest as my kids aren't there, but they are going to lose a lot of playground as per what happened to Adamsrill when it expanded - and have more kids using it.
by KPR
15 Jul 2017 15:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Save Beer Rebellion - we need your help!
Replies: 64
Views: 30377

Re: Save Beer Rebellion - we need your help!

Much as I hope they succeed, I think they have their work cut out - the location is too small for profitable comedy I would think and in the wrong place. Assuming they have a bar, how many seated punters can they fit in there? No more than a couple of dozen. Someone wanting to launch something like ...
by KPR
15 Jul 2017 14:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fig and Pistachio closing
Replies: 22
Views: 10350

Re: Fig and Pistachio closing

That is a shame - wasn't a regular user as it's not near to me, but used to pop in on way to Horniman now and again. Wonder what the landlord intends to do with it - it isn't that big after all.