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by KPR
12 Jun 2017 20:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

And just to add that I agree that it doesn't matter if cafes in the high street differentiate on price - but I do think it matters in the Park. Two reasons - one, it means that some users of the Park are excluded, and two it's a publicly owned building so in my view more consideration should have be...
by KPR
12 Jun 2017 20:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Just to pick up one point - B&G is definitely not cheaper than McDonalds and I doubt it's cheaper than Costa or Starbucks. What you're paying for is something that holds itself out as better than your average greasy spoon, clearly, and the food to be fair isn't bad. Fact remains though that the ...
by KPR
11 Jun 2017 14:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Yes, we might have, but if you're going to claim you've seen the same working class families with their kids in both On The Hoof and Chef's Delight then sorry, but I don't believe you. Cherry and Ice of all of them comes closest to crossing that divide as it's combining a faintly hipster vibe with c...
by KPR
11 Jun 2017 14:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Polling Stations
Replies: 8
Views: 4621

Re: Polling Stations

Is it fewer or just different ones? I don't think they used the Sydenham Centre before so haven't they just moved the Philip Neri one up there?
by KPR
11 Jun 2017 14:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Journey Cafe
Replies: 9
Views: 8917

Re: The Journey Cafe

Bit of both maybe - fact is gluten free cakes are not as nice as those made with proper flour, and the number of people with genuine issues with gluten is very small compared to those who claim to have such trendy allergies. So, as long as they have proper cakes too, no problem, but if they're 100% ...
by KPR
11 Jun 2017 07:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Journey Cafe
Replies: 9
Views: 8917

Re: The Journey Cafe

Yes, they've made an effort with the outside, and the inside appears not to have furniture from a skip, so thumbs-up so far for the decor. If they've got a nice toilet they'll get more points. 'Gluten free' rings a few alarm bells, but let's see.
by KPR
11 Jun 2017 07:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Polling Stations
Replies: 8
Views: 4621

Re: Polling Stations

Mine moved too, but it surely makes more sense to use the Sydenham Centre than cancel school for a day? If they did that at my kids' school it would mean me or my wife having to take a day off, and most people are probably in that boat.
by KPR
11 Jun 2017 07:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Sorry, I think people are getting the wrong end of the stick - I have eaten in On The Hoof, Chef's Delight, the various greasy spoons, the pubs, McDs at Bell Green, etc. I am not arguing for the abolition of the lower end - and going back to my earlier post, if it's a choice between a supermarket th...
by KPR
6 Jun 2017 20:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Hmmm, I'm not against the place looking nice - I said so at the start, in referring to the pavements and trees. I'd add that removing the ugly railings has also helped. To pretend that 'gentrification' has no impact on house prices is complete nonsense though - people don't just move to an area beca...
by KPR
5 Jun 2017 21:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Fair enough - I guess we'll see on the 11th. I hope it does succeed. I passed someone on Silverdale on the weekend holding their own impromptu sale of food and drink to raise money for the kids, as they put it. So I guess it might work. Re: the possible developments between KPR and Kent House Road o...
by KPR
2 Jun 2017 05:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

? Well aren't you? Feel free to correct me, but my distinct impression is that everyone commenting here wants the high street to be 'nicer' in some way, and though they may differ in the detail, they all mean fewer pound shops, betting shops, pawn shops, and chicken shops and more coffee shops, vint...
by KPR
1 Jun 2017 21:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Fair points, to some extent - I'm not down on Sydenham (in my opinion we have the best set of green spaces of any outer London area that I've been to) and the cafes and restaurants aren't awful, they're just not as good as some of the online hype would suggest (though Calabash we'll have to agree to...
by KPR
1 Jun 2017 21:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Suggestion - red light cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 4522

Re: Suggestion - red light cameras

Yes, as a resident of KPR (obviously!) I have an issue with the speeders and also with people who seem to think their need to cut off the corner trumps my need to unload stuff from a taxi stopped in the middle of the road (because parking is a nightmare) - it's my street arseholes so go back the oth...
by KPR
31 May 2017 18:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

It seems like knock it down and start again is the best option for Co-op. Penge, mentioned above, does have a McDonald's - it's odd that Penge used to be the butt of jokes as a notorious dump, but now seems to have leapfrogged above Sydenham in the 'cool' stakes, despite being further out from the c...
by KPR
31 May 2017 07:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

Alright, I was trolling a little bit, but filling that shop is going to be a problem in my view - it's very close to both Tesco and Lidl (and PFC) and clearly neither Co-op nor Budgens made enough money to make it worth keeping open. There's a hell of a lot of snobbery about Mickey D's but when you ...
by KPR
30 May 2017 21:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: sydenham needs an uplifting
Replies: 110
Views: 48131

Re: sydenham needs an uplifting

I agree that the High Street is still a bit tatty, but the new pavements and trees did quite a lot to sort things out, compared to what it used to be like. Though the pawn shops and chicken shops aren't my cup of tea, I think it's worth considering what kind of bricks and mortar shop can actually ma...
by KPR
28 May 2017 17:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Suggestion - red light cameras
Replies: 7
Views: 4522

Suggestion - red light cameras

I know our councillors read this, so can I suggest they consider installing red light cameras on at least two of the pedestrian crossings on the high street? I've seen cars run the lights at the crossing outside the bookshop and the one outside the newsagent between Trewsbury and Knighton Park Road ...
by KPR
28 May 2017 17:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Water pressure in lower Sydenham
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Re: Water pressure in lower Sydenham

This resolved itself, once they fixed the burst main in Kent House Road - despite Thames coming out and denying it was down to them.
by KPR
28 May 2017 17:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Last weekend of Jack & The Beanstalk in Sydenham
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

Re: Last weekend of Jack & The Beanstalk in Sydenham

Just to say thanks for putting this on - we went twice (my youngest kept asking when we were going again, so we went for the second time today). I'm sorry it wasn't more popular - both times I went it was only half full.

I hope you make a go of this anyway - both your adult and kids shows.
by KPR
20 May 2017 18:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Water pressure in lower Sydenham
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Re: Water pressure in lower Sydenham

Knighton Park Road - hence the username.

Glad it's not just me then - Thames denied on the phone that there was anything going on, and it seems a bit lower pressure now, though I'm only going on feel and look rather than any scientific measurement obviously.