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by poppy
14 May 2012 13:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW OPENINGS, NEW CLOSINGS
Replies: 235
Views: 93639

Re: NEW OPENINGS, NEW CLOSINGS

Is ABC carpets still there. It used to be down past Lidl set back a bit in Georgian terrace. They have been v. good when we've used them.

And I think House of Linens does carpets under the new ownership.

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by poppy
5 Apr 2012 16:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New web site for Sydenham Town Centre
Replies: 21
Views: 10726

Re: New web site for Sydenham Town Centre

I agree, although the 'street view page' is a good idea in principle, because our high street still looks pretty dire it does little to advertise its good points at this stage!
by poppy
22 Feb 2012 19:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: No Sydenham Music Festival this year
Replies: 12
Views: 6258

Re: No Sydenham Music Festival this year

Presumably they will be looking at other funding streams but have not been left with much time for this Spring/Summer's event. I am sure they will have booked people already too! Maybe the Sydenham community fund could contribute next time applications are received or a donation given by the Sydenha...
by poppy
16 Feb 2012 10:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: A new Greyhound pub wall design competition.
Replies: 20
Views: 8457

Re: A new Greyhound pub wall design competition.

Exactly Bruce...would be nice to see something with some imagination!
by poppy
14 Feb 2012 07:56
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Garden centre & bulk topsoil - recommendations please!
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

Re: Garden centre & bulk topsoil - recommendations please!

Shannons Garden Centre, just of the South Circular near the Railway pub, Forest Hill

The Secret Garden, Crystal Palace might do bulk deliveries or be able to give advice.

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by poppy
14 Feb 2012 07:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: A new Greyhound pub wall design competition.
Replies: 20
Views: 8457

Re: A new Greyhound pub wall design competition.

I have an idea: how about putting the mosaic planned for the Narborhood centre there instead? It fits the brief - Sydenham scenes, tiles... ;)
by poppy
14 Feb 2012 07:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: HIGH STREET REGENERATION FUNDING
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Re: HIGH STREET REGENERATION FUNDING

That shop was ok until they ruined their shop front (against conservation rules) and installed one of those tacky mobile phone kiosks. (can our councillors really be local if they don't use the high street enough to notice when these things happen and act on them?) How can Sydenham apply for the Mar...
by poppy
24 Jan 2012 10:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New to Sydenham
Replies: 24
Views: 11453

Re: New to Sydenham

Many come from west London too....with two-bed flats starting at 400,000 in some parts you would be crazy not to consider Sydenham. Less traffic and great transport...
by poppy
20 Jan 2012 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stationery Box Shop
Replies: 7
Views: 3795

Re: Stationery Box Shop

Hi Juliette

It is very close to Co-Op just past the chemist. They have a lot of stuff in there but it is worth wading through. Can get all your crafty bits for making stuff with the kids etc.

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by poppy
19 Jan 2012 22:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stationery Box Shop
Replies: 7
Views: 3795

Re: Stationery Box Shop

I was in there the other day. It is open again. Hurray! Didn't want to lose that shop. They also do some artists' supplies and a few toys etc, half-decent cards and xmas cards as well as lots of stationery choice, good quality stuff, not what you get in pound shops. The owners were abroad for a bit ...
by poppy
6 Jan 2012 10:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: blue mountain
Replies: 26
Views: 9960

Re: blue mountain

We shouldn't knock businesses like Blue Mountain, if you have complaints maybe you should contact them directly, it's businesses like this that give Sydenham some hope for the future!
by poppy
6 Jan 2012 10:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High Streets and Markets
Replies: 14
Views: 7133

Re: High Streets and Markets

It seems all investment in Sydenham has been put on hold because of the Tfl project which has been at least five years in the making! We shouldn't underestimate the impact of difficult and dangerous crossings, battered railings and sign posts, a lack of trees and quality planting on attracting peopl...
by poppy
6 Jan 2012 10:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas Lights in Sydenham Rd
Replies: 9
Views: 4218

Re: Christmas Lights in Sydenham Rd

I'm glad someone posted about this. I thought it was just a borough thing until I saw Forest Hill's. My kids loved the ones in Penge (which were similar to Forest Hill's) - far more magical. Please don't say Sydenham's were cut back because of spending on the Mosaic - which has come from the communi...
by poppy
24 Nov 2011 19:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zebra Crossing on the Bridge by Sydenham Station
Replies: 35
Views: 14484

Re: Zebra Crossing on the Bridge by Sydenham Station

That is crazy, but it feels like that sometimes crossing Newlands Park Road at the junction of Sydenham Road. :lol: Cars just drive at you!! This evening someone beeped me when I crossed just after they turned red for one set of cars, coming down the high street who might want to turn right into NWP...
by poppy
21 Nov 2011 10:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: ESTATE AGENT SIGNS IN THE HIGH STREET
Replies: 19
Views: 9574

Re: ESTATE AGENT SIGNS IN THE HIGH STREET

The Two Halfs (can't remember if is has unnecessary apostrophes or not) would be a great location for the window advertising along Lee's What if, ideas. I can't remember seeing a To Let sign, but maybe it would be worth contacting the estate agent involved directly to ask if they would be interested...
by poppy
17 Nov 2011 22:57
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: A Family Classified section in SF?
Replies: 44
Views: 33252

Re: A Family Classified section in SF?

I also know a really good pregnancy yoga teacher who used to run brilliant classes at Holy Trinity Church, Lennard Road.

If you are interested PM me and I will send you her email address.

P
by poppy
16 Nov 2011 14:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zebra Crossing on the Bridge by Sydenham Station
Replies: 35
Views: 14484

Re: Zebra Crossing on the Bridge by Sydenham Station

Hi Chris, thanks for reminding us what is in the pipeline, but in the meantime would it be possible for you talk to the council or Tfl and see if they can alter the phasing on the lights at Newlands Park (or suicide corner as someone pointed out) so that it can be made a bit safer until the scheme i...
by poppy
14 Nov 2011 13:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?
Replies: 82
Views: 34479

Re: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?

The thought of this mosaic and the money and time wasted on it depresses me. :(
by poppy
14 Nov 2011 13:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Zebra Crossing on the Bridge by Sydenham Station
Replies: 35
Views: 14484

Re: Zebra Crossing on the Bridge by Sydenham Station

Whenever we discuss this, people seem to miss the point (not all of you but some). The bit I was referring to is at the top of Newlands Park, at the junction with Sydenham Road. Basically if you want to walk up the high street on the left hand side of the road and cross Newlands Park. It is not an u...
by poppy
14 Nov 2011 12:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WHAT IF WE DID THIS TO ATTRACT BUSINESS TO SYDENHAM?
Replies: 24
Views: 17019

Re: WHAT IF WE DID THIS TO ATTRACT BUSINESS TO SYDENHAM?

I wonder if Sydenham has been neglected (and it seems over many years) because it is on the outskirts of the borough.

How many councillors actually live in the wards that cover the high street and upper Kirkdale for example? Does anyone know?