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by poppy
27 Sep 2011 13:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Newlands Park this AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

Newlands Park this AM

Apparently lots of police and traffic jams at about 10am. Does anyone know what was happening?
by poppy
26 Sep 2011 13:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The two half´s pub
Replies: 66
Views: 28055

Re: The two half´s pub

I saw a fight taking place whilst passing by the other afternoon. Someone was waving their crutch at someone else. Nice. :D This might be our chance to get on a marketing drive to get a decent bar or restaurant or shop in that spot! Any ideas? I know a bar called Sun and Doves (I think, based in Cam...
by poppy
21 Sep 2011 18:03
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Local Primary School Open Days?
Replies: 4
Views: 4093

Re: Local Primary School Open Days?

I would really try and phone them.

Schools websites are not always kept up to date and they do seem to arrange things in different ways.

I had to make an appointment to see one school where some pupils showed me around and at another I had to book a place because it had smaller multiple open days.
by poppy
19 Sep 2011 09:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: theatre space wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2745

Re: theatre space wanted

Hello There was a lovely large, double-fronted detached house on Vennner Road that was being used by artists, I think as an exhibition space a year or two ago. It is on your right hand side if walking from Sydenham High street just past Tredown Road. Have you considered asking the new owners of the ...
by poppy
3 Sep 2011 21:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?
Replies: 82
Views: 34298

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

Robin, people would probably say 'yes' because they would be grateful that 'something' at last was being done about the dreadful state of that building, and for that reason only. It's twee and lacks any sophistication. My husband and I were lost for words when we saw the cat! To pretend it has subst...
by poppy
2 Sep 2011 16:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?
Replies: 82
Views: 34298

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

I think the name of this thread needs to be changed to 'saying NO to the mosaic'. Surely!! :)
by poppy
5 Jul 2011 17:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Billings Fishmonger and NOW BUTCHER!
Replies: 25
Views: 14283

Re: Billings Fishmonger and NOW BUTCHER!

They seem to be completely separate Scott.

Fish counter down one end, near the window, butcher at another counter at the back of the shop.

Bought sausages and rashers from there and my family really enjoyed them.

We wish them all the best. :D
by poppy
27 Jun 2011 22:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planters on Sydenham Road and Venner
Replies: 12
Views: 5675

Re: Planters on Sydenham Road and Venner

Dear Cllr Best It's good to hear that the main planters on Sydehnam Road are 'at last' going to get some attention as well as some less obvious ones. I fear £600 will not go far though, particularly considering the size of the one at the top of Kent House. This question is to you and Tim Lund: If pe...
by poppy
24 Jun 2011 16:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 255-269 Sydenham Road - Planning Application
Replies: 52
Views: 39431

Re: 255-269 Sydenham Road - Planning Application

Sorry, haven't had time to read all the posts fully, but is this the row of buildings, which are slightly set back and where the front doors seem to come right up to the pavement? If so, can Steve Grindley, our local historian tell us more about them? If it is not too late could someone apply to hav...
by poppy
22 Jun 2011 10:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?
Replies: 82
Views: 34298

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

Hear, Hear Scott!! Another voice of reason!! It is looking more and more like a travesty, sadly... The art work that is being commissioned for the Greyhound site seems to be using a different process completely. Different artists submitted ideas, local people were able to comment on them in a commen...
by poppy
17 Jun 2011 17:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planters on Sydenham Road and Venner
Replies: 12
Views: 5675

Planters on Sydenham Road and Venner

This is in response to a message from Chris Best on the assembly thread but it really needs a thread of its own, also ties in with the Kirkdale Village plans... I have said on this forum before that we need to use some imagination when dealing with the planters, which are in a desperately neglected ...
by poppy
12 Jun 2011 08:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Assembly 11 am this Saturday 11 June
Replies: 32
Views: 14857

Re: Sydenham Assembly 11 am this Saturday 11 June

I can't believe the mosaic has got another £2,000! What have they spent the last £10,000 on? Has it really been spent or is it being kept for materials. Can we have a break down please? How do new windows, paint job, railings etc feature in the mosaic plan? If they don't it is even more misguided th...
by poppy
10 Jun 2011 17:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Venner Road area - Bromley vs Lewisham
Replies: 5
Views: 3033

Re: Venner Road area - Bromley vs Lewisham

Hi Suzee What I love about living close to Alexandra Rec is it is often buzzing with activity. Dog walkers, football matches, people cycling through with children or walking through on their way to and from work and school or just sitting on a bench watching the world go by... I have also seen peopl...
by poppy
4 Jun 2011 20:40
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: SYDENHAM'S ROOM 102
Replies: 15
Views: 5879

Re: SYDENHAM'S ROOM 102

Agree with most of above, but also
the DIY shop
Alexandra Rec and the shady playground beyond
Health Food shop
PFC
Proximity to Crystal Palace Park and
Brilliant train links
:D
by poppy
4 Jun 2011 20:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How to object to the Naborhood mosaic
Replies: 4
Views: 2920

How to object to the Naborhood mosaic

Here is the email address for objection, which is now buried in another thread: planning@lewisham.gov.uk Application number is DC/11/77128/FT Deadline is June 15th! I do appreciate people trying to spruce Sydenham up but this really is misguided and will make us look like a laughing stock, the Catfo...
by poppy
4 Jun 2011 20:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NO TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE
Replies: 50
Views: 25667

Re: NO TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE

Here is the email address for objection, which is now buried in this thread: planning@lewisham.gov.uk Application number is DC/11/77128/FT I do appreciate people trying to spruce Sydenham up but this really is misguided and will make us look like a laughing stock, the Catford Cat (cat in a jug), spr...
by poppy
27 May 2011 15:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NO TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE
Replies: 50
Views: 25667

Re: NO TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE

Re" the cat in the jug", isn't this supposed to be the Sydenham Centre, not the Lewisham Centre?

Was the artist born in Sydenham? If not I really don't see the connection and such references should be left to any art the town hall itself might want.
by poppy
25 May 2011 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NO TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE
Replies: 50
Views: 25667

Re: NO TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE

I'm not inspired either I'm afraid. I think a simple but good quality make-over aka one of your What Ifs would be money a lot better spent....
by poppy
24 May 2011 22:24
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Primary Schools?
Replies: 12
Views: 14979

Re: Primary Schools?

There is a need for a primary school to serve central Sydenham. If you live anywhere between Lawrie Park area and down to Kent House, for example, it really is down to luck it seems. I wouldn't rule out the faith schools though. They all take a significant number of children from non-faith families....
by poppy
17 May 2011 15:27
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Tricycle for hire (or buy) for Wind in the Willows
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

Re: Tricycle for hire (or buy) for Wind in the Willows

Is there a programme available yet? Sorry if I have missed it...