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by Sydenham
13 Apr 2017 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Armed robbery at Costcutters, Kirkdale - footage released
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

Re: Armed robbery at Costcutters, Kirkdale - footage release

Is this 'armed' with a knife or was there a gun involved? I looked at the image and only saw a knife. The headline says 'armed' - I always thought this meant a gun - or have things moved on for this to include all weapons i.e. "armed" with a threatening note. Frightening and not good all t...
by Sydenham
8 Apr 2017 10:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tennis courts in Mayow Park
Replies: 12
Views: 7474

Re: Tennis courts in Mayow Park

Some news in the link below. Agree with you - turn up and play a great boon to Lewisham kids- impulse opportunity now gone away. Unfortunately its linked to offloading responsibility for these assets from the Council - they couldn't justify expenditure when so many other pressures were on them. And ...
by Sydenham
6 Mar 2017 13:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Westwood Hill Speed Camera
Replies: 14
Views: 7952

Re: Westwood Hill Speed Camera

@broken_sharman - number of fines is not an indicator of success. It does not take into account those who changed their behaviour as a result of the signage and other information about. It also depends on how much money spent on active enforcement. It will be interesting to understand the impact tho...
by Sydenham
25 Feb 2017 10:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Budgens
Replies: 68
Views: 40264

Re: Budgens

What about Wilkinson ("Wilko") - there is one in Penge which almost reflects the old Woolworths style. Useful stuff and not necessarily a bargain basement range. Would provide a useful different option to the Poundland style stores already on the High Street (which I use quite often I shou...
by Sydenham
21 Feb 2017 13:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Filming on Longton Avenue
Replies: 2
Views: 2426

Re: Filming on Longton Avenue

Liar - that's what was being filmed

http://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-re ... n-gruffudd
by Sydenham
21 Dec 2016 14:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 575914

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

That's great news! Why does the Sydenham Society get privileged and confidential information? Its often the way that organisations / societies that represent others get this kind of access to information. That's the system. Its partly because they engage with others in dialogue; demonstrate some un...
by Sydenham
7 Dec 2016 16:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Jim Dowd speaks on Southern in Parliament
Replies: 7
Views: 4575

Re: Jim Dowd speaks on Southern in Parliament

So good - that letter shows Chris G hasn't made his mind up yet then - still possible that he might be persuaded.
by Sydenham
18 Nov 2016 11:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Time Out Love London Awards
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

Re: Time Out Love London Awards

There are some very spiteful people about. Last night the La Petite Bouchee van was vandalised again. Windows that had just been replaced 12 hours earlier were again smashed. Nothing was stolen - this does not look like mindless vandalism. I don't believe forum members can do anything specific about...
by Sydenham
17 Nov 2016 16:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Time Out Love London Awards
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

Re: Time Out Love London Awards

More from News Shopper about the vandalism so soon after winning the award
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/14911 ... ing_award/
by Sydenham
17 Nov 2016 09:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Time Out Love London Awards
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

Re: Time Out Love London Awards

Five minutes after posting - I have just heard the La Petite Bouchee van was vandalised last night in Wells Park - windows smashed and mirrors wrenched off.

Not good - very disappointed.
by Sydenham
17 Nov 2016 09:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Time Out Love London Awards
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

Re: Time Out Love London Awards

Agreed - good to see the broad range of nominations in Sydenham - variety - something for most.

http://www.timeout.com/london/lovelondo ... estaurants
by Sydenham
22 Sep 2016 17:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parking problems
Replies: 165
Views: 63426

Re: Parking problems

The Council has a duty/pledge to prioritise the parking needs of residents over that of businesses, visitors and lastly commuters and at the moment that certainly isn't the case. @harrym - interesting - have you a link or reference to this pledge? I never realised Lewisham Council had been this spe...
by Sydenham
27 Aug 2016 11:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???
Replies: 65
Views: 31877

Re: Speed Camera Westwood Hill - Which speed???

I do sympathise with you Lois. And you have demonstrated you have a proper professional eye on this - you speak from experience. Unfortunately there's currently little room for common sense and flexibility in local and central government - rules is rules and no room for exceptions.... Also truly loc...
by Sydenham
5 Aug 2016 13:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Hill Community Hall
Replies: 8
Views: 6696

Re: Sydenham Hill Community Hall

That's a good result - glad to hear about it.
by Sydenham
4 Aug 2016 08:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: No trains on the Sydenham Line again today
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Re: No trains on the Sydenham Line again today

Here's the detail

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_d ... today.aspx

A safety inspection of the track near Forest Hill is disrupting trains between London Bridge and East Croydon. The following alterations apply:

Says expect delays till 18:00
by Sydenham
28 Jul 2016 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bonfires in back gardens.
Replies: 23
Views: 12861

Re: Bonfires in back gardens.

What about a private nuisance claim against your neighbour? Not a criminal action but a civil one you take on yourself. So don't look for the State to help you.....

http://www.inbrief.co.uk/land-law/private-nuisance/
by Sydenham
1 Jun 2016 09:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale High Street Update!
Replies: 52
Views: 38632

Re: Kirkdale High Street Update!

Thanks all for describing where this new bike shop is
by Sydenham
31 May 2016 18:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale High Street Update!
Replies: 52
Views: 38632

Re: Kirkdale High Street Update!

Where exactly is the former 'le shakes'? is it Cobbs Corner end or up towards Dartmouth Road? Interested in a local bike shop and tune-up centre in the area - it will attract my custom. (and as I type I'm thinking what a lazy thing to ask - I could just cycle the length of Kirkdale and see where it ...
by Sydenham
5 May 2016 06:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 46642

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

@Lee - thanks for the update - things can change rapidly in corporate world.
by Sydenham
4 May 2016 17:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store
Replies: 74
Views: 46642

Re: Co-operative Food store to rebrand as a Budgens store

Budgens is a franchise operation - managed by Musgraves of Eire - based in Cork. They also 'manage' Londis in UK. Or they did when I did some work for Musgrave a few years ago. So quality of the store is based on quality of the franchise holder. It was the case that Budgens stores were actively enco...