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by leenewham
9 Jan 2018 19:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Food and drink venues in Sydenham
Replies: 12
Views: 10334

Re: Food and drink venues in Sydenham

I'd agree with most of those El Cid. Trattoria is still great, I still like the Dolphin though but was never impressed by the Golden Lion and gave up going. I've yet to go to 161 Kirkdale as it's too far from us and it's not open when we want to go. We generally go to places that are family friendly...
by leenewham
20 Dec 2017 17:47
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: HOW…
Replies: 6
Views: 5849

HOW…

Do you leave the forum so you no longer appear on it?

There seems to be no way of doing it.
by leenewham
14 Dec 2017 15:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace Winter Wonderland
Replies: 12
Views: 6589

Re: Crystal Palace Winter Wonderland

I rarely read it. I pick up bits from the Sun, Mirror and mail in cafes etc. I can't believe the Guardian is as bad as those. Or are you saying it's as bad as the Mail?
by leenewham
14 Dec 2017 12:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace Winter Wonderland
Replies: 12
Views: 6589

Re: Crystal Palace Winter Wonderland

For more info on the 'Stop Funding hate' campaign: https://stopfundinghate.org.uk/about-the-campaign/media-and-hate-crime/ Many hate the Sun because of how it acted around Hillsborough and phone hacking. It's always been a rag, as has the Mail (which supported Hitler back in the day, so it has a his...
by leenewham
8 Dec 2017 10:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Some sort of bar/beer shop
Replies: 16
Views: 12158

Re: Some sort of bar/beer shop

Opening a shop is complicated at times, landlords can be extremely difficult, especially if it needs a refurb. Look at how long it took the Poodle Club to open. These days there is a huge amount of red tape to do anything and councils and other bodies have had their budgets cut to the wire, so it's ...
by leenewham
7 Dec 2017 15:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3557

Re: Kirkdale Village Late Night Shopping Event

It was supposed to change from 'Village' to 'High Street' as per the traders meetings during the Portas pilot. That's why the painted signs say 'Kirkdale High street' and not Village. The village part was set up by the local estate agent, much to many peoples scorn. Kirkdale is the original high str...
by leenewham
4 Dec 2017 21:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas Tree Switch On - Forest Hill Station and Kirkdale
Replies: 6
Views: 2465

Re: Christmas Tree Switch On - Forest Hill Station and Kirkd

We got one Mary, but it was quite a while ago now. I don't keep stuff like that and aside from Spontanious Productions, there wasn't anything that caught my eye in it. I generally look online for stuff and events.
by leenewham
29 Nov 2017 09:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed
Replies: 26
Views: 7915

Re: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed

While waiting to allow a bus to get through a space where only one vehicle could get through this morning, a car overtook me and held the bus up, so no traffic could get through.

Utterly stupid.

But acts of utter stupidity on these roads happen almost every day.
by leenewham
28 Nov 2017 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Builds on Sydenham High Street
Replies: 30
Views: 13046

Re: New Builds on Sydenham High Street

It doesn't include horse and carts Mosy! Just the buildings and shop fronts.
by leenewham
27 Nov 2017 16:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Builds on Sydenham High Street
Replies: 30
Views: 13046

Re: New Builds on Sydenham High Street

1 (Do people really want Sydenham to look as if it's locked in a Victorian time warp?) 2 On signage of the new retail units, would it be worth reminding the council that Syd. Rd. has signage rules (that the council is supposed to enforce) and politely suggest they remind the new owners/lessees of s...
by leenewham
27 Nov 2017 09:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Builds on Sydenham High Street
Replies: 30
Views: 13046

Re: New Builds on Sydenham High Street

I generally agree with you Mosy but not with the second paragraph. I'd say it depends on the design. Good architecture responds to its surroundings, and it can do that in many different ways. As to the new building, I'm fine with it. It's not groundbreaking and a lot of how it will look depends on w...
by leenewham
24 Nov 2017 12:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Builds on Sydenham High Street
Replies: 30
Views: 13046

Re: New Builds on Sydenham High Street

I think Donald said: These are the best apartments. Believe me. Believe me. The best apartments. Best. No-one tweets about the best apartments like me. I have all the best words. They are coveffe. Straight. Not crooked like crooked Hillary Clinton. They are world class, the best looking apartments. ...
by leenewham
24 Nov 2017 12:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed
Replies: 26
Views: 7915

Re: Big crash outside station - Sydenham road closed

There has been a huge spate of really odd accidents around Sydenham recently. And they tend to be big ones. I'm surprised no-one has mentioned it before. I've noticed some bizarre driving since the 20mph speed limit has been introduced, which feels incredibly slow on some roads which are wide. While...
by leenewham
21 Nov 2017 10:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 7719

Re: Sydenham wish list

Bicycle shop Matching awnings on shops (Lee?) :Go to Shades, or Radiant blinds for awnings. Around £2500 a shop. Flags on lampposts (Lee?): Bay media are without question the best at this. Bunka have just opened another branch in Beckenham, JMLF. We are working with a brilliant gift shop in Ealing ...
by leenewham
13 Nov 2017 01:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fig and Pistachio closing
Replies: 22
Views: 7612

Re: Fig and Pistachio closing

Turning a shop into a flat won't make ANY difference to housing supply or house prices. Unless the market is flooded with cheap housing, far below current levels, house/flat prices won't go down. But that isn't going to happen. This is on a high street. It should remain a shop. It's a poor landlord ...
by leenewham
12 Nov 2017 15:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New homogeneous shop fronts in Thornton Heath!
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: New homogeneous shop fronts in Thornton Heath!

I was invited to pitch for this but declined it. It's being done by You&me architecture. It's one of the many high street regeneration schemes. They are difficult to do, extremely time consuming and often expensive. https://www.croydon.gov.uk/sites/default/files/articles/downloads/Thornton%20Heath%2...
by leenewham
1 Nov 2017 12:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2017 Decent Christmas Decorations in High Street?
Replies: 28
Views: 8475

Re: 2017 Decent Christmas Decorations in High Street?

There is a thread about this from 2015 including links to what other areas are doing for Christmas: https://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14379&p=127301&hilit=christmas+lights#p127301 Once again, this is where strong traders representation can make a difference. These guys could do somet...
by leenewham
31 Oct 2017 13:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Empty shops
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: Empty shops

The empty shops are a good thing in the long run. It's a bit like pruning, it allows for new growth. The empty units are an opportunity for new businesses to come in which could breath new life into the high street. Change is good. Stagnation isn't. In nearly every instance where an area as genuinel...
by leenewham
24 Oct 2017 15:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: B&Q
Replies: 20
Views: 7565

Re: B&Q

rod taylor wrote:
leenewham wrote:I've got a Toyota Pius.
Freudian slip.
Yes, but Intentional.
by leenewham
24 Oct 2017 15:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 301844

Re: sticky: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

<--- What leenewham said about the Vape Shop. However, why criticise a vape shop if it helps people stop tobacco smoking? I didn't criticise it, that was someone else. I only said that planning couldn't do anything about it opening as it wasn't change of use. I've nothing against a vape shop in a h...