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by dickp
18 Jun 2014 18:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 209958

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

Live from sydenham assembly. There's no realistic chance of any work being done on the greyhound by Christmas . Yes, folks - that's a start date.
by dickp
16 Jun 2014 16:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Small scale improvements to CP park
Replies: 8
Views: 3419

Re: Small scale improvements to CP park

I've asked the head of the park users committee to report the problem to Bromley, and will let you know when its fixed. There's also a drop in session on Wednesday afternoon / evening at the Park Rangers' hut in the park 3pm - 8pm, and again on Saturday 11am - 4pm. Of course, the Wednesday evening s...
by dickp
16 Jun 2014 12:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Small scale improvements to CP park
Replies: 8
Views: 3419

Re: Small scale improvements to CP park

The first page includes three overall thematic priorities (park landscape, built heritage, visitor facilities experience etc) options. You move onto specifics later.

It's like asking - is it most important to save your:
a) arms
b) legs or
c) senses

Tough choices.
by dickp
16 Jun 2014 11:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Small scale improvements to CP park
Replies: 8
Views: 3419

Small scale improvements to CP park

Another one for Sydenhamites who use CP park. There's a small (£2.4 million) pot of cash available for improvements http://www.bromley.gov.uk/downloads/file/1964/crystal_palace_park_projects_booklet which Bromley Council are now consulting on http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/crystalpalaceimprovements I...
by dickp
13 Jun 2014 10:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Open air cinema in CP park bowl
Replies: 1
Views: 1604

Open air cinema in CP park bowl

Two films for children of the 80s. The Goonies on Friday 20th June and Dirty Dancing on 21st June. Both films start at around 9:15pm. Adult prices are a rather steep £13.50. Perhaps if they'd advertised it locally (beyond the odd poster!) they could have balanced a lower entry price with a greater n...
by dickp
12 Jun 2014 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: May 8th
Replies: 18
Views: 27902

Re: May 8th

Or in Auckland, or in Devon (Sydenham House).

Tragically, I have been to all these Sydenham's - because they are there. Well, if already you're in the area, you would, wouldn't you?
by dickp
11 Jun 2014 21:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: May 8th
Replies: 18
Views: 27902

Re: May 8th

I'm pretty sure there's a next at home in St Mary's Cray, which is a darned sight closer than Aylesbury. Mind you, Sydenham in Oxfordshire (nice but tiny village, close to forest hill weirdly) isn't a million miles from Aylesbury. I suspect someone used the wrong Sydenham to gauge distance.
by dickp
30 May 2014 12:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 209958

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

Is there any reason why Lewisham planners can't just put a gun against Purelake's head: "Unless you sort it out by X date, we will bring [x] prosecution against you for failing to rebuild. We don't give a stuff about the nature of the commercial agreement you come to with the other partiers, or...
by dickp
14 Apr 2014 17:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Scrapping Cars - Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Re: Scrapping Cars - Advice

If this is the result of an accident rather than your car just being old and knackered, spend three pounds on a glass guide (the industry bible), and cross-reference it with autotrader sales that match your car's spec's as closely as possible. I negotiated an almost a 50% increase in the value of my...
by dickp
5 Apr 2014 16:04
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Help needed to stay in Sydenham...
Replies: 11
Views: 5395

Re: Help needed to stay in Sydenham...

Although you've ruled it out, I'm going to return to the issue of house-shares. You're probably now at the stage now where beggars can't be choosers, if you'll excuse the phrase, if the alternative is an even worse B&B. There are 10 properties on spareroom.com right now covering Sydenham and the...
by dickp
29 Mar 2014 07:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Help needed to stay in Sydenham...
Replies: 11
Views: 5395

Re: Help needed to stay in Sydenham...

Spareroom.com / easyroomate.com search for local people renting out rooms in house shares. Advertisers specify whether or not they accept dss , how many people in property and their biogs including age. Realistically you'll be sharing with one other. Minimum let time also searchable if you're lookin...
by dickp
13 Feb 2014 12:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SYDENHAM'S POCKET PARKS
Replies: 21
Views: 10917

Re: SYDENHAM'S POCKET PARKS

The odd thing is there are several farmers' market "companies", which organise weekly markets throughout south east London. Lord knows why Lewisham Council hasn't invited these companies to tender for weekly "slots" in Sydenham's various pocket parks. They are City and County Far...
by dickp
10 Jan 2014 19:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving, need packing boxes.
Replies: 11
Views: 4125

Re: Moving, need packing boxes.

Homebase penge give boxes away free on a first come first served basis.
by dickp
23 Dec 2013 18:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stranded Sydenhamites
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

Stranded Sydenhamites

If any of you lot were hoping to get the train northwards out of London tonight, and have been stranded by the collapse in East Midlands' service, drop me a pm in the next few hours. I am setting off from Sydenham tomorrow morning, and have one or two seats available in my car. The dog will be in th...
by dickp
3 Dec 2013 11:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Online petition to save the Windmill
Replies: 122
Views: 35950

Re: Online petition to save the Windmill

A quick survey for STF members: When was the last time you visited the Windmill Pub (Me: About a month ago, to see what the fuss was about) When was the last time you visited a Sainsbury's (Me: This morning, in Crystal Palace) Do you intend to visit the Windmill Pub in the near future (Me: No, I thi...
by dickp
29 Nov 2013 11:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NO SYDENHAM TRAINS SUNDAY
Replies: 4
Views: 2499

Re: NO SYDENHAM TRAINS SUNDAY

Two of my bugbears on this issue are: The fact that Southern's "live" departure app simply lies. It reports phantom trains that aren't running. The fact that Southern fail to make it possible to understand, from their website, which lines are - and are not - open. I've repeatedly asked the...
by dickp
28 Nov 2013 09:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Getting Rich In The Recession: Scrappers
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Getting Rich In The Recession: Scrappers

It's Channel 4 tonight at 9pm (28th November), and features a Sydenham scrapyard.

I'm sure there will be lots of atmospheric shots of the surrounding area, making it look as grim as possible.

*sigh*
by dickp
25 Nov 2013 17:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 209958

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

Cheeky so-and-so!
by dickp
24 Nov 2013 16:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 209958

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

The regeneration of one of london's portas pilot high streets is being undermined by ongoing planning wrangles over a landmark site, locals say. The greyhound pub, which sits at the gateway to sydenham high street, has been delerect for more than a year, due to wrangles over how it should be rebuilt...
by dickp
23 Nov 2013 13:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 209958

Re: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey

Maybe someone should tell the evening standard? How will they know otherwise? Give a brief sysopsys of the story, and tie it into the portas pilot and any other juicy angle to raise the journo's interest - and give 'em purelakes details, the details of local councillors, mps and civic leaders. Maybe...