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by dickp
21 Nov 2013 20:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Slippery pavements
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

Re: Slippery pavements

Yep, I'd noticed that too.

Oddly, I find I'm less likely to slip if I'm wearing footwear with no grips -flat soled, therefore with most pavement contact.

I'm not looking forward to Winter (again).
by dickp
11 Nov 2013 17:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 16 brand new trees
Replies: 17
Views: 5131

Re: 16 brand new trees

darn it. there was me thinking it might be a power supply cable holder.
by dickp
11 Nov 2013 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 16 brand new trees
Replies: 17
Views: 5131

Re: 16 brand new trees

I notice each tree has a plastic pipe next to it, sticking out of the ground.

I wonder what an earth that pipe might be for.....
by dickp
30 Oct 2013 18:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The central heating equation
Replies: 15
Views: 4142

Re: The central heating equation

Same here. I think we got central heating in the mid 1980s. I certainly remember scraping ice off my bedroom window from the inside. When I get my own house, I want some of these. They're solar panels crossed with heat pumps, and can be used as a replacement for a central heating boiler. http://www....
by dickp
24 Oct 2013 21:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE PLANS TO BE UNVEILED
Replies: 91
Views: 31575

Re: CRYSTAL PALACE PLANS TO BE UNVEILED

Wot downthehill said. Darn right.
by dickp
21 Oct 2013 21:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham house prices up by 50k?
Replies: 83
Views: 33616

Re: Sydenham house prices up by 50k?

I can believe it. A flat in my block has just sold for nearly £100k more than the last one two years ago. The former was a probate sale, the latter a refurb, but even so... That said, I suspect the lunacy may ease as many more propeties rush onto the market in the new year. There's probably a five-y...
by dickp
3 Oct 2013 09:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE PLANS TO BE UNVEILED
Replies: 91
Views: 31575

Re: CRYSTAL PALACE PLANS TO BE UNVEILED

It's a £500 million development, and the plans suggests the masterplan will pretty much be delivered within that. From memory, the basic park tidy-up would have cost £38million, and the expensive option £56 million - chicken feed, in terms of the overall costs.
by dickp
3 Oct 2013 09:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE PLANS TO BE UNVEILED
Replies: 91
Views: 31575

Re: CRYSTAL PALACE PLANS TO BE UNVEILED

Full plans here: http://www.thelondoncrystalpalace.com This really is one in the eye for everyone who campaigned against the cinema plan, the housing on the caravan park, and Crystal Palace Football club on the site of the old stadium. But then, if you cause a prime site empty to be left empty for y...
by dickp
1 Oct 2013 17:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Big tent put up in Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Big tent put up in Crystal Palace Park

For a press announcement from Bromley Council on Thursday.

Looks like Ni Zhaoxing's plan to rebuild the Crystal Palace may be stepping up a gear.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/c ... 33208.html
by dickp
19 Sep 2013 10:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road traffic
Replies: 55
Views: 15675

Re: Sydenham Road traffic

Never
going
to
happen
by dickp
19 Sep 2013 09:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road traffic
Replies: 55
Views: 15675

Re: Sydenham Road traffic

It strikes me the Kirkdale bookshop pedestrian crossing changes too quickly, and the one lower down too slowly. Thus, drivers are bunched up onto the roundabout because of the Kirkdale bookshop crossing spends too long on red, while pedestrians get narked further down because the lights take too lon...
by dickp
18 Sep 2013 19:52
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New chippy and kebab shop
Replies: 44
Views: 21372

Re: New chippy and kebab shop

I went back today, after a few weeks away.

The "chip problem" has now been sorted - they're now nice and crispy.

So, all good!
by dickp
15 Sep 2013 06:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cashless-only buses - TfL consultation
Replies: 66
Views: 23050

Re: Cashless-only buses - TfL consultation

My family are currently in london from out of town.

I told them: buy an oystercard when you arrive.

They did.

They used it.

It's really not hard.

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by dickp
7 Sep 2013 09:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Inspired move there Admin
Replies: 0
Views: 908

Inspired move there Admin

There is now a special part within the town pub section for threads of a certain nature. I'm sure the rest of us will be pleased. Freedom of speech has been upheld, but debates covering a certain topic are now locked down to within a sub-group of a sub-group. Hopefully, they will simply dwindle in p...
by dickp
6 Sep 2013 22:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: turning on the 'foe' function
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

turning on the 'foe' function

I now cannot see posts made by a certain board regular. I am sure it will do wonders for my blood pressure.

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by dickp
5 Sep 2013 16:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Going over old ground - The Hound that is Grey
Replies: 734
Views: 211322

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

If it's taken over by Antic, I will be one of their first customers. Me and the dog (antic pubs are mutt friendly).
by dickp
5 Sep 2013 09:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Too Many Estate Agents - what about Betting Shops?
Replies: 48
Views: 24992

Re: Too Many Estate Agents - what about Betting Shops?

Thanks Tim. Appreciated.
by dickp
4 Sep 2013 08:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Too Many Estate Agents - what about Betting Shops?
Replies: 48
Views: 24992

Re: Too Many Estate Agents - what about Betting Shops?

Why did I never become involved in the Sydenham Society committee structure?

Because of this bollox - bitchy internal politics. Been there, done that. Not again, thanks. I'd rather take the dog for a walk.

Please shut up, all of you.
by dickp
3 Sep 2013 14:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas Lights on Sydenham Road
Replies: 70
Views: 26898

Re: Christmas Lights on Sydenham Road

Someone* could print out a page saying something like "Committee to improve Sydenham's Christmas lights", or some such text, and put it on the table. That way, anyone who's passing - and is interested - could come and join us. Let's not be exclusive... *me? But feel free to wear tinsel, Ra...
by dickp
1 Sep 2013 19:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas Lights on Sydenham Road
Replies: 70
Views: 26898

Re: Christmas Lights on Sydenham Road

Does anyone know when Next, Pets at Home etc are arriving in Sydenham? If their launch is around Christmas, that would give us an obvious "in" to tap them for sponsorship. In the meantime: Pets at Home Scott Jefferson - marketing director Sally Hopson - Customer and people director PC Worl...