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by dickp
25 Apr 2007 10:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say "No!" to housing on Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 76
Views: 78715

I honestly can't get worked up about losing a) car park b) shed, caravan park etc to fund a vastly improved central section of park. The entire park is ringed by housing, apart from the gaps the LDA are proposing to fill. The LDA's proposal is reasonable and balanced. And no, I don't work for the LD...
by dickp
30 Nov 2006 10:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Fireworks @ Crystal Palace (29-Nov-06)
Replies: 20
Views: 18949

I would have been there too if the idiots at bromley council hadn't put the display time at 6:30 pm on their website, rather when they actually did happen. It certainly sounded very impressive.
by dickp
30 Aug 2006 20:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: fun and games at crystal palace park
Replies: 0
Views: 2923

fun and games at crystal palace park

I wondered why they were suddenly throwing money at the existing NSC..

http://www.lda.gov.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.1556

Now, things are happening, albiet slowly.

http://www.lda.gov.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.1589
by dickp
20 Jul 2006 19:38
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: On.... conversation, discussion, debate and argument
Replies: 33
Views: 45457

mate, this website is a children's tea party compared with others out there.

try http://www.rollonfriday.com/forums/disc ... Discussion

for all round viciousness.
by dickp
19 Jul 2006 19:49
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Knighton appreciation society
Replies: 5
Views: 4219

Knighton appreciation society

Membership: me (don’t worry, it’s not creepy, honest). Just luv you work on the dog cr@p debate, and pretty much everything else too.

For our next debate: the MMR jab and middle class crystal-loving hippies who say “no”. Do they deserve to be prosecuted for criminal neglect?
by dickp
11 Jul 2006 18:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: LIST THE THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN SYDENHAM
Replies: 18
Views: 12463

I'm with Knighton, again. This is called "tough love" folks. A bulldozer. Followed by a decent pub or two. I know, it's a lot to ask, to be within staggering distance of a decent boozer. And a decent restaurant. Where the food doesn't come in mega buckets. And some decent shops. You know, ...
by dickp
11 Jul 2006 18:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Which is the better Doctor's Surgery?
Replies: 12
Views: 10810

I look forward to the day that the doctors next to sydenham station decide to spend some of the bars of gold that have been shoved in their mouth in recent years on a decent website. But I'd settle for a lick of paint and reasonable opening hours for starters....
by dickp
6 Jul 2006 13:47
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: ANYONE FANCY A 3 WORD GAME??? COME ON IT'S JUST A BIT OF FUN
Replies: 21
Views: 19764

of used dollar bills. we took them to..
by dickp
6 Jul 2006 13:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sydenham for Holiday
Replies: 5
Views: 5645

agree with soulfood that dulwich, crystal palace and sydenham hill are much nicer than sydenham itself (but are all within 2 miles). crystal palace and forest hill have better bars and pubs than sydenham. you can enjoy "local places" without subjecting yourself to cheap dime (?)stores, bur...
by dickp
15 Jun 2006 08:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's going on at the NSC?
Replies: 1
Views: 2879

What's going on at the NSC?

For saying they're plannning knock it down in a couple of years, the LDA are spending a lot of money doing it up.

Have they got cold feet on the master plan or something?
by dickp
19 May 2006 15:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Central heating installers recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 5203

pro gas. local company costs 1/3 less than major providers.
by dickp
19 May 2006 15:16
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Good Plasterer to recommend?
Replies: 5
Views: 6325

mike warrent the plaster. lives near the park. bit pricey but good. 07041 159 256.
by dickp
19 May 2006 15:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lawrie Park Gardens
Replies: 4
Views: 4663

lived here for two years. very quiet apart from during the school rat run. pleasant stroll to the the park and not too far from the station.
by dickp
1 May 2006 13:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell green the next stage
Replies: 47
Views: 45261

Reading through these posts, I'm afraid I agree with Knighton. What is it about local activists that makes them so enamoured with protecting derelict or run-down facilities? I’m now going to make a point of attending local planning meetings, and speaking in favour of local developments that actually...
by dickp
10 Apr 2006 20:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace park opening times.
Replies: 3
Views: 4844

the rest of the park opens early to provide access to the pool - the sydenham gate opens at about 6:45am most days.
by dickp
9 Jan 2006 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CP pool now open at 7am
Replies: 0
Views: 2601

CP pool now open at 7am

Not that they have told anyone, mind you! Even the 8am regulars weren't aware of this development.

Now, finally, those of who work in the centre of town have a realistic chance of a relaxing swim without frantically having to rush around in the morning.

Spread the word - they wont'!
by dickp
13 Nov 2005 16:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Future of National Sports Centre and Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 32
Views: 39412

I use the crystal palace pool most days, which I access via the uninspiring Lawrie Park Gate. Inside, the pool is a dilapidated embarrassment of a facility. Externally, the entire existing complex is a scar on the park. In fact, the whole centre of the park from the terraces downward is an incoheren...
by dickp
6 Mar 2005 20:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: coldplay to play at crystal palace
Replies: 1
Views: 4905

coldplay to play at crystal palace

At last the great white elephant of south London will be full for a couple of evenings, while giving us younger locals a great night out. Congratulations to whoever was able to pull that off! And, before anyone complains, it’ll all be finished by 10:30pm, and I’m sure the train and bus station will ...
by dickp
7 Jan 2005 14:44
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: any decent bathroom fitters in lawrie park area?
Replies: 1
Views: 3701

any decent bathroom fitters in lawrie park area?

I've had no joy with yellow pages.

It's not a big job, just a bit of plumbing and plasterting.

Any suggestions?