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by dickp
12 Jun 2013 15:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's happened to the cycle parking in the High St?
Replies: 96
Views: 25544

Re: What's happened to the cycle parking in the High St?

A sensible distribution of bike racks would also be useful for us dog-owners, who now have less place to tie up their mutts on the decluttered high street when popping from shop to shop on foot.

*awaits grief from those who assume my dog will invariably be nicked / bite a small child while tied up*
by dickp
7 Jun 2013 15:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Market Research - Cinema
Replies: 56
Views: 20844

Re: Market Research - Cinema

Oh, have the seats in Beckenham been replaced? I too used to hate that place, with its cramped and uncomfortable seats, local as it was. Mind you, Bromley was even worse. The foam was popping out of several seats last time I went. Right now, I alternate between the Ritzy (I like the vibe) and the 02...
by dickp
6 Jun 2013 18:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Market Research - Cinema
Replies: 56
Views: 20844

Re: Market Research - Cinema

If you're looking for a large local properties, you may wish to consider: 4-6 Silverdale http://www.kickinteractive.net/sites/acornland/property_files/150/4-6%20Silverdale,%20Sydenham%20iiiiiiiiii.pdf - just off Sydenham High Street, near the station. The old Snooker clubs http://www.hnfgb.co.uk/doc...
by dickp
4 Jun 2013 20:46
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: First Birthday Party Venue
Replies: 3
Views: 2517

Re: First Birthday Party Venue

The Bridge Tavern in Penge or the Florence in Herne Hill. Both big and extremely kiddy friendly. The Florence even has a play room.
by dickp
29 May 2013 13:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station
Replies: 152
Views: 33689

Re: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station

If Lewisham imposed a £5 charge for parking at Sainsbury's, I'd drive to the one in Penge, or the Tesco in South Norwood. Even accounting for the cost of petrol, it would be (marginally) worth it. Or I'd buy online, and get it delivered.
by dickp
29 May 2013 09:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station
Replies: 152
Views: 33689

Re: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station

*cough*

Time of day, journey length and road-dependent road pricing.
by dickp
28 May 2013 11:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station
Replies: 152
Views: 33689

Re: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station

I'm ducking out of this thread. I think the reasons why are self-evident.
by dickp
28 May 2013 11:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station
Replies: 152
Views: 33689

Re: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station

As someone who walks around 30 miles a week, it would be easy to condemn someone for driving two miles or less. But you try lugging paving slabs from Catford Wickes. Or a large bag of manure from the local garden centre. Could you do it on public transport, or on foot? Maybe, just about, if you we'r...
by dickp
28 May 2013 10:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station
Replies: 152
Views: 33689

Re: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station

London's roads are busy for around 4 hours per day during weekdays, and slightly more so at weekend. Outside rush hour, they are under no pressure whatsoever. Oh, and in answer to the Copenhagen question, transport decisions are usually related to the size of the conurbation (how long between busine...
by dickp
28 May 2013 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station
Replies: 152
Views: 33689

Re: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station

I'm sure the residents of Penge, Jews Walk, Kirkdale or Forest Hill would love that plan, not to mention the employees at Sainsbury's Savacentre. Let's displace all that pesky traffic onto your roads instead, and keep Sydenham High Street in splendid isolation. A vote winner for sure.
by dickp
28 May 2013 08:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station
Replies: 152
Views: 33689

Re: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station

Modal split, all trips in relation to the City of Copenhagen: Cars: 33% Bus / train: 22% Cycle: 26% Walk: 19% http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Section-2-Local-transport_Copenhagen.pdf Yep, no one travels by car in Copenhagen. Except that 33% that do. Ho...
by dickp
28 May 2013 08:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station
Replies: 152
Views: 33689

Re: second pedestrian light by Sydenham station

Perhaps we should set up barriers at each end of the high street, and appoint a committee to vet each car driver individually, to ensure their journey is "important". Jeeuss, the level of anti-car sentiment on here is tedious. It is also a decidedly "London" thing. Those of us wh...
by dickp
23 May 2013 16:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NABORHOOD CENTRE
Replies: 18
Views: 13897

Re: NABORHOOD CENTRE

I also wonder if the budget will stretch to new, or at least, clean and "well-hung" (f'narr f'narr) curtains.
by dickp
15 May 2013 10:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shops Demolished: Good News?
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

Re: Shops Demolished: Good News?

The property was recently bought at auction (with planning permission for flats / bar below), and quickly resold. I assume the new purchaser intends to develop the site according to the previously-granted planning permission.
by dickp
15 May 2013 08:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A meal at the Shard…
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

Re: A meal at the Shard…

You do, but when we went, it wasn't completely full. I think they're still at "soft launch" stage.
by dickp
13 May 2013 12:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A meal at the Shard…
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

A meal at the Shard…

Me and my other half went for a birthday treat meal at the Shard last night. We went to Oblix – the restaurant bit, not bar, which was a bit noisy. Chronic overstaffing apart, it was lovely. The food was very good – and we actually left full, after wolfing our way through the three course menu. The ...
by dickp
12 May 2013 06:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Doctors Booking Procedures
Replies: 13
Views: 5306

Re: Doctors Booking Procedures

At wells, i think you register online in person as a one off and, once you have an online id, you can book future appointments online. Might be the same there.

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by dickp
9 May 2013 12:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sorting out the bins at Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 4
Views: 2515

Re: Sorting out the bins at Crystal Palace Park

Oh yeah, my explanation was the wrong way round. Edited to correct. Much obliged.
by dickp
9 May 2013 11:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sorting out the bins at Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 4
Views: 2515

Re: Sorting out the bins at Crystal Palace Park

Disabuse, innit?

"Persuade (someone) that an idea or belief is mistaken: "he quickly disabused me of my belief"."
by dickp
9 May 2013 10:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sorting out the bins at Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 4
Views: 2515

Sorting out the bins at Crystal Palace Park

Some of you might not be aware that there's currently a campaign to sort out the bin problem at Crystal Palace Park. Essentially, the bins get full to overloading at weekends, which the foxes then shred. There's a petition here http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/bromley-council-clean-up-crystal-p...