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by mosy
9 Dec 2019 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Theft in broad daylight
Replies: 6
Views: 4619

Re: Theft in broad daylight

There was a radio news item today that the latest trend is of stealing mattresses from hotels.
by mosy
7 Dec 2019 13:37
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 9315

Re: Replacing windows

I could do with a secondary whatever for a French double door which has a concrete lintel. How are the fixings put on since you're not supposed to drill into concrete (can cause stress fractures)?
Ta.
by mosy
7 Dec 2019 13:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Food bank
Replies: 7
Views: 3912

Re: Food bank

The Sainsbury shop set behind The Greyhound used to have a trolley for food gifts. I haven't been in lately, but it was by the cashier checkout so just inside the main entrance door.
by mosy
26 Nov 2019 14:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black cabbies in celebration.....
Replies: 11
Views: 6746

Re: Black cabbies in celebration.....

Or that there are Ubers floating about in south London and other non central areas to begin with. Seemingly Ubers are discriminated against in central London as they are subject to the congestion charge which black cabs are exempt from. However, I'm sure Uber will succeed in their appeal. No politic...
by mosy
25 Nov 2019 23:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 6166

Re: Low water pressure

Ours went off altogether for about 12 hours a few days ago due to a mains pipe in Newlands Park. Haven't been monitoring pressure today so can't comment.
by mosy
25 Nov 2019 23:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black cabbies in celebration.....
Replies: 11
Views: 6746

Re: Black cabbies in celebration.....

alywin, I think black cabs can refuse fares if they're going home as not obliged to take people if not on their route home. Surprising how many are homeward bound at the mere mention of Sarf London. Uber is global and is in debt for billions with a hugely inflated share price so they'll be reluctant...
by mosy
25 Nov 2019 23:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 30879

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

It's over two years since mistakes were reported in this thread. I suggest that people ask for their change to be put on the counter then always say "Is that right?". (Busy yourself with purse/wallet or ingredient label so no hands.) Also ask for a till receipt if one is not offered, which...
by mosy
23 Nov 2019 16:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Coop Forest Hill
Replies: 11
Views: 6026

Re: Coop Forest Hill

Just out of interest, does this new one have those ridiculously tall shelves, as the Syd. Rd. one did after a refit making shopping there a real chore having to keep needing an assistant's help? I wonder if that was part of its downfall. You mention lots of space - is it user friendly?
by mosy
20 Nov 2019 21:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Coop Forest Hill
Replies: 11
Views: 6026

Re: Coop Forest Hill

If austerity really is easing the new Co-op ought to do well as they are good as long as no immediate competition will kill it on price competition. Sydenham Road closed at a time when the Co-op bank was struggling so lots were closed but it was maybe 20% or even 30% higher price on some things comp...
by mosy
7 Nov 2019 15:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station
Replies: 13
Views: 7153

Re: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station

A pity to note - apart from in Stuart's contributions - the usual victim blaming, ignorance, and total lack of any kind of evidence based solution. These incidents will continue to happen as long as we tolerate the sharing of road space between people on bikes, and people driving large lorries with...
by mosy
3 Nov 2019 17:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station
Replies: 13
Views: 7153

Re: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station

Very sad. I note the linked article says, or at least implies, that the lorry driver didn't stop immediately. It makes me wonder if he even knew, if it happened in his blind spot (or one of them). I have seen cycles mount the pavement specifically to give lorries a wide berth which is not good if pe...
by mosy
29 Oct 2019 16:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 5998

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Given it wasn't a mugging or theft, I imagine an insurance company would deem it negligence thus excluded. We all have bad days, but... Maybe good Karma will emerge in some unforeseeable way and maybe in a totally different direction. Can only think positive.
by mosy
29 Oct 2019 00:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Halloween/Trick-or-treating
Replies: 8
Views: 4972

Re: Halloween/Trick-or-treating

If anyone can be around (not at work) for the Sydenham Road Halloween walk on Thur 31 Oct, finishing at the Syd Centre at 5pm for the best costume competition, it's worth being out as a onlooker, whilst of course hiding in the shadows from the scary ghosts and ghouls prowling... who do seem to accum...
by mosy
12 Oct 2019 18:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Robbery at newsagent
Replies: 3
Views: 2984

Re: Robbery at newsagent

As a regular if not necessarily frequent customer of the newsagent, I asked today if there had been any news on catching the robber. Seemingly, the robber attempted to rob another local shop a couple of days later but was hit at the back of the head during the incident, an injury from which he later...
by mosy
27 Sep 2019 19:00
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 219948

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Thanks, Stuart.
by mosy
27 Sep 2019 17:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

Re: Bell Green Proposals

I fail to see by anyone would want to live adjacent to a fume-ridden car park or access road and certainly not above a car parking elevated level. I doubt any of the planners or proponents would be putting their names on a "Yes please" list for themselves or families. I wholly agree with M...
by mosy
27 Sep 2019 17:21
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 219948

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

...[clip]... Chris Beach says: "..... Likewise, others are able to assist the moderators using the flag feature. When posts are flagged by established members of the site, action may be automatically taken by the site software. ....." Does this bit mean that he as technician could introdu...
by mosy
5 Sep 2019 20:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cox's Walk footbridge
Replies: 9
Views: 5684

Re: Cox's Walk footbridge

One thing that bothers me is that old trees have learned to live with our relatively poisonous air. Is there any evidence that new replacement trees planted even survive or how many of them do? The council really ought to be able to mend the bridge without such drastic action. I've signed the petiti...
by mosy
3 Sep 2019 20:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cox's Walk footbridge
Replies: 9
Views: 5684

Re: Cox's Walk footbridge

Am I reading this right? Two 100 yr-old stately oak trees that could live to 300+ years are going to be cut down even though not diseased or causing damage simply because the council finds it more convenient and beyond their wit to find another way of working with nature to repair a manmade footbrid...
by mosy
1 Sep 2019 15:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High water pressure?
Replies: 6
Views: 3408

Re: High water pressure?

Jollylolly, if your boiler was supposedly fixed, you should get them back for free if "2" is still causing dripping. I kinda know my boiler, but have no idea what's right for yours.