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by JGD
19 Jan 2020 09:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speeding around the thorpes
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Speeding around the thorpes

"Runs" happening from early evening through to 5:00am this morning. The last at 5:00am on Perry Hill towards Catford was a full bore virtually zero exhaust roar that woke me from a very deep sleep. It must have disturbed every home for at least 100m either side of the road. Anyone grabbed an index/r...
by JGD
11 Jan 2020 16:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Travis Perkins
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Bell Green Travis Perkins

Their branches open at 7am, and deliveries of stock are likely to start even earlier than that. Large lorries and multiple trade vehicles will add to congestion and air pollution. Accuracy is all - especially when presented in a balanced fashion. Typical opening times for T-P depots are these: Week...
by JGD
11 Jan 2020 15:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Speeding around the thorpes
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Speeding around the thorpes

Perhaps the issue is not restricted to the thorpes. Any of us living on the main road from Cobbs Corner all the way to Catford Hill will be familiar with the late night high-speed deep-throated roar of several cars and motorbykes. The signature back-fire of un-expended fuel is deeply intrusive and h...
by JGD
7 Jan 2020 21:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies

Thank you - a fulsome answer !
by JGD
7 Jan 2020 21:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Activity in old Coop
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: Activity in old Coop

Havn't seen the papers either. Timings depend on whether its a delegated matter to officers - and then a 4-8 week lead time is fairly normal for the preparation of reports etc. It could even be 12-16 weeks dependant upon criteria. You may have seen criticism in the national press over the last few d...
by JGD
7 Jan 2020 20:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies

I can see that making a lot of sense - and I did observe a lot of groundwork being undertaken

But having said that, they did a lot of disassembly work whilst the void was still present and worked around it.

It's not intended to be a killer question - just curious.
by JGD
7 Jan 2020 18:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies

Not sure of Keltbray’s commercial survivability if their Christmas break begins in late Oct or early Nov - which is my best (but very patchy) recall of when the disassembling work ceased. Weather wasn’t perfect but there was nothing so severe as to halt work. Again - does anyone have any insight int...
by JGD
7 Jan 2020 13:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Travis Perkins
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Bell Green Travis Perkins

It would appear that the overdue completion of the dismantling of the gas holders will leave the site in prime condition. Just in time for the next development. Now we need to see the reinclusion of benefits lost in the rejection of the last development proposal. We need off street parking for Lives...
by JGD
7 Jan 2020 08:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: Bell Green: A SydSoc view of s106 Monies

Looks like work has evidently resumed on the dismantling of the last gas-holder today. Finally - the work has progressed to a point where these carbunkles will soon be no more. It is inexplicable why Keltbray's programme for completion of the dismantling of this last structure has been delayed for w...
by JGD
6 Jan 2020 08:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green cattle trough stolen
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: Bell Green cattle trough stolen

An extract from an article on ongoing trough thefts printed in Antiques Trade Gazette, a publication in circulation every week since 1971. https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2019/spate-of-stolen-south-london-animal-troughs-continues-as-another-two-go-missing/ A further two Victorian animal tr...
by JGD
4 Jan 2020 16:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing
Replies: 9
Views: 921

CBRE say Bromley is best borough for wellbeing

In an Evening Standard piece, Bromley in south London has been crowned best borough for wellbeing, according to a new report from property group CBRE. https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/property-news/buying/where-to-buy-london-home-house-flat-2020-ecofriendly-wellbeing-a135776.html Factors such as p...
by JGD
3 Jan 2020 12:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The most peaceful places in London revealed in tranquility index
Replies: 0
Views: 673

The most peaceful places in London revealed in tranquility index

A published list in the Evening Standard revealed a tranquility index with Beckenham Place Park appearing at Number 4. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-peaceful-places-tranquility-index-a4324586.html Top ten 1. Woodberry Wetlands, Stoke Newington 2. St Dunstan-in-the-East, City 3. Cody ...
by JGD
31 Dec 2019 12:14
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Winterval greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Winterval greetings

In anticipation of engaging in traditional Hogmanay celebrations which will undoubtedly mean swallowing a few wee drams or so, I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year whilst I can still type. May all of you and yours enjoy the healthiest and most prosperous of New Years. Happy Hogm...
by JGD
23 Dec 2019 18:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free Xmas Trees at Homebase Bromley Road
Replies: 0
Views: 694

Free Xmas Trees at Homebase Bromley Road

Visited Homebase late afternoon (Monday).

Signs up saying all cut Xmas trees are free for uplift.

Good luck to you all and the best of the Season too.

JGD
by JGD
18 Dec 2019 09:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ella Kissi-Debrah - A Very Sad Death & a Welcome Reversal
Replies: 5
Views: 2170

Re: Ella Kissi-Debrah - A Very Sad Death & a Welcome Reversal

Not at all sure why there are such significant delays still. Another pre-inquest review was set for April 8 at Southwark Coroners Court. The inquest, which could take place in either November or December next year, is likely to last two weeks. An update published on 17 December 2019. https://www.new...
by JGD
27 Nov 2019 08:46
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham Info goes IPv6
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Sydenham Info goes IPv6

The way you present the news link summary on https://sydenham.info is very attractive.

Good work.
by JGD
27 Nov 2019 08:42
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham Info goes IPv6
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Sydenham Info goes IPv6

Can't be sure precisely when it happened. I have had FTTP for a couple of years now and took delivery of their SmartHub 2 in recent months. Sometime shortly thereafter I noticed the IPv6 option had been activated.

Not sure if activation is Hub-type dependent.
by JGD
26 Nov 2019 21:24
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham Info goes IPv6
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: Sydenham Info goes IPv6

Stuart

Looks like I am one.

Your IP: 2a00:23c6:5e03:ca01:3595:61dd:66eb:b246

Interestingly grotty pic of the ol' gasometers btw - wonder where that came from.
by JGD
24 Nov 2019 19:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Theft in broad daylight
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Re: Theft in broad daylight

Horror story - your friend's case to be argued with the supplier, deliverer and respective insurance companies will be a tale to be told too. On Perry Hill the fastest drive-by pick-up in daylight is around six minutes. Average 12-25 minutes for white goods. Once watched an eastern European lady lif...
by JGD
24 Nov 2019 18:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Guess who's no 1 in the EE 5G roll-out
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Guess who's no 1 in the EE 5G roll-out

As we transitioned from 3G to 4G our local networks were diluted by the early conversion of existing antennae to 4G. Performance on 3G plummeted as a result. If lessons are truly learned , there will be no repeat of this reduction of transmission strength and distribution during this upgrade - perha...