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by maestro
9 Dec 2019 12:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Replacing windows

Stuart might back me up on this, I don't think magnetic secondary glazing would be suitable for doors. Acrylic panels are easily damaged, one of mine had to be scrapped when I received the delivery of the eight as it had been damaged by the courier, I took a pic of it and sent it to the supplier, it...
by maestro
2 Dec 2019 12:03
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Replacing windows

I also installed magnetic secondary glazing to my eight large wooden sash windows and I've found it very effective. My property is Grade II listed and I am compelled to have to maintain them, I am forbidden from fitting UPVC windows even if they may be identical in appearance. I had them all taken o...
by maestro
2 Dec 2019 11:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Catalytic converter thefts
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Catalytic converter thefts

Already been discussed on here. It seems to be Honda Jazz and Toyota Prius cars that are being targeted.
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by maestro
25 Nov 2019 10:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black cabbies in celebration.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Black cabbies in celebration.....

TFL strips Uber of license to operate in London.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/tfl- ... l#comments
by maestro
3 Nov 2019 13:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 1781

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

alywin wrote:
3 Nov 2019 00:39
But yes, Beckenham Waitrose is a rather odd place to select!
Considering the value of the violin, an Aldi would hardly have been appropriate.
by maestro
2 Oct 2019 13:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham - National Front march?
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Sydenham - National Front march?

Quote...... Having grown up in Sydenham where the National Front marched, he said he knew the dangers and also the racial tension that existed between the community and the police. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/met-family-liaison-officer-ill-never-forget-the-dreaded-death-knocks-of-london-te...
by maestro
2 Sep 2019 11:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cox's Walk footbridge
Replies: 8
Views: 1642

Cox's Walk footbridge

Dispute over historic trees which Southwark Council intend to remove..

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1787 ... -sydenham/
by maestro
29 Aug 2019 07:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Helicopter last night
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Helicopter last night

Yes I heard it too but it would only be there if a major crime has been committed, so as inconvenient as it is, they're doing a very important job and fortunately it doesn't happen too often. Much more disturbing during hot weather when you need to have windows open, are those morons on quad bikes a...
by maestro
25 Aug 2019 09:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poundstretcher in old co-op site
Replies: 54
Views: 23452

Re: Poundstretcher in old co-op site

Lights now been left on for two years, LBC state that nobody has made any planning application to do anything with the property.

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1784 ... -years-39/
by maestro
23 May 2019 13:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Beware the catterpilar.....
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Beware the catterpilar.....

Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars are on the march again.........

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1765 ... se-london/
by maestro
15 May 2019 19:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 10249

Re: Moving to Sydenham

milton wrote:
15 May 2019 19:31
time for me to check on the horse.
What delight is she rustling up for your supper, Wiltshire bacon sarnie again?
by maestro
15 May 2019 17:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 10249

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Live in Newbury do you milton? How lovely! You've obviously settled in well there and you're clearly a great ambassador for the town. It didn't take me too long to find this quote, however.......... Newbury, Berkshire. A town where the main form of entertainment is heroin or sexual assault. Beneath ...
by maestro
31 Mar 2019 12:10
Forum: Wanted
Topic: plumber recommendation?
Replies: 31
Views: 26161

Re: plumber recommendation?

I've had a slight leak from the mains stopcock, I very much prefer to use someone locally recommended, so I consulted this thread and on Friday evening I emailed the very obvious choice, the plumber who has been continually highly praised on here. I explained in my brief email what the problem was, ...
by maestro
28 Mar 2019 18:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Funding Available To Tackle Knife Crime
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: Funding Available To Tackle Knife Crime

Linky no worky.
by maestro
27 Mar 2019 21:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fire at Lower Sydenham
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: Fire at Lower Sydenham

Just the other side of the Clarke's Coach depot. Must be one of the largest local fires in a long time, there's still a shroud of smoke hovering even 13 hours after it was first reported, clearly visible from half a mile away as the site is being well floodlit.
by maestro
27 Mar 2019 12:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fire at Lower Sydenham
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Fire at Lower Sydenham

Currently a huge blaze with smoke drifting 400-500ft into the sky. Looks like it's on Kangley Bridge Road very near to the railway station.

Update:- It's at a recycling warehouse on Cricket Lane.

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1752 ... beckenham/
by maestro
21 Mar 2019 16:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Girton Road car park - introduction of parking charges
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: Girton Road car park - introduction of parking charges

The notices displayed in the car park state that charges would apply for stays of more than two hours. I wonder if they therefore mean 'fines' for parking in excess of two hours, with vehicle number recognition cameras installed as many car parks now do?
by maestro
9 Feb 2019 18:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Better to order direct from local takeways...
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: Better to order direct from local takeways...

For really good Indian food, Rukhsana cannot be beaten IMO. I've been a regular in the restaurant since 1990, that'll be 30 years next year and they're still run by the same owner. They'll deliver takeaways to Sydenham or give the usual 10% off if you collect, their number is 8698 3035. http://www.r...
by maestro
21 Jan 2019 12:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 13918

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

VBR in "I'm exposing yet another racist!" shocker. :shock:
by maestro
4 Nov 2018 16:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF users meeting
Replies: 24
Views: 5707

Re: STF users meeting

Admin has stated that the meeting will happen. It takes a little time to locate suitable sound-proofed premises and someone adept with a bone saw.