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by maestro
23 Jun 2020 12:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Grand Prix
Replies: 20
Views: 3983

Re: Sydenham Grand Prix

I saw a bloke on a very noisy, small green motorbike, very fast down Lennard Road earlier tonight. Appeared to be ridden by a middle aged white guy in a grey hoody with no helmet. He was bald and had mad staring eyes. I think he was on something, other than the small green motorbike. Stay safe A tr...
by maestro
2 Apr 2020 18:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 14
Views: 7058

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

Well who now knows what financial resources will be available for such redevelopment schemes once we're through this national crisis. However, the traffic bottleneck created by Lower Sydenham railway bridge (which still, as far as I'm aware, remains the second most struck in the UK) is something tha...
by maestro
2 Apr 2020 15:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 14
Views: 7058

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

Developers have won their appeal against Bromley Council and are now intending to build a new development of 254 units. Can't see the point in the current market when much of the first phase had to be sold off for social housing because they couldn't get rid of them, plus, long term, there are plans...
by maestro
9 Dec 2019 12:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 5367

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: 5367

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: 1420

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: 3951

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: 3497

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: 1340

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: 2976

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: 2169

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: 29144

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: 1223

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: 16798

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: 16798

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: 28666

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: 970

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: 2286

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: 2286

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/