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by Greg Whitehead
28 Nov 2008 12:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: NEW GREYHOUND - 1st IMPRESSIONS?
Replies: 88
Views: 52796

Thank you Scott for putting the little greymatter at rest regarding the Victorian tiles. I am starting to get a feel for the development. In part I'm thinking The Dolphin in the East End (wiki it) and in part I'm thinking opposite 'Up The Creek' in West Greenwich. And do you know what - I like both....
by Greg Whitehead
12 Nov 2008 12:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Pamphlets
Replies: 37
Views: 24782

Please, just stop. I'm trying to stay detached from all the recent flaming and bickering, but this forum is rapidly becoming unpleasant to visit. I couldn't make the last pub crawl for other reasons, but I'll probably avoid the next one if some of the posts I've seen here are representative of the ...
by Greg Whitehead
12 Nov 2008 12:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Pamphlets
Replies: 37
Views: 24782

Reduction in parking will be seen by many traders as a touchstone on accepting the plan. The important sentence in the consultation is: "Overall the amount of parking bay space in Sydenham Road itself and the side road returns will remain about the same." Seems explicit enough. Can someone explain ...
by Greg Whitehead
12 Nov 2008 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Pamphlets
Replies: 37
Views: 24782

Thinking back Scott it was a hardcopy of the Sydenham_Consult.pdf that you have attached that he was brandishing. His 'pitch' was partly as nasaroc surmised. The conversation went along these lines; Anon "Under these plans you will lose your car-parking bay. What do you think of that then eh? Eh?" M...
by Greg Whitehead
12 Nov 2008 10:17
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Bard of Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 7893

Good point well made nasaroc. References to the old landlady have been deleted accordingly.
by Greg Whitehead
11 Nov 2008 18:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Bard of Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 7893

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by Greg Whitehead
11 Nov 2008 16:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Bard of Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 7893

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by Greg Whitehead
11 Nov 2008 16:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF 20,000th Post
Replies: 11
Views: 4986

So do I.

He gave me a number of personal emails of his which I might try to see how he's finding things. Would be great to hear from him.
by Greg Whitehead
11 Nov 2008 14:41
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Seats on the train
Replies: 105
Views: 26954

OK. Please read this whole post. It is not intended to be self-publicising but here goes... To those who ever feel ill or find they need a seat on the journey please, please, please if you ever spy me make a beeline for me and I will gladly give you my seat. I have gotten into a few 'mental jousts' ...
by Greg Whitehead
10 Nov 2008 19:00
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Bard of Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 7893

I'm gutted to learn it was Newlands Park and not Knighton Park Road. The amount of people I've pointed out the house of Kazuo Ishiguro to. Friends, family, tradesmen...anyone who would listen.

Oh well.
by Greg Whitehead
10 Nov 2008 18:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Bard of Sydenham?
Replies: 14
Views: 7893

Shena Mackay lived until recently in Upper Norwood and the novel that Rachel Cooke, in the Observer profile mentions - Dunedin - has passages set in Upper and West Norwood; it also, I'm pretty sure, features a large, rambling house on Beaulah Hill called St Valery. Other contenders for the Bard of ...
by Greg Whitehead
10 Nov 2008 16:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Pamphlets
Replies: 37
Views: 24782

Oh and also to add if I may, I am not demeaning your requirement to drive and park due to your condition Gwyn. If this Yorkshire terrier I had the unfortunate pleasure of hearing is representative of BALGRA or your campaign I suggest you jettison him tout de suite. Talk about demanding signatures wi...
by Greg Whitehead
10 Nov 2008 16:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Pamphlets
Replies: 37
Views: 24782

Dear Gwyn, I must freely admit to being utterly perplexed by the Raison d'être of this petition, it is confused and confusing. What is most difficult to fathom is why would local businesses in any way shape or form be against a widening of pedestrian access? I should be flabbergasted for anyone to s...
by Greg Whitehead
10 Nov 2008 14:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Pamphlets
Replies: 37
Views: 24782

Seems as if the petition has been setup by a "Gwyn Maysey" who after a quick good search seems to set up a lot of petitions to stop things from happening. Can you expand? Google shows her supporting the Platform 1 gate petition but I can't find any other hits. Admin I'd imagine she can expand herse...
by Greg Whitehead
10 Nov 2008 12:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Pamphlets
Replies: 37
Views: 24782

I saw a load of their leaflets in Ladbrokes on Saturday and wondered who was behind them. They had a website but I failed to make a note of it. Anyway, while I agree the narrowing Sydenham Road wil have a minimal effect of tafic flows (although the Newlands Park junction and the left turn into Mayo...
by Greg Whitehead
9 Nov 2008 12:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Road Pamphlets
Replies: 37
Views: 24782

Sydenham Road Pamphlets

Whilst in the sunbed in UpToScratch late one afternoon this week a chap came in asking for the manager. He stated he was asking all managers of the shops locally to sign a petition against the improvements to Sydenham Road. Brandishing the pamphlet that came through the door regarding the plans for ...
by Greg Whitehead
5 Nov 2008 14:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch 4
Replies: 40
Views: 16124

nasaroc, dumping of household rubbish in and around the high-street as you report? I hadn't noticed - perhaps I should be watching for household rubbish more closely. Do you truly think the problem of litter on the high-street could be classified as low priority? Surely litter, along with shop-front...
by Greg Whitehead
5 Nov 2008 12:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch 4
Replies: 40
Views: 16124

Good to hear form you again Nasaroc. I remember a while back you were asking about pedestrian access and comfort of movement up and down Sydenham Road IIRC. The thread moved onto pedestrian crossings. I chatted with the chap from living streets when he was doing his survey and duly filled out my for...
by Greg Whitehead
3 Nov 2008 19:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New shop on Kirkdale?
Replies: 22
Views: 8050

It was dickp. I was merely pointing out that El Syd's 3 posts were all rubbish on the same thread - not that your thread was rubbish.

My favourite is the following characters (I was trying to find the one titled 'Dawn Chorus' which was the funniest).

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-u3j0d6iI_U
by Greg Whitehead
3 Nov 2008 19:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 3485

I might have one going spare Ella. I had one (still working according to the search Admin suggested) but then moved to a Bravia with Freeview built in and now have switched to Virgin Media.

If I can find it consider it yours and I'll PM you.