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by alywin
5 Jan 2021 01:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Re: Happy New Year

Figures release today (supposedly up to 28th December) show infection test rates in Lewisham and the surrounding boroughs stabilising at last. OK at appallingly high figures but bucking exponential growth is a real prize nowadays. Really? Well, that's comforting, because when I last looked, a few d...
by alywin
17 Dec 2020 00:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Run-in to Christmas 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2883

Re: The Run-in to Christmas 2020

Please do all be careful. I've just had a look at the Govt. website, which is showing parts of Sydenham as having - if I've read it correctly - over 400 cases per 100,000 head of population. That is horrendous.
by alywin
11 Dec 2020 01:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Christmas wreath-making workshop, 14th December
Replies: 0
Views: 1831

Christmas wreath-making workshop, 14th December

I understand there's a Christmas wreath-making workshop taking place in the Penge East Community Centre, Station Road SE20, on 14th December from 6.30 pm.
by alywin
4 Dec 2020 00:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Warning: DPD couriers - spam email
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Re: Warning: DPD couriers - spam email

Now you mention it, I may have had something similar - I reported it as spam and didn't open it, so can't tell you what it actually said inside.
by alywin
18 Nov 2020 01:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 1.15 AM: tree felling or "boy" racers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2112

1.15 AM: tree felling or "boy" racers?

Perhaps someone in the vicinity of, I'm guessing, Lawrie Park Road could identify the source of the noise? Sounds as though it could be tree felling around the railway, but I don't think National Rail usually do it at such antisocial hours, so I'm guessing it's probably someone deciding to use the r...
by alywin
5 Nov 2020 01:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Replacement for Penge Lidl
Replies: 3
Views: 3119

Replacement for Penge Lidl

I see the former Penge Lidl store (itself the former Edgington's furniture store) is being taken over by something called Mega Saver, I think it was. Not sure quite what it is, but the alcohol licence I think had a Turkish-sounding name on it. Given that it's virtually next door to the Penge Food Ce...
by alywin
5 Nov 2020 01:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How will this lockdown affect us?
Replies: 7
Views: 3383

Re: How will this lockdown affect us?

Hmm. They do work in the open air, though, don't they, where the risk is thought to be far less?
by alywin
3 Nov 2020 01:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Re: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries

Will it be on the copy of your lease, or something? I think my old flat had a map which showed where they run.
by alywin
3 Nov 2020 01:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 12248

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

Do you remember the Tory Cabinet Minister explaining on TV that a pair of latex gloves counted as ten items supplied to the NHS at a time when they needed to boast about their superlative efforts to ramp up procurement of supplies by misleading us about the inflated millions (if not billions) of it...
by alywin
20 Oct 2020 23:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 27
Views: 13169

Re: Freeview reception problems?

Well, here's a weird thing, or at least it seems weird to me: The other day, I was recording something off the TV on the hard drive. I switched on the TV just before the end of the programme, and was annoyed to see that the picture was pixellating and distorting badly during the credits, because it ...
by alywin
6 Oct 2020 00:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 25
Views: 5339

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

Yes, but has anyone tried booking a blood test recently?
by alywin
2 Oct 2020 22:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 25
Views: 5339

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

Lets hope they sort the stocks out soon.. they are supposed to be extending it to 50+ years old.. if we don't have enough for the 65+ and vulnerable then there seems little purpose in extending it. But there are two separate jabs, depending on age, so the amount of 65+ has no bearing on availabilit...
by alywin
20 Sep 2020 21:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 254 new homes for Lower Sydenham decision no 6
Replies: 6
Views: 1895

Re: 254 new homes for Lower Sydenham decision no 6

"Buoyed by the win, the developers lodged their latest scheme – a tower ranging in eight from eleven stories to four stories with 254 units; consisting of 130 one bedroom; 107 two bedroom and 17 three bedroom apartments." Sounds like that monstrosity they put in at Bromley South - is it on...
by alywin
17 Sep 2020 23:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crystal Palace Park closure
Replies: 11
Views: 6821

... and new festival plans for 2021-23

Spotted in this week's News Shopper: https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18708249.plans-45-000-person-festivals-crystal-palace-park-revealed/ According to the trust, music promoter Festival Republic is applying to Bromley Council for a licence to hold two events on the upper terraces of Crystal Palac...
by alywin
15 Sep 2020 23:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 12747

Re: Masks

It's been known for ages that typical blue masks will keep out the virus to about 60% as do double layer home-made cotton masks, (But they really need to be three-layer, with a non-woven filter layer in between the two fabric layers. Otherwise there's a risk of the holes in the weave of the two lay...
by alywin
15 Sep 2020 22:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 25
Views: 5339

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

RubyE wrote: 14 Sep 2020 11:44 I phoned Sydenham Green this morning for an appointment, about 8:05. I started off at 17th in the queue but after 10-15 minutes I was through to reception. Within 5 minutes I had an appointment for this morning.
Yes, but was that for a blood test, or just for a GP appointment?
by alywin
12 Sep 2020 00:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 25
Views: 5339

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

That's nothing. A few days ago, I think the Lewisham phlebotomy services must have combined their booking services, because when I rang the number to book a blood test at Sydenham Green I got a message referring me to a new number. I dialled that one, to be told I was 125th in the queue. I was worki...
by alywin
29 Aug 2020 00:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 2583

Re: Anti mask culture

I’m not surprised this isn’t common knowledge, it’s from the ONS and I could find any info on the bbc site. Its a national scandal. Here is the source info from the ONS , see table 1 https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/coronaviruscovid19relat...
by alywin
26 Aug 2020 00:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 2583

Re: Anti mask culture

syd wrote: 25 Aug 2020 10:24I never thought I’d leave but It’s dangerous here 66% of people who died of covid were disabled.
Where'd you hear that?
by alywin
26 Aug 2020 00:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Thinking about moving to the area
Replies: 10
Views: 4137

Re: Thinking about moving to the area

Are you looking for houses, flats or both?