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by BingBong
5 Mar 2018 12:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: water pressure
Replies: 42
Views: 28901

Re: water pressure

This, just posted on Thames Water's Twitter feed:

#SE23 #SE26 #SE27 area has also been impacted due to pumps tripping at Brixton Pumping Stations which has caused an air lock at Crystal Palace reservoir. Our team is working to get the area back to normal as soon as possible.

12:17 PM - 5 Mar 2018
by BingBong
14 Apr 2017 10:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tennis courts in Mayow Park
Replies: 12
Views: 5372

Re: Tennis courts in Mayow Park

The problem with the previous courts was that they weren't maintained and the surfaces & nets pretty shocking. Add to that having to wait for a turn, youths playing football, and even dogs let loose on courts leaving back end deposits, surely revamped, maintained and bookable courts have to be a goo...
by BingBong
23 Jun 2016 19:54
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommended painter/decorator please?!
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: Recommended painter/decorator please?!

Yes - try John at James & Lamont. Very experienced, fully guaranteed, and insured. He's done sterling work for me - tell him Robina recommended him! 020 8462 4646 or 07802 535695.
by BingBong
23 Jun 2016 19:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommendation for Progas
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Re: Recommendation for Progas

Another thumbs up for Progas. We woke up this morning to no hot water; hopped on the SE26 website and found that they were recommended here (and a family based, 20 year-old Sydenham company which is always good too). Del was friendly and helpful. I'd already tried the obvious - switched the boiler o...
by BingBong
27 Oct 2015 18:18
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Safe Halloween events
Replies: 0
Views: 855

Safe Halloween events

Alternatives to roaming the streets! There are lots of SE London listings for children here if you're still looking.
https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/locati ... tober-2015
by BingBong
23 Jul 2013 12:04
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Activities in school hols for kids?
Replies: 7
Views: 3079

Re: Activities in school hols for kids?

Here are some more across southeast London:


http://www.familiesonline.co.uk/LOCATIO ... e5xJ43VD6Q
by BingBong
6 Feb 2012 12:53
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: activity classes for a preschooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 4434

Re: activity classes for a preschooler?

Try these as well - lots of local activities to choose from! http://www.familiesonline.co.uk/LOCATIONS/London-South-East/Articles2/EDUCATION-and-SCHOOL-NEWS/Children-s-activities-in-southeast-London http://www.familiesonline.co.uk/LOCATIONS/London-South-East/Directory/Children-s-Activities-south-eas...
by BingBong
25 Oct 2011 18:01
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recommendation for washing machine or oven repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Re: Recommendation for washing machine or oven repair

Yup - I've used Alex Gabriel for years (Speedy Repairs). Knows what he's doing and charges very fair rates. He fixes washing machines/ tumble driers/ ovens. 020 8305 8073.
by BingBong
25 Oct 2011 17:58
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: A Family Classified section in SF?
Replies: 44
Views: 26364

Re: A Family Classified section in SF?

The Families magazine and website are a good start for local info (http://www.familiesse.co.uk) - paper magazine available from the library & Kirkdale Bookshop (free). For example, here's their listing of Halloween events for our little darlings: http://bit.ly/vNYetT. They've got local firework list...
by BingBong
25 Oct 2011 17:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Hallowe'en in Sydenham
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: Hallowe'en in Sydenham

Better that the children do something fun, and safe. On Thursday, there'll be a soft play truck at Sainsbury's at Bell Green from 1.30-6pm and it's free. Also there are Halloween kids' activity listings on the Families website here: http://bit.ly/vNYetT
by BingBong
2 Oct 2011 15:57
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: A Family Classified section in SF?
Replies: 44
Views: 26364

Re: A Family Classified section in SF?

In the meantime, I find the Families SE magazine website is v. useful for local information: www.familiesse.co.uk
by BingBong
23 Jun 2011 21:05
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Garden fence repairer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: Garden fence repairer?

Handyman Shaun's a good shout - 020 8249 3264, www.shaunthehandyman.co.uk - has done lots for our house.
by BingBong
23 Jun 2011 20:58
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Know anyone who can anyone fix an electric cooker?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Know anyone who can anyone fix an electric cooker?

Yes - give Alec a ring. He runs Speedy Repairs (cookers, washing machines etc; honest service, realistic prices - he's your man). I'm a satisfied customer, not an advertiser on the make. 020 8692 7959.
by BingBong
25 Mar 2011 21:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: WHAT IF no 14: FRESH & FRUITY UPDATED
Replies: 7
Views: 2567

Re: WHAT IF no 14: FRESH & FRUITY UPDATED

I'd go for 1a. Personally I like (& use) Fresh & Fruity - the shop - already. They're friendly, and the produce genuinely is fresh and fruity. I like filling my little bags and popping them on the scales and it always costs less than I would expect! Why 1a * Most customers don't take a standing back...
by BingBong
25 Mar 2011 20:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Another estate agent
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Re: Another estate agent

Maybe they can finally sell/ let the flats + retail space at the top of Kirkdale (remember Miles the butchers, anyone?) that have been empty/ to let for years. Seems like a bit of a wasted opportunity myself - with all that space, it could have been a properly big chicken shop, or hair/nail salon. O...
by BingBong
25 Mar 2011 20:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Life is getting scarcer
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: Lewisham Life is getting scarcer

I've also voted for Lewisham Life to be less frequent as production costs come out of our council tax and mostly we play 'count the pictures of the mayor' while scanning it for useful information. I do however agree with Tim that there are lots of Lewisham residents who don't have the option/ luxury...
by BingBong
31 Aug 2010 12:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: New Bathroom
Replies: 2
Views: 1156

Re: New Bathroom

Hi 'OAP'

Yes I can recommend just such a chap, and have via a PM to you, including contact details etc.

BB
by BingBong
4 Sep 2009 19:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Needing somewhere to work from
Replies: 4
Views: 3033

Kirkdale Business Centre at Cobbs Corner has space as well, I believe. No contacts I'm afraid, you might need to look for the door and ask!
by BingBong
4 Sep 2009 19:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: We asked, so we should now support
Replies: 10
Views: 5650

Yup - another Kente fan here. I popped in for a coffee & croissant yesterday morning while waiting for the bank to open. Great coffee, croissant OK (almond - I prefer the almond goo inside to the almond flakes on top variety, but that's just a personal choice). They'd cleverly done a grab on a few M...