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by Parker1970
1 Apr 2020 18:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Contactless Card Payments
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Contactless Payments

Some of course were not aware that the level had to be adjusted by them - and I wonder of this new maximum of £45 will require some to adjust their payment machines locally. Or will card machine suppliers roll-out a universal update, therefore reducing what our local traders will have to do. Edited...
by Parker1970
1 Apr 2020 14:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Contactless Card Payments
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Contactless Card Payments

Just to let you all know that as of today, the contactless card limit has been increased to £45. It may take a while for all terminals in stores to update, but you should find it rolling out quite quickly. Whilst this was originally introduced to reduce the use of cash during the Covid-19 period, it...
by Parker1970
27 Mar 2020 21:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: air quality
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: air quality

Yes, it's happening everywhere that is on lockdown.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52065140
by Parker1970
27 Mar 2020 09:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Applause for the NHS
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Applause for the NHS

I live opposite the greyhound and many were out clapping or at their windows. Car drivers tooting horns, passengers clapping and whooping. It was a very emotional experience. What a shame that it has taken this crisis for everyone to appreciate each other and those that care for us.
by Parker1970
26 Mar 2020 11:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: Low water pressure

When I first turned my taps on this morning they spat and sputtered for quite a while but seems fine now.
by Parker1970
14 Mar 2020 11:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A couple of Cash Machine warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 857

A couple of Cash Machine warnings

From the Sydenham Facebook page:- 1. Be careful if using cash machines on the high street. 3 young guys just snatched money off a guy using the Barclays atm. They ran off and hid but I just saw them come out of hiding and head up newlands Park 2. Honor Oak Post office cash machine seems to be fitted...
by Parker1970
24 Feb 2020 10:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 28
Views: 3639

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

Aye, the "blip" affected Penge, Sydenham and Beckenham.. some for only a second or two, others for a couple of hours.
by Parker1970
31 Jan 2020 22:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 75 and 194 buses on diversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: 75 and 194 buses on diversion

Add to the mess that the bus app on mobile was showing Zero buses on both routes in sydenham so my mate ended up getting an uber home thinking the buses were not running at all.... what a total F*k up.
by Parker1970
12 Dec 2019 09:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: Low water pressure

alywin wrote:
12 Dec 2019 00:16
Oh great, thanks for the info. Should hopefully be sorted by now, more or less, then.
I drove past where the burst main was last night and it was all back to normal, all roadworks gone. My shower seemed a lot better for it this morning... finally after 3 weeks with very low pressure.
by Parker1970
9 Dec 2019 19:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Theft in broad daylight
Replies: 6
Views: 2322

Re: Theft in broad daylight

mosy wrote:
9 Dec 2019 13:38
There was a radio news item today that the latest trend is of stealing mattresses from hotels.
I heard that on Radio X today.
by Parker1970
9 Dec 2019 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: Low water pressure

Boy, the water pressure was low this morning. Switched on the shower so I could wash my hair, and the low-pressure warning light immediately came on. No water. On Friday 6th a water pipe burst by the junction of Lawrie Park Road and Crystal Palace Park Road so we have that causing low pressure now ...
by Parker1970
2 Dec 2019 17:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Catalytic converter thefts
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Re: Catalytic converter thefts

El Cid wrote:
2 Dec 2019 09:32


On a separate issue, does anyone know what happened at the NatWest bank in the high street on Saturday afternoon? There were two police cars and an ambulance car parked outside, and a crowd of people milling around the entrance.
Someone was taken ill in the bank and sadly passed away.
by Parker1970
26 Nov 2019 19:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Black cabbies in celebration.....
Replies: 11
Views: 3043

Re: Black cabbies in celebration.....

mosy wrote:
26 Nov 2019 14:38
Seemingly Ubers are discriminated against in central London as they are subject to the congestion charge which black cabs are exempt from.

Uber are not being discriminated personally, it's all non-black cabs. So it affects all Mini cabs, Addison, Uber and all the others too.
by Parker1970
25 Nov 2019 19:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: Low water pressure

Seems to be back to normal now. But yeah, saw the Lawrie Park Road closure...
by Parker1970
25 Nov 2019 18:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Low water pressure
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Low water pressure

Anyone else with low pressure all of a sudden? Cobbs Corner area? Nothing showing on Thames Water site.
by Parker1970
2 Nov 2019 23:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Syd_Stone wrote:
2 Nov 2019 18:56
Good news!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50275613

Love to know more about the 'secret negotiations'...
I just came to post a link to the BBC thread. Secret Negotiations indeed.... and a waitrose carpark of all places! :)
by Parker1970
30 Oct 2019 17:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Howard Staunton wrote:
30 Oct 2019 16:24
Now the insurance company know he's not on the fiddle. :lol:
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by Parker1970
25 Oct 2019 09:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Chaos at Crystal Palace funfair
Replies: 10
Views: 2785

Re: Chaos at Crystal Palace funfair

That must have been terrifying, not just for your poor children but for you too as a parent. I agree with all your questions. They should have called the police at the first sign of trouble not "chased them off".. I'd have one further questions... I wonder what the parents of those youths would thin...