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by monkeyarms
3 Jul 2020 08:25
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: moving to Sydenham
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: moving to Sydenham

As suggested above, I imagine it's simply that no many people for obvious reasons are putting properties on the market. By the same token though, I'd have thought this would mean things there's a lot of room for bargaining with properties that are on the market. I'd go and see things that are above ...
by monkeyarms
12 Jun 2020 17:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is Hibagon Sushi delivering?
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Is Hibagon Sushi delivering?

Often wondered during lockdown if they're open for delivery or pickup? Deliveroo says so but Hibagon's phone line is perpetually engaged...
by monkeyarms
2 Jun 2020 13:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's the circumference of Wells Park?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: What's the circumference of Wells Park?

Thanks both. I thought there'd probably be something like that. It's just under a mile there from where I live so that's handy to know.
by monkeyarms
30 May 2020 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's the circumference of Wells Park?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

What's the circumference of Wells Park?

From a jogging point of view it'd be interesting to know what Wells Park's rough circumference distance is, to know how many laps to do. Just wondering if any runners out there had ever noticed, by using an app say. I'm totally app-illiterate. Incidentally Wells Park this morning felt like a much mo...
by monkeyarms
24 May 2020 14:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: Masks

We're not going out that much but when we do we're putting our masks on when we're out on the high street and also inside shops. Taking them off when we get to to Mayow Park, seems silly given the amount of space between everyone.
by monkeyarms
17 May 2020 15:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Social distancing on the High Road
Replies: 21
Views: 3649

Re: Social distancing on the High Road

Social distancing has suddenly got a lot harder again I find. The high st and mayow park both pretty busy.
by monkeyarms
17 May 2020 15:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: Masks

It’s crazy that more people aren’t wearing facial barriers. There are so many more people out and about now- clearly the combination of Johnson’s recent statements and good weather are having an effect. Lots of people clearly breaking rules and hanging out with their mates. All the more reason to we...
by monkeyarms
15 May 2020 11:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Social distancing on the High Road
Replies: 21
Views: 3649

Re: Social distancing on the High Road

This is why masks are important. In life there will inevitably be moments in which you are less than 2m distance from someone. A facial barrier reduces risk of transmission; and to a lesser extent reduces risk of reception. Ergo if two people are wearing a facial barrier and pass at, say 1m or 0.5m ...
by monkeyarms
12 May 2020 17:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Activity in old Coop
Replies: 19
Views: 5830

Re: Activity in old Coop

[/quote] What’s urgent about it? Why do you care what happens to the world in thousands of years time over something awful that could spell the end of humanity now? [/quote] For one thing it's not an either/or. Nobody is suggesting that addressing climate change is somehow done at the expense of, or...
by monkeyarms
5 May 2020 14:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Social distancing on the High Road
Replies: 21
Views: 3649

Re: Social distancing on the High Road

It's busier nearer Tescos. Partly because there are two chemists there (hence queues), right by bus stops (a few stationary people waiting for bus) and individual smaller shops (hence other queues). Further down towards Bell Green it's much more sparse, as is the Cobbs Corner end.
by monkeyarms
29 Mar 2020 11:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Village Food Market
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Village Food Market

Popped into Village Food Market today for the first time. It has a surprising amount and range of fresh fruit and vegetables; perhaps even more than they are likely to turn over. Worth investigating. I was one of two customers inside at 11 on a Sunday morning.
by monkeyarms
26 Jan 2020 10:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2577

Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

The only local place I'm aware of is Churchfields Rd recycling centre in Penge. Is that really literally the only place anyone can dispose of lightbulbs? Where do other people put theirs?
Any local shops? I know Sainsbury's do batteries, but pretty sure they don't do lightbulbs.
by monkeyarms
20 Nov 2019 09:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Coop Forest Hill
Replies: 11
Views: 3648

Re: Coop Forest Hill

Do you mean Stanstead Road? Towards Catford - the former Maplin building by the garden centre?
There was a planning application in 2018 to convert the other co-op in Forest Hill (Waldram Park Road) into a hotel. Could be that Co-Op are relocating.
by monkeyarms
30 Oct 2019 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 3497

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

I know this is a deeply uncharitable thing to say but... I can't understand why he was taking it on the train anyway without, say, handcuffing himself to it. I mean, I don't take my treasured mahogany acoustic guitar (which "only" cost me £350) outside much as it is very easily marked; I have a £100...
by monkeyarms
24 Oct 2019 15:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 23
Views: 8618

Re: What’s going on at x?

If so that would be a big shame. I think it's a pity there isn't more communication between business owners and their customers - especially if things aren't going well. A lot of parents with young kids really appreciate Cherry & Ice being there, and if they realised it really was a case of 'use it ...
by monkeyarms
24 Oct 2019 10:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Old Co-Op and circus posters
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Old Co-Op and circus posters

I'd wondered about this too. But I'm pretty sure I've seen similar things in other unoccupied shopfronts. Am I imagining it or were there also posters up for a circus or something similar in the vacant Calabash of Culture?
by monkeyarms
18 Oct 2019 09:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 33
Views: 11467

Re: Mad Dough

Impressed that they do three different vegan pizzas. They should make more of this info as a business, people will travel a bit further for this stuff: https://static.wixstatic.com/ugd/f515ca ... 2aa224.pdf
by monkeyarms
18 Oct 2019 07:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Replacing windows
Replies: 16
Views: 5371

Re: Replacing windows

If you can, go for the solution with the best energy performance (eg triple glazing, which, confusingly doesn't always literally refer to triple glazing so much as the best performance, I understand). It will cost more but it should hopefully make your heating bills less. And give you a warm self-ri...
by monkeyarms
18 Oct 2019 07:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's happened to the Crooked Billet?
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

Re: What's happened to the Crooked Billet?

The grey exterior of the Pawleyne Arms refurb is an improvement, and a perfectly standard bit of functional design. But every time I look at its terrible signage I wonder what was going through the person's head: it's like someone sat down and asked themselves "hmmm, how can we find a combination of...
by monkeyarms
13 Oct 2019 20:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What’s going on at x?
Replies: 23
Views: 8618

Re: What’s going on at x?

Cherry and Ice seems to be having one of its periodic mystery closures... hope nothing serious