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by leenewham
25 Sep 2018 12:32
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: HOW…
Replies: 6
Views: 5308

Re: HOW…

Too late...I've gone.

Can you delete me from this site please?
by leenewham
25 May 2018 12:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Penge Homebase closed - now Bunnings warehouse
Replies: 29
Views: 21407

Re: Penge Homebase closed - now Bunnings warehouse

I worked on Focus DIY years ago on their packaging and branding, but they struggled to sell the old stock from the stores they took over (Great Mills, Do It All, Focus branded stuff was still in stores years later, then they changed their branding twice more, once through another agency then through...
by leenewham
23 May 2018 19:25
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Amazing family friendly days out 1.5 hrs from se26
Replies: 65
Views: 81119

Re: Amazing family friendly days out 1.5 hrs from se26

I think it has. Sadly one of the main playground is shut at the moment, but it's a good place. The walk along the river is good too and there is a 4 quarters there, which is a bar with loads of old arcade machine, sega Playstations etc (not so much for the kids!).
by leenewham
23 May 2018 17:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Feeling emotional…
Replies: 19
Views: 7445

Re: Feeling emotional…

One of our favourite things about Sydenham was what there was nearby. OK - your professional advice sought here - in future efforts to market Sydenham, which should it be? Dulwich borders South Forest Hill North Penge West Bellingham Lower Crystal Palace I presume you jest Tim. I always joked about...
by leenewham
23 May 2018 08:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Feeling emotional…
Replies: 19
Views: 7445

Re: Feeling emotional…

Thanks for the kind messages. I'm not going far and my son still goes to school nearby so we pass through. We may even have one final project in Sydenham. We are waiting for the house we are buying to go through probate so we are in a state of limbo at present. It's all been extremely stressful. To ...
by leenewham
21 May 2018 14:30
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Amazing family friendly days out 1.5 hrs from se26
Replies: 65
Views: 81119

Re: Amazing family friendly days out 1.5 hrs from se26

Lullingstone Castle, only 30-40 minutes away by car is well worth a visit. They do classic car days too. There are amazing walks around there too, and the Lullingstone Roman Villa. It's a great place for a picnic, fly a kite or to play games in the surrounding countryside.
by leenewham
21 May 2018 09:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Feeling emotional…
Replies: 19
Views: 7445

Feeling emotional…

I was in two minds about writing this. But I got an email a little while ago from AliB who I remember did something similar. After 10 years of living (and working) in Sydenham we have now left and I feel a little emotional. We have a lot of memories here. On our first night after moving into Fairlaw...
by leenewham
16 May 2018 08:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's news
Replies: 17
Views: 5620

Re: Sainsbury's news

It goes back to the whole local demographics thing, we just don’t seem to be on the coffee chain’s radar (yet!). Thank goodness! Great coffee can be had at a number of places in the high street and suroundings like Sugahill, On The Hoof etc. I dislike coffee chains (I've worked with Starbucks). Ind...
by leenewham
14 May 2018 12:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's news
Replies: 17
Views: 5620

Re: Sainsbury's news

Should have gone to Woodfalls.
by leenewham
10 May 2018 22:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 290425

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

I'm afraid i am extremely sceptical about the conservation area, the purpose of it and the people it serves best The problem in Sydenham is that most original features of shops have already been ripped out, roller shutters added, original signage boards covered up or removed. Planning hasn't been p...
by leenewham
10 May 2018 09:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 290425

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Hi Jon, I can answer this to a point. We have worked in conservation areas and with English Heritage (as it was back then) and listed buildings on signage. It all varies from council to council and officer to officer. The issue in Sydenham is that little is enforced, communication of the conservatio...
by leenewham
19 Apr 2018 22:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 290425

Re: sticky:RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Nandos signage and shop front design was really good and really didn't need any amends. I hope they haven't made it too sanitised.
by leenewham
19 Apr 2018 11:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The mural designs!
Replies: 11
Views: 4936

Re: The mural designs!

As initial designs, no1 and 3 give a fairly good indication as to how they would work, even on a distorted wall. Of course, they will be adapted onto the drawings later but this wasn't part of the brief to the artists and designers and not available as I understand. No1 could absorb the details in t...
by leenewham
19 Apr 2018 08:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The mural designs!
Replies: 11
Views: 4936

Re: The mural designs!

Planning meetings. At least one artist intends the wall to be boarded to create a flat surface, but none of them address the way the images are misleading in the way they project the design onto the tapering wall. In fairness no 1 gives a fairly good idea for how it will work and at such a scale wo...
by leenewham
18 Apr 2018 13:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 211
Views: 112639

Re: sticky:Mural?

Great idea, JRW
by leenewham
12 Apr 2018 12:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 211
Views: 112639

Re: sticky:Mural?

I dearly hope it goes ahead. Keep at it. Shame this wasn’t thought through when they put the CA in force. Conservation areas are fine for suburbs (up to a point) but if you apply them to a busy high street which needs to continually evolve, refresh and grow then they are a recipe for stagnation and...
by leenewham
12 Apr 2018 09:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 211
Views: 112639

Re: sticky:Mural?

For this to happen it needs real support by local cllrs (not speaking against it going ahead isn't support!). I've worked on murals and designs with councils, sometimes in conservation areas. Much of what is designed doesn't happen. Lots of it depends on the council officers and political will. If t...
by leenewham
29 Mar 2018 08:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kalabash of Culture
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: Kalabash of Culture

I hope he is well too. The food in there was excellent.

I hope something similar opens.