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by Bovine Juice
15 Aug 2019 15:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 1882

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

I wish this campaign every success, BUT if Bromley is anything to go by, it won't make much difference. Bromley doesn't have an elected mayor, but similarly to Lewisham, everything is sorted by the Tory leader of the council and his cabal, and the general council meetings are rather a sham, especia...
by Bovine Juice
11 Jun 2019 20:02
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Open mic / jam nights
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Open mic / jam nights

Goldsmiths in Penge every first Thursday and Bridge House in Penge every first Tuesday. I've been to latter a few times and the quality of acts is pretty high.
by Bovine Juice
31 May 2019 09:07
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Rolling Stones in Sydenham
Replies: 23
Views: 6565

Re: Rolling Stones in Sydenham

Bill Wyman was brought up by his aunt in Penge. His autobiography makes much of the formation of the group and the bonding (or otherwise) between members. If he was aware of a Penge connection with Mick I would have thought he would have mentioned it. But I don't remember any mention. Mind you its ...
by Bovine Juice
26 May 2019 09:15
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Rolling Stones in Sydenham
Replies: 23
Views: 6565

Re: Rolling Stones in Sydenham

According to this month's Mojo magazine article about Brian Jones and the Stones' earliest period, a schoolboy Mick Jagger spent a year rehearsing with his very first band in a house in Alexandra Road! I can't find anything about this on the web. Anybody know anything more about the Alexandra Road ...
by Bovine Juice
26 May 2019 08:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 8176

Re: Moving to Sydenham

And obviously there will be people on a Newbury forum, based on views gleaned from Google Maps, saying just how awful Newbury is compared with the good old days when the likes of Milton moved there...
by Bovine Juice
20 May 2019 15:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 8176

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Penge and Sydenham should be seen as a single area. Few people know where the boundary lies. Then again half the people in Penge state they live in Beckenham! (Kent House Road for example). Your figures do, however, confirm my point. Crime in Sydenham is above average. Given the difficulty reportin...
by Bovine Juice
21 Feb 2019 17:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 11881

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

alywin wrote:
16 Feb 2019 22:55
Bovine Juice wrote:
16 Feb 2019 15:23
The Standard hasn't covered Penge in its Homes & Property supplement for 5 years
I could have sworn it had - are you sure?
https://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/area ... 32929.html

last article
by Bovine Juice
16 Feb 2019 15:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Current state of the property market in Sydenham
Replies: 58
Views: 11881

Re: Current state of the property market in Sydenham

The Standard hasn't covered Penge in its Homes & Property supplement for 5 years (if you exclud pilfering of the Alexandra Cottages for Sydenham and the dinosaurs for Palace features) . The area has changed significantly since the last time.
by Bovine Juice
25 Oct 2018 07:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Market
Replies: 14
Views: 4370

Re: Sydenham Market

The Penge Food Hub ( https://twitter.com/penge_food ) are worth checking out in short term while you're waiting for a more local presence. You order the farmer's and local artisan foods on their site then pick up (and have a pint) down the Goldsmiths on a Thursday night.
by Bovine Juice
2 Oct 2018 16:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 72
Views: 17642

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

This doesn't apply so much to Penge Tourist Board, because it's a Facebook group, so we know who if anyone is making any money from it, but I doubt if we'll ever know how, and how much. But the Admins will be entirely voluntary, motivated by the same community spirit as the Admins here. The PTB is ...
by Bovine Juice
2 Oct 2018 15:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sainsbury's Bell Green
Replies: 18
Views: 6536

Re: Sainsbury's Bell Green

I occasionally use the Penge, CP and Bell Green sainos and they all frequently suffer from empty shelf syndrome and the BG and CP ones often have ridiculously long queues. As a company they seem to have lost the plot.
by Bovine Juice
30 Sep 2018 14:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 72
Views: 17642

Re: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?

Talking about moribund forums, has anyone been on Virtual Norwood recently? :-( That was a great forum. I don't even live in CP but I met a few others via that and as a result formed a neighbouring community group, the PTB. The owner of VN made some terrible decisions though in his efforts to make ...
by Bovine Juice
3 Sep 2018 08:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Golden Lion Coffee Room
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Re: Golden Lion Coffee Room

Er, I'm guessing that should be 9am not 9pm
by Bovine Juice
14 Aug 2018 19:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Building work by Penge east station
Replies: 15
Views: 8701

Re: Building work by Penge east station

The coffee and flowers shop is very good. Open a bit later on Friday and sells beer, well, lager and wine too
by Bovine Juice
31 Jul 2018 17:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Filming in Woodbastwick Rd
Replies: 4
Views: 2663

Re: Filming in Woodbastwick Rd

Probably not linked but Natalie Dormer was drinking in the Bridge House in Penge last night.
by Bovine Juice
27 Jun 2018 05:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Pubs showing world cup in beer garden?
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Pubs showing world cup in beer garden?

Goldsmiths in Penge
by Bovine Juice
23 Jun 2018 12:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 11814

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

The land is increasingly reverting to a messy eyesore, and people have started to use it as a parking place which means, unless they have a tiny Smart car, that they end up blocking our rear gate and preventing us from using our car. Regards Chris Is it worth putting a polite notice "Gates in const...
by Bovine Juice
23 Jun 2018 08:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New St Christopher's Charity Shop
Replies: 35
Views: 11814

Re: New St Christopher's Charity Shop

Waiting for the Bakerloo is a major long term ambition, surely. Isn't it only coming to Lewisham by 2030 and no guarantees beyond that.
by Bovine Juice
22 May 2018 20:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Feeling emotional…
Replies: 19
Views: 7825

Re: Feeling emotional…

Best of luck fella. You were always an interesting and insightful poster and very supportive of my town, Penge.
by Bovine Juice
8 Apr 2018 19:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southey Street Brewery
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: Southey Street Brewery

It reopened a few weeks ago. It's great, 2-3 times the size, more seating, good lighting and bigger range of beers.