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by John H
17 Jul 2019 22:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 32598

Re: Knighton Park Road

It simply is not true to say that the 'purpose' of a balcony space is to provide an escape in the event of fire. There are no laws or planning regulations suggesting this. I've found a few Lewisham and Bromley housing-design recommendation documents via google and can't see anything about fire safe...
by John H
17 Jul 2019 22:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 89
Views: 29124

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

I am parent whose nightmare scenario is that your child drowns in front of your eyes. It may stem from witnessing when my toddler brother was taken out of murky river when he fell off a raft. He was lucky that my dad had seen him fall and get him out. My point is there is no lifeguard that will tak...
by John H
17 Jul 2019 14:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 89
Views: 29124

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Shouldn't you be raising this with the appropriate authorities, given that you would hate to be proved right but know you shall be? The main point was to make parents aware of the dangers. The Local Authority is fully aware of the issues. They are hiding behind the fact that the project has not bee...
by John H
17 Jul 2019 08:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 89
Views: 29124

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

John. How about you never go there again? Would that work for you? Might help lessen your anxiousness and at the same time reduce the risk of a drowning event at the venue . What a trite and nasty comment. I can swim. I can swim even in dangerous water. There is a safety issue that responsible peop...
by John H
17 Jul 2019 08:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 32598

Re: Knighton Park Road

It would appear that all the flats have been dedicated to "social housing"... hence balconies festooned with hanging clothes and various items of rubbish. (Not that this is typical of all residents of social housing). The two terraced houses have not sold or been let. I work next to a new tower of ...
by John H
14 Jul 2019 11:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 32598

Re: Knighton Park Road

It would appear that all the flats have been dedicated to "social housing"... hence balconies festooned with hanging clothes and various items of rubbish. (Not that this is typical of all residents of social housing). The two terraced houses have not sold or been let.
by John H
14 Jul 2019 11:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 89
Views: 29124

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Yes Stuart. The issue here is the design of the pond. I have watched, with considerable alarm, its construction from beginning to the end. Those who have read the Lewisham notices will recall Lewisham proudly boast about the depth of the pond. The pond became stagnant before it was fully filled. The...
by John H
14 Jul 2019 10:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 89
Views: 29124

Re: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

Holaquease wrote:
13 Jul 2019 20:21
I'm hugely in favour of the lake and the changes to the park.
You can deal with the families of the drowned then
by John H
13 Jul 2019 07:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park
Replies: 89
Views: 29124

The Drowning Place - Beckenham Place Park

On this topic I would hate to be proved right but I know I shall be. Lewisham's cut down cheap and nasty destruction of Beckenham Place Park has resulted in a large pond (they call it a lake) which is fifteen feet deep with invisible and sudden increases in depth. Despite the notices suggesting ther...
by John H
11 Jul 2019 22:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 4855

Re: Freeview reception problems?

If you are looping through the recorder that may well contribute to your problems BUT that does suggest downlead or even aerial issues.
by John H
9 Jul 2019 09:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Janet Daby MP for East Lewisham Visit to Sydenham 11 July
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Re: Janet Daby MP for East Lewisham Visit to Sydenham 11 July

This would appear to be a serious breach of the rules MPs operate under. Unless the sitting MP has been invited then I am pretty sure it is.
by John H
9 Jul 2019 09:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 4855

Re: Freeview reception problems?

There are lots of problems arising to the inappropriate choice of frequencies. While people upgraded their aerials to supposedly broadband ones few realised the downlead would present an issue. I have several sets in my house. On some it is possible to receive only some channels. There are lots of p...
by John H
30 Jun 2019 19:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 32598

Re: Knighton Park Road

I think it was obvious it was never going to be let as a real shop.

I wonder where they will house the changing rooms and showers...
by John H
27 Jun 2019 12:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill
Replies: 8
Views: 3440

Re: Incident at the bottom of Westwood Hill

Quite... We none of us know the facts. The fact that a teenager is fighting for his life should invoke some sort of sympathetic response rather than a red-neck condemnation. Whether it was his fault or not... he is facing his maker. What if it were a member of your family Rustya? The scandal is the ...
by John H
6 Jun 2019 09:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disability access
Replies: 9
Views: 3688

Re: Disability access

As someone living with two disabilities I can understand some of the points made and have sympathy with them. Since I also raised a profoundly deaf child I am aware of the issues concerning deafness. That being said I think people with disabilities need to be aware that society did not inflict the d...
by John H
19 May 2019 10:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 18042

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Penge and Sydenham should be seen as a single area. Few people know where the boundary lies. The same could be said about Forest Hill and Sydenham, which are at least in the same borough. But then I would say that, wouldn't I, living, as I suspect I do, at the opposite end of SE26 to 'John H'? Fore...
by John H
18 May 2019 10:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 18042

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Right - to get back on topic.. I’ve already had my wee say generally about living here but just to give some stats on crime (as it’s something spoken about by quite a few people here) rather than subjective hearsay (including my own as I did admittedly say from personal experience). The following a...
by John H
15 May 2019 22:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 18042

Re: Moving to Sydenham

before paying too much notice to anything that Milton says, I would click on their name and view previous posts. They belong in a shed along with the other tools... If Milton wanted to stay away from Sydenham so much then I would question why they insist on constantly coming here and posting tripe ...
by John H
15 May 2019 22:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 18042

Re: Moving to Sydenham

before paying too much notice to anything that Milton says, I would click on their name and view previous posts. They belong in a shed along with the other tools... If Milton wanted to stay away from Sydenham so much then I would question why they insist on constantly coming here and posting tripe ...
by John H
15 May 2019 22:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 18042

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Sydenham is well situated for transport as others have mentioned even though it takes 60% longer to reach London Bridge than it did when I moved here 32 years ago. 32 years ago there were less commuters and less trains on the tracks... of course it won't be as quick... 60% is an over-exaggaration t...