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by John H
15 May 2019 08:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 17052

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Hello there I live a very short distance from Hazel Grove. I am on the escape committee. Hazel Grove is probably the least desirable area of Sydenham. It was developed on the site of an area of housing that was flattened in the second world war. The flats are concrete and unattractive. There is a te...
by John H
3 May 2019 20:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: where are our closest bluebell woods??
Replies: 7
Views: 2830

Re: where are our closest bluebell woods??

lots of bluebells in Beckenham Place Park. Sadly they are Spanish bluebells
by John H
1 May 2019 09:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Re: Trees at the back of Fairlawn Park

You have rights under the law. You are entitled to prune away any branches that overhang. They are trespassing. You should deposit those trimmings on the property where the tree is situated. A row of trees constitutes a hedge. There is a statutory limit to the height of hedges of 14 feet. You can in...
by John H
30 Apr 2019 15:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

As a resident of KPR I'm also quite perplexed (but entertained) by this thread. Granted, at only 6 years I haven't been here that long, but I live at the Syd road end of KPR and can generally park in front of my house or nearby. Occasionally have to park further down the street but that's no great ...
by John H
30 Apr 2019 10:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 100930

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

John H, the suspected leaks I've reported were on Sydenham Road. However, I was told that they first came with air-monitoring hand gadgets to determine if a leak was indeed occurring (I did actually see them doing this as I was coincidentally out shopping) so a leak must have been confirmed before ...
by John H
30 Apr 2019 10:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

As a resident of KPR I'm also quite perplexed (but entertained) by this thread. Granted, at only 6 years I haven't been here that long, but I live at the Syd road end of KPR and can generally park in front of my house or nearby. Occasionally have to park further down the street but that's no great ...
by John H
25 Apr 2019 08:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 100930

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

John H. I agree absolutely about their making the then new natural gas smelly on purpose (cos I know they did that). Strangely, some (a lot of?) people can't or don't smell gas as I can and do. I've reported suspected leaks a couple of times, then to see a road or pavement dug up shortly afterwards...
by John H
24 Apr 2019 22:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 100930

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

Hard to imagine how they could dispose of these ancient gas holders without there being a smell... but the smell is created by an additive. Natural gas has no odour of its own. This made it more dangerous than Town Gas and so an additive was applied. Since the gas holders are, I believe, sealed with...
by John H
24 Apr 2019 22:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

Howard Staunton wrote:
23 Apr 2019 14:40
I think John H should have taken the username Victor M
Hah Hah (not)
by John H
21 Apr 2019 14:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

Clearly you two live at the less used end of the road.... which is not a part of the rat run.
by John H
20 Apr 2019 13:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Community Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 2576

Re: Sydenham Community Radio

Hi, all my name is Edmund. I am the Director of Love The Beat Radio. In December last year I took over Sydenham Community Radio and renamed it Love The Beat Radio Lewisham. We have decided that we want it to be a radio station for the borough of Lewisham and not solely for Sydenham. We will be feat...
by John H
20 Apr 2019 13:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

Yet another near collision outside my house... JUST

much hooting of horns and shouts of abuse!
by John H
18 Apr 2019 23:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

Where have I suggested any attempt to prohibit anything? The effect is better obtained by making access less easy for visitors. When confronted by a barrier they are more likely to remain outside the barrier... and there are parking bays right outside Hexagon that its clients can use. Prohibition h...
by John H
18 Apr 2019 22:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment
Replies: 11
Views: 6114

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment

If WHSmith didn’t have such a dowdy approach to retail they might have been a company with the foresight and ability to make a profit in that space. Downham, Bromley Rd Post Office has a Subway sandwich shop and an off licence! It is not operated by WH Smith. I know, that’s my point. They were supp...
by John H
18 Apr 2019 08:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

I already posted my solution Was that "restrict access to the road"? How do you plan to prohibit me from parking there whether I'm visiting Hexagon or a friend without further inconveniencing other residents. Stuart Where have I suggested any attempt to prohibit anything? The effect is better obtai...
by John H
18 Apr 2019 08:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment
Replies: 11
Views: 6114

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment

parker wrote:
17 Apr 2019 16:45
If WHSmith didn’t have such a dowdy approach to retail they might have been a company with the foresight and ability to make a profit in that space.

Downham, Bromley Rd Post Office has a Subway sandwich shop and an off licence!
It is not operated by WH Smith.
by John H
17 Apr 2019 14:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

I already posted my solution. For those who think there is no problem... it is outside my house where the fisticuffs generally happen along with the regular collisions. On average there is a collision once a fortnight. The screaming of abuse and fisticuffs are about as frequent. I have never seen a...
by John H
17 Apr 2019 14:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment
Replies: 11
Views: 6114

Re: Sydenham Post Office to close for refurbishment

I sampled the modified Post Office. What a joke! Shabby and down at heel. They have just stripped out the fixtures and installed a little booth... The same limited range of stationery as before...
by John H
13 Apr 2019 12:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 4963

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

The default, on the National Rail system, is to offer all Sydenham stations and offer alternatives. That, to me, is a nuisance. I have, each time, to remove the alternatives and select "Sydenham London". A most annoying feature of the National Rail system is that it frequently offers circuitous rout...
by John H
12 Apr 2019 14:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 31409

Re: Knighton Park Road

I already posted my solution.

For those who think there is no problem... it is outside my house where the fisticuffs generally happen along with the regular collisions.

On average there is a collision once a fortnight. The screaming of abuse and fisticuffs are about as frequent.