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by JGD
15 Sep 2018 21:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 56732

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Um, nobody spoke in favour of it except the developer. Councillor Smith said he liked the look of it, but also had a lot of criticism for the developers, including that they had improperly lobbied him directly. In the end the councillors agreed to pass it, they said, because they feared being taken...
by JGD
14 Sep 2018 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Queensthorpe Road Smart Bench
Replies: 21
Views: 17760

Re: Queensthorpe Road Smart Bench

It would seem the decision has been made and the benches stay. http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/16859111.solar-powered-smart-benches-across-lewisham-to-stay-despite-objections/?ref=ebln Nice pic of the one at Bell Green and the flats opposite. Annabelle from SydSoc says that “The smart bench does n...
by JGD
12 Sep 2018 07:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?
Replies: 24
Views: 13627

Re: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?

On our corner there are two vehicles - one an expensive mini - that are parked illegally and dangerously and haven't moved for months. Not an uncommon event in our street. They are taxed and MOT'ed so they are presumably not dumped. Presumably you have run the index numbers through the site above. ...
by JGD
11 Sep 2018 07:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 61826

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

Whilst we have visited for a few beers over time, we had not tried the evening menu. A mix-up and a lost reservation was efficiently managed by Donnata on a very busy evening and we took our table within ten minutes of the planned time. Donnata had taken care to offer us nibbles if we were to be del...
by JGD
10 Sep 2018 07:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?
Replies: 24
Views: 13627

Re: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?

Lewisham's Free Removal of Vehicles web-page: https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/environment/street-cleaning/abandoned-vehicles/Pages/Request-removal-of-an-unwanted-vehicle.aspx Gov.uk site where you can both check a vehicles status and you can request its removal. https://www.gov.uk/report-unta...
by JGD
7 Sep 2018 11:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 25982

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

For those following this saga, an application has been posted today to convert the ToysRUs building at Bell Green into an Aldi. What this means for this application I’m not sure. Whilst this looks like a little surprising at first glance, it is in fact a fairly prudent move by Aldi. Probably increa...
by JGD
24 Aug 2018 15:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cobbs corner
Replies: 11
Views: 8284

Re: Cobbs corner

My brother and his family and fiends visited one uptown last weekend as a treat for my niece's birthday. Went with a measure of scepticism but came out as full converts. Don't recall them mentioning the laser part (or paintball) but they all enjoyed the puzzles, clues and bluffs in the experience. W...
by JGD
23 Aug 2018 15:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 56732

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Larky and @admin JRW from time to time displays a sense of good judgement on the issues which she supports. However there exists a tendency for that poster to react in an over-sensitised way to any and every criticism made of her posts. And not least when a reaction to any post where she has made a ...
by JGD
23 Aug 2018 12:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 56732

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

.....If homeowners want to form a club where they work to block new homes that's their full entitlement I just get tired of being told that this anti-housing activism is the "voice for Sydenham" when its not I agree entirely. Forming a "club" is one thing. SydSoc is a "cons...
by JGD
21 Aug 2018 19:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 56732

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Is it really so unreasonable to ask if the community should be consulted/informed? A very creditable piece of work. A significant and informative list. Does the Society for the Nineteenth Century wish to share with us for how many of these projects they expressed support ? Could it be the case that...
by JGD
21 Aug 2018 11:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 56732

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I concur.

The main issues around the school are sound. But the School itself and its Governors were and are not party to what the architects and builders have perpetrated here.

A broad brush approach to tarring everyone is mis-placed and put simply - unacceptable.
by JGD
21 Aug 2018 10:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 56732

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

The Society for the 19th Century and their acolytes have no sense of constraint in these matters. It would seem that a long list of bodies, companies, neighbours and not-so-near neighbours is subject to their opprobrium. More recent candidates have been: Sivyers SGN Kier Aldi The Tudor Hall Social C...
by JGD
17 Aug 2018 08:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm
Replies: 38
Views: 22834

Re: St Philip Neri Meeting - Thursday 19 July 7pm

Unconfirmed information: The original contractor may have been taken over by another business. The circumstances are not known. There does not appear to have been any substantive progress on the fixing of the cladding to the front elevation. Has worked stopped on site ? Is this as a result of Lewish...
by JGD
13 Aug 2018 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 220
Views: 161887

Re: sticky:Mural?

On a stroll between The Greyhound and Ghurkas last night, spotted what looked like a re-freshed and very large tag on the Property World Gable. Am I wrong about it being fresh or has it been there for some time ? Still hold to the view that this gable is the best suited location for the Sydenham Mur...
by JGD
10 Aug 2018 07:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council IT system hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 4226

Re: Lewisham Council IT system hacked

Stuart I think on balance that you are right to highlight that confusion plays a part here. However with good methodology and and a measure of trust that there was adherence to mandatory control systems, that state of confusion should be at a minimum. And of course it can be additionally difficult f...
by JGD
9 Aug 2018 12:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council IT system hacked
Replies: 6
Views: 4226

Re: Lewisham Council IT system hacked

Good pick-up Tom Further information here: http://data-advice.lewisham.gov.uk/ The answer to Q4 is evasive and positively specious. Even if the act of illegally accessing the data caused corruption the digital team responsible should and would have a summary of the data if not detailed knowledge of ...
by JGD
31 Jul 2018 19:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 25982

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

I am also concerned about the planned demolition works being so close to the Hall, given the way that SGN has neglected the listed structures. Insensitive repairs have been made to them, without requesting authorisation from Historic England. In particular, the repairs to the War Memorial, whose st...
by JGD
31 Jul 2018 13:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 25982

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

Cometh the day, cometh the hour. Just a few hours left until deadline is reached. Representation can be made here: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?caseid=3203617 And in the spirit of openness and transparency. Representation on Case APP/C5690/W/18/3203617 Submitted by John Dohe...
by JGD
28 Jul 2018 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 25982

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

The planning committee refused consent for the scheme for the following reasons: Building on the bowling green would destroy the setting of the Grade 2 listed Livesey Hall & War Memorial; The application, by reason of additional traffic and congestion generated by the retail units, would have a...
by JGD
27 Jul 2018 09:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announced
Replies: 23
Views: 25982

Re: Bell Green: Planning Inspectorate Public Enquiry announc

I agree with the comment from Syd Soc that this a prime site for new housing, and getting more houses built in this area would be a good thing. The trend for buildings with supermarkets underneath and houses on top in London is also becoming more popular. Perhaps that could be considered here. This...