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by JGD
28 Sep 2018 09:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: A Leaf out of East Dulwich Forum's book?
Replies: 72
Views: 37471

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

If STF was willing to sacrifice the anonymity - in the way that has been done on SE23.life, then I suspect Sydenham Society might more readily engage with the revamped forum. This point alone has many strong pros and cons. Admin anonymity could be seen to be a distinct advantage - particularly when...
by JGD
18 Sep 2018 19:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 58631

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

JRW wrote:Passport to Pimlico.....
Pleased to find a matter of agreement - an excellent movie - and of its genre and in its time bettered only perhaps by the original Whisky Galore followed by The Maggie in third place.
by JGD
16 Sep 2018 18:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 58631

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I think this debate may have got mixed between two developments: the houses at 154-158 Sydenham Road, and flats at 86 Bell Green. Both are now going ahead. Thank you Growsydenham for the contribution - I was aware that both projects now had approvals in place. Whist I cannot speak for others my com...
by JGD
16 Sep 2018 18:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 58631

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

a majority of Bellingham residents who want them demolished soonest. Evidence please. What evidence is being called for - the decision has been reached by Lewisham planning officers with their delegated powers - the demolition is approved. That decision point is behind us now. What benefit is there...
by JGD
16 Sep 2018 11:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 58631

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

Planning Portal states clearly it is located in Sydenham Ward . https://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=details&keyVal=_LEWIS_DCAPR_92473 The blue boundary sign announcing this is Sydenham is located next to Sivyer's ramp. Whilst the location of the S...
by JGD
16 Sep 2018 09:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 58631

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

You ask 'what possible benefits can Sydenham possibly need?' We were asking for help to be given to Bell Green itself, and I think many of your neighbours might be startled by your question! It is an area with huge potential which has so far been squandered, and is in real need of tlc I should have...
by JGD
16 Sep 2018 09:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 58631

Re: 154-158 Sydenham Road

I think it is sad that you cannot allow other people to speak without hurling abuse.at them. but you have just shouted me down and have clearly never listened to a word I said. Interesting that, as is typical in a lot of your responses, you choose to attempt to condemn the poster and re-interprate ...
by JGD
15 Sep 2018 21:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 154-158 Sydenham Road
Replies: 85
Views: 58631

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: 18435

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: 14244

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: 63429

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: 14244

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: 26601

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: 8636

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: 58631

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: 58631

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: 58631

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: 58631

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: 58631

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: 23767

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...