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by JGD
27 Mar 2018 22:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 129223

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

Micheal from FOHSoc has notified us on SE23.life that the planning application for demolition is not what it seems. It is a "Prior notification of the demolition of the two existing gasholders and ancillary buildings at Bell Green SE26." and as such notifications do not require a decision,...
by JGD
27 Mar 2018 19:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 129223

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

So far as I know, SydSoc's remit covers SE26 postal district - ward boundaries are irrelevant. (I live in Forest Hill ward but have a SE26 postal address, and am a member of both the FH and Syd Socs.) People in the SE26 bit of Bellingham can join the Sydenham Society if they want to . Robin I welco...
by JGD
27 Mar 2018 16:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 129223

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

leenewham - no-one is suggesting that only Bellingham ward residents can have a say - in fact the opposite has been said on many occasions and all contributors views must be respected. What is being sought here is that if SydSoc and FOHSoc want to deliberate and comment on issues in Bellingham ward ...
by JGD
26 Mar 2018 21:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 129223

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2

to draw on the support of even us deplorables that inhabit these forums. Stuart 8) It is my recall that the survivors of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in their later years dubbed themselves "The Old Contemptibles". With a nod to Robin_Orton - perhaps that's the label we should app...
by JGD
25 Mar 2018 22:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 129223

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

A planning application has been submitted for the demolition of the locally listed gas holders at Bell Green. http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_LEWIS_DCAPR_94198 It has been declared by Lewisham Planning Department that they inten...
by JGD
21 Mar 2018 17:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Shall we all write to Co-Op and ask them to come back?
Replies: 22
Views: 21470

Re: Shall we all write to Co-Op and ask them to come back?

Also heard coop are wanting to build new shop in forest hill (old portacabin site) near current shop as meant to be sold on? Interesting variation - FOHSoc held a meeting to advise locals that they had foresight of the existing site owners of the co-op's proposal to redevelop it into a hotel. This ...
by JGD
20 Mar 2018 23:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Replies from councillors
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Replies from councillors

Within a week or so a good and conscientious councillor will have at least responded with an acknowledgement of your correspondence. Some flexibility is needed - they do go on leave and do have other roles and demands in their lives - as we all do in the round. At two to three weeks if neither a ful...
by JGD
16 Mar 2018 11:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lasers?
Replies: 8
Views: 6208

Re: Lasers?

Was standing in Bellingham Green last night around 9:00pm.

Saw laser lights appearing to paint circles in the sky through clouds. They did seem to be in the general direction of Crystal Palace.
by JGD
15 Mar 2018 14:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

Thank you decchips

Glad you feel that - in your humble opinion.
by JGD
15 Mar 2018 12:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

And thus it ever was - and is. First broadcast on The Frost Report on 7 April 1966. It has been described as a "genuinely timeless sketch, ingeniously satirising the British class system" It was written by Marty Feldman and John Law, and features John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbe...
by JGD
15 Mar 2018 11:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

Thank you for that advice Robin. FOHSoc publish their constitution on their web-site - and that makes for an interesting read. It additionally demonstrates that civic bodies need to achieve a higher level of conformity to their own constitutions. At risk of repetition - SydSoc do not publish their c...
by JGD
15 Mar 2018 10:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 220
Views: 166160

Re: sticky:Mural?

Very good progress on so many fronts Jon.

Any feedback from Lewisham on the Conservation Area boundary matter ?

Hope to attend the meeting in The Dolphin
by JGD
14 Mar 2018 21:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

I am a long-standing member of SydSoc, although a largely non-active one. One of the reasons I joined was because I liked the idea of an amenity society - a group that worked for the common good rather than for individual interests, by making representations about things like planning applications,...
by JGD
11 Mar 2018 13:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

you are unwilling to tolerate my viewpoint. Interesting conjecture once more. I respect your right to have, hold and express your view - on any forum and via any democratic process you elect to engage with. However whilst respecting that right - I will also exercise my right to to express any reaso...
by JGD
11 Mar 2018 12:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

JGD, I respect your right to campaign for the demolition of the gasholders; if you are an immediate neighbour you must want a decision to be made. Please, however, tone down the allegations about the protestors. I have lived close by for 27 years, feel strongly about their preservation, and have be...
by JGD
10 Mar 2018 12:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Been to The Greyhound yet?
Replies: 75
Views: 63429

Re: Been to The Greyhound yet?

Said it would be worth a second visit.

Got there Wednesday evening - good atmosphere, very friendly welcome and very good service.

And obviously settling into a good routine.

Well done all.
by JGD
9 Mar 2018 19:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

Respect to the wisdom of your judgement on that point especially.

An evident air of superiority is present there that needs to be reigned in and display some dignity and respect - for all parties, including SydSoc - either in the form of a mentor or just a wise old head.
by JGD
9 Mar 2018 17:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

The Society considers that the omission of these changes from the deposited drawings indicates a measure of dishonesty on the part of the applicant... Is this an extract from a SydSoc response ? Really ? A very neighbourly response too. And if so, I trust it was pointed out that the allegation with...
by JGD
9 Mar 2018 11:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

Would you care to elaborate on the "significant examples" where SydSoc and FHSoc have made representations outside their geographic domains? Apologies - belatedly realised I had not responded to this very reasonable request. My examples are focused on each and every phase of the Bell Gree...
by JGD
9 Mar 2018 10:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Society
Replies: 122
Views: 83583

Re: Sydenham Society

Perhaps publish their Constitution and the date it was adopted.

That, as a minimum, must define the society's objectives and how their committees and sub-committees operate - along with their geographic reach.