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by Blushingsnail
4 Jul 2008 16:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The cheaper way of commuting
Replies: 33
Views: 22286

Condition of carriage 13: "you may travel between the stations shown on the ticket you hold in: (i) a through train" And the following sub-section says "(ii) trains which take the shortest route which can be used by scheduled passenger services" ie the LB to LV service via Denmark Hill, not Crystal...
by Blushingsnail
4 Jul 2008 16:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The cheaper way of commuting
Replies: 33
Views: 22286

... if a ticket has two named stations on it then you can travel between those two stations by a reasonable route. (i.e. a "through train") ... But a 'reasonable route' from London Bridge to Victoria would be the service via Denmark Hill, which is in zone 2, hence the lower price. If you wanted to ...
by Blushingsnail
4 Jul 2008 15:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The cheaper way of commuting
Replies: 33
Views: 22286

Doesn't the ticket have to be valid for all zones the train travels through? When Crystal Palace station was in zone 4 you had to pay extra to go to Victoria. Now that CP is in both zones 3 and 4 you can travel to Victoria with a zones 1-3 travel card.
by Blushingsnail
30 Jun 2008 11:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Perry Vale/FH underpass improvements
Replies: 5
Views: 4922

Mosy: the section of Perry Vale that is closed is from just after the junction of Hindsley's Place (next to All Inn One pub) to Finches sports shop. Therefore the entry to the car park is unaffected (and of course needs to be kept open for access to the industrial units/Royal Mail delivery office an...
by Blushingsnail
18 Jun 2008 13:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Oyster Card introduction shut station gates
Replies: 204
Views: 129426

I've only had a problem with a paper ticket once, a few years ago before mobiles were so popular, so the accusation was that I'd kept it too close to my keys (Really? So how come none of my previous tickets stopped working?) They do replace them but (at that time) they would only do it at the statio...
by Blushingsnail
21 May 2008 08:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sun 25th May walk: Syd Wells Park to One Tree Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

STOP PRESS The Forest Hill Society have just found out from the vicar of St Augustine's on One Tree Hill that there will be refreshments available at the church on the afternoon of our Green Chain Walk. There is a concert at the church which starts at 3pm so, if we up the pace, we might get to enjo...
by Blushingsnail
19 May 2008 09:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sun 25th May walk: Syd Wells Park to One Tree Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

Sun 25th May walk: Syd Wells Park to One Tree Hill

The Forest Hill Society asked me to post this: The Forest Hill Society has organised a guided walk from Sydenham Wells Park to One Tree Hill on Sunday 25th May, starting at 2.00pm at the lake in Sydenham Wells Park. The walk should take about 2 hours and be suitable for most types of buggy, even tho...
by Blushingsnail
12 May 2008 10:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RENEWED HIGH STREET PROPOSALS
Replies: 32
Views: 23526

Re: sydenham regeneration

... As far as Bell Green is concerned, maybe they should have secured some money from Sainsburys ... that could be used to improve that area. ... Weren't the improvements to the river behind the Bell Green store partly funded by Sainsbury's? I've been down there a couple of times and it's lovely - ...
by Blushingsnail
14 Apr 2008 16:08
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: kitchen tap
Replies: 8
Views: 4514

Lewisham also do DIY courses as part of their adult education programme - DIY is under Design for some reason http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/EducationAndLearning/AdultAndCommunityEducation/CELProspectus/CELProspectusLtoZ.htm I don't think they'll be continuing them at Kirkdale though, as the teacher sai...
by Blushingsnail
31 Jan 2008 16:45
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Opposite Forest Hill station, how much is still standing?
Replies: 9
Views: 6826

Thanks Steve, excellent information as usual.
by Blushingsnail
31 Jan 2008 13:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Opposite Forest Hill station, how much is still standing?
Replies: 9
Views: 6826

I've been meaning to post this query for some time and have finally got round to taking photos of the building in question, so here goes: The frontage of 3-5 Devonshire(?) Road opposite FH station has very decorate stonework and building numbers. The letters 'HI' are also visible between the two sho...
by Blushingsnail
25 Jan 2008 16:11
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Wed 30 Jan 2008: Steve Grindlay talk - Forest Hill
Replies: 7
Views: 4131

Wed 30 Jan 2008: Steve Grindlay talk - Forest Hill

Steve Grindlay will be giving a talk on the history of Forest Hill and Honor Oak at 7.00pm on Wednesday 30th January 2008 in The Hob pub (upstairs), opposite Forest Hill Station. If you've ever wondered about the canal, the trains, the Victorian shops, local architects and prominent residents, then ...
by Blushingsnail
25 Dec 2007 15:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Greyhound on fire
Replies: 17
Views: 17335

Many thanks to the above posters for taking time out on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day to keep us informed of this.
by Blushingsnail
24 Oct 2007 10:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: My new website!
Replies: 4
Views: 3999

Ideal Homes website: http://www.ideal-homes.org.uk Excellent content but the navigation could be better. It's very easy to miss bits so just keep clicking on links and seeing where they take you. There are photos, maps, and written descriptions for individual areas in the borough, so if you don't fi...
by Blushingsnail
8 Oct 2007 13:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Demolition dates?
Replies: 27
Views: 17662

Perhaps the Planning Department at Lewisham Council will know? The Finches site is being done by Berkeley Homes, so you could try contacting them. I imagine demolition of Finches will begin fairly soon, as planning permission was granted last year but the hoarding has only just gone up, so perhaps t...
by Blushingsnail
11 Sep 2007 09:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Open House Weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 4123

There's an online search facility: http://www.londonopenhouse.org/london/find/

Click on 'More' on the right hand side and you can search by borough. There are lots of buildings open in south London.
by Blushingsnail
18 May 2007 09:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Rosemary (and lavender) beetle
Replies: 1
Views: 2275

Rosemary (and lavender) beetle

Someone posted about this beetle on one of the FH forums and quite a few people have found it on their lavender and rosemary plants. According to the RHS site the beetle has been in London for a while but this is the first time I’ve come across them. If you do decide to hand pick them, put something...
by Blushingsnail
19 Apr 2007 15:23
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: The Dolphin
Replies: 145
Views: 134885

The Dolphin's website has a lot of photos of the work on the garden. The April set are the latest and give the best picture of what it will look when it's finished: http://www.thedolphinsydenham.com/spgm-1.4/index.php
by Blushingsnail
14 Mar 2007 10:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: O2 Telephone Mast
Replies: 8
Views: 5734

Helen: Lewisham Council have a webpage giving details of how to comment on planning applications. They also list invalid objections and unfortunately loss of value in your home is one of them. http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/Environment/Planning/PlanningApplicationsDecisions/CommentingPlanningApplication...
by Blushingsnail
1 Mar 2007 13:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Security on trains and stations
Replies: 4
Views: 4176

TfL have issued a press release about Ken Livingstone’s recent visit to Southern’s security centre and what marvellous things TfL have been doing on station safety and security improvements: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/press-centre/press-releases/press-releases-content.asp?prID=1068 It’s the usual TfL...