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by Sydenham
27 Oct 2017 16:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What *are* they doing to Dartmouth Road?
Replies: 22
Views: 9880

Re: What *are* they doing to Dartmouth Road?

But they do seem to be going on for a long time. That to me is the frustration of all this. Not sure when they started but I'm sure it was before the Summer holiday season - that's part of the issue with works. If they are done quickly they are quickly forgotten about and people live with the new de...
by Sydenham
23 Sep 2017 16:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aldi
Replies: 29
Views: 13271

Re: Aldi

Aldi will be focussed on getting their plans for demolishing the Bell Green gas holders in Lower Sydenham next to Savacentre and building a store there approved. Doubt they would want another store so close in Sydenham.
by Sydenham
30 Aug 2017 16:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycle lanes
Replies: 15
Views: 6331

Re: Cycle lanes

The cycling strategy document is v0.92 - has it actually been released and approved? Or is it still in draft awaiting sign-off?
by Sydenham
14 Aug 2017 09:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 51 Knighton Park Road.
Replies: 17
Views: 7936

Re: 51 Knighton Park Road.

While the Council does not seem to operate an out of hours service there is some information on the web site. https://www.lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/environment/noise/Pages/Noise-and-other-disturbances-we-investigate.aspx Totally frustrating for residents - just had a look at this website and noted...
by Sydenham
13 Aug 2017 09:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 13
Views: 6488

Re: Deliveroo

The rise of the internet, changing consumer behaviours and evolving modern retailer requirements are all calling into question traditional models of how centres work. To survive and to flourish town centre stakeholders need to think creatively about how they respond to these changes. Its great that...
by Sydenham
8 Aug 2017 13:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Deliveroo
Replies: 13
Views: 6488

Re: Deliveroo

I don't mind traditional home delivery services - but am conscious that the newer types (Deliveroo, UberEats etc.) are explicitly structured in a way that does not allow their workers to receive standard benefits such as sick pay, holiday pay and other basic benefits. They class their delivery teams...
by Sydenham
6 Aug 2017 08:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM
Replies: 518
Views: 357702

Re: RUMOURS: CINEMA AND NANDOS COMING TO SYDENHAM

Part of the issue for planning committees is that sometimes applications say one thing but immediately they are granted and the business is up and running then the reality of what is actually delivered does not match what was proposed. WHat do you do then? This also applies to housing developments. ...
by Sydenham
3 Aug 2017 13:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cycling Weekend Road Closures
Replies: 12
Views: 6280

Re: Cycling Weekend Road Closures

Please correct me if necessary on geography - but what about Sydenham - Crown Hill - Streatham - Mitcham - Colliers Wood - South Wimbledon - Wimbledon Chase - onto A3 just South West of Raynes Park. No need to go across South Circular - this is our normal route. Then get to Basingstoke either by M25...
by Sydenham
3 Aug 2017 11:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green
Replies: 105
Views: 66478

Re: Say 'No' to further retail at Bell Green

I doubt anything will be done about the car park until the Bakerloo line extension plans are finalised. Isn't the lower sydenham station going to be relocated to more central Bell Green?
by Sydenham
26 Jul 2017 13:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 46463

Re: Windmill Victory

I'm not convinced that having a B&B or hotel on the site would solve the problems, although the Alexandra has a hostel above it. Having grown up in a hotel and a seaside town and family who have run B&B's, it's not the most profitable of ventures. It may make it easier for a bar to exist, but lots ...
by Sydenham
22 Jul 2017 10:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 523032

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Wonder what odds I would have gotten in one of our numerous local bookies that the pub still would not be open in July 2017. Should have enquiried a few years ago. Now you wouldn't get an "odds on" bet that anything of significance would open in Sadenham I tried to place a bet on this at Ladbrokes ...
by Sydenham
22 Jul 2017 10:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Windmill Victory
Replies: 96
Views: 46463

Re: Windmill Victory

The Sydenham Society's approach to this property just completely baffles me. They seem to be objecting to any use of the property other than as a large pub, something which it seems quite obvious isn't going to happen. We've now waited 3.5 years for a pub operator to open a large pub on The Windmil...
by Sydenham
14 Jul 2017 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 523032

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Mmmm. Actually many did stop to give +ve comments and also one person gave additional help.

I just wanted to say thank you and publicly acknowledge that this goes on. Heaven forbid it might encourage others to do the same knowing they are not alone.
by Sydenham
13 Jul 2017 20:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?
Replies: 994
Views: 523032

Re: #RebuildTheGreyhound - pub to be rebuilt by April 2015?

Thanks to whoever it was weeding and watering trees and ground outside Greyhound this evening. Good job. Every little helps.
by Sydenham
11 Jul 2017 18:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Sydenham Society
Replies: 37
Views: 16857

Re: The Sydenham Society

And for an example of the thorough, rigorous and hard work the Society puts in please see the notes for next weeks Lewisham Planning meeting: the proposals for the Windmill on Kirkdale are up for discussion / agreement / disagreement. You can find the report to go before the Planning Committee here:...
by Sydenham
23 May 2017 16:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 9
Views: 4873

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings

Glad you are trying to re-arrange. Taking all the circumstances into account it will be better if the hustings take place - albeit delayed - than not take place at all.

Hustings are an important part of our system of democracy - long may they continue.
by Sydenham
10 May 2017 10:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tennis courts in Wells Park?
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

Re: Tennis courts in Wells Park?

Wells Park tennis courts open and no charge to play - just turn-up and wait your turn if occupied. However some time in the future (this year) they will move to LTA management just like Mayow ones and others in Lewisham. Then there will be payment system etc.
by Sydenham
13 Apr 2017 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Armed robbery at Costcutters, Kirkdale - footage released
Replies: 4
Views: 3062

Re: Armed robbery at Costcutters, Kirkdale - footage release

Is this 'armed' with a knife or was there a gun involved? I looked at the image and only saw a knife. The headline says 'armed' - I always thought this meant a gun - or have things moved on for this to include all weapons i.e. "armed" with a threatening note. Frightening and not good all the same - ...
by Sydenham
8 Apr 2017 10:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Tennis courts in Mayow Park
Replies: 12
Views: 6299

Re: Tennis courts in Mayow Park

Some news in the link below. Agree with you - turn up and play a great boon to Lewisham kids- impulse opportunity now gone away. Unfortunately its linked to offloading responsibility for these assets from the Council - they couldn't justify expenditure when so many other pressures were on them. And ...
by Sydenham
6 Mar 2017 13:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Westwood Hill Speed Camera
Replies: 14
Views: 6687

Re: Westwood Hill Speed Camera

@broken_sharman - number of fines is not an indicator of success. It does not take into account those who changed their behaviour as a result of the signage and other information about. It also depends on how much money spent on active enforcement. It will be interesting to understand the impact tho...