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  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodla...

Oh well. Thanks to those who expressed concern. It will probably lay the foundation for when the gravehuggers come back to the council in about 5 years asking to tear down the play equipment and rip u...
Decker SE23 Topics 133 50,571 19-06-2017, 05:09 PM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodla...

Ummmm I think he is exercising his Democratic right to suggest an alternative use of the land as a resident of the area. Your claim that all of the land, including football pitches, play area and a...
Decker SE23 Topics 133 50,571 14-06-2017, 10:18 AM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodla...

The real question is why do they need to be buried in Central London? Secondly, on public land? Surely if the desire is so great to have them in Central London why don't people buy private land an...
Decker SE23 Topics 133 50,571 13-06-2017, 02:39 PM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodla...

So its pretty black and white then. This is purely public land.
Decker SE23 Topics 133 50,571 13-06-2017, 01:49 PM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodla...

Who actually owns the land? Southwark Council I'm assuming. So it's public land. What agreement if any does Camberwell Cemetery have with them? Do they have any legal entitlement to it? Or is it just ...
Decker SE23 Topics 133 50,571 13-06-2017, 01:34 PM
  Thread: First time buyer - Greystead Road Flats...
Post: RE: First time buyer - Greystead Road Flats...

This is why we want council owned / managed flats (when tax payers money is involved) and not private landlords. They actually take care of the issue with their residents and have a lot of powe...
Decker SE23 Topics 11 5,554 03-04-2017, 03:14 PM
  Thread: Bin men get up early, don't they?
Post: RE: Bin men get up early, don't they?

Try new York where all the trucks, bin men, construction vehicles etc. come out at 3am. 6am for a major metropolitan city is completely normal.
Decker SE23 Topics 9 3,306 14-03-2017, 10:38 AM
  Thread: Changes to bin collections
Post: RE: Changes to bin collections

Small black bin once a week was ridiculous. Now once a fortnight? Laughable. When 50% of your council tax goes towards housing and looking after people on benefits (and set to rise to over 60%+) ...
Decker SE23 Topics 10 4,071 26-02-2017, 11:11 PM
  Thread: Music in St Davids Coffee Shop
Post: RE: Music in St Davids Coffee Shop

Cafe wars! Unemployed freelancers on their Apple Macs vs the Mum's with prams vs the people that just want to eat bacon!
Decker Businesses & Services 17 6,257 10-02-2017, 05:06 PM
  Thread: Advice about moving to Forest Hill
Post: RE: Advice about moving to Forest Hill

They need to adopt the Wandsworth Council model. Siblings only have a priority up to a certain distance. Eg: 1 mile. After that you no longer have priority (Wandsworth is 800m).
Decker SE23 Topics 22 11,049 18-01-2017, 04:01 PM
  Thread: Advice about moving to Forest Hill
Post: RE: Advice about moving to Forest Hill

Don't trust the real estate agents. Download the Lewisham school admissions report that have the actual exact distance measurement from the school. The catchment areas in Forest Hill are tiny. And are...
Decker SE23 Topics 22 11,049 13-01-2017, 09:41 AM
  Thread: Manor Mount one-way system
Post: RE: Manor Mount one-way system

The cars coming down Manor Mount start and end in the same location as if they took the South Circular. You are not taking traffic off the South Circular are you? It's not that hard to understand. ...
Decker SE23 Topics 123 52,995 25-11-2016, 12:57 PM
  Thread: Manor Mount one-way system
Post: RE: Manor Mount one-way system

Yes. All it does is move the traffic jam off the South Circular on to a local road. It doesn't help anything. In fact is probably makes it worse because then the South Circular won't flow as well
Decker SE23 Topics 123 52,995 24-11-2016, 01:39 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Yes there's only 2 tph from new cross that aren't ours. So it does not work. And they are on another platform.
Decker SE23 Topics 61 27,398 09-11-2016, 11:06 AM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

TFL wants to take over Southern. Sadiq Khan, head of TFL needs to build a shedload of housing. He can't do that in Forest Hill. The areas he can do that in are Croydon and beyond. Honestly, I wou...
Decker SE23 Topics 61 27,398 08-11-2016, 10:17 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Reading the consultation, it says Thameslink might stop at Norwood Junction. If this happens, I think the proposals might be OK. Because it will alleviate a massive amount of pressure on Forest Hill. ...
Decker SE23 Topics 61 27,398 01-11-2016, 12:32 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Has anyone thought about making some flyers or handouts to give out at Forest Hill station? The advertising for this consultation is abysmal. One poster hidden on the platform. I bet it's different at...
Decker SE23 Topics 61 27,398 26-10-2016, 04:24 PM
  Thread: NCT classes Forest Hill
Post: RE: NCT classes Forest Hill

They are worth it just to meet other middle class families who live in the area. (which is almost impossible to do until you start attending school). In terms of the classes themselves, well that...
Decker SE23 Topics 4 2,696 26-10-2016, 04:16 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Absolute devastating. We have already had the covert cuts over the years (6 down to 5). Most recently around June we lost the 8:30?am to London Bridge. Which you thought would be the final straw. Now...
Decker SE23 Topics 61 27,398 02-10-2016, 12:15 PM
  Thread: Noisy drug addict & dealer argument (Devonshire Road)
Post: RE: Noisy drug addict & dealer argument (Devonshir...

Once the police get to know them and know they aren't a physical threat to anyone or themselves, they won't even bother coming out. Just ask the residents of Canonbie Road. Although I haven't heard an...
Decker SE23 Topics 12 5,952 05-09-2016, 10:19 AM
  Thread: Noisy party last night
Post: RE: Noisy party last night

Sunday night party? Sadistic! Just hope it's a once off. Even if you have some recourse with the council, it's probably not worth the hassle unless it happens again. Otherwise they do have ...
Decker SE23 Topics 3 2,824 15-08-2016, 03:50 PM
  Thread: Manor Mount one-way system
Post: RE: Manor Mount one-way system

Don't worry everyone who lives in the area thinks it should stay the way it is. It would be absolute chaos any other way. Opening it would not have any positively effects what so ever. But would ha...
Decker SE23 Topics 123 52,995 02-08-2016, 07:51 PM
  Thread: Train Disruption Due to Sinkhole on Track
Post: RE: Train Disruption Due to Sinkhole on Track

It's nice to live in an age where we have the capability to work from home :)
Decker SE23 Topics 20 9,672 19-07-2016, 11:29 AM
  Thread: Am I going crazy or has there been a chainsaw noise the last few nights?
Post: Am I going crazy or has there been a chainsaw nois...

I can sort of hear it off in the distance. I'm assuming it must be late night Road works
Decker SE23 Topics 5 3,095 13-07-2016, 10:20 PM
  Thread: Please sign the petition Remove the franchise for Southern Rail from Govia Thameslink
Post: RE: Please sign the petition Remove the franchise ...

Yeah the London Bridge commute is far more bearable than CW. Almost always get a seat. Can enjoy a coffee as well. Not to mention I can actually breathe. The overground airflow / air conditioning is d...
Decker SE23 Topics 18 8,692 06-07-2016, 08:44 AM
  Thread: Please sign the petition Remove the franchise for Southern Rail from Govia Thameslink
Post: RE: Please sign the petition Remove the franchise ...

New Timetable is out. Following trains are cancelled from forest hill Morning peak 6:45am to London Bridge 8:09am to London Bridge That's all I could find.
Decker SE23 Topics 18 8,692 05-07-2016, 01:58 PM
  Thread: Please sign the petition Remove the franchise for Southern Rail from Govia Thameslink
Post: RE: Please sign the petition Remove the franchise ...

No point for us really. This dispute and the people most affected are people who rely on regional Southern services. Specifically those that rely on train conductors. Which none of our trains have. ...
Decker SE23 Topics 18 8,692 05-07-2016, 11:15 AM
  Thread: Racist attacks on HOP restaurants
Post: RE: Racist attacks on HOP restaurants

I think I saw a shop in Forest Hill with the window smashed a month ago or so. It happens. I wouldn't say they are racially motivated unless proven so.
Decker SE23 Topics 8 5,648 29-06-2016, 10:17 AM
  Thread: Burglars about - Garthorne Rd
Post: RE: Burglars about - Garthorne Rd

Glad you and your family are OK! Probably a good thing they found some items and didn't get more desperate and head upstairs. But extreme but a friend of mine recently put CCTV in his house...
Decker SE23 Topics 16 6,200 04-03-2016, 11:29 AM
  Thread: Mr Dowd MP
Post: RE: Mr Dowd MP

Looking at my email history it took him 3 weeks to respond both times. However these were generic statement replies that would have taken his aid 2 seconds to respond to.
Decker SE23 Topics 14 6,032 02-03-2016, 09:48 AM
  Thread: EU Funding
Post: RE: A Vision for Forest Hill

I don't think it was their intention to bring up EU politics. But there's definitely no confusing what side of the debate you stand on. And just FYI our net contribution to the EU is £8bn. Not £16bn.
Decker Wider Topics 2 1,717 22-02-2016, 03:26 PM
  Thread: Move to Forest Hill
Post: RE: Move to Forest Hill

Amazing area. Good luck finding a house though. Huge shortage especially anywhere near the good schools. You will probably have to go a couple Streets further away from Church Rise. If you need to thi...
Decker SE23 Topics 6 5,781 26-01-2016, 09:45 AM
  Thread: Manor Mount one-way system
Post: RE: Manor Mount one-way system

Having it open doesn't solve anything because it just relocates a traffic problem from a main road, to a residential street that also has an ambulance depot on it. Basically traffic backs up all the w...
Decker SE23 Topics 123 52,995 12-01-2016, 02:24 PM
  Thread: Sainsburys Forest Hill School Children Ban
Post: RE: Sainsburys Forest Hill School Children Ban

Can we all just leave this? It's clear school uniform bans are common place in London and they are there for a reason. Resources are scarce enough, why would a school put a teacher in the store? Your ...
Decker SE23 Topics 75 33,370 15-12-2015, 09:04 AM
  Thread: Sainsburys Forest Hill School Children Ban
Post: RE: Sainsburys Forest Hill School Children Ban

My guess is that it's spoiled for everyone by a few bad eggs. My second guess is the school is powerless to do anything. Hence why Sainsburys has done this for so long. As far as I'm concerned, S...
Decker SE23 Topics 75 33,370 09-12-2015, 06:05 PM
  Thread: The Hob Closed
Post: RE: The Hob Closed

I enjoyed it. Food is really good. I had a burger, friend had the chicken. They do skin on thicker chips and I think the burger comes with skinnier chips which I really liked. I think it's ...
Decker SE23 Topics 125 63,233 27-11-2015, 11:45 AM
  Thread: Abuse at forest hill station Perry vale side
Post: RE: Abuse at forest hill station Perry vale side

That's horrible. Sorry to hear. I've seen it before at other stations though. People just walking up to the barriers, yelling at the staff to open them, abusing them and they just open it....
Decker SE23 Topics 20 11,937 12-11-2015, 11:43 AM
  Thread: Motor Bike Maniac around Forest Hill
Post: RE: Motor Bike Maniac around Forest Hill

We live in a reactionary society. Something will only be done if a child is struck down and killed first.
Decker SE23 Topics 8 6,428 02-11-2015, 02:40 PM
  Thread: Consultation on Controlled Parking Zone in Forest Hill
Post: RE: Consultation on Controlled Parking Zone in For...

If Devonshire Rd gets CPZ you can probably expect the property values to go up significantly. That Street currently is just a wall of noise and chaos all day long. Must be horrible for the residents.
Decker SE23 Topics 127 69,247 29-10-2015, 05:07 PM
  Thread: The Hob Closed
Post: RE: The Hob

Someone give me a burger! I'm dying to try it.
Decker SE23 Topics 125 63,233 29-10-2015, 05:05 PM
  Thread: The Capitol - anti-social behaviour
Post: RE: The Capitol - anti-social behaviour

You could conceivably go in to any pub in London on a bad night and come across people like this. And nothing directly happened to you either than someone disrupting your conversation, 30 minutes ...
Decker SE23 Topics 10 6,596 29-10-2015, 05:04 PM
  Thread: Extra Trains on Overground - eventually
Post: RE: Extra Trains on Overground - eventually

As part of the redevelopment of London Bridge, Forest Hill was suppose to get an additional 2 trains per hour from London Bridge. However, given this year's congestion at LB I wouldn't be surpris...
Decker SE23 Topics 20 10,168 13-10-2015, 11:52 PM
  Thread: Consultation on Controlled Parking Zone in Forest Hill
Post: RE: Consultation on Controlled Parking Zone in For...

Bring it on. The less people from outside Forest Hill that can park in the area and contribute nothing to the area while creating parking and traffic problems to the actual residents would be wel...
Decker SE23 Topics 127 69,247 12-10-2015, 11:08 AM
  Thread: Burglaries in FH
Post: RE: Burglaries in FH

I'd say the majority of burglaries are just because the 2nd lock is not locked. You might as well leave your door wide open if you don't lock it. I think if you do that, chances are they wil...
Decker SE23 Topics 22 11,096 12-10-2015, 11:03 AM
  Thread: Why is Forest Hill station so busy?
Post: RE: Why is Forest Hill station so busy?

What? I think you've totally read them wrong. The ladies in the booth are lovely. And overpriced? It's £1.80 for a coffee. That's insanely cheap. And it's good coffee too. Honestly they are probabl...
Decker SE23 Topics 22 12,130 08-10-2015, 05:35 PM
  Thread: Why is Forest Hill station so busy?
Post: RE: Why is Forest Hill station so busy?

Also has to have something to do with the changing demographic. Used to be hardly any suits 6 years ago. Last 2 years the number of suits/city workers seems to have just ballooned. My guess is sinc...
Decker SE23 Topics 22 12,130 08-10-2015, 05:15 PM
  Thread: The Hob Closed
Post: RE: The Hob

Seems reasonable. Does anyone know what's upstairs? Is it a dining area?
Decker SE23 Topics 125 63,233 07-10-2015, 02:40 PM
  Thread: Manor Mount one-way system
Post: RE: Manor Mount one-way system

So if you take a photo or video of these people and send it to the police, can they do anything? If they can I'll do it from now on if I see it.
Decker SE23 Topics 123 52,995 02-10-2015, 01:09 PM
  Thread: Man spotted carrying a knife
Post: RE: Man spotted carrying a knife

Fox comment was hilarious. And you're right, there's no victim in this story, so there's nothing wrong with a little humour!
Decker SE23 Topics 25 10,077 30-09-2015, 05:22 PM
  Thread: The Hob Closed
Post: RE: The Hob

I've got a feeling this pub is going to be a massive success. It will be interesting to see what vibe they go for.
Decker SE23 Topics 125 63,233 24-09-2015, 05:11 PM
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