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  Thread: Honor Oak Park (local advise)
Post: RE: Honor Oak Park (local advise)

The Met Police have some advice on crime prevention here: https://www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/
152047 SE23 Topics 3 4,564 19-10-2019, 09:10 PM
  Thread: Let's have a Flash Referendum - Not a Flash Election
Post: RE: Let's have a Flash Referendum - Not a Flash El...

You are quite right, my apologies. You didn't run that argument but plenty of remainers have. I will stick with my view that the gist of your suggestion is that you think the referendum doesn't co...
152047 Wider Topics 5 5,984 14-09-2019, 02:37 PM
  Thread: Let's have a Flash Referendum - Not a Flash Election
Post: RE: Let's have a Flash Referendum - Not a Flash El...

You are quite right, my apologies. You didn't run that argument but plenty of remainers have. I will stick with my view that the gist of your suggestion is that you think the referendum doesn't co...
152047 Wider Topics 5 5,984 14-09-2019, 02:37 PM
  Thread: Let's have a Flash Referendum - Not a Flash Election
Post: RE: Let's have a Flash Referendum - Not a Flash El...

You are quite right, my apologies. You didn't run that argument but plenty of remainers[/code] have. I will stick with my view that the gist of your suggestion is that you think the referendum doe...
152047 Wider Topics 5 5,984 14-09-2019, 02:35 PM
  Thread: Let's have a Flash Referendum - Not a Flash Election
Post: RE: Let's have a Flash Referendum - Not a Flash El...

I represent a minority in FH but voted to leave. As you know the referendum question was should we leave or stay. It wasn't should we leave if we get a good deal. The majority voted to leave. ...
152047 Wider Topics 5 5,984 14-09-2019, 08:35 AM
  Thread: Tree felling in Sydenham Hill Wood
Post: RE: Tree felling in Sydenham Hill Wood

Despite Lewisham constantly saying cuts have left them chronically short of cash they seem to be remarkably free and easy with the chain saw. I have often noticed tree work being done for no appare...
152047 SE23 Topics 5 5,661 06-08-2019, 09:40 PM
  Thread: Feedback on the Horniman ideas for the future of the Museum and Gardens
Post: RE: Feedback on the Horniman ideas for the future ...

"I fear they will no longer be a place of peace, tranquility and sanctuary" Well you could say that Camberwell Old Cemetery was just such an oasis before the redevelopment by Southwark that you wer...
152047 SE23 Topics 12 9,985 28-06-2019, 01:53 PM
  Thread: Bird identification
Post: RE: Bird identification

Looks like a House Sparrow and most likely if is nesting in the eaves. The other local bird with a reddish top to the head is a female Blackcap but I think the recent hard winters have reduced their ...
152047 SE23 Topics 3 3,876 02-04-2019, 01:02 PM
  Thread: Flats plan revealed for green with unlawful fence in Honor Oak
Post: RE: Flats plan revealed for green with unlawful fe...

You only have to look at what happened with the Tyson Road site to see what will happen here. I think about 4 of the TPO trees were lost after planning permission was granted including one of the o...
152047 SE23 Topics 6 7,379 23-02-2019, 09:54 AM
  Thread: Falcon in SE23
Post: RE: Falcon in SE23

I have heard a Tawny Owl three or four times since August near the Devonshire Road Nature Reserve which suggests it is not just hipsters who having been moving to HOP in recent years.
152047 SE23 Topics 8 6,577 02-02-2019, 10:27 PM
  Thread: Democracy review
Post: RE: Democracy review

If this consultation is like every other Lewisham consultation the questions will be skewed to give the answer that the Council want. You don't need a survey to work out that one party has run the ...
152047 SE23 Topics 4 4,112 30-01-2019, 10:55 PM
  Thread: Demolition of Bell Green Gas Holders
Post: RE: Demolition of Bell Green Gas Holders

I have always felt that the Livesey building is a rare architectural joy of FH sadly blighted by the GHs behind. A sensitive redevelopment could bring the Livesey out of the shadows and enhance the e...
152047 SE23 Topics 27 23,802 29-06-2018, 09:14 PM
  Thread: Demolition of Bell Green Gas Holders
Post: RE: Bell Green Gasometers

Why the obsession with preserving ugly redundant structures? Tear them down and let's have some useful in their place.
152047 SE23 Topics 27 23,802 28-06-2018, 01:03 AM
  Thread: Roadworks on Dartmouth Road - will they ever finish?
Post: RE: Roadworks on Dartmouth Road - will they ever f...

Total incompetence from Lewisham and the party that had run Lewisham for the last 40 years. Quite why this work was commissioned in the first place given the state of the roads in Lewisham is quite...
152047 SE23 Topics 29 27,617 24-04-2018, 11:20 PM
  Thread: Sydenham & Forest Hill CND Annual Spring Plant Fair
Post: RE: Sydenham & Forest Hill CND Annual Spring Plant...

It's like living in Russia or North Korea - we know who is going to win the election before it even takes place.
152047 SE23 Topics 1 4,038 18-04-2018, 06:36 PM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodla...

Are duels still legal?
152047 SE23 Topics 133 97,439 21-06-2017, 08:45 PM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodla...

"kept for the purpose intended" Not the most convincing of arguments. Life moves on, the needs of communities change. If we took your approach we would still be driving peasants from the Royal ...
152047 SE23 Topics 133 97,439 15-03-2017, 11:14 PM
  Thread: Plans to develop land at Whitbread Rd & adjacent to Honor Oak Park station
Post: RE: Plans to develop land at Whitbread Rd & adjace...

Not in favour myself. I would agree with the comments about the website being rubbish. I gave up it was so difficult to navigate. Feels like an exercise in navel gazing by a self-appointed elit...
152047 SE23 Topics 3 5,387 04-01-2017, 02:22 PM
  Thread: Manor Mount one-way system
Post: RE: Manor Mount one-way system

If it was compulsory to have a tracking device in every vehicle a number of solutions become possible. You would automatically fine vehicle owners for infringing the following rules. Two way but o...
152047 SE23 Topics 123 98,828 30-11-2016, 05:58 PM
  Thread: Chandos Pub
Post: RE: Chandos Pub

I love pubs even the ones where all the locals give you the eye the first time you walk in with that "you're not from around here" look. However, I am going to nail my colours to the mast here and ...
152047 SE23 Topics 27 25,837 06-07-2016, 01:14 PM
  Thread: Racist attacks on HOP restaurants
Post: RE: Racist attacks on HOP restaurants

Growing up in Merrie England many years ago we used to live on the route home from the only pub in the village. Every once in a while we would find something lobbed over the fence like a road sign ...
152047 SE23 Topics 8 9,016 29-06-2016, 01:49 PM
  Thread: Southern rail strike
Post: RE: Southern rail strike

Is it possible to remove the RMT's franchise and bring them under commuter control? The union boys (why is it always men who run rail unions?) say that this dispute is about health and safety. Tha...
152047 SE23 Topics 23 22,594 22-06-2016, 08:59 PM
  Thread: Devonshire Road / S. Circular works
Post: RE: Devonshire Road / S. Circular works

Thanks for bringing some clarity to the issue.
152047 SE23 Topics 4 5,696 07-06-2016, 08:17 PM
  Thread: Devonshire Road / S. Circular works
Post: RE: Devonshire Road / S. Circular works

A masterpiece of bureaucratic goobledygook. What exactly does paragraph 3(a) mean? Perhaps they should just have posted a plan.
152047 SE23 Topics 4 5,696 07-06-2016, 01:31 PM
  Thread: Cycle Hub for Forest Hill, Kirkdale and Sydenham
Post: RE: Cycle Hub for Forest Hill, Kirkdale and Sydenh...

We live close to a massively over-subscribed local primary where the catchment area is down to a couple of hundred metres or so. It is therefore just a little surprising to see just how many childr...
152047 SE23 Topics 6 7,413 06-06-2016, 09:47 PM
  Thread: Mr Dowd MP
Post: RE: Mr Dowd MP

Perhaps he has gone part-time. He has been in the job for a very long time and like many elderly workers perhaps he is winding down with a view to retirement. The MP for Dulwich seems much more ac...
152047 SE23 Topics 14 11,550 03-03-2016, 07:39 AM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Camberwell Cemetery Woodland

Err, I may have lost my mind but in the survey document prioduced by Southwark's surveyor the key to the plan splits the site into three categories: 1) established woodland; 2) dense scrub/immatur...
152047 SE23 Topics 133 97,439 19-02-2016, 06:11 PM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Camberwell Cemetery Woodland

Dear Roz You are welcome to your views and it has already been mentioned that 22% are in favour of burial. One in five is a reasonable enough number of supporters, you only need to ask Steve Bullo...
152047 SE23 Topics 133 97,439 16-02-2016, 09:53 PM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Camberwell Cemetery Woodland

Southwark is run by Labour. The burial policy is a local Labour policy. The reason why is it is Labour policy is because 1) they consider poorer members of the community would be particularly di...
152047 SE23 Topics 133 97,439 12-02-2016, 02:14 PM
  Thread: Council's Plans for Camberwell Cemetery Woodland
Post: RE: Camberwell Cemetery Woodland

I am not sure I agree with you Samuelsen The Labour councillors who run Southwark are pushing through this plan for their own narrow political interests and the fact that the site is on the edge of...
152047 SE23 Topics 133 97,439 11-02-2016, 10:42 PM
  Thread: Manor Mount one-way system
Post: RE: Manor Mount one-way system

I am with Devonish on this one and I don't think that the arguments against making Manor Mount two way are really that convincing. The best argument for keeping Manor Mount one way is probably that...
152047 SE23 Topics 123 98,828 18-01-2016, 02:36 PM
  Thread: Crystal Palace videos from the Londonist
Post: RE: Crystal Palace videos from the Londonist

Thanks, I have often craned my neck over the parapet hoping for a good view but I didn't realise quite what I was missing. I suppose if Boris's Chinese friends ever get to build their plastic palace ...
152047 Wider Topics 6 7,970 06-01-2016, 09:06 PM
  Thread: Eastbound traffic on South Circular Road
Post: RE: Eastbound traffic on South Circular Road

I have to drive through Catford to get to Eltham in rush hour on a fairly regular basis and have now tried most of the available options. The traffic into Catford along the south circular is bad an...
152047 Wider Topics 10 12,715 07-12-2015, 02:43 PM
  Thread: Sainsburys Forest Hill School Children Ban
Post: RE: Sainsburys School Children Ban

If you run a business and people steal from you then you should be entitled to take appropriate security measures. With a group, any group, milling around an aisle it is not possible for the camera...
152047 SE23 Topics 75 62,669 04-12-2015, 09:26 AM
  Thread: Housing Shortage
Post: RE: Taymount Grange Planning Proposal

Perryman, you are of course right. You only have to look at Switzerland to see that. Although outside the EU as a member of the EEA they currently accept freedom of movement for EU citizens. If...
152047 Wider Topics 6 6,181 02-12-2015, 02:16 PM
  Thread: Housing Shortage
Post: RE: Taymount Grange Planning Proposal

It is a good question. - Clearly some people are living on the street but I don't think anymore than 30 years ago. - Large numbers of would be house buyers have been priced out the market and ...
152047 Wider Topics 6 6,181 01-12-2015, 11:31 PM
  Thread: Proposed New Homes at Eliot Bank & Knapdale Close
Post: RE: Proposed New Homes at Eliot Bank & Knapdale Cl...

"The scheme is formed from underused open-space ..." I thought that the purpose of open space was to provide open space. It is a pity that Lewisham doesn't have the honesty to say something like...
152047 SE23 Topics 43 40,257 27-10-2015, 08:53 PM
  Thread: Fox feeders at it again
Post: RE: Fox feeders at it again

Nice try but no. Indeed, applying human values and sentiment to a wild animal whilst ignoring zoology is the reason why we can't behave logically on this subject.
152047 SE23 Topics 61 51,443 24-09-2015, 10:52 PM
  Thread: Fox feeders at it again
Post: RE: Fox feeders at it again

Well passions are running high. I wonder if in retrospect the anti-fox hunting bandwagon threw the baby out with the bath water. Not many would champion cruelty to animals but the fox seems to ha...
152047 SE23 Topics 61 51,443 24-09-2015, 10:04 PM
  Thread: Anti Social Behaviour in FH & HO
Post: RE: Anti Social Behaviour in FH & HO

In the interests of balance let's not forget the way in which some on the left use the word "Tory" in an aggressively pejorative manner. Also criticising people for being called Tarquin or whatever...
152047 SE23 Topics 78 60,443 18-09-2015, 01:37 PM
  Thread: Anti Social Behaviour in FH & HO
Post: RE: Anti Social Behaviour in FH & HO Question

It is a pretty good area. Most residents are the decent and friendly type. There are a few issues but if you trawl this forum you will see most of them discussed.
152047 SE23 Topics 78 60,443 15-09-2015, 01:21 PM
  Thread: Street Trees Map
Post: RE: Street Trees Map

I think that there have been a number of health studies that show that people live healthier lives in urban areas that have more trees. Sure, no one wants a 100 foot monster outside their window pl...
152047 Wider Topics 33 22,877 10-09-2015, 01:46 PM
  Thread: Lewisham Council consultation on changes to waste and recycling
Post: RE: Lewisham Council consultation on changes to wa...

I think that if you live in a flat (as lots of Lewisham residents do especially in the north of the borough) you will be able to use fewer bins. However, due to the mixing issue I guess the contents ...
152047 Wider Topics 5 7,419 10-09-2015, 08:14 AM
  Thread: Lewisham Council consultation on changes to waste and recycling
Post: RE: Lewisham Council consultation on changes to wa...

Consultation? I think Jim Royle would reply with his famous catchphrase. Lewisham's idea of consultation is akin to the use of the word democratic in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. ...
152047 Wider Topics 5 7,419 09-09-2015, 01:25 PM
  Thread: Hedgehogs
Post: RE: Hedgehogs

Well, there are a few. My neighbour feeds one (along with the foxes!) and I have heard one snoring in one of the log/leaf piles in my garden. Having said that there can't be that many otherwise you ...
152047 SE23 Topics 9 9,283 19-08-2015, 01:36 PM
  Thread: Flooding in Honor Oak Rd
Post: RE: Flooding Honor Oak Rd

Surely our local councillors should be sorting this out?
152047 SE23 Topics 17 15,139 25-06-2015, 10:25 PM
  Thread: Red Kite
Post: Red Kite

For anyone interested in rare visitors to our patch there is a red kite soaring over the railway line between HOP and FH.
152047 SE23 Topics 1 3,639 21-06-2015, 01:34 PM
  Thread: Southwark 20 mph speed limit
Post: Southwark 20 mph speed limit

I get the distinct impression that 99% of road users are ignoring the new 20 mph speed limit. Having been in favour of a lower speed now I am not so sure it was a wise idea. It is never a good thi...
152047 Wider Topics 8 10,407 15-06-2015, 01:37 PM
  Thread: 36 Honor Oak Road (ex Hamilton Lodge Care Home)
Post: RE: 36 Honor Oak Road (ex Hamilton Lodge Care Home...

If you submit an FOI request to Lewisham you need to be persistent. They may try and use the statutory exemptions to block your application without being too scrupulous about whether they actually ...
152047 SE23 Topics 224 192,101 03-06-2015, 10:23 PM
  Thread: Swifts - locally extinct?
Post: RE: Swifts - locally extinct?

It is good to hear that they are around. It must just be the group that we used to have in our street is absent which is a shame as I prefer that sound of summer to the chimes of the 99. On the pl...
152047 Wider Topics 15 13,927 21-05-2015, 09:53 PM
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