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  Thread: Community Fibre Broadband.
Post: RE: Community Fibre Broadband.

There is a difference between the space outside the curtilage of the property, to which you would normally have no rights, and the space within the curtilage of the property. Don't assume i lay claim...
BigED SE23 Topics 13 4,075 19-10-2023, 09:43 AM
  Thread: Capitol up for sale again
Post: RE: Capitol up for sale again

Full of randoms tonight. It's packed.
BigED SE23 Topics 21 12,201 14-10-2023, 09:00 PM
  Thread: Capitol up for sale again
Post: RE: Capitol up for sale again

Closing down Sunday 15 October. Get your cheapbeer and bad food while you can, and admire the amazing interior. Who knows if we'll ever get to see it again. Lovely building. I'm no fan of spoons but ...
BigED SE23 Topics 21 12,201 06-10-2023, 09:08 AM
  Thread: Community Fibre Broadband.
Post: RE: Community Fibre Broadband.

It's additional to any lines you already have. And if there are no lines going across the front of your home and suddenly there are some, with no notice or consultation, you might feel a bit annoyed....
BigED SE23 Topics 13 4,075 06-10-2023, 09:05 AM
  Thread: Community Fibre Broadband.
Post: RE: Community Fibre Broadband.

Depending on where you are, CF MAY need to run cables arlt first-floor height from telegraph poles. These will cut across the front of your or your neighbours' properties. May not please your neighbou...
BigED SE23 Topics 13 4,075 01-10-2023, 08:52 AM
  Thread: Shannon's Garden Centre closing down
Post: Shannon's Garden Centre closing down

Shannon's is closing down - in September if there is any stock left but things are going fast. 30% off, cash only. Will be sad to see it go. 33 years in FH and one of the last decent sized independe...
BigED Businesses & Services 0 3,579 25-08-2022, 12:55 PM
  Thread: SE23 pubs - use them or lose them
Post: SE23 pubs - use them or lose them

As if pubs weren't under enough of a threat already, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated things dramatically. In SE23, the Sylvan Posts has stayed shut, the Dartmouth Arms is apparently up for...
BigED SE23 Topics 2 3,421 20-08-2020, 09:43 AM
  Thread: Any launderettes open?
Post: RE: Any launderettes open?

The Santaram laundrette on Brockley Rise is still open. 13 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, London SE23 1JG Near the junction of Stanstead Road and Cranston Rd/Brockley Rise. I have to warn yout that ...
BigED SE23 Topics 1 2,693 29-04-2020, 10:51 AM
  Thread: Blythe Hill Tavern in top Irish Pubs in London
Post: RE: Blythe Hill Tavern in top Irish Pubs in London

A fine pub, indeed. Great pub garden, extensive selection of cider and the best stout for miles.
BigED Businesses & Services 2 8,770 29-07-2019, 02:09 PM
  Thread: Forest Hill Pools
Post: RE: Forest Hill Pools

I'm guessing not.
BigED Businesses & Services 6 12,271 01-07-2019, 01:52 PM
  Thread: elachi gone
Post: RE: elachi gone

It all seems to have stalled at the new premises. But at the old Elachi site, the scaffolding and hoardings have gone up. At the old site, there is also a planning application/change of use noti...
BigED Businesses & Services 3 10,198 01-07-2019, 01:49 PM
  Thread: Forest Hill Pools
Post: RE: Forest Hill Pools

Are there any more updates on the condition of FH pools and regarding the remedial plan?
BigED Businesses & Services 6 12,271 20-05-2019, 12:33 PM
  Thread: The Hill, 45-47, Dartmouth Road, London
Post: RE: The Hill, 45-47, Dartmouth Road, London

Really nobody knows? Oh well. It would be good to have a bit more quality competition in the local pub market. I don't want to see them closing down and turned into flats - far better that they are...
BigED Businesses & Services 3 11,113 20-05-2019, 12:25 PM
  Thread: TfL reverses decision to close Honor Oak Park ticket office
Post: RE: TfL reverses decision to close Honor Oak Park ...

Woo-hoo. Some good-ish news. We'll see what the detail suggests for ticket office staffing times.
BigED SE23 Topics 5 5,502 25-04-2019, 05:48 PM
  Thread: Aldi to take over the former Toys R Us store at Bell Green
Post: RE: Aldi to take over the former Toys R Us store a...

Long article in The Guardian (well, on the website) yesterday about Aldi and how it crept up on the established UK supermarkets... https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/05/long-read-aldi-di...
BigED Wider Topics 8 10,691 06-03-2019, 04:43 PM
  Thread: No WaTeR
Post: RE: No WaTeR

Sunday midday ish, there was a major leak on the south circular near Horniman (the same kind of area that bursts every few months - presumably a major weak area in the network as they seem to be forev...
BigED SE23 Topics 2 3,613 28-01-2019, 07:15 PM
  Thread: Aldi to take over the former Toys R Us store at Bell Green
Post: RE: Aldi to take over the former Toys R Us store a...

No sign of any developments yet at the old Toys R Us store at Bell Green. Anyone have updates on this, Aldi or otherwise?
BigED Wider Topics 8 10,691 28-01-2019, 07:10 PM
  Thread: elachi gone
Post: RE: elachi gone

I was under the impression that Elachi was moving round the corner to take the Dewaniam site. There was a flurry of building work in the old Dewaniam premises towards the end of 2018 but it seems to ...
BigED Businesses & Services 3 10,198 28-01-2019, 07:08 PM
  Thread: Falcon in SE23
Post: RE: Falcon in SE23

Well I hope the owls and falcons head over to the local allotments and try to keep down the local rat population.
BigED SE23 Topics 8 6,781 24-01-2019, 05:59 PM
  Thread: Christmas Tree Recycling Points
Post: RE: Christmas Tree Recycling Points

On a related Christmas tree subject. Our tree turned out to be infested with giant conifer aphids - we only realised when we saw them crawling along the skirting board and then found they were in the...
BigED SE23 Topics 4 5,671 03-01-2019, 01:15 PM
  Thread: Recycling bins missing
Post: RE: Recycling bins missing

We put numbers on our bins and still our grey bin went missing a year or so ago. I trailed round all the neighbouring streets looking for it to no avail. Ordered a replacement from the council and i...
BigED SE23 Topics 2 3,690 12-12-2018, 11:50 AM
  Thread: Home Accessories becomes Costa Coffee
Post: RE: Home Accessories to become Costa Coffee

It does look a bit quiet, but that may be when I am going past. Maybe the footfall isn't quite what they thought it would be. Anyone know what is happening with the rest of the old Home Accessorie...
BigED Businesses & Services 13 19,238 12-12-2018, 11:47 AM
  Thread: Lost water pressure in Eliot Bank
Post: RE: Lost water pressure in Eliot Bank

Water pressure seemed fine this morning in Perry Vale ward area. You could try checking Thames Water's website for known problems before reporting it to them.
BigED SE23 Topics 1 3,608 05-12-2018, 12:33 PM
  Thread: Businesses on Stanstead Road / Brockley Rise
Post: Businesses on Stanstead Road / Brockley Rise

This corner really needs to reach a critical mass of businesses that attract customers and survive more than a few weeks. Anyone tried the new pizza place, PizzArte? I don't think SE23 is short o...
BigED Businesses & Services 1 8,047 23-11-2018, 06:08 PM
  Thread: Perry Vale Ward - low water pressure?
Post: RE: Perry Vale Ward - low water pressure?

Yes - pressure was low yesterday. Seemed fine this morning.
BigED SE23 Topics 2 4,394 23-11-2018, 06:02 PM
  Thread: Proposed Conservation Area: Perry Vale ‘Christmas’ houses and further north
Post: RE: Proposed Conservation Area: Perry Vale ‘Christ...

Genuinely interesting information in the documentation about the history of the Perry streets and the conservation area. Consultation closes today so if you want your say, don't delay...
BigED SE23 Topics 2 5,013 23-10-2018, 11:52 AM
  Thread: Vintage fair, Sunday 21 Oct 2018, St Dunstan's College, Catford
Post: Vintage fair, Sunday 21 Oct 2018, St Dunstan's Col...

Hello all For those interested in vintage and mid-century furniture, homeware, clothing, etc., there is a vintage fair run by So Last Century taking place on Sunday 21 October 2018 at St. Dunstan's C...
BigED Offered, Wanted, Lost & Found 0 2,240 19-10-2018, 12:31 PM
  Thread: 66-room hotel planned for All Inn One site, Perry Vale
Post: RE: 66-room hotel planned for All Inn One site, Pe...

I can't help but wonder about parking for both planned hotels. It's unlikely that they would have no space for parking but it's not clear from this concept picture where the cars would go.
BigED SE23 Topics 5 7,992 11-10-2018, 12:11 PM
  Thread: Dartmouth Road work contacts
Post: RE: Dartmouth Road work contacts

I would have thought that the local councillors would be a good place to start. They are more likely to get a response from council officers and contractors than Joe Public.
BigED SE23 Topics 3 5,029 11-10-2018, 12:08 PM
  Thread: Bell Green retail park rat population booming
Post: RE: Bell Green retail park rat population booming

Update. Reported via Fixmystreet. Sainsbury's have been in touch (very promptly). Feedback via Fixmystreet: “Sainsbury have replied.The Rentokil pest contactors have confirmed the main reason fo...
BigED SE23 Topics 4 10,971 20-08-2018, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Bell Green retail park rat population booming
Post: RE: Bell Green retail park rat population booming

Yes, I reported it via Fixmystreet. It comes under Lewisham.
BigED SE23 Topics 4 10,971 15-08-2018, 03:04 PM
  Thread: Bell Green retail park rat population booming
Post: Bell Green retail park rat population booming

After a visit yesterday, my partner says that the rat population at Bell Green retail park is booming - particularly in the Sainsbury's car park, but they must be all around those parts.
BigED SE23 Topics 4 10,971 15-08-2018, 11:08 AM
  Thread: Dewaniam, Stanstead Road / Elachi
Post: Dewaniam, Stanstead Road / Elachi

There has been a wholesale gutting of the former Dewaniam Indian restaurant on Stanstead Road. Anyone know what it is about? And is it related to the notices in the windows of Elachi Indian restaura...
BigED SE23 Topics 2 6,249 13-08-2018, 02:13 PM
  Thread: Domino's Pizza in Honor Oak Park
Post: RE: Honor Oak Fish & Chip Shop to become Domino's ...

Apart from the other local pizza dispensaries, possibly. SE23 does seem to be very well stocked for pizzas.
BigED Businesses & Services 20 25,501 03-08-2018, 01:13 PM
  Thread: Places showing the world cup semi final in SE23
Post: Places showing the world cup semi final in SE23

Hello - any recommendations for places showing the England v Croatia semi final in SE23? Preferably somewhere with a big screen and good sight lines. Being seated not essential. Oh, and licensed pr...
BigED SE23 Topics 0 3,339 11-07-2018, 02:20 PM
  Thread: Forest Hill Assembly, come and meet the new Mayor
Post: RE: Forest Hill Assembly, come and meet the new Ma...

Tonight... Tuesday 10 July...
BigED SE23 Topics 2 5,098 10-07-2018, 01:13 PM
  Thread: Burst water main - Stanstead Road?
Post: RE: Burst water main - Stanstead Road?

Although there is no longer water flowing down the street, the roadworks (with no workers in sight, obviously) are still restricting traffic along the south circular, especially the stretch along Stan...
BigED SE23 Topics 3 5,545 05-07-2018, 02:12 PM
  Thread: Santander to close in Forest Hill
Post: RE: Santander to close in Forest Hill

Annoying that FH has lost its "cluster" of two banks at pretty much the same time. The clusters of banks in Catford and Sydenham seem pretty much unaffected for now, but that is not much help if your...
BigED SE23 Topics 12 14,378 05-07-2018, 02:09 PM
  Thread: Burst water main - Stanstead Road?
Post: Burst water main - Stanstead Road?

Any idea what has happened and where? Bus driver advised me to walk this morning as Stanstead Road was gridlocked following a burst water main. I walked to HOP so didn't get to see where the problem...
BigED SE23 Topics 3 5,545 03-07-2018, 01:13 PM
  Thread: Horniman Museum review in The Guardian website
Post: Horniman Museum review in The Guardian website

Local fan reviews the Horniman... https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jun/28/horniman-forest-hill-south-london-world-gallery-family
BigED SE23 Topics 0 3,654 28-06-2018, 12:49 PM
  Thread: Santander to close in Forest Hill
Post: RE: Santander to close in Forest Hill

It did come around quickly. It's a shame they are both going at the same time - it would be good if there were at least one of the main banks with a physical presence in SE23. (I know there is the p...
BigED SE23 Topics 12 14,378 27-06-2018, 01:58 PM
  Thread: The Capitol - future plans?
Post: RE: The Capitol - future plans?

Deafening silence. I assume nobody knows what is happening. The latest I can find is this CBRE/Savills brochure offering up a load of 'spoons pubs including Caps which is no. 13 in the link below. ...
BigED SE23 Topics 4 6,699 24-05-2018, 04:39 PM
  Thread: Proposed Development at Portakabin Site, Waldram Crescent
Post: RE: Proposed Development at Portakabin Site, Waldr...

From the Caerus website: "Caerus Developments is a privately owned property development and investment company specialising in residential led schemes within the M25." Whatever they build there, it...
BigED SE23 Topics 4 6,810 24-05-2018, 04:24 PM
  Thread: Blythe Hill Fields Festival 2018 Sunday 1 July, 12 - 5pm
Post: Blythe Hill Fields Festival 2018 Sunday 1 July, 12...

Blythe Hill Fields Festival is slightly later than in previous years (to avoid a clash with Lewisham People's Day) Blythe Hill Fields Festival 2018 Sunday 1 July, 12 - 5pm Further details (incl...
BigED SE23 Topics 0 4,747 09-05-2018, 04:46 PM
  Thread: Updates from your local police Safer Neighbourhood Team
Post: RE: Updates from your local police Safer Neighbour...

Come back. We miss you. Even if it isn't really you.
BigED SE23 Topics 70 63,960 09-05-2018, 04:41 PM
  Thread: The Capitol - future plans?
Post: The Capitol - future plans?

It's several months now since The Capitol was named as one of the pubs that JD Wetherspoon chain would be closing. Anyone know of the likely timing for this and, more importantly, whether there are a...
BigED SE23 Topics 4 6,699 09-05-2018, 04:35 PM
  Thread: Roadworks on Dartmouth Road - will they ever finish?
Post: RE: Roadworks on Dartmouth Road - will they ever f...

Apparently Dartmouth Road re-opened this morning. Can anyone confirm that? The poor bus drivers will probably have to re-learn the route after being on diversion for so long.
BigED SE23 Topics 29 28,292 04-05-2018, 10:15 AM
  Thread: Roadworks on Dartmouth Road - will they ever finish?
Post: RE: Roadworks on Dartmouth Road - will they ever f...

While I wholeheartedly encourage all those who are entitled to vote to exercise that right, most people will find it more productive to do so on Thursday, when polling stations are open.
BigED SE23 Topics 29 28,292 01-05-2018, 05:06 PM
  Thread: Roadworks on Dartmouth Road - will they ever finish?
Post: RE: Roadworks on Dartmouth Road - will they ever f...

Anyone know if the resurfacing work has started in Dartmouth Road? It's May now - can anyone remember when the works started? It's starting to feel like they have always been there.
BigED SE23 Topics 29 28,292 01-05-2018, 11:05 AM
  Thread: Boy asking for sponsorship from Forest Hill Boys School
Post: RE: Boy asking for sponsorship from Forest Hill Bo...

Seems like he has/they have been doing the rounds of houses in Kemble, Colfe, Loxton, Cibber and presumably other surrounding roads. If it were an official school event, there would be headed paper f...
BigED SE23 Topics 5 7,820 01-05-2018, 11:03 AM
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