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  Thread: Bampton Estate redevelopment
Post: RE: Bampton Estate redevelopment

Made sure I took a look at the ball court site this morning. There are a lot of mature trees that are not included in that plan. Possibly eight. I'm not an expert but loss of trees may be a reason ...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 48 22,455 06-07-2017, 04:25 PM
  Thread: Changes to bin collections
Post: RE: Changes to bin collections

Lewisham has some of the lowest recycling rates in the country. Mostly because people are lazy. Most other boroughs have fortnightly collections now. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 10 4,071 28-02-2017, 03:00 PM
  Thread: Bampton Estate redevelopment
Post: RE: Bampton Estate redevelopment

It has always been very difficult to get a mortgage on ex-council high rise flats. Lenders see them as a risk. Anything over 6 stories is difficult. If I was a lender I would be concerned about the...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 48 22,455 22-02-2017, 04:14 PM
  Thread: Do you want more trains an hour for SE London?
Post: RE: Do you want more trains an hour for SE London?

That may be what you want but the OP thinks that new services from Catford will reduce demand on FH - London Bridge. Not good for Forest Hill/Honor Oak and a campaign tactic that uses sacrificing our...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 5 3,214 17-11-2016, 04:39 PM
  Thread: Do you want more trains an hour for SE London?
Post: RE: Do you want more trains an hour for SE London?

Nope, I want more trains on the Forest Hill line not Catford.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 5 3,214 17-11-2016, 02:23 PM
  Thread: Perry vale hole
Post: RE: Perry vale hole

[quote]Interesting that particularly in Asian countries they are under the impression we are a developed and efficient Country! The Japanese repair a hole 5 times wider and deeper that the one in Perr...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 20 9,258 17-11-2016, 02:22 PM
  Thread: Perry vale hole
Post: RE: Perry vale hole

When I had a minor drainage issue to investigate the Thames Water engineers had an electronic map of all registered drains. This should be available online for all rather than kept back as a company ...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 20 9,258 11-11-2016, 02:32 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Sorry, my mistake. It is 8 December. I've confused it with something else.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 61 27,397 08-11-2016, 12:42 AM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

I finally got round to filling in the consultation. The deadline is 5PM tomorrow so please get it done if you haven't already.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 61 27,397 07-11-2016, 06:38 PM
  Thread: Fusion - Forest Hill swimming pool
Post: RE: Fusion - Forest Hill swimming pool

Clearly a split in opinion between those who use the pool early in the morning and those who use it in the afternoon. Obviously some of the users are inconsiderate and selfish in leaving their mess b...
BamptonRoad Businesses & Services 13 7,524 24-10-2016, 05:38 PM
  Thread: Forest Hill: 'Super Cool'
Post: RE: Forest Hill: 'Super Cool'

I'm sure there are better judges of what is "super cool" than Kirstie Alsop.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 3 3,209 26-09-2016, 05:13 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Most likely I would walk from West to East Croydon. Not with baggage for Gatwick though. It is a very long way from ideal and we shouldn't have to make do with 3rd best. Lots of people will drive or...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 61 27,397 23-09-2016, 04:45 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Have a look at the consultation survey here: [url=https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2018timetableconsultation]https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2018timetableconsultation[/url] There is an option the...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 61 27,397 22-09-2016, 03:58 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Links to London Bridge will stay at 4, which is the reduced service we have endured since Southern introduced an emergency timetable because they couldn't cope with the London Bridge rebuild. Previou...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 61 27,397 22-09-2016, 03:17 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Have a look at the Sydenham Town Forum. More detail on there. Looks like a bad arrangement for us. I will be responding to the consultation and writing to Sadiq Khan. Anybody else? Minister for T...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 61 27,397 22-09-2016, 02:07 PM
  Thread: Boundary changes
Post: Boundary changes

http://www.bce2018.org.uk/ Looks like Forest Hill will now be in Peckham and Lewisham West.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 1 1,866 13-09-2016, 09:08 AM
  Thread: Bampton Estate redevelopment
Post: RE: Bampton Estate redevelopment

The original document, that I linked near the top of the thread, suggested starting building on the site of the hard play court and surrounding land. This land contains many mature trees. These shou...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 48 22,455 12-09-2016, 12:26 PM
  Thread: New planters on Perry Vale
Post: RE: New planters on Perry Vale

Just a few weeks after the All Inn One installed raised beds almost opposite. Definite improvement to Perry Vale.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 5 4,132 30-06-2016, 03:04 PM
  Thread: Cycle Hub for Forest Hill, Kirkdale and Sydenham
Post: RE: Cycle Hub for Forest Hill, Kirkdale and Sydenh...

As a local cyclist I would ideally want more cycle racks and a quieter or segregated route into town. Anybody going to Canary Wharf would want an improved route through Deptford. I'd want an easier ...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 6 3,641 06-06-2016, 01:43 PM
  Thread: Life in SE23 - Eateries
Post: RE: Life in SE23 - Eateries

It aint free. You can't just walk in have your flatbreads and walk out. It just doesn't appear on the bill.
BamptonRoad Businesses & Services 122 71,603 02-06-2016, 05:27 PM
  Thread: The Capitol to close
Post: RE: The Capitol to close

I didn't realise that we are located 7 miles south west of central London either.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 238 156,935 25-05-2016, 01:55 PM
  Thread: The Capitol to close
Post: RE: The Capitol to close

They should have proof read that.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 238 156,935 25-05-2016, 11:46 AM
  Thread: Bampton Estate redevelopment
Post: RE: Bampton Estate redevelopment

I presume you're referring to this: http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/documents/s39610/Housing%20Led%20Regeneration.pdf Para 7.12 there suggests that timescale was ambitious. I also found ...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 48 22,455 21-05-2016, 12:04 PM
  Thread: Forest hill boys secondary school assaults
Post: RE: Forest hill boys secondary school assaults

Presumably 15% of the registered voters rather than share of the vote. I suspect the same is true for the Dowd statistic. If it were otherwise it wouldn't be such a safe seat. In any case this is...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 20 12,918 16-05-2016, 04:05 PM
  Thread: Local history question
Post: RE: Local history question

Whilst it looks like it could be a small station I doubt that is what it is. A station would more likely be set back from the road, this building is further forward and narrows the pavement. It is a...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 19 10,532 19-11-2015, 01:20 PM
  Thread: Proposed New Homes at Eliot Bank & Knapdale Close
Post: RE: Proposed New Homes at Eliot Bank & Knapdale Cl...

Just to get this straight, they are planning a 7-storey building but also brought plans for a 15-storey block to show that it could be worse? Sort of a threat/blackmail? Or is it the case that they'...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 43 22,569 30-10-2015, 11:35 AM
  Thread: The Capitol - anti-social behaviour
Post: RE: The Capitol - anti-social behaviour

Surprising that nowhere else in FH is open later than 11pm these days. There must be a market for it.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 10 6,596 29-10-2015, 05:44 PM
  Thread: The Hob Closed
Post: RE: The Hob

Had a couple of pints on Saturday afternoon. Nice enough pub but nothing special as yet. If they want to sell themselves on craft beer they need a much wider range. Hopefully something will be done...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 125 63,233 12-10-2015, 03:58 PM
  Thread: Another accident on Perry Vale
Post: RE: Another accident on Perry Vale

The police had closed Perry Vale east of the junction with Dacres Road this morning at 10am. Lots of flashing lights beyond. Any idea what that was? On yesterday's crash the police were in attend...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 35 17,157 23-09-2015, 01:01 PM
  Thread: Another accident on Perry Vale
Post: RE: Another accident on Perry Vale

Good work writing the letter. Could scarcely believe it when I saw another vehicle had crashed there. What is causing these accidents? Is it just idiotic driving? As the police were in attendance a...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 35 17,157 22-09-2015, 05:36 PM
  Thread: 9 house-hunting hotspots you'll want to invest in NOW!
Post: RE: 9 house-hunting hotspots you'll want to invest...

The average 1-bed flat is not £281,000 though, surely.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 5 4,955 13-09-2015, 09:49 AM
  Thread: Car Club in SE23 area
Post: RE: Car Club in SE23 area

Zipcar has the best local coverage. They have a car and van in Perry Vale car park plus other vehicles dotted about. You're not likely to be more than 5 minutes from one of their cars. I joined l...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 6 4,168 17-08-2015, 11:26 AM
  Thread: Life in SE23 - Shops
Post: RE: Italian Deli on Dartmouth Road

I have only had one ice cream from Il Mirto (I try to eat healthily) and it was delicious. Black Cherry with good sized lumps of cherry. They do have big tins of some kind of ice cream mix or powder...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 177 51,658 23-07-2015, 12:18 PM
  Thread: Life in SE23 - Shops
Post: RE: Italian Deli on Dartmouth Road

Strange old thread this. I use the Italian Deli because it sells Italian food that I rather like. From pasta to wine to Nduja sausage. A lot of what they sell is not available elsewhere in Forest H...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 177 51,658 22-07-2015, 12:32 PM
  Thread: Forest Hill Pools
Post: RE: Forest Hill Pools

I wear goggles with prescription lenses when I go to the pool. They're really good and I hate getting significant amounts of chlorine in my eyes. I wouldn't be able to swim properly without goggles. ...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 2,074 1,363,467 01-07-2015, 03:23 PM
  Thread: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Post: RE: Parliamentary Election Hustings

Dowd didn't have to show up to the hustings. He knew he didn't need to. At best he would have gained a few extra votes at worst he would have made a mistake and lost a few votes. Why bother? I alm...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 70 32,691 08-05-2015, 12:29 PM
  Thread: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Post: RE: Parliamentary Election Hustings

Following the Lib Dems stint in coalition and the Conservatives attempts to close Lewisham A+E I can only see the seat becoming safer for Labour.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 70 32,691 21-04-2015, 05:18 PM
  Thread: Sainsbury's Forest Hill - Sunday Opening Hours
Post: RE: Sainsbury's Forest Hill - Sunday Opening Hours

12 - 6 is good. Works well in conjunction with the earlier times at Sydenham.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 35 23,065 21-04-2015, 05:15 PM
  Thread: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Post: RE: Parliamentary Election Hustings

I agree that we can't really blame the parties as it is the system that is to blame. People in marginals are being bombarded with literature. Of course it is largely the two main parties that are re...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 70 32,691 21-04-2015, 11:21 AM
  Thread: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Post: RE: Parliamentary Election Hustings

Sadly we live in a safe seat so our votes are pretty much wasted. I don't know about you but I have received no campaigning literature at all. Doesn't seem like the parties can be bothered as it is ...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 70 32,691 20-04-2015, 04:09 PM
  Thread: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the worst peak services
Post: RE: London Bridge trains - here's the best and the...

Michael, thank you for the summary. Fotunately I mostly commute by cycle. My main area of concern is the proposed late night running. Did they give any reason for curtailing the service at NXG? ...
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 333 169,354 11-03-2015, 03:13 PM
  Thread: Council Housing & Immigration
Post: RE: 36 Honor Oak Road (ex Hamilton Lodge Care Home...

The population of England and Wales at 40 year intervals 1851 18 million 1891 29 million 1931 40 million 1971 49 million 2011 56 million The rate of population increase has been slowing desp...
BamptonRoad Wider Topics 8 4,493 05-03-2015, 05:55 PM
  Thread: Rail engineering works
Post: RE: Travel misery 28 Feb - 1 Mar

What is the reason for continued weekend works on the Overground? I thought all the platform extension work had been completed.
BamptonRoad SE23 Topics 30 17,618 25-02-2015, 04:39 PM
  Thread: Plumber required
Post: Plumber required

Hi, I need a plumber to install a new toilet replacing an old one. Any recommendations welcomed.
BamptonRoad Offered, Wanted, Lost & Found 0 1,297 16-12-2014, 03:40 PM