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  Thread: Post Office open?
Post: RE: Post Office open?

Can't find it now but pretty sure I saw post offices on the list of essential shops to stay open
SEN SE23 Topics 8 2,868 26-03-2020, 08:24 AM
  Thread: Dangerous OG stations. how reliable is this information?
Post: RE: Dangerous OG stations. how reliable is this in...

Misleading headline...the article (link at the top of the page you're transferred to) seems balanced and is pretty glowing about how safe overground stations are, it says even the worst station in Lon...
SEN SE23 Topics 2 1,269 28-02-2020, 08:28 AM
  Thread: New Rail Timetable
Post: RE: New Rail Timetable

Can't see any changes to my rush hour trains this morning but haven't researched this carefully
SEN SE23 Topics 1 1,256 16-12-2019, 08:04 AM
  Thread: Anyone know of a lost dog?
Post: Anyone know of a lost dog?

Someone knocked on our door this evening with a dog, apparently lost, that appeared at their front door today. Perry Vale ward. Ring any bells with anyone?
SEN SE23 Topics 1 1,410 12-03-2019, 10:04 PM
  Thread: Falcon in SE23
Post: RE: Falcon in SE23

Great picture of the pair. More likely to be keeping the pigeon population under control - though I wondered if they'd fancy tackling the parakeets...
SEN SE23 Topics 8 2,978 31-01-2019, 08:07 AM
  Thread: Falcon in SE23
Post: Falcon in SE23

Saw a falcon carry it's breakfast (pigeon) up to the tower on the church/flats at South Road on my way to the station this morning. Probably a Peregrine..?
SEN SE23 Topics 8 2,978 10-01-2019, 10:01 AM
  Thread: Perry Vale Ward - low water pressure?
Post: Perry Vale Ward - low water pressure?

Anyone else woken up to low water pressure this morning?
SEN SE23 Topics 2 1,775 22-11-2018, 09:35 AM
  Thread: Food waste collection - outfoxed!
Post: RE: Food waste collection - outfoxed!

Think bigmacca1 is right and (I think) reassured it isn't only us...Guess they shake them about until the pavement smörgåsbord is revealed. Our caddy has definitely been dragged off twice and opened d...
SEN Wider Topics 38 10,831 05-06-2018, 10:04 PM
  Thread: Food waste collection - outfoxed!
Post: RE: Food waste collection - outfoxed!

okayyyy...I guess foxes are more emotive than I realised! My question is whether the food waste caddies are up to the job, rather than anti-fox action. Anyone else having their outdoor food wast...
SEN Wider Topics 38 10,831 30-05-2018, 11:11 PM
  Thread: Food waste collection - outfoxed!
Post: RE: Food waste collection - outfoxed!

Yep, locked it every time. Doesn't stop these foxes!
SEN Wider Topics 38 10,831 29-05-2018, 05:27 PM
  Thread: Food waste collection - outfoxed!
Post: Food waste collection - outfoxed!

How are people getting on with the food waste collection? Our local foxes have become completely wise to the small caddies, we can no longer put food in them. Once there's anything inside they drag ...
SEN Wider Topics 38 10,831 29-05-2018, 10:01 AM
  Thread: Trains and transport getting worse in our area
Post: RE: Trains and transport getting worse in our area

Going back to the original point on trains/buses - I agree about the overcrowding on Overground completely, and the interchange at Canada Water is insane (one down escalator, no stairs...who signed th...
SEN SE23 Topics 20 8,650 06-05-2018, 08:20 AM
  Thread: Advice for keeping cats out?
Post: RE: Advice for keeping cats out?

We just invested in a motion-triggered sprayer that attaches to a garden hose. I switched it on overnight to deter a vicious tom that was spraying our patio furniture daily. For a few days I would c...
SEN Wider Topics 3 2,225 28-04-2018, 08:09 AM
  Thread: Broadband slowdown?
Post: Broadband slowdown?

Has anyone else been suffering broadband issues recently (Perry Vale ward)? Ours has glitched out several times over the past couple of weeks. Calls to our provider - not Virgin! - have (sort of)...
SEN SE23 Topics 1 1,962 28-12-2017, 08:48 AM
  Thread: Rising Damp Treatment that Works?
Post: RE: Rising Damp Treatment that Works?

Not sure this will help, I once had a tip from a very senior guy in charge of building maintenance, he was adamant he had never seen failed damp proof courses and never needed to resort to chemical d...
SEN Businesses & Services 3 1,945 28-10-2017, 07:46 AM
  Thread: The walk to the station at night
Post: RE: The walk to the station at night

That's my regular walk home from work, and I'm often rather late. There are usually quite a few people around (many doing the same walk!) along Perry Vale.
SEN SE23 Topics 8 4,356 23-04-2017, 08:53 AM
  Thread: Changes to bin collections
Post: RE: Changes to bin collections

Not sure I'm keen on fortnightly collections, though I think a few councils do it...anyone got any experiences to share? However - and apologies if we are going off subject but I can't ignore this ...
SEN SE23 Topics 10 4,071 27-02-2017, 11:14 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

I got a reply from TfL having written to the London Mayor about the proposed cut in London Bridge trains. I suggested the Mayor use his influence to stop Southern cutting the services, and referred t...
SEN SE23 Topics 61 27,398 15-01-2017, 05:23 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

I suspect you're right but how does that benefit us in Forest Hill/HOP? Two five door trains replacing 8 or 10 carriage trains (which most of the Southern ones are). If this goes ahead Canada Water ...
SEN SE23 Topics 61 27,398 16-12-2016, 12:25 AM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Great idea to have direct trains to Charing Cross again instead of having to change at London Bridge, why not make that suggestion when completing [url=https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2018timetableco...
SEN SE23 Topics 61 27,398 05-12-2016, 12:16 AM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Hi folks, last chance to have your say on cuts to peak hour trains to London Bridge, the consultation closes Thursday 8th, the detailed document is linked in earlier posts but suggest you use Forest H...
SEN SE23 Topics 61 27,398 03-12-2016, 10:14 AM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Looks like they do! Thanks for the link Michael, can I check something in your post - how are the London Bridge trains replaced by 5 carriage trains? Are TfL actually going to run extra overgr...
SEN SE23 Topics 61 27,398 08-11-2016, 10:20 PM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

I thought it closed 8 December?
SEN SE23 Topics 61 27,398 07-11-2016, 10:15 PM
  Thread: Cuts to London Bridge trains
Post: RE: Cuts to London Bridge trains

Mystery. I don't see why Victoria loop would be cut at the moment - it's been running over the past few weeks, I've used it since September (when they reinstated the option at London Bridge of changin...
SEN SE23 Topics 4 2,873 05-11-2016, 04:42 PM
  Thread: Cuts to London Bridge trains
Post: Cuts to London Bridge trains

Southern is proposing cuts to services to London Bridge from January, but does anyone know what has happened to evening services from London Bridge? There are now only 2 direct trains per hour back f...
SEN SE23 Topics 4 2,873 05-11-2016, 10:43 AM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

I've had a chance to look at this in a bit more detail and will be writing to the Mayor, our MP and Councillors. In danger of sounding like a typical angry commuter...but I may have to accept that's w...
SEN SE23 Topics 61 27,398 01-10-2016, 09:58 AM
  Thread: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable
Post: RE: 2018 proposed changes to Southern timetable

Sorry to hear about the folks heading to Croydon and beyond - however can I check I have the correct understanding for most Forest Hill commuters? As I read it we are moving from 6 trains per hour to...
SEN SE23 Topics 61 27,398 23-09-2016, 11:06 PM
  Thread: London Bridge service changes
Post: London Bridge service changes

Just wondering how the upcoming changes at London Bridge will affect use of trains from Forest Hill - from Sunday 28 Aug (at last) you can change for trains to Charing Cross. I've used London Bridge ...
SEN SE23 Topics 3 3,400 27-08-2016, 07:56 AM
  Thread: How much did those new traffic lights cost?
Post: RE: How much did those new traffic lights cost?

Keep up the good work...
SEN SE23 Topics 21 12,001 27-02-2016, 09:30 AM
  Thread: Life in SE23 - Eateries
Post: Local eateries

Having tried out the new sourdough pizza place on Dartmouth Road today, I wondered what others think of our expanding choice of local diners. BOnA is definitely a great addition - good service, piz...
SEN Businesses & Services 122 71,603 03-01-2016, 11:02 PM
  Thread: Life in SE23 - Eateries
Post: RE: Best takeaways?

Missed the query from Red67 about Barakah...which was my recommendation in post #2...[url]http://barakahtakeaway.com/[/url]...
SEN Businesses & Services 122 71,603 01-11-2015, 11:18 AM
  Thread: Life in SE23 - Eateries
Post: RE: Best takeaways?

Welcome to SE23 by the way! Oh and if anyone can recommend a good Chinese, we're still on the hunt...
SEN Businesses & Services 122 71,603 25-10-2015, 08:05 AM
  Thread: Life in SE23 - Eateries
Post: RE: Best takeaways?

For Indian we would definitely recommend Barakah in Sydenham who deliver to Forest Hill ([url]http://barakahtakeaway.com/[/url]). We have been here for a couple of decades and after many average t...
SEN Businesses & Services 122 71,603 25-10-2015, 08:04 AM
  Thread: Highway improvements to Dartmouth Road
Post: RE: Highway improvements to Dartmouth Road

Would be great if Dartmouth Road was improved - was pleasantly surprised about how good Sydenham looks. I've felt for years (knowing it will never happen) that pedestrianising Dartmouth Road woul...
SEN SE23 Topics 211 83,008 18-04-2015, 01:18 PM
  Thread: Decent grocery stores in Wynell Rd area?
Post: RE: Decent grocery stores in Wynell Rd area?

We love the Istanbul shop at the bottom of Sydenham Road - turn left at the end of Mayow Road, just past Kent House Lane and it's on the right. Really friendly and have remarkable range of Mediterran...
SEN SE23 Topics 10 5,408 12-08-2014, 08:38 PM
  Thread: Forest Hill Station Subway
Post: RE: Forest Hill Station Subway

May be jumping the gun, but I think the subway might be "finished"..!
SEN SE23 Topics 195 123,567 27-04-2014, 11:29 PM
  Thread: Lanes at rear of gardens in Forest Hill - Advice needed
Post: RE: Lanes at rear of gardens in Forest Hill - Advi...

We have a similar arrangement. My understaning is the lane is "owned" by one of our neighbours but we have right of access. However it is not a public right of way (or at least was not internded to be...
SEN SE23 Topics 4 4,910 27-04-2014, 10:07 PM
  Thread: Expansion of Miriam Lodge Hostel for Homeless
Post: RE: Expansion of Miriam Lodge Hostel for Homeless

Yes they do - and they hold local assemblies so you can raise and discuss issues you care about, I think. Always easy to bash local councillors - but we elect them, and if we think we can do bette...
SEN SE23 Topics 84 56,939 14-04-2014, 07:14 AM
  Thread: Major-looking incident, Cranston Road, 11/01
Post: RE: Major-looking incident, Cranston Road, 11/01

Quite an imaginative choice of photos by the paper - as far as I recall it was dark at 7.57pm and it doesn't look like any part of Cranston Rd that I know! Cranston Road has a 20mph limit - if dr...
SEN SE23 Topics 8 6,386 16-01-2014, 12:07 AM
  Thread: Farmers' market in the Horniman Gardens
Post: RE: Brilliant new farmers' market in the Horniman ...

We loved it too, were there last weekend. There was a sign saying fish stall coming soon, think may even be next weekend but can't quite recall...
SEN SE23 Topics 218 110,918 08-10-2013, 11:06 PM
  Thread: Where did you live before you came to SE23?
Post: RE: Where did you live before you came to SE23?

Apologies for being bit late to this thread, great to see so many positive comments about SE23. Moved here over 20 years ago from home counties and never looked back. Two highlghts for me are having...
SEN SE23 Topics 73 35,053 29-09-2013, 08:43 AM
  Thread: Indian Takeout suggestions
Post: RE: Indian Takeout suggestions

You absolutely have to try Barakah in Sydenham. We have tried many over the years (including some of those mentioned already) but this was the first we really enjoyed, amazing stand out food. Needles...
SEN SE23 Topics 24 12,019 19-08-2013, 07:38 AM
  Thread: Forest Hill Station Subway
Post: RE: Forest Hill Station Subway

Yes the graffiti removal is impressive...but have they really paid off the contractors despite the incomplete cladding? In danger of sounding like a cracked record but I do not believe the job is...
SEN SE23 Topics 195 123,567 09-05-2013, 08:18 PM
  Thread: Forest Hill Station Subway
Post: RE: Forest Hill Station Subway

Is it just me, or is anyone else wondering if the subway is "finished." Having made so much effort, I can't believe the contractors were meant to leave those gaps between the lights. Small point...
SEN SE23 Topics 195 123,567 02-05-2013, 08:05 PM
  Thread: Planning to move to Forest Hill (or ED)
Post: RE: Planning to move to Forest Hill (or ED)

Dear shzl400, please update your info and your opinion, latest league tables are here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/education/school_tables/secondary/12/html/eng_maths_209.stm?compare= So a...
SEN SE23 Topics 21 18,307 16-02-2013, 09:52 AM
  Thread: Where do local primary kids go on to, on whole?
Post: RE: Where do local primary kids go on to, on whole...

I sympathise Sydenhamhiller, we faced same issue a few years ago. But as Sandy points out our 2 local schools have 66%ish good GCSEs. A result that is more impressive when you consider these school...
SEN Wider Topics 19 14,787 15-02-2013, 12:05 AM
  Thread: What is that smell??
Post: RE: What is that smell??

I used to walk down the path beside the railway track from Sydenham Park to WH Smith. There's a light industrial unit, part way down, which always smelt just like the descriptions - greasy fishy smell...
SEN SE23 Topics 12 7,444 05-01-2013, 10:05 AM
  Thread: Driving Forest Hill to Hounslow
Post: RE: Driving Forest Hill to Hounslow

Agree with everything said so far - don't think you can do this quickly. One observation - not sure which route you planned to take, but depending on where you want to get to, the journey might be...
SEN Wider Topics 7 4,400 17-11-2012, 10:08 AM
  Thread: Landlords on the High Street
Post: RE: Landlords on the High Street

Seems to me that town centre retail/planning strategy is mad. I hadn't realised it was so difficult for shops, but it explains so many empty units (though that can't be great for landlords' income...)...
SEN Wider Topics 25 14,321 16-09-2012, 04:18 PM
  Thread: Why is it called overground?
Post: RE: Why is it called overground?

As it also covers south west and west London, I think previous posts aren't ambitious enough. How about EllSellWellNell? No? At least it would be consistent, which is more than TfL can manage. Ti...
SEN Wider Topics 28 17,264 27-01-2012, 09:22 PM
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