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Forest Hill's Xmas Tree
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Bonnie Blue


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Post: #21
09-01-2009 07:17 PM

Well I live close to the station and I don't recall seeing itBlush

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shzl400


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Post: #22
09-01-2009 07:47 PM

It was still there this afternoon. They even had a (rather damp) Christmas market on the day they lit it up.

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Bonnie Blue


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Post: #23
09-01-2009 07:49 PM

I have lived in this house for over 30 years and I am learning things about the area and its facilities every day on here

where is this tree?????Unsure

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shzl400


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Post: #24
09-01-2009 07:54 PM

Corner of Gabriel Steet & Honor Oak Park, across the road from the train station, across the road from the wood furniture shop (which is on the other corner of Gabriel Steet). Roughly where the old underpass used to be - where you could see lights on under the pavement for years after they had blocked it up.

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Bonnie Blue


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Post: #25
09-01-2009 07:58 PM

I must drive past it a dozen times a week but have never noticed
............of course I have my eyes on the roadUnsure

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Perry Como


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Post: #26
18-01-2009 12:00 PM

Visited WH Smith yesterday and was amazed to see the Christmas tree - and the Xmas lights - still up. Are all Lewisham borough's tree still erect or have they forgotten about ours?

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michael


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Post: #27
18-01-2009 02:21 PM

The one outside Ladywell pools is also still up but does not cause such an obstruction on the pavement.

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Happysnapper


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Post: #28
19-01-2009 04:31 PM

Surely it's well after Twelfth Night now.... how much bad luck is Forest Hill in for in 2009 by leaving these up for so long .....

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Perry Como


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Post: #29
19-01-2009 05:06 PM

Conscious that I increasingly do little more than moan about everything, I today wrote to Sir Steve, our Mayor, to ask him why the Xmas tree and decorations remain in situ. so long after 12th night and demand urgent action! I will let you know his reply, if I get one!

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ruthb


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Post: #30
20-01-2009 05:56 PM

HOP Christmas tree and decs still there this afternoon - what is going on, it's getting a bit ridiculous now!

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Bonnie Blue


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Post: #31
20-01-2009 07:33 PM

perhaps they are saving money and leaving them up until next yearUnsure

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Perry Como


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Post: #32
21-01-2009 06:41 PM

The Mayor's office speaks!

Thank you for your email to Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham,
regarding the Forest Hill Xmas tree.
I understand that all the tree lights around the borough were switched
off at the beginning of January as planned. However, as these are large
trees (20ft)they have to be erected and removed by a crane vehicle. This
work is carried out by our sub contractor, and the removal of the trees
was due to commence a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, the
contractor has experienced problems with both the vehicle and staff
sickness, but we have been promised faithfully that they will be turning
up today and Friday to carry out the works.

I hope this is helpful.

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michael


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Post: #33
21-01-2009 08:17 PM

I was pleased to see two useless posts being removed from that junction this evening.

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Snazy


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Post: #34
21-01-2009 10:26 PM

God help us all, a tree, with twinkling lights, in FOREST HILL!! Surely not.

lol move on guys, a minor inconvinence, lets focus on the more important things here eh.

Houses falling down
Street robberies on Perry Vale
and not forgetting the new works on Perry Vale

As well as many other more serious matters.

I can see the reason for the "upset" about it, but really................

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Perry Como


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Post: #35
22-01-2009 06:43 PM

calm down Snazy! Of course street crime is more important than an out of date Xmas tree but the small stuff does matter. You only have to look around to see the blight which the council should take responsibility for ...redundant posts doing nothing but cluttering up the area..broken directional signs to venues that don't exist any more...dog s**t on the footway.

What we see and experience around us contributes greatly to how we feel about our area and ourselves.

The council and TfL as the two highway authorities in Forest Hill can play a big role in improving our public realm. The problem is they don't seem to bothered to me.

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Snazy


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Post: #36
22-01-2009 09:08 PM

lol my post was with tongue firmly in cheek Smile

I know where you are coming from, but one of the biggest issues is the dilution of responsibility within departments.
So many depertments have to get involved to do the simplist of things, that it is these things that are deemed, too much effort for the result expected.

There are indeed many things around dear FH that could desperatly do with dealing with. I would list a few, but then it might cause confusion as to which thread my comments would actually belong in. Crying

Personally, each time I see a problem, I contact the relevant authorities, and 9 times out of 10, its deal with quite swiftly. Be it items dumped, dangerous paving, failed street lighting, pot holes, or buildings falling down. Persistance is the key.

Thats not to say that everything is so simple, but if each individual who makes comment on here, takes 5 mins out to report the issues through the right channels..... a lot can be achieved.

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Perryman


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Post: #37
23-01-2009 03:53 PM

Thanks snazy. Your proactive approach is an inspiration to us all. Seriously.

Now about that xmas tree....

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Snazy


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Post: #38
23-01-2009 05:53 PM

Why thank you Smile

s*d the Xmas tree, I quite like it :D
Between the tree and the new "bike sheds" it has certainly broken up for station forecourt, which has in turn slowed the pedestrian trample down nicely.

Serious though, if people want the tree moving, im sure its only a polite email away. To at least get an idea.

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shzl400


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Post: #39
23-01-2009 06:42 PM

The one in Honor Oak went today.

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michael


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Post: #40
23-01-2009 07:03 PM

Tree is Forest Hill has now gone. The mayor's office told the truth.

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