Sidcup High Street to host Christmas festival

SIDCUP High Street will be hosting a Christmas festival on Saturday December 15 from 10am to 6pm.

It will include carols, choirs, a brass band, Christmas games and face painting in Santa’s grotto. The grotto costs £3 per child.

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3:39pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Poor old Sidcup High Street. The shopkeepers will do just about anything to convince people that it's worth walking down from Morrisons to do a tour of one of the most depressing stretches of charity shops for miles around.

Woolworths has gone, replaced by a pound shop. The cinema is no more. The Black Horse pub just a far off memory.

If given a choice between spending half an hour walking Sidcup's desolate High Street or a day at Bluewater, I know which one I would choose.

Good luck for them for trying, I suppose.
Poor old Sidcup High Street. The shopkeepers will do just about anything to convince people that it's worth walking down from Morrisons to do a tour of one of the most depressing stretches of charity shops for miles around. Woolworths has gone, replaced by a pound shop. The cinema is no more. The Black Horse pub just a far off memory. If given a choice between spending half an hour walking Sidcup's desolate High Street or a day at Bluewater, I know which one I would choose. Good luck for them for trying, I suppose. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott

6:13pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

It's a wonder we haven't yet heard from the Demon Barber of Sidcup High Street. He's always got an opinion. Or at least he used to.

Perhaps even HE has seen the light and given up on his beloved High Street.

Either that or he's at this very moment pushing the trolley behind his missus at Morrisons.

I would give it evens on the odds.
It's a wonder we haven't yet heard from the Demon Barber of Sidcup High Street. He's always got an opinion. Or at least he used to. Perhaps even HE has seen the light and given up on his beloved High Street. Either that or he's at this very moment pushing the trolley behind his missus at Morrisons. I would give it evens on the odds. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott

10:21pm Mon 3 Dec 12

derekhope says...

Come on Lord Erastus, don't put a downer on Sidcup High Street, the problems for suburban shopping areas are many and various. Good luck to the traders who are making the effort and the recently formed Sidcup High Street Consortium who have worked to put the event together. What is needed now is for other traders who watch from the sidelines to get stuck in and support the doers.. Sidcup may not have the variety of shops to attract customers, but maybe, just maybe other traders may be attracted to the High Street if locals support what we have and not do it down, and if councillors would understand that charity shops, banks,building societies and takeaways make for a thriving business community. Sadly there is a great deal of traffic on the High Street, unfortunately all passing through. Maybe if the High Street was pedestrianised and some of the apparently availabler money used to work on a plan to revitalise the area we might see some good come along.Good luck Sidcup.
Come on Lord Erastus, don't put a downer on Sidcup High Street, the problems for suburban shopping areas are many and various. Good luck to the traders who are making the effort and the recently formed Sidcup High Street Consortium who have worked to put the event together. What is needed now is for other traders who watch from the sidelines to get stuck in and support the doers.. Sidcup may not have the variety of shops to attract customers, but maybe, just maybe other traders may be attracted to the High Street if locals support what we have and not do it down, and if councillors would understand that charity shops, banks,building societies and takeaways make for a thriving business community. Sadly there is a great deal of traffic on the High Street, unfortunately all passing through. Maybe if the High Street was pedestrianised and some of the apparently availabler money used to work on a plan to revitalise the area we might see some good come along.Good luck Sidcup. derekhope

10:24pm Mon 3 Dec 12

derekhope says...

Oops typing error, I mean that charity shops, banks,building societies and takeaways do not make for a thriving business community.
Oops typing error, I mean that charity shops, banks,building societies and takeaways do not make for a thriving business community. derekhope

1:49pm Tue 4 Dec 12

highway warrior says...

derekhope wrote:
Oops typing error, I mean that charity shops, banks,building societies and takeaways do not make for a thriving business community.
You seem to be forgetting the Hairdressers as well, they are more numerous than the charity shops these days!! It's about time they took some more radical steps to save Sidcup highstreet.......ped
estrianise it, make it one way, buses only, turn it into flats, demolish it all for a carpark, move it all somewhere else maybe.....
[quote][p][bold]derekhope[/bold] wrote: Oops typing error, I mean that charity shops, banks,building societies and takeaways do not make for a thriving business community.[/p][/quote]You seem to be forgetting the Hairdressers as well, they are more numerous than the charity shops these days!! It's about time they took some more radical steps to save Sidcup highstreet.......ped estrianise it, make it one way, buses only, turn it into flats, demolish it all for a carpark, move it all somewhere else maybe..... highway warrior

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