‘People are just starting to realise what a great place it is.’
Joel is the deputy news editor at the Metro. He lives in the Alexandra Cottages with his wife and two young daughters.
The thing I like most about Penge is that it’s full of character and charm. Its architecture is modest, yet lovely.
My favourite thing about Penge is the high street. I go shopping there with my eldest daughter. We like to pop into the butcher’s and have a good old chat with them – they’ve known her since she was born. Then we’ll head to the Penge Food Centre for fruit and veg, feta cheese and flatbread.
You should move to Penge because in a few years’ time you might not be able to. It really is up and coming – it’s fabulously well connected transport-wise, and there are more and more nice things to see and do here. People are just starting to realise what a great place it is.
I wish Penge had a bookshop.
If I were Mayor of Penge for the day, I’d sort out the litter problem. It drives me bonkers. I think Penge suffers from being on the edge of the borough – it gets forgotten by the council.
The best thing in Penge for keeping kids entertained is all the green space. There’s so much of it here. We’re just round the corner from Alexandra Recreation Ground, which is lovely. And my daughter loves the dinosaurs and the farm at Crystal Palace Park.
If the dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park could talk, they’d say, ‘Hey, you’ve got me all wrong – I didn’t look anything like this.’
The thing I wish more people knew about Penge is that it’s not just a funny name. If people knew it, they wouldn’t laugh at it so much.
Read Joel’s blog at http://joeltaylorwrites.blogspot.co.uk/.