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by JGD
15 Apr 2019 09:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 1272

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

Instead of trading off the housing shortage against the GP shortage, demand we fix both. Starting with the homes we need. Agreed. I am intrigued though. Why can't s106 and CIL monies be used to improve or increase GP service provision. Is there legislation that prevents it or is it the case that no...
by JGD
13 Apr 2019 19:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill
Replies: 12
Views: 1272

Re: Redevelopment of Mais House, Sydenham Hill

There are excellent sites not far away, better serviced and ready for social housing. Why aren't they being pursued? Are you willing to share your views on what and where these sites are and just as importantly why you believe they are not being pursued or progressed ? i am certain you must be awar...
by JGD
13 Apr 2019 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

Understood.
by JGD
13 Apr 2019 10:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Live Sydenham Train Departures
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: Live Sydenham Train Departures

Nice one Stuart. BTW if you are still using Windows Internet Explorer you will need to swop to a more modern browser (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Vivaldi ...) But do not be too quick to wean people off Explorer - only this week I used every modern browser to try to use a measuring feature on an o...
by JGD
29 Mar 2019 14:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: SCAMS

I am receiving a new surge of semi-automate calls on my landline purportedly from BT. An automated voice delivers a monotone message that reports that either my BT service is about to be cut off or my service has been compromised. It then invites you to press key #1 to speak to a technician. Of cour...
by JGD
29 Mar 2019 12:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Travellers at Sainsbury
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Travellers at Sainsbury

........rubbish building up already. How very inconsiderate of them. Had they realised, they could have driven round the little access road at the base of the gas holders and found the two or three enclosures there that appear to be used as rubbish re-cycling centres by someone. The volume of rubbi...
by JGD
26 Mar 2019 16:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stabbing - Forest Hill
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Stabbing - Forest Hill

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/forest-hill-stabbing-man-knifed-in-broad-daylight-on-southeast-london-street-a4100536.html I hope CCTV down this street catches the vermin responsible The downside is that apart from CCTV on private premises there are no operable cameras on that end of the road...
by JGD
24 Mar 2019 12:20
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: LBC via Freeview 732 has stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: LBC via Freeview 732 has stopped working

Late reply.

I get approx 20 seconds of silence and then the sound kicks in - is yours fixed ?
by JGD
18 Mar 2019 10:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Urgent warning: plant thieves in the area

Does this script from the link appear unusual in any way - or is it only me ? Saturday. Botany. Forest Hill, recording wildflowers in TQ3472. Nick Bertrand. Meet 11:00 Forest Hill Stn (TQ354729, NR London Bridge). Professional narcissists love this time of year. One of the good side effects is that ...
by JGD
16 Mar 2019 14:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

Polishing a turd, is the expression that comes to mind. and in another post What do you think of the other suggestions put forward at the public meeting? Not entirely clear to which turd you refer. All proper consideration should be given to the proposals that had merit. Pedestrian access improveme...
by JGD
16 Mar 2019 13:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

Ok , but thats no precondition as I see it (a pre condition to what?) rather a desire that there might be some way to retain the gas holder structure , which I assume you are against, fair enough, and whilst you may feel that element is a waste of time given the decisions already taken on those str...
by JGD
15 Mar 2019 13:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

In the published literature and throughout the presentation references were made to the fact that Discourse and SydSoc held to the their insistence that the gas-holders should not be demolished. Despite the fact that they have exhausted every possible avenue to retain them and that the demolition wo...
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 22:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting

Sorry Dom

I got 17 March at +4weeks as 14 April - not 7th - BH has just reminded me we are on a family weekend.

14th I can do.

Apologies.
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 21:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting

Good for me !
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 11:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

A small matter I know.... But on another site SydSoc is making this statement under their name. The presentation will be shown again at the next Bellingham Assembly on March 27 with an opportunity for further discussion plus Q&As. The Assemby [sic] takes place at 7pm at Bellingham Gateway Youth & Co...
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 10:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: Second Sydenham Town Forum Meeting

Dom's doing sterling work here. However apart from my preliminary response - no-one has indicated their intention to attend. So is there enough people who have as yet not said that they will attend but plan to do so ? If not can we slide this say four weeks from 17 March, same place same time of day...
by JGD
14 Mar 2019 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

I can't make the Bellingham meeting, otherwise I'd cross the boundary and go to that instead. Happy to receive any points you might want to have presented on your behalf at the meeting. There is a growing body of people who are increasingly unhappy about SydSoc's failure on this point of communicat...
by JGD
13 Mar 2019 23:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 2044

Re: Laptop disposal

John H wrote:
13 Mar 2019 14:18
Frequently what seems to be a "dead" disk is nothing of the sort.
Absolutely.
by JGD
13 Mar 2019 23:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Bell Green Masterplan Presentation at Bellingham Assembly

From a SydSoc post on SE26.life https://se26.life/t/bell-green-masterplan-presentation-at-bellingham-assembly/1299 Subjects covered included the future of the gas holders, air quality, improved pedestrian access, greening of the site, future housing developments and the Bakerloo Line. A number of co...
by JGD
12 Mar 2019 20:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Laptop disposal
Replies: 24
Views: 2044

Re: Laptop disposal

YOu do not rely on the disk concerned booting. You add it as an extra drive either by plugging into the appropriate socket OR using an external docking unit. Your current operating system is in charge and subject to a virus scan... You can then manage the content. Absolutely correct. I would never ...