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by JGD
9 Apr 2021 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

Re: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

Across Lewisham, amenity societies have expressed concerns about the state of planning consultantions, as they have been problematic for many years now. Would you expect societies to publicly represent local concerns, or would you encourage them to stay quiet, and be loyal to the one-party state? A...
by JGD
31 Mar 2021 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road
Replies: 23
Views: 3226

Re: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road

In January 2021 Cllr Sue Hordijenko spoke to me in some detail about constituting a body that has its roots in Bellingham Ward. She expressed a firm view that the formation of such a body was essential and it was important that it then address the development of a master plan for Bell Green that was...
by JGD
28 Mar 2021 09:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

Re: Covid Vaccination- Sydenham Green Group Practice

I do not believe the situation is as cut and dried that the practice can be considered to be on thin ice. We are in the 65+ cohort and we collectively receive 6 invites for appointments through different channels. These were issued at least 10 days before it was publicly announced that jabs for the ...
by JGD
19 Mar 2021 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 96
Views: 43950

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

Today (Friday), the Planning Inquiry has not completed taking evidence and at least one more day and possibly two will be required to complete that phase, the first of which has been set for next Thursday 25 March. The parties and the Planning Inspector have arranged to make a site visit on Tuesday....
by JGD
16 Mar 2021 13:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 96
Views: 43950

Re: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order

For Julia (JRW) Have observed both sessions of the Inquiry this morning (Tuesday). My version of MS Teams does not permit me to record the session but even if I had the Pro version I would think PINS probably control and retain the right to record, or not, using MS Teams software. It was observed th...
by JGD
27 Feb 2021 15:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham is a London property hotspot
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Sydenham is a London property hotspot

Interesting report. Anecdotally had been hearing, through conversation mainly, that there was an element of Covid-flight from parts of Lewisham and, in the main, with people moving out to Kent in the last year. Not in the several hundreds but certainly around 50 instances allegedly. It might be gues...
by JGD
26 Feb 2021 12:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

Remember the red wall? Disruptive politics will change certainties. And while you are right to point out that this is about a local microcosm - you will have noticed that it can quickly be put into the context of national and even Scottish politics. That's why even though you know you are going to ...
by JGD
26 Feb 2021 11:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

vbsydenham wrote: 26 Feb 2021 11:30 Sounds like you've been visiting the same kind of establishments as Stuart :shock:
You are mixing up both Stuart and I with that old "Buller", Johnson.
by JGD
26 Feb 2021 11:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

vbsydenham wrote: 26 Feb 2021 11:08 Chalk up a swing and a miss for JGD :D
Better to have swung than never to have swinged at all.
by JGD
26 Feb 2021 11:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

JRW wrote: 26 Feb 2021 11:07 Isn't this supposed to be about local politics?
Where did I miss that in the title - "Local Politics"?

But then some parts of the issue would be better in The Pub - more freedom and more fun to be had there.
by JGD
26 Feb 2021 10:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

Just an observation or two. Secessionist tendencies? I may possess a few but as Stuart points out, only localised. SNP policies are not mine. I like my UK truly united. You may think, oddly, I have an admiration for Nippy Sweetie and Alex S - both stand head-and-shoulders above anyone currently inst...
by JGD
16 Feb 2021 14:52
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lewishams Planning Portal
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Re: Lewishams Planning Portal

It was down well after midnight last night.

There is only skeleton staff present in the building with everyone working remotely.

Probably means that no-one will be doing basic checks and techies only responding to reports of failure.
by JGD
16 Feb 2021 14:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 3589

Re: Anybody clap last night?

stuart wrote: 16 Feb 2021 13:38 Agile and at Pace are today's awful buzzwords.
Shame on you for throwing these words into what was until that point, a respectful dialogue.

What kind of people do you think we are?
by JGD
16 Feb 2021 13:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 3589

Re: Anybody clap last night?

But if you see those measures as an extension of lockdown policy then it's just the same pattern repeating. The Government making the right policy decisions, but half heartedly and much too late. If the Civil Service had been instructed to work on this stuff in March last year, then you would by no...
by JGD
15 Feb 2021 20:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 3589

Re: Anybody clap last night?

Which means you can't pin this debacle on Putin. In normal circumstances I could not disagree with your view. Putin is far from normal. Not a politician. Not even a Russian politician. He is and was a Russian spy-master and it does not matter which brand (KGB or otherwise) you label him with. Ingra...
by JGD
15 Feb 2021 18:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 3589

Re: Anybody clap last night?

I'm convinced Jeremy would have run Boris hard in incompetence at understanding, taking and sustaining difficult decisions in an area politicians of any hue are not well trained in. Or even our current civil service? That's the reason the NHS, Public Health experts and the pharmaceutical industry h...
by JGD
15 Feb 2021 15:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open
Replies: 14
Views: 1946

Re: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open

Blimey. Still awaiting the vac for "over 65 and extremely clinically vulnerable", which was supposed to have taken place before the over-65s :( Hope you do not have to wait too long. If you have your NHS Number you could try logging in to www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination and armed additionall...
by JGD
15 Feb 2021 15:24
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: An hour out?
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Re: An hour out?

I have observed that if you choose to peruse the forum without logging in, the times can also be affected by this one hour variance at certain times of the year. To be clear, if you view posts without logging in you will see one time of posting (at those certain times of year), however if you login ...
by JGD
15 Feb 2021 15:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open
Replies: 14
Views: 1946

Re: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open

We are a household bubble of two, have both been vaccinated in the last week and are in the 65+ category. In that same last week, we have received the following invitations to register for vaccination: KCH - I was an outpatient there in 2020 - responded to them and asked that they accept us both as ...
by JGD
14 Feb 2021 21:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 3589

Re: Anybody clap last night?

I think the nonsense about how appreciating the NHS being tainted by patriotism is yet another example of how left leaning liberals simply can't bear the notion of the UK getting anything right . Nigel, let me echo Stuart's words of welcome to you on your return to STF. It would seem never say neve...