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by JGD
8 Apr 2020 09:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing

Oooops. Is it so safe to think about getting back in the water ? Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic Maybe not as bad as it first seems. A rare hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic, in what scientists say is the result of unusually low temperatures in the atmosph...
by JGD
7 Apr 2020 19:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?

In part I'm answering my own question here. In a live-streamed interview on YouTube with conspiracy theorist David Icke on Monday, he linked 5G technology to the CV-19 pandemic. YouTube said the video would be wiped. During the interview, Mr Icke falsely claimed there "is a link between 5G and this ...
by JGD
7 Apr 2020 11:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Take away fried chicken shop on the high street
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Take away fried chicken shop on the high street

You’ll probably save a few lives this virus is really serious there will be no going back to normal until there is a vaccination An astute observation. We can only hope that separately, both testing and vaccine development regimes can be given every resource and priority that they need. For vaccine...
by JGD
6 Apr 2020 19:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Am I overreacting?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Am I overreacting?

Sad news admin. Deepest condolences to you, your friends and the family concerned.

Syd - you stay safe.

You are most definitely NOT over-reacting.

No-one said it would be easy - we will get through this.
by JGD
6 Apr 2020 10:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Grand Prix
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Sydenham Grand Prix

It is to be hoped that the boy-racers all get eliminated in the qualifying rounds. Whether that be at the hands of our over-stretched boys-in-blue or as a result of complete mechanical failure is of no consequence. The noise transmitted for miles - it was intrusive and could be heard on Perry Hill -...
by JGD
6 Apr 2020 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?
Replies: 1
Views: 219

CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?

There is a substantial volume of speculation in the media, local forums and Twitter that 5G and the launch of that wireless network technology is the reason that the pandemic has spread so quickly across the globe. We are in the land of outlandish tales. It is fundamental nonsense. It is so inaccura...
by JGD
4 Apr 2020 15:58
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Electorate's Ability to Swallow the Biggest of Untruths
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: The Electorate's Ability to Swallow the Biggest of Untruths

An update. We only get £42 Bn - a shortfall of £49 Bn - and all on Tory Treasury figures too. Which also calculate it wil cost us £30 Bn in the short-term to stimulate and sustain the economy through the Covid-19 crisis. It is unknown what estimates for any medium and long-term support costs will be...
by JGD
3 Apr 2020 11:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Woman wrongfully convicted in shambolic case
Replies: 1
Views: 375

CV-19: Woman wrongfully convicted in shambolic case

In The Indie today, a piece that shows police and courts rapidly backtracking after desperately attempting to have a high profile prosecution case against a woman make headlines in the news and provide an example of how "offenders" would be treated. The conviction is to be quashed. Yes - we know the...
by JGD
3 Apr 2020 08:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

So far Lewisham have not missed a single uplift of all our bin types including garden waste. For future reference and in normal times, recycling can also be taken to the Bromley site at Churchfield Road which is not too far distant with a car - as Lewisham residents there may be a small fee and/or j...
by JGD
2 Apr 2020 20:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 14
Views: 6008

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

Lewisham Council has acknowledged it is holding several millions of pounds of monies ingathered from the several s106 agreements signed off by the Council with the developers of each of the phases at Bell Green. The first of these agreements goes back to the mid-1990's. Importantly, it must be under...
by JGD
2 Apr 2020 10:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council relaxes parking rules
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Lewisham Council relaxes parking rules

Another unexpected consequence and NOT an April Fool tale. The move is to make sure residents can park outside their homes during the pandemic. But the council, which is following Government guidelines, has warned that residents should follow normal rules as much as possible “even if they are not be...
by JGD
1 Apr 2020 14:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Contactless Card Payments
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Contactless Payments

This is welcome news for actual card-users. For those that already use smart phones to pay contactless - the limit has been substantially greater for some time. The constraint that has existed though has been with the retailer or vendor. Traders can still choose to limit the maximum value of contact...
by JGD
1 Apr 2020 10:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Is it really April already ?
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Is it really April already ?

FHSoc have been given insight to a Horniman Museum proposal.

Personally, you may feel erections of this type might not receive universal acclaim.

https://twitter.com/FHSoc/status/124523 ... 65440?s=20
by JGD
31 Mar 2020 13:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Guided Tour Video
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Re: Sydenham Guided Tour Video

Seen this guy's work online over a couple of years now.

It is upbeat - not sure everyone will agree - or indeed see it as depressive.

The blend of imagery is good - we don't live our lives with rose-coloured specs - so why not have realistic images ?
by JGD
31 Mar 2020 12:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing

Extinction Rebellion - got a kind of ring to it really.
by JGD
29 Mar 2020 10:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: air quality
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: air quality

syd wrote:
28 Mar 2020 22:17
I have a particularly noisy robin,it’s lovely and I’ve decided to build a few bird boxes in lockdown
Careful syd, you may have the beginnings of a thriving online business there.
by JGD
29 Mar 2020 10:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Re: SCAMS

Any knowledge please? Ta. It might be assumed that any official or authorised body attempting to contact you via SMS would know not to send it to a landline number in the first place. To my knowledge we have only received one official HMG SMS about CV-19 each via our providers (in my case O2) on ou...
by JGD
28 Mar 2020 14:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Special Crime police arrest man in Sydenham vehicle stop
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Special Crime police arrest man in Sydenham vehicle stop

Police have seized a loaded firearm, a large quantity of heroin and thousands of pounds in cash after stopping a vehicle in Sydenham. On Monday, 23 March officers from Specialist Crime stopped a car in Sydenham Road. Officers searched the vehicle and recovered about 6oz of heroin. The driver, a 44-...
by JGD
28 Mar 2020 11:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar
Replies: 11
Views: 8606

Re: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar

Borough wide community event. To mark the lifting of our lockdown and to perhaps celebrate the lives, as we deem appropriate, of those who succumbed. I think it reasonable that we wait the full fourteen weeks specified to protect those who need shielding. So end-of-June is a target time. But even if...
by JGD
28 Mar 2020 09:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing

We need a good news story and with a working assumption that humankind will survive the CV-19 pandemic, we need a planet to live on that is in good working order. For clarity, it would seem the healing has nothing to do with the short-term consequences of reduced flights and fewer vehicle emissions ...