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by JGD
22 Jun 2021 09:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Elaborate Bank Scam with Police Imposters
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Elaborate Bank Scam with Police Imposters

Stay alert everyone - here is a report from Newsshopper on a very elaborate scam involving a Sydenham resident who, with others, was impersonating a police officer. Be very aware of fake emails, fake phone calls, fake couriers and even fake police knocking on your door advising you that your bank de...
by JGD
16 Jun 2021 10:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

Well said Stuart. But if you put one bad apple at the bottom of a barrel and put 99 good apples on top - what do you get after a short time? The report detailed how corruption spreads. How good police people often have to choose between honouring their commitment to justice or having a career or pay...
by JGD
16 Jun 2021 09:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

From the Indie today. An independent panel said that although its investigation focused on historic failures stemming from the 1987 killing, the term institutional corruption was used “in the present tense”. Mr Morgan’s family called for commissioner Dame Cressida Dick to consider resigning after sh...
by JGD
15 Jun 2021 19:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

But - and it's a huge BUT - it is a catalogue not so much in the corruption at Catford nick - but both the cover-up and refusal to acknowledge the corruption in the Met itself. Instead as the report so strongly states - this was no less than corruption by the highest in the service. They did little...
by JGD
14 Jun 2021 11:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

A report from today's Guardian (14 June 2021) expands on the Official Inquiry's examination of the existence of links between suspects and the News of the World. Daniel Morgan report could link Rupert Murdoch empire to ‘criminality’ Panel has considered describing News of the World as ‘linked to’ mu...
by JGD
10 Jun 2021 14:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 52216

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

Let me apply organisation names at a later date. Their ongoing existence will bear examination. The Archdiocese selected and appointed a contractor on a Design and Build basis. Let us label them Contractor A. The selection process is poorly managed with a due diligence process that failed to discove...
by JGD
9 Jun 2021 15:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 52216

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

Not to answer or explain or amplify what JRW wrote, but the Archdiocese's position could be viewed as to lie between two extremes. On one hand the Archdiocese alluded to a view that an adverse decision would require them to withdraw from agreements made with Lewisham, close the school and demolish t...
by JGD
9 Jun 2021 14:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 52216

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

Julia - thank you for the rapidity on the update . So the Archdiocese of Southwark seeks a judicial review of the planning Inspectorate's adjudication on OLSPN school and Lewisham Council has been served as a second respondent. I have no idea what they think they can gain from this, but it is absolu...
by JGD
7 Jun 2021 20:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

Previous reports on the release date of 15th June may be proving premature. Alastair Morgan reporting this evening (Monday 7th June) that final confirmation for publication has not been made. He reflects that Home Secretary Priti Patel and Dame Cressida Dick have previous in this long running debacl...
by JGD
4 Jun 2021 11:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

It's good that we can infer from reporting that the independent panel is discouraging HO redactions and is trying to ensure that only those properly justifiable may be made to the report. Not "hot-off-the-press" but a very important milestone has been reset with a revised publication date...
by JGD
28 May 2021 20:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

Hmmm. Let us wait and see. This commentary is so very typical of of many linked with the murder of Daniel Morgan. We should not forget that Daniel was a person, loved, cherished and mourned by his family and not just some object to be scrutinised and weighed for his potential impact on the unsavoury...
by JGD
26 May 2021 10:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 52216

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

I don't know the details of the parents' concerns, I'm only reporting what I've heard at third or fourth hand. I gather the head teacher has written to parents seeking to reassure them, but I haven't seen the letter. Perhaps someone on this forum has seen it? I am not sure if this is the only corre...
by JGD
26 May 2021 08:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 52216

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

The matter of a possible need to decant OLSPN was discussed vigorously at the PINs Inquiry. It flowed from what arrangements the school would have to make when remedial works (at that stage neither scale nor scope had been decided) would be carried out. Options were debated that ranged from "st...
by JGD
22 May 2021 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

From Saturday's front page of The Grauniad. Perhaps both as our local MP and Shadow Attorney General, Ellie Reeves can assist and write to the Home Secretary and make a demand that Priti Patel remove her unprincipled block on the publication of the report. Daniel Morgan’s son says Priti Patel has ad...
by JGD
19 May 2021 21:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

A robust response from the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel to Priti Patel is reported in The Grauniad. Patel's late intervention has been exposed as unprincipled and unwarranted as she clearly did not expect this quality of response with the measure of integrity that lies behind it. Daniel Morgan mu...
by JGD
19 May 2021 13:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

An excellent tweet from Cllr Alan Hall.

It has a copy of a statement made by the Independent Panel attached in response to the Home Secretary's two conflicting reasons for her decision to delay.

https://twitter.com/alan_ha11/status/13 ... 66660?s=20
by JGD
19 May 2021 11:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 70
Views: 51780

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

Plus there was a connection with a senior person at 10 Downing Street and what was known, or not known by the then PM. A man whose judgement is under some scrutiny elsewhere at this time. But i guess many secrets will be taken to the grave. Or, to be precise, many graveyards. An astute observation....
by JGD
18 May 2021 15:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Mural
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Sydenham Mural

In simple terms - it was never clear whether the location was finally agreed. Others will perhaps have better recall. In that area around the bridge over the railway, there are always questions about matters related to Conservation Areas, compounded by precisely who owned what portion of wall. I hav...
by JGD
17 May 2021 21:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Mural
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Sydenham Mural

I think the way it ended was no agreement on design, location or how it would be funded Forum member JMLF expended a lot of effort and led a significant piece of work to produce a design, put fund-raising into place and conducted meaningful discussions about the proposed location for the mural. He ...
by JGD
12 May 2021 14:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Philip Neri school: Archdiocese appeals planning enforcement order
Replies: 136
Views: 52216

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

Good that a decision has been reached and timely too. The Decision is dated 12 May 2021. Checked PINS site only yesterday and there was no date set for a decision to be delivered. It is noted that both appeals are dismissed and specifically: For Appeal B the Summary of Decision: Notice varied, appea...