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by JGD
24 Jul 2021 08:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...

For Bellingham, read JGD. You claim to speak for Bellingham, but I know a large number of Bell Green area Bellingham residents who see the benefits of a cross-ward Forum. Interesting, Julia. It doesn't really matter who knows more (or fewer) people from Bellingham. What will matter is how many iden...
by JGD
23 Jul 2021 14:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...

You appear to misunderstand the Neighbourhood Group concept. It is my understanding that a Neighbourhood Group can set itself up and define the area for which it wants to act. That may - or may not - coincide with a Ward boundary. In any event Ward boundary changes can be addressed when they are imp...
by JGD
23 Jul 2021 13:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...

You have also misrepresented my presentation at the Bellingham Assembly; I was talking about a cross-ward forum, and this model has been approved in principle by the Mayor. Cllrs Jacq Paschoud and Alan Hall can both vouch for these points. No misrepresentation - it simply reports your attendance at...
by JGD
23 Jul 2021 11:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...
Replies: 17
Views: 1745

Re: Bell Green Neighbourhood Forum proposals...

The launch meeting for the formation of a new Neighbourhood Group is intended to focus on addressing how such a Group could consult with and seek the views of residents and businesses in Bellingham Ward. It has been evident for some time that it is important that the Ward's voices be heard and to av...
by JGD
16 Jul 2021 22:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks after 19th
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Masks after 19th

The Grainiad has this report on the evening of 16 July. Ministers shelve plans to tweak Covid app as cases in England surge [/b][/size] Critics including health advisers and Tory backbenchers say government has lost control of the ‘pingdemic’ [/b][/size] Ministers have shelved proposals to urgently ...
by JGD
16 Jul 2021 10:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks after 19th
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Masks after 19th

These situations have to be based upon realistic assessment of the data. It's essential to avoid the ideology spouted by the #JohnsonVariant and driven by HM Tory party which has been taken captive by the right-wing ERG and prevent abandonment of the only measures that have proven to be effective to...
by JGD
14 Jul 2021 13:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks after 19th
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Masks after 19th

Simple rules for simple people please. Like - if you are in an enclosed public space - wear one unless you are eating, drinking or playing the mouth organ. Elsewhere - your decision. Simplest IS best Stuart. From a perspective of not wanting to spread the virus as much as protecting ourselves from ...
by JGD
14 Jul 2021 07:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Healthy Streets Scorecard London - 2021 Results
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Healthy Streets Scorecard London - 2021 Results

NewsShopper reports on South east London boroughs ranked on 'health' of streets. It also contains some observations on London LTN's pre-March 2020. The Healthy Streets Scorecard London sets out data to reveal the impact of the capital’s roads according to nine indicators. The scorecard is produced b...
by JGD
13 Jul 2021 08:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks after 19th
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Masks after 19th

Decent people wouldn’t want to be associated with Johnson Patel Hancock Cummings Raab Gove its Murdoch decides who runs the country. Murdoch's US arm in its Fox guise allied itself to Trump and the anti-vaxxer movement. The impact of Fox's voluminous and detrimental anti-vax propaganda is now causi...
by JGD
11 Jul 2021 08:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Performance of GP surgeries in SE London.
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Performance of GP surgeries in SE London.

NewsShopper has published its survey of many factors that measure patient satisfaction with their GP surgeries. It reports that Sydenham Green Group Practice was one of the poorer performers in terms of ease in getting through to the surgery. Survey shows best and worst GPs in south east London The ...
by JGD
22 Jun 2021 09:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Elaborate Bank Scam with Police Imposters
Replies: 0
Views: 341

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: 71
Views: 53640

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: 71
Views: 53640

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: 71
Views: 53640

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: 71
Views: 53640

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: 54621

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: 54621

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: 54621

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: 71
Views: 53640

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: 71
Views: 53640

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...