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by GRP
7 Mar 2020 19:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bakerloo Line Extension
Replies: 57
Views: 23954

Re: Bakerloo Line Extension

Almost certainly. Or they have reached an acceptable position on the compo.
by GRP
20 Feb 2020 20:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southeastern trains - how are they?
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: Southeastern trains - how are they?

JGD wrote: 19 Feb 2020 09:23 Overly distrustful employers use this to check travel patterns of commuters who use "train problems" as a reason for lateness and the like.
Very interesting - thanks for the link.

You are a mine of information JGD. Can I borrow you for a pub quiz sometime?
by GRP
20 Feb 2020 20:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Re: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?

Must admit, I'd never thought of it like that!

I assume(d) it was somewhere on the scale from visionary to optimistic to naive to self-indulgent waste of time* (*delete according to personal preference) but had never considered any more cynical possibilities.
by GRP
20 Feb 2020 17:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Re: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?

Not sure I understand this masterplan. It looks like a lot of new flats in place of the retail park? What would be the timeline? Presumably the retail units are let on long leases (they might have 10 years left on the lease?) so you'd have to get them out then persuade whoever owns the retail park t...
by GRP
15 Feb 2020 20:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gentrifiers
Replies: 24
Views: 7283

Re: Gentrifiers

Yes, good luck in finding an administrative loophole that allows you to continue using a motor vehicle along a street in which there is a clear intention not to allow motor vehicles
by GRP
13 Feb 2020 08:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gentrifiers
Replies: 24
Views: 7283

Re: Gentrifiers

Yes, those roads have been closed off for years - I'm sure back in 2006 at which point I was still living not too far away. The "no motorbikes" signs seems more like clarification of what would always have been the intention. Gentrification had already started several years before that, if the area ...
by GRP
12 Feb 2020 20:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gentrifiers
Replies: 24
Views: 7283

Re: Gentrifiers

Bike community. Bikers. Whatever.

Pound to a pinch of sh*t that the people who live there have been getting irritated by illegally noisy bikes and now you're all banned.
by GRP
12 Feb 2020 17:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gentrifiers
Replies: 24
Views: 7283

Re: Gentrifiers

Noisy vehicles, quads, motorbikes and whatever are a source of regular irritation to us on the main roads in our area - especially the nocturnal offenders. I think irritation with motorbikes with non-compliant silencers transcends class boundaries Don't recall Syd advising us he fits into that cate...
by GRP
12 Feb 2020 10:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Gentrifiers
Replies: 24
Views: 7283

Re: Gentrifiers

I think irritation with motorbikes with non-compliant silencers transcends class boundaries
by GRP
5 Feb 2020 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park
Replies: 29
Views: 9064

Re: Power Issues at Bell Green Retail Park

Robin Orton wrote: 4 Feb 2020 17:44 Sorry, John. Getting old and forgetful. Always mix you up with JRW. Robin
What a mistak-e to mak-e!