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by chrisj1948
30 Jan 2021 10:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12249

Re: how to get out of this mess

Surely the metrics which determine when restrictions can be eased are the rates of infection, hospitalisation, and death. Until these fall to an acceptable level we have to persist with lockdown. Trying to set a date in the future for this must currently be like trying to predict the weather several...
by chrisj1948
4 Jan 2021 10:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12249

Re: how to get out of this mess

We should be thinking bigger. Why not cull everyone over 60 ..... If you consider 'Society' as a unit there is a certain logic to this. Feed and educate the young well. Provide good housing and healthcare for them and the workers. Eliminate any members who are no longer productive but still require...
by chrisj1948
15 Oct 2020 12:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dangerous e-scooters in Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 4603

Re: Dangerous e-scooters in Sydenham

I agree with you that they are an increasing danger. The top speed is supposed to be 15mph but I suspect some have been 'breathed on'. In the event of a collision there is a good chance that the rider would be hurt more, since they wear no protective clothing, but that is cold comfort.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
25 Sep 2020 09:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 15750

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

I downloaded the app yesterday morning. It seems simple. Since I don't visit pubs or restaurants all I have to do is notify it if I get Covid 19, or wait for it to tell me that I am at risk.
by chrisj1948
11 Sep 2020 06:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible
Replies: 25
Views: 6240

Re: Flu-Jabs @ Sydenham Green now Covid test compatible

I am afraid I book with 'another provider' for flu jabs. Boots is just across the road and much more convenient.
by chrisj1948
8 Sep 2020 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Has the public "relaxed too much"
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Has the public "relaxed too much"

It will be interesting to see if the rate of hospital admissions, and ultimately the death rate, shows a similar rise after a week or two. These are the major problem with Covid19, not young people getting mildly ill. Opening up society, and increasing testing, was always going to result in more cas...
by chrisj1948
31 Jul 2020 10:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 14656

Re: Masks

I regret to report that after the initial surge of compliance, I now see fewer masks on Sydenham Road and on my last trip to Lidl there were 4 unmasked customers. :-(

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
26 Jul 2020 06:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 14656

Re: Masks

not wearing masks to protect themselves and their loved ones. Unless you are wearing a special medical grade mask, then masks and face coverings do not offer any significant protection to the wearer. They DO significantly reduce the risk that you transmit the virus to others, and thus help break th...
by chrisj1948
25 Jul 2020 17:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 14656

Re: Masks

I was gratified to see that there was a much higher incidence of mask wearing on the High Street today, and in Lidl the compliance was 100%. This contrasts with the situation only a couple of days ago before the new regulations came into force. I feel a lot more comfortable shopping when all are wea...
by chrisj1948
19 Jun 2020 16:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: moving to Sydenham
Replies: 9
Views: 5107

Re: moving to Sydenham

beanwalls wrote: 19 Jun 2020 14:45 I've spotted a (quite small) two bed flat in Thorpe Close... does anyone know that bit of Sydenham or that block of flats??
It is in a very well-regarded part of Sydenham, a conservation area, about two minutes walk from the station. A desirable location.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
5 Jun 2020 08:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Older Persons’ Freedom Pass, 60+ Oyster photo card before 9:00am
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: Older Persons’ Freedom Pass, 60+ Oyster photo card before 9:00am

It is supposed to be a temporary restriction, to reduce traffic volume during the morning peak period and thus facilitate social distancing.
by chrisj1948
4 Jun 2020 18:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks
Replies: 45
Views: 14656

Re: Masks

Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport from June 15th. At last!
by chrisj1948
25 May 2020 06:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The 8pm NHS celebration
Replies: 19
Views: 8830

Re: The 8pm NHS celebration

My wife Mary and I have been out on the High Street each Thursday evening to bang saucepan lids. Last week we noticed that the response was more muted. Far fewer cars sounded their horns and waved. The movement may be running down.
by chrisj1948
3 May 2020 11:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 54
Views: 32492

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

My wife complains that the price of humus at PFC has risen 25% since lockdown. Since we are both old and forbidden by children from doing our own shopping, I wonder how she knows!
by chrisj1948
26 Apr 2020 11:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The 8pm NHS celebration
Replies: 19
Views: 8830

Re: The 8pm NHS celebration

Last Thursday my wife and I were at our front gate on Sydenham Road, banging our pan lids, when a car drew up near us. The young woman inside held up her NHS badge, said "Thank you, we appreciate it", and then resumed her journey.
by chrisj1948
13 Mar 2020 10:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council housing consultation
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Re: Lewisham Council housing consultation

When I lived in Sweden they were very proud of their MBL, medbestemmelse lag, which required employers to have formal consultations with trade unions about any change affecting the workers. I was impressed, but when I asked about implementing the decisions I was told that the law merely required the...
by chrisj1948
14 Nov 2019 14:09
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: How to report a post?
Replies: 2
Views: 8805

Re: How to report a post?

Up on the top right of each post there is an 'exclamation mark' symbol. Click on it and you can report the post.

Regards
Chris
by chrisj1948
2 Nov 2019 16:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planning Watch [w/b 28/10/2019] Shop changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

Re: Planning Watch [w/b 28/10/2019] Shop changes

I think the planning application for 30A Sydenham Road is now in its fourth cycle, with a gradual reduction of bulk and ambition each time. So far all have been rejected as inappropriate to the surroundings (which they most singularly were). The Change of Use is a new twist. Watch for what happens n...
by chrisj1948
29 Oct 2019 09:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 6498

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

The loss made it onto the BBC1 ' News were you are' last night as a brief item.
by chrisj1948
6 Sep 2019 07:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Crash on Sydenham Road
Replies: 5
Views: 4377

Re: Crash on Sydenham Road

One of my stepsons filmed the event from our upper bedroom. It looked pretty dramatic. The woman & child in the car were OK. Fire was extinguished after 10 mins at about 8:20pm. The continuing presence of the burned wreck in the outer lane at the Newlands Park lights is interesting. I guess the ...