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by stuart
27 Feb 2021 11:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 29
Views: 892

Re: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

An opposition is the only way to have proper scrutiny. An effective opposition is a group who able to take control if the elected leaders fail. But most councils are pretty much one party states. Bromley will never go Labour as Lewisham will never go Conservative for the foreseeable future. Opposit...
by stuart
27 Feb 2021 10:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham is a London property hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Sydenham is a London property hotspot

Good news for people who own homes here. Bad news for everybody else. Top ten spots for rises in the last 12 months. Interestingly all but two are south of the river and half are in SE London: https://i2-prod.mylondon.news/incoming/article19924227.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/1_Feb-2021-hotspots-2.jpg Repor...
by stuart
26 Feb 2021 11:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 29
Views: 892

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

They are assuming that they will win, unchallenged. May be - but no excuse. Remember the red wall? Disruptive politics will change certainties. And while you are right to point out that this is about a local microcosm - you will have noticed that it can quickly be put into the context of national a...
by stuart
26 Feb 2021 11:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 29
Views: 892

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

Sorry JGD but for all Nicola's impressive presentational skills - outclassing Boris in spades - the results, particularly Covid-19 related are alarmingly similar. And that's what counts. Except people don't. But getting back to dear old Sydders. Two candidates have a bio. Jack Lavery doesn't. Call m...
by stuart
26 Feb 2021 10:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 29
Views: 892

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

vbsydenham wrote: 26 Feb 2021 10:28 If you want to talk Salmond I think we'll have to retire to the pub......
I would, except I think he is a little too wide to slip through the back door.

Stuart
by stuart
26 Feb 2021 10:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 29
Views: 892

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

They are - I just looked it up; his name is Jack Lavery Nope, the role of Lord Buckethead is much disputed . I think you will find the real one is testifying today at a place you may know well :twisted: Do you know if the the SNP putting up a candidate to try and capture the JGD vote? Independence ...
by stuart
25 Feb 2021 11:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?
Replies: 29
Views: 892

Who's standing in the Sydenham by election in May?

And in the interests of balance: https://www.lewishamconservatives.org.uk/sites/www.lewishamconservatives.org.uk/files/styles/gallery_large/public/2020-05/Helena%20SydenhamHigh%20Street.jpg?itok=ONSXpiVk Meet Helena Croft the Conservative candidate for Sydenham ward. Helena lives in Lewisham with he...
by stuart
16 Feb 2021 15:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lewishams Planning Portal
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Lewishams Planning Portal

It wasn't up this morning and when it did come up it included updates made to day. So the back-end must have been working - just not making it to the portal. Interesting to see someone has made an application for "Installation of air source heat pump in the front garden". Good that someone...
by stuart
16 Feb 2021 14:38
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lewishams Planning Portal
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Lewishams Planning Portal

I sent them an email an hour ago - and it's back up! A coincidence?
Results here: https://sydenham.info/planning

Stuart
by stuart
16 Feb 2021 13:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Anybody clap last night?

And i vividly recall when working under the Cameron Government (i,e one far more serious and competent than our present cluster) the civil service being explicitly forbidden from doing any planning or scoping of a "Yes" vote in the Brexit referendum. Which as someone working on EU policy ...
by stuart
16 Feb 2021 13:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Anybody clap last night?

I think you miss my point. A contingency plan isn't what you are doing. It's what you might do if the current plan doesn't work. Aka Plan B, C & D. Agile and at Pace are today's awful buzzwords. But it what's expected the ability to change plan and do it quickly. Because a government doesn't wan...
by stuart
16 Feb 2021 11:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Anybody clap last night?

I think what we'll find is that when the dust settles most of the blame for the mess the UK is in with Covid will lie at the door of successive Governments of the preceding 20 years rather than the one we have now. Perhaps you can help me with one of the puzzles of this pandemic. The role of the ci...
by stuart
15 Feb 2021 19:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Anybody clap last night?

I concur with your view on the comparable incompetencies of Johnson and Corbyn. Which means you can't pin this debacle on Putin. I wouldn't trust any politician anywhere that doesn't have a grasp of public health emergencies or doesn't let those with the expertise to drive the response. It seems to...
by stuart
15 Feb 2021 14:00
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Lewishams Planning Portal
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Lewishams Planning Portal

Yep, definitely AWOL.
Server is there. Just not the portal pages.

Stuart
by stuart
15 Feb 2021 12:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Anybody clap last night?

The problem is too many were not convinced by the alternatives at the time. And who can blame them? I'm convinced Jeremy would have run Boris hard in incompetence at understanding, taking and sustaining difficult decisions in an area politicians of any hue are not well trained in. Or even our curren...
by stuart
15 Feb 2021 12:11
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: An hour out?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: An hour out?

No, it's you that needs re-setting Alywin :) The timezone/daylight settings are in your user profile and not reset automatically. The system time is correct. Just logout and on the frontpage you should see "It is currently 15 Feb 2021 12:11 or whatever". Log back in and if it's different i...
by stuart
11 Feb 2021 23:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: Covid-19 vaccination bookings for over 65s now open

Pfizer or AstraZeneca?

Stuart
by stuart
10 Feb 2021 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Re: Lewisham planning 400 flats for Sydenham Road

Do you mean the site that includes Knighton Park Motors? It would be bad to lose that facility. It's a service you can't get online or through any of the franchise garages.

Stuart
by stuart
9 Feb 2021 10:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody seen a gritter?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Anybody seen a gritter?

Kirkdale is white over and so is Lawrie Park Road. Both important bus routes. But I haven't seen a gritter this week. This applies to my expeditions into our neighbouring boroughs. Same applies to footpaths. Have we given up on this or have I missed something?

Stuart
by stuart
8 Feb 2021 11:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Anybody clap last night?

Not me. I give a silent clap of thanks to the NHS every day - particularly for the brilliant way they are rolling out the vaccination programme. To which I would add Kate Bingham and her people for getting them the stuff to do it.

And good to hear from you again, did you clap for Capt'n Tom?
Stuart