Search found 1886 matches

by stuart
23 Jul 2021 19:13
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Police crack down on e-scooters
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Police crack down on e-scooters

Obviously the headline stats snow motorised vehicles as causing far more death and injury. I’d be interested to see the stats for deaths/serious injury per mile driven though compared to e-scooters and the like. I think being entirely pro or entirely anti any one for of transport is a bit silly. Th...
by stuart
23 Jul 2021 13:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Police crack down on e-scooters
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Police crack down on e-scooters

Well said Mikej. Who overwhelmingly kills & maims pedestrians on pavements? Answer: motor vehicles, motor vehicles & motor vehicles. Only yesterday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-57934076 Walking up Westwood Hill - which I do several times a week - you would be very unlucky to be distu...
by stuart
21 Jul 2021 12:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 71
Views: 53634

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

The Home Office & Met have a clear cunning plan. Ignore the findings and hope it will all be forgotten. Which is a pretty corrupt way of handling clear cases of corruption and obstruction. Sorry, but I have lost it with Cressida. She is now the living embodiment that our police service still can...
by stuart
19 Jul 2021 16:37
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: A short history of this website ....
Replies: 0
Views: 105

A short history of this website ....

Anything IT related from the last millennium is not history - it's ancient history so I guess this has a place in the Town Museum! Many of you may know I created the original site and managed it until 2015. So while rummaging for something else Saturday I unearthed an old backup CD which had a copy ...
by stuart
19 Jul 2021 15:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Police crack down on e-scooters
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Police crack down on e-scooters

Will they confiscate the car if the driver is found guilty of failure to stop and/or dangerous driving. And if not, why not?
Indeed why are cars legal while far less dangerous to others and more environmentally friendly modes of transport are outlawed?
History has a story to tell here.

Stuart
by stuart
16 Jul 2021 13:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Kirkdale Lofts
Replies: 0
Views: 397

Kirkdale Lofts

Interesting new planning application for Regent House and re-branding. More here:
https://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online ... APR_110534

Image
by stuart
16 Jul 2021 11:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks after 19th
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Masks after 19th

Yesterday 48,000 cases. Hence rather more contacts notified by Test & Trace leading to massive amount of the workforce going into quarantine as the toll increases. So Boris has screwed business in the name of saving it. But his next bright idea as trailed in the press today is basically reduce T...
by stuart
14 Jul 2021 17:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Police crack down on e-scooters
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Police crack down on e-scooters

There are far more dangerous road users on Westwood Hill they could have been confiscating ....

Stuart
by stuart
14 Jul 2021 10:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks after 19th
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Masks after 19th

Yes, it's going to be doubly confusing next week. Before Covid I enjoyed going up to the National Gallery starting at Sydenham Station. Now if an Overground train comes in first I know I must wear a mask. But if it's a Southern than I need to consult their 'conditions of carriage'. Oh, and if I chan...
by stuart
14 Jul 2021 09:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Healthy Streets Scorecard London - 2021 Results
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Healthy Streets Scorecard London - 2021 Results

That's a very surprising result. One would have expected the reverse with Bromley's wide expanse of green wide leafy streets beyond Penge compared to the South Circular's lethal embrace of Lewisham surrounded by mostly narrow terrace properties with tiny/no front gardens. While LTNs may bring relief...
by stuart
12 Jul 2021 11:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks after 19th
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Masks after 19th

To be fair I don't think any opposition leader can do much to touch Boris. Nothing will change his decision making until the decent intelligent wing of the Conservative Party can see off the CRG grip on his fantasies or if his red wall destroying capabilities come into question. A man who almost sin...
by stuart
8 Jul 2021 11:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Masks after 19th
Replies: 22
Views: 1598

Re: Masks after 19th

Hi all, just wondering if anyone plans to keep wearing a mask after “freedom day” Probably less so. Because I guess I will be avoiding public transport and other public enclosed spaces if the 'freedom for me, bu**er the consequences to everybody else' brigade go rampant. I used the railway yesterda...
by stuart
6 Jul 2021 13:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Wells Park Plant Sale> Sun 4th July 11-2pm
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Sydenham Wells Park Plant Sale> Sun 4th July 11-2pm

It was working the day we visited during the last June heatwave. It would have been a Saturday.

Stuart
by stuart
1 Jul 2021 14:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 115
Views: 81127

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

I'm against LTN's as the roads with the pollution and accidents are not on the leafy back roads. I'm strongly in favour of LTN's - particularly this one! I don't live in the Thorpes - which I never thought of as very leafy but I did have to go to Forest Hill a lot. I did it by car because doing it ...
by stuart
24 Jun 2021 09:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mais House: not all over yet
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Mais House: not all over yet

Defeat in the High Court has not killed the plan for the development with 50% social housing. The council has taken note of the omissions and errors in the original. A revised and expanded plan goes before Lewisham’s strategic planning committee next week, which has again been recommended for approv...
by stuart
18 Jun 2021 12:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Demolition of St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Demolition of St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School

Sorry - not that one but the original in Mayow Road. This week's planning application: Details submitted in compliance with Condition (20) 'Travel Plan' of Planning Permission DC/19/113252 dated 24/02/2020 for the demolition of Our Lady and St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School, Mayow Road SE...
by stuart
16 Jun 2021 10:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 71
Views: 53634

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

Why was AC Nick Ephgrave sent out to defend the Met and his boss? It was clear from the report where the buck stops and who is being accused of continuing 'institutional corruption'. Police officers are trained to handle dangerous men with knives or worse - so BBC & Channel 4 reporters should ho...
by stuart
15 Jun 2021 18:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 71
Views: 53634

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

Thank you Owlwise for ruining my afternoon. It's a devasting document and I've only managed to skim some sections. It doesn't offer much except detail on what we knew of the original investigation. It takes us no nearer to what happened in 1987. But - and it's a huge BUT - it is a catalogue not so m...
by stuart
14 Jun 2021 13:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 71
Views: 53634

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

Willsmith001 wrote: 14 Jun 2021 12:53 It was the 24th Aniversary of Daniels murder yesterday. His poor mother laid a wreath at the scene.
You disgusting excuse for a piece of humanity. His mother died years ago. Batter she was here than you. Reported for spamming links.
by stuart
14 Jun 2021 11:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Daniel Morgan Murder
Replies: 71
Views: 53634

Re: Daniel Morgan Murder

And if you want something more spicy - which even if only half true - may explain the sensitivities of the Home Office, Met Police and Murdoch's friends in high places past and, maybe, present - read this: https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/51941/Cover+up!+How+the+state+helped+hide+the+truth+about+th...