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by mosy
5 Sep 2019 20:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cox's Walk footbridge
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Cox's Walk footbridge

One thing that bothers me is that old trees have learned to live with our relatively poisonous air. Is there any evidence that new replacement trees planted even survive or how many of them do? The council really ought to be able to mend the bridge without such drastic action. I've signed the petiti...
by mosy
3 Sep 2019 20:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cox's Walk footbridge
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Cox's Walk footbridge

Am I reading this right? Two 100 yr-old stately oak trees that could live to 300+ years are going to be cut down even though not diseased or causing damage simply because the council finds it more convenient and beyond their wit to find another way of working with nature to repair a manmade footbrid...
by mosy
1 Sep 2019 15:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High water pressure?
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: High water pressure?

Jollylolly, if your boiler was supposedly fixed, you should get them back for free if "2" is still causing dripping. I kinda know my boiler, but have no idea what's right for yours.
by mosy
1 Sep 2019 15:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 24
Views: 3157

Re: Mad Dough

Brilliant Parker1970 especially if it gets the message across. It would be fanciful I know, but with a Mad Dough logo Photoshopped in the air punch they'd probably adopt it :)
by mosy
31 Aug 2019 21:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 24
Views: 3157

Re: Mad Dough

What's wrong with just wishing Mad Dough well? It's hard enough setting up a business as it is without creating unfounded anxiety.
by mosy
31 Aug 2019 21:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: High water pressure?
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: High water pressure?

Thames Water always deny everything I reckon. They insisted it wasn't their works that caused silt that clogged up the intake valves on my boiler, washer and dishwasher simultaneously - as if anything else could have caused it - a while ago. Have you tried turning down your mains stop cock, often un...
by mosy
21 Aug 2019 15:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3911

Re: Sydenham Tyres

Thank you. It might be useful grist to the mill if there is a tenable police/criminal aspect that could bypass council reticence.
by mosy
20 Aug 2019 19:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3911

Re: Sydenham Tyres

bensonby, with the best will in the world, surely after this length of time, the trick would be to persuade the powers that be that they should actually do something to enforce rules already in place?
by mosy
14 Aug 2019 00:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

Over the last half dozen years, cash has been so restricted that it doesn't seem to matter much which party controls a council. I agree though that if a council has a regal head who can determine or override all or even some decisions with the sweep of a pen it does defeat the object. Perhaps a mayo...
by mosy
11 Aug 2019 10:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say

...[clip]... So, mosy, John H, ghlpc, let's be hearing your positive ideas, or else that you are happy for renters to just get screwed Renters will get screwed either way as most rental contracts include a clause that the rent takes account only of current official taxes etc and if new ones are imp...
by mosy
10 Aug 2019 11:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say

But would it make revenue in excess of costs, if so how as it beats me? Or does empire building come into it as well at others' expense?
by mosy
9 Aug 2019 15:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say

The trouble with schemes like this which purport to make things better don't work. For example, the council is fully aware of properties that it controls and yet lack of essential repairs being done is continuously notorious. If they can't or won't police themselves, why would a licence for landlord...
by mosy
30 Jul 2019 00:04
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: a high chair
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Wanted: a high chair

I can't help I'm afraid. However as a high chair's use is shortlived, you might see if you could get one of these: https://www.uberkids.com/east-coast-nursery-combination-natural-wooden-highchair-ecn1473b/?istCompanyId=37dca0b5-f08f-460a-9189-9153d7108287&istFeedId=b9ff17e0-1a2f-4169-bb0c-0c815ad888...
by mosy
29 Jul 2019 23:47
Forum: Wanted
Topic: advice about wasp nest
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: advice about wasp nest

I'd suggest you have an expert take a look. My son when young was almost stung when he retrieved a golf ball from a dent in the grass on a golf course, that turned out to be a wasp nest since many flew out! I was stung once by a wasp and my whole leg swelled up, so I personally wouldn't take any cha...
by mosy
28 Jul 2019 14:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Notice of Silverdale traffic restriction from 29 Jul
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Notice of Silverdale traffic restriction from 29 Jul

A vague notice is attached to a post at the station alleyway which says that a restriction will apply from 29 Jul for three months. It's marked as a draft. It doesn't say which stretch of road or give detail as to why.

As the 29th is tomorrow, Monday, maybe something will happen, or not...
by mosy
28 Jul 2019 11:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Re: Forest Hill Pools

John H is right - that we the public are entitled to facilities that are safe and clean and kept in good condition. It is shameful and sparticus is right to draw it to our attention. I'm not a lawyer but I don't see why a contract can't be terminated if there has been a significant breach of its pro...
by mosy
19 Jul 2019 21:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Freeview reception problems?

ITV is also transmitted by Crystal Palace so it's odd you can get that but not BBC channels. Do you have an indoor aerial, i.e. set top? If so, do you have one of the flat panel ones as opposed to the metal ring or spiky array? Mine is a flat panel (I bought one with a longer lead to ensure it would...
by mosy
4 Jul 2019 13:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Re: SCAMS

I've received two or three messages on my landline answerphone that an SMS message awaits, but it starts immediately so I only hear the tail end after the beep has beeped asking me to press buttons. The message says that my SMS incoming message will be deleted after a day, implying an urgency that s...
by mosy
3 Jun 2019 10:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

I can hear them this morning. Only saw one, big double rotor jobby, going N>S, or maybe NE>SW.
by mosy
2 Jun 2019 19:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

Yes, great pic and an upside down rainbow too isn't it? Strange. My mystery of "why three directions" I mentioned, might have a simple answer as I saw one craft West to East bank sharply North almost at a right angle, so probably joined another path. Interesting sight over Mayow Park this afternoon....