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by mosy
11 Jul 2020 11:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 54
Views: 4258

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

Surely the fact is that it is done now and the temporary measure could be there for 6-18 mths during full consultation. As the chances of getting the measure reversed overnight must be nil to zero, maybe time would be better spent collecting evidence and formulating an objection or alternative submi...
by mosy
7 Jul 2020 16:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Stunning Sydenham
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Stunning Sydenham

Stunning indeed. It's been sunny and an almost cloudless sky for a few days now at 4.30am, though not necessarily the brilliant red captured perfectly on Mr Cameron's video. Then the cumulus cotton wool clouds wake up and fill the sky not that much later. On a whim, I bought one of those 8cm crystal...
by mosy
7 Jul 2020 15:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 54
Views: 4258

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

Thank you Sydenham. It seems to have been changed since public feedback "could be" considered is now "will be", and now forming part of a full statutory consultation. It does say that the ETO (presumably temporary measure) may be in force for 6-18 months. " The data and public feedback gathered duri...
by mosy
7 Jul 2020 11:52
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 54
Views: 4258

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

Sydenham, the decision appears already to have been taken. What majority percentage of adverse or disapproval comments would be needed to effect a U-turn?

I'm sure many would add their comments to the website if they thought it'd make a jot of difference to what seems to be a done deal.
by mosy
6 Jul 2020 19:54
Forum: Offers
Topic: Property Photography
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Property Photography

I genuinely wish you well. I'm wondering though: How do your photos supersede estate agents' photos, usually taken according to what they think will "sell" a property on their online listings? Or do you come into your own for private property sales adverts?
by mosy
5 Jul 2020 14:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 54
Views: 4258

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

If the road closure was intended to increase pedestrianism and cycling, I haven't noticed many of either and certainly no increase. It is quieter and noticeably much less fumy (especially while windows are open) without twice daily traffic queues which is good for me on the face of it. However, if t...
by mosy
2 Jul 2020 16:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

In timeline terms, I don't think Johnson did much of anything until after he'd come out of ITU having caught the virus. Matt Hancock has claimed they're working round the clock, night and day, to resolve supply problems etc, seemingly in a "busy going nowhere" way. Most advice is still contradictory...
by mosy
1 Jul 2020 22:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Government Boundary Commission - Lewisham final proposal for Wards
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Local Government Boundary Commission - Lewisham final proposal for Wards

I think I might have leapt to the wrong conclusion as on rereading it looks like it is purely for local councillor representation. If so, I probably won't lose sleep as I doubt changes will make much difference to most of us across the borough. I've only written to a councillor once and got no reply...
by mosy
1 Jul 2020 18:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

Daily Mail aside, I'm sure that a larger fault is with the government for incompetent statistic assimilation and dissemination of even those they do have. I can't say I've noticed a flood of people out and about since Monday, which is not good for retailers but maybe more a sign that no-one has trus...
by mosy
1 Jul 2020 18:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Government Boundary Commission - Lewisham final proposal for Wards
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Local Government Boundary Commission - Lewisham final proposal for Wards

... The review is intended to ensure every councillor represents a similar number of people across the borough. ... I thought the intention was to equalise MP's constituents, e.g. 500 apiece, not councillors, hence rejected previously by Scotland and Northern Island as too much distance to cover in...
by mosy
1 Jul 2020 17:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 3668

Re: Freeview reception problems?

... I have too - if I get a thirty foot ladder out, climb up onto my highest chimney and stand on one leg. Go on, you know you want to ;) (Please don't.) I climbed a ladder to paint the upstairs outside windows and did the stupid thing of overstretching. I started to feel the ladder going and corre...
by mosy
29 Jun 2020 21:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 3668

Re: Freeview reception problems?

alywin, I'm surprised you're still using a ring aerial. My indoor aerial reception problems, especially helicopter disruption also suspected weather effect, stopped when I bought flat panel aerials (for each TV). I mentioned these about a year ago so the price has gone up a bit but still within £10 ...
by mosy
27 Jun 2020 23:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green car park
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Bell Green car park

It is true for most things that payment is deemed to mean that you accepted the charge. It makes decision making difficult if costs accrue if unpaid, or are halved for prompt payment. Also, if a claim is not upheld, i.e. the original charge is held to be valid, then further charges levied will usual...
by mosy
27 Jun 2020 15:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green car park
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Bell Green car park

Can I add one thing, which might or might not be shown in the links, which is that you cannot legally fight a charge after you've paid it.
by mosy
25 Jun 2020 23:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 22
Views: 3668

Re: Freeview reception problems?

No problems here. Are you still using your ring aerial?
by mosy
20 Jun 2020 21:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 23
Views: 4962

Re: SCAMS

A new scam targets people who've ordered a Covid 19 test, asking for bank details to pay for the test, which is free of course. (News this morning.) Sigh.
by mosy
18 Jun 2020 22:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: moving to Sydenham
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: moving to Sydenham

I think it might be that there's just little action at the moment. You could try online agents active here, e.g. Acorn, Property World, Pedder. There are others, so check a catch all like Zoopla which has a fair number under £400K. Good luck.
by mosy
18 Jun 2020 09:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 23
Views: 4962

Re: SCAMS

syenhamboy, in a perfect world scammers wouldn't exist and people wouldn't be taken in by the ones that do exist. The reason of course is that scammers are very clever and are very well practised in words and tone used or phone tricks they've devised. I personally gave a factual account of the very ...
by mosy
15 Jun 2020 22:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 23
Views: 4962

Re: SCAMS

Latest scam received several times via landline recently is: "A payment of £ many has been made from your credit/debit card today (adding sometimes outside this country). Press 1 to stop this transaction." They tend to come in phases, like every day for a week presumably to imply urgency to comply. ...
by mosy
12 Jun 2020 16:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Outrageous Acorn Estate Agents
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: Outrageous Acorn Estate Agents

Maybe Acorn just got the address wrong? Estate agents use subcontractors for placing and collecting sign boards so mistakes or inattentiveness can happen. As I understand it, new legal rules came in a few years ago, whereby a "For Sale" board can be placed only if commissioned for that property and ...