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by mosy
7 Nov 2019 15:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station
Replies: 13
Views: 1916

Re: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station

A pity to note - apart from in Stuart's contributions - the usual victim blaming, ignorance, and total lack of any kind of evidence based solution. These incidents will continue to happen as long as we tolerate the sharing of road space between people on bikes, and people driving large lorries with...
by mosy
3 Nov 2019 17:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station
Replies: 13
Views: 1916

Re: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station

Very sad. I note the linked article says, or at least implies, that the lorry driver didn't stop immediately. It makes me wonder if he even knew, if it happened in his blind spot (or one of them). I have seen cycles mount the pavement specifically to give lorries a wide berth which is not good if pe...
by mosy
29 Oct 2019 16:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Re: Sydenham Man Loses £250,000 Violin

Given it wasn't a mugging or theft, I imagine an insurance company would deem it negligence thus excluded. We all have bad days, but... Maybe good Karma will emerge in some unforeseeable way and maybe in a totally different direction. Can only think positive.
by mosy
29 Oct 2019 00:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Halloween/Trick-or-treating
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

Re: Halloween/Trick-or-treating

If anyone can be around (not at work) for the Sydenham Road Halloween walk on Thur 31 Oct, finishing at the Syd Centre at 5pm for the best costume competition, it's worth being out as a onlooker, whilst of course hiding in the shadows from the scary ghosts and ghouls prowling... who do seem to accum...
by mosy
12 Oct 2019 18:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Robbery at newsagent
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: Robbery at newsagent

As a regular if not necessarily frequent customer of the newsagent, I asked today if there had been any news on catching the robber. Seemingly, the robber attempted to rob another local shop a couple of days later but was hit at the back of the head during the incident, an injury from which he later...
by mosy
27 Sep 2019 19:00
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 406
Views: 57438

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Thanks, Stuart.
by mosy
27 Sep 2019 17:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Bell Green Proposals

I fail to see by anyone would want to live adjacent to a fume-ridden car park or access road and certainly not above a car parking elevated level. I doubt any of the planners or proponents would be putting their names on a "Yes please" list for themselves or families. I wholly agree with Michael whe...
by mosy
27 Sep 2019 17:21
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 406
Views: 57438

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

...[clip]... Chris Beach says: "..... Likewise, others are able to assist the moderators using the flag feature. When posts are flagged by established members of the site, action may be automatically taken by the site software. ....." Does this bit mean that he as technician could introduce search ...
by mosy
5 Sep 2019 20:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Cox's Walk footbridge
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

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: 1384

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: 870

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: 33
Views: 6380

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: 33
Views: 6380

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: 870

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: 4916

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: 4916

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: 2229

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: 1170

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: 1170

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: 1170

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...