Search found 1790 matches

by mosy
1 Mar 2021 18:34
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?

Hi again Jack Lavery and thank you. I am encouraged that you feel effective in bringing people and groups together and am hopeful that will translate well to working within the council should you be elected. You ask what I personally want from a local councillor. One who will: - Promote the centurie...
by mosy
28 Feb 2021 18:51
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?

Hi Jack Lavery and thank you for joining in with us here. Can you say what is your USP that sets you above other contenders? I find that optimistic tombstone lists for tackling or changing often cash-starved deficiencies in services to be meaningless. Why do you think you can make a difference and i...
by mosy
8 Feb 2021 16:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anybody clap last night?
Replies: 30
Views: 1561

Re: Anybody clap last night?

No-one here clapped if a deafening silence is anything to go by. I was wholly on board with clapping for the NHS, being previously unsung heroes who were suddenly faced with a 24/7 onslaught including being poorly equipped and an unenviable degree of anguish to cope with. Plus all other brave front ...
by mosy
4 Feb 2021 04:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving house.
Replies: 1
Views: 5351

Re: Moving house.

A tricky one since it's a crime to leave one's house unless for a legally permitted reason, which doesn't include staying somewhere else for a while. However, you can form a support bubble with someone in a different area: See "Can I still visit older loved ones?" https://www.ageuk.org.uk/...
by mosy
27 Jan 2021 19:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 11611

Re: how to get out of this mess

...[clip]... As ever, complex problems tend to evade simple solutions. I would certainly agree that some solutions, or should I say future steps to remedy the damage in several significant areas, would be simpler if there were to be money behind them. However, that would need somebody, I dunno, our...
by mosy
26 Jan 2021 21:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 11611

Re: how to get out of this mess

Maybe the government is indeed focusing on post-Covid but they only want to let us in on knowing that they're doing, "The right thing at the right time"? (A dubious claim even without hindsight often.) A problem is that government ministers seem to think that loftily making an announcement...
by mosy
26 Jan 2021 19:52
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Good order and discipline
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Good order and discipline

JGD the playbook for debate works less well if alternatives aren't offered, only disagreement is. However, it is for politicians to determine strategy. If something is a matter of opinion for debate rather than factual info, then back to whether or not it should be in the Town Hall. I'm sure more wr...
by mosy
26 Jan 2021 18:40
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Good order and discipline
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Good order and discipline

Robin Orton, I would have thought that under STF rules (being about Sydenham not national, for the Town Hall) the "How to get out of this mess" thread should have been moved immediately to The Pub. It's not too late to do that as the emphasis still seems to remain on persuading against one...
by mosy
25 Jan 2021 14:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 11611

Re: how to get out of this mess

One aspect that worries me is continuance of supply, which is outside the control of the government as only the distribution/allocation of supply is within its control. It is remarkable that first doses are being so rapidly administered, but what confidence is there that second doses will be availab...
by mosy
18 Jan 2021 21:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Local Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: Lewisham Local Plan

...[clip]... I fear the next fight for residents will be how to stop the land being sold off to developers. I know Councils are strapped for cash, more reason to be innovative, showing residents that change happens, is one way to keep people engaged and committed. I fear that we the public are slow...
by mosy
4 Nov 2020 13:26
Forum: Offers
Topic: FREE - Cream Leather Sofa and Chairs
Replies: 2
Views: 7342

Re: FREE - Cream Leather Sofa and Chairs

Good to hear. Care to say which church charity it was? When I lived in Kent there was a charity called Kent Turnaround which did that and there must be lots and lots of people starting with little who'd be grateful for things that St Christopher's turn their nose up at for resale in their shops. The...
by mosy
3 Nov 2020 16:32
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 7251

Re: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries

Good thought. I doubt leaseholds existed in 1900, but might be something in the deeds?
by mosy
3 Nov 2020 16:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How will this lockdown affect us?
Replies: 7
Views: 4199

Re: How will this lockdown affect us?

Another, this time relatively brief, lockdown is unlikely to make much difference in covid terms unless there's a radical change by the government re other steps that could help get on top of it. I know no-one who thinks otherwise. As Parker1970 says, many of us never really came out of lockdown apa...
by mosy
2 Nov 2020 20:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 15634

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

Evidence from results (lack of) shows that much money generously bestowed on uncompetitive bids was pointless. Had the results been successful it might have been easier to stomach the blatant excess, but for failure? Also hard to stomach that companies willing to step in who could do the job or make...
by mosy
2 Nov 2020 18:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The NHS COVID-19 app
Replies: 43
Views: 15634

Re: The NHS COVID-19 app

...[clip]...The Tory party must do its patriotic duty and boot them out forthwith. I probably won't live long enough to see that happen, unless a few £10m golden handshakes get lost among the £billions already wasted. I've no doubt top dogs and underlings are all working 24/7 (some more than others...
by mosy
2 Nov 2020 18:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries
Replies: 5
Views: 7251

Re: Sewer/drain location maps within home boundaries

The water board ought to know where the respective pipes enter your fence boundary and maybe beyond that entry point. Assuming they can tell you, they ought to be able to tell you how to detect them, including how deep they're likely to be given the known outside entry point. If the water board can'...
by mosy
1 Nov 2020 17:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Street Names
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Re: Sydenham Street Names

Hi and welcome. It sounds fascinating and of course worthwhile to enable feeling to belong to the place they're in. Have you browsed this forum's Town Museum and Gallery yet? A couple of really knowledgeable posters contribute. I can't speak for them of course but perhaps if you made contact they co...
by mosy
31 Oct 2020 21:42
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sewing lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 6416

Re: Sewing lessons

Hi and welcome Mary_Kelly. Can I suggest you give the brand name of the machine and the model number or name? Or link to it on the John Lewis website. To post a link on here, you'd need to open the page on John Lewis that shows the machine, then copy the URL at the top that starts with http:// and p...
by mosy
23 Oct 2020 18:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Poodle Club - free half-term lunches
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Re: Poodle Club - free half-term lunches

Thanks for the heads up. The Poodle Club's initiative is heartwarming and worthy of praise and gratitude from us all. (You'd think we were in Dickensian times.) A radio caller put it like this, that most people wouldn't even let a dog starve, yet our ruling body thinks it's fine that the poorest of ...
by mosy
21 Oct 2020 16:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 27
Views: 15382

Re: Freeview reception problems?

I've noticed a bit of halting or pixelation when the wind & rain was bad. I record to my computer whereby a right mouse-click offers four playback software options. Dodgy programmes sometimes hang or crash altogether on one but will play via another. Purely a guess, but maybe at time of recordin...