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by vbsydenham
12 Nov 2018 11:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)
Replies: 34
Views: 11910

Re: STF Users Meeting - arranged 1pm Sunday (NOT 12 noon)

Was all going well until the punch up - Not really sure how it started but can't really say anymore as it's now the subject of a Police enquiry. Admin should probably lock the thread just incase.
by vbsydenham
8 Nov 2018 12:35
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Is There...
Replies: 6
Views: 3851

Re: Is There...

Thanks for your help.

Can confirm that the "foe" setting mutes an individual but not threads started by that individual 8)
by vbsydenham
7 Nov 2018 16:26
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Is There...
Replies: 6
Views: 3851

Is There...

...any way to mute/ignore an entire thread?

Or, if I mute a poster, will any threads that they launched be hidden?
by vbsydenham
1 Nov 2018 16:45
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Local announcements with political message
Replies: 14
Views: 6852

Re: Local announcements with political message

:lol: :lol:

Don't let the door hit you on the way out
by vbsydenham
12 Sep 2018 10:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?
Replies: 24
Views: 9277

Re: Should Mayo Road have controlled parking?

I'm sure exemptions could be made for local businesses to either pay for designated parking spaces or permits for customer visits. They would then be free to chose whether to pass that cost onto their clients or not. That would represent a fair fairer way to place the burden of the traffic and assoc...
by vbsydenham
12 Sep 2018 08:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.
Replies: 25
Views: 10022

Re: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.

I don't get the logic. A zebra crossing is not time limited. Traffic lights are. If you are disabled and slow then drivers may be seeing a green rather than you.As we know, "Proceed with Caution" exists only in the Highway Code.Plus, if you were right Robin, it was not the only fact given at the ti...
by vbsydenham
10 Sep 2018 09:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.
Replies: 25
Views: 10022

Re: Mayow road/Sydenham road crossing.

The Council don't have any intention to tackle the chronic through traffic problem that Sydenham has. That's why the timings at this junction are massively in favour of the motor phases. Unlike lots of other, more progressive areas of London and the UK, pedestrians are second class citizens on Syden...
by vbsydenham
28 Aug 2018 08:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Begging outside Sainsbury's local
Replies: 38
Views: 16998

Re: Begging outside Sainsbury's local

I agree with stuart and The Clown.

If you are seriously concerned about homelessness and destitution, try to do something that helps. Seeking to vilify these people on the basis of tabloid sensationalism and the poor behaviour of a minority is nothing short of bigotry.
by vbsydenham
10 Jul 2018 09:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why high streets die
Replies: 18
Views: 6400

Re: Why high streets die

Surely two issues here: 1 - Was the red route parking bay used legally or illegally? If the latter you deserve to be fined and have nothing to complain about. If the former then submit a challenge and get it overturned. 2 - Is parking enforcement killing the high street? No, of course not. A combina...
by vbsydenham
23 Feb 2018 10:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 30871

Re: 20 mph speed limits

TFL's own analysis shows that there are many, many KSIs every year in London where the person walking across the road is not at fault. So not only is the statement pretty appalling victim blaming, it is also just fundamentally incorrect.
by vbsydenham
22 Feb 2018 19:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham council tax rise
Replies: 5
Views: 2793

Re: Lewisham council tax rise

As far as Council Tax is concerned, you have been paying the same and getting less, because Central Government has consistently cut local government funding. So, if you want more, either the Government gives the council more or the council puts up council tax. At least Council Tax has a vague link t...
by vbsydenham
21 Feb 2018 09:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham council tax rise
Replies: 5
Views: 2793

Re: Lewisham council tax rise

Good - Long overdue
by vbsydenham
21 Feb 2018 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 30871

Re: 20 mph speed limits

Lawrie Park Rd shouldn't even be a thru route. Instead it is allowed to be a magnet for rat runners with no regard to those actually living in the surrounding streets. It wouldn't cost the boroughs any serious money to put a couple of bus sensitive bollards in halfway down. A Heretic writes...
by vbsydenham
20 Feb 2018 13:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 30871

Re: 20 mph speed limits

You should look up and contact Tom Kearney @comadad - He may have the info you're looking for. If not he'll certainly have already tried and have been through all the arguments why it hasn't been released (spoiler alert: Abellio will be hiding behind DPA legislation).
by vbsydenham
15 Feb 2018 11:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 30871

Re: 20 mph speed limits

Is there some common ground that we can find here? For example, do we agree that London has a problem with road safety? And do we agree that a major component of that problem is excessive speed? There is plenty of evidence to back up both of those positions. So if speed restrictions are not the answ...
by vbsydenham
14 Feb 2018 10:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 30871

Re: 20 mph speed limits

A timely study of the 20mph zone introduced in Bristol: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-43050841 There is a debate to be had about which streets and roads are appropriate as 20mph zones. And I'm definitely not in favour of a blanket approach. But on any street on which people live and w...
by vbsydenham
13 Feb 2018 14:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 20 mph speed limits
Replies: 60
Views: 30871

Re: 20 mph speed limits

I'd be interested to see your evidence, John H
by vbsydenham
2 Feb 2018 16:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses proposed
Replies: 31
Views: 16056

Re: New houses proposed

If you believe stuart should sell his house to solve the housing problems then you also believe that Nigel should head to Raqqa with a rifle to solve the ISIS problem.

I know the concept of Government's actually delivering services is terribly unfashionable these days but this thread :roll:
by vbsydenham
1 Feb 2018 08:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: 2018 wish list
Replies: 30
Views: 21270

Re: 2018 wish list

Would you settle for a sub-Utopian start in 2018 of, say, making Sydenham Road traffic free on Summer Sundays between 10 & 6pm? Or to be more neighbourly, alternate with Penge? Tables, food and drink spilling across the road? Sounds good to me. Give people a taste of what could be and maybe they wi...