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by michael
14 May 2015 15:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Keeping lobbying private?
Replies: 13
Views: 4150

Re: Keeping lobbying private?

If one of us was to write to a minister they probably wouldn't read it. The general advice is to ask your MP to raise an issue with a minister if you want your issue to get anywhere close to the desk of the people in power. That does not apply if you have HRH in front of your name, you have privileg...
by michael
9 May 2015 21:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham and West Penge candidates
Replies: 61
Views: 29559

Re: Lewisham and West Penge candidates

If they are partly loyal to Israel, then their entire national loyalty is not to Britain. Isn't this just plain common sense? And no doubt somebody can't be a loyal Londoner if they support Manchester United. British Jews are loyal to Britain (with very few exceptions) but most have a natural empat...
by michael
8 May 2015 06:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham and West Penge candidates
Replies: 61
Views: 29559

Re: Lewisham and West Penge candidates

The winner in Lewisham West & Penge is Jim Dowd with just over 50% Jim Dowd (LAB) 24,347 votes 50.6% share of the vote (+9.5%) Russell Jackson (CON) 11,633 votes 24.2% share of the vote (-1.3%) Tom Chance (GRN) 4,077 votes 8.5% share of the vote (+6.4%) Gary Harding (UKIP) 3,764 votes 7.8% share...
by michael
7 May 2015 11:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham and West Penge candidates
Replies: 61
Views: 29559

Re: Lewisham and West Penge candidates

Rachael wrote:However, with the polls being so close, I don't want Labour to lose a seat. So...
Really? You think there is much danger of Labour losing lots of seats south of the border, particularly a seat with a majority of 6,000?
by michael
1 May 2015 13:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings

why bother with constituencies at all? Why not just put our cross by the name of a party, and let each party then choose people to sit in Parliament in numbers proportionate to the respective number of votes cast? I wouldn't have a problem with such a system. Better still vote for a party and a rep...
by michael
1 May 2015 12:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings

Stuart / Robin, Not sure what your problem is. For some people there will be a policy (or party allegiance) that overrides all other considerations. For example, if your priority was to save Beckenham Golf Course there is only one candidate with a clear unambiguous policy, the quality of the other c...
by michael
1 May 2015 09:42
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings

Let's hope how a candidate performs at a hustings becomes a more important factor in future selections. Out of interest, was it just Stuart, Robin, and me attending from this forum? (genuine question) After all this debate about who is or is not on the panel was it really just the three of us who b...
by michael
30 Apr 2015 09:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings - 30th April

You can register at https://election.38degrees.org.uk/event ... 1430298088
but you should just be able to turn up.
by michael
22 Apr 2015 20:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings - 24th April

Unfortunately we have to announce the cancellation of the hustings on Friday 24th April. This is due to difficulty getting agreement from the candidates regarding who should be included and excluded from the panel. Initially we had invited only the five candidates representing parties with more than...
by michael
21 Apr 2015 14:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings - 24th April

Tim Lund wrote:Since two hitherto excluded live within walking distance of Sydenham Road, I guess you had to, but I can see it's going to make it a bit cumbersome.

Who is chairing?
Reverend Edward Olsworth-Peter has kindly agreed to chair the discussion.
by michael
21 Apr 2015 14:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings - 24th April

I can announce that the Forest Hill Society and Sydenham Society have extended invitation to the hustings to all candidates standing in the Lewisham West and Penge constituency (I can't say whether they will all accept but we have 6 confirmed at present). No doubt this will limit the number of quest...
by michael
16 Apr 2015 07:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SEE3 Town Team meeting - 7pm this Thursday 16 April
Replies: 10
Views: 5640

Re: SEE3 Town Team meeting - 7pm this Thursday 16 April

I've been to a few of these SEE3 meetings and walk arounds and nothing seems to happen in Sydenham, partly because you are always 'waiting to see what Forest Hill are doing'. Lots of great ideas came out of other meetings about Sydenham between residents, businesses and shops. Yet none of it seems ...
by michael
13 Apr 2015 10:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Re: Parliamentary Election Hustings - 24th April

I am curious to know whether the minority candidates were invited or if they are deliberately excluded? I am also interested how the deaf candidate will take part. Will it be transcribed live? No 'minority' candidates were invited, only those representing parties who got more than 1% in the last ge...
by michael
9 Apr 2015 10:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Parliamentary Election Hustings
Replies: 120
Views: 71076

Parliamentary Election Hustings

The Forest Hill Society and Sydenham Society have arranged a Parliamentary election hustings for Lewisham West and Penge on Friday 24th April at 7pm. This meeting is free and open to all. Candidates from the five largest political parties in the area (Conservatives, Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats...
by michael
19 Mar 2015 14:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local shops on twitter
Replies: 18
Views: 8538

Re: Local shops on twitter

A few others in Forest Hill and Honor Oak:
The HOB Forest Hill @the_HOB
DOOPODOOPO @DOOPODOOPO
Berries @BerriesOfficial
C&C Gallery @CC_Gallery
Winkworth ForestHill @Winkworth_FHill
Stanford Estates @RSEstates
Le Querce Restaurant @lequercerest
Babur Restaurant @BaburRestaurant
by michael
16 Feb 2015 16:21
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Closure of 'Liberty GB Candidate' thread
Replies: 17
Views: 12714

Re: Closure of 'Liberty GB Candidate' thread

In my view censoring racist, anti-Semitic or anti-Islamic views is counter-productive - it merely enables racists, anti-Semites and anti-Islamists to present themselves as victims. The way to combat racists, anti-Semites and anti-Islamists is to demonstrate by rational argument that their views are...
by michael
6 Feb 2015 15:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern services to/from London Bridge
Replies: 40
Views: 19217

Re: Southern services to/from London Bridge

Is there some sort of website where people can go if they've been badly served by season ticket advice? If not, someone should set one up. I fear I have been getting the official advice from the most senior people in TfL in charge of ticketing - it took a long time to get a definitive answer to thi...
by michael
6 Feb 2015 10:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern services to/from London Bridge
Replies: 40
Views: 19217

Re: Southern services to/from London Bridge

Alywin, I was advised quite specifically by TfL that Canada Water would not be an acceptable interchange station for my journey to Waterloo. I would have to change at London Bridge (even though the ticket barriers at Waterloo wouldn't know the difference). So I purchased a Oyster Season ticket for a...
by michael
26 Jan 2015 10:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Talma -Planning Application
Replies: 17
Views: 7747

Re: Talma -Planning Application

Latest application for the Talma http://planning.lewisham.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_LEWIS_DCAPR_74638 The alteration and refurbishment of The Talma Public House, 109 Wells Park Road SE26, together with a 2-storey rear extension and an additional s...
by michael
20 Jan 2015 13:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Burns Night at The Hill - Saturday 24th January
Replies: 0
Views: 1059

Burns Night at The Hill - Saturday 24th January

The Forest Hill Society are joining with The Hill on Dartmouth Road* to bring you a traditional Burns Supper. This is an event popular with people from across Forest Hill and Sydenham, so I hope you don't mind me posting here. Burns night will start at 7:30 for drinks and chats, bring old friends wi...