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by mosy
24 May 2019 10:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Moving to Sydenham
Replies: 53
Views: 6638

Re: Moving to Sydenham

Hi 2lai. Glad to hear you haven't been put off. I like living here so my views will be biased. Objectively, you could sit in a cafe window seat and watch the world go by for a while. You'll see a wholly mixed bunch of people and lots of life on Sydenham Road during the day, so not a deserted commute...
by mosy
17 May 2019 21:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Refurb at the station / bye bye turdis
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Refurb at the station / bye bye turdis

It is good news about the proposed flower planters, if they'll be maintained. Hopefully extra leaflets won't mean extra litter. If the loo goes completely, it's easy to guess what will happen instead. As far as I'm aware, it's only the unimaginative look and placement of the loo that is in question,...
by mosy
9 May 2019 20:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Government to pay £200m for safer cladding
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Government to pay £200m for safer cladding

Surely the blame and cost should eventually lie with those who sanctioned the use of cladding (if like Grenfell's) which in its manufacturer's instructions said should be used to no greater height than eight stories? I'm truly happy that monetary help might now be on its way for owner/occupiers and ...
by mosy
6 May 2019 17:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3609

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

JGD, I don't know, but the timeline is more likely to be "allowed if used elsewhere until proof it shouldn't be used". This link (they're not hard to find in the sense that it ain't just me or the meagre number of petition signers) shows glyphosate is banned in several countries: https://www.organic...
by mosy
6 May 2019 13:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3609

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

JGD, I didn't start the petition, seemingly Iris Borgers did, however, I've worried about glyphosate use for a few years since the first reports started to come out about its potential harm. If people can spread the word to a larger audience, I hope they will. I did get feedback from one person that...
by mosy
5 May 2019 19:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's happened to SEE3?
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: What's happened to SEE3?

I recall a poster would ask regularly what happened to the funding ascribed to SEE3, but never got very far. Maybe one of current councillors can find out what the situation is, preferably obtaining confirmatory accounts as to where the money and any residual unspent money went?
by mosy
5 May 2019 19:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Virgin broadband down in Lewisham
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Virgin broadband down in Lewisham

I've danced with Virgin Media before today as there's no way in my view that businesses would put up with a "down" service for days, let alone weeks. I've found that my line from the nearby box is unreliable, so you should get them to send an engineer to test your connection irrespective of whatever...
by mosy
5 May 2019 19:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3609

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

I'm resurrecting this petition signature request since it seems that only some 680 people have signed the petition so far. I'm amazed that signatures aren't in the multiples of thousands. Clearly the message won't be widely heard or aired and debated at this rate. Maybe people buy weedkillers simply...
by mosy
26 Apr 2019 22:30
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Urgently needed! Strong people to lift
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Urgently needed! Strong people to lift

When I was stronger, even as a woman I could move some things by tilting backwards and rolling as some things have back wheels, or walking them, with the addition of Mr Sheen to pave the way to slide them but clean it off promptly as obviously slippery). Not heavy things like a washing machine with ...
by mosy
25 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 79005

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

John H, the suspected leaks I've reported were on Sydenham Road. However, I was told that they first came with air-monitoring hand gadgets to determine if a leak was indeed occurring (I did actually see them doing this as I was coincidentally out shopping) so a leak must have been confirmed before a...
by mosy
25 Apr 2019 01:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.
Replies: 212
Views: 79005

Re: Bell Green Gas Holders - Proposal to Demolish in April 2018.

John H. I agree absolutely about their making the then new natural gas smelly on purpose (cos I know they did that). Strangely, some (a lot of?) people can't or don't smell gas as I can and do. I've reported suspected leaks a couple of times, then to see a road or pavement dug up shortly afterwards....
by mosy
21 Apr 2019 18:46
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Seasonal greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 2110

Re: Seasonal greetings

Happy Easter from me too.

Nice day for a celebration, a double one as it's the Queen's birthday also. Cheers!
by mosy
17 Apr 2019 16:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3609

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

Saluting me or other petition signers or the petition starter is merely scratching the surface for as long as Round-up is officially deemed safe. That is in the hands of government/parliament. Private Members' Bills aren't allotted much parliamentary time, but perhaps an MP somewhere in the UK will ...
by mosy
17 Apr 2019 13:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3609

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

Holaquease, as said I am wholly against the use of Round-up unless absolutely necessary, so to me using it on everyday weeds is lunacy. Petition signed. I hope others will sign it too.
by mosy
17 Apr 2019 00:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3609

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

What do you propose they do instead? Personally I think a more natural approach would be preferable. Giz a hint. What would a natural approach be that works for below ground invasive root systems where even if dug out to several feet depth (like mare's tail) needs only 1" left to re-sprout, ditto J...
by mosy
16 Apr 2019 15:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3609

Re: Stop the use of Roundup in Mayow Park

I've read distressingly condemnatory reports from the US about the adverse knock-on effects of Round-up where used, although in context in large quantity and more indiscriminately than one would use it if to eliminate individual or specific shrubs or growths. Echoing what alywin asks, what to do if ...
by mosy
11 Apr 2019 19:51
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Best Breakfast in Sydenham
Replies: 17
Views: 4356

Re: Best Breakfast in Sydenham

The Hill Top Cafe (opposite The Greyhound) has daily and frequent regulars and their Full English platefuls do look good. A lot of retired people are fairly regular breakfast or lunch eaters at cafes too incidentally, so it's worth keeping an eye on which are the busy ones.
by mosy
9 Apr 2019 13:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 18797

Re: Knighton Park Road

Yes, but it's not an ongoing annual charge that a householder pays for maintenance assuming the road is adopted, or at least the new house I bought where the road was adopted carried no such obligation. If you are paying annual road maintenance charges then it's outwith my sphere of knowledge as to...
by mosy
9 Apr 2019 00:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 18797

Re: Knighton Park Road

Yes, but it's not an ongoing annual charge that a householder pays for maintenance assuming the road is adopted, or at least the new house I bought where the road was adopted carried no such obligation. If you are paying annual road maintenance charges then it's outwith my sphere of knowledge as to ...
by mosy
8 Apr 2019 18:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Knighton Park Road
Replies: 74
Views: 18797

Re: Knighton Park Road

...[clip]... Most people do not realise the full cost of building the road is charged to the house when the house is built and each sale of the house, therefore, contains remuneration to the vendor for the cost of that road. ...[clip]... Having once bought a house and presumably partly paid for the...