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by JGD
28 Mar 2020 14:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Special Crime police arrest man in Sydenham vehicle stop
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Special Crime police arrest man in Sydenham vehicle stop

Police have seized a loaded firearm, a large quantity of heroin and thousands of pounds in cash after stopping a vehicle in Sydenham. On Monday, 23 March officers from Specialist Crime stopped a car in Sydenham Road. Officers searched the vehicle and recovered about 6oz of heroin. The driver, a 44-...
by JGD
28 Mar 2020 11:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar
Replies: 11
Views: 8312

Re: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar

Borough wide community event. To mark the lifting of our lockdown and to perhaps celebrate the lives, as we deem appropriate, of those who succumbed. I think it reasonable that we wait the full fourteen weeks specified to protect those who need shielding. So end-of-June is a target time. But even if...
by JGD
28 Mar 2020 09:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing

We need a good news story and with a working assumption that humankind will survive the CV-19 pandemic, we need a planet to live on that is in good working order. For clarity, it would seem the healing has nothing to do with the short-term consequences of reduced flights and fewer vehicle emissions ...
by JGD
28 Mar 2020 08:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: HMG orders councils to house all homeless by weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 78

HMG orders councils to house all homeless by weekend

Something that has always been politically deemed to be undo-able can be carried out by edict it would now seem. It is definitely another manifestation of unexpected outcome. It might be hoped that this will become a permanent feature of our care for the needy. https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/183...
by JGD
27 Mar 2020 08:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road
Replies: 39
Views: 16172

Re: PFC Penge Food Centre Sydenham Road

I know it's an adjacent authority - Greenwich Council warns of police intervention over price-hiking and 'unethical' trading https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18334694.greenwich-council-warns-police-intervention-price-hiking-unethical-trading/ The item includes an email address for Greenwich Tradin...
by JGD
26 Mar 2020 20:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Applause for the NHS
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Applause for the NHS

Large numbers at their front doors on Perry Hill.

And in Bell Green.

Traffic tooting in support.

Well done our NHS !!!
by JGD
25 Mar 2020 10:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 1570

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

If this gets off the ground - happy to help with commissioning/setup of devices.

Also willing to contribute a small sum towards PAYGO SIM cards where people may not have landline internet links.

Any TELCO's out there got any assistance offers that could help the needy here ?
by JGD
24 Mar 2020 15:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post Office
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Post Office

Needed to post two small parcels internationally today. Had to visit two small sub-post offices to achieve this as the first was closed. So my guess is yes they are open but there may be isolated closures for other reasons. Not sure about Sydenham or Forest Hill today although Forest Hill was open i...
by JGD
23 Mar 2020 07:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Covid-19: Rules Update from the Government 22 March 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Covid-19: Rules Update from the Government 22 March 2020

Our Government has issued advice that high-risk people should stay at home for 12 weeks . They define the high risk group in a statement and it is included in this article in News Shopper. The Government plans to contact all high risk people directly. They ask that if you have not been contacted by ...
by JGD
19 Mar 2020 20:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 1570

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

Empty shelves vid from last night. https://twitter.com/JamesEvansPhoto/status/1240419809587802118 Reading additional reports that the empty shelves shown in the vid from the night before had NOT in fact been re-stocked particularly well and significant gaps on the shelves were evident when the stor...
by JGD
19 Mar 2020 12:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 1570

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

Seeing online media reports, not least from Nic that things went wrong badly at Sainsbury's in Bell Green early this morning. The "Elderly Hour" set-up by the store was widely ignored with queues full of the non-elderly stretched out into the car-park before 6:50 am. No control exercised and bullyin...
by JGD
19 Mar 2020 09:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local eateries
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Local eateries

Trattoria Raffaele doing its part.

Supply chain obviously intact and the specials board looks superb.

https://twitter.com/TrattRaffaele/statu ... 0946751488
by JGD
19 Mar 2020 09:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 1570

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

Some sound advice in there and an interestingly over-sight type approach expressed by the Council in terms of trying to take the lead in registering those who would volunteer: Please be aware that during these times a small number of people with alternative ideas may seek to take advantage of the si...
by JGD
18 Mar 2020 12:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 1570

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

For those volunteers out there providing support to the self isolated, I have an additional request of HMG. I have today tweeted two of our local MP's Ellie Reeves and Janet Daby seeking their assistance in making this request of HMG - suspend ALL prescription payments for the meantime. This will no...
by JGD
18 Mar 2020 09:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Assistance for over 70s in area
Replies: 20
Views: 1570

Re: Assistance for over 70s in area

WhatsApp groups are also going strong. What started as Lewisham then Perry Vale groups over the weekend has begun to sub-divide and focus on street based locations in the area. No formal rules or organisation - just large numbers of people trying to ensure they act in a community based fashion and t...
by JGD
13 Mar 2020 10:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council housing consultation
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Lewisham Council housing consultation

I was impressed, but when I asked about implementing the decisions I was told that the law merely required the consultations and the employers were free to ignore the results completely! Similarly consultation obligations exist in Belgium and France - but trade unions there can veto ongoing plans i...
by JGD
13 Mar 2020 10:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 220
Views: 127406

Re: Mural?

..... I *think* SydSoc is behind it. I've been told that the design was supposed to be shared online somewhere for feedback, but I'm not sure where that is. Just had a quick look on SydSoc Facebook page and website but couldn't see anything there. SydSoc ? Are you sure ? So unlike this community am...
by JGD
13 Mar 2020 00:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mural?
Replies: 220
Views: 127406

Re: Mural?

Interesting. Is there SydSoc involvement ? Any consultation on style or precise location ? 'Tis my recall that it was held that the JMLF led proposal from two or so years ago would not proceed until SydSoc supported it and SydSoc could not support it whilst their attention and resource was focusseed...
by JGD
12 Mar 2020 16:02
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Monday Night - BBC Panorama, Spying on the Scammers
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Monday Night - BBC Panorama, Spying on the Scammers

Received a timely warning around the unfolding situation around Covid-19 in an email today from a trusted source. Unfortunately, fraudsters are already trying to use fake information and emails to attempt phishing attacks. If you receive any emails that ask you for personal details such as passwords...