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by JRW
12 Sep 2019 22:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Station muggers
Replies: 7
Views: 3023

Re: Station muggers

Hi Milton, are you admitting that EUSSR is your avatar?
by JRW
12 Sep 2019 05:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New houses
Replies: 15
Views: 3521

Re: New houses

And the public transport needs a serious rethink given the volume of plans for new car-less developments on Mayow. Car clubs could be start towards making it work?
by JRW
29 Aug 2019 09:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mad Dough
Replies: 33
Views: 7264

Re: Mad Dough

Say the name out loud, and it is quite unlike Mamma Dough. Can't see the problem really. I agree with a lot of what has been said, and it is a very, very cramped site. However, I think they have a good chance, given their opening hours. They are opening at 8am, and will do very well on the coffee an...
by JRW
11 Aug 2019 15:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 2585

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

Proportional representation would be the best possible outcome, but I don't know the law for councils. Funnily enough, the Mayor himself claims to be a fan of proportional representation; perhaps we should ask him to look into the possibility.....
by JRW
10 Aug 2019 17:19
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 2585

Re: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

It would return to votes after proper discussion at committees, involving larger numbers of councillors. Harder to stage than now, where everything is sorted behind closed doors, then quickly rubber-stamped at the Mayor and cabinet meeting. A long agenda there can be waved through in 30 min. No sign...
by JRW
10 Aug 2019 10:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 2585

Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now

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by JRW
8 Aug 2019 07:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: OLSPN

Well, that is a bit dishonest, Growsydenham. You have presented that as the complete answer, which I have pasted below for comparison. A supplementary question brought stronger comments from the Mayor, but for some reason, Lewisham Council doesn't minute supplementaries. PUBLIC QUESTION NO 54. Prior...
by JRW
28 Jul 2019 12:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Forest Hill Pools

The problem seems to be that if the contract is cancelled, the council doesn't have the capacity to take the sports centre management in house, and can't find another company to contract at the same price. Whatever they decide on is going to be expensive, so as usual, Lewisham Council is dithering. ...
by JRW
27 Jul 2019 14:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Forest Hill Pools

Lewisham locked us into a 15 year contract in 2011 with Fusion. They are a charity, and woefully miscalculated their bid, so are operating at a loss on this contract. Lewisham keep fining Fusion for being rubbish, which puts them in an even worse position. Meanwhile, councillors tetch loudly, but do...
by JRW
26 Jul 2019 15:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 2564

Re: OLSPN Redevelopment

DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MAYOR AND CABINET Wednesday, 10 July 2019 at 6.30 pm PRESENT: Damien Egan (Mayor), Chris Best, Chris Barnham, Paul Bell, Kevin Bonavia, Joe Dromey, Brenda Dacres, Amanda De Ryk and Jonathan Slater. ALSO PRESENT: Councillor Tom Copley. Apologies for absence were received from Cou...
by JRW
25 Jul 2019 14:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 2564

Re: Tomorrow's OLSPN planning meeting URGENT

From the 12 July Mayor and Cabinet meeting, officers' report: 'The Minor Materials Ammendment planning application is targeted to be heard at Planning Committee in late July or August 2019. A summary of the planning Local Meeting programmed for 8th July will be provided to committee members as an ap...
by JRW
24 Jul 2019 06:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 2564

OLSPN planning meeting 10 July

DC/19/11193: Our Lady and St Philip Neri RC Primary School, 208 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE Local Meeting Note 8th July 2019 Chair: Councillor Copley Officers: Chris Dale (Service Group Manager Development Manager), James Hughes (Development Management Team Leader – South Area) and Georgia McBirney (Pla...
by JRW
10 Jul 2019 06:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 5630

Re: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar

I couldn't agree more. The meeting was organised by Lewisham, who failed to notify more than a handful of very recent commenters, at extremely short notice. The date was fixed a week before, but the developers declined to post notices provided by Lewisham for their neighbours, although it was public...
by JRW
7 Jul 2019 22:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar
Replies: 10
Views: 5630

Re: Sticky: NEW! Events calendar

8 July 7.30 local planning meeting chaired by Cllr Tom Copley at OLSPN Sydenham Road SE26
Ask developers questions about the St Philip Neri redevelopment.
by JRW
7 Jul 2019 21:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN Redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 2564

OLSPN Redevelopment

Tomorrow night, Monday 8 July at 7.30, OLSPN redevelopment public meeting: Lewisham is holding a local planning meeting chaired by Cllr Tom Copley, where you can ask the developers questions about planning breaches at St Philip Neri slchool redevelopment. On Wednesday, the unanimous motion objecting...
by JRW
21 Jun 2019 19:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 3078

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

Planning are processing comments first thing Monday, which is the deadline. Comments should be in by 9am Monday, to be sure of consideration. However, if you miss this deadline, it is still worth sending a comment in, as Lewisham may be lenient, given the problems with the planning portal. No guaran...
by JRW
19 Jun 2019 21:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 3078

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

The old school buildings are supposed to have had asbestos within the structure, and no documentation of its safe removal has been registered, as required by planning. Yes, a school was already operating on site, but the redevelopment has involved deep excavations and major earth movements, undertak...
by JRW
19 Jun 2019 12:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 3078

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

Historical fact. Check it out. Condition of development was an ordnance expert to supervise at the excavation phase. Feel free to check the paperwork before scoffing.
by JRW
18 Jun 2019 06:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 3078

Re: OLSPN: Urgent deadline for comments on St Philip Neri school redevelopment

OLSPN: contamination concerns https://se26.life/uploads/default/original/2X/3/33a1e3dcc0599ef78356ffe6dfc0c42050de10c2.jpeg The OLSPN school redevelopment applicants have continually refused to submit correct paperwork, or to respond to council officers’ requests. Particularly worrying is the lack ...