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by Paddy Pantsdown
24 Nov 2011 23:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: News of the World & Sydenham
Replies: 54
Views: 16715

Re: News of the World & Sydenham

Dunno whether the timing is coincidence or no: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-15828438 I agree it is mighty sad most of the media are concentrating on celebrity woes when something a darn sight more serious is right in front of their noses. Kudos to the Guardian for persistently reminding people...
by Paddy Pantsdown
7 Sep 2011 09:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Intergenerational injustice
Replies: 63
Views: 19616

Re: Intergenerational injustice

Has age befuddled your brain Tim? We are not talking raising age thresholds. This is NO concessionary coach travel for the old and disabled after October 31st. Period. Doesn't matter how disabled or if you are 90+ This is targetted at a group who are almost exclusively poor (when did you go on one o...
by Paddy Pantsdown
7 Sep 2011 01:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Intergenerational injustice
Replies: 63
Views: 19616

Re: Intergenerational injustice

I see our glorious Chancellor is getting to grips with this intergenerational cross funding issue. In a very quiet announcement our millionaire oligarch loving Boy George has decided to make travel a little more problematical for the eldery and disabled. From the 31st of October the half price conce...
by Paddy Pantsdown
6 Sep 2011 08:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Intergenerational injustice
Replies: 63
Views: 19616

Re: Intergenerational injustice

Well a really good way to alienate the young is the lower the voting age to 18, send 50% of them to University, promise if they vote for Party X they won't get slaughtered on tuition charges - and step back and watch what happens. Of course should you choose to protest about it - you are told you ar...
by Paddy Pantsdown
2 Sep 2011 09:16
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?
Replies: 82
Views: 22900

Re: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?

Robin - I have been very careful not to take sides on this issue. I am not one of the 19 and am neither a whipper nor the whipped. I merely report on what I see and hear. I fear you are in danger of shooting the messenger rather than examining the message. What is the message? I apologise if my lack...
by Paddy Pantsdown
1 Sep 2011 16:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?
Replies: 82
Views: 22900

Re: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?

I think it fair to say those in Sydenham with a background in the visual arts are mostly of the opinion that this mosaic has little or no artistic merit. Those of us without are divided over whether we like or dislike the project. This is essentially a public project to be largely financed from the ...
by Paddy Pantsdown
1 Sep 2011 15:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: STOLEN MAIL
Replies: 28
Views: 7686

Re: STOLEN MAIL

I agree. Why should the Welsh & Scots not have to pay their full tution fee whack like the English?

Level playing fields please.

PP
by Paddy Pantsdown
1 Sep 2011 13:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?
Replies: 82
Views: 22900

Re: SAYING YES TO THE MOSAIC ON THE NABORHOOD CENTRE?

G-Man wrote:the cat must be a joke?
At your expense!

PP
by Paddy Pantsdown
18 Aug 2011 20:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: News of the World & Sydenham
Replies: 54
Views: 16715

Re: News of the World & Sydenham

The programme can now be heard here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b0138xmp

Perhaps not riveting unless you know the story behind it. Just look upon it as the captain of the Titanic viewed a small iceberg ...

PP
by Paddy Pantsdown
14 Jul 2011 09:32
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: News of the World & Sydenham
Replies: 54
Views: 16715

Re: News of the World & Sydenham

DigitalSpy has an interesting thread on the NOTW/Andy Coulson/Rebekah Brooks/Jonathan Rees connections and the targeting of the Sydenham murder investigating officer Dave Cook: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1501245 Ed Milliband and Gordon Brown both highlighted Jonathan Rees' NOTW/...
by Paddy Pantsdown
6 Jul 2011 18:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: News of the World & Sydenham
Replies: 54
Views: 16715

News of the World & Sydenham

The NotW phone hacking scandal is now reaching into our own community. Viewers to Channel 4 News tonight will have heard the allegations made by Tom Watson MP about the surveillance of Chief Superintendant Dave Cook and his wife by people on behalf of the News of the World. Regulars here may recall ...
by Paddy Pantsdown
16 Sep 2010 15:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham £60 million cut choices - outsourcing, democracy?
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Lewisham £60 million cut choices - outsourcing, democrac

There is a fallacy in your argument simon. A private enterprise is likely to deliver a lower cost service AND make a profit. Not by magic but the demand to maximise value to shareholders and/or director's emoluments focusses their management skills and removing cost from the process. Pushing down wa...
by Paddy Pantsdown
7 Sep 2010 11:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham £60 million cut choices - LAST CHANCE?
Replies: 15
Views: 3573

Re: Lewisham £60 million cut choices - LAST CHANCE?

Eagle wrote:English is one of the languages of this country and anyone who is unable to speak it pays for the translations through the tax system.
Corrected it for you.

PP
by Paddy Pantsdown
15 Jul 2010 20:27
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Library
Replies: 22
Views: 6857

Re: Sydenham Library

I've heard from Lewisham Council that there will be a public meeting to discuss Sydenham Library on Thursday 19 August at 7 pm at the Grove Centre, Jews Walk. Aha. That will be handy for the people who use Forest Hill Library. Surely it should be held in its catchment area. Perhaps the Library itse...
by Paddy Pantsdown
21 Jan 2010 16:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Election odds
Replies: 45
Views: 14916

Possibly you are right about some of the Press but The BBC bias towards the left certainly makes up for it. You mean the political team headed up by an ex-President of the Oxford University Conservative Association? New Labour have been an unmittagated disaster especially in their PC attitudes and ...
by Paddy Pantsdown
21 Oct 2009 12:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: School Run
Replies: 22
Views: 8831

ANPR = Automatic Number Plate Recognition. Everybody works from the DVLA (yep I know they have renamed it to something less memorable). When ANPR or even a manual system interact with then it does not work as a system. If it is marked as stolen but the enquirer only wants to send you a parking ticke...
by Paddy Pantsdown
21 Oct 2009 08:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: School Run
Replies: 22
Views: 8831

As for "no problem for the past 30 years" - how abou the problem of people getting away with crimes in spades? And still are! My car was stolen. It was shown on the DVLA system as being "of police interest" (I checked) yet when it was clocked did the police take any action? Guess here. How do I kno...
by Paddy Pantsdown
20 Oct 2009 13:37
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: School Run
Replies: 22
Views: 8831

ANPR doesn't always work. I guess you have never been a victim of: 1) A misread being sent a letter telling you that you ARE GUILTY of an offence even if it wasn't your car and you were not in the country at the time. Yes I did get out of it - but not without a great deal of effort. That was due ent...
by Paddy Pantsdown
12 Oct 2009 12:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Meet the Manager - 15th October
Replies: 23
Views: 10310

I presume that means you will not be making a contribution BBW? Fair enough, Michael was just making you aware of the opportunity to maintain the attack on Sydenham's transport infrastructure and support those trying to do something about it. You don't think it will help. What are you going to do in...
by Paddy Pantsdown
2 Oct 2009 11:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CHURCH HAS APPLIED FOR CHANGE FO USE OF CP CINEMA
Replies: 41
Views: 19090

Quite right Lee. This is not about 'church' or cinema. It is about impact. A 1150 auditorium is going to have to regularly fill it to make it economic whatever the use. As a successful local cinema one thousand primarily local people will primarily walk or take public transport as they did when it w...