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by mosy
2 Jul 2020 16:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

In timeline terms, I don't think Johnson did much of anything until after he'd come out of ITU having caught the virus. Matt Hancock has claimed they're working round the clock, night and day, to resolve supply problems etc, seemingly in a "busy going nowhere" way. Most advice is still contradictory...
by mosy
1 Jul 2020 22:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Government Boundary Commission - Lewisham final proposal for Wards
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Local Government Boundary Commission - Lewisham final proposal for Wards

I think I might have leapt to the wrong conclusion as on rereading it looks like it is purely for local councillor representation. If so, I probably won't lose sleep as I doubt changes will make much difference to most of us across the borough. I've only written to a councillor once and got no reply...
by mosy
1 Jul 2020 18:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Lockdown Easement: WHO warn the worst is yet to come

Daily Mail aside, I'm sure that a larger fault is with the government for incompetent statistic assimilation and dissemination of even those they do have. I can't say I've noticed a flood of people out and about since Monday, which is not good for retailers but maybe more a sign that no-one has trus...
by mosy
1 Jul 2020 18:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Local Government Boundary Commission - Lewisham final proposal for Wards
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Local Government Boundary Commission - Lewisham final proposal for Wards

... The review is intended to ensure every councillor represents a similar number of people across the borough. ... I thought the intention was to equalise MP's constituents, e.g. 500 apiece, not councillors, hence rejected previously by Scotland and Northern Island as too much distance to cover in...
by mosy
1 Jul 2020 17:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 21
Views: 3429

Re: Freeview reception problems?

... I have too - if I get a thirty foot ladder out, climb up onto my highest chimney and stand on one leg. Go on, you know you want to ;) (Please don't.) I climbed a ladder to paint the upstairs outside windows and did the stupid thing of overstretching. I started to feel the ladder going and corre...
by mosy
29 Jun 2020 21:51
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 21
Views: 3429

Re: Freeview reception problems?

alywin, I'm surprised you're still using a ring aerial. My indoor aerial reception problems, especially helicopter disruption also suspected weather effect, stopped when I bought flat panel aerials (for each TV). I mentioned these about a year ago so the price has gone up a bit but still within £10 ...
by mosy
27 Jun 2020 23:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green car park
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Bell Green car park

It is true for most things that payment is deemed to mean that you accepted the charge. It makes decision making difficult if costs accrue if unpaid, or are halved for prompt payment. Also, if a claim is not upheld, i.e. the original charge is held to be valid, then further charges levied will usual...
by mosy
27 Jun 2020 15:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green car park
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Bell Green car park

Can I add one thing, which might or might not be shown in the links, which is that you cannot legally fight a charge after you've paid it.
by mosy
25 Jun 2020 23:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 21
Views: 3429

Re: Freeview reception problems?

No problems here. Are you still using your ring aerial?
by mosy
20 Jun 2020 21:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 23
Views: 4869

Re: SCAMS

A new scam targets people who've ordered a Covid 19 test, asking for bank details to pay for the test, which is free of course. (News this morning.) Sigh.
by mosy
18 Jun 2020 22:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: moving to Sydenham
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: moving to Sydenham

I think it might be that there's just little action at the moment. You could try online agents active here, e.g. Acorn, Property World, Pedder. There are others, so check a catch all like Zoopla which has a fair number under £400K. Good luck.
by mosy
18 Jun 2020 09:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 23
Views: 4869

Re: SCAMS

syenhamboy, in a perfect world scammers wouldn't exist and people wouldn't be taken in by the ones that do exist. The reason of course is that scammers are very clever and are very well practised in words and tone used or phone tricks they've devised. I personally gave a factual account of the very ...
by mosy
15 Jun 2020 22:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 23
Views: 4869

Re: SCAMS

Latest scam received several times via landline recently is: "A payment of £ many has been made from your credit/debit card today (adding sometimes outside this country). Press 1 to stop this transaction." They tend to come in phases, like every day for a week presumably to imply urgency to comply. ...
by mosy
12 Jun 2020 16:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Outrageous Acorn Estate Agents
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Outrageous Acorn Estate Agents

Maybe Acorn just got the address wrong? Estate agents use subcontractors for placing and collecting sign boards so mistakes or inattentiveness can happen. As I understand it, new legal rules came in a few years ago, whereby a "For Sale" board can be placed only if commissioned for that property and ...
by mosy
4 Jun 2020 19:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Free bike servicing in Mayow Park?
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Free bike servicing in Mayow Park?

I'd be inclined to check park byelaw restrictions or ask the parks department first and they'd probably say no, as all and sundry could set up stalls with free goods/services, brackets donations welcome. Or go ahead and see if anyone stops you as long as it wouldn't attract a fine of course. I think...
by mosy
1 Jun 2020 14:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition for UK food standards
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Petition for UK food standards

Please sign if you agree, and share: https://www.campaigns.nfuonline.com/page/56262/petition/1?en_chan=fb&locale=en-GB&ea.tracking.id=sharelinkfacebook&en_ref=189751238&fbclid=IwAR1RNJiKT1f_BWN3pYSdSKJd8giwonv8qAuuzIpPNvoDc_ulnV5eqAksXUw Not local, but if you are concerned about the food in "a super...
by mosy
1 Jun 2020 13:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's the circumference of Wells Park?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: What's the circumference of Wells Park?

That's a handy link Ian Bull, thanks.
by mosy
30 May 2020 13:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: What's the circumference of Wells Park?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: What's the circumference of Wells Park?

I pulled up Google Maps to use the "measure distance" option, which you get by mouse right-clicking on the map and selecting measure distance, then clicking elsewhere. Note the distance down, close (click X on the little box), take more measurements. Adding them together will give a reasonable estim...
by mosy
28 May 2020 16:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The 8pm NHS celebration
Replies: 19
Views: 3205

Re: The 8pm NHS celebration

It was almost quiet here last week so maybe it is/was petering out now that people don't feel they're locked in, or are choosing not be, any more, rightly or wrongly.
by mosy
19 May 2020 12:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lots of planes
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: Lots of planes

What's it like now? I'm still noticing the absence of criss cross con trails and the increase of more birds flying around since traffic reduced, although that seems to be on the rise again.