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by mosy
21 Aug 2019 15:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3253

Re: Sydenham Tyres

Thank you. It might be useful grist to the mill if there is a tenable police/criminal aspect that could bypass council reticence.
by mosy
20 Aug 2019 19:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 3253

Re: Sydenham Tyres

bensonby, with the best will in the world, surely after this length of time, the trick would be to persuade the powers that be that they should actually do something to enforce rules already in place?
by mosy
14 Aug 2019 00:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Petition. Lewisham isn't working: end the directly-elected mayoral system now
Replies: 17
Views: 1263

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

Over the last half dozen years, cash has been so restricted that it doesn't seem to matter much which party controls a council. I agree though that if a council has a regal head who can determine or override all or even some decisions with the sweep of a pen it does defeat the object. Perhaps a mayo...
by mosy
11 Aug 2019 10:38
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say

...[clip]... So, mosy, John H, ghlpc, let's be hearing your positive ideas, or else that you are happy for renters to just get screwed Renters will get screwed either way as most rental contracts include a clause that the rent takes account only of current official taxes etc and if new ones are imp...
by mosy
10 Aug 2019 11:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say

But would it make revenue in excess of costs, if so how as it beats me? Or does empire building come into it as well at others' expense?
by mosy
9 Aug 2019 15:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Licensing Lewisham's landlords - have your say

The trouble with schemes like this which purport to make things better don't work. For example, the council is fully aware of properties that it controls and yet lack of essential repairs being done is continuously notorious. If they can't or won't police themselves, why would a licence for landlord...
by mosy
30 Jul 2019 00:04
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: a high chair
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Wanted: a high chair

I can't help I'm afraid. However as a high chair's use is shortlived, you might see if you could get one of these: https://www.uberkids.com/east-coast-nursery-combination-natural-wooden-highchair-ecn1473b/?istCompanyId=37dca0b5-f08f-460a-9189-9153d7108287&istFeedId=b9ff17e0-1a2f-4169-bb0c-0c815ad888...
by mosy
29 Jul 2019 23:47
Forum: Wanted
Topic: advice about wasp nest
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: advice about wasp nest

I'd suggest you have an expert take a look. My son when young was almost stung when he retrieved a golf ball from a dent in the grass on a golf course, that turned out to be a wasp nest since many flew out! I was stung once by a wasp and my whole leg swelled up, so I personally wouldn't take any cha...
by mosy
28 Jul 2019 14:49
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Notice of Silverdale traffic restriction from 29 Jul
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Notice of Silverdale traffic restriction from 29 Jul

A vague notice is attached to a post at the station alleyway which says that a restriction will apply from 29 Jul for three months. It's marked as a draft. It doesn't say which stretch of road or give detail as to why.

As the 29th is tomorrow, Monday, maybe something will happen, or not...
by mosy
28 Jul 2019 11:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Forest Hill Pools
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Forest Hill Pools

John H is right - that we the public are entitled to facilities that are safe and clean and kept in good condition. It is shameful and sparticus is right to draw it to our attention. I'm not a lawyer but I don't see why a contract can't be terminated if there has been a significant breach of its pro...
by mosy
19 Jul 2019 21:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Freeview reception problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Freeview reception problems?

ITV is also transmitted by Crystal Palace so it's odd you can get that but not BBC channels. Do you have an indoor aerial, i.e. set top? If so, do you have one of the flat panel ones as opposed to the metal ring or spiky array? Mine is a flat panel (I bought one with a longer lead to ensure it would...
by mosy
4 Jul 2019 13:18
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: SCAMS
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: SCAMS

I've received two or three messages on my landline answerphone that an SMS message awaits, but it starts immediately so I only hear the tail end after the beep has beeped asking me to press buttons. The message says that my SMS incoming message will be deleted after a day, implying an urgency that s...
by mosy
3 Jun 2019 10:04
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

I can hear them this morning. Only saw one, big double rotor jobby, going N>S, or maybe NE>SW.
by mosy
2 Jun 2019 19:14
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

Yes, great pic and an upside down rainbow too isn't it? Strange. My mystery of "why three directions" I mentioned, might have a simple answer as I saw one craft West to East bank sharply North almost at a right angle, so probably joined another path. Interesting sight over Mayow Park this afternoon....
by mosy
1 Jun 2019 15:28
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Seriously, where can we talk about politics?
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: Seriously, where can we talk about politics?

There are lots of political items that could be discussed to the n th degree but what's the point when the country has been and still is in ongoing stasis? Let's see, leadership contests (Tories, Lib Dems and maybe Labour), summer recess of parliament and EU, then conference season). What to say? I ...
by mosy
1 Jun 2019 14:54
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

seems an odd thing to start a post about. I saw a leaf on the floor the other day Or any other random thoughts Trails caught my attention once before recently on a clear day for the same reason, not because aeroplanes leave trails but that they made a perfect 6-point star (or three directions to fo...
by mosy
31 May 2019 19:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disability access
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Disability access

This is a complete aside. I used to rarely buy celeriac because I can't cut through it. However, Fresh 'n Fruity will cut it for you if you ask. (Take some lemon juice as it oxidizes once cut.) Also, Touchwood Pharmacy used to have ordinary aerosol push buttons and could replace the cover-type push ...
by mosy
31 May 2019 18:28
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Disability access
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Disability access

I uphold the initiative - a bit of focussed think-tank lateral thinking could yield valuable suggestions that could be "packaged" to promote. Presumably it's already been established from various institutes what differently disabled people themselves would like to see, so are looking for shop or bus...
by mosy
31 May 2019 17:29
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Aeroplane sky trails

Now the trails are dissipating, they look like clouds.

Anyone know exactly what is being left behind in what was otherwise a clear blue sky?
by mosy
31 May 2019 17:24
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Aeroplane sky trails
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Aeroplane sky trails

Just noticed that the sky was perfect a few minutes ago to see the myriad criss-crossing of jet trails left behind and even see aeroplanes leaving new trails.

Just thought I'd mention it.