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by vbsydenham
26 Jan 2021 12:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 58
Views: 4333

Re: how to get out of this mess

Not HMG, JGD. SG.

It shouldn't be a prioirty for SG because 100% of civil service capacity is going to manage the pandemic at the moment. I don't know what function you would redeploy people from to resource the census.
by vbsydenham
26 Jan 2021 10:33
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 58
Views: 4333

Re: how to get out of this mess

"I would be even better if you took some time to look through that resource as the views that you are expressing on here are dangerous and deserve to be challenged robustly." I totally disagree, all I am doing is challenging the government retoric which some people have difficult with and...
by vbsydenham
25 Jan 2021 13:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 58
Views: 4333

Re: how to get out of this mess

It saddens me to be continually atacked and insulted on this forum for challenging government retoric Don`t attack me for having opposing political views re the handling of covid. Healthy discussion is good for all of us No doubt I will receive a load of abuse following this post. Admin - Please ca...
by vbsydenham
25 Jan 2021 12:41
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 58
Views: 4333

Re: how to get out of this mess

Except the core civil service function in understanding/managing Covid-19 is ONS. That's where some of where your more numerate people should be. And, as in 1944 during D-Day a part of the Civil Service was helping to put the post-war welfare state together. Planning our way out of this mess is rat...
by vbsydenham
22 Jan 2021 12:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 58
Views: 4333

Re: how to get out of this mess

Thanks. The only insight I can perhaps offer is that my own team of 13 people has been operating with 4 people since early March 2020 as there was a civil service wide call on resources to manage CV-19. There is no realistic prospect of this being reversed any time soon. If the team leading on the c...
by vbsydenham
22 Jan 2021 10:48
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 58
Views: 4333

Re: how to get out of this mess

I can't find a corroborating source for that Stuart - Do you have one?

If so I'll get straight onto Nicola and let her know of your displeasure :D
by vbsydenham
22 Jan 2021 07:34
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 58
Views: 4333

Re: how to get out of this mess

This is a good resource for anyone reading this and concerned about the kind of misinformation that has unfortunately warped some people's grasp of reality - Covid-19 FAQ

https://t.co/JjPDTWdEYq
by vbsydenham
15 Dec 2020 09:07
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 2
Views: 2878

Re: Fake News

Fake mews, surely?
by vbsydenham
25 Aug 2020 11:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 2735

Re: Anti mask culture

I'm sorry about that.

In all seriousness I think that we're talking about a vocal and visible minority of people who are flouting the rules. But I'm afraid I agree with you that Winter is going to be quite rough, especially our vulnerable populations, and I don't envy your predicament.
by vbsydenham
25 Aug 2020 09:35
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 2735

Re: Anti mask culture

syd wrote: 25 Aug 2020 00:50 have the idiots won?
Yes
by vbsydenham
24 Aug 2020 10:13
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again
Replies: 53
Views: 37289

Re: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again

You'd think he would at least make an effort to change the writing style a bit between posts.
by vbsydenham
21 Aug 2020 11:28
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again
Replies: 53
Views: 37289

Re: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again

Same here - From my own very unpleasant experience with Chris Beech I drew the conclusion that the man is genuinely unwell and it's such a pity that he has caused so much upset in the community (of which he is no longer part). If anybody has the power to winkle him out of his position of power and i...
by vbsydenham
10 Aug 2020 11:02
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again
Replies: 53
Views: 37289

Re: The Censor in RTW Speaks Again

Hugo Rifkind wrote a particularly good piece on Parler, and speficially on the type of right wingers who go there: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/social-media-cesspit-gets-bigger-not-better-kfrtrck0q?shareToken=060b8c0fb104c624be6df3092034a61a This is not the marketplace of ideas. Instead, it is...
by vbsydenham
30 Jul 2020 13:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic
Replies: 104
Views: 53502

Re: Consultation on Proposal to Close Silverdale/Bishopsthorpe Road to traffic

Then consider how much smoother your car journey will be with significantly more people walking and cycling (i.e those who can and want to). It's not just about you.
by vbsydenham
27 May 2020 08:56
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The 8pm NHS celebration
Replies: 19
Views: 7934

Re: The 8pm NHS celebration

sophie wrote: 26 May 2020 18:03 I think this Thursday’s clap may be the last one. I am sure I read it somewhere. We should make it count if it is the last one!
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... the-ritual
by vbsydenham
20 May 2020 08:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Social distancing on the High Road
Replies: 21
Views: 7879

Re: Social distancing on the High Road

The guidance is there: "stay 2 metres apart from other people" - difficult to believe the message hasn't got through after a couple of months, given that it seems to be on most shop fronts. And the high street at that point was wide enough to allow you to do it - it just involves people p...
by vbsydenham
15 May 2020 13:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Social distancing on the High Road
Replies: 21
Views: 7879

Re: Social distancing on the High Road

Temporary measures to reallocate roadspace to allow for widened pavements are required all over the Borough. Sydenham High St should be high on the list given the footfall with the station etc. Unless you provide the right infrastructure and good guidance it is very unfair to criticise individuals f...
by vbsydenham
6 Apr 2020 07:56
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 218305

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Classic online attention seeking behaviour. The site won't be closed. What a dreadful little man he is.
by vbsydenham
7 Nov 2019 15:59
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station
Replies: 13
Views: 7124

Re: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station

A succinct statement of your priorities and values wrt transport in London. Well done.
by vbsydenham
7 Nov 2019 12:02
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station
Replies: 13
Views: 7124

Re: Fatal Accident Outside Catford Station

A pity to note - apart from in Stuart's contributions - the usual victim blaming, ignorance, and total lack of any kind of evidence based solution. These incidents will continue to happen as long as we tolerate the sharing of road space between people on bikes, and people driving large lorries with ...