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by vbsydenham
22 Jan 2021 12:58
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: how to get out of this mess
Replies: 70
Views: 12526

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: 70
Views: 12526

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: 70
Views: 12526

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: 4664

Re: Fake News

Fake mews, surely?
by vbsydenham
25 Aug 2020 11:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Anti mask culture
Replies: 12
Views: 3354

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: 3354

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: 48453

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: 48453

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: 48453

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: 67867

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: 8942

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: 8835

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: 8835

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: 253042

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: 7647

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: 7647

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 ...
by vbsydenham
18 Jul 2019 18:29
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sockpuppets on t'other forum
Replies: 423
Views: 253042

Re: Sockpuppets on t'other forum

Speaking as someone who has been attacked by CB in the past, this is a full scale, self inflicted meltdown that couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. Great read, this
by vbsydenham
9 May 2019 13:01
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 37805

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

Phew
by vbsydenham
9 May 2019 11:26
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 37805

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

Rachael wrote: 9 May 2019 11:20 As VB is no longer a member I treat the subject as closed
Uh-oh, do you know something I don't :cry:
by vbsydenham
9 May 2019 09:56
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Sydenham - community activity ?
Replies: 49
Views: 37805

Re: Sydenham - community activity ?

Perhaps pop a copy of this through his door next time you are in Royal Tunbridge Wells: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Psychopath-Tes ... 0330492276