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by JGD
16 Apr 2020 20:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: An Annual Event that has NOT been cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: An Annual Event that has NOT been cancelled

Try the Exeter Observatory website at http://www.exeterobservatory.com/meteorcam/

Select the Exeter NE image - seems to be clear sky at that location at approx 21:15 at least.

Edited to add: Any of the cams located in the west country appear to have clear skies - the time-stamps are UT.
by JGD
16 Apr 2020 20:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The 8pm NHS celebration
Replies: 19
Views: 3297

Re: The 8pm NHS celebration

Love the bodhrán Tim. Stuart you are our second friend in the doghouse for the same reason - it must be happening the nation o'er. Funniest and possibly one of the warmest tributes to the NHS and frontline teams is the Tweet about the Woolwich Ferry from a few minutes ago. https://twitter.com/i/stat...
by JGD
16 Apr 2020 08:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: An Annual Event that has NOT been cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

An Annual Event that has NOT been cancelled

Something that all the family can watch out for - the annual Lyrid meteor shower is visible in UK skies tonight. It's a good watch and free of course. Perhaps a little competition too - who can count the most meteors and who can see the longest meteor tail. The Lyrid meteor shower will start tonight...
by JGD
14 Apr 2020 13:21
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Re: Bell Green development - change in public leadership?

So what are the issues, if there any substantive ones, with a five-and-a-half-day operation expanding its existing presence on site. https://twitter.com/SGasworks/status/12 ... 83456?s=20 These campaign matters are all grist to the mill of how and by whom a Master Plan is to be led and managed and ...
by JGD
13 Apr 2020 12:55
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Electorate's Ability to Swallow the Biggest of Untruths
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

Re: The Electorate's Ability to Swallow the Biggest of Untruths

In today's News Shopper, finance expert Martin Lewis has advice for self-employed people affected by coronavirus. Particularly for those who may have an abiding sense of being underwhelmed by the failure of HMG to meaningfully deliver what was a substantially generous and essential decision to get a...
by JGD
12 Apr 2020 14:17
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Grand Prix
Replies: 20
Views: 4127

Re: Sydenham Grand Prix

Not a fan of the disturbances being caused here. And our local MPS officers frown on civilians unilaterally throwing stingers across the pathway of these offenders (tempting, effective, but......). It is almost universally agreed that speed bumps are inconvenient. But the other hidden factor is thei...
by JGD
12 Apr 2020 09:11
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?

syenhamboy wrote:
12 Apr 2020 00:43
What has this got to do with Sydenham?
Observant.

Beyond the reflection of views expressed previously by our community on this forum and others, nothing.

I should have had the good sense to realise it would have been more appropriate to post this in The Pub.

Hey-ho.
by JGD
11 Apr 2020 08:46
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?

That's a new one. I note it seemed to start when the gas holders where removed. Haven't seen the link evidence yet - no doubt someone will postulate a theory or hypothesis. Could they possibly have been part of the UK's virus defence grid? Previous views expressed here have had them as a primary lan...
by JGD
10 Apr 2020 09:01
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Mayor's Lewisham Foodbank appeal passes £80k
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Mayor's Lewisham Foodbank appeal passes £80k

It is great to see the coordinated effort from Lewisham kick-in. By April 9, over 2,000 people had donated £80,560, less than a month after the appeal's launch. “Their generosity means the foodbank can continue to support vulnerable residents in Lewisham at a time when they need it most.” People giv...
by JGD
8 Apr 2020 09:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing
Replies: 6
Views: 1810

Re: Planetary Disaster Averted - Ozone Layer Healing

Oooops. Is it so safe to think about getting back in the water ? Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic Maybe not as bad as it first seems. A rare hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic, in what scientists say is the result of unusually low temperatures in the atmosph...
by JGD
7 Apr 2020 19:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?

In part I'm answering my own question here. In a live-streamed interview on YouTube with conspiracy theorist David Icke on Monday, he linked 5G technology to the CV-19 pandemic. YouTube said the video would be wiped. During the interview, Mr Icke falsely claimed there "is a link between 5G and this ...
by JGD
7 Apr 2020 11:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Take away fried chicken shop on the high street
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

Re: Take away fried chicken shop on the high street

You’ll probably save a few lives this virus is really serious there will be no going back to normal until there is a vaccination An astute observation. We can only hope that separately, both testing and vaccine development regimes can be given every resource and priority that they need. For vaccine...
by JGD
6 Apr 2020 19:09
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Am I overreacting?
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: Am I overreacting?

Sad news admin. Deepest condolences to you, your friends and the family concerned.

Syd - you stay safe.

You are most definitely NOT over-reacting.

No-one said it would be easy - we will get through this.
by JGD
6 Apr 2020 10:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Sydenham Grand Prix
Replies: 20
Views: 4127

Re: Sydenham Grand Prix

It is to be hoped that the boy-racers all get eliminated in the qualifying rounds. Whether that be at the hands of our over-stretched boys-in-blue or as a result of complete mechanical failure is of no consequence. The noise transmitted for miles - it was intrusive and could be heard on Perry Hill -...
by JGD
6 Apr 2020 10:25
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

CV-19: Do people really think 5G is responsible ?

There is a substantial volume of speculation in the media, local forums and Twitter that 5G and the launch of that wireless network technology is the reason that the pandemic has spread so quickly across the globe. We are in the land of outlandish tales. It is fundamental nonsense. It is so inaccura...
by JGD
4 Apr 2020 15:58
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: The Electorate's Ability to Swallow the Biggest of Untruths
Replies: 3
Views: 1840

Re: The Electorate's Ability to Swallow the Biggest of Untruths

An update. We only get £42 Bn - a shortfall of £49 Bn - and all on Tory Treasury figures too. Which also calculate it wil cost us £30 Bn in the short-term to stimulate and sustain the economy through the Covid-19 crisis. It is unknown what estimates for any medium and long-term support costs will be...
by JGD
3 Apr 2020 11:08
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: CV-19: Woman wrongfully convicted in shambolic case
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

CV-19: Woman wrongfully convicted in shambolic case

In The Indie today, a piece that shows police and courts rapidly backtracking after desperately attempting to have a high profile prosecution case against a woman make headlines in the news and provide an example of how "offenders" would be treated. The conviction is to be quashed. Yes - we know the...
by JGD
3 Apr 2020 08:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

Re: Where do people dispose of their lightbulbs?

So far Lewisham have not missed a single uplift of all our bin types including garden waste. For future reference and in normal times, recycling can also be taken to the Bromley site at Churchfield Road which is not too far distant with a car - as Lewisham residents there may be a small fee and/or j...
by JGD
2 Apr 2020 20:26
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing
Replies: 14
Views: 7111

Re: Dylon works - FT reports L&Q buying bulk for social housing

Lewisham Council has acknowledged it is holding several millions of pounds of monies ingathered from the several s106 agreements signed off by the Council with the developers of each of the phases at Bell Green. The first of these agreements goes back to the mid-1990's. Importantly, it must be under...
by JGD
2 Apr 2020 10:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Lewisham Council relaxes parking rules
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Lewisham Council relaxes parking rules

Another unexpected consequence and NOT an April Fool tale. The move is to make sure residents can park outside their homes during the pandemic. But the council, which is following Government guidelines, has warned that residents should follow normal rules as much as possible “even if they are not be...