I live in a council flat, and I see it every day, most days I get someone call me to ask about their repairs.
Archive for January, 2012
None of like to see waste, but the scaffolding tower in Thorburn Square has been up for some time now. I have asked council staff to tell me when it was installed, why it was installed, and when will it be removed. Watch this space.
I spent yesterday rushing around after college, meeting with staff about the Connect 2 bridge fiasco (click here for that story). Then, at 20 minutes notice I was told I’m the new vice-chair of The Housing and Community Safety Scrutiny sub-committee. I left that and ran to a tenants Association meeting (arrived an hour late)! […]
It’s not enough to be part of a hard working team, It’s important to find out what local people think about the services, and learn how they could be improved We went out today to knock on a few doors, to talk to some voters
Madam Mayor: One of the ways to reduce carbon consumption is to promote low energy transport. One low energy transport is cycling. The fear of the danger in cycling stops many people from cycling. The current administration has chosen to spend no money in establishing cycle paths. That appalls me, my colleagues, and cyclists in […]
Cyclists can be a real nuisance. I know because I am one. More and more people are starting to cycle, but Southwark is spending no money on cycle lanes. The idea is that if motorists see bicycles, they calm down, and drive more carefully. Strange idea, using Southwark’s cyclists as a type of ‘human shield’ […]
Labour Southwark have signed a contract to install 90 new “self illuminating” poster boards across the borough. The free standing ‘boards’ are nine foot tall and four feet wide – that is massive! I’ve ‘mocked up’ a picture to show the scale: They are lit up 24 hours a day, using loads of electricity, There […]
I had to send a stiff letter to Notting Hill Housing association, the entry-phones in a few blocks were broken, and the grounds around the blocks were covered in litter. I would post a photo of the entrance hall way, but the interior lights don’t work! The fence needs fixing too!
At last! The ‘corner parking’ work has started. All of the residents who contacted me during the consultation wanted double yellows installed on the corners. Especially where the BT vans park at the junction of Lynton and Monnow Roads.