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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by TE44 May 06, 01:12PM

yes James, I do not have twitter so your question was not clear regarding widening the pavements. My music by request. was to highlight noise. I would prefer music but realise this is about distancing. "Some time", is as long as it rakes to move some plastic barriers/cones.some time as in relation to Southwark councils roadworks being done puts a different slant on it. thanks.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by jamesmcash May 06, 01:16PM

Sorry for not being clearer in my initial post!

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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by snowy May 06, 05:03PM

dbboy Wrote:
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> See what Lambeth did at Herne Hill
> station/Brockwell Park junction. Won't be going
> anywhere near there with the extended traffic
> queues that will create.

I’ve spent all day watching the junction. There are no ‘extended queues’ in fact barely any difference at all.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by drewd May 06, 06:25PM

caz Wrote:
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> Same happening on Overhill Rd from 4th May till
> September !!

Can you tell me more? I live on Overhill Rd but haven't heard anything about that.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Peckhampam May 06, 07:12PM

My family live in Sweden and their libraries have been re-opened. You order the books you want on line and then collect them outside the library. Could this be considered here?

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by dbboy May 06, 08:33PM

You spent all day watching the junction, is that work or leisure?

snowy Wrote:
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> dbboy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > See what Lambeth did at Herne Hill
> > station/Brockwell Park junction. Won't be going
> > anywhere near there with the extended traffic
> > queues that will create.
>
> I’ve spent all day watching the junction. There
> are no ‘extended queues’ in fact barely any
> difference at all.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by wordsworth May 06, 08:36PM

dbboy Wrote:
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> You spent all day watching the junction, is that
> work or leisure?
>
> snowy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > dbboy Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > See what Lambeth did at Herne Hill
> > > station/Brockwell Park junction. Won't be
> going
> > > anywhere near there with the extended traffic
> > > queues that will create.
> >
> > I’ve spent all day watching the junction. There
> > are no ‘extended queues’ in fact barely any
> > difference at all.

👀

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by caz May 06, 10:06PM

drewd Wrote:
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> caz Wrote:
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> > Same happening on Overhill Rd from 4th May till
> > September !!
>
> Can you tell me more? I live on Overhill Rd but
> haven't heard anything about that.


drewd there are road works happening for the next few months on Overhill. There was a letter that I can't find now, they've already started by the junction at Belvoir. Seems like they're doing it bit by bit, there are some signs on trees at the Belvoir junction.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by snowy May 07, 05:16PM

dbboy Wrote:
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> You spent all day watching the junction, is that
> work or leisure?
>
> snowy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > dbboy Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
Ha, no my working from home desk faces the junction.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by mayumi May 07, 11:45PM

Hi James,

Could we have a bonfire ban ? Not barbecues, just bonfires, or burning garden waste.
Our neighbours have been burning their garden waste during the day. I've told them to stop a week ago as they were burning it mid afternoon and I've had to do it again today.

I have asthma and I think its utterly ridiculous for people to be doing this especially during the lockdown, when we spend all day inside and have to keep doors and windows closed because someone is being a nuisance. A few councils have banned oar advised against this. Currently no guidance on the Southwark website.Only advise is to call a number and report it. Could we have some clarity regarding this ?

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Spartacus May 08, 05:02PM

Mayumi, this may or may not help (sorry about the source)

[www.saga.co.uk]

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Spartacus May 11, 09:56AM

James
Conway are at it again, today notices have appeared on cars around the junction of Upland and Barry roads requesting no parking from today with no prior notice that parking restrictions are being imposed.

Not good enough in a period when people are still being asked to stay at home and some residents are on enforced isolation

Please sort this sort of p!ss poor behaviour from Conway out !

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by seenbeen May 11, 05:58PM

mayumi Wrote:
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> Hi James,
>
> Could we have a bonfire ban ? Not barbecues, just
> bonfires, or burning garden waste.
> Our neighbours have been burning their garden
> waste during the day. I've told them to stop a
> week ago as they were burning it mid afternoon and
> I've had to do it again today.
>
> I have asthma and I think its utterly ridiculous
> for people to be doing this especially during the
> lockdown, when we spend all day inside and have to
> keep doors and windows closed because someone is
> being a nuisance. A few councils have banned oar
> advised against this. Currently no guidance on the
> Southwark website.Only advise is to call a number
> and report it. Could we have some clarity
> regarding this ?
There used to be a clear leaflet from Southwark which stated that bonfires must only be lit once a month for 1 hour at dusk. They probably don't produce it anymore because they assume that sensible, intelligent people would use the brown bins for their garden waste...but as we all know- there are some people who will not pay the £30 a year for the bin and think they will burn it. We are in a smoke control zone and it stands to reason that a bonfire is totally anti-social, rude, selfish and unnecessary.
It is anti-social behaviour

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by mayumi May 13, 04:11PM

Thank you everyone. I’ve just spoken to said offender, and thankfully, they haven’t lit another since. Made a note of the previous times and dates for the fires and getting a long lens ready in case they light a third.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by jamesmcash May 16, 04:05PM

Hi all

Great to hear that this was resolved.

Separately, the council has set out its Movement Plan response to covid19 and launched a website where you can make suggestions for changes to the highways or pavements in specific places around the borough. Do have a look here: [www.southwark.gov.uk]

More specifically, there are some proposals for Melbourne Grove, Derwent Grove and Elsie Road. If you live on one of those streets please let us know what you think: [docs.google.com]

Best wishes
James

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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by first mate May 17, 08:09AM

I’d be very interested to know the exact amount of residents living on the streets mentioned above who have requested the proposed permeable filters and then what proportion of the voting electorate per street, this request represents?

Is a majority on each street in favour of permeable filters? In short, is this being driven primarily by a majority of residents or by the council?

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Rockets May 17, 09:19AM

Cllr McAsh was doing door to door lobbying of people on Melbourne Grove using the Dulwich Village proposed changes as the Trojan horse to drive home the changes on Melbourne Grove and now he can't go canvassing support door to door (repeating the 40% traffic increase lie) he is using the cover of Corona-virus as the catalyst to fast track this change through.

Using Corona-virus for political gain is the most shameful opportunism and utterly beyond reproach. One would have expected better from Labour.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by ed_pete May 17, 03:15PM

I'd also be interested to know how many residents of these street are 100% practising social distancing themselves. How many have children that have been out with their mates, how many have been for dog walks with friends, how many have had the odd evening drink with neighbours...
There are lots of streets that are in a similar position to those mentioned. It seems very odd to cherry pick a few for special treatment. Almost as if there is a hidden agenda. Wasn't the whole CPZ thing based on a disproportionately small number of residents requests that happened to fit with the councils agenda ?
In spite of James's post saying "The council is considering 'permeable filters' on certain roads.", this survey is not a council survey, it's a councillors survey whereby if you fill in the contact details you're granting permission to be contacted by the Labour Party. There is no way on knowing how the information provided will be used and whether or not council officers will give any credence to the results.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Sue May 17, 05:51PM

mayumi Wrote:
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> Thank you everyone. I’ve just spoken to said
> offender, and thankfully, they haven’t lit another
> since. Made a note of the previous times and dates
> for the fires and getting a long lens ready in
> case they light a third.


Somebody near me (North Cross Road/Crystal Palace Road area) has just lit a bonfire or similar outside. I have had to close the window.

Smoke gets into the lungs. We are in the midst of a pandemic which is killing people via a virus which attacks the respiratory system.

Has Southwark Council issued any guidance on bonfires? I understand that other councils (?Lewisham?) have. I did a search on the Southwark website but couldn't find anything relevant.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by first mate May 17, 06:02PM

ed_pete Wrote:
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> I'd also be interested to know how many residents
> of these street are 100% practising social
> distancing themselves. How many have children
> that have been out with their mates, how many have
> been for dog walks with friends, how many have had
> the odd evening drink with neighbours...
> There are lots of streets that are in a similar
> position to those mentioned. It seems very odd to
> cherry pick a few for special treatment. Almost
> as if there is a hidden agenda. Wasn't the whole
> CPZ thing based on a disproportionately small
> number of residents requests that happened to fit
> with the councils agenda ?
> In spite of James's post saying "The council is
> considering 'permeable filters' on certain
> roads.", this survey is not a council survey, it's
> a councillors survey whereby if you fill in the
> contact details you're granting permission to be
> contacted by the Labour Party. There is no way on
> knowing how the information provided will be used
> and whether or not council officers will give any
> credence to the results.

Can’t help but agree with this. All so disappointing but predictable.

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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Applespider May 18, 01:51PM

Thanks Southwark for cutting back the vastly overgrown hedge by the old church at The Grove. It was getting to the point where one person could barely pass but it's now clear. I said thanks to the two guys doing it - what a difference!

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by seenbeen May 19, 10:52AM

Why doesn't the council open up the Peckham Football club ground on Dulwich Common since so many are intent on using up so much park space for their own games.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Penguin68 May 21, 08:59AM

What the council should not be doing, James, is pursuing its CPZ agenda helter-skelter using Covid-19 as a screen. That's frankly, disgusting. The Melbourne Grove proposals are a clear stalking horse for more CPZs. If I didn't know that councillors were incapable of shame...

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Posted by Rockets May 21, 03:54PM

It may have been mentioned somewhere on this thread before but it would be good if the council looked at more bike securing devices along Lordship Lane. A lot of people do want to cycle to use the shops but are unable to due to the dearth of places to secure them.

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by jamesmcash May 21, 05:29PM

Hi all

I hope you are all staying safe and well, and that you have had opportunity to enjoy the fine weather.

Thank you for all the comments - let me address them each in turn.

Sue - I'm sorry to hear it! You can report bonfires here: [www.southwark.gov.uk] I hope that's helpful for future reference.

Applespider - Please you approve! Thanks for sharing.

seenbeen - the council is following government instructions on which types of outdoor facilities should be opened. I appreciate that it can seem a little nonsensical at times!

Rockets - great point! Would you mind suggesting this on the interactive map?

There are also a few comments about traffic measures and the survey. On the Admin's suggestion, I will leave these for the other thread. The one thing I will emphasise though is that you do not need to give us your contact details to participate in the survey - it is entirely optional. I do not apologise, however, for giving residents the opportunity to sign up to receive updates from their local councillors if they wish

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
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Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by seenbeen May 22, 12:18AM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> Why doesn't the council open up the Peckham
> Football club ground on Dulwich Common since so
> many are intent on using up so much park space for
> their own games.
This was rhetorical and sarcastic- football is not allowed under government guidelines but many covidiots seem to want to play it anyway and thereby deprive others of exercise/sitting space- and there is no-one to stop them....

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Sue May 22, 03:59PM

jamesmcash Wrote:
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>
> Sue - I'm sorry to hear it! You can report
> bonfires here:
> [www.southwark.gov.uk]
> ty/air-quality-queries-and-complaints I hope
> that's helpful for future reference.
>


Thanks James!

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by Rockets May 26, 01:05PM

James, I added an entry to the interactive map. Will you be alerting us to which plans are being implemented and when, there are a lot of great ideas that have been posted?

messageRe: What can the council do to make things easier during COVID-19?
Posted by AllisonAdler May 26, 02:05PM

Please can we have public toilets open again? Especially in Dulwich Park. Thank you!

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