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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Abe_froeman July 10, 10:44PM

James do you know when old unwanted brown bins will be removed please?

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Posted by cella July 11, 09:05PM

Hi James
I've a massive exchange of emails with various Southwark staff about susscribing and then not getting a food waste bin to no avail. Each time someone different picks up the message, gives it a different job number and then nothing happens. Recently they've actually managed to remove both my blue recycling boxes despite me stating each time I did not want this to happen. We now only have one blue bin for both our flats. I've included Richard Livingston in several of my messages and he doesn't respond. Ive written to Caroline Bruce at the beginning of the week, copied to Peter John - nothing, not even an acknowledgement. Apart from the basic request which was checking on why the food waste bin hadn't been provided despite paying up, I think it's absolutely cynical and unprofessional for these people not to account to residents. Is there any way this can be resolved - the bin I mean, as I guess the accountability is a lost cause?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger July 12, 03:39PM

Hi James

With the waste strategy document from Defra "our waste, our resources: A strategy for England" [assets.publishing.service.gov.uk] published in 2018, page 72 talks about making garden waste recycling free for all households.

This clearly shows that Southwark Council are not taking this vital strategy into consideration.

Can you seek a response from the council assembly on what their rational is to now start charging for garden waste in light of the defra strategy and what the overall cost will be to local tax payers should they need to reverse their decision to charge including the wasted implementation costs?

Thank you

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by jamesmcash July 14, 05:28PM

Dear all

Abe_froeman
I am not sure. But if it is inconveniencing you then I would be happy to look into getting yours removed asap. Email me with your address etc.

Cella
I’m really sorry to hear you’ve had a negative experience with this. Can you forward the email you sent to me and I will then chase it up and make sure you get an adequate response.

TheArtfulDogger
When you say that the document ‘talks about’ making garden waste collections free do you mean this line?
“We will consult on the provision of free garden waste collections for households with gardens and seek views on the impacts and costs for local authorities so these can be taken into account in assessment of new burdens.”
It seems to suggest that following consultation with local authorities they might consider providing additional funding to cover the cost of providing the service for free. Were this to happen I am sure that the council would change its policy. The introduction of the charge is a result of the terrible cuts to local authorities from central government.

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger July 16, 03:11PM

jamesmcash Wrote:
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>
> TheArtfulDogger
> When you say that the document ‘talks about’
> making garden waste collections free do you mean
> this line?
> “We will consult on the provision of free garden
> waste collections for households with gardens and
> seek views on the impacts and costs for local
> authorities so these can be taken into account in
> assessment of new burdens.”
> It seems to suggest that following consultation
> with local authorities they might consider
> providing additional funding to cover the cost of
> providing the service for free. Were this to
> happen I am sure that the council would change its
> policy. The introduction of the charge is a result
> of the terrible cuts to local authorities from
> central government.
>
> Best wishes
> James

Hi James
Cynical me feels that the new charge was introduced after the consultation closed, but before results were announced, and that the charge has been introduced just in time to claim additional funding from defra should they push through with the free garden waste collections, whereas if Southwark wasn't charging (as before June) there would be no additional funding.

Just a thought

As for the claim that it's a result of terrible cuts to local funding, I'm fed up of that cry especially as I have dealings with councils all over and see how terribly inefficient they are internally.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Mrs D July 16, 06:47PM

James, I received a letter a few days ago regarding work to the junction of Crystal Palace Road / Whately and Underhill Road. Does this mean that we will finally be getting a proper crossing at this junction?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by jamesmcash July 23, 02:17PM

Hi Mrs D

The work is initially to build out the corners to reduce the crossing width for pedestrians, and then later on to add a raised table to further slow down vehicles.

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Renatus July 24, 09:41AM

Hello Goose Green Councillors,

It will help if you place big bins in the park in the summer. This morning the park was full of rubbish. The summer after with family and friends in the park has started and people are leaving their rubbish behind and in most case on the ground!

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Mrs D July 25, 08:59AM

Thanks James for the update. I think it is a wasted opportunity. There really should be a zebra crossing. Raised platforms won’t make it safe for kids to cross. Can the lollipop man at least help kids cross the other direction too?


jamesmcash Wrote:
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> Hi Mrs D
>
> The work is initially to build out the corners to
> reduce the crossing width for pedestrians, and
> then later on to add a raised table to further
> slow down vehicles.
>
> Best wishes
> James

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by 73jem July 29, 08:13PM

the refuse collectors are prone to miss my small brown bin, so I am in danger of getting stuck with kitchen rubbish for two weeks in this heat.

As the garden and kitchen rubbish are currently placed together in the lorry, it seems best to me that while that this happens, I can put everything in the large brown bin which does get emptied every week.

Do you know when these two kinds of rubbish will be collected and dealt with separately? I will then try again with the kitchen bin. Thanks

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by AylwardS August 03, 01:11PM

Flood alleviation and environmental improvement works in Peckham Rye Common

I have seen a notice regarding proposed flood alleviation and environmental improvement works in Peckham Rye Common stating representations are to be made to the Planning Inspectorate by 16 September. I have been unable to find reference to this on the Southwark website and am unlikely to be able to attend one of the libraries the notice states further documents can be inspected during office hours.

Can these be made available on the Council website? There is a page about flood risk for the common but it has not been updated since 2017.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by jamesmcash August 12, 10:51AM

Dear all

Sorry for delayed response, I have been away.

Mrs D - I am looking into seeing if the scheme can be amended to become a controlled crossing. I will keep you posted.

73jem - if you have not already (it is not always obvious from people’s EDF usernames!) please email me about this. Include your name and address so that I can properly follow up on it and make sure this problem does not occur.

AylwardS - Is this the information you were looking for? [www.southwark.gov.uk] It may have been put there since your post on here.

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

Sign up to the Goose Green councillor newsletter: [www.jamesmcash.com]

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger August 12, 03:58PM

Hi James

With reference to the floods work, I received a letter from Thames water recently stating that Barry road will be involved in major works to alleviate potential floods with bus stop closures and traffic management

I've not received or seen any other details

Do you know what is happening, when and what much effect will it have on the area ?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by singalto August 12, 06:14PM

I cannot believe how many times Lordship Lane has been dug up since it was resurfaced!

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger August 14, 11:21AM

Hi James

Can the council put any weight on TfL in regards to the 12 terminating early at Westminster bridge causing travel issues for people who need to get further into central London.

Seems madness as they can easily go on diversion via the Waterloo bridge to get back on route avoiding Westminster bridge

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by spider69 August 14, 12:37PM

What happens if you need the hospital and find it difficult to walk?

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by AylwardS August 14, 09:57PM

Thank you for the link to the page about the flood alleviation works. That is the information I was hoping for.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Lynne August 17, 05:26PM

Hi
What are the regs about builders/householders leaving large bags/building materials etc in the road by the pavement?
Parking is bad enough. For example, there are two large builders bags full of rubble that have been in Worlingham Rd for months now and it appears the building work finished some time ago.
Also hire cars. There's one unmoved since April.

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by jamesmcash August 25, 04:54PM

Hi all,

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Flooding - ThamesWater has not been in touch with me at all. The only info I have seen is that which I shared above (and again here: [www.southwark.gov.uk])

Builders should not leave things on the road for longer than necessary. I don't know the exact regs but I can happily look into it for you. Email me with your name and address, and the location of the problem.

Has the hire car been abandoned? Again, send me details and I will look into it.

Best wishes,
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

Sign up to the Goose Green councillor newsletter: [www.jamesmcash.com]

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Mrs D August 31, 12:22PM

James, any update on the CPR / Whately crossing please? Works to ‘widen’ the pavements are complete. This resulted in the pavement being wider by a few inches so frankly in my view a complete waste of money. You should come down to take a look - I’d be more than happy to meet up if you have time.

The island that was helping to cross in one direction has also been removed. So now we have a much wider crossing in that direction.

Is there anywhere to complain to Southwark council do you know?


jamesmcash Wrote:
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> Dear all
>
> Sorry for delayed response, I have been away.
>
> Mrs D - I am looking into seeing if the scheme can
> be amended to become a controlled crossing. I will
> keep you posted.
>
> 73jem - if you have not already (it is not always
> obvious from people’s EDF usernames!) please email
> me about this. Include your name and address so
> that I can properly follow up on it and make sure
> this problem does not occur.
>
> AylwardS - Is this the information you were
> looking for?
> [www.southwark.gov.uk]
> k-management/notice-of-proposed-flood-alleviation-
> works-on-peckham-rye-common It may have been put
> there since your post on here.
>
> Best wishes
> James

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Posted by jamesmcash September 06, 10:01PM

Hi Mrs D

I have arranged for a zebra crossing to be installed at the junction. It needs to go through a statutory consultation before it can be implemented but we hope that this will just be a formality.

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Mrs D September 07, 08:59AM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was september 28, 09:25pm by Mrs D.

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Posted by ed_pete September 11, 01:47PM

James - it is possible to arrange for a bike hoop (or whatever they're called) outside the new library on Grove Vale ? The nearest is the one outside the station which often has no space.

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Posted by intexasatthe moment September 19, 09:47AM

James I'm sure you're busy with the start of a new term ( I have no idea how you find any time to teach and do this ) but ....regarding diverted HGV etc because of Barry Rd works ,can you suggest what we could do/who we could contact ?

I'm not clear how long the works will last ,Thames Water sign says January but I think bust stops say October .

": Vehicles on diversion new
Posted by drunkmonk74 Today, 09:41AM

I live on Kelmore Grove and twice now I've had to come out to move my car and motorbike to help large articulated lorries get through. Thanksfully I was at home and could help, otherwise I've no idea how they would have sorted themselves out.

One time I only realised there was an issue as the lorry set off the alarm on my motorbike and I rushed out thinking someone was stealing it in the middle of the day.

This is a serious issue, and to be honest, if it continues it will only be a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt, at which point something will be done, but by then it will be too late.

I understand that road works/utility works need to happen, however someone should have taken the time to understand the types of vehicles that travel down Barry Road, before simply diverting all that traffic through narrow residential roads."

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Posted by Penguin68 September 19, 10:32AM

James - it is not just that Thames Water has blocked off the roads, they also appear to be doing very little actual work while blocking off the roads. Not only Barry but (granted outside ED but with knock-on effects to (some of) those living there) just outside Honor Oak Park Station, where one lane is blocked, requiring lights to control traffic but where, apart from a slight hole dug a few days ago, no work (not even any workmen) can be seen (I went past at 9.00 yesterday, again at 2.00 and again at 6.00 and there was no sign at all of workmen or work). At Barry there are crowds of orange suited gents, but they don't appear (at least until a couple of days ago - I haven't checked since then to actually be doing any/ much work. A little desultory digging is all, just enough to screw things up. And parking up loads of vehicles to block usage for residents, of course. I know that remedial work is necessary, but shouldn't the councils be requiring that there are clear plans for that work to take place, with fines if roads are being blocked when work isn't taking place? The Barry Road debacle must have been a long time being prepared for Exclaimation - surely it's reasonable, when blocking a numbered road and a bus route, for the council to require utilities to demonstrate that they are planning for minimum disruption - so getting the right people and kit on site at the right time. And working all day, everyday. If they (the utilities) can't do that, they should be being charged a daily fee for road disruption. Indeed I suspect that if they were charged such a fee their planning (and work rate) would be of a far higher quality!

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Posted by first mate September 19, 12:54PM

You'd think a schedule of work with fines for overrun would be a minimum requirement.

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Posted by Nigello September 19, 01:08PM

On Dunstans/Goodrich the water flowed, then was stopped after a week of work with temp traffic lights, then it flowed again and there seems no effort to stop it. They worked on Saturday on Sunday, to be fair, but I agree that other sites don't look busy.

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Posted by jamesmcash September 28, 10:30AM

Hi all

I am sorry about the ongoing issues with the diversions. We were not given proper warning of this whatsoever. It is clear that the diversion route and corresponding signage was not properly thought-through. My colleague Cllr Charlie Smith is leading on this so do get in touch with him if there continues to be issues ()

Great idea ed_pete - I will try to get a cycle rack installed by the library.

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

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messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by jamesmcash October 02, 08:13PM

Hi all

September's Goose Green Newsletter is up and available here: [www.jamesmcash.com]

Best wishes
James

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James McAsh - Labour Councillor for Goose Green ward
James.McAsh@Southwark.gov.uk
[www.jamesmcash.com] [twitter.com]

Surgeries: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7pm, East Dulwich Community Centre on Darrell Road

Sign up to the Goose Green councillor newsletter: [www.jamesmcash.com]

messageRe: Goose Green councillors - how can we help?
Posted by Lynne October 03, 09:10AM

Just a Thank you to James for helping get the months old builder's rubbish cleared from the road and also the hire car that's not moved for at least 6 months on Worlingham Rd

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