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22/04/2019 15:54
James Barber
Hi dc, I've never lived or represented Kingston, Sutton, or Richmond. So I don't know their circumstances. I would suggest most of Southwark is poorer than the boroughs you've quoted. It has highe
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
21/04/2019 21:40
James Barber
No, Southwark Labour/Council are not expecting all homes with gardens to pay for garden waste. Stats I've een is average cost to collect waste per household per annum = 38.62 and all recycling ty
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
18/04/2019 06:25
James Barber
ULEZ area is free for petrol cars built 2006 or later, and diesels 2012 or later. So not exactly restricted to new cars and vans, etc. Circa half the particulates come from non engine related activit
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
18/04/2019 06:12
James Barber
The letter the council has sent out states 51,000 street properties impacted. The income expected would not just pay for the garden waste collection but also the entire foo waste collections. Effectiv
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
18/04/2019 05:47
James Barber
Much of the funding for this year tree planting was from Cleaner, Greener, Safer applications ward councillors 2017/18 allocated in response to applications from the Dulwich Society and one from mysel
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
01/04/2019 21:41
James Barber
Some ideas to save money - http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s80904/Amendments.pdf Assumption everyone has mobile phones - Council officers and councillors are provided with iPhones hence
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
31/03/2019 11:35
James Barber
Hi talfourdite, The expense of doing nothing is much higher. For example the Government Dept of Transport views each individual crash as costing - https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-set
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
31/03/2019 11:15
James Barber
Hi swati.clark, Southwark aims to litter pick every street every two days. And sweep every street monthly. If you feel this is not being adhered to please complain online here - https://forms.southw
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
25/03/2019 20:59
James Barber
Hi tomskip, I'm sure for many you're right. But it is a new additional form of regressive taxation. Many who have houses with gardens have low incomes. Also many hundreds of council properties with
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
24/03/2019 09:50
James Barber
Schools could install evidential quality CCTV and could even apply for funding for this from the council Cleaner, Greener, Safer funding streams. Perhaps even better option is the School Zone approa
Forum: The Family Room discussion
22/03/2019 18:51
James Barber
Hi trinidad, those percentages are on different parts of the bill. So the aggregate % rise is between those two rates you've listed. From memory works out as 4. something % rise. Hi Bic Basher,
Forum: The Lounge
22/03/2019 18:31
James Barber
For those that can't afford to pay this you could order a second green wheelie bin -https://forms.southwark.gov.uk/beta/ShowForm.asp?fm_fid=728
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
22/03/2019 11:09
James Barber
Home vibrations from vehicles passing is usually caused by potholes or the like. But Lordship Lane has been relatively recently resurfaced. So assuming not an issue with road surface then I'm puzzled
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
22/03/2019 08:15
James Barber
southern Melbourne Grove seems much quieter when I was out delivering People's Vote leaflets all day yesterday. Perhaps this was part of the route people took including Champion Hill?
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
22/03/2019 08:14
James Barber
Any tax on doing the right thing results in people doing it less. 30 per household and increase Bulky Waste collection charges are taxes. The incumbent councillors voted for this at February Coun
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
20/03/2019 21:23
James Barber
The current Labour Southwark Council are introducing garden waste charging -http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s80710/Appendix%201D%20-%20Income.pdf Predicting net income of 330,000 pa.
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
16/03/2019 17:15
James Barber
Hi Gerry, You might want to put a short letter about this to neighbours in the area to encourage attendance. Even better if you door knock at the same time. If you plan to do this let me know and I
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
16/03/2019 17:12
James Barber
my recollections of costs from several years ago... 1,800GBP per hump which should be placed every 20-50m. 5,000GBP for legal paperwork, design and advertising. Road closure 5,000GBP for physical clo
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
16/03/2019 17:08
James Barber
The road works are at the junction of Underhill with Friern Roads occupying one lane. Someone has helpful repositioned the barriers to open up one of the lanes allowing two way traffic with considerat
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
15/03/2019 16:02
James Barber
Hi TheArtfulDogger, I have been transparent that I live on Champion Hill. If this scheme to stop A road levels of traffic on a non A road was implemented on another road I would still most likely be
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
15/03/2019 14:37
James Barber
I used to make the journey from Champion Hill to Tulse Hill as only place we then found for a nursery place. With a pushchair I found the journey fine via E.Dulwich station to Tulse Hill and then took
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
12/03/2019 06:32
James Barber
East Dulwich and the wider Dulwich area are still defined as suburban.
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
11/03/2019 22:29
James Barber
I suspect that lack of simplicity is just another way of selection - selection of parents who are likely to ensure their children do their homework, turn up on time, etc.
Forum: The Family Room discussion
11/03/2019 22:27
James Barber
hi Nigello, Where that is the norm what you're suggesting can work well. But where it would then dominate and overlook others it doesn't work well. Which is why Southwark has policies specifically a
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
11/03/2019 20:32
James Barber
The garages are 0.05 hectare. So that would be 10 to 17.5 rooms 18m frontage = circa 3 x typical Bassano Street homes. So 3 houses wide to deliver those 10 - 17.5 habitable rooms. 3 x houses x 3 bedr
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
11/03/2019 07:52
James Barber
Hi talfourdite, I get the feeling we should all be able to driving our children to school if we so wish. On a practical note... Local primary schools maximum admissions distance home to school t
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
10/03/2019 18:43
James Barber
Hi sarvester, After chasing via Lib Dem councillors I've obtained this for 'on time' applications for secondary school places: " The data below relates to Southwark residents only and will be use
Forum: The Family Room discussion
10/03/2019 11:06
James Barber
Hi Passiflora, I specifically stated a Lib Dem will be there. Baffled how you have morphed that into no Lib Dem will be there! Hi geh, gerry, My understanding is four storey building are now bein
Forum: General ED issues / gossip
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