Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy. https://flic.kr/p/2jr3sT4
Michael Ixer ● 4d0 Comments ● 4d
Work started on old halford site, workmen reckon lidl should be open by end of January
Michael Tierney ● 13d15 Comments ● 4d
'Sarah Olney (Lib Dem) asks about reports that the congestion charge in London is going to be extended. That is unfair on Barnes residents who cannot use Hammersmith Bridge because it’s closed, she says.'How about the rest of us on the south side South Circular Road, nothing to do with Hammersmith Bridge but will be a bigger hammer (sorry!) blow to the High Street for anyone who still needs to drive there for their shopping.
Lucille Grant ● 9d29 Comments ● 5d
Good advice to reflect on over a coffee?
Michael Ixer ● 5d2 Comments ● 5d
Just noted on NHS app that Putney is now a high-risk Covid area.
Timothy Horgan ● 10d28 Comments ● 5d
When even a borough as mean as Kensington and Chelsea can do the decent thing, will Wandsworth? I'm not holding my breath, but an appeal to councillors might help?
Richard Carter ● 6d11 Comments ● 5d
Parade Gardens, Bath (2017) https://flic.kr/p/2jjxzdw
Michael Ixer ● 6d1 Comments ● 6d
Just wondering whether anyone on this forum had had any interactions with Tom recently? He did some work for us recently, but now I cannot get hold of him...
Barbara Younis ● 6d0 Comments ● 6d
Looks as though wilco are slowly winding down, more and more unstocked shelves everytime I go in there..
Penelope Becker ● 8d16 Comments ● 6d
I am not against cyclists, at least, not the polite and law abiding ones. It seems that Germany has a problem with aggressive cyclists. Perhaps it is not a novel suggestion - I would add liability insurance too - but interesting read on the whole. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/give-cyclists-number-plates-say-german-police-6nx0h72wk?fbclid=IwAR13NNNwmNjFG1lqOF8y9__HVCMvMQrUV90GVSUio6UjKiNgaBm_sKBzVjkThe article was posted on FB and I was able to read the whole article.
Ivonne Holliday ● 9d28 Comments ● 7d
A private assistant needed for lady on Putney Common to help with:internet research;drafting letters for a charity;short walks and care for elderly dog;local shopping eg food and post office.Weekdays with flexibility on days please. Also this is a long-term role so would suit someone not looking for permanent work elsewhere in the near future.Must like dogs please.Please don't hesitate to reapply if you have applied before as we have tweaked the role. If interested please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Henrietta Rose ● 7d0 Comments ● 7d
I don't normally agree with a thing the man says, but here he, amazingly, talks sense:“If the government can subsidise Eat Out to Help Out, not being seen to give poor kids lunch in the school holidays looks mean and is wrong.”If even Farage can say this, where does it leave the government?
Richard Carter ● 7d4 Comments ● 7d
On the M23 to Brighton https://flic.kr/p/2jjgcJS
Michael Ixer ● 7d0 Comments ● 7d
Lights under Putney Bridge have been flickering for some time. I've reported this to the council but nothing has been done about it. Does anyone know who to report this to?
ute Lynch ● 8d2 Comments ● 7d
Stranger on the shore - sunset, by Putney boathouses; July 2018 https://flic.kr/p/2jjehhU
Michael Ixer ● 8d0 Comments ● 8d
Does anyone have an electric plane I could borrow to plane the bottom of a door? Just got a new carpet fitted and it needs a trim.
Maxine Campbell ● 10d10 Comments ● 8d
Article by Steve Bird published in the Telegraph on 17.10.20Transport Secretary admits new cycle lanes are leaving roads 'backed up' with trafficGrant Shapps warns he is 'not prepared to tolerate' badly designed closures and cycle lanes, imposing 'sweeping changes' to communitieshttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/10/17/transport-secretary-admits-new-cycle-lanes-leaving-roads-backed/?fbclid=IwAR0JOlLj-HOh7rnx59ZfPsPCGywgcjHkEE4LUCjum3ddvQQF17hqcEt6uAkPlease read the last paragraph. Thank you.
Ivonne Holliday ● 12d39 Comments ● 8d
Putney Market opened in 1904 where the Odeon cinema stands, there is a wonderful postcard on ebay showing the inside of the market, not one I have seen before. type 164338892066 into the ebay search box to view it
Adam Tripp ● 20d7 Comments ● 9d
Johnson has claimed that there will be no more trade and security talks unless the EU adopts a “fundamental change of approach,” and an unnamed No 10 spokesman (our real prime minister, Cummings?) “The trade talks are over – the EU have effectively ended them yesterday when they said they did not want to change their negotiating position.”Should we believe this would-be hard talk, or is it just the usual Johnson bluster in preparation for the inevitable climb down: "Give me what I want or I'll shoot myself in the head." Surely the EU negotiators won't be taken in by this stuff?
Richard Carter ● 13d47 Comments ● 9d
Waterloo sunset. https://flic.kr/p/2jJerUR
Michael Ixer ● 9d0 Comments ● 9d
Saw this today in the Standard..Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Lambeth, WANDSWORTH and Barnet are all above 100, which is one of the trigger points which led to London being put into Tier 2 restrictions just days ago.just the way they wrote it made me laugh.
Maxine Campbell ● 9d1 Comments ● 9d
This is really good news, I think, and well done all, especially Fleur Anderson, who lead the appeal for it to reopen:http://www.putneysw15.com/default.asp?section=info&page=conqmhhosp004.htm
Richard Carter ● 10d1 Comments ● 10d
The Savoy, The Strand, London https://flic.kr/p/2jiwN7N
Michael Ixer ● 10d0 Comments ● 10d
Can anyone recommend someone to repoint a small area of brick where the gutter leaked on a bay window?
Katrina Black ● 11d0 Comments ● 11d
From BBC's rolling news:England's NHS Test and Trace service has announced its worst performance figures since late June - with just over 62% per cent of close contacts of people who tested positive for Covid-19 being reached in the week to 7 Octoberhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-54550644Any hope anywhere?
Ivonne Holliday ● 14d5 Comments ● 11d
Human hamsters ... https://flic.kr/p/2jmJjhT
Michael Ixer ● 11d2 Comments ● 11d
LTNs seem to be attracting as much support as opposition. These two articles are from today's Wandsworth Times (both re Lambeth borough not ours, but I imagine the same divergence of views exists here, especially after the failed West Putney/Dover House trial).https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/18797768.lambeth-call-scrap-low-traffic-neighbourhoods/https://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/18797778.lambeth-call-low-traffic-neighbourhoods/The idea is a great one but like all traffic schemes it has to be carefully planned and then residents of affected roads consulted before anything goes ahead. That didn't happen in Wandsworth or Lambeth first time around (not sure about Hammersmith & Fulham) so maybe this is a failure of planning rather than anything else.I hope the council tries again before too long. Money may still be available from central government.
Jonathan Callaway ● 14d5 Comments ● 11d
Don't know if anybody else noticed on the front page of the forum, another mugging on 8th October. This was off Lacy Road, Modder Place, got away with the mans watch. They seem to be targeting this area for some reason and Modder Place is off Quill Lane which is pedestrians only.
Barbara Stevens ● 12d2 Comments ● 12d
Palma di Mallorca. https://flic.kr/p/2jutRYF
Michael Ixer ● 12d0 Comments ● 12d
Reading the story about the tragic night 81 people died off PHS by a bomb during WW2 and the call for a plaque to commemorate the lives lost. In Brewhouse Street on the building on the right hand side going down from what was the Laura Ashley shop (where the Cedar Tree Pub was) there is a plaque commemorating 81 lives lost from a bomb in WW2. Does anyone know if its the same bomb or a different one? a bit of a coincidence if not.
Jill Johnson ● 18d9 Comments ● 12d
Apparently we have tiers now!I couldn't find definitions on the government web page.Is it the old Tier system as defined below?Tier 1: Government, MP's, SPADS do anything you like.Tier 2: Everyone else - do as you are told.
Ed Robinson ● 15d38 Comments ● 12d
https://therestartproject.org/news/repair-day-and-repair-week/Sadly no Restart Parties because of the pandemic but there have been online tutorials.It would be so good if there were more places that we could look for repairers for all the items that we have that aren't working and that we would dearly like help with returning to working condition.Check out what you've missed here:https://therestartproject.org/news/repair-day-and-repair-week/https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/october-2020/london-repair-week-repair-reuse-or-donate-unwanted-items/There are loads of videos online from all the different councils and waste authorities and organisations taking part.
Philippa Bond ● 12d0 Comments ● 12d
If there is a Wandsworth Councillor on this site, please please can they arrange for the Wandsworth Park Gate from Deodar Road to be permanently open. Deodar Road is like a motorway for the runners now and they along with cyclists and those of us with dogs have to congregate while waiting for access to the gate and try to pass through without touching it in these days of lockdown and Covid virus - a couple of weeks ago someone actually padlocked the gate open and it made life so much easier for everyone for a while til it was shut again and the padlock removed. So many people have to touch the gate to open it - it must be a health hazard. So please Wandsworth Council for parks please think about the health of those who use the park on a daily basis. Thank you
Caroline Hutchings ● 14d20 Comments ● 12d
A reconstruction of the Zuse Z3, the first electronic computer, at the Berlin Technology museum. Like Colossus it was built using mainly telephone electrical relay switches (not much else available at that time?) but I don't remember anything, mentioned about this computer at the Bletchley Park computing museum - seems, like jet aircraft and nuclear weapons, a lot of parallel research was going on in this area before and during the second world war. The Germans seemed to be using their computers for aerodymnamic modelling, etc rather than code breaking. The original was destroyed by bombing in 1943 but this one was recreated by the son of the Z1 and Z3 designer. (The Z1 was a mechanical digital computer.) https://flic.kr/p/2jve7uB
Michael Ixer ● 13d0 Comments ● 13d
The RIBA have a campaign Retrofit First. We have a lot of old housing stock and a lot of that could do with better insulation but insulation can sometimes cause problems. It would be good to see a lot of solutions from elsewhere in place so that we can be happier allowing random new companies created to take advantage of new Govt grants to work on our homes!https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme
Philippa Bond ● 16d10 Comments ● 13d
This September was the hottest on record: yet more evidence of the dangers of our current policies. And almost 30% of the greenhise gas, CO2, comes from motorised traffic. It's not just the deadly pollution or the thousands of killed and seriously injured caused by cars but the very real threat to the planet through global heating: all of these mean that reducing our reliance on motor vehicles is absolutely essential. Sadly, there's little sign that either national or local government really grasps this.
Richard Carter ● 22d22 Comments ● 13d
Friday sees the start of the 19th annual Baby Loss Awareness week, when the major baby loss charities (Sands, Tommys, Lullaby Trust and others) come together to raise awareness of the impact of baby loss on the parents and wider family. It’s a sobering and disgraceful fact that in the UK 14 babies are lost every day throughout the year, every year, many of them unnecessarily.So if you notice public buildings lit up Blue and Pink during the week they too are helping to raise awareness. Our own Town hall will be lit up this year to join a whole host of other landmarks and buildings nationwide. Ribbon badges are available.On Thursday 15th at 7pm we are asking people to place a light in their windows to set a wave of light up to our Angels. You may wish to join in to support those families that have suffered loss in this way.Thank you.
Andy Pike ● 23d22 Comments ● 13d