Where are WBC parking spaces for dockless bikes?Richmond has them, why not Wandsworth?I get that they are a nuisance if not parked correctly, blocking pavements etc. So quite right that they should be removed if causing an obstruction.It would of course be better if the TFL scheme had dockless bikes just like the publicly funded ones in California. The Mayor should have checked them out, much more relevant than cannabis farms. Why doesn't the TFL scheme include dockless bikes BTW?In the absence of a public sector the private sector is providing a service. There is clearly a demand and would this demand not increase post ULEZ expansion? Is it not a means of transport that should be encouraged?Is there some sort of cycling snobbery or are the riders not the right voter demographic? What could explain the current situation?With the high theft rates within WBC and the ULEZ expansion soon, surely dockless bikes are here to stay?
Ed Robinson ● 8d0 Comments ● 8d
Was wondering if it was all about cycling and walking, or if anyone stood up for those who can't do either and need to, from time to time, use their car?
Victoria Diamond ● 8d5 Comments ● 8d
At 4pm, as it's #NeurodiversityCelebrationWeek catch me in conversation on KCFM Putney with Shazia Hussein from The Apprentice 2023 and proudly NeurodiverseWe will talk about #ADHD and #LordSugar and much more. From 4pm Friday on http://kcfm.liveTune in if you can!
Mark Phillips ● 8d0 Comments ● 8d
I am pleased to see a hefty fine was issued to a Roehampton resident because their dog was barking and causing “fear and anxiety” to other residents. Action was taken under the Dog Bye Laws. Why don’t the Dog Bye Laws apply to all Council estates? You have people moving into flats with American XL Bully dogs and other scary dogs, and it is causing fear and anxiety to long standing residents. Time for the Council to update the Bye Laws and make them effective on all local authority estates.
Martine Guy ● 11d44 Comments ● 8d
Yeomen of the Guard; curtain call at the ENO https://flic.kr/p/2o4rabx
Michael Ixer ● 9d0 Comments ● 9d
The Natural History Museum https://flic.kr/p/2nXJesL
Michael Ixer ● 10d1 Comments ● 9d
Used to be Cresswells in Sheen near the garden centre in Sheen. I know that office is shut and it moved to Vineyard Path, Mortlake near the Brewery. But if anybody used these solicitors, please google Rogers & Burton, as they may have your paperwork. Just found out they have just down and there are phone numbers who to ring as an intervention company has taken over, they are telling you to find another Solicitor, also who to contact for compensation.
Barbara Stevens ● 10d3 Comments ● 10d
I know that there are a lot of Ring Doorbells around Putney, and the neighbourhood police seem keen on them - although they would note that other doorbell devices are available besides Amazon's. There's rumours Ring or one of their suppliers have been hacked, although Ring are not saying much about it; perhaps they don't know?https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjvd9q/ransomware-group-claims-hack-of-amazons-ringAs some security experts have been joking on LinkedIn "I've still got a door knocker" …I expect it will hit mainstream news soon if it's true and I'm sure with all those doorbells installed in the UK and EU they'd have to notify the ICO and EU regulators to meet GDPR requirements if it s correct.
Michael Ixer ● 10d6 Comments ● 10d
Lady on the front page, the price her rent is going up is disgraceful. Carlton Drive, Retirement Home. Going up £100 a week.
Barbara Stevens ● 11d10 Comments ● 10d
No sixth episode for Sir David Attenborough’s Wild Isles, BBC saysThe broadcaster denied accusations that it had pulled a sixth episode of the new nature series because of fears of a political backlash..... Five episodes, starting tomorrow, will be broadcast. The sixth, however:...."A further instalment, called Save Our Wild Isles, is to be broadcast on iPlayer at a future date, which shows the damage being wrought on our local wildlife and includes controversial topics such as rewilding.A Guardian report earlier on Friday claimed that it was originally intended as a sixth episode of the Wild Isles series, and that it had been pulled to avoid criticism from Tory MPs and right-wing newspapers."https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/bbc-david-attenborough-wwf-rspb-open-university-b2298430.htmlHmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!
Ivonne Holliday ● 14d20 Comments ● 10d
Entering Lauderdale House, Highgate… https://flic.kr/p/2o236L9
Michael Ixer ● 11d0 Comments ● 11d
"Sheet" music in the 21 century https://flic.kr/p/2nZvixR
Michael Ixer ● 12d2 Comments ● 11d
Is this pushing "bias" a bit too far? Lioneker presents a football programme, not a news programme!!!https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-64889868
Ivonne Holliday ● 17d143 Comments ● 12d
For those who missed it, I thought that the News Quiz last night at 6.30 on R4 was a pretty good show in a difficult time. As in really funny (good team).
David Ainsworth ● 14d7 Comments ● 12d
TfL does Halloween (October 17) https://flic.kr/p/2k1pDbj
Michael Ixer ● 13d0 Comments ● 13d
The Home of Marshall Amplifiers, near Ealing https://flic.kr/p/2h5K1h4
Michael Ixer ● 14d0 Comments ● 14d
No to Zoning! Concerned about low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs), the ever-expanding ULEZ and the 15-minute cities being piloted in Oxford and Canterbury? These are the first steps towards the UN Agenda 2030 "human permitted development corridors" and S.M.A.R.T cities. Join us to find out more:Sunday 12th March, 730pmSt Mary's Church HallPutney Bridge, SW15We will have speakers, Alan Millar #Together and Ed Gregory who has a crowd-funded legal action against the London-wide ULEZ expansion. They will provide awareness of the issues at stake and offer advice on ways in which we can work together to combat the hindrance of man and woman's lawful right to travel.Entry by *cash* donation> £5 on the door.We look forward to seeing you!https://togetherdeclaration.org/https://t.me/southlondonmultihubOr contact: email@example.com
Lydia Tapping ● 15d30 Comments ● 14d
"Furious row after Lord Sugar tweets image depicting Jeremy Corbyn sat in a car next to HITLER as Labour anti-Semitism woes deepen"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5564481/Lord-Sugar-tweets-image-depicting-Jeremy-Corbyn-sat-car-HITLER.htmlBBC impartiality really?
David Ainsworth ● 14d5 Comments ● 14d
"The home secretary has said she will not apologise for her language, after a Holocaust survivor criticised her for describing migrants as an "invasion".Joan Salter, 83, confronted Suella Braverman during a meeting in her Fareham constituency on Friday.She said the home secretary's rhetoric reminded her of the language the Nazis used to justify murdering her family.But Ms Braverman said her language demonstrated the "scale of the problem" with illegal migration."https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-64282961"I won't apologise for the language that I have used to demonstrate the scale of the problem."But Lineker must withdraw his tweet and promise to curb himself. He is not permitted to "demonstrate the scale of the problem".
David Ainsworth ● 15d6 Comments ● 14d
Is he up for the knighthood for services to wifebeating or to groping? Or bringing up his son to be a compulsive liar. Just asking like.
Michael Winstanley ● 18d16 Comments ● 14d
Both sides? She just HAD TO intervene.https://twitter.com/brendamcdnot56/status/1634275865382068225/photo/1"Fiona Bruce is ‘deeply sorry’ after calling Stanley Johnson’s domestic abuse ‘one off’"https://metro.co.uk/2023/03/10/fiona-bruce-sorry-for-domestic-abuse-comment-on-question-time-18423907/Running scared.
David Ainsworth ● 14d0 Comments ● 14d
Are the geeks visiting the Digital Transformation and Unified Comunications exhibition supposed to be flying drones instead of talking to sales people and attending seminars? https://www.flickr.com/gp/m-j-i/HQ733qCd7r
Michael Ixer ● 15d0 Comments ● 15d
Keir_Starmer:-"My dad worked in a factory - he was a toolmaker. And my mum was a nurse".On the other hand, did anybody not know this?
David Ainsworth ● 21d10 Comments ● 15d
Apologies for this late post, but I learnt about this investigation 30 minutes ago.Please see the link below and the questions to be answered for this investigation.The deadline: TODAY!!!!https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/2023-02/Road%20User%20Charging%20-%20Call%20for%20Evidence%20_0.pdf
Ivonne Holliday ● 15d5 Comments ● 15d
Waterloo Station https://flic.kr/p/LMC6i7
Michael Ixer ● 16d1 Comments ● 15d
George Bernard Shaw, The Tate Britain Members Room https://flic.kr/p/2nE5K7V
Michael Ixer ● 17d0 Comments ● 17d
John Lambert ● 18d8 Comments ● 17d
I mean, really, would you choose Matt Hancock to manage an important area of a "generations-long worldwide conspiracy"? A chap who didn't even know where the security cameras were in his own workplace and got himself on film canoodling?A chap who gave 100,000 WhatsApp messages covering the Covid period to a known anti-lockdown, very attractive journalist?Or is that all part of "the plan" too?Oh pull the other one!....................................“Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
David Ainsworth ● 17d6 Comments ● 17d
Great.New presenter on GBNews Lovely to hear people who don't waffle.
Barbara Shillabeer ● 18d3 Comments ● 17d
Avian reflection on the Thames https://flic.kr/p/2nYGun3
Michael Ixer ● 18d4 Comments ● 17d
Another porpoise/dolphin in the river by Harrods Depository.
Freddie Francis ● 18d3 Comments ● 17d
I have no official ID No current passport, and not likely to have one and no driving licence Barclays were playing silly idiots and would not accept my Freedom Pass, which was current and the photo was the same as in my expired passport. They really weree intransigent I eventually contacted Justine Greening and the next day Barclays were on the phone apologizing..Apparently there is a list of over a dozen things that they can use , if they are so inclined. I actually have a good relationship with Barclays now but for a time it certainly wasn't
Barbara Shillabeer ● 20d21 Comments ● 18d
Ancient Greeks: science and wisdom, at the Science Museum. The second known oldest mechanical calendar in the world- a Byzantine sundial-calendar 400-600 CE. This and the Antikythera mechanism were possibly modelled on an earlier astronomical model by Archimedes which has not survived. https://flic.kr/p/2n4jZ7K
Michael Ixer ● 19d2 Comments ● 18d
Good! Shamima Begum will not be allowed to return to the UK, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission has ruled. The court decided to dismiss the 23-year-old's appeal on all grounds. The judgment means she will not able to win back her British passport and it leaves her very much in limbo. Rejecting the IS bride's appeal essentially dismisses the argument put forward by her lawyers that she was a victim of child trafficking, Sky News correspondent Ashna Hurynag said.
Sue Hammond ● 31d112 Comments ● 19d
If you're buying flowers, do support our local independent's, such as the florist at the station. They're struggling, and we don't want to lose them. They're just one example. Try not to buy online if you can find it locally.
Putney Society ● 19d1 Comments ● 19d
I see Boris Johnson is trying to get his father (Stanley) knighted. He got his brother into the Lords. Can't somebody put a stop to such follies?
Alexander MacLeod ● 19d4 Comments ● 19d
The London assembly transport committee is currently undertaking an investigation into 'smart road user charging', also known as 'road pricing' or 'pay-as-you-drive', which TfL is considering as a result of its most recent consultation.https://www.mylondon.news/news/how-london-pay-you-drive-26364709You might get your wish Ed!
Matt Palmer ● 24d21 Comments ● 19d
Sculpture, Holland Park https://flic.kr/p/VnYQWY
Michael Ixer ● 20d0 Comments ● 20d
Gaby's Deli (once Jeremy Corbyn's favourite restaurant): hummus and falefal with a mixed deli veggie salad, April '17. It was great for an after theatre supper but, sadly, now a souvenir shop https://flic.kr/p/2kWb6tt
Michael Ixer ● 21d0 Comments ● 21d
The MailOnline has listed the worst carehomes in England, according to the CQC that inspects carehomes.
I am really shocked to see that Viera Gray House, Barnes is on the list, rated Inadequate. When we used it for respite and this is about 10 years ago, I thought it was wonderful. What has happened?
Lyle House is rated Requires Improvement. Yes I would definitely agree with that one.
Martine Guy ● 21d1 Comments ● 21d
Bird on a rail ... https://flic.kr/p/2nWb4Bh
Michael Ixer ● 22d0 Comments ● 22d
What difference will she notice, working for Keir Starmer's Labour?
David Ainsworth ● 22d11 Comments ● 22d
Toronto - The Pasture at the TD Centre - 7 bronze urban cows. https://flic.kr/p/2k1xaAT
Michael Ixer ● 23d2 Comments ● 22d
I'd say that Matt Hancock handing over 100,000 of his WhatsApp messages to journalist Isabel Oakeshott may not be his brightest idea really.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/isabel-oakeshott-matt-hancock-daily-telegraph-brexit-ndas-b2291971.htmlWhat on earth influenced his choice of co-writer? Blowed if I know.
David Ainsworth ● 24d24 Comments ● 22d
So sad they have found the remains of the baby of the couple arrested in Brighton.
Barbara Stevens ● 24d3 Comments ● 23d
Hasn't he anything better to rant about than tomatoes, or lack of them? All down to Brexit , obviously. What a wally.
Barbara Shillabeer ● 25d25 Comments ● 23d
Hebden Bridge station https://flic.kr/p/Hc11db
Michael Ixer ● 24d0 Comments ● 24d
NHS battles sewage leaks as repair backlog growsSewage leaks are causing hospitals a host of problems as the backlog in repairs and maintenance grows.Hospitals in England reported patients slipping on sewage, staff becoming ill, and leaks in A&E departments, cancer wards and maternity units.It comes after the repairs backlog grew by 11% in the past year to a total of £10.2bn.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-64653482
Ivonne Holliday ● 36d34 Comments ● 24d
https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/freezethat a big surprise, I guess they are digging deep into the reserves?Social Care Levy up 2%
Adam Tripp ● 31d20 Comments ● 24d
Sphinx, moggie style (Jan '11) - Alf says: "remember, ancient Egyptians worshipped cats" https://flic.kr/p/9aA6mr
Michael Ixer ● 24d0 Comments ● 24d
There seems to have been some compromises by the EU.Business in Northern Ireland can continue to grow.Good for the UK it seems.Good on Sunak for trying I hope it succeeds.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-64790193Of course a UK Norway/Swiss type deal would be better but Labour and the Conservatives do not want that.
Ed Robinson ● 26d18 Comments ● 25d
"Boris Johnson interested in applying for post of NATO Secretary-General"23 February 2023 BwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaMake it so!
David Ainsworth ● 26d5 Comments ● 25d
Wanted to post a positive message in the doom and gloom of February: a new business has set up on the patio in front of the Taj Mahal restaurant, on the Upper Richmond Road. It's called , "F for Flower" and has beautiful, good quality flowers and plants. The owner is helpful and delightful, knowledgeable about his plants and flowers. I love the idea of businesses sharing premises - the restaurant is open in the evenings.It happens in Scandinavian countries but not so often here.Go and take a look. It's a bright splash of colour on that stretch of road, just before the turn off into Oxford Road.
Sue Buck ● 26d1 Comments ● 25d
The London Falefel festival, May 2015 https://flic.kr/p/GBRUHE
Michael Ixer ● 25d2 Comments ● 25d
Philippa Bond ● 41d3 Comments ● 25d
I wanted to cheer when I walked down Lacy Road this afternoon and saw a display of British and Ukrainian flags attached to the railings of the abandoned parklet (cost £5000 to erect) outside Gails...Initiative indeed!
Miles Thompson ● 26d3 Comments ● 25d