Monday, 26 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
This will be from 7.30pm at the Plumsteadshire Festspielhaus, AKA Plumstead Common Pavilion, AKA Greenwich Rugby Clubhouse.
Friday, 9 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Despite the Council stating it sends invitations to and papers for the licensing sub committee a week before, nothing has arrived in the post.
HOWEVER, the meeting is going ahead. Here are details for the meeting which is TOMORROW evening, Thursday 8 Oct 2009, 6.30pm
Licensing Sub-Committee C
Thursday, 8th October, 2009 6.30 pm
Venue: Rooms 4 & 5, Town Hall, Wellington Street , Woolwich SE18 6PW .
The Ship is item number 5 on the agenda and you can view all the papers relating to that, including numerous objections by local residents by visiting this link:
PLEASE do try to attend the meeting. Even though there are many objection letters to The Ship’s proposed license variation, it is important that the Council and the Licensing Committee see that the local community are as united now as we were a few years ago, in our opposition to a venue on our Common and in our neighbourhood such as The Ship proposes to be.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
Broadband providers. I've been here before, but what are your thoughts/experiences with Orange Broadband? Any good? Load of rubbish? Mac compatible? Speed issues? Service interruptions?
Comments gratefully received.
Friday, 18 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
- The letter is dated 28th August
- The franked post date on the envelope is 8th September
- The letter arrived at my door on 14th September
- The deadline for me to respond to this letter is 17th September. TODAY
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
For a sense of balance, I guess supporters of The Ship should also attend the council meeting when a date is in the diary.
Letters to the council regarding The Ship’s licence application need to be received by the Council by
THIS FRIDAY - 18 SEPT 2009.
In order for your representations/objections to be considered valid, you need to address one or more of the following issues:
- protection of children from harm
- public safety
- prevention of public nuisance
- prevention of crime and disorder
The licensing committee are obligated to safeguard these objectives.
Send your letters and petitions to:
Trading Standards & Licensing
Community Safety & Integrated Enforcement
Woolwich High Street
London SE18 6DN
The meeting at which the application and any representations/objections are to be considered is still to be scheduled. Please keep your eyes and ears open for the date and make sure you COME ALONG if you can.
Back in 2006, there was a record turnout of the local community (along with legal counsel!) at the meeting, which accompanied a phenomenal collective response of the local community objecting to the SAME items that the Ship owner is now requesting AGAIN.
Please, let's all make sure we do the same again, otherwise, all the efforts of 2006, and now, will have been in vain.
Let's not let The Ship a scar our beautiful common, and disrupt our quiet neighbourhood and peaceful local community.
Please don’t be complacent, and write your letter now!!
Friday, 11 September 2009
One of my lovely listeners has informed me of a meeting to talk about The Ship's proposals. This sounds like a very important meeting for members of The Shire who care about our little patch of London. I guess this is open to all, not just PCEG members. Read on....
There is a PCEG meeting this Sunday 13/9. Anyone concerned about this matter that wants to discuss should come to the meeting!!
Sunday 13 Sept. 3pm
St Marks Church Hall on Old Mill Road.
Agenda on the website:
Be there. Together we can protect our Common, our neighbourbood and our community.
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
They also want to build a 1.9metre high screen (electric fence might be more appropriate), around the forecourt and move the entrance round to Wernbrook Street, yes that's the NICE QUIET RESIDENTIAL street which shouldn't have drunken yoofs staggering around at sleep o'clock waving glass bottles around.
Does this sound like a recipe for disaster? Errrr. It sounds like a complete catastrophe of atomic bomb proportions about to hit Plumstead Common in the face.
I urge everyone to write a letter to the council to object to this. Closing date for objections must be in by 18th September. Don't sit back and think, oh I'll do it tomorrow. Do it now. Stop reading this, get off your computer and do it now. Contact your local councillor, MP etc.
Find out more from the address below:-
Trading Standards & Licensing
Community Safety & Integrated Enforcement
Woolwich High Street
Telephone - 020 8921 8139
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
ref - The Ship, 205 Plumstead Common Road, SE18 2UJ
Monday, 10 August 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Thursday, 9 July 2009
phone with you to do this as they text you a code
2, Click on ‘Ex Directory’ at top right hand side of page, from
there it’s straight forward.
Sunday, 5 July 2009
I don't follow sport, but I was channel flicking on the TV and came across wheelchair tennis!!!! Back in the day when I had time to watch a whole TV programme, I'd treat myself to 'Transworld Sport' on Channel 4 on Saturday mornings. It was great to learn about the Jamaican bob-sled team (it's true), or utterly queer contests in the Far East, but man alive wheelchair tennis left me gob-smacked. Their serves looked pretty fast, but how can you serve when seated? I can't serve when standing up!!?!* So the ball made it over the net and the opponent knocked it back, but then to get back in position on the court, they'd wheel around in swirls which was completely balletic. Truly amazing. You can keep your Anita Roddicks and your Federererers and your Williamses. Brute force and power serves are SO last year. Wheelchair tennis needs more coverage.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thanks in advance.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Friday, 12 June 2009
View Welling & District M.E.S. in a larger map
Monday, 8 June 2009
The new generation of the gadget of all gadgets, the one and only iPhone, has been announced. The iPhone 3G S. It pretty much follows the rumours that have been bandied around on the blogosphere and maybe that is why I'm still slightly under-whelmed.
- A good quality phone. tick
- Speakerphone. tick. Great for being kept on hold by call centres
- Camera. Uh er. I'll just have to buy a cheap small digital camera
- Synchronise with my Mac. tick
- On the go internet. tick. So I can be more spontaneous with blogging
- Reliability. tick. If it runs as smoothly as my Mac then all's good
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Tonight is the latest One Day Café event. Die Plumsteadshire Festspielhaus (better known as The Pavilion, better known as the rugby club building opposite The Old Mill pub), is hosting a free evening of music and stuff. Doors open at 7pm on the dot.
This Saturday night is the next Comedy On The Common event. As I've reported on many occasions, the Comedy On The Common nights make for a brilliant evening out and it's right here (wouldn't mean much to my lovely listeners in Caracas though).
And to close the 09 Plumsteadshire Biennale we have another Comedy On The Common event. It's the evening of Sunday 26th April at Die Plumsteadshire Festspielhaus.
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Monday, 6 April 2009
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
One lovely listener has posted their account of a recent horrible dog incident. Read on and please be pro-active.
I had an alarming incident on the Common yesterday evening, round 6.30. Two staff/pit bull-terrier-type dogs, medium tan colour, where off leads near the pond. They came bounding up the steps toward me and my small fluffy dog. The dogs' owners were no where to be seen. I was lucky enough to be able to ward the dogs off with a strong "NO" while at the same time picking up my small fluffy friend and racing up the stairs to get away. I had terrible fears of the two dogs attacking me from behind, which happened only a few months ago to a local resident at the top of Roydene Road.
TO ALL IRRESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS!
You MUST be in control of your dogs, at ALL times, especially if your dog is classified as "dangerous". (pit bulls and pit bull crosses are dangerous and ILLEGAL - why are they still around everywhere!?)
For those out there who have had or are having threatening experiences with dangerous dogs and irresponsible dog owners.. PLEASE be sure to REPORT this to the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT): 020 8721 2638 or 07920 0233825
If you don't get answer, leave a message with details of incident. If it is an emergency situation, of course the police are the first port of call.
I just had a long and heartening conversation with the SNT, who took my report of the above incident very seriously and in a lot of detail. The only way they, the dog warden and/or the police can do anything about this problem is if people report such incidents. It is also useful to try to provide any possible information regarding the dog owner(s), including where they might live. This assists the SNT and their colleagues in actually following up and doing something about the problem.
Plumstead Common is a beautiful place, but unfortunately some unpleasant and irresponsible people have the capacity to ruin things for the rest of us. Please help make things better for everyone by being a RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER and also REPORTING those who are not.
Thanks for listening.
Dear Anonymous, thanks for this account and useful phone numbers. I hope you and your dog are OK. And before we get the ooh-Plumstead-is-such-a-hell-hole comments, stories like this crop up all over the country.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
I get the concept of Christian bookshops but may have to pop into the travel agent and see how they differ from Thomas Cook or Wellers.
Sunday, 8 February 2009
- parenthood - the gift that keeps on giving
- home births - it really is the best option
- comedy - because of the above, I'm gutted that I'm missing out
- snow - how Plumsteadshire looked like a happy version of a Bruegel
- ice - how to walk on it without looking like a total berk
- Elvis - he rocks in The Shire
- chavs - why keep all your house windows wide open when it's freezing cold outside (and 1,000 other things I don't understand about them)
Thursday, 15 January 2009
I don't know the effectiveness of these petitions, but it's worth a try. It really is a key piece of architecture in W-O-T, but hmmmm...... money talks and the developers could pass a few pound notes under a board room table at Greenwich Council and next thing we know, a bull-dozer is on site. Over the years I have become so very cynical of Greenwich Council.
On a different line of rant, the wonderful and tireless Plumstead Common Environment Group have been bashing their heads against brick walls over Greenwich Council's farcical refuse collection service. More on this when I get time.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
First up is Lumilyon, an artist who works in the realms of magic realism, objet trouvé, digital art. Lumilyon's work is incredibly evocative, so much so you can almost smell it (I mean that in a nice way of course).
Secondly, and in a very different vein, is Kipkay. This is one super-geek who makes essentially really dangerous things and loves playing pranks. He is basically a schoolboy at heart, messing around in science class refusing to grow up. He harks from the fabulous past before the phrase 'health and safety' was invented. As I lack scientific prowess, I wouldn't like to try these inventions as I'll probably blow the shed up.
Monday, 12 January 2009
1) Opening of the Woolwich Arsenal DLR and my sources tell me that mayor BoJo has cut the ribbon today.
2) Many fine comedians coming to The Shire.
3) Chavs......eeeeeuuuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwwwww no.
No, hot topic is that the one and only Elvis Presley is coming to Spice Island on Wednesday 21st January. Curry AND Elvis the pelvis, now that IS hot.