My letter to the Evening Standard was cut short, but still published. Attached is the printed and here is the full version. Let's keep up the pressure on poor performing train companies. #SouthernTrains #PrivatisationFail #Govia
At New Cross Learning's management committee meeting today, I met Rosie. She is a beautifully loving dog who has gone through bereavement. Her owner - who was in her 80s - died and Rosie was helped by the Cinnamon Trust. Now, I had not heard of this charity before, yet they do some amazing work. Here is what they do:
The Trust’s primary objective is to respect and preserve the treasured relationship between owners and their pets. To this end it works in partnership with own
Many readers will be unsurprised to hear that I dislike privatisation and even less surprised to know that I am very unhappy about the privatised rail companies. Lewisham is "blessed" by three of the worst train operators in the UK, all owned by the same company - Govia Thameslink Railway. This company is in turn owned by Goiva, a joint venture between Go-Ahead (65%) and Keolis (35%). The interesting fact about Keolis is that is owned by the French state national railway, SNC
Please make representations to me, Joan or Luke by 1st June via email or phone.
FULL VARIATION of the Premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003.
Premises name and address
Skehans Free House
1 Kitto Road
Particulars of application
Extension of regulated entertainment
00:00 – 01:00 Friday
00:00 – 01:00 Saturday
Currently licensed Entertainment
21.00 – 23.30 Thursday to Saturda
At last we have a Labour Mayor. Despite a negative and often distasteful campaign bordering on racism, the voters of London have decided that the opportunity of better housing, more affordable transport and a Mayor who is a true Londoner, should be heading-up City Hall.
Obviously, having worked hard to get him elected with thousands of others, many are now resting and expecting real change in London. Yet despite the amazing victory - 8 years of Tory Mayoral rule overturned