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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lots to get cross about - Greenwich-wise

Two consultations launched today should get everybody hot and bothered in my home london borough of Greenwich.

Firstly, the Administrator of the local NHS Trust (put in by HMG because the Trust went bust) is proposing some radical changes to NHS services in Greenwich - see summary here.  You should respond to the consultation if you don't like it.

Secondly, Borris is planning to build a second Blackwall Tunnel, near the first and to be called the Silvertown Tunnel. More here - again get your virtual purple pens out if you don't like the idea of this!

So lots more pollution to clog up the lungs of the local citizens who will struggle to find an NHS services to treat their respiratory conditions.

That should wipe the few remaining post-Olympic feel good factor smiles off the locals' faces.  Including my own.

Happy Times

Friday, 14 September 2012

Summer...2012...Boris' launchpad?

As estival periods go, that which is now passing into Autumn, was especial in so many ways.  It all began for Greenwichians with the making of our new Royal Borough in February and the re-opening of the magnificent Cutty Sark.  & then HMQ celebrated her Diamond Jubilee with the great Thames orgy in the rain, followed by the more stately St Pauls and carriage ride to the Palace.  At that time everybody was predicting the Diamond celebrations to be far better than the Olympics to follow.  Ask the man on the Clapham Omnibus, whether he enjoyed the red, white and blue of the royal celebrations better than the same colour trio festooned over our brave boys and girls of TEAM GB and you may find the Olympics telly and in person spectacular spectatoring wins hands down. Indeed it did at one point seem like the whole nation (or those people I have spoken to at least) were utterly besotted by the whole sporting patriotic endeavour.  Trotting off to some far flung Court early one morning I saw an elderly couple straight out of some 70s sit con sitting on the Tube covered in our national colours eating spam and cheese sandwiches - for all the world looking like it was their first time out of the house, or  at least first time out of whichever suburban hell hole they had travelled from, in 30 years.  It occurred to me that if such timid denizens of middle grey England were coming out for a trip to the Olympics, then truly amazing things were happening.  And indeed they have.  Not least in the political career of the Great BoJo.  He has accepted full personal responsibility for the whole show and is lining himself up to swapping his 7.7 M Londoners for the full 62.6M UK citizens which the Prime Minister gets to worry about.  Bet Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson wouldn't need any Lib Dems in order to form a Govt.  I'd be worried if I was Miliband.... the Olympic legacy may be a Boris majority that none can match.  How about that!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Didn' t Yorkshire do well at the Olympics?

12th in the Medal Table!

Brilliant map here showing where all our Tyke heros came from.

Rock on Yorkshire!

On Ilkley Moor Wi yer Gold Medals!

Here them all here Capital's Tribute To Yorkshire Gold Medalists by Anna Harding