Monthly Archives: April 2008

links for 2008-04-26

Stephen Padmore Andrew M on one of our more flamboyant and lively councillors Loampit Vale Andrew is given a tip off even before the website is publicly launched next week Guerilla Gardening It must be spring Greenwich and Lewisham, leave … Continue reading

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Book meme

Bob tagged me with a book meme. The task: Pick up the nearest book. Open to page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the next three sentences. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you. The book is Infidel, Ayaan … Continue reading

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Opportunity and Wellbeing for All – Lewisham’s LAA

Up and down the country councils and their partners on Local Strategic Partnerships (LSP) are trying to decide which performance indicators they think are the ones that best fit their local communities’ needs. They’re choosing from bundles that were agreed … Continue reading

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Letter to Joan Ruddock MP

Dear Joan, RE EDM 1400 – NEW UK BANK HOLIDAY I know that you can’t sign Early Day Motions as a Minister, but I hope that you can find other ways of indicating your support for the TUC’s campaign for … Continue reading

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The Case for Mayors

The IPPR have published their paper arguing that the government should make directly elected mayors a compulsory part English urban local government. Our own Steve Bullock gets a brief mention: The mayor of Lewisham, Steve Bullock, has successfully brought together … Continue reading

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Jim Dowd takes up the cause of users of British sign language

Jim Dowd: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will consider the merits of identifying users of British sign language as part of the next census. Edward Miliband: The information requested falls within the responsibility of … Continue reading

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YouTube Election

I’ve been struck how many independently produced videos I’ve seen about the Mayoral election over the last few weeks (most of them warning against a Johnson mayoralty), Alex Hilton’s gathered some of them – along with a few Ken videos … Continue reading

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links for 2008-04-23

Born again Knit nurse wonders whether we think one set of graffiti art is better than another. I can’t see much difference myself Come and meet the Schools Minister Damn it was yesterday Dinner table talk Can homes ever just … Continue reading

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Commissioning maintenance of small public spaces

Following on from Tim’s post about his new project, I saw this post by Ingrid, which took me to this photo, which shows what a difference a little care for our smaller public spaces can create. I know that there … Continue reading

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Council Meeting 23 April

As part of my Mayor and Cabinet experiment – creating an RSS feed for papers that they’re considering – I though I could add full Council meetings to the mix. Item 7 – Appendix 3 – 23 April 2008.PDF The … Continue reading

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