Monthly Archives: August 2008

Lewisham Round Up

Delicious seems to be resisting a daily round up of the Lewisham’s blogging that I find. But that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped reading. For example, Ethical Junction suggest we’re about to get a new bin design, allowing for street recycling … Continue reading

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What have Lewisham, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire got in common?

Asks the Total Politics local government blog. It turns out to be that they are places which have done some thinking about gender and planning. The University of Cambridge has the detail: In the London Borough of Lewisham, for example, … Continue reading

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Apropos nothing: Rates of divorce Deaths on the roads

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Downing Street using Social Media

Having talked about how council’s might use social media, I thought you might be interested in how government (or more particularly Downing Street) are dipping their toes in. There’s a Flickr site and a YouTube channel (though the comments are … Continue reading

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Lewisham 177 Happiest Place in the UK

Or so the Mirror report. (Based on research done by this bloke.)

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Pavilion in Bedford Square

We were up in town yesterday evening and happened to pass Bedford Square where there’s an intriguing piece of art/architecture. It’s the winner of a competition which was judged on “constructability within a tight schedule and budget, simplicity and elegant … Continue reading

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Council’s dipping their toes into the interweb

Dave has an excellent and very positive summation of why councils should be embracing social media. He says: Councils have a real opportunity to help develop the use of social media in a grographical area, to take a lead, say, … Continue reading

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Mayor and Cabinet

Two Mayor and Cabinet Meetings.  One from earlier in the month and another for later this week. 13 August Order of Business – 13 August 2008.PDF (tags: 13August2008) Item 1 Declarations of Interests – 13 August 2008.PDF (tags: 13August2008 Interests) … Continue reading

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Redemption Falls

One of the books that I read this summer has been so good that I thought I’d recommend it.  The book is Redemption Falls by Joseph O’Connor and it is magnificent. The book is set in the days following the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

Apple and blackberry cake, made by my lovely partner. What a fine way to start my fortieth year.

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