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Gas Leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Godsmark Dec 10, 2018. 6 Replies

I live at 4 Basterfield House, opposite the CoLPAI site. I was at home on Friday morning (7th December) when I felt a shock pass through the building - it felt like a momentary earthquake. I looked…Continue

Tags: leak, Emergency, Gas, Basterfield, RCS

Intrusive Tenancy Visits?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Lee Sep 3, 2018. 12 Replies

Apparently the City have decided to visit all tenants and leaseholders on the Estate in person to meet them and inspect the interior of the flats.…Continue

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RCS Site | City come up with last-minute plan to silence residents

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Humphries Jan 29, 2018. 1 Reply

We are at the meeting of the City Planning and Transportation meeting this morning where…Continue

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RCS Site | You can't have your moustache and eat the soup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Rodgers Feb 23, 2018. 2 Replies

There's an old Tamil proverb about wanting your moustache and your soup that is a version of "you can't have your cake and eat it". But what if, sometimes, you can...Last month we looked at…Continue

Tags: moustaches, soup, city, planning, CoLPAI

 

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Apr 19
Charles Humphries commented on Sue Pearson's blog post Colpai Waste Strategy Consultation - why the survey is wholly inadequate and what to do
"I thought it would be useful to look at the refuse arrangements for Prior Weston School which is a good comparator. The have eleven 1100 litre Eurobins. Five are used for general refuse, six are used for recycling. In addition they have five or six…"
Mar 26
Charles Humphries commented on Sue Pearson's blog post Colpai Waste Strategy Consultation - why the survey is wholly inadequate and what to do
"Thank you for your advice about completing the survey without a vote Sue - I have done that and suggested that they collect the waste from Golden Lane. I note that the survey appears to be open to CoLPAI parents and neighbouring workers; and…"
Mar 25
Charles Humphries commented on Sue Pearson's blog post Colpai Waste Strategy Consultation - why the survey is wholly inadequate and what to do
"The CoLPAI developers have already reneged on planning promises about keeping the trees, crushing concrete on site and now incorporating Basterfield Mews as part of their scheme. What next? If they are allowed to use Basterfield Mews as part of…"
Mar 25
Charles Humphries replied to Tim Godsmark's discussion COLPAI Concrete crushing
"Current activity on the site appears to involve taking the spoil heap scoop by scoop and spreading it on the ground where three men in protective suits and respirators rake through it by hand whilst spraying it with a high pressure water jet. It is…"
Mar 13
Charles Humphries commented on GLE Website Comms Team's blog post The trees bordering the allotments to be removed
"Like many other residents I have lost faith in the City of London Planning Department to adequately balance our interests, particularly when the applicant is the City of London itself. It was noticeable that when the original planning application…"
Feb 2
Charles Humphries liked GLE Website Comms Team's blog post The trees bordering the allotments to be removed
Feb 2
Tim Godsmark replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Gas Leak
"Hi have just received an email from the Director of Communities and Children's Services say the the Health and Safety Executive have been notified."
Dec 10, 2018
Charles Humphries replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Gas Leak
"The gas engineer who was called out to repair the leak apparently thought that the pipe was damaged through vandalism. There doesn't appear to be any substantiation for this. There is no sign of any forced locks in the undercroft or other…"
Dec 10, 2018
Linda replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Gas Leak
"Alderman David Graves over on Barbican Talk...... 'No statement has yet been issued regarding the cause of the leak, but as one would expect, while investigations are carried out it has been agreed to suspend demolition works, at least for…"
Dec 10, 2018
Tim Godsmark replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Gas Leak
"Hi Everyone, I emailed all the members of the COLPAI liaison group together with our councillors on behalf of GLERA on Sunday morning. My email is below: Dear Steven,As you may be aware Basterfield House, Bayer House, the Community Centre and the…"
Dec 10, 2018
Merry Monk replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Gas Leak
"Shocking in too many ways"
Dec 10, 2018
Charles Humphries replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Gas Leak
Dec 10, 2018
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Gas Leak

I live at 4 Basterfield House, opposite the CoLPAI site. I was at home on Friday morning (7th December) when I felt a shock pass through the building - it felt like a momentary earthquake. I looked out my bedroom window at the site and saw two diggers working on the CoLPAI site near the red hoarding. There were other vibrations after that, as the diggers were using a percussive drill to break up the concrete slabs on the site. I could hear the china and glasses in my cupboards rattling with the…See More
Dec 10, 2018
Charles Humphries replied to Tracy Batten's discussion Kids on bikes in Fann Street
"Tracy the shed/garage/filming money just goes into the general City of London Housing coffers and has done for several years now. I agree - an evening security patrol would be beneficial to counter many of the anti-social problems people are having.…"
Nov 5, 2018

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There Are Biscuits. A personal view from the Islington Planning Meeting

Posted on March 5, 2018 at 18:00 1 Comment

The man in uniform knows a rabble rouser when he sees one. “Are these… persons with you?” he asks warily eyeing the group of thirty or so Golden Laneites who had braved the blizzard conditions and the strange bio-diesel tang of the No.4 bus to make it up Islington Town Hall. We review the troops. 

The council’s porter was a man who’d seen a thing or two in his time. “Just keep it civilised, you know - have a coffee, have a cup of tea… no arguing with the…

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