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Ebeneezer Goode

October 15th, 2008 · Comments Off · Life

Over the years I have visited Letchworth many, many times.  At first it was to visit our offices there (when I worked for ICL) and then to visit Dad when he relocated there from London.  On nearly every visit I was told something about the town’s peculiar history: often the same little bits of information, […]

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Our House

October 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Politics

Anybody paying attention to the recent comments box to the right of this page will have seen a comment from Shirley that the plans to turn Broadfield House into flats have been submitted to the council again.  The plans for conversion of the building and for ‘listed building concent’ (sic) were registered on October 2nd, […]

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Roundabout

August 7th, 2008 · Comments Off · Life

While walking back from the shops today I noticed that there are some roadworks on Woodman’s Hill.  Dare we hope that these are the long-overdue traffic-calming measures that were part of the S106 planning conditions on the Highwood Park development? Just after that previous post I got a tip-off from Jim McGough that this work […]

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On a mission

July 8th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Politics

At the moment Ian Irvine is on a bit of a mission, and its good to see.  Some people react to losing an election by withdrawing from everything, others just can’t let go and keep turning up at every official event ((Ken Livingstone for example)) but Ian has found himself inspired to activism. The beneficiary […]

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Sikh as a parrot

June 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

I see from the local papers that the planning application to rebuild the Sikh temple in West Green was turned down.  I’m not surprised by this, but I’m a little disappointed.  I saw the plans while I was making a social visit to the temple this year and they looked like a vast improvement on […]

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Section 106

June 10th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Politics

Last week the Crawley News included the regular insert from the council: Crawley Live. Normally this is noncontentious to the point of dullness, but one article this time really wound me up: the one on page 7 about Section 106 agreements. It lists all the various benefits to society resulting from money extracted from developers […]

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And on your left…

June 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life

…is a pile of vomit from last night’s clubbers.  Well I double-checked and triple-checked but today was June 2nd andnot April 1st, so I guess this story from today’s paper must be true, and Basildon really does have a pot of lottery money to set up a heritage trail.   On the face of it the […]

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Great Modern Buildings

October 10th, 2007 · 6 Comments · Life

Another thing I am enjoying this week is the Guardian’s series of pull-outs on great modern buildings – a great improvement on wallcharts of mushrooms or sharks. (I’ll reserve judgement on the booklets of speeches and interviews. I kept them all and just never got round to reading any of them) So far they have […]

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Extension

September 14th, 2007 · Comments Off · Life

This is a gratuitous photo. I just thought the page could do with a picture. I saw this building in Penshurst village last weekend and was impressed by the attention to detail on the extension. The left-hand side is the original building and the right-hand half is a new addition. The new addition is extremely […]

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Tollgate Express

July 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Politics

At last night’s Broadfield Forum there were some concerns raised about the new shop (Tollgate Express) which is to open in Mann Close very soon. Some residents from that estate who are experiencing some nasty-sounding anti-social behaviour from groups of abusive youngsters there are worried that the shop may encourage them to hang around, and […]

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