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Gas Leak

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Godsmark on Monday. 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. 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 | You can't have your moustache and eat the soup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Rodgers Feb 23. 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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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."
Monday
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…"
Monday
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…"
Monday
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…"
Monday
Merry Monk replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Gas Leak
"Shocking in too many ways"
Monday
Charles Humphries replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Gas Leak
Monday
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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
Monday
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
Charles Humphries replied to Lee Bailey's discussion Dangers of u-turning vehicles on Fann Street
"I think this is a great outcome for residents. Well done for following it up."
Oct 8
Nick Lee replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Intrusive Tenancy Visits?
"Good idea. If it helps sort out all the iffy lettings going on why not, and I don't think 138k split between everyone is too much to pay if a few things get sorted out."
Sep 3
Charles Humphries replied to Lee Bailey's discussion Dangers of u-turning vehicles on Fann Street
"Then it sounds like it might be cabs making the trip up from the Museum of London roundabout past Barbican station cruising for fares and then turning round if they don't find any. There are just so unbelievably many! Perhaps we could talk to…"
Aug 22
Charles Humphries replied to Lee Bailey's discussion Dangers of u-turning vehicles on Fann Street
"U Turns in Fann Street are perfectly legal. It is that no U turn sign in Aldersgate Street that is causing all the trouble. It would arguably be safer to let traffic U turn in Aldersgate Street where there is good visibility and a fairly wide road,…"
Aug 22
Charles Humphries liked Ellen S's discussion shouty tennis players - Fusion
Aug 21
Maria Elizabeth Prior replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Intrusive Tenancy Visits?
"If the City want to do this then why should the residents pay?  I am not paying for someone to come in here spying on me.  Let them chase after illegal sub letters and not genuine residents."
Aug 16
Steve Daszko replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Intrusive Tenancy Visits?
"Good point raised Tracy!"
Aug 16
Tracy Batten replied to Charles Humphries's discussion Intrusive Tenancy Visits?
"In reply to Christo.  I live next door to said flat, it has been standing empty for the past 2 years.  It’s a 3 bedroom flat, which has no tenants whatsoever.   I’m not sure what’s going on with the property, as the…"
Aug 16

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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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