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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

AN INSULTED DAME!!

The Dame is used to insults but really....!!
Nice motor: £45,000

Mr Quirke, who now runs the Rotting Borough called the old thing up with the most impertinent of questions...

The thrust of it was this. 
"Dame, I saw you in your rather pretty Armstrong Siddeley motor car. 
I have decided that the Bentley, so cherished by ex Leader Cockell, is surplus to requirements. 
Would you know anyone in the prestige end of the motor trade who might give us a good price?
Only 10,000 miles and one careful owner"

How dare he....as if the Dame would know anyone who bought and sold motor cars.

Friday, 17 November 2017

EARLS COURT CLLRS TURN BLIND EYE

Dear Dame,
Earls Court residents are very quick to be ticketed or have their cars towed by wardens for parking close to Paladin bins so why so slothful when commercial vehicles like Leyland SDM using AdVan.co.uk to park in residents spaces all day to promote and advertise their silly 'discounts'.

Is it wise for Leyland SDM to alienate SW5 customers by parking in their spaces.  Why should residents be constantly targeted whilst commercial vehicles get off scot free? 

Maybe Cllrs Spalding, Wade or Aouane should have words with Leyland's CEO Andrew Urban on behalf of Earls Court residents. 
Mr Urban's company  has just been fined £450,000 after four workers at the head office were seriously hurt. 
Not what you might call a public friendly company!
Earls Court resident

IN DEFENCE OF DENT COAD

Dear Dame
I have known Emma Dent Coad for a decade.
I have total admiration for her commitment to residents even if that commitment doesn't stretch to her politics.


As far as being a good councillor is concerned her record is unblemished.
I have also met Shaun Bailey and had little time for him. He's a loudmouth and an opportunist.
Cool Shades!

Frankly, there has been bad blood between Dent Coad and Bailey for years. Dent Coad saw him as a 'bandwagoner' but there is more to it and this is not the place to dwell upon that.

Why does Shaun Bailey bang on about being a British Afro-Caribbean? What's the point?
Bim Afolami and Kwasi Kwarteng don't talk about themselves as being British-Nigerian or British-Ghanaian. 
So, if these MP's don't why does Bailey feel the need?

I am deeply suspicious of the man and his motivations. I can quite believe he came up with ghetto tag himself thinking it might enhance his chances of cozying up to Cameron.

Politics is a filthy business made filthier by silly insinuations.
One thing I can be sure of is that Emma Dent Coad doesn't have a racist bone in her body.

Kind regards

(name withheld)







Thursday, 16 November 2017

MOPED MUGGERS HIT CAMPDEN HILL RD

Charlie Boorman filmed this scene in Campden Hill Rd of a gang of moped 'weaponised' muggers blithely waving at Boorman as he filmed.
A TERRIFIED CHILD LOOKS ON

Why is it we always wait for events to get out of control before we act.
The totally useless, Amber Rudd, needs to do something fast. The solution is so simple that even lawless South American countries have adopted it.

Moped riders, without exception, should be forced to wear hi-viz jackets with their name and registration number on the back. It works in S. America: it will work here.
If you are found not be wearing one the police can stop you and impound your moped.
Come on, Amber, you dimwit....get on with it!

AN INVITATION FROM MILNER ST RESIDENT'S ASSOCIATION

Truly excellent resident associations are hard to find. 
If you live in the Milner Street, Chelsea you are very fortunate. 
Why?
Because the Milner Street Resident's Association will be battling to preserve your quality of life.
But organisations like MISARA don't just happen; they need enthused members to maintain their dynamism and effectiveness.
Lord Lexden
Guest Speaker

Sadly, the old Dame lives beyond MISARA's boundaries so she is not able to attend the upcoming AGM. However, she reads with great interest the annual newsletter. 



St Simon Zelotes

It's well written and thoughtfully analyses the various issues the Association has dealt with over the year.
It's also well worth reading for the more general information about the area.
Here is a link to the NEWSLETTER 



The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 23rd November at St Simon Zelotes Church @ 7.00pm with a party after the meeting. 

Please do come along if you live in any of these street:
Clabon Mews, First St,Halsey St,Hasker St, Lennox Gardens and Mews, Milner St, Moore St, Ovington St, Rawlings St, Richards Place and St Catherine's Mews.
Clabon Mews, First Street,
Halsey Street, Hasker Street, Lennox
Gardens, Lennox Gardens Mews, Milner
Street, Moore Street, Ovington Street,
Rawlings Street, Richards Place and St
Catherine
s Me
You don't need to be a member and can join at the door.

LIONS LED BY DONKEYS

Yesterday, the Dame had to visit the Customer Service Centre at the Town Hall.
She passed the Freeman Suite named after a former leader, the saturnine and corrupt, Nicholas Freeman.
The next leader should remove all trace of this man; a disgrace to the Royal Borough.
Anyway, the Dame was there to renew her resident parking permit.
You can see her below with the Armstrong Siddeley.



What struck the Dame was the helpfulness and commitment of the junior and mid-ranking staff. Councillors and senior officers should remember they are supposed to be setting an example.


What these junior and mid/ranking staff must think of those above them does not bear thinking.
This is why the next leader must be someone of stature and probity.


COURTING TROUBLE IN COURTFIELD.....

What a crass idea to invite the sneering George Osborne to address the Courtfield Ward Association next month.
Greedy Pig
The Dame has a good mind to join the Association so she can come and heckle him.
Osborne is a thoroughly nasty piece of work and is no doubt charging Cllr Lindsay tens of thousands of pounds for his spiteful words.
The mark of a good ex CofE is what happens in his afterlife
It seems the sardonic Osborne has to rely on the financial support of a former enemy of this country, the ex KGB agent, Mr Lebedev. The worst thing that ever happened was allowing these shady people into our country.
Weird Russian Lebedev

How humiliating to end up as editor of a freesheet.
The Dame would have paid millions to have been present when Mrs. May gave the little bugger his marching orders.





Wednesday, 15 November 2017

THE DAME ACCUSED....

The Dame is never afraid to publish and rarely moderates comments, Mr. Carter so is happy to accede to your request. 



Dear Dame, 

You often seem unwilling to critique the sitting member for the Constituency or her predecessor so I hope that you might publish my observations.

Will Jeremy Corbyn withdraw the Labour Whip from Emma Dent Coad MP and suspend the Kensington's first Labour MP from the Party for making a racist remark?

Emma Dent Coad MP was interviewed by Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London. She tried to claim that when she described Shaun Bailey, a Black Conservative Politician, as a "token ghetto boy" she was only repeating what people in North Kensington had actually said to her. She stated that the offensive comments that she passed on in a blog was made to her by a Black Afro- Caribbean Grandmother. Surely, a Member of Parliament should know that a racist and offensive remark is a racist and offensive remark regardless of who utters it. I am pleased to say that Vanessa Feltz was having none of Emma's attempt to justify her malfeasance by saying that she was conveying a "narrative" and the offensive comments from her pen were in  "quotation marks."  It was particularly unedifying of Emma to attempt to apologise by saying  that if Shaun Bailey is offended by what she said, she apologises. Vanessa Feltz had to point out to Kensington's first Labour MP that it is not  a question of "IF Shaun Bailey is offended, he has said that he IS offended." Emma should know that apologies should be unconditional with no ifs or buts; no one is impressed by backhanded apologies.  

It strikes me that Emma Dent Coad would do better if she were political, not personal. Hating people just because they are Tories is the childish stuff of Neil Kinnock's 1980's Labour Party where Labour supporters could not just oppose the Tories they had to hate them as well. No wonder Labour was unelectable in those days. It would be better if Emma criticised people's politics by presenting a diametrically opposed point of view in order to win the argument. Denigrating one's political opponents by passing on nasty remarks made to her at street level is not the best strategy. 

Emma repeated in her blog that people described Shaun Bailey to her as a "free-loading scumbag"  "the most hated man in North Kensington" whose "public school buddies would drop him like a hot potato." I hear that Emma Dent Coad sent her children to a fee paying, independent, school -  others have said that it has the status of a public school.      
Kind regards, 

Shane Carter

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

SHAREHOLDERS RAGE AT CLLR MOYLAN

The Dame is a shoulder to cry on. Her dear old friend Lady Bickering-Hoare called her up to say that she had invested all her savings into a company of which Cllr Moylan was a non-executive director of. She said she was reassured because Cllr Moylan was always showing off about being a financial brainbox. Now it seems that none of the investors are going to get a bean back.
NO PROPERTY
TYCOON
Lady B-H wonders how the leadership of the Council can be entrusted to someone so financially inept....she is furious with Cllr Moylan and says one of his other companies is taking on water fast. Odd, that Danny Boys never mentions his failed directorships on his narcissistic website. How about the other one...British Real Estate Fund? 
That went the way of all flesh too. 
A special resolution was passed to place Glanmore Property Fund Limited in Member' Voluntary Liquidation. James Robert Toynton and Ben Alexander Rhodes of Grant Thornton Limited and Sean Croston of Grant Thornton UK LLP were appointed as Joint Liquidators for the purpose of such winding up.
Note that the Joint Liquidators intend to make an interim distribution of the majority of the Fund’s cash in the first quarter of 2017, provided that the Joint Liquidators are satisfied that all creditor balances have been identified and appropriate provisions have been made.
The Joint Liquidators do not intend to report to the shareholders until they are in a position to make a distribution or unless there are matters which need to be considered or agreed by the shareholders.

CLLR MILLS SHOULD CONSIDER HER POSITION


This extraordinarily insensitive survey is the handiwork of Cllr Mills, K&C Conservative Association chairperson.
Leaving aside the sheer ineptitude of its drafting is this survey really within the province of the Association?




Mrs Mills, you are a silly old thing and need to step down.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

MILLS.... DUMP MOYLAN!

If the ruling group wants to halt the advance of Advance they need to do a few things urgently.
It seems that Mrs. Mill is busily de-selecting sitting councillors who she claims don't sit well with the new 'touchy-feely' party.
A stench around this man

The Dame has no idea whether she is throwing out babies with the bathwater but let the old thing give some advice.

For residents, there is a strong stench around Cllr Moylan.
Everything that makes residents yearn for radical change is manifested in Moylan. 

Cllr. Mills and fellow Conservative councillors...if you don't want to get very badly beaten up in May next year then de-select Cllr Moylan. 
He will get you all into serious electoral trouble....

Saturday, 11 November 2017

DON'T LET POLLUTION KILL YOU: SIGN THE PETITION

The Dame considers this to be one of the more important issues of our time...we are slowly killing ourselves and our children.
Please, readers, use the comment section to give your thoughts and ideas.
For example, our hapless and hopeless Mayor, Mr. Khan, is in control of black cabs, yet day after day, badly maintained taxis chase around our streets belching out diesel particulates. 


And again,traffic wardens walk blithely past parked cars with engines idling.

Dear Dame
Businesses and residents in the area are working at several levels with a few councillors to campaign for meaningful action by City Hall and London Councils against the air pollution scourge. 

RBKC and Westminster are particularly badly impacted. 
In our area, Cromwell Road and streets south (wind direction, traffic, ‘rat runs’, engine idling etc), air quality is low and noxious particulate pollution is severe. 
Residents, those working here, and particularly children (undeveloped lungs), the elderly and anyone with a compromised immune system, are hugely vulnerable - and we have several schools, and many who as yet have no idea their immune systems are low. 

There is a ‘Call for Kensington & Chelsea Council to debate the air quality crisis in the Borough at a Full Council Meeting’. 
To make that happen, a public Petition is first required. 
That has just opened - click on the link below. 
At least 100 signatories are needed. We can do much better than that!
Please do two very important things....

1. Sign the petition HERE
2.   And forward to friends and colleagues




A COMMUNITY WIN AGAINST DEVELOPERS

On 14 September the Kensington Society applied to the 
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for the designation of an Asset of Community Value (ACV) for the Notting Hill police station, 101 Ladbroke Road.  On the 7 November the Society received the wonderful news that the council “agree that the asset should be listed and have now added it to the List of Community Assets”.  

SAVED!!
We cannot stress the importance of this decision and both thank and congratulate the council, Councillor Elizabeth Campbell and the Neighbourhood Planning Team for their faith in the community.  We received over 2,372 signatures protesting the closure and the sale of the site.  It is through this support that our voice was heard.
The Metropolitan Police can appeal against this ruling but in the meantime, the property has the protection of an ACV.
Thank you all for your support and now we have some work to do to ensure the future of the building remains a community asset.

OPERA HOLLAND PARK ENCORE


FOXY VOLPE

Cllr Pascall has just signed off another payment of close to £400,000 for Opera Holland Park.

Will it never end? 
It really seems like Mike 'Foxy' Volpe, the opportunistic boss of this sham opera company has Pascall by the balls.

Friday, 10 November 2017

THE DAME GETS A RAP OVER HER BEJEWELLED KNUCKLES




Dame

I and others are curious as to why you have not written up the Advance Launch; most odd when you claim to have been present. 
Anyway, seeing as you were probably not present I hope you will publish this-my own reaction, to what went on.

What struck me initially was the reaction of the audience to the man who asked a perfectly innocent question about the quality of the research carried out by Advance. 
The gentleman was heckled and bullied in a most distasteful way. Miss Mullin even suggested that there was no need for questions and that we could all 'chat amongst ourselves'!
But, proceeding that was a parade of speakers who expressed, in the most disjointed and amateurish way, their naive thoughts on how they were going to change the lives of residents.
Having heard them I felt a frisson of fear for they seemed really quite unintelligent and inexperienced.
Officers will run rings around them.

Clearly, the launch of Advance has cost someone or some organisation at least £40,000. A smart PR company is on board and nothing has been spared in the design of material.

I was also interested to read in the Evening Standard that Miss Mullin says K&C residents will be willing to pay more council tax to fund housing. Well, I for one won't. We pay enough tax in this country as it is.
Two other things; in the Evening Standard Mrs Mullin has given the journalist the impression she lives in the Royal Borough: she doesn't; she lives in Lambeth so she won't be worried about paying more K&C council tax!
 She also says her mission is to break the one-party system of governance in K&C. 
Well, why doesn't she first deal with the really corrupt one-party system in her own home borough of Lambeth?
I suppose Lambeth is a bit too hardcore for her.

Anyway, the Advance manifesto seems purely about chucking more of resident's money about and I for one would never trust them to manage this Council.
With Advance it would be like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.

I like the work you do, Dame, but it would help if you had made the effort to ask the questions that I have raised.
Thank you.


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

ADVANCE LAUNCHES TOMORROW

When the Dame was a young lady councils were pretty much free of national politics and a bloc of independent councillors usually ensured a healthy balance.

So the Dame was very interested to hear about ADVANCE.
Click to enlarge
There is a launch party tomorrow, Wednesday, 8th November at 7.00pm.
The venue: The St Mary Abbots Centre, Vicarage Gate, 
W8 4HN 
Advance plan to fight in every ward on 3rd May.
The Dame will be there to report and encourages residents to attend and hear about this new formation.








Saturday, 4 November 2017

KHAN'NT DO ANYTHING RIGHT

Every week London residents pay Sadiq Khan £3000 so we are entitled to ask exactly what this chap does for his money: after all he's been around for a year now.
He seems to 'talk the talk but not walk the walk' 
MEDIOCRE


So exactly what is the point of this mediocre ex 'uman rights lawyer?
Under his watch CRIME has soared and POLLUTION  worse than ever.
Readers, please tell the Dame what exactly this Mayor of London is good for: she struggles to see the point of him.

Friday, 3 November 2017

IS FAY FEY?

Dear Dame
Please see attached letter received from Chair Fay Edwards BEM dated 31 October 2017.

Click to enlarge

Fay Edwards BEM was absent through illness from the KCTMO AGM on the evening of 17 October, how strange then that she should write in her first sentence:

Having consulted with our AGM chair IMMEDIATELY after the meeting.....

A phone call?
A Skype call? 
A face to face meeting?

Who knows, just going through the motions KCTMO style!  Is anyone watching?

Monday, 30 October 2017

A CRIMINALLY USELESS PAIR

Just a couple of hours ago....
Duke of York's Square shop attacked by moped gang.LINK
If Rudd had any sense she would pass legislation that any moped rider had to wear a hi-viz jacket with prominent ID on it. 
This is how moped-related crime in South America is dealt with. In this way, any rider, not immediately identifiable, can be picked up by the police. Very simple!

Amber Rudd and Sadiq Khan share blame for the relentless rise of violent crime on the streets of London: they are both deadweights. 
In the case of Khan, his only life experience is as yet another 'uman rights lawyer....hardly reassuring....
A criminally useless pair

For those who remember New York in the ‘70’s, there's a feeling of deja vu. 
In those days, the streets of NY were deadly dangerous but now London has taken over the mantle.



In K&C uniformed officers walking the streets are as rare as hen’s teeth. 
Most of the time they seem to be driving around in expensive vehicles and queuing up to buy bacon butties from Greggs.

Leadership comes from the top. 
It's time Borough Commander, Ellie O' Connor, cracked the whip. 
If she's not up to the job she should pass the baton back to Chief Superintendent Sarwar. 
Sarwar seemed to know what he was doing and had the look of authority about him.

Londoners have a right to safety....every day we read of acid attacks, muggings, knifings, ramraids, and youths running riot on bike stampedes, creating havoc.