Walthamstow community trouble-maker, videogames expert,
mountain biker, dad.
Posted at 3:11pm Wednesday 4th February 2009
There was plenty of sign of true grit in Walthamstow over the last few snowy days. Just none, sadly, displayed by the council.
Posted at 10:06am Tuesday 11th November 2008
A local supermarket has banned anyone from taking shopping trolleys into their shop. You can't drink in the town square or surrounding area any more. What is it with this current rush to pettily prohibit all sorts of behaviour that isn't really hurting anyone? If you ask me (and hey, if you don't ask me I'll tell you anyway), these things are a diversion – so people can pretend, to themselves and the rest of us, that they're doing something about their problems, without actually doing anything too challenging about any serious issues.
Posted at 3:38pm Wednesday 1st October 2008
What might Waltham Forest be like after the oil runs out… After the oil runs out?! The "Peak Oil" theory is complex, but put simply it's based on the fact that each oil well that's dug only has a certain amount of oil in it.
Posted at 10:54am Friday 5th September 2008
Is anyone else watching Kevin McCloud And The Big Town Plan?
Posted at 9:24am Tuesday 19th August 2008
I've several times, by members of the public, councillors and council officers been told that the people fighting to save the EMD/Granada, the Stow, the market, the William Morris Gallery and Vestry House Museum and against a massive Primark on the Arcade site are middle class (and therefore somehow ignorable).
Posted at 2:57pm Wednesday 13th August 2008
I'm sure the credit crunch is bringing misery to millions. And I feel really sorry for neighbours currently buying or selling their properties.
Posted at 10:35am Wednesday 6th August 2008
Mayor Johnson once advocated hardline "Sharia law" for cycle thieves. Now it seems as if Waltham Forest Guardian readers want the same for pavement cyclists.
Posted at 12:57pm Friday 4th July 2008
What do you think of the local council? And what's the best way to get results out of the council for our communities? That's the question that's been bouncing round my head this week, since it all kicked off on the Walthamstow Yahoo Group.
Posted at 12:10pm Monday 16th June 2008
This feels like when your favourite band, the one you´ve followed since the early days, suddenly is number one and everyone´s wearing their t-shirt. The one you bought last summer. So... Epping Forest...how´s that for a link? Look, we´ll get back to the whole pop band analogy shortly. But meanwhile bear with me for a while about the forest.