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Wednesday, 22 November 2017


Hill House School has been seriously castigated by Ofsted for poor academic performance.
But it's not just the academic area that it gets into trouble.
Irresponsible Hill House

On countless occasions, the council has tried to persuade the school to use staff to prevent parents double and treble parking. It creates congestion and anti-social behaviour but, more importantly, endangers children and other users. 
Blithely, the HM, Mr. Townend brushes off the concerns and refuses to do anything about it.

Responsible Knightsbridge
On the other hand, the excellent and professionally run Knightsbridge School has a team of staff stationed at dropping off and collecting times to ensure there is no irresponsible parking. They have signs telling parents to exercise care.
Not long ago a South American lady lost a leg because a Garden House School parent double parked and created a driver blind spot.
Garden House School

Come on, schools! Follow the example of Knightsbridge School. Put staff on the street to manage your ill-mannered driving parents
You have a responsibility to the community.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017


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 if the Dame would know anyone who bought and sold motor cars.

Friday, 17 November 2017


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 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


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


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

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!


Truly excellent resident associations are hard to find. 
If you live in the Milner Street, Chelsea you are very fortunate. 
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
s Me
You don't need to be a member and can join at the door.


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.


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.