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Tuesday, 27 January 2015


The police continuously underline the correlation between speed and serious accidents. 
The only person who enjoys driving recklessly around the Borough is Cllr Palmer aka Mr Toad...judging from his fatuous comments.

We now have an excellent Borough Commander in Chief Superintendent Ellie O' Connor.
Listening to various councillors it seems Ellie has made excess speed and bad road manners one of her priorities. 
She has made the observation that it's not just overseas drivers who are guilty of speeding: residents themselves are as guilty. 
She is correct.....

It seems very odd that anyone would need a 120MPH plus car in what is, after all, a village!
Please sign  this petition and make our Borough more habitable and much safer SLOW DOWN TO 20 MPH

Monday, 26 January 2015


Is our Mayor(no, not the gardening enthusiast one here) going around the bend.
Instead of Johnson sorting out London's transport problems the motormouth spends most of his time travelling around the world having a larf.
One of his favourite things is to hang out with the super rich and super corrupt Qatari and other Gulf State despots. 
To quote the wonderful John Le Measurer..."he doesn't just have his head up their posterior....he has an entire apartment"

These truly ghastly people may not directly support ISIS, but they don't make much much effort to stop their people doing so.

So it's a bit of surprise to read in the Telegraph today Johnson suggesting we fund the Kurds.
It might be a better idea if this grovelling sycophant persuaded his Gulf State buddies to halt the financing terror groups.

Sunday, 25 January 2015


The Dame will again be scrutinising the behaviour of one or two TMO Neighbourhood officers. It appears that they are not quite as even handed as they should be....but enough... that's for some other time.

The Dame has received this email. 

It appears that being a perennial winner of the TMO's Gardening Competition is not so much about being a Greenfingers but more about having friends in high places...

Dear Dame, 

Your readers may be interested in the results of the TMO's latest gardening competition. The result has left many of us baffled as to just what exactly is going on.

For yet another year TMO residents have been left utterly bemused by the results of the TMO’s latest gardening competition. 
The winner, best friend of the Mayor, Maighread Condon-Simmonds(and former housekeeper of Daniel Moylan) appears to have won a prize for her garden......yet again!

Oddly, she has no garden to call her own....... 
She appears to have been awarded a prize for the upkeep of her estate's communal gardens, those maintained by the TMO and its contractors. 

One can only wonder at what may have possessed the TMO to award her the prize. 
Perhaps she has been awarded a prize for "directing the workmen"? 

Or perhaps there is more than a hint of truth to the persistent rumours of “political influence from above” and of “rewarding one’s closest friends”?

It has been remarked that the prize may have actually been awarded for services to the Mayor’s electoral campaign rather than anything remotely horticultural given how often the Mayor and her party workers drop by for tea!


K&C Police have been ordered to stop all newish Range Rovers being driven late at night in case they've been stolen.
The local police should extend the same interest to the supercars driven around the borough at dangerously high speeds and with excessive exhaust noise.
Most of these drivers ignore speed restrictions and irritations like pedestrian crossings.
Their anti social activities mean that at all hours of the day and night we are subjected to the thunderous noise of their ridiculous cars. 
The elderly and young families are especially at risk as these supercars  drive recklessly through our narrow streets.

Rod Abouharb, the talented PPC for Kensington, has suggested the speed limit be reduced to 20 MPH: it's not a bad idea. 
Driving at anything over 30MPH in this Borough is just idiotic.
Such a measure would reduce pollution, noise and the discomfort residents have to endure 24/7.

The Dame calls on the well regarded Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent O' Connor to start cracking the whip and use teams with mobile radar scanners to stop this menace.
Offenders could end up having their licences taken away: most are accelerating to well in excess of 70MPH.

Friday, 23 January 2015



A well known and influential resident-who will be nameless, dropped the Dame a note reminding her the Chelsea Society had form for collaborating with the Council.

For example: during the battle to save Sloane Square from becoming a cross roads, the then chairman, David Le Lay, gave vocal and active support to Danny Boys Moylan's hellishly vulgar scheme. 
Le Lay is a weak man and putty in the hands of Cllr Moylan....
Not being satisfied with that piece of odious sycophancy Le Lay went on to support Moylan's other plan to Brummify the elegant King's Rd by replacing the much loved black cast iron lamp posts with the hideous silvery coloured monstrosities that now pollute the Road.
Moylan,now with the support of the Chelsea Society, had the bit between the teeth, 
He persuaded the powers that be at the Society to scrap the beautiful green 'heritage' litter bins and replace them with stainless steel bins mounted on the awful new lamp posts. Having been made in China it's no surprise they leak, as well as being too small for any practical purpose( one wonders about Moylan's interest in things Chinese....marble etc....

Finally, Moylan coerced the Society into agreeing to remove the attractive black "heritage" bollards and replace them with new stainless steel bollards if there were a demand to reinstate them (stopped), and (iv) to remove the attractive dark green wrought iron benches and replace them with new "Scandinavian style" steel benches (stopped). 

Michael Bach wrote a dreadful piece in the Society's newsletter praising this as a welcome "decluttering" scheme. As Bach is normally on the side of the angels one assumes Moylan simply manipulated and misled him. 
MISARA objected strongly to all 4 parts of the scheme, but credit for getting half of it stopped goes to Doctor Gordon Taylor.

Moylan also persuaded Terence Bendixon(normally an archangel) to support the Sloane Square cross roads scheme, goodness knows how................ 

And then when Le Lay stood down he was replaced by Stuart Corbyn( ex CEO Of Cadogan Estates) without any consultation or democratic process, but simply on the order of Lord Salisbury. 
Doctor Thompson, who was hoping to stand as a candidate, was  sidelined.

As the Dame's friend said, " I refuse to join the Chelsea Society whilst it's run in this way'


The Dame has just received this
puzzling missive. She normally won't
have 'toilet talk' on her little site,
but this was just too intriguing.
What can this chap mean?

Bollocks Bollock

(47 minutes ago)
to damesathome
ask members of the planning committee about rocks behind the scenes work as cabinet member and square it with his job as ward cllr

Wednesday, 21 January 2015


A reader writes.....

Dear Dame, 

I was for a short while at the PAC meeting yesterday.  

Freeman was chairing.

Freeman and Mills were brilliant.  


They were dealing with the applications in detail and challenging them.

Mackover may have just had a bad day.  

He was accepting everything that the planning department said and didn't seem to understand why the other councillors weren't accepting the report and recommendation of the planning department

Sent from my iPhone



The Dame hears of rebellious mutterings down at the Chelsea Society.
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The chairman of the Council is the charming Mr Greenish.
Mr Greenish and his Council took a unilateral decision to recommend the  Fire Station in King's Road as the Crossrail site.

This has gone very badly with many members. 
They felt it to be a subject of such import it should have been discussed and voted on by all members.

Mr Greenish is a chap who likes to hurry things along and that means bypassing the rank and file. 

He needs to be a bit careful: many don't like his idea of keeping them out of the discussion.
Non members also complain that the Society has been trying to claim credit for the new rules on basements when the main driver for change was the delightful Terence Bendixon.